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Jun 2024

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Pure Brazil

Great trip. Saw jaguar and anteater. Nice places to visit....

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Pure Brazil

Embarking on a journey through Brazil was like stepping into a vibrant carnival of culture and adventure, every moment was a brushstroke of vivid experiences. Afte...

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Oct 2023

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Pure Brazil

The time in the Pantanal was amazing. Did the day trip to see the jaguars which was a long day, but worth it. Lots of animals around the lodge too. If you are lucky,...

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Oct 2023

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Pure Brazil

Visit to the pantanal. Amazing lodge and wildlife.

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Oct 2023

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Pure Brazil

Covered the highlights of Brazil making sure the traveller saw the best of its highlights with sufficient enough time to take in the various areas and experience wha...

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Oct 2023

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Pure Brazil

Pure Brazil was one of the few tours that covered my personal highlights of the country, Amazon, Pantanal, Iguazu falls and Rio. Accommodation overall was both comfo...

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Geraldine

Oct 2023

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Pure Brazil

This trip covers the key highlights of Brazil in one go including the Amazon rainforest, Pantanal, Iguazu and Rio. No other company appears to have a similar itiner...

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Oct 2023

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Pure Brazil

Not perfect as internal flights could have been better. The itinerary was great but full on with very little down time. Poorly planned internal flights exacerbated t...

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Uncle Porkchop

Apr 2017

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Outstanding experience! A few tips and thoughts on Barcelona to Rome.

As with all small group travel, your group and tour leader have a lot to do with whether or not you have an enjoyable tour. For this trip, we were lucky enough to h...

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Emma

Sep 2015

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Our tour leader, David Peris, was excellent

Our tour leader, David Peris, was excellent - he was incredibly helpful, fun and informative.

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Sara

Sep 2015

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Tour leader made the trip awesome

Tour leader made the trip awesome

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Jude

Sep 2015

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I had a fall in the Spanish

I had a fall in the Spanish Pyrenees and David Peris was extremely helpful - getting me down the mountain safely, taking me to the emergency department of a Spanish...

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James

Nov 2016

Provided byG Adventures

Good broad spectrum of Morocco culture and life styles

Good broad spectrum of Morocco culture and life styles... explained throughout the trip. GAdventures handled everything making this trip comfortable and easy... book...

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Martine

Nov 2016

Provided byG Adventures

Morocco was never on my list for a vacation, but I'm in love now

Morocco was never on my list for a vacation, but I'm in love now. The country is very beautiful, the food is excellent (I ate too much). Our guide Ismail was the bes...

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Thomas

Nov 2016

Provided byG Adventures

FANTASTIC

FANTASTIC. If this is the same quality of service and dedication we can get from other tours, I would be a G Adventures customer for life. (And I'm only 40, so I've ...

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Patricia

Nov 2016

Provided byG Adventures

I was very happy with the whole trip

I was very happy with the whole trip. Woudlhigly recommend it to anyone and every...

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Barry

Nov 2016

Provided byG Adventures

The only exception to the excellent tour was the abysmal experience of lunch at the Hotel Jnane Ain Asserdoune

The only exception to the excellent tour was the abysmal experience of lunch at the Hotel Jnane Ain Asserdoune. The service was totally mediocre while the food was t...

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James

Nov 2016

Provided byG Adventures

Absolutely phenominal, it was the trip of a lifetime

Absolutely phenominal, it was the trip of a lifetime.

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Monica

Oct 2016

Provided byG Adventures

Morocco has refilled my heart with hope and love of all things

Morocco has refilled my heart with hope and love of all things. I'm inspired to continue to live life always positive as, Yacine, my guide has taught me, no matter t...

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Editor’s Take

What to Look for in Small Group Tour Reviews

Most trip reviews tend to focus on some or all of these 5 key areas, not all of which may be relevant to you: the tour guide, travel company, service level, country or countries traveled in, and the trip itinerary.

Remember, just because you see a 1 star review doesn’t necessarily mean that person disliked the country.

Most favorably reviewed small group tour operators have a few key things in common: attention to detail, a truly small group size, engaged local guides and a flexible attitude. Travelers who have been happy with their small group tour experience speak of how well organized and seamless their travels were, how much they were able to see and how they never felt rushed or like just another face in the crowd.

The most indelible memories were those from off-the-beaten-path experiences: accessing a museum after hours, sharing a meal with a local family, going behind the scenes at a centuries-old vineyard with one of the founder’s ancestors. Look for these special moments as you read reviews to get a better understanding of what might be possible on your own trip.

Those casting a negative review of their small group tour likely didn’t pay as close attention to their tour company’s personality. Some focus on younger travelers, some older, some on families - it’s important to do your research and limit your choices to those that not only offer trips where you want to go, but do so with travelers of similar age and interest to yourself.

Others may have been prompted to review their trip negatively if they were expecting a departure that never happened because of low numbers. Guaranteed (or not) departures is a key factor to consider - ask about this up front and what the tour operator’s policy is.

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