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Expeditions By Date

April 26-May 10, 2017
SOLD OUT

Our next Peloponnese trip will be in April/May 2019 to give Ken time off to  write a book in 2018!!    The 2017 trip was wonderful and we look forward to 2019!

The Treasury at Delphi Explore the cultural heritage of ancient Greece!
Aegean Treasures of the Peloponnese & Meteora!
With Dr. Ken Sheedy
May 14-26, 2017
SOLD OUT
Japan Historic Kyoto & Nararom!
Discover JAPAN'S HERITAGE!
including Takayama in the Japanese Alps
With Cynthia Gould
June 6-20, 2017, with optional Yangtze River Extension to June 25th - SOLD OUT

China With Leadership by Dr. Chris Carpenter!
CHINA
- An Adventure by High Speed Rail to Sacred Mountains, the Grand Canal & Ancient Cities
June 13-22, 2017
SOLD OUT
Iceland Land of Fire and Ice & Nature’s Paradise!
WILD ICELAND
With Oskar Halldorsson
June 21-July 11, 2017
The trip was an extraordinary success.  Will post a full report shortly!
Amelia Earhart

Explore One of the Greatest Mysteries of All Time!
IN SEARCH OF AMELIA EARHART
On board the Reef Endeavour
With Bob Nansen and Dr. Tom King

July 23–August 7, 2017
SOLD OUT

Including the Trans-Siberian Express!
KAMCHATKA & Lake Baikal

With Dr. Victor Kuzevanov
August 15-23, 2017
Two departures WAITING LIST ONLY.

Please book Sun Valley version (same trip, you just see the Eclipse atop a mountain at Sun Valley and then go to the Tetons and Yellowstone). All of the special features are the same, including the trip to the top of Rendezvous Peak in the Tetons.
- SOLD OUT.
Grand Tetons

GRAND TETONS
See the Total Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017

astronomy trips  
August 15-23, 2017
Possibly one or two rooms available on one of the eclipse trips! - SOLD OUT.
astronomy trips See the Total Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017
Sun Valley Idaho Eclipse
Tetons & Yellowstone
astronomy trips  
August 18-26, 2017
One departure - SOLD OUT.
One departure - SOLD OUT.
Bear See the Total Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017
Sun Valley Idaho Eclipse
Tetons & Yellowstone
astronomy trips  

August 22-30, 2017
SOLD OUT

Iceland and West Greenland HOT SPRINGS & ICEBERGS aboard the National Geographic Explorer!
ICELAND TO WEST GREENLAND
Travel with Dr. Laurie McHargue
August 27–September 13, 2017
SOLD OUT
Xinjiang With Leadership by Dr. Chris Carpenter!
XINJIANG & HUNZA
Lofty Peaks, National Parks, and Villages of the Silk Road & Karakoram!
September 19-October 5, 2017
This expedition is being rescheduled. Please call (800) 252-4910 for more information.
Georgia & Armenia Discover the heritage of the republic of Georgia on the Black Sea and mountainous Armenia in the Caucasus!
Heritage of Armenia & Georgia

With Dr. Victor Kuzevanov
October 7-22, 2017
SOLD OUT

Madagascar

 

Explore the Unique Heritage of this Enchanting Land!
MADAGASCAR

October 21-30, 2017
SOLD OUT
Copyright Richard Maack UPPER AMAZON
EXPLORING PERU’S PACAYA-SAMIRIA RESERVE
With Dr. Lee Harper
November 12-27, 2017
Just 2 or 3 spaces available!
New Zealand A Special Expedition for Members and Friends of AAAS and Sigma Xi
NEW ZEALAND Expedition
With Lloyd Esler
November 24–December 2, 2017
Hawaii Molokai • Lanai • Kona • On board Safari Explorer
DISCOVER HAWAII
November 27-December 2, 2017
Peru

See the city in the clouds!
Machu Picchu & Peru 2018

November 27-December 19, 2017
penguins
Cruise to Falkland Islands - South Georgia - & the Antarctic Peninsula!
South Georgia, the Falkland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula Voyage
sealions
December 2-11, 2017
1 cabin and 1 male share available.
Copyright Richard Maack UPPER AMAZON
EXPLORING PERU’S PACAYA-SAMIRIA RESERVE
With Dr. Lee Harper
December 2-8, 2017
Peru

See the city in the clouds!
Machu Picchu & Peru 2018

December 8-17, 2017 - Aboard the National Geographic Endeavour II
Book now for a free round trip air from Miami/Guayaquil/Galapagos/Guayaquil/Miami. A $970 value!
PERU PRE-TRIP to your Galapagos Islands Expedition
Including Machu Picchu, Cuzco Moray, Chincheros, and more!
December 2-8, 2017
Galapagos It’s hard to comprehend until you experience it for yourself!
GALÁPAGOS
Aboard the
National Geographic Endeavour II
December 9-16, 2017
Costa Rica An expedition on the WILD SIDE!
COSTA RICA & THE PANAMA CANAL
Aboard National Geographic Sea Lion
December 18-27, 2017
Guatemala Christmas in the Mayan Wonderland!
GUATEMALA

