Lanzarote, Canary Islands

2018 Travel Bucket List

Zegrahm Contributor|March 6, 2017|Blog Post

Where will your travel dreams take you in 2018? Here are just a few once-in-a-lifetime experiences Zegrahm can help you check off your bucket list next year.

 

Walk on the White Continent

Only .2 percent of Americans ever set foot on Antarctica—and even fewer will venture to the extreme southern latitudes explored on our Across the Antarctic Circle expedition. Explore the remains of an abandoned survey base on remote Detaille Island, meet the scientists operating the Vernadsky Research station, cruise the breathtaking Lemaire Channel, and cross the Circle in Zodiacs at Crystal Sound.

 

Meet Nomads of the Sahara

Our new Sea to Sahara itinerary offers the rare opportunity to visit with the nomadic Sahraoui people, taking part in their time-honored tea ritual amidst the shifting sands of the Sahara Desert. Guests also enjoy the chance to join Zegrahm co-founder Mike Messick on explorations of Cape Verde, UNESCO-designated Timanfaya National Park in the Canary Islands, and magical Marrakech.

 

Sip Daiquiris in Cuba

The cocktail was created at El Floridita Bar in Havana, a featured stop on our Circumnavigation of Cuba tour. So too are the Viñales Valley, San Pedro de la Roca Castle in Santiago de Cuba, Trinidad, and Zapata Wetlands—all UNESCO World Heritage Sites—along with a family-run tobacco farm, the marine life-rich waters of Cayo Guillermo, and bio-diverse Maria la Gorda.

 

Take the Polar Bear Plunge in Svalbard

Home to more polar bears than people, the remote Svalbard archipelago is one of the best places in the world to observe these incredible creatures. Instead of plunging into the bone-chilling Arctic waters, guests on our Svalbard: A Polar Bear Quest expedition travel in comfort aboard the newly refurbished Ocean Adventurer with its ice-strengthened hull and fleet of Zodiacs.

 

Transit the Panama Canal

This 48-mile-long waterway forever changed the world of travel by connecting the Pacific and Atlantic. Our Canal to Cuba itinerary features an all-daylight transit of this engineering marvel, along with tours of Havana and Cienfuegos, an excursion through the species-rich Tortuguero Canals, and visits with the Kuna Indians of San Blas and the Emberá community in the Darien Province. 

 

Swim with Humpbacks in the South Pacific

The shallow waters of Tonga are a world-renowned breeding ground for humpback whales, and our Samoa & Tonga adventure allows guests the privilege of swimming with these gentle giants. It also offers the chance to make your own tapa cloth, take part in a traditional kava ceremony, and search for fruit bats in America’s only national park south of the equator.

 

Spot Africa’s Big Five

Most African dreams revolve around seeing lion, elephant, leopard, rhino, and water buffalo while on safari. Our Kenya & Tanzania Under Canvas expedition takes you to both the Maasai Mara and Serengeti National Park, two of the best destinations to see all five. Staying in a mobile camp also allows for unparalleled viewing of the Great Migration.

 

Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef

The world’s largest living organism comprises more than 2,900 reefs and 900 islands, stretches for 1,600 miles, and can be seen from space. Our Best of the Great Barrier Reef itinerary affords guests ample opportunities to swim and snorkel amidst the more than 1,500 species of fish, along with turtles, dolphins, sharks, and countless coral formations. 

Related Blog Posts

  • Isla Coiba, Panama
    Infographics

    Endemic Birds of Cuba [Infographic]

    September 20, 2017 | Infographics

    According to a story in USA Today, some 85 million Americans enjoy watching and/or photographing birds, ranking it 15th on the list of the most popular activities. A 2011 survey by the US Fish and Wildlife Service found that around 18 million people each year take trips exclusively for birdwatching, with many participating in competitions to spot as many species as possible.

    Read More

    La Gomera, Canary Islands
    Infographics

    Sea to Sahara [Infographic]

    September 18, 2017 | Infographics

    Take a glimpse into our brand-new itinerary, Sea to Sahara, showcasing far-flung islands and exotic ports of call, including Cape Verde, Canary Islands, and Morocco.

    Read More

    Raja Ampat, Indonesia
    Blog Post

    25 Fascinating Facts About Coral Reefs Around the World

    September 15, 2017 | Blog Post

    If you’ve spent any time snorkeling or scuba diving in places like Australia, the Galápagos Islands, or

    Read More

  • Who was Ferdinand Magellan?
    Blog Post

    Patagonia Glaciers: An Icy Wonderland at the Edge of the Americas

    September 14, 2017 | Blog Post

    Glaciers account for some of the most jaw-dropping scenery on the planet. There are glaciers on every continent on Earth; but the most impressive are usually found in polar and high alpine regions, where cooler temperatures allow them to grow to colossal sizes. The Patagonia glaciers are among the most iconic scenes of life in southern Argentina and Chile.

    Read More

    Easter Island
    Blog Post

    Birth of Easter Island's Birdman Cult

    September 6, 2017 | Blog Post

    In 2013, new digital imaging technology allowed scientists from the University of Southampton to more closely study the Hoa Hakana­nai'a statue in London’s British Museum.

    Read More

    Local Boy, Essequibo River, Guyana
    Blog Post

    Carib Indians and Other Indigenous Communities of Guyana

    September 5, 2017 | Blog Post

    They settled in Guyana upward of 3,000 years ago, producing masterful carvings, ceramics, and reed basketwork. They were known as fierce warriors, aggressively protecting their territory in northern South America, as well as the island region that now bears their name, the Caribbean.

    Read More

  • San Blas Archipelago, Panama
    Blog Post

    Snorkeling in Cuba & Panama: A Q&A with Marine Biologist, Jack Grove

    September 1, 2017 | Blog Post

    Snorkeling and scuba diving rank among the world’s most popular travel activities, particularly in tropical regions such as Central America and the Caribbean.

    Read More

    Portal Point, Antarctica
    Blog Post

    Antarctic Islands: Exploring the Antarctic Circle

    August 31, 2017 | Blog Post

    The Antarctic Circle is one of the most isolated and remote destinations in the world. So naturally, it’s many a traveler’s dream to explore the vast white wilderness of the Antarctic islands. This is Earth’s final frontier—a pristine continent of elemental forces.

    Read More

    La Gomera, Canary Islands
    Video

    Sea to Sahara: A Brand-New Small-Ship Cruise Expedition

    August 29, 2017 | Video

    Watch as Director of Operations Jon Nicholson and Cruise Director Kelsey Simmons, talk about our brand-new expedition, Sea to Sahara, that explores Cape Verde, the Sahara Desert, the Canary Islands, and Morocco.

     

    Read More

  • Island Sky
    Blog Post

    The World's Best Small-Ship Cruises

    August 24, 2017 | Blog Post

    The cruise industry tends to favor a “bigger is better” approach, with behemoth 5,000 to 6,000-guest ships becoming the new norm.

    Read More

    Humpback Whale
    Infographics

    Whales of Antarctica [Infographic]

    August 23, 2017 | Infographics

    During the austral summer (October – February), thousands of whales migrate to the waters surrounding Antarctica to feed on a bounty of krill, small shrimp-like creatures that live in large schools. A highlight of any trip to Antarctica is the chance to view these leviathans as they feed, breach, and socialize in the Antarctic’s icy waters. Here are some of the whales you may see. 

    Read More

    Little Diomede
    Field Report

    Wild Alaska 2017 Field Report

    August 23, 2017 | Field Report

    Thursday, July 6, 2017 - Home / Anchorage, Alaska

    Read More