Compare Encounters Travel vs. MacBackpackers

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

10 hours ago
I liked the tour overall, but there were too many shopping places we had to stop (sto...
Morocco on a Shoestring
5th June 2018
The tour was a great overview of Morrocco. Would pick a non-mixed language tour tour...Read more
2nd June 2018
Our trip was 12 day customized tour of "Moroccan Melodies". We paid extra in order to...
Moroccan Melodies
18th May 2018
I really enjoyed my Jordan tour. The itinerary was planned well... everyday was great...Read more
2 days ago
I thoroughly enjoyed the 3 day Isle of Skye tour with Richard! Richard is incredibly ...Read more
2 days ago
Brilliant! Thanks a million to Richard and our travelling clan they were the best peo...Read more
2 days ago
Had a great time traveling Scotland with Dave! He always had us entertained on the bu...Read more
2 days ago
This tour has been an absolute highlight of my holiday. MacBackpackers have put toget...Read more

Guide average rating

Guide average rating

4.5 out of 5 stars
Waleed kamouna(14 reviews)
Sheriff Hassan(3 reviews)
mohamed kareem(2 reviews)
Mohamed Kareem(2 reviews)
5.0 out of 5 stars
Richard Galloway(389 reviews)
Neil mclennan(179 reviews)
David Watson(178 reviews)
Mark Doggett(114 reviews)
Tim Blott(29 reviews)

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
4.5 out of 5 stars

Meals average rating

Meals average rating

4.0 out of 5 stars
4.5 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 33 different countries
through 2 different countries

Travel Styles

Travel Styles

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

Average rating

Average rating

4.5/5 from 186 reviews
5.0/5 from 1266 reviews

Ideal Age Group

Ideal Age Group

5-99
18-40

Travellers met via TourRadar App

Travellers met via TourRadar App

69
travellers met through Encounters Travel tours
255
travellers met through MacBackpackers tours

Average Price per day

Average Price per day

$157
$71

Average Food Fund

Average Food Fund

n/a
n/a

Average tour length

Average tour length

11
days
5
days

Average Response Rate

Average Response Rate

100%
100%

Average Response Time

Average Response Time

4 hours
2 hours

Videos

Tours

Most popular tours

Most popular tours

3 reviews
16 days from $2356
5 reviews
8 days from $1202
25 reviews
9 days from $1299
11 reviews
6 days from $746
2 reviews
14 days from $1522
10 reviews
8 days from $659
390 reviews
5 days from $319.43
560 reviews
3 days from $191.13
148 reviews
3 days from $191.13
18 reviews
7 days from $511.88
60 reviews
7 days from $447.73
11 reviews
6 days from $358.12

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 (12)
Luxor (11)
Aswan (10)
Petra (7)
Edfu (7)

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 MacBackpackers tours is between 18 and 40. 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 14 September 2018 the full payment is necessary.
TourRadar only requires a deposit of 25% to confirm a MacBackpackers booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 14 September 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 25% 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 MacBackpackers:Visa- Master Card- American Express
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  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Oceania
  • Europe
  • N. America
  • L. America