Central America School Trips & Projects

 

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Sustainable tourism is being used in many Central American countries as a tool to eradicate poverty, and so the opportunity for tourism to benefit all sectors of society is real.

To minimise the impact of our School Group adventures on the natural environment of Central America we practice the '7 Principals of Leave No Trace', in addition to supporting local economies by employing guides and support staff from local communities.

Our Animal Welfare Code of Conduct and Child Welfare Code of Conduct ensure the well-being of animals and children encountered on our tailored school group trips.



Our educational travel experts are ready to help you tailor an itinerary or service learning project in Central America to suit your school’s needs and budget. Contact us today to receive a free consultation.

Hotels

In cities and large towns you will be accommodated in good 3 to 4 star properties that are generally centrally located, atmospheric, and reliable and where we have seen a good track record with traveller satisfaction.

Lodges

We use a variety of quality lodges throughout Central America. They are not luxury lodges but what they do offer is very comfortable accommodation which is well maintained with many facilities. Generally, the detailed trip notes that we have prepared for each trip will give you details of the types of properties we use on any one itinerary.

Camping

On many of our trips we will erect campsites in wilderness terrains. These feature two person tents, a dining tent and a portable toilet tent when permanent amenities are not available or their presence is ecologically unsound. The spacious tents, most of which you can stand up in, are well ventilated with insect nets.

Mountain huts

On occasion we may stay in mountain huts or cabins on our adventures. Expect these to be basic but comfortable and from time to time the sleeping arrangements are dormitory style – in keeping with the true mountain spirit!

Homestays

During homestays, a local family opens their home providing a wonderful insight into the local culture, cuisine and lifestyle. Expect simple but clean and comfortable communal lodgings with shared bathrooms and a warm reception from your hosts.



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