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Low budget good intro tours in SE Asia and South America?

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1. Posted by Frey201 (Budding Member, 69 posts) 28 Jun '11 15:20

Hi all,

I am still in the process of planning my round the world trip. In fact its only now I have realised I dont even know which direction I am going to be going round, and I will be leaving in 3 or 4 months. Ive always been a bit vague lol. Anyway, as I am going to be going solo, I thought it may be a good idea to join some group tours to help me get used to travelling and maybe meet a couple of travel buddies to go on to the next place with. Can anyone suggest any good ones of perhaps a week or two that arent too expensive in SE Asia or South America?

Any advice would be great,

Cheers,
Martin.

2. Posted by kichikacha (Respected Member, 328 posts) 29 Jun '11 15:03

Martin,

You will probably see a group tour as a thrown out money, time and opportunity.
If you read the following thread, it tell you how easy and fun it is to travel solo.
http://www.travellerspoint.com/forum.cfm?thread=81007

Yes, you will be ripped off on the first day. By the second day, you'll be smarter. But it will be still way much cheaper than joining a group tour where you are constantly a target by touts.

Enjoy your travels!

3. Posted by jeanie99 (Full Member, 116 posts) 7 Jul '11 06:09

I'd just say when travelling alone BE Smart, don't go out in dodgy areas at night. Keep your money etc in a money belt. Tours are a great idea, we did a 6 week trip in Africa with 5 singles we all had a great time but and it's a big but it can be expensive.
I've just left a comment on round the world travel about planning your trip and things to consider read it.
Best of Luck
Jean