Booking a vacation with an organization such as Travel Montana obviously comes at an increased cost compared to organizing the travel yourself. Of course, the lodging, transportation, national park permits, various activities, and many meals are included. Plus, you are essentially hiring our staff to arrange your vacation details and our guides to ensure the vacation is terrific along the way. So is the increased cost worth it? We say yes, booking a tour is worth it.
Price is a legitimate concern on any big purchase like a vacation. Adding up the basics required for a trip, our prices might seem high. However, a guided vacation includes four “unquantifiable” and yet extremely important benefits:
1) You simply need to show up. You don’t have to spend time planning, booking, or trying to determine the best places to stay, eat, or what activities to schedule. We have spent countless hours doing this for you, so you can just arrive, and have an awesome time.
2) We are the Montana experts. You are unlikely to be able to create as meaningful and rewarding a vacation in Montana on your own, without our expertise and guides.
3) You get to relax…really. Someone always has to be in charge of making decisions during a vacation and, I am going to guess that often falls to you (because you are reading this). From finding a restaurant to please everyone, to figuring out where to park at a crowded site at Yellowstone, to navigating backcountry roads with no cell service. The role our guides play that is most valuable to the group is that of leader; managing the varying interests and expectations of your group members, tackling the logistical hiccups that arise, and even telling stories and sharing knowledge in a way that keeps everyone entertained.
4) On our public tours, spending time with a group of other active people who love to have fun is an experience that most people are simply unable to create on their own. Our guides are experts at creating group fun and those who have never been on a group trip don’t realize how important this aspect can be…until they’ve experienced it. Even on private tours, our guides help facilitate group dynamics and decision-making so the group organizer does not have this job.
We survey our customers after every tour and we always hear that the value of a vacation with our company is high and the experience outstanding. All this can provide a much better vacation that might just be the highlight of your year.
Have a look for yourself at the public and private tour options available with Travel Montana.