Wilderness Ventures is announcing international cooking experiences for teens in destinations around the world. In addition to receiving exclusive cooking lessons from locals and feasting on local fare, teens that participate in these teen adventure tours also get an intimate look at the local culture, languages, and outdoor adventures in destinations like Costa Rica, Peru, Span, and France. Here are some of Wilderness Ventures’ top international cooking experiences for teens:
Thailand: On this Thailand Service Adventure by Wilderness Ventures, teens have an opportunity to discover a land of fascinating wildlife, ancient Buddhist temples, tropical islands, secluded jungles and tempting food. In addition to learning to cook traditional Thai food on a working organic farm, participants have an opportunity to earn 40 hours of community service while working in rural Thai villages atop friendly elephants. Other highlights of this amazing journey include scuba diving in Thailand’s crystalline waters, rock climbing the jungle-covered foothills of the Himalayas, and getting an insiders’ look at the language and culture of Thailand.
Peru: Wilderness Ventures offers teens an unparalleled opportunity to learn about and explore Peruvian culture on this unique Peru Service Adventure. After an in-depth exploration of the markets, people, and food of the historic city of Cusco, teens journey on to the Andes for a multiple day visit to the remote community of Quechua. While staying in the village, guests participate in a number of volunteer activities that are aimed at improving their standard of living. In addition to teaching local children conversational English, teens will learn how to prepare fresh, local food and get the flavor of daily Quechua life. Additional highlights include an exploration of Machu Picchu, a rafting trip down the Urubamba River, and lending a hand to the fascinating Uros villagers on Lake Titicaca.
France: It’s impossible not to associate France with food, and on this extraordinary journey, Wilderness Ventures offers teens an unforgettable chance to delve deeper into the cuisine, history, beautiful landscapes and culture that make France so special. The trip begins with an immersive language course in Chamonix that includes both classroom instruction and enrichment in the form of French cooking lessons and visits to local markets and cafes. In addition to practicing conversation French while feasting on French fare, teens also discover the French mountain culture, hike the Massif du Mont-Blanc, whitewater raft the Arve River, explore beautiful Provence, and enjoy a truly inspirational visit to Paris—The City of Lights.
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