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

12th April 2018
Range of things we saw, the excellent guide and other tour membersRead more
11th April 2018
I travelled to Egypt for the very first time in January 2018 and I was blown away by ...Read more
10th April 2018
The tour was very good and covered most of the sights that I wanted to see. The City ...Read more
9th April 2018
This is a hard one to review this because, while overall, the trip was an amazing exp...Read more
5 hours ago
As my first MacBackPacker tour I have to say it was amazing! Thanks Dave for making m...Read more
9 hours ago
I did the 5 Day trip with Neil as guide. And it was an amazing trip. Neil is the best...Read more
12 hours ago
This trip was seriously amazing! Our tour guide, Neil, was funny, and full of great ...Read more
1 day ago
Our guide Richard was really knowledgeable and did a great job entertaining us throug...Read more

Guide average rating

Guide average rating

4.5 out of 5 stars
Waleed kamouna(14 reviews)
mohamed kareem(1 review)
5.0 out of 5 stars
Richard Galloway(340 reviews)
Neil mclennan(132 reviews)
David Watson(98 reviews)
Mark Doggett(85 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 38 different countries
through 1 different countries

Travel Styles

Travel Styles

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

Average rating

Average rating

4.5/5 from 178 reviews
5.0/5 from 1069 reviews

Ideal Age Group

Ideal Age Group

5-99
18-40

Travellers met via TourRadar App

Travellers met via TourRadar App

123
travellers met through Encounters Travel tours
248
travellers met through MacBackpackers tours

Average Price per day

Average Price per day

$161
$68

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

Instantly
3 hours

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Tours

Most popular tours

Most popular tours

9 reviews
9 days from $1007
25 reviews
9 days from $1170
11 reviews
6 days from $738
6 reviews
8 days from $748
9 reviews
7 days from $623
4 reviews
6 days from $1218
326 reviews
5 days from $334.72
461 reviews
3 days from $200.67
121 reviews
3 days from $200.67
19 reviews
5 days from $522.8
18 reviews
7 days from $536.8
51 reviews
7 days from $468.77

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)
Edfu (10)

Travel styles

Nature & Adventure

Nature & Adventure

Cultural

Cultural

Marine

Marine

Festival & Events

Festival & Events

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 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 20 June 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 20 June 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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