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Select your travel style--whether it's our signature expeditions, our active outdoors adventures, or our lower-priced journeys. Or choose how you want to travel: by train or small ship, on an expedition geared for photographers or for families, and more.

Trip Styles

Expeditions

Expeditions

Our expeditions feature innovative itineraries and special access to sites and field researchers, as well as the experts and local guides who accompany us.
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Adventures

Active Adventures

Explore by foot, by camel or kayak, or even by dogsled on an active adventure that combines spectacular places, physical challenge, and cultural interaction.
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Journeys

Journeys

Our newest small-group trips, provided in partnership with G Adventures, blend fun, hands-on exploration with meaningful cultural encounters, as well as more free time and choices.
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Trip Types

Small Ship Trips

Small Ship Voyages

Take to the sea aboard one of the six ships of the National Geographic–Lindblad fleet and explore the Galápagos, Alaska, and more with a team of experts.
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Land Trips

Land Trips

Our land trips are designed to immerse you in fascinating cultures and draw out the uniqueness of each destination through enriching and authentic experiences.
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Photography

Photography

Improve your photography skills with the guidance of a National Geographic photographer— whether you’re traveling through Japan or heading out on shoots during an intensive weekend workshop in New York City.
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Private Expeditions

Private Expeditions

Explore independently—with all the benefits of traveling with National Geographic—on a private trip with the travel companions and dates of your choosing.
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Train Trips

Train Trips

Wind through dramatic mountain scenery or observe scenes of everyday life, experiencing the world through the nostalgic lens of train travel.
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Private Jet Trips

Private Jet Trips

Experience fascinating places as far-flung as Easter Island and Marrakech on one epic journey, traveling with a team of experts in the comfort of a VIP-configured jet.
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Family Trips

Family Trips

Introduce your family to the magic of travel on trips designed for travelers of all ages that combine learning, discovery, and fun.
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Student Trips

Student Expeditions

Send your high school or middle school student on assignment with National Geographic to explore inspiring destinations in depth alongside our experts and trip leaders.
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Field Notes

 

What's it like to travel with National Geographic? Take a look at these reports from the field.

By Kim Heacox
April 2004

It began with the Ice Age—or so it seemed—as we motored deep into Tracy Arm, a 25-mile-long rock-ribbed vault festooned with waterfalls, tidewater glaciers, and diamond blue icebergs. Sunshine spilled over the high mountain walls as we gathered on deck, coffee and hot chocolate in hand, cameras at the ready. After breakfast we took to the Zodiacs through gardens of icebergs and listened to the white thunder of icefalls off the face of Sawyer Glacier…towers of ice plunging into the sea.

Afternoon found us in Williams Cove, where we paddled kayaks and hiked on the fringe of the lush, green Tongass National Forest, a temperate rain forest, one of the rarest biomes in the world. Returning to the Sea Bird, we found the lounge set up for a wine-tasting party, complete with cheeses, salmon, and chocolate.

After dinner, southbound in Frederick Sound, we gathered on deck in fading light to watch humpback whales sound and feed. One whale in particular spy hopped next to the Sea Bird again and again, rising out of the slate gray water like a giant dark orchid, a blossom in the sea, staring back at us as we stared at it. Then slowly it sunk away to end a wondrous day.

An interview with Wildlife Ecologist and Naturalist Casey Anderson by Ford Cochran


What's most wondrous to you about visiting Glacier Bay and the rest of Alaska's Inside Passage by ship?

When it comes to having the FULL Alaska experience, this is the only way to go. You get to feel the full grandeur of the glaciers, the mountains, and the sea all in one itinerary and you get to come face-to-face with the diverse wildlife that call it home.

When you talk to travelers about Alaska, what are a few of the key things or themes you share?

Alaska is still a frontier. When you travel to Alaska, you step back in time, its apparent untamed spirit and its vastness are humbling. Alaska is a place where you really feel how small you are in this BIG world.

What sorts of things have you seen while aboard the ship?

Alaska certainly is where the sky, mountains, and sea all come together in a perfect way and in a big way. To be in a Zodiac among stellar sea lions feeding on fish and to look to the sky at eagles swarming for the scraps and then to peer to the shore to see a brown bear waiting his turn…. It is truly amazing… and then you realize that YOU are part of it all, right there in the middle!

What would you tell someone who was considering coming to Alaska on this trip, but needed some convincing?

If you are considering a trip to Alaska, and you want to experience Alaska to the fullest… this is the only trip!

What was your favorite wildlife encounter during the voyage?

There were so many to choose from… grizzly bears interacting with wolves, a gathering of over 40 orcas, bubble-net feeding humpbacks, the list goes on and on. But I really was moved by the Dall’s porpoises. They seemed so playful and excited to experience us, coming from so far away as fast as they could swim to bow surf the ship’s wake and to look up at all of us looking at them. It was an awesome moment of sharing.