Traveling solo can be a little intimidating, I completely understand! You need to book the flights, plan where you’re going, where you’re going to stay, what you’ll do, how you’ll get between each destination and how you’ll navigate new places with new languages and everything else. That may sound exciting to you, or it may just make you feel sick with nerves. That’s why if you’re considering traveling alone or even just in a pair, a tour can be a great option for you. If you’re tossing up whether a tour is what you’re looking for, but you’re not sure, I’ve made this article to help you decide. Whether you’re dreaming of the standard backpacking right-of-passage trip through Europe or something a little more off the beaten track like a trip throughout Vietnam and Cambodia there are a ton of options to suit your budget and your travel dreams. If you’re considering a tour, here are 3 reasons you should consider going on a tour:
1. You’ll Meet New People
If you’ve never been on a trip before, then you probably don’t know what kind of experience it is, but traveling with the same people for days or even weeks on end is quite the bonding experience! You’re seeing all these amazing places, often adding alcohol to the mix and sharing personal stories and sometimes embarrassing experiences and it’s just a perfect recipe for friendship. Expect to make a few friends, but at least some of them will likely become close friends you’ll come to treasure. You might not expect that if you book a tour, you might leave with a bunch of new friends but it’s the truth!
2. Way Less Stress
You’ll get all the information you’ll need and you’ll basically just have to show up and everything will be planned for you. It will feel like a holiday! You won’t have to worry about coordinating anything, matching up times, and whether things will work out. It will all work out like magic! If you’re craving a holiday that feels like a holiday, then a tour may be the perfect option for you. My only suggestion is to spend a bit of time making sure that you read the reviews and the type of tour you sign up for is in line with your expectations. If you’re not a big drinker, then I wouldn’t suggest signing up for a major party tour. Likewise, if you’re in your early twenties then you might feel a bit dissatisfied if you end up in a tour that focuses on clients who have already retired!
3. Great Pricing
Because tours work with bigger numbers of guests, they can often negotiate better rates that you simply wouldn’t be able to get on your own. Likewise, you often get access to cool benefits like jumping queues which means you won’t be waiting in lines at attractions – which is always great, especially in the peak of high season. While tours can seem expensive because they cost a lot, when you think about all the great value they include they’re often very competitive.
Traveling on a tour is such a fun way to explore new places, so if you’re considering it, why not check out some of the options available to you!