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Immerse yourself in the span of human history with accomplished scientists and a rich understanding of history

Educational Travel At Its Best

The Institute of Human Origins has a long history of research in Africa and the world to understand the course and timing of human development—the history of how we “became human.” This is our human history, and we believe that sharing this knowledge with the public is as important as sharing the science.

Our expeditions are different from any other travel experience. This is not just travel—it is immersion in the span of human history, hosted by IHO and ASU scientists who add a richer understanding to the travel experience.

At the same time, our travel adventures have been designed for fun, excitement, and comfort and take advantage of the best accommodations and sailing vessels available in the industry. We partner with top travel providers who are specialists in exotic areas of the world.

Plus, tour leaders, like Don Johanson and Bill Kimbel, have been accompanying our travelers since the 1980s to Ethiopia, France, Galapagos, Madagascar, South Africa, and Tanzania, and as well as being seasoned world travelers themselves. With years of experience, we understand the balance between a great travel experience and a rich learning program.

Upcoming trips

Interested in traveling with us?

Contact Julie Russ to reserve your spot today!

Julie Russ, Assistant Director
jruss.iho@asu.edu (link sends e-mail)
Office 480.727.6571

Past Tours

June 8–20, 2018
Primates and Paleoanthropology Expedition
Tanzania and Rwanda in search of our primate cousins
Hosted by Ian Gilby, PhD 
Detailed itinerary | Frequently asked questions

May 2–14, 2016
Israel: Ancient life, sacred sites, and modern cities
 [PDF]
Prehistoric caves, private tours of fossil collections, and the best of Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and Nazareth
Hosted by Willian Kimbel PhD, IHO Director,
and Yoel Rak, Professor Emeritus of Anatomy, Tel Aviv University


May 16–30, 2015
Indonesia: Java Man, Ancient Temples, and Orangutans [PDF]
Exotic and beautiful culture of Java and eco-tour of orangutans in their natural habitat
Hosted by Donald Johanson PhD, IHO Founding Director

June 8–17, 2014
Galapagos Islands: Darwin’s Enchanted Islands
 [PDF]
Live Darwin’s journey of discovery through nature’s abundant diversity
Hosted by William Kimbel PhD, IHO Director,
and cosmologist Lawrence Krauss PhD
Sailing again!—Let us know if you are interested

 

 

 

September 3–13, 2013
Bordeaux region of France: Prehistoric cave art
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Hidden art of early humans: Neandertals, early modern humans, and their places of expression
Hosted by independent researcher Roy Larick PhD 
and Donald Johanson PhD, IHO Founding Director


January 14–31, 2012
Ethiopia: The land of “Lucy" [PDF]
Visit 
“Lucy’s birthplace” in the Awash Valley of Hadar, modern Addis Ababa, and the Timkat Festival

Hosted by Donald Johanson PhD, IHO Founding Director

February 17–27, 2011
Tanzania: Human origins and the great migration [PDF]

A classic safari through the “cradle of mankind” in the shadow of Kilimanjaro
Hosted by Donald Johanson PhD, IHO Founding Director

October 13–28, 2010
South Africa: Ancient voices, wildlife, and human origins [PDF]
Hosted by Donald Johanson PhD, IHO Founding Director

Interested in travelling with us?

Contact Julie Russ to reserve your spot today!

Julie Russ, Assistant Director
jruss.iho@asu.edu (link sends e-mail)
Office 480.727.6571