Compare Encounters Travel vs. Growth International Volunteer Excursions

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

2 hours ago
We had an upgrade with our accommodation so it was excellent. The greatest disappoint...Read more
5 days ago
This trip was a life long desire. I went with my wife at end of October 2018. The tr...Read more
29th October 2018
Wonderful trip. We would have liked more time in the valley of the kings.Read more
25th October 2018
Hadi our tour leader was fun, helpful and friendly. The tour itself was great, the pl...Read more
10th October 2018
This trip was inspiring! I was given so much love and knowledge during this trip & I ...Read more
30th September 2018
This trip truly gave me the best experience that a first time traveler could have. I ...Read more
29th September 2018
I have always had great ambition to travel. I heard about GIVE through my university ...Read more
11th September 2018
My trip to Thailand with GIVE completely exceeded all expectations and I couldn't hav...Read more

Guide average rating

Guide average rating

4.5 out of 5 stars
Waleed kamouna(18 reviews)
Sheriff Hassan(9 reviews)
mohamed kareem(6 reviews)
Mohamed Kareem(2 reviews)
5.0 out of 5 stars

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
5.0 out of 5 stars

Meals average rating

Meals average rating

4.0 out of 5 stars
5.0 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 32 different countries
through 6 different countries

Travel Styles

Travel Styles

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

Average rating

Average rating

4.5/5 from 224 reviews
5.0/5 from 778 reviews

Ideal Age Group

Ideal Age Group

5-99
No limit

Travellers met via TourRadar App

Travellers met via TourRadar App

114
travellers met through Encounters Travel tours
133
travellers met through Growth International Volunteer Excursions tours

Average Price per day

Average Price per day

$144
$151

Average Food Fund

Average Food Fund

n/a
n/a

Average tour length

Average tour length

11
days
15
days

Average Response Rate

Average Response Rate

100%
100%

Average Response Time

Average Response Time

2 hours
2 hours

Videos

Tours

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Most popular tours

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210 reviews
14 days from $1915
229 reviews
14 days from $2107
152 reviews
14 days from $1915
112 reviews
14 days from $1915
53 reviews
7 days from $1243
11 reviews
25 days from $3638

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 (15)
Luxor (13)
Aswan (11)
Edfu (8)
Amman (7)

Travel styles

Nature & Adventure

Nature & Adventure

Cultural

Cultural

Marine

Marine

Festival & Events

Festival & Events

Special Interest

Special Interest

Activities

Activities

Most Common Types

Most Common Types

Policies

Average Group Age

Average Group Age

The average age for Encounters Travel tours is between 5 and 99. The age might vary for specific tours, so please check individual tours for details.
No group age specified

Deposit

Deposit

TourRadar only requires a deposit of $250 to confirm a Encounters Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 15 January 2019 the full payment is necessary.
TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm a Growth International Volunteer Excursions booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 15 January 2019 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 $250 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 20% 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 Growth International Volunteer Excursions:Visa- Master Card- American Express
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  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Oceania
  • Europe
  • N. America
  • L. America