Bobby & Jane B. from Raleigh, NC; traveled to the Quito and the Galapagos Islands
We really enjoyed our trip to Ecuador. The highlight of course was our time in the Galapagos Islands. The islands are uniquely beautiful because they have been kept so pristine. Getting to see so many peculiar species and comparing them to their mainland cousins was like watching natural selection happen before our eyes. Special thanks to Spiced Destinations for making our itinerary truly special as well as hassle free.
Testimonial about Galapagos Eco-Journey aboard the M.V. Eclipse
Maria M. from San Francisco, CA; traveled to Peru
Just arrived from our trip to Peru. I want to thank you for making our trip hassle-free and very memorable. Aside from Machu Picchu which was the highlight of our trip, we enjoyed Cusco, Sacred Valley, Lima and all the other sights.
The hotel selection was great as well. The Inkaterra was definitely a very fine hotel. The food and service was excellent.
Although we only spent a week in Peru, it definitely felt like we were there for twice as long. We've seen and enjoyed a lot of places in so little time. We look forward to planning another trip back in the next few years and we will surely contact you when the time comes (of course, I'll recommend friends and family to you as well).
Linda & Dana C. from Windham, Maine; traveled to Peru
Thanks so much! We had an amazing time…. Our schedule in Peru was perfect and our guides were excellent. It felt great to be spoiled as we were met at the airports, train stations, etc.
Percy, our guide in the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu was superb!! He is a top notch guide and we highly recommend him!!!!!!! He made sure to go the extra mile for everything and it was greatly appreciated. Everyone was extremely pleasant and the drivers were superb. Wilka Tika was an amazing place to stay. Although vegetarian (great for me), the food was excellent. Dana did not miss not having meat. I really wish we had an extra day there. Quite exceptional. By the way, they are the only hotel (including all the other 5 star hotels in the Sacred Valley) who actually have a septic system and refrain from polluting the sacred river (Wilka mayu: Sp??). Inka Terra was also tremendous!!!!!!!!! It was hard to leave both places.
I’d recommend the compamy to anyone and ask them to book through you. … You did a fantastic job and we had a tremendous time. Thanks again and take care, Linda
Steven C. from Houston, TX; traveled to Peru
Just wanted to say thanks for all your help in planning our trip to Cusco and Macchu Pichu. We had a great time. We really enjoyed using Lima Tours and had the BEST guide. His name is Carlos S. and would recommend him to any of your clients. He is very knowledgeable and flexible when it comes to the schedule. ..... We will recommend your service to our friends that may be planning a trip overseas.
Gloria U. from Miami, FL; traveled to Peru
I must say that overall we are satisfied and happy with the trip and we brought back many, many wonderful memories.
About the hotels. Sol y Luna is beautiful. The cabins and the landscape are gorgeous.
The Casa Cartagena was very, very nice. An interesting combination of colonial and modern decor. Loved the courtyard and the view of the Cristo. The two floor suite was very comfortable and the service was very good.
Lake Titicaca and the Titilaka Lodge were fabulous! The lodge is a two hour drive from the airport and that can be tiring, but once you get there you fall in love with the place. It is beautifully located and it is a very comfortable and relaxing lodge. This is the kind of place where one can take one tour a day and then have the rest of the day at leisure, either to go kayaking, or mountain bike riding, or simply relaxing and / or enjoying the view. We wish we could have enjoyed an extra day there, instead we spent two nights, but only one full day to get as much done as we could. Have to go back someday!
If we were to travel to any of the destinations you work with, I would not hesitate to contact you again or recommend you to our friends.
Thanks again for everything and I hope to hear from you soon.
Ellen & Bennett G. from Westport, CT; traveled to Quito and the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
The trip was fabulous! It was surely one of the best vacations we have ever had. Seeing all of those rare animals, in this one of a kind place, was such a unique and amazing experience, especially for me, the daughter of very seasoned bird watchers! .. The ship was beautifully appointed and the service was great. Most of the guides were really good, with the exception of one or two who were difficult to understand and less adept at keeping the group focused than the others. We also loved the fact that we got so much exercise to counter all of the additional eating you do on a vacation. Also, the private guides we had in the cities were excellent.....Thank you so much for planning this wonderful trip for us... Anyway, we are back and looking forward to our next adventure, no more lazy, lying on the beach, vacations for us!
Susan S. & family, from Wilmington, DE; traveled to the Galapagos Islands and Quito, Ecuador
...the trip was wonderful. We enjoyed the tours in Quito; maybe would have liked another day to go to the volcano. THe Galapagos trip was so much fun, interesting, educational, but not the least bit relaxing (but that is ok. We did not go to relax.) They accomodations on the ship were perfect, the staff extremely accomodating, food very good and a great first experience for us on a cruise. We really liked the snorkeling trips. We went to all the Naturalist talks and enjoyed learning about the islands. The Naturalists are so knowledgeable! ...
Doug & Courtney from Chicago, IL; traveled to Peru
Overall, the trip was great. The local operator did a fantastic job every inch of the way, and their guides were really good. Our Cuzco hotel was great, and the Sol Y Luna in the Sacred Valley was absolutely delightful. You made a good recommendation by telling us to eat there, which we did both nights.
Thanks for all your support in getting this lined up. I’ll definitely pass along your name to anybody that I hear is planning to go to Peru!
Marvin & Maria E. ; San Francisco, CA; traveled to the Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands and Peru
Again, I cannot say enough good things about the fantastic adventure you put together for us. I am sure I can say that I am speaking for all four of us. We have traveled far and wide around the world and this has been one of the most remarkable trips in so many ways.
George & Bennie P. from Nuevo, CA; traveled to Argentina
Eitan: Thank you SO much for the work you did for us! We appreciated the room and the dinner (Fresh fish just caught from the river). All of your connections in Argentina were prompt, very helpful and professional. Alex in Iguazu and Javier down Bariloche were top notch. Thank you very much for all you have done for us, it was a remarkable trip. Heck, you even gave us great weather, good job!