Featured Expeditions

Cuba | Sea Turtle Expedition with the Sea Turtle Conservancy

September 04, 2015 - September 12, 2015

This trip provides a unique opportunity to travel with two experts from the Sea Turtle Conservancy and a Cuban marine turtle specialist...

Conservation



Cuba | Nature Photography Contest: Cuba’s Protected Natural Landscape

September 05, 2015 - September 13, 2015

Please join us for the 4th Annual International Nature Photography Contest, held in Topes de Collantes nature reserve. Situated in...

Conferencing, Conservation, Enviromental Science, Photo



Pantanal: Quest for the Jaguar | Gustafson Photo Safari

September 19, 2015 - October 03, 2015

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

Photo



South Africa | Birding with Julie Zickefoose & 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



Cuba: Pink to Pink | Led by Alberto Jones

October 10, 2015 - October 17, 2015

Cancer is a widespread, devastating illness, which until the recent past, was synonymous with death. Improved diet, preventive...

Cultural Travel, Human Geography



Machu Picchu & The Amazon | Natural & Cultural Wonders of the World

October 16, 2015 - October 27, 2015

Explore the contrasts of Peru’s varied landscapes—from Lima’s arid coastline, to the majestic heights of Machu Picchu ruins, to the...

Biology, Cultural, General Natural History



Cuba | Natural History with Merritt Island Wildlife Association

November 05, 2015 - November 16, 2015

Not only is Cuba full of rich history and culture, it is also home to diverse wildlife and natural aspects. This trip provides a...

Birding, General Natural History



Cuba | 500 Years of History with Alberto Jones

November 06, 2015 - November 18, 2015

For about 50 years our perception of Cuba, a country that was politically isolated since 1962, was primarily shaped by second hand...

Cultural, Human Geography, Social Studies



Operation RubyThroat Hummingbird Expedition to Guatemala

November 14, 2015 - November 21, 2015

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

Birding, Citizen Science, General Natural History



Peru | Butterfly Collecting in Tingo Maria with Expedition Travel

November 14, 2015 - November 22, 2015

With more than 3,700 butterfly species and accounting for about 20 percent of the world’s total number of species, Peru has the richest...

Investigation



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



Operation RubyThroat Hummingbird Expedition to Costa Rica (East)

December 05, 2015 - December 13, 2015

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

Birding, Citizen Science, Natural History, Professional Development



Cuba Christmas Bird Count | Led by Dr. Robert Norton

December 13, 2015 - December 21, 2015

The Christmas Bird Count (CBC) first began Christmas Day in 1900 with ornithologist and pioneer conservationist Frank M. Chapman. A...

Birding, Citizen Science, General Natural History



Nicaragua | Birding & Culture with Alan Gubanich

December 27, 2015 - January 05, 2016

A country of ancient volcanoes, lush cloud forests, and Spanish colonial cities, Nicaragua is home to diverse wildlife, fascinating...

Birding, Cultural, General Natural History



Birding, Photography & Natural History in Patagonia

December 29, 2015 - January 08, 2016

Witness breathtaking landscapes of glaciers, mountains, waterfalls and fjords on this journey through Southern Patagonia, including...

Birding, General Natural History, Photo



Cuba | Birding with Friends of the Bosque del Apache Wildlife Refuge

January 07, 2016 - January 19, 2016

Cuba is an intriguing country, with so much to offer to its visitors. Not only is it full of rich history and culture, Cuba is also...

Birding, General Natural History



Belize | Friends of the Loxahatchee Wildlife Refuge

January 09, 2016 - January 18, 2016

Belize, nestled between Mexico and Guatemala, has a Caribbean flavor that makes this former British colony unique in Central America....

Birding, Conservation, General Natural History



Climb for Cancer: Patagonia Hiking Expedition

January 17, 2016 - January 28, 2016

Join the Climb for Cancer Foundation to experience beautiful Patagonia. The Climb for Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit...

Natural History



Operation RubyThroat Hummingbird Expedition to Costa Rica (West)

January 23, 2016 - January 31, 2016

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

Birding, Citizen Science, General Natural History



Belize | Photography with NANPA Foundation

January 27, 2016 - February 06, 2016

Join NANPA Foundation and professional photographer Cindy Miller Hopkins on a nature photography expedition in the beautiful nation of...

General Natural History, Photo



Cuba | Birding and Photography with Reinier Munguia

February 06, 2016 - February 17, 2016

In addition to its rich history and culture, Cuba is also home to diverse wildlife and natural aspects. This trip provides a wonderful...

Birding, Cultural, General Natural History, Photo



Patagonia | Multi-Sport Adventure with Mike Papritz

February 12, 2016 - February 21, 2016

Located at the southern end of the Andes Mountains, Patagonia is known the world over for its stunning landscapes, characterized by...

