So, you’ve finished school – congratulations! Some of your friends might have headed off to university at the end of the summer but you would much rather explore the wonders of Southeast Asia. Here are our top reasons why group tours are the best option for your Southeast Asia gap year adventure.
Dragon Trippers in Siem Reap, Cambodia
This could be your first time travelling without your family or a big group of friends, so the thought of travelling to the other side of the world on your own might be a little daunting. If your mum (like many mums) is terrified at the thought of you travelling on your own, a group tour is a perfect solution for both of you.
She can rest easy knowing you are travelling with a group of like-minded people, and you still get to travel around Southeast Asia by yourself. It’s a win-win. With our group tours, you will be led by a local tour guide who knows each location like the back of their hands. Whether it’s helping with a language barrier or suggesting the best spots to grab food, your tour guide is there to make your trip as enjoyable as possible.
Southeast Asia streets food is delicious and extremely cheap
It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the accommodation options, sites to see and most of all, sticking to a budget. However, with a group tour, everything is taken care of. Our group tours are researched, planned and booked by a team of experts who have created an efficient, exciting and cost-effective trip, perfect for your gap year. Whether you’re going for two weeks or a whole month, you can count on your itinerary being jam-packed with all the unmissable places to visit, so all you have to worry about is fitting everything into one bag!
Monks at Angkor Wat, Cambodia
You can guarantee that your accommodation will be clean and comfortable and that your transportation will be safe and timely. The Dragon Trip group tours make the most of both private and public transport, so you’ll have the opportunity to interact with the locals on the sleeper train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, or the slow boat cruise down the Mekong river.
What’s more, your accommodation and transportations costs are included in the overall price of a group tour, so you won’t have to decide between spending your last few Cambodian riel on a delicious lunch or your bus back to the hostel!
Dragon Trippers bathe elephants in Chiang Mai
Full of excitement
One of the many great bonuses of group tours like those at The Dragon Trip is that you’ll be taken off the beaten track and have the chance to visit sights you never even knew you needed to see. With our 31-day Southeast Asia tour, you can be feeding, walking and washing elephants at the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary in Chiang Mai one day, and rafting down the Mae Taeng river the next!
Our group tours are pack full of activities and experiences for you to enjoy with your group of fellow travellers. If you are really adventurous, you can put your taste buds to the test during the Fear Factor Challenge in Siem Reap. With the amount of fun you will be having, you are bound to have a bunch of life-long friends by the end of your tour.
Dragon Trippers crack a cold one in Halong Bay, Vietnam
Ready to start your Southeast Asia gap year adventure? Check out our 31-day Southeast Asia Circuit, 13-day Thailand & Laos tour or 20-day Vietnam & Cambodia tour. Or get in contact with any questions.