Student Travel
Tours & Travel

Carol-Wilhelm
student (Carol Wilhelm)
student travel
Monica-Loften
student (Monica Loften)

Language immersion, history studies, or cultural and environmental research, we listen to your specific needs and design each trip to compliment your coursework. Personalized seminars invite students to fully engage by combining opportunities to learn and teach with authentic adventures to the most intriguing destinations. Great student travel is an extension of the classroom. Explore hands-on and visit historic museums, ancient cities, ecological hot-spots and share a conversation with indigenous community leaders. Passionate archeologists, biologists and other field leaders offer insightful lectures that encourage a dialogue that continues long after you return home.

It is important that our student trips are accessible to all inquisitive scholars from across the globe. So we work with your budget and can subsidize spots for group leaders and chaperones. Decades of experience and intimate knowledge of each region allows us to easily customize lodging and excursions to minimize expenses, without sacrificing your experience.

Below are some popular student group options, or speak to one of our trip coordinators to customize an option just for your group. Whether your group is interested in studying culture, wildlife, or are looking for an active trip, we can help plan a custom student group tour for high school or college groups.

Cultural Trips

Machu Picchu Clouds
Machu Picchu by Train
Explore the great ruins of Machu Picchu and wander through village markets where ancient traditions live on in the hearts of the Andean people. One of our most popular Peru tours, the journey also includes the important Inca ruins of Sacsayhuam├ín, …
  • 7 Days
  • $1850 USD
Passions:
History
Places:
South America, Peru, Cusco, Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu Ruins, El MaPi Inn
Level:
Easy
The locals at the Huaorani Community
Huaorani Lodge
Visit Huaorani Lodge and the Huaorani people on this Amazon lodge tour. The Huaorani have remained isolated in the midst of the Ecuadorian Amazon for centuries until recently. Explore the flora and fauna of the region while you interact with the local …
  • 7 Days
  • $1650 USD
Passions:
Community Stay, Cultural Immersion, Fishing, Kayaking, Light Hiking, Wildlife Watching
Places:
South America, Ecuador, Amazon, Quito, Huaorani Lodge, Nenkepare Community Campsite
Level:
Easy
Feeding the local children
Sacred Valley Group Service Project
During this 5 day/4 night trip, participants, side-by-side with the family members, will work on cleaning, repairing, and restoring homes, planting native trees, and visiting school and supporting a healthy breakfast project. We stay in the community …
Passions:
Camping, Community Stay, Cultural Immersion, Volunteering
Places:
South America, Peru, Cusco, Cachiccata Community Campsite
Level:
Easy
Handling an urchin while snorkeling at Turneffe Flats
Belize Explorer
Journey through cathedral shaped caves, spot wildlife along the banks of the Macal River, and explore winding trails in the Belizean rainforest. Then discover the jungle clad ruins of Tikal where the ancient Maya once held their royal courts. End your …
  • 8 Days
  • $1695 USD
Passions:
Beaches, Fishing, History, Light Hiking, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Wildlife Watching
Places:
Central America, Belize, Guatemala, Belize City, San Pedro, Ambergris, Flores, Tikal Ruins, Tapir Mountain Nature Reserve, Xunantunich, Belize, Actun Tunichil Muknal, …
Level:
Easy
View of a small chapel and the city of Guayaquil
Ecuador Highlights
Enjoy some of the best Ecuador travel sites on this nine day tour. Head deep into the cloud forest where hummingbirds flourish and clouds linger in the air. Test your bargaining skills at Otavalo Market, the most famous in the region. Travel through …
  • 9 Days
  • $2075 USD
Passions:
Cultural Immersion, Light Hiking, Wildlife Watching
Places:
South America, Ecuador, Quito, Bellavista Cloud Forest Reserve, Otavalo, Banos, Cotopaxi
Level:
Easy
The city of Antigua is nestled between two volcanos
Guatemala Classico
Begin your Guatemala travel adventure with a visit to the celebrated market of Chichicastenango. Bargain your way through the rows of vendors and emerge with local arts and crafts, and vegetables and fruits - a taste of Guatemala. Spend the next couple …
  • 6 Days
  • $1075 USD
Passions:
Cultural Immersion, History
Places:
Central America, Guatemala, Antigua, Santiago de Atitlan, Chichicastenango, Comalapa
Level:
Easy

