If you’re planning an Asia vacation online you’ve no doubt come across the term ‘what is a tailor-made holiday’.
If you’ve come to this page looking for the answer, you’re in the right place – as experts in custom vacations and bespoke trips, we can tell you exactly what is meant by a tailor-made holiday.
Definition of a tailor-made holiday
A tailor-made holiday is exactly what it sounds like – a bespoke trip crafted to your specifications. You decide what’s on the itinerary, choosing exactly where you want to go, how long you want to spend in each place, and what you want to do in all your chosen destinations. By personalizing a tour in this way you create a trip that’s totally unique to you.
What is the difference between a tailor-made holiday and a group tour?
Tailor-made trips and group tours are similar in many ways.
Both are planned by a professional travel operator. Both let you choose a set itinerary and pay for your holiday in full before you depart, with meals, tariffs and fees included*.
Both options visit popular destinations with a guide and both offer a higher level of safety and security than you’ll experience with independent travel.
But that’s where the similarities end.
A bespoke trip is far more flexible than a tour group. They let you adapt the tour to your liking and choose the type of experiences you want to have.
You can also go ‘off the beaten path’ with a tailor-made tour which is something you’d never be able to do with a group. It’s just you, your travel party and your guide, letting you see your destination from a local perspective.
(*Important detail: flights are usually included in group tours, but not always in tailor-made trips.)
Why choose a tailor-made holiday?
When your holiday is custom-designed to your needs, you get the trip you really want. You can be as spontaneous and adventurous – or as relaxed and idle – as you please.
Tailor-made trips also offer:
- Flexible dates
- Only the destinations you want to see
- Your own schedule and pace
- Authentic experiences in ‘unknown’ places
- Expert local guides with insider knowledge
- Hassle-free transfers and private drivers
- Peace of mind – everything organized so you don’t need to worry
Questions you may ask yourself about tailor-made holidays
Are tailor-made holidays expensive?
Tailor-made tours can be a bit more expensive than group tours and independent holidays, but this is because they offer you so much more!
The extra cost is easily outweighed by the benefits.
You get: the priceless expert advice of travel professionals, private drivers, premium hotels, knowledgeable guides, and hidden ‘insider’ experiences.
You also get your entire trip organized for you, with all the essentials included in the price.
Plus, you can avoid some of travel’s worst bits: getting lost, missing a transport connection, falling into a tourist trap, being overcharged by taxis; searching endlessly for ATMS and currency exchanges – that kind of thing.
Are tailor-made trips good for families?
Tailor-made holidays are perfect for families.
Those with younger kids can make a family vacation to suit travelers with short attention spans, with lots of breaks and time to regroup. Families with older children can craft fun-filled trips of excitement and discovery, so no one ever feels bored or left out.
Kids can even get involved in the decision-making process and choose outings the whole family can enjoy. Activities such as zip lining, whitewater rafting and monkey spotting indulge kids’ youthful yen for adventure while strengthening the family bond.
Tailor-made tours also give your family ‘up-close and personal’ destination experiences that would be impossible with a group.
From homestays in tiny remote villages to campervan road trips, tailor-made trips let your family experience their destination the way a tour group never could.
What are some examples of experiences only offered by a tailor-made holiday?
Are you a nature-lover? A beach bum? Or would you prefer an upscale urban adventure, with luxury shopping, gourmet dining and gallery hopping? Tailor-made experiences, organized by our knowledgeable Travel Specialists, are vast and varied, with one thing in common: they give you a deeper understanding of your destination.
In Bangkok, we’ll whisk you away on a night drive through the Old City, past glittering temple spires and fragrant flower stalls.
In Borneo, we’ll lead you on safari through tangled jungle, and bring you face to face with an orangutan.
In Tokyo, we’ll send you on a river cruise, giving you a whole new perspective of this futuristic city. We’ll take you to a tea ceremony for a hands-on history lesson.
Whatever your whim, we will try to make it happen.
Why should I trust Backyard Travel?
Asia is our backyard. Our Travel Specialists eat, sleep and breathe their destinations, and work hard to get the best local prices.
We also understand that everyone is different, so we personalize your trip so it’s as unique as you are.
Please have a look at how unique your holiday will be.
Combining a flexible itinerary with local insider knowledge plus the expertise of Travel Specialists in 10 Asian countries, you’re assured a bespoke journey like no other.
If you’ve always dreamed of touring Asia, or are looking to see more of this diverse and dynamic region, contact us today to create your unique, tailor-made trip.