Last minute travel can be difficult to arrange. There are many things that you need to deal with, first of all, with travel in general. Now try to add panic to the mix and you can see how difficult last minute travel can truly be. You need to be able to get to places on time, have your passports and visas checked, your clothes all packed, all your necessities together and in the right places, and all your travel plans in place. Can you get to a place on time, have all your documents ready, all your packing done, and great plans for an enjoyable vacation without getting frazzled by the last minute situation?
There are a lot of travel deals available for last minute travel, and if you know where to look, you will be able to get the deals that you need and want. One kind of travel deal involves packaging your trip, accommodations, and even your tour in one combination. If you can book this way ahead of time, then you can get great deals on this kind of combination.
Sometimes, however, booking a packaged tour can be expensive if you have to do it at the last minute. It can be risky as well: you are not sure if you are going to get the tour that you want because you could be on a long waiting list of lots and lots of people who want to have the same tour as you, but already have reservations.
An advantage to packaged tours, however, is that they can save you a lot of time. If you have to still spend time looking for travel deals at the last minute, you are taking away precious time from your packing and document verification, and other things that should make your travel a success. This may also translate into spending money in the long run, because you have all your things packed and your documents ready, and you don't need to worry about spending for necessities when you get to your destination.