Traveler Testimonials continued...
Dear Kathleen, both on behalf of Annarita and myself, I wish to express you our sincerest thanks for the wonderful trip you organized!! We have travelled quite a good number of countries, so far, with well known international agencies but, none was as well and into the smallest details organized as yours.Your organization is truthfully the UTMOST one can expect when travelling even in remote countries. Every detail was just perfect. Impossible to find one sole complaint. I guess we had also the best guides available, both in Buthan and in Ladakh. You know the high capacity of Tshering so no need for any comments, he is a real professional. We were also extremely lucky to get a monk for guide in Ladakh, very knowledgeable, kind and attentive. A couple of Italians we met in Leh upon our arrival mentioned to us that if we would get a monk for guide we would be very lucky as they had met a group with a monk for guide. And, it happened to us! Sam and all of his team, both in Delhi and in Ladakh with Adventure North, are just great and wonderful. Program, hotels, food: everything was just impeccable. Well, words cannot always say what one feels and to post you on all the wonderful moments it would take too long, so I'll try to say it with a few words only: WE ARE SO HAPPY WE DID THIS TRIP WITH YOU!!
P.S. the Nak-sel Hotel in Paro has fantastic rooms, service and friendliness. Thank you again for the perfect trip and we shall keep in touch. Kindest regards also from Annarita." Uli Prucker, Custom Bhutan & Ladakh
"We are just back from our trip to India and can't thank you enough for putting together the "trip of a life time" for us. It far exceeded all our expectations. The itinerary was perfect in that it provided us with a chance to visit all the most well known tourist "musts" as well as introducing us to another face of India with time in the south. The link with Rainbow Travel enabled us to have a charming guide, Melroy De Sylva, who enriched our experience with his knowledge, his contacts, and his keen perception of our traveling needs and desires. We were in very good hands since every transfer was handled smoothly and with ease. Our accommodations were comfortable, well situated, and always a great delight to experience. Thank you for making it all possible and for being so well attuned to making our trip enjoyable, educational, and memorable. This was our third trip with you (Bhutan, Africa with Dennis, and now India). They keep getting better! Where next?" Lynne and Bill Combs, Custom India.
"Western to Eastern Bhutan was the trip of a lifetime for me. Thank you Dennis and Karchung." Julia Noblitt, Western to Eastern Bhutan.
"Bob and I had more thana satisfactory safari. "We felt that we were the recipients of a well designed expedition that travelled to a wide assortment of geographical regions. We witnessed amazing animals, met wonderful people and learned so much each day. We also enjoyed Dennis's company. Having his spectactular photos was an added bonus to a most memorable safari." Cynthia and Bob Johnson, Classic Big Game Safari.
"Thank you for a unforgettable trip we had with our group. We look forward to traveling with Far Fung Places again." Lynne and Bill Combs, Classic Big Game Safari.
"The infectious enthusiasm of leader and guides, comeraderie of group, lack of my need to worry about tipping, leaders respectful treatment of Africans who enthusiastically welcomed us." Grace Lawrence, Personal Journey to West Africa.
"Karchung himself was probably the most enjoyable part of the trip. While the natural beauty and the world-class sites in this region were thoroughly enjoyable, it was Karchung's personal style and effort that really rounded-out our enjoyment. Its one thing to marvel at the beauty of a location, but it's a whole different experience when you have a guide that is so knowledgeable, respected, thoughtful, resourceful, and genuinely fun to share the experience with. Everywhere we went, guides, hotel staff, government staff, and others always greeted Karchung warmly and in-turn treated us well. Throughout the trip we always felt safe and we always felt assured that whatever the next experience on the itinerary (or off the itinerary), we would be assured to get the best possible treatment and the most unique and personal experience with Karchung as our guide. Karchung went out of his way to ensure we experienced unique events and saw sites that other groups did not, whether it was the nighttime burning ceremony at the Tangbi festival, a private tour of Bhutan's coronation room, or an amazing lunch at Karchung's farmhouse.
Aside from Karchung, the itinerary itself was amazing and we feel very lucky that we were able to experience all of it. We arrived home after the trip with absolutely no regrets about missing any particular sites or experiences." Stephen and Christine Reich, Ancient Buddhist Kingdoms.
"I don't think there was one thing that could have been improved upon...wait...maybe meeting the king." Joan Miller, Western to Eastern Bhutan.
Kathleen, you personally enhanced the trip with your positive attitude and pleasant manner and dynamism— you're a great role model for all travelers." Paula Wyant, West Africa.
"This trip was a dream come true, one of the best of my life. You guys are fantastic" Larry Schrupp, Bhutan by the Light of the Moon.
"It was the adventure of a lifetime for us. Excellent under the most demanding conditions." Lawrence and Susan Tittle, Bhutan by the light of the Moon.
"When I reflect back on our trip and what we saw and accomplished, I am in awe. What an educational, exhilarating, historical, eye-opening trip it was. I appreciate your commitment to excellence, [and] your organizational skills [. . .]" Carole Wightman, West Africa.
"The most enjoyable part of our trip was Paul. His multi-national knowledge of everything that we saw, discussed, and questioned was absolutely outstanding. Each stop on our tour was made into an experience, rather than just a stop, because of his knowledge, enthusiasm, and his ability to work with all the people on the coast and in the villages. His personality was tops and his never-ending attentiveness to the group was almost unbelievable." Sally & Leigh Buckner, West Africa.
"Kathleen, your enthusiasm and expertise along with that of the local guides and of course the 'connectedness' of the group made the trip great!" Roz Tepper & John Byrne, West Africa.
"Even though I was unable to follow the entire itinerary, the "substitute" activities afforded me the opportunity to partake in an aspect of travel that is important to me...interacting with the people. Thank you for all the advice and helpful hints. Most of all, thank you for Tshering and Kencho, my "Rod and Staff". Superlatives are not enough praise for their guidance and driving" Gail Bloomstein, Rhapsody in Bloom, March.
"I don't think there was one thing that could of been improved upon." Joan Miller, Western to Eastern Bhutan.
"Our trip to Bhutan was simply fabulous! Truly, everyone exclaimed their admiration for the culture and appreciation for your lovely itinerary and arrangements. As a result, we shall all take our duty as ambassadors for Bhutan most seriously! Thanks so much for your expertise in making our Bhutan trip so magnificent. You can be assured that I will highly recommend you and your organization to potential travelers." Carla Newton, Bhutan by the Light of the Moon, November.
"Excellent group of people––great itinerary! Wonderful lodging in Botswana." Big Game Safari, Pete Wang.
"Experiencing Ethiopia, its people, its culture, its history, its landscape. Our tour leader and guide were excellent." Ethiopia, Mitch and Arlene Wakasa.