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World's Top Adventure Trips

What to Ask Before You Book

  • How long have you been in business?
  • Have you been to this destination yourself? How many times? Can I talk to some clients who have been on the trip?
  • What’s the activity level of the trip? How many miles will we walk each day? Do the guides have first-aid training?
  • Will I need to buy any equipment that isn’t supplied?
  • How many people will be in the group? What’s the age range, and will there be children?
  • Are transfers included? What about domestic airfares, hotels for nights before and after the trip itself, and other incidentals?
  • Is tipping included, and if not, what are your guidelines? Are there different standards for different types of trip?
  • If biking is involved, inquire: What types of bikes will we ride? How many miles will we ride? How many feet of elevation will we climb each day? What will be my options if I can’t make it all the way?
  • If you’re going on safari, ask: What kind of accommodations will be provided? What is your guest-to-guide ratio? What are the qualifications of the guides? How many travelers will be looking at the same animals at the same time?
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