We love to get feedback - it helps us find out what our clients really want. Here's a random selection of comments from our past customers!
“Thank you for your email and homecoming welcome from our journey in Peru. It was a most wonderfully absorbing and organic trip and I’m still processing it. It was organic in its very nature - a group of disparate travellers responding to one person’s dream on the one hand, and an exciting gamble into the world of adventure on the other. Of course, none of us were archaeologists in the real sense but I felt we came close to it through our experience. We were well looked after and the hotels were welcoming and comfortable. One or two in the more inaccessible areas were more simple than others, but they were perfectly adequate and I enjoyed being closer to the spirit of Peru.
Our guides were excellent - all three were local, very professional and friendly. They shared with us their passion for their country and their interest in its history. They were educated, well informed and lively. Our guide in the north, who was with us for ten days or so, gave of herself totally, making sure that we were looked after and experienced Peruvian hospitality. The programme was extremely full, if anything a bit relentless. Some of the journeys were very long and there was little time for absorbing and reflecting on our experiences. On the other hand, the sites were distant from each other and by travelling so far we gained a picture of Peru which we might otherwise have missed. From the coastal desert, to the dry hills, to the green valleys into the Andes and the snow capped mountains it was stunning.
The archaeological sites were extraordinary and I was still fascinated when we came to number eleven. Each had its particular revelations and I came home feeling that I had been in the company of ancient peoples who were ever alive and just like me. The past was in the present. This was an ambitious trip, and in some ways we were pioneers, but it worked and will remain with me for a long time. Thank you.” - ES travelled in August 2019
“Peru is a beautiful country. We enjoyed a very packed and eventful exploration of approximately 11 ancient sites from 4,000 BC to 800 AD of amazingly preserved temples, cities and dwellings, from the coastal deserts near Lima, up into the mountains in north-western Peru. The often long gruelling bus journeys were rewarded by such a wonderful archaeological richness that, by the end, it was as if we were participating in a sort of travel back in time through imaginative recreation of those earliest settlements and civilisations – their social organisation, hieratic structures and pre emptive rituals to ward off the ever lurking threat of deluge, food shortage, disease, famine and earthquake. Our days of dusty archaeological site visits were finally rewarded by the astonishing richness of artefacts on display in private collections at the Sipan, Amana and Larco Museums. Along the way we were privileged to have inspiring talks with site archaeologists and, despite a few minor hiccups, our hotels were comfortable and our guides excellent in their knowledge of the areas we visited. Many thanks for organising this extensive trip for us.” - AG travelled in August 2019
“The trip was amazing. The planning and execution were nearly flawless and it was exactly what we were looking for: a real introduction to Peru, with the cities, Amazon rain forest, and above all the Andes with high-altitude trekking, Inca history, an introduction to the people, culture and cuisine.
The Lares Trek was the highlight of the trip. I can’t express how amazing it was from beginning to end, and I can’t thank you enough for recommending this. The number 1 success factor was our guide - I have rarely met such a wonderfully warm, genuine, knowledgeable, friendly, helpful, and just all-around excellent human being. The trek itself was glorious. I was a little nervous about my ability to get through it, but in the end it was totally manageable.
The vistas, the vast spaces, the mountains, the camelids, the people we saw and met - I thought I was prepared but everything was beyond my expectations. I felt a real peace and joy during those walks that I have rarely felt at any other time. The Inca trail and Machu Picchu were also fantastic. These are more touristy and not as awe-inspiring as the vast solitude of the Lares trek itself, but they are extraordinary and we are so happy to have experienced them!
