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Greig Smith Travels, in association with Panthera Journeys, welcome you to join us on a truly magnificent adventure in Herpetofauna. 


We love to share our passion for herping in this area, where the populations of flora and fauna continue to thrive!


The tour will focus on the Herpetofauna of the Region, although many other rare mammals and birds of North America inhabit the area (such as the Mexican Jaguar).  


The most biologically and ecologically diverse region in North America.  Explore spectacular wilderness led by an expert herpetological/wilderness guide.

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Banded Gila Monsters

Arizona Black Rattlesnake

Green Mojave Rattlesnake

Regal Ringed-Necked Snake & much more! 

JULY 17TH-31ST 2023

£2,497 per person
on sharing (twin-room) basis

Jump on to reserve your spot for just £500... with nothing more to pay until MAY 2023!

For the day-by-day itinerary, price and booking details, please contact

Tour Leader - Craig C. Canady, FP-C, ACSM, Founder of Panthera Journeys

Craig is an exceptionally talented individual. His passion for wildlife and the great outdoors is infectious. From a young age, Craig began exploring wilderness regions ranging from the Grand Canyon, The Sierra Nevada desert, The Rocky Mountains, Arizona, California, Utah, Florida to Alaska and more.

As his experiences in the back-country grew, so did his expertise in survival training, wilderness medicine, and map orienteering.  Before long he began working as a professional wilderness guide in the canyon country of Northern Arizona, Southern Utah and also in Alaska. He is a registered Paramedic, Critical Care Medic, Flight Paramedic and Wilderness Search and Rescue Paramedic. With wide ranging travel experience, he has also gone on expeditions throughout Costa Rica, Panama, Ecuador, Galapagos, Columbia, Peru, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and also Borneo.  Craig considers himself exceptionally lucky, where his love of adventure travel and wildlife has turned into his career. Enabling him to share his passion for ecology and conservation with others. At home, he cares for and breeds various reptiles including colubrids, boids, and native/non-protected species of Venomous Snakes of Arizona


Panthera specialise in herpetological and wilderness tours with a particular focus on ecology, survival training and conservation.

You don’t need to be a professional herper, you just need an appreciation for the outdoors, and a love of nature - but biologists, herpetologists also welcome! 


There’s something for everyone on these trips, with “life-changing” the words that often sums up the experience!

2022 Arizona = Herps Galore!


Crotalids (Vipers) | Northern Blacktail Rattlesnake | Twin Spotted Rattlesnake (Protected Species) | Desert Massasauga Rattlesnake (Protected Species) | Banded Rock Rattlesnake (Protected Species) | Arizona Black Rattlesnake | Arizona Ridgenose Rattlesnake (Protected Species) | Mojave Rattlesnake | Western Diamondback Rattlesnake | Tiger Rattlesnake | Rear-Fanged | Sonoran Brown Vinesnake | Sonoran Lyresnake | Elapids | Sonoran Coral Snake | Colubrids | Black-necked Garter Snake | Mexican Garter Snake | Checkered Garter Snake | Regal Ring-necked Snake | Sonoran Gopher Snake | Sonoran Whipsnake | Arizona Glossy Snake |  Variable Sandsnake | Chihuahuan Hook-nosed Snake | Thornscrub Hook-nosed Snake | Desert Nightsnake | Hooded Nightsnake | Northern Green Rat Snake | Sonoran Mountain Kingsnake | Desert Kingsnake | Desert/Mexican Black Kingsnake (Intergrade) | Arizona Milksnake | Mexican Hognose Snake | Eastern Patch-nosed Snake | Western Patch-nosed Snake | Sonoran Coachwhip | Sonoran Whipsnake | Smith’s Black-headed Snake | Plains Black-headed Snake | Chihuahuan Black-headed Snake | Yaqui Black-headed Snake | 



Madrean Alligator Lizard | Regal Horned Lizard | Texas Horned Lizard | Zebra Tail Lizard | Yarrow’s Spiny Lizard | Clark’s Spiny Lizard | Earless Lizard | Ornate Tree Lizard | Southwestern Fence Lizard | Slevin’s Bunchgrass Lizard | Striped Plateau  Lizard | Arizona Striped Whiptail | Gila Spotted Whiptail | Sonoran Spotted Whiptail| Desert Grassland Whiptail | Canyon Spotted Whiptail | Western Banded Gecko | Eastern Collared Lizard | Elegant Earless Lizard | Venomous Lizards | Gila Monster- (Banded and Reticulated) "Federally Protected Species" 


Ornate Box Turtle (Protected) | Sonoran Mud Turtle | Sonoran Desert Tortoise


Chiricahua Leopard Frog (Protected) | Lowland Leopard Frog | Canyon Tree Frog | Barking Frog | Western Narrow-Mouthed FrogGreen Toad | Red Spotted Toad | Couch Spadefoot Toad | Plains Spadefoot Toad | Mexican Spadefoot Toad | Sonoran Tiger Salamander "Protected Species"

2023: Last few spaces available for July 

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