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Expeditions By Continent

AFRICA - SAFARIS & EXPEDITIONS 
Exploring The Ancient Treasures Of The Nile! Exploring The Ancient Treasures Of The Nile!
DISCOVER EGYPT & ALEXANDRIA

December 4-15, 2018 with Optional Red Sea Extension to December 17, 2018
ANTARCTICA & ARCTIC plus NORTH & SOUTH ATLANTIC
Artic-Land of the Bears SVALBARD—THE PLACE ON EARTH WHERE WE MOST RELIABLY FIND BEARS!
LAND OF THE ICE BEARS
AN IN-DEPTH EXPLORATION OF ARCTIC SVALBARD
onboard the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORER

June 9-19, 2019

ASIA Expeditions map
Burma Temple Discover BURMA!

***On Sale!  Save $1000 pp
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January 6-19, 2019 With optional Angkor Wat Extension to January 22nd!

Japan Historic Kyoto & Nararom!
Discover JAPAN'S HERITAGE!
including Takayama in the Japanese Alps

With Cynthia Gould
May 12-24, 2019
Xinjiang & Hunza XINJIANG & HUNZA
Lofty Peaks, National Parks, and Villages of the Silk Road & Karakoram!

August 25–September 11, 2019

Sri Lanka Explore the Jewel of the Indian Ocean!
SRI LANKA
Natural Heritage & Cultural Wonders
January 25-February 7, 2019 - Airfare only $999 from SFO for new bookings by September 30, 2018.
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND plus the SOUTH PACIFIC
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.
 

An Expedition may be coming in the future....  We are awaiting DNA results from the soil samples collected on the Amelia Earhart 2017 expedition.   We will let you know.

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

November 15-30, 2018 - SOLD OUT 

November 17-December 2, 2019 - Now booking

Hawaiian plant HAWAII “Big Island” • OAHU • KAUAI
DISCOVER BOTANICAL HAWAII
A Betchart Expeditions, Inc. in association with Pacific Horticulture Tour

April 1-11, 2019
French Polynesia BEYOND THE POSTCARD
FRENCH POLYNESIA

MAY 9-18, 2019 - Book by December 31, 2018, and receive FREE ROUND-TRIP AIRFARE from Los Angeles to Papeete. Plus bar and crew tips included.
Tahiti Eclipse Expedition TAHITI TOTAL S0LAR ECLIPSE 2019
Fly into the Eclipse path to see the Total Solar Eclipse from our chartered aircraft!
astronomy trips  
June 25-July 4, 2019 - Optional Bora Bora Extension, July 3-7, 2019. Delight in the Overwater, Beach, Garden, or Ocean bungalows at our resort, beneath the fantastic peaks at Bora Bora!
CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA plus the CARIBBEAN
Copyright Richard Maack UPPER AMAZON
EXPLORING PERU’S PACAYA-SAMIRIA RESERVE

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.

Peru

See the city in the clouds!
Machu Picchu & Peru

December 1-7, 2018 - Can also be included with the GALÁPAGOS Expedition.

February 2-8, 2019 - Can also be included with the GALÁPAGOS Expedition.

Guatemala Christmas in the Mayan Wonderland!
GUATEMALA

Chichicastenango, Tikal, Copan & Quirigua!

December 18-27, 2018 - 2-for-1 Airfare from MIA for new bookings by September 17, 2018

Galapagos Expedition GALÁPAGOS
Aboard National Geographic Endeavour
II

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.

February 8-17, 2019 With Peru pre-trip February 2-8, 2019 - FREE AIR: Book by October 31, 2018, and receive free round-trip economy group air from Miami to Guayaquil and on to Galápagos. Plus enjoy complimentary bar tab and free WIFI.

