Your latest Discovery reviews
Costa Rica - Walks and Wildlife Adventure Holiday
By: Nan Pratt, Swindon, UK
I am thrilled with this holiday. It gave an excellent and varied introduction to Costa Rica. Wonderful!
The aspects I most enjoyed were: variety of locations from tropical rainforest to 'alpine' conditions, quality of our leader, different types of accommodation, including log cabins - particularly close to the forests / Pacific / the wild, meeting Ticos, especially those who are endeavouring to improve their lot with ecotourism off the beaten track, swimming in plunge pools, hot springs, the Pacific ocean (and hotel pools), walking through a wide range of ecosystems and landscapes, observing birds, mammals, sea-life, Gallo pinto! small group, sunsets.
Walter (our leader) was enthusiastic to show us as much as possible. His knowledge of wildlife and love of his country are exemplary. He appreciated our different needs and interests and tried effectively to engage us all.
There was even more diverse habitats than I expected. The level of walking was never too difficult - I feared it may have been. This was a superb experience. I loved every moment, even when I was physically stretched.
Polar Cruise - The Realm of the Polar Bear
By: Sharran Davis, Nottingham, UK
I cannot stress enough how utterly amazing this trip was from the start and booking to the end. It was totally amazing, breathtaking and an experience that only comes along once in a life time. I was in tears on more than one occasion and am honoured to be part of the whole experience from the ship, the wildlife, the weather and the staff. Totally, totally recommended!!! Don't hesitate to book, you're in great hands.
Delhi to Kathmandu
By: Nathan broomhall, Shropshire, UK
An amazing holiday a true experience, a holiday of the life time, we did so much in such a small space of time, completely satisfied. I loved varanasi and the safari in chitwan national park, there was such a diverse range of experiences and the overnight train aswell and of course the Taj Mahal. I chose KE adventure because my mother has travelled with you before and recommended you above other competitors, also because i knew that i would be looked after and that all meals were included reduces costs while on the said holiday.
Tigers, Temples and Taj Mahal
By: Derek Weaver, Hampshire, UK
We've holidayed before with KE, and already booked again this year. We've been satisfied before, and brochure (and partciularly website) make things easy. The itinerary is well put together and we had tiger sightings beyond expectation, although large element of luck in this I suspect!
Best of Northern India
By: Sue West, Essex, UK
Very supportive and knowledgeable trip leader who took good care of our welfare throughout with a nice personal touch.
Most enjoyed - Taj Mahal, Ghats, seeing a tiger, local culture.
Mount Fuji and Beyond - Japan Walking Holiday
By: Trish Davenport, Paris, France
Steve was excellent - very knowledgeable and passionate about Japan. He went above and beyond in arranging for my friend's birthday celebration and accommodated special requests (like Karaoke). He also handled the diverse needs of the group well - all with a positive attitude.
Most enjoyed - The hiking is probably at the top of the list, particularly the Alps... other highlights include the Sawanboori, Ryokan accommodations, nightlife and the local cultural activities (Gion parade, Maiko entertainment).
Thanks for a great holiday!
Bumthang Trek and the Black-Necked Cranes
By: John Rainer, Jersey, UK
Brilliant - I was expecting Bhutan to be basic but it wasn't. I loved the country and would recommend it to anyone. The premium visa charge is worth every penny, particularly if you are a photography nut like I am. To be able to take photos at dzongs and monuments with no-one in the way was a akin to a religious experience given the horrors of mass tourism eveywhere else. I can't rate the local guides Sangay and Deepak highly enough. They were fantastic. They did their utmost to give us the best trip possible given the itinerary given to them. They deserve a medal. Deepak's driving was incredible on some seriously scary roads.
Bumthang Festival Trek and the Black-Necked Cranes
By: Alan Roberton, Canterbury, UK
I had an unforgettable trip.Found the air a bit challenging above about 3,400m, but otherwise had no health troubles worth mentioning! Found the tour of Kathmandu on the last day culturally challenging (Pashupati), but we had had a wonderful first day, having gone out a day early, just wandering at will and soaking up the atmosphere of the city.The whole trip was a magical experience. The people were lovely. Dawa was excellent, as was our driver, Deepak. Much more considerate, on bumpy roads, than his counterpart in Kathmandu!
Only three suggestions: The visit to Taktsang monastery was, in the event, done on the last day not the first, because of our flight times. But actually, it is much better done as a final day than a first. The 'icing on the cake'! As it happened, Day 2 of the trek ended up being rather longer than originally planned, and we camped several hundred meters lower than planned. But this was also good. I would not have wanted to camp only just below the highest point of the day, especially as most of us were finding the thin air a bit challenging. It would also have been a rather short day. Better, as happened, to have a shorter Day 3 and follow up with other visits from Jakar. The place we had supper just outside Wangdue Phodrang was not really up to scratch.
Iceland Photo Workshop with John Gravett
By: Terry Kennedy, Calgary, Canada
We had the best driver and guide! They were so supportive of our photography pace and the guide was always thinking how to make it better and more efficient for our needs! He also gave suggestions on extra activities to make it better and they did. They were willing to consider new ideas and be flexible!!
The holiday was soooo enjoyable! Iceland is an awesome place and my photos I am so happy with!
I most enjoyed walking around the city and stopping where we wanted to on the driving part. Also the iceberg lagoon, and the boat trip around it. The Geysure and for sure the Puffin excursion. Old buildings, waterfalls.
I like the variety of photo ops that were offered!
Jordan Highlights Tour
By: Peter Simpson, Lancashire, UK
Both the Guide Yousef and the driver Taleb did everything to look after us and were very informative about every aspect of Jordanian history and culture.
All of the sites we visited Wadi Rum and meeting the Bedouins was the highlight.
In Search of Genghis Khan
Uncover the best of Mongolia in this two week touring holiday including a 3-day mini trek across the Gobi Steppe.