Lost World Adventures vs Buonjourney Italy - Tour Companies Compared

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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 5
Value — 4.9
Guide — 4.9
Activities — 4.9
Lodging — 4.9
Transportation — 4.9
Meals — 4.9
Overall — 5
Value — 5.0
Guide — 5.0
Activities — 5.0
Lodging — 5.0
Transportation — 5.0
Meals — 5.0
Recent Reviews

THANK YOU!!!

5.0 September 2018
AM
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We were extremely happy with how each and every minor/major logistics were taken care of during our entire trip to Peru. Starting from the planning phase, Andrew and Garvey of Lost World were with us revising the itinerary multiple times until it met with our comfort level. This was our very first time of hiring a professional travel agency for organizing our vacation at the international location, so you can imagine the degree of anxiety we had about our trip at the beginning. Andrew kept assuring us that you will know as soon as you reach there that you are in good hands. That turned out to be true word-by-word. At every airport we were met with someone who was assigned to take us to the hotels, and each time the individual left only after making sure that we were all set. Throughout our trip we always find the people attending us (the guides, transfer and drivers) very prompt, professional and courteous. One problem we experienced though that many a times the individuals assigned to us were not very proficient in English. This was quite limiting but nevertheless was countered with the help of google translator and very enthusiastic personnel who were genuinely eager to help. The guides (Natalie in Sacred valley and Cusco; Sergio at the Matchu Pitchu) who went with us to various excursion tours were knowledgeable, entertaining and very very friendly. The cars were in really great conditions, roomy and very clean - in fact one of the drivers used to keep the black synthetic floors spotless by wiping our dusty footprints every single time we stepped out. The location of each hotel was prime, which was truly important for us particularly when we were on tight schedule and has no clue about the orientation of touristy hot spots and down town plazas. Perhaps this is unique to the south american setting, but we struggled a little with the 'Vouchers' - something that you paid for that does not go in to the system automatically when you check-in at the hotels. However, our escorts/hotel front desk people were very much aware of it and they helped us almost all of those time. All of the city tour tickets were booked and given to us as soon as we landed in Peru. I want to mention that we were moved by Carlos, our transfer guy in Cusco, who went over on each single thing included in our itinerary while we were driving from the airport to the hotel on our first day. He did that so sincerely while also telling us about the people/history and geography of Peru. I also remember, he wanted to accompany us up to the Vistadome train, but was stopped at the gate (and desperately argued with them to let him do that). Our food restrictions were varied -from nothing to vegan- it was addressed meticulously at the lodge in Amazon Forests, without us reminding them about it. Other places already had appropriate options in their menus. Our itinerary was not overwhelmingly busy - it had some leisure times and times for shopping or just walking around on our own carefully planted, which we liked the most. At one point, we needed to cancel one of the excursion while there at Matchu Pitchu pretty late in the night (due to some health issues; we were supposed to be at the bus stop terribly early AM), we reached out to the emergency contact number of Lost World and they promptly and rapidly helped us with it. We can go on and on to tell you how much we enjoyed the excellent services provided by Lost World - it only enhanced our appreciation of Peru in its entirety.
Thank you so much, we appreciate all your help and look forward to go on to the next vacation with you.
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Tour Lost World Adventures Company Reviews

Everything was great, except the checkin.

4.0 September 2018
DB
Recommends
  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0
I really liked Everything Mr. Andrew did for me and my wife. The Tierra Atacama was wonderful, the tours and guides were perfect. Special attention to two guides, Felipe and Carolina, they were perfect end different from the others. I had a Very bad experience with the flight from Calama do Santiago, it really bored me. I Know it probably were caused by Latam, but that was the worst part of my trip.
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Tour Lost World Adventures Company Reviews

Great service!

5.0 September 2018
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Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I was introduced to Lost World Adventures via Responsible Travel and had no prior experience of this company. I liaised with Andrew Gilchrist via email, going through various iterations of my proposed itinerary, combining his advice and my requirements. He was very helpful and responsive. I checked with other suppliers as well and the price quoted was competitive. I chose Lost World because Andrew tried to give me the best combination of price and itinerary.

After I paid the initial deposit there was a little delay in making the bookings, but Andrew stayed in contact throughout. I also made a late change to one of our hotels and this was accommodated. The service throughout the holiday was fantastic with no issues at all. Andrew stayed in contact even once we were on holiday just to check that everything was going to plan.

I would highly recommend this company and will definitely be contacting them if i travel to Brazil again.
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Tour Lost World Adventures Company Reviews

We highly recommend this experience for anyone who enjoys food, wine, art and history.

5.0 February 2018
C
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We enjoyed learning about cheese, wine, olive oil and other traditional foods of Italy's Emilia-Romagna region. We especially loved making pasta by hand, guided by award-winning professionals, all the while surrounded by Roman and Renaissance culture and the most spectacular scenery imaginable. It is an opportunity for those who cherish authenticity. We highly recommend this experience for anyone who enjoys food, wine, art and history.
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Tour Buonjourney Italy Company Reviews

We would highly recommend Buonjourney Italy if you want to see the best that Italy has to offer.

5.0 February 2018
D
Does Not Recommend
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
This past October we had the pleasure of seeing the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy and all it has to offer. Historic sites, Castles, small intimate villages, religious sites, vineyards and a class to learn how to cook authentic pasta were just some of the highlights of a tour that will never be forgotten. Beyond that we made life long friends with Ramona and her merry band of tour guides who made our days fun, educational and of course tasty! We loved this region for an authentic Italian experience with the addition of getting a sense of the pride of the people and local flavors. We will return for sure. We would highly recommend Buonjourney Italy if you want to see the best that Italy has to offer.
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Tour Buonjourney Italy Company Reviews

The guides were knowledgeable, professional and personable.

