Travel with the Zoo

Explore the plains of East Africa. Dip your toes in the Chesapeake Bay. Take a guided tour of the Bronx Zoo. Whether you're ready for a grand international adventure or an exciting domestic getaway, the Philadelphia Zoo offers a trip for you.

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Belize: Jaguars, Birds, Rainforests and Mayan Ruins

Travel to where the colorful plumage of tropical birds accentuates the vine encrusted stone edifices of Central America’s Mayan past. Explore the only sanctuary to be dedicated to the solitary and elusive jaguar while your eyes feast on the multitude of exotic birdlife that Belize has to offer. Meet with Dr. Marcella Kelly, or one of her researchers, who will discuss her work through the Philadelphia Zoo on jaguars in Belize. Visit Xunantunich, a Mayan ruin whose central pyramid stands amid the cacophony of the living jungle. 

What makes Philadelphia Zoo trips special?

For 40 years, the Philadelphia Zoo has taken its members and friends on trips that focus on the Zoo's conservation mission and connecting people with wildlife creating joyful discovery and inspiring action for animals and habitats.

For one or more detailed itineraries or questions, please contact Roberta "Bert" DeVries at 215-243-5228 or her cell, 215-962-1708 or e-mail

Traveler Testimonials

"We really enjoyed the trip to the National Zoo. Thank you so much for making it such a great day. The tour that you arranged for us was excellent, and everything—to the last detail—was so well planned,
-Jane Hoban
"I have never been on a trip before that was so well planned and organized. All I had to do was board the motor coach and everything was taken care of for me. I will definitely travel with the Zoo again."
-Marjorie Weintraub