Educational Travel

Naturally Beautiful New Zealand

May 7-24, 2019

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Welcome to Aotearoa, a.k.a. New Zealand, with a mix of landscapes – rolling green hills, sublime forests, mountains, lakes, beaches, rivers, and fjords - an ever-changing variety packed into a very small land mass. You will encounter many of the native plants and birds, which are endemic to Aotearoa. New Zealand presents a mix of cultures – the indigenous people of Aotearoa, the Māori, an increasing variety of Pacific Island cultures, and a growing number of Asian cultures, all complementing the larger Pākehā (non-Māori) culture stemming mostly from Britain, Ireland, and Europe.

Program Fee:
For Naturally Beautiful New Zealand Tour Only: $6,900.00 per person based on double occupancy; single occupancy supplement $600.
For Naturally Beautiful New Zealand Tour PLUS Bay of Islands Add-On: $8,775.00 per person based on double occupancy; single occupancy supplement $775.

All in-country costs are covered including, hotels, lectures, entrance fees, three meals a day, tipping, and ground transportation. Your transportation costs to and from New Zealand are not included.

Important note: Travel insurance is always recommended for any travel out of the United States. It protects the passenger’s financial investment, as well as any unexpected medical needs during travel. University of Alaska Fairbanks does not sell travel insurance policies, but there are several ways to purchase coverage. Some credit card companies insure trips that are purchased with their card. Another option is to check with a local travel agency. Travel insurance is also available via CampDoc, our travel program registration system. We advise that you look into coverage within 15 days of making the deposit, as some vendors require the coverage to be purchased within that time period to receive the most benefit.


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A Journey through the History and Culture of Japan

January 16-31, 2019

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Shinto shrine

A journey through Japan from explorations of the world’s largest metropolis to the elaborate rituals of the Way of Tea. Ride the famous Shinkansen Bullet train taking you from samurai castles to Buddhist temples. Discover not only the well known cities of Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima, and Nagasaki but experience some of the hidden jewels of rural Japan. Join in with experiences such as soba buckwheat noodle making and woodblock printing. Walk along the ancient Nakasendo highway through charming post-towns and savour the many types of delicious Japanese cuisine the country has to offer.

Program Fee: $6,950.00, based on double occupancy; single occupancy supplement $600.

All in-country costs are covered including, hotels, lectures, entrance fees, three meals a day, tipping, and ground transportation. Your transportation costs to and from Japan are not included. When you are ready to make your airline reservations please note that the tour begins in Tokyo and concludes in Fukuoka, so you will want to arrange your flights accordingly.


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Grand Tulip Tour - The Best of Holland

March 23-April 6, 2019

This tour is SOLD OUT. Please call 907-474-7021 to add your name to the waitlist.

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Tulip fields

Small as the country by the North Sea may be, it has a dazzling number of historical, cultural and engineering sights. From the Dutch masters of painting to sober medieval and ornate renaissance architecture. From well kept museums to gardens with millions of brightly colored flowers. Exceptional water works both centuries old and practically brand new. And, to pique your gustatory senses, a tremendous variety of cheeses and chocolate.

These are just a few of the many exciting and interesting things the country has to offer. Come with us and see the very best of them, enhanced by fascinating lectures and guided tours executed by local experts. Bikes will be on board and will be available for organized tours.

You’ll discover the Netherlands in an unusual way via its most typical element: the water. Rivers, canals, ditches and lakes abound, and you’ll sail many of them on the lovely Fiep. This comfortable barge will be both your main mode of transportation and your group’s hotel for the entire fortnight. The Grand Tulip tour gives you a wonderful insight into the heart and soul of the people that founded New York.

Program Fee: $4,500.00, based on double occupancy; No single supplement option available.


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Around South Africa in 16 Days

September 16-October 1, 2018 ** One Spot Left! **
Optional add-on October 1-5, 2018

October 21-November 5, 2018 ** SOLD OUT ** Call 907-474-7021 to add your name to the waitlist.
Optional add-on November 5-9, 2018

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Blyde River Canyon

Join us for the journey of a lifetime as we explore South Africa's vast cultural heritage and political history. We will visit some of South Africa's most interesting places and greatest treasures as we travel through the land of Nelson Mandela and the Rainbow Nation. You may also choose to extend your trip by four days to witness Victoria Falls and the wildlife in Zambia, where in addition to viewing the awe inspiring falls, we will cruise down the Zambezi River and explore Chobe National Park in Botswana. This educational opportunity promises to be an adventure packed with diversity, wildlife, and culture.

Program Fee for 16-day trip only: $4,500.00, based on double occupancy; single supplement $700.00
Program Fee including optional add-on: $6,000.00, based on double occupancy; single supplement $905.00


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