Our Core Philosophy

Discovery Expeditions, and its parent company, Academic Expeditions, Inc., were founded and are still operated by committed educators and travel industry leaders who are passionate about the empowering force that educational travel can have on the mind and spirit. It is our mission to offer travelers of all ages the highest quality customized experiential travel programs in the larger world.

We are committed to enhancing each traveler’s experience by making their travel program come alive outside of their daily environment.  It is our mission to have our clients truly experience the natural world, history, and culture in fresh and exciting ways through the experiences they have in nature, the places they visit, stories they hear, and interactions they have with local people.

It is also our goal to achieve this optimal travel experience while demanding and maintaining the highest degrees of safety, fun, integrity and respect for each and every client, and respect for the people and destinations visited.

At Discovery Expeditions, our educational philosophy is that the best way for our travelers to learn about nature and cultures is through experiential learning. We offer many of our trips as accredited courses for graduate students or for professional development.  We partner with educators and expert tour operators across the world to create educational experiences that promote a deeper understanding of the global world.

We offer customized tours for educators, families, and virtually any private group, academic institution or organization.  For Educators, we share resources to deliver a deeper learning experience to your students after the tour.

At Discovery Expeditions, we endeavor to make your Expedition the experience of a lifetime.  We are excited to embark on this journey together.

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