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Highlights of El Salvador
By: Chris Hilstead, London, UK
Given that tourism is in it's infancy in El Salvador, the hotels were very good. I didn't expect the country to be as beautiful and the walks to be as good. Only one night is necessary at Miramundo though and there are maybe better options near Cerro Verde National Park. It was great to have a couple of days at the beach at the end. Joaquim was excellent - very good English, energetic, always smiling and joking. I think the whole group liked him. The only niggle I was aware of was on the first climb where the pace was too quick. We learned to take the durations of drives with a pinch of salt - if we were told it would be 2 hours, this normally meant 4.
There were a few differences between the trip notes and the actual itinerary. Some of these were unavoidable (e.g. on some walks we could only go when the police wanted to go). There were also cases where we had to stay in hotels out of town rather than in town. The first few nights were also colder than expected.
Mount Everest Marathon
By: Kenneth Jones, Merseyside, UK
Despite the fact that my trip was cancelled last year due to the Ash Cloud, KE were very good at keeping me informed and when the option to book again came there was no problem. At no time did I feel my trip or my money were in jeopardy - thank you very much KE. From when I got picked up at the airport in Kathmandu on day 1 everything was spot on, there was no time that the itinerary was incorrect. The only issue was the landing at Lukla, this was delayed by 24hrs due to the low cloud, other than that my trip was FANTASTIC. All the crew and the local agents were fantastic, nothing was too much. All the crew did brilliant, from the kitchen hand to the trek leader they all did great and were a credit to KE. Both Dem Chan and Kamal (hope I have spelt their names correct) were very knowledgeable and were very enthusiastic. They both displayed great confidence in what they were doing and cared about succeeding in their task of getting all the group to base camp and to the start of the marathon. They ensured we all had a good time and did not climb too quickly so we got the best from the trip and acclimatised at the right pace. For 20 years I have wanted to go to base camp and when I finally did it I was so pleased and a little emotional. The overall satisfaction was FANTASTIC. It was all I thought it would be and more, from booking the trip to walking through my front door at the end. It was the best trip I have ever done. Did I enjoy my holiday? Without a doubt - find a word better than excellent and there is your answer. I hope I have said all I have wanted to! I have had a FANTASTIC trip, all the Crew were brilliant and nothing was too much trouble. If you are thinking of going on this trip do not waste time shopping around go through KE, the support, logistics and trek leaders was all spot on and great value for money. A truly hassle free trip which left me to enjoy my trip, I did not worry about anything.
By: Richard Steventon, Beverley, UK
Couldn't fault Murad as a leader - constantly cheerful and very knowledgeable. He even swapped his trainers for my sandals on the canyonibg trip when my sandals broke.
Most enjoyed - Petra and Wadi Rum. Jerash was also surprisingly interesting.
Arctic Wilderness Week Finland
By: Kristina Bickerton, Andover, UK
I most enjoyed all of the included activities! This is a great trip with lots of extras available to tailor it even further. I didn't understand that we wouldn't be in a 'KE group' but it was actually a nice way of getting to know new people once I understood how it worked. Everything was incredibly well organised and the guides and staff were excellent.
Slovenia Snow Spectacular
By: Jerry Fenner, Dorset, UK
I enjoyed pretty much all of it - I would have loved a longer time with the dogs. Our guide coped well with a group that was quite diverse in abilities and fitness levels - from a young one, very fit, and naturally sporty to us older ones!
Family Turkey - Anatolian Adventure
By: MacDonnell Family, London
Tuna Ozdemir is an excellent guide. He is very careful with all arrangements; He is extremely knowledgeable about trekking and the archaeological heritage of the area, which enriched all our travels. He knows the mountain passes so well, trekking is pleasant and never an effort or a rush. Tuna also kindly altered the plans to allow us to see the lovely Ihlara valley and a fascinating museum in Kayseri. Tuna arranged for us to go hot-ballooning too. Tuna has a dry humour that we all appreciated and a genuine love of the mountains that we shared.
All amenities were excellent. Very nice hotel in Cappadocia. Beautiful location for camping sites.