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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?

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Himalayan Kingdoms

October 30 - November 13

Your exhilarating 15-day small group Himalayan journey, limited to just 18 guests, begins in Kathmandu. Visit iconic Swayambhunath Temple, an ancient Buddhist complex. Continue to culturally rich Patan and enjoy a walk through Patan Durbar Square, a UNESCO site. Share lunch with a Nepalese family and visit renowned 15th-century Boudhanath, Nepal’s largest, most important Buddhist stupa. See Pashupatinath Temple, Nepal’s holiest Hindu shrine, and proceed to Nepal’s former capital, Bhaktapur, a UNESCO site. Take a scenic drive to hilltop Nagarkot village, commanding a spectacular Himalayan vista. Fly to Bhutan’s capital, Thimphu, and experience Bhutanese culture first-hand as you dine with a Bhutanese family. Raise prayer flags at Dochula Pass en route to Punakha. Embark on a thrilling river rafting trip, and reaching historic Paro, tour Ta-Dzong, the national museum. Conclude with a highlight: a visit to the Tiger’s Nest monastery hanging from a cliff some 3,000 feet high.


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Upcoming Trips

All Alumni Travel

Jul 16, 2018 to Jul 28, 2018
Price: $6,659
Duke Leaders: Charles Welch

Be a part of this exclusive and customized adventure in one of the most extraordinary places on Earth. Explore the many splendors o this unique island nation with this new itinerary, where you will visit areas not opened to other tourists. This trip is perfect for first-time Madagascar explorers – and second-time and third-time! Join this small group for an adventure to experience the unique plants, animals, and culture on the exotic island of Madagascar – including many, many lemurs.

Jul 28, 2018 to Aug 7, 2018
Price: from $4691 (including airfare)
Duke Leaders: Jesko A. von Windheim

One of North America’s great unspoiled wildernesses, the Canadian Rockies offer bountiful rewards for lovers of the outdoors as you discover on this 11-day adventure, shared by no more than 24 fellow travelers.  Your nature-focused itinerary brings you face to face with some truly stunning sights, beginning in majestic Glacier National Park, where you board a legendary Red Jammer sightseeing bus.  Continue on to Whitefish, Montana, an authentic mountain town, to hike scenic Whitefish Trail, then savor the striking scenery en route to world-famous Banff National Park.  Highlig

Aug 1, 2018 to Aug 10, 2018
Price: Adults: $5,890 (and child and youth pricing)
Duke Leaders: TBD

Peru, with its remarkable archaeological treasures, rich colonial heritage, and colorful indigenous culture, is one of the top family travel destinations in South America.  Enjoy a variety of activities that will appeal to a broad range of ages and interests - from hiking to whitewater rafting to bicycling.

Aug 8, 2018 to Aug 24, 2018
Price: From $9,396
Duke Leaders: Gary Gereffi P'06

Go “on safari” to the premier safari destinations of Kenya and Tanzania, enjoying quintessential wildlife viewing and top-rated lodges and meeting gracious local people.  Your small group limited to 18 guests encounters many and varied highlights, beginning with a tour of Nairobi, Kenya’s cosmopolitan capital.  Travel from grassland plains to Mt.

Aug 17, 2018 to Aug 26, 2018
Price: from $8,100
Duke Leaders: Chantal Reid, James S. Clark

Explore the beauty of the legendary Galápagos islands on this 10-day expedition aboard a classic, 96-guest expedition ship, uniquely equipped for actively experiencing the island’s wildlife and wonders.

Are you interested in seeing the most extraordinary array of animals and birds up close? Would you like to get into the sea with a face mask and snorkel to play with sea lions, turtles, and penguins? Would you like to take the most remarkable photos ever? Would you like to kayak along dramatic shorelines with frigatebirds soaring overhead?

Aug 31, 2018 to Sep 8, 2018
Price: From $4,995 per person
Duke Leaders: TBD

With Sicilian wine and cuisine as our inspiration, and a luxurious hotel as our home base, join us as we embrace the beauty of Sicily.