2020 Eaglecrest Los Angeles Art Program
|Travel Dates:||October 13, 2020 - October 17, 2020|
Airfare not included in program tuition
|Deadline(s):||Enrollment deadline forthcoming|
There are two options for payment, including an easy installment plan. Follow the option which works best for your family.
Program Tuition: $1,690
Pay in Full
All prices in United States Dollars.
USA Cultural Journey
From Facebook to Ford, Hollywood to hamburgers, Beyonce to baseball, no country has more influence on global culture than the United States. With 50 states spanning 4 million square miles, and over 300-million citizens from dozens of ancestry groups, the United States has astounding cultural, political, and geographic diversity. During your program, we will explore a small corner of the country in the Golden State of California. With winding streets, rambling trolleys, rolling fog, and savory treats from Chinatown, San Francisco is a feast for the senses. The gurgling waterfalls, warm campfires, and open sky of Big Basin National Park will provide a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. Surfers, swimmers, and sand castle connoisseurs alike will enjoy the abounding beaches of Santa Cruz. Yet the heart of the program will be our time spent in the city of San Jose. Despite being often labeled as the “wealthiest country in the world,” America still contains many citizens that struggle to survive. We will join up with Sacred Heart Community Services to provide food and clothing to homeless and low-income individuals and families. And of course, no visit to Northern California would be complete without a tour of its finest universities – UC Berkeley and Stanford University. Whether you seek to help an under-served community in your own country or want to take your first trip to America, an incredible adventure awaits you!
Cultural Journeys provide deep insight into the history, culture, and natural heritage of our host countries through authentic immersive experiences. Students will explore ancient ruins, sample new foods, and develop valuable leadership skills.
Check out some of the featured experiences of your program!
Find your favorite Hollywood Star along the Walk of Fame
Browse the vast collections of the ancient world at the Getty Villa
Tour the street art murals of downtown LA and practice your own in a graffiti workshop
We work hard to create safe, engaging, and immersive itineraries for our travelers, but given the unpredictable nature of international travel we must remain flexible in our planning. Changes to a schedule are uncommon but if inclement weather pushes us off course or an unexpected opportunity arises which travelers are excited about, we reserve the right to adjust programming in the best interest of the group.
|October 13||Denver, CO - Los Angeles, CA||Today we will fly from the rocky mountains to the west coast. Upon arrival we will make our way over to Santa Monica, where we will settle into our accommodations at the Ocean View Hotel, our relaxing home away from home near the pier for the next few nights. If time permits, we will walk over to the Santa Monica Pier to enjoy the rides, midway games, food and seaside shopping. This evening we will hold a brief orientation meeting to discuss the upcoming trip in detail before turning in for the night.||Ocean View Hotel|
|October 14||Los Angeles||No trip to Los Angeles would be complete without exploring Tinsletown! After breakfast, we will begin the adventure in Hollywood, LA's birthplace of film. We will check out some of the iconic landmarks, including the Chinese Theater and the Walk of Fame. If we're lucky, we may even get a chance to see some of our favorite Hollywood stars here in person! We will break for lunch in an 80 year old LA staple- the Original Farmer's Market- sampling the melting pot of food stalls and taking in the local atmosphere. Next, we will head to the heart of Beverly Hills to try a treat from a world famous cupcake bakery, explore a local media museum and stroll one of the most renowned shopping streets in the world- Rodeo Drive. Back by our hotel, we will embark on a quintessential LA experience, peddling down the coast to Venice Beach by bike. After sundown, we'll make our way over to Griffith Park Observatory, where we will enjoy a show at the park's planetarium and take in incredible panoramic views of the city at night.||Ocean View Hotel|
|October 15||Los Angeles||The adventures continue with a visit to one of the J. Paul Getty Museum's two breathtaking locations- the Getty Center - to admire the collection of pre-20th century European art works as well as enjoy the architectural styles, the gardens and the breathtaking views overlooking the city by day. Later, we will check out the tar pits to witness science in action! We will receive a guided tour of the area to bring these stories to life. If time permits, we will walk around the nearby bustling neighborhoods of Chinatown and Little Tokyo before returning to Santa Monica for the evening.||Ocean View Hotel|
|October 16||Los Angeles||After breakfast, we will make our way to Malibu to visit the Getty Villa- a distinctly unique experience among the Getty campuses- to explore vast collections of the ancient Greco-Roman world. Afterwards, we will break for lunch before making our way to the Natural History Museum to experience the stories of LA and the world before humans. To finish the day, we will embark on a street art tour guided by a local artist. We will take in a variety of graffiti pieces and street murals on our walking tour before getting a chance to try our own hand at making street art in a graffiti workshop post-tour. Afterwards, we will seek out the best street tacos in LA for dinner before returning to the comforts of our hotel.||Ocean View Hotel|
|October 17||Los Angeles, CA - Denver, CO||Today we will say goodbye to the Golden State and head to the airport to catch our flight back to Colorado. If time permits, we stop by the UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Gardens on our way out of town and wander the gardens at our own pace.||Your own bed, eventually!|
In order to provide a safe and memorable experience for travelers, we follow strict guidelines when choosing our accommodations. Walking Tree partners with locally-operated, three-star equivalent hotels which are centrally located, clean, safe and wifi-enabled.
Ocean View Hotel
Modern. Chic. Quintessentially California. Beach glam goes green at Ocean View’s newly renovated boutique hotel, just steps from Santa Monica Place Mall and the Third Street Promenade. The hotel features 67 modern guest rooms with ocean or interior courtyard views and modern amenities. Watch the fiery California sun set beneath the Pacific Ocean while riding a Ferris wheel at the world-famous Santa Monica Pier, and enjoy year-round film festivals, concerts, farmers’ markets and museums nearby.
Safety and Support
EASY FUNDRAISING & PAYMENT
24/7 GLOBAL EMERGENCY LINE
HIGHLY VETTED PARTNERS
PRIVATE GROUP GUARANTEE
COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM SUPPORT
DEDICATION TO CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
This being my first experience with an international trip for my child I have nothing to compare it to. However I feel Walking Tree did an excellent job from conception to completion with informing me on costs, what to expect, safety concerns, and sharing the experience through their blog. While I was worried about how safe my child would be on a trip… on the other side of the world, she told me that she felt safer than school safe.
Parent of Brigid, traveler on Japan Cultural Journey
Your Adventure Includes
In order to give our travelers the best possible price, we break out airfare from the Program Tuition. We will still handle all booking and ticketing via our flight partner who has access to special fares not available to the general public. You will be invoiced for the flight once we are able to secure the group’s airline contract.
Program Tuition Excludes: Premiere Travel insurance, baggage fees, airline minor fees, passport/visa fees, laundry, souvenirs, and activities not listed on itinerary.
Need to Raise Money? We have you covered.
Our travelers are provided with funding opportunities that are easy to implement and fun to take part in. Our flagship fundraiser involves selling fair trade, organic, carbon-neutral coffee from a women’s collective in Peru. There is no limit to the amount you can earn, so get started now by clicking the link below!
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