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Your Passport to Discovery

The Caltech Associates' Travel Program is designed for the intellectually curious traveler who enjoys unique experiences and five star amenities.

Each destination is enhanced by including a Caltech faculty member, whose expertise will deepen your understanding of the sciences and of your locale.

We work with premier travel companies to design expeditions, preparing itineraries that incorporate the culture and history of each area. This frequently includes behind-the-scenes access to observatories, laboratories, and museums, and one of a kind experiences such as CERN, Galapagos Islands with National Geographic, a gourmet meal on the Atacama Desert in Chile, and exploring Keck telescopes on the Big Island. Trips vary in length and include nearby excursions and exotic locations. Our 2023-2024 travel schedule has been finalized for your review.

Many Associates trips are only available to President's Circle members. You can upgrade your membership at any time to enjoy these unique opportunities.

Upcoming Trips

Mountains and a lake in Wyoming
Jackson Hole Adventure

Bring your whole family to experience Wyoming's natural wonders, Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.

Photo of the entrance of an Italian building.
Hidden Italian Libraries

Experience Italy like never before and discover the hidden treasures of libraries in Rome, Florence, and Turin.

Photo of a solar eclipse.
Great American Solar Eclipse

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view a total solar eclipse from our prime location in Texas Hill Country.

Photo of a bay in the Galápagos Islands
Galápagos Expedition

Journey to the pristine islands that inspired Charles Darwin's The Origin of Species

Associates Events

In addition to exclusive travel opportunities, Associates are invited to in-person and virtual events that showcase fascinating faculty research.