What to remember when planning an adventure holiday in South America
Travellers visiting South America should remember that they might need vaccinations and malaria drugs in advance.
Older travellers planning and adventure holiday in South America should be thoroughly prepared before they set off.
According to a recent Travelex survey of 2,000 Brits, more than half (55 per cent) of those over the age of 50 are planning to jet off overseas in the next few months.
The study found that almost a third (30 per cent) said they want to get away from the UK's cold weather, while one in five believe there are some great package offers on at the moment.
More intrepid holidaymakers might fancy an overland adventure that takes in a number of countries over a few weeks or months, allowing them to truly experience the heart of South America.
Whether it's a Rio carnival package or a Machu Picchu tour they are after, an extended trip to South America is sure to excite adventurous Brits.
One thing to think about before you set off is your health, according to madventurer.com operations manager John Lawler.
He claimed that a visit to your GP is essential to ensure you have all the correct vaccinations for the destinations you are planning to visit.
"The more remotely you go, the more likely it is that you won't have access to things like fridges to keep medication cold if there are any health issues," he said.
"For older [travellers] it's really about comfort and health - as long as they're aware that it is going to be rough and ready. Sometimes there is not going to be access to good hotels and things in some destinations."
Mr Lawler added that travel insurance is a good thing to buy regardless of what age you are when you set off on your .
"Everybody is recommended to check they have a certain amount of health insurance when going on any adventure [holiday], mainly health and travel insurance," the expert noted.
"If there are any health issues every tour operator will ask for a 'fit for travel' letter from a doctor."