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National Geographic Best Trips for 2017 Trips & Tours

14 trips from 600 tour companies with 73 reviews

All National Geographic Best Trips for 2017 tours, river cruises, expedition cruises, and adventure trips. Find the best guided trips and expert planned vacation and holiday packages from over 600 tour companies. Average rating of 4.5 for all National Geographic Best Trips for 2017 trips.

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Hawaii Discovery tour

High Adventure, Local Immersion & Homestays

4.6 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
10 Days
$ 330 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star

Premium - 4 star Lodging Level3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.

Physical:
Easy

Easy Physical LevelSome walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.

Visits: United States, Hawaii, Kona, Maui
From
$ 3,532

Highlights

  • The structure of this trip allows you to see the highlights of the contrasting Hawaiian islands while also enjoying free time to do your own thing. With a fairly flexible itinerary, you'll really be able to 'hang loose' (this is Hawaii, after all)
  • Enjoy a tropical sunset and views along Waikiki's shoreline in a boat with your fellow travellers
  • Explore the diverse landscapes of the Kauai, Hawaii's 'Garden Isle'. From tropical beaches to powerful waterfalls, lush rainforest and narrow valleys, there's a piece of this island that will appeal to everyone
  • It's no coincidence that Maui is often voted one of the world's best islands to visit. Waking early to see the sunrise from the top of Haleakala is an unforgettable experience
  • A visit to Hawaii isn't complete without a stay on the 'Big Island'. The world's most active volcano, black sand beaches and stunning national park make this island the most distinctive of the whole archipelago
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Family Finland Summer Adventure tour

Family Friendly, Nature & Wildlife

4.6 | Excellent | 65 Reviews
7 Days
$ 249 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Easy

Easy Physical LevelSome walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.

Visits: Finland
From
$ 1,730

Highlights

  • Brown bears - Observe bears in their natural habitat, one of Europe's most impressive and elusive mammals.
  • Wilderness activities - Experience white water rafting and a wilderness canoe trip.
  • Kylmaluoma hiking area - One of Finland's best walking destinations with its endless lakes and forests.
  • Wilderness skills - learn new skills making fire using only the natural elements in the woods.
  • Wild swimming - swim in one of the lakes around the cabins then relax with a traditional Finnish sauna.
  • Finnish countryside - Pristine area of natural beauty.
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Baja Aventura tour

High Adventure, Nature & Wildlife, Rafting, Kayaking, Canoeing

5.0 | Excellent | 16 Reviews
10 Days
$ 225 per day
Type: Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: Mexico, La Paz, San José del Cabo
From
$ 2,250

Highlights

  • Explore Mexican city
  • Enjoy beautiful desert scenery that plunges into aqua seas
  • Kayak for about 3-4 hours per  day
  • Enjoy boat ride to a beautiful off Shore Island which is home to a large sea lion colony
  • Experience the amazing thrill of swimming with sea lion pups and snorkel amongst thousands of tropical fish
  • Hike through an incredible desert canyon featuring 3 waterfalls and fantastic desert scenery
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Discover the Balkans tour

Cultural

4.8 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
12 Days
$ 250 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star

Premium - 4 star Lodging Level3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.

Physical:
Easy

Easy Physical LevelSome walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.

Visits: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Dubrovnik, Sarajevo, Split, Zagreb, Dalmatian Coast, Diocletian's Palace, Plitvice Lakes National park
From
$ 2,999

Highlights

  • Visit the stunning plitvice lakes national park
  • Explore the ancient town of mostar and the stari most (old bridge)
  • Take a tour of the "tunnel of life" in sarajevo
  • Spend a couple days on the bay of kotor
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Marrakech & the Sahara tour

Cultural, Nature & Wildlife

4.6 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
8 Days
$ 93 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: Morocco, Atlas Mountains, Marrakech, Ait Benhaddou
From
$ 745

Highlights

  • Experience varied scenery from the Sahara Desert to the High Atlas Mountains
  • Journey into the desert Bedouin style, by camel
  • Spend a memorable night under the stars
  • Visit Tijhza and experience a traditional hammam 
  • Walk in the magnificent High Atlas Mountains
  • Explore Marrakech with its lively souks and peaceful gardens
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Discover South Korea tour

Cultural, Culinary & Wine

4.6 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
15 Days
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: South Korea, Seoul
From
$ 3,965

Highlights

  • Learn about ancient and modern history in Seoul
  • Explore natural wonders on beautiful Jeju Island
  • Spend a night and partake in ceremonies at UNESCO Haeinsa Temple 
  • Visit Panmunjom to learn how Korea was divided
  • Special cherry blossom and autmun colours departures
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Moscow and St Petersburg tour

Train & Rail Journeys

4.6 | Excellent | 65 Reviews
8 Days
$ 145 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Easy

Easy Physical LevelSome walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.

