We have a lot of experience arranging Petra Tours for College and University Groups. We have worked with countless college and university groups of varying sizes, from four to forty participants. We are happy to share some top tips for arranging Petra tours for college and university groups.
Decide the Size of Your Group and Travel Dates
It sounds like a silly thing to say, but from our experience, deciding on a group size and travel date makes the planning experience so much easier. It’s simple to add or remove group members or adjust the date after you begin planning. But, what is less easy to do is plan a tour for an undefined group size on undefined dates. Get a rough idea of who wants to join your tour to Petra and decide on a convenient time to travel. Contact us and we will be able to work with you to plan your trip.
Decide on a Contact Person
College and university groups planning tours can often be very democratic in how they work, with all members getting involved in the planning process. While this is nice, from our experience, designating one member of the group as the trip manager creates a smoother trip. While you may think it’s a good idea to involve everybody in the email loop, a lot of confusion can result from this. We find that the best thing to do is for one person to be the point of contact with our team. Together we’ll discuss all of the trip details and prepare an itinerary. You can then can take the trip details to your group and discuss it with them. Taking this approach is less stressful for everybody, and saves a lot of unnecessary stress.
Joining a group or private tour
Often when a group becomes larger than 6 people, the price for a private and customized tour to Petra can be similar to the price of joining one of our regular group tours to Petra. A private tour to Petra means that we can totally customize the itinerary according to your preferences, time frame, and wishes. It’s a preferable way to travel and suits college and university groups nicely. Having said that, private tours require more planning and a lengthier process. There are many options, and discussions are ongoing with our team. Joining a group tour can keep things more simple while eliminating a lot of time spent planning and making decisions.
Have Democratic Discussions
In a large group there are differing opinions; that’s not a bad thing. But when it comes to visiting a once-in-a-lifetime destination such as Petra, people can get emotional and persistent with their demands. The best way to resolve these issues is to be democratic and take a group vote. Remember, our team has a lot of experience handling groups and we are there to help you every step of the way.
Be Clear About Group Terms and Conditions
We provide our groups with all the information about payment and cancellation. Relay these details to your group members so that everybody is aware and on the same page.
We are a professional agency with years of experience working with groups like yours. Planning a group trip to Petra is a rewarding experience, and our team is there with you along the way to make sure everything gets carried out according to plan.
Start planning early
Contact us early and we’ll be happy to plan your trip, from conception to travel.