Travel insurance, including medical repatriation insurance, is mandatory. Make sure that it covers all the activities that you are likely to undertake, like rafting and trekking. Many ‘free’ insurances that come with banking packages, credit cards etc, are quite often inadequate to cover you on our tours, so make sure you check the policy before you travel.
You are required to give a copy of your insurance policy to your tour leader upon arrival. Without proper insurance like this, you will not be allowed to join the tour as we will not be able to respond adequately in case of an emergency if you do not have the right insurance.
Shoestring does not offer the possibility of purchasing a travel insurance policy.