Rainforests to Relics

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FEB. 10-28, 2018 From $3,999
Miami, Havana, Cozumel, Harvest Caye, Panama Canal, Manta, Guayaquil, Lima
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Rainforests to Relics

FEB. 10-28, 2018
Miami, Havana, Cozumel, Harvest Caye, Panama Canal, Manta, Guayaquil, Lima
Aboard Oceania Cruises’ Sirena

Embark on your luxury cruise aboard the Sirena in vibrant Miami, an international city rich with the influence of Caribbean and Latin American culture. Sail to George Town and scan the clear turquoise waters for marine life—the rare green sea turtle is bred and raised on its palm-fringed shores. Visit ancient Mayan ruins in Cozumel and Costa Maya; look for howler monkeys, alligators, and iguanas in Belize; and in Santo Tomás de Castilla, take in the wild beauty of the Rio Dulce, a river edged by lush vegetation brimming with wildlife. On the southern edge of the world’s second largest barrier reef, Roatán is celebrated for its superb snorkeling and diving, and it was just offshore from the following port, Puerto Limón, that Christopher Columbus gave Costa Rica its name. Fuerte Amador is just a short distance from the many attractions of Panama City, including the nearby rainforest, and Manta is only a brief drive to Montecristi, where the Panama hat originated. Continue to explore Ecuadorian attractions in Guayaquil, the country’s largest city that offers numerous historic monuments and neighborhoods, before finishing your incredible journey in Peru where you’ll discover Incan treasures in Salaverry and Lima.

Cost: From $3,999
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Activity Level: Mild
Easy Pace, little walking and stair climbing

UCLA Faculty on Tour

Peter Narins
Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology
Peter Narins is a tropical biologist who teaches courses on animal communication, neurobiology, sensory physiology and auditory science in the UCLA Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology. To date, he has carried out 54 overseas biological expeditions on all seven continents plus Madagascar, and in the last four years, has delivered 81 invited research presentations in 27 different countries. In Latin America, he has spent many years studying frog communication and lecturing in Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Nicaragua, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Bolivia, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and French Guiana. Narins has been a Fulbright, Humboldt and Guggenheim fellow, and has won UCLA’s Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award and the Gold Shield Faculty Prize. Narins spent three years as a Peace Corps volunteer teaching electrical engineering in Spanish at the Catholic University in Santiago, Chile, where he met his wife of 47 years.

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Download the tour Reservation Form here. This tour is booked quickly, so sign up early to reserve space.

Enclose a check or provide credit card information for $950 per person, per tour, as a deposit for the selected tour. Make check payable to Go Next. Deposits are provisional and fully refundable pending your acceptance of final brochure terms.

Mail completed reservation form and your deposit to:
UCLA Alumni Association
Attn: Alumni Travel
James West Alumni Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1397

A brochure will be mailed to you as soon as it is available.