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smarTours is a leading provider of direct-to-consumer, affordable travel experiences to exotic global destinations. The Company offers travelers curated, pre-packaged itineraries to over 40 destinations across the globe. By offering tours directly to consumers, the Company provides premium-quality experiences at value prices, and as a result, has cultivated a highly passionate and loyal community of repeat travelers. More than 200,000 travelers have taken a smarTours trip since the founding of the Company in 1996. smarTours is… the smarter way to see the world.





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smarTours 5 star review on 19th March 2020
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Anonymous  // 01/01/2019
Excellent itinerary with personable, caring and knowledgable guides. Accommodations were good, and had very good locations. We have traveled with SmarTours many times.
Posted 10 months ago
Fantastic trip! Guides were excellent!
Posted 10 months ago
Country was beautiful, group size was just right, tour guide and driver were knowledgable, friendly and interact with the group well and we had an excellent group!
Posted 10 months ago
Excellent tour, excellent tour director and guides, excellent hotels and air travel!!
smarTours 5 star review on 13th March 2020
Posted 10 months ago
Definitely an amazing adventure!
Posted 10 months ago
In general it was a success. The local guide-tour director, Gagan Kalra, was perfect; knowledgeable and very attentive. the itinerary was good but I would prefer to see a little less of religious sites , particularly Swaminarayan Akshardham , and instead to visit Art Museum and Railroad museum.
Also it would be nice to include Udaipur or Johdpur.
Also as an extension, I would include Jaisamer -medieval trading center-12 c.
Posted 10 months ago
My daughter and I loved every moment of our Moroccan adventure. It exceeded all our expectations. The tour guy was great and the excursions were terrific. The group was so compatible and the accommodations were better than expected. Thank you Smartours! Joan Abrams
Posted 10 months ago
We had a great trip in India & Nepal and we'd like to thank our tour guide Gagan for all his insight and guidance.
Future trips - remove some of the Hindu temples, particularly the new one in Delhi that's more like Disneyworld. Remove the carpet and scarf shopping spot in Delhi.
Add - some museums or other interesting sites in Dehli.
Add - a real Indian cooking experience
Add - something educational and interesting about Bollywood plus a Bollywood movie night (with English subtitles).
It would also be helpful to raise the price of the trip $20 or $30 pp to cover tips and other group incidentals. Give this money to the tour guide so he / she can handle these transactions. We had to collect a kitty of money to cover these small expenses..
Posted 10 months ago
Excellent tour guides, especially David and Gustavo.

Unfortunately, we had a jerk within our tour group who should be banned from taking any further smarTours trips--a classic "Ugly American." Dennis offended many throughout the trip and even personally threatened David. Dennis made the trip uncomfortable for everyone. We have traveled worldwide in more than 30 groups during our lifetimes and Dennis is by far the worst we have ever experienced.

David and Gustavo handled Dennis in the best manner possible. In general, they were very accommodating, professional, and knowledgeable.
Posted 10 months ago
The Tour Guide, Gagan, is a Real Keeper. He is a wise & gentle Tiger!
Posted 10 months ago
Very organized. Great tour guide. Will travel again with Smart Tours
Posted 10 months ago
Our guides were wonderful. I would make one recommendation to improve this trip. Take a one hour flight from Medellin to Cartagena instead of a LONG bus ride.
Posted 10 months ago
Egypt was great. Great itinerary, great hotels. And really really really great tour guide
Posted 10 months ago
Fabulous trip with David, a very special guide and several excellent local guides.
Posted 10 months ago
A well organized tour with an amazing guide.
Posted 10 months ago
Unbelievable value! Best group of people with whom I have EVER traveled!!! Wonderful guide!
Posted 10 months ago
Excellent leader, good size group (14), very good to excellent hotels, a real perspective of India and Nepal, could have fewer temples and a couple more museums on Indian culture, society and history.
Posted 10 months ago
Loved our tour of Colombia. Excellent tour director and local guides. Accommodations were all 4 or 5 star. Colombian people were very welcoming.
Daily itineraries were well thought out and very informative.
I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone interested in learning the history of Colombia.
Posted 10 months ago
Trip was well paced and great knowledgeable tour guides. Only issue we had is our returning flight was cancelled on the last day causing us to miss our connecting flight so we had to buy an expensive last minute flight and were not reimbursed.
Posted 11 months ago
I was on the tour of Thailand and Ankor Wat from January 13-30,2020. Our guide, Nok, shared her wonderful country with us and made sure we saw and experienced everything. She took care of every detail. We sampled snacks she brought on the bus and besides sharing interesting facts with us, she had a wonderful sense of humor. All hotels and breakfast buffets were were very good to excellent. Some highlights were the Elephant reserve and cooking school.
Our three days with Sochearn in Cambodia were also filled with interesting sights and information. The hotel and staff there are excellent as is the buffet breakfast and other meals at the Rice Kitchen.
I also want to thank SmarTours for rerouting us for the trip home on the 30th. Our group had contacted the travel department because of the Coronovirus. We didn't want to have a seven hour layover in Shanghai, so we were rerouted through Qatar just before we checked in at the airport. Nok and Kesara stayed with us to help with the last minute change until all of us went to the gate.
They both, along with SmarTours went above and beyond to make sure we got home safely! Thank you for a wonderful trip and experience.!!!
Posted 11 months ago
smarTours is rated 4.46 based on 1,492 reviews