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November 12-27, 2017
SOLD OUT

New Zealand A Special Expedition for Members and Friends of AAAS and Sigma Xi
NEW ZEALAND Expedition
With Lloyd Esler
December 2-11, 2017
SOLD OUT
Copyright Richard Maack UPPER AMAZON
EXPLORING PERU’S PACAYA-SAMIRIA RESERVE
With Dr. Lee Harper
December 18-27, 2017
SOLD OUT
Guatemala Christmas in the Mayan Wonderland!
GUATEMALA

Chichicastenango, Tikal, Copan & Quirigua!
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 8-22, 2018
Air fare from Boston only $1,295
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 - SOLD OUT
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 - Save $250 per person for bookings by January 12, 2018
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

April 21-May 6, 2018
Uzbekistan_Xiva_kalta_minor Uzbekistan Uncovered
May 13-25, 2018
Japan Historic Kyoto & Nararom!
Discover JAPAN'S HERITAGE!
including Takayama in the Japanese Alps
With Cynthia Gould
May 18-June 1, 2018
With 2-for-1 Yangtze River Extension + air
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 29-Aug 13, 2018
Kamchatka Expedition Including the Trans-Siberian Express!
KAMCHATKA & Lake Baikal

With Dr. Victor Kuzevanov
August 26–September 12, 2018
Xinjiang & Hunza XINJIANG & HUNZA
Lofty Peaks, National Parks, and Villages of the Silk Road & Karakoram!
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
September 22-29, 2018
BRITISH COLUMBIA & THE SAN JUAN ISLANDS TRAVEL WITH NATURALIST MIKE JACKSON
EXPLORING BRITISH COLUMBIA &
THE SAN JUAN ISLANDS

September 27-October 9, 2018
WORLD HERITAGE of POLAND and the CZECH REPUBLIC
October 11-17, 2018
Columbia & Snake River Harvests, History & Landscapes!
COLUMBIA & SNAKE RIVERS JOURNEY

Aboard National Geographic Quest
October 20-29, 2018
Explore the archaeological, natural, and cultural wonders of Machu Picchu, Cusco, and Lima on our optional Peru pre-trip extension, October 15-20, 2018.
Copyright Richard Maack UPPER AMAZON
EXPLORING PERU’S PACAYA-SAMIRIA RESERVE
Booking now for  November 15-30, 2018!
New Zealand Explore New Zealand With Lloyd Esler!
NEW ZEALAND Expedition

A Special Expedition for Members and Friends of Pacific Horticulture Society in association with AAAS and Sigma Xi
December 1-7, 2018 - Can also be included with the GALÁPAGOS Expedition.
Peru

See the city in the clouds!
Machu Picchu & Peru

December 7-16, 2018 With Peru pre-trip December 1-17, 2018 - FREE AIR: Book by July 31, 2018, and receive free round-trip economy group air from Miami to Guayaquil and on to Galápagos.
Galapagos Expedition GALÁPAGOS
Aboard National Geographic Endeavour
II
December 15-22, 2018 - FREE AIR OR EXTENSION: Book by June 30, 2018 and receive free round-trip airfare between Miami and Panama City/San José, OR a free overnight and sightseeing in Panama City. See details on page 12 of the brochure.
Costa Rica & The Panama Canal Expedition An expedition on the WILD SIDE!
COSTA RICA & THE PANAMA CANAL
ABOARD NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC QUEST

December 18-27, 2018
Guatemala Christmas in the Mayan Wonderland!
GUATEMALA

Chichicastenango, Tikal, Copan & Quirigua!
January 25-February 8, 2019
Sri Lanka

Explore the Jewel of the Indian Ocean!
SRI LANKA
A Natural History and Cultural Discovery!

February 8-17, 2019 With Peru pre-trip February 2-8, 2019
Galapagos Expedition GALÁPAGOS
Aboard National Geographic Endeavour
II
February 13-20, 2019 - WIth 5-day post-trip extension to the Highlands of Guatemala, February 21-26, 2019 Including Kaminal Juyu, Iximche, Antigua, Lake Atitlan, and Chichicastenango 
Belize to Tikal Aboard National Geographic QUEST!
BELIZE TO TIKAL
REEFS, RIVERS & RUINS OF THE MAYA WORLD
February 2-8, 2019 - Can also be included with the GALÁPAGOS Expedition.
Peru

See the city in the clouds!
Machu Picchu & Peru

March 7-13, 2019
Alaska Borealis

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

astronomy trips  
April-May 2019
The Treasury at Delphi Archaeological Wonders & Heritage of Northern Greece
With Dr. Ken Sheedy Including Kastoria, Thessaloniki, Alexander the Great tomb finds, Vergina/Aegal royal tombs, new finds at Armphipolis, Kavalla, Philippi, Thasos & more!
May 28-June 12, 2019
Georgia & Armenia Discover the heritage of the republic of Georgia on the Black Sea and mountainous Armenia in the Caucasus!
Heritage of Armenia & Georgia

2019 Expedition may be coming....We will let you know.
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

Certainly the Amelia Earhart expedition to Nikumaroro is the most amazing trip we have ever offered, and it was extraordinary in 2017.  So worthwhile, and attracting a fantastic group of participants.

   
 

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