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Expeditions By Continent

AFRICA - SAFARIS & EXPEDITIONS 
Madagascar Explore the Unique Heritage of this Enchanting Land!
MADAGASCAR
October 7-22, 2017 - $1,000 pp Air Discount for bookings by May 15, 2017
ANTARCTICA & ARCTIC plus NORTH & SOUTH ATLANTIC

Cruise to Falkland Islands - South Georgia - & the Antarctic Peninsula!
South Georgia, the Falkland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula Voyage

 

November 27-December 19, 2017
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

June 6-20, 2017, with optional Yangtze River Extension to June 25th - SOLD OUT

May 18-June 1, 2018

Xinjiang With Leadership by Dr. Chris Carpenter!
XINJIANG & HUNZA
Lofty Peaks, National Parks, and Villages of the Silk Road & Karakoram!
August 27–September 13, 2017 - SOLD OUT
Burma With Dr. Chris Carpenter
DISCOVER BURMA!
With $200 per person discount for new bookings by Sept 8th!
January 7-20, 2018 with Angkor Wat Extension to January 20-23, 2018.
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
Japan Historic Kyoto & Nararom!
Discover JAPAN'S HERITAGE!
including Takayama in the Japanese Alps

With Cynthia Gould

May 14-26, 2017 - SOLD OUT

May 13-25, 2018

Tibet

With Dr. Chris Carpenter!
EXPLORE TIBET!

& the Eastern Tibetan Plateau including Jiuzhaigou National Park
July 15-31, 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  


"I thought I'd let you know that I have sent in my $1,000 deposit and am looking forward to returning on the trip of a lifetime." -- 2015 Amelia participant
 

June 21-July 11, 2017 - The trip was an extraordinary success.  Will post a full report shortly!

New Zealand A Special Expedition for Members and Friends of AAAS and Sigma Xi
NEW ZEALAND Expedition
With Lloyd Esler
November 12-27, 2017 - Just 2 or 3 spaces available!
Hawaii Molokai • Lanai • Kona • On board Safari Explorer
DISCOVER HAWAII
November 24–December 2, 2017
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.

JULY 19-28, 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

An expedition on the WILD SIDE!
COSTA RICA & THE PANAMA CANAL
Aboard National Geographic Sea Lion


December 9-16, 2017

It’s hard to comprehend until you experience it for
yourself!

GALÁPAGOS
Aboard National Geographic Islander or Endeavour II

December 8-17, 2017 - Aboard the National Geographic Endeavour II - Book now for a free round trip air from Miami/Guayaquil/Galapagos/Guayaquil/Miami. A $970 value!

Copyright Richard Maack UPPER AMAZON
EXPLORING PERU’S PACAYA-SAMIRIA RESERVE
With Dr. Lee Harper

October 21-30, 2017 - One cabin now available! Call right away!

December 2-11, 2017 - 3 cabins and M share available.

Guatemala Christmas in the Mayan Wonderland!
GUATEMALA

Chichicastenango, Tikal, Copan & Quirigua!
December 18-27, 2017
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
FEBRUARY 9-18, 2018 - WITH AN EXTENSION TO PERU FEBRUARY 3-9, 2018. Free Air from Miami!  Call 1(800)252-4910 for details.
Belize to Tikal Aboard National Geographic QUEST!
BELIZE TO TIKAL
REEFS, RIVERS & RUINS OF THE MAYA WORLD
February 18-26, 2018
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 - FREE AIR OR EXTENSION BOOK BY JULY 31, 2017!
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
EUROPE including RUSSIA & the ARCTIC
The Treasury at Delphi Explore the cultural heritage of ancient Greece!
Aegean Treasures of the Peloponnese & Meteora!
With Dr. Ken Sheedy

April 26-May 10, 2017 - SOLD OUT

Our next Peloponnese trip will be in April/May 2019 to give Ken time off to  write a book in 2018!!    The 2017 trip was wonderful and we look forward to 2019!

France

Wild France 2017 will include the replica of the renowned Chauvet Cave!
WILD & PREHISTORIC FRANCE

Including Lascaux II & Rouffignac
With Mark Walters

May 12-25, 2017 - SOLD OUT
Land of Fire and Ice & Nature’s Paradise!
WILD ICELAND

With Oskar Halldorsson

June 13-22, 2017 - SOLD OUT

June 13-22 2018

Including the Trans-Siberian Express!
KAMCHATKA & Lake Baikal
With Dr. Victor Kuzevanov

July 23–August 7, 2017 - SOLD OUT

July 22 - August 6, 2018

Iceland and West Greenland HOT SPRINGS & ICEBERGS aboard the National Geographic Explorer!
ICELAND TO WEST GREENLAND
Travel with Dr. Laurie McHargue

August 22-30, 2017 - SOLD OUT

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

With Dr. Victor Kuzevanov

September 19-October 5, 2017 - This expedition is being rescheduled. Please call (800) 252-4910 for more information.

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.

Harvests, History & Landscapes!
COLUMBIA & SNAKE RIVERS JOURNEY

Aboard National Geographic Quest

October 11-17, 2018

Grand Tetons

GRAND TETONS
See the Total Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017

astronomy trips  
August 15-23, 2017 - Two departures WAITING LIST ONLY.

Please book Sun Valley version (same trip, you just see the Eclipse atop a mountain at Sun Valley and then go to the Tetons and Yellowstone). All of the special features are the same, including the trip to the top of Rendezvous Peak in the Tetons. - SOLD OUT.
astronomy trips See the Total Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017
Sun Valley Idaho Eclipse
Tetons & Yellowstone
astronomy trips  
August 15-23, 2017 - Possibly one or two rooms available on one of the eclipse trips!
 - SOLD OUT.
See the Total Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017
Sun Valley Idaho Eclipse
Tetons & Yellowstone
astronomy trips  
August 18-26, 2017 One departure - SOLD OUT.
Second departure
 - SOLD OUT.
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
 

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