Epic Encounters with Mexico’s Monarch Butterflies – Piedra Herrada Sanctuary

October 26, 2021

Piedra Herrada Reserve The Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Mexico’s top ecotourism destinations. There are several sanctuaries open to visitors across two Mexican states – Michoacán and Mexico. Piedra Herrada is the easiest monarch sanctuary to access from Mexico City and only a 2-hr drive from the […]

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What It’s Like to Travel To Baja Sur, Mexico Right Now

October 19, 2020

Earlier this month, I traveled to Baja Sur, Mexico for a scouting trip. I flew Southwest Airlines non-stop from Denver International Airport (DEN) to Los Cabos International Airport (SJD). This was the first time I’ve traveled to a destination involving flights since my last trip to Mexico in February. Even though a negative Covid-19 test […]

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A Round Up of 2019 “Places To Go” Lists

January 29, 2019

Starting in November, major travel publications start publishing lists of travel hotspots for the upcoming year. We always look forward to seeing what destinations are sure to be trending in the coming months. Our portfolio of destinations offers some of the world’s best wildlife and nature experiences. It’s no surprise that the majority of the countries […]

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2018 – The Year in Photos

December 27, 2018

This year, our team traveled to diverse destinations including the Azores, Colombia, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Ecuador, Argentina, Antarctica, Brazil, and the US. We continue to increase our destination knowledge and strengthen in-country partnerships through exploratory trips and industry events so that we continue to provide a high level of service and personalization to you. […]

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Good News from Tambopata, Peru

August 28, 2018

A few weeks ago we had some R2R travelers return from a two-night stay at Refugio Amazonas Lodge in Tambopata, Peru. Refugio Amazonas is the newest lodge in Rainforest Expeditions’ portfolio. The other two properties are Posada Amazonas and Tambopata Research Center. As expected, we received rave reviews about their stay. But we didn’t expect […]

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Good News for Mountain Gorillas and Gorilla Trekking

August 26, 2018

The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has announced the increase in the number of mountain gorilla families for tracking from 15 to 17 following the successful habituation of the Katwe group in Buhoma and the Christmas group in Nkuringo. For enthusiasts looking for more time with gorillas, it’s still possible to embark on a habituation trek […]

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Belize Barrier Reef System Out of Danger?

August 2, 2018

In 2009, Belize’s Barrier Reef Reserve System was inscribed to UNESCO’s list of sites in danger due to the destruction of mangroves and marine ecosystems, offshore oil extraction, and the development of non-sustainable building projects. The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef is the second largest barrier reef in the world, second to the Great Barrier Reef in […]

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Into the Wilds of Panama’s Darién

July 30, 2018

Google Darién Gap and first page results include article titles like “Untamed Wilderness”, “Beware the Darién Gap”, “A Terrifying Journey Through the World’s Most Dangerous Jungle”, and “Walking Among the Supernatural Beasts of the Darién Gap”. Why, then, would we ever want to feature this region in our portfolio of destinations? In short – epic wildlife […]

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Top 5 Wildlife Sightings in Panama

July 27, 2018

Last month, we took a small group of travelers to Panama. We started and ended in Panama City with four nights in the Darien Province in between. Panama is a hotbed of biodiversity. It prime geographic location makes it a biological corridor. The Darien region in the far south of the country is the most […]

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