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:
“Faultless Everest Base Camp trek in March 2019. When you book a trip on your bucketlist its a once in a lifetime experience and you want to have the best experience ever.
With the Bucketlist Co. you come to realise that the careful planning and thought that goes into their trips ensures you get the experience you want. The whole trip ran without hiccups and everyone from guides to fellow travellers helped make this the trip it was.
Would not hesitate to recommend this company or book another trip with them in the future.”
“When you go on the adventures of a life time, you want to travel with a company that cares. I went on the Sahara desert trek in Morocco. 104 Km over 4 days is an endurance test, but we were taken well care of with food and brakes plus we had a designated emergency camel for anyone with knee or foot problems to take the load of for 20 min.
The views were as amazing as what you would imagine and the stars at night the grandest show on earth. If you dream of sitting on a sand dune watching the sun set over the Sahara after a good days trek, this is the trip for you.”
“Just did the Mt. Toubkal trip and loved everything about it – the places we stayed in, the food we had cooked for us, and the guides Mohammed and Omar, who were lovely and helped us if need be. We had a great bunch of ladies who just kept each other going with plenty of laughter, and our lovely Bucket List guide Gareth (Billy Boy) was brilliant. There was no trying to hurry us up, he just let us go at our own pace, but was there if we needed help or advice.
The company itself have been very helpful before and after the trip – so thank you. Would I go with this company again? YES I WOULD!!! Looking forward to the next trip.”
“We recently returned from a fantastic Scuba Diving trip in Gozo, This was our first time using The Bucket List company and we were really impressed with everything from booking the trip to the return flights home, it was all so easy with no stress. Everything was perfectly organised, the group – 18 of us, got on really well and the trip leader, Keith, was a great host. We’re already planning our next trip with The Bucket List Company.”
“What a brilliant trip! Well organised and well paced, it allowed us to enjoy the experience of being in Morocco, whilst taking on the challenge of Mt Toubkal. We came away feeling happy and motivated, and we are planning two more trips already, having had such a great time. Thank you so much Keith, and all the team!”
“2013 was the year I decided that I wanted to climb Kilimanjaro. It was going to be the trip of a lifetime, and I wanted to make sure I chose the right company to help me achieve my goal.
I’d had several recommendations from friends, so I contacted Keith and his team. From that moment to my first step on the summit, I could not have asked for a better company to have made my dream come true. Keith and his team provided the highest attention to detail, and there was always someone to pick up the phone during the run up to the trip to answer any questions I had – no matter how silly!
During the expedition, Keith was with us every step of the way, offering encouragement and support through some of the toughest hours of my life! I could not recommend The Bucket List Company enough on my return. Unfortunately, this did not work out so well for me, because in 2015 my sister decided she wanted to undertake the same challenge… with me!
So in September 2015 I summited Africa’s highest peak for the second time – a proud moment. Again, we were supported by The Bucket List Company.
My sister and I are planning more adventures over the next few years, and the flexible payment options that The Bucket List Company offer mean we can turn those dreams into some more fantastic memories to add to our collection. I would never consider another company to organise my expeditions now, and I would happily put my life in their hands. I cannot thank them enough for opening up a world of possibility.”