Group travel tour for young people
Replies: 9 - Last Post: Jul 20, 2011 1:17 PM Last Post By: jv_holidays
Jul 10, 2011 1:47 AM
Group travel tour for young peopleHi,
my boyfriend and me (22 and 23 years old) are planning our first trip to India in January 2012. We want to travel 1-2 weeks in group with other young people and a guide either in The Golden Triangle or in South India. After that we are considering relaxing for 1 week in Goa just by our self.
Does any of you know a company who are organizing these tours? We are travelling on budget.
Maria from Denmark
Jul 10, 2011 2:01 AM
1Intrepid travel or tucan travel are pretty good for this sort of thing, they have budget travel options.
If you have a choice between golden triangle and the south, I would pick the south...golden triangle is probably one of the worst experiences you could have of India.
I would consider doing the trip without a group, India is quite easy travel actually, especially nowadays as you can book all your transport online. By yourselves will be more enjoyable, and it will be cheaper than an organised tour.
Jul 10, 2011 11:42 AM
2There are no agency that will have a group only for young people.This is because mostly young people travel by themselves .Also agencies need more people..whether young or old they don't care.
Of course there are agencies that arrange group tours( not necessarily young people) to Golden triangle and also to south..but the agencies make you stay every night in expensive hotels with less of sightseeing trip or with a limited time for sightseeing. It is better for you if you travel by yourself(especially the south) so that you can see more places at your own pace than rushing trip with agency tour.
Jul 10, 2011 12:39 PM
3@turnaround, sorry mate, but I have to disagree with you, there are plenty of group tours that are budget orientated for India, and they certainly don't make you stay in expensive hotels. As for age, you will get people of all ages, but in the budget options, you will get people in their 20's and 30's mostly.
Jul 10, 2011 1:32 PM
Jul 10, 2011 9:51 PM
5I support Mattyboy comments to look at Intrepid (and Gecko) if you are looking for something organised. Both businesses focus on small groups with a guide and using local transport. Both are reputable and experienced international businesses running tours in many countries.
Intrepid has varying styles of tours catering for different budget/age groups. The “basic” type trip is for younger people (20s & 30s) on a budget while the “comfort” and “original” tours are a little more upmarket for older active people.
Jul 11, 2011 12:57 AM
6From my understanding people who often go on these things are people that love to travel but don't at that time have anyone to travel with, and they like sociable travel. I know people who use these companies, and they say they have a brilliant time.
I wouldn't use one, as I prefer to organise my own holidays.
Jul 11, 2011 6:53 PM
7I agree mattyboy. Different people have different needs, interests and experience for travel. My son and his girlfriend (in their early 20s) went to Thailand a couple of years ago for their first trip overseas. They went on a Gecko tour for their first week and had a fantastic time with a young group of fellow travellers and an excellent guide. They then had another week on their own and felt the Gecko trip really gave them the confidence to do their own thing.
DIY/backpacking can be a bit daunting in India especially if you haven’t been to a developing country before so what Maria is suggesting is sensible.
Of course doing an organised tour will cost more – if you want the middle mans profit you’ve got to do the middle mans work! But like you I think the planning and organising is a part of the travel experience.
Maria – If you haven’t done so already get your self a travel guide like Lonely Planet. You don’t have to follow it slavishly, just use it to help you get started.
Jul 12, 2011 6:49 AM
Some people enjoy a chance to meet other people in group travel, some people don't have time to do any planning themselves, some people don't like traveling by themselves, some people are more comfortable with things being organised for them...everyone is different galxy5, and your whole point of travelling could well be different to other peoples. Some people just simply want to take a group tour...that's ok too.
Actually I'm going on group travel next year to Kenya/Tanzania, the first time I will ever go on a group tour...and it's simply because it actually works out to be cheaper to do it with a tour than by yourself it seems.
Jul 20, 2011 1:17 PM
9it may be difficult to get such group in India on time. you need travel with your friend only. because, other travel plan may not suite for your and revers also. Spend one week in golden triangle them move to Kerala for one week and then go to Goa for one week. you can plan in low expense. long journey by train and local travel by car. you can ave money also.
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