Adventure Travel Series

Embark on the adventure of a lifetime.

Recent Adventures

Grand Canyon Raft Trip - July 19-27, 2015

Grand Canyon Raft TripWitness the Grand Canyon’s majesty from a perspective few experience-looking up at the canyon’s cliffs from a raft on the Colorado River. An unforgettable blend of serene landscapes and thrilling whitewater creates a world-class experience. Join UNLV geologist Peg Rees and artist/naturalist Sharon Schafer in a week-long exploration of the Grand Canyon by motorized raft. Taking eight days to cover nearly 200 miles of the river through nearly 2 billion years of the earth’s history allows plenty of time for photographing and learning about the natural and cultural history and geologic evolution of the region.



Explore the Galapagos Islands & Quito - Apr.-May 2014

Dr. Margaret N. (Peg) Rees and artist Sharon K. Schafer led a travel group to Quito, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. Participants spent two evenings in Old Town Quito, the first city to be declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The group explored Quito's history, art, and architecture with an included cultural tour of the city. After Quito, they departed on an incredible 11-day Galapagos experience onboard a privately chartered first-class, 16-person catamaran, the Archipell 1. The Archipell 1's small size allowed a very intimate, comfortable, and personal exploration of the islands.

Antarctica - Dec. 2013

Explore AntarcticaThe Antarctica tour was a memorable expedition to the very end of the earth. This land of glittering ice, majestic peaks, and dazzling beauty is a haven for migratory birds, whales, seals, and other marine mammals which come each summer to feast in its food-rich coastal waters. The visit took place during the Antarctic summer when temperatures are mild, generally hovering just above freezing. The well-equipped, highly maneuverable, 92-passenger Akedemik Sergey Vavilov research vessel was home base for the 11-day cruise. Daily excursions allowed participants to experience Antarctic wildlife and scenery up close.


Some past offerings from the Adventure Travel Series