Upcoming Programs

travelJoin UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning for an educational experience unlike any other! Our tours are tailored for a mature traveler, and the inclusions are special experiences that only we can offer! 

To learn more about what to expect during our trips, please visit our FAQ page.

Please note that we require a minimum number of travelers to run a tour.  After registering for a tour, do not purchase trip insurance or plane tickets until you hear back from us that the minimum has been met and your travel plans can proceed, full steam ahead.



2021 Tours

Tour Dates: September 30 - October 12, 2021

If you’re hungry for Grand Canyon river rafting, with loads of whitewater and lots of miles, this is the Colorado River tour for you. Aboard your Wilderness River Adventures oar boat, you’ll experience 188 river miles in 13 days, complete with 67 rated rapids that you can brag about for years to come!

From Lees Ferry to Whitmore Wash, you’ll experience it all. Marvel at pristine waterfalls, ancient Indian ruins, and cliff walls rising nearly a mile overhead. You’ll be surrounded by wildlife, such as eagles, condors, bighorn sheep, coyotes, foxes, and mule deer.

Your experienced guides do more than help you with Grand Canyon white water rafting. They also do all the cooking, and spice it up with fascinating facts of geology, astronomy, and canyon folklore. Your trip comes complete with bus transportation from Page, Arizona to Lees Ferry at the beginning of your trip, as well as return from Whitmore Wash to Bar 10 Ranch at its conclusion, along with flights back to Las Vegas, Nevada.

Grand Canyon       Double Occupancy    
Tour Price $5,600.00

 (no Single Occupancy options are available for this tour)

There is a non-refundable $500 deposit due at registration.

All transportation, guided tours, dining, camp supplies, and hotel costs while on the Grand Canyon Adventure are covered by the tour price. 

Important note: 
- Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required.
- Guests must have the ability to walk comfortably for up to 3 miles a day

If you have traveled with us in recent years, you may already have a CampDoc account. Contact us at (907)474-7021 before creating a new account. 
If you are new to registering  for our tours, take a look at this "How-To" Document on how to register for our tours.

Tour Dates: October 16 - November 1, 2021ireland

Circumnavigate the Emerald Isle from Dublin, witnessing the natural wonders, down the rugged west seacoast through Galway, to the Southwest’s Ring of Kerry, and on to Cork, where countless immigrants boarded ships bound for America. Enjoy the beauty of the rich green patchwork quilt of the Irish countryside.
Experience the country of Dylan Thomas, Saint Patrick, the Blarney Stone, the Book of Kells, beautiful woolens, the Clancy Brothers and so much more. Immerse yourself in this 16-day journey into the culture and history of the Ireland you have always wanted to experience.

Enchantment of Ireland      Double Occupancy     Single Supplement
Tour Price $4,895.00 +$795.00

*There is a non-refundable $500 deposit due at registration.

- 24/7 Tour Director/Guide
- Accommodations
- Ground transportation
- Entry fees
- Educational Programs
- Three meals per day
- Transfer to and from the airport
- Gratuities
Transportation costs to and from Ireland are NOT included in this tour price. All travelers must arrange their own transportation to and from the starting and ending cities.

Important notes: 
- Travelers will be required to have their COVID-19 vaccinations. Guidelines regarding facial coverings and distancing will be followed in accordance with local governments.

Travel insurance is always recommended for any travel out of the United States. There are several ways to purchase coverage. Some credit card companies insure trips that are purchased with their card. Another option is to check with a local travel agency.

Note about Mobility: Our tours are designed for people who are able to walk comfortably for up to 3 miles per day, sometimes on uneven terrain, as well as handle stairs easily. If you have any concerns about this tour, please contact Summer Sessions.

If you have traveled with us in recent years, you may already have a CampDoc account. Contact us at (907)474-7021 before creating a new account. 
If you are new to registering  for our tours, take a look at this "How-To" Document on how to register for our tours.

2022 Tours

Due to travel restrictions related to the pandemic, we had to cancel these tours as originally planned.  We hope to run the same tours during the 2022 spring migration.  Stay tuned!nome

May-June 2022 TBA

Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning is offering two four-day birding trips to the community of Nome, at a time when people from all over the world come to enjoy the bird migration. Nome is a special place for birders. The short list of year-round resident birds is joined by a vast number of summer breeding birds migrating to the area from the Americas, Pacific Islands, Asia and beyond.

Nome Birding        Double Occupancy    
Tour Price TBA

There is a non-refundable $500 deposit due at registration.

All transportation, guided tours, and hotel costs while in Nome are covered by the tour price. Dining options are available but limited. 

Important note: Nome is located in a remote region of Alaska, and part of the experience of this tour is to be part of the arctic environment. Participants should be able to walk comfortably on uneven ground unaided, and be able to navigate getting in and out of passenger vans. 


Traveling with Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning is not just a vacation, but an educational experience in culture, art, and history. Our tours are personalized for our groups, and we strive to make meaningful connections with local guides to create memorable experiences. 

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