There are different ways to travel. We figured if we had to book all hotels and all transportation between places ourselves, it would be a monumental task. Doing this way it would probably have ended up being cheaper, but it also meant that much more preparation would be required before the trip, and during the trip we would not be able to enjoy much because we would be too busy and stressed out looking for hotels or transportation all the time, while dealing with locals who, most likely, don't speak English.
Once we decided that the trip would be a combination of packaged tours plus some traveling on our own between tours, the challenge was to find a series of tours that would:
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