Cardinal Adventures

Whether you are planning the trip of a lifetime, a return to a favorite vacation spot, or simply looking for your next adventure, the Lamar University Cardinal Adventures Travel Program is a great place to start your journey.

Learn more about upcoming trips below or by visiting LU's page on AHI's website.

Alumni travel to France in 2011. Alumni travel to Holland in 2012. Alumni travel to Ireland in 2016. Alumni travel to the Swiss Alps in 2015. Alumni travel to the Swiss Alps in 2015.
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Upcoming Trips

Italian Riveria & Chianti (9 day land journey)
September 10 - 19, 2017

  • Experience two of Italy's best-loved regions, the Italian Riveria, the jewel of Liguria, and Chianti, Tuscany's famous wine region.
  • Visit 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites: the Cinque Terre and the historic centers of Florence, San Gimignano and Siena.
  • Stroll through seaside resorts of Portofino, nestled in a picturesque harbor, and equally charming Camogli. 

Cruise the Panama Canal (11 day ocean journey)
January 4 - 15, 2018

  • Embark in Miami and relax aboard the Azamara Quest as it sails to fascinating ports in Cuba, Panama and Costa Rica with a special transit of the Panama Canal. LU travelers will be treated to a private tour of the Panama Canal by LU alumnus and CEO Jorge Quijano '73, '74. A Lamar University executive will also attend this trip.
  • Get an up-close look at the Panama Canal, the early 20th-century engineering marvel as you make your way from the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean.
  • Discover the diversity of plant and animal life in some of Costa Rica's best nature parks and reserves during Optional Shore Excursions.
  • Enjoy overnight stays in Havana and Panama City.

Wonders of Peru, featuring an Amazon Cruise (11 day land and cruise journey)
June 10 - 21, 2018

  • Immerse yourself in the unhurried atmosphere and serene, unspoiled natural beauty of the Amazon region.
  • Discover three UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Machu Picchu, Cusco and the Historic Center of Lima.
  • Visit with a local community in the Sacred Valley to hear about daily life from its residents.

England's Castles, Cottages and Countryside (10 day land journey)
July 5 - 15, 2018

  • Visit two UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Canterbury Cathedral and Blenheim Palace, as well as Leeds Castle, The White Cliffs of Dover, and Dover Castle.
  • Witness pomp and circumstance during the Changing of the Guard at Windsor Castle.
  • Stroll enchanting English gardens, where meadow-sweet scents and florid palettes will pamper your spirit.

Canadian Rockies (8 day land journey)
August 16 - 24, 2018

  • Experience the vistas of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks - the most magical sights of Banff National Park, Jasper's Dark Sky Preserve and planetarium, the breathtaking Columbia Icefield and floating on the Athabasca River.
  • Enjoy a barbecue lunch, and learn about Canadian ranching from modern-day cowboys and enjoy a talk from a retired member of the Mounties.
  • View Lake Louise's indigo waters beneath snowcapped mountains.

Amalfi Coast (8 day land journey)
September 11 - 19, 2018

  • Experience the southern coast of Italy and seven nights in Vietri sul Mare, allowing for a more thorough exploration of the area.
  • Peek into the lives cut short at Pompeii and Herculaneum by the A.D. 79 eruption of Mount Vesuvius.
  • Explore four UNESCO World Heritage Sites - the Archaelogical Sites of Paestum and Pompeii and the Historic Center of Naples.
  • Cruise the Amalfi Coast, where colorful homes cling to the rugged hills along the shore.

Testimonials

“The combination of touring a beautiful and historic part of Europe; first class / well planned / well executed tour programs; and a group of awesome, friendly, fun-loving Lamar Alums made this a fantastic trip for us. We definitely hope to go on some more of these Alumni trips in the future. The trip was A+ all the way.”
 Susan (Terry) '64 and Bob '64 McLendon, Richardson, TX


"Lamar's first Alumni trip abroad could not have been better! AHI was terrific to work with and we all loved our Campus Director, Enrique Trave', who met us at the Paris airport and was with us the entire trip. Our tour guides were terrific, especially William Jordan at the Normandy beaches, who has written books on D-Day! It was an educational and fun-filled trip....and a great group of travelers. We look forward to many more trips abroad with alumni and friends!" 
Camille Mouton, Former Vice President for University Advancement


"AHI was an excellent choice for Lamar's first alumni educational tour, and we are interested in being included in the future. I think, everything considered, we couldn't have had a better experience." 
Sue and John '56 Morrison , Lees Summit, MO


"The trip was perfectly splendid from start to finish—accommodations, food, scheduling—all went flawlessly, and we enjoyed every minute of it. I also want particularly to commend our Campus Director, Enrique Trave'—I lack the words to describe just how capable he was in every way."
Ellen (Walker) Rienstra '62, Beaumont, TX


"We are thankful to Lamar University for initiating these educational Alumni Travel Programs. The use of AHI Travel was an excellent choice and of course, we can't say enough about our AHI Campus Director. The planned itinerary certainly took us to many significant places and was a nice balance between historical, cultural and fun!!" 
— Marilyn and Charlie '56 Radaz , Lompoc, CA


"We really had a fantastic trip and enjoyed the group so much - I would not have imagined that traveling with a group would have turned out so well! A large part of the success of the trip was due to Lamar University and our Campus Director Enrique!" 
Charlette (Prothro) '88 and Randy Sandell, Spring, TX


"What a wonderful trip. We loved it!"
Michael Ann (Agee) ' 64 and Grady '64 Crawford, Baton Rouge, LA