• India Wildlife Safari
    (Double-occupancy; does NOT include international air Ecoquest will provide free assistance in booking flights.)
    A Journey into the Land of the Tiger
    March 23 - April 8, 2020
    The North Carolina Zoo Society is proud to partner with EcoQuest Travel to offer an incredible journey to sample the extraordinary cultural and biological biodiversity found in the remarkable subcontinent of India. The Land of Kipling is rich in history, flush with color and full of exotic sights and smells. Remarkable architecture, bustling markets, and ancient temples grace India’s cities and its incredible cuisine is found everywhere. Tucked away within India’s vast national parks are a spectacular variety of animals including more large mammals than are found anywhere else outside of Africa. We will begin in Delhi before traveling to Agra for the magnificence of the Taj Mahal. From there we will travel south to explore Bandhavgarh and Kanha National Parks – two of the best places on earth to see Tigers in the wild! Our trip concludes in Kaziranga National Park in Assam where we will search for Indian One-horned Rhinoceros, Wild Water Buffalo, Asian Elephants and Barasingha (Swamp Deer). EcoQuest Travel and the North Carolina Zoo Society invite you to join us on our wildlife safari to India. Come explore the national parks, cultural sites, and majesty that is the Indian subcontinent – land of the Tiger.
    Download a detailed itinerary of the India Itinerary here India Wildlife Safari - 2020
    Please contact Jayne Parker (336.879.7273) for reservation information.
  • Wild Alaska
    (Double-occupancy; does NOT include international airfare.)
    Alaska Wild
    August 27 - September 5, 2020
    An amazing journey to Alaska, the wildest of wild America, land of the midnight sun with Zoo Director Emeritus David Jones and his wife Janet. Scheduled to align with autumnal changes in Denali and the grizzly bears' pre-winter gorging on migrating salmon.

    The trip explores the beautiful Kenai Peninsula in search of terrestrial and marine wildlife; flies to a remote part of Denali National Park ,a hundred miles from the crowded main entrance to watch grizzlies hunting and waiting for leaping salmon. The journey will highlight both the interior and the coastline of this remarkable part of our country.

    Expect to see Brown (Grizzly) and Black Bears, Caribou, Moose and—with luck—wolves on land and whales, porpoises, otters and sea lions in the water. These and an array of birds and wild flowers specifically adapted to flourish in the short northern summer. Only a few openings remain in the August 27 through September 5th trip. .

    Download a detailed description of the trip here: Alaska Please contact Jayne Parker (336.879.7273) for reservation information.


  • South Africa $7,899/Person*
    (Double-occupancy; includes international airfare between Africa and Charlotte)
    Exploring South Africa, Victoria Falls & Botswana
    An option three-night pre-tour Extension to Dubai
    October 26 - November 8, 2019
    Your flight leaves Charlotte Airport on October 26 and lands in Cape Town, South Africa, the following day. Once on the ground, you will tour Table Mountain, Lions Head, Entabeni Conservancy, Victora Falls, Chobe National Park, the winelands on the Western Cape, and so much more. On safari, expect to encounter exotic landscapes teeming with wildlife: elephants, lions and leopards, antelope, zebra, and other exotic creatures.
    International airfare from Charlotte to Cape Town and from Johannesburg to Charlotte is included, and travelers are invited to park their cars at the Zoo on the departure date to ride a free shuttle to Charlotte Airport. A return shuttle will bring travelers back to the Zoo when they return from Africa.
    International airfare is not included for the pre-extension trip to Dubai.

    *Save $200 by booking before March 31, 2019.
    Please downloa the itineary here. Please email Jayne Parker if you have questions.
  • Australia
    (Double-occupancy; includes international airfare from Charlotte)
    Explore Australia,
    Including the Barossa Valley Wine Region.
    April 24 - May 11, 2020
    Spend 17 fun filled days on the trip of a lifetime to explore some of Australia's most vibrant cities, coastal gems, captivating Outback, and so much more! Along with the cultural experience of dining and attending a performance at the Sydney Opera House, you meet the Warlpiri Aboriginal people during a "Dreamtime Tour and visit Uluru, Australia's iconic and sacred red rock formation. Other experiences include excursions to Melbourne and the Great Barrier Reef and an unforgettable ride above the rainforest canopy in Cairns.

    A post-extension trip to Fiji is yours, too, for an additional fee of $1,099/person.
    International airfare is included. Travelers can choose to meet and park at the North Carolina Zoo to enjoy shuttle service to Charlotte Airport and back to Asheboro when their trip ends.

    *Save $500 by booking before October 25, 2019.
    Please downloa the itineary here. Please email Jayne Parker if you have questions.