8 Reasons Why Group Tours are a More Fun Way to Travel!
Many think of group tours as a regimented experience, but it’s not that way anymore. It’s evolved for adventurers who want to be with others as they explore deeper off the typical beaten path. You can still be independent, but traveling is totally enhanced when you can share the activities and memories with others.
1. Saving Time, Zero Hassle
Trip planning is time consuming and full of stress on arrival if you don’t speak the language. There’s no overthinking as we cover every aspect: airport transfers, bag porters, meals, wake up calls to great suggestions for excursions in free time. Our expert local guides and GTL work full-time behind the scene to make sure things go smoothly. You just need to focus on the wonders around you.
2. See Things You Can’t on Your Own
Unless you’re an expert in history, culture, infrastructure and ecosystem of an area, it’s easy to miss critical things. We are experts who have been there and know the essentials. We find hidden gems you never heard about. Often, we can skip the lines into major sites and connect you with the local families. You’ll get the best commentary on each site, even with headsets to hear above crowds. From children to wildlife, we enable you to connect close up and personal for your best photos.
3. Phenomenal Accommodations
We can often negotiate deluxe properties at a price no one could get. How? By depositing a year in advance on the lodges, hotels, tented camps, yachts, five-star villas and more. (Examples include group stays in places over $1000 per night: Six senses, White Pearl Villas, Anantara, Grootbos, Shamwari, Four Seasons, Fairmont and dozens more around the world.)
4. Safety in Numbers
Traveling alone carries risks. Studies prove travelers are far more protected in groups. With our respected national license guides, groups are less a target from thieves, than individuals towing their luggage around cities! Emergency enroute? We can handle any situation for you to provide ease and comfort.
5. More Affordable
Fact-the more trip participants, the greater buying power we have for you. I often see safari companies charging three times our rate, as we follow them in the same jeeps through the entire safari circuit, sharing same meals and lodges. We know all the net pricing in each country and price our trips lower than any Quality tour operator.
6. Flexibility and Free Time
We pack a wallop of the activities each day for you to get the most” bang for your buck.” We now include a leisure day to play on your own. You can even “defect” off any day tour if you like. Many AFSers and on other countries solo before and after our trips.
7 & 8. Less Stress
A gazillion things can go wrong traveling solo like – who you gonna call? Weather, missed flights, strikes, cancellations, illness, lost passport, the list is endless. Let us what the small stuff for you. We are responsible for your vacay happiness.