Our tailor-made Asia tours include the services of a local guide as we believe there’s no better way to experience a destination than through the eyes of someone who calls that place ‘home’.
Local guides can share inherent knowledge with you that Wikipedia and the Internet simply won’t know. They can answer questions you have right there in the moment and explain subtle details in a way you’ll fully understand. Having a guidebook can be useful, but a guide is a walking, talking, thoroughly comprehensive version that is constantly updated!
Professional, bilingual guides, such as the ones we use at Backyard Travel, are also able to offer you invaluable translation services, often negotiating on your behalf, or simply enabling you to easily communicate with locals who may not understand your native tongue.
If you’ve ever been lucky enough to take a holiday in Japan for example, you may understand how important language skills can be, especially within such a complex culture that differs dramatically from Western lifestyles. As well-traveled individuals themselves, our Backyard Travel guides understand the cultural differences and how best to explain them to visitors.
Indeed, throughout Asia there are many nuances of etiquette that should be observed, with each country differing from the next and it can be challenging for an outsider to remember them all. Guides can ensure you don’t make any such cultural mistakes, and diffuse any potential misunderstandings should they arise.
Guides can also help you avoid any other mistakes, such as eating the wrong thing or taking a wrong turn. They take much of the ‘hassle’ out of traveling and enable holidaymakers to enjoy their experience in a more relaxing way. And don’t forget, guides can also be there to help take your photos! You don’t just get a walking encyclopedia, but also a photographer, navigator, translator and (hopefully) new friend to boot!
If you would like a local expert guide to make your unique tour a more fulfilling experience, our Travel Specialists will take care of all the arrangements and find you a perfect match to suit your travel plans when they design your unique tailor-made Asia tour.