Belize to Tikal Aboard National Geographic QUEST!
BELIZE TO TIKAL
REEFS, RIVERS & RUINS OF THE MAYA WORLD

February 13-21, 2019 WIth 6-day post-trip extension to the Highlands of Guatemala, February 21-26, 2019 Including Kaminal Juyu, Iximche, Antigua, Lake Atitlan, and Chichicastenango.
FREE AIR OR AIR CREDIT
BOOK BY OCTOBER 31, 2018 

Costa Rica & The Panama Canal Expedition An expedition on the WILD SIDE!
COSTA RICA & THE PANAMA CANAL
ABOARD NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC QUEST

December 15-22, 2018 - FREE AIR OR EXTENSION: Book by July 31, 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.

 March 29-April 5, 2019

Baja Whale Watching

AMONG THE GREAT WHALES
BAJA CALIFORNIA & THE SEA OF CORTEZ
ABOARD NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC VENTURE

January 28-February 6, 2019
Tahiti Eclipse Expedition See the Total Solar Eclipse July 2, 2019
CHILE TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE

astronomy trips  
June 26-July 6, 2019 with Optional Easter Island Pre-Trip, June 21-26, 2019
EUROPE including RUSSIA & the ARCTIC
The Treasury at Delphi Discover the Archaeological 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!

April 26-May 10, 2019

Land of Fire and Ice & Nature’s Paradise!
WILD ICELAND

With Ms. Solveig Haraldsdottir

June 13-22, 2019 - Air fare from Washington Dulles or Newark only $795 (subject to change until ticketed).

Georgia & Armenia Discover the heritage of the republic of Georgia on the Black Sea and mountainous Armenia in the Caucasus!
HERITAGE OF ARMENIA & GEORGIA

May 28-June 13, 2019

Uzbekistan_Xiva_kalta_minor UNIQUE UZBEKISTAN

April 21-May 6, 2018 - SOLD OUT

April 27-May 12, 2019

Brabo Fountain, Antwerp Exploring Gardens and Historic Sites from London to Bergen
VOYAGE TO GREEN AND GENTLE LANDS
With HOLLY H. SHIMIZU
and featuring an exclusive lunch at EDINBURGH ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS

May 12–22, 2019
Bruges, Belgium HISTORY, ART & ARCHITECTURE ALONG THE NORTH SEA
Featuring TILL-HOLGER BORCHERT
General Director of the Municipal Museums of Bruges

August 23–September 1, 2019
Temple at Delphi A MUSICAL ODYSSEY in the MEDITERRANEAN
Greece , Sicily & Italy
With Artistic Director MICHAEL PARLOFF
September 18–27, 2019
NORTH AMERICA
Alaska Borealis

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

astronomy trips  

March 7-13, 2019

On board the new National Geographic Quest!
EXPLORING ALASKA'S COASTAL WILDERNESS

SPECIAL OFFER
BRING THE KIDS: We believe sharing an expedition with your kids or grandkids is a life-enhancing experience. So, take $500 off the double occupancy price for each person under 18
.

June 1-8, 2019 with optional Denali post-trip, June 8-14, 2019

July 20-27, 2019

Alaska Mountains Wildflowers, Wildlife & Spectacular Landscapes
BOTANICAL ALASKA
A Pacific Horticulture Society Tour
July 10-20, 2019 - WITH optional Post-trip voyage in SE Alaska, July 20-27, 2019 on the National Geographic Quest.
BRITISH COLUMBIA & THE SAN JUAN ISLANDS EXPLORING BRITISH COLUMBIA &
THE SAN JUAN ISLANDS

September 22-29, 2018
Harvests, History & Landscapes!
COLUMBIA & SNAKE RIVERS JOURNEY

Aboard National Geographic Quest

October 11-17, 2018 - SOLD OUT

October 9-15, 2019 - 1 cabin is available on the Columbia River (Cat 2)!

Discover Channel Islands Close to the California Mainland...Yet Worlds Apart
Disover Channel Islands National Park
Aboard National Geographic Sea Lion

October 17-21, 2018

 October 24-28, 2018

 

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