National Geographic and award-winning tour operator G Adventures have joined forces to launch National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures, a new line of experiential trips to destinations all over the globe.
This travel partnership—which coincides with G Adventures’ 25th anniversary—combines National Geographic’s more than 125 years of global exploration, science and storytelling with the fun, authentic experiences for which G Adventures is internationally recognised.
The initial collection of 70 trips is designed for travellers who appreciate the freedom to roam, but seek the structure and security that comes with travelling in a group. Each group will be led by a knowledgeable local guide, and most will be limited to 16 guests. Travellers will have the opportunity to connect with local people and cultures while discovering places where National Geographic’s scientists and storytellers have shaped history.
“We are thrilled to be working with National Geographic—an organisation that shares our values and a similar approach to travel—to offer our guests unique experiences that will forever change their expectations of travel,” said Bruce Poon Tip, founder of G Adventures.
National Geographic and G Adventures have worked closely together to create special experiences that bring travellers behind the scenes in incredible destinations—be it practicing a centuries-old tradition of throwing pots on a visit to a women’s cooperative in Belize or joining a researcher on safari in South Africa to learn firsthand about a National Geographic-sponsored initiative to protect cheetahs and other big cats.
Forging true human connections will be an integral component of National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures. Travellers will have the opportunity to spend time in a family home in Jaipur, India; share a meal with a local author and her storytelling troupe in Botswana; meet a traditional weaver in Ecuador; and sip homemade limoncello with a farmer at his lemon orchard in Italy.
“Our partnership with G Adventures adds an exciting and accessible range of travel opportunities to our portfolio of extraordinary ways to explore the planet. We’re excited to invite travellers around the world to experience the destinations they’ve dreamed about, get to know people in other cultures and make a positive impact while doing it,” added Gary E. Knell, president and CEO of the National Geographic Society.
Next year’s lineup of National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures will be published
on Dec. 15, 2015, with departures beginning Jan. 5, 2016.