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Zegrahm Expeditions Travel Resources

Welcome to the Zegrahm Expeditions resources page! Here you will find inspiration for your next adventure and information from your last adventure, produced by our field leaders, Seattle office staff, and contributing writers. From blog posts and field reports (daily recaps of a past expeditions with images) to photo galleries and videos, explore your world from our perspective.

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Isla del Caño, Costa Rica
October 3, 2017
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Virtually every explorer dreams of traveling to the Caribbean at least once in their lifetime. The region’s vibrant cultures, endless beaches, delicious cuisine, and a vast array of wildlife all contribute to its intoxicating allure, which is experienced by as many as 25 million travelers per year.

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Narsaq, Greenland
April 11, 2017
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It’s common knowledge that Earth Day is observed annually on April 22 in order to celebrate the planet and educate people about the need for environmental protection. But how much do you know about Earth Day facts and history? Here, we’ll delve into the origins and evolution of this holiday, which date back to the late ‘60s/early ‘70s ecology movement. We’ll also discuss ideas for Earth Day activities for anyone who wants to do their part to preserve the planet’s beauty for future...

Ultimate Galapagos
January 10, 2017
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The Importance of Eco-Friendly Adventures

Traveling has never been easier than it is now. With budget airlines, accommodations to suit all tastes and budgets, and tours available to the most remote corners of the world, the number of people traveling outside the US is increasing every year.

But long-haul travel often...

Black-Browed Albatross
May 23, 2016
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A native New Zealander and birder since childhood, ornithologist Brent Stephenson helped rediscover the New Zealand storm-petrel in 2003, long thought to be extinct. Brent also assisted in designing our upcoming trip to the region's remote...

March 7, 2016
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On April 25, 2015, Nepal was rocked by a 7.9 magnitude earthquake, flattening villages, damaging landmarks, and triggering a major avalanche on Mount Everest. Nearly a year later, even the most adventurous spirits are still leery of heading to the “Roof of the World.”

Since many Zegrahm travelers have expressed their concerns about visiting the Southeast Asian country, we reached out to our local tour operator, Nima Tashi of Last Frontiers Trekking, for insight. His advice: Not...

Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
March 2, 2016
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We expected the snorkeling and diving in the Philippines to be good. We knew the birding would be quality but extremely specialized, so we brought in a local ornithologist, Rommel Cruz, to make it work. We knew the logistics would be challenging, so in the year prior to our arrival, expedition leader Mike Moore made numerous visits to each town and island, in some cases literally counting seats on local transportation to tie up loose ends. We tried to be as prepared as possible to launch a...

Kapitan Khlebnikov
August 5, 2015
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For over 25 years, Zegrahm has taken inquisitive guests to the ends of the Earth. One of the most revered vessels in our fleet during this quarter-century of exploration was Kapitan Khlebnikov, the 110-guest, polar-class icebreaker.

This powerful ship (think: 24,000 horsepower engine and advanced ice-breaking technology) was originally designed to escort scientists and miners in Northern Siberia, but was converted to a passenger ship in 1990. She not only takes explorers to...

Le Ponant - Exterior
June 10, 2015
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One of our most exciting challenges here at Zegrahm has two parts: to continue offering new destinations to our well-traveled guests, and finding new ways to explore them. Among the many benefits of being a company that charters its ships, we also have the privilege of choice in selecting the vessels that best match our destinations.

In 2016 and 2017, we are really excited to fulfill both requirements by exploring both the...

Nonong the Orangutan
March 27, 2013
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On Zegrahm’s February 2013 Brunei to Bali expedition, guests had the opportunity to tour the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center in Sandakan, Malaysia. While there, they were able to learn about the organization’s mission and meet the resident orangutans, including a very special resident. Nonong is a 12-year-old female orangutan that suffers from cerebral malaria, which paralyzed her left hand and foot. Because of her condition, she will never be able to go back into the wild and will...

Island Sky
April 25, 2015
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India has captivated travelers for centuries, but venturing to this cultural melting-pot can be a logistical challenge on your own. Zegrahm Expeditions believes the best way for explorers to immerse themselves in this diverse country—and with minimal distractions and inconveniences—is by small ship. Here are 10 reasons why:

  • See it all—from bustling cities and sleepy fishing villages to gilded temples and lush jungle retreats, and everything in between.
  • Beat the heat: the...

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