Conservation Expeditions

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Conservation Expeditions

Are you interested in helping conserve endangered species and experiencing diverse wildlife? Join a Walking Tree Travel Conservation Expedition for the chance to work alongside wildlife researchers and conservationists in some of the most biologically diverse places on the planet. You might find yourself on a remote beach helping newborn turtles travel safely to the ocean, trekking through the rainforest to observe endangered monkeys, or working with elephants in the middle of a Thai jungle. While our conservation work will be the focus of these expeditions, we spend the rest of the program adventuring in beautiful locations with a group of students from across the U.S..

Why Conservation?

The natural environments of our world are in danger. Millions of unique species are at risk of extinction, which impacts everything from the air we breathe, to the water we drink, and the land on which we live. Our approach is to get you, the next generation, involved through hands-on learning from people on the front lines of wildlife conservation. Walking Tree Travel’s goal is to support, inspire, and empower our participants to explore and pursue conservation-focused careers.

Disciplines covered include:

  • Community-Based Conservation
  • Marine Biology and Ecology
  • Tropical Rainforest Ecology
  • Zoology and Animal Behavior
  • Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation
  • Botany and Agroforestry
  • Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Indigenous Issues

Custom Group Sample Itineraries

Below please find a selection of sample itineraries that have been custom-tailored for high school educators and their students to fit specific learning objectives and goals.

  • Australia 20 Day Whales and Wildlife Expedition

    $8,399 Average tuition with airfare
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    Australia 20 Day Whales and Wildlife Expedition

    $8,399 Average tuition with airfare

    Program Highlights
    • Snorkel with Minkie Whales alongside researchers
    • Experience Australian wildlife and volunteer on conservation projects
    • Participate in traditional Aboriginal ceremonies
    • Visit the Sydney Opera House
  • Australia 20 Day Great Barrier Reef Expedition

    $6,999 Average tuition with airfare
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    Australia 20 Day Great Barrier Reef Expedition

    $6,999 Average tuition with airfare

    Program Highlights
    • Experience Australian wildlife and volunteer on conservation projects
    • Participate in traditional Aboriginal ceremonies
    • Snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef
    • Visit the Sydney Opera House
  • Guatemala 10 Day Conservation Expedition

    $3,399 Average tuition with airfare
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    Guatemala 10 Day Conservation Expedition

    $3,399 Average tuition with airfare

    Program Highlights
    • Learn about history and chocolate in Antigua
    • Participate in a threeday conservation project
    • Tour Maya metropolis with locals
    • Wildlife Rescue with monkeys
  • China Beijing & Sichuan 15 Day Conservation Expedition

    $4,499 Average tuition with airfare
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    China Beijing & Sichuan 15 Day Conservation Expedition

    $4,499 Average tuition with airfare

    Program Highlights
    • Trek to world's Largest Buddha
    • Hand feed Giant Pandas at Dujiangyan
    • Explore Forbidden City in Beijing
    • Climb the Great Wall of China
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    China Beijing & Sichuan 15 Day Conservation Expedition Homestay

    $4,499 Average tuition with airfare

    Program Highlights
    • Visit the unrestored portion of the Great Wall of China
    • Hand feed Giant Pandas in Dujiangyan
    • Homestay in Anlong Village, an organic farm
    • Explore Forbidden City in Beijing
  • Thailand 21 Day Conservation Expedition

    $5,899 Average tuition with airfare
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    Thailand 21 Day Conservation Expedition

    $5,899 Average tuition with airfare

    Program Highlights
    • Volunteer at the Thai Elephant Conservation Center
    • See the Mae Cham Elephant Sanctuary
    • Explore the Salakpra Wildlife Sanctuary
    • See Koh Talu Sea Turtle Conservation
  • Thailand 15 Day Conservation Expedition

    $4,799 Average tuition with airfare
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    Thailand 15 Day Conservation Expedition

    $4,799 Average tuition with airfare

    Program Highlights
    • Explore Wat Pho Temple in Bangkok
    • Volunteer at Bring The Elephant Home
    • Visit the Kanchanaburi Elephant Sanctuary
    • See Koh Talu Sea Turtle Conservation
  • Galapagos 9 Day Conservation Expedition

    $$5,399 Average tuition with airfare
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    Galapagos 9 Day Conservation Expedition

    $$5,399 Average tuition with airfare

    Program Highlights
    • Study unique wildlife with scientists
    • See sea lions up close in Floreana
    • Hike an active volcano
    • Snorkel with marine life in Isabela
  • Galapagos 14 Day Conservation Expedition

