Global Volunteers vs Lost World Adventures - Tour Companies Compared

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

GV makes it possible for anyone to be involve in a community.

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
GV has a fantastic service philosophy: do what you are asked to do, in the way you are asked to do it because this is the host community's project, not GV's. You are able to make a difference in even a short amount of time because you continue the work of those before you and your work is continued when you move on. Yet each volunteer earns her/his own special place in the hearts of those they work with because of the unique time you spend together.
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Tour Global Volunteers Company Reviews

A wonder life experience, one has got to feel!

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
Amazing life experience..., have kept in touch with many of the students I have met and, enjoyed the cultural interaction and their warm hospitality. Genuinely appreciate what Global Volunteers does. I'm committed to returning to Crete and participate in other countries programs as well. Few experiences compare to how GV makes it possible of opening your heart to a child and seeing them respond.
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Tour Global Volunteers Company Reviews

An awesome experience!

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
Thank you for an awesome experience in Peru just a year ago. Will do another country soon!

Tour Global Volunteers Company Reviews

Patagonia Trip

5.0 April 2019
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Overall we had a terrific experience. With the exception of El Calafate, the accommodations were all exceptional. The 5 day cruise from Porto Arenas to Ushuaia, although expensive, was worth it. Exceptional weather for end of March also helped. Highlights were Bariloche, Puerto Natalas and Torres del Paine (Chile postcard peaks), and Glacier Alley on the cruise. Ushuaia showed what 50 mph winds look like but the perpetual rainbow made it a great final stop. Working with Lost World was a pleasure. They were very responsive and followed up on everything including the days of arrival and departure in every city.
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Tour Lost World Adventures Company Reviews

Super fun!

5.0 February 2019
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Super fun! First time here with our 1 year old son and he enjoyed it and it even made us feel like kids again since we were able to join him in the play area! Food was ok for the price. Surprised that the pizza tasted better than some cheap pizza shops. But overall we would definitely make the trip back to this place.
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Tour Lost World Adventures Company Reviews

Amazing place for both kids and adults alike

5.0 February 2019
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Amazing place for both kids and adults alike. So many things to do. Can keep the kids boys for hours. They did an amazing job with the detail work.

Tour Lost World Adventures Company Reviews

Tours 1 Trip 55 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 385 $ 444
Operator Type None Custom/Private Tour Operator
Size None Global Operator
Trip Types
    • Private Guided Trips
    • Small Ship & Expedition Cruises
    • Custom Itineraries
    Service Level N/A Luxury
    Regions
      • North America
      • Central America & Caribbean
      • South America
      • Africa
      • Antarctica & the Arctic
      Known For
        • Trekking & Camping
        • Luxury
        Headquarters St. Paul, MN, USA Decatur, Georgia
        Year Established 1984 1987
        Solo Friendly N/A N/A
        Tour Languages N/A N/A
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            About Global Volunteers

            Global Volunteers is a non-profit program that aims to serve communities worldwide, with volunteers usually averaging about three volunteer trips over their lifetimes.

            About half of team members are under age 55, and half are over 55, with the fastest growing population under the age of 20. An increasing number of families and various intergenerational pairings are starting to exlore volunteer opportunities together. "Baby Boomers" have helped the company pioneer service programs worldwide for nearly three decades.

            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.

            Machu Picchu

            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.

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