Whilst we endeavour to provide as much information as possible in our brochure and individual Trip Notes regarding the areas our tours travel to, we would always recommend that you undertake some background research about the places you will be visiting and the type of climate and local conditions you can expect in order to get the most out of your holiday.
Most crime is basically opportunistic and common sense is always your best safeguard. Your Tour Leader will be able to advise you and your group on local safety - especially if travelling in big cities, where most muggers, swindlers and drug peddlers are most likely to be active.
It's reassuring to know that travelling as part of a group, you are far less vulnerable than being on your own.
A few other thoughts
Explore's local agents and Tour Leaders often have better and more up to date information than other sources.
Having run tours for over 25 years now, we have a very good feel for the politics and current affairs of the different parts of the world. Our relationship with Embassies and Consulates around the world is extremely strong.
Just in case - we have a full crisis procedure laid down, with simulations undertaken regularly. This includes access to specialised professionals such as doctors, counsellors and crisis experts.
Electicity and Plug types
We recommend visiting http://electricaloutlet.org/. You can find out the voltage and plug type for most countries around the world.
If you want to check to check the rules
Limited quantities of some food products including fish, eggs and honey, may be allowed from certain countries.
You can either check www.direct.gov.uk/dontbringmeback or call the helpline on 08459 33 55 77 from within or +44 (0)20 7238 6951 from outside the UK.