Unlock Hidden Gems: The Benefits of Guided Tours on Your Travels
Allow me to introduce myself, I am Dilek, responsible for the operations in Greece and Turkey for Walks in Europe. Today, I would like to share my most recent travel adventure with you.
My daughter and I recently traveled to the stunning country of Costa Rica for the first time. Our chosen destination was the captivating Guanacaste region. It attracts visitors’ attention with its long summer days, vibrant culture, and unparalleled wildlife. Renowned for its breathtaking Pacific coast beaches, this region offers a diverse array of activities to indulge in.
After settling into our hotel, my daughter, who has excellent search and organizational skills, began researching our options for private tours. We had a wide range of choices which was overwhelming. Eventually, we decided to go on two private tours to explore the area. Looking back, it was undoubtedly the best decision we made. We opted for a riverboat tour and a coffee tour, both of which were a blast. We learned about the coffee-making process and brewing techniques and participated in a coffee-tasting session guided by experts. During our boat tour, our knowledgeable guide helped us to spot various wildlife species including monkeys, birds, and even crocodiles.
One of the highlights was having knowledgeable local guides accompanied us, who provided valuable insights into the local culture and way of life that we would have never found out on our own. We were captivated by their stories, traditions, and anecdotes, which shed light on the history and culture of their country. It was particularly special to hear firsthand from a local perspective. Moreover, our guides were well acquainted with hidden gems and off-the-beaten-path locations that would have been difficult for us to discover independently. Their recommendations for local restaurants, culinary delights, and picturesque beaches allowed us to bask in the warm sunshine and truly savor the essence of the region. Their personalized suggestions made our journey all the more exceptional, with a sense of authenticity and uniqueness.
We have made lifetime memories thanks to these two tours, and we will never forget them. While the guided tours come at an additional cost, they offer a range of benefits that can greatly enhance your travel experience. It’s important to search well and choose a good tour company or local guides to ensure quality and authenticity. Trust me, it is definitely worthwhile.