IHO's travel program is not just travel—it is an immersion into the span of human history hosted by researchers who add a rich understanding to the travel experience!
Educational Travel At Its Best
Our expeditions are different from any other travel experience!
The Institute of Human Origins has a long history of research in Africa and around 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.
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.
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.
- SOLD OUT! We have a second trip down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon with geologists Chris Campisano and Ramon Arrowsmith. This trip sold out quickly!
- Summer 2022—We are also planning a new trip to see the Dodogne French cave art with an excursion to Chauvet led by Don Johanson. Interested? Let Julie Russ know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Are you interested in traveling to the Galapagos? IHO is planning to return to the Galapagos in the future. If you are interested in this trip, please email Julie Russ at email@example.com to get on the list of interested travelers.