Expedition Overview

Expedition Overview


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For a limited time, eligible Disney Vacation Club Members can save on select 2023 Signature Land and River Cruise departures. Book by July 24, 2023 for travel between June 2023 and December 2023 and enjoy savings on trips to amazing destinations throughout the world:

Save $350 per person on select 2023 North America Signature Land itineraries:

Alaska: Denali to Kenai Fjords

  • August 30, 2023
  • September 6, 2023

Canadian Rockies by Rail and Trail

  • September 18, 2023

Costa Rica: Wildlife and Conservation

  • October 10, 2023
  • November 7, 2023
  • December 5, 2023

Grand Canyon, Bryce and Zion National Parks

  • June 3, 2023
  • September 23, 2023
  • October 7, 2023

Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

  • June 10 & 23, 2023

Save $500 per person on select 2023 International Signature Land itineraries:

Borneo Wildlife Adventure

  • September 16, 2023

Exploring Patagonia

  • December 4 & 28, 2023

Hiking the Alpe-Adria Trail through Austria, Slovenia, and Italy

  • June 19 & 30, 2023
  • July 21, 2023

Human History: Northern Spain and Southwest France

  • June 1 & 8, 2023
  • September 14 & 28, 2023

Iceland: Volcanoes, Glaciers, and Whales

  • June 28, 2023
  • July 20 & 27, 2023
  • August 19, 2023
  • September 3 & 15, 2023

Ireland: Tales and Traditions of the Emerald Isle

  • June 29, 2023
  • August 31, 2023
  • September 21, 2023

Italy: Renaissance Cities and Tuscan Life

  • June 14, 2023
  • October 18, 2023

On Safari: Exploring Wildlife Conservation in Kenya

  • June 2, 2023
  • July 9, 2023
  • August 11, 2023
  • September 30, 2023
  • December 4, 2023

Morocco Photography Expedition

  • September 16, 2023

Morocco: Legendary Cities and the Sahara

  • October 7 & 21, 2023

New Zealand From North to South

  • October 13, 2023
  • December 29, 2023

Norway’s Trains and Fjords

  • June 4 & 18, 2023
  • July 16, 2023
  • August 13, 2023

On Safari: Tanzania’s Great Migration

  • August 16, 2023
  • September 2 & 20, 2023
  • December 27, 2023

Palau: Snorkeling and Kayaking the Pristine Seas

  • October 16, 2023
  • November 12, 2023

Remembering D-Day: London to the Normandy Beaches

  • June 1, 2023

Scotland Hiking Adventure: From the Highlands to Islands

  • July 15 & 22, 2023
  • August 5 & 19, 2023

Southern Africa Safari by Private Air

  • August 30, 2023
  • December 28, 2023

Spain: Walking the Camino de Santiago

  • June 16, 2023
  • September 15, 22 & 29, 2023
  • October 6, 2023

Swiss Trains and the Italian Lake District

  • June 4 & 25, 2023
  • July 2, 16, 23 & 30, 2023
  • August 13, 2023

The Holy Land: Past, Present, and Future

  • November 11, 2023
  • December 30, 2023

Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia: Ancient Temples and Natural Wonders

  • October 14, 2023
  • December 30, 2023

Save $500 per person on select 2023 River Cruise itineraries:

Danube Christmas Markets River Cruise

  • December 9, 2023

Rhine River Cruise: Basel to Amsterdam

  • September 18, 2023

Rhine Christmas Markets River Cruise

  • December 7, 2023

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Important Information

  • Book by July 24, 2023
  • Offer is good for select itineraries and dates only
  • This is a cash-only offer; Members cannot use Disney Vacation Club Points or a combination of points and cash
  • Offer is for new booking only
  • Offer availability is limited for each departure
  • May not be combined with other offers, discounts or promotions
  • Not all stateroom categories are available for booking; not valid for Suites
Between May 23 and July 24, 2023, Disney Vacation Club (“DVC”) Members who book select National Geographic Expeditions itineraries save: (1) $350 off per person on select North America Land departures; or (2) $500 off per person on select International Land and River Cruise departures. Offer valid only for select departures between June and December 2023, and offer availability is limited for each departure. The per-person savings is taken from the non-discounted prevailing rate for each departure as quoted on the date of booking (“Regular Rate”). Regular Rates are based on double occupancy, vary depending on departure date and time of booking, and are subject to change. Travel must be booked 30 - 60 days prior to applicable departure date, depending on the itinerary. Not applicable to deposit, baggage fees, extensions, or airfare. Not all stateroom categories are available for booking, and the offer is not valid for Suites. Availability of the offer is subject to confirmation at time of booking and paying the standard trip deposit. Any courtesy hold, without payment of the standard deposit, will not guarantee availability of the offer for the selected departure date. Offer valid for new, cash bookings only; not valid for bookings with points or a combination of cash and points. Subject to availability at the time of booking. May not be combined with other offers, discounts, or promotions. Offer not transferable or redeemable for cash in whole or in part. Not valid for group bookings. A limited number of staterooms of certain categories are available for the promotion. Offer valid for residents of the U.S. and Canada (except for Quebec where the offer is only available to travel agents). Void where prohibited. Offer is subject to restrictions and conditions and may change without notice. Bookings subject to restrictions and trip standard terms and conditions. Disney Vacation Club Members can book by calling National Geographic Expeditions directly. To receive these discounts, Members must be eligible for Membership Extras. Membership Extras is an incidental benefit subject to change or termination. Members should refer to the Membership Extras Acknowledgement and Disclosure Statement for more information or visit disneyvacationclub.com.
Available Departures
  • Dec 4-15, 2023
  • Dec 28, 2023 - Jan 8, 2024
  • Get expert insights as you explore Patagonia by land and sea, gliding past pristine fjords and vast glaciers on a four-day cruise, then heading inland to explore granite spires, sapphire lakes, and hidden waterfalls.
  • Set out on an interpretive walk across Magdalena Island, home to a colony of more than 100,000 Magellanic penguins.
  • Enjoy a festive barbecue with local gauchos and get a glimpse into traditional Patagonian cowboy culture.



