Our expeditions and nature tours are designed for wildlife enthusiasts with a passion for conservation.
Nature Tour 13 Days
Group Size: 12 BOOKING NOW! Early bird £2,800
Departure Date: 14 May to 26 May 2021
Contribution: £2,990 exc.flights
Amphibian Expedition 11 Days
Group Size: 12 BOOKING NOW! Early Bird £1,440
Departure Date: 5 July to 15 July 2021
Contribution: £1,720 exc.flights
Sea Turtle Conservation 9 Days
Group Size: BOOKING NOW! Early Bird £1,440
Departure Date: 16 July to 24 July 2021
Contribution: £1,720 exc.flights
Reptile and amphibian research and conservation are at the heart of everything we do. Our expeditions and nature tours contribute directly to wildlife conservation projects in Guatemala.
‘The only way for life to be sustained is by reconnecting with nature‘ – Sandra Ingerman
Be still.. and listen. On our expeditions and nature tours, being quiet and respectful in nature offers the opportunity for wildlife to come to us and for nature to reveal its secrets. In the stillness the forest comes alive and each rustle of a leaf, each movement in the trees, is a wildlife moment waiting to happen.
‘Nature itself offers a powerful doorway into the invisible realms‘ – Sandra Ingerman
Connect with nature
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 in these wildlife films.
Patly Productions – Vu sur Terre
Animal Planet – Wild Guatemala clip with Nigel Marven
Bringing all his skills and experience to you as a biologist, international reptile and amphibian specialist, and dedicated explorer, Rowland Griffin personally leads your conservation expedition or nature tour. On hand to answer your questions, and make sure your time exploring with us is simply awesome.
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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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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 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...
Abronia - alligator lizards of the cloud forests The cloud forests of the tropics are mysterious places cloaked in mist and draped in lichen and moss. Unlike the hot and humid lowlands, cloud forests can often feel cool and damp because they are usually covered in...
When Identifying Coral Snakes When identifying coral snakes we often think of ‘red to black venom lack, red to yellow kill a fellow’. This simple rhyme originated in the United States where it can be successfully used to identify the two native species of coral...
Wildlife encounters in the coastal wetlands of the Pacific Coast of Guatemala. Drifting on the slow moving waterways, the sun starts to rise in the early morning dawn. The rich colours in the sky reflecting on the surface of the still waters are perfect for...
Agroecology in the cloud forests of Alta Verapaz, Guatemala Corn is a sacred crop to the Mayan peoples of Guatemala. Unfortunately the cultivars most commonly used in the cloud forests require pesticides and fertilisers to grow well, and this destroys soil quality....