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Great Safaris

5.0 | Excellent
100% Recommend
Africa Middle East & North Africa
Total Trips 9 Trips
Average Price $ 355 per day
Size Local Specialist
Service Level Standard
Operator Type Custom/Private Tour Operator
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Stride Review Based in Glendale, California, Great Safaris is a wholesaler that highlights a host of luxury safaris and other trips throughout southern and eastern Africa as well as Egypt and parts of the Middle East.  What Makes Them Stand Out?  They promote some “trips of a lifetime” such as a 32-day Cape to Cairo journey by train, safari vehicle, plane, and river cruise ship with stops at a number of wildlife reserves (including Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park) as well as Victoria Falls and Ethiopia.  Who Travels With Them?  Families, small groups of friends, or individuals seeking a first-class African wildlife safari or tour of Egypt.  Where Do They Operate? Great Safaris specializes in South Africa, but also operates in Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya, the Seychelles, Egypt; and parts of the Middle East (Israel, Jordan, and Abu Dhabi, which are usually combined with African destinations).  How Does It Work?  Great Safaris outlines a wealth of safari possibilities and Egypt tours and offers personal consultation on selecting your trip. Then you book your tour through your favorite travel agent.  Why Travel With Them?  CEO Dave Herbert has lived extensively in South Africa and knows the region well. He works only with highly experienced agents who are also intimately familiar with Africa.

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Ker & Downey Africa

5.0 | Excellent
100% Recommend
Africa
Total Trips 26 Trips
Average Price $ 762 per day
Size Regional Expert
Service Level Luxury
Operator Type Group Tour Operator
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Stride Review Ker & Downey is an award-winning luxury tour operator with more than five decades of experience in the travel industry. What Makes Them Stand Out? Ker & Downey is known for African Adventure Travel – primarily including Safaris and Gorilla tracking, but extending into all forms of adventure from bush walks to mountaineering. They offer private tours with a focus on experiential travel with VIP assistance, incredible guides, and fabulous properties for every itinerary. They’ll partner with every you to design the ultimate memorable, unforgettable, and even life-changing itinerary. They are the perfect company if you’re after “adventurous days and luxurious nights”. Who Travels With Them? Ker & Downey offers experiential luxury travel for all ages including families, couples, and solo travelers. Group size ranges - they are equipped to handle anything from solo travellers to groups of 100. Where Do They Operate? They specialize in luxury safaris to Africa. These tours go all over, but they are known for Botswana, South Africa, Victoria Falls, Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Rwanda, Uganda, Congo, Namibia, Reunion Island and Malawi. And though Africa is their focus, they offer custom itineraries all over the world. Why Travel With Them? Ker & Downey designs each of its journeys to provide the traveler a worry-free experience. They have expertise in a vast list of destinations, with each of its luxury travel consultants traveling there on a yearly basis, if not more often. Its “white glove expertise” will recommend properties, transfers, guide services, and dining locations for any destination. Many clients might request destinations that are not on the featured list, but Ker & Downey will make special arrangements to create an itinerary matching travelers’ interests. Tweets by kerdowneyafrica

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Rothschild Safaris

5.0 | Excellent
100% Recommend
Central America & Caribbean South America Australia & Pacific Asia Africa
Total Trips 10 Trips
Average Price $ 779 per day
Size Regional Expert
Service Level Luxury
Operator Type Custom/Private Tour Operator
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Stride Review Based in Colorado, Rothschild Safaris is an award winning boutique Safari travel company. They expertly match travelers to trips based on interests and budget, often creating fully customized itineraries that suit the customer’s interests and budget. What Makes Rothschild Safaris Stand Out? Rothschild has made a name for themselves, over the 30+ years that they’ve been around, providing boutique luxury African safaris. The travel experts that work with them are Africa and safari specialists. And one of the primary differentiating factors of Rothschild is their ability to craft personalized and custom safari tours. They also offer a slew of family friendly tours that are specifically designed to be unforgettable for all ages. While they are known mostly for African safaris, Rothschild also travels to the Asia Pacific region and South America. Who Will Enjoy Traveling With Rothschild? Affluent travelers who are interested in working with a travel specialist to create a customized tour - and particularly if you are looking for a safari. Rothschild specializes in crafting unforgettable and personalized experiences in the luxury travel space. If you are seeking to explore the wildness and wilderness with a glass of champagne in one hand and your camera in the other, Rothschild could be for you. Top Destinations Rothschild safari has been offering customizable luxury safari trips in Africa for over 15 years. In the year 2015, they expanded to offer safaris in the Asia Pacific region, Australia, Central America, South America, the Caribbean, and Antarctica. All trips have a strong focus on local wildlife. Rothschild Safaris Travel Style Rothschild Safaris offers customizable itineraries and luxurious accommodations. With Rothschild, after a tiring game drive, you will find yourself relaxing in a luxury camp opening to private verandas. All trips are planned and paced out according to your needs and wants. Why Choose a Safari with Rothschild? Their intimate knowledge of safaris and Africa travel make them some of the most qualified to craft your next customized African safari. Selecting Rothschild means you are also selecting the experience of working with an expert travel planner to help with making your entire trip to your specifications. Rothschild Safaris provides private luxury, guided, and customized safari trips. They  work with you to customize a trip according to your budget and the desired level of comfort seeked. While the main focus is luxury, there are several more budget friendly options available through Rothschild as well.

