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South America
Winter
Exclusive Trip
December
Exploring Chile & the Skies of the Southern Hemisphere
December 5-14, 2022
$8,495
Royal Adventures

On this Traveling Owls expedition, explore world-class observatories that crown the northern mountaintops of Chile as well as its diverse geography and wildlife. Meet astronomers who peer deeper into the universe than ever before.

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Cruise Program
January
Antarctica
Antarctica
Jan. 11-22, 2023
$9,995
Orbridge

Join this truly life-changing adventure to experience the boundless beauty and pristine vastness of Antarctica. This remote continent and its precarious waterways have hosted some of the most courageous explorers in history and have been the scenes of both triumph and tragedy since Captain Cook first sailed the region in 1773.

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Cruise Program
South America
Wild Baja Escape
Jan. 14-21, 2023
$6,400
Lindblad Expeditions

Feat. Scott Solomon, Associate Teaching Professor of BioSciences

Venture to Baja California and the Sea of Cortez to enter the California gray whale birthing lagoons of Bahía Magdalena for close encounters with these gentle giants―a rare privilege in the natural world.

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Cruise Program
January
South America
Panama Potpourri
Jan. 18-28, 2023
$3,099
Go Next

Jungle rhythms and mysterious ruins — let’s go to Central America! This 10-night journey aboard Oceania Cruises’ Sirena will drench you in sun, sand and the sweet flavors of this unique region.

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North America
Land Program
February
Wolves of Yellowstone
Feb. 18-24, 2023
$4,995
Orbridge

Join us on an extraordinary winter adventure: a seven-day wildlife expedition to Yellowstone—North America’s best wolf-watching habitat.

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Land Program
February
Africa
Cruise Program
Airfare Included
Egypt & the Eternal Nile
Feb. 27-Mar. 13, 2023
$5,297
Odysseys Unlimited

Accompanied by an expert Egyptian guide, this singular journey through antiquity reveals a storied land’s many treasures. Your small group of no more than 24 travelers begins its 15-day immersion in Egypt’s unsurpassed historic atmosphere in Cairo and its environs.

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Land Program
April
May
Europe
Airfare Included
Legendary Turkey
April 25-May 9, 2023
$4,592
Odysseys Unlimited

Feat. Lisa Balabanlilar, Professor of History and Transnational Asian Studies

Exotic sights, scents and sounds reign in this fascinating land where Europe and Asia meet. With its ancient ruins, stunning landscapes and dramatic Turquoise Coast, Turkey engages and beguiles, offering your small group an unparalleled experience.

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Asia
Land Program
May
Landing Page
Journey through Israel
May 17-27, 2023
$5,795
Orbridge

Join us on a trip of a lifetime to the Holy Land of Israel. From the scorching sands of the Judean Desert to the salty buoyancy of the Dead Sea.

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North America
Land Program
A Journey through Colonial Virginia
May 21-27, 2023
$4,395
ISDI

Feat. John Boles ’65, Emeritus William P. Hobby Professor of History

Spend a week retracing the footsteps of the nation’s Founding Fathers, from Williamsburg to Alexandria, learning along the way from Rice’s own preeminent historian Dr. John Boles.

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Europe
Cruise Program
May
June
Flavors of Sicily
May 26-June 3, 2023
$5,995
Orbridge

What could be more inspiring than a journey to Sicily highlighted by visits to renowned archaeological sites, delicious cuisine and wine, and a fabulous private villa selected as our home base? This comprehensive program will provide an intimate, immersive approach to an authentic cultural and culinary experience.

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Cruise Program
South America
June
Pearls of the Pacific
June 3-15, 2023
$12,350
Lindblad Expeditions

Feat. Scott Solomon, Associate Teaching Professor of BioSciences

This South Pacific expedition is a bucket-list adventure.

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Europe
Land Program
June
Airfare Included
Landing Page
Enchanting Ireland
June 11-23, 2023
$6,092
Odysseys Unlimited

From Dublin to Galway, Killarney to Kilkenny, this full yet well-paced 13-day tour showcases Ireland’s many charms. Set out to discover Dublin, the intimate Irish capital, visiting Trinity College with its remarkable Book of Kells, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, seeing the haunts of Ireland’s beloved literary sons.

