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Victor Emanuel vs Oku Japan - Tour Companies Compared

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

I will spend the rest of my life taking vacations

5.0 April 2017
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I will spend the rest of my life taking vacations with VENT. I have been on 4 tours- if you are trying to choose a birding tour company, contact me. I would be glad to share my 5* experiences!

Tour Victor Emanuel Company Reviews

Excellent tours focused on birding

5.0 February 2017
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Just returned from my fourth trip with VENT. LOVE this company. Excellent tours focused on birding. Most, if not all, people on my last 3 trips were repeat VENT users, which speaks volumes for the product VENT offers its customers. The tour guides are knowledgeable and fun leaders who are intent on showing everyone the birds. Good food and lodging is also provided. Highly recommend VENT to any birders who want to tour other areas (domestic and international) with experienced guides. Top shelf!
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Tour Victor Emanuel Company Reviews

They will take good care of you.

5.0 November 2016
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
If you are considering nature travel, this is THE company to travel with, they will take good care of you.

Tour Victor Emanuel Company Reviews

Everything was perfect

5.0 December 2016
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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 1 Trip 2 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 388 $ 367
Operator Type Mixed Land & Cruise Group Tour Operator
Size Global Operator Local Specialist
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Small Ship & Expedition Cruises
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Independent / Self-Guided Packages
Service Level Standard Standard
Regions
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Rivers & Seas
  • Australia & Pacific
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Europe
  • Antarctica & the Arctic
  • Asia
Known For
  • 50+
  • 18 - 35
  • Eco Travel
  • Solo & Singles Travel
  • Cycling
  • Adventure
  • Budget
Headquarters Austin, Texas,US Kyoto, Japan
Year Established 1976 N/A
Solo Friendly N/A N/A
Tour Languages N/A
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      About Victor Emanuel

      Birding and wildlife tours and cruises for all levels and ages.

      What Makes Them Stand Out?

      They are the perfect tour company for birders, with tours led by experts in their field. They also offer birding cruises, which are great for viewing penguins in the Antarctic, blue footed boobies in the Galapagos, and other unique species in places like the Amazon.

      Who Travels With Them?

      Birding tours are often very popular among older travelers and photographers. Tours are easy, but they offer a few tours that are labeled as “Relaxed and Easy” for those travelers who want less time in the field.

      Where Do They Operate?

      They have tours all over the world, with the majority in the United States and Europe.

      Why Travel With Them?

      Their tours are slow paced and easy, great for older travelers and those who are looking for a tour with less strenuous activities. They also provide workshops and cruises. Tours are focused on birding, but also highlight other wildlife of the respective regions.

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