South Island tour for foreign students in New Zealand

 

AWESOME 10 DAY SOUTH ISLAND TOUR FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS


During your Awesome South Island trip you will see the best that the South Island has to offer. You will make new friends, see fantastic scenery, enjoy delicious food and experience some of the most exciting activities that are on offer. Each day is a new adventure as you are driven in comfort and shown around by very experienced guides who are there to make your tour the best part of your stay in New Zealand. Your guide will also take lots of photos of your trip which will be uploaded to Facebook for you to share with your family and friends

 

DISCOVER THE BEAUTIFUL SOUTH ISLAND ON THIS AMAZING 10 DAY STUDENT TOUR 

During your Awesome South Island trip you will see the best that the South Island has to offer. You will make new friends, see fantastic scenery, enjoy delicious food and experience some of the most exciting activities that are on offer. Each day is a new adventure as you are driven in comfort and shown around by very experienced guides who are there to make your tour the best part of your stay in New Zealand. Your guide will also take lots of photos of your trip which will be uploaded to Facebook for you to share with your family and friends

Want to know more? Contacts Us, Email us info@learningjourneys.co.nz or reserve a place

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South Island tour | Highlights

  • All accommodation in hostels
  • 8 x restaurant dinners
  • 9 x continental breakfasts
  • Wellington free time (incl. Te Papa)
  • Interislander Ferry
  • Kayaking and hiking - Abel Tasman
  • Seal colony walk in Westport     
  • Hokitika – Greenstone Factory                  
  • Franz Josef Glacier face walk
  • Glacier lookout
  • Glacier Hotpools
  • Lake Matheson (Mirror Lake)
  • Milford Sounds cruise
  • Puzzling World – Wanaka
  • Kawerau Bungy – watch or try (optional extra)
  • Airport transfers
  • Flexible, fun, professional tour leaders
  • Friendly, smaller groups
  • Free time for adventure activities (optional extra) ie. Sky Diving, Bungy Jumping, Ledge Swing, Canyoning, horse trekking, jet-boating and much more

Trip fees excludes

  • International and domestic airfares, 
  • Optional extra activities  
  • personal expenses (phone, wifi, laundry, lunches, etc)

Accommodation:

All accommodation is included. You’ll be warm and comfortable in private single gender bunk rooms (bedding provided) in our pick of the South Island’s best hostels. You’ll love the common rooms and games rooms, where you can relax and get to know each other and other travellers. Wifi is available.
 

Meals

All dinners are included (apart from one on your free evening) 

Breakfasts are buffet style selections of cereals, toast, fresh fruit, yoghurt, juice and hot drinks. Ask us about vegetarian, kosher or halal options. You’ll enjoy organising your own lunches with your new friends with ample opportunities to visit supermarkets or cafes.
 

How to book:

  • Click here
  • Complete the form, pay your deposit of $200 and click SUBMIT
  • Your parents will receive a copy of your booking form and a request to complete a consent form to send directly to us.
  • Do NOT book your flights yet! Once we have enough participants (usually four weeks before the tour begins), you will receive an email that will let you know the trip is confirmed.
  • Your full payment must be made three weeks before the tour begins.
  • Once you have done this, we will send you all the information you need to join the tour.

 

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Question 1: Why do students choose to tour with Learning Journeys?

  • We, have been awarded a Qualmark accreditation, unlike many of our competitors in this market. This is the result of a rigorous independent assessment of the quality of our product, processes and risk management.
  • We are also full members of New Zealand’s Tourism Export Council.
  • We are a well-known company with many 15 years’ experience with students.
  • Our groups on long tours are small and friendly (around 20 rather than 40) so we can easily make sure everyone is having a great time.
  • We stay in quality hostels, with bedding provided in private rooms, rather than camping and braving the elements.
  • On long tours, all breakfasts and all dinners are included but one. 90% of dinners are in restaurants.
  • All activities are INCLUDED in prices, except things like bungy, so what you see is what you get. Your programme will be full even if you have no extra money to spend on activities.
  • Our tour managers are experienced professionals.
  • We hold a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for our cruise ship tours. Our cruise ship clients unanimously rate their tours 5/5 (see www.cruisetauranga.com). (We can’t put Learning Journeys on Trip Advisor because companies offering multi-day tours are excluded)

Question 2: Can Learning Journeys help arrange airfares?

  • For individual bookings, call our office between 9 am and 2 pm on week days for help booking internal flights. You will need to provide a credit card number. For group bookings on internal flights, please email your requirements and we will get back to you with some choices.

Question 3: What happens when we arrive at the airport at the start of a tour?

  • You will be met at a prearranged meeting point by your Learning Journeys guide(s) who will look after you and your new friends for the whole of your tour.

Question 4: What is your safety record like?

  • Our safety record is outstanding. Safety is absolutely our number one concern at all times. We do everything in our power to make sure each trip is as safe as it can possibly be.
  • We do risk assessments for every excursion we run.
  • We only use adventure activity accredited operators for specialist activities
  • We carry a first aid kit in our vehicles, as well as on the guide's person when in remote areas.
  • All guides are certified in first aid and CPR.
  • We give every student a card with emergency numbers and safety information on it to carry, and we review safety measures as part of our orientation and as appropriate throughout the trip.
  • Our guides are all police-vetted.
  • Our transport safety is rated 5 star by Land Transport New Zealand
  • We evaluate and re-evaluate the safety of each of our destinations and activities, and we always reserve the right to modify or cancel an itinerary if the guide feels that conditions are unsafe.
  • We will gladly provide a risk management assessment specific to your trip on request.
  • Learning Journeys' staff also adhere to a comprehensive Risk Management Strategy.

Question 6: What does it mean that Learning Journeys displays the Qualmark symbol

  • Qualmark is New Zealand tourism’s official quality assurance organisation, providing a trusted guide to quality travel experiences. Qualmark makes it easy for travellers to select high quality places to stay, things to do, and ways to get around. When you see a business displaying the Qualmark symbol you can be assured that the business has met stringent quality standards and environmental criteria - earning New Zealand tourism’s official quality mark.
  • FOR TRAVELLERS, THE QUALMARK SIGN MEANS THAT;
    1. You will have a great tourism experience
    2. You can book with confidence
    3. The business operates in an ethical, professional and environmentally sustainable way
    4. The business has the required systems and policies for a safe and happy holiday in New Zealand

Question 7: Why should we purchase travel insurance?

  • We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance for your protection. Should a participant need to cancel their trip for any reason, our cancellation policy applies. However, travel insurance protects any loss they may experience should s/he or an immediate family member become ill or sustain an injury that prevents them from going on the trip.

Question 8: What is the educational value of these trips?

  • Travel broadens your horizons, encourages you to try new experiences, challenges your view of the world and increases your tolerance and understanding of other cultures.
  • Your social skills and capacity for empathy grow as you travel in a group, share accommodation, meals and new experiences and learn that not everyone perceives the world and reacts the same way.
  • Your guides are not only there to look after you, to support you through a programme that may be challenging as well as highly enjoyable, but also to provide information to enrich your experience of each new place and activity.
Tour length   10 days/9 nights  
Begins Wellington (options to start tour from Nelson and Motueka)
Ends Christchurch
Tour dates

15th – 24th April 2018 2nd – 11th October 2018 4th – 13th December 2018

Minimum group size 10 students
Price for 10 + students  $1795 including GST
Price Valid until 31st Jan 2019
South Island tour brochure  Click here to download

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