Adventure Travel Ratings: EarthWatch Institute - National Geographic Adventure Magazine

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Overall Score

Rating Criteria Scores

Quality of Service94.50
Spirit of Adventure95.00
Client Satisfaction87.50

Outfitter's Primary Activity

  • Voluntourism

Outfitter's Other Activities

  • Nature and Wildlife
  • Cultural Encounters
  • Diving/Snorkeling
  • Exploratory Trips
  • Hiking/Trekking
  • Voluntourism

EarthWatch Institute


Choose your calling (tracking endangered leatherback sea turtles in Costa Rica, researching climate change in the Yukon) and go. The world's largest eco-volunteer nonprofit, Earthwatch connects do-good travelers with conservation projects around the globe. Earthwatch has been our top-rated voluntourism company for the last two years.

Signature Trip: Wildlife of the Mongolian Steppe; hiking; 14 days; Mongolia

New in 2009

  • Name:Samburu: Communities and Wildlife
  • Destination:Kenya
  • Duration:13 days
  • Price:$2,150


Countries Visited

  • Africa:Kenya, Madagascar, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia
  • Asia:Armenia, China, Japan, Mongolia, Thailand, Vietnam
  • Europe:Czech Republic, England, Spain, France, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Scotland
  • Latin America:Brazil, Belize, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Oceania:Australia, Fiji, Micronesia
  • U.S. & Canada:Canada
Photograph courtesy of EarthWatch Institute
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