THIS JUST IN: 2023 Line-Up of National Geographic Expeditions Announced

If you’re thinking of expanding your horizons in 2023 then we’ve got some exciting news! National Geographic has just announced their exciting line-up for 2023 and this is a pretty great place to start! Signature Land itineraries will be available to book starting on May 26, 2022!

Newly Redesigned: Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia: Ancient Temples and Natural Wonders

We are so excited to share the line-up with you of the more than 30 destinations you can explore as part of National Geographic’s Signature Land portfolio. This includes a re-imagined Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia: Ancient Temples and Natural Wonders which gives travelers a more in-depth look at off-the-beaten path exploration of the wonders of Southwest Asia.

As part of the new itinerary, National Geographic has added two additional stops that provide behind-the-scenes looks at several of the Southeast Asia projects funded by the National Geographic Society. The itinerary is 17-days and 16-nights and will take you to incredible places including Ho Chi Minh City, Can Tho, Hue, Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Luang Prabang and Siem Reap, with local experts joining itinerary activities.

Highlights of the expedition include:

  • Brand new experiences Take a sampan tour along the peaceful canals of Tan Phong Islet followed by a cycle excursion through charming villages. Guest will also enjoy a visit to Cai Rang Floating Market, the most famous market of Mekong Delta.
  • Angkor Conservation Center — Visit a site rarely open to the general public — to discover thousands of protected statues recovered from the archaeological site, and the Golden Silk Pheach Preservation Center — one of the last silk producers in the world where the silk-making process (raising silkworms to weaving) is fully integrated in one place.
  • An array of bold flavors- TRavelers sample everything from authentic Vietnamese iced coffee and street fare to a five-course gala dinner.
  • Must-see sites This includes a stop at UNESCO World Heritage site Angkor Archeological Park, home to the magnificent Angkor Wat temple.
  • Journey back into history Tours Emperor Tu Duc and Khai Dinh Tombs in Hue, as well as a visit to the Purple Forbidden City.
  • An in-depth look at two National Geographic Society conservation initiatives during a visit to:
    • Save Vietnam’s Wildlife Rescue Center Here orphaned and injured wildlife are rehabilitated before being released back into the wild. There, travelers learn about initiatives spearheaded by National Geographic Explorers and other researchers to protect critically endangered pangolins.
    • Tat Kuang Si Bear Rescue Center Travelers will be able to observe the Asiatic black bears — also known as moon bears, given the distinct crescent moon shape on their chest — and hear from a conservationist about the National Geographic-funded research to protect these unique animals.

Departure dates for this tour start in December 2022 and are available through March 2023.

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What Are Signature Land Expeditions?

These are custom-designed trips filled with special opportunities that encourage exploration. There are more than 30 National Geographic Expeditions Signature Land trips that provide fully planned premium itineraries with accesses to places around the globe. Each getaway gives guests the rare opportunity to experience places through the eyes of National Geographic’s famous storytellers.

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This may include getting a close up look at an elephant on the Serengeti, or listening to a biologist explain some pre-historic cave paintings in France. Each Signature Land trip is hosted by a National Geographic Expert with a one-of-a-kind perspective. These experts come from a variety of disciplines including filmmaking, conservation, photography, archeology, geography and more! You’ll be led by passionate storytellers with a close connection to National Geographic who bring along their unique insights.

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Experience meaningful travel in 2023!

And just when you thought Signature Land Expeditions couldn’t get any better, let me tell you that with each getaway, National Geographic also gives back! During your itinerary, you’ll have the option to witness firsthand the impact that your support has! Each itinerary is custom-designed with special access to National Geographics funded initiatives around the world. These are incorporated into your travel experiences and can include everything from taking part in reforestation efforts in Costa Rica to planting a giant clam in a marine sanctuary in Palau.

Plus, a portion of the proceeds from every expedition goes toward supporting the global community of National Geographic Explorers. This includes the awarding of over 575 grants to scientists, educators, storytellers, conservationists, technologists and more!

Learn more about 2023 Signature Land trips with National Geographic Expeditions at NatGeoExpeditions.com, or by filling out our form below for your FREE, no-obligation quote!

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