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review 20 Dec 2013

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Everything was memorable from the penguins on the Falkland Islands to the turtles on Ascension Island. Learning about the very different cultures in these places was something life changing and the welcome we received everywhere was the best I have ever known.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

The flight from Santiago is very long (14 hours) and as LANChile won't let you book single flights and so charge for return it is better to travel both ways by Airbridge from Brize Norton. This does away with the budget Iberia flight from Heathrow to Madrid and the horrors of Madrid airport

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

These islands all need tourism to boost the economy and it is simply a matter of joining in with their ways of life, so nothing special is being built for tourists, but there is plenty of room, and plenty to see and do. The Falklands are suffering because Argentina makes it hard for cruise ships to visit Stanley which means others must visit instead. On Ascension Island we were able to volunteer alongside of conservationists working to save the endangered endemic ferns.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

The best in my life, and the operator, via Responsible Travel did a lot to make it all happen

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