Blaine & Sandra R. from Chicago, IL; traveled to Thailand, Cambodia & Vietnam
We are sorry this short report is a bit late in coming to you. However, we have continued to relive ALL of the memories and experiences we encountered during our travels to Indonesia, Thailand, and Viet Nam. For us, it was a trip of a lifetime.
What made this trip so fabulous was the coordination of our desires with the expertise of Wayne Griffin Travel and Spiced Destinations. While there was some angst on our part before we embarked, we found that virtually all of the details were executed almost to 100% in each of the countries and cities we experienced. Well done! Thank you for your diligence and attention to the myriad details.
We really enjoyed our accommodations in all of the venues. The 4-5 star hotels provided a welcome respite from some long days of touring as we enjoyed broadening our perspective of new cultures.
Another highlight of our trip was the private guides we had as well as the drivers that accompanied them. The guides were simply outstanding in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Phuket, Thailand. In Viet Nam, our two female guides were amazing. Each was on time, organized, focused, flexible, friendly, and very competent. What a joy they were!
Lastly, as we were advised, the foreign airlines were far and away much better than U.S. airlines. The comfort, service with a smile, and attitudes of flight personnel was of high quality. We are glad we chose premium economy seating on JAL. Thanks.
So, new worlds were opened up to us in splendid fashion. We believe we are changed and better people because of this 28 day adventure. We are grateful for your involvement in the planning and follow-through of our travel experience.
Patricia B; from Dobbs Ferry, NY; traveled to Argentina & Brazil
On behalf of the Kreitzmans, Yoods and us Bermans, collectively, we want to thank you for the trip of a lifetime to South America.
From the initial contact with Luciana through touch down back in New York the experience with Spiced Destinations
was almost perfection. The timing and planning was excellent, the hotels were superb, the local guides were all tremendous (Arianna in Buenos Aires, Rodrigo in Iguazzu and Laura in Rio) and we felt secure and taken care of in each locality. In addition to Buenos Aires and Rio, Iguazzu which is a must for ANYONE traveling to that
part of the world. Make sure to tell people, as well, that with the right guide and the proper precautions that we felt safe in Rio and indeed were able to walk the beach of Copacabana unaccompanied. Additionally the customization of the touring to include the sites of Jewish interest was meaningful for all of us and not something we could have achieved on a boilerplate tour. How lucky we were to come upon your agency at the recommendation of Tova Gilead. We look forward to additional adventures and working with you in the future.
Pamela A. from Brookline, MA; traveled to Peru
Our trip to Peru was absolutely wonderful. I have dubbed it the Excellent Exhausting Excursion! Whew! We saw so much and it was so exciting. We never could of handled such a complex itinerary if it were not for your company and the helpful human waiting for us in the (luxurious) hotel lobbies and airports. Thank you so very much for listening so carefully to our concerns and for arranging a truly memorable trip.
with best regards,
Ira G. & family, from Long Beach, NY; traveled to Jordan
Had a great time Petra/ wadi rum. The guide and driver were excellent. Very service oriented, and concerned for our every need. I would highly recommend them in the future.
Again, thank you very much for arranging the trip, sorry it was only a part of the whole. I will recommend you to our friends and patients.
Christiane M. from San Francisco, CA; traveled to Peru
We have been back for two weeks now but Peru is still on our mind. Thanks for organizing some of the trip for us. Everything was perfect. Lima tour did a superb job and we enjoyed all the hotels you choose for us.
Perhaps our best memory was in Canyon de Colca. The flight of the condors was unforgettable and our hotel my favorite in the whole trip.
We are planning a couple of weeks in Spain in October, anybody you would recommend to help me organize this trip.
Thanks again, I will highly recommend you to our friends, Christiane
Susan H. from Pittsburgh, PA; traveled to Southern Africa
In Zimbabwe. The trip has been perfect. You did a great job! I can't believe it is almost over. Thanks for everything. We'll talk next week.
Itay A. from New York; traveled to Costa Rica
For a beautiful, well organized trip. We came back safe and full of great experiences and encounters with some of the friendliest guides.
To many more.
Andrea S. from Stamford, CT; traveled to Chile
Bart and I have returned from our wonderful vacation. Thank you so much for putting together such a memorable trip. We really lucked out and had great weather. The guides and activities were fantastic. The Singular hotels are incredible - the one in Patagonia is a destination of its own.
I hope to have the opportunity to plan another trip with you in 2016.
Tina S. from Manhattan Beach, CA; traveled to Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos
We had an amazing time! Loved all 3 countries. The guides were great. The best guide was in Hanoi and the funniest in Saigon. The hotels were excellent and all of the activities memorable and special.
Thanks sooo much. You really do a wonderful service for your clients. Can't wait for our next adventure!
Richard J. from Sycamore IL; traveled to Ecuador and Peru
We are returned from South America and we wanted to thank you for your help in setting up the trip. Your recommendations were right on target. All the connections were flawless. The various guides were interesting and knowledgeable. The experiences were very cool. We especially enjoyed the Galapagos Islands. It was very active, sometimes with 4 different excursions during a day. Snorkeling and cavorting with the sea lions was only one highlight.
Thanks again. We had a great time and we hope to be able to use your services again in the future.