Alumni Travel Program

Join Punahou Alumni Travel and discover Vietnam and Cambodia!

Rescheduled for 2024

Punahou Alumni Relations is thrilled to announce that the rescheduled Punahou Alumni Travel Program trip to Vietnam and Cambodia will now take place in January 2024! After the unfortunate cancellation due to the pandemic, we cannot wait to embark on this incredible journey once again!

To register, contact Alumni Tour Leader Mei-mei Zane ’84 Engel

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The Alumni Travel Program extends the Punahou values of curiosity, conversation, critical thought, and life-long learning to real-world travel.

This exciting program provides alumni the opportunity to explore new cultures and gain global perspective. With inspiring destinations as their backdrop, alumni from around the world bond with old and new friends through shared experiences.

Travel guides are carefully selected for their ability to provide context and creativity to each itinerary, ensuring an unforgettable trip. Past trips have included “The Italian Renaissance,” a 10-day VIP trip through Rome, Florence, and Venice, and “Peru: In the Footsteps of Hiram Bingham III,” which explored Cusco and Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas.

Past Trips

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  • Exploring Turkey

    October 7 – 21, 2019

    Punahou Alumni Travel headed to Turkey for its third international destination. Led by Mei-mei Zane ’84 Engel and highly sought-after native guide Mert Taner, 23 alumni and friends ranging from Classes of ’69 – ’07 set out on an exquisite adventure in a country with a deep history and a rich fabric of culture and religion. 

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  • Peru: In the Footsteps of Hiram Bingham III

    September 22 – 29, 2018

    Mystical Peru has been the epitome of adventure travel since Machu Picchu was reintroduced to the world by Hiram Bingham III in 1911. Bingham attended Punahou from 1883 – 1892 and was the grandson of Hiram Bingham, one of the first Calvinist missionaries to step foot in the Hawaiian Islands. This custom expedition, specifically created for Punahou alumni and led by a bilingual guide, retraced Bingham’s steps from Cusco all the way to The Lost City of the Incas. Filled with rich cultural and historical heritage, stunning archaeological sites and endless views of the massive Andes, Peru never fails to exceed the expectation of every traveler.

    The eight-day expedition highlighted the primary cultural sites and experiences in the region, as well as Peru’s world-renowned culinary scene. The highlight of the trip was a ride aboard the luxury Hiram Bingham Train to the dramatic landscape of Machu Picchu, a once-in-a-lifetime journey to a once-in-a-lifetime location!

  • The Italian Renaissance

    November 3 – 12, 2017

    The Italian Renaissance has held sway over the western imagination for centuries, forming the foundations of any humanities education. This exclusive experience for Punahou alumni in November 2017 was led by Dr. Sean Nelson ’99. The 10-day VIP trip through Rome, Florence and Venice offered travelers special-access visits to some of Italy’s most famous sites – Sistine Chapel, St. Mark’s Cathedral and the Florence Duomo Terraces – in the quiet privacy of our alumni group.

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