It’s summer once again and almost everyone is gearing up for their vacation trips! Pack your bags! Call your friends! Book your hotel! If you plan to go somewhere with lots of tourist spots to see, you might want to consider availing Tour Packages. Not all travellers opt for this, some just want independent travel. To help you decide, here are some pros and cons of tour packages.
Time is maximized.
In a tour package, you’ll see a lot of sites in one go. Your tour guide knows where to take you—from historic landmarks to the best restaurants. You don’t even have to think or plan where you’re going because everything is laid out for you! Your time is not wasted asking for directions and choosing the next place to go to.
No language difficulties.
When visiting another country, language problems often arise most especially for non-English-speaking locales. In a tour package, your tour guide cum translator will help you in communicating with locals and even teach you the important words you need to learn.
You don’t need to worry about transportation when you avail of a tour package. Getting from one spot to another is readily available. You can even rest comfortably while in transit without fearing that your belongings might be lost.
Booked all the way.
From your hotel to the restaurants you’ll dine to the entrance fees of the sites, everything is booked for you in a tour package. The inclusions in your package may vary but the option to have everything all in is there. You need not shell out cash or take out your credit card all the time because everything is covered for already.
Unpredictable travel companions.
Some travellers prefer to travel either alone or with the people they know. Usually, this doesn’t happen because you’ll be with a group in a tour package. There might be some people that you may find annoying or unpleasant and this is something beyond your control.
Time is not flexible.
You cannot dictate the flow of the day’s itinerary in a tour package. Most of the time, the tour starts early in the morning and finishes late in the afternoon or early evening. If you want to stay longer in a certain place, you can’t do that when the tour guide says it’s time to go. You have to follow the tour’s schedule and not yours.
If you’re the type who wants to explore quaint places and out of the box restaurants then a tour package is not for you. Those small cities and food strips are rarely included there. You’ll see all the popular and must-see tourist spots but not the unique local flavor you’re probably looking for.
Hope this helps you as you plan your vacation. Regardless if you opt for a tour package or not, all that matters is that at the end of the day you have a memorable and fun vacation!