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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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Kim Heacox

Specialties: Author, Photographer

Award-winning writer, photographer, and conservationist Kim Heacox has lived in Alaska for 25 years. He has written four books for National Geographic, most recently An American Idea: The Making of the National Parks. Kim is also the author of Alaska Light and the memoir The Only Kayak: A Journey Into the Heart of Alaska. His photography has appeared in National Geographic magazine. Kim has made numerous journeys to Arctic Svalbard and Antarctica, and spends much of his time writing about and photographing life in Earth's polar regions.

Field Notes from Previous Expeditions

A Day in Alaska...Tracy Arm Fjord

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 s ... Read More

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