2018/2019 Term Four: Central & South America

Term Four Itinerary

Monteverde • Arenal • Playas del Coco • Puembo • Amazon • Otavalo • Lima • Sacred Valley • Cusco


From the rainforests of Costa Rica to the breath-taking vistas of Peru, South and Central America will captivate your imagination and challenge your perceptions. During Term Four of Global High School, you’ll experience new heights, new foods, new languages, and new friends.

We will begin our adventure in Monteverde, Costa Rica. The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is home to thousands of species of plants and animals. Learn about cloud forest ecology and take a guided night hike through the reserve. Nearby, visit Arenal Volcano National Park to learn about the country’s most active volcano, and relax in the area’s hot springs before heading to Playas del Coco. It seems like a sleepy seaside town at first glance, but once you’ve familiarized yourself, you’ll find that it’s a friendly and lively place where tourists easily mix with locals and other travellers from around the globe. At night, the central plaza fills with people, food, laughter, and dancing in the true pura vida spirit.

Say goodbye to Costa Rica and head south to Ecuador. Our inland tour will include a stop in Puembo to study in the picturesque public parks and squares, and wander the local markets filled with fresh foods and artisanal treasures.

We then head into the Amazon basin to experience a wildlife adventure of a lifetime—believed by many to be home to the most diverse ecosystem in the world, with thousands of species of plants, animals, fish, and insects. Hike along jungle trails, study poolside and take in the views from your terrace while chattering troops of monkeys swing by.

Move to the northern town of Otavalo to browse the popular Otavalo Market, known for its vibrant, Ecuadorian woven products, which can be bartered and brought home as souvenirs of your incredible time abroad.

Our adventure continues in Peru, a country world-renowned for its ancient archaeological sites, including the famed Machu Picchu, and for its vibrant culture. Experience Lima, the country’s bustling capital where a bustling metropolis exists within an ancient city.

Travel through the Sacred Valley to the breathtaking site of Machu Picchu, hike amid a cloud forest and stone cliffs, and explore the history of Incan civilization. In the lively city of Cusco in the southern Andes, become acquainted with the area’s culture and history. Cusco was the capital of the Inca Empire, and reflects its rich history with illuminating museums, striking architecture, and Inca ruins. Immerse yourself and take it all in before final exams and a celebration of your unforgettable year abroad with a farewell banquet.

FLIGHT DETAILS

Groups are required to meet at the airport 3 hours prior to departure

DateAirline/Flight #DepartureArrival
Thursday, April 4, 2019Toronto to Houston flight to be advised
Thursday, April 4, 2019United Airlines flight 1565

Depart Houston 6:12 pm

Arrive San Jose 8:47 pm
Friday, May 24, 2019
Avianca flight 846

Depart Cuzco 7:02 pm
Arrive Lima 8:29 pm


Saturday, May 25, 2019

Air Canada flight 1947

Depart Lima 1:30 am
Arrive Toronto 10:30 am

Please note: Flights are subject to change by the airline.

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS

Coming Soon…

April 4 – May 25, 2019

Travel Services
(Including taxes & fees)
$6,515
Tuition, Supervision, Health & Wellness$7,080
Total Fee:
$13,595*
or use your Aeroplan Points

Courses

GRADE 11:
  • Biology (SBI3U)
  • Chemistry (SCH3U)
  • World History to the End of the Fifteenth Century (CHW3M)
  • Visual Arts: Photography (AWQ3M)
GRADE 12:
  • Biology (SBI4U)
  • Chemistry (SCH4U)
  • World Issues: A Geographic Analysis (CGW4U)
  • World Cultures (HSC4M)
  • World History Since the Fifteenth Century (CHY4U)
  • Visual Arts: Photography (AWQ4M)

Included in your Program:

 

Hiking
Zip lining
Hot Springs
Machu Picchue
And more

 
More details of what is included:

  • Excursions to Machu Picchu
  • Boat tour, zip lining, hot springs and surfing
  • Community Service opportunities are also offered.

Accommodations

Accommodation details for 2018/2019 will be made available closer to the program date. Check back soon!

Other Terms

See what destinations, courses and excursions we offer on the other terms:

*Plus $495 registration fee. Includes group airfare arranged by Blyth Academy and an estimated $1,095.00** in airline and departure taxes, local taxes and fees. All itineraries, excursions, and dates are subject to change. Please visit www.blythpoints.com for more details on funding your program through Aeroplan points.