Is there anything more thrilling than heading out into the great unknown? If you’re an avid traveller, chances are you live for those mornings when the alarm goes off and you realise that today is the day you’ll get on a plane to somewhere new and exciting. With passport and boarding pass in hand, you feel on top of the world, ready to take on anything that comes your way. This, ladies and gents, is the magic of travel.
However, life gets in the way sometimes doesn’t it? Planning a holiday takes time; booking and securing accommodation takes educated guesswork, and plotting your route from one must-see destination to the next can quickly become a headache when you’re trying to weigh up overland travel vs inland flights vs trains vs tuk-tuk. It’s enough to make you want to throw in the towel and watch a travel show on Netflix instead.
Happily, there is a solution. Group travel. We’ve reimagined group travel to make affordable, inspiring journeys a possibility for cool, fun-loving travellers from literally all walks of life. Here are a few reasons why you should seriously consider an Expat Explore tour the next time you get a bout of wanderlust:
Our tours are designed to allow our travellers plenty of personal time to head off on their own and recharge in between-group experiences. On the other hand, travelling with a mixed bag of travellers of all ages and nationalities is a great opportunity to connect with humans you are fairly unlikely to encounter in other areas of your life. Everyone starts out as strangers at the beginning, but by the end, we become a travelling family that spans across cities and countries around the world!
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There is a lot to be said for tailoring a tour from scratch, but following in the slipstream of a seasoned professional can be just as rewarding. After all, heading to a new bucket-list destination with someone who knows all the must-see attractions, hidden gems and off-the-beaten-track marvels is an eye-opening adventure if ever there was one. The Expat Explore team works tirelessly to bring you the most popular destinations, attractions and experiences on tours that have been designed to offer you the best and most memorable holiday. This includes comfortable coach transport, trendy hotels and authentic travel experiences.
Here’s the thing that many people don’t get about organised group travel and why it’s so much cheaper than setting out on your own – we have great relations with our suppliers. We’ve known the hoteliers and the folks at those popular attractions for a long time. In that time we’ve worked with these businesses to craft deals that save you money. It’s called bulk buying power and it brings those prices wayyyy down, believe us. Plus, with Expat Explore you only need to put down 10% of the tour fee to secure your space on the coach!
From the moment you book with us until you reach the final destination on tour, you will work with professional, expert and knowledgeable travel specialists. When we craft our tours, we set out to find local guides and experts to show us the lay of the land. Then we rope in those experts to accompany us on tour when we take you there. This is how we ensure that our guests get a local’s perspective on everything they encounter in a new destination.
At Expat Explore, we are all committed to making sure you are completely prepared for your tour. We help with visas, and will also assist you in arranging pre- and post-tour accommodation and transfers. All of our tour leaders are trained and experienced professionals that will be with you every step of the way.
There you have it – a few reasons why you should seriously consider group travel if you want to meet interesting people, follow in the slipstream of seasoned professionals, save money, experience new countries from a local’s point of view and ease into your adventure without missing a beat. Sound good? That’s because it is! What are you waiting for – go carpe that diem friend. After all, if not now, when?