National Geographic Expeditions will offer more than 30 in-depth land journeys, starting in late 2022 and 2023. Tours are available across the globe from the Middle East and Asia to the Americas, New Zealand and Africa.
National Geographic Expeditions’ journeys are custom-designed to give travelers access to National Geographic Society-funded initiatives around the world where they can take part in conservation activities. Examples include reforestation efforts in Costa Rica, planting a giant cam in a marine sanctuary in Palau, and joining a primatologist in search of chimpanzees in Uganda.
New in Southeast Asia
A highlight of next year’s offerings is a redeveloped Southeast Asia tour (Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia: Ancient Temples and Natural Wonders) that provides behind-the-scenes visits to several Southeast Asian wildlife conservation projects funded by the National Geographic Society, including the Tat Kuang Si Bear Rescue Center. The 16-night tour visits Ho Chi Minh City, Can Tho, Hue, Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Luang Prabang, and Siem Reap, with local experts joining at each stop.
Tour activities include some new experiences such as a sampan tour along the canals of Tan Phong Islet, followed by a cycle excursion through villages and a visit to the Cai Rang Floating Market. Tour goers will also visit the rarely-visited Angkor Conservation Center to see thousands of statues recovered from the archaeological sites. Other visits include tours of Emperor Tu Duc and Khai Dinh Tombs in Hue, as well as a visit to the Purple Forbidden City.
Tour dates run from late December to March 2023.
Bookings open May 26.