Rein Teen Tours Blog

Grade: 10

Western Skies

Western Skies will begin by flying to Phoenix. It’s a fabulous stay at our spectacular resort in Scottsdale, while we start making friends that will last a lifetime. Time to get the action started as we head to the Grand Canyon, hike on the famous Kaibab Trail to view this massive National Park. Next visit is to Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks and Sedona where we will enjoy the rugged Pink Jeep Off-Road Adventure. After that it’s Las Vegas for two days of exploring everything it has to offer.
Next we head to Sunny California for 6 days of fabulous teen tour adventure. Stay at our spectacular resort in San Diego, where we enjoy professional surfing lessons and visit the world-famous San Diego Zoo. When your teen tour hits Los Angeles, get ready for Hollywood excitement at Universal Studios and the fantasy of Disneyland. After an exciting farewell party, board our regularly scheduled jet for our flight home with your new teen tour friends and memories of the greatest summer imaginable.

Tour & Service

Project Hawaii

Project Hawaii

Choose one of the following Community Service Programs:

Volunteer with Children
Volunteer with Animals
Group Size
The Project Hawaii summer community service program accommodates 30-40 participants, which fosters expanded social interactions and friendships within the group during evening activities and weekend excursions. Depending on the specific site, each service project will consist of 5-15 participants. This enables our teenagers to benefit from small group and one-on-one interaction at the service project.
Accommodations
During the week, the Doubletree Grand Naniloa Hotel is our home away from home. Enjoy the beautiful banyan tree grounds and the relaxing bay-front views of our hotel, the nearby zen pathways at Liliuokalani Japanese Gardens, and views of Mauna Kea standing in the distance. All rooms are doubles and have private bathrooms, air-conditioning and flat screen tvs with cable-television. Our participants enjoy hotel amenities, including a swimming pool, fitness center, full service restaurant, free wifi, gift shop and more.

During the week, our group eats breakfast and dinner together at our hotel. Lunch is provided at the various service projects.

After volunteering each day, we will enjoy many different late afternoon options. Some late afternoons will include relaxing at the hotel pool, exercising at the hotel gym, walking or running along the trails of Liliuokalani Gardens, or using the hotel wifi to catch up with family and friends. Other late afternoons will include field trips to exciting local sites such as: Volcanoes National Park, the local Farmers Market, hikes in the rainforest to see beautiful waterfalls, etc. Every evening, enjoy various group activities, including authentic Hawaiian Cultural Activities, nights at the movies, etc.

Meals
During the week, our group eats breakfast and dinner together at our hotel’s restaurant. Lunch is provided at the various service projects. While traveling on weekends, breakfast and dinner are provided in various local restaurants and food establishments at our hotels. On occasion we divide into smaller groups allowing teenagers to choose from a greater variety of restaurants.
Staff
Our summer community staff members are teachers and graduate students who are committed to Project Hawaii’s ideals of volunteering and giving back to the community. Rein staff members are always present at each service project. All staff members attend our professional training workshops where the emphasis is placed on the safety and well being of our teenagers. All staff are certified in Basic First Aid and CPR.
Transportation
Rein Project Hawaii uses bus transportation with professional drivers to transfer our participants to their various projects, activities, and weekend excursions.
Activities
After volunteering each day, enjoy different late afternoon activities including relaxing at the hotel pool, walking or jogging along the trails of nearby Liliuokalani Japanese Gardens, or using the wifi in the lobby to catch up with family and friends. Afternoon fun also includes local field trips to the rainforest where we hike to beautiful waterfalls, exciting trips to Volcanoes National Park and Punalu’u Black Sand Beach and the local Farmers Market. The group will enjoy a fun evening activity every night, including: our authentic cultural immersion program two nights each week, a night at the movies, Rein’s famous Minute to Win It competition, and lots of other fun local evening activities. On our weekend excursions, activities include snorkeling, surfing lessons, trips to Pearl Harbor and Diamond Head, etc.
Communication
The Rein Communication Center is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week throughout the program. Teenagers are permitted to bring cell phones and the lobby of our hotel is equipped with wifi.

