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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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Activity Levels

Our adventures are planned with reasonably paced itineraries, incredible attention to detail, and the right mix of fun, learning, and physical challenge that ensures a memorable trip. Whether you're hiking the coast of Wales or climbing to the top of Kilimanjaro, you will find our adventures both physically active and culturally rewarding.

Take a look at the activity levels below to find the trip that is right for you.

Easy

Trips rated EASY typically have 1-3 hours of activity per day, with hikes/walks less than 3 miles on mostly flat terrain at altitudes of up to 3,000 feet. Itineraries with kayaking will have less than 2 miles of paddling per day.

The following trips are rated Easy:

Easy/Moderate

Trips rated as EASY/MODERATE are designed for travelers seeking a trip that includes some days with an EASY activity level, and some days with a MODERATE activity level.

The EASY days typically have 1-3 hours of activity per day, with hikes/walks less than 3 miles on mostly flat terrain at altitudes of up to 3,000 feet. Itineraries with kayaking will have less than 2 miles of paddling per day.

The MODERATE days typically have 3-6 hours of activity per day, with hikes up to 10 miles on rolling or mountainous terrain with some steep ascents/descents and uneven trails at altitudes of up to 8,000 feet. Itineraries with kayaking will have 3-7 miles of paddling per day.

The following trips are rated Easy/Moderate:

Moderate

Trips rated MODERATE typically have 3-6 hours of activity per day, with hikes up to 10 miles on rolling or mountainous terrain with some steep ascents/descents and uneven trails at altitudes of up to 8,000 feet. Itineraries with kayaking will have 3-7 miles of paddling per day.

The following trips are rated Moderate:

Moderate/Strenuous

Trips rated as MODERATE/STRENUOUS are designed for travelers seeking a trip that includes some days with a MODERATE activity level, and some days with a STRENUOUS activity level.

The MODERATE days typically have 3-6 hours of activity per day, with hikes up to 10 miles on rolling or mountainous terrain with some steep ascents/descents and uneven trails at altitudes of up to 8,000 feet. Itineraries with kayaking will have 3-7 miles of paddling per day.

The STRENUOUS days typically have 5-8 hours of activity per day, with hikes up to 10-12 miles on mountainous, exposed terrain with steep ascents/descents and uneven trails at altitudes of up to 14,000 feet. Itineraries with kayaking will have up to 10 miles of paddling per day. Prior experience hiking at high elevation and a doctor’s release may be required.

The following trips are rated Moderate/Strenuous:

Strenuous

Trips rated STRENUOUS typically have 5-8 hours of activity per day, with hikes up to 10-12 miles on mountainous, exposed terrain with steep ascents/descents and uneven trails at altitudes of up to 14,000 feet. Itineraries with kayaking will have up to 10 miles of paddling per day. Prior experience hiking at high elevation and a doctor’s release may be required.

Ultimate Challenge

Designed for very fit and experienced hikers. Trips rated ULTIMATE CHALLENGE typically have 10 or more hours of activity per day, hiking 12 or more miles on remote, mountainous, exposed terrain with steep ascents/descents, and uneven trails at altitudes often exceeding 14,000 feet. Itineraries with kayaking will have 10 or more miles of paddling per day. Prior experience hiking at high elevation and a doctor’s release will be required.

The following trips are rated Ultimate Challenge: