National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures is a collection of unique tours designed to take you deeper into the cultures and habitats of the places we explore. They offer more inclusions compared to other G Adventures Travel Styles, greater hands-on exploration, interactions with local experts, and the freedom to roam, all within the structure and security of travelling in a small group.
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National Geographic Family Journeys with G Adventures is a new line of trips for adventure-loving families in search of a meaningful way to discover the world together.
Why you should explore with us:
Unique, culturally immersive experiences
National Geographic Journeys take you deep into the culture and history of the places you visit. Combined with G Adventures’ nearly 30-year history of community-focused small group tours, it’s a travel experience like no other.
Travel with meaning
Many of our itineraries connect you to fascinating people and projects supported by National Geographic or G Adventures, creating meaningful experiences for travellers and local people alike.
Be in the know, before you go
As you prepare for your adventure, you will receive pre-trip articles from National Geographic to get you excited about your trip. You’ll have your explorer cap on before you’re even on the plane.
Change the world
National Geographic and G Adventures believe that travel can and should be a force for good in the world. By traveling with us, you support community projects and initiatives that improve livelihoods in the places we visit. You also help further the work of National Geographic’s scientists, explorers, and educators around the world.
Get more out of your adventure
These trips feature upgraded accommodations, cozier rides, more inclusions than other G Adventures Travel Styles.
Live like, and learn from, the local people
Your adventure will be led by a CEO (Chief Experience Officer) with specialized National Geographic training and a deep, locally informed knowledge of your destination.
Take comfort in your Journey
National Geographic Journeys feature upgraded accommodations compared to other G Adventures Travel Styles. We select our accommodations based on how well they represent the unique character of your destination. Want to see where you might be staying? Take a look:
Get an idea of what your adventure could be like from people who have enjoyed their travels with National Geographic Journeys.
I learnt so much about Costa Rica, its history, flora and fauna. I have some amazing memories and have made some firm friends from the tour. It was excellent and, as a result, I know I will be going back to Costa Rica in the future!
Jayenne C., Explore Costa Rica
It was a wonderful experience that I have already recommended to several friends. The accommodations were great and well located. Yoko was a well-organized, helpful and knowledgeable guide.
Patricia S., Iconic Japan
AMAZING! From being able to try such a variety of experiences, learning the culture and history to meeting NOW everlasting newer friendships from this vacation. This is by far one of the best, and most enriching vacations I have ever had—for both my husband and I.
Maria L., Explore Machu Picchu
Absolutely fabulous! This was the best vacation we have ever had in that we were part of a small group of people who all love the outdoors, learning and experiencing new places, foods, culture, and best of all, people! Our CEO was fantastic! He shared so much of his beautiful homeland with us through visits to hidden gems, meeting local people, sharing time and culture with the unique and lovely people of New Zealand. We hiked, we ate, we heard, we saw, we felt, and we laughed and hugged a lot! We left a piece of our hearts in New Zealand. What we took away from all this is a lifetime of fantastic memories.
Virginia D., New Zealand Journey
This trip totally exceeded my expectations. Our CEO, Moses, and driver, Edward, were both excellent and really made the adventure everything it was. They worked really well together and were really friendly, informative and enthusiastic. The wildlife itself was superb, better than I had hoped and because of the guys' enthusiasm I found myself interested in far more than just the bigger animals. The standard of accommodation and food was excellent and I really enjoyed all the activities included in the tour. The tour felt totally authentic, and it really felt like people were welcoming of us on the basis of the positive work done in the community.
Caroline D., Tanzania Safari Experience
This trip was truly an adventure worth taking. In one short week, I came face-to-face with 13 gorillas, sprinted through a forest in pursuit of chimpanzees, watched a mother hippo protectively shield her baby from our view, and listened to a pride of lions devour a buffalo carcass at sunset. Experiences like these provide lifelong memories, and as an added bonus, I made new lifelong friends as well. After planning this trip for over a year, the experience itself lived up to — and surpassed — my expectations in so many ways.
