5 far-flung and adventurous places to visit that can be insured by battleface

Take a trip off the beaten path and go remote for an adventurous experience like never before. Regardless of your chosen trip, feel confident that your travel insurance has you covered with battleface

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Looking to go somewhere different this year? Take a trip off the beaten path and head to a more remote destination for an adventurous experience like never before. Regardless of your chosen trip, feel confident that your travel insurance has you covered with battleface. After all, great adventures need great insurance.

We’ve picked out five far-flung destinations for the adrenaline-seekers, wildlife-watchers, and everything in between that can all be covered by battleface travel insurance.

1. Bolivia

For a diverse mix of adventure and culture, Bolivia should be top of your list. From the peaks of the Andes in the west to the lowlands of the Amazon basin in the east, Bolivia is at the heart of South America. Renowned for the photogenic salt flats, this country certainly has a lot going for it. 

With La Paz, the country’s capital, sitting amongst the clouds at an altitude of around 3,650m above sea level, walk amongst indigenous women dressed in traditional brightly-coloured skirts and bowler hats while you admire the colonial buildings in this city full of culture.

For the adrenaline-fuelled mountain bikers, cycle the twisting 60km of the famous camino de la muerte, taking you from La Paz and into the Yungas region filled with steaming jungles. Clinging to the side of the Andes and beyond, this “road of death” is not for the faint-hearted. 

 

Did you know? battleface policies are super flexible, meaning you can buy insurance via the website whilst already travelling and cover is available worldwide. Cover will kick in 24 hours after purchase, perfect for those spontaneous trips and adrenaline-filled activities.

2. Tanzania

There is something for everyone here. Whether you visit to witness the unmissable Great Migration of the east African wildlife or to climb Kilimanjaro, do this and more in Tanzania.

Follow the herds of wildebeest from the Selous game reserve in the south to the infamous Serengeti in the north, or visit the many vast national parks for bird-watching to chimpanzee-spotting. For the travellers who love to hike, no visit to Tanzania is complete without taking on Mount Kilimanjaro. At 5,895m, take the trek to reach the peak of Africa’s mightiest mountain.

Follow up with a relaxing stop at the Zanzibar archipelago, with plenty of pristine beaches lined with palm trees and turquoise waters to explore. Dive and snorkel amongst the coral reefs of the Indian Ocean at Mafia Island, then step back in time with a stroll around the old streets of Stone Town in Zanzibar.

Top tip: Get cover for remote and unconventional destinations with battleface, including far-flung places such as Laos, Botswana, Bolivia, Tanzania and Brazil – plus the more popular routes too. 

3. Botswana

If you haven't already seen the Big Five on a safari, what are you waiting for? Botswana is the place to visit. Take a trip to Chobe National Park to spot African Bush elephants in abundance and go on a four-wheel-drive through the Kalahari Game Reserve to be in with a high chance of seeing lions, buffalos, rhinos and leopards, to name a few. 

From desert to delta, jump on a boat trip to spot Nile crocodiles and hippos. Don’t rule out visiting during wet season – you may get damp, but it’s the perfect opportunity to spot an array of wildlife without all the other travellers waiting to get the best photos.

Home to a long list of venomous snakes, it’s recommended to wear long trousers, socks and boots when walking along any trails or undergrowth and have the right cover from battleface to support you if medical evacuation is needed.

Did you know? battleface insurance policies can be customised to suit your trip needs so you can travel with confidence. All policies automatically include COVID-19 medical cover for travellers 65 years old and under.

4. Laos

From the ancient temples of Luang Prabang and French colonial architecture of Vientiane to tubing through the caves of Tham Nam, Laos offers an abundance of adventures and provides you with the best of what South-East Asia has to offer.

This landlocked country sits between Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia, but is often missed off many travellers’ must-see lists. Laos’ rivers, majestic mountains, cultural heritage, wildlife and waterfalls will certainly work to keep your itinerary busy and adventurous.

See the jungle of Vang Vieng from above via zipwire and kayak along the Nam Song River for an activity-filled day. No trip to Laos is complete without visiting the famous Kuang Si Falls, boasting picture-perfect tiered waterfalls. For a quieter experience, make sure to visit the lesser-known waterfalls, such as Tat Somphamit and Khon Pa Soi Falls near Si Phan Don.

Looking for even more activities? Head to the north of Laos for trekking, rafting and mountain-biking too, in addition to spotting wild elephants, tigers and leopards in Nam Ha National Park.

Did you know? Regardless of any changes to FCDO travel advisories, battleface policies remain valid and provide you with 24/7/365 on-the- ground assistance and claims services, keeping standards high and claim wait times low. Travel isn’t 9-5!

5. Brazil

From spotting capybaras and jaguars in one of the world’s largest wetlands to the vibrant costumes, dancing and samba beat of Carnival, Brazil truly has it all. Hike through the trails of Chapada dos Veadeiros or Parque Nacional da Tijuca for plenty of waterfalls, caves and nature, and the perfect break away from the crowds of city life.

If you visit during Carnival season, join the party across major cities including Rio, Salvador and São Paulo, but for a more authentic experience, head to Olinda to get up close and personal with this colourful tradition.

Explore the Amazon region by boat to look out for caiman and anacondas, amongst other species of wildlife. For jaguar-spotting, head to the Pantanal wetlands for the best chance to spot these mammals.

Top tip: Whether you’re travelling solo or with friends, family or a travel buddy, get 10% discount on battleface travel insurance when buying for more than one traveller.

To find out more, head over to the battleface website

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