Arctic Kingdom 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

Had a great time

5.0 August 2015
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Had a great time at the ice floe edge, 2km from land and nestled amongst a line of ice-bergs trapped by the sea ice. Undoubtedly, the best place we've ever camped.

Tour Arctic Kingdom Company Reviews

It was truly the trip of a life time!

5.0 August 2015
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
What an amazing experience!! It was truly the trip of a life time! We were able to photograph a momma bear and her cubs chasing males and many more polar bears! From ground level is a wonderful way to photograph these amazing animals! To be able to look at momma bear and Cubs right in the eyes was just a very emotional moment... I was so sad when we had to leave to go back home.

A big big thank you to Dave, Mike, Jason, Cameron and specially Katie our incredible chef!! All I have to say is I will be back!!!
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Highly recommend Arctic Kingdom

5.0 August 2015
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Had a great time on the ATV tour. Excellent guide Mr. T. Julie was very accommodating and the weather was perfect! All kinds of clothing was offered but I was able to go in my spring jacket and even stayed relatively dry. 4 degrees in August was just right. What an amazing land we have Canada!
Highly recommend Arctic Kingdom.
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The company provided an excellent pre tour service

5.0 December 2016
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Recommends
  • 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 1 Trip 14 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 386 $ 160
Operator Type Mixed Land & Cruise Group Tour Operator
Size Global Operator Global Operator
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • River Cruises
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
Service Level Luxury Standard
Regions
  • North America
  • Antarctica & the Arctic
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Europe
Known For
  • 50+
  • 18 - 35
  • Safari
  • Adventure
  • Adventure
Headquarters Mississauga, ON, Canada 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 Arctic Kingdom

      Founded in 1999, Canada based Arctic Kingdom is a premier active adventure tour operator specializing in the Arctic regions of the world.

      What Makes Them Stand Out?

      They offer unique and adventurous journeys through the Arctic regions of the world. Their tours focus on providing multiple ways to experience the Arctic from wildlife viewing to more adventure themed activities. Depending on the time of year, you could see the Northern Lights as well.

      Who Travels With Them?

      Adventurous spirits looking for a unique travel experience. Even though they focus on offering high quality campsites and other accommodations, it will obviously be quite cold and travelers should be prepared for that!

      Where Do They Operate?

      Their Arctic tours are focused in the far northern islands off Canada’s North coast - though some also touch on Greenland.

      Why Travel With Them?

      If you want to see Polar Bears and experience the thrill and chill of the Arctic led by expert guides this is the company for you. You have the ability to fully customize your tour or stick with an established itinerary - either way this is a “trip of a lifetime” kind of travel destination, and they help make sure it is 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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