Chichicastenango, Tikal, Copan & Quirigua!
January 7-20, 2018 with Angkor Wat Extension to January 20-23, 2018
Burma With Dr. Chris Carpenter
DISCOVER BURMA!
2 for 1 Angkor Wat Extension + air for new bookings by
Nov 1, 2018

January 27-February 3, 2018
Baja ABOARD NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SEA BIRD!
BAJA CALIFORNIA & THE SEA OF CORTEZ AMONG THE GREAT WHALES

EXPERIENCE THE 2018 LUNAR ECLIPSE
WITH ASTRONOMER DR. TYLER NORDGREN
astronomy trips  
February 3-9, 2018
Peru

See the city in the clouds!
Machu Picchu & Peru 2018

FEBRUARY 9-18, 2018
WITH AN EXTENSION TO PERU FEBRUARY 3-9, 2018. Free Air from Miami!  Call 1(800)252-4910 for details.
Galapagos Expedition GALÁPAGOS
Aboard National Geographic Endeavour
II
February 8-22, 2018
Sri Lanka Explore the Jewel of the Indian Ocean!
SRI LANKA
A Botanical & Cultural Discovery!
Offered by Betchart Expeditions Inc. and the New England Wild Flower Society.
February 18-26, 2018
Belize to Tikal Aboard National Geographic QUEST!
BELIZE TO TIKAL
REEFS, RIVERS & RUINS OF THE MAYA WORLD
March 8-14, 2018
Alaska Borealis

Come see the Greatest Light Show on Earth!
ALASKA AURORA BOREALIS
With astronomer Dr. Tyler Nordgren

astronomy trips  
March 8-15, 2018
Cuba Expedition With botanical expert Dr. Carlos Sanchez!
CUBA FERN EXPEDITION!

March 15-21, 2018
Alaska Borealis

Come see the Greatest Light Show on Earth!
ALASKA AURORA BOREALIS
With popular Betchart naturalist Bob Nansen

astronomy trips  
MARCH 19-26, 2018 - FREE AIR OR EXTENSION BOOK BY JULY 31, 2017!
Costa Rica & The Panama Canal Expedition An expedition on the WILD SIDE!
COSTA RICA & THE PANAMA CANAL
ABOARD NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC QUEST

March 30-April 7, 2018 - With 2-for-1 Air from Miami
Cuba A People-to-People Exploration of Cuba
DISCOVER CUBA!
For members and friends of The Planetary Society and Betchart Expeditions Inc.
astronomy trips  
April 13-25, 2018
Discover Taiwan

Intriguing Mountains, People & Cities!
Discover TAIWAN!
With Dr. Chris Carpenter

May 13-25, 2018
Japan Historic Kyoto & Nararom!
Discover JAPAN'S HERITAGE!
including Takayama in the Japanese Alps
With Cynthia Gould
April 21-May 5, 2018
Uzbekistan_Xiva_kalta_minor Uzbekistan Uncovered
May 18-June 1, 2018
China With Leadership by Dr. Chris Carpenter!
CHINA
- An Adventure by High Speed Rail to Sacred Mountains, the Grand Canal & Ancient Cities
MAY 27-JUNE 3, 2018 ABOARD NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC QUEST WITH OPTIONAL DENALI POST-TRIP, JUNE 3-9, 2018 FLY FREE! BETWEEN SEATTLE & ALASKA.
EXPLORING ALASKA'S COASTAL WILDERNESS
June 13-22 2018
Iceland Land of Fire and Ice & Nature’s Paradise!
WILD ICELAND
With Oskar Halldorsson
JULY 1-8, 2018 ABOARD NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SEA LION WITH OPTIONAL DENALI PRE-TRIP, JUNE 25-JULY 1, 2018.
Alaska Costal EXPLORING ALASKA'S COASTAL WILDERNESS
July 12-21, 2018 - FREE AIR! Book by December 31, 2017, and receive FREE round-trip airfare from Los Angeles to Papeete. Plus bar and crew tips included.
French Polynesia BEYOND THE POSTCARD
FRENCH POLYNESIA

July 15-31, 2018

Tibet

With Dr. Chris Carpenter!
EXPLORE TIBET!
& the Eastern Tibetan Plateau including Jiuzhaigou National Park
JULY 19-28, 2018 - FREE AIR! Book by December 31, 2017, and receive FREE round-trip airfare from Los Angeles to Papeete. Plus bar and crew tips included.
French Polynesia BEYOND THE POSTCARD
FRENCH POLYNESIA

September 9-17, 2018
Free charter air from Reykjavik!
Iceland and West Greenland HOT SPRINGS & ICEBERGS aboard the National Geographic Explorer!
ICELAND TO WEST GREENLAND
Travel with Dr. Laurie McHargue
October 11-17, 2018
Columbia & Snake River Harvests, History & Landscapes!
COLUMBIA & SNAKE RIVERS JOURNEY

Aboard National Geographic Quest
 

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