OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS

Blyth Academy’s International Summers Grade 11 & 12 programs are made even more memorable through a variety of optional excursions available to students in each location.

These activities take place outside of both the class hours and included excursions, and are designed to enhance the overall program experience by immersing students in local traditions such as Italian or Costa Rican cooking classes; pushing their boundaries with adrenaline sports like ziplining in Spain, surfing in Australia and bungee jumping in New Zealand; and expanding their horizons with trips to museums, monuments, landmarks, and cultural centres.

In our tropical adventures, students will have ample opportunities to get wet and wild – with optional scuba diving and snorkelling offered in a number of locations, river activities such as kayaking or rafting, and awesome underwater animal encounters, including in Cozumel, where students have the experience of a lifetime swimming with whale sharks.

Students will also have the opportunity for land adventures such as volcano boarding in Nicaragua, glacier hiking in Iceland and biking in Bratislava.

In Europe, we’ll cater to the culture cravers with optional excursions to famous attractions and museums, and to places of historical importance, such as Olympia in Greece and Vimy Ridge in France. Outdoor lovers can take advantage of a hiking tour to the Pyrenees, a cruise on the Danube or beach town excursions.

Animal Encounters:

  • Manta ray night snorkel
  • Horseback riding
  • Swimming with dolphins
  • Swimming with whale sharks
  • Koala sanctuary

Water Sports:

  • Beach days
  • Scuba diving
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Stand-up paddling
  • Surfing
  • Snorkelling

Adrenaline Rushes:

  • Bungee jumping
  • Canyoneering
  • Sky diving
  • Whale watching
  • Ziplining
  • White water rafting

Cultural Excursions:

  • Chichen Itza
  • Mystras and Sparta
  • Palace of Versailles
  • Pompeii and Sperlonga Beach
  • Gaelic Games and Irish music lesson
  • Neptune Cave
  • Giverny: Claude Monet’s house and gardens
  • Toledo
  • Community Service