Travel For Teens: Travel Programs for Older Teens

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We know that older teens are more independent and we have designed several trips to reflect this! All of our itineraries for these trips have been designed specifically with older teens in mind. Whether it be using a rail pass, participating in more advanced activities, or discovering more exotic destinations, each of these trips is sure to inspire wanderlust in every teenager!


Ultimate Europe for Older Teens 1: Prepare yourself for the ultimate European adventure as you explore nine different countries on this program designed especially for older teens! Immerse yourself in the exciting cultures of every destination and learn to live like a local while travelling like a pro!

Ultimate Europe for Older Teens 2: Join us on the ultimate 21-day version of our 30-day older teens program to experience the unique cultures of six amazing European countries!


Southeast Asia for Older Teens: Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia: Join us for the ultimate Southeast Asia experience on this program made just for older teens! Venture off the beaten path and experience some of the region's best hidden gems four distinctly different countries.

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Costa Rica for Older Teens: Ultimate Adventure and Service: Join us this summer as we pack in 22 days of pure adrenaline mixed with just the right amount of community service on this program designed specifically for older teens. Help local children practice their English, zipline through lush jungle canopies, and catch some waves at favorite local spots for surfing. So pack your bags and get ready to live the pura vida!

Costa Rica for Older Teens: Adventure and Service: Experience the best that Costa Rica has to offer this summer as you zipline over jungle canopies, kayak through crystal clear waters, and participate in meaningful service work with rural beach communities on this program designed especially for older teens. So pack your bags and get ready to live the pura vida!

Costa Rica for Older Teens: Adrenaline: Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime as you explore the best of Costa Rica and Nicaragua on this program designed especially for older teens. Experience jungles, beachers, and quaint villages while doing a wide variety of adrenaline-pumping activities on this exhilarating trip of a lifetime!

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based on 20 reviews
  • Growth 9.7
  • Support 9.7
  • Fun 9.8
  • Housing 9.7
  • Safety 9.7
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Great Stepping Stone

This was my first time traveling without my parents in a different country. Through this program I as I was able to travel with other people as well as being able to go off by myself (with permission of course) and got to experience the culture Switzerland, Italy and France had. I met up with the group in Germany so I was a little late to everything. However, right when I got there I knew immediately that it was going to be a great trip. I sat down and immediately started talking to people. I went into this trip knowing now one and I came out with 25 new friends from all over the United States. It made me into the person I am today. It also gave me the travel bug even more then before. Going on this trip allowed us to see different cultures from around the world. While experiencing different cultures it made me not want to go back because of how well TFT put us deep in the culture of the place we were visiting. Through Travel For Teens, they have made me into the person I have always stride to be whether that be improving me leadership skills or my social skills. Travel for Teens is a great stepping stone to starting to travel by yourself in the future.

How can this program be improved?
Everything was cramped into so little of time. We went to so many amazing places but we did a lot of the famous stuff in one day. We didn't need to go to Versailles as well as the Louvre in one day. If it was spread out over two days that would've been so much better.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Amazing Trip

I had a great time on the older teen trip to Prague, Austria, Slovenia and Croatia. It truly is an eye opening experience for someone who does not travel often. You are surrounded by a whole new culture and beautiful surroundings. The trip itself is packed with exciting activities, like exploring ice caves and zip-lining. The sights are stunning too. My favorite view was from the Eagle's Nest in Germany. The councilors were amazing and often at times felt like friends during the trip. it was unique for me because this was my first time in Europe so I soaked it all in. I made quality friendships with fellow teens and we still keep in touch even though we live in different states and countries. Overall this was a phenomenal experience for me and I would definitely recommend it.

Yes, I recommend this program
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An AMAZING trip!

This past summer, I did the Older Teens trip that went to Florence, Cinque Terre, Switzerland, and Paris. This was absolutely the best trip I have ever been on. The experiences and memories that I made are endless, and the friends I made on this trip are still in contact today. In all of the cities, the staff was always prepared, and made sure that everyone was happy and having a good time. The accommodations we were housed in were always clean, and I never felt unsafe. My favorite memory overall of this trip was paragliding in Switzerland. This opportunity was unreal, and we got to see the city of Interlake from a completely different view! The fact that this was an Older Teens Trip was also good, because the staff gave us more freedom, and we were able to experience the different cities on our own! Overall, this trip was amazing and I highly recommend it.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Best Price, Fun, Experience

I went on an older teens trip to Costa Rica with Travel For Teens. The action packed trip included rappelling down the side of a waterfall, hiking to a beautiful volcano, white water rafting, shopping, surfing, snorkeling, and more! The environment was great because I was surrounded by people my own age. It was one of the greatest learning experiences ever, and I made some lifelong friends along the way!

How can this program be improved?
One of the counselors treated us (mostly 17-18 year olds) as if we were inexperienced 12 year old travelers. Although it's good to be safe, it was a little much for this trip.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Unbelievable Experience

Travel for Teens has really helped me develop into the person that I want to be. This summer, I will be going on my 5th trip with them, and I couldn't imagine doing anything else. Last summer I went on the Europe for Older Teens 2 trip to Florence, Cinque Terre, Interlaken, and Paris. I could go on for hours and hours about the amazing experiences that I was opened to, such as paragliding in the Swiss Alps and climbing the 414 step tower next to the Duomo, but really the best part (in my opinion) was the friends that I made. I go on these trips without previously knowing anybody. It is pretty intimidating being at the airport with a group of strangers who you will be spending every moment with for the next 10 days, but honestly, I wouldn't want it any other way. These kids do not know the person I am in school or at home, they just know me for who I am in that moment, the person I want to be. I find that sometimes, I feel closer to these kids than I do with my school friends, who I have known for more than 5 years! I recommend Travel For Teens to literally everyone I can. I wrote my college essay about the company and my experiences overseas and I definitely could not imagine my life without travel.

How can this program be improved?
Honestly I can't think of anything :)
Yes, I recommend this program


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Travel For Teens is a program provider that believes that teen travel should be both enriching and fun. TFT offers a full range of travel experiences that teens can choose from to create their own ideal international experience.

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