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Outer Banks of North Carolina 3 days, 2 nights

Defy the Odds

Trip Length: 3 days, 2 nights

Shaped by natural forces and defined by attempts to defy the odds, the Outer Banks of North Carolina offer adventure and education rolled into one. From Roanoke to the Wright Brothers, learn from the tales of people who have dared to do things differently.

Trip Highlights

  • Wright Brother’s National Memorial
  • Jockey’s Ridge State Park
  • Currituck Beach Lighthouse
  • North Carolina Aquarium
  • Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education
  • Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and much more...
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Our Itinerary

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Below is a sample itinerary that may be customized to meet the needs of your group.

Day 1: Wright Brother's Memorial

  • Midday arrival to Outer Banks, North Carolina
  • Meet your On-site Coordinator and Licensed Tour Guide
  • Lunch
  • Jockey’s Ridge State Park
    Enjoy the tallest natural sand dune system in the Eastern United States. Located in Nags Head, the shifting winds here are constantly reshaping the dunes, giving it the nickname of “The Living Dune.” Explore the park’s three distinct ecological environments including the Dunes, Maritime Thicket, and the Roanoke Sound Estuary.
  • Wright Brother’s National Memorial
    Wind, sand, and a dream of flight brought Wilbur and Orville Wright to Kitty Hawk. After four years of scientific experimentation, they achieved the first successful airplane flight on December 17, 1903. Students will learn about these self-taught engineers who relied on teamwork and the application of the scientific process to make their dreams a reality.
  • Dinner
  • Evening Activity
    During the summer months, attend The Lost Colony play, a Symphonic Outdoor Drama that encourages the audience to gather clues about the mysterious disappearances of people from the Roanoke settlement.

Day 2: Wildlife Education, Lighthouse, & Beach

Day 3: Raleigh Historic Site & Aquarium

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What's Included

Insurance

Accident and illness protection for all travelers

Transportation

Either in the air or on the ground, your transportation will be convenient and comfortable.

Lodging

Hotels are student friendly with only interior corridors in safe areas that maximize your touring time.

Meals

We provide three meals per day including a full student buffet at your hotel each morning.

Attractions

All admission fees to attractions are included.

Guides

Your Tour Guide will be an expert on your destination, but most importantly they connect with your students.

Coordinators

Your tour coordinator will secure tickets, inspect hotel rooms, and stay with your group overnight at your hotel.

Security

Sleep worry free. Professional security will be on duty each evening.

Tips

Generous tips are provided for your bus driver, tour guide and hotel staff.

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