A total of 18 new itineraries have been added for 2017 as part of the National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures lineup, including trips through the storied landscapes of Namibia, Japan and Canada. The new itineraries take the total number of tours in the collection to 83.
Among the highlights of the 2017 Journeys lineup are seven new itineraries in Africa, including Wonders of Namibia, which features a lecture and guided game drive with the National Geographic-associated Cheetah Conservation Fund.
The new Iconic Japan trip has travellers making sushi with a local chef, watching an ancient martial arts performance, and learning Zen calligraphy. For wildlife enthusiasts, the Canadian Polar Bear Experience provides a rare opportunity to see polar bears in their natural habitat, alongside an expert from Polar Bears International, an organisation that has collaborated with National Geographic.
Launched in January 2016, the Journeys collection offers hands-on exploration and meaningful interactions with people and places at an accessible price point.
“The success of this partnership in its first year has far surpassed our hopes, attracting thousands of new bookings, and rave post-trip reviews from our travellers. It shows us that travellers want experiences that enrich their minds, hearts and spirits.” says Jeff Russill, vice president of product, G Adventures.
With an emphasis on discovery, storytelling, local immersion and social good, all Journeys tours offer unforgettable experiences to travellers who appreciate having free time and flexibility, but value the structure and security that come with small group travel. Each trip is led by a knowledgeable local guide known as a Chief Experience Officer (CEO), and is filled with opportunities to connect with local cultures. Travellers also visit projects and initiatives associated with G Adventures or National Geographic that help improve local livelihoods and protect natural and cultural heritage.
“Over the past year, we’ve been thrilled to see how this new line of trips has resonated with all kinds of travellers, in particular younger travellers seeking an authentic way to connect with another part of the world,” says Lynn Cutter, executive vice president of National Geographic Travel.
The 18 new National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures trips for 2017 are now available for sale with departures beginning in April 2017. The new trips include:
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