Carved by fjords and capped by glistening glaciers, Patagonia is a natural wonderland. Cruise through a landscape of thick forests and icebergs to the tip of Cape Horn and the Strait of Magellan. Then continue overland to Patagonia's crown jewel—Torres del Paine National Park—and end our journey in Santiago, Chile's vibrant capital.

Day 1: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Arrive at Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) in Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. Transfer to our hotel in the heart of the fashionable Recoleta neighborhood, and explore the nearby galleries, museums, and cafés. Enjoy a tango performance, followed by our welcome dinner tonight.

Meals Included:Dinner
Accommodations:Sofitel Buenos Aires Recoleta
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Spend the morning discovering Argentina’s cosmopolitan capital, known as the Paris of South America. On a city tour, explore the cobblestoned lanes of San Telmo, as well as the colorful artists’ quarter of La Boca. After lunch, fly south to Ushuaia, capital of the Tierra del Fuego province. Settle into a stunning resort within the Cerro Alarkén Nature Reserve.

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodations:Arakur Ushuaia Resort & Spa
Day 3: Ushuaia/Beagle Channel
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Begin the day with a hike in the Cerro Alarkén Nature Reserve, named for the pointed peak that dominates the landscape. Enjoy stunning views and get a closer look at the flora and fauna of Tierra del Fuego. Enjoy lunch at a restaurant in Ushuaia before a walking tour of the town, including its End of the World Museum, which highlights the area’s natural history, indigenous cultures, and early penal colony. Embark our ship and set sail on the famed Beagle Channel.

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

M.V. Stella Australis or M.V. Ventus Australis

Day 4: Cape Horn, Chile/Wulaia Bay
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Weather permitting, take Zodiacs to legendary Cape Horn for a panoramic view from the southernmost tip of South America. Later, explore Wulaia Bay, where Charles Darwin landed during his voyage on the H.M.S. Beagle. Choose one of two walks to experience the spectacular beauty of the Magellanic forest.

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

M.V. Stella Australis or M.V. Ventus Australis

Days 5-6: Magdalena Channel/Agostini Sound
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As we navigate the Magdalena Channel, spot penguins, dolphins, albatrosses, and other seabirds. After entering the Pia Fjord, board Zodiacs and head out on a shore excursion on Pia Glacier. Continue along the Beagle Channel to the Garibaldi Glacier. Embark on a challenging hike through the Magellanic forest if you choose. The next day, cruise through majestic Agostini Sound, and disembark for a closer look at Águila Glacier. During an easy walk, take in spectacular views of the brilliant blue-and-white ice set off by black mountains, and learn about the geologic forces that shaped this dramatic land.

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Daily

M.V. Stella Australis or M.V. Ventus Australis

Day 7: Magdalena Island/Punta Arenas
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Take a morning walk on Magdalena Island, home to a colony of more than 100,000 Magellanic penguins. Disembark in Punta Arenas and continue across the southern Pampas, looking for herds of guanacos as well as rheas, gray foxes, Patagonian hares, and black-necked swans. Then settle into our spectacular hotel overlooking the staggering peaks of Torres del Paine National Park.

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations:Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa
Days 8-10: Torres del Paine National Park
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During the next three days, tailor your exploration to your interests, choosing among a variety of hiking and horseback-riding excursions in the park. Discover Lago de Grey and its incredibly blue sculpted ice; hike through beech forests along the shore of Laguna Azul; and marvel at rock paintings left by the indigenous Aonikenk people, some of the earliest inhabitants of the region. Photograph wildlife near the northern limits of the park; or relax at the hotel, taking advantage of its wonderful amenities. Enjoy evening lectures, and cap off your stay in the park with a festive barbecue in the company of local gauchos, getting a glimpse into traditional Patagonian cowboy culture.

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Daily
Accommodations:Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa
Day 11: Punta Arenas/Santiago/Maipo Valley
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Today, drive to the Punta Arenas airport for the flight to Santiago. Arrive in Santiago this evening and travel into the Maipo Valley to our boutique hotel located on the famed Viña Santa Rita—one of Chile’s most prestigious wineries. Settle into our late 19th-century-style hotel nestled amid an oasis of vineyards, parks, and gardens. Tonight, gather in the hotel’s dining room for a private multi-course meal paired with Chilean wines from Santa Rita’s award-winning vineyards.

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations:Hotel Casa Real
Day 12: Maipo Valley/Santiago
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Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at our hotel before embarking on a private tour of the estate’s 40-hectare park and gardens, which were designed by 19th-century French landscape architect Guillaume Renner. Then gather on the outdoor terrace for a wine tasting and lunch. Later, enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of Viña Santa Rita—founded in 1880 and known for its cultivation of red wine varietals—including the estate’s vineyards, stone-and-mortar cellar, and tasting room. Continue to the nearby Andino Museum to peruse an impressive collection of pre-Columbian art. This evening, transfer to the Arturo Merino Benítez Airport (SCL) and catch your flight home.

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch