Yomads FAQ

How many people are in a group?

We believe in small group travel as it gives you a chance to connect with others in your group, travel further off the beaten path and experience a destination more intimately. On average, our groups range from 6 to 10 travellers, and there will never be more than 15 in a group.

How old are Yomads travellers?

Our trips are specifically designed for travellers in their 20s and 30s. Typically, our groups range from mid 20s to mid 30s in age.

Am I able to stay in a room by myself?

Yes. Single supplements are available on most trips at an additional cost.

What type of luggage should I bring?

We recommend soft sided backpacks or duffel bags. You will typically have to carry your luggage to your room and on/off of transport, and at times, hard sided suitcases can be difficult to manoeuvre. Some of our trips have specific size and weight requirements due to the vehicles used or flight restrictions, so please read the packing information we send you carefully!

Are airport transfers included in the tour cost?

On some of our trips, airport transfers are included on the first and last day of the tour. Your Yomads consultant will let you know if this is the case, and you’ll receive the details of the joining hotel in your final documents. On most trips we can arrange transfers if they are not included on day 1, as well as transfers outside of the tour dates if you decide to extend your stay.

Do I have to pay extra if I end up in a room by myself and didn't ask for it?

Depending on the group size, you may be placed in a single room without requesting one. If this does happen, we will cover the additional cost and you will not have to pay any extra fees.

How fit do I need to be?

Generally speaking, you need to have a good level of fitness. Our trips have been graded based on their ‘sweat level’, ranging from easy to hardcore. Detailed descriptions as well as suggested pre trip training can be found on the trip page as well as in the trip notes.

Do I need travel insurance?

Yes. Travel insurance is mandatory for all of our adventures.

Who leads the trip?

Our trips are all led by experienced, English speaking local leaders who have been trained in basic first aid. Unless of course the trip is self-guided, then you’re on your own!

I’m a single traveller, will I share a room with someone else?

All of our accommodation is on a twin share basis unless otherwise specified. If you are a single traveller, you’ll be placed in a twin room with someone of the same gender for the entire trip.

What do I need to bring?

Packing requirements vary based on the trip. On most of our trips, the gear for activities such as rafting, canyoning and cycling are included, though we recommend you bring your own helmet from home as safety standards of helmets are likely to vary from your home country and availability cannot be guaranteed. Your pre departure information contains a detailed packing list that is specific to your trip and outlines the clothing, shoes, medical supplies and other gear that we recommend you bring.

How can I book a trip?

You can book a trip online, over the phone, by filling out our booking form and emailing it to us or in person at one of our offices. When you select the ‘proceed booking’ button on the trip page online, you’ll be redirected to our parent company, World Expeditions’, secure website to complete your booking.

Do I need a travel visa?

Visa requirements will vary depending on the destination you are travelling to and the passport you are travelling on. We strongly recommend contacting your local embassy or researching your country’s travel advice to avoid any sneaky surprises once you’ve left for the airport.

What about vaccinations?

As with visa requirements, suggested vaccinations will depend where you’re coming from and where you’re headed. We recommend speaking with your doctor or a local travel specialist for more information.

What is included in the trip?

Accommodation and most gear, meals and activities are included on our adventures. Specific inclusions can be found on the trip page and in the trip notes.

Where can I find the address of the first hotel?

You will receive the joining hotel address and contact information, as well as emergency information throughout the trip, in your final documents approximately three weeks prior to departure.

Do the trips include international airfare?

No, you need to make your own flight arrangements.

What does ‘Yomads’ mean?

A hybrid of ‘young’ and ‘nomads’, Yomads represents travellers in their 20s and 30s venturing off the beaten path and discovering new cultures. Clever, right?

What type of accommodation do we stay in?

Accommodation is different on all of our trips, though it is always on a twin share basis unless otherwise specified. Types of accommodation range from guesthouses, permanent campsites and hotels to local farmstays, boats and overnight trains.

Will you send me more information before the trip?

Yes! After booking, you’ll receive a copy of our detailed trip notes, which outline the itinerary and additional information about the tour. You’ll also receive our pre-departure information, detailing everything from a packing list and the fitness level to the local time and currency, as well as a medical form, emergency contact and the joining hotel’s information.

What style of transportation is used?

Transportation varies with each activity, though it is always comfortable and fit for the purpose of the day. Types of transportation range from small vans and safari trucks to trains and at times, short flights. Of course, on adventures where activities such as cycling or hiking are involved, you’ll be travelling by the power of your own two feet!

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