Costa Rica trip, Tamara Martin (from USA) - March 13, 2006
Mauricio. I meant to email you but ironically I have been too busy at work since I got back. The vacation was excellent and very relaxing. Everything turned out very well. We absolutely loved Punta Islita. The only thing I would have changed was the coffee tour. Otherwise, it was an excellent vacation and we were very happy with the service we received. Thank you for all your help and planning. It made our experience all that more enjoyable and relaxing. Regards, Tamara .
Chile trip, Vernon Steger (from USA) - March 10, 2006
Laura, Vern & I are home from our 24 day trip to Chile. You provided services in Patagonia that were all very good. The room at Lago Grey was especially memorable as it had a picture window that looked out to the lake and glacier. Photography was of special interest to Vern and he was able to get sunrises and sunsets from our room. When in Punta Arenas, we went to Isla Magdelena to see the penguins. It was wonderful. There were far more than expected and we were able to get very close to them. We thank you for youe service and if we travel to the area again we will certainly contact you. When we get our pictures organized, we will send you an e-mail picture of our view from Lago Grey. Thanks again, Verna
Ecuador trip, Kathleen McCue (from USA) - March 7, 2006
Laura, Well, we are back, and had a wonderful time! Everything went without a single problem! We were met everywhere we went, and everything happened in a timely manner and was what we expected.
The boat, Archipel, is wonderful and quite comfortable and spacious. It was very easy for my mom to manage, and the crew went out of their way to make her safe and comfortable. We saw all the things we hadn't seen before; hawks and penguins, manta rays and eagle rays and white-tipped sharks. The diving worked out great, and was very easy on this boat. They coordinated it very well, and even with the diving, we really didn't miss much of anything.
We did the horseback riding in Isabella, and also did riding on that last day on Santa Cruz, and it was so fun! We rode past dozens of tortoises in the wild! Casa de Marita was relaxed and beautiful, and everything was very well arranged. Our time with Maria and Luis at Hotel Fernandina was like a reunion. They are upgrading their hotel, adding new rooms on a second floor, and getting ready to redo all their original rooms. They made us feel so welcome.
All of our guides were good, but we had a young woman named Josie on Santa Cruz for the two days there who was outstanding! So knowledgeable and attentive for a 21 year old person! If you ever have the chance to ask for her specifically, do so! Thank you, Laura, for all your work in making these plans. Between you and Galacruises, things went perfectly! We finally did have the trip of a lifetime! Now, where shall we go next??
Costa Rica trip, Sandy T (from USA) - March 6, 2006
Mauricio, Gary located your website by using google as a search engine. He had checked a local travel agent to book an all inclusive trip as we do every year, but after researching the internet, found the open voucher and decided to try this.
You have been so kind to reply and inform us on everything, we hope to do this every year with your company. The following helped us make the decision. 1. Easy to read webpage 2. Choices of hotels 3. Price per couple Thanks, Sandy T.
Argentina trip, Brent Gibbs (from Canada) - February 24, 2006
Laura, thank you for following up on our bookings through your company. All services in Argentina were very good, they were right on time and went out of their way to assist us. They were quite flexable when we had to change our airport transfer times.The Sheraton Hotel in Iguazu was fine although it was a little awkward that their dining room would not take reservations so it was first come first served, once full it was quite a wait at times for a table. All service staff we dealt with in Argentina were wonderful and very helpful and your companies information package and electronic itinerary were great. We would recommend your company to others (although with the use of a different airline whenever possible). Brent, Canada
Costa Rica trip, Brian McNamara (from UK) - February 22, 2006
Mauricio, we had a wondeful trip to Costa Rica & I would have no hesitation in recommending your country to friends as well as your services. I would also like to say that all the organisation was very good - right from the time we arrived at San Jose airport. Interbus was there to collect us & at the hotel we received a fax from Mawamba giving us pick up details.
