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

6 days ago
Our 10 day tour of Israel revealed the astounding layers of history (modern and ancie...Read more
4th October 2017
my girl friend and i went on a 2 week vacation with encounters travel. 1st thing to k...Read more
29th September 2017
We were a family of six. My 3 sons whose ages ranged from 17 to 22, my mum 73, my hus...Read more
14th September 2017
My husband and I had a really great time. However we felt as if the price of the trip...Read more
9th October 2017
I recommend everyone go on this life changing trip! You will meet beautiful individua...Read more
5th October 2017
My experience with GIVE Volunteers started with my trip to Nicaragua last summer. As ...Read more
3rd October 2017
My time in Tanzania was the most amazing, humbling and growing experience i have ever...Read more
23rd September 2017
My trip to Nicaragua is hard to describe... because there were so many amazing, one-o...Read more

Guide average rating

Guide average rating

4.5 out of 5 stars
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 31 different countries
through 5 different countries

Travel Styles

Travel Styles

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

Average rating

Average rating

4.5/5 from 132 reviews
5.0/5 from 526 reviews

Ideal Age Group

Ideal Age Group

5-99
No limit

Travellers met via TourRadar App

Travellers met via TourRadar App

121
travellers met through Encounters Travel tours
115
travellers met through Growth International Volunteer Excursions tours

Average Price per day

Average Price per day

$140
$142

Average Food Fund

Average Food Fund

n/a
n/a

Average tour length

Average tour length

11
days
13
days

Average Response Rate

Average Response Rate

96%
92%

Average Response Time

Average Response Time

n/a
11 hours

Videos

Tours

Most popular tours

Most popular tours

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5 reviews
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1 review
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170 reviews
14 days from $1750
170 reviews
14 days from $2140
89 reviews
14 days from $1750
65 reviews
14 days from $1848
30 reviews
7 days from $1263

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 (16)
Luxor (16)
Aswan (14)
Edfu (11)
Karnak (7)

Travel styles

Nature & Adventure

Nature & Adventure

Cultural

Cultural

Marine

Marine

Festival & Events

Festival & Events

Special Interest

Special Interest

Activities

Activities

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 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 17 December 2017 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 17 December 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 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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