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Trips & Travel

International

The Gardens’ Center for Global Initiatives offers three trips that traverse three continents.

Space is limited for all trips.

 

Garden of the Gods: A Springtime Journey to the Greek Islands

April 22 – May 3, 2021

Greece in spring is a magical experience. It’s the time of the year when the entire country becomes a vast natural garden. Greece is home to a stunning number of plant species, comprising the richest flora in Europe. More than 6,000 species thrive in the country, of which about 10 percent are endemic and can be found nowhere else in the world. On this springtime journey we will witness the beautiful display of wildflowers that cover the land among ancient sites, old villages and notable islands. Tour leader is Dr. Sarada Krishnan, director of horticulture and center for global initiatives at the Gardens.

Itinerary

Price: $5,990 per adult, double occupancy. Single room supplement: $790

Register: Call Thalassa Journeys at 866-633-3611 or email Reservations@ThalassaJourneys.com.

Thalassa Journeys is a tour operator whose principals are from Greece and bring five decades of experience in serving America’s leading cultural, educational and scientific institutions on high-quality educational travel programs.

 

Oaxaca's La Guelaguetza

July 17-23, 2021

Oaxaca, Mexico's artistic and culinary heartland offers visitors a unique opportunity to explore its rich history and long-standing traditions. We’ve combined an exploration of the city and its surrounding pueblos with demonstrations by artists working in traditional methods and even a special cooking class to create an engaging tour that is sure to get you into the spirit of La Guelaguetza. Join Denver Botanic Gardens for this unforgettable experience that acquaints people with the culture, art and food of Oaxaca, and what makes this region so unique. Travel & Leisure lists Oaxaca as the World's #1 City for 2020

Itinerary

Price: $3,595 per person for Denver Botanic Gardens members (double occupancy), add $100 per person for non-members. Single room supplement: $695

Register: Call Reefs to Rockies at 303-860-6045 or email admin@reefstorockies.com for more information about this trip.

 

Botanical Wonders of Brazil’s Estrada Royal

Oct. 3-11, 2021

This trip to Brazil offers a rich cultural and botanical experience, exploring 17th-19th century architecture, local cuisine, natural history, art, culture and landscapes. The journey will trace the Estrada Real, which opened in the 18th century to support gold mines. It was officially declared a tourist route in 1999 and is the most important tourist destination in Minas Gerais, encompassing historical cities, woodland parks, mountain, rivers, waterfall and lakes. Host is Nick Snakenberg, curator of tropical collections and associate director of horticulture at the Gardens.

Itinerary

Price: $3,895 per person for Denver Botanic Gardens members (double occupancy); add $100 per person for non-members. Single room supplement: $545 (subject to availability)

Register: Call Reefs to Rockies at 303-860-6045 or email admin@reefstorockies.com for more information about this trip.

 

Día de los Muertos - Mexico

Oct. 28 - Nov. 3, 2021

A national holiday in Mexico, Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is considered one of the most important cultural celebrations in Latin America. This 8-day journey takes you to Mexico City, Puebla and Oaxaca. Combining these three cities offers visitors a unique opportunity to explore the rich history and long-standing traditions of this beautiful celebration. Travel & Leisure lists Oaxaca as the World's #1 City for 2020. Host is Dan Johnson, curator of native plant collections and associate director of horticulture at the Gardens.

Itinerary

Price: $4,265 per person for Denver Botanic Gardens members (double occupancy); add $100 per person for non-members. Single room supplement: $935 (subject to availability)

Register: Call Reefs to Rockies at 303-860-6045 or email admin@reefstorockies.com for more information about this trip.

 

National & Local

Join the Gardens’ experts on trips in Colorado and across the country. Discover wildflowers of the Rocky Mountain region, take nature hikes and learn the language of birds, identify life-saving plants, practice the art of forest bathing and more. From the river to the desert to the mountains, explore the West and beyond.

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