National Geographic was built upon a passion for discovery and a desire to understand the planet on a deeper level. Our earliest explorers liked to dig in; immerse themselves in new places; and get to know the local people and their traditions, cuisine, and everyday lives. Our trips are designed in the same spirit—to draw out the uniqueness of each destination through meaningful and enriching experiences.
Whether you’re traveling with a National Geographic scientist or photographer, or meeting local experts along the way, you’ll enjoy a personal, inside perspective on the places you’re exploring.
National Geographic opens doors around the globe so that you can enjoy access to special sites and events, as well as experts in the field—including our own grantees, whose discoveries have helped illuminate the world’s cultural and natural treasures.
There’s a distinct difference between visiting a place and truly experiencing it. We design every expedition to be a celebration of a remarkable destination and a genuine interaction with its culture. From the people we meet and the traditions we encounter to the way we travel and the places we stay, our experiences reflect the authentic character of each destination.
Now, more than ever, our planet needs our help. That’s why the National Geographic Society is expanding its commitment to save wildlife, protect our oceans, and fund researchers and explorers who are pushing the boundaries of knowledge. When you travel with us, you support this nonprofit work. A portion of the proceeds from all of our travel programs help fund critical research and conservation initiatives.