Peru trip, Malvin Johnson (from USA) - March 17, 2011
My wife and I needed to travel to Peru for the first time to visit friends in an out-of-the-way place. Since we were to be in Peru we decided to first visit some significant cultural sites using a touring service. Being first time visitors and not having any idea what company to choose we were impressed with Latin Discover''s professional looking website and the fact they had a record with the BBB in Florida.
We were not disappointed with our choice. We chose an eight day tour and made many changes before the trip to suit our needs. Our personal itinerary on the web was updated very rapidly with each change and we were given options such as either to have Latin Discover book our intra-Peru flights or book them ourselves. Mauricio Guzman, our booking agent with Latin Discover, was always available either via email, phone, or Skype. There was never any communication problem because Mauricio is very fluent in English.
All of the Peruvian agents'' English was excellent. All of the transfer agents were on time, even for early flights, helped with our luggage, had entrance tickets for each site, and helped us understand each day''s plan. The hotels were excellent and the included meals beyond expectations, especially the lunch buffets at stops during our tour. The rest rooms at these sites were immaculate.
My wife and I can wholeheartedly recommend Latin Discover to anyone planning a first time trip to Central or South America and wanting a trouble free and enjoyable experience.
Malvin and Dana Johnson
Cedar Hill, Texas USA
Antarctica trip, Tage B (from Finland) - March 14, 2011
The Antarctica cruise it was a fantastic experience to visit all the islands on the way down to the Antarctic peninsula. The guides onboard and their lectures where almost scientific, which I personally liked. The vessel was not a luxury one. but I think they could have given proper weather forecasts and even some news service as the vessel was very slow (9- 11 knots) and we spent many days at sea. All in all we liked the cruise very very much,and its clear that Antarctica is a life time experience and it is difficult to find words to discribe it.
We fell in love with Peru
In Lima I asked the guide in the car on our way to the hotel (12.10pm) if we could have a Lima City tour same day, and 2 hours later (14.30 pm) we sat in a car for a private city tour with a fantastic guide. All our pick-ups and schedules during the week, where very timely attended to, and nothing missed. All hotels very luxury and very nice in both Cusco and Machu Picchu. I think next time we would choose a more moderatly priced hotel than Miraflores in Lima. The only thing we regret in Peru was that we didn`t stay longer.
Finally Laura I want to thank you for the superb service given, we certanly want to come back if and when, we are heading to South America again.
Tage and Leena B.
Chile trip, Catherine Jomard (from France) - March 14, 2011
The trip was really great : very good choice of hotels (good location, comfortable, kind service) and good planning of the different stages.
Belize trip, Dale Lukens (from USA) - March 1, 2011
The travel arrangements you made for us were right on!. Thanks again for your assistance with our journeys within Belize.
Chile trip, Wojciech Kisielnicki (from Poland) - February 28, 2011
Everything went smoothly. We found Don Thomas Hotel as very convenient and San Pedro is a charming place to stay. All trips went as per the agreed program and we enjoyed it very much.
Let me once again thank you very much for your support.
Argentina trip, Brigitte Momose (from Japan) - February 14, 2011
We really enjoyed our trip and I want to thank you for arranging everything so well. All the guides and drivers were on time all the time. The hotels in Mendoza, Bariloche and El Calafate were excellent. In Bariloche and El Calafate we had great views from our room.
If we ever go back to Latin America we will definitely ask for your services and I also will recommend you and your company to anybody who wants to travel to this part of the world.
Costa Rica trip, William Lindsey (from USA) - February 14, 2011
I just met a neighbor in the post office, who had been in Belize this time last year. In exchanging news and catching up on life I told him about your organization and travel assistance. He left with a gleam in his eye, heading for his computer!
We had an excellent vacation, and appreciate all your assistance in setting it up - especially as we were asking for last minute reservations and arrangements. We enjoyed all our accommodations, which gave us a very nice range and different styles, from the Volcano Lodge (beautiful and luxorious) to the Tres Banderas (intimate and friendly). And we very much appreciated your prompt response to a change in plan when our selected hotel was unexpectedly out of business - the alternative was equally acceptable.
We also were very glad to have your celular number assistance in negotiating the streets of San Jose when trying to find our hotel on the final day.
