Your health and general wellbeing whilst travelling with us, is important to us and as such there there is something very serious we would like you to be aware of.
When you come to Australia, you will notice it is often hot, but unbeknownst to you, you are probably already suffering from dehydration. Dehydration means your body does not have as much water and fluids as it should. Dehydration is a very serious condition.
Dehydration is the loss of water and salts from the body. We need water to maintain our blood volume and to ensure our other body fluids function properly, as well as to maintain our blood pressure. Along with water, the body also needs electrolytes, which are salts normally found in blood, other fluids and cells. A.D.A.M.Dehydration can be mild, moderate, or severe based on how much of the body's fluid is lost or not replenished. When it is severe, dehydration is a life-threatening emergency.
The early stages of dehydration usually have no signs or symptoms, but can include dryness of the mouth and thirst. Other symptoms of early or mild dehydration may include:
· dry skin;
· passing less urine than normal;
· dizziness; and
· cramping in the arms and legs.
As dehydration increases, signs may include:
· extreme thirst and parched mouth and tongue;
· rapid pulse;
· dark, yellow urine;
· little or no urination;
· sunken eyes;
· skin that has lost its elasticity and doesn’t quickly return to its normal position after being pinched;
· absence of tears when crying;
· irritability or drowsiness; and
· irrational behaviour.
We want you to enjoy the tour so please listen to the tour guide and drink plenty of water, even if you don’t feel thirsty! Our guides are trained and understand the conditions in which we operate, they know what they are talking about! When it’s really hot, sometimes we lose our appetites and may wish to skip a meal but please do not do this as it is just as important to eat as it is to drink water.
It is highly recommended you bring some gastrolytes with you and at least 2 x 1.5ltrs bottles of water to take with you on the walks. There is water available in the vehicle for refilling your bottles.
Remember to wear sunscreen and a hat that shades your head, neck, ears and face — this is to protect you as sunburn stops your body from cooling itself down properly.
We appreciate your cooperation, please remember to drink lots of water and we hope you have a safe and enjoyable tour throughout Australia!
Stay safe and "Happy Travels"