Travel Information


Eyes Wide Open only develops travel experiences that are safe for all members of the group. Our local guides have a list of medical centres and hospitals near our locations in case of medical emergencies.

All Eyes Wide Open staff hold Level Two First Aid and hold a Working with Children Licence.  

Some tours may require participants to obtain a Working with Children Licence or have a Police Check.

A Working with Children Licence is free for volunteers (Victoria).


All Eyes Wide Open participants will receive travel insurance.   The policy provides comprehensive cover as well as emergency medical evacuation. Please click here to view insurance policy details. Your Insurance is included in the total costs of the tour. Make a booking.


It is your responsibility to ensure you have a current passport. In some cases, your passport must be valid for six months after returning to Australia.


It is your responsibility to obtain the relevant Visa(s) for the country you intend to travel to or you may contact Eyes Wide Open and we will arrange your Visa for a small fee. More information about Visa requirements will be contained in the registration pack sent to you once you book your trip. Some Visas are available on arrival.

What to take

You will be provided with a comprehensive ‘what to bring’ list in your Eyes Wide Open registration pack.

Extending your stay

You may extend your stay after your Eyes Wide Open trip. Please discuss your needs with us and we will be happy to assist where we can!

Comfort level: transport and accommodation

We mainly travel in a private, air-conditioned van. Some trips incorporate train travel, coach travel or safe moto transport; a common way to get around in Asian cities. We generally stay in three to four star accommodation which means you can expect good service, western bathroom facilities, a comfortable bed and clean facilities. We arrange twin share and most hotels have internet access, laundry services and room service. When we are in remote locations, you can expect a more basic offering, but we will always provide you with clean accommodation. Our trips generally include a homestay where you can expect a moderate level of comfort. If you wish to have your level of accommodation upgraded, this can be done at your cost.


On all Eyes Wide Open trips you can expect a mix of local and western food which is healthy and delicious. Our local guides know exactly which restaurants serve the best cuisine to suit a wide variety of tastebuds and dietary requirements.


Please consult your General Practioner to find out which vaccinations you require for your intended destination. You can also visit for more information.

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