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5 reasons why you should book a group tour

Booking a tour can be a scary thought, especially if it’s your first time. Where do you go? What do you do? And why should you even do a tour?

Whatever your holiday style whether you like the thrill of an adventure, enjoy soaking up the sun or simply love to immerse yourself into the culture, we’re here to tell you exactly why booking a tour is super easy, fun and well worth your time!

What IS a tour?!

A tour is a great way of exploring somewhere new or somewhere you’ve been before with the comfort of your accommodation and local travel included. Each tour is different and can last from a few days to 90 days or more! Tours can also include meals and awesome activities such as bungee jumping, white-water rafting, hiking, or for the more-leisurely traveller a trip to a vineyard for some expert samplings, yum. Think of it as a stress-free way to travel off-the-beaten-track in the company of an expert guide and a group of like-minded travellers. Now we like the sound of that!

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So, 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. Booking a tour with us completely takes the stress out of figuring out where the hell you are going! Explore our ‘Absolute Peru’ in 21 days; see wildlife in the Amazon jungle, hike the Inca Trail and visit Lima, Paracas, Nazca AND more! Or have you always wanted to explore Asia but unsure where? Our ‘Indochina Encompassed’ tour covers southeast Asia in just 29 days. Impressive!

2. Make friends instantly

Most people who book 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, after all everyone’s in the same boat!

We’ve got a range of tour group sizes, our small group tours average around 12 people and our bigger trips average around 25 people. We even have tours up to 50 people. It’s the easiest way to make mates straight away with plenty of people to explore with and hang out with. Plus, there’ll always be someone on hand to take great photos of you for the ‘gram.

2. Make friends instantly

Most people who book 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, after all everyone’s in the same boat!

We’ve got a range of tour group sizes, our small group tours average around 12 people and our bigger trips average around 25 people. We even have tours up to 50 people. It’s the easiest way to make mates straight away with plenty of people to explore with and hang out with. Plus, there’ll always be someone on hand to take great photos of you for the ‘gram.

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3. Get off the beaten track

The great thing about tours, especially our tours is we’re 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, enjoy local, authentic experiences; how about a home stay sleeping on the shore of Lake Titicaca followed by lunch with the Taquileños? Or perhaps, 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. Backpacker budget? No worries.

Our tours are amazing value for money. Just think, all your transport, accommodation and most meals are paid for before you’ve even got there! Plus, there’s the added bonus of a tour guide showing you the best places to eat and the coolest temples to visit. For most of our tours you’re looking at spending around £57 per day for all the above, now that’s a pretty sweet deal, if you ask us!

5. Tailored to you

Whatever floats your boat, there’s an adventure tour out there for everyone. Party animal? Dance the night away on the Copacabana. Adrenaline junkie? Get out there and jump the highest bungee. Not so much of a thrill seeker? Yep, we’ve got tours for that too, where you can explore at a leisurely pace. Just because you’re on a tour doesn’t mean you’ll be confined to the will of the group. All our tours include plenty of free time and optional activities. Travel the way you want or as we like to say, ‘you do you, boo!’

 

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Convinced? Give it a whirl and start the adventure with a tour! Trust us, you won’t regret it. Speak to our team in store to book yours. Now that’s the hard bit done.