Lost World Adventures vs Mala Tours & Travel - 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 — 0
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Guide — 0.0
Activities — 0.0
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Recent Reviews

Super fun!

5.0 February 2019
a
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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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Amazing place for both kids and adults alike

5.0 February 2019
C
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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.

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THANK YOU!!!

5.0 September 2018
AM
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  • 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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Life Changing trip with Mala Tours

5.0 February 2018
S
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I thought I had been everywhere. But then I joined Mala and his crew of professionals - and I have returned a new person. This trip was so well orchestrated, accommodations, game drives, cultural immersion were just mind-blowing. I had my fears prior to going to Africa, but Mala assured me, and YES - we were VERY WELL protected. The people of Tanzania that we met - deep, caring souls - some of the villages and schools and people were primitive - a world away from what we are used to in America. The Big 5 - oh, yes, we saw them ! I also found out that I am a bird lover! The species of birds that Mala pointed out to us are exceptionally beautiful - and unlike any birds we have in America. Mala assisted me with my camera- and I have some of the best shots that I will always treasure. Personalized and genuine is how I would best describe the trip - Ripped suitcase ? No problem, Mala had it mended. Forgot your adapter - No problem, Mala went out and got us one. In closing, all I can say is open your mind, have no fears -and experience Tanzania with a professional, articulate, knowledgeable, kind and caring naturalist – Mala Tours.
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a memorable safari

5.0 January 2018
J
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Before we even arrived in Arusha, all of us (and there were 17!) had complete itineraries, lists of what to bring and what to expect, health information, etc. We had e-mail contact with James and he answered our myriad questions, planned special events, reassured and problem solved until we knew that all we had to do was show up and we would be well taken care of. And he MORE than delivered! Incredible attention to detail, a seemingly bottomless knowledge of the natural aspects of Tanzania, Tanzanian culture, and travel. In addition, his team was also supportive and knowledgeable...little tidbits about wildlife and culture rolling off their tongues as they drove us to the best places to view wildlife and get the most amazing photos. But is was more than about wildlife...it was about being in Tanzania...having different experiences in where we stayed, visiting a village and a school, meeting natives and sharing stories, sitting together to reflect and ask questions. James gave us as first talk about patience, flexibility and optimism...and we held to those principles for the entire adventure. There were surprises and unanticipated situations that were handled with grace; a truly unflappable tour guide who truly wanted his clients to have the very best possible experience...and we surely did. He will custom design your adventure and make suggestions based on his vast experience and he will personally attend to every detail so you are comfortable and extremely well taken care of. You couldn't ask for better...I would do this again with this team if I could. Janet
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it's a complete picture, not just Animal Planet

5.0 January 2018
F
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I'm the host of a future TV show called "The Unseen Africa." Although a Tanzanian safari is hardly the "unseen" part of Africa, I depended on James Adventure Africa (Africa.net) to show me some unseen sides of Tanzanian safaris. In 10 days, James guided me and my film crew to several national parks and spotted animals that I had no hope of spotting. His eagle eye and instincts truly prove his 20 years of safari experience. I also interviewed him several times for the show and will be posting some of them on YouTube soon. One way that James departs from the normal safari is that he doesn't just focus on animals. He also takes you into towns and villages, to see how people live and you have a chance to talk with real, everyday Tanzanians. So it's a complete picture, not just Animal Planet. James is more punctual and dependable than a Swiss train. He's utterly professional, polite, and funny. His knowledge is top class. His entire team is first rate.
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Tours 55 Trips 0 Trip
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 444 $ 0
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
  • Private Guided Trips
Service Level Luxury N/A
Regions
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Africa
  • Antarctica & the Arctic
  • Africa
Known For
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Luxury
  • Safari
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Adventure
Headquarters Decatur, Georgia Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Year Established 1987 2002
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.

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