Project Ecuador, The Amazon & Galapagos Islands

Itinerary Map for Project Ecuador & Galapagos Islands Project

All of our teenagers participate in the following Community Service Projects:

Volunteer at a Pre-School in Quito
Volunteer with the Kichwa Tribe
Group Size
The Project Ecuador program accommodates up to 34 participants, which fosters expanded social interactions and friendships within the group during all of our activities.
Accommodations
During the Project Ecuador program, our participants stay in safe, secure, and centrally located hotels and lodges that reflect the local character of each part of the country that we visit. All of our accommodations provide amenities and facilities that allow for comfort and a good night’s sleep.
Meals
While in Quito, our group enjoys the great full breakfast buffet at the JW Marriott, and lunch and dinner are eaten at various restaurants throughout the city. While in the Amazon, we eat our meals in the lodges’ restaurants, with the option of always sampling the local cuisine. In the Galapagos Islands, we eat breakfast and dinner (served family-style) at our hotel, and lunch is enjoyed while on our daily excursions throughout the islands. No matter where we are, there is always an option for every type of diet.
Staff
Our staff members are teachers and graduate school students who are committed to Project Ecuador’s ideals of volunteering, exploring, and learning from different cultures. Rein Community Service staff members are always present at each service site. All staff members attend our professional training workshops where the emphasis is placed on the safety and well-being of our teenage participants. Program leaders are trained in Basic First Aid and CPR. All service sites are additionally staffed by local bi-lingual volunteer coordinators.
Transportation
While in Quito and the Amazon, Project Ecuador uses professionally driven buses and vans to transport our participants to their various projects and activities. The flights between Quito and the Galapagos Islands are on regularly scheduled, full-size jet planes. During the Galapagos Islands portion of the program, we utilize professionally captained charter boats to explore the islands.
Communication
The Rein Communication Center is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week throughout the program. Teenagers are permitted to bring their cell phones.

Project Costa Rica

20 Day Program

July 3 – July 22, 2022
$6599
Learn more about our 20 day trip


14 Day Program

July 17 – July 30, 2022
$5599
Learn more about our 14 day trip

Project Costa Rica

Project California

Project California

Choose one of the following Community Service Programs:

Volunteer with Children
Protect the Environment
Volunteer at Unity Shoppe
Volunteer at Kids Cooking Camp
Group Size
The Project California summer community service programs accommodate up to 40 participants, which fosters expanded social interactions and friendships within the group during evening activities and weekend excursions. Depending on the specific site, each service project will consist of 5-15 participants. This enables our teenagers to benefit from small group and one-on-one interaction at the service project.
Accommodations
During the week, the University of California Santa Barbara is our home away from home. Our dorm features an incredible array of facilities, including an Olympic-size swimming pool, computer room, recreation room with pool tables and ping pong tables, floor lounges with sofas and cable television, linen service, and laundry room.
Meals
During the week, the group will eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner in Portola Dining Commons, the dormitory dining hall. Portola is cafeteria-style, consisting of various stations with plenty of choices at each meal for all types of diets. Enjoy everything from made-to-order omelets to lasagna to delicious desserts. While traveling on weekends, breakfast and dinner are provided at our hotels and in various local restaurants.
Staff
Our summer community service staff members are teachers and graduate students who are committed to Project California’s ideals of volunteering and giving back to the global community. Rein Community Service staff members are always present at each service site. All staff members attend our professional training workshops where the emphasis is placed on the safety and well being of our teenage volunteers. Program leaders are trained in Basic First Aid and CPR.
Transportation
Rein Project California Community Service uses professionally driven buses and vans to transfer our participants to their various projects, activities and weekend excursions. There is no additional fee for transporting participants to and from the airport on arrival in California and departure from California.
Communication
The Rein Communication Center is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week throughout the program. Teenagers are permitted to bring cell phones and our free wifi is available throughout our dormitory.

Hawaiian Caper

Hawaiian Caper is the ultimate summer teen tour adventure. Our journey begins as we jet to Seattle, where we’ll enjoy ice breakers as we meet all of our new friends. In Seattle, we’ll walk though Pike Place Market, go to the top of the Space Needle, rock out at MoPOP (Museum of Pop Culture) and battle our friends at Whirlyball.

The action continues on our teen tour as we make two stops in Oregon. In Eugene, our teenagers will visit the University of Oregon and we’ll fly across the sand dunes along the coast on our outrageous Sandrail Dune Buggy Ride. In Medford, we’ll get soaked on our thrilling jet boat trip up and down the Rogue River.

The fun continues as we head to Lake Tahoe, where our teen tour travelers will enjoy action-packed days tubing, water skiing and wake boarding on Lake Tahoe. We have one exciting stop left before heading to Hawaii – San Francisco! Here we’ll ride the cable cars up and down the hills of the city, explore Fisherman’s Wharf, walk down Lombard Street and enjoy delicious ice cream sundaes at Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory.

Our Hawaiian Caper finally heads to the land of paradise as we jet to Maui to begin the Hawaiian leg of our summer teen tour adventure. Enjoy the beautiful pools and beach at our beach-front resort, the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa. Dive 100 feet below the ocean’s surface on our out-of-this-world Submarine Trip. Have a blast on our banana boating trip on the sparkling blue waters of the Pacific. A great day of snorkeling awaits us as our 65-foot catamaran sails to Molokini Crater. We’ll enjoy glass bottom viewing, a fun waterslide, and superb snorkeling amongst colorful tropical fish and giant sea turtles, during our snorkel cruise adventure.

