Read more about Backroads of Big Bend
Land Based Trip Backroads of Big Bend Welcome to West Texas and Big Bend National Park. From the rugged and rocky canyons of the Rio Grande to the breathtaking Chisos Mountains, we will explore this diverse landscape and take a deep dive into the region’s cultural history. Your guide and accompanying NPCA host will show you a lesser-known side of the park as we explore by foot and on water. You’ll leave with a deeper understanding of this landscape, its cultural history, and the ongoing challenges that make Big Bend an important priority for NPCA. Explore one of the wildest corners of America —and its unforgettable sights and solitude — all with the comfort of an NPCA small-group tour.
Read more about Glacier Bay National Park Adventure Cruise
Small Ship Cruise Glacier Bay National Park Adventure Cruise Explore parts of Glacier Bay National Park that 99% of visitors never visit. On this eight-day small-ship cruise, you will get an up-close look at glaciers, old-growth forests, and sea life. Hike remote coastlines and take in diverse birding at South Marble Island. Here, you can search for wildlife like bears, sea lions, seals, porpoises and eagles. With a guest to crew ratio of 3:1, you will enjoy the comfort of having a robust onboard team, each with a fierce love of travel and appreciation for the wilderness, to make your journey unforgettable.
Read more about Great Deserts of the West: Joshua Tree & Death Valley
Land Based Trip Great Deserts of the West: Joshua Tree & Death Valley Experience a plethora of desert wonders on this unforgettable adventure through Joshua Tree and Death Valley National Parks. This expert-led journey will take you through lush oases, waterfalls, vast sand dunes, towering granite monoliths, salt flats, badlands, alpine peaks and more! Keep a sharp eye out for desert wildlife with opportunities to see desert bighorn sheep, desert cottontail rabbits, roadrunners, desert reptiles, coyotes and snakes. No need to fear, each night we'll retire to comfortable accommodations that keep us close to the action.
Read more about Natural Fortunes of the Four Corners
Land Based Trip Natural Fortunes of the Four Corners Welcome to the Four Corners region, known for sweeping vistas, internationally recognized dark skies, diverse plant and animal species, and remains of the homes left behind by the Ancestral Puebloan culture, whose sites are sacred to modern Pueblo descendants. Compare the cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde to the structures in Chaco Culture National Historical Park and Aztec Ruins National Monument. This unique and beautiful area is increasingly at risk of oil and gas development, which threatens priceless sacred lands and archeological sites. On this trip, journey alongside NPCA experts to experience these unique places firsthand and get a behind-the-scenes look at how NPCA is fighting to protect them.
Read more about On the Road to Freedom: Understanding Civil Rights Through our National Parks and Heritage Areas
Land Based Trip On the Road to Freedom: Understanding Civil Rights Through our National Parks and Heritage Areas Join NPCA experts on this remarkable journey through some of the most significant sites associated with American civil rights. Along the way, you will have a unique opportunity 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 1960’s. Learn firsthand about NPCA’s role in expanding cultural resource protections to help preserve the story of civil rights. This program allows you to experience cultural elements, such as food and music, that defined the period.
Read more about Wild California Escape: Channel Islands
Small Ship Cruise Wild California Escape: Channel Islands Unique and wild, Channel Islands National Park serves as the perfect getaway for a revitalizing experience of wilderness and wellness. Known as North America’s Galápagos, the Channel Islands and their surrounding waters provide habitat for more than 2,000 species of plants and animals, including 150 native species found nowhere else in the world. See islands so magnificent that they were protected as a national monument in 1938 and later became a national park in 1980. NPCA has worked to remove ranching and hunting operations on Santa Rosa Island, allowing native species to flourish and providing the public with unhindered access to this beautifully isolated place.
Read more about Wilderness of Isle Royale
Land Based Trip Wilderness of Isle Royale Isle Royale National Park is a remote island of rugged wilderness in Lake Superior consisting of dense forests, rocky ridges and small lakes. The island park is accessible only by boat or seaplane, there are no paved roads, and all the human inhabitants leave in the winter, returning control of the island to its wolves, moose, red squirrels, bats, river otters and loons. Our adventure will take you to landmark lighthouses and forts and give you a behind-the-scenes look at a bold wildlife restoration project.