“Chameleon” in Ancient Greek is (khamaileon), from (khamai), “on the earth”, and (leon), or “lion”. Put them together and we get “Earth Lion”.
We invite you to engage your adventuresome side.
Earth Lion Expeditions’ mission is to explore the cultural, historic, and aesthetic relationship of a country and its encompassing ecosystems while benefiting the people and environment in which we travel. We form new partnerships with local and national governments, local peoples, and local conservationists to create mutually beneficial scenarios in places that have not traditionally benefited from the tourism dollar. We do this in the least intrusive manner possible, preaching the concept of “blending in” or “not being touristy”
We are committed to consistently enriching the lives of people through responsible travel. To provide this experience we are bound only by the limits of our customer’s enthusiasm.
Ourr expeditions cover an assortment of cultural emphases, geographies, and eco-systems. We currently offer distinctive programs throughout North America, the Caribbean, Central America, South America, and Europe. We will be expanding into Africa and Asia over the coming years. The eco-systems we explore are hidden gems composed of national and regional preserves, natural phenomena, private conservancies, and uncharted paradise. Combining these systems with a healthy dose of adventure, we expose our travelers to a variety of unique opportunities each destination has to offer.
This philosophy creates an atmosphere of excitement and learning through adventure and awareness while helping to preserve endangered ecosystems and communities. Our programs are less about the stars in the hotel rating, but rather about the stars in the clear night sky. The stories are not being told between the covers of travel guides, but rather in the amazing narratives of the local people. We feel it is only when you decide to take the time to immerse yourself into the situation that the authentic experience unfolds.
Get off the Beaten Path
We expose our travelers to a variety of unique opportunities each destination has to offer.
As a company we are bound by nothing other than the limits of your enthusiasm to provide that experience.
The stories are not being told between the covers of travel guides, but rather in the amazing narratives of the local people.
We feel it is only when you decide to take the time to immerse yourself into the situation that the authentic experience unfolds.
Like the Chameleon itself we practice the concept of blending in.
To really take the time to develop relationships and access to the people and leadership that shape the communities in which we travel.
To learn about their often amazing narratives.
To expose ourselves to the raw physical beauty unveiled in our roving journey.
Yet minimize or offset our impact so not to overwhelm these treasures.
Earth Lion dedicates itself to blending in to all aspects of our world; cultural, historic, scientific, and aesthetic.