• 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 to learn more.

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. sdsdklfjlskdjflksjdlfkjsdsdkjfhkjshdfkjhksdfkjhkjshdf

May 31 - June 13, 2019

Uganda Safari & Primate Trekking


Explore 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. Enjoy face to face encounters with the wildlife of the Galápagos and while in the highlands savor Ecuador’s rich pre-Columbian, indigenous, and colonial heritage.

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 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! 

May 19 - June 3, 2020

Highlights of China's Silk Road


Crescent lakeExperience a side of China rarely seen by outsiders as your journey with Harvard Alumni through the beautiful landscapes of the ancient Silk Road.

Spring/Summer 2020

Native American Voices


standingrockTake a road trip through the Dakotas and Colorado to learn about the Sioux, Hidatsa, Mandan, Lakota, Dakota, Ute, Navajo, and Apache Nations

October 11 - 28, 2020

Discover Ethiopia


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

May 20 - June 3, 2019

Wild Africa

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Explore 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

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Witness 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.

March 6 - 16, 2020

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 30 - June 15, 2020

Zambia & Namibia


LuangwaSearch for the Big Five (elephant, buffalo, leopard, lion, rhino) on game drives and bush walks in three national parks across Zambia and Namibia.

October 5 - 23, 2020

Silk Road Odyssey: The Five 'Stans


ashgabatTrace the path of the great camel caravans along the Old Silk Road, admiring the vaulted portals of the mosques and madrassahs, their domes cloaked in sky-blue ceramic tiles.

November 27 - December 10, 2021

Total Solar Eclipse in Antarctica 2021 on L'Austral


DoAntarctican’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of 2021, to experience Earth’s most wondrous cosmic event in pristine Antarctica.