Kelley G., Rwanda & Uganda Gorilla Discovery
Great trip. I was especially happy with the National Geographic exclusives. The food we got at the Parwa Community Restaurant was one of the best we enjoyed in Peru. The visit to Parwue de la Papa was enlightening and enjoyable. The same can be said of the visits we did at Lake Titicaca — the Floating island, the Taquile Island visit and lunch hosted by the village on Luquina Peninsular. It is especially heartening and fulfilling to know that [the company] is actively contributing to the local community in helping these villages help themselves in a sustainable manner.
Wern L.C., Inca Explorer
This tour exceeded my expectations on pretty much all fronts. I was able to get pushed out of my comfort zone just enough by being in a place where the customs were different and I didn't speak the language, but at the same time I always felt safe. We were able to see the "real" Morocco in a way that other tours wouldn't have done.
Amanda R., Morocco: Sahara & Beyond
This trip was awesome. The cities, architecture, interiors, food and people were a photographer's dream. I've been to Spain before (Madrid and Barcelona), but Andalusia is truly special. The entire itinerary was great, and the exclusive experiences provided lots of insights into the destination. When I first read about learning to dance flamenco, I didn't think it would be a highlight, but it was so much fun and really made me appreciate the history, talent of the dancers and the show even more. I want to go back!
Ann-Christine R., Discover Moorish Spain
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Stories from our CEOs
Get to know the passion behind the people that lead our tours in their own words.
Zuhair Z., Jordan
I love my job as a Journeys CEO for five reasons:
1. I get to meet new people
I love meeting others and hearing their stories. It's so cool seeing their eyes light up while telling me what they're passionate about.
2. I get to talk about my favourite place
Talking about your home, your family, and your friends — it's literally the best thing ever. Getting to share that sense of happiness and peace is the coolest thing.
Lindsey P., United States
I love leading National Geographic Journeys trips because you get to take your experience to another level that even I myself couldn’t dream up.
One of my favorite parts of leading trips in North America is when I take people to the Grand Canyon. I get to experience their first sighting of the amazing layers and shear natural beauty that exists in the Wild West of Arizona.
It’s such a diverse continent I come from. And taking travelers through it is mind and soul enriching.
Whether it’s traversing through the oldest desert in the world, the Namib, walking through the jungle of the Okavango delta, the largest inland delta in the world, watching hundreds of elephants drinking in Hwange National Park, or putting the icing on the cake by showing our amazingly rich culture.
Stefano P., Italy
There was a moment in Florence last summer when I was standing there with my group next to the iconic Ponte Vecchio after showing them around the beautiful city. I started talking about the second World War in Italy and Florence specifically.
Then I pulled out a piece of paper and started reading:
"Our pockets were filled with odd scraps of paper on which were written the names of the sons and daughters and relatives in America to whom we had promised to write that we had seen mother or uncle or cousin in Florence
Son P., Vietnam
“Even if it doesn’t smell good, jasmine is still jasmine. Even if he isn’t elegant, a Hanoian is still a Hanoian.”
My father used to recite this poem to me when I was a little boy. I will never forget what he told me about Hanoi because since I moved to this city, Hanoi simply became my second home.
As a local who loves food, cultures, and meeting people, I see that many tourists are now stuck in the touristy area, which doesn't make them "really travel" to Hanoi, Vietnam. So I love getting opportunities to show people "The Real Hanoi."
Julian H., South Africa
I love leading National Geographic Journeys trips because I get to spend time with like-minded people that just love anything to do with nature. I get excited every time I see the joy in our travellers’ faces when they see their dream become a reality.
Many times, people on our trips have been waiting their whole lives to come to Africa to see our beautiful land and creatures. For me it is a privilege to show them all that I can in the time I have with them. I want them to leave with a little piece of Africa in their hearts forever.