Customer Review - 'I've caught the travel bug'

Tejal joined our trip to Bali and is already planning several more adventures with Culture Trip
Tejal joined our trip to Bali and is already planning several more adventures with Culture Trip | Courtesy of Tejal

Editorial Manager

Management Consultant Tejal lives in London and describes herself as a ‘city girl’. Looking for something outside of her comfort zone, our Blissful Bali trip seemed like the perfect fit for some time away. Here’s Tejal talking to our Director of Content Cassam about their shared passion for travel, and why Culture Trip’s unique escapes are so addictive.

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‘It looked like a jam-packed adventure that would be fabulous’, Tejal explains when asked what was so appealing about a trip to Bali. The popular destination is one of our top-sellers and is just the sort of trip that people have been craving over the last few years.

Travelling half way across the world to meet up with a group of strangers was an experience that Tejal enjoyed, even though she initially had reservations. ‘I was travelling solo and most people were there with other people, but we still stay in touch today. It was a great part of the adventure!’

She also credits our Bali Local Insider – a feature of all of our Trips – with playing a big part in making her feel welcome and comfortable. ‘Doing a trip like this is different because you have someone embedded in your group who understands the language, understands the culture and takes care of the itinerary. He broke down all the barriers and we could enjoy the trip. He even sorted out our laundry… he was like a magician!’

Culture Tripper Tejal enjoying another day in Blissful Bali

Some of the highlights Tejal and her group enjoyed include:

Climbing Mount Batur for view of spectacular sunsets
Swimming with giant turtles
Exploring the island of Gili
Spending time with a Balinese family
Cycling through rice fields

‘Our group are still in touch. We just share snippets of what we’re doing. The number one thing is we all love travelling now, I’ve massively got the travel bug.’

So much so, in fact, that Tejal has already booked a place on our incredible 10-day Southern Thailand itinerary, and is even planning on extending the trip further. In the words of this satisfied Culture Tripper: ‘a regular holiday just doesn’t feel like a holiday since doing the Bali trip’.

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Since you are here, we would like to share our vision for the future of travel - and the direction Culture Trip is moving in.

Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.

Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.

Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.

We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.