Compare Encounters Travel vs. Expat Explore Travel

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

5 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
1 day ago
The trip was more than I expected! I got to see many of the great sights of Egypt wit...Read more
1 day ago
If you want to experience Egypt in all its glory, just give Expat Explore your money....Read more
1 day ago
It was amazing! Our tour guide was very knowledgable and told us a lot of history and...Read more
1 day ago
My boyfriend and I embarked upon the Egypt Nile Jewel tour, which turned out to be th...Read more

Guide average rating

Guide average rating

4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5 stars
Gayle Taylor(87 reviews)
Steve Martin(59 reviews)
Cameron Benson(30 reviews)
Sara McDonald(10 reviews)

Transportation average rating

Transportation average rating

4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5 stars

Accommodation average rating

Accommodation average rating

4.0 out of 5 stars
4.0 out of 5 stars

Meals average rating

Meals average rating

4.0 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 29 different countries
through 42 different countries

Travel Styles

Travel Styles

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

Average rating

Average rating

4.5/5 from 111 reviews
4.5/5 from 947 reviews

Ideal Age Group

Ideal Age Group

 age group
12-80
 age group
10-75

Travellers met via TourRadar App

Travellers met via TourRadar App

118
travellers met through Encounters Travel tours
10,067
travellers met through Expat Explore Travel tours

Average Price per day

Average Price per day

 average tour length
$150
 average tour length
$109

Average Food Fund

Average Food Fund

n/a
n/a

Average tour length

Average tour length

 average tour length
11
days
 average tour length
11
days

Average Response Rate

Average Response Rate

88%
100%

Average Response Time

Average Response Time

1 day
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Tours

Most popular tours

Most popular tours

1 review
8 days from $1267
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
161 reviews
12 days from $1400.00
60 reviews
26 days from $2815.00
62 reviews
18 days from $2165.00
41 reviews
10 days from $1225.00
45 reviews
14 days from $1605.00
53 reviews
7 days from $795.00

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)
London (24)
Paris (20)
Venice (20)
Rome (20)

Travel styles

Nature & Adventure

Nature & Adventure

Cultural

Cultural

Marine

Marine

Festival & Events

Festival & Events

Activities

Activities

Most Common Types

Policies

Average Group Age

Average Group Age

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.
The average age for Expat Explore Travel tours is between 10 and 75. The age might vary for specific tours, so please check individual tours for details.

Hold my seat

Hold my seat

Holds are not possible for Encounters Travel.
TourRadar can request Expat Explore Travel to hold seats for you for up to hours without any credit card details.

Deposit

Deposit

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 April 2017 the full payment is necessary.
TourRadar only requires a deposit of 10% to confirm a Expat Explore Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 42 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 3 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 42 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of the tour, but the deposit of 10% is non-refundable.

Credit Cards

Credit Cards

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