2024 SOLAR 



April 6—9, 2024


Great speakers, a 'Dark Sky Star Party', and over 4 minutes of spectacular Total Eclipse! 

With Dr. Doug Duncan of the University of Colorado


The Eclipse

On April 8, 2024, the sun will disappear and be replaced by pink flames and silver streamers that stretch across the sky. People will shout, cheer, and cry at the eerie, amazing beauty. Come see the eclipse from the beautiful Lake District north of Austin, Texas.

We meet you on your arrival at Austin airport.  The group first gathers for Saturday lunch. Saturday and Sunday feature outstanding speakers. Saturday night enjoy a "Star Party" with provided telescopes at a Dark Sky Reserve.  Monday enjoy over 4 minutes of glorious total eclipse.  Tuesday after breakfast we take you to the Austin airport.  All food, lodging, and transportation are provided.  Travel to Austin is your responsibility.


Doug Duncan

I'm University of Colorado astronomer Doug Duncan, former Director of Fiske Planetarium, and science commentator on the National Public Radio program "Colorado Matters". I've been chasing total eclipses since 1970, and my eclipse trips are the highest rated in the US, featuring the best speakers, locations and activities. 
You are invited to join my group. Act Early! My Eclipse trips have previously sold out over a year in advance.


Trip Dates:
April 6 - 9, 2024



For this trip we have TWO HOTELS.  The Horseshoe Bay Resort is about an hour north of Austin Texas and near the center line of the eclipse path.  Eclipse viewing for everyone will be at Horseshoe Bay. The Hyatt Regency is in downtown Austin. All speakers will talk at the Hyatt Regency Austin in our ballroom.  Buses will take participants from one hotel to the other for the talks, star party, and eclipse viewing.

Rooms at the Hyatt Regency Austin are individual, one king bed or two queens. Most rooms at Horseshoe Bay Resort are either singles or two bedroom, two baths, shared by four people. A select few Lake view rooms are available at a slight upcharge.




Trip Costs:

Trip Cost is $2295 per person, double occupancy. A 3rd or 4th person in the same room is $1895. Single supplement is $1600. Pricing below includes accommodations at the Hyatt Regency or for a shared (2) Bedroom (2) Bath Unit at Horseshoe Bay

Two ($2295 x 2)

Three ($4590 + $1895 3rd person rate) $6,485
Four ($4590 + $1895 (x2 3rd & 4th person rate)) $8,380
Single ($2295 + $1600 Single Supplement Fee) $3,895





A few rooms at the Horseshoe Bay are available for those who wish to upgrade. The pricing below is a per person rate in addition to the rates listed above. 

(2) Person, (1) Bed, (1) Bath $200
Lake View (2) Person, (2) Bed, (2) Bath Unit Shared with another couple $200
Lake View (2) Person, (1) Bed, (1) $400





A few (3) bedroom units at Horseshoe Bay also available  - large groups can inquire by email to DDEclipse@caintravel.com

Book Early! Space is limited and the next Total Eclipse in the United States is not until 2045!


Trip Inclusions

The following is included in your booking: 

  • (3) nights accommodation at either the Hyatt Regency Austin, or  Horseshoe Bay Resort . 
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Daily
  • Internationally Known Guest Speakers
  • Eclipse Viewing Party
  • Night viewing with telescopes from Horseshoe Bay which is a Dark Sky Reserve
  • Transportation to and from the Austin International Airport (AUS), as well as to and from all scheduled Eclipse sessions at Horseshoe Bay Resort and Hyatt Regency Austin.
  • Pair of special glasses to view the eclipse

Booking & Hotels

Upon completion of this registration you will have reserved your spot for this once in a lifetime event. As mentioned, for this trip, we have TWO HOTELS.  Both hotels provide respective advantages. The Hyatt Regency Austin, for instance is in the middle of eccentric downtown Austin and host to the guest speaker sessions. Whereas Horseshoe Bay Resort is more remote in the country and hosts the eclipse viewing party. Please consider this when selecting your hotel. Please note we cannot accomodate changing hotels mid way through the trip.
Additional options regarding the trip and activities can be found by browsing through the above tabs. Please check back periodically for updates as they become available.


Should you like assistance with flights, Cain Travel is more than willing to help! Airlines release schedules and fares approximately 330 days prior to travel. If you would like to be notified when flights are available,  please indicate on your registration and a Cain Travel representative will contact you when flights are available. 


Should you wish to purchase trip insurance, please click here to review options and obtain a quote.  In order for the coverage to include pre-existing conditions, insurance must be purchased within 15 days of submitting your initial trip deposit. 

Payments & Cancellation

Upon booking the following payments are due: 
Booking Date Fee
Time of booking 1st Payment Due: 50% Total Program Cost
April 6. 2023 Final Payment Due: 50% Total Program Cost
If booked  after April 6, 2023

100% Total Program Cost Due upon booking

Should you need to cancel your booking, please note the following cancellation/refund schedule: 

Cancellation Date

Cancellation Fee
Time of booking - April 6, 2023 10% Total Program Cost
April 6, 2023- Dec 1,  2023 50% Total Program Cost
Dec 1, 2023 and after 100% Total Program Cost

Credit Card Payments: For all credit card payments a 4% convenience fee will be added. 

Check Payments: If you are paying by check prior to April 6, 2023, the total program cost will be displayed as 'amount due'; when you send in your check you DO NOT need to pay the entire amount, only the 50% deposit. Please make checks payable to Cain Travel and write 'Doug Duncan 2024 Eclipse Trip' on the memo line.

Checks should be sent to: 

Cain Travel
c/o Patrick McCurdy, CFO
2990 Center Green Court
Boulder, CO 80301

More information will be sent to you closer to the date of this exciting event.