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.
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.
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
East Coast 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|
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|