Been a bit busy at work, so I have a lot of catching up to do here! This is the third installment in my Bohol Travel Planning Series. Okay, so in each destination you can either go for a guided trip (a.k.a with a tour guide who will plan/do everything for you) or your own DIY trip. I am not one to go for guided trips, since I really like doing all of the planning but since we have Bunny, I wondered if this will be a great time to try it. I’ve experienced a guided trip before when we went to Shanghai, we had no idea what to do for our free day which is why we opted to go to for a planned trip.
So here’s just my take on going on a guided trip vs. a DIY trip:
- If you have extra cash to spend and you are going with a lot of people – you can get a discount for a guided trip. Remember you pay per person, and the cost will go down the more people there is. (Example rate of a per person tour can cost P5000 if it is just for 2 persons but it can go down to P2000 if you are travelling with 6 people).
- If you don’t want to worry about anything and just enjoy your trip (aka entrance fees and where to eat) go for the guided trip
- If you, want to save more and have your own phase in terms of visiting locations go instead for a DIY trip
- Hire a driver instead from the place that you are visiting instead of doing a guided trip – this will be a semi DIY/Guided trip (going rate for a car rental service in Bohol is P2,000 for the whole Countryside trip
- Check with the Hotels that you will be staying at if they offer a packaged rate – this can either be more expensive or less expensive depending on their going rate/number of people/your negotiation skills
For our trip, I decided that we will go for the semi-guided trip aka renting a car. This is cheaper and was actually recommended to me.