John W. from Lake Charles, LA; traveled to Peru

I just returned from a six day excursion to Peru, including Machu Picchu. It was an unforgettable experience largely thanks to our exceptional tour guide Eddie. He was very knowledgeable which made our exploration of Machu Picchu particularly memorable. He was always prompt ensuring that our schedule ran smoothly. And despite the sometimes challenging terrain, we always felt safe.

We would highly recommend Eddie and Spice Destinations to anyone looking to explore this beautiful part of the world.

J. King White

May 2024

Jeff N. from San Francisco, CA; traveled to Morocco

Now that we have settled down, we wanted to take a moment to let you know how excellent our guide, Abdul and our driver were. Abdul was incredibly knowledgeable, informative, connected, and thoughtful and went beyond his responsibilities to ensure that we had as perfect a trip as possible. He was incredibly adaptable and helpful when we wanted to make last-minute changes to the itinerary. We would highly recommend that any of your clients traveling to Morocco work with him.
Could you please forward this note to the people that you work with at Spiced Destinations?

Thanks so much for all that you do…..as always!


Tina and Jeff

November 2023

Kevin C. from Batavia, IL; traveled to Iceland

Torfus house was unbelievable. A must-recommend.
ATV guide was outstanding and the entire family agreed with his trip and knowledge of the glaciers, etc and lunch of salad and fresh lamb over open fire and dessert was a show stopper. It was the best meal of our trip and the best experience. I strongly recommend going with the guide.
Vic apartments were new clean modern units. Vic area and restaurants also cool.
Kayaking was a really neat trip, despite the weather, as we had fog roll in, which impacted our ability to see and navigate but that’s Iceland.
Radisson Blu was a good location and in the heart of old town but was also an oasis for good food and drinks away from the “tourists”

All in all great experience and thank you for putting it together. This was a trip we will never forget.

June 2023

Jennifer R. from Lexington, MA; traveled to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands

Our trip was amazing! Our guides all around were great, very helpful and everything went as planned. We thoroughly enjoyed our excursions to the various places, the hotels were all amazing the food was just spectacular. And to top it off, the service, people and local guiding we had at each location really enhanced our overall experience. I would highly recommend not only Ecuador -but to go with Spiced Destinations for a memorable experience.

August 2022

Paul N. from Austin, TX; traveled to Peru

Grateful to have a guide and driver etc. need them in many of these places...loved the chocolate experience...it was super cool – loved the hands-on aspect of the project. The Cooking class in Lima was a highlight as was the pottery class where they met the sculptor which was a nice surprise. The Gastronomy tour guide was fun hip knowledgeable. Really fun time going to market. Wanted to adopt him! Salt mines were fantastic. Had a great time doing that. The guide was great. The Lunch at hacienda was really special- would have never known that existed because it’s so tucked away.

July 2022

Gregory B. from Munster, IL; traveled to Iceland

My son and I had a fabulous time. The western fjords are breathtaking. Very remote. Simply spectacular. Could not have been happier. And guide Urn was thoughtful and knowledgeable. Would not have changed a thing. Next trip I will go east to the water glacier. Greg

June 2022

Paula M. from Westlake Village, CA; traveled to Iceland

Yes, the trip was incredible! The scenery was indescribably, breathtakingly beautiful, the activities were a blast and our guide Bjarni (not sure if that’s the right spelling), was fabulous!

Most all the guides on our outings were great, and Bjarni was terrific, a great driver in some tough weather, able to pivot when whale watching was canceled, and take us dog sledding (The people and dogs at Snow Dogs Iceland, made this a high point of the trip), and finding a terrific and unusual restaurant for dinner one night in Myvatn.

Please convey our thanks to Spiced Destinations. It was so much better than we ever anticipated!

October 2021

Peter F. from Northfield IL; traveled to Iceland

“The trip was fantastic. We got so lucky with the weather, only two cold and rainy days. Very active - we need a vacation from the vacation. All the hotels were great. The activities all worked very well - the jet ski trip was magical with a pod of dolphins circling and playing with us, the ATV ride and picnic in a cave in the national park were truly unforgettable, we ended up adding a second whale watching tour in our "off" morning in Reykavik and saw a dozen Minke whales and a humpback! Lots of great hikes and scenery. Please send our best to Spiced Destinations. We will be tired tonight but at least the sun will actually go down for the first time in two weeks. “

July 2021

Derek S. from Zionsville, IN; travelled to Iceland

Hi Alex the trip was amazing! We really had a wonderful time and all of the tour help from your group was really excellent and spot-on for the time we had there and all of our conversations. There were some glitches with the tablet but that got worked out, and Dori (the owner there) really helped out a lot and was fun to deal with. We definitely want to go back!

July 2021

Carol Andrews, Andrews Travel; traveled to Morocco

I just got home from my first trip to Morocco, taking a group of 13 people.
The trip was perfect from start to finish. Spiced Destinations did a fabulous job planning our itinerary and all of our hotels and riads were perfect.
Before we left, they gave us lots of helpful information about food, packing, tipping... and once we arrived, our local guide took great care of us. He went out of his way to make sure we saw and did everything we wanted to do. He was the perfect combination of experience, knowledge, local connections, humor and patience. We all loved him.

Morocco is such a unique destination with varying landscapes, food, and sites. I have never been to a country where the locals were more welcoming and happy to see us. We felt very safe wandering through the colorful souks shopping till we dropped. I am so glad we went now because it was like having our own private experiences everywhere. While I am sure it is amazing anytime, we had many of the sites to ourselves- no crowds, no waiting in long lines making for perfect photo ops and VIP treatment everywhere.
One of the highlights was riding camels in the desert to watch the sunset. It was surreal! The desert camps are a don't miss.
If you have a bucket list, Morocco needs to be on it! Spiced Destinations will handle all of the details for you so all you have to do is enjoy your trip.

Carol Andrews

May 2021