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DEAR T R AV E L E R Over the past 131 years, National Geographic’s explorers have blazed a path across the globe, venturing into the unknown to discover, study, and report on the planet’s myriad treasures. Today they continue to go further and dig deeper, developing groundbreaking tools, technologies, and research that reveal new facets of the world, whether it’s the satellite mapping of ancient Petra or the use of recycled cell phones to detect illegal poaching in remote rain forests. Now we invite you on an extraordinary expedition by private jet, one that embodies the curiosity and passion of our explorers—and the spirit of adventure for which National Geographic is known. In 24 days, we’ll circle the globe on a trip brimming with cultural and natural wonders: from the mysterious moai of Easter Island to the magnificent Taj Mahal, and from the wildlife-rich Serengeti Plain to the astonishing marine ecosystem of the Great Barrier Reef.

The stellar group of National Geographic experts at the helm will also enhance our experience with their knowledge and insights. We’ll be joined by anthropologist, linguist, and National Geographic Fellow K. David Harrison, who co-directed the Society’s Enduring Voices Project; anthropologist, writer, and filmmaker Carroll Dunham; and Pulitzerwinning photographer Jay Dickman. We hope you will join us for this once-in-a-lifetime journey. Please call 1-888-227-7265 or reserve online at natgeoexpeditions.com/privatejet.

Along our journey, we'll delve into fascinating cultures of the past and present. We'll explore the ancient architectural marvels of Machu Picchu, Angkor, and Petra; and we'll also take part in a cooking class in Cambodia, visit a women's cooperative in Samoa, and discover India's monuments through the eyes of local youth. Through these people we meet and interact with, we'll gain a deeper understanding of the aweinspiring places we visit.

F O L L O W U S AT @ N ATG E O E X P E D I T I O N S

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Gary E. Knell Chairman National Geographic Partners

When you travel with us, you help further the work of our scientists, explorers, and educators around the world. Every year, we distribute a portion of our proceeds to the National Geographic Society, creating more opportunities to work toward a planet in balance. To learn more, visit natgeo.com/giveback.

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T R AV E L TA I L O R E D T O YO U R I N T E R E S T S Enjoy the freedom and flexibility to tailor your trip to your interests, choosing from a variety of available excursions in each of the places we visit. In the pages that follow, you'll find opportunities to adapt the expedition at no additional cost. Some of these alternative options have limited space or require a minimum number of participants; reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis. We can also arrange special experiences that are not featured in the itinerary, whether you'd like to go behind the scenes at a world-renowned museum, explore intriguing ruins off the beaten path, or set out on a challenging hike. If you have already visited or would like to skip one of the stops along the journey, we will look into arranging your visit to an alternative destination. For more information and to discuss your preferred itinerary, please contact us.

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National Geographic opens doors around the globe. Our relationships with scientists, storytellers, museums, and active research sites allow us special access to places and people—including our own grantees, whose field sites we visit whenever we can. Traveling with us, you go behind the scenes to get a close-up view of work that’s helping to illuminate and protect the world’s cultural and natural treasures, from the conservation programs of National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative to the revival of ancient Peruvian weaving traditions by National Geographic grantee Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez.

The signature of our private jet expeditions is the extraordinary team of National Geographic experts who travel with us—biologists, archaeologists, cultural experts, geographers, and photographers who interpret what we encounter. On one of the Tanzania options, for instance, travelers have an opportunity to join National Geographic Explorer-at-Large Louise Leakey or one of her colleagues for a private tour of Tanzania’s Olduvai George, where the Leakey family made the groundbreaking discovery of Homo habilis on a National Geographic–sponsored expedition.

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Over the past 131 years, we’ve sent our scientists, storytellers, and adventurers across continents and into remote cultures, down to the oceans’ depths and up the highest mountains, in an effort to better understand our planet. National Geographic Expeditions grew from this legacy as a way to invite others to explore—to encounter the wonders of the world up close, in depth, right at the source, and to be transformed by the experience.

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GIVE BACK E X P L O R AT I O N H A P P E N S B E C A U S E O F YO U When you travel with us, you help further the work of our scientists, explorers, and educators around the world. Every year, we distribute a portion of our proceeds to the National Geographic Society, creating more opportunities to work toward a planet in balance. The Society awards more than 450 grants to scientists, educators, innovators, and storytellers around the world—including National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala, who founded National Geographic’s Pristine Seas project to explore and help save the last wild places in the oceans. These inspiring individuals are changing how we understand and interact with our planet—and helping to protect it for future generations. To learn more, visit natgeo.com/giveback.

