Thursday, May 18, 2017

Planning for a Borneo Trekking Holiday

So you’ve decided on a Borneo trekking holiday, and it’s very likely you’ve begun looking at all of the exciting places and tours you’re planning to go on.

What’s most important is that you start planning on packing sensibly and preparing yourself for the adventures ahead.

If you’re planning on taking on the challenge of Mt. Kinabalu (the highest peak in Borneo at 4,096m tall!) you might need to train a little beforehand.

Of course, if you’re travelling from the UK then there’s no way to prepare yourself for trekking in the heat of Borneo, but ensuring that you maintain a good fitness level before you arrive will make the journey much more bearable.

If you’ve bought new walking boots for your holiday, make sure that you’ve broken them in before arriving in Borneo to reduce the chances of procuring some very nasty blisters. It’s also a good idea to practice walking with your rucksack.

It’s essential to buy travel insurance before your holiday. It may seem obvious, but many people neglect to do this and often end up with a costly bill after even minor accidents abroad.

Travel insurance can be relatively cheap if you shop around, and it gives you a sense of security whilst on your holidays.

Do some research into which vaccines you might need. A quick vaccine at your local doctors can save you from serious conditions and diseases such as tetanus and rabies. The last thing you want is your holiday cut short from a nasty cut or bites from a wild animal, so it’s always best to prepare yourself.

If you’re looking to trek deep into the Borneo jungle, it’s not the best idea to attempt this alone. If you choose to trek with a reputable tour company, it means that you will be taken along the safest paths by guides who are very familiar with the area – making it a whole lot safer.

Trekking with a guide also means that you’ll be able to find out first-hand knowledge about the area and receive beneficial advice. This could be the safest routes to travel on, or perhaps the best places to eat!

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