Rustic Trips

Open-enrolment student travel

Rustic Trips are open-enrolment programs for high school students around the world. Individual students aged 14-18 yrs old can join a group of teens from other countries and travel with Rustic Pathways leaders. Rustic Trips encourage students to become independent travellers while providing parents with the comfort of a safe, supervised, well-organised program.

Most of our Rustic Trips run in June, July and August. Trips during December-January are available upon request to groups of five or more.

Please note: Rustic Trips are operated by our USA office. When you click on thumbnails below, you will be redirected to our USA website. The itineraries reference departing from the USA, however, Australian students will meet their group in the destination country. Please contact us for assistance with travel logistics.

If you’re a student in Yrs 9-12 that’s ready to travel without your school and parents – these trips are for YOU! Make life-long friends, travel, explore, volunteer, laugh, sing, and learn. Rustic Trips are life-shaping experiences for young adults. It’s your world, go check it out!

All Programs

California Rush

California Rush

Ages: 14-18
Duration: 16 Days
Community Service: 10 Hours
Cost: $4,195 USD

Young Explorers: California Rush

Young Explorers: California Rush

Ages: 12-14
Duration: 16 Days
Community Service: 10 Hours
Cost: $4,195 USD

Young Explorers: Key Largo MarineLab

Young Explorers: Key Largo MarineLab

Ages: 12-14
Duration: 9 Days
Cost: $2,795 USD

Race in America

Race in America

Ages: 15-18
Duration: 19 Days

Rebuilding New Orleans (Spring Break)

Rebuilding New Orleans (Spring Break)

Ages: 15-18
Duration: 10 Days
Community Service: 25 Hours
Cost: $1,995 USD

Key Largo MarineLab

Key Largo MarineLab

Ages: 14-18
Duration: 9 Days
Cost: $2,795 USD

Off the Map: Alaska

Off the Map: Alaska

Ages: 16-18
Duration: 16 Days
Cost: $4,795 USD

Rebuilding New Orleans

Rebuilding New Orleans

Ages: 15-18
Duration: 16 Days
Community Service: 40 Hours
Cost: $3,795 USD

The Refugee Education Project

The Refugee Education Project

Ages: 16-18
Duration: 16 Days
Community Service: 35 Hours
Cost: $3,995 USD

Children’s Home and Elephant Sanctuary Project

Children’s Home and Elephant Sanctuary Project

Ages: 14-18
Duration: 16 Days
Community Service: 23 Hours
Cost: $2,495 USD

The Rustic Pathways Children’s Home

The Rustic Pathways Children’s Home

Ages: 14-18
Duration: 9 Days
Community Service: 17 Hours
Cost: $1,995 USD

Community Health and Wilderness First Aid

Community Health and Wilderness First Aid

Ages: 16-18
Duration: 9 Days
Community Service: 18 Hours
Cost: $2,495 USD

Ricefields, Monks, and Smiling Children

Ricefields, Monks, and Smiling Children

Ages: 14-18
Duration: 16 Days
Community Service: 39 Hours
Cost: $3,795 USD

Elephants and Amazing Thailand (College Program)

Elephants and Amazing Thailand (College Program)

