Adventure Tour Packages
What should you ask your travel agent when booking adventure tour packages?
Adventure travel may involve journeys to distant and unknown places. It is important to choose a travel agent who is known to walk the talk, since not all companies may have the requisite experience to conduct an adventure expedition.
Before you even start looking for a travel agent, it is essential to do your own research about the place you are going to visit, so that you know which companies are offering an itinerary of your choice.
Here are a few questions you may want to ask when short-listing a travel agent:
- Can they give references of satisfied customers?
- Do they have accreditations of established adventure travel organizations?
- Can they customize a tour?
- Can they arrange for tour guides in foreign locations who speak and understand English?
- If you are concerned about the climatic and political conditions of the locale, are they certain that it is the best time to visit the place?
- What is the cost of the tour?
- Are there any discounts and rewards programs?
- If you are joining a group of adventure travelers, how many are there in the group?
- Adventure travel companies of considerable fame are listed in the ‘Adventure Travel” section of this website: www.travelwebdir.com
What should you take on your adventure vacation?
Depending on the topography and climate of the destination, it is important to plan for your wardrobe and gear for the trip. Here’s a checklist to help you pack all the essential stuff.
- Base layer short or long-sleeved clothing relevant to the temperature of the place of travel
- Insulation layerclothing, ranging from light jackets to pants for freezing climes
- Waterproof shell ayer clothing for water-based expeditions and wet climate
- Footwear, ranging from hiking boots for trekking, to runners for walking, to waterproof sandals, socks and gaiters
- Head gear, like ball caps against the sun, waterproof hats against the rain, and a balaclava for colder climate
- Hand gear, like gloves that are non-insulated or insulated for colder temperatures.
- A list of toiletries such as towels, toilet paper, wet wipes, toothbrush and toothpaste, shaving kit, feminine hygiene, sunscreens, moisturizers, bug repellants, and a mirror.
- Sleeping gear like sleeping bags and sheets
- Trekking gear such as backpacks, trekking poles, headlamps, hydration pouches
- Luggage like lightweight duffle bags and knapsacks
- Medical kit and prescription medicines
- Miscellaneous items like extra prescription glasses, camera and film, wire locks, rubber door wedges (in case doors have no/poor locks)
The options of Adventure travel across various continents are mind-boggling. For more information on the type of adventure you want to undertake in a country of your choice, we suggest you visit www.iexplore.com