SPS Trips

Zimbabwe & Botswana:  Summer 2015

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History Teacher Arne Vanderburg will lead a small group of Sandia Prep students and parents to Zimbabwe and Botswana in late May 2015. This will be his second SPS trip to the region and his third overall in the last two years. It is an area with which Arne is very familiar, as he worked there for eight years.  

This is an incredible opportunity to experience a very rural part of Africa, as well as Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. The group will stay in the midst of several thousand square miles of African grassland and savannah.  African wildlife, including elephant, giraffe, buffalo, baboon, zebra, kudu and many more species, will be a part of participants' daily life for almost two weeks.

The trip will include rafting or kayaking on the Zambezi River, visits to local communities and schools and the opportunity to stay with families in a village.  There will also be an excursion into Botswana to visit Chobe National Park.  

A few spots are still available.  For more information, contact Arne Vanderburg at avanderburg@sandiaprep.org.   


Japan & Bhutan:  Summer 2015

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In June 2015, a few intrepid travelers will depart for a Sandia Prep excursion to Asia.  The trip will include sites in Japan and Bhutan.  Space will be limited to no more than 15 people.   

Participants will visit Tokyo and Kyoto; travel on the Shinkansen (bullet train); and fly to Bhutan for a 10-day adventure of service, rafting, and a visit to the newly opened park dedicated to Bengal tigers.

Itinerary and details are available.  Trip costs will be approximately $4,200 per person all-inclusive. (Trip costs are determined primarily by the cost of air travel; final costs may vary based on changes in airfare.)  

For more information, contact SPS History Chair and trip sponsor Tom Gentry-Funk at tgentryfunk@sandiaprep.org.  

To learn more -- and see a recap of the last trip -- visit Tom's blog at http://gentryfunkblog.wordpress.com.