Testimonials

We love planning trips for our clients and it makes us really happy when they share their experiences with us when they return.  Here are a selection of the many testimonials that we’ve had from recent trips.

Fantastic!

We had a brilliant time, excellent guides, safaris and accommodation. Both of us thoroughly enjoyed ourselves having a great adventure. We saw the ‘big five’ and much more. Thanks so much for all your organising.

We had a great time. Assam is so lovely and we did get to see many rhinos.
M, A and H – Assam, India – November 2019

We are now back in chilly UK, after three great weeks in States. Many thanks for organising our trip. Everything worked well – hotels, locations, trips and cars all super. Driving the open top Mustang round Pebble Beach, 17 Mile Drive and the Pacific Highway was a particular highlight.

Everyone said how much they enjoyed the week and the organisation of the programme. The staff in the hotel and restaurants were very welcoming and helpful. Another successful trip, thanks to your excellent organisation, so many thanks for that.

Back safe and sound – and another brilliant trip! The last leg in Nova Scotia was an excellent finish and a really good piece of wild country to walk in at the end. All the bookings were spot-on. We were too early for fall colours in Ontario, pretty much spot on in Maine and, courtesy of a very high wind the week before, verging on too late in Nova Scotia. But all very good! Thanks so much – brilliant!

We packed so much in to our holiday and all had a wonderful time, many thanks to your usual great suggestions and planning. Everything worked out as it was supposed to do. Thank you very much for all your help.

It was all amazing. Once again we stayed in some wonderful places, saw some fantastic sights and enjoyed the flowers on the west coast and the animals on safari. I came back with over 1,500 images and have now got that down to a more manageable number for our usual trip book of photos! Highlight on safari was the day we saw all big 5 in a single day, including a leopard with a fresh kill up a tree with a hyena prowling around under it for any falling scraps. We got so close! Thanks for arranging a fabulous trip, we loved it!

Thank you for all your wonderful organisation for our holiday – we had a fabulous time – and everything went like clockwork. The travel and pick ups worked perfectly and the hotels were great and very well positioned.

B and S go back to Australia tomorrow. It’s always so sad to say our goodbyes, but we have the memories of a fantastic holiday.

Spot on! Fabulous! The country is amazing, and we had one of the best guides we have ever had. The culture and food are truly wonderful and we had an amazing driver. We highly recommend this beautiful country.

Many thanks. It was a wonderful holiday and was extremely well organised. We were impressed with your advice and organisation. We particularly loved Chitwan and Pokhara. Our guide in Chitwan (Chhanu) was exceptional. The drives were an experience. We didn’t love Kathmandu but were glad to see it and enjoyed the Everest flight. Kathmandu is so polluted, dusty, crowded and the air quality was awful. However the Forest Resort was a haven in the chaos.

We had an amazing trip and thank you so much for helping us with the itinerary, bookings etc. We would have struggled without your assistance.

We had a wonderful time in Oman. Such an interesting country on so many levels. We had excellent guides, really couldn’t have asked for better and had an informative and fascinating tour, very varied and sometimes slightly white-knuckle! (but in a good way – dune-bashing in the desert). Thank you for organising it all for us, it was a fabulous 10 days. I would recommend Oman as a destination to anyone.

 

Just to let you know we have arrived home safely. Thank you for everything the whole holiday was perfect. Bush Lodge Safari was absolutely stunning and exceeded all our expectations. We would recommend this destination a must not miss if you go to South Africa for a Safari. Cannot believe what we saw. All the places we stayed at were top quality. People everywhere could not have been kinder or more helpful.

All amazing!

We had a wonderful trip thanks; all excellent except one hotel. Many thanks for all of your efforts on our behalf. We saw two leopards, mother sloth bear with cub, elephants, & crocs. I was delighted to click up over 150 species of bird.

We had an amazing holiday in Canada, it was everything we wanted, so a big thank you. The stay in Toronto was fab and the trip to Niagara Falls was spectacular and lunch in the CN Tower was another highlight. The resort of Banff was a lovely place to stay, the hotel accommodation was just right and the bus to the slopes stopped right outside our hotel. The skiing and dog sledding were great and the scenery when we went on the snowmobiles was amazing. We all just want to say a big thank you for organising our family holiday and maybe look forward to you helping us plan our future holidays.