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Butterfield & Robinson

4.9 | Excellent
96% Recommend
North America South America Australia & Pacific Asia Africa Middle East & North Africa Europe
Total Trips 248 Trips
Average Price $ 984 per day
Size Global Operator
Service Level Luxury
Operator Type Custom/Private Tour Operator

Stride Review Born in 1966, Butterfield and Robinson specializes in higher end guided and self-guided biking and walking tours to many of the world’s top destinations. What Makes Butterfield & Robinson Stand Out? The seamless combination of luxury minded travel and the active travel style of cycling are what have consistently made Butterfield a household name among affluent 50+ travelers. You can choose your own activity level, whether it’s a ramble through the Burgundy countryside in France or a more strenuous hike along the Inca Trail in Peru. On cycling trips, bikes are customized to fit the riders, and they have a high staff and support vehicle ratio per guest -- making them a top choice for travelers seeking a high-service biking adventure. They offer several tours around the world, small group is their primary offering, though private guided and customizable itineraries are also available. Who Will Enjoy Traveling with Butterfield & Robinson? They offer trips for all ages, but are definitely most popular among older active travelers with a taste for the finer things. If a leisurely 25 mile bike ride through European vineyards, stopping for picnics, going at your own pace, and meeting up with your small group for a nice rustic dinner with a well deserved beer or glass of wine at the end of the day sounds like your perfect vacation, then Butterfield & Robinson is for you. Activity levels vary with the terrain and there are several different activity categories that B&R offers for you to choose from. They’re open to people of all ages -- kids under 18 are eligible to go on special family trips -- and athletic abilities. Ebikes make it easier for even the most basic physical fitness level to travel farther and in more comfort. Of course it’s not a complete ride with no effort - you must pedal, but it is possible to travel on a cycling trip with Butterfield & Robinson without feeling like you’ve entered the Tour de France. Trips with Butterfield & Robinson are not budget by any means, though a range of price options are available in the mid to upper budget category. Top Destinations Over the years, they’ve expanded to more than 100 biking and walking trips around the world, including Bhutan, the Baltics, Jordan and Colombia as well as favorites like Spain, France, and Italy. Wherever you are, you can expect to be showered with refreshments, route maps, and suggestions for interesting places to stop and explore. Butterfield & Robinson Travel Style Most tours with Butterfield & Robinson are easy to moderately paced. Cycling is the primary means of transportation from point a to point b on most trips, with a generous helping of stops to enjoy unique cultural experiences or explore a historical site. Guided bike trips average about 25-30 miles a day (longer for expert level), while walkers average six to ten miles a day. Group sizes are kept small, to allow for travel along all kind of roads, and create the opportunity for a lot of space between riders, allowing you to find your own pace. On most trips you’ll be joined by more than one guide, allowing for very personalized and dedicated attention throughout your cycling experience. Small group sizes also help Butterfield be able to arrange unique accommodations. On a B&R trip, it’s not unusual to find yourself in a renovated castle, chateau or other signature lodging. They are known for cycling, however Butterfield also offers Walking Tours, Family Trips, Boat Trips & Cruises, Safaris, Food & Wine centric tours, and Corporate Holidays. Why Choose a Tour With Butterfield & Robinson? Even for avid hikers and cyclists who choose the more expert options, B&R sees to it that all you’ll have to cope with is that next hill. You never have to carry your own luggage or purchases that you might make along the way -- the support van, which you’re likely to encounter several times a day on your route -- takes care of that. You also have plenty of flexibility in pacing your walk or ride; group members don’t have to stay together -- you can stop at cafes or museums along the way as you see fit. You can even take the afternoon off if you wish. In short, Butterfield is the pinnacle when it comes to well planned, fun, expertly guided, cycling tours with a luxury travel touch.

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Discover Corps

4.5 | Great
88% Recommend
Central America & Caribbean South America Australia & Pacific Asia Africa
Total Trips 22 Trips
Average Price $ 319 per day
Size Global Operator
Service Level Standard
Operator Type Group Tour Operator
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Stride Review San Diego based tour company Discover Corps is a leader in the rapidly growing field of volunteer vacations. Operating since 2004, Discovery Corps trips average one to two weeks and focus on volunteering either with children and schools or with animals and wildlife conservation. What Makes Discover Corps Stand Out? They are focused on providing travel experiences with a wider humanitarian purpose - and help you put your tourism dollars to good use on the ground. The world of “voluntourism” is a sticky area, and has been met with some criticism over the years, so traveling with a reputable and transparent company has become super important. With Discover Corps, volunteering, responsible tourism, and giving back to local communities is their entire brand - not just a buzzword on the “about us” page. So for those travelers who truly want to make their vacation about volunteering first and tourism second, Discover Corps is a great choice. Discover Corps trips are all inclusive, and while volunteering is the primary focus, sightseeing and cultural activities are also included. Their trips are very popular among families, friend groups, and solo travelers. Who Will Enjoy Traveling With Discover Corps? These tours are best suited to travelers who want to have a humanitarian focus on their next trip. And if this idea is new to you, but you are interested in getting involved, Discover Corp is a great way to start. The average age on a Discover Corps trip is 45-65 except in summer, when families with children as young as 10 are welcome on “family friendly” trips. Wildlife lovers as well will love the opportunities available on Discover Corps Nature & Wildlife conservation tours. You’ll have a chance to get up close to some amazing species, learn about their habitats, and get to participate in various initiatives designed to protect these habitats. Top Destinations Discover Corp travels around the world, in rural villages, beach locations, and rainforests. Popular destinations are primarily in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Discover Corps Travel Style Their all-inclusive trips combine light volunteer projects with sightseeing and cultural immersion. They also offer support while you’re on site – from building classrooms to improving water systems to creating eco-friendly homes. The ideas come from the local communities themselves, and local staff plan everything in advance. Why Choose a Tour With Discover Corps? If you’re the kind of person who likes being actionable and getting involved with protecting threatened cultures, wildlife, and contributing to growing communities in need of schools and homes, then Discover Corps would be a great choice. Volunteer vacations are one of the best ways to get to know the local people on a different level than many tour companies provide. Rather than simply enjoying a meal at a local restaurant, you’re out in the neighborhoods meeting everyday people. “Traveling with a purpose” might seem like a thrown around phrase these days, but it is the entire philosophy around every Discovery Corps trips. So when you join one of their tours, you’ll be surrounded by guides and other travelers for whom this isn’t a buzzword - it’s an important and meaningful mission.

