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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?

Duke Alumni Travels 2019 eCatalogDownload the 2019 Travel Catalog

Baja California and the Sea of Cortez: Among the Great Whales

February 20 - March 1, 2019

Each year California gray whales pause during their migrations to birth and nurse their calves in the Bahía Magdalena lagoons. For most travelers, the only opportunity to observe the mothers and calves is to bus across the peninsula for a day trip. Fortunately, our ships, the 62-guest National Geographic Sea Bird and Sea Lion, have exclusive permission to drop anchor and spend ample time inside the bay. Your ship becomes your mobile base camp, as you live for three whole days among these gentle giants, making daily Zodiac forays for up-close observations, before heading out on an itinerary that features these opportunities:

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Upcoming Trips



All Alumni Travel

Mar 5, 2019 to Mar 12, 2019
Price: from $5,760
Duke Leaders: TBD

Belize-only dates: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - Saturday, March 10, 2019

Mar 5, 2019 to Mar 12, 2019
Price: From $4,695 plus international air
Duke Leaders: TBD

Elude the depths of winter and experience seafaring in its most timeless form on this custom-designed, seven-night sailing experience amid the Caribbean’s tropical Windward Islands. Enjoy classic “life under sail”—the very best way to see the islands—aboard the exclusively chartered, 64-passenger, three-masted motor yacht Le Ponant, featuring all ocean-view Staterooms and an Observation Platform, ideal for viewing marine life and snorkeling amidst colorful coral reefs. Cruise from St.

Mar 6, 2019 to Mar 19, 2019
Price: from $6,795
Duke Leaders: TBD

In modern cities and centuries-old ruins, discover the diversity of Southeast Asia during a 10-night journey to Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Cambodia. Explore Singapore’s Malaysian and Chinese roots in traditional neighborhoods and taste homemade dumplings at a cooking demonstration. Embark on a two-night train journey to Bangkok aboard the elegant Eastern & Oriental Express, which transports you back to the golden age of travel in its cherry-paneled cars.

Apr 8, 2019 to Apr 20, 2019
Price: from $5,957 per person (including airfare)
Duke Leaders: Gary Gereffi P'06

It’s a land of delicate art and bustling commerce, of rich traditions and dizzying modernity; a jumble of sights, sounds, and tastes that for visitors are truly foreign – and truly fascinating. This well-crafted tour features the highlights of Tokyo and Kyoto, engages us in local life, and takes us off the beaten path to the lovely historic cities of Takayama, Kanazawa, and Nara.

Apr 22, 2019 to Apr 30, 2019
Price: from $2,795 with NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
Duke Leaders: TBD

Glide through the waterways of the Netherlands and Belgium during a seven-night cruise and discover Old World cities, picture-perfect towns and centuries of history and culture. This journey aboard an exclusively chartered, first-class river ship features included excursions in Amsterdam, where a special canal cruiser takes you through tree-lined canals to see the city’s highlights; the serene village of Giethoorn, where charming Dutch houses can be reached only on foot or by boat, and Antwerp, which has an impressive medieval cityscape.

May 2, 2019 to May 16, 2019
Price: from $4,195 per person (including airfare)
Duke Leaders: TBD

Independent, democratic Croatia welcomes visitors eager to absorb its remarkable history and culture – and its beautiful and unspoiled Dalmatian coastline. As our small group travels from historic Zagreb and beautiful Lake Bled to the Habsburg resort of Opatija, the island of Hvar, and beloved Dubrovnik, we see why this cherished region lays such a claim on the hearts of all who visit.

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