This trip will be hosted by Jeff Morris ’80, VP for Communication & Marketing, Kansas State University, and his wife, Cindi ’80.
Explore a variety of cultural traditions, exotic landscapes, and historical archeological sites cruising around the western coast of South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Arrive in Santiago de Chile, a city of dazzling sky-scrapers surrounded by snow-capped Andes, and travel to Coquimbo to bask in the comfortable desert climate.
In vibrant Lima, enjoy baroque architecture or pay homage to pre-Columbian history at the ruins of Huaca Pucllana. In Salaverry, discover the many archeological excavations, or travel to Trujillo, an energetic metropolis at the edge of the Andean foothills. Stroll along pristine coastlines in Manta, or hike through lush rainforest awash in the jeweled colors of its diverse flora and fauna. Cruise through the legendary waterway of the Panama Canal - "an engineering masterpiece" - before arriving in Puerto Limon, a tropical paradise full of mangrove wetlands, towering mountains, and unique wildlife. Stroll the white-sand beaches and topaz waters in Roatán and witness the largest barrier reef in the Caribbean Sea.
Lounge on the island paradise of Harvest Caye, then encounter Mayan ruins in Costa Maya. Before ending the trip in Miami, spend time on the island of Cozumel, a place that’s rich with Mexican and Caribbean vibes.