A once-in-a-lifetime adventure - with a positive impact. See how it works below.
1. Browse our tours and pick your dream destination.
2. Find an available date and book with our simple online platform.
3. Friends of Wallacea sends you all the information you need to complete your booking and prepare to travel.
4. Over 85% of all income goes to our partners to prepare your wildlife adventure and support conservation and research at the site.
5. You depart on the adventure of a lifetime. Return with jaw-dropping photos of the best wildlife and landscapes the world has to offer.
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How are we supporting conservation without travel?
About Friends of Wallacea
Friends of Wallacea partners with communities around the world to develop, market, and operate wildlife service tours and day tours that directly connect visitors’ spending to local economic growth and ecosystem stewardship. We are an initiative created in partnership with research organization, Operation Wallacea, to create opportunities for travelers to visit little-explored sites where only locals and scientists go. After all – this is where you find the best wildlife!
Despite the lack of international tourism today, we are committed to supporting our partners through online events, merchandise sales, and other fundraising to ensure conservation continues until travelers come back.
It's never too early to start dreaming of your next trip.
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2020 was tough, so are proud of what we achieved in our first year of business
sites on 3 continents
% income sent to local partners
ha. protected by our sites
bears spotted in Transylvania
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Our Accommodations and Adventures
From research centers to luxurious eco-lodges, wildlife-viewing day tours to week-long jungle expeditions, we offer front row seats to nature as only the locals and scientists see it. Visit one of our sites to get off the tourist track and immerse yourself in untouched landscapes steeped in culture and teeming with biodiversity.
Yes, your trip has a positive impact on our communities – but you’ll also disconnect and relax in wonder as you become a part of the local ecosystem. Just don’t be surprised if a bear wanders across your path, or a monkey jumps over your head. They were here first after all!
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We work with NGOs, research organizations, and local and indigenous communities to develop wildlife tourism that supports conservation.
Already dreaming of that post-Covid trip? Here's what you need to know:
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A unique opportunity to stay aboard the floating Rio Amazonas Research Station while studying the incredible biodiversity of the Peruvian Amazon.
This volunteer placement is for students looking to gain
How do we measure our impact? Download our newest report from Romania to find out which species we spotted and protected in 2020.
The report contains a complete record of all the amazing species we observed, drop your details here and we’ll send it straight to your inbox.
2020 was a tricky year but we still got some great research done at the Angofa Wildlife Centre in Transylvania. Learn about the impact you could have if you come volunteer with us this year!
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I enjoyed my stay on Silba Island so much that I decided to extend my trip by an extra 2 weeks! Felt great to have a fun trip whilst also making a positive impact – my highlight was the underwater clean-ups of seagrass meadow full of plastic rubbish!
- Kiran C.
I contacted Friends of Wallacea to see if there were any projects going on during Corona, as I wanted to do an internship as part of my Masters in Human Security. Thankfully they were very flexible and I was able to be part of some amazing projects in Croatia this summer. I gained a lot from the experience and I really enjoyed my time there!
- Natasha M.
I had an absolutely amazing experience and if ever I get the opportunity, I will make sure to let others know about you guys. Hopefully, I'll be going back to Angofa sometime soon!
- Alina R.