YO U S U P P O R T L O C A L E C O N O M I E S A N D H A B I TAT S National Geographic Expeditions is committed to sustaining the character and integrity of each place we visit: its natural and cultural heritage, in addition to the well-being of its residents. We are identifying ways to minimize the environmental impact of our travel programs and are offsetting carbon emissions we cannot eliminate. We strive to support local economies in our choice of services, and we believe that the positive effects of sustainable travel go beyond immediate economic benefits, inspiring passionate stewards of our planet.

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A top-notch team of experts join this expedition, offering unique insights on the diverse cultures we encounter and the natural wonders we explore. A National Geographic photographer joins each departure to help us make the most of incredible photographic opportunities, and caps off the trip with a final slide show of our journey. Through our convenient in-flight lecture system, you’ll also enjoy informative talks by our experts throughout the expedition.

K . DAV I D H A R R I S O N A N T H RO P O LO G I ST A N D L I N G U I ST Anthropologist and linguist K. David Harrison is a National Geographic Fellow and co-led the Society’s Enduring Voices Project, documenting endangered languages and cultures around the world. He has done extensive fieldwork with indigenous communities from Siberia and Mongolia to Peru, India, and Australia. His global research is the subject of the acclaimed documentary film The Linguists, and his work has been featured in numerous publications, including the New York Times, USA Today, and Science. David is both a professor of linguistics and associate provost for academic programs at Swarthmore College.

C A R RO L L D U N H A M A N T H RO P O LO G I ST A N D F I L M M A K E R Carroll Dunham is an anthropologist, writer, and documentary filmmaker who has resided in the Himalaya for the past 25 years. She is the director of Wild Earth Nepal, an organization that works with rural Nepalese women who create handcrafted products to generate income. Carroll is a popular National Geographic expert and has led numerous research expeditions and educational trips in Mongolia, Bhutan, Tibet, Nepal, and India. She has written four books and produced films for National Geographic, PBS, and the BBC.

J AY D I C K M A N N AT I O N A L G E O G R A P H I C P H O T O G R A P H E R Pulitzer Prize–winning photographer Jay Dickman has worked in photojournalism for more than 40 years, covering topics as diverse as the Salvadoran civil war, national political conventions, and the Olympics. Among his more than 25 assignments for National Geographic, Jay lived in a Stone Age village in Papua New Guinea and spent a week under the Arctic ice in a nuclear attack submarine. A popular and seasoned photography instructor, he also has published a best-selling guide called Perfect Digital Photography, as well as numerous articles for National Geographic magazine, TIME, Sports Illustrated, LIFE, and Forbes.

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E X P E D I T I O N S TA F F A N D C R E W Traveling with our National Geographic experts is a talented expedition team—experienced travel experts who meticulously attend to logistical details and ensure your experience is truly exceptional. The flight crew is also specially selected for this trip, chosen for its dedication to safety, attention to detail, and first-rate hospitality.

EXPEDITION PHYSICIAN A physician accompanies our expedition and is on call 24 hours a day to provide or facilitate health care services.

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From the Maasai-inspired design of Tanzania’s andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge to the exquisite architecture of Bhutan's Zhiwa Ling Heritage, traditionally hand-carved and painted by local artisans, to the sumptuous Oberoi Amarvilas in India, with views of the Taj Mahal from every room, we stay in some of the world’s finest accommodations. These hotels and lodges have been selected for their exceptional guest service, splendid amenities, and convenient access to the places we explore. In more off-the-beaten-path locations, we have selected the best available accommodations to ensure your comfort. In many destinations, we have also arranged special dining experiences with traditional entertainment, providing a window into local cultures.

National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World is a collection of handpicked lodges that invite guests to experience the world’s most treasured places while helping to protect them for generations to come. In Tanzania, we stay at andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge (pictured on page 12), an elegant lodge perched on the crater’s edge that is infused with European and East African design elements. Our home in Bhutan is one of our charter members, Zhiwa Ling Heritage (pictured left), a stunning tribute to traditional Bhutanese architecture set amid lush gardens.

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Alternative: Travelers who may have already visited Cusco and Machu Picchu can choose to explore Peru’s sun-soaked northwestern coast. Visit the historic cities of Chiclayo and Trujillo, the second oldest Spanish city in Peru. Discover remnants of the ancient Moche and Chimú cultures, including the towering Temples of the Sun and Moon and the sprawling ruins of Chan Chan, the largest adobe city in the world. Wyndham Costa del Sol Trujillo Center and Belmond Miraflores Park

We begin this extraordinary adventure with a reception at National Geographic headquarters, followed by a welcome dinner at our historic hotel. Get to know experts, staff, and fellow travelers as you take in breathtaking views of the White House and the Washington Monument illuminated at night. The Hay-Adams

