Our goal is to offer premium itineraries in educational travel in the places we know best: America’s national parks.


For over 100 years, NPCA has worked to protect places of unparalleled natural wonder, historical significance and cultural value. Now we want you to experience them firsthand with our knowledgeable staff and partners. Each of our mission-driven trips is custom-designed exclusively by NPCA for you, our closest supporters. Gain valuable insights into our advocacy and conservation efforts by taking a personal look at NPCA’s important contributions to park protection. You’ll come away with a deeper understanding of, and connection to, this crucial work, made possible only by your support.

“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.


Spend quality time with your knowledgeable NPCA trip experts as you experience the national parks alongside those who have fought to protect them. Our trips provide special behind-the-scenes access to National Park Service staff, NPCA partners and other fascinating specialists who bring these places and their stories to life, providing insights into the cultural, natural, and historical significance of the areas and topics explored.

“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.


By traveling on any of our trips as an NPCA member, a percentage of your trip goes back to support NPCA’s work to protect and enhance America’s National Park System for present and future generations.

“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.


Group size on each of our land trips is guaranteed to be no more than 18 people to maximize your interactions with the experts, boost educational opportunities and allow the group to access lesser-visited places that larger groups cannot. You’ll be joined by other park enthusiasts from around the country to share in the experience.


With NPCA, you can explore the parks without the hassle of planning on your own. Everything is included in your tour, such as meals, accommodations, expert speakers, transportation at the destination, and all activities (unless otherwise stated). We have also worked with each of our travel partners to develop safety measures for our trips in response to the global pandemic.

“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.


Each NPCA travel operator partner is selected based on criteria that includes a commitment to environmentally and socially responsible travel so that we can ensure our parks are preserved in perpetuity.

“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.


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 is the only independent, nonpartisan organization dedicated to advocacy on behalf of the National Park System. Over 70% of our funding comes from donations from individuals like you. NPCA trips are an exclusive NPCA member benefit. One traveler per group must be an 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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