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?

Cruising Tahiti and French Polynesia: Five-Star Small Sailing Ship m.s.y. Wind Spirit

February 6-16, 2018

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. Tour the idyllic island landscapes of Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora. Visit a vanilla plantation and black pearl farm on Taha’a. Explore early Polynesian culture on Raiatea and Huahine. Join a marine biologist for dolphin-watching. Specially arranged lectures and discussions encompass the islands’ history and cultural heritage. This exceptional itinerary also includes two nights in the Five-Star Le Méridien Tahiti in enchanting Papeete. Post-Program Option in a deluxe seaside resort on Bora Bora is offered. See the brochure.

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To learn more about our travel program or any of our upcoming trips, please contact us at travel@daa.duke.edu or 919-684-2988.

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Upcoming Trips



All Alumni Travel

Jan 11, 2018 to Jan 24, 2018
Price:
$10,690 plus international air
Duke Leaders: Patrick N. Halpin

Join us for this spectacular 14-day journey featuring a nine-night exclusively chartered cruise to Antarctica, Earth’s last frontier. Cruise aboard the intimate m.s. Le Soléal, one of the finest vessels in Antarctic waters, combining innovative design with personalized service and featuring private balconies in 95% of the 110 deluxe, ocean-view Suites and Staterooms. Experience “The White Continent” in its unspoiled state—fantastically shaped icebergs, turquoise glaciers, bustling penguin rookeries and breaching whales—during the lingering light of the austral summer.

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.

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