Here we are, back from the trek. It was really wonderfull. We did not know what to expect and it really overcomed our...... MoreBlanche Berthon» Chachapoyas Trek; Peru
Here we are, back from the trek. It was really wonderfull. We did not know what to expect and it really overcomed our wishes. We would like to thank you very much for your help organising this tour ! It was a very special Honey Moon (we can simply tell you that water at 3.600m is really cold and being back at the hotel we appreciate now the hot water and confortable beds!) Many thanks again !
Thanks for organising this we had a great time. I was amazed at how smoothly everything went, having only had experience in...... MoreDavid Rampersad» Peru Family Adventure Holiday; Peru
Thanks for organising this we had a great time. I was amazed at how smoothly everything went, having only had experience in developing countries of Africa and Asia backpacking which is usually quite fraught at airports and railways. We were collected and looked after with absolutely no fuss, refreshments and comforts sorted out all the way by courteous staff. The transfers were as smooth as one could expect in the airports. The trekking guides cooks and wranglers were all great. Food was varied tasty and much better than I'd expected. Tents and mats were fine. Trekking was not too hard - our 13-yr-old son managed it reasonably easily, our daughter rode most of the way and enjoyed it immensely. Safety standards on the rafting were good, grade 3 was about right for our kids. Food and transfers very good, in all a fun day out. Hotels were fine, especially the Hacienda Marcabamba which was lovely, with very nice hosts. Clean and central in Cusco. The Amazon lodge was really nice and the programme you put together kept us busy and entertained. The best bits were jumaring into the tree and kayaking, although it was all good. Food and esp cocktails were fantastic. Definately recommended as a good contrast to the mountains. Flight down was awesome.
We arranged a family activity holiday to Peru with Andean Trails and had the holiday of a lifetime. The first week we spent in a lodge...... MoreRichard Stansfield» Peru Family Adventure Holiday; Peru
We arranged a family activity holiday to Peru with Andean Trails and had the holiday of a lifetime. The first week we spent in a lodge in the rainforest seeing lots of tropical animals and birds including an opossum which raided our biscuits. For the second week we flew to Cusco where we went white water rafting, mountain biking, and horse riding, as well as visiting lots of Inca sites including Machu Picchu. For the final part of our trip we took a bus to Lake Titicaca and spent a night on Amantani island. We had a really amazing trip, the guides who looked after us were fantastic, the travel plans all worked without a hitch and the children loved all the activities that had been organised for them. My favourite bit was the rainforest and birds. The guide that was assigned to us was a genius and found me over 120 birds in the forest including Harpy Eagle. The local tour operators were good too. All the travel worked like clockwork, not a hitch. Also the staff were exceptional, they were very genuine and worked hard, with a lot of attention to detail. The kids liked the rafting & canoeing, in large part because the guides, Alan & Juan, were brilliant with them. The local tour operators changed the Cuzco hotel for the 2nd stay, which we are grateful for, because we got very tired with travel and early starts. Thanks for your work in arranging this great trip.
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!
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!
The guide was perfect, amazing English and local knowledge – seemed to know all! The campsite and food were beyond what I...... MoreO Pease» 4 Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu; Peru
The guide was perfect, amazing English and local knowledge – seemed to know all! The campsite and food were beyond what I expected, lovely food (especially since we were up a mountain)
Outstanding. Saw an pygmy owl, condors and a spectacled bear - all on a 3-hour walk from the hacienda. ...... MoreTom Shearman, Nov 2014, UK» Hacienda Zuleta: Luxury lodge, Ecuador; Ecuador
Outstanding. Saw an pygmy owl, condors and a spectacled bear - all on a 3-hour walk from the hacienda. Probably the most comfortable and welcoming hacienda I've stayed in.
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.
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.
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.