Educational Tours to North America

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North America offers unspoken history, magnificent natural wonders and memorable monuments across many iconic cities.

From the echoing hollow of the Grand Canyon to the musical destinations of Nashville and New Orleans, there’s something for everyone in Second Nature’s vast array of International Tours to North 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.

What We Provide 

  • Award-winning educators/ facilitators
  • Local guides in each country visited
  • Itineraries and Flyers
  • Information Sessions at your school or university
  • Transportation options (we arrange flights and provide options for ground and/or water transport)
  • Accommodation options (we provide quotes to utilise the most affordable and most appropriate accommodation to suit your needs)
  • Catering options (all food is covered through our fantastic range of reliable third-party providers)
  • Curriculum-based work-booklets (where requested)
  • Pre/Post Tour Activities (usually a PPP)
  • Risk Assessment (location specific)

North America Tours for School & University/TAFE Groups

Our International Tours for school and university 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 New York and Los Angeles. 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, 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.

Destination Highlights

Any number of destinations from this list can be combined in a customised tour itinerary for your school or university group. Enquire now.

South West USA

  • Hike the Grand Canyon!
  • Visit the iconic Cathedral Rock in Arizona
  • Drive the famous 17-Mile Valley Drive through Monument Valley
  • Explore the trails at Zion National Park, Utah
  • Spend an evening in the flashing lights of Las Vegas
  • Experience the Wild West at Death Valley
  • Stand in awe over Mammoth Lakes
  • Be amazed by Yosemite National Park
  • Tour the famous sites of San Francisco
  • Live it up in Los Angeles!
  • …and so much more!

East Coast USA

  • See a Broadway production in New York!
  • Visit the famous Guggenheim Museum and MOMA
  • Enjoy the Freedom Trail Walking Tour of Boston
  • Learn about global politics at Capitol Hill in Washington DC
  • Stand outside the White House
  • Explore the extensive and amazing Smithsonian Museum
  • …and so much more!


  • Ride horseback through Denali National Park
  • Trek Matanuska Glacier
  • Kayak through glaciers at Valdez
  • Enjoy a whale watching cruise through Kenai Fjords National Park
  • Visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre
  • Participate in conservation projects at Alaska Sealife Centre
  • …and so much more!


  • Explore Jasper National Park, the largest in the Canadian Rockies!
  • Marvel at the Columbia Icefields from above on a Glacier Skywalk
  • Wander the walking trails around Lake Louise
  • Take a gondola to the summit of Sulphur Mountain at Banff
  • Enjoy a wagon ride through Boundary Ranch
  • Spend a day surrounded by fossilised dinos at Dinosaur Provincial Park
  • …and so much more!

More Information

Tour Outcomes
  • Enhancement of curricular learning through the contextualisation of course content
  • Appreciation for the diversity of cultures that exist on Earth
  • Respect for people who abide by different beliefs and cultural practices
  • Sense of adventure and a willingness to try new things (including food)
  • Independence in learning and problem solving
  • Expansion of vocabulary in one or more languages
  • Memories of a truly unique and life-changing experience
Example Itinerary: National Parks of South West USA

Below is an example itinerary with a focus on the natural environments of the USA.

Day 1 Australia -> Los Angeles
Day 2 Los Angeles -> Tucson
Day 3 Plane Graveyard, Saguaro National Park and San Xavier Indian Reservation
Day 4 Cottonwood, Verde Canyon Railroad Circuit and Cathedral Rock
Day 5-6 Grand Canyon Hike
Day 7 Canyon de Chelly National Monument and Monument Valley
Day 8 Lake Powell and Zion National Park
Day 9 Las Vegas!
Day 10 Death Valley and Schulman Grove
Day 11 Mammoth Lakes and Yosemite National Park
Day 12-13 Yosemite National Park
Day 14 San Francisco!
Day 15 Pier 39, Fisherman’s Wharf, Alcatraz Jail
Day 16 Angel Island, Golden Gate Park and Muir Woods
Day 17 Monterey Bay Aquarium and San Luis Obispo City
Day 18 Santa Barbara to Los Angeles
Day 19 Santa Monica Pier and Universal Citywalk
Day 20 Los Angeles -> Australia


Example Itinerary 2: Singapore and China

Below is an example itinerary with a focus on design technology in China and Singapore.

Day 1 Arrive in Singapore for a Night Safari at Singapore Zoo
Day 2 Gardens by the Bay including “Flower Dome” and “Cloud Forest”
Day 3 Visit innovative green buildings at Nanyang University and Park Royal Hotel
Day 4 Juron Bird Park, Botanic Gardens and historic China Town
Day 5 Asian Civillisations Museum and city tour then travel to Bejing (China)
Day 6 Tianjin Eco-city and Qilihai National Wetland Park
Day 7 China Porcelain House Museum and Palace of Queen of Heaven
Day 8 Hike the Great Wall of China and walk the Sacred Way to the Changling Tomb
Day 9 Forbidden City then dinner with a Sichuan Opera show
Day 10 Travel to Shanghai for Yu Garden and City God Temple
Day 11 Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Centre and “GoodtoChina” visit
Day 12 Shanghai -> Kuala Lumpur
Day 13 Kuala Lumpur -> Australia