Want to travel with unique tours to fascinating destinations with access to political and local experts? From the Middle East to South America, Africa to Asia and everywhere in between, Travel the World provides opportunities to access every continent, as well as exciting trips to destinations in the United States. Utah Global Diplomacy is proud to support the unique travel programs organized and run by the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia.
Check out a few of the upcoming 2023 trips!
March 02, 2023 — December 18, 2023
About the Tour
Bangkok to Kanchanaburi to Chiang Mai, and some unbelievable places in between. Sound good? Snag your spot on this 10-day adventure and experience everything that makes Thailand extraordinary! Cruise through Bangkok in a tuk-tuk, ride along the infamous Death Railway, cycle around an ancient kingdom and savor the authentic flavors of Chiang Mai. Along the way, enjoy meaningful visits with local families and communities, learn to cook Thai dishes and gain perspective on Thailand’s rich history and cultural heritage. Our program balances engaging excursions with the flexibility to do your own thing, and optional activities abound! With the services of a Travel Director and your accommodation and transport taken care of, you’ll be ready to take in the unique splendors of this fascinating country. Southeast Asia can’t wait to meet you!$2,495 per person plus airfare based on double occupancy.
Want to share this epic experience with your friends? Bring your friends and everyone saves $100!
- March 2 - 13, 2023
- March 9 - 20, 2023
- October 19 - 30, 2023
- November 9 - 20, 2023
- November 30 - December 11, 2023
- December 7 - 18, 2023
April 23, 2023 — October 04, 2023
About the Tour
In Peru, adventure awaits at every turn, from the cobblestone streets of Cusco to classic Peruvian landmarks and lofty Machu Picchu, perched in the heavens of the Americas. This action-packed, 11-day tour explores Peru’s geography and culture, offering you the perfect blend of guided excursions, free time and fulfilling optional activities. Begin in Lima before ascending into the Andes to witness enchanting Inca ruins and timeless indigenous traditions in the Sacred Valley. Then it’s off to Machu Picchu. How you arrive is up to you! Choose between a four-day Inca Trail trek, a longer stay in Cusco with a train ride to Machu Picchu, or a blend of Cusco’s highlights and hiking. Whichever adventure you choose, thrill to a guided tour through the Lost City of the Incas at sunrise! With the services of a locally based Travel Director and your accommodation and transport taken care of, you’ll be ready for a Peruvian adventure you'll never forget!
$2,895 per person plus airfare based on double occupancy.
- April 23 - May 3, 2023
- May 21 - 31, 2023
- June 18 - 28, 2023
- September 10 - 20, 2023
- September 24 - October 4, 2023
July 25, 2023 — August 04, 2023
About the Tour
Discover Iceland’s spectacular scenery and rich cultural heritage on this 11-day small group tour that traverses an astonishing land. See Hellisheidi Power Plant’s geothermal exhibit. Traveling through “saga” country, visit the renowned Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls. Exploration at wondrous Lake Mývatn includes mud flats, lava fields, and volcanic craters. Embark on a dramatic Puffin Island bird-watching cruise. In Vatnajökull National Park, another natural marvel, admire jaw-dropping Dettifoss, Iceland’s “Niagara.” Stop at stunning Godafoss, “waterfall of the gods.” At a folk museum, encounter Iceland’s past, then see famed Icelandic horses at a farm. Experience the Snaefellsnes Peninsula’s stupendous scenery – its vast lava field and bizarre rock formations. Thingvellir National Park offers fascinating historical insights. Marvel at breathtaking Gullfoss waterfall and the famous Great Geysir. The Icelandic adventure ends with two nights in sophisticated Reykjavik and time for independent exploration. Spend more time discovering Iceland’s colorful capital with a 3-day/2-night post-tour extension.
$6,542 per person including air from Boston, New York, or Washington, D.C.
September 22, 2023 — October 03, 2023
About the Tour
The western region of modern-day Turkey is home to a group of cities founded about 3,000 years ago by colonists from Greece and subsequently ruled by a succession of empires from both east and west. The greatest of these is the city we now know as Istanbul. Beginning here, where Emperor Constantine renamed Byzantium after himself and designated it the new capital of the Roman Empire, we make our way along the eastern shores of the Aegean to discover these cities and learn their histories. Our first visits are to the Mycenean ruins of Troy and the island of Chios, Homer's birthplace. Continuing along the route of Alexander the Great's early conquests, we explore ancient Priene and stunning Ephesus, where St. Paul preached the Christian gospel. On Patmos we visit the cave where St. John received visions of the Apocalypse, and in Rhodes we explore the medieval stronghold of the Crusader Knights of St. John. Along the mountainous coast to the south, we visit the ancient Lycian capital of Xanthos, the Hellenistic complexes at Perge and Aspendos, ancient Greek Seleukeia, and Roman Olba-Diocaesarea. Travel with guest lecturer, Karen Armstrong, renowned author on the world’s religions and cultures.
From $9,590 per person plus airfare
October 27, 2023 — November 03, 2023
About the Tour
Discover the profound influence of the African diaspora throughout Cuba during this delightful, immersive program. Stay for seven nights in a privately-owned boutique hotel in Havana’s beautiful Vedado neighborhood. Daily excursions will broaden your perspective of Cuba while benefiting and supporting the local people. Enjoy Havana’s lively jazz and art scenes, learn about organic farming in Caimito and discover the storied Afro-Cuban roots of Matanzas, Guanabacoa, and Regla. Learn about Santería and other Afro-Cuban religions, plus tour the National Museum of Fine Arts focusing on Afro-Cuban artists. Experience Cuba through the eyes of entrepreneurs, dancers, community leaders and more. During meaningful exchanges, these locals show you their connections to their country and how they cultivate their passions and work. Plus, our handpicked local experts add another enriching layer with discussions about Cuba’s economy and other compelling topics. This exclusive program, developed by AHI Travel, is operated in accordance with a Support for the Cuban People general license established by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control. This program includes a round-trip flight between Miami and Cuba.
$5,295 per person plus airfare if you book by 6/1/2023 - a savings of $250!