Exceptional natural history expeditions, safaris
& deluxe tours

On Board 4-masted Tall Ship, Star Clipper
Tall Ship Panama to Costa Rica Sailing Adventure

December 3-10, 2022
Starflyer sailing expedition

The Christmas Adventure of a Lifetime!
TANZANIA Christmas Wildlife Safari

December 14-27, 2022


Bookkeeper Ellen with Zippy & Monty!
Bookkeeper Ellen with Zippy & Monty!

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.



2022/2023 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!







We have a part time position available for someone to keep our web site updated.

Contact Ellen for more info.
Tel:  (800) 252-4910

Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent

Affordable Antarctica Epedition


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!

EVERYONE PLEASE VACCINATE & BOOST!   For the safety of all of our travelers and staff, we ask that all participants be vaccinated and have a booster. Everyone must follow covid protocols during the trips.  If questions, please contact: betchartterri@gmail.com or phone (800) 252-4910.

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

Red Line

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

On board the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Islander I

Free Air fare from Guayaquil to Galapagos, RT
December 8-14, 2022 - WITH OPTIONAL PERU PRE-TRIP December 2-8, 2022
Wild Galapagos Escape

astronomy trips

An extraordinary eclipse adventure based near Exmouth at Bullara Cattle Station!
April 13-24, 2023

All participants on the Australia Total Solar Eclipse 2023 expedition may receive a print on 12 x 18 Paper (suitable for framing) of expedition leader Dr. Tyler Nordgren’s Australia Eclipse poster
Bahamas Expedition 2022





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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