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Explore!

4.6 | Excellent
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Explore! Reviews & Ratings
4.6 out of 5

96%

recommend

71 Reviews

Excellent 53 Great 11 Average 3 Disappointing 3 Terrible 1

Rating Details

Value:
4.5 Guide:
4.7 Activities:
4.6 Lodging:
4.3 Transportation:
4.4 Meals:
4.4
Tour Reviews

Never again...

Explore Company Reviews

2.0 January 2017 Recommend: No
In Laos with my group. A lovely hotel but although I booked and paid way in advance and paid for a single room, my group is in the lovely, quiet hotel and I am across town in a noisy hotel on the main drag! Alone!!! And the guide said this happened on the last tour as well!!! So, this is how Explore treats their repeat customers! Read more
  • Value 2.0
  • Guide 2.0
  • Activities 2.0
  • Lodging 2.0
  • Transportation 2.0
  • Meals 2.0

Very memorable holiday for adults and children.

Explore Company Reviews

5.0 January 2017 Recommend: Yes
Just arrived home from a week in Morocco on the family "Rock the Kasbah" adventure. I would like to say not only how great the activities were but also how good the the tour guide Fouad, the two drivers and cook were.
Engaged with the kids well, informative, fun and interested in the groups wellbeing and enjoyment.
As a benchmark it doesn't get much better when sleeping in the Sahara.
And as a pointer, if in Marrakech the attached images show information for an Explore owned Restaurant that is a must for food, hospitality and setting.
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Great tour guide and very helpful.

Explore Company Reviews

5.0 January 2017 Recommend: Yes
Just returned from the indochina encounter tour and had an amazing time. Tour guides in Cambodia and Vietnam were great and explore were very helpful when I missed my connecting flight! Thank you I'm already looking for my next one. Read more
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Fantastic holiday in Turkey Lycian Way

Explore Company Reviews

5.0 January 2017 Recommend: Yes
Very hot during the time I traveled even if it was October. Great tour guide, superb scenery , varied accommodation and lovely crowd of fellow trekkers. Traveled with friends but there were quite a few single people too and everyone mixed in well. Read more
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Great guide for out trip!

Explore Company Reviews

5.0 January 2017 Recommend: Yes
Thanks to the brilliant organization, humuor and kindness of our wonderful guide, Haymar Aung, Explore should give her the highest award. None of us were disappointed with our 'Burma Highlights' holiday.
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Stride Take

Founded in 1981, Explore is a global adventure outfitter with a wide range of trips across various styles. They are headquartered in the U.K. but have recently opened an office in the United States to service American customers.

What Makes Them Stand Out?

Explore has 30+ years of experience delivering high-quality trips. They keep groups to a manageable size of 14-16 travelers to encourage a more authentic, memorable experience for all. Explore also uses local leaders whenever possible so you can be sure to get the local perspective on everything from the history and culture to the best restaurants and bazaars.

Who Travels With Them?

Active travelers seeking a fun, interesting travel experience. They offer 450 trips in over 120 countries with trips trending towards the more active side. Think cycling, trekking, and walking. However, it is possible to find an Explore trip where culture and urban exploration are the focus and where just a minimum level of fitness is required.

Where Do They Operate?

Explore travels to all seven continents (yes, including Antarctica!) and offers trips in over 120 countries.

How Does it Work?

Explore offers three classes of travel: Simple, Classic, and Premium, with the majority of trips categorized as 'Classic.' Expect to pay a bit more for 'Premium' tours as they usually offer more included meals and a higher class of accommodation. Another nice feature is Explores 'Tour Pace' designation, which is on a scale from 'Relaxed' to 'Full On,' with most trips falling in between as 'Moderate' or 'Busy.' 

Why Travel With Them?

Choose Explore if you are looking for a more active trip without a lot of creature comforts. Explores trips are very well priced and leave some flexibility in terms of meals. Expect mixed-aged groups with the average traveler in their 30s as well as a mix of nationalities, but trending towards mostly Brits. Additionally, Explore is very active in practicing responsible tourism and supports a number of different local charities in various destination countries.

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From Explore!

At Explore we've run small group adventure holidays since 1981. We are passionate about what we do and we love to travel. Our experience and knowledge make us one of the most trusted tour operators in the UK.

We currently have over 500 tours available in over 120 countries, offering a choice that is second to none. Our wide range of activities and experiences, award winning tour leaders, commitment to responsible travel and a pinch of Explore spirit, keeps our customers coming back year after year.

We’ve been running small group adventure holidays throughout the world since 1981. Our experience, knowledge and well established close personal contacts in all the countries in which we operate, make us one of the most trusted adventure tour operators in the UK.

We are passionate about what we do – and love to travel. The founder directors ran overland trips through Asia, Africa and the Americas in the 1960s and 70s prior to setting up the company, and were always determined that the spirit of adventure that was such an important part of those early pioneering days, should continue to play key role as part of the driving ethos of Explore.

Associations:

International Air Transport Association, Association Of Independent Tour Operators

Awards:

50 Tours of a Lifetime

8 days
Small Group Tour
Value - 3 star
Physical :
From: $ 1,030

Highlights

  • Coastal trails - Enjoy the natural and spectacular beauty of the Amalfi Coast
  • Agriturismo accommodation - Experience warm hospitality and home-produced food and wine on a family-run farm
  • Amalfi and Positano - Enjoy the buzz of these stylish and photogenic coastal resorts
  • Capri - Escape the tourist bustle with a walk to the more peaceful areas of this stunning island
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8 days
Small Ship Cruise
Value - 3 star
Physical :
From: $ 780

Highlights

  • Greek Caique - Cruise around the beautiful Greek island of Evia for 6 nights on a traditional wooden boat
  • Panagia - Explore this small fishing village wonderfully situated at the head of a fjord. See its ancient olive trees and stream full of terrapins
  • Nea Styra - An area of stunning beaches and coastline. Enjoy sunset over the historic bay of Marathon
  • Swimming - Swim from the boat every day in the warm, azure waters of the Aegean. Snorkel and look for sea life in rocky coves
  • Traditional Greek food - Opportunity to sample the local food at waterside taverns
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8 days
Small Group Tour
Value - 3 star
Physical :
From: $ 1,200

Highlights

  • Orange - Discover the 1st century AD Roman treasures, from the Arc de Triomphe to the superb Roman theatre
  • Dentelles de Montmirail - Cycle beneath the towering rock formations; Alpine foothills rising up from the edge of the Rhône valley
  • Food and wine - Visit Châteauneuf du Pape, sample the wines and some of the region's gastronomic highlights along the way
  • St-Rémy-de-Provence - Wander the streets of this delightful market town at the foot of the Alpilles mountain range and one time home to Vincent Van Gogh
  • Cycle the Luberon - Visit the beautiful 8th century village of Gordes
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24 days
Small Group Tour
Premium - 4 star
Physical :
From: $ 11,750

Highlights

  • See the King of the Arctic, the mighty polar bear
  • Visit the bird cliffs of Alkfejellet, where thousands of Brunnich's guillemots swirl around
  • Witness the immense grandeur and wilderness of remote Northeast Greenland
  • Take excursions in Zodiacs, to get off the boat and on shore in the Arctic
  • Sail to the Land of Ice and Fire - Iceland
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