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North America
Cruise Program
June
July
Discover Southeast Alaska
June 30-July 7, 2023
$4,695
Orbridge

Join us for a summertime expedition through some of nature’s more secluded landscapes as we discover the remote inner reaches of Alaska’s Inside Passage aboard the 76-guest Chichagof Dream.

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Europe
Cruise Program
July
Swedish Scenery
July 11-23, 2023
$4,299
Go Next

Bask in the beauty of the Baltics on this 12-night cruise aboard Oceania Cruises’ Marina. From England to Denmark and everywhere in between, this trip will lead you through secret tunnels, into towers and turrets, and behind the scenes in some of the world’s most fascinating towns.

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North America
Land Program
August
September
Airfare Included
Canadian Rockies
Aug. 26-Sept. 5, 2023
$5,591
Odysseys Unlimited

One of North America’s great unspoiled wildernesses, the Canadian Rockies offer bountiful rewards for outdoor lovers. Amid stunning alpine scenery, this 11-day adventure shared by no more than 24 fellow travelers offers a feast for the eyes and the spirit.

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Land Program
Summer
Asia
Exclusive Trip
Airfare Included
September
Landing Page
Insiders Japan
Sept. 4- Sept. 16, 2023
$6,484
Odysseys Unlimited

A truly foreign and fascinating land of rich traditions and dizzying modernity is revealed on this well-crafted 13-day small group tour, limited to 24 travelers. See Tokyo and Kyoto’s highlights, engage in local life and head off the beaten path to alluring historic destinations.

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Land Program
September
Northern Lights & Wildlife of Manitoba
Sept. 9-14, 2023
$7,395
Orbridge

Venture with us into the vast Canadian north—a remote tundra teeming with glacial landforms, boreal forest, and beautiful wilderness—accessible only by plane or boat.

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Europe
September
October
Land Program
Airfare Included
Ancient Greece
Sept. 21-Oct. 4, 2023
$6,492
Odysseys Unlimited

Unearth the ancient world’s grandeur on this singular 14-day journey combining premier archaeological sites with the beauty and lore of the Aegean and her isles.

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Cruise Program
September
October
North America
Fall Colors on Mark Twain’s Mississippi
Sept. 24-Oct. 2, 2023
$2,399
Go Next

Join us for an autumnal jaunt up the Mississippi! While the leaves turn yellows and reds, travel with us from St. Louis to Minneapolis.

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Land Program
September
Africa
October
Tanzania
Sept. 26-Oct. 7, 2023
$7,795
Orbridge

Experience the spectacular wildlife, colorful traditions, and sun-drenched savannas of Tanzania during this 12-day journey of a lifetime to the lands of Tarangire, Olduvai Gorge, the Ngorongoro Crater, and the rarely seen Western Serengeti.

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Land Program
September
October
Europe
Flavors of Dordogne
Sept. 29-Oct. 7, 2023
$5,995
Orbridge

Few regions sum up the quintessential appeal of France better than the Dordogne. With its astonishing array of medieval towns and ancient castles, prehistoric caves, hanging gardens, spectacular views, and luxuriant countryside, the Dordogne has long been a favorite getaway for Europeans.

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October
Cruise Program
Europe
Gladiators to Gondolas
Oct. 20-30, 2023
$3,449
Go Next

Weave your way through the mythical Mediterranean on this 10-night cruise aboard Oceania Cruises’ Riviera.

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Asia
Land Program
Featured
Splendors of India
Oct. 30 - Nov. 15, 2023
$6,495
ISDI

Feat. Lisa Balabanlilar, Professor of History and Transnational Asian Studies

Over millennia, countless cultures have imbued India with a wealth of distinct artistic and cultural traditions creating an incredible diversity of religions, food, dress, and customs. Delve into India’s rich heritage and mesmerizing culture with Dr. Lisa Balabanlilar. 

Traveling Owls

The Rice Alumni Traveling Owls program serves as a catalyst for lifelong learning and strengthens bonds between Rice University alumni and friends. With a commitment to education, engagement, exploration and excellence, the Traveling Owls program is designed to create exciting intellectual itineraries unlike any other travel opportunities, while sustaining enthusiasm for knowledge and building relationships among fellow Owls.