Compare G Adventures vs. Tucan Travel

Group size, age requirements and travel styles

Both G Adventures and Tucan offer small group travel, and don’t have a hard limit ages. Both operators are able to accommodate children and families on their tours (depending on the individual tour and destination). G Adventures also has age specific tours for 18 to 39 year olds, as well as family specific tours. We have outlined this in more detail beneath. 
 
G Adventures has divided their trips into different travel styles; Classic Tours, National Geographic (for more hands on experiences), Active tours, Yolo (specifically for 18 to 19 year olds), Family (specifically for families travelling with kids), Rail (primary transport by train), Marine (primary transport by boat) and Local Living (local cultural focus). G Adventures has small group tours, so you can expect a maximum group size of 15, but often the average is just 10. While they accommodate specifically for adventure travellers with their Yolo tours, and children with their Family tours, there is no upper age limit, although travellers with pre-existing medical conditions are required to complete a medical questionnaire.  
 
Tucan divides their tours into Overland, Adventure & Budget Expeditions. Tucan Travel offers experiences that are designed for travellers who love to travel with a small group, and want to experience different forms of transport and get involved with the local culture. The group sizes are up to 16 people, and there is not a hard limit on ages for most tours, although most travellers fall between the 25 and 45 age range. If you are wanting to travel with children or are not sure if the Tucan tour is for you, then it is best to check the individual itinerary you are interested or contact our customer support team for more information.
 

Physical Requirements

The physical requirements for both Tucan and G Adventures require a reasonable amount of fitness; that is, you will be required to carry your own luggage, you will sometimes be taking public transport, and may need to carry your luggage to and from transport hubs or up stairs at an accommodation.
 
Both G Adventures and Tucan may have particular trips, itineraries or excursions which require a higher level of fitness and more physical requirements (such as trekking, swimming, etc). These will be clearly marked on the individual tour itineraries, so it is best to read the itinerary for the tour you are interested in in detail.
 

Accommodation

With Tucan, tours will generally stay in small, locally-owned hotels rather than large international chains. Sometimes accommodations can be far from towns and cities, staying in unique places such as jungle lodges, Chinese junk boats or remote home-stays. All accommodation can be expected to be clean, and would be equivelant of 2 or 3 star hotels.
 
With G Adventures, the accommodation depends on the trip style you've chosen and can range from camping to hotels, to trains or even boats. You can share a room as a solo traveller at no extra cost or pay more to to have your own room. You will be sharing a room with another traveller with G Adventures but some tours offer the opportunity to pay extra for your own room.
 

Transportation and Guides

G Adventures tours will in most cases use public transportation, and use local guides. This is done so that travellers can experience the local transportation system and cultures, and public transportation allows face-to-face interaction with local people. Some G Adventures tours, including “Superior”, "Comfort Class" and most adventures in Africa, will use private transportation. It is best to check the details of the tour to see which transportation style will be used, as it can vary from tour to tour, and different destinations. The guides used are usually locals from the area or region that you are travelling.
 
Tucan Travel has expert tour leaders from around the world to guide your journey sometimes accompanied by a local guide as well. Tucan will also use local transportation when required but the majority of their Overland Tours take place in their custom made, specially outfitted Mercedes Benz trucks/buses.
 

Destinations

Tucan Travel operates in Latin America, Asia, Africa and Europe.
 
G Adventures operates tours in Latin America, Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia/Oceania and North America.
 

Cost

G Adventures offers a range of tours around the world in many different locations and regions, as does Tucan with the exception that Tucan doesn't run tours in Australia/New Zealand, nor North America. 
 
