Rein Teen Tours Blog

Length: 20-25 Days

Mini Tours

Rein Mini Tours allow travelers to tour weekdays and spend the weekend at home. You can choose from 2, 3 or 5 weeks of adventure. The perfect summer for students in the New York/New Jersey Metro area and the Philadelphia/Cherry Hill area completing 6th, 7th and 8th grades!

Series 1: Three Weeks

Yankee Clipper
New England • Boston • Cape Cod
July 3 – July 7

Pennsylvania Playland
Hershey • Amish Country
July 10 – July 14

Northern Lights
Lake George • Lake Placid
July 17 – July 21

Series 1 Itineraries

Series 2: Two Weeks

Northern Wonderland
Niagara Falls • Rochester • Syracuse
July 24 – July 28

Eastern Frontiers
Williamsburg • Busch Gardens • Virginia Beach
July 31 – August 4

Series 2 Itineraries

Rein Teen Tours offers our Mini Teen Tour Program as a great introduction to the world of Summer Teen Tour Travel! Teenagers completing 6th, 7th and 8th grades from the New York/New Jersey Metro Area and the Philadelphia/Cherry Hill Area can arrange two, three, or five week teen tours, traveling Monday through Friday while spending the weekends at home. Mini Teen Tour Travelers can experience the excitement of great US cities, the natural beauty of the East Coast, and enjoy the action of our carefully selected destinations.

ACCOMMODATIONS

On all tours, you’ll stay in fantastic hotels and resorts. Enjoy the LUXURY of Embassy Suites, Homewood Suites, Doubletree Suites, Great Wolf Lodge and more. All hotels are centrally located and feature private baths, individual beds, swimming pools, and many have special indoor and outdoor facilities. Sleep in the comfort of your own bed every night!

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 26 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 2 – July 21, 2023
$6899   $6599
Learn more about our 20 day trip


14 Day Program

July 16 – July 29, 2023
$5899   $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
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.

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 head back to San Jose for our farewell dinner as we reminisce with our new friends about our incredible summer memories and awesome experiences on Costa Rica Adventure.

Adventure Thailand

Itinerary Map for Adventure Thailand

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

Volunteering with Thai Children
Volunteer at an Elephant Camp

All of our teenagers will also participate in the following cultural activities:

Group Size
Our Adventure Thailand summer program can accommodate up to 24 participants, which fosters expanded social interactions and friendships within the group during all of our activities.
Accomodations
During Adventure Thailand, our group stays in safe, secure, and centrally located hotels that reflect the local character and culture of each part of Thailand and Cambodia that we visit. All of our accommodations provide amenities and facilities that allow for comfort and a good night’s sleep.
Meals
Throughout Adventure Thailand we will enjoy the local cuisine in these culturally rich locations. Thai meals are known for their amazing complexity, combining sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and spicy ingredients, with each part of Thailand being known for its own local style. In Cambodia we will be introduced to Khmer food, which traditionally consists of contrasting flavors, textures, and temperatures along with herbs, vegetables, and dipping sauces. Sometimes comfort food is just what you need, so we will also have the opportunity to dine at Western-style restaurants during the program. Enjoy breakfast at our various hotels and lunch and dinner in local restaurants.
Staff
Our staff members are teachers and graduate school students who are committed to Adventure Thailand’s ideals of volunteering, exploring, and learning from different cultures. Rein Community Service staff members are always present at each service site and each activity. All staff members attend our professional training workshops where the emphasis is placed on the safety and well-being of our teenager participants. All staff members are certified in Basic First Aid and CPR. All service sites are additionally staffed by local bilingual guides.
Transportation
Adventure Thailand uses professionally driven vans and buses to transfer our participants to their various projects and activities. All internal flights in Thailand and between Thailand and Cambodia are on regularly scheduled commercial jets.
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 and can use wifi when available.

California Caper

California Caper features a fantastic combination of outstanding hotels and an exciting college dorm stay at UCLA in Los Angeles.

Your teen tour begins as we jet to Salt Lake City and spend nine days in the picturesque Southwestern United States. Teen travelers enjoy the breathtaking scenery at Bryce Canyon National Park. From Bright Angel Point we’ll view the most spectacular Natural Wonder of the World, the Grand Canyon. Experience Sedona’s enchanted Red Rock country on our Pink Jeep Off-Road Adventure and two action packed days of entertainment in Las Vegas.

Sunny California is the next destination on your summer teen tour! Stay at our spectacular resort in San Diego, where we enjoy professional surfing lessons and visit the world-famous San Diego Zoo. Our short flight takes us to Lake Tahoe for water-skiing and tubing during our amazing beach day. The excitement keeps growing as your teen tour runs the rapids on a whitewater raft adventure. Head to San Francisco for three terrific days exploring the city by the bay. Next, we head to Los Angeles for the final stop of your California Caper teen tour. Here we will stay on the energetic campus of UCLA. In Los Angeles, we’ll visit Universal Studios and Disneyland. We will have our last night party before traveling home with your new teen tour friends and summer memories from the adventure of a lifetime.

Australia / New Zealand Adventure

Australia / New Zealand Adventure introduces our teenagers to the highlights of these two incredible countries through exciting travel and enriching cultural experiences. We begin our adventure by traveling to Auckland, the captivating capital of New Zealand, and start with a thrilling sail on an actual America’s Cup Yacht on Waitemata Harbour. Next, travel north to the beautiful Bay of Islands where we will explore the Maori Meeting House and Waitangi Treaty House, the birthplace of modern New Zealand. We visit breathtaking 90-Mile Beach located at the northernmost point of New Zealand. We make our way south to the thermal hot-springs of Rotorua and the Wai-o-Tapu Thermal Wonderland. Take a private tour of Hobbiton, the setting for the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies. Next, learn about the proud Maori people at our traditional cultural show and dinner. We’ll tackle the impressive Kaituna River on our white-water rafting adventure. Throughout our stay we will feel the warmth of Kiwi (as New Zealanders are called!) hospitality.

Next, get ready to go Down Under, as we board our flight and head to bustling Brisbane, the exciting center of the Sunshine Coast. No trip to Australia is complete without spending the day at the awesome Australia Zoo, made famous by the incomparable Steve Irwin. Next up is Surfers Paradise located on the Gold Coast of Australia, famous for beautiful beaches and world-class surf. We’ll kayak in the beautiful blue Pacific waters and catch the waves during our professional surf lessons. We’ll board our next flight and head to Cairns, the vibrant and tropical gateway of beautiful northern Australia. We’ll spend a full day snorkeling along the magnificent Great Barrier Reef, visit the Rainforestation Nature Park, and enjoy the views from the scenic Kuranda Skyrail. Our final stop is Sydney, one of the world’s most beautiful and modern cities. Tour the world-renowned Sydney Opera House, cruise through famous Darling Harbour, visit beuatiful Bondi Beach, and finish your trip with an incredible climb to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

View the Australia/New Zealand Adventure Teen Tour Itinerary and list of Activities

For a complete description of the Rein Teen Tours Australia/New Zealand Adventure, Request a Rein Teen Tours Brochure.

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