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- EmilyBackroads of Japan3.0 - AverageWritten on February 1, 2017My husband and I went on the World Expiditions Back Roads of Japan Tour last year, and were extremely dis...Read moreWorld Expeditions commented on this reviewDear Emily, We are sorry that you were not satisfied by our detailed response to you and gesture of goodwill. The Backroads of Japan trip has been very popular with our clients over the past 15 years or so that we have operated the trip. As you have been advised we are no longer working with this guide and have put in place procedures to ensure this situation never happens again. Thank you for your feedback and we sincerely apologise once again. The Asia ops Team
- TonyBackroads of Japan2.0 - Rather poorWritten on February 1, 2017This was our first trip with World Expeditions and also our first trip to Japan. We were very surprised t...Read moreWorld Expeditions commented on this reviewDear Tony, We can assure you that your feedback was treated with the utmost concern as evidenced in our lengthy response to you and our gesture of goodwill which you accepted. We have successfully operated the Backroads of Japan trip for more than 15 years and it was of great concern to us that your guide was not suitable. Once again we sincerely apologise for the affect the guide had on your experience in Japan. The Asia Ops team
- MartaVietnam by Bike4.0 - GoodWritten on January 4, 2017The guide was excellent. Tm was really great , very knowledgeable and fun. The trip was very well organized and well staffed. The accommodations were fine as we...Read moreWorld Expeditions commented on this reviewThanks for your thoughtful review Marta. We avoid 'touristy' restaurants for most meals but there are times when they are the best available. We appreciate your itinerary suggestions. World Expeditions was the first company to offer commercial cycling trips in Vietnam and since we began operating there the country has undergone widespread development. We have modified our itineraries to ensure that we keep on the backroads as much as possible, providing that real insight into rural communities. Of course being on a bike allows you to really immerse in the country which we can see you enjoyed. Thanks again Marta and we look forward to welcoming you again on another World Expeditions adventures. The Asia Ops Team
- LoretaBackroads of Japan3.0 - AverageWritten on November 23, 2016I would call it is an experience holiday. The World expedition brochure did not indicate the length of journey we had to w...Read moreWorld Expeditions commented on this reviewThank you Loreta for providing your valuable feedback. Our trip notes offer information regarding the hours you will likely be walking but not the kms because in mountain environments the time it takes is usually a better guide than the distance. The Backroads of Japan trip has been operated by us for more than 15 years and people aged from 14 to 84 have experienced the diversity of this walking journey in Japan. So whilst we agree that providing more details on the distances walked is a reasonable suggestion, we don't agree that the age limit should be restricted to 50. We hope you will join us for another experience holiday. All the best from the Asia Ops Team
- JGobi Desert Explorer2.5 - AverageWritten on November 16, 2016I spent a great deal of money on a trip to Mongolia with World Expeditions. I signed up for a trip to the Gobi Desert with this tour...Read moreWorld Expeditions commented on this reviewDear J HIll, Thank you for your feedback regarding the Gobi Desert Explorer. We were of course very concerned to read that the trip did not meet with your expectations. By way of background, we have been operating our trips in Mongolia for more than a decade very successfully and consistently with positive client feedback. We are therefore very surprised to read about your experiences on this trip. We can assure you that the matter has been thoroughly investigated and addressed with our partners in Mongolia, detecting that the quality of guiding was not up to our normal standard. By way of explanation, Mongolia is experiencing a mining and energy boom that coincides with a significant spike in tourism numbers. From a human resources point of view, the industries are competing for qualified and quality personnel. A detailed response has been sent to you directly and we hope this illustrates our focus on addressing all feedback, both positive and negative, in the appropriate manner. Sincerely - Sarah Higgins | Asia Operations Manager
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Questions & Answers
Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions.
How often is a trip cancelled?
Because our group sizes are small, about 95% of our trips operate – so the chances of trip you are going on are very high!
What is included in my adventure holiday?
Unlike other cheaper tour providers, we aim to incorporate as many inclusions as possible in our tour costs to minimise your out of pocket expenses while you are on tour. This could include meals, national park fees, permits etc. This minimises the risk of carrying around large sums of cash while overseas, and means there are no unsuspected additional expenses while on the road. Please ensure you read our trip notes prior to leaving for exact inclusions.
What about the food?
There’s nothing more satisfying after a hard day of trekking or cycling than sitting down with a hearty meal at the end of the day, so we ensure that our meals are tasty, varied and have plenty of fresh ingredients! You can expect a combination of local and European dishes cooked under a high standard of hygiene. We also cater for vegetarians and dietary requirements and ensure meals are filling and delicious!
What about environmental impact?
We at World Expeditions hold a firm belief that adventure travel revolves around creating a strong working relationship within the environments we operate and the people we interact with. On our trips, we encourage all travellers to familiarise themselves with our Responsible Tourism Guide before you depart on your trip. We are a strong supporter of the 10 Pieces initiative which encourages travellers to take 10 pieces of rubbish every day while trekking, leaving the environment in a better condition than when we arrived.
Where do we stay?
We carefully select the accommodation you stay in on our trips to ensure it reflects the local character. While staying in cities, hotel rooms are on a twin share basis with private facilities. Remote communities, however, have more simple yet clean rooms with basic facilities. When in the field, you can expect the best possible camping experience complete with two person tents, toilet tent and a mess tent for dining together.
How safe is it?
We are proud to say that safety is our number one priority, and our staff continually review every aspect of your adventure. Our expert guides are fully conversant with the demands of travelling in remote regions.
What level of comfort can I expect?
On our trekking adventures we camp in comfort and style using the best equipment. Meals are cooked for you while our staff prepare the campsites while you sit back and relax. The same level of comfort is provided on our cycling and sea kayak adventures. Our staff ensure that your day to day needs are taken care of, and while on your trip you travel in comfortable private vehicles and local hotels (when not camping).
How fit do I have to be for an adventure travel holiday?
All trips with World Expeditions are graded from an introductory to advanced mountaineering grading system, and each grading has a different physical requirement for the trip. While we recommend that anyone joining on an adventure should have a reasonable level of health and fitness, it is essential that you read the detailed trip notes and training advice for some of the intermediate and advanced trips to ensure you are able to complete the trip safely.
Am I suited to small group travel?
If you have not been on a small group trip before, rest assured that World Expeditions trips are very flexible and allow you to do your own thing within the framework of the itinerary. The maximum group size on World Expeditions trips is 16 people – an ideal size for for minimal impact travel and small enough to be able to form lasting friendships with your fellow travellers.