The City of Eternal Spring
Develop your students' sustainability mindset and give them the tools to take positive actions in their own lives and communities. Students will discover the importance of responsible consumption and conservation of our native forests through hands-on activities. They'll immerse into Medellin life with community projects and a trip on the world-class green transport system before entering a stunning natural reserve for rafting, zip lining and jungle living.
Where: Medellin, Rio Claro
Duration: 2+ days
Number of participants: 6+
Cost: from $249 p/p (price doesn't include international flights)
Language: Spanish or English
UN SDGs Covered:
Day 1 - Arrivals
Your expert guides will meet you at the airport and accompany you on your private transfer to your hotel. Dinner, fruit exhibition and introduction to the program.
Day 2 - Art and transformation tour in Medellin
Journey through one of Medellin's most vibrant neighbourhoods, learning about the history of Colombia's second largest city. Students take part in a community workshop and a music and dance workshop.
Day 3 - Organic farming and cooking challenge
Travel to el Carmen de Viboral, a town one hour from Medellin, to meet a traditional Antioquia farmer. Understand, and taste, the entire process of organic farming. Then, students split into teams to cook their own sustainable meal!
Day 4 - Reforestation project and eco walk
Explore Medellin's extraordinary ecological playground, Parque Arvi. Students visit Colombia's second largest plant nursery, experience a thrilling eco walk which tests every sense. In the afternoon, students enjoy a coffee tasting session with a local coffee maker then they take part in their own reforestation project and enjoy a bonfire under the stars.
Day 5 - Rafting and jungle experience
Students travel 3 hours south east to visit Colombia's most spectacular natural reserves: Rio Claro. Here, they raft down a crystal clear river and underneath unique marble caves. As the sun sets, students walk among the fascinating flora and fauna and discover an endemic bird species.
Day 6 - Zip lining and river walk
After waking up to the howl of monkeys, students zip through the jungle on a canopy experience before wading through the river to reach some stunning waterfalls. The group returns to Medellin after lunch for a final reflections session and an introduction to our post-trip challenge.
Day 7 - Departures
Students take part in a artisanal workshop before heading to the airport for their departures.