Looking Ahead, and Looking Out for You

This schedule reflects current travel projections and is subject to change as we and our tour operator partners monitor the developments of the pandemic and the latest travel advisories. Please check back here often for updates.  Our tour operators have created more flexible terms and conditions and can guide you through the evolving health and safety protocol of each destination, to help you feel comfortable when you decide to travel again. The decision to return to travel is a personal one. Please consider your own comfort level and if you will enjoy yourself while traveling. We look forward to welcoming you back and want you to have the pleasant, rich experience we know traveling the world can be!

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Experience the world. A world of experience.

"We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time."  -T.S. Eliot

Shared Departures: A series of virtual talks cohosted by Tufts, Harvard and Brown Universities that feature our fabulous faculty hosts talking about some of our favorite destinations!

Be sure to check back here the announcement of our Fall Shared Departure webinar.  In case you missed our past presentations, here are the links to the recordings:

Cuba in Focus:
Friday, March 26th
Speakers: Nina Gerasssi-Navarro, Tufts University | Evelyn Hu-Dehart, Brown University | Jonathan Hansen, Harvard University

Italy in Focus:
Tuesday, June 15th

Speakers: Lewis Edgers, Tufts University | Massimo Riva, Brown University | Sue Weaver Schopf, Harvard University

Professor Chris Whittier Teaching by Russell Gammons

Special presentation!

Kenya: A Showcase of Conservation Webinar
Friday, September 3, 12:00 noon (EST)

Want to learn more about this unique trip? Join us for an informative session with faculty host Chris Whittier, Director of the Conservation Medicine program at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and our tour operator, Rumit Mehta from Immersion Journeys. The session will include a brief presentation by Professor Whittier on what you can expect to see and learn about from him on the trip; and hear about the latest in health and safety protocol for Kenya from Rumit and how he can help you navigate them. There will be time for questions.

If you’ve seen our offerings and wanted to learn more about why Tufts alumni, parents and friends travel with us, and what our trips are like, this is the perfect opportunity to do so from the comfort of your own home!

Click here to register!

