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RachalWoodman“Darrin and Patrick were great! It took Darrin a while to get into his role I feel, and give everyone the same amount of attention! But by the end he pulled his weight and made the experience fun. Patrick of course, was amazing and helped us all massively!...“

TruTravels

TruTravels

4.7/5 - Excellent
Headquarters in West Molesey, England
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TOURS
26
AGE RANGE
18-99
RESPONSE RATE
100%
RESPONSE TIME
7h
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Awards & Recognitions

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  • Free Airport pick up
  • All accommodation, activities & transport included
  • Help & support the whole time
  • Won Guide of the year Award 2016

TruTravels run short group tours in and around Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Bali. These tours are aimed at backpacker style travelers, suiting young people who want to have the best time of their life with minimal hassle. Unlike the traditional tour companies, al...

TruTravels run short group tours in and around Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Bali. These tours are aimed at backpacker style travelers, suiting young people who want to have the best time of their life with minimal hassle. Unlike the traditional tour companies, all tours have been put together and are run by backpackers and travelers like yourself. TruTravels pride themselves on running tours that feel more like traveling around with a group of old friends, than what people perceive as a tour group. TruTravels is a small company made up of experienced travelers and backpackers, which allows them to keep the costs of their trips down by using local knowledge. By keeping the hefty margin away, unlike other big tour operators, they can offer great value for money travel experiences, all because they love what they do and want to provide their travelers with the best experience of South East Asia possible.

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5,407 TruTravels Reviews

Excellent
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Good
13%
Average
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Bad
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Accommodation
4.5 / 5
Transportation
4.5 / 5
Meals
4.5 / 5
Value for money
4.5 / 5
Guide
5 / 5
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    Tru Vietnam Explorer
    2.5 - Average
    Written on November 14, 2018
    I was very uncomfortable to realize that many of the tour activities and hotels were especially for very young people "backpackers". We had two nights in hotels…
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    TruTravels commented on this review
    Hello Patricia! You are right, our tours are for younger backpackers and do involve activities more suited for younger travellers. However, we do not have an age limit and have had older customers (up to 75 years old) that have joined us and had the time of their lives! We try our best to show the nature of our backpacker trips through our marketing and website, and apologize for any confusion.
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    Tru Thailand Experience
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on November 6, 2018
    I have absolutely loved my experience. I have loved every minute of it and I cant believe I have only just found out about TruTravels. I cant believe the beauti…
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  • S
    Tru Thailand Island Hopper
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on November 6, 2018
    most amazing time i’ve ever had. miss the whole thing every day. can’t thank patrick & darrin enough for making my experience so good. laughed every single day …
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  • T
    Tru Thailand Island Hopper
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on November 6, 2018
    Wil je naar Thailand, boek dan zeker bij Trutravels, alles is zo goed geregeld, je krijgt echt de mooiste plekken te zien, die je niet eens zult vinden in reisg…
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  • A
    Tru Thailand Island Hopper
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on November 6, 2018
    We were a pretty large group to begin with and this did make the first part of the tour feel a little chaotic/rushed. However as the tour went on, Patrick and D…
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  • C
    Tru Thailand Island Hopper
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on November 6, 2018
    I had an awesome and unforgettable time, thank you TruTravels!
  • J
    Tru Thailand Island Hopper
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on November 6, 2018
    Trip was sensational .. Paddy and Darrin were outstanding and brought the trip alive for everyone. The trip could not have been better, the locations we went to…
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  • M
    Tru Thailand Island Hopper
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on November 6, 2018
    This tour was amazing! I met soo many awesome people. I had an amazing time With Darrin and Patrick.
  • R
    Tru Thailand Island Hopper
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on November 6, 2018
    Darrin and Patrick were great! It took Darrin a while to get into his role I feel, and give everyone the same amount of attention! But by the end he pulled his …
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  • B
    Tru Thailand Experience
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on November 6, 2018
    Whether you're solo or in a group, Alicia, Arthur, and the rest of the trutravels team will treat you like family and ensure every day is exciting and unique!

About TruTravels

TruTravels run short group tours in and around Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Bali. These tours are aimed at backpacker style travelers, suiting young people who want to have the best time of their life with minimal hassle. Unlike the traditional tour companies, all tours have been put together and are run by backpackers and travelers like yourself. TruTravels pride themselves on running tours that feel more like traveling around with a group of old friends, than what people perceive as a tour group. TruTravels is a small company made up of experienced travelers and backpackers, which allows them to keep the costs of their trips down by using local knowledge. By keeping the hefty margin away, unlike other big tour operators, they can offer great value for money travel experiences, all because they love what they do and want to provide their travelers with the best experience of South East Asia possible.

TruTravels videos

  • Main Page Video
  • TruTravels 18 day Thailand Island Hopper
  • TruTravels 8 day Thailand Experience
  • Thai Khmer Explorer
  • 13 Day Full Moon
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  • Half Moon Experience
  • Vietnam Backpackers
  • Why Travel with TruTravels?
  • Experience Bali with TruTravels
  • Cambodia Monkey Ladder
  • 14 Day Northern Thailand Adventure
  • 21 Day Northern Thailand & Beaches
  • 10 Day Bali Experience
  • Bali & Beyond
  • Cambodia Explorer
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Why TruTravels

By Travelers, For Travelers

TruTravels has been set up by travelers, for travelers. They know what backpackers want from traveling, and they understand what isn’t so important. By taking part in a TruTravels tour, you will have all the hassles and common worries taken out of traveling to a new country - they will organise all the important things, so you can focus on enjoying yourself and having a good time.

