National Geographics Private Jet Expeditions bring you to the world’s most fascinating and far-flung places, but what makes each one truly extraordinary is the team of National Geographic experts on board and the researchers and grantees they meet in the field.
National Geographics experts are involved in these expeditions long before they depart, helping to craft the itineraries and providing input on not-to-be-missed sites and experiences, whether it’s encountering Myanmar’s Intha people with renowned anthropologist Carroll Dunham on Asia by Private Jet, or photographing the mysterious moai statues of Easter Island alongside Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Jay Dickman on Around the World by Private Jet. The grantees they meet along the way, such as paleontologist Louise Leakey and archaeologist Peter Frost, bring the wonders of the world to life with their insights and tales of discovery. Best of all, when you travel with National Geographic, they help to support the work of these explorers, who benefit from the proceeds from the adventure long after the trip is over.
Around the world by Private Jet- 24 days | Round-trip Washington D.C.
- Alongside a team of National Geographic experts, explore 12 UNESCO World Heritage sites.
- Attend a demonstration of traditional Andean weaving techniques by National Geographic grantee Nilda Callañaupa in Cusco, and then travel to Machu Picchu by train.
- Join archaeologists on Easter Island to explore mysterious moai statues and delve into the isle’s famously lost culture.
- Meet with National Geographic Explorers-in-Residence Maeve or Louise Leakey in Tanzania and get a firsthand account of the family’s groundbreaking fossil discoveries.
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Around the World by Private Jet: The Northern Route, 22 days | Seattle to Boston
- Examine fossils with a paleontologist at Mongolia’s Flaming Cliffs, and experience nomadic life in the Gobi from a stunning ger camp that is part of the National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World collection.
- Cruise Lake Baikal, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and attend a private concert at a historic manor house in Irkutsk, Siberia.
- Discover Norway’s dramatic fjords by boat and by cable car and witness waterfalls, volcanoes, and geysers in Iceland.
- Meet Greenland’s Inuits, take walks along the glacier at Ilulissat Icefjord, and peer at iridescent icebergs on a cruise.
Celebrating Human Ingenuity: An Exploration of Technology and Creativity by Private Jet, 19 days |
- Discover a futuristic fusion of technology and nature at Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay, and wander among its soaring, solar-powered “supertrees.”
- Explore Jaipur, India alongside WSJ India Bureau Chief Bill Spindle, and gain insights into Indian society and its economic evolution.
- Join National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala in the Seychelles and discover how satellite imaging and new techniques in habitat restoration are helping protect these pristine islands.
- Observe Rwanda’s gorillas in the wild, and meet WSJ science writer Robert Lee Holtz and two National Geographic Emerging Explorers to learn about new technologies that are improving the lives of both people and wildlife in Africa.
Australia and New Zealand by Private Jet, 17 days | Sydney to Queenstown
- Stay at three spectacular properties that are part of the National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World collection, with nights spent in the heart of the Australian outback, on Kangaroo Island, and along the Great Barrier Reef.
- In Australia, soar above Queensland’s tropical canopy on a gondola, delve into the Aboriginal legends of Uluru, and go snorkeling or diving amid the spectacular marine life of Lizard Island.
- Explore the geothermal wonders and Maori traditions of New Zealand’s Lake Taupo, and walk on a glacier overlooking Milford Sound.
- Take a ferry to visit the renowned Museum of Old and New Art in Hobart, Tasmania, and enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the Sydney Opera House.
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Asia by Private Jet, 14 days | Round-trip Dubai
- Soar from the medieval city of Bhaktapur high in the Himalaya to lush Laotian jungles on the banks of the Mekong and the neon-lit streets of Ho Chi Minh City.
- Step into some of the more than 2,000 temples that rise above Myanmar’s Bagan plain, and then see the iconic leg-rowing fishermen of Inle Lake.
- Wander the opulent palaces and manicured gardens of Udaipur, and then watch these marble monuments shimmer at sunset while cruising Lake Pichola aboard a royal barge.
- Enjoy a traditional dance performance and witness a Buddhist prayer ceremony in Bhutan.
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Africa by Private Jet, 20 days | Round-trip Lisbon
- Discover the ancient canyons of the Namib Desert, the lush floodplains of the Botswana’s Okavango Delta, and Madagascar’s pristine forests.
- Encounter iconic wildlife, from mountain gorillas and lemurs to elephants, zebras, cheetahs, and lions.
- In South Africa’s Cradle of Humankind, enjoy rare private access to the Rising Star fossil site where Homo naledi was unearthed by National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Lee Berger in one of the most significant archaeological discoveries in recent history.
- Explore the Cape of Good Hope by helicopter and journey into the Cape Winelands to sample award-winning vintages.
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