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Amazon images of Machu Pichu and historic ruins
Travel Programs

We are excited to announce two incredible travel opportunities available to any wildlife and conservation enthusiast. Explore the exotic Galapagos Islands or unearth the secrets of the Amazon River Basin all while touring in style aboard a luxury ocean or river cruise ship as part of the experience.

We have partnered with Gohagan & Company who for nearly 40 years has been curating all-inclusive, affinity travel programs for intellectually curious and discerning travelers. As the preferred provider of exclusive travel programs for North America’s most prestigious alumni associations, zoos, museums and cultural institutions, they offer enrichment opportunities on board and excursions designed to enhance and illuminate the culture, history and traditions of these destinations—including specially arranged wildlife, conservation and architectural site visits designed with our partners missions in mind.

Amazon River Expedition

Dates: September 21-29, 2024

Travel: 9-day/8-night natural history journey aboard the exclusively chartered, deluxe river boat Zafiro 

From approximately $5,575 plus air

Discover the natural wonder of the Amazon River Basin, Earth’s most biodiverse ecosystem. Your journey begins with 2 nights in Lima and continues with a 5-night, guided river cruise through the tributaries of the Peruvian Amazon and the Pacaya‑Samiria National Reserve—the world’s largest wetlands refuge. Enhance your voyage with the Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley Post-Program Option.

To learn more and join this incredible excursion, CLICK HERE

Voyage of Discovery: Wonders of the Galapagos Islands

Dates: November 8 to 17, 2024 (Tour begins November 9)

Travel: 10-day/8-night voyage featuring a 7-night, 6-star Silver Origin cruise

From approximately $13,995 plus air

Immerse yourself in the unique ecosystems that inspired Charles Darwin with an extraordinary cruise aboard the intimate, all-suite SILVER ORIGIN. This exquisite 6-star ship was designed specifically to navigate the hard-to-reach Galápagos archipelago and features a team of expert Ecuadorian guides, Zodiacs, and unparalleled luxury—including butler service and authentic regional cuisine. Visit 8 islands to observe exotic birds, reptiles, mammals, and plants. Extend your journey with the Quito Pre-Program and Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley Post-Program Options.

To learn more and to join this incredible excursion, CLICK HERE

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