Do I need travel insurance?

If you’re traveling with us, yes, it is required for all of our guests. (Not convinced? Check out this USA Today article.) If you’re traveling by yourself and not on a tour with us, we still think it’s a good idea!

We really like World Nomads for our guests under the age of 70 (under 60 in the UK & Canada and under 70 in Australia). If you decide to go with World Nomads, we kindly ask you to use the form below so that we can strengthen our relationship with them! 

However, we ask that you carefully consider your choice in travel insurance. What works for some people may not work for others, and although we personally use and enjoy World Nomads, they may or may not be the best choice for your specific needs, particularly if you have any pre-existing conditions. Please do take the time to consider the best policy for your individual needs.

For our guests 70+, please see below.


Travel insurance: simple & flexible

You can buy and claim online, even after you’ve left home. Travel insurance from is available to people from 140 countries. It’s designed for adventurous travellers with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities.

7 things you should know about travel insurance from

  1. Trusted reliable underwriters is backed by a suite of strong, secure, specialist travel insurers who provide you with great cover, 24 hour emergency assistance and the highest levels of support and claims management when you need it most.
  2. Value for money with the cover you need provides cover for what’s important for travellers from 140 countries. By focusing on what you need and leaving out what you don’t, World Nomads prices are some of the most competitive online.
  3. Flexibility when you need it most
    Had a change of plans? You can buy more cover or claim online while you are still away. You can even buy a World Nomads policy if you’re already travelling.
  4. Cover for a range of adventure activities
    From skiing & snowboarding in New Zealand to whitewater rafting in Colorado, covers a range of adventure activities, giving you peace of mind to get the most from your travels.
  5. World Nomads keeps you travelling safely
    All members have access to up-to-date travel safety alerts, as well as travel safety advice and tips online through the World Nomads Travel Safety Hub.
  6. More than just great value travel insurance
    All members can learn the local lingo through a series of iPod & iPhone Language Guides and can stay in touch with family and friends with an online travel journal.
  7. Commitment to exceptional customer service
    We want to make sure you get the most from You can find out more about why travel insurance is important for your trip. If you have any questions about your travel insurance or travel safety in general, please contact directly.

For guests over 70 is a great resource to see and compare a lot of options at once. We require that your policy cover medical expenses, medical evacuation, and emergency repatriation. We highly recommend that your policy covers trip cancellation and baggage, but we understand that premium costs for guests over 70 can unfairly skyrocket the more you add to your policy.

As of June 2017, some policies that cover the basics (as found on include AIG Travel Guard MedEvac Plan, GeoBlue Trekker Essential, IMG Patriot International, and Seven Corners Liaison International, although it is your responsibility to make sure these policies cover our base requirements. If you would like to purchase a policy with more coverage, that is encouraged but not required.