If you have ever longed to go back in time to see forests unspoiled by development and a human culture untainted by technology, then Bhutan is a destination you must experience! Nestled between India and China, the Kingdom of Bhutan has a tradition of respect for the environment, with a quarter of the country preserved in national parks and sanctuaries. ICF Co-Founder Dr. George Archibald will lead a group tour of Bhutan October 31-November 18, 2015 (view the trip schedule). This magical journey will take you through deep valleys and towering mountain passes, and provide opportunities to observe more than 100 species of birds including the most endangered of herons, the White-bellied Heron, as well as hornbills and gorgeous pheasants. A highlight will be the Crane Festival at the beautiful temple monastery in the Phobjikha Valley. The festival celebrates with music and costumed dance the return of the Black-necked Cranes to their winter home. Throughout the excursion you will be delighted by the timeless culture, and the matchless hospitality of the Bhutanese people.
Trips to Bhutan fill quickly. Click here to register on our partner travel agency's website (enter group number 151105 following the "Search by G number" field to locate the Bhutan trip details).
White-naped Cranes on the steppes of Mongolia. Photo by the Wildlife Science and Conservation Center of Mongolia
Now is the time to answer that yearning for adventure! Join ICF Co-founder Dr. George Archibald June 5-16, 2015 on the trip of a lifetime to Mongolia, where human numbers are low, and nature abounds. You will view the indigenous Przewalski’s horses in their expansive steppe habitat, experience life in a ger camp, and participate in a Crane Festival. Along the way you will visit important historic and cultural sites, observe nesting White-naped Cranes among many endemic species of birds, and listen to expert commentary from George about ICF initiatives to help protect the birds and their habitats.