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2 Why take an educational tour? Newfound confidence and independence Improve your grades and enhance college applications Enhanced career prospects Experience new cultures and explore famous sights Have fun with your friends and make new ones
eftours.com 3 EF is #1 in educational travel o EF has the lowest price guaranteed. More teachers choose EF than any other educational travel organization and 97% of students recommend the tours. o The itineraries are educational, featuring experiential learning and visits to the best sites. EF is also accredited, so students can earn high school credit. o A 24-hour EF Tour Director stays with our group around the clock on tour, providing insight about our destination as well as great tips. o With 45 years of experience and a worldwide presence, we are traveling with the safest and most reputable travel organization.
eftours.com 4 EF is committed to your safety o EF has hundreds of offices in more than 50 countries. o 24-hour emergency on-call service so you can reach EF day or night while your child is on tour. o Bilingual professionally trained EF Tour Director accompanies our group 24 hours a day. o EF ’ s Peace of Mind program, allows us to change our tour and/or departure date up to 35 days prior to departure.
eftours.com 5 How does group travel work? What is group travel? >Groups with similar tour preferences and departure dates are combined to share a motorcoach Why does EF combine groups? >Makes tours equally affordable for groups of 6 or 40 >Low prices means more students can see the world >Allows students to meet other travelers from around the country How does EF combine groups? >Flexible date range >Similar tour options
eftours.com 6 Where are we going? Costa Rica: A Touch of the Tropics Itinerary Day 1 Fly to Costa Rica Day 2 San José Arenal region Day 3 Arenal region Day 4 Monteverde Day 5 Monteverde Day 6 Carara Central Pacific Coast Day 7 Manuel Antonio National Park Day 8 Sarchi San José Day 9 Depart for home
eftours.com 7 What will we see? Day 1 - Fly to Costa Rica Arrive in San José Day 2 - San José Arenal region Visit INBioparque: Ecosystem exhibits and trails Travel to Arenal region Visit Poás Volcano Visit hot springs Day 3 - Arenal region Take a kayaking tour of Lake Arenal Visit La Fortuna Waterfall Day 4 - Monteverde Travel to Monteverde Reserve Visit a local school Optional: Horseback riding Day 5 - Monteverde Visit the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Plant a tree in the EF reserve in Monteverde Participate in a canopy adventure Day 6 - Carara Central Pacific Coast Visit Carar Day 7 - Manuel Antonio National Park Visit Manuel Antonio National Park Day 8 - Sarchi San José Travel via Sarchi to San José Optional: Folklore Evening Day 9 - Depart for home
eftours.com 9 How much does it cost? Enrollment Fee $95 Program Fee * $1,450 Early Enrollment Discount -$100 Current Departure Fees** $367 Weekend Supplement $70 All Inclusive Insurance $145 Horseback riding-Monteverde (pre-book only) $50 Costa Rican Folklore Evening $45 Peace of Mind Program Free For Students Total $2,122 Monthly $177 For Adults Adult Supplement $365 Monthly $208 Total $2,487
eftours.com 10 What does the Program Fee include? Airfare Hotel accommodations Transportation Breakfast and dinner daily Full-time EF Tour Director Guided sightseeing tours Entrance fees to select attractions
eftours.com 11 What does the Program Fee NOT include? Beverages and lunches (unless specified) Optional excursions Departure fees Tips for your tour director, bus driver and local guides Spending money Insurance Passport/visa fees
eftours.com Local Guides –$2 per traveler per guide –3 Local guides = $6 per traveler Customary Tipping Information eftours.com Bus Drivers »$3 per traveler per day »8 days with the bus driver = $24 total per traveler Tour Director »$6 per day per traveler »9 days with Tour Director = $54 total per traveler Tipping Total $84 - $100 Per Traveler
eftours.com 13 Passports and Visas Valid passports are required for all travelers Passports may take up to fourteen weeks to process Some destinations may require travel visas Non-U.S. citizens may require special visas or other travel documents All travelers are responsible for securing necessary documentation
eftours.com 14 All-inclusive Insurance $145 All-Inclusive Insurance Plan includes: >Tour Cancellation and Interruption >Medical and Accident >Baggage and Property >Flight Delay Insurance >24-hour access to an English speaking representative For more information visit eftours.com/insurance or call EF’s Customer Service Department at 1-800-665-5364
eftours.com 15 EF’s monthly payment plan Automatic deduction from your checking account (or charged to your credit/debit card) each month No late fees Final payment deadline up to 25 days prior to departure
eftours.com 16 How do I enroll? Online: www.eftours.com/enroll Phone: 1-800-665-5364 Fax: 1-800-318-3732 Mail: EF Educational Tours One Education Street Cambridge, MA 02141 Tour number: 1013918 Enrollment deadline: March 31
eftours.com 17 eftours.com/student Visit EF’s student website to: Watch videos that highlight what you’ll do and see on tour. Learn about where you’ll travel with Lonely Planet Destination Guides. Read Following the Equator, EF’s travel blog Get tips on everything from packing to obtaining a passport. Connect with other travelers on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr and more
eftours.com 18 eftours.com/parent Visit EF’s parent website to: Learn more about how EF will make your child’s tour educational and safe. Get important travel tips on what you need to know before the tour. Find information about how to fundraise for the tour. Get answers to parent’s most commonly asked questions. Connect with EF on Facebook, Twitter and more.
eftours.com 19 Personalized website for travelers Log-in to: Make online payments Purchase insurance and phone cards Enroll on optional excursions See messages and alerts from EF and your group leader View flight and hotel information
eftours.com 20 Destination videos and photos Watch videos that highlight where you will go on tour: Discover the World with EF
eftours.com 21 Questions???? Melanie Hoover – Group Leader (GL) Tour Number: 1013918 Costa Rica – A Touch of the Tropics Zach Rhodes – Tour Consultant (TC) 1-800-637-8222 x3243 firstname.lastname@example.org@ef.com Crickett Thomas-O’Dell – Regional Manager (RM) 518-496-5150 email@example.com@ef.com EF Tours Customer Service 800-637-8222