Thank you so much for a trip which has left us breathless with excitement many many times over the last 3 weeks. Simply brilliant.

We had an amazing time -way beyond expectations. Saw so many animals I really had no idea how it would be. Our guide Francis was lovely -so knowledgeable and also a very safe driver. I think I told you it was my 70th birthday so wanted to do something special and it certainly was. I had 2 birthday cakes and the staff all sang Happy Birthday in Swahili and English. So thank you very much for arranging it.

All went well. We were impressed with our driver and the standard of the hotels. We fitted in a one day cricket test match (vs England, of course) in Dambulla.  And we won!

Thank you so much for organising the superb trip to India. I had a great time, absolutely fell in love with India & the people, & would love to go again someday. The hotels were fabulous, my favourite was the Sarai at Toria, with the Brijrama Hotel & Shahpura Bagh coming a close second. I very much appreciate all the hard work you put into the organising of the holiday, it was excellent. Anyway, thank you again for the mind blowing holiday.

Just wanted to say a massive thank you for your organising of our wonderful holiday.
We had a fantastic time and we will be definitely be recommending you to other people.

We had a lovely time Pam and as usual your organisation was flawless. Everything worked perfectly.
Thank you again for all your hard work on our behalf.

Canada was excellent. Everything went to plan and we enjoyed all parts of it. Hard to pick highlights, but the Wickaninnish Inn was certainly special as was the Rocky Mountaineer. We also enjoyed the wildlife & environmental elements – we learnt a lot from very knowledgeable guides. Thank you for another memorable holiday & we’ll see you soon to think about where to go next.

We had a superb trip – all logistics worked flawlessly, we travelled easily, all the trips and days out were spot on and we had a really memorable time.  Wildlife was varied – birds abundant and better in the north. Overall fabulous – thanks so much for all you did for us.  I’d love to go back to northern Queensland one day – and the Flinders Ranges.

Thanks for organising our break in Dubrovnik. It was perfect. We had a wonderful time.

We got back from Canada on Sunday after a really excellent holiday where everything went smoothly!  So very many thanks for setting it all up and accommodating our thoughts into a coherent plan. Grizzly Bear Ranch was the real highlight – the accommodation is excellent and the food was really good without being too fussy. The wildlife is not on tap – you have to work for it which for us really added to the experience.  You get taken out on guided trips each day –  mainly walks and all tailored to your ability.

The guides are very knowledgeable and safety conscious and although you have to be sensible walking in dense areas with bears around, at no point did it feel uncomfortable – just the constant anticipation of what might be around the next corner! Kristin and Julius are excellent hosts and they create a really good atmosphere amongst the guests. They are both very well informed and clearly passionate about what they do. We really enjoyed making the most of the superb scenery and the drive to Jasper on the Icefields Parkway and the area around it were wonderful. So, a real success and we all had a wonderful time. Thank you so much. We will try to book another trip soon!

I had the most wonderful trip, for sure a holiday of a lifetime. I’m not sure that anything can ever surpass it.
The two camps were superb and looked after us so well. All the staff were wonderful and the managers  made us so welcome and were so knowledgable themselves. The game viewing and sightings we saw was just out of this world and more than I ever imagined.
Overall it truly was “a piece of heaven on Earth”. I can’t stop talking about it and relooking at my photos. Thank you for arranging it and for answering all of my questions

Back after a fabulous trip to Aussie. Thank you so much the itinerary was perfect. Loved the NT, Kakadu National Park in particular, saw some awesome ‘salties’. We also took the opportunity of taking a small plane flight over the park.  Everything worked as planned, which is to be expected with Unpackaged!  The tour guides were excellent throughout the trip, we loved the Aussie humour!

The hotel in Port Douglas was perfect, we didn’t want to leave, would definitely go there again, fabulous area. Snorkling was great fun, and sailing out to the island far better than a motor boat. The hotel in Sydney was perfectly placed to sightsee, with the massive harbour bridge towering over everything. We were sorry when we had to leave. Australia is an amazing place I just wished  I’d visited years ago. We even cuddled a Koala, how cool is that!  Thank you again Pam for a fabulous trip

We had an absolutely fabulous time!!  Costa Rica greatly exceeded expectations and we enjoyed all our experiences immensely.  All went to plan and we had a marvellous time.