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Which is better? Go on a package tour or travel on your own?

If you are planning your next vacation in a dream place, surely you have asked yourself the golden question; is it better to go on a package tour or to venture out and plan everything on your own? 

We know that this decision is extremely important, so we want to show you the advantages and disadvantages of both options. This way, you can make an informed decision and make the most of your time for relaxation and adventure.

Package tour VS travel on your own

Discover the benefits of booking a package tour

The first thing you should know about package tours is that this option is full of convenience from the moment you start planning your trip. For example, it offers you:

  •  Simplicity from the start: By choosing a package, you simplify the entire planning process. From booking accommodations to organizing activities, everything is in one place.

  • Time and stress-free: Who doesn’t want to avoid the stress of coordinating every detail of their trip? Booking a package tour frees you from this burden, so all you have to worry about is enjoying yourself.

  • More attractive prices: Many times, this option offers significant discounts by combining lodging, food and activities. This can result in major savings compared to booking separately.

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  • Destination experts: Package tour providers are usually destination experts. So you get the advantage of their local knowledge, recommendations and contacts.

  • Safety and assistance: When you book a package tour, you usually have a back-up in case of emergencies. Assistance is available to address any problems, providing you with an extra layer of security and peace of mind.

  • Exclusive access: Some packages include access to exclusive events, private tours or special activities that would not be available to independent travelers.

Are you planning a trip to Tulum? Our boutique hotel @Aldeacoba, just minutes away from this wonderful place, has prepared for you the best tour packages in Tulum and Coba, with personalized options that adapt to your needs and preferences. 

Discover the perfect combination of exclusive lodging, exquisite gastronomy, comfortable transportation and unforgettable experiences.

Traveling on your own: freedom and authentic experiences

Although package tours offer convenience, traveling on your own has its own charm. Especially if you are an active explorer who wants to immerse in the local culture and discover hidden gems. 


Here are some reasons why you should consider this option.

  • Absolute flexibility: Traveling on your own gives you the freedom to create your own itinerary. So you can change your plans at the last minute and explore off-the-beaten-path places without restrictions.

  • Deeper cultural interaction: By moving away from conventional tourist routes, you have the opportunity to truly connect with the local community and immerse yourself in its authenticity.

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  • Tailoring to your preferences: If you are someone who prefers to improvise and discover places at your own pace, traveling on your own allows you to tailor your adventure according to your personal tastes and preferences.

  • Better budget control: By organizing each aspect separately, you have more control over your expenses. For example, you can choose more economical options in certain aspects and dedicate more budget to experiences that really interest you.

As you can see, traveling on your own can be an enriching experience, but it is important to keep in mind that it requires more planning and organization. So be sure to do your research and be clear about your itinerary before embarking on this adventure.

How do you find the perfect balance?

In the end, the decision between booking a package tour or traveling on your own depends on your personal preferences and the type of experience you are looking for. 

If you value comfort and tranquility, a package tour may be the ideal choice. On the other hand, if you are looking to explore at your own pace and without restrictions, traveling independently seems to be the right choice for you.

Enjoy a complete journey into the Mayan world with Aldea Coba

At Aldea Coba, an Escape Boutique Experience, we offer you the possibility to find the perfect balance between both. Our tour packages are designed to give you the comfort you need without sacrificing the authenticity of your experiences in Coba and its surroundings.

So if you are planning your next getaway experience, we invite you to discover the magic of this paradise. For more information, please do not hesitate to call our direct line 998 342 0198, or if you prefer, visit our website.

Explore our irresistible tour packages in Tulum and let yourself be carried away by the beauty and culture that this spot in the Caribbean has to offer.


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