Latin America
School Trips

Latin America
School Trips

Welcome to Latin Ameria

Experience wondrous sights, animal sanctuaries and beaches whilst getting to know the local communities.

Taking part in an educational tour in Latin America is the perfect opportunity to explore the continent’s stunning sights, animal sanctuaries and beaches. Meet giant tortoises on a hike across the Galapagos, learn how to pan for gold in Quito, Ecuador, or develop jungle survival skills in Belize.

There are also plenty of opportunities to make a difference whilst getting to know the local community, volunteering with one of our partner projects in the continent. Opportunities include helping to preserve the rainforest against loggers and rebuilding local schools in disadvantaged communities.

Country Ideas for Latin America School Expeditions



Costa Rica

Ecuador & the Galapagos

Sample Itineraries

Every Gapforce School Expedition is unique. Here are some examples of expeditions we’ve put together for previous schools. Take a look to get some inspiration for your trip, and an idea of what is possible with Gapforce.

Ecuador & Galapagos

Nowhere else on earth will you find so much natural diversity in so tiny a place. From the Amazon basin to Andean volcanoes, the balmy pacific coast to the astounding biodiversity of the Galapagos islands, Ecuador is a versatile expedition destination.


  • Stand on the Equator line
  • Hike to the Cotopaxi volcano glacier
  • Zip line through the Mindo cloud forest
  • Stay in a jungle hut in the Amazon
  • Visit the Galapagos islands

Featured Itinerary 

  • Day 1 -2: Explore Quito and the Equator museum
  • Day 3: Full day Cotopaxi tour
  • Day 4 – 5: Visit the Mindo Cloud Forest
  • Day 6 – 9: Assist on Amazon reforestation project
  • Day 10: Day hike to the Jumandy caverns and Latas waterfall
  • Day 11: Boat trip along the Napo river & visit to Kichwa tribe
  • Day 12: Gold washing & return to Quito
  • Day 13: Fly to Galapagos, visit to Charles Darwin Research centre
  • Day 14: Shark tunnel, Franklyn’s Bay and Boat to Isabella island
  • Day 15 – 16: Sierra Negra Volcano, Islet Tintoreras & La Galapaguera
  • Day 17: Boat to Santa Cruz and visit to Tortuga Bay
  • Day 18: Fly home
Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s incredibly varied topography means you can cruise the cloud forest one day, visit an active volcano the next, and finish relaxing on a hot sandy beach. Choice and variety are the name of the game here.

Sample Itinerary

  • Day 1: Orientation tour of San Jose
  • Day 2-3: Explore the Monteverde cloud forest
  • Day 4-5: La Fortuna / Areanal volcano
  • Day 6-7: Turtle conservation project
  • Day 8: Activity day
  • Day 9 – 10: Beach chill

Peru will astound you with its diversity – from glaciated Andean peaks to coastal deserts, to the steamy rainforests of the Amazon basin and the incredible ruins of Machu Picchu!

Sample Itinerary

  • Day 1 – 2: Explore Cuzco
  • Day 3: Sacred Valley tour
  • Day 4-7: Rural community project
  • Day 8-11: Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu
  • Day 12: Travel to Puno
  • Day 13: Lake Titicaca boat tour
  • Day 14: Fly home

With one foot planted in the Central American jungles and the other dipped in the Caribbean Sea, remote Belize combines the breath-taking best of both worlds.

Sample Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive in Belize and transfer to field base
  • Day 2-4: Jungle survival training
  • Day 4: Advanced training in navigation and river crossing
  • Day 5-12: Rainforest protection / biodiversity project
  • Day 13-17: Indian Creek jungle trek
  • Day 18 – 21: Beach relaxation & survivor party on Caye

Request More Information

If you would like more information about our group trips in Latin America, please get in touch or call 0207 384 3028.

Remember, all our expeditions are created bespoke so you’re not restricted by what you see here. If you’re undecided about where to go, just call us, we love sharing ideas.

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  • Ecuador was absolutely amazing, I can't tell you how much it meant to us all.

    Derby Grammar School (Ecuador) AS, Senior Teacher


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