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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
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Most amazing

5.0 June 2018
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Our most recent trip with Hidden Places, the La Rioja Bicycle tour, has only confirmed our high regard for the quality and attention to detail that make their trips beyond parallel. Starting in Pamplona, we enjoyed seven days of riding through gorgeous, verdant green countryside, through lovely historic hilltop villages, through wildflowers, vineyards, fields of wheat and oats, and alongside many pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. We toured an underground winery in Laguardia, a monastery dating to the 11th century, the Frank Gehry designed winery in Elciego and the most amazing wine museum, Vizcano, with a world class collection of everything wine! Our lodgings, always beautiful and a welcome sight after a day’s ride, varied from a repurposed flour mill to historic convents. And the food . . . beyond description, always fresh, always beautifully presented, and always nearly too much ☺ The trip was more than we ever could have imagined, the hallmark of Hidden Places Travel.

It would be remiss not to mention the best part of it all, our guides Lukas and Laura who took great care of us, made us laugh, taught me more wildflowers and kept us all going and enjoying. Again, Dag and Maria always get the best! Thank you!
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Most beautiful places

5.0 December 2017
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
If I could give 10 stars to Maria, Dag and the rest of the crew at Hidden Places Travel, I would. My husband and I just returned from an absolutely magical 13 day trip to one of the most beautiful places on our planet, Myanmar. From the first guide in Yangon down to every last detail, no stone was left unturned. We had a fabulous time exploring tiny villages, incredible workshops, marketplaces, "factories" not OSHA approved, and off the charts meals and lodging. We never felt in danger and in fact, felt safer there than in downtown San Francisco - even at night. Everything was top notch and I do hope they continue offering this as a destination as it simply a magical country, and people to visit. Some of the nicest hotels we have ever been in with some of the most beautiful vistas; Hidden Places hit it out of the ballpark. You've got a new client, Maria and Dag. A million thanks!
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We had a wonderful time! I absolutely loved it!

5.0 January 2017
CP
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
The hotels, food, activities were just great. All the hotel owners and managers were welcoming and keen to provide good service. We loved the visits to both Moni's and Praveen's homes! The food in all places was excellent. I honestly thought it was a given that if I went to India I'd pick up some kind of food related stomach issue. I was wrong. None of us got sick.
We had such a great time with Moni, Praveen, Radeesh and Moni the boat driver. A warm, fun, thoughtful group. I was the weakest kayaker and Praveen was great at keeping an eye out for me when I was on my own, and paddling for me in the double when I needed a break. A very patient, kind, strong person. Moni and Praveen organized a biking and kayaking day that was ideal. As the group leader, Moni was keen to ensure we were all happy with the plans, even providing chocolate for our rest stops when Cathy mentioned we liked chocolate. Despite the crazy roads in India I felt confident Radeesh would get us around safely, and with a great smile too!
I loved this holiday and will truly treasure it. A great mix of different activities and rest time, including an "interesting" massage. A wonderful group looking after us. A heartfelt thank you to you and the team for providing us with this opportunity. Well done!
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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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Tours 5 Trips 14 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 363 $ 160
Operator Type Group Tour Operator Group Tour Operator
Size Global Operator Global Operator
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
Service Level Luxury Standard
Regions
  • South America
  • Rivers & Seas
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Europe
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Europe
Known For
  • 50+
  • 18 - 35
  • Safari
  • Adventure
  • Adventure
Headquarters Victoria, British Columbia, Canada 1 Cross & Pillory Lane, Alton, England
Year Established 2000 1996
Solo Friendly N/A N/A
Tour Languages N/A N/A
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      About Hidden Places Travel

      Hidden Places Travel specializes in kayaking, wildlife viewing, and cultural journeys from Myanmar to The Galapagos to Indochina.

      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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