Nature and Wildlife Tours

Holding a baby sea turtle
Turtles & Rainforest Pacuare Reserve
Join biologists to study giant leather back turtles for two nights at Pacuare Nature Reserve. Then head to Selva Bananito Lodge for rainforest adventure!
  • 8 Days
  • $1875 USD
Passions:
Beaches, Kayaking, Light Hiking, Volunteering, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Watching, Zip Line
Places:
Central America, Costa Rica, Selva Bananito, San Jose, Pacuare Nature Reserve, Pacuare River
Level:
Easy
A family participates in sea turtle research in Baja
Baja Mexico Kayak and Conservation
A perfect combination of adventure and conservation during this Baja, Mexico tour! Spend 5 days sea kayaking in Magdalena Bay's mangrove canals while participating in a community sea turtle conservation project. A balance of education, conservation, …
  • 5 Days
  • $1485 USD
Passions:
Camping, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Volunteering, Wildlife Watching
Places:
North America, Mexico, La Paz, Conchalito Island, Puerto San Carlos
Level:
Moderate
Squirrel Monkey in the Amazon
Ceiba Tops Amazon Lodge
Explore Peru's vast jungle with a 3-night stay at Ceiba Tops Lodge. A short flight from Lima or Cusco brings you to the jungle town of Iquitos. This is the heart of the Amazon and the headwaters of the greatest ecological zone on earth. A motor boat …
Passions:
Cultural Immersion, Wildlife Watching
Places:
South America, Peru, Amazon, Iquitos, Ceiba Tops Lodge
Level:
Easy
Sacha Lodge greets travelers on a tour of the Amazon
Sacha Lodge
Spend four nights in Ecuador's premier rainforest lodge with professional naturalists and indigenous guides. Sacha Lodge is among the best places in the Amazon to explore the jungle without leaving behind your creature comforts - unforgettable Amazon …
  • 7 Days
  • $1475 USD
Passions:
Fishing, Light Hiking, Wildlife Watching
Places:
South America, Ecuador, Amazon, Quito, Sacha Lodge
Level:
Easy
I guess he wanted to see my camera
Darwin's Islands
Visit the islands of San Cristobal, Santa Cruz, and Isabela while staying on the islands during this 8-day trip in the Galapagos. The excursions on this tour will take you along coastlines and up into the highlands to see the incredible biodiversity on …
  • 8 Days
  • $3215 USD
Passions:
Beaches, Snorkeling, Wildlife Watching
Places:
South America, Galapagos, Ecuador, Santa Cruz Island, Isabela, San Cristobal, Charles Darwin Center, Quito
Level:
Easy
Giant whale jaw in the arctic
Around Spitsbergen
An Arctic voyage around Spitsbergen, where you have chances to see the King of the Arctic, Walrus, Reindeer, various bird species and surprisingly beautiful flora. Aboard the expedition vessel, the Plancius, explore the remote shores of Spitsbergen on …
  • 10 Days
  • $4900 - $8850 USD
Ship:
MV Plancius
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Light Hiking, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Arctic, Europe, Norway, Longyearbyen, Ny Alesund, Andoya, Phippsoya, Laagoya, Hinlopen Strait (Hinlopenstretet), Freemansundet, …
Level:
Easy

Multisport and Trekking Tours

Arenal and flowers
Adventure Pacifica Express
This Costa Rica vacation is perfect for the traveler who is short on time, but big on adventure. We start our travels at the Arenal Volcano, followed by the beautiful Monteverde Cloudforest Reserve in search of capuchin monkeys, scarlet macaws, and two …
  • 9 Days
  • $1595 USD
Passions:
Beaches, Light Hiking, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Watching, Zip Line
Places:
Central America, Costa Rica, San Jose, Arenal, Manuel Antonio, Monteverde Cloud Forest
Level:
Easy
Kayak with friendly and curious sea lions.
Galapagos Multisport
There are travelers that prefer nothing more than a large beach blanket and a deck chair...and then there are the travelers that prefer the Galapagos Multisport Tour! Perfect for athletic families and fit seniors, this itinerary allows you to explore …
  • 9 Days
  • $3975 USD
Passions:
Beaches, Biking, Kayaking, Multisport, Snorkeling, Trekking & Hiking, Wildlife Watching
Places:
South America, Galapagos, Ecuador, Santa Cruz Island, Isabela, San Cristobal, Charles Darwin Center, Quito
Level:
Moderate
Braving the rapids!
Ecuador Adventure
Travel by raft, bike, horseback, and zipline while exploring four of Ecuador's ecosystems: High altitude Andean forest, paramo (grassland), cloud forest, and glaciers on Cotopaxi Volcano. Jump right into the action with a fast-paced mountain bike …
  • 9 Days
  • $1750 USD
Passions:
Biking, Horseback Riding, Multisport, Trekking & Hiking, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Watching, Zip Line
Places:
South America, Ecuador, Quito, Bellavista Cloud Forest Reserve, Cotopaxi, Hacienda El Porvenir, Santo Domingo de los Colorados, Ecuador, Machachi
Level:
Moderate
Trekking through Peru
Cachiccata Trek
The Cachiccata Trek is a great alternative to the famed Inca Trail hike. The Cachiccata Trail was built by the Incas and used for hundreds of years to access local communities and transport goods. This trail is not as well known as the classic Inca …
  • 10 Days
  • $2650 USD
Passions:
Camping, Cultural Immersion, History, Trekking & Hiking
Places:
South America, Peru, Cusco, Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu Ruins, Cachiccata Campsite: Day 1, Cachiccata Campsite: Day 2 Chancachuco, Cachiccata Community Campsite, Ollantaytambo, …
Level:
Challenging
Explore Torres del Paine from Ecocamp
Pure Patagonia
Discover the wild beauty of Chile's Torres del Paine National Park with this base camp trekking adventure on the W Circuit. Spend the next 6 days hiking in one of the world's most spectacular parks to enormous glaciers, turquoise lakes, and verdant …
  • 8 Days
  • $2595 USD
Passions:
Camping, Kayaking, Trekking & Hiking
Places:
South America, Chile, Patagonia, Santiago, Punta Arenas, EcoCamp, Torres del Paine, Grey Glacier
Level:
Challenging
Kayak and snorkel in clear blue waters
Belize Adventure
Glover's Reef Atoll is one of only 3 coral atolls in the Western Hemisphere. Begin your Belize adventure by spending two nights here, exploring by day the reef and its colorful array of undersea life. Snorkel with blue parrot fish, neon blowfish, six …
  • 8 Days
  • $1925 USD
Passions:
Beaches, Camping, History, Kayaking, Light Hiking, Multisport, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Wildlife Watching, Zip Line
Places:
Central America, Belize, Belize City, Pooks Hill Lodge, Dangriga, Glovers Reef Field Camp
Level:
Moderate