Explore. Inspire. Protect.

with International Expeditions & The Nature Conservancy


Discover your true nature while delving into the habitats, cultures, cuisine, current issues and traditional lore of Earth's wildest regions! International Expeditions' award-winning small-ship voyages and inspirational escorted journeys offer an authentic and immersive look at the world’s natural and cultural wonders — all through the eyes of passionate, knowledgeable locals.

Just by traveling with IE, you are helping to support the Conservancy’s work in 69 countries and all 50 United States.*

As part of this partnership, a portion* of your expedition fare will support the Conservancy and its mission to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends, which includes projects like:

  • Providing environmental planning support to indigenous organizations in the Peruvian Amazon
  • Working to ensure the long-term sustainability of 16 million hectares of temperate grasslands in Argentina
  • Protecting the world’s largest free-ranging herd of black rhinos in Namibia’s Etosha National Park
  • Preserving 24 million hectares in Brazil against illegal deforestation

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Added Values for International Expeditions Travelers
IE guests also benefit from this partnership! You’ll learn more about the Conservancy’s work worldwide as well as how we can all protect nature. Qualifying guests will also receive a complimentary one-year Conservancy membership**, including:
  • One year of the Nature Conservancy magazine, an award-winning publication filled with stunning photos & conservation success stories
  • Opportunity to sign up for Great Places monthly e-newsletter with inspiring nature photography, tips for living an eco-friendly life & conversation news
  • Updates on conservation innovations in your state
  • Invitations to special events & local volunteer opportunities


About The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect the lands and waters on which all life depends. Together with its more than 1 million members and 600 scientists, the Conservancy has protected 120 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide, and operates more than 100 marine conservation projects globally. The Conservancy works on the ground in all 50 U.S. states and more than 60 countries. To learn more, visit www.nature.org.


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Black Rhino Conservation in Namibia

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*Between February 4, 2016 and December 31, 2018, International Expeditions will contribute 0.5% of the retail price of a direct sale within the United States of a tour, vacation package, or expedition by International Expeditions, with a minimum guaranteed contribution of $244,650 to The Nature Conservancy. The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the land and waters on which all life depends. More information about the Conservancy is available by mail at 4245 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22203, by phone at (800) 628-6860, or at www.nature.org. A "direct" sale shall not include any bookings for non-US customers, any travel agent, special interest or group bookings, or any cancelled or refunded bookings other than cancelled bookings for which the entire tour, vacation package, or expedition price is retained by International Expeditions; and the price of a tour, vacation package, or expedition shall not include any taxes, fees, or incremental purchases such as, but not limited to, air fare, park fees, extra hotel nights, trip extensions, etc. 

** Upon completion of your IE journey you will be enrolled as a member of The Nature Conservancy and receive a complimentary one-year membership and subscription to Nature Conservancy magazine. You will be responsible for continuing your membership beyond the first year if you wish to remain a member. This offer is only available to U.S. residents who are not current members of The Nature Conservancy. Allow 8-12 weeks for magazine delivery after qualifying. Offer sponsored by The Nature Conservancy.