Tips from staff who have done the Tropical South trip
It is pretty tropical out there, and hot and humid certainly. It can still rain outside the monsoon, and you may just catch a few showers at any point. Saying that, it's usually a big shower in the afternoon that dries up pretty quickly and hopefully won't affect you too much, when it does rain.
Light cotton and loose is definitely the way to go, but you can wear slightly thicker clothing in the evenings, when it cools somewhat.
Trainers are fine. The walk on Day 4 isn't particularly challenging. Trainers are probably better than walking boots as you may be asked to put leech socks over them if it's been raining. There are a few pictures of that, along with the rest of the tour here. Some people did find the walk tough, as it's steep with little shade. Although you're only walking for around 4 hours, it could feel longer.
We had no problems with mosquitoes at all. There's no net on the houseboat to be fair but it's quite easy to close the door to stop them getting in! I don't use Deet, but a natural one made from eucalyptus, which works well.
The houseboat was fantastic, and one of the highlights for me. The food they managed to cook up was incredible, and it's such a nice way to see the area.
No other major tips, I loved it all and it's quite an easy area to travel around.
Kai Aylward - Web sales
I've heard the 'Delhi Belly' rumours in India -will this be a problem?
India has delicious food to cater for all preferences but, like anywhere in the world, hygiene is important. Keeping your hands well washed before eating, staying as hydrated as possible and sticking to bottled water is the best protection against an upset tum. Otherwise, mashed potato is apparently a good cure!
Brendan Phelan - Customer Operations
Is it possible to get visas upon arrival?
No. Indian visas must be pre-arranged in advance. Check the Indian embassy website for details.
Will Shoubridge - Agency Sales
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