They were also very good at ensuring that the car was there when they dropped us off to collect it. All the hotels were very good & your recommendations were great. The service was good & people very friendly. The roads perhaps weren't great but that is all part of the experience - don't improve them!!! My only suggestion might be that at Arenal a hotel on the National Park side would possibly give a better view of the volcano & all its activities but that is not to detract from Arenal Paraiso which we thoroughly enjoyed especially as they have their own hot springs - which means you don't have to go to the crowded ones.
All in all a very good trip .The organisation certainly helped & it made it much easier as all the instructions were easy to follow so no "panic" calls had to be made. It was also useful to know there was a point of contact should there have been any problems - which thankfully there weren't. Once again very many thanks for all your help in organising a wonderful holidays for us. Best wishes & hopefully we will be in touch in the not too distant future. Brian.
Belize trip, Julia P (from USA) - February 22, 2006
The rental was great...as soon as I get around to it I intend to post good news about belize on trip advisor. Thanks for your help and you will hear from me again o the next trip!
Costa Rica trip, Ian H (from UK) - February 22, 2006
Mauricio, thank you for your expert advice and your help during our stay in your wonderful country. We would not hesitate to recommend both you and your company to any of our friends who would wish to visit Costa Rica.
I am sure that you will be helping us to make arrangements for our future visits to South and Central America........in the not so distant future! kind regards, Carole & Ian H.
Costa Rica trip, Rachel Freedman (from UK) - February 20, 2006
Mauricio Thanks for your reminder. You are right, we’re still adjusting. We had a great time in Costa Rica. All your arrangements with hotels and transfers were excellent. Everyone was efficient, friendly and polite.
We learnt so much. Please tell the San Jose Palacio that their Guest Service Assistant, Renata, was fantastic. We’ve never met anywhere in the world someone as good and helpful as her. The Four Seasons Hotel was excellent (in case you want to send any guests there).
All the websites we looked up regarding Costa Rica were also excellent. Although Costa Rica doesn’t seem so far from the UK on the Map, we travelled 24 hours door to door each way (as we didn’t want an overnight stay). It was very tiring. Once again, many thanks for your excellent service. Regards Rachel & David Freedman
Costa Rica trip, Allison M (from USA) - February 20, 2006
Mauricio, We had a wonderful honeymoon. Thanks so much for guiding us to Tabacon and Hotel Parador. Both resorts were gorgeous, and we thoroughly enjoyed our time at each. We'll definitely be back someday.
We have already referred other people to you, and will continue to send referrals to you in the future! Take care and best of luck to you in the future! Allison
Belize trip, Bill H (from Canada) - February 20, 2006
Had a great trip, the accomodations at Chateau Caribbean were fine the staff was very friendly and helpful and we really enjoyed our room with a great view!!
Thanks agin for all your help.
Costa Rica trip, Patricia Birchley (from UK) - February 20, 2006
Mauricio, Many thanks for your email. The Grano de Oro was great on each occasion, the Britannia good with helpful staff. Si Como No was fine when we had a better situated bedroom and the swimming in the sea at Manuel Antonio as fabulous.
We liked that area a lot. We had an excellent to Tortuguero, but for some rain. All in all, it was a fantastic holiday with 4 really good days in Houston at the end. We're very grateful to you for your excellent itinerary, hire of the vehicle and general arrangements.
Perhaps we tried to drive too far bearing in mind the condition of the roads. Hope this is helpful Mauricio, Warmest wishes, Tricia
Belize trip, Gabriela M (from USA) - February 16, 2006
Mauricio, We had a good time in San Pedro. Banana Beach Resort was nice, spacious and clean. We both loved very casual atmosphere in the hotel and in town as well. We had breakfast included as well and it was excellent (every day something different, and if one couldn't eat breakfast it could be exchanged for a drink at the bar). Even weather improved after second day and stayed very nice until the last day, so we were very lucky.
Janusz did some diving, I did snorkeling on a reef. Thanks for arranging everything, we were met in Belize City by your representative and transfers were handled very well, so you have a satisfied customer. Keep in touch, Gabriela
Belize trip, Glen R (from USA) - February 15, 2006
It was great! Thanks for your help!
Argentina trip, Arnold V (from Venezuela) - February 15, 2006
The client told me that in general everything was fine.