Going on a private tour can be a lot of fun if you consider all the important aspects. On such tours, you get the chance to enjoy wonderful sights, know various cultures and find out different things as well as explore places in ways that are not possible otherwise. Here are some tips that will let you make the most of your private tours.
Research, Research, Research
Before going, try to find out about the places to visit as much as you can. Let your guide know about any special destination that you are probably more interested in. You can read up as much as possible about the place on the internet, novels, short stories etc. In this way, you can have more knowledge and information about the place and its local culture. You will also feel more inspired to visit the place.
Get a good guide
If you want the best-customized experience, it is important for you to hire a good guide. Talk about your expectations regarding the tour with your guide. You might like to share your own dislikes, likes and interests with him, which would let him know about what you are looking for, and show you those places to let you have the most fun experience in life.
Prepare a list of questions that you would like to ask to your guide. Local guides have plenty of knowledge about a spot, more than you may find on the internet. They are ‘experts’ in a way, and you can find out more about the places of interest by having a discussion with them.
Be prepared to face poor weather
You also need to be prepared to deal with poor climatic conditions. Keep in mind that you will have rainy days as well as cloudy and sunny days during the tour. Contrary to what most travelers believe, going on a tour during bad weather can actually be better in some cases. But you must make all the arrangements necessary, so that there are no risks of facing difficulties due to bad weather. You would not like to ruin your private tour.
Pick comfortable shoes
You would also like to invest in a few pairs of good shoes. It is a good idea to buy a few dresses to be prepared for various kinds of weather, cultures and customs. You can get good assistance from your guide in making appropriate choices.
Give respect to other cultures
During the tour, you would come in contact with people from other cultures at other places where you would be spending some time. Be respectful of those cultures and people. You have to understand that things will be different at places away from home. Travelers who spend more time understanding other cultures, as a matter of fact, get more fun on their tour.
Attempt various new things
You might like to try various new stuff, whether it comes to new foods and beverages, activities or other things. These could be small things, but you should not shy away from having a go at them. You are likely to have plenty of fun that way.
Pack all the essentials
Many travelers feel that they lose precious time and energy in looking for essential items such as medicines, toiletries, clothes etc while on their tour. If you would want to avoid this, pack all the necessary items along so that you do not have to look for them while traveling. Otherwise, it can be a killjoy for you as well as your entire group. Keep these items in a bag that you prefer to use at all times.