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Fly by private jet to Lima, where we board a local charter flight to Cusco (11,200 feet)—the gateway to Peru’s Inca heartland. The next morning, set out on a tour of this charming city. Then head north into the Urubamba Valley—also known as the Sacred Valley of the Inca—to explore the ruins of Moray, believed to have been an agricultural laboratory where Inca priests tested soils and crops. Make our way to the white salt mines of Maras. Later, if you wish, embark on a spectacular hike along a section of the Inca Trail. Meet master Andean weaver Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez, a National Geographic grantee who has helped preserve and revive traditional weaving practices throughout Peru. We’ll also join archaeologist and National Geographic grantee Peter Frost or one of his colleagues for a talk on his archaeological expeditions in Peru, which have been featured in National Geographic magazine. You may opt for an early-morning visit to the former Inca stronghold of Ollantaytambo before we board our privately chartered train to Machu Picchu (8,000 feet). Accompanied by private guides, explore this legendary 15th-century Inca citadel, which was rediscovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911 and excavated with support from the National Geographic Society. Discover the site’s hillside terraces of stone temples, sanctuaries, and homes. Then enjoy an elegant dinner aboard our train as we return to Cusco. Belmond Palacio Nazarenas

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YO U R T R I P M A K E S A D I F F E R E N C E The National Geographic Society funds research, conservation, and exploration, including archaeological excavations at an Inca ritual site near Cusco, Peru.

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Fly by private jet to Easter Island, located 2,300 miles off the coast of Chile. Questions still linger about this isolated island’s ancient Polynesian society and the mysterious moai—colossal stone statues—that they left behind. Discover its ancient ruins with resident archaeologists Edmundo Edwards, Patricia Vargas Cassanova, and Claudio Cristino. If you wish, rise early for a photo shoot with our National Geographic photographer, capturing the sun as it rises over this enigmatic landscape. Explore volcanic calderas, lava fields, and windswept grasslands; and delve into the theories surrounding the stone behemoths, which archaeologists believe were carved in honor of ancestors or chiefs. Visit the stone village of Orongo, the ceremonial center of the island’s intriguing Birdman cult, which was defined by a treacherous annual competition to retrieve a rare egg. Later, enjoy a splendid performance by the Kari Kari dance troupe. Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa

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From Easter Island we continue our journey across the Pacific, crossing the international date line. We lose a day en route and arrive in Samoa the following evening.

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Adorned with waterfalls, jungles, and white-sand beaches, the tropical paradise of Samoa is a place of astounding natural beauty. This idyllic island, known as “the heart of Polynesia,” is one of the few places where Polynesian culture remains little changed from ancient times. Here, you’ll find a deep reverence for hospitality, tradition, and community (known as fa’a Samoa, or “the Samoan way”). Check in to our beachfront hotel set within lush gardens, and take in dazzling views of the Pacific. Enjoy a memorable introduction to the island during a fiafia—a lively performance of Samoan dance and song. The next day, opt to spend time at a local women’s cooperative or visit the former homestead of Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, now a museum dedicated to the final years of his life. Sheraton Samoa Beach Resort

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Fly to Cairns and transfer to the seaside town of Port Douglas. Here, we have an opportunity to explore the extraordinary marine ecosystem of the Great Barrier Reef—spanning more than 1,200 miles of islands, submerged reefs, and vast expanses of coral, it is one of the most biologically rich places on the planet. Experience this UNESCO World Heritage site aboard a privately chartered vessel, accompanied by marine biologist and National Geographic grantee Dr. Jamie Seymour. Snorkel among rainbow-colored corals with schools of unicorn fish, surgeonfish, bumphead parrotfish, and sea turtles. In the evening, join Jamie for a talk about his work.

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Alternative: Instead of exploring the Great Barrier Reef, discover the natural wonders of the Daintree Rainforest—a place of staggering biodiversity and beauty that is estimated to be 180 million years old. The Earth’s oldest rain forest is home to the greatest diversity of plants and animals found anywhere in Australia. Explore this World Heritage site and its Aboriginal culture on a walk through the forest with local guides. Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort & Spa

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Fly by private jet to Siem Reap, our base for exploring the stunning Angkor temple complex, once the capital of the Khmer Empire. One of civilization’s greatest architectural achievements, this vast temple complex spans some 100,000 acres. Spend a morning exploring Angkor Wat’s soaring towers, carved murals, and courtyards, which reflect the ambition and ingenuity of the Khmer dynasty. In the afternoon, opt to embark on a cruise to nearby floating villages on Tonle Sap lake (water levels permitting), visit an artisan market, or delve into Cambodian cuisine during a hands-on cooking class. In the evening, enjoy traditional Cambodian music and dance during a private dinner on the grounds of a magnificent temple. Alternative: If you have already visited Angkor Wat, enjoy a full-day excursion to the lost jungle temple of Beng Mealea (water levels permitting), one of the largest Khmer temples, and get immersed in the colorful cacophony of a local market. Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor

