Dates

May 26 to June 10, 2020

Starting Price

$8,793 (Inc. Air from Detroit); Singles $11,388

Deposit per Person

$500

16 Days
Exclusive U-M Departure, Land
Odysseys Unlimited
Learn about Travel Insurance

Questions?

Call Alumni Travel at 855.764.0064

Trip Highlights

They rank as two of South America’s greatest treasures, and a small group tour is the natural selection for both: the enigmatic ruins at Machu Picchu, where we overnight at an intimate on-site hotel; and the fascinating Galapagos Islands, Darwin’s “living laboratory,” for a four-night island-based adventure.

Exclusive Departure: this departure is considered exclusive and the participants are U-M travelers, who consist of alums, family and friends.

Itinerary

Day 1

Depart U.S. for Lima, Peru

We depart today for the Peruvian capital. Upon arrival tonight we transfer directly to our hotel.

Day 2

Lima

This morning we visit a prominent art museum in Lima. Then we encounter colonial Lima on an afternoon tour, followed by a welcome dinner at our hotel. B,D

Full Itinerary
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Meet Your Trip Host

Michael Gould

Michael Gould is a Professor of Music at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan in the Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation Department in the School of Music, Theater & Dance and the Residential College (College of Literature, Science and the Arts). He is currently the Director of the Center for World Performance Studies. Michael received his Doctor of Musical Arts in Percussion Performance at the University of Kentucky. He received his Master of Music degree from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Dr. Gould has received international recognition as a performer and scholar in the field of drumset, contemporary percussion performance and pedagogy. He has performed and given clinics all over the world. Michael has released over 100 educational percussion videos through playalongmusic.com. He has also composed and performed music for a wide range of ensembles and venues from the Münich Opera and Ballet to National Public Radio. He has had unique collaborations with engineers, material scientists, painters, poets, dancers, athletes and business professionals. His book for the iPad– The Drum Diaries is available worldwide through the Apple iTunes store. He is also the music director for Tangente Dance Company in Berlin, Germany. Gould is also a member of the Board of Advisors for the Percussive Arts Society. His piece Remember Me was performed recently at the Kunsthaus Dahlem in Berlin, Germany and include dance, theater, percussion, electronics, and original artwork. The work has been published by Alternative Press, Ann Arbor, MI. He has also recently worked with Henry Pollack (the co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize) on an art installation piece entitled A World Without Ice. The piece focuses on both poles and addresses issues of climate change. Michael is a performing artist for Zildjian Cymbals, Yamaha Drums and Percussion, Remo Drumheads, and Vic Firth sticks and mallets.

Gould has a passion for biking and has participated in the amateur race L’etape du Tour sponsored by the Tour de France 8 times. He has participated in alumni trips to Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Panama Canal, Antarctica and Cuba. For more information see: www.gouldmusic.com.

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Dates

May 26 to June 10, 2020

Starting Price

$8,793 (Inc. Air from Detroit); Singles $11,388

Deposit per Person

$500

16 Days
Exclusive U-M Departure, Land
Odysseys Unlimited
Learn about Travel Insurance

Questions?

Call Alumni Travel at 855.764.0064