Suitability & medical conditions
Use our handy ratings to choose the right trips for you, both in terms of comfort and physical challenge.
How comfortable do you want your trip to be? Both in terms of service, and standard of luxury.
How fit do you need to be to get the maximum enjoyment out of each trip?
Strenuous in parts
Hard physical challenge
What to expect
We want you to enjoy your trip as much as possible, so ask you to be fully aware of the kind of trip you’ll be joining.
Dragoman trips and adventure travel in general can be quite demanding, and there are risks and hazards that are inherent in such trips:
- Long driving days can sometimes be uncomfortable and tiring
- Many of the places we visit are off the beaten track and so don’t have the infrastructure that we’re accustomed to in western society
- Accommodation can vary greatly in standards; and when wild camping on an overland trip, we rely entirely on our own provisions
- Weather conditions in certain areas can also make physical activity more challenging. This also applies to our trips that travel at altitude.
Remember, a positive attitude and an open mind is just as important as your ability to get involved and fully participate on your group trip!
Read the trip notes
You’ll have the opportunity to take part in many exciting activities and excursions, some included and others optional (e.g. hiking the Inca Trail, trekking to see Mountain Gorillas).
Many require a certain level of fitness so it’s important you read the trip notes thoroughly to assess whether you feel fit and healthy enough to enjoy this trip to its fullest.
Some activities may have higher risks than you are used to and you must judge whether or not you wish to, or have the physical ability to, take part.
All travellers are also required to carry their own bag and lift it into storage areas, get on and off public transport, or on overland trips manage the 2 foot step on and off the truck.
Fitness and ability
All our trips require some level of active participation from all group members, particularly our overlanding trips where it’s a case of what you put in, you get out.
Check your trip notes, paying particular attention to any trips with high altitude, and ask us, your doctor or consult a medical professional if you have any doubts.
Please be aware should you not be sufficiently, fit, healthy or able to participate in your trip we reserve the right to request you leave it (see terms and conditions for details).
However, through discussing any questions with our expert team and prudent choice of trip using our ratings, the vast majority of travellers have a great time.
Pre-existing medical conditions
Make sure you tell us fully about any pre-existing medical conditions when you book with us, and any medication you’re taking so we can provide as much assistance as possible in the unlikely event of an emergency.
It’s extremely rare for us to refuse space for medical reasons, but it’s particularly important you declare anything that might affect your travel plans to your travel insurance company when you purchase your policy.
This means any pre-existing medical conditions for you, anyone travelling with you, and declaring anyone whose illness or death will mean you having to cancel or curtail your trip. Failure to do so may invalidate your insurance of any associated claim.
Please discuss any questions with our expert team, and consult our terms and conditions.