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This is what it 'says on the tin'... some useful travel related links to help with preparations for your challenge:-


Travel Insurance

To participate in any of our overseas challenges you must have adequate travel insurance. We work with Insure 2 Travel they provide us with a good level of insurance cover for the specific style of trips we operate.  We would recommend taking out your travel insurance at the time of booking in case you need to make a claim.  To get a quote or purchase cover now click here.


Travel Money

Order your foreign currency from Thomas Exchange. Established in 1978, they offer some of the very best rates for Foreign Currency, Travellers Cheques, Worldwide Money Transfers and fast track delivery service. Click here to order your Travel Money or see the latest currency exchange rates


Campsites we use - because they are great!

Herding Hill Farm

This is where you will stay on our Hadrian's Wall Weekend challenge. It's a brilliant location close to Haltwhistle where you will be made to feel very welcome by Anne and Steve Dunwell. Click to check it out.

Longthorns Farm

And this is where you will stay when you take part in our Jurassic Coast Weekend challenge, the campsite is right next door to the well-know Monkey World attaction. Click to check it out.


Clothing, Equipment and Books

Cotswold Outdoor

If you need any clothing or equipment for your trip, make this your first stop. The generous people at Cotswold give every Discover Adventure customer a 15% discount; shop online, by mail order, or in any of their stores.

Lonely Planet
 
Lonely Planet have been providing excellent travel guidebooks for over three decades and should be your first stop whether you want to read up more on your destination or are planning to extend your stay after your Discover Adventure challenge. All Discover Adventure customers are entitled to 20% off purchases made online. Click here  for further details.

Trekhire UK
 
You may prefer to hire specialised clothing or equipment for your fundraising challenge.  We've teamed up with the helpful guys at Trekhire UK, who offer Discover Adventure customers 10% discount when you spend £50 or more. You can contact them by phone on 01483 209559 or through their website.

BeOutdoors
 
Specialist retailers in womens outdoor clothing and sportwear.


Charity Vouchers
 
Charity Vouchers are gift vouchers which give your friends and family an opportunity to make a donation to any UK charity of their choice.  Perfect for Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries and many other occasions.


General Travel Information & Health Advice  

Foreign & Commonwealth Office Travel Advice - Latest travel advice by country including safety and security, entry requirements, travel warnings and health.

MASTA Travel Health Advice - Professional travel health advice, including information on vaccinations and anti-malarials.

NHS Direct - Information on health problems and how to keep healthy.

BMI (Body Mass Index) Calculator - To check if you are a healthy weight.

Oanda - Useful Currency Converter and exchange rate information.


Financial and Consumer Protection

All monies that you pay in advance for your trip are fully protected when you book with us.

Discover Adventure is a member of AITO, UK travel trade association for tour operators and travel agents, giving you excellent consumer protection.  Discover Adventure is also fully bonded, with the Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Ltd (ABTOT) and the Air Travel Organiser's Licence scheme (ATOL) managed by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).  

AITO (Association of Independent Tour Operators) - Every company admitted to AITO is financially assessed and bound by AITOs own code of business practice which demands clear and accurate descriptions of trips. Members are encouraged to participate in raising awareness among staff, customers and suppliers of the importance of sustainable tourism.   www.aito.com

ATOL (Air Travel Operators Licence) & Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) - The CAA is the statutory corporation which oversees and regulates all aspects of civil aviation in the United Kingdom.

ABTA (Association of British Travel Agents) - ABTA and ABTA members help travellers to get the most from their travel and assist them when things do not go according to plan.  We are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA's Code of Conduct.  For further information about ABTA, the Code of Conduct and the arbitration scheme available to you if you have a complaint, contact ABTA, 30 Park Street, London SE1 9EQ. Tel: 020 3117 0500 or visit www.abta.com

The Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust (ABTOT) - ABTOT is authorised to hold bonds on behalf of travel organisers in order to provide financial protection for customer prepayments.


UK Transport Information

Heathrow Airport - Useful for directions, terminal facilities, which terminal your flight leaves from, etc.

Gatwick Airport - Occasionally our trips leave from Gatwick.

thetrainline.com - Check train timetables and book tickets.

National Express - Check coach timetables and book tickets.


Environmental Awareness

Here are some useful websites with information to help us all reduce the harm our living does to the environment...
  
The Carbon Trust

Plant A Tree Today      
                
Woodland Trust

Freecycle

Recycle Now     
                    
Energy Saving Trust

Friends of the Earth       
         
Climate Care

The International Centre for Responsible Tourism


Embassies & Consulates

Some destinations require you to obtain visas in before you arrive in the country. We will always advise you on the best way to obtain your visa – usually around 3 months before departure.
 
The following links to embassies or consulates may be useful in obtaining up-to-date information and visa application forms.

Cambodian Embassy

Chinese Embassy

Indian High Commission

Nepalese Embassy
 
Tanzanian Embassy

Vietnamese Embassy

 

Please note: if you use any of the above links you will be leaving our website and we are not responsible for the content of third party sites.

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