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Absolutely loved5.0 May 2017
Have just returned from an incredible time travelling in South Africa with Adventure World. The itinerary they suggested as a first time visitor was perfect and all our tours/transfers worked like clockwork. Absolutely loved Cape Town and the winelands but the highlight of the trip was definitely Kruger National Park – stunning lodges and safari was just magic! Can’t wait to go back…Read more
Tour Adventure World Company Reviews
|Tours||4 Trips||1 Trip|
|Average Trip Price Per Day||$ 359||$ 0|
|Operator Type||Group Tour Operator||Group Tour Operator|
|Size||Global Operator||Global Operator|
|Headquarters||North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia||Fort Washington, Pennsylvania|
Specializing in custom private tours all around the world, Adventure World is perfect for independently minded travelers seeking an immersive, comfortable, cultural experience.
What Makes Adventure World Stand Out?
Their travel experts provide great attention to detail and personal touches to ensure your travel experience is exactly how you want. They cover all logistics, including flight planning, and all you have to do is pack your bags for the hassle free and stress free adventure of a lifetime.
Who Will Enjoy Traveling with Adventure World?
They are best suited to travelers who have are independently minded and seeking to be involved with the creation of an itinerary for a private travel experience. Their tours are about making sure you have ease and comfort during your journey. Prices vary widely for this kind of travel, but theirs stay middle to high end of the budget.
If a “well rounded travel experience” means to you, the chance to be active and out in nature, discovering new cultures, good meals, and also taking time to rest and relax, then the trips designed by Adventure World are a great place to start.
The age range with Adventure World is quite varied, and because they tailor make each trip they can design activities specific to you and your traveling companions.
They are able to craft trips all around the world, including the polar regions.
Adventure World Travel Style
The word “adventure” in their name is certainly a hint to the kinds of experiences that are available to you. You can search by the “experience” you’re after to find the best theme and physical level for your travel style These experiences include: Winter, Walking & Cycling, Photography, Culture & Heritage, Wildlife & Safari, Cruise Expeditions, Culinary, and Celebration Travel.
Winter - Adventure World winter trips are mostly in Canada. They are suitable to skiers and snowboarders eager to test their mettle in Whistler - a host for the winter Olympics in 2010, or those more interested in a calmer lodge stay where you can view the Northern Lights and take excursions to observe polar bears.
Walking & Cycling - With a combination of luxury walking tours all the way to hard core mountain biking, it’s easy to find an active walking or cycling tour suitable to your physical level. Walking and cycling tours with Adventure World can be found all over the world, from Cuba to Cape Town.
Photography - Explore some of the most picturesque national parks and cities around the globe, with itineraries specifically designed to inspire your photographic instincts!
Culture & Heritage - For travelers interested in unique cultural discoveries and learnings these tours focus specifically on “going beyond the tourist facade” to use their own words. If you love meeting new people and exploring how history informs culture, these tours will strike the right balance.
Wildlife & Safari - These adventures cover a wide range of destinations, not just Africa, as you might expect. If you’ve considered exploring the biodiversity of the Amazon, or spotting grizzlys in North America - these tours are the perfect choice.
Cruise Expeditions - Cruises with Adventure World visit many exotic locations, particularly Asia, Egypt, and Antarctica. They promise 5 star comfort and exciting shore excursions where you can explore beyond the banks.
Culinary - Foodies who love an adventure will discover delectable new tastes. These tours are available all over the world (primarily Asia and Europe), and focus on unique culinary and cultural explorations into regional food and wine.
Celebration Travel - Custom made experiences around a specific event, such as a birthday, anniversary, or honeymoon, are made truly spectacular through travel through exotic and classic lands.
Why Choose a Tour With Adventure World?
If you know where you want to go and what you want to do, they are a great place to go for crafting your perfect independant itinerary. They focus on personalizing your journey, as well as taking care of all logistics. Adventure World tours are perfect for the traveler who wants an unforgettable journey with touches of adventure as well as touches of luxury.
A unique collection of luxury trips designed by Gate 1 travel.
What Makes Gate 1 Signature Collection Stand Out?
These are luxury minded trips with a local focus. Guides are all local experts, from and living in the destination you’re visiting. Each itinerary features exclusive experiences. Groups are small and each day is full of activity but well balanced.
They focus on offering only a select group of trips in this special collection - allowing them the freedom to create truly spectacular itineraries - which include more inclusions in the price than their other collections.
The tagline is “More Luxury for Less”. These tours may not be in same luxury travel class if you’re used to Abercrombie & Kent, however where comfort and extravagance meets fun and busy travel days of sightseeing and tours, you’ll find Gate 1 Signature Collection.
Who Will Enjoy Traveling with Gate 1 Signature Collection?
Those travelers who are willing to spend a little bit more for a 4-5 star experience, will probably find a sweet spot with Gate 1 Signature tours. These trips tend to be attended by older travelers, in the 50+ range.
Don’t expect too much strenuous activity. You can expect easy paced walks, guided tours and lectures, and stops to explore interesting cultural sites and historical attractions.
While some of these cultural experiences, included in their “Signature Experiences”, are truly unique, be wary that many of these inclusions are fairly standard offerings - such as a hot air balloon ride over the African savannah. So the luxury experience of exclusivity you may be expecting is to be taken with a grain of salt. These tours offer wonderful experiences - but the destinations or activities are not always particularly uncommon or rare.
They currently don’t offer an overly extensive list of countries, but tours do go all over the world. This includes Central Europe, Spain, and the UK, Israel, Jordan and Morocco, Peru, Southeast Asia, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe.
Gate 1 Signature Collection Travel Style
Signature Collection tours with Gate 1 aim for comfort, ease, and unique cultural experiences. Like their other brands, Gate 1’s Signature Collection is about making sure your sightseeing is maximized, and the price is right for the experience.
Most sightseeing, meals, wifi, tips, and their “Signature Experiences” are included in the itinerary price - unlike Gate 1’s main brand which offers less inclusions. This type of itinerary more helpful to budget travelers wishing to pick and choose which activities they would like to pay for. Gate 1 Signature Tours, however, are best suited to those who want more inclusions and less hassle to have to decide on how to spend their travel time.
Why Choose a Tour with Gate 1 Signature Collection?
If you’re an older traveler looking for a boutique, comfortable, and well paced tour, the Signature tours may suit you very well. Travelers love the customer service, attention to detail, and depth of knowledge the guides bring to each day on the tour. There is also a good balance of free time and optional additional sightseeing opportunities.
All tours feature included “Signature Experiences” which are the main highlights that make the Signature Collection tours stand out from the other Gate 1 brands. These are unique excursions, usually with a strong cultural focus - such as an evening of Irish music in Galway, or a traditional dinner in the deserts of Morocco. They also often include lectures that explore a destinations history or a specific facet of the culture.