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

Mar 9, 2018 to Mar 22, 2018
Price:
from $4,979 per person (including airfare)
Duke Leaders: Caroline Bruzelius

On this fascinating 14-day small group journey, your eyes and heart are opened to a truly foreign land, an age-old culture, and genuinely hospitable people.  Begin with a tour of the Moroccan capital, Rabat, and cross the river to Sale for lunch in a private home.  Visit Volubilis’ Roman ruins, one of five UNESCO sites you encounter.  Travel on to Fez with its fascinating medina, and embark on a sunset camel excursion to Merzouga’s breathtakingly beautiful sand dunes.  View spectacular scenery en route to Ouarzazate in the snow-topped High Atlas, including drama

Mar 10, 2018 to Mar 18, 2018
Price:
from $5,490
Duke Leaders: M. Susan Lozier P'17

Board the new, 100-guest National Geographic Quest to explore some of the 65 species of stony coral and 500 species of fish on the Belize Barrier Reef. Snorkel or dive on colorful reefs, and kayak or paddleboard over turquoise lagoons. Then venture to the ancient Maya ruins of Tikal. See temples overgrown with tropical rain forest and explore the stories and archaeological sites of these stone ruins swathed in forest and teeming with wildlife.

Itinerary

DAY 1: Depart US / Belize City, Belize / Embark Fly to Belize. Embark National Geographic Quest.(D)

Apr 30, 2018 to May 9, 2018
Price:
From $6,795
Duke Leaders: Dr. Kristen Neuschel

Join this unique itinerary, which captures the historical legacies and dynamic cultures of coastal Portugal, Spain, France and the United Kingdom. Cruise for eight nights from Lisbon aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star, small ship m.s. Le Boréal, visiting three UNESCO World Heritage sites and concluding with a memorable cruise up the storied River Thames to London’s illustrious Tower Bridge.

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