Exceptional natural history expeditions, safaris
& deluxe tours

Last Call!

Anyone who wants to see the July 2, 2019 Eclipse in Chile or Tahiti!

Contact Taunya or Terri, (800) 252-4910

Tahiti - Just 2 or 3 rooms available!

Chile Eclipse - Just 1 room available!

Call right away!




 New Expeditions
Join us this November for:

Egypt Nov 3-17, 2019

Nepal Nov 4-18, 2019

New Zealand, Nov 17-Dec 2, 2019


Traveler Testimonial
Aegean 2016 Expedition
"Margaret, this has been a beyond-fabulous trip.  All of us, even including the littlest ones, had an amazing time. I will write with more detail after returning but for now I will just say that for all of us the trip far exceeded the high anticipations we started out with. Everything was terrific.



 Plant Enthusiasts

We invite you to review our many trips for plant enthusiasts on this
special Betchart botanical web site. Please let us know if you would like to schedule a trip for your non-profit organization.



2019/2020 Expeditions
  Australia & New Zealand
  Central & South America
  Europe, Russia & the Arctic
  North America





Betchart Expeditions, Inc.
17050 Montebello Road
Cupertino, CA 95014-5435

Tel:  (800) 252-4910
       (408) 252-4910
Fax: (408) 252-1444





Cougar strolling outside the fence around Betchart home/office/vineyard property on Montebello Ridge, Cupertino 12/21/17
May 30, 2018 we had our 8th cougar stroll past our wildlife camera
                since Dec 16th, 2017!    At 8:38 in the morning no less! 




Tahiti Solar Eclipse2019


Madagascar – October 4 - 21, 2019

Amazon 2019


Join us... In the coming year on excellent expedition voyages and journeys of discovery. You will travel with members of AAAS, Sigma Xi, ACS, the Planetary Society, and friends of Betchart Expeditions Inc. to outstanding locations worldwide. Travel with groups of like-minded travelers and stimulating scientific experts who share a love of learning, discovery, and adventure. We invite members and non-members to participate!

Families and Friends... Many of our expeditions provide wonderful opportunities for families and friends to enjoy adventures together. Each expedition offers a variety of experiences with much to appeal to a wide range of interests. Along with our experts and local guides your family and friends will have an exciting, educational, once-in-a-lifetime adventure!


Betchart Expeditions goes solar!
Sunrise over the solar panels 12/18/17

Solar Panels

Betchart Expedition/TIGHAR IN SEARCH OF AMELIA EARHART Trip to Nikumaroro 2015. A video summary of the experiences of those passengers on the 2015 trip to Nikumaroro by Betchart Expeditions and TIGHAR. TIGHAR is working to confirm the hypothesis that Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan landed on Nikumaroro in 1937 and perished on the island.

SEE VIDEO Amelia Earhart

March 2012
Thanks to Brad Josephs




Discover Singapore & the Annular Solar Eclipse!
December 18-27, 2019 with optional Angkor Wat Pre-Trip Dec. 15-20 & optional Star Clipper Post-Trip Dec. 27- Jan 5, 2020

The Western Kingdom!

April 3–15, 2020
On Board M/V Hondius

"Now Booking!"
This trip sells rapidly!  Please book now.

September 11-21, 2020 

Betchart Trael Delights in 2019/2020!


Private Trips for Families & Friends

Grand Tetons

We have taken families and friends on private trips to many destinations. Here are some of them! Take your pick, and we can organize a memorable celebration for your family to share, too!

  • Tetons & Yellowstone: Grizzlies, river rafting, geysers
  • India Wildlife Safari: Tigers & cultural hotspots
  • Galapagos Islands: On private yachts or big cruise ships
  • Greece & the Cyclades: On sailing yachts in the Cyclades or to Athens & Santorini for the extraordinary view
  • Vietnam - Angkor Wat & Bangkok
  • Chile & Patagonia: Paine National Park & more
  • Costa Rica: Monkeys, national parks, & birds
  • Cuba: A cultural extravaganza
  • Tanzania Wildlife Safari (a great anniversary trip!)
  • Botswana & the Okavango Delta
  • Mongolia: Spectacular landscapes & unique heritage
  • Alaska: Wildlife, national parks & heritage SE Alaska ship trips
  • Hawaii: Volcanoes, plants, & heritage
  • China: Beijing, Xian & many other options

For Astronomy & Eclipse Enthusiasts

Visit our Web site: SolarEclipseTrips.com
Our trips for eclipse and astronomy enthusiasts are designed to travel to prime viewing areas that provide the best opportunities to meet scientists and to view the aurora borealis, meteor showers, or eclipses with clear skies. We invite guest experts to provide you with detailed information, handouts, briefings, and solar glasses (when recommended). You will also see and enjoy the surrounding cultures, archaeological or historical wonders, natural history, and scenic landscapes of the area with like-minded individuals who enjoy seeing the aurora, meteor showers, or eclipses as much as you do!

Traveler's Corner

Exciting news! Betchart Past Travelers now have a place where they can share their expedition experiences and pictures.

Go to Traveler's Corner

University Study Abroad Trips & Private Trips

We organize University Study Abroad trips for teachers or students in China. If your university might be interested, please let us know. We also organize private family trips to Costa Rica, to the Galapagos Islands (on 20- or 40-passenger yachts, or on cruise ships), or on Safari in Africa, or in India.

Scientific Conferences

We can organize scientific conferences in Galapagos, Easter Island, Costa Rica, and other places which combine your normal meeting agenda with an excellent educational travel experience. Please



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