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Expeditions for Schools

Expeditions for school groups, like any student trip abroad, are about exploring and developing a better understanding of the world we live in.

School expeditions are an exciting opportunity for students to observe how the topics they learn about in the classroom, play out in real life. While expeditions should be exciting and fun, they should also challenge pupils to adapt to unfamiliar surroundings, and take home new skills and ideas.

We have helped arrange school group expeditions across the world, in subjects including marine ecology, physical geography, religious studies, tourism, education initiatives and community development, as well as physical challenges like jungle treks and polar expeditions.

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Rwanda


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duration icon 7-12 days season icon History, Geography, Cultural, Expedition

Rwanda has become very popular for our schools to visit and leaves a sobering reminder for the pupils on what is both very good and bad about mankind. For something a little lighter, we have an opportunity to visit the Gorillas (16 years +) and the Chimpanzees. Rwanda is a peaceful and stunningly beautiful country, very organised and clean and surprises many who visit. ...Details & Enquire


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The Exploration Society Overseas


duration icon 7-21 season icon Geography, Physical Education, Cultural, Expedition

  • Skiing
  • Sailing
  • Trekking

Explore the Swedish Lake District by canoe. Ski in the beautiful Italian Alps. Trek through the magnificent Himalayas. ...
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Conservation and community projects in Malaysia


duration icon 10 days season icon Science, Geography, Expedition, Citizenship

  • Get your students actively involved in on-going conservation
  • All of our projects are based in a local village/community

We lead unique Adventure Conservation expeditions in Malaysia. Join our rainforest or marine conservation and community projects with conservation leaders and trained team building leaders. A unique combination. ...
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Tanzania


duration icon 7-12 days season icon Geography, Cultural, Expedition

The big five, Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Rhinoceros & Buffalo are big attractions of course, but Tanzania has so much more to inform the students about. Why not learn about the slave trade or study protected turtles or even climb Mt Kilimanjaro. ...
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Morocco


duration icon 5-8 days season icon Geography, Religious Education, Cultural, Expedition

  • Marrakech city tour
  • Camel trekking
  • Overflowing fountain for Geography, Culture and Religion

Morocco is an overflowing fountain for geography, culture, religion and many other curricular subjects. Whether you are exploring the Sahara Desert or the Atlas Mountains there is something for every pupil. ...
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Volunteer & Adventure School Trip to Sri Lanka - From £699 per personVolunteer & Adventure School Trip to Sri Lanka - From £699 per personVolunteer & Adventure School Trip to Sri Lanka - From £699 per person

Volunteer & Adventure School Trip to Sri Lanka - From £699 per person


duration icon 14 Nights season icon Expedition

  • Affordable - £699 per student & free teacher spots
  • Trusted - Tried and tested itinerary for School Groups
  • Safety - Pre-departure briefing sessions & training

ATOL Licensed Affordable & Trusted School Trips to Sri Lanka. 14 Nights - 7 Days Volunteering (Turtles, Elephants & Teaching) - 7 Day Travelling - All Inclusive. Teachers Travel Free! ...
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Costa Rica University Tours


duration icon 7-12 days season icon Geography, Languages, Cultural, Expedition

Costa Rica with its incredible biodiversity, stunning scenery,lush rainforests and Volcano’s make this the ideal location to experience personal development and learning for your students. ... ...
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Costa Rica Pura Vida


duration icon 7-12 days season icon Science, Geography, Cultural, Expedition

  • Discover white sandy beaches and lush rainforest
  • Zipline through a mysterious cloud canopy
  • Dine with the locals in San Jose

Discover “the Pure Life” as you dive into the unspoilt landscape and culture of Costa Rica. Spend your time zip-lining through a mysterious cloud forest, meeting exotic wildlife, dining with the locals and exploring a live volcano and hot springs...
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Namibia


duration icon 7-12 days season icon Geography, Geology, Cultural, Expedition

  • Peaceful, stable and beautiful country
  • Trek up one of the world’s highest sand dunes
  • Visit the Skeleton Coast

We experience the wilderness and excitement of Namibia by Overland truck. We get up close and personal with Africa’s wildlife and immerse ourselves in it’s culture. Your pupils may also get involved in a community project. ...
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Biology Fieldtrek in South Africa


duration icon 7 to 14 days season icon Science, Geography, Expedition

  • Unique tailor made ecology trips
  • Lots of practical field based teaching

Our trip is aims to provide your school group with a detailed introduction to the South African ecosystem and its fauna. Education through hands on experience. ...
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25 day Hong Kong to China culture and Adventure tour


duration icon 25 days season icon English, Maths, Science, History, Design Technology, Geography, Languages, Business, Cultural, Art, Expedition

