Here at The Bucket List Company, we are happiest when our customers are happy. Your holiday should run smoothly, be safe, and above all you should come back keen to book another adventure with us. We aren’t fond of rules (let’s be honest, who is?) but we do think that it’s worth setting expectations in advance so that everyone knows what to expect.
Travelling in a group means that everyone’s needs have to be catered for. Your pack leader will have lots of people to keep happy. Be mindful that everyone will want to do different things and go with the flow.
You can use it how you want. Your leaders will have admin to do during this time so (other than organised trips) be mindful that they won’t be available during the free time to entertain you. They will be happy to suggest some activities for you to do though, so be sure to ask them for their recommendations, and check on the app for some of their favourite restaurants, bars etc.
Sometimes (especially in some of the countries we visit) things go wrong. Flights can be delayed, the weather can affect outside activities, baggage can be lost, and itineraries can need to be changed. Learn to embrace the things that go wrong. It always works out in the end. Trust your leader. They have done this many many many times before!
Our trips are often booked by people travelling alone who choose to share a room to keep costs lower. If you want your own room, you can request a single room on any of our tours which will attract a single supplement. If you don’t choose this option, you will be paired with someone of the same gender. We do our best to match people with someone a similar age. If you want your own room, be sure to let us know when booking.
Sometimes on a group trip you might fancy your own time out to do your own thing. Just let your group leader know if you won’t be joining in one of the activities or if you will be doing your own thing one day.
Here’s what some of our awesome customers had to say:
Absolutely amazing from day one to the day we finished hiking up to Everest base camp. The bucket list is certainly up there in the top 10 Organisations and they are brilliant at what they do. I have had so many amazing memories of climbing to Everest base camp as well as climbing Kilimanjaro. I would highly recommend as without their input, I would never have had these amazing memories and experiences I’ve had.
“Fantastic lifetime experience. Easy and affordable payment options and you are looked after start to finish. Very knowledgeable guides, nothing was too much trouble for the porters. I would 100% recommend the BLC for your dream trip. Even when we returned home we had a package waiting, thanking us for choosing BLC, and T-shirts. Thank you Keith and Jake!”
“I joined Keith and his team for an ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro. Everything was incredibly well organised, from the pre-trip training and briefings to the travel arrangements and accommodation – not forgetting the trek itself.
The professionalism and experience of Keith and his team gave me complete confidence in them, which in turn meant that I could simply relax and enjoy the trip. I would thoroughly recommend the team at The Bucket List Company, and look forward to joining them again one day.”
“I just nicely got back from Peru with The Bucket List Company. It was an absolutely incredible trip – I booked it and went on my own, met some lovely people and had the experience of a lifetime.
I also had the opportunity to go on trips outside of the main trek, which just added to the whole experience. I would highly recommend The Bucket List Company to anyone, and can’t wait to book my next trip!”
“I’ve just arrived back after a trip with The Bucket List Company to Peru to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Everything went very smoothly and we were well looked after. The hotel accomodation and travel were both good.
The trek itself was really well organised, and the quality of the food provided by Chef Freddie was first class. The extra tours on the trip were well worth it. We always felt part of the group and the experience was worth every penny. Thanks Keith!”
“Both my wife and I booked last September to climb Kilimanjaro. The experience was unforgettable with so many good friends made for life. We enjoyed the experience so much we have committed to another two trips with the same company in September 2019 to Mount Toubkal in North Africa and the Salkantay trip to Machu Picchu in 2020.
The trip up Kilimanjaro was absolutely fantastic, the trip was well organised and the porters were superb. I would recommend this company to anyone who would like to achieve their goals and aspirations and to tick a superb challenge off their Bucket List.”