Adventure Tours Australia vs Ideal Travel Asia - Tour Companies Compared

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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 5
Value — 4.7
Guide — 4.7
Activities — 4.7
Lodging — 4.7
Transportation — 4.7
Meals — 4.7
Overall — 5
Value — 5.0
Guide — 5.0
Activities — 5.0
Lodging — 5.0
Transportation — 5.0
Meals — 5.0
Recent Reviews

extraordinary experience

5.0 September 2018
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I finished my 22 day tour from Darwin to Perth on the 1st September and I am still re-living every element of this extraordinary experience each day. I want to do it all over again straight away. Dan, our driver, guide and chef was an absolute gem. His energy and enthusiasm was infectious and he gave everyone the confidence to take on the challenging hikes we did throughout the breathtaking gorges and canyons of the Kimberley and Karijini. His support on these hikes was heart warming as it made it possible to do everything on offer.Swimming in the waterholes and showering in waterfalls was an absolute highlight. Dan ensured we made the most of every day doing more than was on the itinerary. Our meals were terrific - healthy, tasty and enjoyed by everyone in our group. I was amazed at the effort Dan made to provide for all of the special dietary needs of passengers. He treated everyone with kindness and patience at all times. This was only my second group tour ever and the first in Australia. I would highly recommend this tour as it is so much easier to sit back and enjoy the journey as well as the spectacular destinations. Not driving, meant I went to places I wouldn't have gone if I was in my own vehicle. The wonderful commentary and story telling adds to the experience. As an older passenger I wasn't interested in being on a tour with only retirees and older people. The mixed age group was an important element of its great success for me. I noticed that other tours, that are much more expensive, went to the same car parks and camping grounds but the passengers were not going as far into the gorges as we did. Often they were just going to lookouts and viewing from above. They may not have slept in swag's some nights but that was their loss too. Nothing like staring into the brilliant night sky. This tour was great value for money. If you're thinking about it just do it - I am sure you will love it.
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Tour Adventure Tours Australia Company Reviews

It was an amazing tour

5.0 August 2018
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Just got back from a tour in the Top End with the legendary Scotty ! Besides being highly knowledgable and passionate about the places we visited, this guy went above and beyond to accomodate everyone's needs. Including mine as a Kosher observant.

I'm really speechless. It was an amazing tour, seeing all the good spots the top end has to offer ! Thank you, thank you, will definitely recommend to a friend.
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5.0 March 2018
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Just got back off the 3 day Rock to Rock tour and the worst bit about this tour is that it ended. I had the best timem my tour leader, B, was fantastic! She was so enthusiastic and happy about everything. Always smiling even at 4.45am. She got us pumped up about every activity and was a wealth of knowledge!
I took this trip as it was my nans dream and sadly she passed. I brought a photo of nan with me to get a photo of her and me at Uluru. I explained this to B and not only did she take a photo but she went above and beyond to make it special with different photo ideas, toasting nan and even pouring her her own drink! She spoke to and about nan as if she were. This trip was truly magical. Everything i could have hoped for and more. Betina is a true asset to your company and i have no doubt that this trip would not have been as good if it wasnt for her!
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Tour Adventure Tours Australia Company Reviews

Tours 25 Trips 6 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 224 $ 108
Operator Type None Mixed Land & Cruise
Size None Regional Expert
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Small Ship & Expedition Cruises
  • River Cruises
  • Custom Itineraries
Service Level N/A Standard
  • Australia & Pacific
  • Asia
Known For
  • 18 - 35
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • 50+
  • 18 - 35
  • Solo & Singles Travel
  • Eco Travel
  • Safari
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Scuba Diving
  • Photography
  • Cycling
  • Adventure
  • Yoga
  • Health & Rejuvenation
  • Luxury
  • Budget
  • Sailing
  • Train & Rail
Headquarters Australia Hanoi City, Vietnam
Year Established 2002 2005
Solo Friendly N/A N/A
Tour Languages N/A English, Spanish
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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 Ideal Travel Asia

    What Makes Ideal Travel Asia Stand Out?

    They are Asia travel experts, specializing in the Southeast Asia region. They provide custom made and private tours for travelers from around the world.  

    Who Will Enjoy Traveling With Ideal Travel Asia?

    Their trips are best suited to travelers who are interested in a well rounded, locally guided, and and locally minded Asia travel experience. Travelers with Ideal Travel Asia are in the middle age range - around 30 - 50. Corporate groups, couples, and families are the most common traveler with Ideal Travel Asia.

    Because trips are custom designed, the level of physical activity is very much up to you. Everything from beach vacations to more active outings are available.

    They are also a proud supporter of LGBT rights and actively promote trips for, and offer travel advice to members of the LGBT community about traveling in Asia.

    Top Destinations

    They are focused on tours throughout the Southeast Asian countries of Vietnam, Laos, Burma, Cambodia, Thailand. Many tours focus on a single country, though they also offer a variety of multi-country trips as well.

    Ideal Travel Asia Travel Style

    There are numerous travel styles available through Ideal Travel Asia. Many are active, but you can also just enjoy a nice relaxing beach stay if that’s what you’re looking for. Accomodations range from 3 star hotels and up.

    Their travel themes include:

    Beach & Cruise - For the perfect beach getaway including honeymoons, rest and relaxation, or even a day trip.

    Activity & Adventure - These trips are great if you’re after something with a bit more oomph. You can find hiking and trekking tours, biking and cycling, and even road trips. Many exciting wildlife ventures are also available.

    Culture Discovery - For those who prefer something in depth and culturally immersive, these tours are for you. They incorporate such activities as food tours and many options to meet locals.

    Luxury & Business - Anything from corporate outings to golf trips can be arranged in this category

    Why Choose a Tour With Ideal Travel Asia?

    They offer a truly local view of Asia, with the ability to fully customize your itinerary. Their pricing is competitive, and they try to work within whatever budget constraints you might have.

    Ideal Travel Asia is also committed to responsible and sustainable travel and making the lowest impact on the environment as possible.

    They are known for excellent customer service, striving to provide a strong attention to detail and be accommodating and available throughout your travel planning experience, as well as on the ground during your trip.

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