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5 Exciting National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures Trips in 2016

These five accessible and culturally enriching trips are truly once-in-a-lifetime journeys.

In September, small group tour outfitter G Adventures partnered with National Geographic to create 70 tours that make research and sustainable tourism accessible to the public. With those tours now available to book, we caught up with G’s founder and CEO, Bruce Poon Tip, and National Geographic’s Executive Vice President, Travel and Licensing, Lynn Cutter, to find out more about the partnership and the trips being offered.

Both Cutter and Poon Tip stressed the importance of research initiatives and positive community impact in travel. The tours that came out of their partnership directly interact with local communities through research and awareness. Many of the trips feature sites and activities that are otherwise unavailable to the public and other tour companies, making each of these trips a truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Here are Cutter and Poon Tip’s favorite trips from National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures.

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By Ashley Rossi

Ashley Rossi is always ready for her next trip. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram for travel tips, destination ideas, and off the beaten path spots.

After interning at SmarterTravel, Ashley joined the team full time in 2015. She's lived on three continents, but still never knows where her next adventure will take her. She's always searching for upcoming destination hotspots, secluded retreats, and hidden gems to share with the world.

Ashley's stories have been featured online on USA Today, Business Insider, TripAdvisor, Huffington Post, Jetsetter, and Yahoo! Travel, as well as other publications.

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