Portugal

Unleash the explorer within! Embark on an unforgettable educational adventure in Portugal, the land where history whispers in ancient castles and nature roars in breathtaking landscapes. Our team on the ground have developed programmes that offer the perfect blend of conservation, education, adventure, safety, and, of course, fun!

Students will be captivated by Portugal’s rich tapestry. Imagine learning about sustainable practices while exploring cork forests or studying marine biology on pristine coastlines. Our programs are led by passionate educators who transform classrooms into dramatic cliffs, vibrant coral reefs, and rolling vineyards.

Teachers, we’ve got you covered! Our curriculum aligns with educational standards, making lesson planning a breeze. Plus, the thrill of adventure keeps students engaged and fosters a deeper appreciation for the environment.

Parents, peace of mind is our priority. Our certified guides ensure the safety of your young explorers while they navigate Portugal’s wonders.

Let the journey begin! Contact us today to learn more about this unique opportunity to combine education with unforgettable experiences in Portugal.

Setúbal

Dedicated to environmental conservation, a diverse natural environment and just a stones’ throw distance from Lisbon, Setúbal has many fascinating stories to tell!

Students can participate in a variety of activities that can be tailored to match their age group and focus, and includes a good mix of adventure, culture, nature and ecology. Travel through Setúbal is easy and safe because of its safe infrastructure and good connectivity.

Our programmes in Setúbal focus on ecology, geography and conservation and activities can include:

  • Kayaking along the stunning coastline
  • Hiking through Arrábida Natural Park
  • Tide Pool Exploration
  • Rock Climbing, Abseiling & Rappelling
  • Survival Skills & Bushcraft
  • Ecology & Fieldwork
  • Surfing
  • Sailing
  • Caving
  • Sao Felipe Fortress Visit
  • Historical & Archaeological Museum Visits
  • Local Cooking Workshop
  • General Team Building

Peniche

A surfing paradise, stunning geological wonders and rich marine life – Peniche & Óbidos have all the action in and out of the water!

Located just up the coast from Lisbon, it is a safe and welcoming town, offering easy access to various outdoor activities and accommodation options.

Our programmes in Peniche & Óbidos have a strong element of adventure and activities can include:

  • Surfing (for Beginners and Advanced Levels)
  • Kayaking
  • Canyoning
  • Boating
  • Snorkelling & Marine Ecology
  • Scuba Diving (for Beginners and Advanced Levels)
  • Local Cooking Workshop
  • Geology & Rock Formations
  • Sea Cave Exploration & Hidden Coves
  • Survival Skills & Bushcraft
  • Raft-building & General Team Building

Faro

Diverse ecosystems, watersports haven and a rich history revealing ancient Roman ruins! Nestled in Portugal’s sunny Algarve region, Faro offers a vibrant setting for outdoor education programmes, and is extremely popular for groups looking for a mix of water, adventure and nature.

Our programmes in Faro link strongly with ecology, marine biology and research, activities can include:

  • Ria Formosa National Park Visit – nature hikes, salt marshes, beautiful white sand beaches & amazing bird watching!
  • Kayaking
  • Stand-up Paddleboarding (SUP)
  • Boat Trips
  • Hiking
  • High-ropes Adventure Course
  • Sailing
  • Coasteering
  • Survival Skills & Bushcraft
  • General Team Building
  • Marine Research Centre
  • Dolphin Watching

Outdoor Education Programmes

OrcaNation prides itself for respecting and maintaining the highest possible Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality standards.

Experiential Learning & Adventure

Our school programmes offer adventure and challenge intertwined with vital messages of conservation and sustainability.

Creativity, Activity, Service

Our CAS programmes encourage students to become independent learners while doing good for the planet and community.

Science and Fieldwork

Our courses deliver experiential learning in harmony with your syllabus and learning outcomes.

Testimonials

“We have enjoyed an excellent professional relationship with OrcaNation and they are flexible, willing partners who operate to the highest possible standards in terms of safety and the service they provide.

Speak with them. You will not regret it.”

Nick Magnus, Founding Head of College – Dulwich College (Singapore)

“We organised and completed our first Grade 9 expedition with OrcaNation in November 2019. From the initial point of planning the itinerary, to conducting a recce of the site, to then seeing the full delivery of the programme, it is fair to say that I was nothing short of being extremely impressed with the OrcaNation team. A highly dedicated and extremely professional company, who fully understand the diverse needs of schools and the concept of holistic education. I fully recommend OrcaNation to any school or college looking for the very best learning experiences in outdoor education!”

St. Joseph’s Institution International, Singapore

Contact Us

Our Commitment

Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality standards.
OrcaNation is proud of its HSEQ track record and prides itself on maintaining the highest possible HSEQ standards.

Partners