ADVENTURE TRAVEL BUILT ON AN EXTRAORDINARY LEGACY OF EXPLORATION
For more than 130 years, National Geographic has sent its scientists, storytellers, and adventurers across continents and into remote cultures in an effort to better understand our planet and its people. 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 the experience.
National Geographic Expeditions offers premium travel experiences that embody the renowned National Geographic spirit of adventure, conservation and education. When you travel with us, you gain access to unique people and places. You’re enriched by the knowledge of certified National Geographic experts and guides, and by local experts we meet along the way. And you give back. Simply by taking a trip with National Geographic, you support the work of our explorers and researchers.
We operate hundreds of trips each year, spanning all seven continents and visiting more than 80 destinations. Our trips are curated to reflect our travellers’ broad spectrum of interests. We travel on land, aboard small ships and along classic train routes, and we furthermore offer special trips for photographers, families and independent travellers. Our expeditions offer boundless opportunities to be surrounded by natural wonders and exotic wildlife, to explore celebrated archaeological sites, to learn about different cultures and share in local traditions.
Driven by a spirit of curiosity, our guests travel with us to enjoy an unforgettable voyage, to discover the planet’s natural beauty, and to meet its inhabitants. This experience is an extraordinary opportunity to expand one’s horizons, and upon returning, to share that wonder and emphasise the need to protect the environment.
By travelling with us you become part of National Geographic.
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC DIFFERENCE
Knowledge. Explore with our experts.
When you travel with National Geographic you deepen your understanding of the world—whether you’re climbing into ice tunnels with a glaciologist in Iceland or encountering Maya ruins with an archaeologist. From the scientists, photographers, and explorers who lead our trips to the local guides and experts we meet in the field, you’ll be surrounded by people who are steeped in knowledge and insights about the places we go. And they’re passionate about sharing that knowledge with you.
Access. Immerse yourself in real destinations and local communities.
National Geographic opens doors around the globe. Our relationships with scientists, storytellers, museums, and active research sites allow us special access to places and people, including our own grantees, whose field sites we visit wherever we can. Travelling with us, you go behind the scenes to get a close-up view of work that’s helping illuminate and protect the world’s cultural and natural treasures, from research on elephants in Kenya, to efforts to conserve China’s flora and fauna.
Our travels are all about the experience; enriching, authentic, educational, challenging, unique.
Give Back. When you travel with us, you make a difference.
Our unique travel experiences aim to inspire people to care about the planet by providing meaningful opportunities to explore it. We’re committed to sustaining the character and integrity of each destination we visit—by supporting local economies and by invigorating passionate stewards who remain committed to protecting the places and people we encounter, long after returning home.
Every year, we distribute a portion of our proceeds to the non-profit National Geographic Society, which awards more than 575 grants a year to scientists, educators, innovators, and storytellers around the globe who are working to preserve species and ecosystems, protect cultures, and advance understanding of our planet and its inhabitants.*
These initiatives include the Pristine Seas Project, which seeks to identify and preserve the last untouched areas in the ocean; the Big Cats Initiative, a program to protect endangered felines worldwide; and the Enduring Voices Project, which recently documented a language in India that had previously been unknown to linguists.
Exploration like this happens because of travellers like you.
* To learn more visit natgeo.com/giveback