Private tours should be just as rewarding as they sound. They cannot compare to tours that you plan and embark on all alone or those tours that have more than twenty different visitors cramped up together for the sightseeing. You can consider a private tour as an individual, family or a small group of friends travelling together to a favorite destination. There are so many advantages of getting a private tour guide for your exploration, but exactly what should you expect from your hired private guide?
Loud and clear communication
The tour guide should be excited about what they do and should be inclined in giving you the best tour ever. They should therefore be fluent or good in the language that you understand and should always communicate clearly and loudly to ensure that you do not miss out any important detail. You should not have to struggle to hear what the guide is telling you as you move along.
Traveling may be a relaxed affair, but your guide should treat it as a professional career and hence should always be professional. This means they should be punctual and polite enough to pass warm greetings to the visitors. It is also important that the guide dresses the part and remains attentive and courteous. Basically, your guide should be inclined in creating a good rapport with you and you should clearly see this in the smallest of details of the travel together.
You are in the destination for a reason and this is to enjoy its attractions and to learn too. Your tour guide should realize this and make it happen for you. They should be well-paced in narrating what needs to be narrated regarding a site or an attraction and they should also be well-paced in terms of walking and taking you through the sites. Your guide should never seem in a rush to get the day activities done; they should neither be too slow nor too fast in serving your needs and offering the services you hired them for in the first place.
Accuracy of information
A tour guide should generally know everything there is about the areas that you are visiting and should be able to give answers to all your questions. You, however deserve the facts and not filler information that is inaccurate and meant to cover his shortfall when it comes to in-depth knowledge of the sites and attractions you are interested in. Years of experience in the job should tell you how reliable the guide is and how knowledgeable they are likely to be. Use recommendations from other travellers or use tour companies that have only professionals for their tour guides.
One of the easiest ways for you to learn on a visit is when you are engaged and not merely fed information. To facilitate learning, your guide should encourage conversation and demonstrate enthusiasm. It is also right for the guide to ask you questions and opinions and identify tools approaches that may help you best learn better.