From the gargantuan trees of the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil to the ancient cities hidden high in the Peruvian Andes, there’s something for everyone in Second Nature’s vast array of International Tours to Central and South America. Our local guides are ambassadors for their respective countries and provide a uniquely personal perspective on the places we visit so that your students come home impassioned global citizens.
Our International Tours for school groups are all-inclusive, affordable and fully customised. Tours are generally facilitated with a cultural, environmental, tourism or design technology focus depending on a school or university’s preferences.
Cultural Programs spend time exploring the ideologies, history, customs, arts and foods that differentiate countries visited. They encourage interaction with local peoples and expose students to different modes of living.
Environmental Programs concentrate on immersion and adventure in exceptional natural environments. They allow contextual exploration of Environmental Management principles and deliver a strong conservation message.
Tourism Programs focus on the Tourism Industry including drivers, challenges and innovations. They investigate major tourist attractions from an economic and environmental perspective to evaluate the sustainability of current operations.
Design Technology Programs investigate Sustainable Development in the context of megacities like Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires. They showcase innovations in architecture, agriculture and tourism.
The flexible design of our International Tours means itineraries can be adapted to fulfil curriculum requirements for any of the following subjects: Geography, Biology, Earth & Environmental Science, Marine Science, Investigating Science, Agricultural Science, Languages, History and Tourism. Schools or universities can experience one of our pre-existing itineraries or choose from a variety of incredible destinations to build a program that perfectly suits their needs.
Any number of destinations from this list can be combined in a customised tour itinerary for your school or university group. Enquire now.
Ecuador and Galapagos Islands
Below is an example itinerary with a focus on culture in Mexico.
|Day 1||Australia -> Los Angeles|
|Day 2||Los Angeles -> Mexico City|
|Day 3||Presidential Palace, Templo Mayor, Zocalo and Palace of Fine Arts|
|Day 4||Teotihuacan and Frida Kahlo Museum|
|Day 6||Tepoztlan and Taxo|
|Day 7||Travel to Oaxaca|
|Day 8||Monte Alban and Oaxaca city tour|
|Day 9||Mitla and San Cristobal de las Casas|
|Day 10||Sumidero Canyon and Indigenous Markets|
|Day 11||Blue Waterfalls and Palenque|
|Day 13||Loltun Caves and Ancient Mayan City of Uxmal. End the day in Merida|
|Day 14||Merida and Celestun (flamingoes)|
|Day 15||Chichen Itza and Tulum ruins|
|Day 16||Xcaret Eco-archeological Park|
|Day 17||Cancun -> Los Angeles|
|Day 18||Los Angeles -> Australia|
Below is an example itinerary with a focus on culture and environment in Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia.
|Day 1||Australia -> Quito (Ecuador)|
|Day 2||Plaza Grande, La Mariscal and Calle de la Ronda|
|Day 3||Board a liveaboard boat (Galapagos Islands) for birdwatching and snorkeling|
|Day 4||Hike South Plaza Island and snorkel Santa Fé!|
|Day 5||Charles Darwin Research Centre, Devil’s Crown and Cormorant Point|
|Day 6||Dragon Hill, then travel to Lima (Peru)|
|Day 7||Larco Museum and Old Town|
|Day 8||Check into eco-lodge at Puerto Maldonado for night spotlighting|
|Day 9||Full-day hike through the Amazon Rainforest!|
|Day 10||Cruise along Tambopata River and visit local villages in canoes|
|Day 11||Travel to Cusco for evening city tour|
|Day 12||Sacred Valley|
|Day 13||Aguas Calientes and Chavez Ballon Museum|
|Day 14||Machu Picchu!|
|Day 15||Travel to Puno with sites to explore along the way!|
|Day 16||Lake Titicaca including Uros Floating Islands and Taquille Island|
|Day 17||Travel to La Paz (Bolivia) via Copacobana, Moon and Sun Islands|
|Day 18||City tour and free evening in La Paz!|
|Day 19||Valle de La Luna and Coroico|
|Day 20||La Paz -> Santiago|
|Day 21||Santiago -> Australia|