Seneca Park Zoo Travel Program

Embark on an adventure of a lifetime!

Travel with the Seneca Park Zoo to some of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet. Our all-inclusive expeditions are once in a lifetime experiences, with fascinating itineraries, incredible food, and deluxe lodging.

Amazon River Expedition

Date: January 20, 2024

Discover the natural wonder of the Amazon River Basin, Earth’s most biodiverse ecosystem. Your journey begins with 2 nights in Lima and continues with a 5-night, guided river cruise through the tributaries of the Peruvian Amazon and the Pacaya‑Samiria National Reserve—the world’s largest wetlands refuge. Enhance your voyage with the Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley Post-Program Option. Download PDF Brochure

  • 2024 Departure: January 20, 2024
  • 9-day, 8-night natural history journey aboard the exclusively chartered, deluxe river boat La Perla 
  • From approximately $3,995 plus air 
  • Discover the natural wonder of the Amazon River Basin, Earth’s most biodiverse ecosystem.
  • Explore the tributaries of the Peruvian Amazon
  • Wake up in the heart of the Amazon Basin
  • All-inclusive
  • Tour the historical center of Lima, Peru’s capital city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and vibrant Iquitos, an important rubber boom city in the 19th century.
  • Navigate through the remote tributaries of the Peruvian Amazon and the Pacaya‑Samiria National Reserve— the world’s largest wetlands refuge.
  • Wake up in the heart of the Amazon Basin, where the jungle teems with the greatest diversity of plant and animal life on Earth.
  • See endemic butterflies, endangered pink river dolphins, squirrel‑sized tamarins, resplendent birdlife, and enormous blooming water lilies alongside English-speaking expert naturalist guides.
  • Gain further insight into the indigenous culture of the ribereños during visits to two Amazon villages.
  • Enjoy a picnic breakfast and participate in a tree-planting ceremony dedicated to ensuring the sustainability of the rainforest.
  • Transfers and luggage handling abroad if you made your air arrangements through
    Gohagan & Company. (If you made your own air arrangements, transfers and luggage handling
    are not included.)
  • Experienced, English-speaking local guides for included excursions.
  • Gratuities to local guides and drivers on included excursions and transfers.
  • Complimentary bottled water in your suite or stateroom and on excursions.
  • Hospitality desk.
  • Experienced Gohagan & Company Travel Directors at your service.
  • Automatic $250,000 flight insurance policy for each participant ticketed on flights by Gohagan & Company.
  • Deluxe exploration vessel.
  • Specifically designed for the Amazon; able to cruise into remote tributaries.
  • Spacious small river boat—only 14 suites and staterooms.
  • Air-conditioned, river-view suites and staterooms.
  • Naturalist-led small boat excursions.
  • Lectures by naturalists on board ship.
  • Expansive, open-air observation deck.
  • Peruvian and international cuisines.

Galapagos Expedition

Date: November 2024

Experience the astounding biodiversity of the UNESCO‐inscribed Galápagos archipelago, preserved much as it was when Spanish colonists arrived in 1535. Home to unique reptiles, birds, plants, and aquatic life, Darwin’s “living laboratory of evolution” continues to inspire the thrill of original discovery in every visitor. Cruise for six nights aboard our small, upscale expedition‐style ship, La Pinta, featuring a fleet of panga boats and everything you need to explore the islands. Download PDF Brochure

  • 2024 Departure: November
  • 9-day, 8-night natural history journey aboard the exclusively chartered, sustainable luxury expedition vessel La Pinta
  • From approximately $7,995 plus air 
  • Experience the astounding biodiversity of the UNESCO‐inscribed Galápagos archipelago  
  • Cruise for six nights aboard our small, upscale expedition‐style ship 
  • La Pinta, a sustainable luxury expedition vessel 
  • These legendary islands, each with its own ecosystem, named Darwin’s “living laboratory” 
  • Experience the astounding biodiversity of the UNESCO‑inscribed Galápagos archipelago, preserved much as it was when Spanish colonists arrived in 1535. Home to unique reptiles, birds, plants, and aquatic life, Darwin’s “living laboratory of evolution” continues to inspire the thrill of original discovery in every visitor.
  • Cruise for six nights aboard our small, upscale expedition-style ship, La Pinta, featuring a fleet of panga boats and everything you need to explore the islands.
  • These legendary islands, each with its own ecosystem, teem with endemic flora and fauna, including the flightless cormorant and the marine iguana, without the threat of large land-based predators.
  • The wildlife is uniquely receptive to up-close human company.
  • The Galápagos Islands archipelago features more than
    2,000 creatures found nowhere else on Earth.
  • Transfers and luggage handling abroad if you made your air arrangements through
    Gohagan & Company. (If you made your own air arrangements, transfers and luggage handling
    are not included.)
  • Experienced, English-speaking local guides for included excursions.
  • Gratuities to local guides and drivers on included excursions and transfers.
  • Complimentary bottled water in your suite or stateroom and on excursions.
  • Hospitality desk.
  • Experienced Gohagan & Company Travel Directors at your service.
  • Automatic $250,000 flight insurance policy for each participant ticketed on flights by Gohagan & Company.
  • La Pinta is designed to navigate the narrow channels, shallow bays, and environmentally
    sensitive waters of the Galápagos Islands. Employing the latest in sustainable cruising
    technology to protect the archipelago’s delicate ecosystem, the ship maintains the highest
    international safety standards.
  • Luxury cabins (162 to 210 square feet) offer one double bed convertible to two twin beds,
    and the four Luxury plus cabins (209 to 252 square feet) feature one fixed double bed.
    All accommodations are ocean‑view with a floor-to-ceiling window and air‑conditioning.
    Included meals, featuring international and Ecuadorian specialties, are served in the ship’s
    restaurant with a menu prepared by a Cordon‑Bleu chef. Between excursions, guests may
    enjoy leisure time in the ship’s bar, outdoor dining terrace, observation deck, natural history
    library with Wi-Fi access, fitness center, two hot tubs, and two lounges.
  • Going above and beyond when traveling aboard the La Pinta, your footprint isn’t just reduced,
    it is actually offset and canceled via its exemplary Carbon Neutral Program with CO2 Reduction
    Strategies—ensuring the ultimate sustainable travel experience.

