COSTA RICA & THE PANAMA CANAL ABOARD 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
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."
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. BotanicalExpeditions.com
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!
Our phones are BACK UP! after being down since February.
Literally. On the ground.
To contact us, please call 408-252-4910!
Or, 800-252-4910 during business hours (no messaging yet).
We apologize for the inconvenience.
The leader for our Mt. Rushmore/South Dakota Black Hills expeditions has been elected to the South Dakota Senate (District 10)! Not only that, she was elected as Minority Whip in the Senate and has been assigned to the Transportation, Local Government and Ag/Natural Resources committees. Join us on the Mt. Rushmore/Black Hills expedition September 23 - 30, 2023.
Alaska to Antarctica, Polynesia to the Galapagos:
see the world from the comfort of National Geographic's fleet!
See flier for SPECIAL DEALS!
Join us for Exciting New Trips in 2023!
Wild Iceland: June 13 - 22 + West Greenland: June 21 - 29, 2023
Pacific Horticulture Botanical Alaska: June 29 - July 9, 2023
Wild Iceland Escape: July 15 - 20, 2023 Wild Alaska Escape: Aug 31 - Sept 5, 2023 Columbia & Snake Rivers: October 8 - 15, 2023
New Mexico - Chaco Canyon - Annular Eclipse: October 10 - 17, 2023
Patagonia: October 30 - November 10, 2023 Egypt: November 4 - 16, 2023
Antarctica: November 27 - December 10, 2023
or November 21 - December 12, 2023
or December 5 - 18, 2023
Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand & Australia:
December 30, 2023 - January 10, 2024
Galapagos: December 1 - 10, 2023 & January 26 - February 4, 2024
Baja: February 5 - 10, 2024
Check out the Calendar for details and brochures
Phone for more information: (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. To date, the panels have produced
369 MWh of electricity! This is the equivalent of 285 tons of carbon dioxide, or 4,321 trees planted.
Sunrise over the solar panels 12/18/17
WILD GALAPAGOS ESCAPE
Aboard National Geographic Endeavour II December 1-10, 2023 Optional Peru Pre-Trip • November 25 - December 1, 2023 January 26 - February 4, 2024 Optional Peru Pre-Trip • January 20-26, 2024 Book by April 30, 2023 for free round-trip airfare
- see brochure for details.
NEW DESTINATION! DISCOVER THE SUBANTARCTIC
ISLANDS OF NEW ZEALAND
The Galapagos of the
Southern Ocean December 30, 2023 - January 10, 2024 ABOARD HERITAGE ADVENTURER
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!
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.
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.
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