Rustic Trips

What Are Rustic Trips?

Rustic Trips are open-enrolment travel programs for high school students. There are over 90 of these programs available around the globe during June and July. Students sign up for these programs individually and then travel with other students from around the world, guided by our trained program leaders. These programs are run by our USA office.

Is Travelling On Your Own Scary?

Don’t worry – you won’t really be on your own. Everyone else on the program will be in the same boat as you, and you’ll quickly make friends. After many of our Rustic Trips, students tell us that the other “strangers” on their program have become life-long friends. Think of this as an incredible opportunity to meet new people, and have a once-in-a-lifetime experience shared with great new friends! You can also sign up with a friend from home, if you’d prefer to travel with someone you know.

Use the search function to find a specific program, or simply browse through all the options we have available.

Community Health and Wilderness First Aid

Medical certifications and exposure to health care in northeast Thailand

$2,995 USD
9 Days in Country

Life on the Margin

Service at the RPCH, in remote villages, and at a refugee camp along the Thai-Myanmar border

$3,995 USD
16 Days in Country

Ricefields, Monks, and Smiling Children

Seven rewarding service projects at the Ricefields Service Base

$3,895 USD
16 Days in Country

Elephants and Amazing Thailand

A fantastic adventure combining elephants with the best sights in the Land of Smiles

$4,995 USD
16 Days in Country

The Thai Elephant Conservation Project

A hands-on project working directly with elephants at a world-renowned facility

$2,895 USD
9 Days in Country

Island Hopping and Diving

Tropical wonders and exotic islands of beautiful southern Thailand

$4,995 USD
16 Days in Country

Intro to Community Service in Thailand

Six rewarding service projects at the Rural Thailand Service Base

$3,895 USD
9 Days in Country

Tanzania Clean Water Project

Take action to help address the global water crisis on a local level

$4,495 USD
16 Days in Country

African Environmental Conservation

Hands-on training with animal and environmental conservation initiatives

$5,495 USD
16 Days in Country

Serengeti to Zanzibar

Incredible wildlife and breathtaking beaches

$5,695 USD
9 Days in Country

Climbing Kili

Experience the adventure of a lifetime during an expedition to the top of Africa

$6,895 USD
16 Days in Country

Culture and the Crater

Village community service on the edge of the immense Ngorongoro Crater

$3,995 USD
16 Days in Country

Njoro Village Service Immersion

Immersion in Tanzanian village life on a unique service adventure

$2,695 USD
9 Days in Country

La Niña Andina: Women’s Empowerment in Peru

An exploration of access to education and opportunities for women

$4,995 USD
16 Days in Country

Spring to Peru’s Sacred Valley

Camp out, engage with the community, and work on meaningful potable water projects in rural Peru

$2,295 USD
9 Days in Country

Peru by Backpack

This alumni-only program allows you to curate your own adventure as you trek across Peru

$5,995 USD
22 Days in Country

Lake Titicaca Service Adventure

The ultimate community service tour through southern Peru

$4,295 USD
16 Days in Country


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