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October 27 to November 5, 2021
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 Zion’s red-rock cliffs. It’s the Southwest, which your small group celebrates at favorite national parks, along with dazzling Sedona and a rousing Colorado River rafting excursion.
November 5 to November 14, 2021
With Faculty Host Christopher Whittier
Experience Kenya's endless savanna plains and wide open vistas. It is the land of the proud Masai, an ancient Arab history and Swahili heritage. Watch the endless stream of migratory wildebeest as they cross the precarious Mara River in search of greener pastures, stand in shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro- Africa's highest peak - and meet conservationists who are in the front lines to preserve east Africa's iconic wild life. This program offers a unique experience by merging the academic and the aesthetic, by exploring Kenya’s rich ecosystem, and offering a glimpse into the country’s, and Tufts’, commitment to conservation.
Elephant family close together
January 13 to January 24, 2022
With Faculty Host Michael Romero
Join us for this spectacular 12-day journey featuring a nine-night exclusively chartered cruise to Antarctica, Earth’s last frontier. Cruise aboard the intimate L'Austral, the finest vessels in Antarctic waters, featuring private balconies in 95% of the deluxe, ocean-view accommodations. Experience “The White Continent” in its unspoiled state; see fantastically shaped icebergs, turquoise glaciers, bustling penguin rookeries and look for breaching whales. Accompanied by the ship’s expert team of naturalists, board sturdy Zodiac watercraft for excursions ashore and observe Antarctica’s abundant wildlife.
Lamaire Channel
January 28 to February 11, 2022
Accompanied by an expert Egyptian guide, this singular 15-day small group journey reveals antiquity’s treasures. Cairo’s highlights include Memphis, Sakkara, and Giza’s astounding pyramids. Visit Aswan’s massive dam then take a fascinating four-night Lake Nasser cruise to Abu Simbel, encountering ancient Nubia’s outstanding temples. A classic three-night Nile voyage from Aswan to Luxor follows, with a traditional felucca sail and exploration of Luxor’s awe-inspiring temples. Returning to Cairo, tour Old Cairo and the acclaimed Egyptian Museum. Discover fabled Petra, ancient Jerash, and Amman with an optional 5-day/4-night post-tour Jordan extension.
Sunset Camel Silhouette Egypt
February 6 to February 12, 2022
With Faculty Host Sara M. Lewis
Witness a spectacular natural phenomenon unlike any other! With visits to three sanctuaries within the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, you will have the opportunity to see Monarchs in staggering quantities: on the roosts in the morning, in flight at midday, feeding on wildflowers, and watering at streams —so many at once that you hear the humming of their delicate wings and sense them as they touch down on your shoulders or hats. Also spend time in the colonial town of Angangueo and the massive ancient Teotihuacán complex, exploring Mexico's rich history and culture.
Monarchs migrating
February 9 to February 17, 2022
With Faculty Host Colin Orians
This incredible journey features a four-night cruise in the Galápagos Islands, a nature lover’s dream destination and UNESCO World Heritage site, aboard the first-class, small ship SANTA CRUZ II. This exploration vessel is equipped for the complete Galápagos experience, from a fleet of Zodiacs and a glass-bottom boat to certified naturalists and complimentary snorkeling gear. Visit six islands where the unique wildlife accepts up-close human interaction like nowhere else on Earth. On mainland Ecuador, enjoy three nights exploring the treasures of UNESCO-inscribed Quito, one of South America’s most captivating cities.
Galapagos Bluefoot Boobie
February 11 to February 24, 2022
Eyes and hearts are opened to a truly foreign land and genuinely hospitable people on this singular small group tour. A 14-day exploration takes you from seaside Rabat to the desert towns of Erfoud and Ouarzazate and through the snow-topped High Atlas Mountains. In a journey featuring the many cultural treasures of Fez, Marrakech, and Casablanca – and five UNESCO sites – encounter Roman ruins, an ancient caravan route, and medinas bustling with snake charmers and spice merchants. Dine with local people in a private home and in a family-run riad, and watch the sun set over the Saharan dunes on camelback.
Moroccan Blue Gate Mosque
February 23 to March 2, 2022
With Faculty Host Nina Gerassi-Navarro
Join a seven-night Cuban adventure like no other! Learn about the lives and experiences of local Cubans during meaningful encounters and conversations. Engage with artists, ride in a classic convertible, meet local entrepreneurs and explore Old Havana. Visit Trinidad, Cienfuegos, an organic farm and much more. Come away with a broader perspective of Cuba’s culture and citizens while benefiting and supporting the Cuban people.
Old Havana Courtyard
March 6 to March 19, 2022
Glimpse a world primeval on this singular 14-day safari through some of Southern Africa’s great wildlife sanctuaries. The small group adventure begins with sightseeing in Johannesburg’s renowned Soweto District. Experience Zimbabwe’s spectacular Victoria Falls and enjoy a “Sundowner” Zambezi cruise. Taking a game drive, search for the elusive black rhino. In Botswana’s Chobe National Park, embark on sensational boat safaris and game drives. Finally, enjoy unparalleled game viewing with three nights in Zambia’s exceptional Lower Zambezi National Park. *Greater Flexibility: Your deposit is fully refundable up to 95 days prior to departure!
African Elephant Family
March 10 to March 24, 2022
Encounter Vietnam’s breathtaking natural beauty, abiding tradition, and profoundly hospitable people on this comprehensive 15-day small group journey. Sightsee in French-accented Hanoi and explore stunning Ha Long Bay. In Da Nang, tour the acclaimed Cham Museum. Visit charming Hoi An and a farming settlement, and enjoy a cooking lesson. Explore Hue’s Imperial Citadel. With two nights in the storied Mekong Delta, experience river life, visiting a floating market. A three-night stay in vibrant Saigon concludes the journey. *Greater Flexibility: Your deposit is fully refundable up to 95 days prior to departure!
Vietnam Statuary Hue
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