Although seasoned travelers tend to stay away from organized tour companies, sometimes they are unavoidable. There will come a point where you would take an organized tour even if it’s just for the experience. It doesn’t matter if you would spend a single day or a whole week, you would most likely take on an organized tour especially when there are famous destinations like Machu Picchu that are basically inaccessible without organized tours. The best part about an organized tour is that it is perfect for first time travelers. So if you are looking to go on an organized tour, the first thing to do is to find the right tour company.
There are a lot of factors that you should be considering when looking for the right tour company. The first factor is reputation. You should base your choices from how well they are perceived and experienced by other people. Sometimes, it’s not just enough to look for ratings and reviews in the Internet. You would also need to base their reputation from people who have gone on their tours before.
The next factor you should be considering is the cost of their tours. There are actually tour companies who overprice their clients, promising to provide what they are paying for. To avoid overpricing, do not hesitate to ask where the money will be going. Also ask them about extra fees that you would need to pay on the tour destinations.
The guide should also play a role in your choices. Remember that an inexperienced guide can definitely spoil your adventure that is why you should make sure that a company’s guide is truly knowledgeable or is a native of the place you’ll be travelling to.
Safety should also play a great role. Make sure that the company has all the necessary safety requirements before you hire them.
Lastly, the group size can become an issue with the environment especially when there is a large group of people travelling with you. It is better to be part of a small group that is attentive and concerned with the well-being of the environment than the larger ones who are more likely to cause harm and damage.