Ages: Over 18
Duration: 16 Days
Cost: $4,595 USD

Elephants and the Amazing Thailand Adventure

Elephants and the Amazing Thailand Adventure

Ages: 14-18
Duration: 16 Days
Community Service: 4 Hours
Cost: $4,595 USD

Come With Nothing, Go Home Rich

Come With Nothing, Go Home Rich

Ages: 16-18
Duration: 23 Days
Community Service: 54 Hours
Cost: $4,795 USD

The Thai Elephant Conservation Project

The Thai Elephant Conservation Project

Ages: 14-18
Duration: 9 Days
Community Service: 4 Hours
Cost: $2,695 USD

Island Hopping and Diving

Island Hopping and Diving

Ages: 16-18
Duration: 16 Days
Cost: $4,795 USD

Intro to Community Service in Thailand

Intro to Community Service in Thailand

Ages: 14-18
Duration: 9 Days
Community Service: 24 Hours
Cost: $1,995 USD

The Maji Safi Project

The Maji Safi Project

Ages: 14-18
Duration: 16 Days
Community Service: 25 Hours
Cost: $4,295 USD

African Wildlife Conservation

African Wildlife Conservation

Ages: 14-18
Duration: 16 Days
Community Service: 25 Hours
Cost: $4,495 USD

Serengeti to Zanzibar

Serengeti to Zanzibar

Ages: 14-18
Duration: 9 Days
Cost: $3,795 USD

Climbing Kili

Climbing Kili

Ages: 15-18
Duration: 16 Days
Cost: $6,495 USD

Culture and the Crater

Culture and the Crater

Ages: 14-18
Duration: 16 Days
Community Service: 50 Hours
Cost: $3,895 USD

Njoro Village Service Immersion

Njoro Village Service Immersion

Ages: 14-18
Duration: 9 Days
Community Service: 25 Hours
Cost: $2,495 USD

La Niña Andina: The Andes Women’s Initiative

La Niña Andina: The Andes Women’s Initiative

Ages: 14-18
Duration: 16 Days
Community Service: 10 Hours
Cost: $4,595 USD

Sacred Valley Service (Spring Break)

Sacred Valley Service (Spring Break)

Ages: 14-18
Duration: 9 Days
Community Service: 12 Hours
Cost: $1,995 USD

Leader Corps: Peru

Leader Corps: Peru

Ages: Over 18
Duration: 9 Days
Community Service: 5 Hours
Cost: $3,195 USD

Off the Map: Peru

Off the Map: Peru

Ages: 14-18
Duration: 15 Days
Cost: $4,595 USD

Peru by Backpack

Peru by Backpack

Ages: 16-18
Duration: 22 Days
Community Service: 10 Hours
Cost: $5,595 USD

Lake Titicaca Service Adventure

Lake Titicaca Service Adventure

Ages: 14-18
Duration: 15 Days
Community Service: 25 Hours
Cost: $3,995 USD

Andes to Amazon

Andes to Amazon

Ages: 14-18
Duration: 15 Days
Community Service: 20 Hours
Cost: $3,795 USD

Sacred Valley Service

Sacred Valley Service

Ages: 14-18
Duration: 15 Days
Community Service: 40 Hours
Cost: $3,995 USD

Peace, Wonder, and Understanding Islam

Peace, Wonder, and Understanding Islam

Ages: 16-18
Duration: 16 Days
Cost: $3,895 USD

Moroccan Wanderer

Moroccan Wanderer

Ages: 16-18
Duration: 16 Days
Community Service: 10 Hours
Cost: $4,195 USD

Souqs and Service

Souqs and Service

Ages: 16-18
Duration: 16 Days
Community Service: 25 Hours
Cost: $3,595 USD

Advanced Photography Workshop

Advanced Photography Workshop

Ages: 16-18
Duration: 16 Days
Cost: $4,595 USD

Off the Map: Mongolia

Off the Map: Mongolia

Ages: 16-18
Duration: 20 Days
Community Service: 25 Hours
Cost: $5,595 USD

Wonders of Laos

Wonders of Laos

Ages: 14-18
Duration: 9 Days
Cost: $2,395 USD

Come With Nothing: The Mekong Expedition

Come With Nothing: The Mekong Expedition

Ages: 15-18
Duration: 23 Days
Community Service: 56 Hours
Cost: $4,795 USD

Sticky Rice Service Adventure

Sticky Rice Service Adventure

Ages: 14-18
Duration: 16 Days
Community Service: 35 Hours
Cost: $3,495 USD

Southeast Asian Adventurer

Southeast Asian Adventurer

Ages: 15-18
Duration: 16 Days
Cost: $4,395 USD

Backroads of Southeast Asia

Backroads of Southeast Asia

Ages: 16-18
Duration: 23 Days
Community Service: 12 Hours
Cost: $6,995 USD

Sun, Sand, and International Service

Sun, Sand, and International Service

Ages: 14-18
Duration: 14 Days
Community Service: 60 Hours
Cost: $3,795 USD

Impact of Climate Change on Marine Environments

Impact of Climate Change on Marine Environments

Ages: 14-18
Duration: 14 Days
Community Service: 26 Hours
Cost: $4,395 USD

Intro to Community Service in Fiji

Intro to Community Service in Fiji

Ages: 14-18
Duration: 9 Days
Community Service: 30 Hours
Cost: $1,995 USD

Spring to Fiji (Spring Break)

