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Cheryl Bond-23/07/15-VIC

We had a wonderful trip and everything was seamless from beginning to end.
The agents were brilliant, especially in Peru and Bolivia, I couldn’t find any fault with the cars, transfers, guides, drivers, programs……everything was fantastic.

We were fortunate to be upgraded to a Junior cabin on Coral 1 in the Galapagos which made things a little more comfortable and it was lovely to have the big picture window. We enjoyed the company of the other passengers and the food/service was excellent. One day we saw heaps of sperm whales and minke whales along with lots of dolphins so that was particularly exciting.

We loved The train trips and the amazing scenery and we were very glad we did the road trip from Uyuni to San Pedro as the lakes, mountains, deserts and lagoons were spectacular, especially after the snowfalls and at sunrise and sunset. I personally hate cold weather and it was freezing at times but it was worth going in winter to get the beautiful clear blue skies and sunshine.

The hotels were all good and helped me realise that perhaps I am not really the boutique hotel type after all. Despite appreciating the character and ‘beauty’ of hotels like La Casona, El Mercado Tunqui and Altiplanico I would have preferred rooms that were more modern, fresh and light-filled, but this is just me being very picky as the hotel staff were fantastic, the restaurants were great and we were actually upgraded to suites in La Casona and El Mercado, and a family suite at Altiplanico but I still found them to be dark and a bit musky. I loved the Sumaq Hotel, the Libertador at Lake Titicaca and the Salt Hotel and also liked your suggestion of the Dazzler Hotel in Lima.

So Tannia, thank you very much for organising a memorable trip for us. Your help, advice and hard work has been very much appreciated by us both.


Cheryl Bond