Nature Expeditions International 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

more than wonderful travel experiences

5.0 August 2017
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We have had three more than wonderful travel experiences through Nature Expeditions to Tanzania, Vietnam, and Peru. The more exotic the location - the more their services and guidance are needed.

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Our 3 week trip to Japan was wonderful and fun

5.0 August 2016
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Our 3 week trip to Japan was wonderful and fun packed full of interesting and exciting sights and foods. We saw lots of shrines and temples, and people. The accommodations were top notch and the included meals were too. We loved the ryokans and enjoyed the osen baths-very relaxing. The Japanese gardens (especially the moss garden at the Hakone Art Museum) were amazing. The guides were friendly and knowledgeable. The train/car transfer assistants were on cue and seamless. We really appreciate the planning it took to coordinate everything.
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extraordinary job

5.0 June 2016
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
My deepest thanks for the extraordinary job NEI did in organizing the ten-day trip to Japan for my wife, granddaughter, and me! We really gave you a logistical challenge, since our granddaughter loves anime, pop culture, and shopping; and my wife and I were interested in Japanese history and culture.

NEI came through with an absolutely perfect itinerary! The local guides in Tokyo and Kyoto were delightful and knowledgeable, organizing our days for the most efficient travel. And, they suggested shops, restaurants, and attractions that greatly enhanced our experience.

We also deeply appreciate that NEI suggested ways we could save money in Japan, while maintaining quality—for example, booking us with group tours to Mount Fuji and Nara.

The hotels were first-rate, especially the charming traditional ryokan Hotel Nanpuso. The dinner we were served the night of our stay was quite simply the most beautiful I have ever experienced.

During our trip, the private tea ceremony, and the lessons in drum, calligraphy, and sushi-making were marvelous, giving us insight into Japanese culture we couldn’t have gotten any other way.

Our experience represented yet another example of NEI’s superior quality and professionalism! We hope to work with you many times in the future!
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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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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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Tours 3 Trips 14 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 368 $ 160
Operator Type Group Tour Operator Group Tour Operator
Size Global Operator Global Operator
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Independent / Self-Guided Packages
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
Service Level N/A Standard
Regions
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Australia & Pacific
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Europe
  • Antarctica & the Arctic
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Europe
Known For
  • 50+
  • Adventure
Headquarters Plantation, Florida, USA 1 Cross & Pillory Lane, Alton, England
Year Established 1973 1996
Solo Friendly N/A N/A
Tour Languages N/A N/A
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      About Nature Expeditions International

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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.

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