Every year we have Women, and Men who would love to experience a Yogol Group tour but miss out on the opportunity because they can’t find a suitable roommate. Although we offer single occupancy rooms on all our tours, oftentimes that price increase can push an affordable trip out of your budget. Or maybe solo travel is just not your thing (yet) so you decide not to book that once in a lifetime trip!
To avoid that additional out of pocket cost, and the envy you’ll feel when you see all the Facebook photos, we encourage you to find other solo travelers and share a room. We love connecting good people while allowing them to take advantage of the reduced rooming costs. The savings can be substantial, and you might find your new travel buddy for future trips!
Currently, we offer roommate matching for some, but not all, of our International tours. Where roommate matching is available it will be listed in the notes section of the tour. Please note, there is no roommate matching available for domestic tours.
HOW IT WORKS
- Select “book now” on your international tour of choice (tour must not be sold out, and must offer roommate matching)
- During the booking process, select “double occupancy”
- In the Roommate name field, you will enter “ROOMMATE MATCH REQUESTED”
- Complete the remaining fields, select your payment plan, pay your deposit, and complete your reservation
When your reservation is complete, you will be directed to a link to fill out information about you, and your travel preferences. It is important that you fill this information out completely, and honestly so that you are matched accordingly.
After you have submitted that information and when 75% of your reservation has been paid, you will begin to receive email notifications from Yogol Travel & Events with the name, email address, and description of other solo travelers on your tour that have also expressed an interest in finding a roommate. Your information will in turn be provided to those same solo travelers.
We encourage you to review the information and reach out to anyone with whom you are interested in rooming with. It is strongly recommended that you and your potential match have a few conversations via email AND phone to get to know a little about one another before making a final decision. Proceed only if/when you are confident that you’ve found someone with whom you’ll enjoy spending time.
Once you and your roommate have agreed to proceed, you will both need to contact Yogol Travel & Events within two weeks and let us know you would like to room together. This must be done prior to your final payment being due. We will then make the necessary adjustments to your reservations internally.
That’s it…. It’s easy, free, and a great way to find a travel companion!
I cannot begin to tell you what a wonderful job you did organizing our trip. It absolutely was the best vacation I have ever had. This was my first time overseas and what a wonderful experience. Thank you so much for all your hard work. I am going through “Teddy” withdrawals today. He was an amazing tour guide and fit in so well with our group. I will definitely recommend you if I know of anyone thinking of going over to Jamaica. Your country is so beautiful and everyone is so friendly. I can’t thank you enough for everything.
-- Joann W. - Roanoke, Virginia
I can’t thank you enough for the wonderful tour and accommodations that you set up for my group. As the group leader, I felt like we really got a lot for our money, and everyone was extremely pleased with all aspects of the trip. I have received wonderful feedback from everyone regarding the hotels, food, motor coach, driver, and guide. Sati and Jeff added so much to our experience and I was extremely thankful to have them. The food choices for dinner and breakfast were fantastic! The only thing that could have made the experience better is having more time to spend in your beautiful country! There is so much I still want to see. The trip was fantastic, and we were blessed with many wonderful memories. We will definitely be reaching out to you within the next month to start working on our next group vacation.
-- Bethany R. - St. Louis, Missouri
I want to express a heart-felt thank you to Yogol Travel for finding me a fitness vacation in Costa Rica and being there by my side throughout the entire vacation planning process. If we would not have crossed paths, I probably would not have headed to Costa Rica this winter where I so longed to go. Your efforts on my behalf are greatly appreciated!
-- Shalonda P. - Charleston, SC
The trip was full of activity, interest, good local food and wine, with a friendly and welcoming approach from our guides. We learned much of the history and current state of Cartagena, and Palenque. The combination of the archaeology, culture, food, wine, nightlife, the swimming and generally relaxed atmosphere made for a very enjoyable tour. There was a high attention to detail. All of our tour guides were very enthusiastic and highly qualified. A wonderful experience. Excellent.
-- Lizabeth and Jason S. - Oak Island, NC
Our vacation to Cartagena was great! All of the guides were good, but Louis and Fred were exceptional! Both of them went out of their way to accommodate us and make our trip special. Pascale was also very good, he certainly knows his way around the city. I would recommend this trip to anyone!
The hotels were wonderful as well. We even enjoyed the Street Food. I found the staff to be welcoming and the hotel quaint. The Sonesta Hotel Cartagena was a real stand out. Thanks again for your help in putting everything together.
We had a great time!
-- Eliza T. - New York
The Yogol experience left me feeling energized and excited to have finally found a group of like minded travelers who want to explore, learn, and experience the location rather than, the typical lay on the beach tourism. Taking a tour with your group was like a huge breathe of fresh air. To travel with a diverse group of well – rounded people from different backgrounds that were not afraid to open their minds, test their assumptions, was a mind blowing experience, that enriched both my mind and my soul, and will be forever changed. I am really looking forward to traveling with you again next year.
BTW…Look out for a few new clients coming your way. I have told all of my friends, family, and co-workers about you 🙂
-- Xenia R. - Savannah, Georgia
This was my first time to going on an organized tour, and I really enjoyed it. I like that someone else had done all of the research, homework, vetting, and planning (I am usually the one responsible for doing this for my friends, and family). All i had to do was show up, fly, ride, eat, and drink…repeat! It was nice not worry about paying for anything during the tour.
-- Tamara G. - Atlanta