Compare Highland Explorer Tours 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

6th October 2017
My 15 year old daughter and I had a fabulous trip with Highlander Explorer Tours, wou...Read more
22nd September 2017
The trip, the scenery, the tour guide, the experience to flavor and understand the Sc...Read more
7th September 2017
Did this highland and Isle of Skye tour was great. The tour was well organised and ou...Read more
2nd September 2017
I will elate when we return to the US..........For the most part this tour sucks!!!!!...Read more
47 minutes ago
It was an superb awesome tour to Scotland with MacBacpackers. Basically it was 3day I...Read more
4 days ago
A tour is only as good as the guide you are blessed with. And Neil at MacBackpackers ...Read more
6 days ago
Heart is still full from such an incredible time on the 5 day Highland Tour! Loved th...Read more
13th November 2017
This tour was absolutely great. Richard was our tour guide and he was very knowledgea...Read more

Guide average rating

Guide average rating

5.0 out of 5 stars
5.0 out of 5 stars
Richard Galloway(295 reviews)
Neil mclennan(113 reviews)
David Watson(79 reviews)
Mark Doggett(70 reviews)
Tim Blott(20 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

4.0 out of 5 stars
5.0 out of 5 stars

About the operator

Number of Tours

Number of Tours

through 1 different countries
through 2 different countries

Travel Styles

Travel Styles

Cultural
Cultural
Festival & Events

Average rating

Average rating

4.5/5 from 8 reviews
5.0/5 from 946 reviews

Ideal Age Group

Ideal Age Group

5-99
18-40

Travellers met via TourRadar App

Travellers met via TourRadar App

2
travellers met through Highland Explorer Tours tours
218
travellers met through MacBackpackers tours

Average Price per day

Average Price per day

$29
$61

Average Food Fund

Average Food Fund

n/a
n/a

Average tour length

Average tour length

4
days
5
days

Average Response Rate

Average Response Rate

100%
96%

Average Response Time

Average Response Time

Instantly
n/a

Videos

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Most popular tours

Most popular tours

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10 reviews
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Destinations

Europe

Europe

Asia

Asia

Australia/Oceania

Australia/Oceania

Africa

Africa

North America

North America

Latin America

Latin America

Most visited destinations

Most visited destinations

Travel styles

Cultural

Cultural

Festival & Events

Festival & Events

Most Common Types

Most Common Types

Policies

Average Group Age

Average Group Age

The average age for Highland Explorer Tours 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.

Hold my seat

Hold my seat

TourRadar can request Highland Explorer Tours to hold seats for you for up to hours without any credit card details.
Holds are not possible for MacBackpackers.

Deposit

Deposit

TourRadar only requires a deposit of $170 to confirm a Highland Explorer Tours booking. The remaining balance is then payable 50 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 11 January 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 21 January 2018 the full payment is necessary.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation policy

No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 50 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of the tour, but the deposit of $170 is non-refundable.
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 Highland Explorer Tours:Visa- Master Card- American Express
The following cards are accepted for MacBackpackers:Visa- Master Card- American Express
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