Tour Packages – A Must-Do on Vancouver Island

It’s easy to make travel plans yourself online thanks to the numerous tourism-based websites. Those wanting to “do-it-yourself” can spend hours/days talking and planning through their travel schedule and still miss some of the better things to do. We believe booking a tour package with us is the best option for both the frugal spender and the person wanting the best of everything. Here are the top ten reasons why tour packages are a must, especially with DVI Tours, when coming to Vancouver Island.





  1. Expect the Best

Having Discover Vancouver Island Tours book your tour package comes with an important perk – they know who the best in the area is. You can sit back and relax knowing that you will have the greatest kayaking instructors, or the most seasoned fishing guides. They will guarantee that the most reputable companies are in charge of your experience. Choosing an outfitter no long takes comparing Trip Advisor Reviews and then gambling on your pick. It just takes DVI Tours knowing exactly the company for the job (which they do).

  1. Local Guides/Knowledge

Discover Vancouver Island Tours is different from your classic travel agencies. They don’t work from a tour book like most travel agents around the world, but instead grew up on Vancouver Island. They are active in the outdoors and have been running tours since 2002. Not only are the best local companies selected, DVI Tours also has local employees planning the itineraries, too. You’ll be getting a local’s perspective on the area, the activities and pretty much everything else about where you’re visiting. On Vancouver Island, this can be key – there are so many hidden gems and best-kept secrets. With a local on hand, you’ll be able to ask any questions you may have and take recommendations for your down-time.




  1. See More

Sometimes when traveling, you’re so stressed about trying to get to the right place at the right time, you forget to look out the window and take it all in. As they say, it’s not about the destination, but the journey. However, it’s hard to focus on the journey when you’re worried about the destination! With a tour package, the planning is taken care of and you have your itinerary in hand – You can truly focus on being in the moment.

  1. It is still YOUR Vacation

For some, the idea of jumping in to a fixed itinerary poses some challenges. What if you don’t want to do some of the activities? Not to worry. Discover Vancouver Island Tours offers alternative choices and flexible itineraries, so you can pick and choose your perfect spread of excursions and events. Then, they take care of the hard part for you. You’ll be getting exactly what you want out of your trip, without having to worry about making it all come together.



  1. No Big Tour Buses

The words “tour package” probably bring up images of big coach buses, “sheeple” and a perky guide holding up an embarrassing flag that screams, “I’VE GOT A PACK OF TOURISTS HERE!” This definitely doesn’t have to be the case. If you like, Discover Vancouver Island Tours will let you be the captain of your own vacation vehicle. Plus, they will book everything based off of the number of people in just your group. Unless you’ve opted for a hop-on-hop-off bus, or a particular tour, you won’t be lumped in with the other tourists. Incognito tourism just got a little bit easier.

  1. Detailed Itineraries

Because someone else is taking care of your planning, you can expect your itinerary to be detailed in terms of time frame. As long as you follow it, you won’t have to give up an activity that you wanted to do, which often happens if you don’t know the area, or are missing details on how long something will take. You’ll also know exactly what to expect for each item, how to get there (or where to find directions) and who to look for.



  1. Do more things

Let’s face it, without a commitment or an itinerary telling you to be somewhere, it’s easy waste the day away without even realizing it. Once you’ve committed to an activity however, you’re likely bounding out of bed with a sense of purpose ready to tackle the day. A tour package ensures you will make the absolute most out of your days. There’s no better motivator than a list of activities with your name on them and the times you need to be there. Not to mention, you’ll already have paid for them! With so many amazing things to do on the Island, it would be a shame to waste even a minute; ensure you do more with your time by booking a tour package.

  1. Save the Planning Hassle

Although all the information you could want about a destination is readily found online, you still have to try to plan it all. Between your work and home lives, it’s tough to find that kind of spare time. Plus, it’s hard to know where to start (especially on Vancouver Island)! Getting the details arranged, choosing the right activities, knowing how long everything takes, finding the best companies, securing a hotel… All that amounts to a lot of extra stress. You shouldn’t need a holiday from planning your holiday. Save the hassle and just show up – that’s what tour packages are designed for!



  1. Priority Booking

Sometimes you can take the time off, but can’t find any availability. Or, you have the hotel locked down, but miss out on the things you really wanted to do because they’re all booked up. This happens a lot on Vancouver Island where people sometimes book things a year in advance. That might not be the case if you book a tour package– Discover Vancouver Island Tours often gets priority through the companies they book with. That means they’ll be able to secure activities and accommodation for dates you wouldn’t be able to. It’s kind of like being a VIP.

  1. Single Payment

For ease of mind, budgets and bank statements, and for the sake of simplicity, booking a tour package has another major one-up – you only have to make a payment once. With that out of the way, you simply show up and enjoy! By the time your trip rolls around it will feel like everything was basically free. Never mind filing receipt after receipt and adding up costs in your head as you go. A vacation is supposed to be stress-free, remember? Besides, maybe it’s time to give the ol’ wallet a vacation, too.

Check out the packages available here.

Contributed by: Laurissa Cebryk