The Family Adventure Company vs Large Minority - 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 — 5
Value — 5.0
Guide — 5.0
Activities — 5.0
Lodging — 5.0
Transportation — 5.0
Meals — 5.0
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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Nice experience!

5.0 May 2017
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Large Minority's trips are the greatest way to travel a country. I just finished the Lanka Challenge and can't wait to sign up for another trip. Thanks so much for the experience!

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Great way to explore beautiful Lanka

5.0 April 2017
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We just finished the Sr Lanka Northern route. What a great way to explore beautiful Lanka. Thanks for this experience.

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Was a great experience

5.0 February 2017
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Was a great experience and strongly recommend the Lanka Challenge!!

Tour Large minority Comapny Reviews

Tours 14 Trips 2 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 160 $ 207
Operator Type Group Tour Operator Group Tour Operator
Size Global Operator Regional Expert
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Group Tours
Service Level Standard Standard
Regions
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Europe
  • South America
  • Asia
Known For
  • Adventure
  • 18 - 35
  • Adventure
Headquarters 1 Cross & Pillory Lane, Alton, England London, United Kingdom
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 Large Minority

      Team and challenge based adventure holidays throughout parts of Southeast Asia and the Amazon.

      What Makes Them Stand Out?

      This is a unique kind of travel that involves a sense of adventure and competition. Similar to the Amazing Race, you are presented with checkpoints to reach and challenges to participate in along the way. While there is a large element of fun to their approach, they place a strong emphasis on helping and contributing to local communities. Some of their challenges are called “charity challenges” centered around creating as positive an impact as possible.

      Who Travels With Them?

      They are definitely geared toward younger travelers, in the 18-30 range. Activities are often physically challenging and the process definitely requires a sense of excitement about the unknown and figuring things out on the ground.

      Where Do They Operate?

      Their challenges are focused in SE Asia, and they also operate a challenge in the Amazon. The “Lanka Challenge” takes you in a rickshaw all around Sri Lanka (multiple routes are available). The “Cambo Challenge” takes place in Cambodia with you and a tuk tuk. One route with many fun activities and challenges along the way. The “Philippines Sailing Challenge” involves sailing the waters of the Philippines in a traditional “paraw”. The “Amazon Challenge” takes you into the jungle waterways in a variety of vessels.

      Why Travel With Them?

      Consider their tours as a more “down to earth version of the Amazing Race.” They are team based adventure tours, so you’ll definitely enjoy traveling with the more if you like being competitive and working closely with others toward a common goal. The common denominator of course is travel and adventure, so you’ll most likely have a lot in common with everyone from the get-go.

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