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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  • Astounding Antarctica

    January 20, 2019 - February 1, 2019 starting at $9,495

    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. Embark from Ushuaia, Argentina, […]

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  • Sparkling South Pacific

    January 21, 2019 - January 31, 2019 starting at $4,299

    Settle into laid-back island life as you encounter the South Pacific’s pristine beaches and glistening lagoons aboard the luxurious Marina. Spend a day exploring Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia on the tropical island paradise of Tahiti. The island’s volcanic peaks overlook lush rainforests, black-sand beaches, and cascading waterfalls. Embark Marina and sail to verdant […]

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  • Mystical India

    January 24, 2019 - February 9, 2019 starting at $3,995

    Airfare included in tour price! Mystical and spiritual, chaotic and confounding, India overflows with riches. Staying at excellent hotels, your small group travels the classic Golden Triangle — bustling Delhi; Agra, with its sublime Taj Mahal; and Jaipur, the “pink city” — and absorbs the holiness of Varanasi. An optional five-day/four-night post-tour extension to Nepal […]

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  • The Pride of South Africa

    January 31, 2019 - February 14, 2019 starting at $8,995

    Few experiences can match this exclusive, in-depth itinerary traveling the breadth of southern Africa, where nature’s spectacle is at its most dramatic, history is rich, culture is diverse, and “big five” game viewing in pristine natural habitats is extraordinary. Follow Nelson Mandela’s long road to freedom in South Africa, “the rainbow nation.” A highlight of […]

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  • Windward Islands

    February 9, 2019 - February 16, 2019 starting at $1,310

    Join us for an exciting adventure on the Royal Clipper, a five-masted, authentic sailing vessel, visiting quaint, intimate ports in the Caribbean’s Windward Islands. Offering guests superb service and a casually elegant atmosphere, the ships move by wind power and sail as much as possible. The glorious, billowing sails make it clear that this is […]

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  • Radiant Rhythms

    February 10, 2019 - February 23, 2019 starting at $3,499

    Framed by overnight stays in Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires, this journey follows a route revealing the radiant waters, stunning landscapes, and cultural rhythms of the southeastern coastline of South America. Take in Rio de Janeiro’s sights — from the iconic Sugarloaf Mountain and the awe-inspiring Christ the Redeemer statue to the renowned Copacabana […]

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  • Dazzling Down Under

    February 13, 2019 - March 1, 2019 starting at $6,899

    Take in the best of New Zealand and Australia, destinations of thrilling contrasts and incredible scenery: sun-kissed golden beaches; lush, green valleys; laid-back coastal towns; majestic fjords; and energetic urban landscapes. Sail to the Bay of Islands to learn about its fascinating history, to Rotorua to discover its geothermal wonders, and to Napier to view […]

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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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