These simple steps will help you pick the right tour company in the right destination :
1) Rely on Research
Finding reliable tour companies in your chosen destination is the first step of research. Check reviews on travel forums and websites like TripAdvisor or get advice from friends and colleagues. Visit the company’s social media pages to learn more from previous travellers’ reviews. Make sure you you are thorough and satisfied with your research.
2) List your Travel Goals
Have a clear idea of what you want your trip to be, be it adventurous, official, or leisurely. Then make a list of places you wish to see and activities or experiences you want to undertake. Also, make sure to align your preferred activities, transportation, and schedule, making sure it all times out nicely.
3) Track Interactions
The key to trusting a provider is keeping tabs on how responsive they are. Also, keeping your interaction alive with the company via email or phone is a great way to establish a rapport with them. Cross the unresponsive ones from your list, because if they are not listening to you now, then chances are they will not be reliable if you are stuck somewhere or need something during the trip.
4) Don’t be Greedy for More
If you are planning to travel to 5 european countries in 6 days, then it is apparent that you won’t be able to see much of each of your destinations. Don’t try to fit too many places into your itinerary. Do you want a 5 minutes here, 5 minutes there kind of experience that leaves you exhausted, or do you want an in-depth, quality experience that allows you to explore a place with ease?
5) Check for Safety
Make sure the company is a certified company that adheres to safety measures. If it is a reputable company, then chances are it will have proper safety measures in place and will offer a low-risk travel package.
6) Calculate Costs
Be certain of what all the costs are and shop around to compare rates and services before committing to them. Also check the costs of things that are not included in the tour, like prices of activities or transportation from one place to another. Find out how many meals and stays are covered in the tour price. The company should also be able to provide you a rough estimate of additional expenses which are not included in the tour.
For many years, Malaysia has been one of the top travel destinations in Asia for international tourists. Our country is home to a trove of cultural activities, scenic landscapes and exciting destinations.
Perhaps this year, we Malaysians should take more time to explore the amazing attractions or sites that Malaysia has to offer.
If you’re not sure where to start, you can always check out travel fairs for ideas. The Malaysian Inbound Tourism Association (MITA) organises a yearly travel fair to promote travel within Malaysia.
If you’d like to get started now, here’s a list of Malaysian attractions to visit and places to travel to this year.
The traditional art of squid jigging, or candat sotong, is a unique activity in Terengganu. The best time to go is from April to July, when squids are aplenty, and tourists can join locals on their boats as they go fishing for squids.
Malaysian tourists who are looking for different ways to explore the historic city will be delighted with the Melaka River Cruise. The cruise will take tourists around popular sites along the Melaka River.
If you want to escape the heat during the day, the cruise also offers the option of a night cruise where tourists can take in the view of the city with its lights.
Located in Gopeng, Gua Tempurung, serves as a popular attraction for adventurous tourists. There are a series of cave tours for that differ in length and difficulty, so if you’re a newbie testing waters, be sure to book the right course.
Walking on the sky in Selangor
During the rainy season, Salar de Uyuni, a salt lake in Bolivia, is transformed into a shallow lake that reflects the sky. The remarkable sight makes it a popular spot for tourists and photographers, but Malaysians won’t need to travel abroad just for the experience.
Located in Kuala Selangor, Sasaran Beach is Malaysia’s very own Salar de Uyuni. Although it’s not as famous, it has no problem in attracting its own group of enthusiastic tourists.
Before you rush off with your camera, keep in mind that this picturesque attraction only appears during certain periods of the month, when the tide is low.
Do note that to get to Sasaran Beach, you’ll have to make a booking in advance at a travel agency.
Taking a break in Kedah
Itching to get away for the weekend and relax by the beach? You don’t have to fly all the way to the Maldives to enjoy a day by the beach.
First opened in 2012, the Malaysian Legoland is the first in Asia. The amusement park is filled with a ton of fun activities and rides for both adults and kids alike.
From the roller coasters to the water slides and the adorable driving school for kids – Legoland has activities for the whole family to enjoy.
Breath-taking sights in Putrajaya
You may be wondering, just what is there to do in Putrajaya? It’s not as popular as Penang or Melaka, but it has its own charms.
Adventurous travellers who wish for new experiences can look into the hot air balloon rides in Putrajaya. Although the experience comes with a hefty price tag, the overall experience makes the price worth it.
Watching the sunrise in Pahang
Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature at Teluk Chempedak in Kuantan, Pahang.
With the breathtaking sight of the sea on one side and the jungle on the other, it makes for a trendy hangout spot for families and couples. The spot is especially gorgeous during sunrises and sunsets.
The centre has since grown and now attracts a large group of visitors. At the centre, visitors have the opportunity to observe the orangutans in their natural habitat.
Flying kites in Kelantan
If you’re headed to Kelantan, do check out Pantai Cahaya Bulan. The beach is a popular destination for picnics for families and couples.
This spot is also pretty popular for kite flying and horse riding on the weekends.
Get discounted rates when you travel
Looking forward to getting away from all the hustle and bustle? If you’re looking for good deals on holiday packages, make sure to check out the MITA Travel Fair.
The fair is a great opportunity to score good deals on domestic travel packages. Selected tourism packages and services will see discounts of up to 70% at the fair, so be sure to mark the dates on your calendar!