The Experience

Checking in to a National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World means opening the door to a wealth of new experiences. The properties themselves offer much to explore and appreciate: stunning architecture and design, incredible views, innovative sustainability solutions, excellent cuisine, comfortable common spaces that fit the destination, and gorgeous grounds. But then they go further, offering you a wide array of activities to help you engage with their unique surroundings—whether it’s snorkeling or wine tasting, horseback riding or guided walking safaris. As a guest on a National Geographic Expedition, you’re also treated to an exclusive, complimentary experience to delve even deeper into the local culture and environment—a private nature walk with a wildlife biologist, for instance, or a cooking class with the lodge chef.

On this website, you’ll find what you need to get started. Peruse our lodge profiles to learn about the diverse experiences they offer, or hone in on a particular destination or activity you’re seeking. You can request a reservation with the lodge of your choice directly, or we can help you get there by customizing a National Geographic Expedition travel experience for you based on your own interests. When you plan an Expedition with National Geographic, our travel specialists will assist you with all the logistics, ensuring that your experience—from reservation to returning home—is exceptional.

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When you reserve your space through National Geographic Unique Lodges, you’ll be treated to an exclusive experience designed specially for our guests—a one-on-one nature walk with a resident scientist, for instance, or a private architecture tour. 

One fantastic way to stay at a National Geographic Unique Lodge: set out on one of our Private Expeditions—unique itineraries designed to bring independent travelers to extraordinary places all over the world. 

Some people find peace in the mountains, some seek out the sea, and some will go anywhere as long as the whole family is happy.  We’ve curated our lodges by their themes and highlighted their particular strengths to help you decide which lodge is right for your next vacation.