I can barely begin to describe the wonders of the trip and just how good everything was at every step of the way! I cannot recall a vacation that was so smooth and so wonderful, and that is really thanks to Last Frontiers and your great planning, ideas, contacts, and responsiveness to our needs.” - HD travelled in August 2019
“We had a great trip with so many diverse things to see and do, and many happy memories. Catching up with friends in Valparaiso and Buenos Aires made it personal as well. Sights like Torres del Paine, Perito Moreno and Iguazu will not be quickly forgotten. All the connections worked and pick ups happened as planned - thank you for your excellent attention to detail. The local agencies were terrific and the guides were not just well informed, but good company too. We enjoyed the wealth of wildlife, especially birds, and flowers and discovering the Lake District in Argentina was a pleasant surprise, away from the normal tourist routes and the car hire went well. Our accommodation was good to very good with a few unusual quirky places. We ate lots of good meals and I particularly enjoyed the Chilean and Argentine wines - we were also introduced to pisco sour which should be on everybody’s list! Thank you again for arranging such a very good trip.” - JR travelled in January 2019
“We had such wonderful time and everything that you organised worked perfectly. I had lots of occasions where I marvelled at your extraordinary ability to organise such a complicated trip, it all went completely to plan and your insightful knowledge and contacts proved very valuable. All the hotels were fantastic, we loved the small boutique ones and recognised that you did your absolute best at all times. I loved it all but found the heat a big challenge, and much as I adored Brazil and the Brazilians, I couldn't recommend the Amazon for anyone that can't take extreme heat and humidity.
The Pantanal, I nearly cried when we left I loved it so much and I adored Daniel, such an exceptional young man who's passion was contagious. The Amazon trip was not for me but I have done it and I wouldn't have listened to anyone if they had said so! Tucano was fab but I was way too hot and now know that I can never go anywhere that hot and humid again! I loved all our guides, they were spectacular and Salvador is fabulous place.
I cannot believe how well you organised all of this, your depth of in-country knowledge and all the connections and the taxis and the guides. It was truly a labour of love and it showed. Thank you so much. If you want any endorsements, don't hesitate to ask!” - A-LG travelled in October 2018
“Thank you for your huge part in putting together this unique, tailored trip to ancient sites in Peru, and adjusting the schedule when necessary and adding things which made people feel very cared for. The trip was so fulfilling, I was wowed by many of the sites and loved Chavín de Huántar, but many of the other sites too including Pacopampa and Wilcahuain, plus many of the museums. Our main guide was a wealth of information and it was very moving to hear her talk about the devastation wrought by natural disasters and their impact on communities past and present. The contact with the archaeologists was a huge asset too - I'm really thankful for you enabling that.” - MR travelled in August 2019
“We had an amazing trip and have fabulous memories to treasure. Until the next adventure.” - JK travelled in August 2019
“It was excellent in pretty well all respects. The Cocos diving was good, with plenty of hammerhead and other sharks. It was challenging – perhaps a bit like a much warmer version of the English Channel (with strong currents and big waves at times), but also a great experience. The Island was pretty too, although landing needed permission from the Rangers, so we only went ashore for 3 brief visits.
On the main part, Savegre Lodge was more basic than the exceptional standards of the other accommodation, and the food was less reliable (it was better in the bar than in the restaurant). Its big advantage was the guide, who was exceptional – he found the Quetzels, and also created a bird garden around his house next to the Lodge that was stunning. I think the trade-off between luxury and the quality of the guide worked out well.
Maybe the best part was Tortuego, by a small margin. Location was great, and again we had an excellent guide for the two boat trips and also the turtle nesting night. Wildlife extended into the hotel grounds, with howler monkeys, sloths, toucans, parrots etc. And the forest walk was impressive too, with rather a lot of poison arrow frogs. I did get a better picture of a sloth at Puerto Viejo, but that was luck in coming across one on the ground.
The coffee tour at Finca Blanca Rosa was great. It helped there only was one small family with us, and the coffee was really good. Accommodation was too, and we were upgraded to a villa with a Jacuzzi outside.
