Featured Expeditions

Brazil - Quest for the Jaguar in the Pantanal with Gustafson Photo Safari

September 22, 2014 - October 04, 2014

Shady lagoons, water hyacinth choked estuaries, and smooth sand beaches are the setting for this photographic adventure in the...

Photo



Madagascar - The Eighth Wonder of the World | Expedition Travel

October 24, 2014 - November 12, 2014

Madagascar is a land like no other. This island is an Eden-like garden of riches, filled with a diversity of life and scenery unequaled...

Conservation, Natural History



Costa Rica - Operation RubyThroat East

November 08, 2014 - November 16, 2014

Each winter since 2004-05, Dr. Bill Hilton Jr., executive director of Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History, has offered...

Biology, Birding, Citizen Science, Natural History, Professional Development



Falkland Islands, South Georgia & the Antarctic Peninsula | Expedition Travel

November 29, 2014 - December 20, 2014

Like the great explorers before us, we journey to the Last Continent — Antarctica. Roughly the size of the United States and Mexico...

Biology, Conservation, Expedition Cruises, Natural History



Costa Rica - Digital Photography in Nature with Gustafson Photo Safari

December 01, 2014 - December 10, 2014

Costa Rica’s vibrant flora and fauna offers photographic opportunities you will see nowhere else. This small, friendly country is home...

Photography



A Holiday Adventure in Patagonia

December 17, 2014 - December 25, 2014

Patagonia’s exquisite beauty and mesmerizing wilderness has to be seen to be believed. With pink granite towers, colossal...

Expedition Cruises, Natural History



Costa Rica - Celebrating the Holidays in Paradise

December 20, 2014 - December 28, 2014

Escape the cold this winter and journey to one of the most beautiful locations in Costa Rica — Manuel Antonio. Manuel Antonio is home...

Natural History



Costa Rica - Birding & Culture with Alan Gubanich

December 26, 2014 - January 04, 2015

The rich variety of habitats in Costa Rica make an ideal home for a large variety of birds and wildlife, including endemic species such...

Birding, Conservation, Cultural, General Natural History



Costa Rica - Garden Tour with University of Washington Botanic Gardens

January 04, 2015 - January 13, 2015

Costa Rica, with its neotropical climate and large areas of protected land, boasts a stunning array of biodiversity, including more...

Conservation, Garden Tour, General Natural History



Ecuador - Birding with Rick Greenspun

January 09, 2015 - January 18, 2015

Ecuador is a birder’s paradise, with more than 1,600 total species and a high number of rare and endemics. Join Rick Greenspun, expert...

Birding, Photo



Costa Rica - Operation RubyThroat West

January 24, 2015 - February 01, 2015

Each winter since 2004-05, Dr. Bill Hilton Jr., executive director of Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History, has offered...

Biology, Birding, Citizen Science, Natural History, Professional Development



Rwanda - Quest for the Mountain Gorillas | Gustafson Photo Safari

January 26, 2015 - February 17, 2015

Gorilla tracking is an event dreamed of by many nature photographers and realized by few. The anticipation, preparation and physical...

Photo



Panama Birding with Audubon Texas

January 28, 2015 - February 05, 2015

Join Audubon Texas and discover Panama’s tropical ecology, biological diversity, and current conservation efforts to protect this...

Birding



Costa Rica - Birding with Friends of the Bosque

February 04, 2015 - February 11, 2015

With its large tracts of protected land, neotropical climate, and critical location connecting North and South America, Costa Rica...

Birding



Costa Rica - Artistic Adventure Tours with Mindy Lighthipe & Nancy Richmond

February 06, 2015 - February 15, 2015

The rich landscapes of Costa Rica are home to a unique and interesting array of flora and fauna, making this the perfect setting for an...

Botany, Photo



Argentina & Chile - Papritz Wine Tour

February 13, 2015 - February 21, 2015

Stretching along the foothills on either side of the majestic Andes Mountains, Argentina and Chile have emerged in recent decades as...

Active Adventure, Cultural, General Natural History



Mexico - Migration of the Monarch Butterflies | Expedition Travel

February 20, 2015 - February 24, 2015

One of the most amazing phenomena in nature is the annual migration of millions of Monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) southward...

