Grand American Adventures vs Epic Adventures - Tour Companies Compared

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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 4.5
Value — 4.4
Guide — 4.4
Activities — 4.4
Lodging — 4.4
Transportation — 4.4
Meals — 4.4
Overall — 4.5
Value — 4.5
Guide — 3.5
Activities — 5.0
Lodging — 3.5
Transportation — 4.0
Meals — 4.0
Recent Reviews

The most unaccommodating and inflexible tour company I have ever used

1.0 October 2017
K
Does Not Recommend
  • Value 1.0
  • Guide 1.0
  • Activities 1.0
  • Lodging 1.0
  • Transportation 1.0
  • Meals 1.0
I had an accident on Tuesday and had complete extensive tear of meniscus that will require surgery. Emailed Grand American Adventures to ask for a transfer of my spot on the Grand Canyon and Zion walking trip in November 2017 to April 2018. All I got was “100% no refund. Hope you get a speedy recovery” in every email response I got. I wasn’t even asking for a refund, just company credit for a later trip.
I chose to pay $2,700 for an 11 day walking tour with them because they are a British company and I had faith in the way the Brits run things. Turned out the “cannot cannot” attitude and lack of flexibility the way things are done is rampant in Blighty. I would never recommend this company to anyone no matter how amazing their trips might sound. There are hundreds other American companies that cost much less and are willing to transfer clients’ spots for medical reasons on credit. #donotjoin #grandamericanadventures
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Tour Grand American Adventures Company Reviews

Excellent trip!

4.0 January 2017
CB
Recommends
  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0
White Water Rafting Grand Canyon - 8 day trip. An excellent trip even if you have never been camping before. Each day creates a new enjoyment as the Camaraderie and Experience evolves day by day. If you can travel in large group then great but if not single traveling is fine, I was a single traveller myself.
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Tour Grand American Adventures Company Reviews

Utterly Amazing trip!

5.0 January 2017
W
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Not long back from our hiking tour of Northwestern Parks tour. Started in Seattle and ended in San Francisco. Took in Mt Rainier, Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Jackson, Ruby Mountains, Lake Tahoe and Yosemite to name but a few. What an amazing trip. Fantastic tour guides too, thanks to Mike and Seth, who made the trip even more enjoyable (if that was possible). Great fun getting back to living under canvas and mucking in with all the chores. Met some great people too. Highly recommend this tour. It builds to one of the greatest experiences you could wish for - and that is the utterly amazing Yosemite NP. It should be made Federal Law in the USA to make it compulsory for everyone to visit this awe inspiring place before they die. We have never experienced anything like it before. Thank you to all for making our inaugural trip to the USA such a wonderful experience.
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Tour Grand American Adventures Company Reviews

Worth it

4.0 June 2018
B
Recommends
  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 3.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 3.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0
This trek is definitely worth it. It might take a week to trek from start to finish but it is worth every step. The day we got to the base camp was very difficult but only because it started the hail, then snow in the last couple hours of trekking. Apart from that the trek was amazing. The views were amazing and I got to see thing i never would have at home.
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Great Trip, Great Service, Absolutely Amazing Views

5.0 June 2018
t
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0
We chose Annapurna Base Camp because the trek has a lower risk of altitude sickness that Everest Base Camp.
The trek was still quite challenging with many mountains to climb over (the guide called them hills ha ha) before we eventually started to follow the valley line up the mountains towards Base Camp. The accommodation was pretty basic (tea houses) in each village we stopped and the temperature kept getting lower the more we climbed. But once we got to base camp the view was amazing and we were so glad that we decided to do this trip. It was pretty hard, but the memories of being surrounded by some of the tallest mountains in the world was worth all the effort.
I would recommend that trip to anybody with a moderate level of fitness
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Tours 1 Trip 7 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 317 $ 75
Operator Type Group Tour Operator Group Tour Operator
Size Global Operator Regional Expert
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Small Ship & Expedition Cruises
  • Group Tours
Service Level Budget Standard
Regions
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Asia
Known For
  • Solo & Singles Travel
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Adventure
  • Eco Travel
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Adventure
Headquarters London, United Kingdom Kathmandu, Nepal
Year Established N/A 2014
Solo Friendly N/A N/A
Tour Languages N/A N/A
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      About Grand American Adventures

      Grand America Adventures is the sister company to Trek America, founded in 1972. With trips of all styles, all incorporating an element of active adventure, Grand American Adventures is one of the most comprehensive ways to travel the Americas.

      What Makes Them Stand Out?

      Offering the widest range of small group tours in North, Central, and South America, Grand American Adventures is a leader in active adventure tourism. What makes them stand out is their attention to providing travelers with a, not purely adventure activity focused. They are all about presenting travelers with a well rounded experience, so your trip will be not just about adventure activities, but also the history, culture, and lifestyle of your destination.

      Who Travels With Them?

      Active travelers who are interested in having an adventurous journey but also want to experience the culture of their destination. Their several trip types are geared towards adults between the ages of 25 to 55. Families with children 8 and up are welcome and older travelers are welcome if they are physically fit. Many trips have a camping component so be prepared for that!

      Where Do They Operate?

      Grand American Adventures focuses on the Americas, operating tours throughout North, Central, and South America.  

      Why Travel With Them?

      With a maximum group size of 13 people on most of their tours, a guarantee of no single supplements, and highly trained, engaging tour leaders this is the perfect choice for travelers seeking an all encompassing journey. They have over 60 carefully crafted itineraries, allowing you to find the perfect tour for your interests and desired activity level. Their tours aim to encompass everything that makes your destination special from visiting the  most exciting sights and highlights, to off-the-beaten-path locations.

      About Epic Adventures

      Epic Adventures offers in depth Nepal tours, as well as tours that feature Bhutan, Tibet, and India.

      What Makes Them Stand Out?

      They provide a way for you to experience rural and remote Himalayan life, from a local perspective. Their main focus is on hiking tours, where you’ll meet local communities and learn about the mountain cultures. They have an experienced and international team, dedicated to ensuring the safety and enjoyment of all their travelers.

      Who Travels With Them?

      Their tours are open to all ages, but travelers should be in good physical shape. Their treks and peak climbs are offered in a variety of durations and are all led by extremely experienced guides. Trekking in these environments requires a certain amount of endurance and skill, so travelers should know very clearly the level of the trek or peak climb they choose.

      Where Do They Operate?

      They are very specially focused in Nepal, with tours also offered in Bhutan, Tibet, and India. Multiple treks and peak climbs are available.

      Why Travel With Them?

      If you are looking for a lot of variety to choose from for your next Nepal trek, they certainly would be a good place to start. This kind of travel depends on a company that puts safety and guide knowledge first, and Epic Adventures takes this aspect very seriously. They also take care to ensure that all their tours fulfill the commandments of sustainable and responsible travel. Especially important for the area of the world they specialize in.

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