Amazon River Expedition 2019

10 Days $2,000 + Airfare

Join our expedition to the Amazon River in Brazil led by world renowned naturalist and turtle expert Dr. Richard Vogt to learn about Amazon wildlife.  You will learn about the flora and fauna of the Amazon with special attention to turtles.  Dr. Vogt has spent decades studying wildlife in Brazil and other parts of the world.  Prices pp dbl occ.

Itinerary

The Amazon River is home to an abundance of wildlife and flora.  Traveling aboard a research vessel with 18 beds in air conditioned cabins provides comfort while providing close up encounters with the wonders of the Amazon.


Day 1:  USA/Manaus, Brazil

Day 2: Board Vessel/Exploring Amazon River

Day 3-8:  Exploring Amazon River

Day 9: Exploring/Return to Manaus

Day 10:  Manaus, Brazil/USA

What's Included

Transfers upon arrival/departure Manaus airport to vessel.

Accommodation aboard 75' research vessel with ac cabins and bunks.

All meals aboard vessel days 2-9 prepared by an international chef.

Daily activities and excursions including nature walks, snorkelling, and studying nature with Dr. Vogt.

The following are not included:

Airfare to/from Manaus, Travel Insurance, Visas, Alcoholic beverages, Gratuities.

Expedition Team

Dr. Richard C. Vogt will serve as our expert guide on this expedition.  Dr. Vogt is a world-renowned research professor at the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil and has twice altered the course of study in the field of turtle biology with discovering temperature-dependent sex determination and communication between turtles.  He holds a PhD in Zoology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has published more than 100 scientific papers and books.


Michael Bargeron will serve as our expedition organizer.  Michael has traveled the world with Dr. Peter Pritchard, the world's foremost expert on turtles and tortoises, to learn about these fascinating creatures and their natural habitat.  He has worked on many conservation projects and has served as chair and organizer for several conferences on turtles.  In his spare time he enjoys wildlife photography, his work can be found on this site.  Michael did his doctoral work at the University of Southern California.

Prices & Dates

Early-Bird Special  $2,000 per person, double occupancy, if paid in full by 12/31/2018. 

$2,200 per person, double occupancy, thereafter. Payment in full due no later than April 1, 2019

$500 deposit due immediately to reserve your space.

Dates:  Aug 1-11, 2019

Space is limited to 18!

**All monies are fully refundable up until 90 days prior to voyage.  Thereafter, there will be a 25% cancellation fee assessed.  If this expedition is canceled for any reason, all monies will be refunded in full.

Additional Information & Photos of Past Voyages

Interested in going?  Have more questions?  Please feel free to email the organizer, Michael Bargeron, at mbargeron@roadrunner.com or you can call at 310-347-8139

AUSTRALIA EXPEDITION 2020

16 Days Price TBD + Airfare

Join our expedition to the Australia led by Michael Bargeron, who has organized many expeditions to exciting locations, and planned by Australian turtle expert John Cann.  On this expedition you will see and learn about the wondrous wildlife and flora of Australia with a focus on turtles.  John Cann has spent most of his 80 years of life studying wildlife, especially turtles, in Australia.  He has helped lay out an itinerary that will provide all the beauty and excitement Australia has to offer. Prices pp dbl occ. 

Itinerary

From Sydney to The Great Barrier Reef, Australia has a lot to offer.  This expedition will focus on the highlights that the Australian outback has to offer with visits to special wildlife refuges as well as getting a taste of the culture and big city gems. From the Opera House to koalas, kangaroos, crocs, and rare turtles, you will be amazed by the wonders of Australia. Specifics on the actual route and sites to be released in 2019.


 

Day 1:  USA/Sydney, Australia

Day 2: Exploring Sydney

Day 3-5: Cairns, Great Barrier Reef

Day 6-14: Exploring Australia

Day 15: Exploring/Return to Sydney

Day 16:  Sydney, Australia/USA

What's Included

Ground transportation by private van
Accommodations in hotels
Daily activities and excursions including nature walks, snorkelling, and studying nature with Dr. Vogt.
The following are not included:
Airfare to/from Australia or airfare within Australia, Travel Insurance, Visas, Meals, Beverages, Gratuities.

Expedition Team

Michael Bargeron will lead this expedition.  Michael has traveled the world with Dr. Peter Pritchard, the world's foremost expert on turtles and tortoises, to learn about these fascinating creatures and their natural habitat.  He has worked on many conservation projects and has served as chair and organizer for several conferences on turtles.  In his spare time he enjoys wildlife photography, his work can be found on this site.  Michael did his doctoral work at the University of Southern California. 


John Cann is Australia's foremost expert on turtles and has an extensive background working with snakes and other wildlife.  Mr. Cann has written several books on turtles and will serve as an advisor for this expedition.

Prices and Dates

Dates:  December 2020


Price:  TBA

Additional Information

Interested in going?  Have more questions?  Please feel free to email the organizer, Michael Bargeron, at mbargeron@roadrunner.com or you can call at 310-347-8139 

Expedition madagascar 2022

Jan/Feb 2022

Madagascar has some of the highest biodiversity on the planet.  Approximately 95 percent of Madagascar’s reptiles, 89 percent of its  plant life, and 92 percent of its mammals exist nowhere else on Earth.  From 1999 to 2010, scientists discovered 615 new species in Madagascar, including 41 mammals and 61 reptiles. This expedition will explore the wonders of Madagascar, both flora and fauna, with a focus on turtles and tortoises.  Expect to be amazed by this special paradise.

Itinerary

TBA

What's Included

TBA

Expedition Team

TBA

Prices and Dates

Dates:  Jan/Feb 2022


Prices:  TBA

Additional Information

Interested in going?  Have more questions?  Please feel free to email the organizer, Michael Bargeron, at mbargeron@roadrunner.com or you can call at 310-347-8139  

Exploring Aldabra 2023

December 2023

The atoll is comprised of four large coral islands which enclose a  shallow lagoon; the group of islands is itself surrounded by a coral  reef. Due to difficulties of access and the atoll's isolation, Aldabra  has been protected from human influence and thus retains some 152,000  giant tortoises, the world's largest population of this reptile.  There are also globally important breeding populations of endangered  green turtles, and critically endangered hawksbill turtles are also present.  There are vast waterbird colonies including the second largest frigatebird colonies in the world and one of the world's only two  oceanic flamingo populations.  In addition, the coral reefs are teaming with sealife like nowhere else on Earth!

Itinerary

TBA

What's Included

TBA

Expedition Team

TBA

Prices and Dates

Dates: December 2023


Prices:  TBA

Additional Information

Interested in going?  Have more questions?  Please feel free to email the organizer, Michael Bargeron, at mbargeron@roadrunner.com or you can call at 310-347-8139