Rakso Travel Experience

I just got back from an exhausting trip to Europe and as much as I'd like to blog about it may I just share first my experience of traveling with Rakso Travel? ;)

It all started with the annual Travel Tour Expo back in February 2015 when my mother decided to book me and my sister a trip to Europe with Rakso Travel.

My first encounter with Rakso Travel was back in September 2014 when I met a group of Koreans on a sponsored trip to Batanes by the Department of Tourism. I'm not exactly familiar with travel agencies because I'm more of a DIY traveler. If I ever mention other agencies then it would probably be related to processing visa applications, etc.

Fast forward to 2015, Mama suddenly paid the $500/pax deposit needed to join a European group tour. Bilis noh? Lucky me, lucky us. LOL. Thank you once again to my parents for spoiling us with this trip. This is a once in a lifetime experience so my sister and I are #BLESSED indeed.

Here's a sample copy of the tour we signed up for. Please take note that this is an old file from 2014, rates are different but itinerary remains the same.

For a bigger and clearer copy, click here.

The tour is obviously packed and loaded with sights but believe it or not we still missed some of them due to poor coordination and lack of communication between the local travel coordinator from Rakso and their European counterparts. Here are the pros and cons of our trip:

The tour costs around ₱180,000 per pax exclusive of the mandatory tip for drivers (€1.50/day) and tour guides (€2.50/day). The question is, did we get our money's worth? I think so? There may be hullabaloohs during our trip but the most important would be that we got home safe and sound. ;)

Here's a group photo after our Mt. Titlis tour in Engelberg, Switzerland.