Father with son taking pics in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

“Summer School” in South America

It is a goal and dream for many parents to see their kids pursue a formal education and all the benefits that path rewards. Additionally, many want to ensure that their children experience the “classroom of travel” where so many equally important life lessons can be learned – many that could never be replicated in a bricks and mortar classroom setting.

Each summer, funds are “invested” in summer camps to both educate and occupy kids on their extended mid-year break. Money spent on camps could match or even exceed those of travel for the entire family.

As such, Goway recommends you take a second look at a way to “educate” your kids this summer, by enrolling in the “classroom of travel”. No doubt there will be lots of learning for the adults too!

Central and South America is a great destination to begin with.

Get up and close to seals in the Galapagos
Get up and close to seals in the Galapagos

From close encounter experiences with wildlife in the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador, to nature exploration in Costa Rica, or snorkelling on the world’s second largest barrier reef in the world off the coast of Belize, educational travel in Central and South America is available in abundance!

Meet children on route to Machu Picchu
Meet local children en route to Machu Picchu

Visit local communities in Peru or Ecuador, trek to Machu Picchu, visit the largest waterfalls in the world – Iguassu Falls, or journey into the heart of the Amazon in Brazil. On these adventures, the full family can interact and rub shoulders with ancient cultures, including Incan and Mayan, as well as the more modern regional ones.

Suggested Itineraries:
5-Day Trekking the Inca Trail

Dancers performing at Plaza de Armas in Cusco, Peru
Dancers performing at Plaza de Armas in Cusco, Peru

Heading to Central and South America with your children will not only open their eyes to new worlds, histories, and experiences never available back home, but will also bring your family closer through shared and unique memories. Make the most of summer and look beyond local excursions, to the lessons available in the “classroom of travel”.

Let one of our Central and South American experts help with all your family travel arrangements. Visit us at www.goway.com, and let the “classes begin”.

Why not cross it off with your kids?:
Check out our Central and South American Bucket List

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Don Forster

General Manager, Central & South America -
Born in Australia and raised in Canada and Papua New Guinea, Don took his first solo trip to Bali – aged just 13. Since then, Don’s travels have taken him to every continent. He’s been a backpacker in Asia, Europe and Egypt, an overland adventurer in East and Southern Africa, and an overland driver in South and Central America. He is especially fond of Peru, Patagonia and Namibia, though his longest adventure to date has been a London to Kathmandu run via the Middle East.

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