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Scenic Trails Safaris

5.0 | Excellent
100% Recommend
Africa
Total Trips 20 Trips
Average Price $ 496 per day
Size Local Specialist
Service Level Standard
Operator Type Group Tour Operator
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Stride Review Registered and incorporated in Uganda, East Africa, Scenic Trails Safari is a dependable indigenous tour operator that specializes in African holidays that will take your breath away.   Known For African safaris, Family travel, Luxury travel, Wildlife tours, Africa Tours What Makes Them Stand Out?  They understand that the vital link between you and the spectacular beauty of Africa is an exceptional guide. Their guides combination of passion and knowledge of the area will leave you at ease while you take in all Africa has to offer. Who Travels With Them? Scenic Trails Safari are well known for their African safari, family, luxury honeymoons and beach holidays. There is something for everyone interested in exploring the exceptional landscape, wildlife and cuisine Africa has to offer. They tailor make African holiday trips for travelers from all over the globe. Where Do They Operate? They specialized in trips to Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, and Tanzania. Why Travel With Them? Scenic Trails Safari is committed to excellence, and they are eager to help you create a completely tailor-made tour. The passionate and knowledgeable guides know Africa like the back of their hands, and will show you around some of the most unique destinations. Whether it’s bringing Africa’s spectacular biodiversity to you or educating your kids on a fun packed holiday, the guides are committed to showing you an inside view of the wonders Africa has to offer.  

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Galloping Safaris

5.0 | Excellent
100% Recommend
Africa
Total Trips 13 Trips
Average Price $ 534 per day
Size Local Specialist
Service Level Luxury
Operator Type Group Tour Operator
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Stride Review Founded in 2013, Galloping Safaris provides in depth African safaris as well as Mt. Kilimanjaro treks. What Makes Them Stand Out? They specialize in private luxury safaris in Tanzania - focused on truly unique wildlife experiences. Each trip is designed by an expert who listens to what you hope to get out of the trip and helps plan exactly how to make that happen for you and your travel companions. Who Travels With Them? Their trips are best suited to couples, small families or multi gen groups, and older travelers. Trekkers who are both experienced will enjoy their Mt. Kilimanjaro treks. Where Do They Operate? They focus almost exclusively in Tanzania and their local guides have many connections on the ground to help make your experience of the country as safe and comfortable as possible. Why Travel With Them? They offer experiential, bespoke travel planning, holidays and unique tailor-made itineraries for individuals and small groups. You can browse sample itineraries on their site for inspiration and your personal travel expert will help craft your trip.

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Lights on Africa Safaris

5.0 | Excellent
100% Recommend
Africa
Total Trips 6 Trips
Average Price $ 322 per day
Size Local Specialist
Service Level Standard
Operator Type Group Tour Operator
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Stride Review Founded in Tanzania in 2012, Tanzania based tour operator Lights on Africa is a new local tour operator that focuses on safari tours and trips in East Africa.  What Makes Them Stand Out? Offering multiple types of safari tours such as balloon safaris, walking safaris, cultural safaris and, of course, wildlife safaris, Lights on Africa is a leader in providing high quality unforgettable trips. Their guides are knowledgeable and experienced in leading large or small groups. They are a local safari tour operator staffed by native Tanzanians who know the area, are fluent in several languages and committed to providing the best service possible. It also offers trekking tours to Tanzania’s mountains such as Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Meru, Ol Doinyo Lengai, and Usambara. Who Travels With Them? Lights on Africa caters to all age travelers seeking to explore East Africa. They accommodate multiple budgets, offer special packages such as students packages, honeymoon packages and more. How Does it Work? Founded by a Tanzanian native, Lights on Africa promises to take travelers  off-the-beaten track to explore the wildlife in Africa. You will explore the surrounding areas at a comfortable pace, led by an experienced local team. Where Do They Operate? Lights on Africa offers tours and packages in Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda.  Why Travel With Them? If you are looking to trek Tanzania’s mountains or explore wildlife with a local tour operator that knows every corner of the country, then Lights on Africa could be a good choice.

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Backpackers Safaris

0% Recommend
Africa
Total Trips 3 Trips
Size Local Specialist
Service Level Budget
Operator Type Custom/Private Tour Operator
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Stride Review Backpackers Safaris is a company based in Arusha, Tanzania, focusing on intimate, expertly led safaris. What Makes Them Stand Out? They offer a wide variety of well-planned itineraries, and cater to a broad range of budgets and interests. Most tours include an element of camping and hiking, but are not too strenuous. If you are looking for a more challenging trip, they offer trekking-focused climbing trips. Travelers can be sure to visit top sights while still getting a sense of the local culture. All arrangements are taken of through them, including hotel bookings. Who Travels With Them? Those wanting a truly in-depth safari experience will enjoy traveling with Backpacker Safaris. Most tours will have some aspect of physical activity or camping. Age range tends to be between 25 and 45. Where Do They Operate? Their safaris cover Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda. Why Travel With Them? They are focused on providing the best safari experience, and helping take care of as many details as possible so you can enjoy every part of your trip to the fullest.

