Arboretum Travel Tours
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"Garden Tour of Japan" November 6-19, 2013
The Japan America Society of Minnesota and the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum invite you to join a garden tour trip of Japan this fall, November 6-19. Gardens have long been viewed as treasured arts of Japan. Greatly admired for their simple beauty and graceful landscaping, the gardens of Japan have fascinated people around the world. This tour will take travelers to some of the famous gardens and landscaped parks of Japan. There will be visits to lesser known and uniquely landscaped parks and gardens in areas less traveled as well. This tour is for people who like to travel and also carry with them a spirit of exploration and adventure. The tour will be led by J. Bernard (Ben) van Lierop, executive director of the Japan America Society of Minnesota, and Mary Hockenberry Meyer, professor and extension Horticulturist of the University of Minnesota. See more information, itinerary and reservations or download the brochure.
THIS TRIP CANCELLED: SORRY FOR INCONVENIENCE--- "Exotic Thailand & Cambodia: Angkor Wat, Thai Gardens & Culture" December 2-13, 2013
The temples of Angkor Wat and the gardens of northern Thailand highlight our tour to Cambodia and Thailand this coming December. We are returning to two sites which have been on the Arboretum's list of favorite places for several years. Join Peter Olin as he leads you to the temples of the Khmer Empire in Cambodia and the exotic gardens of Thailand. Download the brochure.
THIS TRIP CANCELLED: SORRY FOR INCONVENIENCE--"The Gardens of South Florida" January 18-27, 2014
What could be better in January than sun, warm weather, more sun and more warm weather! That's what's in store for the Arboretum travelers next January as we travel to a region that we've visited before on a nine-night tour to the Gardens of South Florida. Our tours in the past have stopped in Miami and Key West, so this year's edition added South West Florida to the journey, with three nights in Naples, Florida. At a time of the year when it's really nice to be away from our part of the country, we've added the ambiance and great weather in southern Florida to offer a relaxing, post-holiday break in 2014. Download the brochure.
"Darwin's Galapagos Islands and the Flora & Fauna of Ecuador" February 27-March 11, 2014
The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and Botanic Gardens Conservation International in conjunction with Knowmad Adventures is proud to announce an incredible group trip "Darwin's Galapagos Islands & Flora and Fauna of Ecuador." This thirteen-day trip will highlight the incredible landscapes and diverse ecosystems of mainland Ecuador and includes a luxurious 6-day small ship cruise around Darwin's Galapagos Islands which are full of fascinating endemic species and beautiful volcanic landscapes. Join Director Emeritus Peter Olin along with excellent local guides on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure, and have unique cultural interactions, explore the cloud forest's plants, orchids and over 132 hummingbird species, visit a rose plantation, and much more! Download the brochure.
"Magnificent India: Gardens, History and Culture" October 17–November 1, 2014
Join the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum for an unforgettable journey to see magnificent gardens, extravagant palaces and historic cultural sites in India. Highlights of this tour include experiencing the Hindu "festival of lights", Diwali; see-ing the Blue City of Jodhpur; and enjoying a sunrise visit to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal. Throughout the tour, you will travel in deluxe air-conditioned vehicles with an expert, English-speaking guide who will escort you to local markets, exquisite gardens and on cultural tours. Enjoy many of India's secrets that you would not be able to find on your own. The tour features premium hotel accommodations offering western style and service. Download the brochure.
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