Travel Rules & Guidelines

When you register for an EdTerra Journey you agree to EdTerra’s Travel Rules, which can also be found on your registration form. If you do not conform to these regulations or any specific rule set and conveyed by your Journey Mentor, you risk dismissal from the tour, returning home at your expense with no refund for the remaining part of the tour. Such decisions are at the discretion of EdTerra and your Journey Mentor.

ALL TRAVELLERS MUST ADHERE TO THE FOLLOWING REGULATIONS WHILE ON TOUR

  • All scheduled activities are obligatory. If you are sick or have a physical ailment that might prevent you from participating in an activity, you must inform the Lead Teacher who in turn has to intimate the Journey Mentor. In case a child has to stay back in the hotel, one of the travelling teachers will have to stay back with the child. No child will be allowed to stay isolated from the group without adult supervision of the accompanying teacher.
  • EdTerra does not allow participants to visit relatives or friends in the destination country.
  • You are expected to respect the nighttime restrictions on roaming about and visiting your friends in other rooms that your Journey Mentor may set for your own safety and security. Room checks and day-end attendance will be conducted by the accompanying teachers. Visitors or group members of the opposite sex are not permitted to enter or stay in your room.
  • Smoking anytime during the journey is not allowed.
  • Driving or renting of any motor vehicle is strictly forbidden for all travellers.
  • You are required to pay for any phone calls or any other personal expenses incurred at hotels. These will be payable the evening before departure at each hotel.
  • The consumption of alcohol is strictly forbidden. Drinking by any traveller will not be tolerated and will result in dismissal from tour at the traveler’s own expense.
  • Illegal activities will not be tolerated and are punishable by immediate dismissal from the tour. If you are involved in any illegal activities, all costs to return home are at your expense. If the local authorities are involved, you will be subject to the laws of the country you are visiting.
  • Payment for damage done to any public or private property is your responsibility. If you notice any damage upon arrival at a hotel or in a bus, you should notify the Journey Mentor immediately.
  • Tipping – It is customary to tip the coach driver as a token of appreciation at the end of each day. Many groups also tip local guides.