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Rianna“One of the best things I've ever done. I've travelled a lot around Asia, and India has just been one of the most epic magical experiences ever. We got to see so many different parts. the busy city life in Delhi, the Taj Mahal at sunrise, tigers in the wild...“

TruTravels

TruTravels

4.7/5 - Excellent
Headquarters in Kingston upon Thames, England
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TOURS
30
AGE RANGE
18-40
RESPONSE RATE
100%
RESPONSE TIME
0-1h
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Awards & Recognitions

Tour of the Year  Nature/AdventureGuide of the Year Guide of the Year
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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 Asia & Latin America in; Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Borneo, Sri Lanka, and India, Peru, Colombia, Costa Rica & Mexico. These tours are aimed at backpacker style travellers, suiting young people who ...

TruTravels run short group tours in Asia & Latin America in; Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Borneo, Sri Lanka, and India, Peru, Colombia, Costa Rica & Mexico. These tours are aimed at backpacker style travellers, 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 travellers 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 travellers with the best experience of possible experience of Asia and Latin America.

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8,434 TruTravels Reviews

Excellent
88%
Good
11%
Average
1%
Rather Poor
0%
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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  • MC
    Thailand Experience
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on January 18, 2020
    Great tour! We visited some pretty unique places and the guides were extremely friendly! Would go again!
  • BB
    Philippines West
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on January 17, 2020
    The New Years Eve West Philippines was just amazing! Great effort by Justin to make the whole experience memorable and going the extra mile for the New Year cel…
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  • FS
    Philippines West
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on January 17, 2020
    Tour was outstanding. Justin our tour leader was very organised and very professional, whilst also being great fun. You could tell he had built up excellent rel…
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  • B
    India Uncovered
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on January 11, 2020
    Shiv was a great, patient and thorough guide. He was very flexible to the group and got to know how and what we like by getting to know each member of the grou…
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  • BJ
    Philippines West
    4.0 - Good
    Written on January 4, 2020
    Overall was an incredible experience! The guide was great and the group also! The only think was that I was expecting to have more time to relax in the beach th…
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  •  reviewer 6
    Philippines Island Hopper
    4.0 - Good
    Written on January 1, 2020
    I recently went on the 19 day island hopper tour in Philippines and had mixed opinions. Unfortunately the first day of the tour suffered a typhoon so myself and…
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  •  reviewer 7
    India Uncovered
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on December 31, 2019
    Suri was such a great tour guide! He made myself, along with the rest of our group feel very safe and was full of knowledge. Suri knew all the great spots to ea…
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  •  reviewer 8
    India Uncovered
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on December 30, 2019
    One of the best things I've ever done. I've travelled a lot around Asia, and India has just been one of the most epic magical experiences ever. We got to see so…
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  • SL
    Bali Experience
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on December 30, 2019
    Amazing trip, met great people and all the activities were so much fun! Videl was an awesome tour leader !!!
  • LH
    Bali Experience
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on December 30, 2019
    This trip was absolutely perfect. I wish I could rewind and do it all over again. I want to start out by with a big thanks to Lish are tour guide. She was the b…
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About TruTravels

TruTravels run short group tours in Asia & Latin America in; Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Borneo, Sri Lanka, and India, Peru, Colombia, Costa Rica & Mexico. These tours are aimed at backpacker style travellers, 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 travellers 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 travellers with the best experience of possible experience of Asia and Latin America.

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
  • TourRadar presents Bali's Beaches & Islands
  • TourRadar presents Tegallalang Rice Terrace
  • TourRadar presents The Dambulla Cave Temple
  • TourRadar presents Ella to Kandy by Train
  • TourRadar presents Sigiriya Rock
  • TourRadar presents Chiang Mai
  • TourRadar presents Island Hopping in Thailand
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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

  • Guide Colin McMaster
    "What's up! My name is Colin, residing from Canada I came out to escape the cold and explore Thailand…"
  • Guide David thorneycroft
    "Wassssup guys I'm Dave ! I'm big hairy and tattooed and loving taking you lot around awesome new places…"
  • Guide Lish
    "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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