I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you so very much for all your efforts in organising our wonderful holiday in South America. It was just the most wonderful adventure, and Jamie and I will enjoy reminiscing about this amazing trip for many, many years to come.
I would particularly like to acknowledge Contours Travel, and their South American counterparts, for our terrific experience.
The ground operator in Peru was nothing short of brilliant – our intinerary was beautifully organised, and every small detail taken care of. I was a little nervous about travelling in South America, given our distance from home, the language barriers and the politics of the region, but there wasn’t a single moment when we felt anything less than completely comfortable and confident.
Our guides were pleasant, friendly, knowledgeable and flexible, and great ambassadors for their countries. Our accommodation was very comfortable also, with the hotel staff going out of their way to assist whenever it was requested.
The Colca Lodge in particular was outstanding and a perfect treat half way through what was in fact a pretty busy schedule! I enjoyed a massage AND a facial here before we went down to the Lodge’s private hot springs – HEAVEN!
By way of feedback, Casa Andina were a great group to stay with, though we found our accommodation in Arequipa to be less than satisfactory for a number of reasons. We were however transferred to a little hotel in the Plaza Des Armas right opposite the Cathedral, can’t remember the name at the moment, but can source for you if you like.
We ate at some world class restaurants, saw some amazing sights, learnt about a totally incredible people and culture, and push a few personal boundaries to boot!
All in all just completely fabulous in every way!
Thank you so much, brilliant work!
Many, many thanks and best regards,