It’s no secret that Americans love to travel. We go everywhere from the next town over to across the world, and those trips usually cost at least $1,100 per person! One of the best ways to save money on your trip while still packing as much in as possible is to book a guided travel tour of your destination.

Guided travel tours show you some of the best parts of your travel destination while also explaining each site’s background. On top of that, tour guides can give you recommendations about what to do outside of the tour! Read on to learn how to find the right tour for you!

1. How Active Should It Be?

Not all guided travel tours are the same. In fact, your tour can be as active or as comfortable as you want it to be. It’s important that you pay special attention to the activity level of the tour when you’re planning out the things to do on your trip.

If you’re super fit, then something like a hiking tour of Peru’s Machu Picchu is a great option that’ll challenge you physically and send you home with incredible memories. But if you’re looking for something a little less strenuous, then a simple walking tour of a city might be just your speed.

Prefer a tour that keeps you off your feet? Try a bus tour of your destination. Don’t forget to take note of locations to visit on your own!

2. Group Size and Vibe

Another thing to consider when selecting a tour is the size of the tour group and the approach the tour company takes to the tour. Many tour companies have a select number of spots and will take people until the tour is full. This is great if you’re okay touring with people you don’t know, but if you’re not, then look for companies that offer smaller, private tours.

One of the great things about competing tour companies is that each one has it’s own style. Some have a humorous approach and stop at local bars, while others offer a more historical perspective. Check out the description and read reviews about the tour to make sure you’ll enjoy your experience!

3. Length of the Tour

Last, but not least, you need to consider is how much time you want to spend on the tour. Guided travel tours can last anywhere from an hour to several days. Your tour can be the focus of your entire trip or it can be one of many things you do.

If you know you want to pack a lot in apart from the tour, then opt for a shorter tour, and vice versa.

Ready to Book Your Guided Travel Tour?

Booking a guided travel tour can be as short or as in-depth as you would like. Some tours test your physical endurance, but also offer an incredible experience. Make sure to weigh all these factors when selecting your tour and you’ll end up having the best time on your trip!

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