The Galapagos trip was fabulous, the most meaningful vacation I've ever taken. My needs were well cared for and our naturalist guide...... MoreW Kasuma» Mary Anne; Ecuador
The Galapagos trip was fabulous, the most meaningful vacation I've ever taken. My needs were well cared for and our naturalist guide Desiree was out-of-this-world impressive in her knowledge and teaching skills. I was consistently wowed by her ability to explain complex phenomena in simple and clear terms, she made it all fascinating. Overall an exceptional experience, and I have already recommended it to friends and family.
I did a very enjoyable mountain holiday in Aconcagua. I am one of the five people who reached the summit in our group (we were 16...... MoreZhengwei Lu» Aconcagua, 360 Traverse; Argentina
I did a very enjoyable mountain holiday in Aconcagua. I am one of the five people who reached the summit in our group (we were 16 people in total). In my opinion, the 360 route is an excellent route for non-technical climbers, the landscape is far more than the normal route. So, the whole ascent can be treated as the highlight, especially from the end of approaching day 2 (when you first see the Mt. Aconcagua) to Camp 3. The summit day was tough, and the temperature was extremely low (below -30 to -40 celsius is very common including wind chill). You have to insist on, otherwise, you may easily give up. In Mendoza, the facility of hotel is very good, and reception staff can speak very good English. The food was good and enough. We had 4 guides, all of them were very good. South America is a magic land, it is my fourth time to visit there, but definitely I will go back again and again.
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!
I can probably speak for all of us when I say we all enjoyed the trip. ...... MoreStephen Dearden, UK, Nov 2013» Climb Cayambe, Cotopaxi & Chimborazo; Ecuador
I can probably speak for all of us when I say we all enjoyed the trip. The glacier school sessions were fun and useful – both guides started off with the very basics of walking in crampons and we progressed to the point of front-pointing up some ice walls on the Cayambe glacier with a top rope. Hotel accommodation was in the main of a high standard. We particularly appreciated the fine hotel in Riobamba (Abraspungo) where we spent 2 nights and the Tambopaxi hostel at the foot of Cotopaxi in the national park. The Sierra Madre in Quito and the staff were very friendly and helpful.
We’d recommend Letty wholeheartedly to anyone looking for an active, involved, fascinating Galapagos tour in great comfort with a...... MoreG Muir» Eric, Flamingo & Letty; Ecuador
We’d recommend Letty wholeheartedly to anyone looking for an active, involved, fascinating Galapagos tour in great comfort with a first class crew and guides. We loved it! The varied itinerary and engaging, enthusiastic guides meant that every single day built on the last one with even more amazing sights and experiences. We were delighted with the service from Andean Trails.
I had a great trip. My goal was to learn some more mountaineering skills...which I did. My guide was great and everything else went...... MoreM Cooke, Mountaineering course» Peru Climbing & Mountaineering Course; Peru
I had a great trip. My goal was to learn some more mountaineering skills...which I did. My guide was great and everything else went smoothly. I look forward to booking another trip with you guys in the future.
We had the most fantastic trip – Peru is such a rich country in terms of natural beauty and diversity, ancient archaeological and...... MoreDebbie Farnaby» Inca Explorer; Peru
We had the most fantastic trip – Peru is such a rich country in terms of natural beauty and diversity, ancient archaeological and anthropological history and culture. We were busy the whole time in order to cover what we did and there was still so much we missed – we would have loved to see some of the sites further north and up the coast from Lima (Chan-Chan etc.) The organisation and advice we received was brilliant. We had done a lots of pre-reading and were very interested in the history which helped us to appreciate it more. To everyone involved – a very big THANK-YOU for making it such a special trip. We found all the hotel staff very friendly and accommodating. Any request was done with a smile and any problem was fixed with a smile. Well done to the hospitality industry in Peru.
The high points included reaching the tops of the volcanoes (pun not intended), but also included ice climbing during the glacier...... MoreAnthony Dearden, UK, Nov 2013» Climb Volcanoes of Ecuador; Ecuador
The high points included reaching the tops of the volcanoes (pun not intended), but also included ice climbing during the glacier school. The Tambopaxi hostel was excellent (with very friendly staff), as was the hotel in Riobamba. We thought Ramiro is an excellent guide and engages well with the clients. We felt very looked after in the refuge on Cayambe and felt we benefitted the local communities.
We had a fantastic trip. ...... MoreJohn Lavery, Patagonia in Style» Patagonia Eco-camp trekking holiday; Argentina
We had a fantastic trip. All the land arrangements fell nicely into place. The Hotel Calafate Parque was excellent – we had 3 separate stays there, the staff were always very friendly and helpful, including the restaurant staff. The walking in Torres del Paine was a great experience. The weather was kind: only one day of persistent showers (and we were retracing steps that day), otherwise unseasonally warm, sometimes brilliant skies but generally slightly cloudy typical of a Patagonian summer. We heard the roaring winds at night, safe in our very comfortable eco-tent. We were 2 of a group of 9 walkers, with two guides (1 an assistant). They provided great company. Our 2 guides were very well informed and always solicitous of the group’s welfare. The eco-camp is a great concept. The food was plentiful, the staff very accommodating. We can’t fault the overall organization, so thank you to you and the Andean Trails team for putting our holiday together for us. We had a great time.
Safe and sound back in the UK, sadly back at work but it was a great trip. ...... MoreMark Ackroyd» Climb Volcanoes of Ecuador; Ecuador
Safe and sound back in the UK, sadly back at work but it was a great trip. The weather was good to us and we had fantastic views from most of the summits. A fantastic experience that I would happily recommend to anyone interested and has left me with a taste for more. We were also lucky to catch the end of Carnival with the end of our trip which was an unsuspected bonus!I would like to make a special mention of our guide Wilson, who did a great job of looking after us and keeping us entertained. He really went out of his way to make sure that we had everything we could want and again would recommend his skills, experience and company to anyone interested in walking in Ecuador. Many thanks.