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

3 days ago
The tour was amazing. From the first minute since we got to Jordan till the minute ou...Read more
3 days ago
We had an upgrade with our accommodation so it was excellent. The greatest disappoint...Read more
10th November 2018
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
7 days ago
We were lucky to have good weather. I like the small group tour of max 7 people and w...Read more
30th October 2018
Overall a very enjoyable trip with mixture of impressive monasteries and churches as ...Read more
30th October 2018
This tour exceeded all my expectations. The scenery and the places we visited were ma...Read more
28th October 2018
We have a small group and lots of flexibility on choice of restaurants and amount of ...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)
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 32 different countries
through 17 different countries

Travel Styles

Travel Styles

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

Average rating

Average rating

4.5/5 from 225 reviews
4.5/5 from 63 reviews

Ideal Age Group

Ideal Age Group

5-99
18-80

Travellers met via TourRadar App

Travellers met via TourRadar App

114
travellers met through Encounters Travel tours
42
travellers met through Penguin Travel tours

Average Price per day

Average Price per day

$147
$48

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
2 hours

Videos

n/a

Tours

Most popular tours

Most popular tours

6 reviews
8 days from $1347
17 reviews
9 days from $1115
32 reviews
9 days from $1309
14 reviews
6 days from $746
3 reviews
14 days from $1522
17 reviews
8 days from $659
53 reviews
14 days from $988.32
8 reviews
8 days from $500.39
10 days from $1388.63
15 days from $1211.38
11 days from $988.32
13 days from $1577.33

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)
Sofia (6)
Kiev (4)
Lviv (4)
Odesa (4)

Travel styles

Nature & Adventure

Nature & Adventure

Cultural

Cultural

Marine

Marine

Festival & Events

Festival & Events

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 19 January 2019 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 19 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 Penguin Travel:Visa- Master Card- American Express
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  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Oceania
  • Europe
  • N. America
  • L. America