Adventure Tours Australia vs Hiking the Balkans - Tour Companies Compared

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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 5
Value — 4.6
Guide — 4.6
Activities — 4.6
Lodging — 4.6
Transportation — 4.6
Meals — 4.6
Overall — 5
Value — 4.5
Guide — 5.0
Activities — 5.0
Lodging — 5.0
Transportation — 5.0
Meals — 5.0
Recent Reviews

Well done and I would recommend this tour to anyone

5.0 January 2017
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
My family and I have just done the three day tour of Uluru and Kings Canyon in NT. Our tour guide Rachael and host Tahnee were fabulous. We found the whole trip enjoyable, the accommodation was great, the food lovely, tasty and plentiful. They were both superb with my cousin who was a none English speaking French man. The whole time a huge amount of effort went in to making the whole group (18 of us in total) feel welcome, comfortable and encouraged to enjoy the whole trip.....
Well done and I would recommend this tour to anyone.
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Tour Adventure Tours Australia Company Reviews

Awesome trip with my parents to Uluru

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
Awesome trip with my parents to Uluru, great accommodation in tents and the tour guide was fantastic with so my patience awesome and Uluru so beautiful can’t wait to go back, 2 days 1 night great to all ages!!
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Tour Adventure Tours Australia Company Reviews

Most amazing camping trip in Darwin

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
I had the most amazing camping trip in Darwin. We were a small group and the guide, Kel, was perfect. He had knowledge of the aboriginal stories, was a great cook and choose the perfect soundtrack for the long drives. Kakadu and Litchfield are amazing places, I wish I had more time to explore.
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Tour Adventure Tours Australia Company Reviews

Stunning views, good hikes and great hospitality

5.0 July 2018
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
It was my first ever trip with Hiking the Balkans, so I had no expectations. I was pleasently surprised by the professionalism, the choice of accommodation, trails and restaurants on this trip.
The combination of hiking and visiting thermal spas and wineries was ideal for an active, yet relaxing holiday.
I am planning to explore the Balkans more and I would definitely go with Hiking the Balkans again, they have good local knowledge of all Balkan countries, great contacts and are very good at recommending the best spots off the beaten track.
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Great trail running adventure

5.0 April 2018
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  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I had been to Skopje once before, where I looked at Mt Vodno and dreamt of doing a trail run up it. Fortunately, Hiking the Balkans managed to get me in touch with Dean, a fantastic running guide who showed me all types of cool paths on the mountain. Dean’s pace and fitness levels were great: we covered 21km and almost 1000m uphill in under three hours (excluding breaks). The views were great and Dean told me lots of fascinating things about the mountain and about Macedonia itself. I’ll definitely be in touch next time I’m in Macedonia and have time for a trail running expedition
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Tour Hiking the Balkans Reviews

Tours 25 Trips 1 Trip
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 224 $ 139
Operator Type None Group Tour Operator
Size None Regional Expert
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Group Tours
Service Level N/A N/A
Regions
  • Australia & Pacific
  • Europe
Known For
  • 18 - 35
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • 50+
  • 18 - 35
  • Solo & Singles Travel
  • Eco Travel
  • Trekking & Camping
Headquarters Australia London, United Kingdom
Year Established 2002 2015
Solo Friendly N/A Good for singles
Tour Languages English
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    About Adventure Tours Australia

    In the early 90s Adventure Tours Australia was conceived, as a way to help new travelers to Australia visit the farther reaching attractions of the country, such as Uluru.

    What Makes Them Stand Out?

    Culturally rich, adventurous tours and local expertise. They strive to show travelers “the real Australia”. They specialize in wildlife and indigenous culture tours. Their guides have a collective two decades of experience traveling around the the vast country, and it’s many different often harsh environments. Their tours are eco conscious, and almost all have an element of camping involved.

    Who Travels With Them?

    Their trips tend to skew younger, especially given the two types of accommodation range from Camping to Basic. They often host families and single or solo travelers. No single supplement is required for those solo travelers open to rooming with someone of the same gender - if you prefer a room to yourself, they can often offer this for a supplement.

    Where Do They Operate?

    Their tours operate throughout Australia, including Tasmania. They have multiple kinds of tour, including short breaks, overland, and city explorations.

    How Does it Work?

    Trips fall under two main categories: “Basix” and “Original”. Each is fairly rustic in nature. Transportation is via 4WD or minibus. All trips are conducted in as eco conscious a manner as possible.

    Why Travel With Them?

    They are perfect for young adventurous travelers interested in seeing Australia from a local point of view. If you enjoy camping, getting to know other travelers, and feeling completely immersed in your location, they are the tour company for you.

    About Hiking the Balkans

    Founded by Maja Trajkovska, they specialize in outdoor experiences in the Balkans for active travelers.

    What Makes Them Stand Out?

    A passion project run by locals of the Balkans. All tours are hiking focused and imbued with a local spirit. Their guides all have interesting backgrounds and specialities, and trips are carefully cultivated to showcase the best of the Balkans and hidden gems. They are committed to responsible travel and incorporate this into each and every hike.

    Who Travels With Them?

    Their tours are specifically geared toward active outdoor travelers, looking for an adventurous experience. They are very focused in providing a unique local experience among mountain regions, so you won’t hit many tourist spots. If you’re worried about physical level, their hikes are suitable to most travelers, and there are many different trips to choose from.

    Where Do They Operate?

    The Balkans covers several countries, including Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia, Kosovo, Bulgaria, Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, and Greece. Their tours operate in all these countries, with a focus in national parks and other specialized outdoor destinations.

    Why Travel With Them?

    If you’re looking for a unique outdoor experience among nature, led by locals, and with a culturally immersive touch, this is the perfect tour company for you. You’ll stay and spend time in remote mountain villages, and learn about the country from a uniquely qualified perspective. This is not the ideal company to travel with if you’re seeking a more traditional tour, visiting famous sites and cities. However if an active outdoor trip is appealing, they’d be a great place to start.

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