Spring to Fiji (Spring Break)

Ages: 14-18
Duration: 7 Days
Community Service: 15 Hours
Cost: $1,995 USD

Highlands and Islands Service Immersion

Highlands and Islands Service Immersion

Ages: 14-18
Duration: 14 Days
Community Service: 60 Hours
Cost: $3,795 USD

Pacific Adrenaline

Pacific Adrenaline

Ages: 16-18
Duration: 21 Days
Cost: $6,995 USD

Big Fiji Explorer

Big Fiji Explorer

Ages: 14-18
Duration: 14 Days
Community Service: 6 Hours
Cost: $4,395 USD

Escape to the Fiji Islands

Escape to the Fiji Islands

Ages: 14-18
Duration: 7 Days
Cost: $2,595 USD

Marine Service and Adventure

Marine Service and Adventure

Ages: 14-18
Duration: 14 Days
Community Service: 26 Hours
Cost: $3,995 USD

Fiji Diver’s Dream

Fiji Diver’s Dream

Ages: 14-18
Duration: 7 Days
Cost: $2,795 USD

Bats, Hats, and Gloves: Baseball and Service

Bats, Hats, and Gloves: Baseball and Service

Ages: 14-18
Duration: 16 Days
Community Service: 20 Hours
Cost: $3,595 USD

Mountain Air and Village Service

Mountain Air and Village Service

Ages: 14-18
Duration: 9 Days
Community Service: 20 Hours
Cost: $1,995 USD

Island Living and Eco-Service (Spring Break)

Island Living and Eco-Service (Spring Break)

Ages: 14-18
Duration: 9 Days
Community Service: 12 Hours
Cost: $1,995 USD

Island Living and Eco-Service

Island Living and Eco-Service

Ages: 14-18
Duration: 9 Days
Community Service: 12 Hours
Cost: $1,995 USD

Marine Life and Coastal Restoration

Marine Life and Coastal Restoration

Ages: 14-18
Duration: 16 Days
Community Service: 32 Hours
Cost: $3,795 USD

Summer Camp Leadership in the Dominican Republic

Summer Camp Leadership in the Dominican Republic

Ages: 14-18
Duration: 16 Days
Community Service: 60 Hours
Cost: $4,395 USD

Public Health in the Caribbean

Public Health in the Caribbean

Ages: 14-18
Duration: 16 Days
Community Service: 30 Hours
Cost: $4,395 USD

Life in the Bateyes

Life in the Bateyes

Ages: 14-18
Duration: 16 Days
Community Service: 50 Hours
Cost: $3,595 USD

Intro to Photography in Cuba

Intro to Photography in Cuba

Ages: 14-18
Duration: 16 Days
Cost: $5,995 USD

Off the Map: Cuba

Off the Map: Cuba

Ages: 15-18
Duration: 16 Days
Community Service: 12 Hours
Cost: $5,995 USD

Turtle Conservation Project

Turtle Conservation Project

Ages: 14-18
Duration: 9 Days
Community Service: 30 Hours
Cost: $2,195 USD

Summer Camp Leadership in Costa Rica

Summer Camp Leadership in Costa Rica

Ages: 14-18
Duration: 16 Days
Community Service: 55 Hours
Cost: $4,395 USD

Spanish Language Immersion

Spanish Language Immersion

Ages: 14-18
Duration: 16 Days
Language Study: 40 Hours
Cost: $3,795 USD

Heart of the Jungle

Heart of the Jungle

Ages: 14-18
Duration: 16 Days
Community Service: 25 Hours
Cost: $4,395 USD

Traveling Soccer and Service Team

Traveling Soccer and Service Team

Ages: 14-18
Duration: 16 Days
Community Service: 25 Hours
Cost: $3,995 USD

Caribbean Adrenaline

Caribbean Adrenaline

Ages: 14-18
Duration: 9 Days
Cost: $2,795 USD

Surf and Service (Spring Break)

Surf and Service (Spring Break)

