Compare Encounters Travel vs. Penguin Travel

Reviews

Overall average rating

Overall average rating

4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5 stars

Most popular reviews

Most popular reviews

31st August 2018
Waleed was the best tour guide and we travel often. He is fun, friendly, knowledgeabl...Read more
16th August 2018
Very, very disappointing. The service during the sale was very good and I had high e...Read more
13th August 2018
The tour was fantastic, Sherif was the best guide ever! You could tell he was absolut...Read more
4th August 2018
mohammed,, and i assume it is the same mohammed i had was very good (and funny), whi...Read more
2nd September 2018
This was a brilliant tour that took in all of the Western Balkans. Every day was exci...Read more
30th August 2018
Great trip with an opportunity to see everything we hoped and more. Great itinerary ...Read more
27th August 2018
This was a quick overview of the Balkans, with stops in most countries for 2 days, so...Read more
27th August 2018
very good tour of the balkansRead more

Guide average rating

Guide average rating

4.5 out of 5 stars
Waleed kamouna(18 reviews)
Sheriff Hassan(7 reviews)
mohamed kareem(5 reviews)
Mohamed Kareem(2 reviews)
4.5 out of 5 stars

Transportation average rating

Transportation average rating

4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5 stars

Accommodation average rating

Accommodation average rating

4.0 out of 5 stars
4.0 out of 5 stars

Meals average rating

Meals average rating

4.0 out of 5 stars
4.0 out of 5 stars

Value for money average rating

Value for money average rating

4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5 stars

About the operator

Number of Tours

Number of Tours

through 33 different countries
through 19 different countries

Travel Styles

Travel Styles

Festival & Events
Cultural
Nature & Adventure
Marine
Activities
Cultural
Nature & Adventure
Independent

Average rating

Average rating

4.5/5 from 208 reviews
4.5/5 from 56 reviews

Ideal Age Group

Ideal Age Group

5-99
18-80

Travellers met via TourRadar App

Travellers met via TourRadar App

113
travellers met through Encounters Travel tours
42
travellers met through Penguin Travel tours

Average Price per day

Average Price per day

$158
$67

Average Food Fund

Average Food Fund

n/a
n/a

Average tour length

Average tour length

11
days
11
days

Average Response Rate

Average Response Rate

100%
100%

Average Response Time

Average Response Time

2 hours
7 hours

Videos

n/a

Tours

Most popular tours

Most popular tours

5 reviews
8 days from $1333
14 reviews
9 days from $1026
31 reviews
9 days from $1259
13 reviews
6 days from $738
13 reviews
8 days from $652
3 reviews
8 days from $959
49 reviews
14 days from $1118.95
5 reviews
8 days from $474.65
8 days from $418.76
1 review
8 days from $554.09
10 days from $1413.16
10 days from $1300.39

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 (15)
Aswan (13)
Edfu (10)
Amman (7)
Sofia (6)
Lviv (2)
Odesa (2)

Travel styles

Nature & Adventure

Nature & Adventure

Cultural

Cultural

Marine

Marine

Festival & Events

Festival & Events

Independent

Independent

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 Penguin Travel tours is between 18 and 80. 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 20 November 2018 the full payment is necessary.
TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm a Penguin Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 20 November 2018 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 Penguin Travel:Visa- Master Card- American Express
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  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Oceania
  • Europe
  • N. America
  • L. America