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review 7 Mar 2019

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

The whole trip was as expected and explained in the trip notes. I enjoyed the whole experience, especially the walking in the Andes.

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

Be open minded. Some of the journeys are long and bumpy. The climate varies greatly from Andes to coast. Cartagena is beautiful, hot, humid and expensive (compared with the rest of the country). Watch your valuables and don't take anything you can't afford to loose! One lady had her iphone pick-pocketed. We found drugs on our bus (cocaine). The food is fabulous. Avianca airline is poor, the food was inedible and very little water - take you own supplies. The only advantage is that the flight is direct and you don't have to go through the USA. On this particular date the local guide was poor - apparently he was a stand-in for the regular guide.

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

To a certain extent. Even though we all took re-usable water bottles , our guide produced the daily water in small plastic bottles!!!

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

A good balance of culture, adventure and relaxation. A great introduction to Colombia

Read the operator's response here:

We would like to thank Rosie for her feedback regarding her holiday in Colombia and we were pleased to read that she enjoyed the holiday overall. We were very sorry that she was disappointed with the leadership of this departure; we take great pride in our tour leaders and we are confident that the vast majority of our leaders are extremely popular as we regularly receive fantastic comments from clients about the value their tour leader has added to their enjoyment of their trip. We are very sorry that this tour leader did not live up to expectations and we have asked the local team to do the necessary follow up to ensure he is aware of where he can improve., including ensuring he is acting inline with our stance on plastic water bottles. We would also like to assure Rosie that the matter of drugs being found on the bus has been looked in to.

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