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Transformative - Best Tours & Trips 2019

All travel is transformative in one way or another. However some tours make this a focal point. Transformative tours often focus on the individual traveler from inside out, highlighting the inner experience that comes from cultural immersion or a local homestays. Many transformative tours are heavy in yoga and meditation, as well as rejuvenating outdoor activities.
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Trip Type Trip Type Classic Tour Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Small Group Guided Experiences Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
River Cruise These vessels are smaller than most ocean cruisers, limiting which amenties are available. Passenger counts can vary. One of the biggest advantages of a river cruise is the ability to dock at smaller ports and local villages.
Small Ocean Cruise Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Private Tour Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Independent Package A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Vacation / Holiday Package Similar to a self guided tour, this usually involves a home base, such as a hotel or resort, with packaged activities and day tours as a part of the stay.
Large Ocean Cruise This is the "floating city" experience, with multiple ways to enjoy your vacation aboard the ship as much as on land. Ships are multiple floors, provide several activities, culinary, and shopping options. They often make fewer stops and have less time available for shore excursions.

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Lodging Level Lodging Level Camping Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges.
Basic - 2 star You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Value - 3 star Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Premium - 4 star 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Luxury - 5 star The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

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Physical Level Physical Level Very Easy Minimal walking - motor vehicles available for all major parts of trip.
Easy Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments.
Moderate Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment.
Strenuous All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included.
Extreme Very challenging all day hiking and backpacking carrying significant equipment.

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Top Transformative Experiences and Attractions

Top Transformative Experiences

Exploring remote villages in Asia, meeting locals and learning about their approach to daily life

Helping a clean-up crew improve the beaches in Costa Rica, making them safer for the sea turtles that nest there

Spending a day helping build a school and distribute supplies

Going deeper into a yoga practice with help and guidance from a teacher in India

The feeling of personal fulfillment that comes with going deeper into any destination - participating in and learning about the nuances of local life

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Transformative Trip Reviews

1,809 Transformative Tour Reviews - Summary 99% Recommend

4.8 out of 5
Excellent 1,384
Great 414
Average 2
Disappointing 1
Terrible 8
Value
4.8
Guide
4.8
Activities
4.8
Lodging
4.8
Transportation
4.8
Meals
4.7

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Eastern Europe top trip with great company!

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 5.0

Did a long break trip (or fall break) with Euroadventures on their "Best of the East" adventure. I had always wanted to travel to the destinations (especially Prague, Krakow & Budapest) and the trip and organization did not disappoint. Everything really was top notch from the itinerary and pace of the trip to the accommodations to the trip leader. By the end of the trip our group went from strangers (there were some traveling together as groups of friends) to all great friends. Highly recommend this trip, especially for those looking for something slightly off the beaten path (especially Krakow) and this company.

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Operator Euroadventures LLC

Ghana Birdwatching Tour

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Rockjumper has earned my highest praise with their excellent service, professional care and absolutely superb guides. I cannot recommend then highly enough and look forwards to raveling with then again.

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Operator Rockjumper Birding

Fantastic

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

They took very good care of me as I was a woman traveling alone, never once did I worry about a thing. It was extraordinary. I am using them again to go to Japan.

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Operator Alexander + Roberts

I was lucky enough to be part of the Summer Youth Study Group in Seoul

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

I was lucky enough to be part of the Summer Youth Study Group in Seoul, South Korea; and had the best two weeks of my life! At first, I was a little scared, since I was traveling to another country alone for the first time, but as soon as I met the amazing staff of GoGoHanguk, I was totally at ease. From my host family, to the exciting excursions, to my language classes; every second of my time in Korea was amazing. Not only was the program packed full of fun, but I met so many amazing people that I will never forget. I highly recommend this program to absolutely anyone, whether you are a kpop fan, or just someone studying the language - I promise you will love it!

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Operator Studytrip.com

Excellent

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

We lived in the African bush for 10 days. Accommodations were wonderful - tents with nice furniture and attached bathrooms. Plenty of hot water! Food was delicious and quite sophisticated. But the best were the wildlife experiences led by an extremely knowledgeable and personable guide. All the staff were kind and professional.

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Operator Discover Corps

I had the time of my life!!

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0

I booked the Amalfi Coast trip for my summer break. I had so much fun during the Amalfi Coast tour and our guides were fabulous! I would highly recommend this to anyone who is visiting Italy, especially for the first time!!

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Operator Italy on Budget Tours

Transformative Tours and Travel Guide

Transformative Attractions & Landmarks Guide

All travel is transformative in one way or another. However some tours make this a focal point. Transformative tours often focus on the individual traveler from inside out, highlighting the inner experience that comes from cultural immersion or a local homestays. Many transformative tours are heavy in yoga and meditation, as well as rejuvenating outdoor activities.

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