Transformative Travel

National Geographic Expeditions celebrates your inner explorer.

People are innate explorers, and National Geographic Expeditions allows the explorer inside us all to reach to the far ends of the earth. For more than 130 years, the National Geographic Society has sent scientists, storytellers, and explorers across continents and into remote cultures, down to the oceans’ depths and up the highest mountains in an effort to better understand our planet. National Geographic Expeditions grew from this legacy as a way to invite others to explore—to encounter the wonders of the world up close, in depth, right at the source, and to be transformed by exploring extraordinary places.

National Geographic Expeditions span the globe and are designed to reflect travelers’ broad spectrum of interests. When traveling with National Geographic Expeditions, travelers enjoy endless opportunities to be surrounded by natural wonders and exotic wildlife, explore celebrated archaeological sites, learn about different cultures, and share in local traditions. A National Geographic Expert or expert team accompanies most expeditions, sharing knowledge and passion for a region and making each experience enriching and unforgettable.

Signature Land Trips

National Geographic Expeditions’ Signature Land Expeditions are premium, fully planned itineraries that provide an enriching, in-depth look at the history, culture, and natural heritage of a destination. Each group of 25 or fewer travelers is accompanied by a National Geographic Expert—an archaeologist, conservationist, or photographer—who offers insights on locations through fascinating presentations and informal discussions. Seasoned Expedition Leaders curate these personalized journeys, as well as knowledgeable local guides who join the group along the way. Guides can also provide special access to museums, sites, events, and experts in the field. High-end (or best available) hotels with many amenities, are chosen for their exceptional quality, location, and character.

River Cruising with National Geographic Expeditions

On a National Geographic River Cruise, a world-class ship is the basecamp from which to explore the world’s historic waterways. Choose from a wide range of guided excursions every day, from hikes and bike rides to in-depth experiences that focus on the natural world, culture and history. Again, you’ll travel with a National Geographic expert (such as an archaeologist or conservationist) who will give talks on board and accompany daily outings. A National Geographic Expeditions photographer joins all European sailings to share tips on technique and artistry. Enjoy all-inclusive service and amenities: personalized butler service, delicious meals served in a variety of dining venues, an open bar, wellness facilities, Wi-Fi, and spacious suites and lounges.

Private Expeditions

Private Expeditions are unique itineraries designed by National Geographic Expeditions to bring guests and their traveling companions—one, two, or 10—to extraordinary places. This is how the Private Expeditions work: Choose your ideal traveling companions—spouse, family, or a few friends. Pick travel dates that work for your group, and National Geographic Expeditions’ travel specialists will take care of all logistics. Explore with private guides throughout your trip, enriching the experience with knowledge and insights and stay in top accommodations, including some of the world’s leading sustainable lodges on most Private Expeditions.

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