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Taking these young people to Africa was an enormous undertaking - one to which I would only have trusted my son's amazing school and your remarkable tour company.
We have had two children travel with EF Tours. The tours have been organized yet flexible. They have been wonderful value. Exposing these young people to history, life in other corners of the world and to other cultures has an immeasurable benefit.
This trip to Africa exceeded all others. I think perhaps the moment that best encapsulates how special this experience was revolves around an inevitable little planning "hiccup." One of the vehicles transporting the kids got a flat tire. While the tire was being changed our students noticed children playing soccer - an unremarkable observation save for these kids were playing with a ball of rags. Our students located a soccer ball (many had been taken along to give to Kenyan students) and gave it to these children. The unscheduled stop became and opportunity for kids from our school to play soccer with delighted local children. The tire was changed and off our kids went - one soccer ball the poorer, but much the richer for the opportunity to play with these African children and appreciate that something they took so much for granted was a prize half way across the world.
This tour was, in so many different way, a life changing experience - something that we believe will change our boy's perspective on the world. What a wonderful education travel provides, this experience in particular.
Where to begin? The trip was just absolutely amazing! I never imagined I'd get to see the things I did on this trip. Getting to experience all the different things EF set up for us was amazing. Seeing the glo-worm caves, learning about the maori, our time in Australia, it was all fantastic. The sydney opera house is beautiful and stunning from the outside, and just as stunning from the inside. The 2 weeks I spent on this trip will always stay with me and remain 2 of the best weeks of my life.
After leading nine independent student exchanges, this was my first EF Tour...and it was an incredible adventure. Thirty-four students embraced this life-changing Kenya tour. It is a trip that is difficult to explain as it has to be experienced to be truly understood! The building of the school, the community and school visits, the mama water walk, the safari, the sharing of the camp life, the Maasai people--it is one giant sensory life adventure. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone. Even a year later, students and chaperones still talk about it and are making a difference in school for the better. EF Tours is also highly professional and capable and will meet all your needs. We are now planning two more trips for 2015, to Peru and back to Kenya. Jambo!
We were fortunate enough to have an excellent tour director. I would suggest sitting at the front of the bus, that way you sit near the tour director and get to see more. Unfortunately, when in Quebec City, we stayed at a not-so-stellar hotel. They would not allow us to turn the air conditioning on and half of the people on our tour stayed in rooms much smaller than the other half of the people. Furthermore, the hotel did not have continental breakfast which was a shame. It would have been better to have continental. The traditional food we had on the first night in Montreal was not satisfactory; however, the following meals made up for it. The breakfast in Montreal was magnificent. We had a connecting flight from Toronto to Montreal, which proved to be good as some of the travelers needed the break from the flight. EF suggests being at the airport hours before departure, for us that was silly as airport security was closed and there were no employees at check- in yet. We got to the airport at about 12:30AM and waited until 3:30 in the morning before the airport staff got there. I would suggest not rushing to the airport as the tour suggests. This tour is a great way to begin traveling. Overall, the tour was excellent. The sights were amazing and the atmosphere was incredible. Definitely worth it.
This tour of Spain hit all the right notes. We were busy more at the beginning of the tour and had more free time in the second half. That worked well since the students felt more comfortable in another country and started to be more independent and venture out on their own. The El Ahambra is a must see. Absolutely mesmerizing. We did Gibraltar which was a big hit. Students loved the idea of monkeys roaming around and doing whatever they wanted. The excursion to Morocco was quite an undertaking. It is a very early start with quite a number of hours of travel before reaching Tetouan. The ferry ride was rough and some students were ill. As exciting and different as Morocco was, it was a very long day and there was a lot of pressure on students to buy buy buy (rugs, spices etc.) I would definitely do this tour again. It was my first trip to Spain and it made me want to go back again.
Our trip to Kenya was totally life changing. So many wonderful people, so much warmth and such a welcoming place. The Maasai were empowering and brilliant! The safari was like nothing you will ever see anywhere else in the world. Every person, young or old should visit here. It is humbling and eye-opening.
I did not like the tour guide and some of the food outlets that were booked for us were not great.
Not sure if it was 2011 0r 2012
This was the first time in12 tours with EF I booked a multi-country trip, Amazing! The tour director, the organization, hotels, venues and free time were exceptional. I would do this trip/tour again.