The National Geographic Mission


When You Travel with Us, You Make a Difference.

National Geographic Expeditions is committed to sustaining the character and integrity of each place we visit—its environment, culture, and heritage, as well as the well-being of its residents. In providing authentic travel experiences, we strive to support local economies in our choice of services. At the same time, we believe that the powerful positive effects of sustainable travel go beyond the long-term economic benefits, inspiring passionate stewards committed to protecting the places we visit.

When you travel with us, you make a difference. Your support is vital to National Geographic Society’s nonprofit mission to explore and protect the planet. Every year, the Society funds researchers and explorers 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 comprehensive 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.

National Geographic Expeditions also works with our travel partners to promote awareness about the world’s treasures and protect the places we explore together. The Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic (LEX-NG) Fund helps support conservation, research, education, and community development priorities in the regions our fleet explores, from Alaska to Galapagos to the Peruvian Amazon and beyond. Through the Grosvenor Teacher Fellow program, we have sent 145 exemplary educators to destinations such as Antarctica, Arctic Norway, and Galapagos aboard our fleet, to help them advance geographic knowledge in their classrooms. National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures also support local communities through a number of projects, from teaching hospitality skills to disadvantaged youth in Vietnam or helping establish a community restaurant in Peru.

"Traveling with National Geographic affords us many opportunities to learn about and see things we would not have the ability to access on our own."

Theresa Morin, traveler
Southern Italy and the Amalfi Coast expedition

*National Geographic Society receives funds from National Geographic Partners LLC (d/b/a National Geographic Expeditions), funded in part by your purchase. To learn more, visit