Global Volunteers 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

GV makes it possible for anyone to be involve in a community.

5.0 January 2017
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
GV has a fantastic service philosophy: do what you are asked to do, in the way you are asked to do it because this is the host community's project, not GV's. You are able to make a difference in even a short amount of time because you continue the work of those before you and your work is continued when you move on. Yet each volunteer earns her/his own special place in the hearts of those they work with because of the unique time you spend together.
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A wonder life experience, one has got to feel!

5.0 January 2017
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Amazing life experience..., have kept in touch with many of the students I have met and, enjoyed the cultural interaction and their warm hospitality. Genuinely appreciate what Global Volunteers does. I'm committed to returning to Crete and participate in other countries programs as well. Few experiences compare to how GV makes it possible of opening your heart to a child and seeing them respond.
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An awesome experience!

5.0 January 2017
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Thank you for an awesome experience in Peru just a year ago. Will do another country soon!

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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.

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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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Tour The Family Adventure Company Company Reviews

Tours 1 Trip 14 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 385 $ 160
Operator Type None Group Tour Operator
Size None Global Operator
Trip Types
    • Group Tours
    • Private Guided Trips
    Service Level N/A Standard
    Regions
      • North America
      • Central America & Caribbean
      • South America
      • Asia
      • Africa
      • Middle East & North Africa
      • Europe
      Known For
        • Adventure
        Headquarters St. Paul, MN, USA 1 Cross & Pillory Lane, Alton, England
        Year Established 1984 1996
        Solo Friendly N/A N/A
        Tour Languages N/A N/A
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            About Global Volunteers

            Global Volunteers is a non-profit program that aims to serve communities worldwide, with volunteers usually averaging about three volunteer trips over their lifetimes.

            About half of team members are under age 55, and half are over 55, with the fastest growing population under the age of 20. An increasing number of families and various intergenerational pairings are starting to exlore volunteer opportunities together. "Baby Boomers" have helped the company pioneer service programs worldwide for nearly three decades.

            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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