Planning a vacation in Bandung – is it necessary to buy a Tour package?
The first time I planned a travel to Bandung with my family was several years ago, at that time me and my wife were split on the decision whether to buy a tour package or to go there by ourselves with our self planned trip.
There are several advantage and disadvantage if you buy a tour package, first and foremost since you have paid for the travel agent, they will take care of everything you need on your trip. This includes airlines ticket, hotel booking, local ground transportation, tourist attraction ticket entrance, and usually immigration procedure as well.
All you have to do is be there on time as scheduled and enjoy the vacation.
On the other hand there are several disadvantage of buying a tour package, one of them is you don’t have the freedom to choose the things you want to do as you always have to stick with the tour group and follow them to every destinations.
Other downside of a tour package is that they sometimes take you to places that they earn commission from if you buy something, for example: silk factory, tailor, jewellery store, medicine store, etc. It is always a waste of your valuable time visiting this kind of places as you aren’t always interested in the things sold there.
Travelling in a self planned tour by yourself is the alternative to tour package, this is the best way to travel since you have all the freedom to visit and see places you want. You can stay at one place and get to it and the culture of people live there so well that you feel you become a part of it.
This is the kind of travel experience you can’t get when you travel in a packaged tour.
Since a self planned tour requires a good transportation, you can get public transportation like bus, train or other type of public transportation. Eventhough they are cheap, sometimes it is better to use a more reliable type of transporation.
Hiring a car rental with driver is a luxury in some part of the world like Europe or United States but in Asia it is almost a necessity for a travelleris. This is because many countries in Asia doesn’t have a good public transportation as in Europe or United States.
Visitors to countries like Indonesia relying heavily on this kind of transportation, car rental with driver. As a new tourist destination city like Bandung a laid back city compared to capital city Jakarta, traffic is always a problem especially on weekend as the volume of vechicles can be doubled with tourists coming from all over the country and abroad.
If you visit Bandung there are several car rentals you can choose but the one I find very reliable is Bandung car rental by the name of Mulia Car Rental. The level of service of this car rental is truly remarkable, the quality of the cars are very good as they use always use the newest cars. The attitude of the driver are also on a high note, they are always polite and go all the way to fulfill your needs.
For an unforgetful holiday in Bandung be sure to hire from Mulia Rental – Bandung car rental