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Discover the world with EF. Why take an educational tour?. Experience new cultures and explore famous sights firsthand Bring classroom lessons to life Improve your grades and enhance college applications and resumes Gain independence and confidence

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Why take an educational tour
Why take an educational tour?

  • Experience new cultures and explore famous sights firsthand

  • Bring classroom lessons to life

  • Improve your grades and enhance college applications and resumes

  • Gain independence and confidence

  • Have fun with your friends and make new ones

Why travel with ef
Why travel with EF?

  • Best value:EF guarantees the lowest prices on every tour without sacrificing safety, quality or comfort

  • Best support:EF has over 40 years of experience and supports you with our helpful Customer Service Department

  • Cutting-edge innovations:EF keeps you connected to your destinations and other travelers with EF TourCasts™ through Apple’s iTunes

  • Accreditation:EF offers the opportunity to earn school credit

Safety is ef s top priority
Safety is EF’s top priority

  • Hundreds of EF offices in more than 50 countries

  • 24-hour emergency on-call service

  • Bilingual professionally trained EF Tour Director accompanies your group 24 hours a day

  • EF TourLink™ allows family and friends to follow along online with daily updates and photos

  • EF’s Peace of Mind program allows you to change your tour and/or departure date should your school board not allow you to travel for safety reasons

EF’s North American Headquarters

in Boston, Massachusetts

How does group travel work
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 (insert date range here)

    • Similar tour options (insert tour options here)

Where are we going
Where are we going?


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   1-DAY TOUR EXTENSION Day 9 San José Day 10 Depart for home Program fee includes:

Airfare: Round-trip flights Transportation: Comfortable motorcoachAccommodations: 8 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms (9 with extension)Meals: 3 meals daily (Days 2-8 and Day 9 on extension), dinner on arrival day and breakfast on departure dayTour director: Full-time EF Tour Director Sightseeing: Comprehensive sightseeing to natural attractionsOptional excursions: Horseback riding • Folklore Evening

How much does it cost
How much does it cost?

Tour information

Group Leader:  Jennifer Adams Tour Number::  591525 Tour name:  Costa Rica: A Touch of the Tropics Departure Date:  Tuesday, Jul 12, 2011 Return Date:  Thursday, Jul 21, 2011 Number of Days:  10 Departure Gateway:  Grand Rapids Price quote

Enrollment Fee $95 Program Fee * $1,415 Current Departure Fees** $367 Peace of Mind Program Free 1 Day Extension $175 Costa Rican Folklore Evening $45 Monthly Total

For Students $233 $2,097

For Adults $277 $2,492 Tour items not included

All-Inclusive Insurance Plan $135Horseback riding-Monteverde (pre-book only) $50

What does the program fee include
What does the Program Fee Include?

  • Round-trip airfare

  • Superior tourist-class hotel accommodations

  • All motorcoach and flight transfers

  • Breakfast and dinner daily

  • Full-time bilingual EF Tour Director

  • Sightseeing tours led by licensed local guides

  • Entrance fees to included special attractions

What does the program fee not include
What does the Program Fee NOT include?

  • Beverages and lunches (unless specified)

  • Optional excursions

  • Departure fees

  • Customary gratuities for your tour director, local guides and bus driver

    • $6 per person/per day- Tour Director

    • $3 per person/per day-Bus driver

  • Personal spending money

  • Optional insurance

  • Passport/visa fees

Passport and visas
Passport and Visas

  • Valid passports are required for all travelers

  • Check with the State Department for current processing time, visit the website:

  • Some destinations may require travel visas

  • Non-U.S. citizens may require special visas or other travel documents

  • Passport name changes must be submitted to EF no later than 110 days prior to departure

All inclusive insurance
All-Inclusive Insurance

$125 All-Inclusive Insurance Plan includes:

  • Medical and Accident

  • Baggage and Property

  • Tour Cancellation and Interruption

  • 24-hour access to an English speaking representative

    For more information, call EF’s Customer Service Department at 1-800-665-5364

How do i enroll
How do I enroll?







EF Educational Tours

One Education Street

Cambridge, MA 02141

Tour number:

Enrollment deadline:

(Final: 110 days prior to departure)

Payment schedule
Payment Schedule

AutoPay Standard Plan

Alternative Payment Plan

  • $95 Enrollment Fee

  • All travelers automatically enrolled in AutoPay, EF’s monthly payment plan

  • Free to enroll

  • No late fees, No hassle

  • 24-hour access to account and payment information online

  • Tour balance deadline up to 35 days prior to departure

  • Manageable payments – the sooner you enroll, the smaller your payments!

  • $95 Enrollment Fee

  • $150

    • Due 30 days after enrollment

    • Plus any unpaid insurance

    • $35 Non-refundable Late Fee

  • $300

    • Due August 30, 2009

    • Plus any unpaid insurance

    • $40 Non-refundable Late Fee

  • Tour Balance (all charges excluding Departure Fees)

    • Due 110 days prior to departure

    • $95 Non-refundable Late Fee

  • Remaining Balance (including Departure Fees)

    • Due 50 days prior to departure

Eftours com student

  • Visit our student website to:

    • Learn more about your destination

    • Watch Life on Tour™, EF’s reality travel series

    • Read Following the Equator, EF’s own travel blog

    • Test your Traveler IQ

    • Download free EF TourCasts™ through Apple’s iTunes

    • Get tips on preparing for your EF tour and much more!

  • Log into “My Tours” to

    • Take note of important dates and information about your tour

    • Make online payments or sign up for Autopay

    • Personalize your tour with optional excursions, insurance and phone cards

Life on tour
Life on Tour

Life on Tour ™, EF’s reality web series, introduces students to international travel through the adventures of six high school students on a 10-day trip to Europe

Generate excitement amongst your students through a medium designed for them

Watch all 10 episodes at

Visit to learn how you could be cast for season 2!

Travel tips
Travel Tips

Get ready for takeoff!

Visit for

information about:

  • Money abroad

  • Packing list

  • Phone Cards

  • Flights

  • Accommodations

  • Rooming

  • Meals

  • Passports and Visas

  • Safety tips

  • And much more!