To ensure that our programs operate in a safe and orderly manner, Rustic Pathways makes all arrangements for students' international air travel from the time they leave North America until the time they return at the end of a successful adventure. There are only two exceptions to this: students who live outside North America may be asked to arrange their own international air travel, and students who apply very late in the season may be required to make their own airfare arrangements when group seats on escorted flights are no longer available.
Our programs span the globe, and the logistics involved in moving groups of young people safely and efficiently around the world require that we control their flight arrangements in all but exceptional cases. By booking group seats, we are able to provide a Flight Leader who accompanies our students on the international portion of their travel and increased flexibility in flight changes should students choose to alter or cancel their program late in the season. The safety of our students is always our primary consideration. We do not allow parents to make air travel arrangements for their children as this causes very real logistical problems for us and can place the students unnecessarily at risk.
All of the prices shown in our catalog and on our website are estimates only and exclude international taxes, airport taxes, and airline fuel surcharges as these can change quite often. Your acceptance letter will show the precise flight cost and the international tax component of your trip. In the event that airlines raise taxes for fuel, security, or any other reason, you will be responsible for covering these increased costs. Most countries also charge a departure tax or an immigration fee. This is shown as part of the international taxes on your acceptance letter and will be paid by Rustic Pathways on behalf of the students.
An exciting aspect of Rustic Pathways' programs is the opportunity to visit multiple countries during the same summer. Many programs have been designed to interconnect and almost all of our trips can be combined. All dates listed reflect physical departures from North America. While many connecting programs may list a two or three day discrepancy between departure and return dates, they can usually be seamlessly combined in country without missing a day. Please visit the specific page of your destination country for more information on commonly connected programs and whether it is possible to link between specific countries as you customize your itinerary. If it is possible, we will make it happen!
Rustic Pathways uses Delta as its primary carrier to Spain.
Base Fare: $1,120
Estimated Taxes: $635
Estimated Total: $1,755
Rustic Pathways is not responsible for domestic airfare to and from our gateway airports. Students traveling from North America must book their own airfare to and from our gateway airports.
Students departing from outside North America are responsible for making all their own airfare arrangements.
Spain does not require visas for United States citizens.
Students traveling with Rustic Pathways on passports not issued by the United States of America are responsible for determining their own visa requirements.