Mystery Study Tour

We are fortunate here at explorationcentre in that so many students travel with us on 3, 4, or more trips during their college careers and after.  But it is an ongoing challenge to offer these seasoned travelers and loyal customers new international destinations to which they can travel with us.

So in 2018, we are adding an entirely new concept for our educational tours: a “MYSTERY” study tour.  Although this tour has been designed for travelers who have traveled with us in the past, it is open to anyone filled with a sense of adventure who would like a truly unforgettable international journey.  This tour will be limited to only eight students in order to guarantee those who participate an amazing, life-changing experience.

Just like all of the tours we offer, you can count on amazing activities and experiences which will immerse you in the cultures you’ll visit.  As always, you can count on being a member of a small group of like-minded adventurers.  But unlike our other tours, the locations we will visit will remain a mystery until just before we leave in order to provide you with the wonder and excitement of the unknown.

This is a tour designed for those who love to travel.  If you are willing to trust us, you are in for a real treat!

Here’s the way this tour works.  If you are accepted to the program, we will send you a comprehensive questionnaire.  We will ask you, among other things, about your previous travel experiences and preferences you have for the “mystery tour.”  We will then combine your responses with those of the other participants to design the study tour using the following parameters:

  • The tour will visit a minimum of four countries.
  • The countries visited will be based upon participant volunteers and will not include any countries previously visited by participants unless doing so is unavoidable.
  • The countries visited will not include any countries visited by explorationcentre on its other tours.
  • To simplify packing, the countries visited will be similar in terms of weather (i.e., temperature).
  • As per explorationcentre’s policy, your guide will have already spent some time in each of the countries to be visited.

About one month before the start of your trip, we’ll email you a weather report for your destination as well as a packing list. We’ll be sure to mention if there’s any specific items you’ll want to bring (swimsuits, hiking shoes, etc.).

Then, a few days before the start of your trip, you will receive a packet containing your itinerary and other pertinent information for your trip.  Whether or not you open the folder will be entirely up to you and your ability to delay gratification!  We recommend leaving the packet behind with a parent or significant other so that they can share in the surprises that you’ll experience.

So what countries may be possible destinations?  Here are just a small sample - remember, the final destinations will be based on the questionnaires!

  • United Kingdom
  • East Timor
  • France
  • Vanuatu
  • Germany
  • Iceland
  • Indonesia
  • Spain
  • Belgium
  • Ukraine
  • Gibraltar
  • Morocco
  • Portugal
  • Netherlands
  • Malaysia
  • China
  • Norway
  • Switzerland
  • Sweden
  • Finland
  • Estonia
  • Lithuania
  • Latvia