What we're about

We are a group of people of all ages who are interested in international travel. Our trips are open to families and individuals from anywhere, you do not have to be local to join. We have several trips planned each year. Some of our trips are volunteer service trips and some are tourism and exploration trips, often they combine a bit of both. Our trips are all family friendly and multi-generation friendly. Grandparents are welcome! Many of our trips are also set up to allow mature students to travel without their parents as well, if the family chooses that option. The majority of our trips are open to everyone age 6 and older but some have different age limits. Our goal is to expand our understanding of the world and different cultures. It is a big world full of beauty, wonder, and amazing people. Let's explore it!

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Belize 2019

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This trip is open to all ages. April 2 is the deadline to register and pay. Trip Itinerary (The order in which we do these activities could change based on weather or unexpected circumstances.) Saturday May 18 Depart BWI at 6:15am- layover in Fort Lauderdale- arrive in Belize City at 11:25am Visit the Belize Zoo on the way to San Ignacio Sunday May 19 Day trip to Tobacco Cay for snorkeling and beach day Monday May 20 Shopping at the Farmer’s Market and in town for supplies, learn to make chocolate from cacao beans. Tuesday May 21 Cook and enjoy breakfast with school kids, visit Faith Nazarene and Santa Familia schools to do art activities with the kids. Wednesday May 22 Visit the Mayan Women’s group for pottery and cooking and enjoy lunch with them Thursday May 23 Cook and enjoy breakfast with school kids, deliver gifts to children in the hospital, visit and do activities with residents of a “home for the aged”. Friday May 24 Visit the Amish and Mennonite communities Saturday May 25 Mountain Pine Ridge for Big Rock Falls, Rio on Pools, and Caracol (Mayan ruins) Sunday May 26 Depart for BWI from Belize City at 12:20pm with a layover in Fort Lauderdale- arrive at BWI 10:20pm Cost Prices includes round trip airfare from BWI, hotel in Belize for 8 nights, airport transfers in Belize, transportation to all planned activities, admission and participation costs for all planned activities, 2 breakfasts, and 1 lunch. $2000 per person over 18, double occupancy $2375 per person over 18, single occupancy $1875 per person 10-17 sharing a room with at 2 adults (*$1575 if sharing a room with 1 adult) $1675 per person 9 and younger sharing a room with 2 adults (*$1575 if sharing a room with 1 adult) (*Multiple kids sharing a room with one adult: The first kid pays $1700, the second and third kids pay the discounted rate. More than 4 people require more than one room. Most rooms have 1 double bed and 1 twin bed, so please keep this in mind when determining how many rooms your family needs.) $300 per person deposit is due by December 31, 2018 to hold your spot. This deposit is non-refundable but is transferable until April 3, 2019. Full payment must be made by April 3,2019. Monthly payments are available.

Costa Rica 2019

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Costa Rica November 29, December 3, 2019 $2.087 for ages 6-22, $2,392 for ages 23+ if down payment is made by December 20, 2018 then the rest will be split into monthly payments. www.explorica.com/Luciano-2222 TOUR FEE INCLUDES: Round-trip airfare from BWI (A different airport can be chosen when registering but might change the price of the trip.) 4 overnight stays in hotels (5 with extension) Buffet-style breakfast daily Lunch daily Dinner daily Full-time services of a professional Tour Director Guided sightseeing tours and city walks as per itinerary Visits to select attractions as per itinerary Tour Diary™ Note: On arrival day only dinner is provided; on departure day, only breakfast is provided Note: Tour cost does not include airline-imposed baggage fees, or fees for any required passport or visa. Please visit our Fees FAQ page for a full list of items that may not be included in the cost of your tour. ITINERARY: Day 1 Hola San José Meet your tour director and check into hotel Day 2 San José--Coastal Puntarenas Travel to Coastal Puntarenas Carara National Park visit Optional Canopy zip line tour additional $55 Day 3 Coastal Puntarenas Manuel Antonio National Park guided visit Butterfly Farm visit Free time at the beach Day 4 Coastal Puntarenas--San José School visit Travel to San José Folklore evening Day 5 End tour

Cuba 2020

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Join us for a trip to Cuba! Itinerary: Day 1 Hola Cienfuegos Meet your tour director, travel to Trinidad & check into your hotel Day 2 Trinidad Landmarks Trinidad Tour Director-Led Sightseeing Tour Iglesia Parroquial Mayor visit, Church of Santísima Trinidad, Mayor Square, Burnet Count Palace, Canchanchara Bar visit Valley of the Sugar Mills cultural exchange Paladar dinner Day 3 Trinidad Cienfuegos excursion Local art school visit, Botanical gardens visit Cienfuegos City Walk Palacio del Valle visit, Marti Park, Tomas Terry Theater, Cathedral Day 4 Trinidad--Havana Travel to Havana via Santa Clara Santa Clara City Walk Che Guevara's Mausoleum visit, Armored Train Monument visit Fiesta de los Abuelos educational exchange Hector Crespo Farm visit Day 5 Havana Old Havana visit Project Artecorte community visit Muraleando community project exchange Meet with local Cuban artists Paladar dinner Day 6 Havana Compas Dance and Music Company visit Jamainitas community visit José Fuster project Farewell Paladar dinner Day 7 End tour TOUR FEE INCLUDES: Round-trip airfare from BWI 6 overnight stays in hotel with private bathrooms Full-time services of a professional tour director Meaningful person-to-person educational exchanges with Cuban citizens Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily Note: On arrival day only dinner is provided; on departure day, only breakfast is provided Note: Tour cost does not include airline-imposed baggage fees, or fees for any required passport or visa. Total Fee:* $3,567.00 Tour Quote Breakdown The following fees apply to your full-paying participants: Tour Fee* $3,633.00 Travel Protection Plan $84.00 ** Early Enrollment Discount $ [masked] Total Fee* $3,567.00 OR 19 monthly payments of $180.68 After initial payment of $134.00 * Last day for this Tour Fee is Apr 2, 2019. ** Only valid with voucher code 2020earlybird Additional Adult Fees The following additional fees apply only to full-paying participants 23 and older and are not included in the total price listed above. Additional Adult Fee $395.00 (Adult supplement and twin room upgrade.) This trip is open to anyone age 6 and older. Students age 13 and older are welcome to join the trip independently (with parental permission, of course.) YOU CAN SIGN UP AT: http://www.explorica.com/Luciano-64

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