Tanzania Safari During the Great Migration

Date: February 20 to March 2

Travel into the majestic grasslands of Africa’s premier safari destination to observe one of Earth’s greatest spectacles—the annual Great Migration of vast herds of wildebeest followed by zebra, gazelle, and Cape buffalo. 

This incredible 9-night journey features immersive game drives in 3 of Tanzania’s most prestigious game parks—Serengeti National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, and Tarangire National Park—as well as the UNESCO-inscribed Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Watch Tanzania’s “endless plains” unfold when you fly aboard a privately chartered aircraft from the Serengeti to Arusha with an optional hot air balloon excursion.  Download PDF Brochure

  • 2024 Departures: February 20, 2024
  • 12-day, 9-night air and land safari featuring immersive game drives 
  • From $7,465 plus air 
  • Travel into the majestic grasslands of Africa’s premier safari destination 
  • Observe one of Earth’s greatest spectacles—the annual Great Migration of vast herds of wildebeest followed by zebra, gazelle, and Cape buffalo 
  • All-inclusive 
  • Enjoy an afternoon game drive while keeping an eye out for herds of elephant gathering near the drying riverbed and migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, gazelle, and eland crowding the banks.
  • Take a scenic drive to Lake Manyara National Park and visit a Maasai village to see the local people dressed in colorful traditional vestments.
  • Travel to the edge of the Rift valley and learn more about Tanzania’s educational system firsthand during a visit to the Kibaoni Primary School.
  • Board a 4-wheel-drive land cruiser and descend 2,000 feet to the floor of Ngorongoro Crater—
    a sanctuary for hundreds of mammal and bird species.
  • Visit the “cradle of mankind” at Olduvai Gorge—the most famous archaeological location in East Africa.
  • Experience a sublime spectacle of nature during morning and afternoon game safaris.
  • Opt to participate in an early-morning balloon safari flight for a view from above.
  • Enjoy a scenic, privately chartered flight over the African plains to Arusha.
  • Transfers and luggage handling abroad if you made your air arrangements through
    Gohagan & Company. (If you made your own air arrangements, transfers and luggage handling
    are not included.)
  • Experienced, English-speaking local guides for included excursions.
  • Gratuities to local guides and drivers on included excursions and transfers.
  • Complimentary bottled water in your hotel/guest room and while on safari.
  • Experienced Gohagan & Company Travel Directors at your service.
  • Automatic $250,000 flight insurance policy for each participant ticketed on flights by Gohagan & Company.

Serena Hotels and Safari Lodges

  • Award-winning, deluxe accommodations for more than 40 years.
  • Ideally located in the heart of game reserves and lush mountain villages, these lodges immerse you
    in the largest concentration of wildlife and offer a unique local experience with tasteful, modern facilities.
  • Designed to promote sustainability and complement the African landscape.
  • Dedicated to providing guests with authentic cuisines and an indigenous aesthetic.

Maramboi Tented Lodge

  • Classic comfort in the African bush.
  • Tents (with en-suite bathrooms) built on raised wood platforms with views of Lake Manyara
    and the Rift Valley.
  • Private terrace with breathtaking views of the Great Rift Valley.
  • Ideally located near Tarangire National Park, home to baobab trees, elephants, lions, and 550 bird species.
  • Excellent stargazing opportunities abound throughout property.

Questions?
Call 1-800-922-3088

Every day is a great day to visit the Zoo. Experience life on the wild side, enjoy up-close animal interactions and support global conservation efforts—right here at the Zoo. Reserve your tickets now for quick and easy entry, and enjoy more time connecting with wildlife.

April 1 through October 31

Zoo opens at 9:30 a.m. for our Zoo members.
Open all year long. Closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.