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

8th May 2017
I am usually a do-it-yourself kind of traveler, so taking a five-day tour package is ...Read more
25th April 2017
The 7 day tour could easily have been condensed into 5 nights. We had a day to oursel...Read more
25th April 2017
This trip was absolutely amazing. Our Egyptologist, Aboudy, made the trip incredible!...Read more
24th April 2017
It was the trip of a lifetime! Exceeded expectations! The tour guides were very pro...Read more
1 day ago
Just completed the 3 day Isle of Skye tour and it was phenomenal. Our tour guide, Mar...Read more
2 days ago
Our 3 day highlands tour ended way too soon. We had the best time exploring and being...Read more
3 days ago
I just completed the 7 day Best of the West Tour! And it was INCREDIBLE! Our tour gu...Read more
3 days ago
Amazing tour. The tour guides were Neil and Innes. Both are very knowledgeable and hu...Read more

Guide average rating

Guide average rating

4.5 out of 5 stars
5.0 out of 5 stars
Richard Galloway(220 reviews)
Neil mclennan(71 reviews)
Mark Doggett(38 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 1 different countries

Travel Styles

Travel Styles

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

Average rating

Average rating

4.5/5 from 122 reviews
4.5/5 from 689 reviews

Ideal Age Group

Ideal Age Group

12-80
18-40

Travellers met via TourRadar App

Travellers met via TourRadar App

130
travellers met through Encounters Travel tours
187
travellers met through MacBackpackers tours

Average Price per day

Average Price per day

$127
$57

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

88%
60%

Average Response Time

Average Response Time

11 hours
9 hours

Videos

Tours

Most popular tours

Most popular tours

3 reviews
8 days from $1254
7 reviews
9 days from $964
8 reviews
9 days from $1128
4 reviews
6 days from $771
4 reviews
8 days from $752
3 reviews
7 days from $626
235 reviews
5 days from $298.97
270 reviews
3 days from $181.05
74 reviews
3 days from $181.05
15 reviews
5 days from $461.57
11 reviews
7 days from $486.5
22 reviews
7 days from $424.66

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 (13)
Luxor (13)
Aswan (11)
Edfu (8)

Travel styles

Nature & Adventure

Nature & Adventure

Cultural

Cultural

Marine

Marine

Festival & Events

Festival & Events

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 24 July 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 24 July 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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