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

11 minutes ago
My experience was absolutely wonderful! Both of my tour guides were valuable and extr...Read more
7 hours ago
My trip to Thailand was absolutely amazing. I felt safe in all of the accommodations ...Read more
1 day ago
My trip with bamboo was hands down the best trip I've had of my life and it is all th...Read more
2 days ago
I did the Y@H Thailand and Cambodia tour in February. It was the most amazing experi...Read more
7 days ago
My husband and I had a really great time. However we felt as if the price of the trip...Read more
7th September 2017
Jordan has always been on my bucket list. So glad I've been. 4 days of our tour were...Read more
28th August 2017
The trip was great well organized, lot see, the accomodations were good. Would defini...Read more
2nd August 2017
The trip was good, the guide was really friendly and knowledgable. Some days are a...Read more

Guide average rating

Guide average rating

5.0 out of 5 stars
Arm(Samart Chimmanee)(139 reviews)
Elisha Petrie(120 reviews)
Arron Barrett(82 reviews)
Pahn(66 reviews)
Duyen Nguyen(Jane)(64 reviews)
May(43 reviews)
Lucy Field(34 reviews)
Heidi(34 reviews)
Navorn Bamboo(31 reviews)
Michaela Pollard(30 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 4 different countries
through 31 different countries

Travel Styles

Travel Styles

Special Interest
Nature & Adventure
Festival & Events
Cultural
Festival & Events
Nature & Adventure
Marine
Activities

Average rating

Average rating

4.5/5 from 797 reviews
4.5/5 from 129 reviews

Ideal Age Group

Ideal Age Group

18-99
5-99

Travellers met via TourRadar App

Travellers met via TourRadar App

9
travellers met through Bamboo tours
122
travellers met through Encounters Travel tours

Average Price per day

Average Price per day

$75
$144

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

96%
92%

Average Response Time

Average Response Time

2 days
n/a

Videos

Tours

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Most popular tours

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3 reviews
8 days from $1234
7 reviews
9 days from $997
10 reviews
9 days from $1158
4 reviews
6 days from $759
4 reviews
8 days from $740
5 reviews
7 days from $617

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)
Petra (6)

Travel styles

Nature & Adventure

Nature & Adventure

Cultural

Cultural

Marine

Marine

Festival & Events

Festival & Events

Special Interest

Special Interest

Activities

Activities

Most Common Types

Most Common Types

Policies

Average Group Age

Average Group Age

The average age for Bamboo tours is between 18 and 99. The age might vary for specific tours, so please check individual tours for details.
The average age for Encounters Travel tours is between 5 and 99. 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 21 November 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 21 November 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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