Most people want to travel the world and just venture into new experiences, however there have been a number of debates surrounding which one is better an Organised Tour or an independent travel that you go on solo with your own planning and preparation. However the way I see it, the bottom line is to be able to travel. Thereare however some benefits that come with travelling in an organized tour that this article seeks to highlight. This is especially if you really wanted to go to Maldives but you are on your own and do not have much knowledge about that island.
· Group of people
Depending on the tour company you decide to embark on the trip with you can either choose to be part of a large cohort or a smaller cohort if you prefer more intimate experiences when you need to travel. The up side about going with a group is that you get the opportunity to meet and interact with other people who just like you have a passion to travel. In that group you can make lifelong connections and networks that can grow you as an individual.
· Safety of travelers
When you look at the location you want to visit then you need to decide whether it would be prudent to go alone or to visit with a number of travelers. For instance going to deep forests such as the amazon, it is quite a deserted area and no one will be able to trace you if you got lost alone. It is therefore important to consider whether your safety is on the line depending on the locations that you choose to visit. In the same way walking in groups creates some form of accountability among travelers who have travelled together.
· Importance of a guide
Sometimes it is very important to have someone to help you in your exploration, this specially applies for travelers who are going to a place that they are not familiar with. Also going to some areas like wineries for instance, the locals who happen to be the tour guides are the ones who usually have the information on their location and which ones are worth visiting. The guides will also be the ones to tell you the history and the fascinating stories of those places that you choose to explore. The danger of not having a guide is leaving without the full experience of an area.
However, with all that has been mentioned as the benefits of taking an organised tour such as the safety and the guarantee of a good companion for exploration you should keep in mind that the bark stops with how good is the travel company that you have chosen for the travel. Because at the end of the day they will be the main organizers of the trip and they will be the ones to find you the right local guides to help you during the trip. So ensure you do not compromise the quality of your trip by conducting extensive research.