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Plan A Student Trip with Less Worry

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by Rhoda Venture
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Planning a student trip is going to be different. The phrase “new normal” is now part of our everyday vocabulary, along with “social distancing”, “masks required”, and “sanitizing station.” The new normal sounds like a lot of work! Wouldn’t it be great to plan a student trip with less worry?

Plan A Student Trip with Less Worry

What if you could take your group to a destination where it’s just you? Activities are planned for your group alone, dining is separate from other patrons, and unique accommodations offer limited to no contact with crowds. Parents and school administrators would jump for joy!

Just for Us Adventures Private Retreats

Kaleidoscope Adventures thought it was a pretty good idea, too. The KA team got creative when thinking about their clients’ needs and put together two unique student experiences that check all these boxes!

The Smoky Mountains Luxury Cabin Retreat and Private Colorado Dude Ranch Retreat are two exclusive Just for Us Adventures that completely (or almost completely) seclude you from other tourists. They are trips designed for groups of approximately 50 – 60 and guaranteed to be a great time.

Smoky Mountains Luxury Cabin Retreat

Smoky Mountains Cabin JFUA

Where You Stay

Spend two nights and three days in the magnificent Smoky Mountains, isolated from the crowds and surrounded by natural splendor. The Big Vista Lodge is nestled among the trees and boasts magnificent, panoramic views of the mountains. 64 guests can sleep comfortably in 16 rooms with private baths. Start each day in the crisp, fresh air on one of the cabin’s huge decks or covered porches!

Your lodge is equipped with a massive, fully stocked kitchen on the main floor so you can prepare home-cooked meals or relax and order in. Immense picture windows offer breathtaking views in the main entry, and a cozy stone fireplace in the living room makes for a perfect game night or impromptu performance space.

Big Vista Lodge keeps the kids occupied with a huge game room, complete with full-sized arcade games and a pool table. They’ll also love the convenience of an indoor pool! An outdoor fireplace, hot tub, and observation room are part of the fun as well. Pop some popcorn and grab a spot in the 30-seat theater room for movie night!


What You Can Do

When it’s time to leave the comfort of the cabin, you can explore with confidence. Our friends in the Smokies knocked themselves out to create once-in-a-lifetime experiences for your group.

Take a private, guided tour of the spectacular Smoky Mountains. Hike beautiful trails through meadows and past magnificent waterfalls.

Play in the snow in year-round 70° comfort at Pigeon Forge Snow before or after regular business hours. Even the snow forts are just for you!

Visit Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies before it opens to the public for a “fin”tastic behind-the-scenes tour (Mon – Fri).

Start your day in the treetops during a private Zipline Canopy Tour and High Elements Ropes Challenge Course experience at Rafting in the Smokies.

Attend an elite, First Class Dinner in a private 3rd-floor room at the Titanic Museum Attraction. Servers are in costume as guests enjoy fabulous fare. There may be a few surprises on the menu as well!

Private Colorado Dude Ranch Retreat

Just for Us Adventures


Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch is ideal for groups looking for a unique travel experience away from the hustle and bustle of cities and theme parks. Embrace the wild beauty of Colorado during three adventure-filled days and two starry nights!


Horseback riding at dude ranch in colorado

What You Can Do

At this dude ranch, the sky is (literally) the limit! Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch offers a slew of experiential learning opportunities for students:

Take a guided adventure hike on the property.

Build team skills on an ‘Amazing Race’ style scavenger hunt.

Explore old wagon trails or take in breathtaking views on horseback.

Take part in customized science, history, and outdoor skills exploration.

Participate in a variety of artistic workshops (including songwriting for the performers among you!)

Perform in a magnificent, outdoor setting on the ranch’s property. Weather permitting, the Colorado Rockies provide incomparable acoustics. Smaller ensembles of 20 or less can perform in an intimate, indoor space as well.

Join in a wellness program for overall health and well-being.

There’s also open access to a game room, volleyball, tennis, pickleball, and basketball. All equipment is provided. If the weather is warm, cool off in the outdoor pool.

Dude Ranch Dining Room

Where You Stay

Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch can comfortably accommodate up to 55 guests (depending on availability) in quaint, western-style cabins and guest houses. Don’t look for televisions or landlines here – guest rooms are equipped with spectacular views and cozy corners for conversation!

When you are ready to go, KA will help you plan a student trip with less worry. We’ve taken the guesswork out of traveling safely with these limited contact retreats. We also have a range of other Just for Us Adventures that offer low to no contact experiences for your group. Be sure to talk with a KA team member about the goals for your trip. It’s our goal to help you #travelconfidently!


Why Kaleidoscope Adventures?

As a leader in the student travel industry for 30+ years, Kaleidoscope Adventures exceeds expectations for student and performance group travel.

We’ll work with you to plan an exceptional travel experience and provide impeccable customer service from start to finish

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