New and Hot National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures

National Geographic and internationally acclaimed tour operator G Adventures have introduced 70 trips in the new National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures line. 

National Geographic and G Adventures have similar core values, an aligned sense of social responsibility and a shared belief in the positive impact that travel can have on the world.  With trips lasting from seven to 21 days and most priced from USD $1,500 to $5,000 per person, National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures will introduce travelers to an eye-opening variety of experiences that range from educational and thought-provoking to awe-inspiring and truly wild. All of the tours are designed to offer fun, hands-on exploration and meaningful encounters to travelers who appreciate having more free time and choices, but seek the structure and security that comes with traveling in a group.

Each National Geographic Journey tour will be led by a knowledgeable local guide — known as a Chief Experience Officer (CEO) — from G Adventures; most groups will be limited to 16 guests or fewer. During these tours, travelers will have the opportunity to connect with local people and cultures while discovering places where National Geographic’s explorers and storytellers have shaped history.  The 70 new itineraries accessibly priced, experiential tours include:

  • Explore Costa Rica: Travelers will get special access to the Monteverde Institute, a research center supported by National Geographic, and have a chance to participate in the center’s reforestation efforts. Get to know the idyllic community of San Miguel de Sarapiquí on a tour of Mi Cafecito, a G Adventures-supported coffee co-op that has helped bring economic benefits to this region through tourism. Meet with researchers on a visit to the Sea Turtle Conservancy, co-founded by National Geographic grantee Archie Carr, to learn about the four species of sea turtles found in Tortuguero and the threats they face. 14 days.
  • Explore Kruger National Park: On this trip into South Africa’s iconic national park, travelers will go on a game drive with a researcher from the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Carnivore Conservation Program, who will share insights into the behavior of cheetahs and other carnivores and the effort to protect them. This project, led by National Geographic grantee Kelly Marnewick, is part of the Society’s Big Cats Initiative. Seven days.

  • Brazil Journey: On a journey that combines architecture and gastronomy with natural wonders, travelers will encounter the thunder of Iguaçu Falls and observe wildlife alongside a local biologist, discover the diverse flavors of São Paulo and get to know the UNESCO World Heritage site of Paraty. Next year is an especially exciting time to visit Brazil as it is poised to host the 2016 Summer Olympics. Nine days. 

  • Botswana Safari Experience: One of National Geographic Traveler magazine’s 20 must-see places to visit in 2016, Botswana is blessed with natural wealth — and a commitment to preserve it. On this journey, travelers will hear indigenous storytellers spin folk tales by an evening fire, drift in a houseboat through the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Okavango Delta and see the many elephants of Chobe National Park. 10 days.

  • Discover Sri Lanka: Travelers will delve into the ancient empires of Sri Lanka as well as its wilderness and its modern-day culture. Explore the history of ayurvedic healing with a local practitioner who will show which herbs and spices help cure common ailments. Visit the CIC Seed Farm, which works with more than 20,000 farmers in Sri Lanka to improve crop quality, and see the fortress that once guarded the ancient city of Sigiriya. Ride along with a forest ranger by jeep in Wilpattu National Park to look for leopards and learn about conservation efforts. 12 days.

Before they depart, travelers who book a Journeys tour will receive exclusive articles and stories about the destination they are visiting from National Geographic and G Adventures. For more information, contact Jubilee Travel now.