Ages: 14-18
Duration: 8 Days
Community Service: 12 Hours
Cost: $2,295 USD

Intro to Community Service in Costa Rica

Intro to Community Service in Costa Rica

Ages: 14-18
Duration: 9 Days
Community Service: 22 Hours
Cost: $1,995 USD

Surf and Service

Surf and Service

Ages: 14-18
Duration: 9 Days
Community Service: 12 Hours
Cost: $2,695 USD

Young Explorers: Pura Vida

Young Explorers: Pura Vida

Ages: 12-14
Duration: 16 Days
Community Service: 14 Hours
Cost: $4,395 USD

Sarapiqui: A Tropical Service Adventure

Sarapiqui: A Tropical Service Adventure

Ages: 14-18
Duration: 9 Days
Community Service: 25 Hours
Cost: $2,495 USD

Ramp Up Your Spanish

Ramp Up Your Spanish

Ages: 14-18
Duration: 9 Days
Language Study: 20 Hours
Cost: $1,995 USD

Bribri Indigenous Culture and Service

Bribri Indigenous Culture and Service

Ages: 14-18
Duration: 9 Days
Community Service: 15 Hours
Cost: $2,495 USD

Costa Rican Adventurer

Costa Rican Adventurer

Ages: 14-18
Duration: 16 Days
Cost: $4,596 USD

Nicoya Turtle Expedition

Nicoya Turtle Expedition

Ages: 14-18
Duration: 16 Days
Community Service: 35 Hours
Cost: $3,995 USD

Silk Road Service

Silk Road Service

Ages: 14-18
Duration: 15 Days
Community Service: 15 Hours
Cost: $4,395 USD

Chinese Language Immersion

Chinese Language Immersion

Ages: 14-18
Duration: 14 Days
Language Study: 28 Hours
Cost: $3,895 USD

Panda Conservation and Wild China

Panda Conservation and Wild China

Ages: 14-18
Duration: 14 Days
Cost: $4,595 USD

The Cambodia Children’s Project

The Cambodia Children’s Project

Ages: 14-18
Duration: 14 Days
Community Service: 36 Hours
Cost: $3,695 USD

Ultimate Asia

Ultimate Asia

Ages: 15-18
Duration: 14 Days
Community Service: 24 Hours
Cost: $8,595 USD

Off the Map: Cambodia

Off the Map: Cambodia

Ages: 15-18
Duration: 14 Days
Community Service: 42 Hours
Cost: $4,995 USD

The Wonders and Riches of Southeast Asia

The Wonders and Riches of Southeast Asia

Ages: 16-18
Duration: 14 Days
Cost: $6,995 USD

Snapshots of Southeast Asia

Snapshots of Southeast Asia

Ages: 15-18
Duration: 14 Days
Cost: $4,795 USD

Floating Village Service Expedition

Floating Village Service Expedition

Ages: 14-18
Duration: 14 Days
Community Service: 30 Hours
Cost: $3,795 USD

Island Survival

Island Survival

Ages: 14-18
Duration: 16 Days
Community Service: 20 Hours
Cost: $4,795 USD

Seven Wonders of Australia

Seven Wonders of Australia

Ages: 14-18
Duration: 16 Days
Community Service: 15 Hours
Cost: $5,995 USD

Great Barrier Reef Dive Expedition

Great Barrier Reef Dive Expedition

Ages: 15-18
Duration: 14 Days
Community Service: 15 Hours
Cost: $8,995 USD

You, A ’Roo, and Australia Zoo

You, A ’Roo, and Australia Zoo

Ages: 15-18
Duration: 14 Days
Community Service: 30 Hours
Cost: $4,595 USD

Awesome Aussie Service Adventure

Awesome Aussie Service Adventure

Ages: 14-18
Duration: 14 Days
Community Service: 25 Hours
Cost: $4,595 USD

The Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve Project

The Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve Project

Ages: Over 18
Duration: 14 Days
Community Service: 60 Hours
Cost: $6,195 USD

Epic Outback

Epic Outback

Ages: 14-18
Duration: 14 Days
Community Service: 15 Hours
Cost: $4,795 USD

Young Explorers: Land Down Under

Young Explorers: Land Down Under

Ages: 12-14
Duration: 14 Days
Cost: $4,595 USD