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Expect In Africa Safari

5.0 | Excellent
100% Recommend
Africa
Total Trips 15 Trips
Average Price $ 514 per day
Size Regional Expert
Service Level Luxury
Operator Type Custom/Private Tour Operator
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Stride Review Expect in Africa is the perfect operator for first time Africa visitors. What Makes Them Stand Out? Custom designed safari experiences, for travelers who want a unique yet classic trip through Tanzania. They are dedicated to making sure your trip goes as smoothly as possible - with airport pickups, and logistics taken care of so all you have to do is enjoy. They offer wildlife viewing safaris, adventure safaris, and special focused safaris - many of which are customizable. Who Travels With Them? Their safaris are best suited to those who have never been to Africa or Tanzania before and are looking for an all-encompassing trip, with knowledgeable guides and comfortable accommodation. This is ideal for couples and young families, and safaris tend to be most enjoyed by those who have some level of physical fitness (jeep rides can be long and bumpy!). For older travelers or those that want more comfort, luxury safaris are also available through Expect in Africa. Where Do They Operate? Primarily throughout Tanzania, including mountain excursions to Kilimanjaro. Why Travel With Them? Sustainable tourism in a country with unbeatable natural resources. Stunning landscapes, spectacular wildlife diversity and concentration, safari adventures to remember for a lifetime, challenging mountain and active watersports, barefoot beaches and idyllic islands, historical and cultural riches. They provide all this in dream vacation venues where you can relax and take in the magic of Africa.

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Alaitol Safaris

5.0 | Excellent
89% Recommend
Africa
Total Trips 9 Trips
Average Price $ 517 per day
Size Regional Expert
Service Level Standard
Operator Type Custom/Private Tour Operator
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Stride Review Alaitol Safaris is a tour company located in Arusha-Tanzania, operating in adventure safaris including wildlife safaris, mountain climbing, cultural tours, cycling safari, gorilla & chimps tracking and beach holidays. It will take you to some of the most amazing places in Tanzania where you can be at one with nature, immerse yourself in the fascinating cultures of the local tribes and relax on the white-sand beaches on some of the most exotic islands of the East African coast. Alaitol Safaris' adventures are suited for anyone with a passion for adventure, nature and exploring foreign cultures. Whatever you are an individual traveler, tour company, school, college or organization. Alaitol Safaris will share their passion for adventure and hope that this will be the start of a very exciting journey for you and they welcome you to discover Tanzania. What Makes Them Stand Out? With the variety of tours including wildlife safaris, mountain climbing, cultural tours, cycling safari, eco-tourism, walking safaris and beach holidays, to name a few, we are one of the leading local outfitters in Tanzania. We offer different types of the tour including Family, Private Safari, Student holidays and Classic Safari, so we are sure to find the right safari for you. Tanzania's wealth of natural and cultural attraction make it an ideal holiday destination. Who Travels With Them? Alaitol Safaris is open to all age groups. Our packages are developed around the clients' interests and needs taking into consideration their budget and time frame. Whether it's a budget tour or luxury tour, we maintain the same level of exceptional services to our clients and ensure they get the best value for money! Where Do They Operate? Alaitol Safaris is a tour company based in Tanzania, though we  also operate in Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda.  How Does it Work? Every guest would like to have the most reliable and comfortable vehicles on safari. We have a total fleet of 35 well-maintained motor vehicles, predominantly 4-wheel drives. Our safari vehicles are specifically converted for maximum space and comfort. All of them have hatched roof and sliding windows to facilitate good viewing and convenient photography during game drives and sightseeing. We provide only proven and reliable accommodations before and after Kilimanjaro and during safaris include the best hotels, lodges, camping and homestays. Why Travel With Them? Our dedicated team of professionals has one goal, to provide the best and most memorable Tanzanian experience for you! Our staff takes the upmost care in arranging your tours and ensuring everything goes as planned. We pride ourselves on customer care and attention to detail. Our guide has a wealth of local knowledge of the land, culture and the biodiversity of Tanzania they are willing to share with you.

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Kawira Safaris

5.0 | Excellent
100% Recommend
Africa
Total Trips 4 Trips
Size Regional Expert
Service Level Standard
Operator Type Group Tour Operator
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Stride Review Kawira Safaris offer tours around Africa, specifically Rwanda, Congo, Uganda, Tanzania, and East Africa. They offer personalized customer service to ensure that their clients experience nothing but the best. No matter what location you pick, each tour captures the beauty and culture of the destination. They also offer a wide-range of activities and adventures so there is never a dull moment. What Makes Them Stand Out? They offer private and group guided tours around Africa. They specialize in wildlife safaris and primate trekking. But they also provide scenic hiking tours as well as camping trips. They make booking a trip fast and efficient while also being budget-friendly. They offer 24/7 support before and during your trip. The travel leaders are both experts in their subject and accommodating to their guests. Who Travels With Them? Adventure seekers who have a passion for nature and wildlife will gravitate to Kawira Safaris. They offer both safari tours and lodging for individuals who like a detailed itinerary. They are also family-friendly. Where Do They Operate? They operate exclusively in Africa. They offer tours in Rwanda, Congo, Uganda, Tanzania, and East Africa. Why Travel With Them? Individuals who want to experience Africa’s abundant wildlife should look into Kawira Safaris. They offer a wide-range of tours that focus on the natural beauty of Africa. Each tour also captures the culture and history of each location.

