4 independent reviews for New Zealand 23 day small group tour

Reviews for New Zealand 23 day small group tour

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review 31 Jan 2018

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

We travelled to the South Island of New Zealand with our tour operator during the Christmas to New Year's holiday time period 2017. Landscapes, climate, clean air, outstanding scenery, relaxed lifestyle, the smiling faces of everyone in our little group, kindness, simplicity and authenticity were all highlights of our trip.

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

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

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

Our trip went so smoothly, with everything planned and documented in advance. We appreciated the travel tips on the itinerary. The accommodations were very good and well located, all bookings and appointments were scheduled perfectly. Tanya, who booked our trip, was great; Caroline sent us perfect trip details and Matt, our guide, did an outstanding job. Everything with Moa Trek was wonderful and highly recommend a trip with them.

review 27 Jan 2018

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

Every part of the trip was memorable. But if we have to pick, then it would be: Mount Cook view from the hotel - it was simply possibly the most extraordinary view you could have from a confortable hotel room of a alpine peak in the world. And the second memory, would be traveling by small plane from Milford Sounds to Queenstown in a sunny day! - simply unforgettable!

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

Plan your side trips carefully. Take your time. Ask questions. Have a plan B prepared in case weather does not help. If you are planning to take a helicopter ride to either Mount Cook or Frank Josef, suggest to take a ride in the morning before the weather gets worse in the afternoon. You may need to choose between the planned itinerary and the helicopter ride. The key is flexibility. Be ready to make changes. Tell your tour operator that you really want to take that ride.

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

Definetely.

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

It was a most memorable special once in a lifetime holiday for us. The itinerary is pretty good.

Read the operator's response here:

Hello Luis, Thank you for your lovely review, we are glad we could make it a 'trip of a lifetime' for you, and that you now have lots of wonderful New Zealand memories to treasure. We hope to see you again.

review 2 Jan 2017

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

New Zealand carried high expectations for many years; I often felt frustrated during this trip; it covered many kilometers and in theory mostly scenery, but it rained or was foggy most of the time, 15 out of the 13 days?? So it did not live to my expectations. December was suggested to me as a great period, locally I was told that lately November and December are rainy and cold

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

May be go later in the season, March...and do expect long bus days and no time to meet locals, if you care for that.

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

No, may be in some places our meals expenses might be relevant, otherwise hotels were of very high standard or belonged to big chains.

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

Fair.

review 29 Dec 2016

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

Beautiful views from my room.

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

Be prepared for nonstop travel. As our guide, Paul, reminded us, "You are not on holiday, you are on tour."

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

Yes

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

Very enjoyable.

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