5.0 February 2018
M
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I returned home from Italy nearly a month ago yet find myself continually drifting back to my experiences there. A few friends and I travelled to the Emilia-Romagna region to participate in an event and found ourselves with a few free days to explore before returning home.

With limited knowledge as to the region, we turned to our host for a recommendation and were introduced to Ramona and her team at Buonjourney Italy. Originally communicating through e-mail, Ramona crafted together an itinerary for our approval. Her attention to detail, concern for our preferences and variety of activities presented immediately convinced us to place ourselves in her capable hands.

It was perhaps the best decision of our trip! Ramona and her Team greeted us promptly that first morning and we were treated like Kings from that point forward. The guides were knowledgeable, professional and personable. Our tour traversed sprawling countryside, medieval villages and historic landmarks along the way. Interspersed throughout the days were lunches, dinners and wine and cheese tastings that left our bellies full yet yearning for more.

I cannot thank Ramona and our "friends" at Buonjourney Italy enough for helping to make our experiences in Italy so memorable.
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Tour Buonjourney Italy Company Reviews

Tours 55 Trips 1 Trip
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 444 $ 554
Operator Type Custom/Private Tour Operator Group Tour Operator
Size Global Operator Local Specialist
Trip Types
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Small Ship & Expedition Cruises
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Group Tours
  • Custom Itineraries
Service Level Luxury Standard
Regions
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Africa
  • Antarctica & the Arctic
  • Europe
Known For
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Luxury
    Headquarters Decatur, Georgia Province of Forlì-Cesena, Italy
    Year Established 1987 N/A
    Solo Friendly N/A N/A
    Tour Languages N/A N/A
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        About Lost World Adventures

        Founded in 1987, Lost World Adventures offers private and customized trips to South and Central America and Antarctica.

        What Makes Lost World Adventures Stand Out?

        Lost World Adventures provides luxury trips in South America, for a discerning clientele.

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        Your guide will get to know you before beginning to plan your customized experience. If you want to have a relaxing beach vacation, they can arrange that. Or if you’d rather hike up the adrenaline, they are able to offer that as well.

        Who Will Enjoy Traveling With Lost World Adventures?

        Specializing in South America, Lost World Adventures provides a luxury travel experience in adventures destinations. This can seem like a dichotomy, but is the perfect fit for adventurous travelers who are still looking for a comfortable bed and a cocktail at the end of the day.

        Tours are catered, customized, and private - they can accommodate anyone from honeymooners to large family or friend groups. Lost World Adventures is best suited to those travels seeking a highly customized experience. If you have some pre-set ideas about what you want to see and do, you’ll enjoy working with Lost World Adventures - and you’ll know you’re making the most of the specialized service they offer.

        Trips are generally in middle to high price range - if you are looking for a budget trip, you probably won’t find it here. Tours with Lost World Adventures are best enjoyed by those who don’t mind paying for the finer things in life.

        Top Destinations

        Lost World Adventures are focused in South and Central America, with a variety of trips from beach vacations to Costa Rica, food tours in Argentina, or Machu Picchu adventures. They are also among the few small companies providing cruises to Antarctica.

        Lost World Adventures Travel Style

        Luxury and customized is the name of the game! The travel style and activity level on your trip is largely determined by you, as you discuss with your Lost World travel planner about the kind of trip you’re looking for.

        Why Choose a Tour with Lost World Adventures?

        If you want to feel well taken care of from start to finish, and know that you’ll be staying in luxury accommodations, with the best restaurant recommendations and a private guided view of South America.

        The variety of trip types and themes available make Lost World the perfect choice if you know you want a luxury and high caliber trip but aren’t quite sure yet what you want to see or do. Browse their trips and read itineraries to get a better idea of what you’re looking for.

        From food and wine tours and adventure tours to beach getaways and cruises - all of which are customizable to your likes and dislikes. If you’d prefer not to overly customize, they have pre-set itineraries as well.

        About Buonjourney Italy

        Buonjourney focuses on providing homey, friendly, and enjoyable culinary tours in the region of Romagna, Italy.

        What Makes Them Stand Out?

        Ever heard of Romagna? If not (and most haven’t) Buonjourney aims to change that. This small region in Italy is a haven of history and culinary wonders. You’ll be escorted around by a true local, welcomed like a friend, as they introduce you to the essence of Italian hospitality in Romagna.

        Their emphasis is on Italian food and cooking, and you’ll leave having been immersed in the amazing world of Italy’s regional culinary traditions.

        Who Travels With Them?

        Those travelers who are looking for something a bit different, and are especially interested in learning the ins and outs of Italian regional cuisine will enjoy traveling with Buonjourney.

        This would be an especially attractive Italy tour experience for those visiting Italy for a second or third time. Because while you’ll have an amazing time, you are confined to one region, and a little known one. So you won’t see the major Italian sights everyone knows.

        Groups are a max of 12 allowing for an intimate experience and attentive guides.

        Where Do They Operate?

        They are very specifically focused in a unique little region in the northeast of Italy. You’ll visit local villas, winerys and cellars, local farms, cheese makers, and browse product at markets alongside your hosts neighbors.

        Why Travel With Them?

        If you’ve already “seen and done” the Big Three of Italy, and are now seeking a more homey, localized introduction to the culture, this is the perfect tour company for you. Their tours are culinary focused, so if you’re not into cooking, this might not be the kind local experience you’ll love. However it’s perfect if you enjoy learning and want to get to know the “real” Italy with friendly groups and guides.

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