Your tour officially begins on Day 1 of your itinerary. The majority of the group will meet at the North American airport of choice but some people may choose to join us at our destination. The group will generally have an orientation meeting in the hotel before setting off on the tour.
Frequently Asked Questions
One thing that you can be sure of in this business is the variety in weather that is generally experienced on an adventure tour. Considering fluctuations in altitude and climate changes during your trip, we always recommend one main strategy – LAYERS. The only way to be sure that you are prepared for all types of weather is to bring a basic assortment of layered clothing. T-shirt, long-sleeved shirt, fleece, raincoat, trousers that zip-off into shorts, etc. Your trip dossier will also provide some more suggestions on what kind of clothing you should bring for the particular adventure that you have chosen.
Backpacks or soft duffel bags are highly recommended for any adventure tour. Hard suitcases are just a nightmare when you are trying to fit your luggage into a small vehicle or cubicle, along with the rest of the group’s. You will be responsible for carrying your own luggage so don’t make it too heavy! For hikes, such as the Inca Trail, you will have the opportunity to store your regular luggage in the hotel where you will be staying before and after the hike.
We recommend that you wear minimal jewelry and that you keep valuable items safely stored. Always keep a photocopy of your passport, airline tickets and a record of your travelers’ checks and credit card numbers separate from where you keep the originals.
Yes, Christian Journeys strongly recommends that all our travelers take out medical travel insurance before departing on a trip. We can provide you with an excellent, competitively priced, comprehensive policy, which covers you for as long as you need it. Our policy is tailored to meet the needs of the international adventure traveler.
Please contact the consulate of the country/s you are travelling to for the most up-to-date information regarding necessary visas for your tour. It is your responsibility to make sure that you have the correct travel documents for your trip. Vaccination requirements MUST BE CHECKED WITH A TRAVEL DOCTOR as only medical practitioners are able to advise on the area’s current situation and most up-to-date requirements for immunization. Visit G3Visas for comprehensive information on visa, passport, permit and general country entry requirements.
It is a general rule that clients must be a minimum of 13 years of age. All children between 13 and 17 must be accompanied by an adult, and the ratio must be one adult to each child under 17. All inquiries with respect to children are subject to review and approval by Christian Journeys.
Unfortunately, due to privacy laws, we are unable to provide you with any information on passengers booked on the tour. Don’t worry, it takes no time at all to get to know the people on your trip and, 99% of the time our passengers get along fabulously.
Most of our trips do have a single supplement. There are times when we can place you with another like minded individual under our ‘share’ program. Although is not guaranteed at time of booking we often have great success in pairing travelers together.
All of our tours embrace an ecumenical audience. Our trips have a wide scope of Christian and non-Christian participants so you will usually find a wide range of travelers from different backgrounds and ages. The group members tend to become great friends, not only because they share wonderful experiences together, but also because they share a common philosophy about what group travel should be like.