The salt flats were (also) fantastic … a lot of driving, but that’s the deal. Extraordinary country, surreal landscapes....... MoreMiles Jordana» Uyuni Salt Flats, 4wd.; Bolivia
The salt flats were (also) fantastic … a lot of driving, but that’s the deal. Extraordinary country, surreal landscapes. And the accommodation is not really what one would call roughing it! The driver was great … calm and measured, and an ironic sense of humour that matched my own.
It's hard to pick highlights as every place was good, although the Iguazu Falls just did it for me probably as they are so impressive...... MoreBert Claes» Iguazu Falls; Argentina
It's hard to pick highlights as every place was good, although the Iguazu Falls just did it for me probably as they are so impressive and you get to go right up close to them.
You did an excellent job in picking our tour guides and activities. ...... MoreAnn Neu, Tailor made family holiday in Peru» Teen Amazon Adventure Holiday; Peru
You did an excellent job in picking our tour guides and activities. The guides were all well informed and their operation was excellent. They were prepared for us and told exactly what we needed to bring for each activity. Their equipment was all in great shape and had our safety in mind. The food was wonderful and plentiful. I would go on this trip again.
Trip was superb! Our guide was absolutely first class. He has an ideal temperament, was skilled at making people feel comfortable...... MoreE Milo» Manu Wildlife Centre; Peru
Trip was superb! Our guide was absolutely first class. He has an ideal temperament, was skilled at making people feel comfortable and integrating the group and has a super sense of humour. His knowledge of the flora and fauna was excellent and his passion for the rainforest and its sustainability and compassion and understanding of the people living in it was compelling and infectious. We felt truly privileged to have spent time in his company. The boat crew were also excellent – knowledgeable, considerate and professional. The food was also a revelation – we were expecting something basic – but it was really first class. We would highly recommend this trip.
The trip was excellent, the guides were friendly and the food was some of the best we have eaten during our stay in South America!!N Webb» 4 Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu; Peru
The trip was excellent, the guides were friendly and the food was some of the best we have eaten during our stay in South America!!
We're pleased to give you feedback on our trip and to be able to tell you how impressed we have been with all you have done to...... MoreTim and Angela Morgan» Ecuador Active; Ecuador
We're pleased to give you feedback on our trip and to be able to tell you how impressed we have been with all you have done to make it so successful. You gave us invaluable advice in planning an itinerary and we really felt that we made the very most of our two weeks in Ecuador/Galapagos on an affordable budget. As to the detail you mention, we can't really choose a highlight. There were so many. A low point was a taxi driver who was 90 minutes late collecting us at the airport on Galagos. Not good. It was very hot. You described the accommodation as 'good tourist class'. It exceeded this. We once had to ask for a change of room but we could not fault the quality or your choice of accommodation. We so much enjoyed our stay at the Hacienda at Otovalo. What a delight that was! We were well fed everywhere we went. Wholesome rather than epicure but that seems to be Ecuadorian food. Our driver/guide in Ecuador, Freddy, was attentive, informative and delightful. He was a huge asset and we feel so grateful to him. Your organisation was faultless. We were most impressed. It wasn't just that it all went so smoothly but that your arrangements were so well judged . We were the envy of other travellers. It would be nice to think that our visit did benefit local communities. We hope so. We value your commitment to responsible tourism and support for local communities. This was a factor in choosing Andean Trails. What would we do differently next time? Given the constraints of time and budget, we think your judgement was excellent. We had a busy schedule, covered many miles but experienced so many unforgettable places, people, landscapes and wildlife. We have to say that we would increase the budget next time and make more time available to extend our stays at some of the locations, particularly Galapagos. We do have three sets of photos and a blog which we sent to the family at home. Do let us know if you would like us to forward this to you. The photos are not fine art. Even so, a family member has already emailed us to ask for your contact details. They plan to follow in our footsteps. We gather that Kat who arranged the trip for us is taking maternity leave. We do hope you will forward this to her - plus our extreme gratitude. We felt we were in such good hands.
The trek itself was absolutely fabulous thank you so much for arranging it for us. My friends and I were thrilled with the service we...... MoreRosie Sells» Lares Valley Trek; Peru
The trek itself was absolutely fabulous thank you so much for arranging it for us. My friends and I were thrilled with the service we got - multi course meals all prepared for us and tents set up before we had arrived at the camping locations. Our guide was friendly as were the cooks and the route was stunning. Thank you very much.
Highlights (not necessarily in order): Inka trail. Machu Picchu. Titicaca overnight stay. The Cusco-Puno train. The quality of the...... MoreGunnar and family, Norway, Jan 2014» Peru Family Adventure Holiday; Peru
Highlights (not necessarily in order): Inka trail. Machu Picchu. Titicaca overnight stay. The Cusco-Puno train. The quality of the clothes and artefacts for sale - much unlike the "Made in China" stuff normally sold at tourist locations. The kids particularly loved the rafting and biking - we adults did too, but enjoyed the cultural parts even more. Organisation: Very efficient, not a single slip-up. Guides: Very good. Good-mannered, informative, competent. High focus on safety, hygiene and environment during excursions. Food: Varying, but mostly good. The food provided by local families was excellent.
Now my favourite of the four islands you can sleep on. ...... MoreTom Shearman, Spain, 2014» Floreana Island: pirates and wildlife; Galapagos Islands
Now my favourite of the four islands you can sleep on. The peace and tranquility, the sights and the amazing snorkelling and wildlife. People here are very friendly, you are one of the community within moments of arriving. It was free hugs day when I arrived - what a welcome. I'll not forget the magical sunsets, the tasty food and the crazy stories for a long time!
Thank you for all your hard work in organising my holiday to Ecuador and the Galapagos. I had a fantastic time and made a lot of new...... MoreV Stewart» Aida Maria; Ecuador
Thank you for all your hard work in organising my holiday to Ecuador and the Galapagos. I had a fantastic time and made a lot of new friends. The whole trip ran like clockwork. Our guide and crew of the Aida Maria were more than helpful and very friendly. The Aida Maria is an excellent boat and it was a constant source of amazement that the cook could produce such good quality food for 16 people in such a small space. I can not fault any part of the holiday and find it difficult to choose a highlight although the erupting volcano takes some beating. I would gladly recommend Andean Trails and Aida Maria to anyone looking to go to the Galapagos. Once again thank you very much for a wonderful time.