The trip was really good! I am really satisfied with the services given by you and Tullio! ...... MoreDewi» Peru Highlights; Peru
The trip was really good! I am really satisfied with the services given by you and Tullio! The hotels in Lima and Cuzco were nice and the staff were really nice and helpful. Jesus, the guy who assisted me in Cuzco and for the inca trail, was really helpful and respond to my queries nicely. The inca trail was amazing! The food was great, the guide was really helpful, kind and patient. The porters and cook are really nice and helpful. Altogether they made a hard experience become not only bearable but also fun! The amazon lodge was really amazing! My room was open to jungle and it had a hammock in it! I got a room for myself and it was clean and nice. However, having had a warm welcome in Cuzco and during inca trail, it was unfortunate that the staff and guide during the amazon trip were not as nice as in Cuzco and inca trail. For example, they forgot to give me, only me, lunch meal in day 1. I saw some people got it, and some people did not. I thought the lunch are for some people only, maybe the ones who opted for a superior services. Turned out everyone got lunch when they got the tour office, but they missed me. So I had to hold my stomach until dinner time that day. The guide and lodge manager were okay, but I would enjoy the trip more if they were nicer and more helpful. Overall, it was a really nice trip (the thing in amazon was not a great deal for me). I would like to say thank you very much again for you and Tullio who organised everything perfectly eventhough it was a very last minute booking! I am really satisfied and not hesitated to recommend your company to my contacts! All the best!
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 Torres del Paine photo workshop/tour was fantastic. Bruce is extremely down-to-earth, humble, and genuine. He is very easy to get...... MoreMilind Paranjpe» Photography workshop: Torres del Paine Chile.; Patagonia
The Torres del Paine photo workshop/tour was fantastic. Bruce is extremely down-to-earth, humble, and genuine. He is very easy to get along with, and makes people around him very comfortable. The small group size allowedBruce to spend sufficient time with each person. I only wish the course was longer - Torres del Paine is an amazing location, and I hope to return there some day.
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 Morgan» Ecuador Highlights Holiday; 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.
I had a fantastic time. I can thoroughly recommend this trip. Our guide, Pepo, was outstanding and he was able to show...... MoreA M Hesmondhalgh» Galapagos Islands Multi-Activity Adventure; Ecuador
I had a fantastic time. I can thoroughly recommend this trip. Our guide, Pepo, was outstanding and he was able to show us a great deal of wildlife. He was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable about his environment. It was great being in such a small group. I was very impressed with the standard of some of the hotels as we had been forewarned that they were basic, but I think all of them were extremely charming and fulfilled our requirements.
The holiday went really well, we both enjoyed ourselves so much. It is very difficult to chose a highlight as the whole experience...... MorePat Farrant» Sagitta; Ecuador
The holiday went really well, we both enjoyed ourselves so much. It is very difficult to chose a highlight as the whole experience was wonderful. One of the marvellous things was that the wildlife are not scared of humans and didn’t try to hide as soon they saw us. The cabin and food were very good. We had three guides, two of whom were excellent. I wouldn’t do anything differently next time (what next time? – I wish!). I think staying for two weeks was good as we experienced most of the different terrains and wildlife.
It was a most fantastic holiday and so well organized. the crew were so friendly and nothing was too much trouble for them. Food first...... MoreSandra Thomas» Sagitta; Ecuador
It was a most fantastic holiday and so well organized. the crew were so friendly and nothing was too much trouble for them. Food first class and I want to adopt the chef. Every day was planned well. All were highlights, from the dolphins to the boobies and really no negatives. Cabins clean and very comfortable and the towels were dressed in different animal shapes every night. The guides took really good care of us and all very interested in the local flora and fauna.Can't think of anything I would have done differently. The hotel in Quito was lovely. Once again thank you for arranging so well such a memorable holiday Sandra.
Arequipa is a beautiful city and the St Catalina Convent was another highlight. ...... MoreMaire Walsh» Arequipa and Colca Canyon; Peru
Arequipa is a beautiful city and the St Catalina Convent was another highlight. Wverything was so well organised, by you initially of course. No matter where we arrived there was always some one waiting for us and we were always delivered efficiently to our hotel or brought on tour.
The Atacama stars were all I was hoping for. Some excellent shooting starts and clear nights. Good tours of flamingos, geysers and...... MoreGeoff Austin» Atacama Luxury Adventure; Chile
The Atacama stars were all I was hoping for. Some excellent shooting starts and clear nights. Good tours of flamingos, geysers and ancient forts there too.
A lovely climb outside Arequipa. The guide paced it well, and all who set off from basecamp - seven of us - got to the top. The clouds...... MoreTom Shearman» Chachani; Peru
A lovely climb outside Arequipa. The guide paced it well, and all who set off from basecamp - seven of us - got to the top. The clouds lifted, and we had some great views over the city of Arequipa, the penitentes and the other big volcanoes in the area.