Trips Abroad

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.

View Itinerary & Cost

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.

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

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.

2019 Trip Preview: “South India” (November 11 – 22, 2019)

In 2019 AIA will return to India, this time to experience cultural and artistic wonders that date back to the 7th Century and to explore the influence of two European colonial powers – the British and the Portuguese. Beginning and ending in Mumbai, the vibrant city the British called Bombay, this unique guided trip will last 11 days, beginning on Sunday, November 11, and concluding on Friday, November 22. (Thanksgiving in 2019 is November 28.) The pace will allow for the leisurely exploration AIA’s seasoned world travelers look for, plus time to shop for distinctive holiday gifts. Our four days in Mumbai will include a visit to the Elephanta Caves, whose ancient temples include the famous three-headed sculpture of Brahma the Creator, Vishnu the Preserver, and Shiva the Destroyer. A tour of Film City will provide an instructive and entertaining look at Bollywood. Next, we will fly to Aurangbad, our base for the fascinating Ellora Caves, with 34 sites sacred to Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism, as well as seeing the dramatic cave temples of Ajarta. Then, we’ll be off by air to Goa to soak in the fascinating Portuguese/Christian culture and sample the unique cuisine. We will spend the night before departure back in Mumbai with a gala dinner evoking the days of the Raj.

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.

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 in either or both of these trips by e-mailing info@abqinternational.org.