Lost World Adventures vs The Relaxed Explorer - 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

Their service was outstanding.

5.0 July 2017
C
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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
P
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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)

Castles, kilts and whisky - oh my!

5.0 January 2018
S
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
My trip to Scotland was amazing! There was something for everyone to enjoy. From the beautiful landscapes, sheep everywhere, botanical gardens, Queen's yacht & palaces, to beautiful old world cities and castles. We also toured a whisky distillery and St. Andrews golf museum, even a cruise on Loch Ness! The Scottish food and drink was delicious. I especially enjoyed exploring the old city of Edinburgh with its architecture and history, as well as the castles. Our tour supervisors were organized, knowledgable, friendly and helpful. They even made our longer travel days more enjoyable with games and fun facts. We had great guides and our driver for the week was fantastic. I am definitely going to continue to use them for my travel needs. I highly recommend this trip to everyone!
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The tour was a wonderful experience

5.0 December 2017
WT
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
The tour company really takes the time to find find great locations and provide time to relax.

Great Tour

5.0 December 2017
IT
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Loved all of the locations. Small group and personalized attention.
Tours 55 Trips 3 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 444 $ 555
Operator Type Custom/Private Tour Operator Group Tour Operator
Size Global Operator Regional Expert
Trip Types
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Small Ship & Expedition Cruises
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Custom Itineraries
Service Level Luxury Luxury
Regions
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Africa
  • Antarctica & the Arctic
  • North America
  • Europe
Known For
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Luxury
  • 50+
  • Solo & Singles Travel
  • Luxury
Headquarters Decatur, Georgia Pittsburgh, PA
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 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 The Relaxed Explorer

      They specialize in designing budget conscious tours and cruises for handicapped travelers, with a focus in Europe and the UK.

      What Makes Them Stand Out?

      Started as a passion project when the founders realized very few affordable resources existed for planning travel for handicapped individuals. All destinations, hotels, and planned activities are heavily researched and vetted to ensure they meet the required standards for accommodating travelers with handicaps, including wheelchairs. Small group tours are their focus, however if this isn’t for you they also provide the resources for booking independent travel.

      Who Travels With Them?

      Their tours are specifically designed for travelers who need special assistance, are handicapped, or have limited mobility. Groups are kept small, between 8-15 people, allowing for individualized attention. Tours are also affordable, opening up travel experiences to more budget minded groups.

      Where Do They Operate?

      Currently tours and cruises with The Relaxed Explorer are centered around Europe. Scandinavia, the UK, Central Europe, and the Mediterranean specifically.

      Why Travel With Them?

      If you or a family member is handicapped and you have been frustrated in the past with travel planning, The Relaxed Explorer will help alleviate the stress of piecing together a trip. You’ll have the comfort of knowing each destination and hotel is carefully selected specifically for travelers with physical disabilities. All the exhaustive research is already done, and you can be free to enjoy the travel experience.

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