Earthwatch Institute vs Breakdown Safaris - Tour Companies Compared

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Overall — 5
Value — 5.0
Guide — 5.0
Activities — 4.5
Lodging — 5.0
Transportation — 4.5
Meals — 4.5
Overall — 0
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5.0 August 2015
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Thanks for the incredible Retreat to Catalina Island. You guys are great!

Tour Earthwatch Institute Company Reviews

Spend 1-2 weeks helping scientists get info, get to know one area really well.

5.0 February 2016
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0
My wife and I have been on 6 Earthwatch expeditions, and are getting ready for our next with Whooping Cranes on the Texas coast. The others have included catching and banding migrating birds in Hungary, world's biggest bighorn sheep in Gobi Desert of Mongolia, Asian elephant behavior in Thailand, and most recently helping apple growers in the Himalayas adapt to global warming's effect on pollinating insects. You don't have to know much about the research in advance--they teach you what to do and why. Earthwatch team members are volunteers in citizen science, a team of 8-12 people usually observing and counting efforts to assist gathering info in field biology, sociology, archeology, oceanography, and there are projects all over the world in all months. We choose one we can tie to a trip to a foreign country so it's not a separate plane trip halfway around the world. We pay our own expenses (tax deductible), but they provide lodging, meals, opportunity for learning about the area besides the research focus.
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Tour Earthwatch Institute Company Reviews

Tours 1 Trip 0 Trip
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 253 $ 0
Operator Type Group Tour Operator Group Tour Operator
Size Global Operator Local Specialist
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Group Tours
Service Level Luxury Standard
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Australia & Pacific
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Europe
  • Antarctica & the Arctic
  • Africa
Known For
  • 50+
  • 18 - 35
  • 50+
  • 18 - 35
  • Safari
  • Adventure
Headquarters Western Avenue Boston, MA, U.S.A. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Year Established 1971 N/A
Solo Friendly N/A N/A
Tour Languages N/A N/A
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        Earthwatch Institute is a tour operator that engages people worldwide in scientific field research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment. 

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