Exceptional natural history expeditions,    
safaris & deluxe tours.    


ARGENTINA ANNULAR SOLAR ECLIPSE
September 26 - October 7, 2024
Easter Island Pre-Trip: September 18-26, 2024
Machu Picchu Pre-Trip: September 20-26, 2024

Link to the brochure



 

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS by YACHT
Aboard the Coral Yachts
October 5-14, 2024
Galapagos Bird
 

GREENLAND - ICELAND
Pair these 2 trips and double your adventure!
WEST GREENLAND 
June 27 - July 5, 2024
LINDBLAD WILD ICELAND ESCAPE
by Sea 
July 5-9, 2024


 
ALASKA AURORA BOREALIS
Come see the Greatest Light Show on Earth!
March 7-13, 2024
Aurora Pipeline
 

HIMALAYAS of Sikkim & Darjeeling
Landscapes and Flora:
Botanic gardens, deep gorges,
and the Valley of the flowers!

May 22 - June 5, 2024

 

NEW for 2024!
ANTARCTICA by Sea & Air
Cruise across the Drake Passage from
Ushuaia to the Antarctic Peninsula
Fly home from 
King George Island
November 19 - 28, 2025
10% Group Savings

 


 Plant Enthusiasts
We invite you to review our many trips for plant enthusiasts Please let us know if you would like to schedule a trip for your non-profit organization.

For Botanical Enthusiasts:

ARMENIA 2024
 

Traveler's Corner
Exciting news! Betchart Past Travelers now have a place where they can share their expedition experiences and pictures.

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17050 Montebello Road
Cupertino, CA 95014-5435
Tel: (800) 252-4910
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Cougar strolling outside the fence around Betchart home/office/vineyard property on Montebello Ridge, Cupertino: Top: 12/21/17; 
Click above for the Cougar Playlist. 
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Betchart Vineyard
Did you know: we grows grapes!?!

Grapes
 


Welcome!
Join us... on excellent expedition voyages and journeys of discovery. You will travel with members of AAAS, Sigma Xi, ACS, the Planetary Society, and friends of Betchart Expeditions Inc. to outstanding locations worldwide. Travel with groups of like-minded travelers and stimulating scientific experts who share a love of learning, discovery, and adventure. We invite members and non-members to participate!
See our new Spring Calendar for details of upcoming expeditions. 


MADAGASCAR
One of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World
June 28 - July 15, 2024


YUNNAN-3 Parallel Rivers
World Heritage Expedition - 2 Expeditions
May 10-26, 2024 - Lead by Chris Carpenter
July 12-28, 2024 - Lead by Ted Elliman


ARMENIA
Explore the Natural and Cultural Heritage
May 16-24, 2024
Armenia


CRUISING THE NORWEGIAN FJORDS
On board the luxurious Le Champlain
July 20-27, 2024


TAHITI BORA BORA TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE
See the Lunar Eclipse March 13, 2025
From Tahiti and Bora Bora

March 6-16, 2025


TANZANIA SAFARI & LUNAR ECLIPSE
See the amazing wildlife of Africa
& the Lunar Eclipse

September 3-14, 2025


Join us for these Exciting Expeditions!

AURORA! Alaska Aurora Borealis: March 7-13, 2024
California Desert Spring in Death Valley: April 12-20, 2024

WAITING LIST ONLY!
NORTH AMERICAN TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE: 

Copper Canyon or Durango, Mexico April 2024

Yunnan - 3 Rivers 2024: 2 departures:
May 10-24, 2024 & July 12-28, 2024
Wild Alaska Escape 2024: 
May 31 - June 5 or August 29 - September 3
East Spitsbergen: June 18-28, 2024


PUFFINS in the MIDNIGHT SUN
West Greenland - Disco Bay: June 27 - July 5, 2024
Iceland Cruise: July 5-9, 2024

