Expedition Overview

Expedition Overview

SPECIAL OFFERS

2023 Early Booking Offer

For a limited time, starting on May 23*, save $400 per person on North America itineraries or save $500 per person on international itineraries when you book your space by 8/19/22 on select 2023 National Geographic Signature Land departures**. Take advantage of this special offer by calling 1-888-966-8687 or contacting your Travel Agent, or book online and mention code EARLY_BK_2023.

*Qualifying departures will open for booking to all travelers on May 26, 2022. Starting on May 23, 2022, early booking will be available to select groups. Please refer to the following schedule:

5/23:
Lifelong Explorers, Grosvenor Council Members, and Travelers who are currently on hold with National Geographic Expeditions for a future reservation

5/24:
National Geographic Expeditions or Journeys Past Travelers

5/25:
Disney Vacation Club Members, Disney Castaway Club Gold and Platinum Members, and Golden Oak Residents

5/26:
General Public

If you qualify for early booking, please call 1-888-966-8687 to book your expedition. Our hours are Monday to Friday, 9am-9pm ET.

If you do not qualify for early booking, this departure will open for booking to all travelers on May 26, 2022.
**The per-person savings is taken from the non-discounted prevailing rate for each departure as quoted by National Geographic Expeditions on the date of booking (“Regular Rate’”) and only valid on select National Geographic Expeditions land departures with travel start dates between November 7, 2022 and December 11, 2023, inclusive.

Qualifying land itineraries have a callout on the Special Offers box of the itinerary page on nationalgeographic.com/expeditions, and on the Special Offers page.

The offer designation may not reflect real-time offer availability; accordingly, availability is subject to confirmation at time of booking and payment of the standard deposit. Any courtesy hold, without payment of the standard deposit, will not guarantee availability of the offer for the selected departure date.

Offer availability is limited for each departure. The offer terminates on August 19, 2022 or when the limited spaces eligible for the offer on the applicable departure date have been booked, whichever is earlier.

Valid on new bookings only. Lead guest of the booking party must travel on the land package booked. Not transferable or redeemable for cash in whole or in part. Savings not applicable to deposit. Cannot be combined with any other offers, discounts or promotions. Not valid for group bookings. Offer is subject to change without notice. Offer valid for residents of the U.S. and Canada, except for Quebec. Bookings subject to restrictions and National Geographic Expeditions’ standard terms and conditions. Void where prohibited.
Available Departures
  • May 20-27, 2023
  • Jun 3-10, 2023
  • Jun 18-25, 2023
  • Sep 9-16, 2023
  • Sep 23-30, 2023
  • Oct 7-14, 2023
Signature Land 2022 Last Chance Special Offer

For a limited time, save $250 per person on the 9/19/22 departure of Grand Canyon, Bryce, and Zion National Parks, or save $350 per person on select Signature Land international departures* when you book by July 1, 2022. Take advantage of this special offer by calling 1-888-966-8687 or contacting your Travel Agent, or book online and mention code LCOSL22.

*Book select National Geographic Expeditions North America and International Signature Land departures with start dates between July 16, 2022 and October 29, 2022 at the non-discounted prevailing price as quoted on nationalgeographic.com/expeditions on the date of booking (the “Regular Rate”) and receive:

(i) $250 per person off on the select North America Signature Land departures; or
(ii) $350 per person off the select International Signature Land departures.

Regular Rates vary depending on departure date and time of booking and are subject to change. Qualifying itineraries have a call out on the Special Offers box of the itinerary page. The offer designation may not reflect real time offer availability; accordingly, availability is subject to confirmation at time of booking and payment of the standard deposit.

Any courtesy hold, without payment of the standard deposit, will not guarantee availability of the offer for the selected departure date. Offer availability is limited for each departure. The offer terminates on July 1, 2022 or when the limited spaces eligible for the offer on the applicable departure date have been booked, whichever is earlier. Valid on new bookings only.

Lead guest of the booking party must travel on the land package booked. Not transferable or redeemable for cash in whole or in part. Savings not applicable to deposit. Cannot be combined with any other offers, discounts or promotions.

