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.
Our adventures aren’t best served on a hang-over! Be mindful that we may have early starts or physically tiring activities. If you can do that while you stay up drinking until 3am, then go nuts. Just be respectful to your roommate who might not be as keen as you to stay out all
night. If you know you are a snorer, consider booking a single room or bring some earplugs as a gift for your roomie!
No one likes the person that is always late. Don’t let that person be you. If your leader tells you to meet at 7.30am, don’t be the person that shows up at 7.35am. Its disrespectful to everyone in the group.
Be brave! You may have a chance to eat food that you have never tried before. Go for it! You might have an opportunity to take on a physical challenge (hiking, kayaking, rafting etc) that you’ve never done before. Just try it! At ‘The Bucket List Company’, we will try to take you off the beaten track and visit places that aren’t the obvious stereotypical tourist attractions. You will have an expert local guide as well as your UK guides. Trust them – they will provide you with an awesome trip.
Here’s what some of our awesome customers had to say:
“You’ve booked your trip, and the excitement begins. You’ve packed your kit and checked your timings. Your adventure starts here… you explore the towns. With snakes? Never fear, you’re in good hands.
The trek can be tough, but it’s what you signed up for. You can’t get enough, though – there’s so much to explore, from the scorching hot sun, to the freezing deep snow. In the high atlas mountains, it’s all go, go go!
So away we all flew, but what was ahead? #WhatWouldKeithDo? “Just book another”, he said! At the end of it all, don’t be sad it’s all over – you have new friends to call, and it will soon be time for another adventure!
Thanks for looking after us on our amazing trip. We have some fantastic memories and loved every bit!”
Just got back from an awesome time in Tanzania climbing Kilimanjaro. Can’t recommend this company enough. Keith and the team from Day 1 kept me updated with everything. This really is the all under one roof service. All I had to do was pack and turn up at the airport!! I wouldn’t use any other company for an adventure holiday now! Will be booking my next one very soon!
“Kilimanjaro – the highest mountain in Africa! The whole experience from start to finish was first class. Amazing people – organising the flights, hotels and food! Would highly recommend to anyone, and I have now booked Everest Base Camp for October 2019.”
“Well organised and very welcoming! Keith and the team were very welcoming and helped with my bucket list trip from beginning to end!”
“I have just recently been to the Great Wall of China with The Bucket List Company. What a fantastic experience I had! 10 days of action-packed adventure; wild and restored sections of the wall, lots of walking and exploring, amazing Chinese food, and exploring the sights of Beijing including Tiananmen Square, Summer Place, the Forbidden City and Pearl Market.
Along with crazy culinary delights such as snake and scorpions, the highlight of my holiday was the Gubeikou and Jinshanling sections of the wall. Our Bucket List Guides, along with Charles in Beijing, were a great support to the group, as well as being fun people to spend time with. Thank you to The Bucket List Company for a great holiday and experience.”
“I just got back from Peru after doing the Lares Trek to Machu Picchu (and Rainbow Mountain) and have had the greatest experience. From the chaos of landing and being woken up by an earthquake in Lima to meeting awesome kids in schools and on the trek, there was a grin stuck to my face at every turn. A camera simply does not do justice to the sights you will see during the excellently varied itinerary.
If you happen to be on the fence about booking a trip with The Bucket List Company, get off now and do it. You will not regret it, trust me. Many thanks to Keith and crew and the group I was lucky enough to be in.
Warning: the depression upon return is real!”