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Fly by private jet to Kathmandu, Nepal's capital city. Our visit starts at the iconic Bodhnath, the largest stupa in Nepal. Revered by Tibetan Buddhists, the stupa's symbolic design represents the Buddha's path to enlightenment, and the eyes on all sides represent his all-knowing nature. In the evening, gather for a talk with Ben Ayers, a climber, writer, documentary filmmaker, and humanitarian based in Kathmandu who documents isolated and threatened cultures across the Himalaya and has been featured in National Geographic magazine. Gather for dinner in the ancient city of Patan, known for its spectacular palaces and temples. Dwarika's Hotel

The following day, you may choose to go on a vigorous hike up to the legendary Taktsang Lhakhang, or the Tiger's Nest Temple (10,200 feet)—the most famous pilgrimage site in Bhutan. Set your sights on the monastery's whitewashed stone walls and golden rooftops as you climb high above the valley, where the monastery clings to a vertical granite cliff. Alternatively, spend the day exploring Thimphu (7,900 feet), the capital of Bhutan, known for its mix of Himalayan and Western cultures. On a city tour, pay a visit to the Royal Textile Academy to see thangkas and other traditional Bhutanese arts and gaze up at the largest sitting statue of Buddha. Zhiwa Ling Heritage

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A local charter flight brings us to Bhutan, the world's only Mahayana Buddhist kingdom. Arrive in Paro (7,200 feet), which lies at the center of a sweeping valley. Settle into our stunning hotel—a National Geographic Unique Lodge nestled in the hills outside town. This architectural gem is a work of art, painstakingly constructed, carved, and painted by Bhutanese artisans over five years. Take in gorgeous Himalaya vistas as you explore Paro's highlights, including the historic fortress and monastery of Paro Dzong, where we will have an opportunity to meet some of the monks and learn about their daily lives. In the evening, don traditional Bhutanese clothing and join locals for a religious festival, attended by masked dancers and a high-ranking lama.

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Continue by private jet to Agra and check in to our luxurious hotel, offering views of the Taj Mahal from every room. This afternoon, you may explore the sandstone Agra Fort, a maze of palaces, courtyards, mosques, and private chambers modified by Mughal rulers over hundreds of years. Or you may choose to join local youth on a heritage walk to Agra’s lesser known monuments—part of a project to improve livelihoods in disadvantaged communities. If you wish, join our National Geographic photographer the following morning to capture images of the Taj Mahal at sunrise. Then take a guided tour of the Taj, the most iconic site in all of India. Explore the palace’s exquisite construction and serene garden, constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife. In the afternoon, encounter the exquisite tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah—also referred to as the “baby Taj”— the first Mughal structure in India made entirely from marble. Or visit the tomb of Akbar, one of the most famous Mughal emperors, and examine this architectural marvel built of red sandstone inlaid with white marble. Alternative: On a full-day excursion, visit the impressive red-sandstone city of Fatehpur Sikri, once a Mughal capital and now a World Heritage site. Founded in 1569 by the Mughal emperor Akbar, this renowned site—which blends both Muslim and Hindu architectural styles—reveals a vast complex of royal homes and pavilions, elegant courtyards, and grand gateways, as well as a beautiful mosque. The Oberoi Amarvilas

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Fly by private jet to Kilimanjaro International Airport and continue by private charter aircraft to Serengeti National Park. One of the world’s greatest wildlife destinations, the Serengeti Plain is home to the legendary "big five"—rhinoceroses, lions, leopards, elephants, and Cape buffalo. Head out across the savanna on game drives to witness Africa’s greatest concentration of wildebeests and zebras. During our stay, meet National Geographic Explorer-at-Large Louise Leakey or one of her colleagues to hear about the many important fossil discoveries made by the Leakey family in the region. Celebrate our visit with a traditional singing and dancing performance. Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti Alternative: Instead of exploring the Serengeti, travel by private charter aircraft to the Ngorongoro Crater (8,000 feet), where volcanic slopes shelter more than 25,000 animals. Spend your days on safari with local guides, and in the evening, return to your luxury villa at a National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World perched on the crater’s rim. Meet National Geographic Explorer-at-Large Louise Leakey or one of her colleagues for a private tour of Olduvai Gorge, where the Leakey family discovered Homo habilis on a National Geographic–sponsored expedition. Enjoy a bush lunch on the floor of the crater. andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

