Be Prepared

Take photocopies of your itinerary, passport, credit cards, travel insurance documents and important phone numbers, keeping them separate from the originals, in case of loss or theft.

When You’re On The Road

Don ’t display expensive jewellery. Make sure your valuables are well concealed.


If possible, arrange your travel so that you arrive in an unfamiliar city during daylight rather than in the dark. Hitch-hiking is extremely risky and a thing of the past – our advice is don’t do it.


Keep in touch. The more other people know about your movements, the better protected you will be. Do your family and friends know where you are, who you are with, where you are going and when you are scheduled to arrive?


Is transportation from A to B included in the tour? Are meals included and if so, how many? If you have dietary requirements, find outif these are catered for and if there is an extra cost.

How many additional changes will there be and what are they for? How long is the trip? When does it leave and when does it come back?


Find out if the activities mentioned in the tour,included in the price. Find out the level of difficulty on the tours, walks, hikes, climbs etc. Are they easy, moderate, or challenging? Can you cope? Will the challenge be enough?

June 15th, 2007