Get Ready

Get important travel information, useful tips to prepare for your tour, and information about what to expect on the tour. Read through each section as you prepare, then enjoy your educational travel tour.

  • Explorica works only with reputable and reliable airlines, and does not use charters
  • Sign up as a “Land Only” participant if you wish to make your own flight arrangements
  • Explorica provides first-class panoramic buses for in-country transportation and high-speed trains and ferries for longer trips within and between countries
  • Tips to reduce the effects of Jetlag
  • Tips to help overcome culture shock
  • Hotel quality and standards
  • Student rooming
  • Overnight train accommodations
  • Details pertaining to airline-imposed baggage restrictions and/or fees
  • Explorica strongly recommends group leaders establish on-tour behavior guidelines
  • Participants may be sent home early, at their own expense, for failure to abide by local law and/or group leader guidelines and policies
  • Participants also waive the right to a refund of their tour fee for failure to abide by local law and/or group leader guidelines
  • Explorica provides breakfast and dinner daily on all tours unless otherwise indicated on your itinerary
  • Lunch options
  • Dietary restrictions
  • There are no countries visited by Explorica tours that require any inoculations or vaccinations
  • Refer to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention for any recommendations pertaining to your specific destination
  • International cell phones
  • International calling cards
  • Pre-packing tips
  • Helpful video
  • 8 rules to smart packing
  • How much money to budget per day
  • Inform your bank of your travel plans
  • Best practices when withdrawing money on tour
  • Who to tip and how much
  • Obtain or renew your passport
  • About visas
  • Timeline: start preparing your official documents now