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:
“Just got back from the Everest Base Camp trek. It was an absolutely amazing experience. Would definitely recommend The Bucket List Company. Their UK leaders and local guides made sure that everyone was safe and well looked every day of the trip. I have been on two training weekends prior to departure, which were also very well organised and took place at great locations in Wales. Everyone at TBLC are super friendly and ready to answer your questions any time before, during or after the trip. Booking in advance and being able to spread the payments meant that I could afford the trip of my dreams despite being a uni student. No hidden costs, kit list received well in advanced so again it was easy to tick everything off it over a longer period of time.
Already booked two other trips. Huge thanks to the whole team, especially Keith (company owner) and Jake (best “not a tour guide” leader) for making our trip unforgettable! Can’t wait for the next adventure with the Bucket List Company!”
“This bucket list ticks all boxes!
What can I say? I just back from the Mount Toubkal trip and it has been the experience of a lifetime.
Since I booked this trip, The Bucket List Company have kept in contact with me, asking if needed any help with anything and keeping me updated as well.
On the trip they really do look after you and you get great value for money. They make sure they hire the best local guides to help look after you and those that have the best local knowledge. What I liked about the company is that they help you on the trek and make sure that, if you are struggling a wee bit, they have guides there to encourage you on or go at your pace without rushing you.
If you are looking to tick stuff of your bucket list, they are the ones to make that dream happen. I have already booked Nepal for 2020 and will be looking for a trip in 2021.
“Brilliant Everest Base Camp trek with outstanding customer care from start to finish. Loved it so much I’ve just booked a Sahara trek and Kilimanjaro for next year!”
“A very easy company to work with – super open, knowledgeable and deep expertise.
Having just come off the Sahara trek, I was impressed with the logistics and just how much fun this was as a single traveler.
If you want to do something cool, irrespective of your own experience, then this is the team to do it with – highly adaptive to individuals with a very pragmatic approach.”
“I loved the ability to be able to pay in instalments so that I could tick Learning to Dive off my Bucket List. The company gave us all the info we needed before we left and were quick to respond to queries.
Keith couldn’t have been friendlier or more helpful whilst we were away. The staff and instructors at the diving school were very professional and still managed to be great fun. They were very supportive and made sure the whole group gained our qualifications. The location on Gozo was fabulous and, although the accommodation was a bit tired, I understand it’s going to be completely refurbished so, if you’re on the next trip, you’re in for a real treat!”
“Morocco trip was truly wonderful. These guys have done their homework and have great knowledge and experience. It’s really hard to put into words how amazing this trip was. Stress-free experience from the second you meet at the airport. I’m booking my next trip with these guys this week. Life’s too short.”