5 reasons to book a tour with STA!

Booking your first tour can be a scary thought. Where do you go? What do you do? Why should I even do a tour? Well, we’re here to tell you exactly why!

What even IS a tour?!

Where do we begin!? A tour is a great way of exploring somewhere new (or somewhere you’ve been before) with your accommodation and local travel included. Each tour is different, lasting a different amount of times from a few days to 90 days and more! Tours can also includes meals and even awesome activities like bungee jumping, white-water rafting or a more leisurely trip to a vineyard for some samplings, yum. It’s a stress-free way to travel off-the-beaten-track in the comfort and company of a guide and a group of like-minded travellers.

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Why should I DO a tour?!

1. Tight on time:

Our tours are perfect for those of you who want to see and do as much as possible. Doing a tour with us completely takes the stress out of figuring out where the hell you are going! For example the Indochina Discovery covers the whole of southeast Asia in 30 days. Impressive! So if you’re thinking of doing a Round the World trip and want to cover a certain area as much as possible, tours are the way to go!

2. Solo Traveller:

The majority of people who book onto tours are braving it alone. So if this is your first trip away and you’re feeling nervous, a tour can help you meet like-minded travellers without that awkward “mind if I join you?” chat in a communal kitchen.

We’ve got a range of tour groups sizes, from our small group tours averaging about 12 people to our bigger trips averaging about 25 people (we even have tours up to 50!) So don’t worry you’ll have mates straight away, plenty of people to hang out and explore with. I mean, no one likes to be that desperate tag along.

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3. Off the Beaten Track:

The fantastic thing about our tours is we are renowned for going off-the-beaten-track! We can find those hidden gems that you often miss when travelling independently. It’s so easy to follow the tourist trail and end up in the same Irish bars as everyone else. Instead, what about a home-stay: a night sleeping on the shore of Lake Titicaca followed by lunch with the Taquileños? Or maybe waking up in the misty mountains of Shaolin and a noodle breakfast with the Kung Fu monks is more up your street?

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4. Tight for Money:

Backpacker budget? Our tours are amazing value for money. Just think that’s all your transport, accommodation and most meals paid for before you’ve even got there! Plus, you get the added bonus of a tour guide showing you the best places to eat and coolest temples to visit. If you broke down most of our tours per day you’d be spending about £57 for all of the above, that’s a pretty sweet deal!

5. Tailored to you:

There’s a tour out there for everyone. Whether you’re a bit of a party animal and see yourself dancing the night away on the Copacabana. Or an adrenaline junkie, desperate to jump the highest bungee. Not so much of a crazy thrill seeker? We’ve got some classic, comfort tours taking things at a leisurely pace, no chicken buses or hostel dormitories. Just because you’re on a tour doesn’t mean you should be confined to the will of the group, so all of our tours include plenty of free time and optional activities. You travel the way you want or as we like to say: you do you, boo.

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Try a tour on for size, get out there and start the adventure! You won’t regret it. Find a store near you and come see us. That’s the hard bit done!