As we prepare to start exploring again, we recognize that the situation at home and around the world is constantly evolving, and that your travel plans—like ours—may need to be adjusted down the road. To provide you more flexibility, we have modified our booking policies. Please take a look at our updated policies below.

When you book a Signature Land Expedition before March 31, 2021, your deposit will be approximately 10% of the lowest published rate per person per departure. Your deposit is fully refundable until 90 days before your departure date. The fully refundable deposit is applicable on trips departing before March 31, 2022. If you cancel between 45-89 days before departure, 50% of your final payment will be refunded. If you cancel within 45 days of your departure date, your final payment will not be refunded. Should National Geographic Expeditions cancel your departure, you will receive a full refund.

Trips departing after March 31, 2022 are subject to our standard terms and conditions, which can be found here.

The following Signature Land tours are offered in collaboration with Lindblad Expeditions and subject to the terms listed under Expedition Cruises: Peru – Land of the Inca, and Costa Rica – Cloud Forest to the Caribbean.

Book a Private Expedition before March 31, 2021 and pay a 10% deposit that is fully refundable until 90 days before your departure date. The fully refundable deposit is applicable on trips departing before March 31, 2022. Final payment will be due at 90 days. If you cancel between 45-89 days before your departure date, 50% of your final payment will be refunded. If you cancel within 45 days of your departure date, your final payment will not be refunded. Should National Geographic Expeditions cancel your departure, you will receive a full refund.

Trips departing after March 31, 2022 are subject to our standard terms and conditions, which can be found here.

If a Student withdraws from a trip for any reason, either before or after his or her application is accepted, the following terms will govern any refunds: For a withdrawal on or before April 15, 2021, all paid tuition and group flight airfare (if applicable) will be refunded. For a withdrawal after April 15, 2021, no refunds of the deposit, full tuition, or (if applicable) group flight airfare will be made. If a program is canceled due to COVID-19 before or after April 15, 2021, all payments are fully refundable.

Please refer to the Private Jet standard terms and conditions, which can be found here.

Please refer to the National Geographic Custom Trips standard terms and conditions, which can be found here.

Please refer to the Expedition Cruise Peace of Mind booking policies, which can be found here.

Please note: Expedition Cruises are operated in collaboration with Lindblad Expeditions.

Please refer to the National Geographic Journeys and Family Journeys Peace of Mind booking policies, which can be found here.

Please note: National Geographic Journeys & Family Journeys are operated in collaboration with G-Adventures.

Book a 2021 National Geographic River Cruise operated in collaboration with Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours before March 31, 2021 for departures through December 2021 and have the flexibility to defer your travel plans with no fees from National Geographic Expeditions (third party fees may apply) up to 60 days prior to your cruise departure date. You will be able to transfer to an alternate River Cruise offered by National Geographic in collaboration with Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours for departures through December 2021, or a cruise offered by Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours for departures through December 2023. This excludes Russia cruises and tours.

Please note: National Geographic River Cruises are operated in collaboration with Scenic Luxury River Cruises.

Please refer to the 2022 River Cruise booking policies, which can be found here.