Travel with WAA

Connecting Badgers to the world and to each other.

WAA Travel offers journeys of discovery — expanding global perspectives and fueling intellectual curiosity. And all the while alumni and friends share new memories, enjoy Badger spirit, and make lasting friendships.

2019 Tour Catalog

2019 Tour Catalog is Here

Badger travelers, start planning your next world-class trip by “paging” through the complete online version of the 2019 WAA Travel catalog. Features more than 50 tours and every continent represented!
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WAA Travel — what a trip!

To learn about specific tours, you can check out descriptions for all our upcoming trips. But to really get a sense of what makes traveling with WAA special, it helps if tour experiences, stories, and adventures come from the mouths of Badger travelers themselves. So discover the Badger difference by watching this video.

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  • The Galapagos Islands

    February 20, 2019 - February 27, 2019 starting at $4,995

    Join us as we explore the Galapagos Islands — one of the most biologically unique places on earth. Undiscovered by Europeans until the 16th century, the Galapagos Islands hold a central position in modern history as the birthplace of the theory of evolution. Designated the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978, the Galapagos Islands […]

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  • Belize & Guatemala

    February 23, 2019 - March 3, 2019 starting at $5,760

    Discover the vibrant reefs of Belize and the dramatic Maya ruins of Tikal on a comprehensive land-and-sea expedition. Go aboard the newly built, 100-guest National Geographic Quest to snorkel, kayak, and stand-up paddleboard along the Mesoamerican Reef, the largest reef in the Northern Hemisphere. Then venture to Tikal to explore stone temples swathed in rain forest and […]

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  • Wonders of Peru

    March 7, 2019 - March 18, 2019 starting at $5,995

    Airfare included in tour price! Tap into your sense of adventure by taking the journey of a lifetime to Peru and the Amazon rain forest. From the modern capital of Lima, to the ancient capital of Cusco and Machu Picchu, to the Amazon basin, experience the richness of Peruvian culture. See Lima’s colonial architecture, and […]

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  • Egypt and Eternal Nile

    March 25, 2019 - April 8, 2019 starting at $3,295

    Second departure date added (April 5 – 19, 2019) Accompanied by an expert Egyptian guide, your 15-day, small-group journey begins in vibrant Cairo, revealing antiquity’s treasures with a three-night Lake Nasser cruise and a classic four-night Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor before you encounter Old Cairo. Discover “rose-red” Petra on an optional five-day/four-night post-tour […]

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  • Southeast Asia

    March 28, 2019 - April 10, 2019 starting at $6,795

    $250/person early booking discount through Sept. 11! In modern cities and centuries-old ruins, discover the diversity of Southeast Asia during a 10-night journey to Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, and Cambodia. Explore Singapore’s Malaysian and Chinese roots in traditional neighborhoods, and taste homemade dumplings at a cooking demonstration. Embark on a two-night train journey to Bangkok aboard […]

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  • Panama to Paradise

    April 1, 2019 - April 17, 2019 starting at $3,899

    Cruise the coast of Mexico toward vibrant Central America before crossing the Panama Canal into the dreamy Caribbean. Embark Regatta in Los Angeles, and set sail toward Cabo San Lucas. Its beautiful, rugged coast includes the often-photographed Land’s End, a rock formation shaped by the sea. Continue to Acapulco, a city that was once a […]

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  • Paradores & Pousadas: Historic Lodgings of Spain & Portugal

    April 1, 2019 - April 15, 2019 starting at $4,978

    Roundtrip pricing with air from Chicago is $4,978 per person, based on double occupancy.  The program without airfare included is $3,895 per person, based on double occupancy. Pricing varies if you are departing from a gateway other than Chicago, or traveling as a single.” Feel the spell of Iberia’s rich Roman and Moorish past and […]

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  • Egypt and Eternal Nile

    April 5, 2019 - April 19, 2019 starting at $3,295

    The first departure of this trip (March 25 – April 8, 2019) is sold out. This is a second departure. Accompanied by an expert Egyptian guide, your 15-day, small-group journey begins in vibrant Cairo, revealing antiquity’s treasures with a three-night Lake Nasser cruise and a classic four-night Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor before you […]

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  • Southern Grandeur

    April 7, 2019 - April 15, 2019 starting at $2,599

    Relax into the heat, history, and hospitality of southern Mississippi on this week-long river-boating experience aboard the stately American Queen. From Civil War battlefields to hoppin’ blues bars, Southern culture is on full display as you cruise north from New Orleans to Memphis. Read more

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  • Flavors of Chile & Argentina

    April 10, 2019 - April 19, 2019 starting at $4,995

    From glaciers to deserts and rosés to reds, discover the endless diversity along this continent’s edge. Embrace the myriad treasures cultivated by welcoming locals as you unwind and experience the spirited traditions of this prismatic land. Experience the views over Santiago from Cerro San Cristobal’s peak before visiting la Chascona — one of Nobel Prize […]

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