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

7 days ago
This was our first time on a guided tour and it was a wonderful experience. Our guide...Read more
27th November 2018
The guide was absolutely shocking. He threatened us during the tour asking that we le...Read more
21st November 2018
Everything was fantastic. Both of our guides, Big Mo in Egypt and Ibrahim Bunz in Jor...Read more
21st November 2018
Encounters Travel Troubles: They were a "No-Show" for departure transfer from hotel ...
Best of Israel & Jordan
1 day ago
10/10 REACHED expectations! Mark was an absolutely fantastic guide and an even better...Read more
2 days ago
Mark was amazing! Told some fantastic stories and shared his love of Scotland with us...Read more
3 days ago
Had it not been for this tour, I would have never uncovered the charm, history and gl...Read more
4 days ago
This tour was an amazing experience.. I highly recommend it. We were lucky to be part...Read more

Guide average rating

Guide average rating

4.5 out of 5 stars
Waleed kamouna(18 reviews)
Sheriff Hassan(9 reviews)
mohamed kareem(7 reviews)
Mohamed Kareem(2 reviews)
5.0 out of 5 stars
Richard Galloway(485 reviews)
David Watson(323 reviews)
Neil mclennan(268 reviews)
Mark Doggett(155 reviews)
Tim Blott(42 reviews)
Stewart McCulloch(37 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 32 different countries
through 2 different countries

Travel Styles

Travel Styles

Cultural
Nature & Adventure
Marine
Activities
Cultural
Festival & Events

Average rating

Average rating

4.5/5 from 230 reviews
5.0/5 from 1729 reviews

Ideal Age Group

Ideal Age Group

5-99
18-40

Travellers met via TourRadar App

Travellers met via TourRadar App

114
travellers met through Encounters Travel tours
249
travellers met through MacBackpackers tours

Average Price per day

Average Price per day

$145
$45

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

n/a
2 hours

Videos

Tours

Most popular tours

Most popular tours

6 reviews
8 days from $1333
18 reviews
9 days from $1103
32 reviews
9 days from $1295
14 reviews
6 days from $738
5 reviews
14 days from $1506
18 reviews
8 days from $690
555 reviews
5 days from $302.12
759 reviews
3 days from $180.57
205 reviews
3 days from $180.57
19 reviews
5 days from $472.3
92 reviews
7 days from $436.33
6 reviews
3 days from $180.57

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 (17)
Luxor (15)
Aswan (11)
Edfu (8)
Karnak (8)

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 12 February 2019 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 12 February 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 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