Lost World Adventures vs Direct Traveller - 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 — 4.7
Guide — 4.7
Activities — 4.7
Lodging — 4.7
Transportation — 4.7
Meals — 4.7
Recent Reviews

Their service was outstanding.

5.0 July 2017
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
"This Peru travel agency planned and booked a custom trip for me and my wife to Peru in October 2015. The trip included a short stay in Lima, and almost a week in the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Cusco. Their service was outstanding. The planning for the trip was perfect, and we relied entirely on them as we had not been to Peru before. They also went beyond the call of duty by getting a reservation at a good hotel in Lima even though there was a huge convention of the world bank in town at the time. They persisted until they found a cancellation. they even booked two good restaurants for us in Lima. The guides they provided were also excellent, including one who was truly outstanding.

I never would have located this company except through Zicasso. Two years ago we made a trip to Brazil and we looked and looked for a travel agency of this kind and never did find one. I would highly recommend using Zicasso to find the appropriate agency if you are traveling somewhere that you have not previously been to, or if you do not have an agency you are satisfied with."
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Our trip to Peru was planned perfectly, thanks to our travel agent! 

5.0 July 2017
K
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Our trip to Peru was planned perfectly, thanks to our travel agent! He was quick to respond to all of my needs & was very flexible. The hotels and the guides he arranged were great! We couldn't have asked for or imagined a better experience in this magical country!
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Our travel designers did a fantastic job keeping our herd together and entertained - all of the accommodations were excellent, guides were great, tours were interesting.

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
Hiking the Inca Trail (and learning that it is "an" Inca Trail, not "the" Inca Trail)

Amazing, travelling arrangements spectacular

5.0 August 2017
J
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Customer service amazing, traveling arrangements spectacular, holiday rep the best ever. Stayed at Altankya resort kyrenia north Cyprus. Would highly recommend Direct Traveler to everyone and I have

Tour Direct Traveller Company Reviews

Katarina Lines. They were great.

5.0 May 2017
P
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Our Croatian cruise was actually provided by a 3rd party - Katarina Lines. They were great.

Direct Traveller, despite the name, seemed to want to have very little to do with the holiday besides collecting our money.

The UK DT rep wasn’t able to advise on how to get from Uk to the departure point - mentioned some airports that we could try, but had no idea of how then to connect to the port. Suggested a TAXI(!) for a considerable length of journey - would have cost a fortune! That's just plain lazy thinking, and not what I thought the role of an agent was. Surely, as an agent, they'd be up on which airports were served from where, and how to then make the onward journey to Opatija? Was I the first person ever to ask?

We did the legwork ourselves and found a bus from Trieste. Once we’d paid, I had no answer to an email enquiry about the facilities on board - I had to ask as a pdf that was sent out was unreadable on an iPad.

I’d have no hesitation in booking the cruise again, only next time directly with the company that provided it. We’d thought mistakenly, given the name, that Direct Traveller would be able to advise and inform us about our choices like … well … like a travel agent.
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Tour Direct Traveller Company Reviews

Outstanding from the outset

5.0 December 2016
G
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Top rated for our Kalkan holiday in Turkey. Booked a week in Kalkan and a week on a gulet, they were outstanding from the outset. A top travel company to deal with

Tour Direct Traveller Company Reviews

Tours 55 Trips 19 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 444 $ 152
Operator Type Custom/Private Tour Operator Group Tour Operator
Size Global Operator Global Operator
Trip Types
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Small Ship & Expedition Cruises
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Small Ship & Expedition Cruises
  • Custom Itineraries
Service Level Luxury N/A
Regions
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Africa
  • Antarctica & the Arctic
  • Asia
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Europe
Known For
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Luxury
  • Sailing
Headquarters Decatur, Georgia Croydon, England, United Kingdom
Year Established 1987 2003
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 Them Stand Out?

      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 Travels With Them?

      They accommodate anyone from honeymooners to large groups. Trips are generally in middle price range - you won’t find tremendously budget items here, but they do their best to craft a trip based on all factors, price included.

      Where Do They Operate?

      They 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.

      Why Travel With Them?

      For the variety of trip type and theme you can choose from. They have food and wine tours, adventure tours, 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 Direct Traveller

      With 13 years of experience, Direct Traveller is one of the leading specialist independent tour operators in the UK. They have unparalleled excellent customer service and are committed to developing the best products for all travelers.

      What Makes Them Stand Out?

      Direct Traveller is a distinguished company, receiving many honorable awards within the UK community for their rapid growth, interactive iPhone app and overall excellence. As one of the fastest growing companies in the UK, Direct Traveller sets the standard for innovation and quality.

      They also recognize the importance of having local staff at all of their destinations, with firsthand experience that far outweighs any standard guidebooks. Direct Traveller is not only interested in selling a destination, but also in helping to boost the eco-tourism and overall global awareness of the local community.

      Who Travels With Them?

      All types of holidaymakers including solo travelers, couples, and groups.

      Where Do They Operate?

      North Cyprus to Turkey, Cuba, Sri Lanka, Croatia, Malta, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Greece, Portugal and more

      Why Travel With Them?

      If you’re looking to plan a holiday with a personal touch, look no further than Direct Traveller. They are committed to helping you create quality holiday arrangements by focusing on the finer details of your trip! This attention to personal details is the ethos of their service culture at Direct Traveller.


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