- About Our Program
- Why Travel With Us
- Our Trips
- Nat Geo Experts
- Trip Leaders
- Q&A with Trip Leader Regina Yopak
- Q&A with Trip Leader Gaston Lacombe
- Q&A with Trip Leader Ross Weinberg
- Q&A with Trip Leader Nathalie Chardon
- Q&A with Trip Leader Chris Johns
- Q&A with Trip Leader Steve Byrne
- An Interview with William Lu
- An Interview with Jamie Alfieri
- An Interview with Simone Levine
- An Interview with Tasha Van Zandt
- Q&A with Trip Leader Ricky Qi
- Q&A with Trip Leader Claire Bangser
- Q&A with Trip Leader Nicole Büttner
- School Groups
Why Travel With Us
Since National Geographic’s earliest days, our explorers have gone to great lengths to discover the unknown, immerse themselves in extraordinary places, encounter new cultures, and investigate nature firsthand. The same philosophy applies to our trips. We strive to create authentic and meaningful travel experiences that bring you to wonders both hidden and celebrated around the globe. Our founders sought to understand “the world and all that’s in it.” Our trips aim to do just that: to inspire a thirst for discovery and a passion for the wonders of our planet.
With our innovative itineraries, our top-notch experts, and a thriving network of resources all over the world, we have the privilege of offering you exceptional travel experiences. What is the National Geographic difference? Just take a look:
Travel Like an Explorer
There’s a certain spirit that has driven National Geographic adventurers to all corners of the Earth. You feel it when you travel with us. You’ll be out in the field with our experts, who are fueled by curiosity and a desire to understand our planet and its inhabitants. Much more than a tourist, you become a thoughtful explorer who is passionate about our world.
Explore Your Passion
Throughout your trip, you’ll delve deeper into your surroundings by exploring through the lens of one or more topics—photography, wildlife conservation, community service, creative writing, marine biology, and more. As you explore, you’ll create a tangible project that you can take back home, such as a photography portfolio or a study on local wildlife.
Authentic and Sustainable Experiences
We’re committed to sustaining the natural and cultural heritage of each place we visit. We support local economies in our choice of accommodations and services, increase students’ appreciation for other cultures through meaningful exchange, and invest in offset projects for the carbon emissions associated with activities and travel in our destinations.
Build Lasting Relationships
One of the highlights of your trip is sure to be your traveling companions—students from across the globe who are also enthusiastic about exploring. And you’ll find role models in your experts and trip leaders who are photographers, writers, scientists, and explorers pursuing fascinating careers that are helping to make the world a better place.
Make a Difference
When you travel with us, you support the National Geographic Society’s mission to explore and protect the planet. We return 27% of our proceeds to the Society, which 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.