These are past travel opportunities. If you would like to inquire as to when a certain trip here will be held again please contact Amanda Laycock at alaycock@alumni.ua.edu

October 2021

Chilean Wonders

Date: October 27 - November 07, 2021
Price:
Operator: AHI

Connect with the wild nature and heart of Chile on a nine-night adventure through this South American jewel! Take in Santiago’s modern and colonial architecture and sample enticing dishes on a market tour. In the enchanting Lake District, savor the tranquil vistas, visit picturesque Chiloé Island and travel by boat to observe a penguin colony. Meet rodeo cowboys on a Chilean ranch and indulge in an authentic asado, or barbecue, paired with local music and dance. Head further south into Patagonia, where you’ll cruise a fjord to discover the Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers. Tour the spectacular mountain scenery of Torres del Paine National Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, and visit the historic port city of Punta Arenas on the Strait of Magellan. Relax each evening in first-class accommodations and gain insight from expert local guides. Three flights within Chile are included in this active, small-group program, along with an extensive meal and wine plan.


August 2021

Canada by Rail

Date: August 25 - August 31, 2021
Price:
Operator: Orbridge

Enjoy this well-paced sojourn through Canada’s glorious Rocky Mountains—highlighted by two days traveling aboard the Rocky Mountaineer in the luxurious GoldLeaf Service—with visits to the stunning areas of Lake Louise and Banff. Admire the brilliant turquoise waters of iconic Lake Louise, surrounded by towering mountain peaks that carve through the serene landscape.  En route, embrace the dynamic changes in scenery as you wind through lush green ranchlands and flowing river canyons surrounded by mountain peaks. Enjoy the sights from the train’s glass-domed coach as you traverse over Fraser Canyon, by Shuswap Lake and along the Continental Divide. Take advantage of the Rocky Mountaineer’s private outdoor viewing platform to spot the passing wildlife, which may include elk, bighorn sheep, black bears, grizzly bears and soaring eagles. Go on a guided tour through Yoho National Park and take advantage of leisure time to explore the small hamlets nearby. Discover the epic natural beauty of Banff National Park during a scenic gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain. Splendid evenings await at the close of each day, including three nights at the magnificent Rimrock Resort Hotel in Banff.  Enjoy a panoramic city tour of Vancouver’s must-see sights. Finally, spend three nights in the Canadian Rockies with leisure time to explore the area, or perhaps choose to visit the inviting thermal waters of nearby Banff Hot Springs.


June 2021

Kentucky Bourbon Trail

Date: June 3 - June 06, 2022
Price: $2,299 per person double occupancy
Operator: Sports Entertainment Travel

In Kentucky, bourbon is much more than a drink—it’s a way of life. Whether you’re new to bourbon or an aficionado, whether you prefer your bourbon neat or on the rocks, this trip explores all that bourbon has to offer. Discover (and taste) the true spirit of Kentucky by touring historic Bourbon Country. Gain exclusive access to distilleries in the beautiful Kentucky countryside, learn about bourbon pairing during a Bourbon 101 event, and create custom cocktails during a private mixology course.


May 2021

Young Alumni – Egypt: Valley of the Kings

Date: May 14 - May 22, 2022
Price: Starting price $2578 + air
Operator: AESU

The land that gave birth to the first great civilization needs little introduction. The pyramids, the minarets, the Nile – the scope of Egypt is magnificent. Cairo’s core has remained unchanged since the founding days of Islam. Luxor, the site of ancient Thebes is lined with warrens of lavish burial chambers and boasts some of the most impressive monuments in all antiquity. Further south at Aswan, even more geometrically imposing temples write a testament to the power of archaic gods and omnipotent pharaohs. It is here that the Nile is best explored by ancient sail, on a felucca (Egyptian sailing boat) at the hands of the prevailing currents and winds.

This is a young alumni trip that includes alumni and friends from 22 – 35 years old.