Testimonials

Thank you for planning our magical journey. It was beyond all our expectations. Everything went smooth from start to finish. We were treated like royalty everywhere we went...The guides were incredible...The hotels were spectacular...The food was outstanding...the safaris were amazing....what  a beautiful trip of a lifetime to share with my 2 daughters!!!

Terry, Tara, and Lori Mother + Daughter Tanzania Luxury Safari & Zanzibar ‘relaxtension’, November 2017

I cannot tell you what a wonderful time I had in Italy. It was a fabulous vacation. It was wonderful having a driver and tour guides - they were wonderful and soooo attentive. I was sad every time I had to say good bye to one of them... But you are the one who gets all the credit. Thank you for everything. I will highly recommend you. I hope to work with you again soon.

Jeri Rome, Florence, Venice Private-Guided Adventure, September 2017

Everything was great...The team on the mountain was excellent. A special shout-out to our lead guide, who was calm, pragmatic and decisive throughout our climb... All in all, a terrific trip!  Thanks again for your help – I look forward to working with you on future adventures.

Jeff and Jon Kilimanjaro Climb & Safari - 50th Birthday Adventure, August 2017

The trip WAS fantastic…an amazing introduction into southern Africa on all accounts. The accommodation was good and got better as the trip went on… the hotel in the wine valley was utterly delightful and the staff were amazing, the 2 lodges in Zimbabwe were stunning locations and beyond excellent staff... The airport transfers were very welcomed, it will be hard to go back to travelling without that extra support.

Amy, Alyssa, Christine and Moira South Africa and Zimbabwe 40th Birthday Adventure, August 2017

Thank you for coordinating what was an absolutely amazing holiday to Italy. We loved everything about it! I honestly can't choose a favourite part because each city offered such a different experience. The tour guides were all top notch; they were super educated on the history, and made it very interesting. My kudos to all of them for keeping our 7 year old's attention throughout! We also loved the hotels... it's hard to pick a favourite, but our room in Venice with a balcony overlooking the canal was incredible! Again, thank you so much for making this holiday such a tremendous experience and memory for us, we are already brainstorming our next trip!

Kelly and Patrick and Family Italy Family Adventure, June 2017

We had a great time. The trip was well organized. Every day the guide and transportation were on time. The hotels were excellent. We enjoyed the forests, zip lines, whitewater rafting, catamaran sailing, hot springs, etc. We are very excited and looking forward to another trip. Thank you for a incredible holiday.

Nico and Thea Costa Rica Adventure, May 2017

It was awesome - couldn't have hoped for a better trip. Your guides and drivers were all super on point, professional, well organized, etc. I would highly recommend a repeat of this itinerary.

Andrew Vietnam Honeymoon, March 2017

Thank you so much for helping us create a wonderful trip!!  It could not have been better. The hotels were so lovely and the activities were a blast.

Pamela and Family Dominican Republic Family Adventure, March 2017

Overall, this was probably our best trip yet. The adventure component was dead-on and fantastic.  We all had a great time.

Christine and Family Bali Family Adventure, March 2017

Everything was flawless… Travel was effortless, trusted guides toured old Rome and the Vatican – skipped lines everywhere. 2 room suite was amazing, looked out over the ruins, we were close to everything. Pizza making was fun, we literally did it from scratch – pretty cool experience. Travel to Florence was dead simple, pick-ups/drop-offs were helpful. Bike tour was amazing... Kids loved it. Walking tour in Venice was super helpful, she taught us a ton about how to live like a local and figure out all the transportation options. Can’t wait to plan our next trip in 18 months with you guys.

D’arcy and Laura Italy Family Adventure, June 2016

It was a fabulously planned trip. You outdid yourself. Everything went as scheduled... All the tour guides were great, friendly and informative. I will be referring your services to friends who want to travel. Thank you for a wonderful vacation.

Rita and Sheila Greece Adventure, May 2016

We had a wonderful trip to Cuba. All went off without a glitch. Our guide spoke wonderful English and was a very proud Cuban who wanted us to know her country. Our driver was excellent and the itinerary perfect. Thank you for your help.

Don and Mary Cuba Private-Guided Adventure, April 2016

Our trip was AMAZING!  Everything was so well planned out – the excursions were a ton of fun, the transfers were convenient, and our guides were professional.  I cannot say enough about how great our experience was with you! Thanks so much for everything – I’m sure we’ll be contacting you for our next trip in the near future!

Jennifer & Keith Costa Rica Honeymoon, December 2015

The trip was awesome - we truly had a wonderful time. Tree Tops - we loved it.  The food was great, rooms were beautiful, and we enjoyed the park.  Abdullah was a fantastic guide. Kemala Hills - I loved it. I found the camp stunningly beautiful and our guide, Miraji, was amazing.  We saw crazy animal encounters and had a great time. With all that said, we had a ball!  And we want to book another trip. Thank you again for all of the help!

