Before our next catalog arrives in January, we want to give you an advance look at our exciting new National Geographic Expeditions for 2012.
Join National Geographic Emerging Explorer Aziz Abu Sarah on a new expedition to Israel, The Holy Land: Past, Present, and Future, inspired by Aziz’s work and peacebuilding efforts. On this remarkable journey that Aziz helped us design, discover historic and religious sites from Jerusalem to the West Bank to Tel Aviv, and experience them through the dual perspectives of the Israeli and Palestinian guides who will accompany us.
We also invite you on a new extraordinary private jet expedition, Celebrating 125 Years of Exploration with National Geographic. This historic journey will provide unprecedented access to National Geographic’s top mission programs around the world, and the scientists, anthropologists, archaeologists, and conservationists who are leading them. Among many highlights, meet Botswana’s San bushmen in the Kalahari Desert and trace their ancient legacy with geneticist Spencer Wells; explore the stunning coral islands of the Maldives with pioneering oceanographer Sylvia Earle; and search for Rwanda’s elusive mountain gorillas with primatologist and NatGeo WILD host Mireya Mayor.
Also new in 2012, experience the untouched beauty and incredible wildlife of North America’s national parks on a series of new expeditions in the United States and Canada. Discover these natural treasures with our experts, and learn about their geologic histories. On our special family departures, travelers of all ages can explore the parks together with fun, hands-on activities for adults and kids alike.
Learn more about these new trips below. We look forward to exploring with you in the new year!
12 Days | 2012 Departure Dates: October 12, November 2, 12 Days | 2012 Departure Dates:November 30, December 28
Immerse yourself in the history and culture of the Holy Land on an expedition inspired by the peacebuilding efforts of National Geographic Emerging Explorer Aziz Abu Sarah. Explore the City of David and Masada, glide across the Sea of Galilee, and discover Jerusalem through the eyes of Christians, Muslims, and Jews. Meet artists and politicians, settlers and refugees, imams and rabbis, and experience this fascinating region from their many perspectives. View itinerary.
Join us for an extraordinary private jet expedition to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the National Geographic Society. Celebrate this historic moment with a once-in-a-lifetime journey to ancient cities, fascinating sites, and natural wonders around the globe, where an unprecedented number of National Geographic Explorers-in-Residence, Fellows, and experts will share insights into their landmark research and fieldwork. View itinerary.
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National Geographic Adventures offer innovative itineraries that combine active exploration, cultural immersion, and lots of time off the beaten path. Join us in one of our spectacular destinations for an unforgettable adventure!
National Geographic’s role in preserving and promoting our national parks dates back nearly a century. Now, we invite you to join our experts on a new series of wilderness expeditions, which are designed to immerse you in the spectacular wildlife and majestic beauty of these natural treasures.
7 Days | 2012 Departure Dates: June 9, June 30, August 18
Amid Alaska’s rolling tundra and taiga forests, encounter diverse wildlife including caribou, moose, wolves, and Dall sheep. Explore Denali National Park’s magnificent interior on a variety of hikes, hit the trails on mountain bikes, and cruise through spectacular Prince William Sound to spot humpback whales and calving glaciers. View itinerary.
7 Days | 2012 Departure Dates: July 7, August 20, August 26
Discover the geologic and natural wonders of three national parks—Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon, and Zion. Hike amid Bryce Canyon’s maze of crimson-colored spires and Zion’s wonderland of slot canyons, hanging gardens, and waterfalls, and explore the swirling chasm of the Grand Canyon by raft and on foot. View itinerary.
7 Days | 2012 Departure Dates: August 11, August 25, September 10
From vast canyons to alpine lakes, delve into the geothermal and wilderness wonders of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Encounter Yellowstone’s spectacular wildlife and erupting geysers including iconic Old Faithful, and explore glacial valleys and winding rivers beneath the dramatic peaks of the Teton Range. View itinerary.
In Banff, Yoho, and Jasper National Parks, venture into a stunning wilderness of hanging glaciers, rushing rivers, and jeweled lakes. Spot a variety of wildlife, hike in blooming alpine meadows, and journey along the famed Icefields Parkway to encounter the largest ice cap in the Canadian Rockies. View itinerary.
Explore the national parks with the whole family. Our new Family Adventures are packed with engaging, hands-on activities for all ages, and include a kids’ coordinator to help facilitate the fun. Search for wildlife, wildflowers, and fossils on scavenger hunts; ride a mule along the Grand Canyon’s rim; and go hiking, horseback riding, river rafting, mountain biking, gold-panning, and more.