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#09. Nepal, view towards Annapurna peaks, Poon Hill trek
#09. Nepal, view towards Annapurna peaks, Poon Hill trek

Exploring and booking on your own

Here you will find useful links for the most important travel services to complete the booking of your next adventure on your own.

Whether you want a quick quote for a relaxing vacation trip or setup a complex exploration expedition, you can browse through these basic travel guides and resources for tips and information. And if you need any further assistance, you can always contact us or use the help of one of our partner travel agencies!

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Flight Tickets

To get to your destination, instead of limiting yourself to a single company, start with a global flight search engine, such as Skyscanner, which includes almost every airline, from luxury to low cost, and travel agencies all around the world.

Tip: mind that even though air fares may be lower, secondary costs (such as baggage fees) may be higher if booked through an agency, rather than the official website of the airline.

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An accommodation search engine, such as Booking.com, is the best way to find a place for the night. These days, most search engines include not only hotels, but guesthouses, hostels, and private rooms as well. However, you can always check AirBnB and specialised websites for additional deals.

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Car rental & ferry tickets

Renting a car is often the best way to explore a destination, while enjoying total freedom of movement. There are several search engines, such as RentalCars, which help you connect with dozens of internationals and local companies, at far cheaper prices than you would get at the counter.

tip: In many countries around Europe, a train or bus may present a better and more eco-friendly solution, and save you the trouble of parking fees and highway tolls.

tip: In most Asian and African countries it is not advisable to self drive, but local car & driver services can be easily found at competitive prices.

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Have you always wanted to visit Greece but you found island hopping a complex and confusing procedure? Fear no more! By using the simple but thorough search engine of Ferryhopper you will be able to easily find connections to every port of call!

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Local tours & activities

Once you are landed, there are several online engines for things to do at the destination, such as Get Your Guide. Even though most of them are highly touristy activities, they still point towards the right direction. More complex and unique local experiences can be found at specialised websites.

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Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory to get a visa for many destinations around the world. Even in those cases where it is optional, it is strongly advised not to leave home without it, for the whole duration of your trip. World Nomads is a trusted partner of many top travel sites.
For Greek travellers, Mondial Insurance is also a convenient solution.

tip: For self-drive tours, it is always advised to get the “Explorer” advanced option, to provide additional coverage for your rental vehicle.

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Travel guides & resources

Get your bearings by researching basic information about your destination through online travel guides, such as Lonely Planet and Rough Guides, and wiki websites, such as Wikipedia or Wikitravel. Supplement your research through the official tourism websites of each country, and check important information such as local weather and sunlight hours.

tip: For visa and entry requirements it is always prudent to cross-check with the official websites.

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