Central America & the Caribbean Trips




dining tables overlooking farm land
Mar 7, 2025 to Mar 14, 2025
Price: From $5,495 if booked by 6/25/2024
Duke Leaders: TBD

Join us on this immersive program that reveals the profound influence of the African diaspora throughout Cuba. Stay for seven nights in a privately owned boutique hotel in Havana’s beautiful Vedado neighborhood.

Bridge over the jungle
Jan 27, 2025 to Feb 6, 2025
Price: From $4,981, per person including air
Duke Leaders: Dr. Anne Pusey

In this small, nature-kissed Central American democracy, your small group sets out on a relaxed yet comprehensive 11-day exploration.

dusk view over colorful street of homes
Oct 20, 2024 to Oct 27, 2024
Price: From $5,832 per person
Duke Leaders: Dr. Bruce Jentleson P'15

Transit the Panama Canal aboard the 100-guest National Geographic Quest to discover an astonishing trove of natural and cultural treasures as you navigate the Caribbean coast of Panama and Colombia.

Car driving down Cuban street
Mar 9, 2024 to Mar 15, 2024
Price: From $4,999
Duke Leaders: Dr. Brian McAdoo

Although just 90-miles from the United States, Cuba remains a mystery to most Americans. On this in-depth, six night program travelers will experience this enigmatic island through the eyes of its people. Discover Havana during specially-arranged meetings.

Whale and her calf
Feb 24, 2024 to Mar 4, 2024
Price: From $6,930
Duke Leaders: Dr. Xavier Basurto

Venture to Baja California and the Sea of Cortez to enter the California gray whale birthing lagoons of Bahía Magdalena for close encounters with these gentle giants―a rare privilege in the natural world.

Havana Vintage Autombiles
Oct 25, 2024 to Nov 1, 2024
Price: From $5,295
Duke Leaders: TBD

Discover the profound influence of the African diaspora on Cuban culture! Daily excursions will broaden your perspective of Cuba while benefiting and supporting the local people. Visit Guanabacoa and Matanzas, rich with Afro-Cuban history.

Havana Vintage Automobiles
Mar 8, 2024 to Mar 15, 2024
Price: From $5,295
Duke Leaders: Dr. Deondra Rose

Discover the profound influence of the African diaspora on Cuban culture! Daily excursions will broaden your perspective of Cuba while benefiting and supporting the local people. Visit Guanabacoa and Matanzas, rich with Afro-Cuban history.

View of Mountain with trees and flowers in the foreground
Jan 20, 2023 to Jan 28, 2023
Price: From $5,695
Duke Leaders: Dr. Lori Bennear

Begin your nine-day expedition with a night in San José, Costa Rica, then cruise for seven nights from the Costa Rican rainforest through the mighty locks of the Panama Canal—an experience unmatched for sheer drama and engineering prowess.

Cuba - musician
Nov 4, 2022 to Nov 11, 2022
Price: From $4,795
Duke Leaders: Dr. Richard Powell

Timeworn facades splashed with vibrant art, classic cars and rumba beats drifting down cobblestones. Get ready for an unforgettable immersion into Cuba's fascinating history and vivacious culture.

Cuba - musician
Nov 11, 2022 to Nov 18, 2022
Price: From $4,795
Duke Leaders: Dr. Paula McClain

Timeworn facades splashed with vibrant art, classic cars and rumba beats drifting down cobblestones. Get ready for an unforgettable immersion into Cuba's fascinating history and vivacious culture.

Costa Rica
Feb 19, 2022 to Mar 1, 2022
Price: From $3,495
Duke Leaders: Dr. Deborah Gallagher

In this small Central American democracy kissed by nature, discover a nation’s wealth in four distinct regions, from cloud forest to rainforest, Central Valley to Pacific Coast, with a small group of no more than 18 travelers.

Parrots in Costa Rica
Jan 24, 2021 to Feb 1, 2021
Price: From $4,995
Duke Leaders: TBD
Join us for this incomparable nine-day journey from the Costa Rican rainforest through the mighty locks of the Panama Canal—an experience unmatched for sheer drama and engineering prowess.