BEFORE YOU DEPART
How do I get a visa? Can I get one upon arrival?
Since visa requirements are depending on where you’re coming from and where you going, we recommend that you contact the appropriate embassy in your country of origin.
Make sure you let your friends and families know where were you going. Where and When you depart or arrive, which is the next city you’re heading to.
Tour tipping is standard in the tourism industry and helps pay for the drivers, guides and porters who ensure your tour is enjoyable. The tour tipping can be found in the fine print of each tour and is payable upon booking. Whilst at your destination you will not be expected to tip again, unless you embark on the Yangtze River Cruise or any optional tours.
Traveling during hurricane season? Know that. If a major natural disaster is imminent, it may be grounds to cancel or reschedule the trip, as safety is always a number 1 concern. If there is a natural disaster, do you know who to contact and where you would go? Also, this is relevant for dress. Is a major cold front scheduled to come in? May want to pack some extra sweaters
CHOOSING A TRIP
Research your destination. Anticipate issues, food safety or otherwise, that could arise during your trip. Find out about the water supply. Check if your destination has a drinkable water supply and medical care that is available in case you do become ill. Check the altitude. Some people can become sick above 8,000 feet, especially children.
Locate the nearest hospital, it can save your life. Visit your doctor 4-6 weeks before your trip to make sure you are fit to go. Make sure you have a way to communicate with your doctor. Always have your up to date medical records at hand. Don’t break your diet, come prepared.