Our goal is to offer NPCA members the best itineraries in adventure and educational travel in the places we know best: America’s national parks


Our custom-designed itineraries give NPCA members exclusive experiences that highlight NPCA’s important contributions to park protection and provide special behind-the-scenes access to National Park Service staff, NPCA partners and other local specialists.

“I have visited many National Parks but going with an NPCA employee was the best experience. Their knowledge about the park, its past, present and future are invaluable and add so much to the park experience.” - Marian S.


Our tours offer NPCA members the opportunity for behind-the-scenes access and unique insights because of our intimate relationship with the national parks. A small portion of your trip cost supports NPCA’s mission to protect the parks for present and future generations.

“Our national parks are the greatest treasure that our country owns, and seeing one with NPCA is the most thorough way to experience the park, to get the history, the nature, and the beauties of that park.” - Goldie S.


Every trip will be led by at least one NPCA expert, as well as tour operators who provide professionally managed tours in and around our national parks. Your trip leaders, guest lecturers and savvy NPCA staff will give you insights into the flora, fauna and history of each destination, leading lively discussions and answering your questions.

“Thoroughly enjoyed this grown-up field trip, full of learning, fun, knowledgeable and friendly trip leaders who became my friends, by the end. A once-in-a-lifetime experience.” - Marci D.


NPCA partners with tour operators that support cultural and natural heritage, maximizing the economic benefits in the trip destinations and establishing guidelines for managing environmental impacts. Our goal is to ensure your travel will have a positive impact on the parks.


With NPCA, you can explore the parks without the hassle of planning or the frustration of crowds. Everything is included in your tour, such as meals, accommodations, snacks, expert speakers, transportation at the destination and all activities (unless otherwise stated).

“The trip was spectacular. We learned so much and they took such good care of us. I can’t wait to go on another trip!” - Paul B.


Group size on each of our trips is limited to no more than 18 people to maximize your interactions with the experts, enhance wildlife viewing and boost educational opportunities throughout your experience. Enjoy stimulating conversations with other NPCA members and supporters from around the country.

“What an amazing experience! Knowledgeable and approachable guides. Stellar customer service throughout the trip. And of course - AMAZING PARKS! A great educational and visual experience from start to finish.” - Leonard J.


Your health and safety is our top priority. We have worked with each of our travel partners to develop safety measures for our trips in response to the global pandemic. As conditions and guidelines continue to evolve, our travel partners are committed to easing concerns and creating flexible options for rescheduling travel.


To secure your space on this NPCA trip, please contact Jared Dial, NPCA’s Associate Director of the Educational Travel Program, at 1-800-628-7275 or email travel@npca.org.

Please note: NPCA trips are an exclusive NPCA member benefit. One traveler per group must be an active NPCA member to participate in an NPCA trip. An annual membership starts at $15 per person. Please make dues payable to NPCA by check or credit card at npca.org.

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