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Petra, the once thriving capital of the Arab tribe known as the Nabataeans, is one of the world’s most famous archaeological sites. Situated between Arabia, Egypt, and the Levant, it was an important crossroads of trade before the city was mysteriously abandoned in the seventh century. Half-built, half-carved into rose-red sandstone cliffs, Petra was left to the winds and sands until it was rediscovered in 1812. Excavations of the city continue today, and include the pioneering work of National Geographic Fellow Sarah Parcak, who has used satellite imagery and aerial drone photography to document a long-unknown structure twice the length of a tennis court and six times as wide at the site. Enter the city along a winding path through the Siq, a narrow canyon flanked by sheer cliffs; and arrive at the Treasury, the most iconic of Petra’s sites. Discover many other intriguing buildings chiseled from rock walls. As we explore, you may encounter members of the local Bedouin community—Arabic-speaking nomadic peoples of the Middle Eastern deserts who reside here. Learn more about the traditions of this tribal society tonight, when we gather for a festive dinner accompanied by a Bedouin folklore performance. The following day, depart Petra and drive south to Wadi Rum, an otherworldly desert landscape made famous by T. E. Lawrence and the 1962 epic film Lawrence of Arabia. Explore the desert in 4x4s, and see the intriguing rock formation known as the Seven Pillars of Wisdom. Enjoy tea with Bedouin villagers amid this stunning backdrop. Mövenpick Resort Petra

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Set out on a morning tour of Marrakech, Morocco’s legendary “pearl of the South.” Examine historic Moroccan architecture at the 14th-century Ben Youssef Madrasa, the splendid Koutoubia Mosque, and the exquisitely carved Bahia Palace. Then venture further into the labyrinthine streets of the medina—a World Heritage site lined with market stalls and craftspeople. Visit the Museum of Perfume to learn about the olfactory history of Morocco, and meet with a renowned perfume-maker to create your own scent. Alternatively, sample local Moroccan delicacies on a food tour of Djemaa el Fna square, where snake charmers, magicians, and musicians entertain passersby. Later, stroll amid exotic plants in the lush Majorelle Garden, once owned by Yves Saint Laurent. Alternative: Instead of exploring Marrakech, venture into the Atlas Mountains— the highest mountain range in North Africa, which presents a dramatic contrast to the surrounding desert. Take in sweeping views of this enduring terrain, known for its deep gorges, dense forests, and Berber villages. Experience Berber traditions during lunch at a local home, and sip mint tea while soaking up the timeless atmosphere of rural Morocco. In the evening, rejoin the group in Marrakech for a farewell dinner celebrating our adventure. La Mamounia

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Following breakfast, board our private jet and fly to Washington, D.C. Upon arrival, you may connect with your commercial flight home; or, if you wish, we will provide complimentary accommodations at the Hyatt Regency Dulles for the night.

Visit our website to view the detailed itinerary and expert biographies for this departure.

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DOUBLE OCCUPANCY: $89,995 SINGLE-OCCUPANCY SUPPLEMENT: $8,950

All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars. Airfare to and from Washington, D.C. is not included in the cost. For your protection and peace of mind, all payments are protected by a surety bond. All 2020 departures will be operated by National Geographic Partners Chicago, the tour operations branch of National Geographic, on flights operated by Icelandair. See the OperatorParticipant Contract and Terms and Conditions for more information.

