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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?

Where do you want to go in 2020? See our list of trips.

 

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Expedition to Antarctica: Exclusively Chartered Five-Star Ice-Class Ship m.s. L’Austral

January 28 - February 10, 2020

Travel to the White Continent. Join Duke Faculty and friends on this spectacular 14-day journey featuring a nine-night exclusively chartered cruise to Antarctica, Earth’s last frontier. Cruise aboard the intimate L’ Austral, 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. Accompanied by the ship’s expert expedition team of naturalists, board sturdy Zodiac watercraft for excursions ashore and observe the playful antics of this region’s abundant wildlife—penguins and seals, in particular, are unafraid of human visitors. The expedition team will provide a series of enriching lectures on this pristine wilderness. Spend two nights in the Five-Star InterContinental Buenos Aires Hotel, including a tour of Argentina’s vibrant capital city.

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Upcoming Trips



All Alumni Travel

Oct 12, 2019 to Oct 26, 2019
Price: from approximately $4,995 per person
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Experience the best of mysterious China and enchanting Tibet—two lands whose stunning beauty forms the backdrop of centuries-old civilizations steeped in legend and tradition. This exceptional, custom-designed and comprehensive 15-day journey encompasses the breadth of China from the Himalayan “Rooftop of the World,” with three nights in seldom-visited “Sun City” of Lhasa, through the dramatic gorges of the Yangtze River and to the historic neighborhoods of Old Shanghai.

Mystical India
Nov 5, 2019 to Nov 23, 2019
Price: from $4,795 per person (including airfare)
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Waitlist Only

Mystical and spiritual, chaotic and confounding, India overflows with riches. While staying at excellent hotels, we travel the classic Golden Triangle: bustling Delhi; Agra, home of the sublime Taj Mahal; and Jaipur, great city of the Rajput. We also search for elusive Bengals at Ranthambore Tiger Preserve and absorb the holiness of Varanasi.

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Jan 24, 2020 to Jan 31, 2020
Price: from $8,999 (air additional)
Duke Leaders: Reeve Huston
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Delve into the history and culture of the Caribbean during a cruise aboard the legendary Sea Cloud. From Barbados, sail to Nevis, the birthplace of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, to visit his childhood home. Call at St. Kitts and St. Eustatius, two small islands whose histories shaped the course of the American Revolution. Enjoy the white-sand beaches of St. Barthélemy before stepping ashore at Iles des Saintes, site of a significant naval battle between the British and the French. Explore the natural volcanic wonders of St.

Jan 28, 2020 to Feb 10, 2020
Price: $10,890 plus international air
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Travel to the White Continent. Join Duke Faculty and friends on this spectacular 14-day journey featuring a nine-night exclusively chartered cruise to Antarctica, Earth’s last frontier. Cruise aboard the intimate L’ Austral, 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.

Feb 5, 2020 to Feb 13, 2020
Price: from $4,995 plus air
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Journey from the Costa Rican rainforest through the mighty locks of the Panama Canal. Spend one night in a deluxe hotel in San José, Costa Rica, then cruise for seven nights from Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica, to Colón, Panama, aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star Le Dumont d’Urville, launching in 2019 and featuring the world’s first luxury underwater observatory. Experience a daylight passage through the awe-inspiring Panama Canal and explore the terrestrial wonders of Costa Rica’s Manuel Antonio National Park and Curú National Wildlife Refuge.

Feb 13, 2020 to Mar 4, 2020
Price: From $6,597 including all airfare
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Exotic, diverse, intriguing … Southeast Asia is revealed on this comprehensive, well-paced 21-day small group adventure, from stunning natural wonders to timeworn temple ruins and energetic cities both ancient and modern. Set out to discover Hanoi, Vietnam’s French-accented capital, then cruise through the fairytale seascape of famed Ha Long Bay. In the ancient port of Hoi An, visit the colorful central market and take an interactive Vietnamese cooking class. An unforgettable experience awaits in Siem Reap, Cambodia: extensive touring of the astounding Angkor Wat complex.

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