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Overview

 Highlights


  • Full day Espiritu Santo boat exploration
  • Snorkelling with the Whale Sharks on a private research program
  • Half day sea kayaking program around Balandra
  • Fully supported 4 day trek
  • Ascent of highest mountain in Southern Baja
  • Learn about camp craft and leadership skills
  • Experience the local culture of Southern Baja
  • Option to earn 3 University credits for "Recreation and Outdoor Education" *additional cost

This 9-day course will immerse students in the mountains and oceanic environments of southern Baja California Sur, Mexico. Students will engage in exploration of the island Espiritu Santo, explore the Sierra la Laguna Mountain range and subsequently work to understand the life cycle of the majestical, Whale Shark. Throughout this course, students will be expected to write, take photographs, draw and document their understanding of the natural and cultural environments of los Cabos, Baja. Additionally, students will research and present a class on a pertinent topic followed by a written reflection of their experiential learning.

Countries:

Start and Finishing Point:

La Paz, Mexico

Activities:

Grading:Introductory to Moderate   


Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Mexico, La Paz , trip briefing and orientation

Day 2

Transfer to Isla Espritu Santo, explore Seal colony, snorkelling

Day 3

Explore San Dionisio Valley, learn about The Rancheros way of life and culture

Day 4

Commence trek in the Chapparral Ecosystem

Day 5

Continue trek up Canyon San Dionisio to Sierra la Laguna, learn about the Rancheros culture

Day 6

Ascend the highest mountain in Southern Baja

Day 7

Complete trek, travel to La Paz

Day 8

Swimming with the whale sharks, kayak around mangrove forest, celebration dinner

Day 9

Transfer to la Paz Airport, depart


Learning outcomes for students

A World Expeditions Schools adventure is a unique learning experience. Our journeys are designed to encourage thriving and positive youth development along with leaving the communities and environments where we travel in a better condition than when we arrived.
The programs are designed to enhance the following life skills that will help you grow as an individual:
• the confidence to lead a group and make decisions
• the value of working together as a cohesive team to achieve a common objective
• the ability to face mental and physical challenges
• the ability to adapt to new environments outside of their 'comfort zone'
• to appreciate and care for the natural environment. The environments we trek through are beautiful and often pristine, invariably the students will gain a deeper appreciation and understanding about how their individual actions impact on the environment
• build strong friendships and bonds with their peers and also the local peoples
• basic outdoor skills obtained on trek such as personal hygiene, pitching a tent, helping to prepare meals
Importantly our adventures help increase general well-being and build resilience in young men and women to help them deal with adverse situations in life.
CARBON NEUTRAL
World Expeditions Schools absorbs the cost of credits mitigating 100% of the unavoidable carbon emissions. This is our commitment to being part of the solution to climate crises.


Grading

Introductory to Moderate

Introductory adventures are designed with the first time trekker in mind. They are challenging enough to make it a real adventure holiday, however the daily physical exercise is around six to eight hours and altitudes generally less than 4,200m. Introductory adventures are not necessarily easy. There will be some long steep ascents and some rough ground to cover. Remember trekking rarely involves flat terrain. Two to three months prior to departure you should spend thirty minutes to one hour exercising, three or four times per week eg. Hard walking, jogging or cycling. To prepare for a walking holiday we recommend you take every opportunity to walk up and down stairs and/or hills, for leg strengthening and aerobic fitness. Please remember the fitter you are the more you will enjoy your holiday.


Why travel with us

Why travel with us

Assisted over
14,000 Students Worldwide

Since the 1980's, we have helped students from around the globe to experience the world's most exciting destinations, allowing them to travel, give, grow.

400+ Service Learning
Programs

Together with students, we have completed over 400 Service Learning programs in developing countries. We will always continue to support causes including social justice, animal welfare, the environment and more.

Fully Customised
School Travel Programs

Want to include service learning, your school curriculum and a physical challenge, or any of the above? Contact us and we can design a program fully catered for your students and budget.

Safety and
Support - Our #1 Priority

Every school receives a detailed risk management plan that is guided by government advisories and the local partners we work with. We never compromise on the safety of your students to reduce the price of the program.

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Want to find out more?

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


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