Our short jet flight takes us to the "Big Island" where we will soak up the sun at our outrageous resort. We'll tour the Big Island, visit Volcanoes National Park, hike through Lava Tubes and run barefoot on the Black Sand Beaches.

The last three nights of your summer teen paradise are spent on the island of Oahu, at the amazing Hyatt Waikiki in Honolulu. Visit Pearl Harbor, enjoy the view from the top of Diamond Head and take a fun trip to the University of Hawaii. Professional Surfing lessons on Waikiki Beach will make the final day of our summer teen tour unforgettable!

You’ll board our regularly scheduled jet for our flight home with your new teen tour friends and unbelievable memories of your summer teen tour adventure to Hawaii and the Pacific Coast.

European Adventure

European Adventure begins as we travel together to Reykjavik, Iceland. Make lots of new friends and start bonding with fun Introductions and Ice Breakers at our orientation. We will explore the natural beauty of Iceland during our famous Golden Circle Tour where we’ll tour Thingvellier National Park and see the Great Geyser and Gullfoss Waterfall. Our expert rafting guides will sail through magnificent landscapes as we raft down Gullfoss Canyon. Enjoy the world famous Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa where we will soak in the Hot Springs and reap the benefits of the mineral-rich waters. Get your cameras ready when we put on headlamps for our exciting and beautiful Lava Tube Trek! Our journey continues as we take our non-stop flight to Paris.

Bienvenue — Welcome to Paris! We’ll go to the top of the Eiffel Tower, view the Mona Lisa at the Louvre, and see the works of Monet and Van Gogh at Musee d’Orsay. Next we’ll hear the chimes at Notre Dame and drive along the Champs-Elysées to see the Arc de Triomphe. Take an evening cruise down the Seine River and visit Sacre Coeur in the bohemian artist village of Montmartre. After roaming the vast gardens at the Palace of Versailles our student European teen tour is off to Switzerland.

Our time in Switzerland begins as our teen tour drives to the majestic Swiss Alps to reach the village of Zermatt, nestled amongst beautiful alpine lakes and enchanting ice-blue glaciers. The teens will have Professionally Guided Summer Snow Skiing and Snowboarding on the Matterhorn or will take an Alpine Gondola Ride to experience a personal breathtaking view of this serene environment.

Benvenuti in Italia – Welcome to Italy! Our first stop is Venice, a breathtaking city built on 118 small islands that are separated by canals and linked by over 400 bridges. Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime moonlit gondola ride along Venice’s canals. See the Murano Glass Blowers blow Venetian glass right in front of your eyes and cross the Bridge of Sighs. Our time in Venice will be complete with visits to St. Mark’s Basilica, Doge’s Palace and a late night of Gelato and people watching in Piazza san Marco.

As they say…When in Rome…we’ll set foot in the Colosseum where gladiators once fought and stroll down The Ancient Roman Forum, the center of Roman commerce during ancient times. We’ll see Circus Maximus, step inside the Pantheon, walk down the Spanish Steps, toss coins over your shoulder into the Trevi Fountain, and then spend the evening in the charming Piazza Navonna. Walk through Vatican City and St. Peter’s Basillica on our guided tour, and marvel at Michelangelo’s artwork in the Sistine Chapel.

Excitement abounds as we take in the stunning views of cliffs, grottos and shimmering bays as we reach Sorrento, our beautiful resort town spread along the terraces that rise above the sea. Step onto our Hydrofoil Boat Ride as we head to the Island of Capri, where we’ll take a boat ride to the Blue Grotto, swim in the crystal clear sea, and enjoy a relaxing beach day. Sorrento is so fabulous, you’ll never want to leave. On our way to Florence, we will check out the archeologic ruins of Pompeii, a Roman town frozen in time from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D.

Florence is a city bustling with industry, craft, commerce, culture, art, and science. Some sights on our Guided City Tour include Ghiberti’s Bronze Doors, Michelangelo’s "David," the Duomo, and the Ponte Vechio. Our teenagers will hear the best mixes of international dance music at our two-level International Dance Club. Enjoy delicious Italian Pasta Dinners that will tempt your palate and wake your taste buds. As we leave Florence we’ll stop at the Leaning Tower of Pisa, then it is off to the French Riviera.