Norwegian Fjords: July 20 -27, 2024

Annular Solar Eclipse October 2024:
Easter Island or Argentina

Cruising Classics
Galapagos: October 5-14, 2024 or November 15-24, 2024
Jewels of the Great Lakes: October 11-18, 2024
Columbia & Snake Rivers: October 12-19, 2024
Chilean Fjords: October 17 - November 2, 2024
Antarctica by Sea & Air: November 2024 & January 2025

Utah Canyonlands-Escalante: moved to 2025
Check out the Calendar for details and brochures
or
Phone:  (408) 252-4910 or (800) 252-4910


EVERYONE PLEASE VACCINATE & BOOST!
For the safety of all of our travelers and staff, we ask that all participants be vaccinated and have a booster. Some of our vendors and destinations require valid vaccinations. 
Everyone must follow Covid protocols during the trips.
 

If you have questions, please contact: betchartterri@gmail.com 
or phone (408) 252-4910.

 
NEWS

Betchart Expeditions went solar in 2017.  As of August 2023, the panels have produced
380 MWh of electricity! 
This is the equivalent of 317 tons of carbon dioxide, or 4,796 trees planted. 

 Sunrise over the solar panels 12/18/17
Solar Panels


California: Do not sell my information




EASTER ISLAND ANNULAR
SOLAR ECLIPSE

September 27 - October 5, 2024
Machu Picchu Pre-Trip: September 22-28, 2024
Galapagos Post-Trip: October 5-14, 2024


 
UTAH PUBLIC RADIO PODCAST 
"Solar Eclipses-A look into the Skies"
by Mary Hess
Which includes a description of her expeditions on the Star Flyer
Atlantic Crossing Eclipse Expedition

(also in Traveler's Corner)

WAITING LIST ONLY!
Please call to be placed on the waiting list!

TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE

in Durango
Multiple itineraries available: 
MAZATLAN - DURANGO (link to the brochure)

April 5-9, 2024
MEXICO: COPPER CANYON 
April 1-9, 2024

 

UPPER AMAZON
Exploring Peru's Pacaya-Samira Reserve
aboard the National Geographic Delphin II

September 14-23, 2024
Optional Machu Picchu Pre-Trip, Sept  23-28, 2024

 

WILD ALASKA ESCAPE
JUNEAU TO SITKA
on the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SEA BIRD

May 31 - June 5, 2024 or 
August 29 - September 3, 2024


 

THE BEST OF THE CHILEAN FJORDS
Chile’s Majestic Fjords from Valparaiso to Ushuaia
on the La Lyrial
October 19–November 2, 2024

 

NEW for 2025!
ANTARCTICA by Air & Sea
Fly to King George Island
Cruise the Antarctic Peninsula 
& South Shetland Islands

January 13 - 22, 2025
Optional Easter Island pre-trip
January 8-14, 2025


 

Astronomy and Eclipse Enthusiasts
We invite you to review our many trips to Solar & Lunar Eclipses, and the Aurora Borealis. Please let us know if you would like to schedule a trip for your non-profit organization.

Private Trips for Families & Friends
Grand Tetons
Families and Friends... Many of our expeditions provide wonderful opportunities for families and friends to enjoy adventures together. Each expedition offers a variety of experiences with much to appeal to a wide range of interests. Along with our experts and local guides your family and friends will have an exciting, educational, once-in-a-lifetime adventure!

Let us organize a memorable trip for you!

Scientific Conferences
We can organize scientific conferences in Galapagos, Easter Island, Costa Rica, and other places which combine your normal meeting agenda with an excellent educational travel experience. Please inquire.

University Study Abroad Trips
& Private Trips

We organize University Study Abroad trips for teachers or students in China. If your university might be interested, please let us know. We also organize private family trips to Costa Rica, to the Galapagos Islands (on 20- or 40-passenger yachts, or on cruise ships), or on Safari in Africa, or in India.

Space Art Travel Bureau
Many of our travelers enjoy the posters by our Astronomy guide Dr. Tyler Nordgren. To see his artwork for the National Parks Dark Sky Project, and other very diverse work, please visit:
https://www.tylernordgren.com


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