Compare Encounters Travel vs. MacBackpackers

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

21 hours ago
The trip was excellent! Big Mo as our tour guide with 18 years experience gave us all...Read more
19th March 2017
Jordan was absolutely fantastic and definitively a must for anyone wanting to experie...Read more
24th February 2017
An excellent tour of amazing historical cities and sights. Loved Morocco and will li...Read more
22nd February 2017
The country of Morocco was fabulous. The sights, food and people were beyond my expec...Read more
1 day ago
This tour was fantastic!!! Neil was a wonderful guide! He was incredibly knowledgeabl...Read more
1 day ago
My husband and I did the 3 day Isle of Skye tour in Sept. 2016. It was the highlight ...Read more
1 day ago
I did the three day isle of Skye tour with Neill. It was amazing. I absolutely loved ...Read more
3 days ago
Where do I start.... Possibly the best tour, I've ever done. The 5 day tour is amazin...Read more

Guide average rating

Guide average rating

4.5 out of 5 stars
5.0 out of 5 stars
Richard Galloway(193 reviews)
Neil mclennan(59 reviews)
Mark Doggett(26 reviews)
Tim Blott(14 reviews)

Transportation average rating

Transportation average rating

4.5 out of 5 stars
5.0 out of 5 stars

Accommodation average rating

Accommodation average rating

4.0 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5 stars

Meals average rating

Meals average rating

4.0 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5 stars

Value for money average rating

Value for money average rating

4.5 out of 5 stars
5.0 out of 5 stars

About the operator

Number of Tours

Number of Tours

through 29 different countries
through 2 different countries

Travel Styles

Travel Styles

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

Average rating

Average rating

4.5/5 from 115 reviews
4.5/5 from 630 reviews

Ideal Age Group

Ideal Age Group

12-80
18-40

Travellers met via TourRadar App

Travellers met via TourRadar App

108
travellers met through Encounters Travel tours
176
travellers met through MacBackpackers tours

Average Price per day

Average Price per day

$144
$58

Average Food Fund

Average Food Fund

n/a
n/a

Average tour length

Average tour length

11
days
5
days

Average Response Rate

Average Response Rate

92%
44%

Average Response Time

Average Response Time

12 hours
2 days

Videos

Tours

Most popular tours

Most popular tours

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8 days from $1267
7 reviews
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8 reviews
9 days from $1140
3 reviews
6 days from $779
3 reviews
8 days from $760
3 reviews
7 days from $633
219 reviews
5 days from $291.04
247 reviews
3 days from $175.82
63 reviews
3 days from $175.82
15 reviews
5 days from $448.15
11 reviews
7 days from $460.62
20 reviews
7 days from $411.74

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

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 MacBackpackers tours is between 18 and 40. 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 Encounters Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 30 May 2017 the full payment is necessary.
TourRadar only requires a deposit of 25% to confirm a MacBackpackers booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 30 May 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 25% is non-refundable.If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.

Credit Cards

Credit Cards

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