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RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT National Geographic Expeditions (a division of National Geographic Partners, LLC and its subsidiary Global Adrenaline, LLC, located at 1880 Oak Avenue, Suite 100, Evanston, Illinois 60201) is the principal and is responsible for providing the Around the World by Private Jet Expedition as outlined in its catalog and on its website (natgeoexpeditions.com) (“Expedition”). All transportation carriers, hotels, ground operators, and other suppliers of services connected with specific Expeditions (“Other Providers”) are not agents or employees of National Geographic Expeditions but are independent contractors over whom National Geographic Expeditions has no control. The Other Providers are solely responsible and liable for providing their respective services. The passenger tickets in use by the carriers will constitute the sole contract between the carriers and the Participant; the carriers are not responsible for any act, omission, or event during the time the Participant is not aboard their conveyances. National Geographic Partners, LLC, its parent, subsidiaries (including Global Adrenaline, LLC), and their respective employees, affiliates, officers, directors, successors, representatives, and assigns (collectively “National Geographic”) will not be held liable for (A) unless negligent, any damage to, or loss of, property or injury to, or death of, persons occasioned directly or indirectly by an act or omission of any Other Provider, including but not limited to any defect in any aircraft, watercraft, or vehicle operated or provided by such Other Provider; (B) any loss or damage due to delay, cancellation, or disruption in any manner caused by the laws, regulations, acts or failures to act, demands, orders, or interpositions of any government or any subdivision or agent thereof, or by acts of God, strikes, fire, flood, war, rebellion, terrorism, insurrection, sickness, quarantine, epidemics, theft, or any other cause(s) beyond their control; and (C) any and all claims, actions, or losses for bodily injury, property damage, wrongful death, loss of services, lost profits, consequential, exemplary, indirect or punitive damages or otherwise which may arise out of or occur during the Participant’s travel in connection with the Expedition. The Participant waives any claim against National Geographic for any such loss, damage, injury, or death, including any right to seek consequential, punitive, or exemplary damages against National Geographic for any reason whatsoever, except as expressly provided for herein. National Geographic shall not be liable for any air carrier’s cancellation penalty incurred by the purchase of a nonrefundable ticket. National Geographic Expeditions reserves the right in its sole discretion to accept, decline to accept, or remove the Participant on or from an Expedition if National Geographic Expeditions judges the Participant to be incapable of meeting the rigors and requirements of participating in the Expedition, or judges the Participant’s actions to be unsuitable for group travel. In recognition of the inherent risk of the travels and related activities in which the Participant is intending to engage, the Participant willingly and voluntarily assumes full responsibility for any injury, loss, or damage suffered by or caused by the Participant. National Geographic Expeditions reserves the right, without penalty, to make changes in the published Expedition itinerary whenever, in its judgment, conditions warrant or if it deems it necessary for the comfort, convenience, or safety of the participants. National Geographic will not be liable for any air carrier’s cancellation penalty incurred by the purchase of a nonrefundable ticket to or from the Participant’s Expedition departure city. Baggage and personal effects are at all times the sole responsibility of the Participant. OPERATOR-PARTICIPANT CONTRACT AND TERMS AND CONDITIONS EXPEDITION PRICE: $89,995 per person (double occupancy) with a $8,950 single supplement. BASIS OF RATES: All prices are based on two persons sharing a room, unless otherwise noted. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars. The rates are based on tariffs, currency values, airfares and third-party charges as of catalog publication date and are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. While National Geographic Expeditions will do everything possible to maintain the listed prices, if it is necessary to levy a surcharge, National Geographic Expeditions reserves the right to do so and will notify the Participant at the time of final invoicing. See INTINERARY CHANGES below for surcharges resulting from Major Change. RESERVATIONS AND PAYMENTS: To reserve a place on the Expedition, a deposit of $5,000 per person and a signed acknowledgement of this Responsibility Statement and OperatorParticipant Contract and Terms and Conditions is required. The deposit may be made by check, wire transfer, or major credit card. Payment instructions will be shared with the Participant by National Geographic Expeditions upon initial contact. Call toll-free 1-888-227-7265 or 1-312-7575233 to make your reservation. The second payment of $20,000 per person and final payment are payable by check or wire transfer only. For the January 8, 2020 departure: The second payment is due May 9, 2019. Final payment is due September 9, 2019. For the March 26, 2020 departure: The second payment is due July 25, 2019. Final payment is due November 25, 2019. Payment instructions for the second and final payments will be included with each invoice. With the Participant’s authorization, if the Expedition is fully booked when a Participant’s reservation request is received, National Geographic Expeditions can collect the deposit and place the Participant’s name on a waiting list in the event other participants cancel their reservations. Even if the Participant authorizes National Geographic Expeditions to put his/her name on a waiting list and collect his/her deposit, National Geographic Expeditions will notify the Participant within 7 days if the Expedition is still fully booked. SECURITY AGREEMENT: Participant’s payments are protected by a surety bond #015201478 issued by Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, 175 Berkeley Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02116 (the “Security Agreement”). Any claims against this Security Agreement must be filed with