  • Camping on the Great Wall and Bamboo rafting in Yangshuo
  • Adorable pandas in Chengdu and Terracotta Warriors in Xi’
  • Hiking Hong Kong’s famed Victoria peak

This tour takes you camping on the Great Wall, bamboo rafting in Yangshuo, and hiking on Hong Kong’s famed Victoria peak. Visit the adorable pandas in Chengdu, see the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an, and learn lots along the way. ...
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India Himalayan Community Project Expedition India Himalayan Community Project Expedition India Himalayan Community Project Expedition

India Himalayan Community Project Expedition


duration icon 10-28 days season icon Geography, Religious Education, Expedition

  • Responsible and worthwhile community projects

Discover the isolated mountain kingdom of Ladakh and volunteer with a rural community on a life-changing project. Trek deep into the mountains, learn how to cook the perfect curry, spend time with a nomadic family and see the Taj Mahal at sunset! ...
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Rwanda


duration icon 7-12 days season icon History, Geography, Cultural, Expedition

A country famous for all the wrong reasons, but this is a chance for pupils to not only learn about the dark side of Rwanda’s past, but experience first-hand how hope and hard endeavour can transform a country. is a shining beacon for Africa ...
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Malawi Expedition


duration icon 10 days season icon Geography, Cultural, Expedition

The Responsible Safari Co. (RSC) is a Social Enterprise Tour Operator and Destination Management Company specialising in Sustainable, Educational, Philanthropic & Experiential Travel to Malawi. ...
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IcelandIcelandIceland

Iceland


duration icon 5-10 days season icon Science, Geography, Geology, Expedition

  • Outstanding natural diversity
  • Volcanoes, Glaciers, Waterfalls, Aurora Borealis
  • Cross curricular opportunities

Our school trips to Iceland are perfect for a Geography school trip, from stunning wilderness to Volcanoes, waterfalls, glaciers and geothermal activity. Iceland is a world leader in green renewable energy sustainability. ...
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China Panda project work expedition


duration icon 7-28 days season icon History, Cultural, Expedition

A unique and varied school expedition! Explore remote sections of the Great Wall with some seriously off the beaten path trekking, volunteer at a Panda Centre, discover historical Xian and the Terracotta Warriors. The best school expedition? Probably...
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School Group Volunteering in Africa


duration icon 7 - 14 days season icon Physical Education, Cultural, Expedition, Citizenship

Looking for a safe, interactive group volunteering trip to Africa? Let us put together a unique, once-in-a-lifetime volunteer adventure for your students which will see them learning, exploring and giving back to communities and conservation efforts!...
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Geography in Iceland


duration icon 5-10 days season icon Geography, Geology, Expedition

Inspire your geographers with a trip to the Land of Fire and Ice Iceland! We're certified Inspired by Iceland Specialists and you'll plan your trip with one of our specialists who have actually been to Iceland themselves! ...
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Outdoor Activities in CreteOutdoor Activities in CreteOutdoor Activities in Crete

Outdoor Activities in Crete


duration icon 5 and 7 days season icon History, Physical Education, Cultural, Expedition

  • Expeditions and Multi Activity Weeks
  • UK qualified instructors and local guides
  • Discover off-beat locations and places of interest

Crete is a new destination for overseas school residentials. It is not over crowded or overexploited, it is simply one of the best locations for your overseas school residential. Prices for full catering and activity programme are UK comparable....
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Northern IndiaNorthern IndiaNorthern India

Northern India


duration icon 7-12 days season icon Geography, Religious Education, Cultural, Expedition

  • Free to choose your own itinerary schedule and duration
  • We would aim to beat or match another tour operator's offer

India is a place of such diversity, mystery and the exotic. The sights and sounds are so vivid from the Taj Mahal to spotting an Indian Tiger. This is a cultural and personal learning experience for the student, that will endure for a life time. ...
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GapForce Costa Rica


duration icon 7-12 days season icon Expedition

  • Engage in volunteering activities
  • Develop insights into Costa Rica's diverse ecosystem
  • All of our expeditions are tailored to your requirements

Whether it is monitoring turtles or rehabilitating endangered birds; your students will complete hands on conservation work in the biodiversity hotbed that is Costa Rica. ...
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ChinaChinaChina

China


duration icon 7-10 days season icon Geography, Languages, Business, Expedition

China has to be seen to be believed. It is a country of such diversity, from it’s mega cities to the rural hinterlands, from the ancient history of the Great Wall of China and the Terra Cotta Army, to it’s modern high tech economy. ...
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PeruPeruPeru

