I am so grateful that the Club offers travel opportunities as part of its mission to educate and inform!Nanette Stringer, Commonwealth Club Traveler
The total solar eclipse will cross one of Chile’s most stunning regions – laden with lakes and volcanos. Explore Santiago and Valparaiso. See Volcan Villarrica, and soak in the healing mineral-rich hot springs of the Termas de Huife. Enjoy three nights at our comfortable tented camp directly in the “path of totality” of the total solar eclipse. Enjoy an optional extension to Patagonia.
The total solar eclipse will cross one of Chile’s most stunning regions – laden with lakes and volcanos. While our original trip has been cancelled, we hope to offer intrepid travelers an opportunity to see this rare celestial experience should government regulations be relaxed in the coming weeks.
Immerse yourself in the landscapes of Tanzania. Search for wildlife - lion, elephant, cheetah, giraffe and rhino in the Serengeti. Discover Ngorongoro Crater, home to rhinoceros, hippo, flamingo, ostrich and the black-maned lion. Retreat to your tented camps offering superior comfort. Finish with a 2-night stay at the award-winning Gibbs Farm.
Visit Badwater Salt Flats (282 feet below sea level) and enjoy a stunning panoramic view of all 11,049 feet of Telescope Peak. Hike amid surreal sand dune landscapes and between the multi-hued walls of Golden Canyon; experience sunrise at Zabriskie Point; and visit Ubehebe Crater.
Walk across Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge and through the doors of Little Rock High School. Meet with 16th Street Baptist Church bomb survivor Carolyn McKinstry, Bloody Sunday foot soldier Annie Pearl Avery, and Little Rock Nine member Elizabeth Eckford. Experience the Memorial for Peace and Social Justice in Montgomery and meet with staff at the Equal Justice Initiative.
Encounter a mélange of culture, religion, art and architecture. Tour Kyrgyzstan's capital Bishkek and learn about nomadic life in the village of Burana. ExploreRussian-accented Almaty in Kazakhstan. In Uzbekistan discover Khiva, a UNESCO site; watch silk weavers and visit an art studio in Bukhara; experience Samarkand's treasures; and see the world's oldest Quaran in Tashkent.
Enjoy an active walking tour amid France’s idyllic landscapes of the Dordogne and Loire valleys. See the towering cliffs of La Roque Gageac and discover the medieval town of Sarlat. Marvel at the painted Lascaux Caves. Enjoy local French wine and cuisine and Loire Valley gardens. Learn about the sparkling wines of the region.
Journey to Scotland’s Orkney and Shetland Islands and Norway’s majestic fjords. Cruise from Glasgow, Scotland, to Bergen, Norway, aboard the exclusively chartered, 5-star, small ship Le Champlain. Visit the Scottish Highlands and ride on Norway’s Flåm Railway. Edinburgh/Glasgow and Norway/Copenhagen extensions available.
Explore the history, ecology and scenery of four national parks and monuments on the Colorado Plateau. Experience the dramatic cliffs of Zion and the hoodoos of Bryce Canyon. Hike amid multi-hued cliffs of Waterpocket Fold of Capitol Reef; and slot-canyons in Grand Staircase-Escalante. This trip blends the natural beauty of Utah with the rich cultural history in the region..
Journey to the Dakotas and Colorado to learn about the Sioux, Hidatsa, Mandan, Lakota, Dakota, Ute, Navajo and Apache Nations. Admire majestic landscapes including Badlands National Park. Meet with community and tribal leaders, artists and activists. Experience Standing Rock and Pine Ridge Reservations and the site of the Massacre of Wounded Knee.