Journey to the pristine islands that inspired Charles Darwin's The Origin of the Species. This special expedition features special curriculum before departure and during the trip guided by Caltech's Rob Phillips, Fred and Nancy Morris Professor of Biophysics, Biology, and Physics. This trip is co-presented by the Caltech Alumni Association and the Caltech Associates
If getting up close to the place that inspired Charles Darwin's The Origin of Species is on your life list of travel adventures, then an expedition to the Galápagos is authentic wish fulfillment.
Disembarking from our floating base camp, the luxury vessel National Geographic Endeavour II, you'll encounter endemic wildlife that lacks an instinctive fear of humans, explore a vibrant undersea, and observe diverse geological wonders with our guide, Rob Phillips, Fred and Nancy Morris Professor of Biophysics, Biology, and Physics.
Every day will deliver new adventures—kayak along rocky shores watching for passing sea turtles, snorkel with playful sea lions, hike lava fields crowded with basking marine iguanas, or take a sunset Zodiac cruise around islands teeming with birdlife.
This trip is co-presented by the Caltech Alumni Association and the Caltech Associates
Whether traveling the U.S. or throughout the world, you will reminisce about your experiences for the rest of your life!
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Join Douglas Duncan, PhD (BS ’73), University of Colorado astronomer and eclipse tour veteran, for this unique experience. Head to Horseshoe Bay, designated as an IDA International Dark Sky Community, near Austin, Texas to experience a total solar eclipse. Book now, eclipse tours for 2024 are already selling out (the next US eclipse won't happen until 2045.)