International Travel Schedule

International Travel Schedule

International Travel Schedule

Below is our approximate International Schedule

We don't visit all the countries every year; some of the destinations happen on alternate years or on special occasions or only upon special request. Please see the individual web pages for each country for more details and specific dates.  

We offer tours at Great Sand Dues National Park, Olympic National Park, and Rocky Mountain National Park through out the year, as they fit into the schedule. 

January

  • Argentina:  Iguazu, Birds, and Butterflies, 10 days - This tour visits Iguazu falls for fantastic birding and butterfly watching.  We start the tour in Buenos Aires, with a couple of days in Uruguay.
  • Panama Gamboa:  7 Days - Birding Gamboa, Pipeline Road, and the Canal.  
  • Panama The Darien: 12 days:  Harpy Eagles, and Birds, Birds, Birds

February 

  • Panama: The Darien 7 days:  Harpy Eagles, and Birds, Birds, Birds
  • Colombia: Bogota Valley, 9 days:  Birds and culture
  • Colombia:  Birding the Amazon, 9 days - The flora and fauna in the Colombia Amazon is as good as it gets! We visit Amacayacu Natural National Park. 
  • Colombia:  Birding the Andes and Paramos, 16 days - Colombia is a wonderful and beautiful country to travel through and the birding is simply fantastic! 
  • India:  Birding Tour for Vegetarians, 10 days - This tour starts in New Delhi and visits the most beautiful areas of northern India.
  • Nepal:  Mountain Birds, 10 days - February is a great time to visit Nepal when there is snow up high in the mountains, but the lower elevations are snow free with plenty of great birding.  This tour focuses on birds with some easy walking to experience the Himalayan wilderness.  

March

  • Panama Gamboa:  7 Days - Birding Gamboa, Pipeline Road, and the Canal.  
  • Panama The Darien: 12 days:  Harpy Eagles, and Birds, Birds, Birds
  • Peru:  The Hummingbird Tour, 17 days - Beautiful Peru including Machu Picchu.
  • Taiwan:  Birding the Island, 10 days - This is a very special trip for both birders and hikers.  For birders, we will be participating in the Taiwan Bird-a-thon and for hikers; we will be spending time in the mountains and along the coast. 
  • Taiwan Taroko Gorge:  The Marble Canyon, 4 days - After the 10-day Taiwan tour, we offer a 4 day extension to the Taroko Gorge and its towering marble cliffs.
  • Korea: Winter/Spring Birding for endemics 

April

  • Japan:  10 days - Birding and culture tour of Osaka, Kyoto and Nara
  • Argentina:  Iguazu, Birds, and Butterflies, 10 days - This tour visits Iguazu falls for fantastic birding and butterfly watching.  We start the tour in Buenos Aires, with a couple of days in Uruguay.

May

  • Iceland:  The Vestmannaeyjar Islands, 11 days - Puffin Heaven
  • Iceland:  The Northeast, 11 days - This trip travels to remote areas of Iceland to view, sea marine life and wonderful birds. Great hiking and thermal pools can also be found in the Northeast. Up close to puffins and northern gannets
  • Iceland:  The Westfjords, 11 days - Birds and hiking – the stunning west coastline is full of beauty and life.  Puffins, seabird colonies and arctic foxes.

June 

  • Tours in the United States:  Colorado, Montana, and Washington

July 

  • Tours in the United States:  Colorado, Montana, and Washington

August

  • Mongolia: Birds of the high plateaus, 10 days - Mongolia is very unique and special place. On this tour you see the birds and meet the people of the amazing culture and learn about Mongolian history.
  • Santa Fe, New Mexico:  Opera and Birding, 7 days - If you love opera and birding, this is the trip for you.  Every August the Santa Fe Opera performs all five opera in one week.  On this tour, every day we go birding in the Santa Fe Area and every evening, we go to the opera! 
  • Tours in the United States:  Colorado, Montana, and Washington

September

  • Tours in the United States:  Colorado, Montana, and Washington

October

  • Sarawak, Malaysia:  Northern Borneo, 10 days - This tour is all about birds and wildlife of the northern part of the island of Borneo; wildlife includes wild Bornean Orangutans.  
  • Panama Bocas del Toro:  10 Days - Bocas del Toro, Caribbean Nature Tour.  Experience the amazing biodiversity of Panama’s unique archipelago, including the mind-boggling variety of its poison-dart frogs and its birds. 