G Adventures starting from €63 per day
Tucan starting from €80 per day
 
G Adventures starting from €52 per day
Tucan starting from €28 per day
 
G Adventures starting from €80 per day
Tucan does not operate tours in this region
 
G Adventures starting from €61 per day
Tucan starting from €41 per day
 
G Adventures  starting from €102 per day
Tucan does not operate tours in this region
 
G Adventures starting from €55 per day
Tucan starting from €40 per day
 
Disclaimer: We here at TourRadar have taken a look the tours offered by both operators to find the benefits of each operator’s product selection. The above are generalizations and interested travellers should compare the operator’s individual trips as costs may vary per region and style.
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Reviews

Overall average rating

Overall average rating

4.0 out of 5 stars
4.0 out of 5 stars

Most popular reviews

Most popular reviews

1 day ago
This trip doesn't include most of meals and most of activities. Even the entrance to ...Read more
4 days ago
Great tour, saw amazing places, met great people, experienced a few adventures and co...Read more
5 days ago
Wonderful experience. Good combination culture,nature,relax. 1 Day extra on Caye Caul...Read more
5 days ago
A good trek, don't hire your gear until after the Lukla flight and don't bother bring...Read more
3 days ago
An authentic experience of Peru. Very knowledgeable guides for the Amazon jungle, Mac...Read more
7 days ago
Excellent trip. with one exception too much time on buses, more time than advertised...Read more
7th February 2017
We went on a Jewels or Sri Lanka trip. We had an amazing time, there is so much to do...Read more
6th February 2017
Back to Canada after being on your tour Jewels of Sri Lanka which ended on January 2...Read more

Guide average rating

Guide average rating

4.5 out of 5 stars
Les Liddell(1 review)
David Jalea(1 review)
4.5 out of 5 stars
Jen Anderson(2 reviews)
Erik Jelinek(1 review)

Transportation average rating

Transportation average rating

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4.0 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

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4.5 out of 5 stars

About the operator

Number of Tours

Number of Tours

through 107 different countries
through 65 different countries

Travel Styles

Travel Styles

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

Average rating

Average rating

4.0/5 from 630 reviews
4.0/5 from 169 reviews

Ideal Age Group

Ideal Age Group

 age group
18-65
 age group
18-80

Travellers met via TourRadar App

Travellers met via TourRadar App

8,294
travellers met through G Adventures tours
2,560
travellers met through Tucan Travel tours

Average Price per day

Average Price per day

 average tour length
$146
 average tour length
$87

Average Food Fund

Average Food Fund

n/a
n/a

Average tour length

Average tour length

 average tour length
13
days
 average tour length
23
days

Average Response Rate

Average Response Rate

100%
100%

Average Response Time

Average Response Time

Instantly
Instantly

Videos

Tours

Most popular tours

Most popular tours

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Destinations

Europe

Europe

Asia

Australia/Oceania

Australia/Oceania

Africa

Africa

North America

North America

Latin America

Latin America

Most visited destinations

Most visited destinations

Lima (74)
La Paz (69)
Puno (63)
Uyuni (57)
Quito (48)

Travel styles

Nature & Adventure

Nature & Adventure

Cultural

Cultural

Marine

Marine

Festival & Events

Festival & Events

Independent

Independent

Activities

Activities

Most Common Types

Most Common Types

Policies

Average Group Age

Average Group Age

The average age for G Adventures tours is between 18 and 65. The age might vary for specific tours, so please check individual tours for details.
The average age for Tucan Travel tours is between 18 and 80. The age might vary for specific tours, so please check individual tours for details.

Hold my seat

Hold my seat

TourRadar can request G Adventures to hold seats for you for up to hours without any credit card details.
TourRadar can request Tucan Travel to hold seats for you for up to hours without any credit card details.

Deposit

Deposit

TourRadar only requires a deposit of $250 to confirm a G Adventures booking. The remaining balance is then payable 65 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 28 April 2017 the full payment is necessary.
TourRadar only requires a deposit of $500 to confirm a Tucan 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 65 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of the tour, but the deposit of $250 is non-refundable.As an added benefit though, you can use the deposit for future bookings with G Adventures.
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 $500 is non-refundable.

Credit Cards

Credit Cards

The following cards are accepted for G Adventures:Visa- Master Card- American Express
The following cards are accepted for Tucan Travel:Visa- Master Card- American Express
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