    $$7,999 Average tuition with airfare
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  • Galapagos WT MBM (5 of 5)
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    Galapagos 14 Day Conservation Expedition

    $$7,999 Average tuition with airfare

    Program Highlights
    • Volunteer with local scientists
    • Explore the wildlife in Floreana
    • Hike an active volcano
    • Enjoy a full day snorkeling expedition
  • Galapagos 11 Day Conservation Expedition

    $$6,499 Average tuition with airfare
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    Galapagos 11 Day Conservation Expedition

    $$6,499 Average tuition with airfare

    Program Highlights
    • Volunteer with local scientists
    • Hike an active volcano
    • Snorkel through lava tunnels
    • Adventure around Quito
  • Costa Rica 7 Day Osa Conservation Expedition

    $2,199 Average tuition with airfare
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    Costa Rica 7 Day Osa Conservation Expedition

    $2,199 Average tuition with airfare

    Program Highlights
    • Clean-up marine debris to ensure an unspoiled nesting habitat for sea turtles
    • Take private surf lessons from some of Costa Rica's best surfers
    • Assist with surveys of mammals
  • Costa Rica 15 Day Conservation Expedition

    $3,299 Average tuition with airfare
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    Costa Rica 15 Day Conservation Expedition

    $3,299 Average tuition with airfare

    Program Highlights
    • Interact closely with wildlife
    • Volunteer with international researchers
    • Raft down one of Costa Rica's best rivers
  • Costa Rica 15 Day Osa Conservation Expedition

    $3,299 Average tuition with airfare
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    Costa Rica 15 Day Osa Conservation Expedition

    $3,299 Average tuition with airfare

    Program Highlights
    • Participate in a cultural exchange, and explore Costa Rican culture.
    • Work with the Reserva's crocodile monitoring project
    • Conduct research surveying mammals such as monkeys and river otters
  • Thailand 12 Day Conservation Expedition

    $4,299 Average tuition with airfare
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  • Volunteer with Indian Elephants in Thailand
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    Thailand 12 Day Conservation Expedition

    $4,299 Average tuition with airfare

    Program Highlights
    • Stroll in a Bangkok flower market
    • Volunteer at Bring The Elephant Home
    • Stay on a houseboat in Sai Yok National Park
    • Visit the Kanchanaburi Elephant Sanctuary
  • Costa Rica 12 Day Osa Conservation Expedition

    $2,799 Average tuition with airfare
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    Costa Rica 12 Day Osa Conservation Expedition

    $2,799 Average tuition with airfare

    Program Highlights
    • Hike through the tropical rainforest and learn about local ecosystems
    • Learn to surf with private lessons
    • Work alongside the Playa Reserva's crocodile monitoring project
  • Costa Rica 12 Day Conservation Expedition

    $3,099 Average tuition with airfare
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    Costa Rica 12 Day Conservation Expedition

    $3,099 Average tuition with airfare

    Program Highlights
    • Assist with critical conservation efforts and scientific research at a sea turtle research field station
    • Release baby sea turtles into the wild, and interact with wildlife in a highly diverse ecosystem
    • Venture to an indigenous village in the mountains and learn about organic chocolate production.
  • Costa Rica 10 Day Osa Conservation Expedition

    $2,799 Average tuition with airfare
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    Costa Rica 10 Day Osa Conservation Expedition

    $2,799 Average tuition with airfare

    Program Highlights
    • Assist with research at the Playa Tortuga Research Station
    • Enjoy private surf lessons
    • Whitewater raft down the Savegre River
  • Panama 15 Day Conservation Expedition

    $4,099 Average tuition with airfare
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    Panama 15 Day Conservation Expedition

    $4,099 Average tuition with airfare

    Program Highlights
    • Meet with a representative from the Guna General Congress
    • Assist researchers at the Howler Monkey Research Center
    • Kayak in the waters off San Cristobal Island
  • Panama 12 Day Conservation Expedition

    $3,399 Average tuition with airfare
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    Panama 12 Day Conservation Expedition

    $3,399 Average tuition with airfare

    Program Highlights
    • Visit the Panama Canal Museum
    • Assist researchers at the Howler Monkey Research Center
    • Hike to a secluded waterfall in the cloud forest
  • Panama 10 Day Conservation Expedition

    $2,999 Average tuition with airfare
    Panama City Skyline Student Travel
  • Panama City Skyline Student Travel
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    Panama 10 Day Conservation Expedition

    $2,999 Average tuition with airfare

    Program Highlights
    • Meet with a representative from the Guna General Congress
    • Assist researchers at the Howler Monkey Research Center
    • Zip-line through the cloud forest
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