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3 Ways to Save While Booking Excursions

August 12, 2019 0 Comments

When you’re traveling to a tropical foreign land, the best way to explore its culture and natural beauty is through excursions. Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie, marine life enthusiast, safari lover, history buff or culture crusader, there’s a fabulous excursion (or six) just for you! We know, sometimes the prices can pile up which means having to pick and choose between one to two excursions. Fret no more–here are 3 insider tips to save money while booking your dream excursions.

1. Choose a multi-activity excursion

While swimming with dolphins and zip lining across the tree tops are among the top excursions to venture on during tropical vacays, avoid excursions that include just a single activity. Instead of feeling overwhelmed by so many options to choose from, why not find the perfect combo that includes two to three activities? Doubling up on activities means getting the best out of your excursions and only having to pay once!

Snorkeling with sharks in Exuma, Bahamas. (Photo by: @musbedreamincharters)

2. Meals and drinks-included are the way to go

The only thing better than embarking on a luxury sail in the Caribbean Sea is knowing that lunch or dinner will be provided. No need to worry about stopping somewhere to eat before the excursion or grabbing something at one of your stops when there’s already authentic cuisine waiting for you at no extra cost–it’s already included in the excursion price! Many excursions feature included meals, so there’s plenty to choose from and opportunities to save.

Open-bar on a sunset cruise? Yes please. (Photo by: D. Studebaker)

3. Find excursions with included transportation

Finding budget-friendly, reliable, off-site transportation in a foreign country can often be stressful–and let’s be honest, who wants to feel stressed on vacay? The best budget-friendly option is to book excursions that include transportation in the total price. No having to negotiate prices with local taxis or paying way too much for a private driver. All you’ll have to do is confirm pick-up time and location (usually your hotel lobby) with the transfer company, and you’re all set! Pro tip: Excursions booked with Amstar include air-conditioned, friendly and reliable transportation.

Dune buggy adventure tour, 3 ways to save while booking excursions

You probably won’t be picked up from your hotel in these… but how cool would that be? (Photo by: @casa_de_mijares)

Booking excursions for you and the fam can bring so much to your vacay–whether it’s through culture tours, heart-pumping activities, romantic sunset sails or marine explorations. Ready to get started planning your dream beach getaway? We’ve got the perfect deals, happening right now, just for you!

Rachel Tellez

Storyteller and grammar nerd by day, traveler and adventure seeker by long weekend.




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