**Not valid for group bookings.**

Offer is subject to change without notice. Offer valid for residents of the U.S. and Canada, except for Quebec. Bookings subject to restrictions and National Geographic Expeditions’ standard terms and conditions. Void where prohibited.
Available Departures
  • Sep 19-26, 2022
  • Discover the wonders of three national parks—Grand Canyon, Zion, and Bryce Canyon—alongside a National Geographic Expert.
  • Set out on an interpretive stargazing excursion along the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.
  • Hear an expert describe the geological events that shaped the regions, then delve into Zion’s magnificent sandstone slot canyons and Bryce Canyon’s surreal maze of red spires.
  • Stay in rustic national park lodges, and learn about area wildlife from park rangers.

Itinerary

Itinerary

Discover the geological treasures of the American Southwest, exploring Grand Canyon, Zion, and Bryce Canyon National Parks. Explore the North Rim of the Grand Canyon on foot, and learn about the powerful forces that have carved this mile-deep chasm over 200 million years. Hike amid Zion's wonderland of slot canyons, hanging gardens, and waterfalls, and explore Bryce Canyon's otherworldly maze of crimson-colored spires. Soak up the Old West atmosphere at rustic park lodges.

Day 1: ST. GEORGE, UTAH
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Arrive at St. George Regional Airport (SGU) and transfer to our hotel this afternoon. Meet your guides and fellow travelers at a welcome reception and enjoy a presentation with your National Geographic Expert before dinner this evening.

Meals Included:Dinner
Accommodations:Hilton Garden Inn Saint George
Day 2: St. George, Utah/Grand Canyon, Arizona
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The next morning, travel into canyon country, stopping for a catered picnic lunch at Pipe Springs National Monument—a beautiful desert oasis. We arrive at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon and get our first glimpse of this amazing natural wonder. Walk along the rim and view the colorful rock formations that reveal the region's geological history.

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations:Grand Canyon Lodge North Rim
Day 3: Grand Canyon North Rim
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Set out to explore the canyon’s rim, peering into the multi-hued chasm carved by the Colorado River over millions of years. Stop at Point Imperial and Cape Royal for short walks and a chance to capture amazing photos. Choose from a variety of hikes for all levels and learn about the park’s unique ecosystems and geology while enjoying sweeping views at every turn. Return to the lodge this evening and capture the canyon’s dazzling colors at sunset from the stone balcony overlooking the canyon.

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations:Grand Canyon Lodge North Rim
Day 4: Grand Canyon/Zion National Park, Utah
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Rise early this morning for a spectacular sunrise before journeying north across the Kaibab Plateau on the Mount Carmel Scenic Byway, passing the vermilion, white, and pink cliffs of Grand Staircase and the orchards of Long Valley. Later this afternoon, take a short hike before settling into our hotel in Zion Canyon. This evening, learn about the fascinating geological history of the Grand Staircase that stretches from Bryce, through Zion, and into Grand Canyon National Park.

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodations:Desert Pearl Inn
Day 5: Zion National Park
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Spend today exploring Zion, a wonderland of sandstone slot canyons, lush hanging gardens, and cascading waterfalls. Choose from a variety of hiking options: the Emerald Pools Trail, which passes under the cool spray of a waterfall; Angels Landing; or the famed Narrows slot canyon.

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations:Desert Pearl Inn
Day 6: Bryce Canyon National Park
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Bid farewell to Zion this morning with one last hike before continuing to our final destination, Bryce Canyon National Park. A hike along the canyon rim from Fairyland Canyon to Sunset Point offers a breathtaking introduction to this natural wonder. Settle into our home for the next two nights near the rim of the canyon. This evening, join a park ranger for a starry telescope viewing on the canyon rim.

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations:Lodge at Bryce Canyon
Day 7: Bryce Canyon National Park
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Spend the day exploring Bryce's famous hoodoos and learn about one of the world's geologic masterpieces. From the rim of the canyon, the ground falls away to reveal a gallery of hoodoos, fins, mazes, and spires in shades of red, orange, pink, yellow, and cream. Today's hikes wind along the rim and down into this striking landscape. Watch the sun set over the canyon and join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner.

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations:Lodge at Bryce Canyon
Day 8: Kolob Canyon/St. George, Utah
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Wind through Red Canyon to Kolob Canyon, a stunning, lesser known area of Zion National Park. Transfer to the St. George Regional Airport (SGU) this afternoon and connect with your flight home.

Meals Included:Breakfast