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All taxes; airport transfers at the beginning and end of the Expedition; group transportation; excursions; special events and activities; extensive program of options at most destinations; enrichment program, including lectures by a team of experts; services of professional staff, including an Expedition physician; amenities package; $50,000 medical evacuation insurance (which includes minimal accident/sickness/baggage insurance) for covered reasons; bottled or potable water throughout the Expedition (during sightseeing, at scheduled meals, and in the Participant’s room); all beverages, including liquor, aboard the private jet; liquor during special events and cocktail parties on land; house wine and/or beer at lunch and dinner; nonalcoholic beverages at all scheduled meals on land; baggage handling during the Expedition; Internet access in hotels, where available; and tips or gratuities to Expedition staff, private jet crew, local guides, drivers, porters, and waitstaff. Any tips or gratuities not specifically mentioned as included in the total Expedition price will be at the Participant’s discretion. No refund will be made for any accommodations or services included in the Expedition price that the Participant voluntarily does not use. The exact Expedition itinerary, name and location of hotels, length of stay at each hotel, and other ground accommodations and services are set forth in the Expedition itinerary, which is by this reference expressly incorporated into this Agreement. WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE: Commercial airfare from the Participant’s home city to Washington, DC, and from Washington, DC, to the Participant’s home city; optional and additional accident/ baggage/cancellation insurance; passport and visa fees; personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, and fax fees; all beverages not mentioned above as included; hotel minibar charges; meals not scheduled by National Geographic Expeditions; any tips or gratuities not specifically mentioned as included in the total Expedition price; and inoculation and medication costs of any kind. SINGLE/SHARED ACCOMMODATIONS AND SUITE UPGRADES: A limited number of single rooms are available at an extra cost on a first-come, first-served basis. National Geographic Expeditions will make reasonable efforts to assist persons requesting a roommate. Participants will be notified if a suitable roommate is found. If a roommate is not confirmed, the single rate will be charged. Suite rooms are available in some destinations; more information about them, including their extra costs, will be sent to the Participant in the months before departure. ELIGIBILITY: Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the entire Expedition. Some Expedition itineraries have minimum age requirements—call for more information. All Participants are expected to be comfortable traveling as part of a group and ready to experience cultural differences with grace. CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS: If the Participant cancels his/her reservation or changes his/her plans, the Participant’s right to receive a refund is limited, as described in the following schedule. All requests for refunds must be sent to National Geographic Expeditions in writing via mail, fax, or email. All cancellations will become effective as of the date of the postmark or email receipt. For the January 8, 2020 departure: If the Participant’s notice is received... The Participant will receive a refund of all deposits less a... On or before January 8, 2019 $2,500 per-person cancellation fee. From January 9 to May 9, 2019 $5,000 per-person cancellation fee. From May 10 to July 9, 2019 $15,000 per-person cancellation fee. From July 10 to September 9, 2019 $25,000 per-person cancellation fee. On or after September 10, 2019 No refund. For the March 26, 2020 departure: If the Participant’s notice is received... The Participant will receive a refund of all deposits less a... On or before March 25, 2019 $2,500 per-person cancellation fee. From March 26 to July 25, 2019 $5,000 per-person cancellation fee. From July 26 to September 25, 2019 $15,000 per-person cancellation fee. From September 26 to November 25, 2019 $25,000 per-person cancellation fee. On or after November 26, 2019 No refund. Refunds will be processed in the manner in which payment was received within 14 days of receipt of the Participant’s notice of cancellation. Leaving an Expedition in progress, for any reason whatsoever, will not result in a refund, and no refunds will be made for any unused portions of an Expedition. If the Participant cancels and provides a substitute participant for the Expedition, the Participant will receive from National Geographic Expeditions a full refund of money paid toward the price once the substitute participant has paid in full. Please note that the costs for visas, commercial air tickets, insurance, suite upgrades, and pre- or post-Expedition independent arrangements may not be refundable. INSURANCE: National Geographic Expeditions strongly recommends trip-cancellation, health, and accident insurance, which is available at an additional cost. For more information about and to enroll in an option available through Travel Insurance Services, visit the “Travel Insurance” section of National Geographic Expeditions’ website at natgeoexpeditions.com. Insurance premium payments are subject to the policies of the insurance carrier. ITINERARY CHANGES: The Expedition itinerary and staff presented in the catalog or on the website are subject to modification and change by National Geographic Expeditions. Every reasonable effort will be made to operate the Expedition as planned, but alterations may still occur after final itineraries are sent. In addition, should unforeseen world events and conditions require the Expedition itinerary to be altered, National Geographic Expeditions reserves the right to do so for the safety and best interest of the group. National Geographic Expeditions reserves the right to cancel any Expedition in the event inadequate enrollment makes the Expedition economically infeasible to operate, except as provided below. In such a case, National Geographic Expeditions will provide the Participant with a full refund of the monies paid to National Geographic Expeditions for the Expedition. 