Booking your first tour can be an overwhelming thought. Where do you go? What do you do? Our Travel Experts are here to help you through every step of the way. Here is why you should book a tour with us:

1. Tight on time:

We offer a variety of tours that are perfect for those of you who want to see and do as much as possible, even if time is short. Doing a tour completely takes the stress out of figuring out where to go, what to see, what to do! For example, the IndoChina Discovery covers the whole of South East Asia in just 30 days. Impressive. So if you’re thinking of a Round the World trip and want to cover a certain area as much as possible, tours are the way to go.

2. Solo Traveler:

You might be surprised to know that the majority of people who book tours are braving it alone. So if this is your first trip away solo, join onto a tour and you’ll instantly meet a group of like-minded travelers. You won’t have to bother with that awkward “mind if I join you?” chat in the communal kitchen. We’ve got a range of tour group sizes to choose from, from our small group adventures, averaging about 12 people to our bigger trips averaging up to 25-50 people. So don’t worry, you’ll have plenty of people to hang out and explore with!


3. Off the Beaten Track:

The fantastic thing about STA Travel is we specialize in going off the beaten track! It’s so easy to follow the tourist trail and end up in the same Irish bars that everyone else does, but we know those hidden gems that you often miss when traveling independently. For example, lots of our tours include home-stays; have you ever slept on the shore of Lake Titicaca and had lunch with the Taquileños? Ever woken up in the misty mountains of Shaolin and had a noodle breakfast with the Kung Fu monks? If you are ready for a completely new adventure, we have the tour for you!


4. Tight Budget:

On a Backpacker budget? Tours are amazing value to really get your money’s worth. All your transportation, accommodation and most meals are paid for before you’ve even gotten there! Plus, you get the added bonus of a tour guide showing you the best places to eat and coolest temples to visit, so you aren’t wasting funds traveling out of your way to see something that might be underwhelming. Be sure to check out our extensive selection of budget tours, because your adventure doesn’t have to be an expensive one to be jam packed with tons of activities, authentic accommodation and exotic meals just begging to appear on your Instagram!


5. Tailored to you:

There’s a tour out there for everyone. Whether you’re a bit of a party animal and see yourself dancing the night away at the Copacabana, or you’re an adrenaline junkie, desperate to jump the highest bungee. Not so much of a crazy thrill seeker? We’ve got some classic, comfort tours taking things at a more leisurely pace. Don’t love the idea of sharing a dorm at a hostel for the trip? Check out our Glampacker options and tour in high style! It’s also worth mentioning that all of our tours include plenty of free time and optional activities, because although you’re not traveling independently, that doesn’t mean you can’t do your own thing. Travel the way you want!

Try a tour on for size, get out there and start the adventure! You won’t regret it. Give us a call. We’ve been there!