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

7 days ago
I really enjoyed my Jordan tour. The itinerary was planned well... everyday was great...Read more
16th May 2018
The itenerary was not always followed. The most egregious problem was staying 250 km...
The Grand Southern Safari
12th May 2018
The hotels lacked adequate meals just the same mush every day and except for one no e...Read more
24th April 2018
We were not given accurate information by Encounters Travel. While this was being res...
Classic Greece
18 hours ago
a couple of breakfasts were poor especially the "homestay" cold pancakes ( bought in ...Read more
7th April 2018
For me this tour was just about perfect. Everything went like clockwork - each place ...Read more
8th November 2017
I've just returned from the Best of Bulgaria round trip tour- 8 days. We saw amazing...Read more
28th October 2017
Enjoyed the entire trip. Excellent driver Rosen. Our guide Anton was alright. He help...Read more

Guide average rating

Guide average rating

4.5 out of 5 stars
Waleed kamouna(14 reviews)
mohamed kareem(1 review)
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 38 different countries
through 24 different countries

Travel Styles

Travel Styles

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

Average rating

Average rating

4.5/5 from 183 reviews
4.5/5 from 41 reviews

Ideal Age Group

Ideal Age Group

5-99
18-80

Travellers met via TourRadar App

Travellers met via TourRadar App

127
travellers met through Encounters Travel tours
42
travellers met through Penguin Travel tours

Average Price per day

Average Price per day

$152
$100

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

96%
96%

Average Response Time

Average Response Time

Instantly
Instantly

Videos

n/a

Tours

Most popular tours

Most popular tours

10 reviews
8 days from $1852
9 reviews
9 days from $1007
25 reviews
9 days from $1170
11 reviews
6 days from $738
7 reviews
8 days from $748
9 reviews
7 days from $623
36 reviews
14 days from $1001.2
5 reviews
8 days from $472.3
18 days from $2914.82
8 days from $551.34
8 days from $551.34
8 days from $416.69

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 (14)
Aswan (13)
Petra (10)
Edfu (10)

Travel styles

Nature & Adventure

Nature & Adventure

Cultural

Cultural

Marine

Marine

Festival & Events

Festival & Events

Independent

Independent

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.
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 24 July 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 24 July 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