Compare Highland Explorer Tours vs. MacBackpackers

Reviews

Overall average rating

Overall average rating

4.5 out of 5 stars
5.0 out of 5 stars

Most popular reviews

Most popular reviews

28th July 2017
Fantastic tour guide doing his last tour, took us on a short but epic journey around ...Read more
23rd July 2017
We really liked the tour, the driver (Steve) was really helpful and fun. The booking ...Read more
15th October 2016
This trip was a once in a lifetime experience! I highly recommend if you are coming t...Read more
3rd August 2016
Our 3 day trip with Highland Explorer was fantastic! Great guide Mahri, who looked af...Read more
16 hours ago
Galloway is definitely a great guide with an incredible amount of knowledge and fun.Read more
1 day ago
I had so much fun on my three-day Loch Ness/Isle of Skye tour! Our guide, Dave, was h...Read more
2 days ago
Just got back from the three day Loch Ness and Skye tour and it was a butt load of fu...Read more
3 days ago
This was a perfect tour. Our guide Mark was an awesome storyteller. The Skye island a...Read more

Guide average rating

Guide average rating

5.0 out of 5 stars
5.0 out of 5 stars
Richard Galloway(268 reviews)
Neil mclennan(89 reviews)
Mark Doggett(50 reviews)
David Watson(45 reviews)
Tim Blott(17 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

4.5 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 1 different countries
through 1 different countries

Travel Styles

Travel Styles

Cultural
Cultural
Festival & Events
Nature & Adventure

Average rating

Average rating

4.5/5 from 4 reviews
5.0/5 from 827 reviews

Ideal Age Group

Ideal Age Group

5-80
18-40

Travellers met via TourRadar App

Travellers met via TourRadar App

2
travellers met through Highland Explorer Tours tours
208
travellers met through MacBackpackers tours

Average Price per day

Average Price per day

$109
$65

Average Food Fund

Average Food Fund

n/a
n/a

Average tour length

Average tour length

4
days
5
days

Average Response Rate

Average Response Rate

100%
64%

Average Response Time

Average Response Time

Instantly
1 day

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Destinations

Europe

Europe

Asia

Asia

Australia/Oceania

Australia/Oceania

Africa

Africa

North America

North America

Latin America

Latin America

Most visited destinations

Most visited destinations

Travel styles

Nature & Adventure

Nature & Adventure

Cultural

Cultural

Festival & Events

Festival & Events

Most Common Types

Most Common Types

Policies

Average Group Age

Average Group Age

The average age for Highland Explorer Tours tours is between 5 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.

Hold my seat

Hold my seat

TourRadar can request Highland Explorer Tours to hold seats for you for up to hours without any credit card details.
Holds are not possible for MacBackpackers.

Deposit

Deposit

TourRadar only requires a deposit of $170 to confirm a Highland Explorer Tours booking. The remaining balance is then payable 50 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 6 October 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 16 October 2017 the full payment is necessary.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation policy

No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 50 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of the tour, but the deposit of $170 is non-refundable.
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 Highland Explorer Tours:Visa- Master Card- American Express
The following cards are accepted for MacBackpackers:Visa- Master Card- American Express
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