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Mystery Trip

Mystery Trip

The best adventures lie in the unknown.

Imagine not knowing where your travels will take you this summer—until arriving at the airport for your flight.

When you sign up for Rustic’s Mystery Trip, you’ll get a Patagonia duffel bag in the mail filled with subtle hints about your upcoming adventure and a packing list about a month before you leave. That’s it.

Even when you arrive in country, mystery looms. There’s no itinerary. Instead, you’ll wake to clues each morning and your group must decipher them to unravel that day’s adventure.

Join Rustic’s third Mystery Trip and explore iconic sites, discover the remote villages of some of our most beloved staff members, and blaze a trail for future students by exploring destinations we haven’t visited. Are you willing to take the leap?

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No-Stress Travel Guarantee!

With our No-Stress Travel Guarantee, you may cancel for any reason up until the day of travel, and escrow 100% of the program fees for up to two years from the cancellation date.
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No-Stress Travel Guarantee!

With our No-Stress Travel Guarantee, you may cancel for any reason up until the day of travel, and escrow 100% of the program fees for up to two years from the cancellation date.
Program Profile

Wall Street Journal: Why Even Control Freaks Are Opting for ‘Surprise Vacations’

The Wall Street Journal featured Rustic Pathways in a recent story about the growing popularity of mystery trips.

“Shanna Bober, a 17-year-old high school junior from Boca Raton, Fla., signed on for a guided mystery trip with Rustic Pathways last summer. She had to fight the urge to scour images on the company’s website for clues as to where she was headed (Thailand and Myanmar, it turned out, with a group of similarly adventurous teens). “It was hard,” she said, “But it was actually more rewarding. Learning everything there, in the moment, was so much cooler.”