One of the world's leading responsible travel companies, World Expeditions, has joined forces with World Animal Protection to develop a range of new wildlife adventures in Kenya, India, Thailand and Romania that offer hand-crafted wildlife encounters without bringing harm to animals.

These new itineraries focus on incredible animal-friendly encounters and would make a once in a lifetime gift for yourself or a very special animal-lover in your life this holiday. If animal encounters are high on your list for your next adventure and you want to make sure your experiences aren't harmful, then these adventures are perfect for you.

Wild monkeys in India,Photo © Gérald Anfossi,Freeimages

Wild monkeys in India,Photo © Gérald Anfossi,Freeimages

Wild Animal Encounters in India
On this 14-day adventure, travellers will set off on wildlife excursions in some of India's best National Parks spotting tigers, jungle cats, various species of deer, sloth, otters, rhesus monkeys and much more – all in their wild habitat and displaying their natural behaviors. The itinerary also includes visits to some of India's most famous landmarks and cities including the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, the Pink City of Jaipur and the bustling city of Delhi.

An Asian Elephant,Photo © skarlyt, Freeimages

An Asian Elephant,Photo © skarlyt, Freeimages

Wild Animal Encounters in Thailand
A 11-day itinerary journeying by 4WD and foot through Thailand's National Parks spotting wild elephants, gaurs, tigers, gibbons, langurs, macaques, barking deer, flying foxes as well as a plethora of birdlife. The trip culminates in the Surin Islands, an archipelago of five islands in the Andaman Sea – known for beautiful beaches, pristine ocean, amazing sunsets, intriguing Moken culture and diverse marine life.

A lone white horse in Transylvania,Photo © Gabor Kalman,Freeimages

A lone white horse in Transylvania,Photo © Gabor Kalman,Freeimages

Animal Encounters in Romania
This carefully crafted 11-day adventure includes a visit to a bear sanctuary in Brasov and a dog shelter in Constanta, both supported by World Animal Protection. There's also a four-day walk exploring the stunning mountain landscapes, deep forests and preserved mediaeval towns of Transylvania including the famous Bran Castle, connected through folklore to the fictitious character, Dracula.

A family of Giraffes,Photo © Leslie van Veenhuyzen, Freeimages

A family of Giraffes,Photo © Leslie van Veenhuyzen, Freeimages

Wild Animal Encounters in Kenya
Visit some of Kenya's most sustainable national parks and conservancies on this 11-day adventure. Wildlife sightings will be plentiful and natural. Travellers can expect to see rhinos (black, northern white and southern white), lions, cheetahs, the elusive leopard, spotted hyena, black-backed jackal, caracal, bat-eared fox, African wild dogs, elephant, zebra, flamingo, antelope, giraffe, impala, mongoose, porcupine, yellow baboon and more.