“Dear Francisco, I can’t thank you enough for preparing a fantastic trip for us. You did a wonderful job. We enjoyed every aspect of our travels. Our initial tour with Vivienne and Nancy was wonderful. They were so nice and helpful and Vivienne was a wealth of knowledge about Quito. We had so much fun with them and really felt like we had made friends.
The Amazon lived up to it’s reputation. La Selva Lodge was gorgeous, the food was wonderful and the staff couldn’t have been any nicer, more helpful or more knowledgeable.
We didn’t think it could get any better than La Selva until we arrived at The Cormorant and we were not disappointed. The crew were great, the food was incredible and the ship was a real treat. We had a hard time leaving. Bruce said he never felt so relaxed as when we were sitting on the deck in the afternoon. I arose very early the day of departure before anyone else was up. I got a cup of coffee to go out on the deck and heard a Sea Lion. Expecting to see it swimming beside the ship I was pleasantly surprised to find it sleeping on the deck by the stairs. So I got to enjoy a Sea Lion a foot away from me while I drank my coffee. I can’t think of a better way to conclude my Galapagos experience.
Our final leg of our journey to Cusco was great. We loved the history of Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. It is a wonderful historic site and I am so glad we made the choice to visit those sites.
I have always planned our trips myself, but felt I really needed help with preparations for a trip this far away from home. I was a little concerned about the transition from place to place, but it was unnecessary concern. The transfer from place to place was seamless and we never had to look for someone, they were waiting on us with a smile (regardless of the late or early hours of our arrival). Everyone really made us feel welcome and offered to help us with anything we needed along the way.
Vivienne suggested we eat at Vista Hermosa and it was wonderful. We had a real nice, young waiter that spoke great English, but wanted to improve it so we had great conversations with him. The food was super and the view was incredible. I have included a couple pictures of us at the restaurant. We arrived at about 5:30 and stayed until dark so we got both the day view and the night view.
Again, I can’t thank you enough for making our vacation a spectacular event.“
Sincerely, Gail Hoffman