The Family Adventure Company vs Destination Ecuador - Tour Companies Compared

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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 4
Value — 3.9
Guide — 3.9
Activities — 3.9
Lodging — 3.9
Transportation — 3.9
Meals — 3.9
Overall — 0
Value — 0.0
Guide — 0.0
Activities — 0.0
Lodging — 0.0
Transportation — 0.0
Meals — 0.0
Recent Reviews

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.

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

5.0 April 2016
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  • 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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Tours 14 Trips 10 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 160 $ 429
Operator Type Group Tour Operator Group Tour Operator
Size Global Operator Regional Expert
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Group Tours
  • River Cruises
Service Level Standard Luxury
Regions
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Europe
  • South America
Known For
  • Adventure
  • Adventure
  • Luxury
  • Sailing
Headquarters 1 Cross & Pillory Lane, Alton, England N/A
Year Established 1996 N/A
Solo Friendly N/A N/A
Tour Languages N/A N/A
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      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.

      About Destination Ecuador

      Founded in 1994, Destination Ecuador specializes in eco-travel throughout Ecuador, including the Galapagos.

      What Makes Them Stand Out?

      A special focus in eco travel is the prime factor setting them apart. Each of their tours is carefully crafted - incorporating nature walks, cultural activities, history, and local immersion. Aside from their themed trips, which fall under 7 broad categories (Nature, Cultural Exchange, Multisport, Family Friendly, Off the Beaten Track, Romantic Escapes, and Luxury), they also provide the ability to craft your own tailor made itinerary.  

      Who Travels With Them?

      They offer several different trip types, suitable for multiple age ranges. Trips are typically in the mid budget range. Ecuador is well known as an active country, and many tours feature outdoors activities that those who are relatively physically fit will enjoy.

      Where Do They Operate?

      Destination Ecuador operates exclusively in Ecuador, including the Galapagos. Many of their tours combine several of Ecuador’s diverse regions, such as a biking trip in the Andes which ends with a culturally rich tour through the Amazon.

      Why Travel With Them?

      For a lot of choices on trip theme and style. They are a great place to go if you’re looking to travel in comfort while also remaining eco friendly. Many trips have a luxury feel, while remaining active - making them a great choice for families and couples. If you’re looking to explore Ecuador from a local perspective, learning about the country’s incredible diversity and rich culture, consider Destination Ecuador.

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