How to Create and Lead a Trip, Step by Step

With our program staff which will walk you through the process step-by-step to help customize and create your ideal tour based on dates, location, activities and price. Contact us at anytime at or (800) 482-5215.

Step One: Pick Your Dates

The first step in the tour process is to set a date.
 Most of True Nature’s trips are 8 Days and 7 Nights. True Nature Education’s student groups normally run during Winter Break, Spring Break, and Summer Break. True Nature's Adult Groups run year-sound. 
Propose a date that works for you and we will check availability for you.

Step Two: Choose an Itinerary

Now that you have dates set we will help you to design an itinerary. True Nature Education will provide several options to choose from. Whether it is a certain time of the year, exploring certain places, or an emphasis on a certain topic, we will work with you to design the perfect trip for your group.

Step Three: We Create a Webpage and Materials for You

Once we have set dates and an itinerary we will create a webpage and on online registration page specifically for your trip. This is where you will send students and parents to find out all they need to know about their trip. It’s also where you send students to sign up, make payments and more.

 On this page will also be a link to our helpful FAQ Page.

Now that we have finalized your trip, it’s time to spread the word. 
The number one source of marketing is word-of-mouth. Talk to your participants, have them talk to their friends and family, talk to your co-workers, etc.. Host an informational meeting where you can show TNE’s short video and field questions. In some instances we can send a True Nature Representative to co-facilitate a meeting with a representative or teacher from your school. There are several other options we suggest to get the word out there:

- Send out a TNE information letter and packet to interested participants. This packet will lay out these details and more to parents so they can understand about this exciting opportunity for their children.

- Hang promotional flyers around your classroom or workplace. TNE will provide promotional flyers for your specific trip.

- Utilize social media mediums for virtual word-of-mouth. You will have access to our professional TNE Marketing team. We will help create a  Social Media strategy or Group for your trip to spread the buzz and "share"  exciting and useful information.

Step Four: Prepare for Your Trip

Once your trip is filled, your program director will walk you through all the details until you are ready to depart.  You will learn all useful travel information about your flights, meals, accommodations, activities, and more.

Step Five: A Dios

Once you’ve arrived at your first destination, you’ll meet your TNE Group Leader.  They’re regional experts, and they’re fluent in the necessary languages.  They’ll take care of all of the details throughout your trip so you can travel like a local, such as the best lunch spots, nearest bank locations, and hidden gems of the area.

With the help of your TNE Leader and local guides, you’ll participate in immersive activities, eat authentic meals, and meet locals to get a truly authentic cultural experience.  And then, at just about the time when everyone may reach their travel threshold, it’s time to come home with a head full of memories—and a suitcase full of souvenirs.

Step Six: Welcome Back!

Welcome back!  Now that you’ve returned, it’s time to digest and share your experiences.

True Nature will provide an evaluation to help us continue to learn more about how we can improve our trips.

We will support you and your groups to bring the experience back home with a presentation about the trip and a local service project that was planned while abroad. Continue dialogue with your Costa Rican friends abroad via email and Facebook.

Have a reunion where you can celebrate the trip, share stories, and invite friends who might want to join the trip next year.

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