Gain deep insight into the native and European cultures of Australia and New Zealand. Hear about Sydney’s and Hobart’s penal past from a descendant of Australia’s first settlers. Admire the art deco glories of Napier, the Victorian treasures of Dunedin and the fragrant English gardens of Christchurch and Wellington. Enjoy the earthy sounds of the didgeridoo and the thrilling dances of the Maori. Only Viking brings you this close to the "Land Down Under."
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Immerse yourself in a world of Tlingit heritage with hints of Russia, where an outpost atmosphere prevails in charming, mountain-ringed seaside towns. As you cruise this pristine wilderness of misty fjords, lush forest and gleaming walls of ice, pan for gold like prospectors of old, meet local Tlingit who have fished here for centuries, and hear tales of a region where a Wild West still spirit feels very much alive.
Three things come to mind when one conjures an image of Brazil; the adrenaline pulse of world-famous coastal cities, thundering natural wonders, and small estuaries cutting their way through dense tropical forest. On this trip you will see the true highlights of Rio, Iguassu Falls, and the Amazon jungle.
Explore the "smoke that thunders," Victoria Falls, acclaimed as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.Discover wildlife galore on early morning walking safaris, night game drives in search of the nocturnal species and on boating excursions on the river.Experience the friendly hospitality of the Zimbabwean people when you visit a local village.Enjoy authentic bush camps which blend African charm and elegance with knowledgeable guiding for an excellent game viewing experience.
Explore the breathtaking scenery of the Cape of Good Hope and see the amusing antics of the African penguin colony at Boulders Beach.Discover one of the world's Seven Natural Wonders, as you take in the spectacular sights and thunderous sounds of the mighty Victoria Falls.Experience the golden glow of an African sunset as you meander along the Zambezi River on your sundowner cruise.Enjoy twice daily game drives in search of Africa's "Big Five" the leopard, rhino, elephant, buffalo and the mighty lion.
Explore the famed Serengeti plains, the greatest wildlife region of East Africa, in search of migratory herds of zebras and wildebeest and their territorial predators: lion, leopard and cheetah.Discover the spectacular scenery created by gigantic baobabs silhouetted against the African sky.Experience the descent into the most unique caldera in the world: Ngorongoro Crater, often called the Eden of Africa.Enjoy wildlife viewing in Lake Manyara renowned for its seasonal pink flamingos coloring its shores, as for its nimble monkeys and fabled tree climbing lions.