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Africa Travel Resource vs Oku Japan - Tour Companies Compared

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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 2
Value — 3.0
Guide — 4.0
Activities — 4.0
Lodging — 4.0
Transportation — 4.0
Meals — 3.0
Overall — 5
Value — 5.0
Guide — 5.0
Activities — 5.0
Lodging — 5.0
Transportation — 5.0
Meals — 5.0
Recent Reviews

ATR Provided Minimal Support

2.0 January 2017
DR
Does Not Recommend
  • Value 3.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 3.0
While the lodging that Africa Travel Resource recommended provided impeccable service, I wish I could say the same about our ATR travel agent.

Run into trouble on your trip? You're on your own.

Express issues with the travel agent? They will blame you.

Once you book they wipe their hands of you. Not worth the money. Look elsewhere or just book directly with Asilia camps if you're considering Tanzania and Baraza Resort.
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Tour Africa Travel Resource Company Reviews

Everything was perfect

5.0 December 2016
M
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We walked the self-guided Nakasendo Trail in October coordinated through Oku Japan. Everything was perfect, maps were easy to follow, accommodation was amazing and the scenery and walk was beautiful. The customer service from Oku Japan was above and beyond. We are already thinking about our next trip and will definitely be booking through them again. Well done Oku Japan we had a great time and apologies for not doing a review sooner.
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Tour Oku Japan Company Reviews

Absolutely amazing experience

5.0 December 2016
M
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
absolutely amazing experience using oku japan for a 4 day kumano kodo trail self-guided tour (november 2016), the attention to detail and organization, the quality of materials, the fabulous experience on the trail and my evenings/mornings at local inns, and also visited the kumano kodo local office and spent some time with the lovely oku japan staff; I did underestimate the rigor of the hike, especially the opening, “passing through the womb” section of the trail, but managed to adjust, and it was a deeply moving, meaningfully, spiritual experience, much gratitude, highly recommended
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Tour Oku Japan Company Reviews

It was fabulous!

5.0 October 2016
E
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Just returned from the Nakasendo Trail walking tour. It was fabulous! Our guide, Naomi, was outstanding and Oku Japan was an excellent company to deal with. I highly recommend them and would use them again without reservation.
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Tour Oku Japan Company Reviews

Tours 0 Trip 2 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 0 $ 367
Operator Type Custom/Private Tour Operator Group Tour Operator
Size Local Specialist Local Specialist
Trip Types
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Independent / Self-Guided Packages
Service Level Luxury Standard
Regions
  • Africa
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Asia
Known For
  • 50+
  • 18 - 35
  • Safari
  • Solo & Singles Travel
  • Cycling
  • Adventure
  • Budget
Headquarters Dorking, London, UK Kyoto, Japan
Year Established 1999 N/A
Solo Friendly N/A N/A
Tour Languages N/A
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