We are Caligo Ventures, a leader in eco-tourism, birding and wildlife tours, and travel since 1983. We offer three areas of nature travel expertise: Guided Group Tours, Independent Birding Ventures (IBVs), and Relaxing Lodge Stays.
Our strongest association is with the Asa Wright Nature Centre (AWNC) on Trinidad and Tobago. We are proud to be the exclusive North American booking agent for the Centre, supporting their conservation mission through ecotourism. The Centre’s famed Verandah is a must stop for every birding enthusiast ― you may see 40 life birds before breakfast!
Beyond Trinidad, we offer independent travel packages (IBVs) to birding and nature-rich destinations throughout the New World Tropics and in parts of the USA, using quality eco-lodges and local guides. We are known for our guided small-group tours to a host of destinations, including Belize, Panama, Costa Rica, Honduras, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, and Africa. Caligo Ventures’ tours are now all shared with, and operated by, our partner company, Naturalist Journeys. Caligo’s senior guide, Rafa Campos-Ramirez, still leads several tours.
Caligo Ventures and Naturalist Journeys are partner companies that operate out of one office, based in Portal, Arizona. Having merged operations, we offer a fantastic array of nature and birding travel opportunities. Call or email one of our Travel Planners to join a tour, or to plan independent travel exclusively for you. Additionally, we set up group tours for organizations, family, and friends.
Caligo Ventures’ Travel Options
Photo credits: White-necked Jacobin bathing by Buck Snelson