Canadian residents pay in Canadian funds at the exchange rate of 1.33
Although this program is not operating this summer, you can still add it to your favorites and consider it for summer 2024.
Bienvenidos! Come experience it all on this summer program for high school students in South America. Experience a fascinating visit to the equatorial line in Quito, snorkeling in the Galapagos Islands, ziplining in the jungle, and hiking on beautiful beaches. What’s even more special than the things you will see and do in South America is feeling the warm hospitality of the Ecuadorian people. Led by outstanding staff, this small-group adventure tour is sure to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Experience new cultures and thrilling activities in a smaller, tight-knit travel group.
This program requires an open mind to experience a different culture, new foods and new surroundings.
Includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily.
All recreation and entertainment listed included.
Air-conditioned, professionally-driven vehicles (from deluxe motor coaches to passenger vans).
A professional guide accompanies the group to assist, educate and immerse the students into the local culture.
Up to 21 participants.
The Hotel Embassy is strategically located in the lively Mariscal District, an exclusive area of the city near museums, galleries, theaters, historic city center, and other tourist attractions. Each room features Wi-Fi, phone and a safe.
The Monte Selva Lodge offers comfortable rooms with TVs and Wi-Fi. The hotel facilities include basketball and volleyball courts, and a pool.
San Cristobal, Galapagos
The Hotel Arena Blanca is clean, has internet, and all rooms have comfortable beds, private baths and air conditioning. It offers a nice pool and a games room where we can chill and laugh about the excitement of the fish we saw on our amazing snorkeling expedition or the sea lions we met!
Santa Cruz, Galapagos
The Villa Laguna is a three-story hotel set in front of a fresh-water pool. The rooms have Wi-Fi and are clean & comfortable with spaces to take in the majesty of the islands. Poolside, there are plenty of spaces to lounge in the rich Galapagos breeze.
Who are the staff and what are their qualifications?
Our staff are educators, guidance counselors, coaches, college and university students, former camp counselors, residence life coordinators, community volunteers, world travelers, and other leaders with diverse backgrounds. Many are former participants themselves who couldn’t get enough of the Westcoast experience! Learn more about our summer leaders.
What if I need to contact my teen during the program?
Participants may bring their cell phones so parents may call and message their kids directly. You may also contact our Communication Centers which serve as the official link between programs on the road and parents. We are staffed every day during the summer and have somebody on call for after hours emergencies ready to assist you 24/7.
What is the difference between an Active Teen Tour and a Global Adventure program?
Our Active Teen Tours offer larger group sizes (generally 35-48 participants) and travel in deluxe motor coaches. Accommodations include quality hotels and fun college residences.
Global Adventures are smaller group experiences (generally up to 26 participants). Groups travel by private motor coaches and occasional public transportation internationally, and use passenger vans in the USA. While these programs have a slightly bigger focus on adventure travel, we stay in quality hotels and lodges, always ensuring a good night’s rest.