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Exodus Travels

4.6 | Excellent
99% Recommend
Central America & Caribbean South America Asia Africa Middle East & North Africa Europe
Total Trips 541 Trips
Average Price $ 262 per day
Size Global Operator
Service Level Standard
Operator Type Group Tour Operator
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Stride Review Exodus is an award-winning active adventure-oriented tour company that has been in business for 44+ years out of the UK and 3 years ago opened dedicated American and Canadian office. They specialize in active Cultural, Walking & Trekking, Cycling and Responsible Wildlife tours to 100+ Countries worldwide. Adventure can take the form of serious and active adventures --  which may involve adrenaline-producing, off-the-beaten-path roughing-it trips to the most remote areas of the world -- or food and wine, premium (five-star), family, or cultural adventures to iconic destinations, which involve more comforts and amenities. What Makes Exodus Stand Out? Exodus offers a award winning collection of small group tours, self-guided adventures, wine & food journeys, family group holidays, and trips for of solo travelers. Daily events might involve cycling, walking, hiking, safaris, historic sites, photography, winter activities (including polar expeditions), cooking classes, wine tastings, local encounters or a mix of all the above activities. Exodus is perhaps most well-known for their range of cycling, walking and trekking tours around the world. These active adventures vary by way of difficulty from level 1-10, attracting casual cyclists and hikers as well as enthusiasts looking to really push their physical limits. The majority of trips have a maximum group size of 4-16 travelers, with an average of 10-12. In short, Exodus covers just about all the bases for adventure-minded, ecologically sensitive and responsible travelers. Who Will Enjoy Traveling with Exodus? The Exodus traveler is very active, loves being adventurous, and will be less invested in luxury accommodations or a lot of museum time. You are game for anything, love the travel experience of getting to know a new destination through outdoor adventure, and learning about the culture from local guides and experts. These trips are great for those who already have a base level of physical fitness, and enjoy meeting new physical challenges. Exodus provides physical fitness guides are provided to give you a sense of how much training you should expect to do prior to departure. As Exodus is a British company, many of their clients were previously from the UK but now come from the USA, Australia, Canada and New Zealand as well. Exodus travelers are a diverse bunch, and average between 35-65 years of age. Trips typically range between $1,500 to $2,500 dollars with a focus on value. Top Destinations Exodus leads 600 + trips spanning all seven continents. From African safaris, to walking and wine in Italy and France to the sun-drenched Croatian coast, to trekking Patagonia, wildlife cruises in the Galapagos and cycling in Vietnam, Exodus has built out their global presence and has active adventures for every style of traveler. Exodus Travel Style Mode of transport ranges from two feet, to two wheels to private van. All of Exodus’ cycling trips are supported by a SAG vehicle - short for ‘support and gear.’ Luggage is transported from point to point on all of their active itineraries, leaving travelers the freedom to relax and enjoy the experience. Accommodations are typically charming locally run 2-3 star, with some premium departures available, and the company strives to offer unique accommodation experiences whenever possible. Why Choose a Tour With Exodus? Exodus’ main strength is its range of active product. Exodus is an experienced operator when it comes to this style of travel and is quite well-known in the UK, Australia and emerging as a leader in North America. Their trips have deep cultural components and are based on principles of responsible tourism. Before joining the company, team members have been professional archaeologists, wildlife guides, overland driver's, mountain guides, diving and ski specialists, and mountain bike gurus – so they know their stuff when it comes to traveling to the wilderness and the far reaching corners of the world, as well as providing the kind of expertise you need to truly come away with appreciation for what you've experienced.