November

  • Panama Gamboa:  7 Days - Birding Gamboa, Pipeline Road, and the Canal.  
  • Panama Chiriquí:  10 Days - The Chiriquí Mountains, birds of the cloud forest, and western lowlands.  
  • Taiwan:  Birding the Island, 10 days - This is a very special trip for both birders and hikers.  For birders, we will be participating in the Taiwan Bird-a-thon and for hikers; we will be spending time in the mountains and along the coast. 
  • Taiwan Taroko Gorge:  The Marble Canyon, 4 days - After the 10-day Taiwan tour, we offer a 4 day extension to the Taroko Gorge and its towering marble cliffs.

December

  • Southeast Asia:  15 days - Birding and culture tour of Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos.  
  • Colombia:  Birding the Andes and Paramos, 16 days - Colombia is a wonderful and beautiful country to travel through and the birding is simply fantastic! 
  • Sweden Kiruna:  The Northern Lights and the Ice Hotel, 8 days, Fantastic!
  • Stockholm:  Christmas, 8 days - Christmas is a lovely time to be in Stockholm; beautiful and serene and lots of holiday fun. We also have a special winter solstice celebration on this tour. 
  • Iceland:  New Year’s Eve, 7 days - Reykjavik has a New Year’s Eve party that you will never forget; the fireworks last for days!  Northern lights and winter fun. 
  • Estonia:  New Year's Eve, 8 days - Start the New Year in the beautiful medieval city center of Tallinn, Estonia.  Great food, Great History, Great Celebration and Great Winter Birding.

Below are a few destinations we can visit on request. 

  • El Salvador:  Birding, Wildlife and Biodiversity, 6 days - This very small country is home to 605 species of birds, 25 hummingbird species, nearly 1,000 species of butterflies, 362 species of orchids, 90 species of mammals, just to name of few.
  • France:  Brittany, 10 days - We will be taking the train to Brittany and visit three very idyllic and historic villages: St-Malo, Saint Suliac and Mont Saint Michel.
  • France:  Camargue, 10 days - We will be taking the train to the Rhone River Delta area known as the Camargue and visit the birding areas and three historically significant towns:  Avignon, Arles and Saintes Maries de la mer. 
  • Sweden:  The Southwest, 10 days - The thick forests of the Kullaberg Peninsula and the sunny seashore cliffs of Hovs Hallar. There will be time for birding, hiking and nature loving.
  • Åland Islands:  Birding and Midsummers' celebration, 10 days - If you love birds, boats and maritime history, this trip is for you.  The Åland Islands are a very special place and we will be visiting some very unique locations. 
  • Nicaragua:  Rainforest, 11 days - This trip travels to remote areas along the Rio San Juan where you will see amazing trees, plants, monkeys, birds and all sorts of critters in the Nicaragua rainforest.
  • Nicaragua:  Cloud Forest, 10 days - A trip to the mountains and cloud forest, which is also the coffee growing region of Nicaragua.  This is one of the best birding areas in Nicaragua.
  • Nicaragua:  Volcanoes, 10 days - Nicaragua has 20 volcanoes, many of which are still active.  On this tour we will be traveling along the “Ring of Fire” and visit crater lakes and Lake Nicaragua.
  • Nicaragua:  The Pacific, 10 days - The beautiful Pacific Ocean coast has several great estuaries for birding. And if you ever wanted to learn how to surf, this is the place, the water and surf is great. 
  • Nicaragua Caribbean Corn Islands, 10 days - The islands are surrounded by reefs and numerous shipwrecks which have made the area a great destination for snorkeling, diving and of course there are birds too. 
  • Sri Lanka:  Birding and Relaxing, 10 days - This is probably one of our most mellow trips.  Sri Lanka has many beautiful birds and forests, but also beautiful beaches for swimming and relaxing.