Adventure Life vs The Family Adventure Company - 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 — 4
Value — 3.9
Guide — 3.9
Activities — 3.9
Lodging — 3.9
Transportation — 3.9
Meals — 3.9
Recent Reviews

Greek Cruise 2018

5.0 July 2018
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I started working with Liz on the Jewel of the Cyclades tour then had Franny as my travel coordinator. Both were friendly, responsive and very helpful.

We sailed on the ship Galileo, a tall ship, a classic motored sailor. The ship was of Greek registry which proved to be very beneficial. The captain and his mates were also Greek, as was our guide, Joseph. All were extremely knowledgeable, friendly and super service oriented. The ship was clean and well maintained and the itinerary was well planned. We had a fabulous time (we were an extensss family of 6) and were fortunate to have a great ship filled with warm, friendly guests from around the world. Food and service were all fabulous. A great way to see these beautiful islands. I would definitely use Adventure Life again.
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Awesome super

5.0 June 2018
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Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
This trip goes to the front of all my trips; awesome super. Everyone involved did a excellent job. The best organized and planned trip ever. Iceland is a beautiful country with people who welcome you with open arms, beautiful hotels excellent breakfast at every hotel and good food throughout the country . I recommend this trip and would only use Adventure life to plan it . Perfect awesome job people. Sincerely Bob Vitaro from Las Vegas USA
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Amazing trip

5.0 May 2018
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
My mother and I took an amazing trip down the Rhine River! Everything was absolutely wonderful! From the moment we stepped onto the Amasonata and were greeted by the reception desk, to the morning we left the ship, everything went according to the plan. The planning with Franny and Callie was excellent and due to their hard work, we had a wonderful vacation. We had picked our excursions online before we left but the people who hadn't or changed their mind were treated with the utmost respect. The "guides" for the excursions were on time, every time, knowledgeable and friendly. I could go on and on but this says it all! It was perfectly amazing! I will go again if I can.
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The company provided an excellent pre tour service

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
The company provided an excellent pre tour service and the information sent was accurate and useful. I would definitely look at using them again and recommend them to any family.

Tour The Family Adventure Company Company Reviews

I was very impressed with the Family Adventure company in terms of the holiday

5.0 April 2016
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Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I was very impressed with the Family Adventure company in terms of the holiday delivered which was exceptional. The booking and pre-holiday experience was fine although it would be better to have a specific contact to email rather than just to phone the general number with queries.
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Booking and customer service were good. From a child's perspective

4.0 April 2016
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  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0
Booking and customer service were good. From a child's perspective, FAC were not as welcoming. Another company we have travelled with sent a welcome pack with a travelling companion (soft toy) and activities to do while travelling. When on the holiday this company also catered more for families needs e.g. more frequent stops when travelling for food and toilets, without parents having to ask. The stops were also at more sensible times e.g. making sure there was a stop at lunch time (12.30ish), rather than early afternoon (1.30 onwards). Children (and adults) get irritable if they've not eaten making the journey more stressful.
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Tour The Family Adventure Company Company Reviews

Tours 6 Trips 14 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 232 $ 160
Operator Type Mixed Land & Cruise Group Tour Operator
Size Global Operator Global Operator
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Small Ship & Expedition Cruises
  • River Cruises
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
Service Level Standard Standard
Regions
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Australia & Pacific
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Europe
  • Antarctica & the Arctic
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Europe
Known For
  • 50+
  • 18 - 35
  • Adventure
Headquarters Missoula, Montana, United States 1 Cross & Pillory Lane, Alton, England
Year Established 1999 1996
Solo Friendly N/A N/A
Tour Languages N/A N/A
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    About Adventure Life

    Adventure Life first operated tours in 1999 to Peru and Ecuador. Since then, they have rapidly broadened their destination options. They believe that travel is an opportunity for chance wildlife encounters, intriguing detours, and connecting with locals.

    What Makes Adventure Life Stand Out?

    • Highly awarded travel experts
    • High quality local partners in destinations
    • Exclusive access
    • Customizable itineraries (no cookie-cutter trips!)
    • Small groups (12 people max.)
    • Private groups
    • Expedition voyages

    Adventure Life’s travel experts have all had deep personal experiences with traveling - from studying in Europe to volunteering in rural Africa. As a result, they understand what it takes to create award-winning itineraries that’ll wow every type of traveler.

