Compare Bamboo vs. Encounters Travel

BambooMember since 05/06/2013See Bamboo Tours

Reviews

Overall average rating

Overall average rating

5.0 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5 stars

Most popular reviews

Most popular reviews

13 hours ago
My project was absolutely amazing. The coordinators went above and beyond, and the Ba...Read more
2 days ago
This was my first experience with a group tour like this and it went above and beyond...Read more
2 days ago
We meet DOO in Bangkok and spent the next 2 weeks with him. Over that time he took gr...Read more
3 days ago
I had a wonderful time with my 2c tour guides. They were very helpful and knowledgeab...Read more
7 days ago
First off, this was the first guided tour trip I have ever taken. All in all the dis...Read more
8th February 2017
Skip this Encounter Company. They just outsource everything to GO Greece travel agent...Read more
30th January 2017
Trip was amazing!Read more
25th January 2017
Our "Discover Egypt" trip with Encounters was absolutely NOT worth the money we spent...Read more

Guide average rating

Guide average rating

5.0 out of 5 stars
Arron Barrett(82 reviews)
May(43 reviews)
Arm(36 reviews)
Pahn(36 reviews)
Lucy Field(31 reviews)
Elisha(24 reviews)
Doo(22 reviews)
Heidi(19 reviews)
Tee(17 reviews)
Annette Beauvoir(13 reviews)
Duyen Nguyen(Jane)(13 reviews)
Ae(12 reviews)
Carly Mapp(11 reviews)
Kooga(10 reviews)
Meaw(7 reviews)
Michaela Pollard(7 reviews)
Ohm(7 reviews)
Sann(6 reviews)
Jay(5 reviews)
Mr. V Bamboo(4 reviews)
Gun(4 reviews)
Tang(3 reviews)
Phy Phal(3 reviews)
Phan Dũng(3 reviews)
Dimong Pech(3 reviews)
TangMo(2 reviews)
ApinyaAom(2 reviews)
John bamboo(2 reviews)
Jane(1 review)
Julalak(1 review)
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

5.0 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 3 different countries
through 29 different countries

Travel Styles

Travel Styles

Special Interest
Nature & Adventure
Cultural
Nature & Adventure
Marine
Activities

Average rating

Average rating

5.0/5 from 384 reviews
4.5/5 from 111 reviews

Ideal Age Group

Ideal Age Group

No limit
 age group
12-80

Travellers met via TourRadar App

Travellers met via TourRadar App

6
travellers met through Bamboo tours
118
travellers met through Encounters Travel tours

Average Price per day

Average Price per day

 average tour length
$89
 average tour length
$149

Average Food Fund

Average Food Fund

n/a
n/a

Average tour length

Average tour length

 average tour length
15
days
 average tour length
11
days

Average Response Rate

Average Response Rate

100%
92%

Average Response Time

Average Response Time

12 hours
1 day

Videos

Tours

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Most popular tours

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1 review
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7 reviews
9 days from $1023
7 reviews
9 days from $1140
2 reviews
6 days from $779
3 reviews
8 days from $760
1 review
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 (14)
Luxor (14)
Aswan (12)
Edfu (9)

Travel styles

Nature & Adventure

Nature & Adventure

Cultural

Cultural

Marine

Marine

Special Interest

Special Interest

Activities

Activities

Most Common Types

Most Common Types

Policies

Average Group Age

Average Group Age

No group age specified
The average age for Encounters Travel tours is between 12 and 80. The age might vary for specific tours, so please check individual tours for details.

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 23 April 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 23 April 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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