• Travel the World!

    Sponsored by the HAA and the HMSC

Harvard Alumni Travels and the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture have formed a partnership to offer superior trips with expert planning, custom-designed itineraries, and Harvard lecturers. Journey in the spirit of expeditions-gone-by, with small groups of like-minded travelers. Travel with us and discover the world. You can find additional travel resources at the HAA.

Call (617) 495-2463 or email to learn more.

May 8 - 22, 2017

Japan & China: Ancient & Modern Connections

geishaExplore the histories, teachings, and artistic achievements of these distinct yet deeply connected cultures. Touch upon food, religion, daily life, architecture, science, territorial disputes, and war.

June 25 - July 3, 2017

Family Ireland: Uncover the Emerald Isle

Ayers RockMuch of Ireland’s ancient history is buried beneath the land and the excitement of uncovering these treasures is an experience like no other. During this tour, uncover some of Ireland’s best kept secrets.

July 10 - 22, 2017

Tuva & Lake Baikal

Ayers RockJourney into South Siberia and the remote Republic of Tuva. Discover ancient archaeological sites, visit Siberian families, and explore Olkhon Island, the deepest freshwater lake in the world.

September 9 - 29, 2017

Inside Iran: An In-Depth Exploration

Ayers RockUncover the extraordinary cultural heritage of Iran, leading up to the Persian Empire. Beyond unraveling Iran’s rich history, participants will also discuss what lies ahead for this pivotal nation.

October 15 -26, 2017

Earth & Sky: Astronomy in Chile

Ayers RockOn this unique itinerary, experience the country’s spectacular night skies, its world-class observatories, its vineyards, its ancient cultures, and its richly diverse and legendary landscapes.

November 6 - 12, 2017

Puebla & Oaxaca

Ayers RockExplore the cultural legacies of the region’s indigenous and colonial populations and experience the robust revival of the popular arts by talented young artists.

May 14 - 28, 2018

Wild Africa

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Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Zambia offer an unparalleled safari experience. Embark on game drives, enjoy the majesty of the Zambezi River, view Victoria Falls, and visit South Luangwa National Park.


April 18 - 25, 2017

Science & Cooking in Barcelona

Ayers RockIn addition to exploring Barcelona’s culture and history, socialize with special guests and hosts including iconoclasts and trailblazers from worlds of science, gastrobotany, and cooking.

May 31 - June 13, 2017

Uganda Safari & Gorilla Trekking

Ayers RockCome explore Uganda, one of East Africa’s most diversified safari destinations, offering numerous opportunities to experience primate viewing such as tracking wild mountain gorillas and chimpanzees. WAITLIST ONLY!

June 14-29, 2017

Kilimanjaro Trek & Wildlife Safari

Kilimanjaro Trek & Wildlife SafariPaced appropriately for comfort and acclimatization, this journey up Kilimanjaro will follow the Machame route, summiting the “Roof of Africa” after six days of intensive, rewarding trekking.

July 3 - 11, 2017

Family Galápagos Islands aboard La Pinta

The Galapagos IslandsThis tour provides an in-depth educational opportunity to better understand the history, culture, and natural beauty of Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands.

August 19 - 26, 2017

Yellowstone, the Grand Tetons & the Solar Eclipse

EclipseSee the total solar eclipse in the wide open skies of the wild west. A true western experience awaits you starting in Jackson Hole, where you will stay at a ranch and partake in various outdoor activities.

September 3-12, 2017

South Africa Expedition

South AfricaThis unforgettable journey through South Africa provides a unique combination of magnificent wildlife viewing and the scenic beauty and cosmopolitan vigor of Cape Town and its environs.

October 4 - 21, 2017

Discover Ethiopia

Ayers RockExperience Ethiopia's striking natural beauty and rich history, from Addis Ababa to the majestic Blue Nile to the breathtaking Simien Mountains.

November 4 - 18, 2017

Ultimate Tanzania Safari: Exploring the Cradle of Humankind

Ayers RockOn this exceptional journey, you will follow the evolution of humankind, step by step, from apes to early hominid to modern man, while observing some of Africa’s most impressive wildlife.

December 26, 2017 - January 3, 2018

Family Costa Rica

Ayers RockDiverse landscapes and an amazing array of wildlife species, this family adventure is enriched by interactive learning activities for children and excursions all ages will enjoy.

March 10-19, 2018

The Galápagos Islands aboard Origin

Ayers RockCruise the Galápagos aboard the intimate yacht Origin. Among the spectacular geology of these volcanic islands, discover Giant Galápagos tortoises, blue-footed boobies, Darwin’s finches, and an array of sea life.