National Geographic and G Adventures have joined forces to launch National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures, a new line of experiential itineraries.
This travel partnership — which coincides with G Adventures' 25th anniversary — will offer an initial collection of 70 trips with groups capped at 16 guests, each led by a local guide.
As part of the new collection's locally-focused experiences, travelers will have the opportunity to spend time in a family home in Jaipur, India; share a meal with a local author and her storytelling troupe in Botswana; meet a traditional weaver in Ecuador; and sip homemade limoncello with a farmer at his lemon orchard in Italy.
A 14-day trip to Costa Rica, priced from $2,099, includes meeting with a researcher from the Sea Turtle Conservancy, co-founded by a National Geographic grantee. Many trips will feature visits to projects sponsored by G Adventures' nonprofit organization Planeterra, which develops sustainable projects to support local communities. As with all National Geographic travel programs, a portion of the proceeds will support the National Geographic Society's nonprofit work in conservation, exploration, education, and cultural preservation.
The new line will join National Geographic's suite of travel programs, which includes National Geographic Expeditions, National Geographic Adventures, National Geographic Student Expeditions, National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World, and more.
Next year's lineup of National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures will be published on December 15, 2015, with departures beginning January 5, 2016.