Active Adventure, General Natural History



Mexico | Migration of the Monarch Butterflies with Expedition Travel

February 18, 2016 - February 23, 2016

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

General Natural History



Operation RubyThroat Hummingbird Expedition to Nicaragua

February 20, 2016 - February 28, 2016

Based on years of successful expeditions to Costa Rica, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Belize since 2004, Hilton Pond Center for...

Birding, Citizen Science, General Natural History, Research



Costa Rica | Birding with Audubon Alaska

February 21, 2016 - March 02, 2016

Pack your binoculars and embark on the birding trip of a lifetime. With approximately 900 bird species, Costa Rica provides countless...

Birding, General Natural History



Mexico | Migration of the Monarch Butterflies with Expedition Travel

February 21, 2016 - February 26, 2016

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

General Natural History



Ecuador | Photographing Southern Ecuador`s Birds & Wildlife led by Rick Greenspun

February 25, 2016 - March 05, 2016

In spite of being the smallest of all its neighbors, Ecuador is one of the countries with the greatest number of bird species in the...

Birding



Costa Rica | Artistic Workshop with Mindy Lighthipe and Nancy Richmond

February 26, 2016 - March 06, 2016

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...

General Natural History, Photo



Operation RubyThroat Hummingbird Expedition to Belize

March 01, 2016 - March 08, 2016

Based upon many very successful expeditions to Central America, Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History and Holbrook Travel are...

Birding, Citizen Science, General Natural History, Research



Birding Southern Patagonia with San Diego Audubon Society

March 08, 2016 - March 16, 2016

Witness native birds soar above the breathtaking landscapes of Chile on this journey through Southern Patagonia, including adventures...

Birding, General Natural History



Cuba: Birding & Environmental Communities | Led by Barry Rossheim

March 11, 2016 - March 21, 2016

For many from the United States, Cuba’s diverse habitats and wildlife have been enigmatic subjects of fascination due to the...

Birding, General Natural History



Costa Rica Birding | Swarovski Optik Workshop with Eagle Optics

March 12, 2016 - March 19, 2016

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

Birding



Costa Rica | Bird Photography with Rick Greenspun

March 13, 2016 - March 20, 2016

With almost 900 recorded species, Costa Rica’s avian biodiversity is surprisingly rich, especially in relation to the country’s small...

Birding, Photo



Cuba | Marine Environments & Conservation Efforts with Virginia Aquarium

March 16, 2016 - March 25, 2016

Learn about Cuba`s diverse ecosystems and ongoing conservation efforts from local experts as you explore Cuba`s diverse ecosystems,...

Conservation, General Natural History



India | Tigers, Taj Mahal, & Other Curiosities with Expedition Travel

March 17, 2016 - March 31, 2016

India is a land like no other. Pulsing with energy and color, the sights, sounds, and aromas of India delight the senses and inspire...

Cultural, General Natural History



Belize Birding | Swarovski Optik Workshop with Eagle Optics

March 23, 2016 - March 29, 2016

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

Birding, General Natural History



Madagascar: An Odd Corner of the World | Gustafson Photo Safari

May 14, 2016 - May 29, 2016

Join Todd Gustafson to create exceptional images that capture the unique species and ecosystems which make Madagascar such a...

Photo



Galapagos Islands | Middle Georgia State College

June 07, 2016 - June 17, 2016

Charles Darwin set off on a voyage in 1831 that would change not only his own life, but would also change the world. What he saw on an...

Biology, Boat Program, Conservation, Geology, Marine



Galápagos Islands | Expedition Aboard M/Y Yolita II with San Diego Natural History Museum

June 10, 2016 - June 20, 2016

Join Phil Unitt and embark on an unforgettable expedition into the captivating world of sea lions, Blue-footed Boobies, and marine...

Biology, Boat Program, Conservation, Earth Science, Marine



Ecuador | Birding with San Diego Natural History Museum

June 19, 2016 - June 28, 2016

Ecuador offers a world of contrasts and is listed among the countries with the greatest number of bird species in the world. Join San...

Birding



Birding in Iceland | Clearwater Audubon Society

June 21, 2016 - July 01, 2016

Home to spectacular glaciers, thermal hot springs, and hundreds of volcanoes, it’s no wonder Iceland is known as the land of fire and...

Birding, General Natural History



Indonesia | Dragons, Dancers, & Mystical Lakes with Expedition Travel

September 03, 2016 - September 15, 2016

Enchanting picture book landscapes, vibrant and diverse cultures, and prehistoric giant lizards... Indonesia’s exquisite beauty and...

Expedition Cruises, Natural History



Digital Photography in Nature: Capturing the Best of Costa Rica | Gustafson Photo Safari

November 28, 2016 - December 07, 2016

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

Photo