La Gomera - Jewel of the Canaries
Canaries & Spain, Trek & Walk, 8 days - from £795 (land only) - from €1,115 (land only) - from $1,300 (land only)
By: Janet Adamson, Inverness, UK
This is a small point, but perhaps mention in the trip notes that it can quite cold rather than cool in the evenings. I think people on the trip didn't quite take in the information about the colder temperature because this is the canaries and the expectation is for warm weather.
Enekoiz Rodriguez was absolutely excellent, I cannot praise his knowledge and enthusiasm enough. I very clearly cares very much maintaining environment and culture of La Gomera.
A fantastic holiday made even better by an excellent hard working trip leader/local agent.
By: Jane Blunt, Kent, UK
Enekoiz Rodriguez (the guide) was fantatic. I really enjoyed La Gomera and this was largely because of Enekoiz wonderful leadership; it was great to hear specific detail on the geology, archaeology, ecology and economics of La Gomera. I loved the walking trails and the hotels and restaurants that Enekoiz worked with too. He was very personable and made an effort to ensure that we were all enjoying our holiday and getting as much out of the trip as we wanted to.
I really liked the fact that the island was so clean and that we didnt feel overwhelmed by other tourists. We were also welcomed by the locals who made us feel very comfortable when we went to their hotels/restaurants/shops.
By: Mike Bond, Dorset, UK
The hotel accommodation was better than expected and the food was varied, and of good quality. The support staff were very helpful and even offered water top-up en route if required. The pace of the walking was flexible to cater for those who preferred to walk at a slower pace or take photographs. The tour leader was very patient with the different levels and interests of people on the trip. The performance of the tour leader and his staff (assuming this to be the local agent on La Gomera in this case)was exemplary and they could not have done more to ensure the success of the trip.
The holiday was graded correctly in my view and it provided a varied and enjoyable walking trip in an interesting and beautiful landscape.
By: Patricia H-Baron, UK
Couldn't fault the accommodation & food. Routes & pace - all excellent. The local agent was very enthusiastic and knowlegable about the area in explaining the history & geology of the region - first class.The weather was perfect for walking, not too hot with a nice breeze most days. The holiday was excellent and I will certainly be doing another one asap.
I enjoyed all the holiday, but particuarly the beautiful scenery, and enjoyed the company of the other people on the holiday. The walking from one hotel to the other was well planned and not too strenuous, with many stops of interest along the way. It was also nice to have breakfast, lunch & dinner organised and included - saved having to search for places to eat.
As it was my first KE trip it met all my expectations and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
By: Kathy Dale, Aberdeenshire, UK
I really enjoyed travelling with such a diverse and interesting group and such an excellent local agent, who brought La Gomera alive.