The Most Incredible Adventure Destinations For Animal Lovers

Invernesshire, Scotland

Celebrate puppies galore at the Golden Retriever Festival in Scotland! Golden Retrievers and their owners travel from around the globe for this incredible event. If you are a canine enthusiast, this is the perfect adventure destination for you.

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is full of animals and adventure. Go camping in one of their 12 campgrounds to experience some of the most amazing wildlife. Also try boating, backcountry hiking, and bicycling. In the winter, go skiing and snowshoeing. Yellowstone National Park has about 61 different types of mammals — including more than 500 grizzly bears, gray wolves, moose, elk, bison, badgers, otters, and foxes.

South Africa

South African Safari tours are some of the best ways to view wildlife. For one price upfront that includes accommodations, meals, and shuttle services, the 15-Day Classic South Africa Tour starts in Johannesburg. This tour gives you the chance to see a variety of animals while also hiking, horseback riding, canoeing, or fishing. Also in South Africa, experience the SanWild Wildlife Sanctuary and participate in the Cheetah Outreach where you will have the opportunity to meet cubs and take pictures with them.

Orlando, Florida

Stay at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge for exciting adventures in one of the world's largest animal theme parks in the world. Some of the attractions include up close elephant, gorilla, rhinos, tigers, safari encounters, dinosaur thrill rides, and the maharajah jungle trek. At night, join in on the fun at the Harambe Wildlife Parti.


Manitoba is a huge tourist destination and thousands of people around the world come together to view their large population of Polar Bears. The best time to visit is October and November when the bears begin moving from their summer habitat. While you are there, make sure you check out their world class viewing opportunities. Tip: Stay at the Tundra Lodge for the best polar bear viewing.


Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to fly with the birds? Lucky for you, now you can! Parahawking in the Himalayas is just like Paragliding but you are gliding alongside trained endangered birds. According to Indefinitely Wild, "there's nothing quite like having a majestic Egyptian Vulture swoop down and land on your arm while you're soaring amongst the greatest mountains on earth."

Placencia, Belize

Rainforests, jungles and lots of monkeys are what you have to look forward to in Placencia, Belize. Stay at Robert's Beach Resort for rainforests and stunning reefs. The resort's dive center arranges snorkel and scuba adventures, which give you the chance to admire sea turtles and tropical fish. Also, take the Monkey River Tour and experience a tour surrounded by monkeys, birds, interesting flora, and mantees. Tip: Try cave tubing and zip lining for some adrenaline-pumping adventure.


Go swimming with pigs in the Bahamas! Or, stay at the Atlantis Resort for a once in a lifetime experience. Atlantis has one of the largest outdoor marine habitats in the world, with more than 50,000 aquatic animals and 250 species. Other animals to look out for in the Bahamas include flamingos, dolphins, iguanas, and turtles.


Panda lovers, China is calling for you! There are numerous places around China for incredible panda viewing. Some of these include the opportunity to volunteer and hold pandas at Dujiangyan Panda Base, see them at the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Center, the Beijing Zoo, Ocean Park in Hong Kong, and the Bifengxia Giant Panda Base.


For the tropical animal lover, Mexico has you covered with a large amount of flamingoes, turtles, snakes, deer and parrots. Stay at the all-inclusive Occidental Grand Xcaret for an up close encounter to sea turtles and jaguars. Go swimming with the dolphins, view bats in a cave, and get an underwater view of a reef with Sea Trek.


Book your next vacation to Alice Springs, Australia, and take a guided sunset tour through the Kangaroo Sanctuary. Experience a 2.5 hour trip through 90 acres of wildlife reserve and the home of the world famous Kangaroo Dundee.


Visit Minnesota for the ultimate wildlife experience, where you can watch for wolves, moose, elk, black bears, bald eagles, and owls. Visit the International Wolf Center and participate in a variety of wolf-related activities. Go bird watching, fishing, hunting, and take plenty of pictures. In the winter, you can go dogsledding with huskies.

Costa Rica

We all know Costa Rica is known for its amazing beaches, but for animal lovers, it's also a place full of incredible wildlife. The sloth sanctuary in Costa Rica has a bed and breakfast. Take the Insiders Tour for the option to spend the night in the sloth sanctuary. Then participate in the tour where you will view newborn sloths in the NICU, and take a guided canoe ride to experience the sloths' natural habitat.


For the opportunity to get up close and personal with a dolphin, stay at one of the most prestigious resorts in the world, the Half Moon Rose Hall. There, you are gifted with a guest-only dolphin experience. You will have the chance to encounter the majestic mammals on the beach and admire their onsite dolphin lagoon.

Oahu, Hawaii

Oahu is known for its Marine wildlife. If you love ocean animals, this is the perfect adventure destination for you. Go whale watching, swim with the dolphins, and even try turtle reef snorkeling. You can also encounter stingrays, sharks, and octopi. Stay at J.W. Marriott Ihilani Resort and book your very own Room and Dive experience. For only $308 receive accommodations, three days of guided diving, diving equipment, and refreshments.