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TORONTO – There’s more adventure in store for 2017 with G Adventures’ new National Geographic Journeys lineup.
Launched in collaboration with National Geographic Expeditions, these 18 new itineraries include tours in Namibia, Japan, France and Canada, plus several U.S.-based tours into America’s historic cities and national parks. The new tours will boost the number of itineraries in the National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures collection to 83.
Among the highlights are seven new itineraries in Africa, including ‘Wonders of Namibia’ (10 days / $3,299), which features a lecture and guided game drive with the National Geographic-associated Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia. A new tour to Japan – ‘Iconic Japan’ (12 days / $5,999) – includes sushi making with a local chef, an ancient martial arts performance and a lesson in Zen calligraphy.
For wildlife enthusiasts, the ‘Canadian Polar Bear Experience’ (six days / $6,999) provides a rare opportunity to see these animals in their natural habitat alongside an expert from Polar Bears International. In the U.S., the ‘Natural Highlights of California’ (nine days / $3,499) trip visits Death Valley, Yosemite, Sequoia National Park and the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
“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. “Our newest itineraries help round out our offerings with a suite of national parks tours in North America and safaris in Africa. They each offer fun, immersive experiences that appeal to a wide range of travellers—from nature lovers to history buffs—and support the local communities.”
Launched in January 2016, the Journeys collection offers hands-on exploration and meaningful interactions with people and places at an accessible price point. Travellers also visit various projects and initiatives associated with G Adventures or National Geographic that help improve local livelihoods and protect the natural or cultural heritage.