The longest transfer to the last hotel was a bit tiring, although the driver sensibly broke the journey for lunch. The minibus was from a different tour company, and was not in the best condition – it seemed to have had a scrape that took out two side windows which were repaired with heavy duty transparent plastic sheets. Seats also seemed a bit smaller than Costa Rican Trails transport. The best transfers were in their SUV type vehicles.” - JJ travelled in September 2019
“Firstly thank you for your expertise and very valued knowledge. Not a single transfer was late, the drivers were excellent and the vehicles first class. I felt our itinerary was very balanced and well paced and there was only one hotel that I would have changed, all the other the hotels and lodges were excellent. I completely fell in love with Costa Rica as did my son. It really is a special place and our route, anti-clockwise, was definitely the way to go! There was so much wildlife everywhere and our highlights were, in no particular order, the sloths, such awesome creatures, the toucans, the trip to the hot springs, the sky walk and zip line in the cloud forest and Xandari for our final two nights, a real treat! It really was a truly fabulous trip and thank you for making it happen.” - HM travelled in December 2019
“We had a most fantastic time in Peru and the Galapagos. It was a pretty full itinerary and we felt that we never stopped running, but we enjoyed every single minute of it. Both the Galapagos Islands and Inca Peru blew our minds, but in different ways. If I had to choose three personal highlights, they would be witnessing Waved Albatrosses perform their mating ritual and tend their young at a distance of just a few paces, our first sight of Machu Picchu, and learning about life on the reed islands of Lake Titicaca.
All the staff and guides in Peru were excellent - very knowledgable, we felt that we were learning all the time and extremely patient. Having them to show us around one a one-to-one basis helped us get more of a flavour of what we were seeing than being in a large group. The stand-out person was our young guide on the Beluga yacht in the Galapagos. He was an amazing guide, filled with knowledge and kindness - an absolute star.
Your green book and other literature were extremely thorough and invaluable to us. Overall, we had the most awesome experience and will be very happy to recommend Last Frontiers to anybody interested in visiting South America. Thank you very much once again!” - DM travelled in June 2018
“A truly amazing holiday and seeing those wonders of nature was jaw dropping. We enjoyed the stunning scenery around Cachi, Cafayate and Salta and our guide was fantastic-his knowledge was amazing. Thanks again for your assistance and organisation.” - BH travelled in January 2019
“Thank you once again for organising such a wonderful holiday for us!! The holiday had so much variety and we stayed in the most amazing places. I think the highlights were probably the Condoriri hike, the Amazon and the trip across the salt flats and the altiplano. It was nice that you punctuated the holiday with some super walks. It was all truly memorable and a hard act to follow.” - SH travelled in August 2018
“Our holiday was great, albeit exhausting! Argentina is such a stunningly beautiful place and the highlights were definitely hiking in El Chalten (wish I could have done more) and El Calafate. All went very well with the trip, apart from the slight hiccup regarding my baggage allowance with the Aerolineas Pass, but your email and assistance was helpful. Thanks once again to you and the team for all of your help, and especially in sorting out all the last minute changes which were very much appreciated!” - SA travelled in November 2018
“Many thanks for your welcome home and for all your help. We arrived back safely after a really excellent trip and all the arrangements went very smoothly. Aside from the drive to and from Iruya, which was amazing if hair-raising, the highlights for both of us were probably the walk on the glacier and seeing the penguins on the Valdes peninsula. As very amateur bird lovers, it was also fabulous to see three burrowing owls on a short early evening walk behind the hotel at Tolombon. The drive to El Chalten and the views from Aguas Arriba and from the hotel in Cachi were also pretty special. Once again, very many thanks for all your input - your advice was invaluable.” - GB travelled in December 2018
“Where to begin? We had a great time, saw lots and pretty much everything from your end ran like clockwork, thank you for that. It does make life easy when someone has prepared all the groundwork and your travel booklet was also very helpful. Once our finances have recovered we would love to see more of Central/South America and will be back to you. Thank you Sue for all your invaluable help and guidance, we would certainly recommend Last Frontiers - a terrific holiday, loved it.” - VB travelled in April 2018