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Exciting astronomical cruises and tours

Our world-class cruises and tours take you to exotic destinations where you enjoy the finest accommodations. Your travel experience is enriched by the expertise and knowledge of a distinguished lecture team. Whether your trip focuses on the astronomical or the artistic, MWT Associates, Inc takes you there in signature style.

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Galapagos Islands Cruise

September 6 - 14, 2015

Just added!


Aurora Borealis with Dennis Mammana

March 7 - 13, 2015

Just added!

polar bears


Polar Bears, Northern Lights, Hudson Bay Train

October 25 - November 1, 2014

northern lights
Helge Mortensen

Norway Northern Lights

Northern Lights Cruise

November 7 - 17, 2014

Just added!

Turf Roof

Faroe Islands Eclipse

Iceland and Faroe Islands Eclipse

March 14 - 23, 2015

Telescope and Laser
ESO/Y. Beletsky

Chile's Giant Telescopes

May 21 - 30, 2014

© Hólmfríður Sigvaldadóttir


Northern Lights, Glaciers, and Volcanoes

March 4 - 11, 2014


Melita Wade Thorpe

Melita Wade Thorpe of MWT Associates, Inc. visiting the ruins of Carthage in the beautiful, coastal town of Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia, March 2011.

Photo: Joe Privitera

Travel & Leisure award

MWT Associates, Inc. specializes in astronomical cruises and tours and exciting astronomical vacations. We plan and organize travel arrangements to far away places such as the Outback of Australia to the Atacama Desert of Chile to safaris in Zambia and Zimbabwe. These destinations require special expertise and advanced planning coordinating the astronomical event.

Our experts make the culture, history, art and architecture of these prime astronomical viewing regions come alive.

Our company's philosophy is simple: Take you to the very best astronomical site with the highest potential of clear skies, best weather conditions, while you enjoy a first class vacation.

I personally invite you to join the family of friends who have enjoyed our astronomical tours for 27 years. Come with us on one of these amazing astronomical journeys.

—Melita Wade Thorpe
Founder and President

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Past President - 2009-10

MWT Associates, Inc. is a California corporation and California Seller of Travel: 2040611-40