Indigo Expeditions

Our research expeditions are designed for wildlife enthusiasts with a passion for conservation.

Amphibian Expedition 11 Days

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Departure Date: 4 July to 14 July 2022
Contribution: £1,720 exc.flights

Sea Turtle Conservation 9 Days

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Departure Date: 20 June to 30 June 2022
Contribution: £1,720 exc.flights

Amphibian Expedition 11 Days

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Departure Date: 19 to 29 September 2022
Contribution: £1,720 exc.flights

Sea Turtle Conservation 9 Days

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Departure Date: 3 October to 13 October 2022
Contribution: £1,720 exc.flights

reptile and amphibian research Guatemala

Indigo Research

Reptile and amphibian research projects are at the heart of everything we do. Our expeditions and nature tours contribute directly to wildlife conservation projects in Guatemala.

At Indigo Expeditions we believe in supporting reptile and amphibian research projects that have long lasting positive effects on wildlife and local communities. By participating on our expeditions you will help to safeguard endangered wildlife populations for future generations. By working together we can make positive change happen.

Having your specialist expertise and willingness to support me through my project right until the night it was submitted has not only helped me to achieve a first-class but also create a piece of work that’s quality I could have only imagined.

I cannot thank you enough for the experiences and continued assistance you have provided.

After my first visit to Guatemala with you we both knew, I would return to the country. Given the expertise and support from my initial enquiry until I was back in the UK, I knew I would not only return to Guatemala, but that I would return with Indigo Expeditions.

This gave me the confidence to undertake my undergraduate research project with you, the support in organising and undertaking this was again exceptional, but what I owe thanks for particularly now is the continued supervision through my project.

Matt Hulse

Research Student, Liverpool John Moore’s University

Research Student

Research Students

Research Student

Having your specialist expertise and willingness to support me through my project right until the night it was submitted has not only helped me to achieve a first-class but also create a piece of work that’s quality I could have only imagined.

The value of this support is indescribable, I cannot recommend the whole experience enough nor can I encourage students considering undertaking a research project with Indigo enough.

Thank you again Rowland, you are a great teacher, great friend and I hope to see you in the field and collaborate again in the near future.

Matt Hulse

Research Student, Liverpool John Moore’s University

Discover Guatemala

Land of the Maya, Guatemala is a small and beautifully diverse country in Central America.  Over half of the inhabitants are of direct Mayan ancestry, the majority of which live in the highland regions of the country.

This rich culture is a reflection of Guatemala’s diverse landscapes and habitats, that range from volcanic mountain ranges to lowland rainforest, and coastal mangrove swamps to deserts. These diverse habitats are home to an amazing 1246 species of animals and 8682 species of plants.

One of Guatemala’s biggest exports is the famous coffee that is grown throughout the mountainous regions of the country. Another export, cacao often made into chocolate, was considered a sacred plant and was so important to the Mayans that at certain points in their history the beans were considered currency. References to hot chocolate date back to around 900AD from Mayan inscriptions.

Guatemala is not as well travelled as many of its Central American neighbours, such as Belize and Costa Rica. Being off the beaten track, it is ripe for exploration and discovery by the intrepid traveller.

Indigo on Film

Explore the Laguna del Tigre National Park, Guatemala. Discover the life of biologist Rowland Griffin on his conservation mission and follow his adventures on reptile and amphibian research projects in these wildlife films.

Patly Productions – Vu sur Terre

Animal Planet – Wild Guatemala clip with Nigel Marven

Meet Rowland

Bringing all his skills and experience to you as a biologist, international reptile and amphibian specialist, and dedicated explorer, Rowland Griffin personally leads your reptile and amphibian research project, or conservation expedition. On hand to answer your questions,  and make sure your time exploring with us is simply awesome.

Why explore with Indigo?

Discover what we have to say!

Rob Cahill talks about crucial amphibian research by Indigo Expeditions at CCFC

Nigel Marven (from Animal Planet) with Rowland Griffin after filming Wild Guatemala.

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Field notes

Community Cloud Forest Conservation in Alta Verapaz

Community Cloud Forest Conservation in Alta Verapaz

Every year, at Community Cloud Forest Conservation, we have a wonderful opportunity to learn more about our amphibians and reptiles, because of the expertise of Indigo Expeditions that they bring in their expeditions, their volunteers that come here, and we have a lovely time with them. It’s really a wonderful time.

New caiman pool at La Aurora Zoo

New caiman pool at La Aurora Zoo

New caiman pool at La Aurora Zoo Indigo Expeditions met with Carlos Cozano, head of reptiles, to see the new caiman pool at La Aurora Zoo Guatemala, and the new reptile house. We have been collaborating with the Zoo since 2014, to support conservation, and best...

Sea Turtle Conservation Guatemala

Sea Turtle Conservation Guatemala

Sea Turtle Conservation Guatemala Hi, everyone, its Rowland from Indigo Expeditions and I'm here on the Pacific coast of Guatemala at Estación Biológica el Banco and I want to tell you about a really exciting opportunity to come and join in and get involved with some...

Reptile and Amphibian Encounters in Mayan ruins

Reptile and Amphibian Encounters in Mayan ruins

Reptile and Amphibian encounters in Mayan ruins I first visited Guatemala in 2012 and apart from the opportunity to find snakes, a big draw was the ancient Mayan civilisation - as it is for many people who visit the country. During that first trip I spent a...

Reptile and Amphibian Diversity in Guatemala

Reptile and Amphibian Diversity in Guatemala

Reptile and Amphibian Diversity in Guatemala Guatemala is known by many experts as a megadiverse country, meaning that it is home to a great many species of both animals and plants. This is all the more impressive given its small size - approximately half the land...

Endangered Amphibian Research Guatemala

Endangered Amphibian Research Guatemala

Endangered Amphibian Research in the Highlands of Alta Verapaz Guatemala   We're here in Alta Verapaz in the Highlands of Guatemala as part of our endangered amphibian research. A big focus of our work here is to see what the population status of various...

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