Survivor guide: Visiting the Amazon

The Amazon, Amazonia or the Amazon rainforest; these are all names for the same area which covers the majority of the Amazon basin across South America. This stretch of land cuts through Brazil, Peru, Columbia and Venezuela to name a few. Visiting the Amazon is particularly popular with the more adventurous tourists, and those who like to visit the more tropical climates of the world. But, with tropical climates and many, many varieties of animals, also come more hazards and more potential travel accident compensation claims. But how do you avoid these?

Hire a guide to prevent a travel accident while visiting the Amazon

If you are a first time explorer, or are unsure of where to journey through while visiting the Amazon, then the best piece of advice is to travel with someone who knows the area and has been there before. Alternatively, you could hire a guide for part, or all of your travels, to prevent a travel accident claim. As long as you go through a respected company then the guide will not only show you some stunning sights, but will also help you avoid any dangers or travel accidents along the way, and hopefully give you a safer more enjoyable holiday.

Be prepared

When you are trekking through the Amazon, temperatures can soar and shops for water are not all that common, so make sure before setting off that you are prepared. Think about the essentials you need in case the worst happens and you get lost, and always make sure you take more than enough water to avoid dehydration and travel accidents. Being lost in the Amazon can be dangerous but if you are prepared than you are less likely to need to make a travel accident claim, and will be able to spend more time enjoying the beautiful scenery rather than worrying about whether or not you have enough supplies.

But, if you do have a travel accident whilst on holiday, whether it is the Amazon, France, Rome or anywhere, that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to make a travel accident compensation claim. Speak to Accident Advice Helpline to see if and how much you could be eligible for. Alternatively take the easy 30-second compensation calculator test to find out how much compensation you may be able to claim. Call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no-obligation advice about making a claim.

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