South Africa: Lasting friendships have been made
We arrived home yesterday early morning. We have had a wonderful holiday, what an adventure and experience, we have come home with so many wonderful memories. A few lasting friendships have been made.
Many thanks for organising this trip and all your help.
John and Irene
Canada & Alaska: All in all a great trip
Our trip couldn’t have gone better (a few more wildlife sightings maybe) all tour operators were outstanding and their organisation of moving people seamlessly between hotels & tours was so well done, especially the Princess group. Maybe this is quite normal across all tours, but as we do not normally take tours we don’t know what the ‘normal’ standard is, anyway their standard was very high.
Also your change to Hotel Blu in Vancouver was a good choice, nice big room, well located within the city and with plenty of facilities (free use of a laundry, free shuttle to cruise terminal to name two). All in all a great trip, a nice mix of organisation and doing our own thing in the afternoons/evenings.
Gary & Leonie K.
Egypt: We were looked after very well
Just letting you know that we had a fantastic trip to Egypt. We were looked after very well and any issues we had were quickly remedied. Our guide Mazim was great and gave us all the information needed. Apparently one of the feedback forms said that he was telling us what to give him for a tip at the end of the tour. This was not true, we did discuss this amongst ourselves and never did he say this. Being from a culture where we do not tip this was probably the hardest part of the trip and we asked Mazim for guidance on what we should be tipping and when, this was very helpful.
One thing I would recommend you tell people is as soon as they can when you arrive, go to a bank and get lots of small denomination notes as they are needed everywhere, particularly the toilet stops. We all learnt to hold on as long as possible!
I would thoroughly recommend this tour and at no time did we feel that we were unsafe.
South Africa & Egypt: Saw much more than we ever expected
Yes! We are now back at home after our exciting time in South Africa and Eqypt. We had an amazing time. We saw much more than we ever expected, the food was amazing everywhere we went, our hotels were a good standard, all transfers were smooth and the sites we saw in Cairo and during our Nile Cruise as well as in all of Sth Africa and Zimbabwe were bucket list items and more.
Best regards & thanks again,
Egypt: Would recommend this tour to anybody
I would just like to let you know that the tour are you organised for us to Egypt was absolutely wonderful. The whole time we were away we felt totally in the care of the people running the tour. We had no problems at airports or during the excursions that were arranged. The ship for the Nile cruise was very comfortable and the staff were very helpful. The other accommodations were satisfactory as well . We would recommend this tour and your company to anybody and look forward to travelling with Destination Holidays again soon.
Joy and Steve G.
USA & Canada: It was an awesome holiday
We all had an absolutely fantastic time. It was an awesome holiday. We would like to thank you very much for putting the last half of it altogether for us. Also thanks for changing our Niagara train time for crossing the border. It went very smoothly for us…we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and managed to tick everything off our list that we wanted to do and see. The weather was absolutely perfect for us for the entire trip.
So once again Russ, thank you for planning our holiday. It was wonderful.
Canada, Alaska & Hawaii: Enjoyed our Luxury Escapes tour
We would like to give you some feedback on the package put together by Luxury Escapes. We had a fabulous time away travelling through Canada, Alaska and Hawaii. We thoroughly enjoyed the Rockies and the wildlife in Alaska, not to mention relaxing and exploring the beaches of Waikiki.
Everything went well (couldn’t find fault with anything whatsoever) and the accommodation and tours arranged were awesome. We particularly enjoyed the Key West tour in the Rockies and the Denali National Park tour. The guides and drivers were most professional and friendly. They really knew their stuff. Thank you for arranging this wonderful lifetime experience for us.
Carmel and Gerard
Cruise: The best group I have travelled with
Just letting you know we had a great time. Our fellow travellers were great and really by far the best group I have travelled with. I usually find myself thinking thank goodness I was not travelling alone but with this group it would have been fine. There were quite a few included meals which were of excellent quality. Our English tour leader Derek was excellent. He informed the group that we had prepaid gratuities so they would not think we were failing to reward tour guides or the driver and he was professional in every way. June was very happy with all aspects of the tour (thank goodness) so can see the real benefits of tours more reasonably priced than Scenic. The only hitch was caused by Emirates who failed to pick us up from the ship. A lovely English couple rescued us so dropped us at the airport sharing their taxi. You will see I am suffering a bit of jet lag by the time I am sending this. Thanks once again for your efforts on our behalf, very kind regards,
South Africa and Egypt: Transfers from airports were smooth and the holidays were fantastic
We are back from our back to back holidays of South Africa and Egypt and just wanted to send a quick note to thank you for your excellent organisation of our holiday. Everything went to schedule and the accommodation and food vastly exceeded our expectations. All meetings and transfers from airports were smooth and the holidays were fantastic especially South Africa which was a Drifters tour and I would highly recommend this company. Egypt was an entirely different type of holiday and was also enjoyed although Chrismar tour company were a bit disorganised and things went to “Egypt time”. Anyway it was a pleasure to deal with you and with Kogan Travel and we will certainly be watching for more special adventures. Thanks again Dave!
Africa: Best holiday ever!
My best holiday ever – exceeded all my expectations – loved all the wildlife and the African sunsets were just amazing – hope to go back and see some more of that beautiful continent one day. Have a great day and thank you.
Sri Lanka: A wonderful and memorable holiday
Tom and I would like to thank you for organising such a wonderful and memorable holiday for us in Sri Lanka. The itinerary was excellent. We visited amazing world heritage sites, fishing markets and had the most awesome meal in the jungle with delightful and generous people. I am now a dab hand at daahls after a brilliant cooking experience in the Thilanka Hotel, Kandy.
We cannot fault Nkar Travel. Our guide, Chammi, was the ultimate professional and a great ambassador for his country and company in equal parts. We at all times felt safe and confident plus he was an excellent communicator. He looked after us with care and attention and was very thoughtful.
We had a problem with our last three nights accommodation at Garton’s Cape – Ahangama. However Nkar travel immediately sorted it without any drama on their part. We were relocated that same night to the Heritance Hotel at Ahungalla, which was so much better and such a relief after our brief but unpleasant Garton Cape experience.
We were so impressed and grateful to them for their swift intervention, especially as it was after hours for them.
As you will gather we have been so impressed and thank you and your team for your excellent communication, organisation and for allowing us to have such a truly wonderful holiday.
Grace and Tom