Colombia 2024:

Avian Jewels of the Choco Region

Explore the vibrant avian treasures of Colombia's Chocó region in our latest blog post. Delve into the stunning biodiversity of this birdwatcher's paradise, where colorful hummingbirds, exotic tanagers, and other rare species thrive in lush rainforests. Discover why the Chocó region is a must-visit destination for nature enthusiasts and bird lovers alike, and get inspired to join us on an unforgettable birding adventure in 2024. Read the full blog post to uncover the secrets of this remarkable ecosystem and start planning your journey today!

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Africa is the place to see the “Big Five” - lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino - but there is...

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Have you walked among 150,000 penguins? The Antarctic region is home to huge numbers of wildlife that exploit the richest...

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Home to snowy wide-open vistas and Polar Bears, this land of the midnight sun offers unique opportunities for Arctic photography...

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Ancient temples, Buddhist monasteries, remote preserved cultures, fascinating history, and friendly people are just some of the appealing qualities of...

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Come eye-to-eye with a whale in their watery world. Snorkeling and swimming with Humpback Whales in warm Caribbean waters provides...

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Central America

Lush forest covers much of this mountainous spindle of land providing some of the most productive ecosystems in the world....

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North America

Tour some of the most wildlife-rich hotspots in North America with us. Explore Alaska from north to south and spring...

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Oceania is centered on the islands of the tropical Pacific Ocean including Australia, New Zealand, Palau, and Papua New Guinea....

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South America

Walk lush Amazonian rainforests, traverse high Andean peaks, dig into ancient Inca civilizations, sail and snorkel isolated offshore islands, and...

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Set among Europe’s iconic cultural heritage sets critically situated natural areas and parks that help protect the remaining flora and...

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Featured Leaders

At Cheesemans' our passion for wildlife safaris is matched only by the expertise of our featured leaders. Highlighted here are the exceptional guides who lead our journeys, each with a rich background in navigating the world’s most breathtaking natural landscapes. Curious adventurers looking to delve deeper into the experiences and qualifications of our guides can click "Learn More" to explore the comprehensive list of our leaders. Their unparalleled knowledge and dedication make every Cheesemans' safari an unforgettable encounter with the wild. Join us to discover the adventure of a lifetime, guided by the best in the field. If you want to learn more about all of our expert leaders click the "Our Full List Of Leaders" button below.

Our Full List of Leaders

Juan Manuel Salcedo

Juan grew up in the Galapagos Islands where he developed his passion for wildlife while sailing on his father's boat....

Paco Madrigal

Paco has over 20 years of experience guiding wildlife, natural history, and birding tours throughout his native Costa Rica. He...

Tashi Tenzing

Tashi is a Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer and naturalist with an in-depth knowledge of Nepal’s wildlife, including where to find birds...

Let Cheesemans' Be Your Guide

"They put people first. I love the small group size and the fact that the trips are about spending maximum time in the field."

Sylvie Rondeau, 2022

"Cheeseman's goes above and beyond. Their staff are knowledgable, competent, good natured, and make certain we get to see as much as is humanly possible, while keeping the well-being of wildlife foremost."

Jodi Frediani, 2022

I love Cheesemans Ecology Safaris! Their motto of "maximum time in the field" translates to maximum life experience. CES provides in-depth, personal, high-quality experiences that elevate my life's education. Additionally, CES actually ANSWERS their phones! So unlike other travel companies. That alone keeps me loyal."

Vicky Cooper, 2022

"Exceptional organization by the Cheesemans' team. They promptly answered and queries, and individualized my trip to accommodate my schedule. Having traveled with Cheesemans previously to Antarctica and Australia, I expected no less."

Alan Livingstone, 2021

"I went to the Galápagos Islands for two weeks. It was my dream for 60 years. I could not imagine more. Every day was new experiences. I loved the Samba. She is a beautiful older, well-kept boat. She is perfect. The Samba Crew feels like family. I have been home four days and I am still reveling in my adventures.

I would recommend this trip to anyone. Dealing with Cheeseman Safari’s was a pleasure from start to finish."

Sandi Zimmermann, 2021

"We feel very fortunate to have had Ted Cheeseman lead the trip! He added so much: adjusting plans and activities to changing conditions to show us the best things available; generously sharing his deep knowledge and experience of all things Antarctic; keeping in good spirits; even catering to our geocaching interests."

David Canright, 2020

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