Faq

If our FAQ don’t give you the information you need please use the ‘enquiry’ box and we will come back to you.

 

What sort of accommodation can we expect ?

We take advantage of our extra small tour size, and generally use more intimate accommodation where we can avoid the masses . Where possible, we use locally owned and operated boutique accommodation that matches the character of the locality. By mixing different types of accommodation (such as Western style, resort style and local  style, large and small) we try to give you variety in your experience.

Focus is on cleanliness and comfort, convenient location and character and our preference is for the equivalent of 5-star accommodation.

What transport do we use?

Transport is part of the experience. That is why we use private luxury mini buses or 4×4 vehicles were necessary .Transport to and from the airports is always included where listed .

What sort of fitness level do I need ?

Although our tours are not designed as an adventure tour, a moderate level of fitness is necessary on all our tours. You should be able to walk on flat and sometimes uneven or undulating terrain and go up a reasonable number of stairs over the course of 2-3 hours with opportunities for rest.

How can I compare your tours with others ?

There are a lot of tours available online, and each tour operator presents their tours differently. To compare apples with apples and ensure you are getting the best value for money, pay attention to the following areas.

  • Does the price include international airfare?
  • How many meals are included? What quality are they?
  • Is the standard of accommodation comparable? Go Local Tours provide -5 star equivalent boutique accommodaton.
  • Is the tour fully escorted ? We personally escort all our guests !!!
  • During the guided tours, does your group have its own private guide or are you  put on someone else’s large day-tours where you share a guide with  bus load of other tourists?  On our tours we always have  our own private guide, who is not only a local but also a friend.
  • Does the tour have interesting visits and activities rather than just following regular tourist trails? We often take our guests to the same cities as other tours but we offer special experiences off  the regular tourist trails.
  • The price may vary depending on departure date and room arrangement (eg. twin-share, with private facilities). Make sure you understand the correct price for your preferred departure date and room requirements. Each tour is individually priced and the price is stated for the nominated departure date.
  • Some tours spend far too much time travelling from one place to another and not enough time at each location to get the feel of the place and interact with locals. Go Local Tours – offer more time at destinations (less time travelling) by careful planning and choice of transport.
What is your group size ?

Our small group tours are generally capped at 12 travellers . Our small size also allows access to boutique acconmodation, restaurants and authentic cultural sites that are often off-limits to large groups.