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.

2020 Tour Catalog

2020 Tour Catalog is Here

Badger travelers, start planning your next world-class trip by “paging” through the complete online version of the 2020 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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  • Polar Bears of Churchill

    November 2, 2019 - November 7, 2019 starting at $4,995

    Much like the bears themselves, visitors make their way to Churchill each fall when temperatures drop, brimming with anticipation. The reward: experiences of a lifetime, including a special opportunity to witness one of the largest confluences of polar bears in the world. During this six-day journey, it is possible to observe polar bears interact and […]

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  • Cosmopolitan Havens (Med Sea)

    November 3, 2019 - November 11, 2019 starting at $2,499

    Sail to some of the most cultured cities on the western Mediterranean aboard Oceania Cruises’ Marina. Your journey begins in Rome, once the center of the world’s greatest empire and now the capital of modern Italy. Next, cruise to Florence and take in some of the masterpieces of the Renaissance, like Brunelleschi’s Duomo, the Baptistery, […]

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  • Amazon Voyage

    November 8, 2019 - November 17, 2019 starting at $5,698

    Beyond the inland port of Iquitos, the Amazon landscape changes dramatically from bustling frontier town to encompassing wilderness. Board the five-star riverboat Zafiro alongside other Wisconsin alumni to travel past the reaches of civilization and deep into the heart of the living rain forest. More than 1,300 species of birds, 40,000 plant species, grey and […]

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  • Historic South and Golden Isles

    November 30, 2019 - December 9, 2019 starting at $4,695

    Delight in an exploration of South Carolina and Georgia, and experience the U.S. South’s most charming destinations along the Intracoastal Waterway. This incredible, nine-night journey includes a seven-night cruise aboard a state-of-the-art ship, plus two nights in Charleston, South Carolina, at a first-class hotel. While cruising, choose from a variety of optional excursions such as […]

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  • Sunny Islands and Andes: Santiago to Miami

    January 3, 2020 - January 22, 2020 starting at $4,499

    Explore a variety of cultural traditions, exotic landscapes, and historical archeological sites cruising around the western coast of South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Arrive in Santiago de Chile, a city of dazzling skyscrapers surrounded by the snow-capped Andes, and travel to Coquimbo to bask in the comfortable desert climate. In vibrant Lima, enjoy […]

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  • Panama Canal and Costa Rica

    January 16, 2020 - January 24, 2020 starting at $4,995

    In this small Central American democracy kissed by nature, your small group enjoys a relaxed yet comprehensive exploration of four distinct regions, encountering staggering biodiversity from cloud forest to rain forest; Central Valley to Pacific Coast.

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  • Galapagos Islands

    January 18, 2020 - January 25, 2020 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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  • Accent on Africa

    January 19, 2020 - February 3, 2020 starting at $6,899

    Embark on an unforgettable cruise of southern Africa where you’ll join with fellow Badgers in discovering the culture, landscape, wildlife, and cuisine of this exotic land. Your journey begins and ends in vibrant Cape Town. In between you’ll visit fascinating ports where you can experience the African way of living.

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  • Chilean Wonders

    January 22, 2020 - February 2, 2020 starting at $4,295

    Connect with the wild nature and heart of Chile — a land known for poets, penguins, and, of course, Patagonia’s striking landscape — on this nine-night journey through the South American jewel. Take in Santiago’s modern and colonial architecture and see palaces, museums, and more.

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  • Outrageous Outback

    February 2, 2020 - February 17, 2020 starting at $6,899

    Take in the best of Australia and New Zealand — destinations of thrilling contrasts and incredible scenery. Your adventure begins in Sydney and concludes in wonderful Auckland. In between you’ll sail to sleepy seaside towns and dynamic cities — discovering cultural wonders, fascinating wildlife, and celebrated scenery all along the way.

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