COSTA RICA & THE PANAMA CANAL Aboard the National Geographic QUEST March 2-9, 2024 With outstanding special offers:
10% discount for all Betchart travelers
Book now for $700 per person Air Credit
OR free 3-day Panama City Extension
Betchart Expeditions, Inc.
17050 Montebello Road
Cupertino, CA 95014-5435 Tel: (800) 252-4910
(408) 252-4910 Email:
Cougar strolling outside the fence around Betchart home/office/vineyard property on Montebello Ridge, Cupertino: Top: 12/21/17; Bottom: 2/22/2018
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!
Welcome! Join us... 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!
See our new SPRING CALENDAR for details of upcoming expeditions.
Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand & Australia:
December 30, 2023 - January 10, 2024
Galapagos: January 26 - February 4, 2024
January 27 - February 5, 2024
or October 5-14, 2024
West Africa - January 10-20, 2024
Whales of Baja: February 5-10, 2024
Fiji & New Zealand: February 19 - March 8, 2024 AURORA! Alaska Aurora Borealis: March 7-13, 2024
California Desert Spring in Death Valley: April 12-24, 2024
WAITING LIST ONLY! NORTH AMERICAN TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE:
Copper Canyon or Durango, Mexico April 2024
Yunnan - 3 Rivers 2024: 2 departures:
May 10-24, 2024 & July 12-28, 2024
Wild Alaska Escape 2024:
May 31 - June 5 or August 29 - September 3
East Spitsbergen: June 18-28, 2024
PUFFINS in the MIDNIGHT SUN
Wild Iceland by land: June 20-29, 2024
West Greenland - Disco Bay: June 27 - July 5, 2024
Iceland Cruise: July 5-9, 2024
Norwegian Fjords: July 20 -27, 2024
Annular Solar Eclipse October 2024:
Easter Island or Argentina
Jewels of the Great Lakes: October 11-18, 2024
Chilean Fjords: October 17 - November 2, 2024
Antarctica by Air: January 13-22, 2025
Utah Canyonlands-Escalante: moved to 2024
Check out the Calendar for details and brochures
Phone: (408) 252-4910 or (800) 252-4910
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. Some of our vendors and destinations require valid vaccinations.
Everyone must follow Covid protocols during the trips.
Betchart Expeditions went solar in 2017. As of August 2023, the panels have produced
380 MWh of electricity!
This is the equivalent of 317 tons of carbon dioxide, or 4,796 trees planted. Sunrise over the solar panels 12/18/17
UTAH PUBLIC RADIO PODCAST
"Solar Eclipses-A look into the Skies"
by Mary Hess Which includes a description of her expeditions on the Star Flyer
Atlantic Crossing Eclipse Expedition (also in Traveler's Corner)
WAITING LIST ONLY!
Please call to be placed on the waiting list!
TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE
Multiple itineraries available: MAZATLAN - DURANGO (link to the brochure) April 5-9, 2024 MEXICO: COPPER CANYON April 1-9, 2024
Private Trips for Families & Friends 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!
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 inquire.
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.
Space Art Travel Bureau Many of our travelers enjoy the posters by our Astronomy guide Dr. Tyler Nordgren. To see his artwork for the National Parks Dark Sky Project, and other very diverse work, please visit: https://www.tylernordgren.com