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Whole Journeys vs Lost World Adventures - Tour Companies Compared

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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 4.5
Value — 4.5
Guide — 4.5
Activities — 4.5
Lodging — 4.5
Transportation — 4.5
Meals — 4.5
Overall — 5
Value — 4.9
Guide — 4.9
Activities — 4.9
Lodging — 4.9
Transportation — 4.9
Meals — 4.9
Recent Reviews


4.0 August 2015
  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0
So enjoying my trip to Provence with WJ. It has far exceeded my expectations. Thanks, Kathy Dragon, for all of the attention to details.........fantastic!!!!

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Unforgettable trip

5.0 December 2016
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Kathy Dragon is a master tour guide and knows how to bring people, food, fun and activities together for an unforgettable trip.

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Their service was outstanding.

5.0 July 2017
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 2 Trips 55 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 495 $ 444
Operator Type None Custom/Private Tour Operator
Size None Global Operator
Trip Types
    • Private Guided Trips
    • Small Ship & Expedition Cruises
    • Custom Itineraries
    Service Level N/A Luxury
      • North America
      • Central America & Caribbean
      • South America
      • Africa
      • Antarctica & the Arctic
      Known For
        • Trekking & Camping
        • Luxury
        Headquarters Boulder, Colorado, USA Decatur, Georgia
        Year Established N/A 1987
        Solo Friendly N/A N/A
        Tour Languages N/A
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            About Whole Journeys

            For the last 30 years, many of us know Whole Foods Market® as a grocery store that sources and sells the highest quality natural and organic products available. John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods, launched Whole Journeys, an experiential travel company, in 2012. Whole Journeys tours are designed to bring travelers closer to the source of the products that is sold in the grocery stores. The travel company is now independently run by Kathy Dragon, a travel industry veteran.

            What Makes Them Stand Out?

            Whole Journeys is unique among guided tour operators in that the they specialize in active adventures for foodies. Think cooking classes in Provence, visiting with locals at an outdoor market in Peru, or walking around an olive farm in Sicily. Most of the company’s trips spend at least 2-3 nights in each location, so the traveler doesn’t feel rushed. Group sizes are 16 people maximum, for a small, intimate vibe. In addition to food-focused tours, Whole Journeys also offers health and wellness trips for those interested in improving their health and vitality.

            Who Travels With Them?

            Similar to Whole Foods Market, Whole Journeys offers premium products, which tend to attract a mix of couples, friends, and some solo travelers. All travelers share a love of food and adventure and yearn to get closer to the artisans and farmers who grow, bake, and create some of the world’s most delicious culinary treats.

            Where Do They Operate?

            Many Whole Journeys trips will take you to Europe, specifically Italy and France. Other more exotic trips exist, like adventures in Peru, India, and China. Most trips are available for private departures at an extra cost. The company uses a mix of boutique hotels and local, authentic guesthouses and homestays.

            Why Travel with Them?

            If you are a foodie at heart and enjoy rolling up your sleeves in the kitchen, then a Whole Journeys trip could be for you. Active travelers who like a mix of adventure and culture may also be a good fit for a Whole Journeys trip.

            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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            • National Geographic, Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure
            • Outside, The New York Times