Herping for the Future

Herpetological Research Programme

Conservation Expeditions in Laguna del Tigre National Park, Guatemala.


Laguna del Tigre National Park

One of the main aims of Indigo Expeditions is to promote the conservation of biodiversity in the Laguna del Tigre National Park.

Our Expeditions allow us to carry out wildlife surveying & monitoring, specialising in the ecology and behaviour of reptiles and amphibians.

We have developed a unique research programme offering our research assistants invaluable experience in tropical field biology.

Photo Credit: Rowland Griffin

Join an Expedition!


Explore Laguna del Tigre National Park, part of the Maya Biosphere Reserve!


Contribute to the conservation of reptiles & amphibians in Guatemala!


Develop a deeper appreciation for wildlife, and connect with your true nature!


£1,440 (EXC.FLIGHTS)


23 JUN – 4 JUL 2018
23 JUN – 4 JUL 2019



Rowland Griffin

Rowland is a passionate advocate for the conservation of reptiles & amphibians.

An experienced expedition leader from many years of fieldwork across the tropics, Rowland found his mission in Guatemala!


With such an amazing diversity of reptiles & amphibians in Guatemala, it is the perfect field classroom to teach wildlife enthusiasts about conservation, wildlife surveying, and connecting with nature!


A great teacher in fieldwork and practical herpetology.

Adam Rad



Experience in field surveying, or other conservation projects, would be beneficial, but no specialist experience of reptiles or amphibians is required. More important is a willingness to learn!


Home to nearly 200 species of reptiles and amphibians, species we are likely to find include Yucatan banded gecko, the endangered and endemic Morelet’s crocodile, green iguana, red-eyed treefrog, striped basilisk, boa constrictor, variable coral snake, and the infamous barba amarilla, or fer-de-lance.


Other notable species found here include howler monkeys, spider monkeys, tapirs, harpy eagles and the elusive and ever alluring jaguar.


We are based at the Estación Biológica las Guacamayas, in the region of El Petén, northern Guatemala.


A comfortable shared dorm awaits you, with its own bathroom and even hot water! Wake up each morning to the San Pedro River, as the morning mist rises revealing the first glimpse of a crocodile!


From the time you are picked up by the Indigo Team in Flores, Guatemala, all in-country transport, accommodation, food, water & field training is provided! All you need to do is cover your flights, grab your travel insurance, and cover any extra sundries! See T&Cs

I can’t wait to spend time in the forest with you guys!

Cornelio Santiago Chablé Tesucún

Wildlife Guide, Las Guacamayas Tours & Travel


Joining Indigo was hands down the best choice of my life. After a year of suffering as a dishwasher, these past two weeks have been indescribable. I have learned more information by walking through the jungle with Rowland than the past 18 years of me reading books and sitting in a classroom.

Easily one of the greatest and most memorable moments of my life was finding a baby Bothrops eating, which is something you can’t experiment in a classroom. The people I have met and gotten to know during those time are some of the amazing and joyful people ever, and I wish them the best of luck in becoming herpetologists. Thank you for everything Indigo.

Reymond Miyajima

Research Assistant, Herping for the Future

What a trip! I’ve been on many similar trips, all over the world and I have to say, this one was one of the best!!

Great location, amazing species (and lots of them!) a fantastic team and top class facilities!

I’m really looking forward to getting more involved in this Project and with Rowland’s skills and enthusiasm, it can only succeed.

James Hennessy

Owner, National Reptile Zoo

Coleonyx elegans

Coleonyx elegans, the Yucatán banded gecko, is an absolute favourite found by our Indigo Field Teams!

Photo Credit: Rowland Griffin

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