South American Tour

Sri Lanka holiday
 
We had a great time. The hotels were really good and of a high standard. Our driver was good and always concerned that we were having a good time. 
We did get a bit tired bringing the mini bus a lot of the time but we did understand that we needed to cover a considerable distance. My only moan is we did not want to go into the tourist shops ( wood.spice etc) but would have preferred local markets or shops.
 
Not sure I liked some of the elephant orphanage as the baby feeding was more like a show. All too noisy and stressful for the elephant. Seeing them in the river was so much better.
 
All together we had a wonderful holiday and thank you for organising it all. I will be recommending your services.
 
Thanks
Gaye
 

South India - Mr and Mrs Trenberth

We had the most amazing holiday all thanks to your Team. Donford, our driver, is a wonderful person and it was an absolute joy to spend our two weeks in his company. 

The houseboat part of our holiday was an amazing experience. The houseboat and crew was fantastic and the scenery and village people we met on the way were lovely and so friendly. By the way, we were the only guests in Visalam Hotel so we had the staff and building to ourselves and we were treated so special.
 
Phil and I had a wonderful experience at the Greenwoods in Thekkadywith and would recommend hotel. The hotel was quiet, so the staff had time to spend with us and the Head Chef came out to us at each meal time to ask what we liked and he made us a couple of things to try. He also emailed a couple of recipes to me which I have tried to make!
 
As you can see Sejal, we had the most amazing holiday, so thank you so much for helping to put it together.
 
We would love to visit more areas of India in the future and so we will certainly like to use your company again.
 
Thanks again.
 
Bev and Phil Trenberth
 

Rajasthan (Mr and Mrs Smead)

We had an awesome holiday!.
 
Please give me a week and I will complete the feedback.
 
Many thanks
Nimi 
 

Sri Lanka (Champak and Chandan Mistry)

We returned on Sunday evening.
 
Everything organised by you worked out very well.  The Emirates surprised us with the very nice cake organised by you for my birthday.  Even the Emirates on the sector to Colombo did some beautiful happy birthday tray for me.
 
All hotels were good and the main driver was very good.  The driver from Tangalle to Colombo and then to airport was also good.
 
The only drawback was the road from main road to the Hotel at Tangalle.  It was washed out, very rough and nearly 7 miles from the main road.  At night we seemed to be going on in the darkness forever.  We were not near any shops etc and had no chance of going into the main road shops and were stuck to the hotel.  The tuk Tuk was very expensive, etc.
 
Thank you for arranging the trip.
 
Best wishes,
 
Champak
 

South India (John and Diane Clarke)

Can I thank you for arranging what was an absolutely stunning holiday. We both enjoyed it hugely, it was a great combination of cultural and natural highlights. 
 
The hotels were (bar Bengaluru) all very good; we had a couple of upgrades that were greatly appreciated. The Zuri, Kumarakom was probably the best, I managed to do some yoga there and would love to have spent longer there. All other hotels were very good other than the Park at Bengaluru which we found basic, more of a business hotel. The Windflower, Mysore had great food, the Taj Savoy Ooty was a lovely historic building, the Rainforest Athirapally again had excellent food and the guide took us right up to the waterfall, early in the morning so we were the only ones there. The Heritage Madurai was again a lovely character heritage hotel. We had a great crew on the houseboat at Allepy, had a cooking lesson too! 
 
The guides were all very good (except at Munnar; he was so poor we asked for an alternative which was arranged very quickly). The guide at Ooty was very knowledgable as was the guide at Madurai. We happened to be at the Meenakashi temple for a procession and I think he stayed a bit late to make sure we saw it. The ornithologist at Kumarakom was excellent, and we are not bird watchers! The guide at Kovalam was very knowledgable indeed, his English was particularly good and he had lots of information for us, which we love.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, our driver, Viswan was wonderful. A very safe driver, very polite and helpful, we both became very fond of him! Exactly the right mix of friendliness and duty.
 
Dreaming of our next holiday now..........
 
Thanks again
 
Diane
 

I was on your South American tour recently and just wanted to drop a line to say I thoroughly enjoyed the fantastic tour. What a treat!
This was one of the best tours I have been on. It was extremely well thought out, planned and organised. Clearly you had taken a lot of care to give us the holiday of a life time. You showed us all the best bits of South America. Your itinerary was unbelievably well organised. You made sure every body knew about all the times and what they should be looking out for. So every body was well informed. The choice of your very able guides was such a delight. They were very knowledgeable, articulate and friendly. They gave us great insight into the History, Geography and culture of South America.

Also what amazed me was, how did you find those fantastic restaurants who served such delicious food and catered for all tastes. Again you and your guides took such a lot of care to make sure everybody ate well. I noticed you did not have time to sit down and enjoy the meals.And all the hotels were very well located and comfortable.

