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Accursed Mountains

Accursed Mountains

The Accursed Mountains of the north of Albania are both truly spectacular and virtually impenetrable except primarily for a series of high passes that link the farmsteads and homes in the valleys below to the outside world during the summer months. This is a truly special European trekking adventure and well off the beaten track. Ideal for the discerning traveller in search of new cultural experiences and refreshingly different from anywhere else in Europe, this committed trek leads you into the heart of an unspoiled region where very few tourists venture.

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Ciucas and the Danube Delta | 12 days

Ciucas and the Danube Delta | 12 days

This trip is a great introduction to Romania taking in both the Carpathian Mountains and the Danube Delta. Start off with hiking in the Piatra Craiului and the Bucegi Mountains and complete the trip with a sea kayak excursion in the waterways of the Delta.

Jebel Sahro | 9 days

Jebel Sahro | 9 days

This trip is fantastic for younger groups or those fairly new to trekking. Crossing the Jebel Sahro mountain range, you will pass tiny villages and stop at beautiful remote camping spots. Includes a tour of Marrakech and the World Heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou.

Learn to Dive in Oman | 14 days

Learn to Dive in Oman | 14 days

The Schools Worldwide team have developed many itineraries to Oman over the years and have prepared the following school expedition based on our personal recommendations and experiences. However, as with all our school expeditions, every itinerary is flexible and can be tailored to suit your school and your group. You can choose this itinerary exactly as it stands, or use it as a starting point for your group's own unique overseas experience...

Moldoveanu and the Fagaras Mountains | 8 days

Moldoveanu and the Fagaras Mountains | 8 days

This multi-activity trip takes you to the summit of the highest peak in Romania, then back down to explore the village of Bran and its famous castle, before setting off on a two day kayak excursion on a river in the foothills of the Fagaras Mountains.

Mountains & Spice Island Adventure | 19 days

Mountains & Spice Island Adventure | 19 days

Tanzania is an unforgettable destination for groups that are looking for a combination of trekking, wildlife and cultural experiences. This itinerary takes in the best of country, from the forested mountains and high peaks to the deserted beaches of Zanzibar.

Mreznica River & Velebit Mountains | 8 days

Mreznica River & Velebit Mountains | 8 days

Water and mountain activities all week long are the feature of this action packed itinerary. The trip starts with rafting and kayaking on the Mreznica River, continues with trekking in the canyons of Velebit Nature Park and finishes on the Dalmatian Coast.

Summer Wilderness Experience | 10 Days

Summer Wilderness Experience | 10 Days

This trip is a perfect introduction to the Finnish wilderness. After a few nights in a traditional log cabin, you will embark on a trekking expedition, setting up camp each night. Then, pick up your paddles and explore the lakes and rivers by canoe!

Toubkal Circuit | 12 days

Toubkal Circuit | 12 days

This brilliant trekking itinerary provides excellent acclimatisation prior to an ascent on Mount Toubkal. You then head to the coast at Essaouira for some well-deserved rest before finishing up in Marrakesh where the group can try their hand at bartering in the souks!

Wadi Rum Trek & Petra | 11 days

Wadi Rum Trek & Petra | 11 days

This itinerary covers all the major sights in Jordan, as well as containing a significant trek through the desert of the Wadi Rum. Visit the ancient city of Petra, camp with your Bedouin guides under the stars and experience floating in the Dead Sea!

Winter Wilderness Experience | 8 Days

Winter Wilderness Experience | 8 Days

Finland is an excellent destination for a winter adventure where groups will learn traditional skills such as fire making, igloo building and ice fishing. Try cross country skiing and snowshoeing and discover Finland's geography, nature and way of living.

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Hossa

Hossa

Hossa is the oldest official hiking area in Finland with approximately 90 kilometres of trails, passing spectacular ridges, lakes and forests. The pine forests here are vast, and have mostly been left in their natural state; protected so that the scenery and the species of the area are not affected by Finland's forestry industry.

Jungle trekking

Jungle trekking

Trail blazing through the jungle Machette in hand. Sleeping in Hammocks, cooking on open fires your really adventure starts in the jungle!

Mount Kinabulu

Mount Kinabulu

For groups wanting a significant challenge, an ascent of Mt Kinabalu in the Kota Kinabalu National Park is a must. At 4101m, the mountain towers over the forest, often clearing the mist and is reached via a magical (but often wet!) trek through pristine forest and an abundance of creepers, ferns, orchids, butterflies and birds.

