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

1 day ago
Overall I, and my 3 friends had a good tour/trip. There are a few things, however, I...Read more
6 days ago
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour and had some amazing experiences. Etosha, Chobe and t...Read more
7 days ago
Great tour!! Just a shame that we stopped & looked at every single rubble ruins that ...Read more
7 days ago
Gavin was very helpful and responsive! Airport meet and greet was great, middle of th...Read more
17th September 2019
I would recommend this trip to anyone interested in community service and learning ab...Read more
5th September 2019
DO IT! For me, it was life changing. If you've always wanted to do something fun and ...Read more
5th September 2019
It was absolutely life-changing. From a social impact perspective, GIVE really design...Read more
23rd August 2019
Coolest and most different experience of my life. Adventurous and on the move. So man...Read more

Guide average rating

Guide average rating

4.5 out of 5 stars
Waleed kamouna(30 reviews)
Sheriff Hassan(16 reviews)
mohamed kareem(12 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 36 different countries
through 6 different countries

Travel Styles

Travel Styles

Cultural
Nature & Adventure
Activities
Marine
Special Interest
Cultural

Average rating

Average rating

4.5/5 from 398 reviews
5.0/5 from 927 reviews

Ideal Age Group

Ideal Age Group

5-99
18-75

Travellers met via TourRadar App

Travellers met via TourRadar App

119
travellers met through Encounters Travel tours
139
travellers met through Growth International Volunteer Excursions tours

Average Price per day

Average Price per day

$153
$136

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

100%
100%

Average Response Time

Average Response Time

Instantly
1 hour

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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 (18)
Luxor (14)
Aswan (13)
Edfu (10)
Agra (9)

Travel styles

Nature & Adventure

Nature & Adventure

Cultural

Cultural

Marine

Marine

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.
The average age for Growth International Volunteer Excursions tours is between 18 and 75. The age might vary for specific tours, so please check individual tours for details.

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 18 January 2020 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 18 January 2020 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