Frequently Asked Questions
These are some of the general questions, we get asked. Let us know if you have any other questions.
I have special dietary requirements – will they be catered for?
We will try our very hardest to accommodate all dietary requirements but in some out-of-the-way places it can be very difficult to guarantee. We will let you know if there are places on your itinerary where this is the case. Please let us know at the time of booking of any food requirements or allergies and we’ll pass the information onto your leader. It is also a great idea to bring a card with your dietary requirements written in the local language for those times you are eating away from the group.
What will the food be like on my trip?
Food is one of the most exciting parts of travel. There may be some familiar fare but often you’ll be confronted with the new, interesting and downright weird of the culinary world but we like to think of it as an adventure for all the senses. In addition to this, our flexible itineraries often allow you to eat with the group or branch out on your own – this means you can eat to suit any budget or desire.
Can I drink the water in the countries I visit?
Drinking tap water isn’t recommended in the places we visit. For environmental reasons, try to avoid buying bottled water. Fill a reusable water bottle or canteen with filtered water; ask your leader where filtered water can be found. It’s also advisable to peel fruit and vegetables before eating.
Where do you offer tours?
Guatemala, México, Panamá, Cuba, Ecuador, and Perú.
What does ethical travel mean?
Ethical travel is all about asking yourself if you’re taking more than giving back and if you’re directly benefiting from the active exploitation of local people, customs, flora and fauna. If the answer is yes, you may need to do some research on ways to give back more and enjoy without exploiting.
What do we mean by responsible travel?
We define the responsible traveler as someone who takes time to develop a basic understanding of the culture, history, language, and socio-political climate of the host country instead of imposing their own beliefs, values, and standards onto the country and people they are visiting.
Do I need travelers insurance?
Customers are responsible for arranging their own insurance, which must cover medical expenses, injury, death, rescue, repatriation, cancellation and curtailment. We recommend you take out your insurance at the time of booking and double check the small print to ensure it covers all activities you are involved in.
What types of vaccinations will I need?
We recommend that you always make an appointment with your GP/doctor/medical centre or travel clinic before you travel to get the very latest advice.