The Family Adventure Company vs Vemares Travel - 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 — 0
Value — 0.0
Guide — 0.0
Activities — 0.0
Lodging — 0.0
Transportation — 0.0
Meals — 0.0
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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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 14 Trips 16 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 160 $ 348
Operator Type Group Tour Operator None
Size Global Operator Regional Expert
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Custom Itineraries
Service Level Standard Luxury
Regions
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Europe
  • Central America & Caribbean
Known For
  • Adventure
  • 50+
  • 18 - 35
  • Eco Travel
  • Scuba Diving
  • Adventure
  • Luxury
Headquarters 1 Cross & Pillory Lane, Alton, England Miami, Florida, USA
Year Established 1996 2015
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 Vemares Travel

    Founded in 2015, Vemares specializes in tours to Cuba, particularly people-to-people trips and custom tours.  

    What Makes Them Stand Out?

    Cuba is already a unique destination and they’ve made it their specialty, offering people to people travel programs and tours to Cuba for American citizens. Vemares has a local focus on their tours, introducing American travelers to many otherwise inaccessible spaces to learn about Cuba’s culture, history, and local life.

    Who Travels With Them?

    Customers interested in package tours for traveling to the islands of the Caribbean and Mexico. Cuban history, culture, nature and heritage. Trips can be customized and typically range in the mid budget range.

    Where Do They Operate

    They specialize in Cuba and the Caribbean.  Most of their tours go to Cuba however a select few cruises (operated by Carnival) visit other islands in the Caribbean and Mexico as well.

    Why Travel With Them?

    They are highly experienced in providing legal travel to Cuba for American citizens. Part of what they offer includes a special concierge service and can help arrange excellent accommodation, escorted tours and transfers. Accommodations are provided in hotels or private houses. They offer a wide variety of activities, all which dive into the culture and heritage of Cuba and the surrounding Caribbean islands.

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