EXPEDITIONS FOR EVERYONE
Exploring untrammeled places requires experienced wilderness guides with decision-making skills that prioritize student.
Of course, a genuine wilderness expedition also requires effort. While many experiences are attributed to the spontaneities of circumstance, efforts put forth to venture further away from roads and vehicles do not go unrewarded.
With this in mind, Xavier Expeditions seeks to provide our students with an unparalleled wilderness experiences filled with memories that last a lifetime.
We provide three adventure levels for experiencing wilderness and earth as our primary context.
Level 1 promises a genuine wilderness experience, including events like late night campfires, bear-tracking (if expedition occurs in bear-occupied wilderness) and whitewater or scenic rafting, while allowing students to return to the hotel each night.
Level 2 promises a higher level of wilderness immersion, including 2-3 nights backcountry hiking and camping, more extensive bear-tracking (if expedition occurs in bear-occupied wilderness), and horseback riding, whitewater or scenic rafting.
Level 3 promises the highest level of wilderness immersion, including 3-5 nights backcountry hiking and camping, several days of bear-tracking (if in bear-occupied wilderness) and horseback riding or whitewater rafting.
Each adventure level is discussed below in terms of general activities and physical requirements, with links for packing and preparation also provided.
Please note that Level 2 and 3 are based upon student interest levels measured by expedition enrollment. This means that an expedition originally designated as Level 2 or 3 may be downgraded to Level 1 or 2 if the interest is not there to do more extensive activities. That said, we will attempt to accommodate student interest in higher level activities during expeditions as opportunities present themselves.