Welcome to Tropical Herping

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TH News and Updates
New herping trip report
We are back from Costa Rica. The trip was a success. We found 83 species of amphibians and reptiles in just 13 nights of search. Read more »
Pinocchio tour in Séptimo Paraíso
Everyone is talking about the elusive Pinocchio Anole, but almost no one has seen it. Become one of the first by visiting Séptimo Paraíso. Read more »
Stories from Itapoa Reserve
We are back from Itapoa. The trip was a success. We found 74 species of amphibians and reptiles, including four species of vipers. Read more »
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What is herping and herpetography all about?

Herping is searching for amphibians and reptiles in the wild, while herpetography is the process of documenting this diversity through technical and artistic photography.

What can we offer you?

An opportunity to escape from the routine and join us on an exciting adventure to experience tropical wildlife at its best!

We offer a variety of instructional tours aimed at discovering and documenting the diversity of reptiles and amphibians in the tropics. It is our greatest aspiration to teach you everything about this diversity during a once in a lifetime adventure to some of the world's most pristine and magical destinations. For this reason, we offer instructions in specialized field methods and photographic techniques for herpetology (the study of reptiles and amphibians) while ensuring an unforgettable and delightful travel.

Our tours combine two integrative stages: an unique searching experience, called herping, in which you will enjoy unforgettable encounters with reptiles and amphibians; and an entertaing photographic opportunity, called herpetography, in which you will learn to document their marvelous shapes and colors through photography.

At Tropical Herping, we want you to have fun learning the techniques for finding frogs, snakes, lizards and crocodiles (collectively known as herpetofauna) and the skills to study them in the field. We want you to improve your knowledge on this tropical fauna while helping you develop and enhance your habilities to document it with photographic equipment.

Thanks for visiting our website. We look forward to sharing our passion on herps by leading you on an unique and enriching travel adventure.