Have you ever watched an Indiana Jones movie and hoped to experience a similar adventure of a lifetime? Under the guidance of Indy himself, “If you want to be a good archaeologist, you gotta get out of the library!” and that is exactly what you can now do. Pack your passports, Jones fans, because you can now explore every fascinating corner of the earth with National Geographic Expeditions! There are so many new itineraries to enjoy, each one taking you through the local culture and history of each location that helped to create each of the films. Let’s see where you can go on your next adventure.
Fresh out of the opening scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark, where Indy navigates through an ancient Peruvian temple, it’s time to visit the natural wonders of Peru!
The Peru: Land of the Inca trip and Wild Galapagos and Peru Escape Expedition Cruise also brings travelers to amazing ruins and archeological sites – without booby traps, of course. With the help of local experts, explore archeological sites in the Sacred Valley that have yielded incredible historical insights into a thriving Inca community and see the famous ruins at Machu Picchu.
The Portuguese coast was featured in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and makes for the perfect destination for fans seeking a southern European experience.
The coastline is a beautiful spot to sail, and travelers on the Culture and Cuisine: From Oporto to Basque Country by Sea expedition cruise will get to experience that voyage as they make their way from Portugal all the way to Bordeaux, France.
During their time at port in Lisbon, travelers will learn about Portugal’s seafaring history with a tour of monuments from the Age of Exploration, including the 16th-century Belém Tower. This incredible shoreside UNESCO World Heritage Site was once used to defend the city!
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The next destination on offer is Eygpt which was explored in Raiders of the Lost Ark when Indy’s travels bring him to Cairo. Explore burial chambers and ancient sights to learn more about the landmarks seen in the film.
The Egypt: Ancient Wonders of the Legendary Nile trip will head there as well, along with National Geographic Experts that share rare behind-the-scenes perspectives and insights.
Just like Indy and Marion, travelers will discover ancient architectural marvels in Cairo. Brave explorers will be thrilled to embark on an excursion into an interior burial chamber inside the Great Pyramid of Khufu, the largest structure in the Pyramids of Giza.
Along the way, travelers also have a chance to discover treasures of their own at a local market called Khan el-Khalili. This well-known market has a wide variety of goods for sale and a great selection of food options, just like the one that Indy and Marion visited.
Who can forget the iconic Indiana Jones scene from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, where Indy is racing to save his father in an Austrian Castle? Well, your motorcycle might not end up in flames, but this is your chance to explore the area.
National Geographic Expeditions travelers on the Danube River Cruise: Budapest to Vilshofen will get to enjoy all the beauty and amazing architecture of nearby castles during their time in Vienna – and you won’t want to miss the guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace. The property was the summer residence of the imperial family, and the well-preserved décor truly takes you back in time.
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We are off to enjoy the beauty of the Himalayan Mountains, like in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Prepare your senses for the natural and man-made beauty of India.
Traveling to places not easily accessible by road is a huge perk of embarking on India’s Fabled Rajasthan by Rail trip with National Geographic Expeditions. From meeting locals in small villages to taking in the majesty of the iconic Taj Mahal, this itinerary helps you experience all the aspects that make India a can’t-miss country for travelers.
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What Indiana Jones-inspired trip would be complete without exploring the Venetian catacombs? Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade brought us to the historical epicenter of Italy, and now, you can visit with National Geographic.
Venice is a popular stop on the Italy: Renaissance Cities and Tuscan Life trip with National Geographic Expeditions. During a guided (and much slower) tour of the city, travelers will explore the UNESCO World Heritage site with the insights of National Geographic Experts.
Remember the scene where Indy pops out of a manhole right in the middle of an outdoor café? You probably won’t see a recreation of this scene during your private, after-hours dinner at Saint Mark’s Basilica in the very same Piazza San Marco, but it’s always fun to dream!
Though we have not seen it yet, our favorite archaeologist has been filming in Morocco. “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny,” which premieres on June 30, 2023, is reported to be featuring areas around this incredible country.
Have you heard of this trend? Set-jetting is when you visit the places where your favorite movies or shows are filmed, and the Morocco: Legendary Cities and the Sahara trip with National Geographic Expeditions is a great chance to discover the region where the cast and crew filmed the latest installment in this beloved franchise.
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So many incredible adventures to have with these new itineraries on offer. Touring with the support of an agency like National Geographic is a great way to see so much more of the countries you are visiting. Local guides and support help you navigate the culture and enjoy the best of what each location has to offer. Which trip sounds the most exciting to you?
Zoë Wood is a travel writer from Sydney, Australia. Since her first visit to Disneyland at the age of 6, she has spent her years frequently visiting Disney Parks and traveling around the world.
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