4 independent reviews for South America highlights holiday

Reviews for South America highlights holiday

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review 20 Feb 2016

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

Inca Trail and Cusco without doubt.

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

1. Skip Iguazu waterfalls or stay as short as possible there. Other than waterfalls there is nothing. 2. Stay longer in Cusco area. There is something for everyone there. Museums, churches, ruins, restaurants, shopping, party... 3. El Calafate is a lovely little town with lots of activities on offer (riding, hiking, biking, zip lining...) so much more to do than just visit to Perito Moreno, give yourself more time. 4. Don't stay in San Telmo neighbourhood in Buenos Aires (it is not safe, does not feel comfortable walking around and we got attacked to prove it). Palermo is great for younger people with lots of bars, restaurants and cool shops, recoletta area for older guests. 5. Expect problems with credit cards in Argentina.. In shops and ATM..all types of credit and debit cards (between 2 people we tried 6 different cards)

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

In Peru I thought it made difference and in El Calafate.

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

Great holiday. We were away for a month so it is to be expected there will be some problems but overall we were very happy and felt Simon really understood us as customers and planned holiday for US based on OUR interests. At all times we felt he had our back and could call him if things went wrong. Great company, great guy! I would highly recommend them and I would use their services again.

review 4 Nov 2012

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

Quite a few memorable moments: our stay in the amazon in refugio amazonias; visiting the incredible iguazu falls and walking up whanu picchu.

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

Bring sensible walking boots. A little bit of spanish helps :-)

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

All of the tours and the hotels were in line with this ethos.

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

Amazing! Completely unforgettable. Everything was nicely organized to the last detail

review 22 Nov 2012

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

Watching 50+ red mackaws gather at a "mud-lick" in the Tambopata National Reserve from our hide.

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

Don't get tense; they will show up as specified in the plan ! Just make sure YOU are on time.

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

Everyone who took care of us was local and, apart from being very friendly, they always made clear how important tourisim to their local well-being.

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

Excellent.

review 1 May 2012

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

Discovering a part of the world so unique and full of natural beauty. The Patogonian Lakes district had spectacular lakes, scenic mountains, volcanoes, forests, wilderness, communities and views by bus, boats and border crossing. And waking up to the sunrise over these Mountains and lakes memorable.

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

Take advantage of this smaller group experience to feel like a modern day explorer but learn some of both countries language as English is the last language translated by guides and rug up for this area. We were looked after very well throughout the entire time we travelled/holidayed in South America.

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

By utilizing local tour guides and transport, visiting and spending in the community benefited the locals. Most places we stayed encouraged you to save water, electricity and were environmentally conscious.

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

The holiday was fantastic and unique covering the main attractions as well as time to explore ourselves. And after a major injury the tour guide on site, offices in the country and company in Australia were fantastic in their support, response and meeting my needs and comfort to return home.

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