2019 Trip: “Lebanon” (April 29-May 9, 2019)
Ahlan wa Sahlan. Welcome to Lebanon—We will hear this greeting many times as we tour the historical and cultural sites of this fascinating country in the spring of 2019. The itinerary and cost information are now available.
Cost: $1,930 (land package only, based on double occupancy); single supplement – $200. This cost is based on a group of 25 people. Travel group limited to 25 people. This trip is currently SOLD OUT. We are taking a wait list. Please email the AIA office at email@example.com if you would like to be placed on the wait list.
Advance Payment: $1,000 will secure your placement on this trip. $600 non-refundable (no exceptions). Payment is via check only, made payable to AIA.
Balance Payment: Due by December 17, 2018
2019 Trip: “Wonders of Southwest India” (November 10 – 22, 2019)
AIA is returning to India, this time to the vibrant West Coast for 12 days to explore elaborately carved cave temples, some more than 2,000 years old, marvel at lush scenery and examine the rich interplay of cultures, including Persian and European influences. Accompanied by in-country experts in art, history and religion, we will begin at Mumbai (formerly Bombay), India’s most populous city, headquarters of the world’s largest film industry and hub of three UNESCO World Heritage Sites. From there, we will fly to Aurangabad, renowned for its ancient cave temples sacred to the Hindu, Buddhist and Jain religions and for an exquisite tomb known as the “Mini Taj Mahal.” Our journey south will bring us first to the palace and gardens of Mysore, then to the temples of Belur and Halebid and the picturesque stone fort of Chitradurg. Afterward, we will take in the medieval opulence of Hampi, with its lively bazaar. Then we will travel by train to Goa, with its fascinating Portuguese Christian heritage, distinctive cuisine and world-famous beaches. A morning flight will take us back to Mumbai in ample time to make connections home.
As always, this trip will offer exceptional value, along with the opportunity to travel with interesting, engaging fellow members of AIA. Participants will be responsible for their own travel to and from Mumbai and for obtaining the required visas. (The 10-year visas some secured for the 2015 India trip will still be good, of course.) Space on this trip will be limited.
Cost: $3,500 per person (land package only, double occupancy): single supplement – $798
Note: To secure a place on the trip, participants must make an initial deposit to AIA of $1,500/person by January 11, 2019. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
AIA trips abroad are a benefit of AIA membership and open to AIA members only. You must be a member in good standing in both 2018 and 2019 to go on these trips.
Please let the AIA Office know of your interest by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.