Visits: Russia, Moscow, St. Petersburg
From
$ 1,150

Highlights

  • Moscow - Explore the city's main sights such as the Red Square, Saint Basil's Cathedral and Lenin's Mausoleum
  • Kremlin - Visit the historic fortified complex at the heart of Moscow including the Armoury Museum housing the imperial jewels
  • St. Petersburg - Visit the world famous Hermitage Museum and the gargantuan Winter Palace
  • Peterhof Palace - Discover the exquisite palace and gardens including its fountains and opulent decor
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Cartagena to Rio tour

Local Immersion & Homestays

4.3 | Great | 100+ Reviews
76 Days
$ 56 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Basic - 2 star

Basic - 2 star Lodging LevelYou'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Cartagena
From
$ 4,279

Highlights

  • Overnight and tour of a coffee farm
  • Zona Cafeteria Drive
  • Cocora Valley Trek
  • Las Lajas Sanctuary
  • Guided Laguna 69 trek
  • Stay with a local family on Lake Titicaca
  • Uyuni Salt Flats day trip
  • Drive through Argentina's wine region
  • Iguazú Falls from Brazil & Argentina
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Malta and Gozo Family Holiday tour

Family Friendly

4.6 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
8 Days
$ 120 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Easy

Easy Physical LevelSome walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.

Visits: Malta, Valletta
From
$ 844

Highlights

  • Hop in a jeep to explore the hilltop villages and interior of the island of Gozo, watching locals go about their centuries-old daily routine
  • Cycle along the dramatic coastline of Gozo, exploring trails that rarely see any other vehicle, let alone travellers
  • Hit the high seas and discover hidden coves of tiny Comino, snorkelling in crystal-clear waters
  • Live life as a local Gozitan shepherd for a day – tend to the animals, cut corn, and even make local food the traditional way
  • Travel back in time while wandering the stunning streets of historic Valletta on an open-air museum walking tour
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Papua New Guinea Adventure tour

Local Immersion & Homestays

4.6 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
9 Days
$ 384 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: Australia, Papua New Guinea, York
From
$ 3,455

Highlights

  • Marvel at an active volcano, tuck into a shoreline barbeque and experience a traditional sing-sing in the Duke of York Islands
  • Discover how the World Wars played out in the Pacific. Visit the War Museum in Rabaul and head underground for a tour of the Japanese tunnels in Kokopo
  • Be mesmerised by the chants of the Kinavai ceremony as the canoes paddle across the magical dawn
  • There's nothing in the world like the Bainings fire dance. Watch as men engulf themselves in flames to the beat of the bamboo drum and escape unharmed
  • Gain an insight into small village industry on a day trip to the tiny Matupit Island
  • Relax and unwind at the plush Rapopo Plantation Resort when it's all over
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China Family Adventure tour

Family Friendly

4.8 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
14 Days
$ 186 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star

Premium - 4 star Lodging Level3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.

Physical:
Easy

Easy Physical LevelSome walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.

Visits: China, Hong Kong, Beijing, Chengdu, Victoria Peak, Yangshuo, Victoria, Guilin, The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square
From
$ 2,599

Highlights

  • Visit the great wall and beijing's monuments
  • Encounter terracotta warriors
  • Cycle through karst landscapes
  • Wander hong kong's vibrant streets
  • See pandas in chengdu
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Switzerland Walking & Hiking Tour tour

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5.0 | Excellent | 2 Reviews
6 Days
$ 750 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star

Premium - 4 star Lodging Level3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: Switzerland, Matterhorn, Zermatt
From
$ 4,498

Highlights

  • Heart-pumping hikes reveal quintessential Switzerland
  • Trek from high mountain passes to wildflower-strewn meadows with soft-eyed dairy cows
  • Jaw-dropping panoramic vistas of Gornergletscher, a glacier with bright blue pools and deep crevasses
  • Savor apple strudel and fresh Swiss cheese to your heart's content
  • Grand Hotel Zermatterhof, the epitome of luxury, with stunning views of the Matterhorn
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Windward Isles and French Antilles tour

Hiking & Walking

4.6 | Excellent | 65 Reviews
12 Days
$ 315 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Easy

Easy Physical LevelSome walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.

Visits: Dominica, Dominican Republic, Saint Lucia
From
$ 3,780

Highlights

  • Crayfish Waterfall (Guadeloupe) - Swim in a waterfall surrounded by nature in the National Park
  • Morne Trois Pitons National Park (Dominica) - Discover this scenic UNESCO World Heritage Site on foot, hiking two different trails
  • Cabrits National Park (Dominica) - Visit the site of Fort Shirley, an 18th century British garrison which once housed 600 soldiers, and is now the venue for Dominica's annual Jazz and Creole festival
  • Soufriere (Saint Lucia) - Stay in the traditional fishing village of Soufriere overlooked by the forest-clad volcanic cone of Petit Piton
  • Beautiful beaches - Relax on sandy beaches in Guadeloupe and Saint Lucia and snorkel in the Caribbean Sea
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South Africa and Botswana tour

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5.0 | Excellent | 16 Reviews
10 Days
$ 435 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Easy

Easy Physical LevelSome walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.

Visits: Botswana, Cape Town, Chobe National Park, Johannesburg, Victoria Falls
From
$ 4,350

Highlights

  • Interactive hiking and biking safari options, the experience is even more spectacular.
  • This unique 10-day itinerary combines a visit to the city of Cape Town
  • Visits to two little-known corners of Southern Africa that boast few tourists and a rich tapestry of wildlife
  • The city’s backdrop is a stunning sweep of mountainous heights, impressive cliffs, and a stretch of plateau known as Table Mountain.
  • This safari includes not only viewing from vehicles but a special biking or hiking option.
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