Rainbow Volun Tours 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

Well organized and hassle free.

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
There is some kind of magic that happens when you’re in India; the climate, the people, the warm welcome, the happiness in every person, the culture – it’s simply inspiring. On top of that; having a group of friendly, thoughtful organizers guiding me through the program made my time volunteering with Rainbow Voluntours one of the most memorable moments in my life.
If anyone reading this is considering becoming a volunteer, don’t hesitate, become a volunteer. It will be the most rewarding experience and adventure of your life. I assure you that you will have a vital impact on the community, the place and the children.
I would recommend Voluntours without hesitation. Well organized and hassle free adventure. You get help and guidance with everything you need. Kerala was my destination. Safe, beautiful and very friendly. Just do it and have an adventure of your life!
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Tour Rainbow Volun Tours Company Reviews

Thank you Voluntours, for the worthwhile 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
When my partner and I first arrived at Kerala we had no idea what to expect out of the next two weeks. Having no experience in teaching made us both extremely anxious. We started off by being introduced to our beautiful home stay family and all the staff on board at Rainbow Voluntours. At the time we had no idea that we would make such close-knit and long lasting friendships with all these new people. Rainbow Voluntours most certainly provides a personal and almost homely experience along with the volunteering. There was always coffee catch ups on Princess Street after a day of teaching or long chats about the different lifestlyes and cultures with your second family. All of these aspects helped to ease nerves, and we honestly began to feel very at home after just a few days.
Volunteering at the schools was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. Once again the friendships you create are irreplaceable. Admittedly, the first few days were scary, in the sense that my partner and I were only 18&20 yrs old and we were teaching women and children a language that was not their first. However the persistence and willingness of Indians is not to be tested. Each of our classes put in 100% and naturally we became very personal with everyone and these women and children taught us much more than a language. We came out of this experience with more than we had ever anticipated. It can’t be put into words just how much we learnt from volunteering. Ever aspect of our lives and mindset has changed.
Rainbow Voluntours provides something so different. You are given ample opportunities to explore Kerala, learn about the different Indian cultures, try amazing Indian home cooking, make new friends and to make a small change in the lives of so many. We can’t describe to you just how wonderful our volunteering experience was and we owe it to the people at Rainbow Voluntours. So thank you! And to anyone looking for a genuine life changing experience, look no further! I promise you, its worth it.
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Tour Rainbow Volun Tours Company Reviews

My time volunteering with Rainbow Voluntours was the best experience I have ever had!!

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
This was my first time volunteering and I felt so well looked after by all the staff. Being in a homestay was daunting to begin with, however once I had gotten over my jet lag, I realized it was the best way to see and experience life in India, especially Fort Kochi. My family were amazing and looked after me like one of their own.
The teaching experience was second to none. I was overwhelmed by the respect and politeness all the children have, which made it some much easier to work with them, even with the language barrier. The amazing thing about the schools I visited was that all the children are like little sponges, they absorb everything you say, teach and do! It's quite outstanding how much they gain from just a small conversation in the playground or in the class room.
So in general if you are questioning whether you want to volunteer and you don't know what company to go with, it has the be Rainbow VolunTours. You will be well looked after, gain an immense experience and make friends for life!!!
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Tour Rainbow Volun Tours Company 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.

Tour The Family Adventure Company Company Reviews

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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Tour The Family Adventure Company Company Reviews

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 $ 57 $ 160
Operator Type Group Tour Operator Group Tour Operator
Size Local Specialist Global Operator
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
Service Level Budget Standard
Regions
  • Africa
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Europe
Known For
    • Adventure
    Headquarters Kolkata, West Bengal, India 1 Cross & Pillory Lane, Alton, England
    Year Established 2013 1996
    Solo Friendly N/A N/A
    Tour Languages 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.

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