Peru


duration icon 7-12 days season icon Geography, Languages, Cultural, Expedition

Peru conjures up images of ancient civilisations in Machu Picchu, Cusco, the High Andes, vast rainforests and the mighty Amazon. This is truly an amazing opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful and interesting countries on earth.. ...
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Morocco Adventure


duration icon 5-8 days season icon History, Cultural, Expedition

  • Deserts and Mountains
  • Bazaars & Mystery
  • Culture in abundance

Come and experience a School Adventure with a real difference. A level of service we feel you will struggle to beat. From your first enquiry right through to getting back to School and beyond. Our Adventures really do have the 'Atlas Difference' ...
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Costa Rica


duration icon 7-10 days season icon Geography, Languages, Cultural, Expedition

  • Rainforests and Volcanoes
  • Direct flights from London
  • Offers activities for most curricular subjects

Costa Rica with its incredible biodiversity, stunning scenery,lush rainforests and Volcanoes make this the ideal location to experience personal development and learning for your pupils. ...
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Iceland for University Groups


duration icon 5-7 days season icon Science, Geography, Geology, Expedition

Our university trips to Iceland are perfect for Geography, Geology or Science subjects, from stunning wilderness to Volcanoes, waterfalls, glaciers and geothermal activity. Iceland is a world leader in green renewable energy sustainability... ...
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Morocco University Trips


duration icon 5-8 days season icon Geography, Geology, Cultural, Expedition

Morocco is an overflowing fountain for geography, culture, religion and many other curricular subjects. Whether you are exploring the Sahara Desert or the Atlas Mountains there is something for every student. ... ...
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TurkeyTurkeyTurkey

Turkey


duration icon 5 days season icon History, Religious Education, Cultural, Expedition

  • Visiting the incredible natural phenomenon of Pamukkale!
  • Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamum and Ephesus
  • Sail the coastline

With lots of cultural and religious history, Turkey makes a superb destination for your school trip. Whether you're looking to visit a museum, climb a mountain or sail the coastline there's certainly something for everyone. ...
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Volunteer & Adventure School Trip to India - From £699 per personVolunteer & Adventure School Trip to India - From £699 per personVolunteer & Adventure School Trip to India - From £699 per person

Volunteer & Adventure School Trip to India - From £699 per person


duration icon 14 Nights season icon Expedition

  • Affordable - £699 per student & free teacher spots
  • Trusted - Tried & tested itinerary for School Groups
  • Safety - Pre-departure briefing & training sessions

ATOL Licensed Affordable & Trusted School Trips to India. 14 Nights - 7 Days Volunteering (Childcare, Teaching & Medical) - 7 Day Travelling - All Inclusive. Teachers Travel Free! ...
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GapForce Ecuador & GalapagosGapForce Ecuador & GalapagosGapForce Ecuador & Galapagos

GapForce Ecuador & Galapagos


duration icon 5-18 days season icon Expedition

Have a summer to remember by exploring the unique and beautiful country of Ecuador with friends. This trip is the opportunity to explore; from the top of the Cotopaxi Volcanoes to the breathtaking viewpoints of Mindo Cloud Forest to the legendary Gal...
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Wildlife rescue centre and culture in Java, IndonesiaWildlife rescue centre and culture in Java, IndonesiaWildlife rescue centre and culture in Java, Indonesia

Wildlife rescue centre and culture in Java, Indonesia


duration icon 7 days season icon Science, Cultural, Expedition, Citizenship

Caring for Orangutans, Gibbons, crocodiles and eagles, assisting in school clubs and experiencing the mesmerizing culture of Jogjakarta. You can even add adventure activities like abseiling into caves or cave tubing. Jogjakarta has it all! ...
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Volunteer & Adventure School Trip to Ghana - From £699 per personVolunteer & Adventure School Trip to Ghana - From £699 per personVolunteer & Adventure School Trip to Ghana - From £699 per person

Volunteer & Adventure School Trip to Ghana - From £699 per person


duration icon 14 Nights season icon Expedition

  • Affordable - £699 per student & free teacher spots
  • Trusted - Tried & tested itinerary for School Groups
  • Safety - Pre-departure briefing sessions & training

ATOL Licensed Affordable & Trusted School Trips to Ghana. 14 Nights - 7 Days Volunteering (Childcare, Teaching & Medical) - 7 Day Travelling - All Inclusive. Teachers Travel Free! ...
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Nepal Geography Explorer


duration icon 3-18 days season icon Geography, Expedition

A geography adventure for superhero teachers! Discover the classic highlights of Nepal with stunning treks, elephant safaris through steamy jungles and more UNESCO sites than you can shake an incense stick at! ...
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Borneo Jungle Expedition


duration icon 5-28 days season icon Geography, Cultural, Expedition

Camps International offer a fantastic expedition to the tropical jungle of Borneo. Aimed at 15-18 year olds, your group can take part in a variety of projects and adventurous activities ...
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Really Wild Expeditions Peru Borneo Austria Arctic


duration icon 5, 7, 14 or 21 nights season icon Geography, Geology, Cultural, Expedition

