Indigo Expeditions


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

Amphibian Expedition 11 Days

Departure Date: 5 July to 15 July 2021
Contribution: £1,720

Amphibian Expedition 11 Days

BOOKING NOW! Early Bird £1,440
Departure Date: 20 to 30 September 2021
Contribution: £1,720

Sea Turtle Conservation 9 Days

Group Size: CONTACT US Early Bird £1,440
Departure Date: 1 October to 9 October 2021
Contribution: £1,720

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.

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

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, conservation expedition, or nature tour. 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

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...

Abronia – alligator lizards of the cloud forests

Abronia – alligator lizards of the cloud forests

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

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...

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