Everybody has their own way of traveling. What is important is that you find what is most suitable for you. You don’t have to conform to the general ways of doing it if you don’t like to. I mean it’s all really up to you and the thing is these days you can actually do so without that much of a hassle. What I mean is that there are some people who don’t really like sticking to the general tours that you get when you go to another country. Some people find it very restricting. If huh are up for it you do have the option of renting out a vehicle and doing some exploring on your own.
This way you might be able to visit certain places that are not on the normal tours. Tours usually cover only the most iconic spots in a country. The thing is these tours are aimed at people who travel without a lot of time on their hands. In short time span they want to see as much as they can. You won’t get to enjoy the entirety of the country you are going to unless you do some traveling on your own. In addition when you go on a tour you can only spend as much time as they allow you at a certain place. In most occasions you can’t really see everything in such a short time span.
You probably will only have time to glance through all the things. If you truly want to enjoy the sights you see travel on your own. This way you are the one who gets to decide if you had enough or not. Of course thus would mean that you would have to have a plan of your own. You need to plan out where you are going, how long you are going to be there etc. If you don’t you will just lose track of time and not get to see much of the country. In addition you would have to do some research on you own before you set out.
There is not going to be any tour guide to guide you on your way. You are on your own. You need to know enough to survive on your own. Not having a guide has its advantages and its disadvantages. Not having one would mean that you would get to interact more with the locals, the disadvantage is that in some tropical countries they might not understand what you are saying. But there is a solution to the problem. You could hire a personal guide. They can be a bit expensive sometimes but he will take you wherever you want and he can communicate with the locals. All in all if you really want to see a country I would advise you to travel on your own.