Tom S. from Mcleansboro, IL; traveled to Nepal and Sri Lanka
We wanted to thank you for helping to make our trip very special. All of the accommodations were wonderful in different ways. Our guides & drivers were definitely a diverse & interesting group, most spoke good English & were very knowledgeable. The whole experience at Chitwan was wonderful, & service was over the top! Carolyn wanted to adopt Sanjay who seemed to be our personal man Friday.
Wild Coast Tented Lodge has to be experienced to believe how good the “tents” are. It is hard to beat wild animals on the property, sundowners on the beach every night, service with a smile, & safaris every day. I do not know how you found out about the dinner with the family out in the country, but it was something special. The overall feeling on the whole trip was how friendly everyone was.
If you have anyone looking for an experience "off the beaten path” send them on this trip, & they will not be disappointed. Thanks, Tom & Carolyn
Brandon C. from New York, NY; traveled to Tanzania
We had the best honeymoon. It was an amazing experience and everything we could have asked for. Thank you so much for all of the help you gave and all of your attention to detail. You and your team did a fantastic job for us, and I would highly recommend Spiced Destinations to anyone looking to take an incredible trip.
Kathryn B. from Deerfield, IL; traveled to Peru
The trip was INCREDIBLE!!!!! Everything went so smoothly and everyone really enjoyed all of the activities. Attached is a pic of us all at the top of Machu Picchu...a truly amazing experience!!
Our favorite hotel was Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba. It was stunning! The train rides were a fun and beautiful way to travel through Peru. .... We also LOVED the cooking class. Our chef was great and it was a unique way to experience Cuzco and the local food.
Thank you for your help planning the trip!!!!
Michael S. from Glem, IL; traveled to Iceland
We had a terrific trip. It was awesome. Thank you for all of your help. You and your partners did a GREAT job for us and I would definitely recommend you and use you again.
Sally D. from Norwood, NJ; traveled to the Galapagos Island
Now that I’ve settled in Jose, Celia and I wanted to thank you for an incredible journey. Everything was fantastic from the minute the rep met us at the airport in Quito until we flew home. The boat was fantastic, well kept and well staffed. Our cabin was huge and Celia’s was perfect. The crew, captain and guide on the Petrel were wonderful. Because Jose is fluent in Spanish, we had the opportunity to speak with the crew and learn more about their everyday lives. The chef was amazing and the food was super fresh. I ate every Ecuadorian dish he made! The men on the boat were so kind and helpful. Incredible excursions, snorkeling, the guide Harry was a wealth of knowledge and a pleasure.
Pikaia lodge was one of the most incredible places we have ever stayed. Funniest part was we were the ONLY guests at the whole resort!! Fine with us, we also had an amazing guide, incredible food and had wonderful conversations with the staff.
Jose was super impressed by how well we were taken care of at every juncture, not a bag to haul or a logistic to figure out.
Sally, Jose and Celia Diaz
Jenny L. from Austin, TX; traveled to Iceland
It’s been an absolutely amazing trip. We loved Hotel Borg lovely rooms & centrally located. Bo was wonderful he was so knowledgeable & friendly he showed us a side of the city we would not have seen.
We loved Reykjavik would love nothing more than to go back maybe with the entire fam....
...Again thanks for helping us putting this memorable trip together!
Ethan A. from New York traveled to Peru
I just wanted to write once more to tell you how pleased we were. You run a classy operation.
Everyone who met us, guided us, transported us and sheltered us were top notch.
Please feel free to add us to your list of references should you have reason to.
Ethan A. and family
Perry N. from Los Angeles, CA; traveled to Morocco
We just got back from the Morocco/Spain trip yesterday and I wanted to thank you both for putting together a great trip. It more than met all our expectations, especially the lodgings and camel ride in the Sahara. Our guide, Laila, was outstanding. We talked about what we wanted from the tour and she delivered. She added a real personal touch that we wouldn’t have gotten on our own, or from a large group tour. We also appreciate your monitoring our progress. We talked with the local tour office several times. They wanted to make sure we were happy. Overall, this was one fantastic trip. Thanks again for all your work on putting this together. It was a “trip of a lifetime.”
Perry and Lucinda
Janys G. from New York; traveled to Thailand
What an amazing and wonderful vacation!! We hate to leave and look forward to planning the next trip....thank you....
Janys and Alan
Jane H. from Durham, NC; traveled to Israel
Hi Jennifer- the trip to Israel was amazing! I found it to be a really intense experience- all the religion and conflict contrasted with easy going beauty of Jaffa and Tel Aviv. Jerusalem is like going to a different world.
I was trying to think if what I liked the most and I cannot tell you.
So my tour-guide was really special-Shai Abutbul- I cannot say enough good things about him. I would recommend using him for any one you are sending to Israel. he was extremely knowledgeable about history, religion, archaeology, and the current situation. he was open about explaining whatever I wanted to ask. he really just seemed to understand what I was interested in and we ended up switching up a couple of items in the itinerary, even though it meant one really long day for him. on the third day of my trip we went to Meggido, Galilee, Golan heights and the Syrian border and then drove back along the border of Syria and Jordan, spent some time in the Jordan river valley.
I loved Jerusalem it was so strange for a nonreligious person. I felt like an alien there. or maybe like they were all aliens- I am not sure which.
Masada was really cool but also really intense and crazy. I loved Ein Gedi- i think it would be cool to camp there. The dead sea swimming was really interesting. Golan Heights was very interesting from a historical perspective and there is an army base on a high hill on the Syrian border you can look out and see what has been happening in that area. Tel Aviv and Jaffa are a must see.
thank you again for arranging such a wonderful tour, especially on very short notice. I always know I cant count on you guys!