Reasons why choosing a local tour operator and tour guide is a far better option for your next holiday

Everyone enjoys exploring, seeing new places and faces. There is an element of the unknown which draws us to want to experience more in our quest at finding adventure. Some of these adventures require that something extra… excellent service, rest assured safety and extensive area knowledge. All reasons we believe Ecoaches tours and transfers offer a better tour and transfer solution.

Not yet convinced? Well let’s elaborate a little more. If ever you doubted why you may need a tour guide, and more specifically an Ecoaches tour guide, these 5 reasons may assist in changing your mind:

1) Diverse and cost-effective travel options

Peace of mind is at the top of the list for any holiday maker. Your tour guide and support team are dedicated to securing the best rates for road transfers and shuttles throughout South Africa. Their extensive network of preferred suppliers means they are able to assist you with all your transfer and tour requirements without having to shop around for a better price option and service.

You know you are dealing with a top-notch tour company, like Ecoaches for instance, when they offer you a one stop solution including:

• Safari Lodge transfers

• City to City tours and transfers

• Chauffeur services

• Day tours to places of interest and exciting tourist sites

2) Safety is a priority

Every destination is different. Just as all of them offer their exciting unique experience, they also have their own individual safety precautions and tips to keep in mind when visiting. A local tour guide has spent extensive time in getting to know their area and its people. Your guides’ first priority is to keep you away from potential dangerous areas and situations. A confident tour guide can be a deterrent to would-be thieves. Knowing what to look out for, your tour guide will also assist in keeping you safe against scammers aimed at targeting tourists.

3) Local Knowledge

Not only has your local tour guide spend countless hours in learning every nook and cranny of the area and how to keep you safe in it, your guide is an endless source of interesting facts and information about your chosen area of interest. Information about the culture, landscape, wildlife and history, are all titbits of information that can turn a long drive through rolling endless grasslands into an interesting adventure about the heritage of the land, its people and the fauna & flora. There is so much more to see and enjoy when you are not only seeking the obvious. When exploring the Kruger National Park, you can also enjoy the wonders of the little things which you would easily miss while focusing on your Big 5 check list.

4) Limited time to visit

It’s not uncommon that we try and squeeze every little bit of sight-seeing and activity into a limited amount of time. We end up rushing around, forgetting to soak in the moment and enjoy the ride. Your tour guide and his professional back up team will not only ensure your safe arrival at each adventure destination but will also plan your route ahead of time making sure each moment is maximised and enjoyed to its fullest.

5) Capture those memories

Above we have already mentioned the perks of the knowledge your guide has of the chosen area. But another benefit of this is knowing when, where and how to stop so that you can capture the best moments on your camera. Memories are important, and your tour guide knows and understands this. Another obvious benefit is the extra set of hands which can assist in capturing your scenic shot, but with you and your partner or friends in it. No need to choose who will sit out of this photo to capture the moment or even hand your precious piece of photographic equipment to a stranger to assist (which we all know is not a great idea), simply hand the camera to your guide and let him snap away while you smile and soak in your surroundings.

And there you have it, five good reasons why choosing a local tour guide is far better than having to tackle the unknown on your own. All you now need to do is sit back and relax while you guide drives you from adventure a to b to c – all the while enjoying his knowledge and experience.

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