All of our expeditions contain an element of adventure, with varying levels of challenge. These activities create an environment for developing individual leadership, teamwork, confidence and self-sufficiency. Many people come away from their expedition with an amazing sense of achievement - you will be surprised at just how much you are capable of!
The type and level of physical challenge will depend on the destination and the objectives set by your Link Teacher as well as choices made by your team at the Itinerary Development Day. Most teams complete a trek; your group might focus on summiting a peak, while other treks can take you through dense jungles, traditional villages and across plains brimming with wildlife. Local Guides may join you to support and sometimes even cook, sharing a wealth of knowledge and local expertise. Other treks are self sufficient, an escape to the wild where you will pitch your tents and cook your meals under clear starry skies.
For those who choose not to trek by foot, your adventure could see you horseback riding, scuba diving or paddling sea kayaks. There are so many exciting and diverse activities to get involved in no matter where you are in the world!
A few of our expeditions have treks that are suitable for Gold DofE - an amazing way to complete your award whilst experiencing completely different cultures and environments! You will have been told whether your expedition incorporates DofE at the Parents Evening but if you are unsure speak to your teacher.
This amazing trek takes the team in to ancient Inca ruins only accessible by foot. Visited only by a handful of tourists and still under excavation it is described by many as how 'Maccu Pichu once was'. The trek then continues on, over high passes of 4900m and past icy glaciers before descending in to cloud forest and alongside the rushing river in to Aguas Calientes at the foot of Machu Piccu. The 8 day trek is supported by guides and mules and the team will camp out each nigh under the brilliant Andean skies. An adventure that will never be forgotten and experienced by few.
Take to the seas of Borneo and complete your PADI Open Water Diver certification which will allow you to dive with groups anywhere in the world to a depth of 20m. Si Amil is located at the heart of the Indo-Pacific basin, the centre of one of the richest marine habitats in the world. More than 3,000 species of fish and hundreds of coral species have been classified in this ecosystem. There are turtles everywhere, plus large pelagics such as barracudas, jacks, manta rays, hammerheads and sometimes even whale sharks. Throughout the 3 day course you'll learn the fundamentals of scuba diving, including dive equipment and techniques by completing five confined open water dives, four to five open water dives and taking part in knowledge development sessions.