Having the most variety in teen travel is not something we take lightly at Travel For Teens. From Tanzania to Thailand and Peru to California the options are endless. With over 142 programs we know it can be difficult to choose just one. Here are the top 10 most underrated trips that you should consider if you want the adventure of a lifetime.
1. USA & Canada: North American Expedition
Our longest North American road trip is one you can not miss. Starting in Utah and ending in Canada, this epic USA & Canada road trip covers some of the most incredible parts of the continent. Exploring nine national parks within 40 days, you will get to white water raft, rock climb, horseback ride, soak in hot springs, and more!
2. Hawaii Ultimate Adventure & Service
If you dream of picture-perfect beaches, delicious fresh food, and diving in the ocean, this is the trip for you. Our Ultimate Hawaii program is the only one that takes you to four islands in Hawaii! Hop between Oahu, The Big Island, Maui, and Kauai as you dive into the Aloha lifestyle. Swim with dolphins, learn to surf, rescue sea turtles on Maui, and even mountain bike down a volcano (yes, for real), all in the best 21 days of your life.
3. Peru, Ecuador & the Galápagos Service
Get off the beaten path down in South America on our Peru, Ecuador, and Galapagos program. If you are an adventurous traveler who loves ancient history, beautiful culture, and incredible wildlife you can stop reading this and just go sign up. Follow your expert guides as you hike Machu Picchu, stay with local families in the Sacred Valley and snorkel and scuba dive with sea lions, sea turtles, marine iguanas, penguins, manta rays, and a variety of tropical fish.
4. Florida Keys Marine Conservation
Head South to one of the most underrated states in the US, sunny Florida! If you have ever been to the Florida Keys before, you will understand why this trip is one of our most underrated. Home to one of the most beautiful and healthy coral reefs in the world, we will get to snorkel in John Pennekamp state park and see all the incredible ocean life Florida is home to. Really “dive in” and work with the largest coral restoration organization in the world. If you love ocean life and beautiful islands the Florida Keys trip is one you can’t miss!
5. Ultimate Travel Photography Workshop: Italy & France
Our Ultimate Photography program is truly a dream come true. If you are interested in photography this underrated trip is designed to help you pursue that passion. Explore two of the most photogenic countries in the world and learn from a professional photographer how to improve your skills all while exploring the culture, food, and sites throughout Italy and France.
6. Spain, Portugal & Morocco
Spain, Portugal, and Morocco are all known for their lively cultures, fresh seafood, bold colors, and rich history. You will get to see a different side of all three countries as we ride camels, climb castles, and eat more tapas than you ever thought possible! This trip is perfect for the teen who wants to combine European exploration with a trip over to Northern Africa. There are age-appropriate options for 9th and 10th graders, or for older teens finishing 11th and 12th grade. Don’t miss out on this truly underrated program.
7. Vietnam Service and Adventure
Thailand is one of our most popular programs, but a lot of people sleep on Vietnam! Home to some of the kindest people, best food, and most amazing sights in the world, Vietnam will not disappoint. We’ll get to sleep under the stars on a boat at one of the seven wonders of the world, eat spicy food, and even volunteer in a remote village. This Vietnam trip is perfect for someone who wants to get out of their comfort zone and experience what life is like on the other side of the world. You can even choose to combine this adventure with one of our Thailand trips for the ultimate Southeast Asia experience!
8. Budapest, Krakow, Vienna & Prague
Head to some of the most underrated places in Europe on this 13-day tour to Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland! This trip is one of our most adventurous European tours! From exploring the cave system under Budapest to a bike tour in Prague, this will not be your typical vacation. You will love seeing the local side of these countries and it will feel like we are stepping back in time as we explore the ancient and intriguing histories of the area.
9. USA: Colorado, Utah, Wyoming & Montana
Number nine on our list is for all the mountain lovers. If you love being above 10,000 ft then you don’t have to look any longer, you have found the perfect program! Spend time in the “wild west” and explore some of the most stunning scenery in the whole United States including Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks. Make sure you keep your eyes peeled for bears, moose, and other wildlife as we make our way north from Denver. You’ll be able to live your western dream with horseback riding, a rodeo, and even white water rafting. Don’t miss out on this 21-day road trip!
10. USA: American Southwest Adventure
The last program on our list may be the most underrated of them all. You will get to explore five national parks in just 11 days on this trip. There is no doubt that your mind will be blown by the contrasting landscapes that can be found in Utah. Not only will you get to see these incredible places, but also explore them by zip-lining, rock climbing, stargazing, and more. If you love nature and hiking this trip is perfect for you as we will take on some of the most iconic hikes in the United States.