Biosphere Expeditions Menu

Biosphere Expeditions: Ethical wildlife holidays - where sustainable travel meets hands-on conservation

  • AMAZONIA (Peru) - Cats, primates & others - September - 7 days
  • ARABIA (UAE) - Oryx, wildcat, sand fox & others - January - 8 days
  • AUSTRALIA - Marsupials - January - 9 days
  • AZORES (Portugal) - Whales, dolphins, turtles - April - 10 days
  • COSTA RICA - Leatherback turtle - May - 8 days
  • MALAYSIA - Coral reefs - August - 8 days
  • MALDIVES - Coral reefs & whale sharks - September - 7 days
  • MUSANDAM (Oman) - Coral reefs - October - 7 days
  • SLOVAKIA - Lynx, wolf, bear - February - 7 days
  • SOUTH AFRICA - Leopard, caracal & biodiversity - October - 13 days
  • SUMATRA (Indonesia) - Tiger - May-September - 13 days
  • TIEN SHAN (Kyrgyzstan) - Snow leopard - June-August - 13 days


Make your holiday count. Join our wildlife conservation expeditions in remote and beautiful places around the world. Go places where others don't, learn new skills and experience hands-on conservation in action.

“What a wonderful volunteering experience. One that will stay with me for the rest of my life. Very impressed by – well everything...”

“One of the most amazing trips of my life – wonderful people, wonderful voluntourism experience.”

“There was more useful information about the project made available before you travelled than any other similar ‘conservation holiday’ I have been on – this was really good as it gave you a very accurate idea of what to expect.”

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  • AMAZONIA (Peru) | Cats, primates & others | September | 7 days
    Status amber (few places)
    Researching cats, primates and other flagship species of the Amazon rainforest in Peru.
  • ARABIA (UAE) | Oryx, wildcat, sand fox and others | January | 8 days
    Status green (places available)
    Study of Arabian oryx, Gordon's wildcat and other iconic desert species in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, UAE.
  • AUSTRALIA | Marsupials | January | 9 days
    Status green (places available)
    Study of Australian marsupials (the quokka, quoll and quenda) in the Walpole Wilderness Area biodiversity hotspot in Western Australia.
  • AZORES (Portugal) | Whales, dolphins, turtles | April | 10 days
    Status green (places available)
    Survey of whales, dolphins and loggerhead turtles around the Azores Archipelago in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
  • COSTA RICA | Leatherback sea turtle | May | 8 days
    Status red (no spaces available)
    Direct conservation action on critically endangered leatherback turtles in Costa Rica
  • MALAYSIA | Coral reefs | August | 8 days
    Status green (places available)
    Diving expedition studying the coral reefs of Tioman Island Marine Park, Malaysia.
  • MALDIVES | Coral reefs & whale sharks | September | 7 days
    Status amber (few places)
    Diving expedition studying coral reefs and whale sharks of the Maldives.
  • MUSANDAM (Oman) | Coral reefs | October | 7 days
    Status green (places available)
    Diving expedition investigating the coral reefs of the remote and mountainous Musandam peninsula of Oman.
  • SLOVAKIA | Lynx, wolf, bear | February | 7 days
    Status green (places available)
    Monitoring lynx, wolf and bear populations in the Carpathian mountains of Slovakia.
  • SOUTH AFRICA | Leopards, caracals & Cape biodiversity | October | 13 days
    Status amber (few places)
    Survey of leopards, caracals & Cape biodiversity in the fynbos Cape mountains UNESCO World Heritage Site of South Africa.
  • SUMATRA (Indonesia) | Tiger | May - September | 13 days
    Status amber (few places)
    Protecting critically endangered Sumatran tigers in Indonesia.
  • TIEN SHAN (Kyrgyzstan) | Snow leopard | June - August | 13 days
    Status green (places available)
    Survey of snow leopards in the Tien Shan mountains of Kyrgyzstan.
  • Accreditations
  • Member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature

  • UNEP

    Member of the United Nations Environment Programme's Governing Council and Global Ministerial Environment Forum

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  • Awards
  • First Choice Responsible Tourism Awards

    First Choice Responsible Tourism Awards "Best Volunteering Organisation"

  • > more awards
  • Accolades
  • National Geographic

    National Geographic "Tours of a Lifetime" and "Best Adventure Trip"

  • BBC Wildlife

    BBC Wildlife "Top Wildlife Conservation Holiday" and "Top Ten Conservation Holiday"

  • Wall Street Journal

    Wall Street Journal "Best Volunteer Travel"

  • Travel + Leisure

    Travel + Leisure "Global Vision Award","Best Adventure Outfitter" and "Best Save-the-Earth Trip"

  • P.M.

    P.M. Magazine (Germany) "Top Holiday For Nature"

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About Biosphere Expeditions

Biosphere Expeditions is an award-winning not-for-profit conservation organisation, and a member of IUCN and the UN's Environment Programme. For us successful conservation is the collective effort of individuals. We invite everyone to join us on our wildlife and wilderness projects all over the world. Whether young or old, become a citizen scientist for one or two weeks, or more.

The foundation of our work is science and local need. We focus on sustainable conservation projects that target clearly defined, critical issues that humankind has the power to change. You, our international volunteers, work hand-in-hand with local biologists and communities to drive positive outcomes for biodiversity - the creation of a protected area for snow leopards in the Altai is just one recent example.

Biosphere Expeditions is a member of the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) and of the United Nations Environment Programme's (UNEP) Governing Council & Global Ministerial Environment Forum. Achievements include the implementation of our conservation recommendations and species protection plans by numerous national and regional governments and NGOs, the creation of protected areas on four continents, scientific and lay publications, as well as capacity-building, training and education all over the world.

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