Focus on Americas

Focus on the Americas

Argentina. Chile. Cuba. Ecuador. Mexico. Peru. Puerto Rico. Welcome to the New World! Set your sights on a destination with a fascinating mixture of ancient pre-Columbian relics and cultures—some preserved, some aching to be rediscovered—or bustling, modern civilizations rooted in the influence of European colonization. From the Galapagos Islands to Buenos Aires, Machu Picchu to Santiago, the Americas call to travelers who can both treasure indigenous ingenuity and chase the pulse of metropolitan energy. Focus on the Americas.

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Our trademarked approach to learning—LEAP—gets students actively involved in what they're seeing and doing. This active engagement between students, the places they visit, and their tour directors allows students (and teachers) to absorb more and build their knowledge and social skills. Learn more about LEAP

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Our accreditation as a school allows us to offer free college credit for student travel. It's a great boost to student portfolios, and a competitive advantage when applying to college. To say thanks to our teachers leading the program, we also offer free professional development and graduate credit.  Read More

A chance to soak it all in A chance to soak it all in

We believe real immersion in a culture makes for a more authentic experience. We want you to eat like the natives do, so we take you to local restaurants. We want you to bunk down right in the center of the action, so we put you in centrally located hotels. All this means more local flavor, and more hours to enjoy it! View more

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    Pura Vida

    8 day language immersion tour of Poas Volcano, Monteverde, Manuel Antonio, and San Jose

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    Hola Cuba

    9 days - includes Havana, Santa Clara, Guajimico, Cienfuegos, Bay of Pigs, and Vinales

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    Lima, Cuzco, and the Amazon

    9 days - includes Lima, Cuzco, Machu Picchu, and the Amazon Ecolodge

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    Coast to Coast

    8 day language immersion tour of Tortuguero, Arenal, Manuel Antonio, and San Jose

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    Turtles and Toucans

    9 day language immersion tour of Tortuguero, Arenal, Monteverde, and San Jose

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    The Mayan Trail

    7 days - Cancun, Cenote Ik Kil, Valladolid, Santa Elena, Uxmal, Merida, Celestum, and Chichen Itza

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    Quito and the Galapagos

    8 days language immersion tour of Quito and the Galapagos Islands

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    Lima to Titicaca

    9 days - includes Lima, Cuzco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Puno, and Lake Titicaca

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    Tropical Ecosystems

    9 day language immersion tour of Arenal, Monteverde, the Guanacasta Coast, Santa Rosa, and San Jose

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    Incan Empire

    8 days - includes Lima, Cuzco, Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu

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    Peru Service Learning

    11 days - Lima, Cuzco, and Machu Picchu

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    San Juan and Beyond

    7 days - includes San Juan, El Yungue, Luquillo, Ponce, and Camuy

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    Costa Rica Service Learning Tour

    8 days - San Jose, Los Santos, Manuel Antonio National Park

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    Costa Rica: The Grand Tour

    10 day language immersion tour of Tortuguero, Arenal, Monteverde, Manuel Antonio, and San Jose

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    Ancient Peru

    9 days - includes Lima, Chiclayo, Trujillo, Huanchaco, Cuzco, and Machu Picchu

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    Argentina and Chile

    11 days - includes Buenos Aires, Bariloche, Tronador, Catamaran, Frutillar, Puerto Varas, and Santiago

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    Argentina and the Falls

    10 days - includes Buenos Aires, Iguazu, and the Tigre area

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    Discover Ecuador

    10 days - includes Quito, Banos, Riobamba, Alausi, Cuenca, and Guayaqual

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    Peru: The Grand Tour

    15 days - Lima, Arequipa, Chivay, Puno, Cuzco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, and Puerto Maldonado

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What do teachers and students think of WorldStrides' Focus on the Americas Tours?

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4.7

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5.0

From \Pure Michigan\" to \"Pura Vida\" in Costa Rica"

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from Tecumseh, MI

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Comments about WorldStrides Tours to the Americas:

I absolutely loved our trip. It was loaded with adventures such as hiking, swimming, jungle tours, and, of course, zip lining! It was an outstanding trip. Oh, and I have to mention our great tour director: Edgardo. He was incredibly knowledgeable and very helpful.

 
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Coast to Coast Costa Rica

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from Kalamazoo, Michigan

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Comments about WorldStrides Tours to the Americas:

As usual, the experience was top of the pops. 3rd journey to CR and North to South was really dynamic because we got to see Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Great contrast. Bernie was a super leader and we learned a great deal and had lots of fun.

 
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Costa Rica Grand Toue

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from Georgia

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Comments about WorldStrides Tours to the Americas:

Awesome trip. The guide, driver and staff at the restaurant and hotels were amazing. The activities were great. I had parents emailing me during the trip asking whens the next one because they were sorry they missed this one. I have been on a WorldStrides Tour 4 times and they know how to treat their customers right. If you are thinking of taking students abroad, you should certainly use them, they know what they are doing.

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