Mexico's Magical Migrations - In Search of Monarchs and Whales (February 22 - March 3, 2022)

From mid-February through early March, it’s possible to combine two of Mexico’s greatest animal migrations – monarch butterflies in the mountains west of Mexico City plus whales in Baja Sur – in one trip. This is it! Join us as we embark on an unforgettable wildlife adventure from central Mexico to the Baja Peninsula.

Spring Migration Weekend Getaway to Colorado's San Luis Valley (March 4-6, 2022)

Every year, 20,000 Sandhill Cranes visit Colorado’s San Luis Valley during spring migration for a six-week stopover to rest and refuel before continuing their migration north. The Alamosa and Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) Complex is a hotspot for spring crane, waterfowl, and shorebird viewing. In addition to exploring wetland and riparian areas, we’ll visit arid locations including Penitente Canyon.

The Middle Of It All - Spring Migration in Kansas (April 22-24, 2022)

Much has been written over the years about Cheyenne Bottoms and Quivira National Wildlife Refuge in Kansas. These wetlands fall square in the middle of the Central Flyway and are two of the most important stopover sites for migrating shorebirds in the world.

In addition to birding at Cheyenne Bottoms and Quivira, we’ll spend a morning in the heart of Kansas’ Lesser Prairie-Chicken habitat. We’ll explore scenic byways, we’ll stay at historic properties, and we’ll hike at Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park, a geologic wonderland.

Join us for an unforgettable spring migration birding trip to The Middle Of It All.

Mexico's Wild Side - The Yucatan Peninsula (May 22-26, 2022)

White-sand beaches and turquoise waters aren’t the only stunning sights in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Mexico is home to more than 10% of the world’s species and the Yucatan is an especially prolific wildlife destination. Jaguars still roam forests, sea turtles nest along sandy beaches, flamingos wade in shallow waters close to shore, and toucans and monkeys call from treetops. In addition to incredible wildlife viewing opportunities, the Yucatan offers its visitors enriching cultural experiences.

Join Reefs to Rockies for an unforgettable wildlife adventure in Mexico.

In Search of Polar Bears and Pack Ice w/ Oceanwide Expeditions (June 15-22, 2022)

Start your North Spitsbergen cruise with a trek around historic Longyearben, then join our expedition to the north of the island to take in the fantastically beautiful landscapes, the thousands of seabirds, and of course the star of the show, the polar bear.

Cabins starting from $5500 per person, double occupancy.

Walrus and whale images courtesy of Oceanwide Expeditions. 

Firefly Magic in Mexico (July 3-7, 2022)

Synchronous fireflies put on one of Mexico’s most beautiful light shows every summer. For several weeks from June to August, hundreds of thousands of fireflies in forests near Mexico City join together in a synchronous pattern of flashing all at once. Join Reefs to Rockies for this incredible nocturnal wildlife spectacle in Mexico. 

Mexico's Art, Culture and Cuisine - Collaboration with Denver Botanic Gardens (July 20-28, 2022)

Denver Botanic Gardens and Reefs to Rockies are offering an unforgettable trip this summer that highlights Mexico’s art, culture and cuisine. This 9-day journey takes you to Mexico City, Puebla and Oaxaca.

Swimming with Humpback Whales - Tubuai Island, French Polynesia (September 25-October 2, 2022)

The small but pristine island of Tubuai is located to the south of Tahiti in the Austral Islands. Here, where very few tourists go, the islands retain their local charm and peaceful vibe. Each year, populations of humpback whales travel north to the South Pacific and the warm waters of French Polynesia to raise their newborn calves. 

Join us for six full days swimming with these amazing giants of the sea. No SCUBA certification needed. 

Día de los Muertos in Oaxaca, Mexico - Collaboration with Denver Botanic Gardens (October 28 - November 3, 2022)

Denver Botanic Gardens and Reefs to Rockies are offering an unforgettable trip to Mexico during its most important celebration of the year – Día de los Muertos. Join Dan Johnson, Curator of Native Plant Collections and Associate Director of Horticulture at Denver Botanic Gardens for this unforgettable experience that acquaints people with the culture, art, and food, and what makes Mexico such a unique destination.

Winter Birding in Minnesota (December 12-15, 2022)

Known among birders as THE place to find northern owls and finches in winter, the Sax-Zim Bog offers a ‘magic mix’ of habitats that attracts a unique array of species not found in other parts of the United States. Sax-Zim’s winter mix of seasonal migrants is unmatched. In addition to visiting Sax-Zim Bog, we’ll explore North Shore and Superior, Wisconsin hotspots.

Get ready for Minnesota’s winter birding wonderland!