Peru trip, Richard Stevenson (from USA) - June 26, 2009
I have sat on this to let the afterglow of the trip fade so I can be as objective as possible. The bottom line is you did a wonderful job and the trip exceeded our expectations.
Nasca and Machu Picchu were astounding. Our guide in Cusco and Machu Picchu , Carlos, did a marvelous job of bring the Incas back to life for us. His insight and love of these places helped us really learn instead of just viewing. Our guide in Lima, Betty, helped us gain insights into the history and politics of this great city and the country of Peru. Well done!
-I wish we had more time at the Sol y Luna. Great location, food and accommodations.
-The Inka Terra, the nights get a bit cool in those hills. Otherwise it was beautiful.
-The Picoaga had a great staff and ambiance. Once they have completed their renovations the place will be superb.
-The Jose Antonio staff made our stay enjoyable. Good location for those of us who fell in love with the Rosa Nautica!!!
The food at all the hotels was excellent and plentiful and the planned lunches were very good. Your suppliers in Lima did very well in working around the farmers strike and made the issue pretty transparent.
The flight connections went very well and the leg room was really appreciated on the long hauls.
My thanks to you for being there to put this trip together for us both.
Belize trip, Laurie McCann (from USA) - June 25, 2009
We are back in full swing at work and really missing being in Belize.
Our flight arrangements worked out wonderfully. Everyone was very helpful and on time. The flights were smooth as well as the landings.
Thank-you for making that leg of our trip so nice.
Peru trip, Jane Starret (from USA) - June 25, 2009
The trip was amazing and all the arrangements flowed perfectly. The Mountain Lodges of Peru tour guide, Leo, was outstanding in his commitment to his culture and in sharing that with us. The trekking was a bit difficult for me at first as I was still recovering but I managed to make it over all the passes and enjoy the landscape along the way. The lodges and especially the food can´t be beat! My only regret is that I wasn´t able to stay in Peru longer as there were many other places I would have liked to visit. So maybe there is another trip in my future!
I´ve enjoyed working with you and will definitely look you up in the future and refer anyone else interested in South American travel. You might also like to know that others who booked their tours through REI and another agency seemed to have trouble with the Cusco hotel reservations, train times, etc. So thanks again for your excellent service, and for making the trip go smoothly.
Belize trip, Donna Filion (from USA) - June 9, 2009
We really enjoyed our stay at the Chateau Caribbean. The building is definitely old but has a lot of history so is fine that way.
It is a gem as far as restaurants go. Our travel mates went down the street to the Raddisson for a meal and said it was awful but we loved all the food at the Chateau.
The ladies even gave me a list of ingredients for the local favorite: Stewed Beans. I have made it several times and is part of the wonderful memories I have of the hotel. We would defiately go back if we need to stay in Belize City again. Thanks for your booking assistance.
Ecuador trip, Rose B (from Latvia) - June 5, 2009
We were very happy about everything you organized for our trip!!! Somebody met us at the airport with our boarding tickets and trip information. Our guide on Galapagos was very knowledgeable and organized, the ship was amazing: rooms were clean and spacious, food was DIVINE!
The hotel in Puerto Ayora was ok, we didn't spend much time there so can't tell you much.
So thank you again soso much for everything! We had a great time and ill def recommend your organization to my friends who planning to go to Galapagos! Take care.
Argentina trip, Kerry H (from Australia) - May 29, 2009
We enjoyed our trip very much. Both hotels were fine, the parks were stunning and our guide, Aldo Vega, was wonderful.
Day 2 was very long and rushed. We would have liked to spend more time in the moon valley park - we didn't get to look at the museum - because we knew that we had to get to the other park and then drive all the way back to San Juan. As it was we didn't get back until about 10.30 that night - a long day particularly for our guide who did all the driving. I don't know if it is possible, but I'd recommend doing one park each day, and then a more leisurely trip back to San Juan.
We would happily recommend the tour.