So I want to say a big thank you to you and every body else who worked so hard (especially Chandu bhai) to make this holiday such a success.

Sarla Malde


It was a pleasure to have gone on this trip with you/Namaste Travel.

In what I say here, I reflect the opinion of each of the 18 people who travelled with you on this tour. We can not fault you in any way - accommodation, travel, food or individual attention. The standard of all accommodation, everywhere, was excellent - especially considering that we were travelling in a so called third world country/continent. I am certain that a lot of effort/ detailed research has gone into selecting the hotels - e.g. The El Refugio in Chivay. Who would have thought that a hotel exists in such a remote, yet wonderful, location.

The venues for food were excellent - e.g the lunch venue before we went to the hotel in Chivay - in the middle of a corn field. But they put out a great spread for all of us. And, not forgetting the pizza lunch @ the Moon Valley. One needs an eye for such fine detail. And, all the venues catered for our specification - i.e. meals without onion, garlic & cheese. Well done for that too. And, we can/will not forget the train journey from Cusco to Puno - a ten hour luxury journey on The Orient Express of Peru! We were really spoilt for choice on the journey. You also made sure that everyone was comfortable in their hotel rooms. And that their meals were OK. How much more personal attention can one ask for? All the guides were great - they knew their subjects & had a good command of the English language.

It will be a pleasure to travel with you again in the future. And, we will not hesitate in recommending you/Namaste Travel to our friends - I showed you a couple of Facebook requests asking for your details. Incidentally, I have now forwarded these to them.

Chandrakant & Urmila Vyas.
pp Kaushik & Usha Joshi, Ramnik & Manju Mashru, Arun & Harsha Dave, Yashu & Bharti Shah, Babu & Urmila Parmar, Bhupendra & Anila Karia, Bena Patel, Madhu Patel, Arati Parekh & Sarla Malde.

 


We would like to thank Namaste travel for arranging a wonderful trip to Vietnam & Cambodia. Though being disabled, (as I have got Spina Bifida) I was able to take part in all the excursions except where there were too many steps as I walk with two crutches. All the local guides were very helpful and very knowledgeable in the local history. They also helped me a lot with pushing my wheelchair and thus gave a break to my parents as well. They also enjoyed the holiday thoroughly.

This was one of the most enjoyable trip we have had. All the hotels we stayed in were excellent and had all the facilities that you would require in a hotel. The facilities for disable were very well provided where ever possible. With regards to food we were really surprised to have a variety of different food and vegetarian vietnamese food as well.

We would like to thank you for a wonderful trip and would definitely recommend Namaste Travel to family and friends.

Deep, Rajni & Sushi Shah
 


My wife and I want to say thank you for everything you did to make our holiday a wonderful experience and one to remember for many years to come.

It was nice to make some new friends.

Sobhag & Veena Shah, Roshan Mandap


We have just returned from a seventeen day Cambodia and Vietnam tour, organised by Namaste Travel.

The local guides gave us an insight into the culture and history of the two countries as we visited the various monuments and museums, and for us the sunrise at Angkor Wat and cruising round Halong Bay were the highlights.

Our special thanks to our tour leader, who was attentive to all our needs and also arranged a wide array of vegetarian meals, including some from Vietnamese cuisine.

Rashmi and Pragna


We had a fantastic 18-day touring holiday in China with Namaste Travel - we chose Namaste after comparing various other China tour options: excellent itinerary, cost, food (we are vegetarians). The tour exceeded all our expectations e.g. modern centrally located 4* hotels, local guides met us at airports (fly-out, return and four internal flights) and organised transfers and sightseeing and dining in Indian restaurants in major cities and sightseeing. The local guides made sure that we were well looked after. I would recommend checking out Namaste Travel for anyone considering a touring holiday in China.

Ash Vara


My son and I were very impressed with your travel package in Cambodia and Vietnam. The warmth, friendliness and support from all tour guides made our trip a well-deserved comfortable and unforgettable holiday.

We were very pleased with all the services you provided. All booking made by you (i.e. hotel, car, customise package, air tickets) were to our satisfaction and as agreed. With regards to food we were pleasantly surprised by the variety the Vietnamese restaurants were able to provide for vegetarians. Throughout the journey we had no problems and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I would like to thank you for all the help in making our trip memorable.

Jayshri Shah


Wow! What a trip. I had no idea how beautiful Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos were. We did everything there was to do. Nothing more could have been packed into our holiday and the service we received from our London Guide was truly amazing. I would highly recommend this holiday as something on the must do list - there is so much variety and I believe I saw for me one of the wonders of the world when we went to Halong Bay.

Yvonne


 

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