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G Adventures

4.8 | Excellent
100% Recommend
North America Central America & Caribbean South America Rivers & Seas Australia & Pacific Asia Africa Middle East & North Africa Europe Antarctica & the Arctic
Total Trips 424 Trips
Average Price $ 226 per day
Size Global Operator
Service Level Standard
Operator Type Group Tour Operator
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Stride Review Specializing in small-group, multi-day adventure tours and expeditions, Toronto-based G Adventures has been a pioneer in the field since 1990. Founded by entrepreneur Bruce Poon Tip after a backpacking trip to Asia, the company fosters sustainable and environmentally sound tourism practices -- giving back to the communities they visit -- and considers its business “changig people’s lives,” not just offering a vacation. It’s since grown to become the world’s largest independent adventure travel company, with more than 1,350 employees, many of them professionally trained guides. What Makes G Adventures Stand Out? Trips with G Adventures are all encompassing, adventurous, exciting, and fulfilling. Since the beginning, G Adventures has maintained a strong message of engaging with local cultures, being a responsible traveler, and contributing back to communities. Their trips are designed to be life changing. G Adventures strives to create unique experiences for its travelers that start even before the trip itself. The company provides trip inspiration through their Looptail blog and you can connect with fellow travelers via the ‘Departure Lounge’, which is part of G’s ‘Watering Hole’ travel forum. Once on your trip, you will meet your ‘CEO’ or ‘Chief Experience Officer’ who is “responsible for enriching your journey, offering local insight, and pursuing great experiences as they happen.” Most groups average around 12 travelers, with a maximum of 16 on most trips. G Adventures has made a concerted effort to expand their offering beyond youth focused adventures, though this remains a core theme. Your Danube River Cruise will be imbued with the same culturally immersive and adventurous touch as your trekking journey through the Himalayas. Who Will Enjoy Traveling With G Adventures? If you are the kind of traveler who packs running shoes before dress shoes, hiking attire before dinner attire, and a sense of adventure before playing it safe, then G Adventures is the perfect fit for you. You love engaging with locals, meeting new people, and being spontaneous. You also favor experiences over luxury accomodations. Most G Adventures tours have an active focus - expect to be on the move, packing a lot in. That said they do allot generous free time to explore on your own. There’s a chance you may not see every major tourist attraction in the interest of a more “real” experience. But the nice thing is if a particular site is not on the itinerary, you can use your free time to visit. If you are interested in a tour that plans every part of the itinerary down to the minute, G Adventures will probably not be the best fit for you.  While its target market has traditionally been younger travelers in the 18-39 range, G Adventures has expanded significantly, now offering a broad range of trips that appeal to adventurous-minded, culturally curious people of any age. Groups are geographically diverse, with a higher proportion of North Americans than some other operators. G Adventures also does not charge a single supplement, so solo travelers are very welcome on their trips. They offer numerous travel styles, some at a higher budget range, like their National Geographic Journeys. Most G Adventures trips are accessible to low to mid budgets and are ideal for travelers who like experiential small group active travel. Top Destinations   You can find G Adventures trips in most parts of the globe, including 32 countries in Europe, 25 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, 21 countries in Asia, 10 countries in South America, 12 countries in Central America and the Caribbean, five countries in North Africa and the Mideast, plus the U.S., and Canada. A number of destinations are well off the beaten track, from Sao Tome and Principe in West Africa to Borneo in east Asia to the Maldives in the Indian Ocean and both polar regions. Itineraries often focus on more off the beaten path locations; small towns, remote and rural villages, less touristy districts and sites. G Adventures Travel Style Pricing is competitive (cheaper), largely by using “grassroots” approaches: local transport and a mix of privately-owned accommodations, perhaps including homestays and camping. Efforts are made to focus on authenticity with both culinary choices (locally-owned restaurants) as well as transportation methods. G Adventures truly offers something for everyone. Trip styles include Classic, Active, Rail, YOLO (You Only Live Once - for 18-39’s), National Geographic Journeys, Marine, Family, Local Living, and Private Groups. Classic - Classic trips with G Adventures are designed for independent minded travelers who don’t want to miss anything. This is the perfect choice if you want a balanced mix of classic tourist sights and local cultural experiences. Active - Throwing it back to one of the things G Adventures does best. Kayak, walk, hike, trek; experience your destination through the outdoors. These multi-sport trips are great if you hate standing still and enjoy being out in nature. G Adventures Active tours are ideal for those who are relatively physically fit and like a challenge. Rail - A rail journey is a great way to dial it back. Take it slow and really savor the feeling of the journey. Take iconic routes and enjoy the ride. YOLO - “You only live once” is the acronym, and while G Adventures provides adventurous experiences for all, these trips are specifically designed for 18-39 year olds. Get cheeky, get wild, experience life unfettered, as you explore the culture and the local nightlife. If you have the stamina, these trips are once in a lifetime. Kind of like the age range. National Geographic Journeys - A more premium travel experience, these G Adventures trips, as part of a partnership with National Geographic Expeditions, involve the same culturally immersive approach and knowledgeable guides with an elevated level of accommodations and service. Marine - Love to be out on the water? Let G Adventures cruises take you to the far reaches of the globe via river and ocean. Experience incredible sights above and below the surface. Unpack once and enjoy the escape of being a part of the crew and passengers. Family - Adventure tours aren’t always especially friendly to younger travelers. G Adventures Family Friendly tours make adventure activities accessible for you and your youngsters! Trips often have an educational element, and are designed with multiple ages in mind. Local Living - Get to the heart of it with a homestay. These tours are designed to make you really feel at home and appreciate the feel and rhythm of living like a local. Private Groups - If you and your family, or a group of friends want the fun all to yourself, G Adventures can plan a private group trip just for you. Note: part of the culturally immersive experience when traveling with G Adventures is the use of public transportation. This means carrying your own luggage on buses, trains, etc - sometimes during commute hours! So pack light for your own comfort and the comfort of those around you. Why Choose a Tour With G Adventures? For those travelers seeking an exciting, professionally guided, and culturally immersive travel experience G Adventures is the perfect tour company to consider. Their trips are designed to be as authentic as possible - and they place much emphasis on giving back to local communities - so you’ll know your tourism dollars are going toward meaningful causes. Trips with G Adventures are not luxury by any means. But if unique experiences and active days appeal to you over a fluffy pillow then you’re in the right place. Departures are guaranteed once you’ve paid (barring significant weather or safety issues). And they don’t charge single supplements. In short, G Adventures wants you out there with them. You can find something for everyone at G Adventures; whether that’s sailing down the Danube with a glass of wine in hand, or traipsing through the rainforests of Costa Rica. FAQ 1. What kind of luggage should I bring? On many G Adventures trips it’s important to keep in mind that local public transportation is used frequently. Sometimes during commute hours! For your comfort and the comfort of those around you, it’s a good idea to pack light. Some areas will be very crowded, so take pickpocket precautions. 2. Do I need travel insurance? Yes! Travel insurance is required for all travelers on G Adventures trips. If you don’t have your own insurance already, you can purchase a plan for the time you’ll be traveling when you book your G Adventures tour. This is an easy and budget friendly option. If you’re interested in browsing more plans, check out the top travel insurance options » 3. Is airfare included? Unfortunately no. While G Adventures does not include international airfare in their trip prices, they can help you book flights. 4. Is there a single supplement? No. G Adventures does not charge a single supplement for their tours. Single travelers are very welcome. You will share with a same-sex roommate during the tour. If you wish to have a single room, there is usually an option to pay an additional fee for your own room. 5. Is there an age cap? While G Adventures trips tend to appeal largely to younger adventure travelers, all ages are welcome on the majority of trips. The exceptions include on their 18-39 tours, which are specifically designed for only travelers within that range. On most other G Adventures trips, children under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian, and are open to kids 12 and up. Some family friendly trips are open to younger kids. 6. What size are the groups? G Adventures group tours are kept small and intimate. The max is 15, with the average hovering more around 10.

