Frequently Asked


Emergencies & Safety

What happens if I get ill on my trip?

Your facilitators are around 24/7 to help if there is any emergency that arises. They know the information for location hospitals, pharmacies, etc. in case something happens. Plus, you have your travel health insurance required by all participants which will help cover any cost. In terms of smaller issues, we provide you with resources before the trip so you can go to a pharmacy and buy some medication if you get the sniffles.


What happens in the case of a political disturbance? A natural disaster?

We are well versed and trained in both, and have a system in place for facilitators to work with our on-the-ground partners to identify and execute solutions that keep everybody safe and in-the-loop.

We deal with these super rare issues as a team and with the safety and comfort of everyone in mind. Once again, our incredible local partners keep us updated on any natural disasters or unforeseen events and advise us the best course of action.

While in Korea, a rather large typhoon passed over. However, our local contacts gave us plenty of notice, we were able to stock up on food, drinks and board games and have a fun night in! This is also a huge perk of being on a Hacker Paradise trip – if something does happen, you don’t have to go through it alone, and you have facilitators on the ground there to take care of it.