trip preparation

To help you prepare for your trip we have included links to the following useful information:

Climate Care is a service that helps you to repair the damage your activities do to the climate. It does this by ‘offsetting’ the greenhouse gas emissions, such as CO2, from your activities by reducing an equivalent amount of CO2 on your behalf. These reductions are made through a range of projects in renewable energy and energy efficiency, which not only fight climate change but bring benefits to communities round the world.

You can offset emissions from flying, driving and household energy use. To find out more please click here.
 

How to calculate your emissions:

It's really easy (and secretly, it's pretty interesting too). Select your points of departure and arrival. The calculator will display your emissions from this flight and the amount of money you should contribute. Amazing.

Click here for information on how you can offset those carbon emission

We have two partner companies who can provide you with Airport parking, hotels and lounges.  Pre-book any of these services through our partners and you can save up to 25% on your Airport parking, hotels or lounges.

Click here to visit APH's website or call them on 0844 871 7521 and quote 'ACAB' to the operator to ensure your discount.

 

We have two partner companies who can provide you with Airport parking, hotels and lounges. Pre-book any of these services through our partners and you can save up to 25% on your Airport parking, hotels or lounges.

Click here to visit APH's website or call them on 0844 871 7521 and quote 'ACAB' to the operator to ensure your discount.

We have two partner companies who can provide you with Airport parking, hotels and lounges. Pre-book any of these services through our partners and you can save up to 25% on your Airport parking, hotels or lounges.

Click here to visit APH's website or call them on 0844 871 7521 and quote 'ACAB' to the operator to ensure your discount.

 

Winter

Wrapping up warm
It can get pretty nippy in winter especially during December, January and February so you need to be well protected against the elements. On sunny days in March and April we’ve had clients comment that the thermal gear we provide is too warm but like good boy scouts you should always be prepared.

Do I need to buy specialist equipment?
There is generally no need to buy lots of expensive cold weather clothing before your holiday. Firstly this saves you some extra holiday spending funds and secondly it would be very hard to pack all the equipment in your suitcase. On the majority of our holidays you will be provided with thermal overalls, gloves, boots and socks. On the few holidays where this equipment is not required, you will be sent clear instructions on what to take with you. We do recommend a few items that will enhance the clothing we provide. These items will be specified in the holiday information we send out once you’ve booked your holiday. But we’ve given you an idea of some of the essentials that you will need here in case you can’t wait to start your holiday shopping.

  • Suntan lotion and lip balm
  • Thermal underwear
  • Turtleneck or fleece sweater
  • Socks
  • Sunglasses


Additional items you may want to take include head torches and ski goggles.

Summer

You should come prepared for all weather conditions. This is not a comprehensive packing list simply a guide line of suggestions that you might find useful on the trip.

  • Rucksack with plastic bag liner per family, for lunches and spare clothes. Please note this must be large enough for the whole family.
  • Reasonably strong pair of walking boots or trainers.
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers (just in case)
  • Sweatshirt or fleece top
  • Comfortable lightweight trousers or shorts for land based activities (not jeans)
  • Casual clothing for evenings
  • Swimming gear and beach towels for water based activities
  • Sunhat, sunglasses with cord attached
  • Suncream/sunblock
  • Large water bottle (min. 1 litre) per person
  • Old clothes and trainers (no open toed shoes) for getting wet during some of the activities
  • Insect repellent and sting relief cream
  • Camera – a disposable waterproof type is useful for water based activities

Please note that all safety equipment (helmets, life-jackets, harnesses, wetsuits etc) will provided on all of our holidays unless otherwise stated.

If you are missing any of these items then Nomad Travel offer Activities Abroad Clients a 10% discount.  If you have already booked your holiday and wish to take adventage of this fantastic offer please contact us and we will give you the discount code to be quoted when ordering.

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll give you the best advice we can.

Travel Insurance

Insurance is a vital part of any booking. We recommend everyone who books with us has travel insurance which includes cover for all activities featured as part of your trip.

If you would like to obtain cover for your trip please feel free to contact specialist insurance brokers, Campbell Irvine for a quote using one of the following steps.

1) Click here to apply for travel insurance
2) Tel: 0844 826 2722
3) Email: info@campbellirvine.com

If you do choose to take out a policy with Campbell Irvine, then any activity when booked through Activities Abroad is automatically insured subject to the appropriate premium having been paid to Campbell Irvine. Please note if you would like to participate in snowmobiling, downhill skiing or snowboarding you will be required to extend cover to include Section G Winter Sports which is subject to an additional charge. Dog sledding, cross country skiing and all other winter activities which are included in our holidays are automatically covered without the need to pay the Winter Sports additional charge. If you are planning to arrange any additional activities booked independently of Actvities Abroad, please check with Campbell Irvine to confirm cover.

The Activity Travel Company Ltd trading as Activities Abroad is an Introducer Appointed Representative of Campbell Irvine Ltd who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.