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Which company and why?
G Adventures and Intrepid offer the widest range of destinations, both hitting all continents including Antarctica..
Number of itineraries
Intrepid has the widest range of itineraries, with a whopping 932 options available.
Length of tours available:
Intrepid offers both the longest and shortest tours, ranging from 1-day up to 112-day adventures.
Intrepid offers the cheapest tours, with prices starting at just $100. It also offers the most expensive tours at $28,300 for once-in-a-lifetime expeditions.
G Adventures and Tucan Travel are the only companies to offer both all-ages and youth-restricted tours.
Tour styles available:
G Adventures, Top Deck and Intrepid offer the widest range of tour styles, catering from budget backpackers to those looking to travel in comfort.
All companies are equal. None of them require a single supplement. However, On The Go is the only one to offer single rooms at no extra charge.
Want to see a full list of what each company offers? Click the questions below to expand to see more details.
G Adventures: Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America, South America, South Pacific
Topdeck: Africa, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Europe, Middle East, North America
Intrepid: Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America, South America, South Pacific
Geckos: Africa, Asia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America, South America
Adventure Tours: Australia and New Zealand
On The Go: Africa, Asia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, South America
Travel Talk: Asia, Europe, Middle East
Tucan Travel: Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Central America, Europe, North America
G Adventures: 738
Adventure Tours: 99
On The Go: 475
Travel Talk: 124
Tucan Travel: 470
G Adventures: 2-65 days
Topdeck: 3-58 days
Intrepid: 1-112 days
Adventure Tours: 2-22 days
On The Go: 3-57 days
Travel Talk: 1-16 days
Tucan Travel: 3-76 days
G Adventures: $239-$13,999
Adventure Tours: $340-$7,145
On The Go: $220-$15,345
Travel Talk: $261-$3,792
Tucan Travel: $560-$11,720
G Adventures: All ages and 18-39s-only tours (Yolo)
Topdeck: 18-39s only
Intrepid: All ages
Geckos: 18-29s only
Adventure Tours: All ages
On The Go: All ages
Travel Talk: All ages (Majority 18-39s)
Tucan Travel: All ages and 20s-30s-only tours
G Adventures: Classic (Comfortable tours that focus on culture and destination highlights), National Geographic Journeys (in-depth, exploration-focused tours), Active, Yolo (18-39 age group), Marine, Rail, Family, Local Living
Topdeck: Hotel, Hostel Plus, Camping, Gap Year, Ski, Sailing, Short Breaks, Festivals, Winter Europe, Summer Europe, Explorer (Smaller groups, in-depth regional tours)
Intrepid: Basix (Budget tours with basic accommodation), Original (Mid-range accommodation and adventures without too many extras), Comfort (Higher-end accommodation with a few extra inclusions)
Geckos: Small group tours, Festivals
Adventure Tours: Indigenous Culture, Overland, Wildlife, Australian Native Food, Short Breaks
On The Go: Group tours, Adventures, Family and Teen tours, Short Stays and Stopovers
Travel Talk: Group tours, Ski holidays, Festivals
Tucan Travel: Worldwide Adventures (Group tours for all ages), Adventures for 20s and 30s, Festivals, Tailor-Made (Private tours)
Note: Some tour companies have their own names for their tour styles, so we've explained in a bit more detail what they are where needed.
G Adventures:Not required, will be paired with other travellers. Can upgrade for single room.
Topdeck:Not required, will be paired with other travellers. Can upgrade for single room.
Intrepid:Not required, will be paired with other travellers. Can upgrade for single room.
Geckos:Not required, will be paired with other travellers. Can upgrade for single room.
Adventure Tours:Not required, will be paired with other travellers. Can upgrade for single room.
On The Go: Not required, will be paired with other travellers. Can get a single room at no extra cost on most tours.
Travel Talk:Not required, will be paired with other travellers. Can upgrade for single room.
Tucan Travel:Not required, will be paired with other travellers. Can upgrade for single room.
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