Explore the world with Duke

Duke Travels

DAA’s alumni travel program opens the world to you, immersing you in exotic cultures, ideas, sights and adventures. Journey with fellow alumni and a Duke faculty host to augment your experiences. So where do you want to go next?

The National Parks of the Southwest

June 18-29, 2018

It’s a land of scenes epic in scope, from the immense Grand Canyon and the sinuous Colorado to the sandstone spires of Bryce and the red-rock cliffs of Zion, which your small group – limited to just 24 guests – celebrates.  Begin your 12-day journey in sunshine-blessed Tucson at the renowned 98-acre Arizona Sonora Desert Museum.  Tour Phoenix’s fascinating Heard Museum of Native Cultures and Art.  Encounter dazzling Sedona’s towering red sandstone formations with an exhilarating Jeep tour then spend a day at the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon, a UNESCO site.  Take a thrilling Colorado River motorized rafting excursion from the Glen Canyon Dam.  Discover stunning Upper Antelope Canyon’s “flowing” rock walls, and marvel at Bryce Canyon National Park’s otherworldly hoodoo rock formations.  Enjoy a day in Zion National Park’s wondrous natural world.  After your immersion in outdoor grandeur, depart for Las Vegas, where you toast your Southwestern adventure at a farewell dinner.

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Upcoming Trips



All Alumni Travel

Jan 19, 2018 to Jan 29, 2018
Price:
from $3,998 (including airfare)
Duke Leaders: Deborah Jakubs

A treasured destination, Colombia welcomes visitors to experience its wealth of indigenous cultures, evocative Spanish Colonial heritage, lush landscapes, and Caribbean sun.  Your small group of no more than 24 guests discovers its many jewels on this 11-day tour, from Bogota and the Coffee Triangle to Medellin and Cartagena.  Begin in Bogota, touring the Gold and Botero museums, and exploring the city’s colonial neighborhoods and markets.  See Zipaquira’s remarkable underground “Salt Cathedral.”  Fly to Armenia to visit the Coffee Triangle and take a cloud forest walk i

Feb 5, 2018 to Feb 20, 2018
Price:
from $4,197
Duke Leaders: Alex Roland

In a land of breathtaking natural beauty, abiding tradition, and profoundly hospitable people, rewards abound for the thoughtful traveler. And in our flexible and congenial small group we encounter rewards aplenty on this comprehensive journey featuring all the highlights plus the beautiful, remote Mekong Delta, where we spend two days.

Feb 6, 2018 to Feb 16, 2018
Price:
from approximately $6,795 per person
Duke Leaders: TBD

Join us for a uniquely designed nine-night program in the tropical paradise of French Polynesia’s Society Islands. Sail for seven nights aboard the Five-Star m.s.y. Wind Spirit, a small sailing ship carrying only 148 guests and rated the #1 Tahiti cruise by Condé Nast Traveler. This small ship experience amidst the islands, atolls and motus of the South Pacific includes air from Los Angeles, all onboard gratuities, complimentary alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages throughout the cruise, complimentary watersports and an exclusive excursion on each island.

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