Seek out endangered snow leopards in the Himalayas, track down tigers in the forests of Ranthambore and Kanha, or perhaps follow orangutans in rainforests of Borneo. An assault on the senses awaits!

India and Asia are steeped in both history and mystique. A region filled with natural wonders, ancient customs, fascinating history and yes, an array of wildlife. For many, traveling to these relatively unfamiliar destinations can be a bit daunting and that is exactly where the vast experience and knowledge of the Wild Eye team becomes so important in ensuring that your journey is one which provides a lifetime of memories.

Why Visit?

Spot Snow Leopards high up on the Himalayas

Experience local culture through homestay experiences

Track down Bengal tigers in the forests of India

Explore virgin rainforests of Borneo in search of orangutans

Photograph Endangered red pandas and Indian rhino

Catch a glimpse of the rare black leopard of Kabini

Incredible India

Explorations to India afford guests the opportunity to track down and see snow leopards in the Himalayan mountain ranges, tigers in a number of different National Parks, rhino’s and pandas and even an opportunity to catch a glimpse of the rare and highly sought after black leopard of Kabini. Expect the unexpected when visiting India and be sure to adopt somewhat of a “go-with-the-flow attitude” to help keep your sanity intact when traversing this exciting, but equally chaotic landscape.

Danum Valley

Borneo, the third largest island in the world and the largest island in Asia, has some of the world’s most species-rich equatorial rainforests with prime patches that are easily accessible from modern, multi-ethnic cities. Our expeditions to the region sees us explore Sepilok, the Kinabatangan River, Tabin Wildlife Reserve and the Danum Valley giving guests the opportunity to see orangutans, pygmy elephants, hornbills, macaques, leaf monkeys, otters and many more.

6 Highlights in the Region

Snow leopards of the Himalayas

Ghosts of the Himalayas. The high reaches of the Ladakh Range are prime territory for the magnificent snow leopard, one of the rarest of all big cats. As winter sets in and the snow-line descends, these shy and elusive creatures move down from the towering ridge lines to the lower altitudes of the valleys in search of their prey, the mountain sheep and antelope of this region. There is never any guarantee that you will see one of these illusive creatures but rest assured that we have done all that we can to stack the odds firmly in your favor.

Homestay Experiences

Homestay experience on our red panda’s and rhinos of India tour offers a more unique, more immersive way to gain a deeper understanding and connection to the region. It can be a pathway to experiences you can’t find in mainstream India tour itineraries and certainly doesn’t come from staying at big hotels. Experiences such as witnessing a religious ceremony in a private family temple located on a family property, staying up late talking to a royal descendant in his lounge room, or learning the secrets to cooking food of little known communities. It’s about getting the most out of your experience.

The Bengal tiger

To see a tiger in the wild for the very first time, is something you’ll never forget. It’s better than you can imagine. Finding words to describe that feeling is hard, it takes your breath away. Bandhavgarh, Pench & Kanha National Parks are all located in close proximity to one another in Central India, and offers a diverse & exciting safari experience which we have packaged for those guests wanting to maximize their time spent in the company of these royal cats of India.

The Danum Valley Rainforest

Danum Valley consists of over 438 square kilometers of class 1 virgin primary rainforest, with a huge diversity of flora and fauna. The conservation area is the best place in Borneo to see orangutans in the wild. A highlight of any visit to the forest is the Canopy Walk wildlife walk which sees guests exploring the ancient forest canopy in search for orangutans, gibbons, hornbills, and so much more.

Endangered red pandas

The red panda is a small arboreal mammal found in the forests of India, Nepal, Bhutan and the northern mountains of Myanmar and southern China. It thrives best at 2,200-4,800m, in mixed deciduous and conifer forests with dense under-stories of bamboo. Red pandas and their habitat are hugely threatened in this world, pushing them further towards extinction. The homestay experience included in our itineraries to see red pandas is an Indo-Nepal joint venture towards sustainable tourism around red panda and its conservation.

The Black leopard of Kabini

Black ‘panthers’ are so rarely seen and awe-inspiring that many have taken to believe these big cats are mythical creatures. They are very real however, and are in fact not a species on their own. A particular individual which has been seen and photographed in Kabini has captured the hearts of photographers from around the world. We are privileged to work with Shaaz Jung and the Bison Kabini’s guiding team who have a wealth of experience documenting the life of this beautiful melanistic male leopard.

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