We are all interested in bargains, yet most of us also want first-class services.
Mountain Tours has been famous since we started over 20 years ago with offering first-class hiking trips at the lowest prices.
Many people ask how do we do it? Well, first, let’s look at some of our prices and our policies.
All our prices include excellent breakfasts and dinners. Each trip price is unique based on the number of people in the trip and the length and variation of locations. We build a custom program for each of our hikers and try to offer a better offer for each location than any other company in the industry.
- All of our trips utilize at least three or four star hotels. All rooms with private bath. Referring to a hotel directory can easily check that. The only exceptions are back country trips that use cabannes or smaller hotels.
- We go to the best places. We stay in villages like Zermatt , Pontresina, Chamonix, Verbier, and many more superb destinations. We do not select unknown backwater villages where scenery and ambience is not first rate.
- We’ve been running these trips as volunteers for over 40 years for the Appalachian Mountain club and commercially under the name of Mountain Tours for 20+ years. We have hundreds of repeat clients and we would be very happy to supply you with names and telephone numbers so that you can verify our tour quality.
- We only employ the most experienced guides. Most of our guides have extensive experience leading with organizations like the Appalachian Mountain, Colorado Mountain, and Sierra clubs. All are well educated, have a long history of love of the outdoors, and have been leading tours for us for many years.
- Our prices include rooms, 2 meals daily, daily guiding, and all ground transportation. Private rooms are available at an extra fee of $400 per week.
Then, how do we do it?
Probably, the most important factor in our cost-cutting is that we do not publish a glossy catalog. While our literature is rather homegrown, we value the savings for you rather than a nice catalog to look at.
The next important point is that we do little advertising. Friends of friends and word-of-mouth has produced the largest number of our new clients. We enjoy a more than 50% repeat rate of our clients.
We are also finding that the internet has becoming increasingly important to us in reaching prospective clients. As you know, the internet and email is not costly.
Just Compare the Prices.
When you compare our prices with those of any of our competitors you will be astonished. Sometimes we’re not just hundreds of dollars less, but half the price or more of other trips offered. We like that and know that you do too.
We are very proud of our low costs and high service. We will to continue to offer you top-quality trips to the best locations, staying at the best hotels, with the best trained guides, so you can enjoy a truly wonderful hiking vacation at the most reasonable prices. And we love our work.