2024 SOLAR 




Great speakers 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. A free, hands-on kids program for ages 5-11 will be offered by CU Science Discovery.

We meet you on your arrival at Austin airport.  The group first gathers for Saturday lunch. Saturday and Sunday feature outstanding speakers. 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. 
This trip is now sold out. If you would like to join the waitlist, please call or email the Program Manager KatieLyn Miller, contact information at the bottom of this page.


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 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 (1x1 units) or two bedroom, two baths, shared by four people (2x2 units). A select few lake view rooms are available at a slight upcharge.




Trip Costs:

Trip Cost is $2,595 per person, double occupancy. A 3rd or 4th person in the same room is $2,195. Single supplement is $1,600. Pricing below includes accommodations at the Hyatt Regency or for a shared (2) Bedroom (2) Bath Unit at Horseshoe Bay

Two ($2,595 x 2)

Three ($5,190 + $2,195 3rd person rate) $7,385
Four ($5,190 + $2,195 (x2 3rd & 4th person rate)) $9,580
Single ($2,595 + $1,600 Single Supplement Fee) $4,195





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





One Double Queen Room at the Hyatt Regency Austin and four One-Bedroom Palm Villas available at Horseshoe Bay Resort! 


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
  • 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. Please note that if you book with Cain Travel, there is a $35 ticketing fee per ticket that covers 24/7 agent assistance should you need anything concerning your flight before or during your trip.


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. 


Should you need to cancel your booking, please take note of the following cancellation dates:

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: Please make checks payable to Cain Travel Group and write 'Doug Duncan 2024 Eclipse Trip' on the memo line.

Checks should be sent to: 

Cain Travel Group
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.