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.

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.

All the arrangements went perfectly (many thanks again!) and we had a very good trip.

Churu was divine! We loved it. The hotel was quirky – extraordinary structure, loads of authentic character –  and blessedly right in the old town so we could easily walk around. The staff were really sweet and the resident guide there – Lal Singh – was brilliant. He got us into places we would never otherwise have seen and was really knowledgeable.

The old town is lovely, not just the wonderful havelis, and very very easy and comfortable to walk around unescorted. We must give absolutely top marks for our wonderful driver Om. He was a marvellous driver but also a great companion for our journey.  Totally helpful and good-humoured throughout. So thank you again Pam – one of the easiest trips we’ve ever had, I think.

It was a once in a life time trip! So much variety so well balanced between beautiful nature & outrageous architecture! Seeing tigers & a leopard as well as participating in a pilgrimage to mighty stone man kept us so stimulated.

Accommodation also wonderfully varied from the calm of Coorg’s coffee plantation to palatial Mysore Green Hotel & then the luxury of Hoysala & Evolve Back at Hampi! I would highly recommend it as a tour for those who want to see another India to Rajasthan or Kerala!!! Here’s to the next trip!! Namaste.

We had an amazing holiday. Thank you .  Costa Rica was absolutely fantastic. We would recommend it to anyone. The organization was perfect everything on time, people could not have been more helpful and kind.  In fact I would go further and say the best ever.

Our Antarctic/Argentina trip was absolutely amazing.  You truly outdid yourself with our itinerary.  The boat and our cabin were very comfortable and the crew was outstanding. The ship’s doctor also was excellent and ensured we all had terrific seasick pills.  The science staff was also highly qualified.

The Iguazu portion of the trip was also fantastic. No adventurer should miss them. Being on both the Brazil and Argentine sides was a great idea as was the helicopter ride. Our guide was very knowledgeable about birds so that added to the walks.

Buenos Aires is one of our favourite cities so of course we had a grand time. The hotel was lovely and modern and the staff was so helpful and friendly – best of service all around. There weren’t many art galleries as I expected but plenty of terrific shoe stores. The tango show was over the top as was the dinner they served.

We have had a wonderful time.  We wanted to thank you so much for all the arrangements you made that enabled us to have such a brilliant time. I have lots of photos and this includes some of the various accommodation which you booked for us – all of which we would thoroughly recommend!

Hard to identify our favourites because they were all fabulous.   Hawksmoor House was perfect, the safari experience and accommodation at Amakhala was stunning!  But my personal highlight was Three Tree Hill Lodge. We did some walking in the mountains at Cathedral Peak which was fabulous.

So very many thanks. We’ll be in touch for our next special holiday…  Mary is already talking about our next one!

We had a great holiday thanks to the arrangements that you made on our behalf.  Our driver was quite knowledgeable and good company.  C and I think that you have worked out very accurately our holiday requirements i.e. a mix of culture, history and beach.  We look forward to discussing our next adventure with you!

We had an excellent holiday in South Africa.  The weather, the people, the accommodation and the food were marvellous. We played 5 rounds of golf- H won. Amakhala was particularly memorable and we were sorry to have to return to a cold England.

Thank you – we had a great holiday!  Cuba is quite a place!  Thank you for all your help in arranging it all.

The guides were excellent – and were always there to help when needed.  This wasn’t often – just a couple of times when the hotel had no water and they sorted out our transfer to another hotel – all part of the Cuban experience!!

Thanks Pam. We had an amazing time and we are completely hooked on India. Going to return in 2019 for my 60th so will need some help to plan! To the north this time.

What a wonderful holiday we’ve had.   Although the cricket results were disappointing it didn’t detract from a great holiday.  The trip on the Ghan was a lovely experience and it was definitely worth having the Platinum package.

We’ve met some lovely people and all our accommodation was ‘spot-on’!  Especially with the England players staying in the same hotel in Adelaide.

Thank you once again for arranging a superb holiday for us.

We had a brilliant time thank you.  We saw a lot in 19 days!! T he weather was a little dodgy and we seemed to follow the rain.

Mendoza was beautifully sunny and we really enjoyed our time there. Puesto Viejo was really good fun and the whales, penguins and sea elephants were amazing (we were so close to everything!).

We don’t think we will fancy steak for a while;- huge portions of meat, and vegetables (especially green ones) were a real rarity!!  All in all it was a great trip so thank you very much for organising.  We will be recommending you and Argentina as a holiday destination!

Just to say that we really enjoyed Russia.  Everything was well organised and the 2 guides Elena and Maria were excellent.

We’ve had a wonderful time in Vietnam & Cambodia.  The logistics all worked very smoothly and we had some excellent guides who taught us an awful lot about the history and custom of both countries.  The people were simply fantastic and the food was so good.

The sights were exceptional, and some horrific testimony to inhumanity and pointless war.  Thank you so much for another successful trip. We will now start thinking about where next for 2018.