I would recommend, without hesitation, the services of your company to anyone who was looking to visit Costa Rica and travel to different regions, but did not want to take a group tour. For us, this self drive was a perfect compromise bteween totally independent travel and the restrictions of some pre-determined itinerary.
With many thanks and best wishes.
Guillermo y Susana
Belize trip, Vicki Saxon (from USA) - February 10, 2011
I just wanted to thank you so much for your planning and suggestions for our recent Belize vacation. Belize is a beautiful country. The driver we had on the mainland, Bob, was excellent. Ramon''s on Ambergris Caye was absolutely amazing - we are so glad that you suggested it.
Thank you again for the wonderful vacation. We will remember you for any future trips to Central America.
Peru trip, James Hume (from Dubai) - February 9, 2011
We had a simply marvelous time and couldnt fault any aspect of the trip.
Right from the start, the booking process was efficient, prompt and we were kept well informed. The hotels were, without exception, of much higher quality than we expected and indeed, matched any global standard.
We remarked several times on the seamless way that a number of different guides interacted with us - we were never left wondering what would happen next. They were happy, well-informed, highly educated people and enthusiastic people and looked after us carefully.
Peru has prioritized tourism and it shows. The schedule was a little daunting - trying to see everything that Peru has to offer in only nine days does not allow for much leisure. However, once we had adjusted to the lower oxygen levels in the high Andes (a couple of days of slight headaches and some dizziness) we became accustomed to early starts and enjoyed the wide variety of sights and experiences.
Peru has so much to offer - historical, geographical and social - we highly recommend it! Value-wise, the price we paid was a bargain.
Kind regards and many thanks for your assistance.
James and Massy Hume
Peru trip, Denise Venables (from UK) - February 9, 2011
Comments made in Trip Advisor:-
My husband and I booked with Latin Discover tours late last year. I dealt with Mauricio and I absolutely and thoroughly recommend anyone to use this company. They are very professional and can tailor any tour to your needs.We are well travelled and have to say that it was one of the best organised trips we have ever taken.The booking process was made easy by the quick response from Mauricio from the very first enquiry through to the finished booking.We enjoyed every aspect of the tour,the hotels were outstanding.
Peru trip, Norma Stoddard (from USA) - February 8, 2011
We returned from South America a few days ago after a wonderful trip. After Peru we spent several days in Santiago, Chile before taking a 2 week cruise from Valpariaso around Cape Horn to Buenos Aires. We stayed in BA a few days before flying home as well.
Everything you planned for us was fantastic. Our guides and other contact people were super - very professional, friendly, knowledgable and helpful. In over 40 years of extensive travel, Wilfredo, our guide at Machu Picchu, was the best guide we have ever encountered. The hotels were also great.
I''''ll also be sure to contact you for help with any clients and/or friends who are interested in travel in South America. Thanks very much for everything.
All the best,
Costa Rica trip, Adrian Davis (from Israel) - February 1, 2011
Just wanted to tell you that the trip to Costa Rica was fantastic. Everything was great - the service, the guides, the whole itinerary - was beautifully planned and we all appreciated it very very much.
Thank you once again.
Costa Rica trip, Adrian Davis (from USA) - February 1, 2011
Just got a message from our client, Mr Davis, in reply to my asking him how was his Costa Rica trip, and what he had to say was: "Unbelievable! Thanks for helping make the trip so special''''.
He seems to be very happy with everything!
Thanks again and best regards
Belize trip, Kaley Howard (from Canada) - January 25, 2011
I wanted to let you know that I heard back from my client (Mrs. Kaley Howard) and she was extremely happy with the tour.
I will most definitely use your company (and hopefully you) in the future.
Anne Turner - Marlin Travel
Ecuador trip, Nicole Puzsar (from Austria) - January 21, 2011
The trip I booked went very fine. Everything happend like we arranged it: The flight tickets waited for us in our hotel, someone waited for us at the airport in San Cristobal - even though our plane was late - the 2 islands-trips per day were well organised and of course very interesting. And also our 2 days on our own were perfect.
The land trips were very well organised by the crew and the naturalist guide. I really liked the briefing and the white board with our day''''s schedule. Everybody was nice and friendly. We had 5 varied days - with a good combination of walking, snorkeling, listening to interesting facts and other activities in freetime.
The long trip to Galapagos was definetly worth it!
Thank you for your help arranging this unforgetable trip!