The Panama Canal & Costa Rica

March 12 – 20, 2015
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Few experiences can match a cruise from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic through one of the greatest man-made wonders of the world, the Panama Canal. An engineering marvel when it opened one hundred and one years ago, the 50-mile passage through the Panama Canal continues to astonish even the most veteran traveler. Experience the mighty locks that raise and lower ships 85 feet using no other power than the force of gravity, accomplishing in mere hours what would have taken a three-week circumnavigation of South America in years gone by.

We invite you to join alumni, friends and participants from cosponsoring associations for this voyage of a lifetime featuring a passage through the historic Panama Canal and an exploration of the unspoiled rainforests of Costa Rica and Panama. During our comprehensive itinerary, visit two UNESCO World Heritage sites and Panama’s ancient San Blas Islands, where the Guna Indians live much as they did centuries ago. Tour one of acclaimed architect Frank Gehry’s newest designs, Panama City’s Biodiversity Museum. Experience Panama’s and Costa Rica’s world-renowned and protected national parks—rainforests, islands and archipelagos that foster one of the most pristine ecosystems on our planet.

Please contact the Alumni Travel office at 1-800-886-9895 or via email at for more details.