And is it really worth vacation by yourself?

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Despite the fact that the site is "Our planet" is designed primarily for independent travel, we decided in this article to address the question of whether or not to go on holiday alone. To be clear, just note that it is about short-term tourist trips to resorts, particularly popular for recreation, not long journeys through many places and countries, after which you go home and say, "Well, finally, now I can relax!". Suggest you think seriously, is it worth it to change travel on the ticket, an independent organization, unless you intend to travel to a distant country from end to end and visit melitopolya non-tourist places. Is it really more profitable? In fact, everything in this question is not so clear.

By the way, in the Internet you can often meet the view that if you organise your holiday abroad or in Russia independently, i.e. to buy tickets, arrange visa, book hotel, take out insurance – it can be very hard to save. Especially often such statements occur on sites that sell various paid video courses and advice for tourists. The authors of these courses promise to teach you how to travel around the world alone for mere pennies, while still trying to convince that it is possible to earn on such trips. Apparently, the authors of these courses has a secret. I assume that this secret – how to fool everyone, including buyers courses. Anyway, I suggest you take a sober look at the organization of independent travel before you plunge into the wonderful world of independent travel:

The first question - Finance

Let's start with the basics – the cost of tickets and hotels.

To you someone told or you have read that you can instead of purchasing the vacation package (tour) buy ticket, book hotel and as a result, nothing to pay the tour operator? So, supposedly, it will be cheaper. Have you ever tried it?

For starters, try to really compare the cost of tickets for regular flights and the cost of permits. The reality is that in most cases, the cost of air travel on scheduled flights is higher than the cost of permits. Sometimes you can find Charter flights are cheaper than tickets, but this is, firstly, if you're lucky; and secondly, the date and time you will not be able to find such as you need have to adapt to what is.

But the cost of tickets will have to add the cost of the hotel. Only in rare cases when this approach fails, at least something to save.

Don't forget to add the cost of insurance. Though not a lot, $ 20 per person, but still.

Well, now don't forget that you also need to somehow get to your resort from the airport. A batch of tourists will be put together in a bus or van and take you free and you will have to take a taxi or local transport. Again costs.

The second question – security

While in a foreign country without a permit for everything that happens to you, you are responsible for yourself and completely left to themselves. Even insurance you don't help you, because, actually, in practice, to obtain from insurance companies at least some assistance while abroad is very difficult. What here to speak about all kinds of conflict situations and misunderstandings.

Of course, it should not be assumed that the resident will be led by the hand from the hotel to the beach, but, nevertheless, the tour operator is responsible and cares about the tourists in the best of their ability. It carries real legal and financial responsibility for your person. If something happens, at least there will be someone to call and ask for help.

However, keep in mind that standard travel insurance included in tour packages, covers almost nothing, and achieve a payoff very difficult. Therefore, it makes sense to arrange additional insurance with the option of driving a moped/motorcycle or sports. To compare the cost of travel insurance options from different insurance companies and place it online are these trusted sites:

The third question – saving time

If you are interested in not only lying on the beach, and I want to see something interesting, the tour operators offer a lot of tours. Sometimes beach tours are supplemented by excursions. All pre-planned, tested and ready for consumption. And you don't need to bother and spend time at home in preparation for a trip on the study routes, sights, ways to get to them.

So why, you ask, the site is "Our planet" devoted to independent travel and who wants to do that? But the fact that if you once take a self drive, hardly you will want to go back on tour. Freedom and a slight feeling of "pioneering", which gives independent travel is a real passion that will constantly excite you before each trip. So, if you want the rest of my life "to sit on the needle" in anticipation of waiting for a new travel, then independent travel is for you.

Author: I

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
Kukusha 3 December, 2019
Good afternoon. Please tell me is there any flaws in my scheme.
Moscow to Guangzhou (on a plane,there is a single entry visa)
Guangzhou to Sanya (on the ground, bus,train, ferry, etc.)
Sanya-Moscow(by plane)
Released from Russia and let Lee in Guangzhou with a return ticket from Sanya?
And maybe there are some defects in this scheme, please tell me. ...
Bulk 3 December, 2019

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Obi-WAN Kenobi December 4, 2019
Only for this reason, and chose the independent tour...😄 ...
Swallow December 4, 2019

I did not say. A couple of years ago went to LOO with children, it kapets full. Nothing in the County there, to go nowhere. The nearest ATM was a little kid trudged 40 minutes, probably on the highway, because there is nowhere else. So not the whole Krasnodar Krai boasts :THINK
About Dzhubga my friend said there like they normally rested. I personally liked the Adler in Windom Seaside, I was there too on a break from work was in a sanatorium. But of course the most if you go straight is a little expensive - 100000 per person. This is our the RFP :suicide= but konechno service
Last year In Tuapse went in Lermontovo, there is also normal, the children can relax - there is where they frolic. Plus half an hour to go anywhere is not necessary that the coin to remove the SUPER And this time decided directly through the hotel to zabraniti (https://xn--b1aahb2abiicgbbuwj6m.xn--p1ai/ here if that) and not in the end as I usually do. It was scary, but nothing happened, even the bonus we did for it in the form of a discount of 5% :Super: ...
Swallow December 4, 2019

If the rest are going to the Loo is nothing to do)) we were there, no infrastructure and the boardwalk there is no chance. Live on the mountain every day, several times back and forth to get that after maruska not particularly desirable. two shops in the whole area, and that the evening stroll and thought no - one buildings Yes road. Adler norms in this respect - is where to go and what to see. In Sochi, for my taste it was too loud for guests. ...
Swallow December 4, 2019
In the last trip lacked air in the room. The hotel some got caught with inadequate ventilation, the horror. and iron was not - this is also a direct bedulka was, well at least things are more or less crease-resistant was :D :D :D ...
Olga Neustroeva December 4, 2019

Totally agree. We are also doing. Besides, a lot of the direction depends. Don't see the point in Turkey for example in the heart of the book itself. Will come out more expensive. ...
Olga Neustroeva December 4, 2019

Yes, but they have the warm rains, passed quickly and Sunny. But prices during this period, much cheaper. In a very nice hotel to relax for a little money. ...
Olga Neustroeva December 4, 2019

Last year we rested there for 10 days! Very cool, especially if you need to treat something skin or joints. Found the Agency online. They spetsializiruyutsya it is for the medical The hotel will advise if that. We were in Karabakh Resort. Great hotel, modern and there is the pure naphthalene. ... December 4, 2019
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