With the Internet and the flood of information, blogs, apps and travel platforms, it’s becoming easier to travel alone. But you’re possibly forgetting that group travel can be so much fun, transforming, surprising, safe and even cheaper. The great trend of solo travel seems to have left groups in the past. But the truth is they’re increasingly up-to-date, diverse and attractive and bring benefits for all ages.
If you enjoy making new discoveries, meeting people and being sure of your steps during your adventures, then group travel is for you! Traveling with a group has its advantages and some of them can change your tourism habits. Check out some benefits of group travel:
Surprise yourself! A tour guide and a tour operator will never let you down in terms of originality. May be you already expected something from that trip, but your guide or host will always have a little place, a special tip or a different story to share with you and there will be the ace in the hole! Likewise, someone in the group always has a great idea to share. Even better if you are going somewhere very different, such those that are not so easy to find on the Internet. Usually only a tour operator or a specialized guide will actually know the right places to visit, stay, eat and be happy!
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Sit back, relax and enjoy the view! Even if you are one of those who love to plan everything in the smallest detail, let’s face it that, in some places, this task is very difficult and sometimes boring. In destinations where the Internet is scarce and where you do not speak the native language, having everything planned by your group’s organiser is a real gift. And, of course, most groups always offer spare time for you to make a little detour or enjoy a “free day”, where planning is all yours!
Give and receive double! This is perhaps one of the great privileges of group travel. Nothing better than travelling back home feeling filled and full of stories to tell. Have you ever stopped to think that much of this sense of wholeness and transformation comes from the people and the exchange you make with them? Listen, talk, teach, learn, laugh together and, why not, make lifetime friends! This exchange can be made with local communities and with people in your group.
Security is prerogative for any trip. But often, in places we do not know, it’s very difficult to predict where something can go wrong. From a cheater cab driver to an assault or accident, we are subject to (almost) everything when we travel. Although nothing is certain, being in a group is a good guarantee that your guide will take you to the right place, at the right time and help you to get out of trouble!
No one leaves home thinking of getting sick on a trip. But, unfortunately, this kind of unforeseen event also happens. This is why we have travel insurance and group tours! Nothing better than being accompanied if you need urgent help. Especially if your company knows exactly what to do and where to take you when the incident happens.
No more selfies! Photos cannot be missing on your trip! And have you noticed how annoying it is to keep asking strangers every time to take a picture of you? Besides, they never go out as you want or they end up getting monotonous, right? After all, everyone loves you, but it’s more fun to see a variety of people. So, count on your group for this! You’ll always find a fanatic for photos like you, as well as several people to diversify your travel album! 😉