Orchid Trips

The OCA sponsors Orchids in the Wild® trips to show orchids in their native habitats, show the need for conservation, and to raise money for our conservation projects. Our trips are never more than 15 people, are hosted by local orchid knowledgeable guides, and are accompanied by an OCA director. Many of the past trips are detailed in our newsletters.

To reserve a spot on any of our trips please send a check for $500 per traveler made out to the Orchid Conservation Alliance to us at OCA, 564 Arden Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024. Payments, especially international payments, can also be made by wire transfer; please contact us for transfer details. Your $500 deposit holds your place on a trip. Full payment for the trips are due as specified in the individual itineraries. Deposits and payments are refundable if we can fill your spot on the trip with another traveler. Any trip may be canceled, with full refunds made, before full payment due dates if the required minimum number of registrants has not been met.

Upcoming Trips for 2019

Past Trips

2018 & 2017 Trips — To Be Posted

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Spring 2016 — Orchids of France

A fantastic trip led by Nancy Benay.

Summer 2015 — Botanical Illustration on the Brazilian Amazon

Brazilian botanical artist Dulce Nascimento and American print artist and illustrator Kathi McCord led us on a ten day trip aboard the Amazon riverboat ‘Otter’.

Spring 2015 — Orchids of Thailand

Peter Williams of Mae Tang Tours led the OCA group through temples, markets, orchid farms, wildlife sanctuaries, and mountain excursions for 15 amazing days.