Read more about Acadia to Katahdin: Exploring Maine’s Waterways, Woodlands and Wabanaki Cultural Heritage
Land Based Trip Acadia to Katahdin: Exploring Maine’s Waterways, Woodlands and Wabanaki Cultural Heritage Welcome to picturesque Maine, home to a rocky coastline, stunning mountain views, lush forests, pristine waterways, and a fascinating natural and cultural history. Here, the charming town of Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island serves as a gateway to the beauty and adventure of Acadia National Park and Frenchman Bay. To the north, the remote wilderness of Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument and the adjacent Baxter State Park encompass some of the most rugged terrain in the Northeast. Journey alongside NPCA experts and key partners on land and on water to experience these unique places firsthand and get a behind-the-scenes look at how the organization is fighting to protect them.
Read more about Bears, Whales and Glaciers: Lake Clark and Kenai Fjords National Parks (WAITLIST ONLY)
Land Based Trip Bears, Whales and Glaciers: Lake Clark and Kenai Fjords National Parks (WAITLIST ONLY) Explore two of Alaska’s most stunning national parks — Kenai Fjords and Lake Clark — and experience some of North America’s wildest places. Incredible scenery abounds, from Alaska’s rugged coastline and tidewater glaciers to lush mountain valleys covered with colorful wildflowers. This trip is a wildlife lover’s delight — we’ll visit prime habitats to seek whales and bears, among other Alaskan icons. Your NPCA expert guides will lead you through hard-to-access and lesser-known areas of the parks, while providing in-depth information on the important role of NPCA and key local partners in the ongoing efforts to preserve Alaska’s Bear Coast.
Read more about California’s Desert Landscape: Joshua Tree & Death Valley (REGISTRATION CLOSED)
Land Based Trip California’s Desert Landscape: Joshua Tree & Death Valley (REGISTRATION CLOSED) Explore the best of Death Valley and Joshua Tree national parks alongside NPCA experts and partners on this exciting journey through the Mojave Desert. Visit three large desert parks that NPCA helped to establish — Sand to Snow National Monument, Mojave National Preserve, and Avi Kwa Ame National Monument — and get a behind-the-scenes look at how NPCA works with local partners to protect these valuable places.
Read more about Exploring Alaska’s Coastal Wilderness Cruise
Small Ship Cruise Exploring Alaska’s Coastal Wilderness Cruise Embark on an awe-inspiring 8-day expedition into the remarkable wonders of Southeast Alaska. Aboard the 100-guest National Geographic Quest, sail through fast-moving channels where whales return to feed year after year and bears, sea lions and eagles can be spotted in their natural habitat. Spend a full day in Glacier Bay National Park and gain exclusive access to NPCA staff experts who will provide an inside look at NPCA’s on-going work in Alaska.
Read more about Fa‘a Samoa: The National Park of American Samoa (WAITLIST ONLY)
Land Based Trip Fa‘a Samoa: The National Park of American Samoa (WAITLIST ONLY) Welcome to the National Park of American Samoa, the only U.S. national park south of the equator. On this tour, you have the rare opportunity to visit all of the islands that comprise this national park — Tutuila, Aunu‘u and the Manu‘a Islands. You will be spending time with the community and learning about the customs of the islands, while also visiting paleotropic rainforests and seeing flora and fauna found in no other national park. During this unforgettable NPCA small group tour, you’ll feel the warm welcome of Samoan culture as a guest in an immersive experience of community, culture and conservation.
Read more about On the Road to Freedom: Understanding Civil Rights Through Our National Parks and Heritage Areas (WAITLIST ONLY)
Land Based Trip On the Road to Freedom: Understanding Civil Rights Through Our National Parks and Heritage Areas (WAITLIST ONLY) Join NPCA experts on this remarkable journey through some of the most significant sites associated with American civil rights. Along the way, we will have special opportunities to meet with NPCA partners, local historians and even some of the faithful activists known as foot soldiers who actively played a role in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. Throughout this transformative NPCA small-group tour, we’ll make our way from Birmingham to Memphis, immersing ourselves in the extraordinary stories and culture of this defining period in American history.
Read more about The National Parks of Hawai‘i (WAITLIST ONLY)
Land Based Trip The National Parks of Hawai‘i (WAITLIST ONLY) Experience the unique cultural and natural beauty within Hawai‘i’s national parks by joining expert biologists, naturalists and cultural interpreters who will share their extensive knowledge and perspectives of this remarkable place. Meet with park rangers to learn more about the work being done to protect vulnerable ecosystems and endangered animals and plants which are found nowhere else on earth. Access locations that are off the beaten path and not readily accessible to the general public. Leave with a greater appreciation of the islands, their natural and cultural history and the ongoing challenges to preserve this unique biodiversity.