Compare Bamboo vs. Encounters Travel

BambooMember since 05/06/2013See Bamboo Tours

Reviews

Overall average rating

Overall average rating

4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5 stars

Most popular reviews

Most popular reviews

1 hour ago
Everything was good, but the itinerary on the bamboo website needs to be updated and ...Read more
12 hours ago
Arm was an amazing tour guide for my recent trip to Thailand. He was fun, knowledgea...Read more
1 day ago
Hands down the best trip I've ever been on! I feel like I got everything out of the e...Read more
1 day ago
The trip was better than i expected! definately a trip of a life time and i would do ...Read more
8th June 2017
My discover Egypt tour was great, my tour guide Sharif was so knowledgeable and enter...Read more
30th May 2017
Everything was very good. Just as advertisedRead more
8th May 2017
I am usually a do-it-yourself kind of traveler, so taking a five-day tour package is ...Read more
25th April 2017
The 7 day tour could easily have been condensed into 5 nights. We had a day to oursel...Read more

Guide average rating

Guide average rating

5.0 out of 5 stars
Arron Barrett(82 reviews)
Elisha(65 reviews)
Pahn(53 reviews)
Arm(52 reviews)
May(43 reviews)
Duyen Nguyen(Jane)(36 reviews)
Lucy Field(34 reviews)
Heidi(31 reviews)
Michaela Pollard(25 reviews)
Doo(24 reviews)
4.5 out of 5 stars

Transportation average rating

Transportation average rating

4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5 stars

Accommodation average rating

Accommodation average rating

4.5 out of 5 stars
4.0 out of 5 stars

Meals average rating

Meals average rating

4.5 out of 5 stars
4.0 out of 5 stars

Value for money average rating

Value for money average rating

4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5 stars

About the operator

Number of Tours

Number of Tours

through 5 different countries
through 28 different countries

Travel Styles

Travel Styles

Nature & Adventure
Special Interest
Cultural
Nature & Adventure
Marine

Average rating

Average rating

4.5/5 from 560 reviews
4.5/5 from 124 reviews

Ideal Age Group

Ideal Age Group

-99
No limit

Travellers met via TourRadar App

Travellers met via TourRadar App

7
travellers met through Bamboo tours
113
travellers met through Encounters Travel tours

Average Price per day

Average Price per day

$96
$130

Average Food Fund

Average Food Fund

n/a
n/a

Average tour length

Average tour length

15
days
11
days

Average Response Rate

Average Response Rate

100%
100%

Average Response Time

Average Response Time

1 day
6 hours

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4 reviews
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4 reviews
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3 reviews
7 days from $633

Destinations

Europe

Europe

Asia

Australia/Oceania

Australia/Oceania

Africa

Africa

North America

North America

Latin America

Latin America

Most visited destinations

Most visited destinations

Cairo (13)
Luxor (13)
Aswan (11)
Edfu (8)

Travel styles

Nature & Adventure

Nature & Adventure

Cultural

Cultural

Marine

Marine

Special Interest

Special Interest

Most Common Types

Most Common Types

Policies

Average Group Age

Average Group Age

The average age for Bamboo tours is up to 99 years. The age might vary for specific tours, so please check individual tours for details.
No group age specified

Deposit

Deposit

TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm a Bamboo booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 27 August 2017 the full payment is necessary.
TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm a Encounters Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 27 August 2017 the full payment is necessary.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation policy

No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of the tour, but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable.If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of the tour, but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable.If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.

Credit Cards

Credit Cards

The following cards are accepted for Bamboo:Visa- Master Card- American Express
The following cards are accepted for Encounters Travel:Visa- Master Card- American Express
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