Want Expeditions 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

A very well planned trip

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
I did a trip to the Pantanal with WANT a couple of years ago. Photography is my passion, and especially wildlife photography. This was not my first trip to the wilds of South America and so I had a good idea of what to expect, and what you might just hope for. I also know that the guide is critical to both, especially the "hope for" category.
Jessica was our guide and what a blessing. I'm not sure if others on the trip truly understood how much difference she made. She knew the critical factors for seeing animals, but also the tricks to positioning for good photography. She knew when to wait and be patient for something, and when waiting would be a waste of time. The whole trip was well organized to the extent that it seemed seamless and easy, which there is no doubt that it was not, except as a result of the planning.
Here's a final point: in the time we trekked for Jaguars, we saw at least a dozen and had hours of amazing photographic opportunities. At the same time, in the same place, over the same period, a BBC film crew was there looking for Jaguar footage and got none.
5 stars!
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Tour Want Expeditions Company Reviews

Both the trips were first rate trips, I highly recommend them!

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
I've been on two trips, one to the Galapagos and one to Botswana. Both trips were first rate. Jessica is organised, knowledgeable, looks after everyone, and great fun to boot. The standard of guests is very high. Both trips were full of friendly, enthusiastic, and thoughtful people. What particularly set WANT apart from most other trips I have taken is the extra effort they go to to take you to more unusual and difficult places. Jessica is passionate about wildlife, nature, and travel and when she takes you to a country, you are left feeling you've squeezed out everything it has to offer. I have many more WANT expeditions on my 'to do' list and hope to work through them all in coming years.
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Tour Want Expeditions Company Reviews

There is not a single trip that WANT offers that I would not like to go on....

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
I have been fortunate to join them on a Galapagos trip and a Midway Atoll trip. Both were superb in all respects. The Midway Atoll trip is mind-blowing on so many levels.: to witness the awesome gathering and breeding rituals of Laysan albatrosses in such close proximity, must be one of nature's most stunning experiences. The historical background of Midway brings home the huge role that this small atoll has played and continues to do. The remoteness, the logistics, the dedicated people there and the way our time was filled with interesting activities, makes this a enormously enjoyable destination. As always, WANT tackles this trip in a totally professional manner.....a wonderful experience!
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Tour Want Expeditions Company 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)
Tours 8 Trips 55 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 670 $ 444
Operator Type Group Tour Operator Custom/Private Tour Operator
Size Global Operator Global Operator
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Small Ship & Expedition Cruises
  • Custom Itineraries
Service Level Luxury Luxury
Regions
  • North America
  • South America
  • Australia & Pacific
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Europe
  • Antarctica & the Arctic
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Africa
  • Antarctica & the Arctic
Known For
  • Safari
  • Photography
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Luxury
Headquarters Traverse City, Michigan, US Decatur, Georgia
Year Established 2010 1987
Solo Friendly N/A N/A
Tour Languages N/A
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      About Want Expeditions
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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.

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