Chile trip, Bernd L (from USA) - May 12, 2009
Everything went well though the weather was not very cooperative on the trip so we were unable to do many of the things we had hoped to do in the second half of the trip. The room we had in Pucon was the best out of all of them. When we picked up the car in Temuco they gave us all the paperwork for taking the car across the border and the infomation package was excellent. They had made an error in the paperwork by having the incorrect year for the return date for the car to cross the border. The paperwork would have expired before our return date from Argentina. A person working for Hertz drove to our hotel in Pucon from Temuco to give us the correct paperwork which we are very appreciative of. This would have presented a major problem for us.
The hotel in Puerto Varas was excellent as well.
In San Martin the room overlooked the parking lot in the back of the Hotel and the room was sparten at best. The hotel lobby and entrance was very nice. In Bariloche I would recommend not staying in town at the Edelweis but along the lake as you originally tried to book us. I had received some input from a friend to stay in town which proved not to be the best choice.
Overall the trip worked out for us and we would recommend it to anyone else. The country is beautiful to see.
Belize trip, Cindy Harris (from USA) - May 11, 2009
Things went well - thanks for arranging the flight with the Lamanai trip (was a great trip)- we would not have liked that long boat ride to Belize City!!
Thanks so much!
Argentina trip, Susan C (from USA) - May 5, 2009
The tour was great, and we all enjoyed our guide whose name I have already forgotten. She was very good...well informed and delightful. I felt that we covered a lot in our three hours and enjoyed the stops at the Cemetary, Bocca, and the main Square. Our guide was very accommodating and let people off in a couple different spots in the City on the way back to the Recoletta. I would definitely recommend this tour as a "must" for newcomers to Buenos Aires.
I wish we had been able to do more with Latin Discover. I think the problem was getting people to go to the same places at the same time to take advantage of your reduced prices. When we finally got a group together for the tour, it worked out well.
Thanks for your help
Peru trip, Jo-Anne Little (from Australia) - May 5, 2009
We are all settled back in (unfortunately). On the whole we had a really great holiday and everything went really well.
The tour itself was great and all the guides we had were knowledgeable and helpful. The hotels we stayed at were all great, the other two hotels we stayed at, the Sol y Luna and the Sumaq were excellent and very comfortable and the Sumaq had excellent service.
In general we had an excellent time and I will definitely recommend your services to others. Thanks and regards.
Chile trip, Enid Bilton (from UK) - April 20, 2009
Laura ............... arrived home last night .................. MANY THANKS ................. a wonderful
trip ............... the local operator can only be recommended for their service AS YOU MUST ALSO BE ...... no complaints & Chile was amazing. Enid
Costa Rica trip, Jeff Setecerri (from USA) - April 20, 2009
All worked out well - the company was nice and they were accommodating.
Appreciate your help. Just forwarded this email with your contact info to a friend, who hopefully will be calling you as she goes to Costa Rica in a couple of weeks.
Ecuador trip, Guy Boeckx (from Belgium) - April 13, 2009
Thanks for the perfect organisation of the trip to Quito and Galapagos. Everything was super!!
Also the guides in Quito and in the Galapagos were fantastic. I recommend everyone to do the same trip.
Chile trip, Graham W (from Canada) - April 7, 2009
We really appreciate the efforts of Latin Discover to work out an itinerary tailored to our needs in very short notice. We had a very tight schedule, but it worked out very well.
The service provided by the various tour and transfer personnel was first rate. They were timely and efficient and made everything flow smoothly with no worry.
The excellent service provided enabled us to enjoy our travels in Chile and Argentina tremendously.
Costa Rica trip, Gulchin Ergun (from USA) - April 2, 2009
We are still in Tamarindo and are having a great time! We loved both Arenal and Monteverde. The Arenal Inn was convenient and nice. The Trapp was good too (although the food was not great.)
Thank you for helping us. We will definitely use you guys again and we will definitely return to Costa Rica. Pura Vida!