Jenna and Jason East Africa Safari Honeymoon, November 2015

The trio was a dream come true for me. The hotels and train arrangements worked like clock work, and the cruise was everything I thought it would be and more... We had fantastic weather, and we were singing your praises daily as we arrived at our next destination. Thank you again for all you did for us...  looking forward to the next trip.

Crystal, Paul, Marianne, and Sam Switzerland, Amsterdam, Paris, and Rhine River Cruise, October 2015

The overall trip was FANTASTIC! In every way... I do think having the accommodation, in particular arranged, made a big difference in our energy levels... Our stay on the Otago Peninsula was right up there with the other wonderful places we stayed. Beautiful 100 yr. old home, amazing hosts and great food. Thanks again, for everything.

Sam & Penny Australia & New Zealand Odyssey, September 2015

Thank you for organizing such an awesome trip for us. It was definitely a once in a lifetime experience.

Jennifer, Steve, and Family France and Italy Family Adventure, August 2015

I don't know what to say other than we had a perfect honeymoon! It started out amazing from the first flight, driver, hotel and just got better from there! Everything went completely flawless and was planned perfectly... I wanted to thank you for a job well done and making our honeymoon more amazing than anything we would have dreamed of! We can't wait to book our next trip with you!!!

Matt & Carolina Italy Private-Guided Honeymoon, July 2015

Thank you for all your help - it was the trip of a lifetime... Our driver and guide were both very good, guide was very knowledgeable about everything and wanted us to get the best experience possible.

Mary Lou, Craig, and extended family Galapagos and Peru Private-Guided Adventure, June 2015

We had a terrific time. The week was a perfect mix of adventure and relaxing... All of the places we stayed were fantastic. The guides were all terrific - fun, energetic, nice, knowledgeable and professional... Really, it was a great vacation in a very spectacular setting.

Sophie, Jeff, & Family Nicaragua Adventure, March 2015

We loved our trip!  All of the accommodation was good or great... Staff and food in all the camps were very good... Zanzibar was beautiful and we were totally spoiled - amazing service and a beautiful resort. Our guides were very good and again we were spoiled... We had the truck and the guide to ourselves throughout the trip.  Great experience because we could stay and view whatever was happening for longer periods... Overall, we were very satisfied with our holiday.  Thanks for another great experience!

Donna & Joe East Africa Safari + Zanzibar Private-Guided Trip, March 2015

Thank you...! We spent over three weeks on a most fantastic trip that you arranged for us to see many highlights of Chile and Argentina. The travelling was easy, the service and the food was great...

Rose & Bengt Chile & Argentina Adventure, February 2015

We loved South America—the amazing food, wine and culture—not to mention the amazing sights were mind blowing... Thank you so much for all your help in organizing this trip—it was outstanding... The itinerary, including winery visits, great restaurants, early AM visits to Geysers, various landscapes for sunsets etc, was truly amazing and will forever be etched in our memories, so thank you for all that... We'd like to thank you for all your hard work in putting together this incredible itinerary. The transitions were seamless from day to day, all picks at airports and hotels were smooth and on time and the trip flowed beautifully.

Paula & Rick Peru and ‘Southern Cone’ Private-Guided Adventure, December 2014

We had an amazing time and enjoyed some wonderful adventures on our trip as well as the dramatic landscape and very friendly and welcoming people. We would recommend a trip to Nicaragua to anyone who is considering it as a destination. We would be happy to recommend Terraficionados to travellers who are looking for a great vacation.

Paula & George Nicaragua Private-Guided Adventure, December 2014

We very much wanted to let you know that we had a fantastic time in Croatia... Our trip was made that much better, we believe, due to the wonderful guides and our drivers.  All the arrangements in Croatia were great. We especially enjoyed our excursion to Krka Falls.

Terry & Doug Croatia Private-Guided, October 2014

Honeymoon was a spectacular success. Thanks so much for your help organizing everything – it was brilliant... Lunch at Chef Bruce – totally unique experience and absolutely wonderful. We never would’ve even heard of this place is it wasn’t for you – great value add.. Really great having a “man on the ground” we could call if there were issues... Really appreciate all your help, we would never have been able to construct such a cool trip on our own.

