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

7th November 2018
I loved the tour. It was great! It turned out that there were only four of us on it...
Isle of Skye & The Highlands (B&B)
6th November 2018
I had an absolutely fantastic time on this trip at the end of October. Lee is an amaz...Read more
29th October 2018
The Isle of Skye and Highlands tour was just fantastic! Our itinerary was packed full...
Isle of Skye & The Highlands (B&B)
25th October 2018
Everything was perfect.
Isle of Skye, Loch Ness & Inverness (...
1 hour ago
Amazing tour - one of the best I’ve done ever! Stewart made the tour. His jokes, folk...Read more
6th November 2018
Amazing tour though the highlands, got to go to places we never would have seen if tr...Read more
6th November 2018
It was an amazing tour! I loved everything. Neil was a Great tour guide and very know...Read more
6th November 2018
Fantastic tour led by Stewart, he was very knowledgeable, heard so many facts and sto...Read more

Guide average rating

Guide average rating

5.0 out of 5 stars
Calum Christie(21 reviews)
Holly Wilson(6 reviews)
Glenn Collier(3 reviews)
Steve Syme(1 review)
5.0 out of 5 stars
Richard Galloway(476 reviews)
David Watson(323 reviews)
Neil mclennan(255 reviews)
Mark Doggett(151 reviews)
Tim Blott(42 reviews)
Stewart McCulloch(28 reviews)

Transportation average rating

Transportation average rating

5.0 out of 5 stars
5.0 out of 5 stars

Accommodation average rating

Accommodation average rating

4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5 stars

Meals average rating

Meals average rating

4.5 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 different countries
through 2 different countries

Travel Styles

Travel Styles

Cultural
Festival & Events
Nature & Adventure

Average rating

Average rating

4.5/5 from 131 reviews
5.0/5 from 1692 reviews

Ideal Age Group

Ideal Age Group

5-99
18-40

Travellers met via TourRadar App

Travellers met via TourRadar App

0
travellers met through Highland Explorer Tours tours
249
travellers met through MacBackpackers tours

Average Price per day

Average Price per day

$110
$72

Average Food Fund

Average Food Fund

n/a
n/a

Average tour length

Average tour length

5
days
5
days

Average Response Rate

Average Response Rate

100%
100%

Average Response Time

Average Response Time

Instantly
2 hours

Videos

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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

Nature & Adventure

Nature & Adventure

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 6 January 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 16 January 2019 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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  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Oceania
  • Europe
  • N. America
  • L. America