General Natural History



Costa Rica Birding with Julie Zickefoose and Mario Córdoba

February 21, 2015 - March 03, 2015

Experience the burgeoning life, color and warmth of Costa Rica’s varied habitats with Julie Zickefoose! Julie is one of natural...

Birding



Costa Rica Birding - Swarovski Optik Workshop with Eagle Optics

March 02, 2015 - March 09, 2015

Make your reservation to see spectacular avian diversity, and then leave your binoculars and spotting scope at home. Sound crazy? Not...

Birding



Costa Rica Birding with Rick Greenspun & Barry Rossheim

March 06, 2015 - March 14, 2015

Isolation and connection are keys to understanding why Costa Rica, though small, is big when it comes to biodiversity. Under the expert...

Birding



Birding in Belize with San Diego Audubon Society

March 09, 2015 - March 15, 2015

Belize is a small country whose conservation measures have protected a large portion of its natural environment. On this 7-day journey...

Birding



Ecuador - Birding with San Diego Natural History Museum

March 13, 2015 - March 22, 2015

With more than 1,600 total avian species and a high number of rare and endemics, Ecuador is a birder’s paradise. Join Phil Unitt from...

Birding



Belize - Swarovski Optik Workshop with Eagle Optics

March 22, 2015 - March 28, 2015

Make your reservation to see spectacular avian diversity, and then leave your binoculars and spotting scope at home. Sound crazy? Not...

Birding



Costa Rica - with Friends of the Loxahatchee Wildlife Refuge

March 28, 2015 - April 03, 2015

Experience the abundant tropical bird life of Costa Rica’s Selva Verde Rainforest Reserve and the cloud forests at Savegre. With the...

Birding, General Natural History



India - Quest for the Tiger | Gustafson Photo Safari

April 05, 2015 - April 17, 2015

A wildlife safari in India continues to be unmatched with more than 350 different mammals, 1,220 birds, and 1,600 species of reptiles...

Photo



Costa Rica with Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

April 06, 2015 - April 13, 2015

Experience the pristine beauty of Costa Rica during this unforgettable expedition to explore the botanical treasures of the country....

Garden Expeditions, Natural History



Japan - Gardens, Gastronomy, & Tradition

April 18, 2015 - April 28, 2015

Known for its lavish gardens and rich culture dating centuries back, Japan is the ultimate Asian destination. While traveling through...

Cultural, Garden Tour, Holiday/Festival related



Exploring the Natural & Cultural Wonders of Tanzania | Expedition Travel

June 07, 2015 - June 19, 2015

Considered to be the largest movement of wildlife on earth, each year 2 million animals migrate between the plains of the Serengeti in...

General Natural History



Ecuador & the Galápagos Islands aboard M/Y Yolita II with Alan Gubanich

June 26, 2015 - July 06, 2015

Join Alan Gubanich for an unforgettable expedition into the captivating world of Blue-footed Boobies, Galápagos Penguins, sea lions,...

Birding, Conservation, Natural History



Costa Rica - Rainforest Ecology & Field Science Education

June 26, 2015 - June 30, 2015

For educators, this unique professional development workshop is an excellent introduction to the many field science opportunities...

Biology, Conservation, Professional Development



Galápagos Islands with Texas Association of Biology Teachers

July 24, 2015 - August 03, 2015

Fascinating wildlife, stunning landscapes, and compelling geological formations are just a few of the things that make the Galápagos...

Biology, Conservation, Earth Science, Natural History



South Africa Birding with Julie Zickefoose and Leon Marais

September 25, 2015 - October 07, 2015

South Africa is world-renowned for its incredible habitat and biological diversity. Descending in altitude, this birding tour explores...

Birding



Journey to Discover the Galápagos Islands | Expedition Travel

November 28, 2015 - December 07, 2015

Hovering over the Equator, 600 miles from the coast of Ecuador, the Galápagos is a world within itself. Nearly all creatures that...

Biology, Conservation, Expedition Cruises, Natural History



Antarctica with Herb Thompson

December 18, 2015 - December 30, 2015

For over two centuries, the ‘White Desert’ has attracted scientists and adventurers, drawn by its unmatched natural beauty....

Expedition Cruises, Human Geography, Natural History