Lowering The Cost Of Your Colombia Vacation
Sometimes you can afford that Colombia vacation that you think is beyond your reach. It is just all about arming yourself with information on the best deals. Do you realize that if two people staying in the same community in the United States opt for Colombia vacation, two of them will not spend the same amount even if they spend the same number of days on their Colombia vacation?
The total amount of money spent by each of them may not even come close to each other. The major reason for this is that one may get better deals than the other. Follow the tips below and you will find out that your Colombia vacation can be much cheaper than you expect.
Consider all-in-one packages
The basic components of any vacation are transportation, accommodation, feeding and vacation activities. If you can get any vacation package that covers all or some of the four components it will be a better deal. Some organizations provide more than of the components but they don’t provide it as a single package, you can make it a package by getting all their services.
For instance, some of the organizations that provide vacation activities like paragliding and kayaking also have accommodation facilities and some of them also have restaurants and eateries. It will be much cheaper to get accommodation from the organization that offers the activities you came for.
Consider tourist centers with no entrance fee
One great tourist center that you can visit and not pay a dime is Plaza Botero. This center houses several great works of the great sculptor, Fernando Botero Angulo and the works of some other great Latin American artists. It is free. Some national parks are also free for you to explore. So, you might want to explore some national parks.
Time your vacation
Wherever you intend to travel to, find out when activities usually peak and when they drop there. Airfares and accommodation prices do not remain the same throughout the year. Find out what time of the year the general cost of travel related services drops in your prospective travel destination. It is better to fix your vacation for that period. You may be lucky to save up to 40 to 50 percent of the original cost. Timing your vacation could also mean fixing it on weekdays and not weekends. Cost of flight and accommodation facilities usually increase from Fridays to Sunday. It begins to drop on Monday. A recent survey showed that Tuesdays and Wednesdays offer the cheapest rates.
Some service providers encourage people to pay in advance with their charges. Cost of flight is usually cheaper when you pay about three weeks in advance.
Dream vacations are worth saving for
If you find out that you can’t really afford the kind of vacation destination and activities you want, you have two clear options. You can change the vacation plans or you can save for that your dream vacation. Vacation is not a must in every year. Nothing stops you from skipping this year’s vacation to save for the next one. In other words, you can merge the cost of two vacations for one dream vacation.
It is a matter of choice. Indeed, some destinations and activities are worth saving for. For instance, you will enjoy so much fun in kayaking and rafting but paragliding is a joker. If you can’t afford it, it is worth saving for. No pleasure compares to hovering in the sky for about 30 minutes looking down on both natural and manmade structures. Paragliding is the bomb.