Travel

  • HMSC Travel Program

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 hmsctravel@hmsc.harvard.edu to learn more.

November 25 - December 9, 2018

Exploring Assam, Nagaland & Kolkata including the Hornbill Festival
 

India BengalJourney to India to participate in the celebration of the Hornbill Festival, an annual melange of cultural displays from all 16 tribes of Nagaland showcasing their rich heritage in this colorful pageant.

April 6 - 23, 2019

Silk Road in Central Asia & Iran


Silk Road in Central Asia & IranLearn about the region's culture, science, history, architecture, and spiritual beliefs, which have had such a profound impact on the modern world.

May 20 - June 3, 2019

Wild Africa
 

south-luangwaExplore Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Zambia, embarking on game drives in search of a variety of species, enjoy the majesty of the Zambezi River, view Victoria Falls, and visit South Luangwa National Park.

June 3 - 14, 2019

Mongolia: Land of the Blue Sky

 

Mongolia: Land of the Blue SkyFeaturing magnificent natural wonders such as the Gobi Desert, as well as historical highlights such as the ruins of Karakorum, this trip offers a special opportunity to travel back in time to the land of Genghis Khan and hospitable nomads.

June 25 - July 6, 2019

Chile: the Total Solar Eclipse
 

hmsc-teaser_web2_total-solar-eclipse-copy.pngWitness a total solar eclipse at a unique location—the north of Chile, home to world-class astronomical observatories.

August 22 - September 3, 2019

Highlights of Southern Africa

 

Highlights of Southern AfricaVisit quintessential destinations in South Africa, Botswana and Zambia, from Cape Town to Chobe National Park to majestic Victoria Falls to Sabi Sands.

September 3 - 16, 2019

Madagascar: The Eighth Continent
 

hmsc-teaser_isalo-natl-park.pngExplore three of Madagascar’s fascinating national parks in search of lemurs, chameleons, orchids, baobabs, geckoes and much more.

October 31 - November 11, 2019

Lebanon and Jordan

 

Lebanon and JordanExplore the best of Lebanon and Jordan with highlights including Beirut, Byblos, Mt. Nebo, Petra, and the Dead Sea! 

March 10 - 20, 2019

Tanzania Migration Safari

 
 
 

Africa ExhibitThis classic Tanzania safari has been scheduled to coincide with the annual wildebeest and zebra migration in the southern Serengeti.

May 8 - 22, 2019

Journey through the South Caucasus

 

South CaucasusTraverse the three culturally diverse Caucasus countries of Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Armenia, next-door neighbors on a mountainous strip of land between the Caspian and Black Seas.

May 31 - June 13, 2019

Uganda Safari & Primate Trekking

gorillasExplore Uganda—the “pearl of Africa” as described by Sir Winston Churchill—on this 13 day safari, which combines wild life viewing with local conservation and education projects.

June 23 - July 2, 2019

Family Galápagos & Highlands of Ecuador
 

Family GalapagosEscape on this family trip to the Galápagos aboard La Pinta as well as Ecuador’s Highlands.

June 29 - July 13, 2019

Trans-Siberian by Private Train with Naadam Festival

 

Trans-Siberian by Private TrainJoin a deluxe, private train tour of Russia and Mongolia concluding with the remarkable Naadam Festival. 

August 23 - September 2, 2019

Scotland's Orkney & Shetland Islands Hiking Adventure

 

Scotland's Orkney & Shetland Islands Hiking AdventureExplore Scotland's Northern Isles by foot to discover their wealth of geological, archaeological, and natural sites in a glorious setting.

October 11 - 28, 2019

Discover Ethiopia
 

hmsc_web_ethiopia_teaser.jpgExperience Ethiopia’s striking natural beauty and rich history, from Addis Ababa to the majestic Blue Nile to the breathtaking Simien Mountains.