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Only the following constitute “Major Changes:” (i) a change in the departure or return date unless the change results from a flight delay experienced by the air carrier, although a delay of longer than forty-eight (48) hours will always be considered a “Major Change;” (ii) a change in the origin or destination city; or (iii) a price increase of more than ten (10) percent occurring ten (10) or more days before departure. If a “Major Change” occurs, National Geographic Expeditions will notify you within seven (7) days after learning of the change but at least ten (10) days before the scheduled departure. If National Geographic Expeditions first knows of the “Major Change” less than ten (10) days before departure, National Geographic Expeditions will notify you as soon as possible. If a “Major Change” which you are unwilling to accept occurs after your initial outbound flight has been completed, National Geographic Expeditions will refund, within fourteen (14) days after your scheduled return day, that portion of your payment which applies to the service not provided. NECESSARY DOCUMENTATION: Participants are responsible for obtaining any documents required for their participation in the Expedition such as a valid passport, all visas, vaccination certificates, and any other documents. To participate in the Expedition, visas and/or entry permits may be required for some countries. Acquiring visas and/or entry permits is the responsibility of the Participant. Failure to obtain necessary documents does not negate the Terms and Conditions, and any extra costs incurred for rerouting a Participant due to travel without the necessary document will be the Participant’s responsibility. National Geographic Expeditions will provide information on the necessary visas and/or entry permits in predeparture documents; provided that National Geographic Expeditions does so for informational purposes only. Participant must verify the travel documents required for his/her travel. National Geographic Expeditions is not liable for any damages resulting from Participant’s reliance on advice provided by National Geographic Expeditions regarding travel document requirements. BAGGAGE: On the private jet, the Participant is limited to 90 pounds of checked baggage in 2 bags (one bag of the Participant’s choice limited to 50 pounds and one wheeled bag that National Geographic Expeditions will send to the Participant ahead of time for use on the Expedition limited to 40 pounds), plus a few smaller carry-on items like a backpack and/ or camera. In certain countries, participants may fly on private light aircraft. Due to weight restrictions on these flights, the Participant will only be allowed one bag, provided to the Participant by National Geographic Expeditions, plus his/her carry-on luggage (including camera equipment). For international flights, the air carrier’s liability is limited to the actual value of the baggage but not more than 1,131 Special Drawing Rights, approximately $1,600 per participant, unless a higher value is declared at the time of check in and an appropriate excess valuation charge is paid. Baggage, when not handled by National Geographic Expeditions, and personal effects are at all times the sole responsibility of the Participant. AIRCRAFT: The private jet flights will be performed using a Boeing 757 jet with 82 VIP-style seats. The air carrier for the Expedition will be Icelandair, Reykjavikurflugvöllur, IS-101 Reykjavik, Iceland. National Geographic Expeditions and the air carrier reserve the right to substitute equivalent aircraft or scheduled service, if necessary. Participants who actually travel on scheduled service will receive only the protections applicable to such scheduled service. The Participant’s Expedition itinerary may include flights on smaller aircraft operated by local approved airline carriers. Seating on these aircraft will be economy or economy with limited business seats, based upon the configuration of the aircraft. INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS: The operation of these flights is subject to the foreign governments involved granting landing rights for the flight. If the air carrier cannot obtain these rights for any particular flight leg of the Expedition, that flight leg will be canceled and alternative arrangements may be made at the discretion of National Geographic Expeditions. 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COMMERCIAL AIRFARE: National Geographic Expeditions may be able to assist the Participant in reserving commercial flights from his/her home city to Washington, DC, and from Washington, DC, to his/her home city, in the class of service that the Participant prefers. Please ask for details. HEALTH REQUIREMENTS: National Geographic Expeditions reasonably accommodates travelers with disabilities on all of its trips, but not all trips may be suitable for all travelers. For destinations outside the United States, any physical condition, diet, or treatment requiring special attention must be reported in writing when the reservation is made so that National Geographic Expeditions can determine whether or not reasonable accommodations are available, except as provided by Part 382 of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s rules, which are applicable only to flight legs arriving at, or departing from, a U.S. airport. Walking and climbing stairs are required in many hotels and airports to board the aircraft and for many excursions. Boarding assistance will be provided at all U.S. airports, the last foreign airport before arrival in the United States, and the first foreign airport after departure from the United States. If the Participant requires a slower pace, extra assistance, or the use of a cane or walking stick, and cannot participate in the Expedition at a reasonable pace, arrangements will be made for private touring at each destination, if necessary, at the discretion of our Expedition staff. Depending upon the nature of the arrangements, extra costs for such arrangements may be the responsibility of the Participant. If any Participant would like to forgo some of the scheduled sightseeing to rejuvenate and relax, he/she may feel free to do so at any time. Please call National Geographic Expeditions for further details if you require reasonable accommodation to participate on this Expedition. The Participant needs to obtain his/her physician’s approval to join this Expedition, and National Geographic Expeditions will send the Participant a form for his/her physician to sign. For the latest recommendations on specific health precautions for the areas visited, the Participant should consult his/her physician and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. MEDICAL AUTHORIZATION AND COVERAGE: In the event the Participant becomes sufficiently incapacitated as to be unable to direct his or her own care, there is no one on the Expedition who can direct Participant’s care, and National Geographic Expeditions is unable or does not have time to contact the Participant’s emergency contact, the Participant, by registering and paying a deposit for an Expedition, authorizes any medical treatment deemed necessary in the event of any injury or illness while participating in the activity including, but not limited to, X-ray, examination, anesthetic, medical or surgical diagnosis, or treatment and hospital care which is

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2020 Around the World by Private Jet  

Set out on the adventure of a lifetime with top National Geographic experts and discover some of the world’s most celebrated treasures—all i...

2020 Around the World by Private Jet  

Set out on the adventure of a lifetime with top National Geographic experts and discover some of the world’s most celebrated treasures—all i...