Lost World Adventures vs Trova Trip - 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
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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
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Recommends
  • 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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Recommends
  • 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)
Tours 55 Trips 2 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 444 $ 110
Operator Type Custom/Private Tour Operator None
Size Global Operator Local Specialist
Trip Types
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Small Ship & Expedition Cruises
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • 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 N/A
    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 Trova Trip

        Their tagline “20 travelers, 10 days” speaks to the basic premise of their tour approach. Their tours are never more than 20 travelers, and each day is packed with activities, optional excursions, and local experiences.

        What Makes Them Stand Out?

        With a youthful persona, the perception is one of trying to make group travel “cool” again, or at least make this style of travel accessible to young professionals. This means a focus on what young travelers value, while maintaining an integrity and aspect of comfortability.

        Trips focus on staying authentic and local, offer customizable experiences, and the promise of meeting people with similar interests. That said this is not a “budget hostel” youth travel experience.

        They recognize that their traveler may have “been there done that” when it comes to backpacking through Europe. Accommodations reflect comfortability as well as affordability.

        Who Travels With Them?

        Their tour are specifically designed and geared toward “young professionals”. Travelers in the 18 - 39 range will definitely enjoy traveling with them. You can search for itineraries based on 4 basic traveler types: “Partier”, “Relaxer”, “Sightseer”, or “Hiker”. This helps them match you with fellow travelers with similar temperaments. Tours are very open to solo or single travelers.

        Where Do They Operate?

        They currently provide different guided tour experiences in Italy and Portugal. Trips are headed by an Ambassador who will lead you through the itinerary, and optional activities are available throughout the 10 days, for an additional cost.

        Why Travel With Them?

        If you are a young professional seeking a tailored trip where you can meet other like minded travelers, but you hate the travel planning process, this is a great company to consider. Their destinations are quite limited, but they are dedicated to making sure all the details and logistics are taken care of.

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