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Get important travel information, useful tips to prepare for your tour, and information about what to expect on the 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 jet lag
  • 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
  • Eight 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
  • Whom to tip, and how much
  • Obtain or renew your passport
  • About visas
  • Timeline: start preparing your official documents now