05 Aug What you need to take on a Walking holiday
What you need to take on a Walking holiday: Walking holidays are a wonderful way to explore our beautiful world. When you decide to undertake your first walking holiday you should plan for the trip carefully to make it enjoyable. When planning, you can opt to use a tour operator or plan the walking holiday yourself. Tour operators are a good choice for first timers as they will arrange the accommodation, meals and the hike experiences. If you do the planning yourself, then what you need to take on a walking holiday include:
You will need a rucksack, hiking boots and socks, jackets, water bottles, rain wear and other clothing that suit your travel destination. Other equipments include first aid kit, insect repellent and digital camera.
You must ensure that you are physically fit by doing some walking practice. Test all the equipments to ensure that they are working and make sure that you are comfortable in the hiking clothing.
Make arrangements for all your transportation needs like rental cars, buses, charter airline and train passes. You will need them to get from the train station or airport to the location where your walking holiday commences. Early bookings are advisable as you may enjoy discount and avoid last minute disappointments.
Ensure that you have the required travel documents like passport and visa. Vaccination, if mandatory, should be taken a few days before departure. Travel insurance and medical cover are also necessary to procure.
You must book in advance the hotel or hostel where you will be staying. Incase you have a tour operator; such arrangement will be included in your walking holiday package. Camping along the way can also be an option.
Lastly, if you are going to a foreign country you need to know the culture and practice to speak a few phrases of the local language. Have copies of all your travel documents and the local currency.