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What it does: Unearthed Travel leads school groups on eight- to 21-day all-inclusive trips, with 15 destinations to choose from across Southeast Asia, India and Nepal, Africa, and Central and South America. The programs aim to increase mindfulness, resilience, and leadership skills in students through a challenging global adventure.
What's hot: Unearthed Travel refers to the tours as expeditions. Students attend a training workshop that addresses leadership roles and responsibilities, risk management, and destination research and logistics. Students also are actively involved in managing parts of the budget, buying transportation, choosing local restaurants within the food budget, and organizing some of the accommodations. I especially liked that the travel experiences include a community project, outdoor trek, and cultural exploration. Some of the projects have included building projects with Tibetan communities and supporting indigenous jungle villages in Borneo.
What's not: I couldn't find price information on the website or the brochure. However, I received more info when I called, and got immediate help. Prices are all-inclusive and start at $2,500 for programs in Latin America and reach more than $5,000 for 21-day expeditions in India, Nepal, and Southeast Asia.