Many of us must have had the thought of traveling to a place that is quite different from the one we live in, exploring cultures we never get close to. But instead of discovering only one country at a time, why not try taking some steps further and crossing a few borders? A multi-country trip will give you the chance to explore a region or continent as much as possible. Here're the reasons why a multi-country trip would be an excellent choice for you when embarking on planning a journey.
1. Convenient and money-saving
When you decide to set out for an exploration to a country that locates in a land you never set foot on, your great curiosity about the unknown may have aroused. But have you ever thought of the whole region or continent that you’re going to visit? The country you visit is just a part of it, and to travel to its neighbors would be very convenient because of the short distance between destination countries, resulting in a shorter time spent on transfer.
Besides, if you have traveled to one country in the area, I bet you must also be interested in the others. A multi-country trip saves your time and money from flying back home and returning back to the same area again and again."I think it was a wise choice to choose a multi-country trip covering Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. It really helped us explore the region better, but with less cost." said by one of our satisfied guests, Mr. Robert, who has just returned from his pleasant journey in Southeast Asia.
For example, after getting close to the giant pandas in Chengdu, China, you may take one step further to cross the Chinese border, landing on Kathmandu with only a few hours' flight, trying paragliding to soak up the spectacular Himalayan country of Nepal.
Exciting paraglide experience gives you a stunning view
And you can trek into the tropical forest to admire the magnificent Angor Wat in Cambodia after you have enjoyed the marvelous limestone islets and caves at Vietnam's Halong Bay, and even go one step further to visit Bangkok's iconic Royal Grand Palace in Thailand. It is the proximity of these countries that makes it possible to experience more in one go.
Limestone islets in Halong Bay
The Angor Wat hides in the forest
Gorgeous Royal Grand Palace in Thailand
2. Different countries, different experience
The experience of hopping over from one country to another will bring you to a new horizon of knowing the continent. You will realize though these countries are huddling together, and may share some common cultures, there's still diversity that makes a country distinctive. And you are able to get a taste of the variety of different countries.
Though sharing the same continent, landscapes in different countries would range from part to part. Taking the Africa continent as an example, you will descend into the desert lands of Cairo, cruise down the magnificent Nile when exploring Egypt in the north, and be amazed at the rock-cut architecture when stepping into the ancient city of Petra in Jordan.
The Sphinx gazing at the vast desert land
Rock-cut architecture of Al Dier Monastery in Petra, Jordan
Meanwhile, on another side of the continent, there is another kind of experience like witnessing wildlife that can be easily seen at the Etosha National Park of Namibia or maybe even enjoying a night full of stars, gazing at the stunning Milky Way. With combining the different countries into one trip, you would be able to explore various sceneries the continent presents.
The flamingo witnessed in the wild of Namibia
Besides, different geographical environments, religious believes, as well as economic development would have a great influence on the local culture, affecting the way the residents lives.
When hopping around countries like China, Mongolia, and Japan, you will be amazed at the many festivals and interesting traditions of the ancient eastern land. Learn the traditional art of Taiji or try calligraphy writing in China; sleep in a ger to experience the authentic Mongolian lifestyle, and try dressing in a traditional Japanese costume of Kimono. You will be able to figure out the diversity of cultures of these ancient Asian countries as much as possible.
Young ladies going out on their Kimonos
It would be a lifetime experience to stay overnight in a ger
Apart from cultural differences, food plays an important part in a multi-country journey, too. During your country hopping time, there're plenty of special local snacks and cuisine ready for your taste bud. Get astounded by the distinct cuisine style of hot pot in China; Sip a cup of tasty red tea in Sri Lanka; try tasting the authentic Indian flavor of curry, and get a bite of the traditional Middle East food of falafel, which is fried in a unique way to make it remain soft inside. With a multi-country trip, you will get a feast for your heart of delicacy.
Chinese hot pot features its variety of ingredients
Yummy Indian food
Authentic fried fish of Sri Lanka
What's more, when you travel in different countries, you will learn from your guide about many interesting stories about the place that you are visiting. The guides' different cultural background will help you integrate into the local life quickly. And finally, through the communication with them, you will get a better understanding of the region or continent. You won't have such diverse experiences if you visit just one country while you have taken your flight from a distant country. Wouldn't that be a pity? So next time when the appetite for exploring something new comes up, spare a minute to think about the idea of going further for a better experience.
Odyssey guests having a great time with the local guide
3. Professional tour operators make your multi-country trip hassle-free
Imagine this: you are going to give yourself a long break and would like to arrange a tour that covers two or more countries yourself. But you soon realize that there're so many things needed to be checked out and you may find yourself get stuck in high expenses if you personally book your hotels, tickets, etc. And instead of having some leisure time, you may end up with being pushed by the itinerary if it was made improperly.
But with the help of tour operators who have abundant country hopping experiences, you can stay away from much trouble. Cooperated with suppliers, hotels, and airlines around the world, great travel agencies usually get lower prices from them, as well as some inside perks like updating your hotel room for free. And they can help you with the complicated process for you when making your ideal multi-country trip.
My Odyssey Tours meet with local suppliers annually
For 10 years, we have accompanied over 100,000 travelers on their tailor-made multi-country journeys around the world, setting foot on Asia, Middle East, South America, and more. And we have high standards for local suppliers in each destination country, ensuring the high-quality service that we provide for every traveler. More than half of our clients are now choosing a multi-country trip and finally found them returning home with great joy. Many of them chose us as a trusted company for more than once.
And you don't need to worry too much about the complicated files and documents when preparing a multi-country tour, we will surely be there to help you get adequate preparation for your journey, and all you have to do is to enjoy your lifetime unforgettable moments.
Guests' satisfaction is Odyssey's ultimate goal
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