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Expeditions By Continent

AFRICA - SAFARIS & EXPEDITIONS 
   
ANTARCTICA & ARCTIC plus NORTH & SOUTH ATLANTIC
 

 

ASIA Expeditions map
China With Leadership by Dr. Chris Carpenter!
CHINA
- An Adventure by High Speed Rail to Sacred Mountains, the Grand Canal & Ancient Cities

May 18-June 1, 2018 - With 2-for-1 Yangtze River Extension + air

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 8-22, 2018 - Air fare from Boston only $1,295
Discover Taiwan

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

April 13-25, 2018
Japan Historic Kyoto & Nararom!
Discover JAPAN'S HERITAGE!
including Takayama in the Japanese Alps

With Cynthia Gould

May 13-25, 2018

Tibet

With Dr. Chris Carpenter!
EXPLORE TIBET!

& the Eastern Tibetan Plateau including Jiuzhaigou National Park
July 15-31, 2018
Kamchatka Expedition Including the Trans-Siberian Express!
KAMCHATKA & Lake Baikal
With Dr. Victor Kuzevanov
July 29-Aug 13, 2018
Xinjiang & Hunza XINJIANG & HUNZA
Lofty Peaks, National Parks, and Villages of the Silk Road & Karakoram!
August 26–September 12, 2018
Sri Lanka Explore the Jewel of the Indian Ocean!
SRI LANKA
A Natural History and Cultural Discovery!
January 25-February 8, 2019
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.
 

Expedition may be coming in 2019....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 12-27, 2017 - SOLD OUT

Booking now for November 15-30, 2018!

French Polynesia BEYOND THE POSTCARD
FRENCH POLYNESIA

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.

CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA plus the CARIBBEAN
Copyright Richard Maack UPPER AMAZON
EXPLORING PERU’S PACAYA-SAMIRIA RESERVE

December 2-11, 2017 - SOLD OUT

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

February 3-9, 2018

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, 2017 - SOLD OUT

December 18-27, 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  
January 27-February 3, 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

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

February 18-26, 2018 - SOLD OUT

February 13-21, 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 

Cuba Expedition With botanical expert Dr. Carlos Sanchez!
CUBA FERN EXPEDITION!

March 8-15, 2018
Costa Rica & The Panama Canal Expedition An expedition on the WILD SIDE!
COSTA RICA & THE PANAMA CANAL
ABOARD NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC QUEST

March 19-26, 2018

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.
Cuba

A People-to-People Exploration of Cuba
DISCOVER CUBA!
For members and friends of The Planetary Society and Betchart Expeditions Inc.

astronomy trips  
March 30-April 7, 2018 - Save $250 per person for bookings by January 12, 2018
EUROPE including RUSSIA & the ARCTIC
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!

April-May 2019

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

With Oskar Halldorsson

June 13-22 2018

Kamchatka Expedition Including the Trans-Siberian Express!
KAMCHATKA & Lake Baikal
With Dr. Victor Kuzevanov
July 29-Aug 13, 2018
Iceland and West Greenland HOT SPRINGS & ICEBERGS aboard the National Geographic Explorer!
ICELAND TO WEST GREENLAND
Travel with Dr. Laurie McHargue

September 9-17, 2018 - Free charter air from Reykjavik!

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 12, 2019

WORLD HERITAGE of POLAND and the CZECH REPUBLIC
September 27-October 9, 2018
Uzbekistan_Xiva_kalta_minor Uzbekistan Uncovered
April 21-May 6, 2018
NORTH AMERICA
Alaska Borealis

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

astronomy trips  

March 8-14, 2018

EXPLORING ALASKA'S COASTAL WILDERNESS

MAY 27-JUNE 3, 2018 ABOARD NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC QUEST WITH OPTIONAL DENALI POST-TRIP, JUNE 3-9, 2018 FLY FREE! BETWEEN SEATTLE & ALASKA.

JULY 1-8, 2018 ABOARD NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SEA LION WITH OPTIONAL DENALI PRE-TRIP, JUNE 25-JULY 1, 2018.

BRITISH COLUMBIA & THE SAN JUAN ISLANDS TRAVEL WITH NATURALIST MIKE JACKSON
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

Alaska Borealis

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

astronomy trips  

March 15-21, 2018

March 7-13, 2019

 

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