G Adventures and National Geographic Expeditions have announced eight new trips to be added to the ‘National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures’ collection, which encompass elements of hands-on exploration on every adventure as travellers immerse themselves in a new destination.
The new lineup also includes four new ‘National Geographic Family Journeys with G Adventures’ trips geared for parents, children and extended families who are travelling together.
The new National Geographic Journeys will traverse Scotland, Turkey and Wyoming in the United States, plus a new tour joins the two previous Peru and Bolivia departures together.
The four new National Geographic Family Journeys will take curious young ones along with their family members to explore Belize, Greece, Ireland and the Southwest of the United States.
As with all National Geographic Journeys trips, every adventure features exclusive experiences within the G Adventures portfolio.
These include a guided walk of Pitlochry in Scotland with a local specialist to learn the history of the town and hear tales of local life, and in Troy, Turkey, travellers will meet the author of the book Troja to discuss the impact of the Trojan War.
In Wyoming there will be wildlife tours taking travellers out to spot wolves, herds of bison, pronghorn, badgers, grizzly bears and bald eagles.
Newly added National Geographic Family Journeys highlights include kayaking through Antelope Canyon in Arizona, participating in Greek family games in Athens, learning how to make tortillas from ground wet corn kernels in Belize, and embarking on a treasure hunt mystery adventure in Dublin, Ireland.
Ben Perlo, president of G Adventures, said the National Geographic Journeys travel style has hit a sweet spot with travellers.
“National Geographic is a powerful household name, and G Adventures is the leader in small group trips and pioneer of community tourism. Together we have created a uniquely attractive holiday option for immersive exploration that really gets into the heart of local communities in the destinations we travel to. I’m especially thrilled to see our family collection growing, as more families look to spend time together sharing real-world experiences.
“All these fascinating new trips focus on hands-on exploration, photography, history, culture, nature and wildlife, so they truly bring learning and adventure together with some of the world’s most incredible settings as a backdrop,” said Perlo.
The new trips in the collection bring the total number of trips to 89 across both collections, including 16 designed especially for families.
They are all available to book now, with the first departures taking place in April 2024.
New National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures include:
- Iconic Wildlife of Yellowstone & Grand Teton
- Treasures of Peru & Bolivia
- Scotland: History & Highlands
- Cultural Wonders of Turkey
New National Geographic Family Journeys with G Adventures include:
- Southwest Family Journey: Sedona, Zion and the Grand Canyon
- Belize Family Journey: Rainforests, Beaches & Ancient Caves
- Greece Family Journey: Stories of the Past
- Ireland Family Journey: Castles, Folklore & Gaelic Traditions