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 twin-island nation of Trinidad and Tobago. For 40 years we were proud to be the exclusive North American booking agent for the Asa Wright Nature Centre, supporting their conservation mission through ecotourism. Challenges of the pandemic led to closure of this venerable pioneer ecolodge in January of 2020. Thankfully other delightful lodges have stepped up the challenge and we are able to continue our very popular birding and natural history tours, as well as independent travel. Eco-travel follows the laws of nature; when a large tree falls in the rainforest, new growth emerges, and until such time that the Centre may open again, we lend our expertise to planning some exciting days ahead for our travelers to Trinidad and Tobago.
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 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