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Jordan Highlights Tour

By: Fiona Dinn, Hampshire, UK

Nader (our guide) was excellent in every respect. Knowledgeable, and interesting conversationalist. We learned a great deal about Jordan. He was good company and positive with the group's interactions.

The way the trip was structured and the way that it unfolded meant that every hour of each day brought new wonderful experiences.

The nights at the Bedouin camp in Wadi Rum, seeing the stars, the food and company of Mohammed and Yusef (the camp crew) was particularly enjoyable.

Namibia Highlights Tour

By: Keith Muir, Glasgow, UK

We were very fortunate to have a wonderful guide and equally wonderful co-travellers. Namibia is stunning but it is a very big country and involves a lot of travelling by road.

Many of the lodgings were in isolated wilderness spots which were beautiful

Best of Botswana - Okavango, Chobe & Vic Falls

By: Louise Osborne, Bristol, UK

This was the trip of a lifetime for us and it really fulfilled our dreams.

The wildlife viewing was fantastic and the guides extremely knowledgeable. Specialist guides with local and wildlife knowledge joined us at certain points in the trip. The proximity to the wildlife and the sheer numbers were amazing, while the animals remained relaxed by our presence. We were usually the only truck or landrover in the vicinity watching the wildlife - a real privilege.

Kasbahs and Camels - A Moroccan Discovery

By: Claire Fidler, Swindon, UK

We really enjoyed the picnics by the river. Staying in Kasbahs was really interesting - each added to our understanding of the trade routes. They were also very luxurious for us! The riad in Marrakech was very attractive and welcoming. Our driver, (sounds like Rabbert) was excellent - very calm and safe driver, and a cheerful companion.

The caves were really interesting and I even enjoyed the camel ride! I loved the Bougmez Valley. Hamid took us to meet his family which was a great pleasure.

We picked KE because we had enjoyed the trip to Concordia in Pakistan very much. We liked the KE approach - to get off the beaten track and also to treat local guides well.

Thailand - In the Kingdom of Siam

By: Mark Fussell, Cumbria, UK

Excellent help from KE office staff especially with our last minute add on's.

The trip met if not exceeded expectations. The whole balance of holiday allowed plenty of time to relax in resort at the end. The Cambodia extension was also excellent and I would recommend it.

Ecuador and the Galapagos

By: Keith Mitford, North Yorkshire, UK

Enjoyed having Carlos as our trip leader/guide in Ecuador. Very informative and knowledgable. Had every confidence in him trekking at altitude.

Most enjoyed - Good guides, trekking on Cotapaxi.Varied walks and beautiful countryside.Reaching 5000 metres altitude.Visiting the Galapagos Islands, a dream come true.

Polar Cruise - Antarctica Classic

By: Michael Burn, Watford, UK

I would have been very dissapointed if I had NOT done the Kayaking. I had 4 x 1.5hrs plus 1 x 3hrs = 9hrs on the water. The food on board was excellent. One nights camping - first class sleeping bags and tents. Kayak equipment also first class. We had some of the best weather seen in Antarctica over a 5 day period. All the leaders / lectures were excellent. I had a great time and would gladly recommend it to anyone. I most enjoyed the wilderness experience along with the stunning wildlife. Thanks for a wonderful holiday. Once I've sorted through 2,419 photos I'll send you some.

Buena Vista Cuba - Adventure Holiday in Cuba

By: Sue Ledbrooke, Devon

We were in Cuba. Sometimes we had hot water, sometimes we didn't. Never less than comfortable and was part of the experience. The local guides in Vinales (Alexis) and El Cubano (Rambo) were both excellent. Could happily have spent more time walking with them.

We thoroughly enjoyed the trip and, in many ways, Cuba exceeded our expectations. Really pleased that we went.

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!

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.

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