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Spirit of the Incas
Transport - Minibus, boat, train, domestic flights, on foot.
Accommodation - Hotels (7nts), basic hotel (1nt).
Meals - 8 breakfasts.
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Excellent trip in Peru - guide Juan was really good. As we were the only family he was very flexible and tailored the trip well.Really appreciated the overnight stay in Macchu Picchu so that could visit the site outside the main daytripper times. Enjoyed Lake Titicaca and coach journey from Puno to Cusco.Galapagos- thoroughly enjoyed by wildlife-loving husband. We all enjoyed snorkelling, Guide on San Jose boat was OK.Sacha Lodge excellent - lots of activities and really good convivial atmosphere. Dann Carlton Quito was a really good choice for a stop-over hotel.
[Least enjoyed] Slightly worried one night on San Jose boat due to rough crossing. We hadn't had a safety briefing as we joined the tour half way through the week. Flight from Quito- Madrid involved getting off plane after 30 mins flight to Guayaquil then 3 hrs sitting in Guayaquil airport before getting back on and flying back over Quito!
Very good itinerary!
Juan in Peru was excellent as was Sacha lodge guide. Guide in Galapagos was OK but didn't spend any time at all on the scientific importance of the nature there - he merely pointed out birds and animals but didn't put them in context at all. Transfer guide in Quito (Andean travel company)was pleasant but seemed disorganised (late a couple of times), she also insisted on us completing the Quito city tour even though we were the only family on it and we asked to finish it early as we had had a 4.45 start from Cusco that morning.
Mr E - Travelled in July 2012
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Reed Islands on Lake Titicaca, rafting (optional) and Machu Picchu
[Least enjoyed] Time spent in airports
Compared with previous trips we have taken with you this one felt like it had little substance and optionals really did need to be added.
[Accommodation] Unlike previous trips our 3 bed rooms really did have 3 full size beds in an appropriately sized room which was nice. The hotel in Lima had a carrier bag tied around the shower head. The beds in Puno hotel were extremely hard - and compounded with sleeping at altitude made for very broken and uncomfortable nights sleep. Breakfast throughout the main trip was poor compared with our previous trips. Certainly in the Cusco hotel there was very little on offer, with the rolls running out very early - with scrambled eggs having to be asked for as the dish was always empty and then receiving a spoonful each, which was not really sufficient for a busy morning. We did ask for a boiled egg one morning as my husband had been ill and we were told that was not possible. The lodge used on the amazon extension was superb and certainly understated in the brochure - the food here was very good.
We did have a few: first day in Lima only met and taken to hotel, some guidance given on what we could possibly do during the day which was for us adequate but I can imagine for others may have been daunting. We chose to do an open top bus tour for 3 hours and used our guide books to find a good restaurant etc - the location of the hotel was perfect for this - I would suggest having more of a "package" of info for that day - so where to go for tickets for a bus tour, how long the tours are, little map of the area with supermarket for water, where money could be changed etc. I understand why this is not included in the itinerary as international flights from hearing the experience of others are often delayed and that day is lost.
Mrs H - travelled in August 2012
Machu Pichu, Rainforest, Galapagos cruise. Guides and the wildlife we saw in Galapagos were absolutely excellent
[Least enjoyed] Long waits for flight connections. When we arrived in Quito the flight was slightly early and there was no guide to meet us. We waited 10 minutes or so then phoned the number we had been provided for the hotel but could not get through. I therefore contacted the UK customer support number (saw later there was also an Ecuador tour number to call but that also had no reply). UK customer support were polite but had no help to offer. They had no more information available than I had on the EMail. When I said the number was not valid (turned out eventually to have been a typo in the number as the first 3 digits were in wrong order) - the only additional number they had as an emergency contact was my father's number which I had provided! . . . . . conclusion, customer support needs to be 24/7 and need to have information available which could be useful. Need to be extremely careful that the local contact information you provide in EMails in completely accurate.
Wasn't enough info in advance on the rainforest part of the trip e.g. the facilities - simple things like bring your own shampoo. By contrast as the hotel at Machu Pichu was noted as "basic" I had assumed there would not be any and maybe even shared facilities - it was MUCH better than expected. Rainforest lodge was also great - we could just have been better prepared with more info
as in previous notes there were some hotels with more facilities than expected and others with less - they were completely fine, just not in line with expectations. In Puno we had 3 rooms - on floors 3, 4, 6. That is not ideal with 5 children and various people suffering from jet lag and altitude sickness. When travelling with children it's important to get rooms near each other
Group leader rating is related to Peru trip rather than the Galapagos one. We felt we did not have enough information on the optional activities available. The tour guide in Puno was very helpful and it was in fact her rather than the group leader who organised the food we'd have available (as vegetarians) in the rainforest . . . . though as I said in previous page, he was also good. Galapagos we had 2 guides who also acted as groups leaders - really excellent, making an already wonderful trip into something really exceptional
Mrs F - Travelled in July 2012
Miss W - Travelled in July 2012
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