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National Geographic Expeditions Announces New 2023 Departure Dates to Breathtaking Destinations

By , Public Relations Manager, Disney Signature Experiences

Start your planning now! National Geographic Expeditions just announced new 2023 departure dates for their Signature Land, Private Expedition and River Cruise itineraries, including a reimagined trip to Costa Rica. These incredible offerings will take travelers to stunning locales around the world along with knowledgeable National Geographic Experts or guides who will share their experiences.

Here’s a look at the breathtaking destinations you can discover with National Geographic Expeditions in 2023.

Costa Rica: Wildlife and Conservation

National Geographic Expeditions’ enhanced eight-night, nine-day expedition to Costa Rica includes seven departure dates through May. Costa Rica: Wildlife and Conservation leads travelers through the country’s rich biodiversity and conservation efforts. During this trip, explorers will visit wetlands and tropical rainforests where they may see sloths, monkeys, birds, frogs and more in their natural habitat; visit a family-run coffee, cacao and sugarcane plantation; join researchers at the Monteverde Institute to participate in cloud forest conservation projects; and journey to the Leatherback Turtle Trust to learn about monitoring turtles. Travelers will also stay in four different accommodations, each of which are chosen for their exceptional quality, location and character. National Geographic Expert, Vanessa Bezy, a National Geographic Society grantee, marine biologist and wildlife conservationist, will also join select departures to share her passion for conservation.

European River Cruises

National Geographic River Cruises take travelers to grand cities, forgotten villages and the endless countryside all while exploring some of Europe’s most historic waterways aboard world-class ships with AmaWaterways, a premier luxury river cruise line. Plus, each departure is accompanied by a National Geographic Expert—such as a historian, author or archaeologist—who gives presentations on board the ship and accompanies travelers on daily included excursions, and a National Geographic Photographer who offers professional tips on technique and artistry to help voyagers capture incredible moments.

A cheetah on a mound

Signature Land Trips and Private Expeditions

Offering premium, fully planned itineraries, National Geographic Expeditions’ curated Signature Land trips boast a small group of 16-25 travelers and combine the best of exploration with an in-depth review of the history, culture, heritage and natural wildlife of a destination. National Geographic Expeditions’ 2023 Signature Land dates feature top itineraries including Patagonia, Egypt, India and Borneo.

Additionally, National Geographic Private Expeditions feature unique itineraries designed to bring you and the traveling companions you choose to extraordinary places all over the world. Simply select an itinerary curated by National Geographic that captures your imagination and pick your travel dates—our team at National Geographic Expeditions will take care of the rest!

Bookings for 2023 Signature Land, Private Expedition and River Cruise itineraries open to the public on Jan. 13, 2022.

For a limited time, save $750 on all 2023 river cruise itineraries when you book your space early. Simply use code EBDRC23 when you make your reservation. Additional details can be found here.

Want to learn more about itineraries, online reservations and early booking criteria? Visit www.nationalgeographic.com/expeditions/. Those who are eligible for early booking can also call 888-966-8687 directly to book an expedition.

Photos are courtesy of ©Getty and ©Shutterstock.

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