There are plenty of reasons people choose to book an organised group travel experience, rather than heading out solo. Some might be less experienced travellers, slightly nervous about visiting new places or simply want guaranteed good times. There are tonnes of upsides to organised group tours, and here are a few solid reasons you may want to start thinking about them yourself 😃
Hassle-free adventures ✌🏼
The bane of any trip is booking flights, accommodation and researching all the things to do when you arrive. It can be incredibly stressful especially if it’s your first time. By booking a group tour you remove all those worries as typically they care of everything from start to finish. That means you just turn up, chill out and have a great time 🙌🏼
Anyone nervous about meeting people, feeling lonely or jetting off by themselves can have their minds put at ease by booking a group tour. Others that click the “Book Now” button are guaranteed to be just like you, whether they are solo travellers, first-timers or just travel-lovers 🏝.
You’re a traveller at heart but your friends at home aren’t 😬
If your friends don’t jump at the chance to join an adventure, then don’t worry. We know plenty of people who will, and soon you’ll have a whole new set of friends that share the same love of travel as you do. You’ll quickly feel like a close-knit family with all your new travel buddies, and wonder how you ever lived without each other!
Travel in comfort & style 💤
When you travel solo you’re forced into dorm rooms as a way of meeting people, after all, if you stay in a hotel how are you going to ever meet anyone? Well, that’s where group tours come in, you’ll get the vibe of the hostel in the comfort of a hotel. Yes, that’s right, no smelly dorm rooms and unwelcomed visitors at 3 am 🤪. Plus who wouldn’t take the option of a swimming pool, comfortable bedroom with ensuite and reliable air conditioning without the bugs!? 🤔
Achieve way more than solo travellers 😎
Don’t waste your days doing a lot of nothing, you can do plenty of that back home. While you’re in such an amazing part of the world you’ll want to see as much as possible. Even all the planning in the world can mean you miss out on something particularly incredible. Efficiency is key when it comes to maximising the experience… after all… ‘You only live once!’
You’ll definitely feel like you have more hours in each day and will definitely look back on a lifetime of memories… just read these reviews to hear what our travellers say… ⭐️
Try something new! 🏄🏾♂️
Travel means you get to step outside of your comfort zone and try something you wouldn’t usually try. Whether it’s food or experiences, there is always a tonne of opportunities to experience something different. Your new friends might just give you that nudge you needed to take that first step outside your comfort zone. Who knows, maybe you’ll unlock an undiscovered talent or passion!
Safety in numbers 👩🏼🤝👩🏽
Stepping into a new country alone can be a very scary thing and something that puts many people off the idea of exploring the world. Don’t let that stop you! Group travel is super special in the way that you arrive as complete strangers but within hours you become best friends. Everyone is looking out for each other and you’ll never truly be alone even if you are travelling solo (unless you want that alone time of course). What makes things even better is that your Group Leader will be there to help with any questions or concerns you might have, kinda like that big brother or sister you never knew you needed while travelling!
Free time in the places you’ll want it 🏝
The 2 concerns people have when considering a group tour are – ‘Will I have enough free time?’ & ‘Will there be too much free time and not enough included?’. Well let me tell you, this all boils down to the type of tour you’ll be looking for. Our trips at Feel Free Travel focus on maximising the experience while giving you free time in the places you’ll need/want it most. We know which places to stay longer or even spend extra days, we also know when a quick pit-stop is enough to just take the edge off those longer journeys. Our travellers repeatly mention time and time again that the amount of time we spend at each place is just PERFECT 😍
Let the pros handle it 💪🏼
Why struggle when you can leave it to others that do this kind of thing for a living!? Tour companies are experts at knowing the best places to eat, sleep and visit… they often have a few secret spots that they only share with their groups! Why take a gamble when you’ve been saving for this moment for the last few years? Let the pros take care of the worry and guarantee good times, a bunch of new friends and absolutely no worries! They’ll not only take you to some of the popular spots but also some off-the-beaten-track experiences… isn’t that what everyone wants anyway? 🙈
Things are cheaper & easier 💵
When you go on a group tour you’ll have the benefit of an extended network of shops, restaurants, hotels and transport providers. This means you won’t get caught in any tourist traps or scammed into buying something you definitely didn’t need. You’ll notice very quickly that your Group Leader knows almost everyone along the way and if there is a deal to be had they know how to do it… granted they might not do it for you, but rest assured they’ll definitely put you in the right direction!
Book now, pay later 😍
Paying for travel can be expensive, especially when booking flights, insurance, accommodation and activities all at once. If you find it particularly hard to save/budget it can be a big issue and definitely delay those travel plans. Tour companies will often give you the ability to leave a small deposit ranging from £1 – £250, they may also offer interest-free flexible payment plans. These options will definitely make planning for that trip much easier! 📅
The minefield that is pre-pandemic travel 🦠
Travel in a post-covid world is different to what it was previously. Things are returning to normal, however rules and regulations to enter countries can change at a moment’s notice. You can stay on top of all of this yourself, but wouldn’t it be nice to let someone else keep an eye on it also? Don’t just think about the entry requirements, it’s the ongoing worry that you’ll be turning up at another hotel/hostel that is either closed or completly run down with cockroaches running around the place 😩.
Learn from the locals 🙏🏻
Travelling and exploring isn’t just about getting drunk, sitting on the beach and updating your Instragam or Tik Tok. Travel is about meeting real people and experiencing local life. Going with a tour company that promotes local interactions will give you such a warm heart and add those cultural experiences that you’d have no idea how to do on your own. Meet and share priceless moments with local families, eating mouthwatering home-cooked food learn about their way of life. Stepping off the beaten track can help add a layer to the trip that can only be found by people who know the right people!
Eco-friendly travel 🍃
Shared taxis, public transport and minimising flights will all reduce our carbon footprint and lead to a cleaner world. With group travel, you’ll have the benefit of travelling in the most efficient way that will not only save time but also lead to fewer emissions. Going solo and following the guidebook can sometimes lead to lots of back and forth, this will naturally result in many unnecessary journeys and you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know that isn’t great for our incredible planet 🙈
No hiccups, no stress… just good times 🤙🏼
Ultimately it comes down to time and money. A group tour is incredible at getting the best out of both and leaving you with the ability to simply enjoy the ride. Once you’ve booked your trip you can literally sit back, get pumped and have incredible times! All your new travel friends are eagerly awaiting the same thing and you can’t wait to join you!
A group having an incredible timing tubbing in Thailand
Let us take care of it 🙌🏼
The team at Feel Free Travel is not only super knowledgable about the places we visit but we’re insanely passionate about giving travellers the time of their lives! We aim to find the balance between culture, adventure, chill time and party nights out. It can be difficult trying to work through the endless world of online travel research… just save yourself the time and leave it to us. Any less experienced or first-time travellers can sleep easy knowing that a bunch of seasoned pro’s are here to take care of anything & everything!!
Read a little more about Feel Free Travel and what we’re all about here!
Whether you’re looking to travel solo or bring a friend along for the ride, our group tours in both Australia & South East Asia are the perfect balance of culture, adventure & party nights out. You’ll arrive as strangers and leave as the best of friends. There really s no better way to travel than with Feel Free Travel 🤙🏻