National Geographic Expeditions has announced new 2023 departure dates for their Signature Land, Private Expedition, and River Cruise itineraries, including a reimagined trip, Costa Rica: Wildlife and Conservation. These exciting offerings will take travelers to destinations around the world along with knowledgeable National Geographic Experts or guides who will share their experiences.
Offering premium, fully planned itineraries, National Geographic Expeditions’ curated Signature Land trips boast a small group of 16-25 travelers and combine the best of exploration with an in-depth review of the history, culture, heritage, and natural wildlife of a destination. National Geographic Expeditions’ 2023 Signature Land dates feature top itineraries including Patagonia, Egypt, India, and Borneo. The enhanced eight-night, nine-day expedition to Costa Rica leads travelers through the country’s rich biodiversity and conservation efforts. During this trip, explorers will visit wetlands and tropical rainforests where they may see sloths, monkeys, birds, frogs, and more in their natural habitat; visit a family-run coffee, cacao, and sugarcane plantation; join researchers at the Monteverde Institute to participate in cloud forest conservation projects; and journey to the Leatherback Turtle Trust to learn about monitoring turtles. National Geographic Expert, Vanessa Bezy, a National Geographic Society grantee, marine biologist, and wildlife conservationist, will also join select departures to share her passion for conservation.
National Geographic River Cruises take travelers to grand cities, forgotten villages, and the endless countryside all while exploring some of Europe’s most historic waterways aboard world-class ships with AmaWaterways, a premier luxury river cruise line. Each departure is accompanied by a National Geographic Expert—such as a historian, author, or archaeologist—who gives presentations on board and accompanies daily included excursions, and a National Geographic Photographer who offers professional tips on technique and artistry to help voyagers capture incredible moments.
Travelers can book early and save $750 per person on 2023 National Geographic Expeditions River cruises beginning January 10, 2022 through March 10, 2022 for all 2023 departures. Travelers can choose from five itineraries, including Holland and Belgium in Springtime River Cruise, Danube River Cruise, Danube Christmas Markets, Rhine River Cruise, and Rhine Christmas Markets. Availability is limited.
Complete with a curated itinerary designed by the National Geographic Expeditions team, Private Expeditions give travelers exclusive opportunities to explore extraordinary places with their chosen companions on their preferred dates. Private Expedition destinations include Egypt, Peru, Morocco, Ecuador, and China.
Bookings for additional 2023 Signature Land, Private Expedition, and River Cruise itineraries open to the public on January 13, 2022. Bookings open early for the following travelers:
- January 10 – Lifelong Explorers and Grosvenor Council members
- January 11 – Past National Geographic Expeditions Guests
- January 12 – Disney Vacation Club Members, Golden Oak Residents and Club 33 members
If you book your Adventures by Disney vacation through Dreams Unlimited Travel – reach out to Kevin Klose to get started – you can receive an exclusive early booking discount based on the price of your adventure at the time of booking.
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