Everything worked perfectly: folk were there to pick me up when they should have, lodges were great, food included was delicious,...... MoreGary van Vuuren, Tailor Made Peru» Posada Eco-lodge; Peru
Everything worked perfectly: folk were there to pick me up when they should have, lodges were great, food included was delicious, flights all worked and were on time, the list of "things to bring" was accurate (and welcome), the Inca Trek was strenuous but spectacular, the Amazon was fantastic (that eco lodge was so unusual, but so worthwhile)... all in all, nothing went wrong and everything went just right. What a pleasure - a million thanks to you (and Tom) and Andean Trails. I'm happy to endorse you guys any day of the week and of course, will never stray further than your website for any future journeys to that part of the world.
Thank you for your email, I had a great trip. ...... MoreKaty Radoll» Learn Spanish, trek the Inca Trail; Peru
Thank you for your email, I had a great trip. My family were fantastic and I really think that I hit the host family jack pot! I enjoyed every aspect of the experience. Cusco Spanish school was also great. The ladies there are really welcoming, patient and had a keen interest in my pushing forward in learning Spanish. I really really enjoyed them and I am in touch with them to date. On the trek I felt completely spoiled and always wanted to help out along the way - it was a fantastic experience :-) It was tough to get used to all the food put in front of me...but the food was great - eventually we worked it out that I needed slightly smaller portions - ha! Thank you again for your assistance, the entire experience was wonderful.
"It was a FABULOUS trip – so THANK YOU! All the bookings, guides and transport that ANDEAN set up worked out very well for...... MoreM Gleason, USA, Jan 2017» Self guided Patagonia trek, Fitzroy and Paine W; Argentina
"It was a FABULOUS trip – so THANK YOU! All the bookings, guides and transport that ANDEAN set up worked out very well for us and made for a great trip. For me the highlights of the trip were seeing the incredible landscapes of Patagonia, Perito Moreno glacier, the beautiful hikes to Lago del Torre and Fitzroy in Los Glacieres, and completing the Torres del Paine W trek with highpoints of Frances Valley and the Torres. "The W-trek was a little harder than we anticipated mostly due to weather which we had heard about but was truly unlike anything I’ve experienced (50-90km/hr winds)! But the trek was a good challenge and we were proud to have completed it! Everything you set up worked out very well for us - having 2 nights at Refugio Chileno was super as that gave us more options to get up to the Torres which we saw very well in between snow showers. I would not have wanted to walk up to the Torres on the same day as getting to another hut. "We also had a great time at Perito Moreno and at El Chalten where we did two 25km hikes and got great views of the Fitzroy range. I’m glad to have done all that before the Torres del Paine - would not want to have missed that! I really liked the town of El Chalten and the hikes there were a bit easier and absolutely beautiful. "After Paine, we rested in style on the MV Stella Australis (having gotten upgraded to a first class cabin!) on our voyage through Tierra del Fuego and the Beagle Channel to Ushuaia. This was truly a life-changing wonderful trip!”
Dear Kathy, Many thanks for your message and sorry for the late reply. We were meaning to write to you when we got back, but we...... MoreAngela Schlenkhoff» Self guided Patagonia trek, Fitzroy and Paine W; Argentina
Dear Kathy, Many thanks for your message and sorry for the late reply. We were meaning to write to you when we got back, but we were incredibly busy- mainly because we got engaged in Puerto Natales! In this way Patagonia is now closely connected to our family! we had a fantastic time in Chile generally and in Patagonia especially. Everything went smoothly and we didn't have any problems. The trip to the Perito Moreno was amazing, too. We were lucky with the weather because it became quite cold and rainy by the time we left. Thank you again so much for arranging everything for us - it was an unforgettable holiday!
Incredible location, food and sunsets. ...... MoreTom Shearman, Nov 2014, UK» Galapagos Safari Camp; Ecuador
Incredible location, food and sunsets. Very much away from it all, the staff are incredibly attentive and kind. If you want to see stunning Galapagos in superb style, then there's nowhere better than the Safari Camp. I loved swimming in the pool with swooping birds flying down to keep me company.
Every aspect of my trip to Manu was above and beyond my expectations! The guides were so knowledgeable. Without them, my...... MoreE Powell» Camping Manu National Park; Peru
Every aspect of my trip to Manu was above and beyond my expectations! The guides were so knowledgeable. Without them, my experience wouldn’t be half as pleasurable.
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.
[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).
We LOVED the trek. It was hard, beautiful, cultural and well organized. Our whole family enjoyed the 3 other trekkers in our group and...... MoreKaren Lindsey» Lares Valley Trek; Peru
We LOVED the trek. It was hard, beautiful, cultural and well organized. Our whole family enjoyed the 3 other trekkers in our group and the staff was great including cook, guide, horsemen and other help. Yamil, our English speaking Peruvian guide did a very good job and our cook made a birthday cake for a Scottish woman in our party! Our guide showed us the school that is supported by the income from the treks. They apparently provide a yearly salary for one of the two teachers at the school. This seems fantastic. We camped in two villages and it didn't feel too intrusive since our group was small and no other groups were seen trekking.
The two guides that we had were exceptional. They were extremely well versed in Aconcagua and its weather patterns etc. The group...... MoreS Riley» Aconcagua, 360 Traverse; Argentina
The two guides that we had were exceptional. They were extremely well versed in Aconcagua and its weather patterns etc. The group were really pleased with the guides' efforts and believe that the efforts of the guides helped the group considerably. I was extremely impressed with the assistance that Tom Shearman provided for the trip. He was always helpful and answered all of the questions we had promptly and as fully as possible.