    Their partnerships and affiliations with local companies also provide special access to all sorts of specialists. You can expect leading biologists, historians, adventure guides, or even a gourmet chef on your trip - making for truly enriching experiences.

    The guides are always present to take care of small details - like perfectly timing your visits to avoid the crowds. That means if you go with Adventure Life to Croatia, a walking tour through the old town of Korcula with feel much quieter and authentic.

    Who Will Enjoy Traveling with Adventure Life?

    • All ages
    • All physical levels
    • Mid-range to higher budgets

    Adventure Life’s tours are suitable for a wide range of interests - whether you’re a history buff or adrenaline chaser, avid foodie or beach bum, you’ll be sure to find your dream trip! Their travelers come from all over the world, with most being fluent English speakers.

    In general, their travelers sit in the 20-60 age range. However, their trips are welcoming to most children and seniors. Keep in mind that the more physically demanding trips won’t be suitable for everyone, so check with their representatives if you are unsure.

    They also offer price variations for the same destination - a great way to suit different budgets. You can choose whether you want that luxurious private suite with fancy amenities in xxx, or make do with a simple room on a cruise with Adventure Life to Galapagos.

    Top Destinations

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    Adventure Life offers trips throughout the world, with countries listing from A to Z. Everything from the deserts of Egypt to the polar regions up north. They specialize in destinations off the beaten path, but also show you all the highlights a place has to offer.

    Adventure Life Travel Style

    When you book a trip with Adventure Life, it’ll feel as though you’re receiving a personal concierge service. They work differently from traditional tour companies in that they truly customize these trips to fit your personal interests.  

    Their process begins with asking you about your personal interests, and travel and destination preferences. Next they’ll present you with a custom printed list of adventures and operators that show you the most suitable tours. Tour itineraries that you see on their site should be viewed as examples, as you can modify any of the plans.

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    Accommodations range vastly depending on where you go. You could find yourself in a charming and cozy lodge in xxx, or a local homestay with a Peruvian family on an Adventure Life tour to Peru. Transportation also ranges widely from small ships to 4x4 jeeps. Most meals are included, with some trips offering free time for you to discover new dishes.

    Why Choose a Tour with Adventure Life?

    Along with being deeply committed to planning your perfect vacation, they are also passionate about preserving the places you visit. Adventure Life supports numerous organizations such as the Charles Darwin Foundation, which carries out research for conservation of the Galapagos.

    They’ve received countless awards as a top travel company throughout the years, and also offer benefits for returning clients with their Loyalty Program. If you want a team of experts that’s ready to create the trip of a lifetime, Adventure Life is perfect for you!


    About The Family Adventure Company

    Founded two decades ago and based in the UK, The Family Adventure Company specializes in small group family adventure vacations. The company is now part of the global adventure travel operator Intrepid Travel, and trips are offered through Intrepid as well, allowing them to greatly expand their range.

    What Makes Them Stand Out?

    With more than 20 years’ experience, The Family Adventure Company helped pioneer the concept of small-group adventure travel for families with young children. Activities are wide-ranging, from river rafting and kayaking to cycling, sailing, camping, and wildlife viewing, all geared to the ages and interests of the family travelers.

    Who Travels With Them?

    A wide variety of families, including solo-parent, single-child, multi-generational families -- parents, children, and grandparents traveling together -- and families with teenagers. The latter have dedicated trips of special interest to teens.

    Where Do They Operate?

    Much of the world: Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas.

    How Does it Work?

    No matter where you travel, The Family Adventure Company provides an English-speaking, family-friendly local leader. Lodging, transportation and activities are also included. Tours typically consist of three or four families with kids of similar ages or interests. (You can also put together your own trip with just your family or other families you’re friendly with.) Children 14 and under get a ten percent discount off adult prices; large families (over two kids) get another price break.

    Why Travel With Them?

    The award winning company offers a wide range of trips for a wide variety of families. Because they only cater to families, they know what kids like – and as any parent can tell you, nothing is more disastrous than a family tour not geared in any way to kids. The company also supports responsible and sustainable travel practices and gives back to local communities.

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