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Topdeck

4.6 | Excellent
90% Recommend
North America Australia & Pacific Africa Middle East & North Africa Europe
Total Trips 350 Trips
Average Price $ 168 per day
Size Global Operator
Service Level Standard
Operator Type Group Tour Operator
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Stride Review Founded in 1973, Topdeck has been providing fun, adventurous trips around the world for 18-39 for over 40 years. What Makes Topdeck Travel Stand Out? Topdeck tour focuses on providing friendly and authentic guided group tours where like-minded 18-39 year old travelers can have amazing group experiences. There are several trip types to choose from, from camping, to immersive, to multi destination, to sailing. Who Will Enjoy Traveling with Topdeck? Sociable, adventurous, budget conscious 18-39 year olds are the kinds of traveler who will gravitate to Topdeck. Though they offer a few different distinct travel styles, there is definitely a sense of an ongoing party, with travel as the conduit and underlying shared interest. If the idea of being around a group of similarly aged people - many of whom may be exploring internationally for the first or second time - being spontaneous, and meeting locals (often in the environment of bars or clubs) is unappealing, then Topdeck may not be your cup of tea. Introverted travelers, or those for whom an extensively planned itinerary including many museums and historical sites is ideal, may want to hunt around before choosing a Topdeck tour. That is not to dissuade the more observational traveler - who may very well find a group they gel with perfectly on a Topdeck tour. Only to caution that you will be surrounded by several extroverted personalities. The bottom line is if you are game for anything, are traveling on a budget, and don’t mind fairly basic but comfortable accommodations and inexpensive meals - sometimes on the go - then you will enjoy the Topdeck tour experience. Top Destinations Topdeck has tours throughout the world, in Europe, Australia & New Zealand, North America, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Topdeck Travel Style The Topdeck travel style is tied quite specifically to their audience. These tours are great for youthful and energetic 18-39 year olds looking for a good time and to make new friends. In the interest of keeping their tours affordable, travelers with Topdeck will need to make a few allowances. For example, hostels and hotels may be situated quite far away from the city centers. You can also expect some long travel days. The more of a good sense of humor and adventure you have, the more you’ll enjoy the experience. Why Choose a Tour With Topdeck Feeling the urge to connect with travelers in your age group, have fun, and make lasting friendships? Topdeck has over 40 years of experience in adventure travel, which has helped them create epic low cost trips for 18-30 somethings. These tours are certainly not for those who prefer to take things slow. You will be running around, moving between a lot of places - which in some cases means very long bus rides - going out a lot, meeting new people, and staying active throughout your tour. If your ideal travel experience is more methodical and planned out in nature, Topdeck may not be for you. But if you are an adventurous and social travelers eager to absorb a new culture and make new friends, then hop on board!

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Global Basecamps

5.0 | Excellent
100% Recommend
South America Asia Africa
Total Trips 168 Trips
Average Price $ 320 per day
Size Global Operator
Service Level Standard
Operator Type Custom/Private Tour Operator
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Stride Review Global Basecamps specializes in designing custom tours for those who want to travel independently but also want support while doing so. With help from the Global Basecamps team, you can choose your own itinerary and be as flexible as you want to be. Meanwhile, Global Basecamps promises support before, during, and after your trip. That support includes advice and help with planning and logistics; selecting and booking transportation, restaurants, lodgings, and activities; and arranging for local tour guides and transfers. But you’ll be traveling on your own rather than with a group, and have full say in where you want to go and for how long, and what you want to do while there. They will arrange safaris, treks, small ship cruises and other tours from Morocco to Ecuador, Japan to Uganda. Global Basecamps outlines a number of tours that you could take, for “inspiration” -- such as “Beyond the Big Five: Uganda, Tanzania and the Spice Island” (Zanzibar), one of National Geographic Traveler’s pick for Top Africa Tours of a Lifetime for 2014 -- but you’re free to modify it as you like. In general, expect to pay more for customized independent trips than for group travel, though you can customize the budget level you feel comfortable with as your arrangements are made. The company prides itself on fostering sustainable tourism and environmentally friendly lodgings, and works with local guides and outfitters to benefit economies in the countries visited.

