These days we’re bombarded with options, so many places to go, so many things to see and do, so many ways to do them and ways to get there. With so much choice, you might be wondering, what makes a group adventure tour stand out from the rest?
Trust the Experts
We’d all had that sinking feeling post-adventure, when you realise you missed something vital on your travels. Maybe transport was unreliable so the site was inaccessible, perhaps you ran out of time or were foiled by the weather, or possibly you just hadn’t heard about it until it was too late. Adventure travel companies know all there is to know about the tours they offer, so you can rest assured that your itinerary is perfectly planned out to optimise your adventure. This way, you know you’re not going to miss anything important and have serious regret, or waste your precious time on something over-hyped but disappointing. Plus, even in the age of globalisation, some parts of the world are still near impossible to get to. Are endless paperwork and awkward Visas driving you slowly insane? Even worse, there’s always the fear that you could reach your destination and be turned back at the border for something as seemingly insignificant as a typo. Save your energy for your travels and take the easy way out by reaching out to people who know these systems like the back of their hands. Adventure travel companies also provide a more authentic experience by hooking you up with expert guides. There’s nothing worse than going to an historic site and having no idea what you’re looking at, or spending time in a museum trying to decode information that isn’t provided in your language. A specialist guide ensures you’re always in the know, no matter where you go. Group adventure tours also give you opportunities to mix with locals, an unforgettable experience that can’t be replicated if you’re going it alone. Overall, taking a group adventure tour ensures that you’ll make the most of all aspects of your trip.
Make New Friends
Naturally, you can’t overlook the ‘group’ aspect of a group adventure tour. You’ll meet people from all walks of life on your tour, and their different perspectives can really enhance your travel experience. Wine connoisseur? History buff? Avid reader? Fashion fanatic? Amateur linguist? Regardless of what you’re into, you’re guaranteed to meet someone with similar interests. Of course, journeying together and having all these crazy experiences means you form unbreakable ties and make friends for life. Plus, the group dynamic just makes the whole experience more fun. No matter where you go, you know you’ll have great craic.
Understand the World
In the era of “fake news”, you can completely avoid relying on second-hand information by going and seeing things for yourself, making up your own mind based on your own experiences. You can’t travel without experiencing some form of personal growth. The more of the world you see, the more well-rounded a person you become. A group tour, complete with expert guides and the varying worldviews of your fellow travellers, enhances this experience. No matter where you go or who you go with, your group adventure tour is guaranteed to be an unforgettable journey of a lifetime.