Youthful And Fun Tours

TruTravels tours are designed to be laid back, youthful and fun, and this means that you will be traveling with others of a similar mindset. Seeing the main sights, as well as some of the backpacker favourites from off the beaten track, will mean you and your group get to experience things the way backpackers would - all with the convenience and safety or an organised group and group leader to show the way.

Specific Itineraries

TruTravels has been set up by travelers and backpackers - for travelers and backpackers. Their been-there, done-that approach means that you are getting the best information and the tours has been organised knowing what really takes place on the ground. By using their experience, TruTravels have managed to fit the best of the best into the time available, without compromising a sense of adventure or having to pay more than necessary.

TruTravels Benefits

Details Organised

By traveling with TruTravels, they organise all the important stuff, so that you can enjoy more of your holiday. With the local support once you get there, such as an airport pickup, taking care of all the small details, and the local advice and knowledge that will be available to you, you can enjoy more of your trip before, during, and after you’ve traveled with TruTravels. Even if you have onward travel arrangements to make, the crew and your group leader will be able to assist with that too.

Like Minded Travelers

Part of the TruTravels group will be other travelers in the same situation as yourself, so you will have friends from the day the tour starts. As well as the other travelers, the group leaders will become like friends also, with the TruTravels staff always happy to assist with any other travel questions you might have.

Shorter, Convenient Tours

By keeping the tours shorter, it means that you don’t need to go on an unnecessarily long backpacker tour, but with all the convenience and safety of a group tour. Traveling to a foreign country where you may not speak the language or understand the local customs can sometimes be daunting, but TruTravels will allow you the space to explore, while traveling with others and giving you the information you need.

TruTravels Guides

  • "What's up! My name is Colin, residing from Canada I came out to escape the cold and explore Thailand…"
  • "Wassssup guys I'm Dave ! I'm big hairy and tattooed and loving taking you lot around awesome new places…"
  • "So my name is Alicia, but I just go by Lish! I'm your average 1/2 Canadian 1/2 British girl with a love…"

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What makes us unique

TruTravels Story & History

Back in 2012, TruTravels was started on the idea that life was not about being stuck in the rat race and working boring jobs. Joe Fallon and Mark Pope had “lived the dream” previously, working and traveling throughout Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Europe for several years, and decided that they needed a change. They started TruTravels.

After meeting in a London Pub, they decided that they should change it up a bit, and went to start doing what they really wanted to do; live in paradise. They wanted to show people the time of their lives in paradise, and this became the blueprint for their plan; to provide life changing experiences for backpackers and travelers, by backpackers and travelers. To this day, TruTravels still does this, and continues to provide travelers the opportunity to go on a hassle free holiday, that is still adventurous, and prepares them for any further solo journeys into the future.

Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions.

  • What's the food like in Nepal?

    Food in Nepal is reminiscent of Indian cuisine, full of aromatic herbs and spices, there are an endless amount of dishes which are bound to make your taste buds tingle. Again be aware that some of the dishes available will be quite spicy so be sure to confirm with your waiter how you want your meal prepared.

  • What's the food like in Cambodia?

    The food in Cambodia is a rich blend of sweet and spice, even in their curries. Though for those not so keen on the local delicacies, don’t worry, there is a large expat community across many of the towns and cities which provide traditional dishes from around the globe.

  • What's the food like in Thailand?

    Food in Thailand has an intense range and is very full of flavours. Thai cooking places emphasis on lightly prepared dishes with strong aromatic components and lots of spice.

  • What is the accommodation on the tour?

    Trutravels accommodation is comfortable and safe with most nights being based on twin share accommodation.

  • What is the current weather conditions in the tour destinations?

    Thailand
    Thailand can be generally described as hot and humid. The weather all over the country is different in different months. During the months of September to November it’s a little rainier down in the South, but don’t worry, it’s not cold rain!

    Cambodia
    Cambodia is blessed with one of Asia’s simpler weather systems and despite having two distinct seasons, it’s great to travel in all-year-round. The dry season is from October to late April, and the wet season is May to late September.

    Nepal
    The weather in Nepal varies more than it does in Thailand and Cambodia. Nepal has four seasons: Winter (December-January), Pre-Monsoon (March-June) Monsoon (June-September) and Post-Monsoon (September-December). Both pre and post-monsoon soon season are clear and you’ll usually experience sunny days and cool nights.

  • How do I obtain a visa?

    Thailand, Cambodia and Nepal all grant 30 day Visas on arrival to a majority of countries - but it is recommended to check with your local embassy as it varies greatly depending on the countries you will be visiting and your nationality.

  • How can I check where people are at a given point on the tour?

    Have a look at the tour itineraries and you can also get in touch directly with the Tru-Crew at any point while the tour is in progress.

  • Can TruTravels help with onward travel?

    Yes, during the trip they enquire about the onward travel of the group members, so if need be, they can assist and help arrange everything before their tour is over. Please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

  • Is it safe to travel on the destinations of the tour?

    Everyday life is still much the same in Thailand, Cambodia and Nepal. Trutravels have an office in Koh Phangan, in the area of Thongsala. They also have an office in the UK. This ensures they know exactly what’s happening ‘on the ground’ and our Tru-Crew will keep you informed if there is anything to take note of.

  • How much is the recommended budget for two weeks of travel?

    In depends on your tour. With approximately £200, you can enjoy yourself as the tours are mostly all-inclusive (except for meals).

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