2 independent reviews for Armenia walking holiday, small group

Reviews for Armenia walking holiday, small group

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review 23 Aug 2019

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

Would not describe it as a trip of highlights. Everything enjoyable.

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

Put trust in the company. They are genuinely interested in your welfare. They are flexible, helpful and appoint good staff. I could not recommend them highly enough.

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

I do not believe any form of tourism is environmentally sustainable but equally all of it has economic benefits for service providers etc. I have a professional interest in building conservation and preservation, as does our guide. He took pictures of modern accretions to World Heritage sites which contravene UNESCO guidelines. He did not discuss this with us as this was the action of a concerned citizen rather than tour guide.

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

I have no criticisms only praise and one suggestion. The company are excellent. My one disappointment from the trip was the food. Armenian cuisine is a major draw for many visitors and the best food we had by a country mile was when staying in family run guest houses, although not all of them. The guide did his best to find decent places but l think the company as a whole ought to consider this as something to research for all trips.

Read the operator's response here:

Thank you for your feedback and comments. Your remarks will help us to improve our services. We are very happy you have enjoyed your trip and hope to see you in Armenia again, soon!

review 21 Jun 2019

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

How can I begin as every day was wonderful. Probably the best walk was on our 3rd day when we walked up to the castle and then down and up again to the monastery and then on the way down walked with a herd of cows who seemed to enjoy our company.

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

Bring gaiters if you are to hike Mt Aragat, I found my walking poles invaluable, make sure you have good waterproof hiking boots - we had no rain so I canít speak to rainwear needs though I brought them with me.

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

Not really though we always took our food wrappers and other trash with us. Driving by van was essential but itís not environmentally positive!

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

For me 10 out of 10! Ara was a great guide who was very knowledgeable and always made sure I was safe.

Read the operator's response here:

Thank you for your time and positive feedback. It was our pleasure to organize your trip. Hope to see you in Armenia again!

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