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?

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

May 31, 2018 to Jun 10, 2018
from $5,397

We start our 11-day tour of Iceland in Borgarnes and visit the Reyholt Cultural Centre. Tour the beautiful Snaefellsnes Peninsula with its small fishing villages, bizarre rock formations, and nesting cliff birds. Enjoy three nights in the region’s charming capital, Akureyri.

Jun 14, 2018 to Jun 23, 2018
from approximately $7,995 per person
Duke Leaders: Dr. Paulina Duda

Experience the cultural rebirth of the Baltic states, the magnificent imperial riches of St. Petersburg and the luminous “White Nights of Summer” on this remarkable six-country, eight-night Baltic Sea cruise. Enjoy a rare opportunity to hear enriching presentations by former President of Poland Lech Wałęsa and noted author and scholar Sergei N. Khrushchev, son of Nikita Khrushchev, former Premier of the Soviet Union. Cruise the Baltic Sea aboard the exclusively chartered Five-Star m.s.

Jun 18, 2018 to Jun 29, 2018
Duke Leaders: TBD

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 thrillin