Your latest Discovery reviews
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.
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 - Antarctica Classic
By: William Cross, North Shields, Tyne & Wear
Julio and his team (trip leaders) were exemplary - keen, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and driven to pass on their knowledge and love of Antarctica and its animal life to us. Antarctica is absolutely stunning - probably the most remarkable place on the planet! It felt like a privilege to see it. If you get the chance - GO!
Samarkand and the Silk Road
By: William Cross, Tyne and Wear, UK
The agent took a real interest in this, his first KE trip, to the extent of inviting us to his home. I've always thought one of KE's strengths is in identifying good local partners, and I think you've succeeded again. It was brilliant. Samarkand fully lived up to all the hype, and Khiva and Bukhara were not far behind. The walks in the mountains were excellent, and made a good break from the sightseeing, and the Uzbec people were a joy! I loved the variety of accommodation - the yurt stays were great (especially the second night).
Temples and Trails of Burma
By: Jessica Kavanagh, Ireland
Journeys and Nyi Nyi Tun were both excellent. There was not a single time when plans went awry, buses didn't turn up or hotels weren't expecting us. I was very impressed with the level of organisation at both a macro and micro level. I would certainly recommend a KE holiday to others and will hopefully manage to book a second trip with KE in 2012
Jordan Highlights Tour
By: Tracy Steelhammer, San Francisco
I want to emphasize that I was delighted by this trip. The choice of places to visit and the amount of time to spend at them was nearly perfect.
I loved this trip. You struck an excellent balance between how many places to visit and how long to visit them. The amount of activity was very good, in the middle between sedentary and strenuous. Jordan is very beautiful and hospitable. I sincerely hope you can invent more trips like this in other parts of the world.
The jeep ride and walks in Wadi Rum probably were my favorites. Petra is more spectacular than its photos and the walk into it from Little Petra was wonderful. Floating in the Dead Sea is pretty silly but it was fun, so I'm glad we did it.
I'm a happy veteran of several KE trips.
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!
By: Esther Herdeg, USA
A fantastic trip, well organized, appropriate accommodations, very adequate food, and of course all in an interesting part of the world. I most enjoyed overall planning, pacing, accommodations and of course the scenery and sights. My 8th KE trip and looking forward to a 9th!
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!
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