Altough independent travel can have its own advantages, guided tours are really worth your while and here’s why.
When I went to Dubai with my family for the first time last month, there was a lot to see and we realized it will not be simple to see it all, especially that the most relevant tourist attractions are located separately around the city. Unexpectedly, we were offered a 2-day tour in the hotel lobby, we decided to give it a try and rely on the knowledge of experienced guides and, the results were pretty satisfying. We ended up visiting both Dubai and Abudhabi and learning about many facts and curiosities related to the culture of the country.
I would like to share with you the advantages of guided tours that I came up with after this travel experience, here’s why it’s worth it.
A guided tour will save you time
If your time is limited and have a lot of ground to cover, a guided tour is your way to go. Touristic guides with their experience have a great ability to manage time and to cover as many key sights as possible in the shortest amount of time possible.
You’ll learn a lot
Let’s face it, visiting famous tourist attractions independently won’t be as informative and rewarding, even with the help of internet. Touristic guides know what may be interesting for you to know and what may not, they will make you immerse in the culture and talk you through it all and make all the facts stick.
You’ll make Friends
Many friendships are made in roadtrips shared with people you don’t know, guided tours are a great oportunity to meet new people and to share with them your thoughts and impression on the overall experience.
It is less stressful
There are no doubts that independant trips require a lot of planning and thinking, unless you are a pro backpacker, it is not a simple task to properly discover a new place on your own. You may find yourself aimless and losing a lot of time. On the other hand, a guided tour will save you a lot of headache and your only focus will be on enjoying your time as much as possible.
Things to keep in mind …
Avoid tours that cover too many places, the more time you’ll spend at one attraction, the more meaningful and enjoyable it will be, no one wants to be quickly herded from a place to another the whole day.
Avoid tours with too many people, they usually tend to be messy and hard to fully enjoy.