Travel at a different place or country far away from our hometown requires an investment of money and time.
Travel is an investment when you are planning a trip you should value which is the best option to conduct your travel:
Young people nowadays are using this option. Before and during the travel they research on the web following recommendations of other travellers, Youtubers, blogs, etc. In general, they only book flyes and hosting on the internet. Commonly this kind of travellers tries to move in the area as they saw on the web. They use public transportation like uber, regular cabs, visit the landmarks of the area.
Sadly the real thing is that they need to have a lot of time in the area to use these public services properly to move like a local in the city. On this way, it is common that people do not agree with the places to eat and drink or landmarks that other people recommended them on the web. A big problem several times is the language if they don´t speak local idiom. Finally at the end of the day maybe they can feel disappointed because it´s probably that they had missed good restaurants, landmarks and time. Probably they need several months in the area to can visit by themselves like locals according to their interests. So, using this way they going to save money but at the end of the day, people will lose part of the big investment (flyes, hotel, time).
Communal or group tours
Is very popular right now to make all the planning of the trip through the web, buy at one single web site the fly, hotel and tours it´s common. On this way people can save time and money, this is a key hand plan. On this option there are no problems with public transportation, or language, the trip is safe. But if they think they will see and know the places, things, food, etc, that a place or city offers it´s wrong. Tourists will visit just the places that the tour company chose and will share the trip with a lot of people and will visit two or three stores to shop. In this momento, they are going to be just merchandise and the final of the day the experience will be poor and they will lose part of the main investment.
Looking in the web different attractions there are in each place according to personal interests. Tourists can compare the options and finally make a choice about their plans (flyers, hotels and tours).
Talking about things to see and do, they can find a private tour to visit the places they really want. Tourist will need and find some local tour guide that will give more recommendations according to their interest. Talking with him about the landmarks you want to see but at the same time ask for local suggestions. This way, there is the opportunity to move like a local the tourist guide will give recommendations according to your preferences. In this way maybe you will not save money during the trip but your main investment will be used at full.
Be very careful to ask for the official accreditation of the tour guide, and authorized transportation because this is the way that the government of the country you visit can help you in case something was no good. On this way, many people will offer your services without the official authorization just be careful and check the attention.