Whether you are traveling for the first time or you’re a seasoned traveler, group travel has many benefits that should be considered for your next holiday. Here are 5 reasons why group travel is the way to go from the inside perspective of a Group Leader and Travel Guru herself.


Maybe you are working long hours, have a stressful job, or let’s be real, you’re feeling a bit lazy when it comes to finding time to plan and organize your entire holiday. Booking through group travel can save you hours (and I mean HOURS!) of planning and research- both before and during your trip. First of all, it saves you the headache of booking your own accommodation, which is the part of travel that takes the longest but also a very important part of any trip.  Especially during your holiday, reading review after review, comparing prices, and trying to figure out just how far away you will actually be staying from the city center is the last thing you’ll want to do. If you book through group travel, your itinerary, activities and schedule are already planned, so all you need to do is book your flights, pack your bags, and voila, ENJOY! (Bonus: Ultimate Travel offers assistance with arranging your visa, flights, and pre and post tour extension packages.)


I know the drill…you find an amazing destination, you ask for the time off, but you can’t get a SINGLE friend from back home to come with you no matter how many insta worthy travel photos or blog posts you send their way. Traveling alone can be daunting and group travel is the perfect way to take the leap and get on an adventure with the assurance you will have a group of new friends waiting for you once you arrive. Group travel is also perfect for couples or groups of friends who still want to branch out and meet more travelers without the hassle of booking everything for themselves (see #1 and #4!). In my experience, travel friends are friends and adventure buddies for LIFE and I am certain you will walk away already planning your next adventure with your new group mates!


It’s like when you go to a new restaurant and ask the waiter to recommend the best dish on the menu…when you sign up for group travel you are getting firsthand tips and recommendations from someone who knows what they’re talking about, something you won’t get if you try to go at it alone. Tour guides are experienced, qualified leaders whose job is to provide you with an unforgettable itinerary, complete with expert tips, hidden gems, and local food spots that the average tourist would never know about. Your guide will be able to answer all of your questions from “where is the nearest pharmacy” to “what’s the best place for a local beer” and everything in between. They will be with you every step of the way to make sure you leave your tour with more than just the “tourist” experience and make the most out of your holiday! I might be a bit biased but usually, your tour guide will be TONS OF FUN!


You are experiencing new sights, tastes, smells and activities, as well as a completely new culture.  Every day you will be a little bit outside of your comfort zone, navigating language barriers, trying new things, and adjusting to different climates and time zones. With the support and friendship of your group and tour leader, there is no doubt you will leave your trip with broadened horizons, a more open mind, and an understanding and compassion for people who did not grow up in the same place you did. You will leave this trip with a thousand new memories, stories to share, and a desire to start booking your next trip because traveling really is the best!

Group travel is beneficial for SO many reasons. It will save you the stress of planning when you book through a tour company like Ultimate Travel. Also, you will be set up to experience the country to its fullest and your tour guide will make sure you are making the best memories with your new mates.

So what are you waiting for?! Ultimate Travel has group travel tours to Bali, Vietnam, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand! Check them out here.

See more from Lindsay’s adventures here!

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