Compare Encounters Travel vs. Viva Expeditions

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
12th February 2018
We (age 65, 67) enjoyed the VIVA Southern Explorer (12 days, El Chalten to Ushuaia) J...Read more
25th January 2017
Great trip. Guide Mel & driver Franco are role models for their industry - can't faul...Read more
13th April 2015
We have traveled a lot but this trip was by far the best ever. The whole experience f...Read more
25th January 2015
Our group consisted of 14 people, some new friends and some old friends.....a fabulou...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
Melinda & Franco(1 review)

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
5.0 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 3 different countries

Travel Styles

Travel Styles

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

Average rating

Average rating

4.5/5 from 178 reviews
5.0/5 from 26 reviews

Ideal Age Group

Ideal Age Group

5-99
10-99

Travellers met via TourRadar App

Travellers met via TourRadar App

123
travellers met through Encounters Travel tours
1
travellers met through Viva Expeditions tours

Average Price per day

Average Price per day

$162
$54

Average Food Fund

Average Food Fund

n/a
n/a

Average tour length

Average tour length

11
days
15
days

Average Response Rate

Average Response Rate

100%
92%

Average Response Time

Average Response Time

Instantly
10 hours

Videos

n/a

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
8 reviews
15 days from $3634
27 days from $7656
15 days from $4123

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 Viva Expeditions tours is between 10 and 99. 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 19 June 2018 the full payment is necessary.
TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm a Viva Expeditions booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 19 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 20% 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 Viva Expeditions:Visa- Master Card- American Express
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  • Oceania
  • Europe
  • N. America
  • L. America