Featured Expeditions

Costa Rica International Botany Symposium at Selva Verde Lodge & Rainforest Reserve

May 28, 2015 - June 02, 2015

Join us in Costa Rica to explore the rainforest, share your knowledge, and enjoy lectures and presentations by national and...

Botany, Conferences and Meetings, Conservation, Garden Expeditions



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



Costa Rica Birding with Clearwater Audubon Society

June 17, 2015 - June 24, 2015

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

Birding



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



Costa Rica Birding with Clearwater Audubon Society (Group #2)

July 01, 2015 - July 08, 2015

In recent decades, Costa Rica has become a leader in conservation: more than 25% of the country’s land is protected, resulting in...

Birding, General Natural History



Galápagos Islands with Reinier Munguia

July 03, 2015 - July 13, 2015

From Sword-billed Hummingbirds to giant tortoises, Ecuador is a spectacular location for nature photographers and enthusiasts alike....

Biology, Birding, Conservation, General Natural History, Photo



The Wild Namibia | Gustafson Photo Safari

July 07, 2015 - July 25, 2015

Namibia is a place of great photographic opportunity. Its scenic beauty is unique. The otherworldly landscapes of Damaraland, the...

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Costa Rica Photography with Paul Abravaya

July 11, 2015 - July 18, 2015

The Caribbean lowland rainforest and the cloud forest are perfect backdrops for nature photography — vibrant poison dart frogs, buzzing...

Photo



Costa Rica Tropical Ecology & Sea Turtle EcoAdventure with Mike Tally

July 11, 2015 - July 20, 2015

Enjoy the opportunity to explore one of the world’s most diverse natural resources, the ecosystems of Costa Rica. Costa Rica ranks...

Professional Development



Madagascar | Expedition Travel

July 20, 2015 - August 05, 2015

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...

General Natural History



Professional Development for Educators in Belize & Guatemala with Al Stenstrup

July 21, 2015 - July 28, 2015

Embark on an incredible professional development opportunity this summer with Al Stenstrup, former director of education programs at...

Archaeology, Conservation, Marine Explorations, Natural History, 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, Professional Development



Galápagos Islands - Professional Development for Science Teachers with Sehoya Cotner

July 28, 2015 - August 07, 2015

Thanks to a wealth of endemic species, active conservation initiatives, and stunning geological features, the Galápagos Islands are the...

Biology, Conservation, General Natural History, Marine, Professional Development



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



Peru - Birding, Photography & Nature with Lake Region Audubon Society

September 09, 2015 - September 19, 2015

With thousands of species of plants and animals, the Peruvian Amazon is one of the most diverse spots on Earth. On this trip you will...

Birding, General Natural History, Photo



The Tropical Birds & Diversity of Peru | Expedition Travel

September 11, 2015 - September 19, 2015

Among the most diverse regions on the planet, the tropical rainforests of Eastern Peru are home to an incredible array of spectacular...

Birding, Conservation, Natural History



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...

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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



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



New Zealand Garden Tour | University of Washington Botanic Gardens

November 01, 2015 - November 16, 2015

Famous for its incredible landscapes and natural beauty, New Zealand’s geographic isolation over millions of years has resulted in...

Conservation, Cultural Travel, Garden Expeditions, Horticulture, Natural History



500 Years of Cuban History | Led by Alberto Jones

November 06, 2015 - November 17, 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



Nature Photography in Costa Rica: A Digital Photo Expedition | Gustafson Photo Safari

November 09, 2015 - November 18, 2015

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

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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



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



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



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...

Active Adventure



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



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



Migration of the Monarch Butterflies in Mexico | 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



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 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



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...

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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