Have you ever dreamed of going on a real educational adventure to exotic places like the Darien Jungle, Panama’s remote islands, the Amazon Jungle, or the South African Bushfield? Join Outdoor Leadership Institute (OLI) expeditions and challenge yourself in an outdoor education program that will build your confidence, determination, and leadership skills. We can customize a trip of a lifetime for your family, group, or organization.


Darien Jungle Expedition

This is an 8-day expedition, which will get you in the water to surf, sea kayak, fish, learn about marine conservation, and the local environment. You will take part in engaging talks about local culture and life including visiting local villages in one of the most remote parts of the world. Travel by boat to visit Embera-Wounaan and Kuna tribes.

Lost Coast Diving Expedition

We offer 1 itinerary for the Lost Coast 2020 trips — 

  • 8 Days Saturday to Saturday

Experience the incredible diversity and beauty that Santa Catalina, Isla Coiba and the Lost Coast have to offer.  The remote village of Santa Catalina, with its charming boutiques and restraunts, is a hot spot for international visitors.  Isla Coiba and surrounding water is a Mecca for divers and adventurers alike.  Whether learning how to Scuba or going for an advanced certificate our guides and instructors  will assure your time spent is memorable and enlightening.

Cultural Preservation

We offer 1 itinerary for the Cultural Preservation 2020 trips — 

  • 8 Days Saturday to Saturday

Explore and learn about the rich and diverse mix of cultures within this fascinating country.  From the native Indian tribes that continue to practice their centuries old traditions, to the European influences in architecture to the explosive growth of what is today Panama City our guided educational trip will expose you to the beautiful cultures of Panama.

Sustainable Forestry

We offer 1 itinerary for the Forestry 2020 trips — 

  • 8 Days Saturday to Saturday

You will be staying in Panama City on your arrival day. Panama is a vibrant city worth visiting, great restaurants and the night life is world class. There are many options for accommodation from hostels to 5 star hotels.

South Africa

Wildlife Conservation

Explore the Southern point of Africa. The place where you can rest beneath the stars next to a crackling campfire and wake up to an endless array of adrenaline boosting activities. South Africa is known for its diverse and phenomenal wildlife and sightings of the magnificent big 5 can be guaranteed. If you love nature this Outdoor Leadership Institute trip will be one you remember for a lifetime.

Johannesburg Adventure

New trip in planning for late 2020.

At Sea

At Sea

We offer 1 itinerary for the At Sea 2020 trips — 

  • 8 Days from Saturday to Saturday

For the last decade, Mama Nido has been on station in Panama and occasion­ally, Costa Rica. Differing from a large traveling sport fisher, the Mama Nido allows non-fishing guests to partake in other activities while abroad such as diving, snorkeling, kayaking, and other paddle sports. It offers accessibility for extended periods in the most remote of anchorages, yet provides the comfort of home. Panama has so much to see and do and seeing it on the Mama Nido is an experience like no other.

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