You’re paying tour operators thousands of dollars to fill your day with excitement and thrill. So think how they will do that? Do they have some plans for the same? Do they have a lot of activities organized, or do they leave you to your own comfort zone? Make sure you get a list of all the activities and pick a tour that is balanced. Running around like a horse will leave you wishing you never had a holiday, but you don’t want to sit free around all day, either.
Ecotourism is a growing trend among travelers. It’s a type of responsible travel, which is not only approaching the environment but also the locals in an area. This means using hotels, local guides and services, and making sure to reduce waste and your footprint on the local environment. Besides, these companies offer better and more interactive tours that also give you a great degree of freedom.
It's important to choose companies that provide great value and gives back to the place you are visiting. After all, are you traveling to ruin beautiful destinations? Doubtful! The answer is “NO” obvious, so make sure you keep the environment safe.
Tour companies that have smaller groups are much more careful of the environment and the impact they are leaving. It’s a lot simpler to meet people in a group of 12 than it is in a group of 60. Everyone has their own choices, but having a trip with a group of 15 can be much more fascinating. Travel is all about the experience, so it's important to know what you are taking with you in terms of knowledge.
Just remember larger groups usually stay at bigger, more aloof services, eat at touristy restaurants, and travel to more destinations quicker. This could limit your fun and freedom at the same time.
Check the experiences of other travelers, how they enjoyed their time? Look for online reviews to see the company’s reputation. It's not always true what they pretend to be and it’s important to find out the truth before you book. You can even use different forums to ask what other travelers have thought.
You should also keep in mind that most people only write a review if something goes wrong. Someone might give a tour company one star just because they're in a rush. Find the average. Someone might write a hatred tour because the weather was hot. Seriously! So make sure you believe the right reviews rather than such people.