• The safety of our young travellers is our number one priority.

    Our commitment to provide a proper duty of care guides everything we do.

    World Youth Adventures has an unblemished record in the operation of school & youth adventures.

    We will only operate tours in accordance with strict operational standards that have built our reputation as leaders in the student travel industry.

    Every tour is underpinned by an industry leading risk assessment plan that exceeds the benchmark standard in Australia, New Zealand, the UK as well as the USA and Canada.

    Three decades of tailoring successful student expeditions adds another dimension to the overall student experience.

    Our Price & Value Guarantee

    Thanks to careful management and thorough consultation with local partners our track record is exemplary.

    Our industry leading risk management procedures have become a skill that we continue to refine.

    All of our school group experts are highly trained and experienced consultants who have safety as their number one priority.

    Expert leaders, risk assessments, quality inclusions and your financial security all come standard when travelling with World Youth Adventures.

    Learn more about our safety practices on our Safety page.

    World Youth Adventures is committed to responsible travel and true sustainability.

    Well-defined environmental plans exist on every trip within this country.

    Learn more about our commitment, and view our free Responsible Travel Guidebook, on our Responsible Travel Page

  • Americans in general are an accepting and tolerant society and are quite used to travellers and tourists. It is very important to behave in a respectful way towards both the people and their land. Some considerations that should be respected are: Asking locals if they mind being photographed (a simple "can I please take your photograph" will suffice).

    White 79.96%, Black 12.85%, Asian 4.43%, Amerindian and Alaska native 0.97%, native Hawaiian and other Pacific islander 0.18%, two or more races 1.61% (note: Hispanic is included in White/Black/Asian counts)

  • Following Escalante's footsteps along the Colorado River

    Please be prepared for a wide range of temperatures.

    You may be travelling through areas with wide differences in climates.

    Remember that Western USA experiences a wide range of temperatures, depending not only on season and location but also on altitude.

    Western USA is as far south as southern Europe, experiencing strong sunshine. Make sure you protect yourself against the strong sun. At altitude, and in spring and autumn, morning temperatures are often brisk or cold, warming up fast after the strong sun rises. Therefore we recommend a layering system for clothing, so you can adapt to the temperature changes without problems.

    As in most deserts, it is the sun that determines the temperatures, making night time temperatures much colder than daytime temps. Summer (June – early September) temperatures are always hot. However even at altitude, like in Yosemite, Bryce and Grand Canyon, temperatures can be cold at night and in the morning. In the Rocky Mountains, Sierra Nevada and Wyoming a cold front could be experienced even in the summer, lowering temperatures significantly.

    When visiting these areas be prepared for inclement weather even in the generally warm summer season.

  • World Youth Adventures can tailor make a school expedition to United States to your school’s budget and curriculum requirements.

    Talk to us about your next school expedition, or if you need some ideas check out the trips below.

  • Capital City:  Washington, DC
    Time zone:  Washington DC is -5 hours behind UTC/GMT
    Language:  English
    Currency:  US Dollar
    Highest Mountain:  Mount McKinley (Denali)
    Highest Mountain Elevation:  6,194 m / 20,322 ft (highest point in North America)