Trekking

Trekking

The Hossa hiking area and Martinselkonen Nature Reserve provide wonderful options for multi-day trekking. Camping en route at wilderness campsites or staying in lake-side cabins, groups will have plenty of opportunity to discover the region's flora and fauna as they trek through the remote pine forests.

Velebit Mountains

Velebit Mountains

Velebit is the largest mountain chain in Croatia and on its southeast slopes is Paklenica National Park, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve and a favourite hiking destination in this part of Europe. The park is cut by two awe-inspiring gorges and its scenery is one of the most pristine in the whole Mediterranean.

Wilderness Skills

Wilderness Skills

Finland is the perfect location to learn the skills necessary for survival in the wilderness such as fire making, orienteering and fishing. In summer make the most of the long daylight hours and enjoy wild camping and cooking on open fires. In winter try your hand at ice fishing and even spend a night in an igloo which you have built yourself!

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Albania

Albania

In the heart of the Mediterranean lies an undiscovered and unspoilt rustic jewel. Perhaps one of the last great off the beaten track places to be found for trekking in Europe. With its stunning mountain scenery and beaches to rival any of its neighbouring countries, this is a country not to be missed.

Finland

Finland

Finland is an excellent summer or winter destination for school groups who wish to experience the calm and tranquility of a stunning, natural wilderness environment. A joy to explore, by foot or on water, the Thousand Lakes region, which covers the eastern border, and the Hossa hiking area just south of Lapland offer an extensive network of pathways and waterways which lead through pristine forests and over shimmering lakes.

Jordan

Jordan

Jordan is a country saturated with cultural heritage and natural beauty. The warm welcome of its traditional Bedouin people combined with its breathtaking scenery will leave every group member astounded by the diversity of its many treasures. Combining mountains, deserts and beaches, ancient churches, lost cities and a rich religious history, Jordan offers truly remarkable adventurous and educational opportunities for school adventure holidays.

Morocco

Morocco

Morocco provides an exotic cultural encounter and a superb range of varied landscapes for school expedition groups to visit, year round. The cities of Marrakech, Essaouira and Ouazarzate will introduce groups to bustling markets, food stalls and a vibrant street nightlife of music and performance. Groups on this school expedition can travel to an array of varied landscapes in six regions from arid and desert experiences to high-mountain treks or to explore the country's deep and fertile gorges.

Namibia

Namibia

Namibia provides a remarkably beautiful and unique environment, ideal for any school wishing to take an expedition to Africa and undertake a cultural project or significant exploration. Sandwiched between the Kalahari Desert and the South Atlantic coastline, the country has one of the most awe-inspiring landscapes in the world and holds many of Africa's most amazing natural landmarks including the Fish River Canyon, Waterberg Plateau, Namib Desert and Etosha National Park.

Nepal

Nepal

Though Nepal is without doubt the ultimate mountain region to experience on foot, there is more than snowy summits and glaciers for groups to encounter. Beyond the extensive trekking routes, there is also a stunning religious culture and a variety of additional activities to experience including safaris in Royal Chitwan National Park, dugout canoe excursions and thrilling white water rafting.

Northern India

Northern India

The North Indian region of Ladakh is the World's least populated piece of land and, containing over half of the Great Himalayan Range, and provides one of the continents finest trekking environments. Ideal for groups wanting to undertake a substantial trek, the country also provides opportunities for learning about the Buddhist and Indian culture, not only in Amritsar and Dharamsala, but also in Delhi, Varanasi, Sarnath and Agra.

Romania

Romania

With an abundance of trekking routes covering the entire Carpathian chain, the northern region of Transylvania is a landscape of fertile mountain ranges to explore by foot or ski. Here, pristine lakes and golden rivers provide thrilling kayaking and rafting experiences, while the regions UNESCO monuments of painted monasteries and fortified churches provide unique cultural tours and a fascinating insight into the region's colourful traditions.

Tanzania

Tanzania

The scene of mass wildlife migrations and home to Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, Tanzania dedicates more than a quarter of its land area to preserving its natural heritage. From the once in a lifetime experience of climbing Kilimanjaro to the superb game reserves with some of the largest concentrations of wild mammals anywhere in the world, Tanzania is a richly rewarding destination for groups looking for adventurous travel or challenging trekking.


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