Trek America vs Elite Luxury Kenya - Tour Companies Compared

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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 4
Value — 3.8
Guide — 3.8
Activities — 3.9
Lodging — 3.8
Transportation — 4.1
Meals — 3.8
Overall — 0
Value — 0.0
Guide — 0.0
Activities — 0.0
Lodging — 0.0
Transportation — 0.0
Meals — 0.0
Recent Reviews

Terrible experience

1.0 April 2018
AL
Does Not Recommend
  • Value 1.0
  • Guide 1.0
  • Activities 2.0
  • Lodging 1.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 1.0
Fantastic advertised company on internet/social media what makes you think you will be going on the trip of a life time. However, the reality is that you are paying a lot of money for a dodgy, unsafe accommodation located in the suburbs. Unfriendly driver and few American highlights. The company offered “professionally-trained tour leader” and free wifi on the van but in my opinion that wasn’t the case. The “tour leader” had very poor knowledge about the places we were visiting and didn’t help me much after I had a thief in the hotel room. I am frequent traveller who consistently use many travel companies along with organising tours on my own and I have never experienced such a poor service. I would have never picked any of Trek America accommodation myself what would have saved me from being robbed and stressed on my holidays. Read all small prints before you decide to go on the trip because as soon as they have your money customer satisfaction & your enjoyable experience doesn’t matter what they have clearly showed after I have raised my concerns upon my return.
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Tour Trek America Company Reviews

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5.0 January 2017
T
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I did the Southern Sun 21 days NY to LA in August this year. Our trek leader was Christian Gibney he was awesome! It's one of the best things I've ever done in my life! I urge all of you to save save save and then just pack your bags and go!! I made great friends and had amazing experiences!!
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Tour Trek America Company Reviews

Amazing trip!

5.0 January 2017
M
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Just returned home to Denmark after an amazing trip.....the MOUNTAIN TRAIL with guide Chad Andersen. A totally amazing experience. We felt totally safe and in very capable hands with the guide. I can recommend this company and this trip to anyone who wants to get closer to the american beauty of nature.
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Tour Trek America Company Reviews

Tours 16 Trips 5 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 153 $ 442
Operator Type None Group Tour Operator
Size None Local Specialist
Trip Types
    • Group Tours
    • Small Ship & Expedition Cruises
    Service Level N/A Luxury
    Regions
      • Africa
      Known For
        • Safari
        • Trekking & Camping
        • Luxury
        Headquarters London, United Kingdom Nairobi, Kenya
        Year Established 1972 N/A
        Solo Friendly N/A N/A
        Tour Languages N/A
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            About Trek America

            Trek America (the sister company to Grand American Adventures) has excelled in the small group tour market for 40 years, operating fun, energetic trips for 18-30 year olds in the Americas.

            What Makes TrekAmerica Stand Out?

            On a TrekAmerica tour, travelers are guaranteed to have a fun, active, and energetic experience. When they started, their goal was to capture the spirit of adventure on cross country American road trips with friends. This idea remains with most groups kept intentionally small, capping at 13, providing the opportunity for you to really get to know your fellow travelers.  

            Who Will Enjoy Traveling with TrekAmerica?

            Young woman on mountain peak

            Seeking an adventure and adrenaline pumping tour with other young travelers who love being outdoors? You may find your tribe with TrekAmerica.

            Their tours are aimed at travelers between the ages of 18-38, a majority of whom are single travelers - they are an attractive option for solos as none of their tours require a single supplement. TrekAmerica was born out of a group of friends going on a cross country road trip - and the sense of excitement that comes with that kind of trip permeates their itineraries and culture.

            Young group around a camp fire with Trek America

            Unlike some of the more “party” centric youth tour companies, TrekAmerica attracts a wide range of travelers and their focus on adventure travel somewhat weeds out those who might be concerned about not have access to a hair dryer. "Trekkers", as they are known, are friendly, down to earth, open minded, and welcoming.

            If you’re not a big talker, there’s more room on a TrekAmerica tour to get to know people on your own time. Most Trek America group trips are kept small - around 18 max - so introverts will feel at home too. A few TrekAmerica tours are larger, with a max of 50, so if you’ve got your social butterfly wings on, there is something for you too at TrekAmerica!

            Top Destinations

            TrekAmerica operates tours in North, Central, and South America, visiting everything from major cities to small towns and villages. Off the beaten track attractions are a major highlight.

            TrekAmerica Travel Style

            If you travel with TrekAmerica, be prepared for an active tour! Activities range from cycling to hardcore hiking to whitewater rafting, and the focus is on enjoying the outdoors. Be prepared to embrace whatever the weather happens to be, and go with the flow whether it be wet, muddy, or dusty.

            White water rafting group on a Trek America tour

            On a TrekAmerica North America tours, you will travel in a small private vehicle, comfortable but not luxurious in true road trip style. Don’t worry, there’s wifi on most buses - so your selfies can be uploaded in [almost] real time. Days start early, so get ready for some sunrises!

            In South America, many TrekAmerica tours take public transportation.

            On overland trips, you’ll set up and break down your own tents and enjoy community meals around campfires. When not participating in the days planned activities, most “trekkers” enjoy seeing the local sites.

            Guides are friendly, knowledgeable, and fun - usually in the same age range as the travelers themselves.

            Why Choose a Tour With TrekAmerica?

            Young hiker on a Trek America tour

            If you want to get off the beaten track, are adventurous, and interested in meeting young, similar travelers, TrekAmerica would be a great option. These tours are great if you want an exciting break, where you can stretch your comfort zone and get back to nature. You will definitely not have a dull moment with a TrekAmerica tour.

            About Elite Luxury Kenya

            Also called “Kenya Safaris” this company is very locally minded, offering boutique travel experiences including honeymoon, and fully customized travel.

            What Makes Them Stand Out?

            Elite Luxury Kenya provides a travel experience in Kenya that will introduce travelers to another side of the African safari. No frills, yet comfortable, the travel options seem to distinctly be designed to showcase traveling beyond the safari. Though this is not to say safari’s are not a focus. Rather for them, a safari holiday with them means you’ll get a very diverse tour in terms of activities, excursions, and accommodations.

            Who Travels With Them?

            Those seeking an affordable Kenya, Tanzania, and / or Uganda experience. Their tours are private and completely customizable. As a smaller company travelers may find that accommodations are less luxury in feel than an established luxury safari brand, however you will be very comfortable and well taken care of. And if local touches are important to you, these will make your trip especially enjoyable.

            Where Do They Operate?

            Despite what the name suggests, Elite Luxury Kenya also provides tours in Tanzania and Uganda. Part of their mission is to introduce travelers to Kenya and these other destinations beyond the typical safari. To that end you may enjoy a beach holiday, gorilla trek, or hike up Mount Kenya.

            Why Travel With Them?

            Kenya based and small, traveling with them is a way to support local business and in return have a fully local experience. You will get a sense of the “real” Kenya, while also experiencing all the classic safari moments.

            Tours are led by local knowledgeable guides, and your trip is designed by experts for a personalized touch - this helps ensure your trip to Kenya fulfills everything you want to see.


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