  • Take part in a long lasting humanitarian aid project
  • Opportunities to do GCSE, A-Level coursework & cases studies
  • We help students 'learn how to learn'

We bring out the best in your students... brilliant leaders, intrepid navigators, captivating videographers, fierce advocates, brilliant botanists... A Really Wild Expedition allows them to shine in the most challenging places in the world. ...
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International DofE Walking & Kayaking ExpeditionsInternational DofE Walking & Kayaking ExpeditionsInternational DofE Walking & Kayaking Expeditions

International DofE Walking & Kayaking Expeditions


duration icon 5-10 Days season icon Physical Education, Expedition, Citizenship

We offer bespoke International Gold DofE expeditions walking, biking or paddling. Our current trips have taken us to Norway, Sweden & Croatia and include travel, R&R/culture days and added activities like Canyoning and BBQ's after the expedition. ...
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Costa RicaCosta RicaCosta Rica

Costa Rica


duration icon 8-12 days season icon Science, Geography, Expedition
Bio-diversity and sustainable environments. Highlights: San Jose, Grecia Town, Arenal Volunteer Project, Arenal Lake at the Arenal Volcano National Park, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve Central Americas largest conservation area and Exotic Beaches of the Caribbean Sea and pacific ocean....
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China Discovery


duration icon 7-10 days season icon Business Studies, History, Geography, Expedition
Business studies, history, geography and more. Highlights include Beijing, Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Great Wall, Bullet train, Xian, Terra Cotta Soldiers, visit a Panda and Shanghai. You and your students will be free to choose your own itinerary schedule and duration. ...
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Iceland


duration icon 5-7 days season icon Geography, Geology, Science, Expedition
A typical Iceland school includes such Highlights as, the Blue Lagoon, Thingvellier National Park where the North American and European tectonic plates are being pulled apart, Langjokull glacier, ice berg lagoon at the Breidamerkurjokull glacier, Geysir’s, waterfalls, Volcanoes and Northern lights...
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School Group Expedition Benefits

The benefits of a school expedition will also be felt by the teachers and the parents. When they return full of enthusiasm and enriched with newfound knowledge, they will be more engaged during lessons and be full of tales of adventure at home. Parents also benefit from a bit more peace and quiet while the children are away! Yet undoubtedly the biggest benefactor is the child. Being able to enjoy such an experience is guaranteed to help shape their lives far beyond their time at school.

Support when booking an expedition

The expeditions and adventure trips we feature above last anywhere from a week to more than a month, depending on whether you are fitting your fieldtrip into term time, or the school holidays. We also cover every continent, giving you the option to select from desserts and jungles, mountains or steppes.

Planning and organising an expedition may seem as challenging as climbing a mountain, yet because the companies featured are well established, they have the knowledge and expertise to guide you through the planning process as well as ensuring that your school group is well looked after and will get the very best experience possible from the acutal trip. If you would like more information or help with the planning of your expedition, you will find their contact details when you click through for more information. Any of our specialists would be more than happy to help guide you through the planning stage.


"All World Challenge expeditions are based on activities around five phases (planning and preparation, acclimatisation, trekking, community engagement and rest and relaxation) - but, with our support, students take ownership of their chosen destination and, with safety always in mind, can tailor it accordingly. For accompanying teachers, they are personally enriched by the experience and rewarded by broadening young peoples' horizons. Additionally, they travel for free, choose the destination, and enjoy an extraordinary opportunity for professional development. Previous expedition experience also allows the teacher to know when to step back and when to get involved especially when involving the wider community from a fundraising perspective."
Niki Khoroushi
World Challenge


"Having a knowledgable local team is absolutely integral to the operations of our School expeditions as well as being core to our ethos as a Responsible Travel company. Working with a local team helps connect the different cultures and creates valuable bridges between visiting international groups and local people. It also helps deliver useful local contacts within environments that are outside our experience, ensure groups pay fair and realistic prices to maintain economic equilibrium, act as translators in rural communities, ensure local customs are followed, provide relevant security checks and offer a knowledgeable, experienced, safe, resourceful and friendly infrastructure for all School expeditions travelling to Malawi."
Dom Webb
The Responsible Safari Company