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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. 

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