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ROW Adventures

5.0 | Excellent
100% Recommend
North America Central America & Caribbean South America Rivers & Seas Africa Europe Antarctica & the Arctic
Total Trips 77 Trips
Average Price $ 482 per day
Size Global Operator
Service Level Standard
Operator Type Group Tour Operator
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Stride Review Established in 1979, by ROW Adventures began as a whitewater rafting company, which now offers many different kinds of active adventure trips. Their award winning trips have been featured in National Geographic Traveler’s “50 Tours of a Lifetime” and Travel and Leisure has named them one of the “World’s Best Tour Operators.” What Makes ROW Adventures Stand Out? ROW Adventures has grown over it's 30 years as a family owned business to include all sorts of adventure travel offerings. They have a high guest to guide ratio, and specialize in small, customized tours, highlighting history and culture with the help of authentic local connections. Most trips involve some camping, but lodge-based options as well - higher end lodging, motels, and ecolodges are available as well, depending on the location and type of trip. Who Will Enjoy Traveling With ROW Adventures? At first blush, ROW Adventures may seem to only be intended for hard core adventure travelers and adrenaline junkies. In reality, they are less niche focused - striving to create active tours that will appeal to a wide range of travelers. It’s not just about Class 4 rapids! If you are active travel minded, relatively physically fit, and enjoy being outside - you will definitely find a tour to enjoy with ROW Adventures. They cater heavily to families, as well as couples, and even retired-aged adults, provided you don’t require mobility assistance, as these trips usually involve walking, hiking, and being active in general. ROW is particularly well suited to travelers who maybe have hesitated to book active travel tours in the past out of fear that cultural travel experiences will not be included. Rather than focus 100% their time on active travel, ROW itineraries also do an impressive job of incorporating visits to historical attractions and cultural activities. Additionally, it’s not all camping and roughing it - ROW has a very wide range of accommodation styles available from glamping to more traditional hotels. Top Destinations Row offers trips on five continents, including North America, South America, Europe, Africa, and Antarctica. Almost all trips take place on or around water, and many involve kayaking, rafting, or other multisport activities. Among some of the most popular activities offered are sea kayaking in Baja, kayaking with Orcas in British Columbia, and they are the world's only tour operator through which guests can beach camp inside of the Galapagos National Park. ROW Adventures Travel Style While some of the main activities you’ll experience on most ROW trips are of course water based given their name, they also offer safaris, biking, and hiking trips. For those who can’t make up their minds, multisport itineraries are also available. Many trips utilize self-powered means of transportation, either sea kayak or raft. Others are cruise or yacht-based, hiking-based, or are supported by gear boats. All trips are accompanied by an extensive support staff. In fact the impressive guide to guest ratio on ROW Adventures trips is a huge plus for travelers. Accommodations on ROW Adventures trips are quite varied depending on the trip theme, time of year, and budget. You can find everything from luxury yachts in Croatia to camping the stars along the Idaho River. Why Choose a Tour with ROW Adventures? Whether you are a thrill seeker or just dipping your toe in the waters of adventure travel, ROW has the trip for you. With their focus on authentic local experiences, highly qualified guides, and intent to make each trip as special and personalized as possible, they are one of the best choices available for your next adventure trip.

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Story Land & Sea

5.0 | Excellent
100% Recommend
North America South America Australia & Pacific Asia Africa Europe
Total Trips 11 Trips
Average Price $ 468 per day
Size Global Operator
Service Level Standard
Operator Type Group Tour Operator
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Stride Review Story Land & Sea is a travel company centered around small group tours both off and on land. It was founded by Mark Story in 1988 and after much success, expanded to a full operation in 2003. It remains family-owned in Centennial, Colorado and prides itself on its family values, which they reflect in their services. What Makes Them Stand Out? Story Land & Sea distinguishes itself by its main focus on small group tours. With no more than 16 people on each tour, Story Land & Sea establishes an individualized and memorable experience. The company also utilizes the multiplicity of activities in each location, providing a wide-range of things to do in each itinerary. This also encompasses their pricing options which vary from luxury to affordable. Who Travels With Them? As mentioned above, Story Land & Sea provides a well-rounded pricing range. Prices start at about $1,200 and can reach to about $5,000 depending on the desired tour. Individuals who choose Story Land & Sea average between 35-55 years of age. Story Land & Sea also provides discounts for groups of 8 members or more. Where Do They Operate? Story Land & Sea operates in Western Europe, Africa, Mexico, Australia and the Pacific. They also have tours to the Galapagos Islands. The company does offer specifically focused tours of Italy as well. Why Travel With Them? Those who want to feel culturally immersed in their surrounding should travel with Story Land & Sea. The fact that each tour group does not extend past the count of 16 means that each individual is able to get a more personalized experience. The “tour captains” have a pristine expertise of the subject matter while also not being intrusive on the experience. Story Land & Sea prides itself on putting the guest first and exceeding their expectations.

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Agama Tours

5.0 | Excellent
100% Recommend
Africa
Total Trips 11 Trips
Average Price $ 260 per day
Service Level Standard
Operator Type Group Tour Operator
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Stride Review Founded in 2011, Agama operates safari tours throughout Tanzania. What Makes Them Stand Out? Extensive local knowledge, and multiple types of safari offered, from solely wildlife focused, to climbs up Mt. Kilimanjaro. Their tours are separated into 4 main categories: Adventure Safaris, Mountain Climbing, Walking & Trekking, Eco & Cultural. Who Travels With Them? Those seeking a luxury camping safari in Tanzania. Their tours are perfect for families or couples, and there are numerous activities to choose from. Tours focus in four broad areas from safari to cultural. Where Do They Operate? They operate exclusively in Tanzania’s many safari parks, as well as offering hiking tours up Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Meru, and Mt. Oldonyo Lengai. Why Travel With Them? For the local expertise, eco friendly vibe, and luxurious accommodation. They offer a unique safari experience, sure to make your vacation unforgettable.

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Love & Dove Africa

0% Recommend
Africa
Total Trips 4 Trips
Average Price $ 395 per day
Size Local Specialist
Service Level Standard
Operator Type Group Tour Operator
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Stride Review Based in Tanzania, Love & Dove Africa is a tour company specializing in opening the borders of Africa, particularly Tanzania’s incredible wildlife to the world. What Makes Them Stand Out? They provide itineraries for off-road wildlife safari excursions, as well as mountain climbing, and hiking and cycling trips. Their travel style is comfortable with group sizes from 2 and up. Who Travels With Them? They cater to all ages and budgets, providing safari trips from value to luxury prices. Where Do They Operate? They focus in Tanzania and the East African region Rwanda, Kenya, and Uganda. How Does it Work? Our main mode of transportation on the ground is road, using 4X4 Special Safari pop-up roof top vehicles. Accommodations are in eco-friendly lodges and hotels. Our itinerary pace is quite relaxed. Why Travel With Them? They provide authentic safari experiences, ensuring client’s a memorable experience. Customizable itineraries are offered, allowing you to make sure you get the most out of your safari experience.

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