Jenny & Jed South Africa Honeymoon, October 2014

Our guide was excellent. Very engaging and enthusiastic. The dinners in local homes were terrific.  I particularly liked the one in Shangri-la where the 80 year old great grandmother was a wonderful hostess. Overall, it was a great trip.  We are coming back with wonderful memories.  Thanks again…

Jeff and Lily East China ‘Father-Daughter’ Adventure, July 2014

Thanks again for everything. We just had our last dinner in Morocco and shared our highlights. Couldn't decide between the camel ride into the Sahara, the donkey ride up the Atlas Mountains,  the hike through a Berber village where 2 little boys followed us, the quad bike ride through a herd of goats, etc!

Carrie, Geoff, and family Morocco Private-Guided Adventure, June 2014

Thank you so much for helping us think through our trip, giving us advice, taking care of us while we were there, and just encouraging us as I suffered a broken foot right before we left!

Keith, Natasha, and Family Japan Adventure, April 2014

The trip was  seamless and the quality was fantastic throughout. We particularly liked the resorts in Kerala - great mix of comfort / luxury and authenticity. We of course loved the festival our guide took us to where we were the only foreign tourists!

Donna & Joe India Private-Guided, March 2014

The trip was great. Our guides were very good.

Lawrie Thailand Private-Guided, December 2013

It was a dream honeymoon, we absolutely loved it. Thanks for all the help getting there.

Alex and Dianne Bora Bora Wedding & Honeymoon, October 2013

Overall, it was awesome and I wanted to "formally" thank you for putting it all together.  It was clear along the way that you gave everyone guidance to treat us as VIPs and we very much appreciated that... I thought the itinerary was excellent, the execution was very good, and the experience was consistent with expectations. Nepal was very good in pretty much every way.

Heather & Mike China and Everest Basecamp Trek, October 2013

We had an absolutely fantastic time...it could not have been better.  I have no hesitations in recommending this trip to anyone. Thanks for your efforts in coordinating things...it was truly an experience of a lifetime.

Laurie & Jim Churchill Polar Bear Expedition, October 2013

It was a trip of a lifetime, we can't say enough about our driver, he made the trip even more special, the weather was great , just a wonderful trip, no cliches... All the places you arranged for us to stay exceeded expectations.

Crystal & Paul Ireland Private-Guided, September 2013

The trip was fantastic. We were always met on time and the accommodations were great... We will certainly use you again. The kids are talking about a more exotic trip next year - maybe back to Africa or to Australia!

Carrie, Goeff, and family Spain Private-Guided, June 2013

I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful holiday arrangements you made for us. Absolutely everything went like clockwork. The accommodations were great, car rental went smoothly & the tours you booked were first rate. Hawaii co-operated with wonderful weather & scenery, & when asked what was my favourite island, I can't answer because they were all beautiful. The whole trip was wonderful. Thanks for all your great work.

Mary, Don, Kathy, & (the other) Don Hawaii Island Hopper, March 2013

The trip was awesome! Amazingly beautiful. Accommodations were perfectly suited to our needs/wants. Logistics were smooth. Thanks so much for making it easy. We will be in touch when we have another journey.

Adrienne, Erik, and Family Whistler Ski Adventure, March 2013

All three generations of our family had the trip of a lifetime. With so many adventures and activities to sort through, we really needed help from the professionals at Terraficionados to plan the details. Terraficionados was immeasurably helpful in all aspects of the trip! They made insightful recommendations on the best places to go in the country, how to travel from place to place, and where to stay once we got there. They arranged everything for us and gave full thought to the needs of our diverse group (ages 6 to 65)... Thanks again, Terraficionados! We never could have planned a trip like this without your help.

Sean and family Costa Rica Family Trip, March 2011

We had an unbelievably fantastic trip to Australia and New Zealand. It was the high point of my sabbatical and it wouldn’t have been nearly as fabulous if not for the awesome guidance of Terraficionados. They helped us lay out an itinerary that combined all the things we like to do and focus on how to maximize the 3 weeks we had there. I highly recommend Terraficionados... The trip was simply amazing; hiking the Karangahaki Gorge, kayaking on Lake Rotoiti and “zorbing” were all very memorable experiences!

Julie Australia / New Zealand Family Adventure, 2011

South Africa was on the top of my bucket list, and boy did I cross that one off. Let me recap the highlights: shark diving just outside of Cape Town; walking ‘up close and personal’ with baby lions; 6 World Cup games in 3 cities, including both semi finals and the ‘hand ball’ game; 4-day Livingstone style tents at Kruger with a successful sighting of the Big 5; Vic Falls bungee jump; kayaking with penguins, and the best white water rafting of my life! I must give Terraficionados all the credit in the world – they did a ton of research, personalized everything, and even advised me when I was better to ‘book it on my own’ versus through them. The highest compliment I can give is that I will use Terraficionados again for my next big adventure!

Jon Southern Africa ‘Bucket List’ Trip, Summer 2010
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