Message from the Director
There's a lot to love about working for UW Alumni Tours, but one of my favorite tasks is researching trips that will either enrich our program by reaching new audiences or attracting past travelers to another trip. Next year, we are offering three specialized
trips that I’m excited about.
- Costa Rica: UW Professor Emeritus James Karr will accompany this birding
and light adventure trip. (A brochure won't be mailed for this trip; see
our website for details.)
- Tanzania: Women to Women Cultural Exchange: This
educational and enchanting itinerary will focus on the lives of women in
- Ecuador &
Galapagos Family Adventure: This tour’s content is designed to
appeal to children of all ages. Full
information is coming soon!
While researching new trips is
great fun, I love to leave the office
behind and host a tour. I get to experience a tour firsthand, but more
importantly, I spend time with travelers like you. It’s always a welcome opportunity to discuss why you signed up for a
particular tour, what types of trips you want us to offer, and what
you look for in a tour. I'm thrilled to have two tours on my calendar and invite you to join me on one of these adventures: Myanmar (Nov. 2013) or the aforementioned Tanzania: Women to Women Cultural Exchange (March 2014).
Wildlife and natural beauty are at the heart of two exciting trips. Room for two just opened up on our Uganda tour (Nov. 11 – 27), accompanied by UW
Professor Emeritus James Karr. Enjoy this
exotic intersection of savannas, jungles, and rainforests while discovering a
variety of big game animals. Another exciting trip is our Machu Picchu and the Galapagos itinerary, which has been
incredibly popular this year — so popular that we’re offering four
departures. There are still openings on the November tour, so cross
these one-of-a-kind destinations off your bucket list and join us!
For final details on these
trips and the most updated information on all of our tours, please check out our website or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Susan and I hope that you are enjoying lovely spring weather, wherever you are.
Director, UW Alumni Tours
||Mysteries of Myanmar
Oct. 29-Nov. 11, 2013 and Jan. 31-Feb. 13, 2014
the enigmatic country of Myanmar while learning about its people and religious
history. You'll tour the Shwedagon Pagoda, learn about Burmese
Buddhism, visit traditional
farming villages, and experience the Five-Day market at Inle Lake.
||Cuba—The People, Culture and Art
Nov. 11-18, 2013 and Feb. 3-10, 2014
this fascinating Caribbean country, rich with culture, architecture, and
history. You'll explore the Museo de la Revolucion, discover Old Havana, learn
about Cuba's legendary cigar industry, and more.
||Treasures of Peru
Nov. 11-21, 2013
Connect a rich past with the fascinating present on our immersion in Peruvian culture. Spend time exploring the ruins at Machu Picchu, walking the cobblestone streets of beautiful city of Cuzco, and so much more.
... aboard the Crystal Serenity
Jan. 5-18, 2014
Escape winter's chill by enjoying the pristine Grand Cayman Islands, the rich history of Colombia, the beautiful bays of Mexico, and the marvelous Panama Canal. Special pricing is available until June 5!
||Eastern & Oriental Express
Jan. 22-Feb. 3, 2014
Explore southern Asia's mix of colors, landscapes and cultures via train with this unforgettable journey. From bustling Bangkok to breathtaking Bali, you'll discover ancient beauty and modern gems. Special pricing is available until June 5!
And that's not all! More tours, including our full schedule of 2014 programs, are available on our website. Our website is updated weekly, so continue to check back; if you’re interested in a specific tour and want to be contacted when more details are available, send us an email at email@example.com.
Welcome Back UW Travelers
Australia and New Zealand
February 23–March 15, 2013
*Note: This tour had such a long waitlist that we are repeating it next year: February 12-March 5, 2014!
UWAA Sports Travel
The UW Alumni
Association has teamed up with Premiere Global Sports to offer football fan
travel packages to both the Arizona State and Stanford games in 2013. Looking ahead to 2014, we are excited to offer new travel packages to both the Masters (April 9 –
12) and the Kentucky Derby (May 1 – 4). These two packages are also open
to other collegiate alumni associations, so space is limited. Learn more about these opportunities!