WHAT OUR PARTICIPANTS CAN EXPECT

EXPECT MORE THAN FUN

PARTICIPANT FAQ’s

Find out what you can expect The Wild Traveler’s summer teen tours. Below are answers to some of the more commonly asked questions. You can find answers to each specific teen tours under the “FAQ” tab on each specific trip page: Hawaii // Kauai, Costa Rica // Panama, Washington.  Have other questions about our summer teen tours? Give us a call 1-866-514-0829 or send us an email at info@thewildtraveler.com. There’s no question to small – we love talking about this stuff!


 

WHERE DO WE SLEEP?

It will depend on your trip.  For domestic teen tours (Hawaii // Kauai and Washington) we will be camping in some of the most beautiful places – National Parks, State Beaches, and Private Campgrounds. Our tents are new, spacious, Sierra Design tents. You will share our tent with 1 or 2 other participants. You will also have the option each night to sleep on a tarp beneath the stars.

For our international teen tours (Costa Rica // Panama) we will be staying in a mix of youth hostels and hotels.  Participants will be separated by gender.

Hawaii // KauaiWashington, and Costa Rica // Panama

WHEN WILL I SHOWER?

In Hawaii you will have access to showers on all but 1 day.

On our international trips (Costa Rica // Panama), you’ll have access to showers every day.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

The Wild Traveler provides all of the gear except for a backpack, sleeping bag, sleeping pad for all summer teen tours. Check out your gear and clothing list specific to your trip on our trip pages –Hawaii // KauaiWashington, and Costa Rica // Panama. Please pack only the items on the list. Everything must be able to fit into your backpack or duffle and daypack. Space is limited. Don’t have something from the list? Let us know and we can provide that gear free of charge.

WILL I BE ABLE TO CALL FAMILY DURING MY TEEN TOUR?

You will have a chance to call your family as soon as you meet your Wild Traveler leaders at your arrival airport and again on departure day. If you ever need to contact your parents at any other time you will be allowed to do so.  You can also send and receive unlimited mail through the United States Postal Service throughout your trip. Family members will be able to follow along with our summer teen tour as it happens by checking out updates, stories, and pictures on our photo trip journal.

HOW IS THE FOOD?

Delicious! Under the guidance of your trip leaders, you will be in charge of putting together a menu in your cook groups made up of 2 or 3 other participants. You can choose meals from the Wild Traveler Cookbook or cook up one of your favorite recipes you learned from home. We will do our shopping at grocery stores and farmers markets. Our meals are nutritionally balanced, plentiful, tasty and offer plenty of options.  We’ll also eat out a few restaurants during our trip and sample local cuisine.

We will have snacks available throughout each day. We have no problem accommodating vegetarian diets. Any other dietary restrictions need to be approved by our office staff prior to registering for your teen tour.

On our international teen tours, we will prepare some as well as eat out at local restaurants.  The food is awesome and can accommodate even the pickiest of eaters.

HOW WILL WE TRAVEL?

Planes, boats, shuttles, and vans are the primary way of getting around on our summer teen tours. We recognize driving as the most dangerous activity, therefore we intentionally keep driving time to a minimum. The Wild Traveler leaders have clean driving records, go through a driver safety training, and have experience driving passenger vans.

 

WILL I MAKE FRIENDS?

Yea! You’ll leave with some of the strongest friendships you will have ever made. Living close to fun, like minded individuals combined with the shared experience of adventure travel for an extended amount of time. Not only will you make new friends – these friends will last a lifetime.

 

WHAT WILL MY GROUP BE LIKE?

Your group will be made up of 8-12 enthusiastic, positive, fun individuals (like yourself) ready for an experience of a lifetime. They come from all over the country, and in many cases, from all around the world. Our groups are created with attention to age and a balance of gender in order to ensure the best possible individual and group experience possible. Your group will be led by 2 – 3 experienced and knowledgeable leaders. Learn more about your leaders under the Our Leaders tab of the menu.

 

WHAT WILL OUR DAYS BE LIKE?

Each day has been scheduled with a variety fun and adventurous activities. These activities may include surfing, kayaking, hiking, SCUBA diving, backpacking, whitewater rafting, AND MORE. You can find day to day itineraries for each of our teen tours under the “itinerary” tab on each specific trip page: Hawaii // Kauai Teen Tours, and Costa Rica // Panama Teen Tours, Washington Teen Tours.

 

Have other questions about our summer teen tours? Give us a call at 1-866-514-0829 or send us an email at info@thewildtraveler.com. There is no question too small – we LOVE talking about this stuff!