We would highly recommend this trip to anyone (a 78 year old chap proved that it’s possible!).S Tavner» Galapagos Islands Multi-Activity Adventure; Ecuador
We would highly recommend this trip to anyone (a 78 year old chap proved that it’s possible!).
Well, we had an AMAZING time. What a brilliant country. I'd probably say among many highlights, the best surprises were: ...... MoreSteven» Peru Highlights; Peru
Well, we had an AMAZING time. What a brilliant country. I'd probably say among many highlights, the best surprises were: - Peruvian food. We had no expectations whatsoever really - we went to Cuba a few years back, and whilst the country was fantastic the food there was pretty ordinary, and if anything we assumed Peru would be similar. But the range, quality and distinctiveness of what we found in Peru was amazing. The relative cheapness meant we were able to 'splurge' at really nice restaurants a number of times, which was great - but even the food at buffets on tour/coach trips and on the Inca Trail was excellent. We're on the hunt for a good Peruvian cookbook now! - Arequipa and (particularly) Cusco. Beautiful cities - and in the latter case, probably one of our favourite ever anywhere we've been. - The Tambopata Research Center. Thanks so much for organising a longer stay in the jungle with a trip to TRC as well as Refugio Amazonas. Both were great - but the time we spent at TRC, with fewer other tourists and lots more rare wildlife, was really outstanding, not least thanks to our guide Jhin (much more about him below). Both of us - but particularly Clare, I know - loved the working/research nature of the place and the more in-depth contact with the wildlife. - Colca Lodge. Thanks for the heads up, which as far as I could tell went down very well indeed. With regards to our guides/organisation, everything - pretty much without exception - ran like clockwork: we were picked up in every place, never had to wait or were left wondering what to do (even though having travelled independently a lot before we occasionally fretted needlessly). That's about it - if 'it' can cover what an amazing trip we had...I hope that's useful. Needless to say, we're very happy indeed with Andean Trails and we'll be recommending them to our friends and family. By the way, you might be interested to know that the things that initially really sold the trip over other agencies were: - the really detailed level of information you provided at the initial enquiry, esp the info about Tambopata and the Inca Trail. - the fact that the trip was planned to slowly acclimatise to altitude from Arequipa to Colca to Lake Titicaca to the Trail, before ending with Tambopata; this confused us originally because so many other tours (bespoke and non-bespoke) seem to have other routings - e.g. going straight to the Inca Trail after a night or two in Cusco - but your itinerary in retrospect made perfect sense, and ending with the jungle was the icing on the cake. Thanks very much again, and who knows? We might be in touch again regarding another South American trip in the future. We reckon Canada next year though...
A brilliant holiday – thanks for all your help and advice in setting it up. We felt well looked after throughout but always free...... MoreA Clapham» Peru Highlights; Peru
A brilliant holiday – thanks for all your help and advice in setting it up. We felt well looked after throughout but always free to enjoy things at our own pace. The quality (and comprehensiveness of things covered/included) made it extremely good value for money.
At the Ecocamp they couldn't go to enough trouble to make everything not only tasty but attractively presented, can't speak highly...... MoreCelia Burley» Paine W Classic Trek; Patagonia
At the Ecocamp they couldn't go to enough trouble to make everything not only tasty but attractively presented, can't speak highly enough of the Ecocamp, what a place! I think Patagonia is a place that has to be experienced to fully appreciate it. It was a great highlight actually spotting a puma! (Fortunately on the other side of the lake!). Lots of wildlife to see. Overall organisation EXCELLENT both from yourselves here in the UK.
[Pre-departure service] Excellent, thorough and friendly. ...... MoreT Cheetham» Beluga; Ecuador
[Pre-departure service] Excellent, thorough and friendly. Perfect! I can fault nothing about the Beluga, the crew, itinerary, services on board (and ashore), guide and excursions or the food. I am already saving up to go again (and this time to take the rest of the family).
Contact running up to departure was excellent - call just before I departure was appreciated. I would not hesitate to recommend...... MoreD Parratt» Cordillera Huayhuash Circuit Trek; Peru
Contact running up to departure was excellent - call just before I departure was appreciated. I would not hesitate to recommend this Andean Trails trek. [Highlights] Spectacular high mountain scenery on many days of the trek. Meeting other people on the trek.
"The trip was fantastic. The train to Puno was a real treat. Being in the lap of luxury after the trek was a nice contrast. ...... MoreSusan Lloyd, US, May 2014» Lake Titicaca: Uros, Taquile & Amantani; Peru
"The trip was fantastic. The train to Puno was a real treat. Being in the lap of luxury after the trek was a nice contrast. "Lake Titcaca was majestic and very interesting. Also a great guide. Walter and a great visit to Taquile with a beautiful lunch."Thank you again Tom. The boys and I will always remember this trip."
We were very pleased we selected the luxury trek with the smaller camp sites and extra day to complete the 42km. Macchu Picchu in all...... MoreDavid & Holly Gantds» Luxury Inca Trail Trek; Peru
We were very pleased we selected the luxury trek with the smaller camp sites and extra day to complete the 42km. Macchu Picchu in all its glory was was bathed in sunshine on days 4&5 so we were very lucky. Our guides, Nilo and Fidel, were excellent as were the porters, cooks and all the staff who were extremely hard working. We have completed a feedback form but if Andean Trails would also please pass on our thanks and appreciation of the entire team we would be grateful. We were lucky enough to spot a small black bear as it crossed our path on route! Our guide Nilo stated he has only seen two bears in the last five years. Thank you also for all your help in booking this very memorable adventure! Your info and organisation was much appreciated and really helpful. We had a fabulous trek. Thank you again.
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!!
On a whole the trip was unbelievable, and Estaban (guide) was really fantastic. ...... MoreLucy Glover & Dina da Silva» Salt Flats of the Altiplano trek; Argentina
On a whole the trip was unbelievable, and Estaban (guide) was really fantastic. It was an amazing trip and we are definitely going back. The two mule handlers who were trekking with us were so sweet and lovely and although spoke broken English made every attempt to talk to us. Estaban was great (really fantastic and we developed a great rapport with him), the walk (although hard!) was amazing. The scenery in Bolivia was amazing too and we had the loveliest guide, Freddie, take us on the Las Cornisas trek in Chile. On counting on the flight home, between us we had a couple of thousand photos - lots of memories! Thanks for all you help in planning out trip, we really appreciated it!
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