Lost World Adventures vs Viland - 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 — 4.8
Activities — 4.8
Lodging — 4.5
Transportation — 4.8
Meals — 4.8
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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  • 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)

The Most Amazing and Exciting 14-Day Vietnam Tour!!!

5.0 February 2018
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I cannot recommend Viland travel enough. I just got back from the most amazing 14 days of my life seeing all of the beautiful and cultural highlights of Vietnam. We adventured through Ho Chi Minh City, the Mekong Delta, Mui Ne, Hanoi, Halong Bay, Sapa. The itinerary provides a perfect mix of experiencing the Northern and the Southern flavors of Vietnam. This company draws a fun bunch. Our group was very fun and we all became a family.

The true all-stars are the hospitable and fun team members! Dan, the Viland operator, was more than accommodating. He has lived in Vietnam for almost 10 years and is very knowledgable about Vietnam. You know you are getting the best that Vietnam has to offer combined with his knowledge and his powerhouse team of local guides. He was responsive and organized every detail flawlessly. One of my favorite highlights was the Oasis Bay Party Cruise in epic Ha Long Bay. What a beautiful sight! Our guide Peter was the most friendly and energetic tour guide. He made sure that everyone was having a fun time and gave us tons of history and a local knowledge. The parties were too much fun with dancing, kayaking, volleyball, and a massive hot tub jacuzzi on board! Another honorable mention is Mae, our lovely and charming tour guide in the northern lush province of Sapa. We went on a wonderful trek throughout the rice patties and the meandering rivers. She was very insightful about the local life in Sapa and the dozens of minority tribes that live in the local area. It was one of the most rewarding cultural experiences I have ever had.

You cannot go wrong with Viland Travel Tours. Do yourself a favor, look no further, and join the Viland Fam. Thank you again Viland team for the experience of a lifetime!
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Tour Viland Travel Reviews

Excellent service from Sarah from Viland Travel

5.0 February 2018
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  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 2.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0
  • Value 5.0
My friend and I have been on two treks with Viland Travel.
Sarah is our agent-there is no-one better than her. She is thoughtful, caring, careful to give the best of her services, always trying to please and to make sure that our trips are satisfying and enjoyable. We traveled in the North of Vietnam and in the North of Laos. Sarah is open to changes at any stage of our treks, always changing our plans if we are not happy with them.
We paid before our trips and yet, there was no problem with changes during our trips. Sarah is fair and will refund money if needs be.
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Tour Viland Travel Reviews

Great guides, amazing locations, highly recommended!!!

5.0 February 2018
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I recently did the 8 day tour with Viland in Vietnam. I wanted to get the most out of my short visit and I truly felt like I got to see all aspects of Vietnam in such a short period of time. Seeing Halong Bay and SaPa Valley in the north and then traveling down to the south for Ho Chi Minh and Mekong allows you to see the diversity between the northern and southern cultures. From the locals personalities to the cuisine there is so much to learn about the two. Our local guides helped us with any questions and threw in interesting bits of information that I feel like i wouldn’t have learned if they were not there. It also helped because they translated anything we needed from food to bargaining in local shops! They were very open to questions and our tour operated Dan was amazing with all requests. Dan definitely made coming to a completely new part of the world easier for me since he handled all logistics of the tour and has a wealth of knowledge after living there for so many years. This took a lot of weight off of my shoulders as this culture was so new to me! The highlights of my trip were definitely Halong Bay and SaPa valley. The Ha Long bay boat was amazing and very comfortable. The activities were a blast and I got to meet so many great people. Having cocktails on the top deck as you sail through the limestone mountains is a surreal experience that I don’t think I will find anywhere else. The SaPa valley opened my eyes to the Vietnamese culture and was the most authentic part of the tour. I personally feel like I learned so much about myself as I hiked through the valley and got a peek at the village life. Overall this tour was just what I needed on my short trip. In such a short amount of time I truly felt like I experienced the most of Vietnam. I look forward to the next time I come back and hope to do another tour with Viland! 10/10 recommend!
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Tour Viland Travel Reviews

Tours 55 Trips 5 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 444 $ 83
Operator Type Custom/Private Tour Operator Custom/Private Tour Operator
Size Global Operator Local Specialist
Trip Types
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Small Ship & Expedition Cruises
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • River Cruises
  • Custom Itineraries
Service Level Luxury N/A
Regions
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Africa
  • Antarctica & the Arctic
  • Asia
Known For
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Luxury
  • 50+
  • 18 - 35
  • Solo & Singles Travel
  • Eco Travel
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Adventure
  • Luxury
  • Budget
  • Train & Rail
Headquarters Decatur, Georgia Hanoi, Vietnam
Year Established 1987 2010
Solo Friendly N/A Good for singles
Tour Languages N/A English
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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 Viland

      They design custom trips and small group tours in Vietnam and Indochina.

      What Makes Them Stand Out?

      Based in Vietnam, they have a distinct destination focus, offering many different kinds of tours within Vietnam and, to a lesser extent, wider Indochina. You’ll know you’re getting a high calibur of local knowledge and a customizable experience.

      Who Travels With Them?

      Many different kinds of traveler can find something of interest with Viland Travel, provided they are looking for an immersive and well crafted Vietnam or Indochina tour. They have everything from luxurious honeymoon tours to backpacking trips, hard adventure tours to family beach holidays.

      Where Do They Operate?

      They are a local, Vietnam based agency and proudly offer many different experiences within their home country. Other trips are available in Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia.

      Why Travel With Them?

      If you are seeking a highly specialized and knowledgeable guided or custom experience in Vietnam, Viland would be the perfect company to consider. They can help you design the perfect trip to your preferences, from hardcore adventure to luxury. Viland is perfect for special interest travel - so be sure to let them know what kinds of activities you’re interested in and they will be able to help you with an unforgettable Indochina travel experience.

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