Next, Rein Teen Tours European Adventure travelers are in store for glitz and glamour as we head to Monte Carlo, Monaco, where we’ll stay at the world-famous Fairmont Monte Carlo. Here we’ll enjoy our resort’s opulent pool overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Enjoy a beach day along the beautiful blue-green waters of the French Riviera, also known as the Cote d’Azur. We will experience the unique vibe of Riviera Night Life in Monaco as we and indulge in delicious gourmet meals and soak up the vibe at this international playground of the rich and famous!

Our last seven days will be spent in Spain. Barcelona, the host city of the 1992 Olympics will be our home as we take in the cool fresh air of the Mediterranean coast and this epicenter of cultural energy. Tour Salvador Dali’s Museum in Figueras and enjoy a traditional paella dinner followed by an authentic Flamenco Dance Show. We’ll explore La Rambla, Barcelona’s most vibrant avenue with inviting shops, food markets, and unique performers. On our visit to Park Guell we’ll see one of the most colorful and playful works of the famous artist Antoni Gaudí, then we’ll walk around La Sagrada Familia to see Gaudí’s masterpiece basilica.

Relax and reminisce on the beach in Costa Brava as we swim and play on the sun drenched white sand beaches of the Spanish Riviera, along the sparkling blue Mediterranean Sea. Conquer Dragon Kahn, the only 8 loop roller coaster in the World, as we spend the day at Port Aventura & Ferrari Land, Spain’s largest theme park.

Our summer European teen tour ends with an incredible finale in Madrid, the capital metropolis of Spain. We’ll visit the Prado Museum and walk along the grounds of Palacio Real, the largest palace in Europe. Race your friends to the bottom of the hill at our indoor snow-tubing park, and tour Bernabeú Stadium, home of International Fútbol team, Real Madrid. Spend the last night with your summer teen tour group enjoying fun skits and songs at our farewell party that continues late into the night. Then it is time to board our regularly scheduled jet for our flight home, with new friends and unforgettable memories of our journey through Iceland, France, Switzerland, Italy and Spain.

Costa Rica Adventure

Costa Rica Adventure introduces our teenagers to many of the highlights of this beautiful country. We will explore the magnificent mountainous interior and the palm-tree lined beaches of this slice of paradise. We begin our adventure in the vibrant city of San Jose and the beautiful lush Central Valley. We jump right into the action with a visit to one of the world’s most active craters, Poas Volcano, and make our way to the other-worldly La Paz Waterfall Gardens.

Next, we head north to the town of La Fortuna and one of Costa Rica’s must-see destinations, the Arenal Volcano. Hike to the lava rocks in Arenal National Park and spot monkeys and sloths on our excursion through the rainforest on the famous Hanging Bridges. Sit back and relax in soothing natural hot springs after our exhilarating waterfall rappelling adventure. Our journey continues to our next stop, magical Monteverde, home to mysterious cloud forests and jaw-dropping natural beauty. Get psyched for our exciting zip-line tour as you cruise from tree-top to tree-top!

Next up is Rincon de la Vieja, home to the awesome Jungle Water Slide, exciting canopy tours, and bubbling volcanic mud baths. After a stop in Palo Verde National Park, we continue to the beautiful blue Pacific Ocean and Playa Tamarindo, home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. It’s time to “hang ten” during our professional surf lessons and enjoy the gorgeous sunset during our catamaran cruise.

The adventure continues as we head to the Central Pacific Coast. We’ll drive to postcard-perfect Playa Herradura for an incredible snorkel cruise to pristine Isla Tortuga. Manuel Antonio National Park is next, famous for its magnificent beaches, teeming wildlife, and unspoiled rainforests. Grab your paddle and get ready for our thrilling white-water rafting trip on the Rio Savegre. We’ll hike through the jungle to Nauyaca Waterfalls and play in the golden sand on Playa Biesanz.

We’ll head back to San Jose for our farewell dinner at the Hard Rock Café as we reminisce with our new friends about our incredible summer memories and awesome experiences on Costa Rica Adventure.

California Cruisin’

California Cruisin’ begins as we jet to San Francisco. In San Francisco it’s cable car rides, Fisherman’s Wharf, and crooked Lombard Street. The action continues as summer teen tour travelers enjoy action-packed days water-skiing and tubing in Lake Tahoe and challenging themselves on a professionally guided rafting adventure. Head to your beachfront hotel in Monterey for some classic California sights up Seventeen Mile Drive.

Next we head to beautiful Southern California to stay at our spectacular resort in San Diego, where we enjoy professional surfing lessons and visit the world-famous San Diego Zoo. When your teen tour hits Los Angeles, get ready for Hollywood excitement at Universal Studios and the fantasy of Disneyland. After an exciting farewell party, board our regularly scheduled jet for our flight home with your new teen tour friends and memories of the greatest summer imaginable.

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