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Having specialised exclusively in travel to Latin America for over 30 years, we know just how to ensure your wildlife holiday lives up to the highest expectations.

Here is a selection of recent comments we have received from people who have travelled with us.

"The highlight of the journey from the airport was meeting a Caiman – a smaller species of Alligator – sunning itself on the road. When we arrived, a large group of Capybara – sort of mega guinea pigs as big as pigs – were cavorting with their young in a water splash near the swimming pool providing a welcome party."
PB, Haslemere (travelled to Brazil)


Highlights? "There were many - but if I have to choose I would say being able to see the wildlife in the Galapagos and having the opportunity to get so close to the animals...All crew, staff and guides were very good."
AH, Doncaster (travelled to Galápagos)


Highlights? "The Galapagos certainly were a highlight especially for the boys; they particularly loved the marine life and the snorkelling. We were exceptionally fortunate in that we saw a pod of Hump Backed Whales which had just arrived in the region after their long journey from the Antarctic. They were magnificent and a very special sight to behold."
SJ, London (travelled to Galápagos)


Highlights? "Walking in the jungle at Corcovado (we were lucky enough to see a Puma) & seeing the turtles lay eggs at Tortuguero."
DB, Belgium (travelled to Costa Rica)


"Our trip provided many enjoyable moments. My personal favourite was being able to hold a baby sloth rescued by the guides at Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica.  It had been dropped by its mother.  The baby was so soft and utterly cute.  We also spent a night in the Canopy Tree House which was great fun."
SJ, Cambridge (travelled to Peru)


"Galapagos Odyssey (4 night cruise) This was the highlight of our trip. Our naturalist guide, Esteban Chavez Garcia, was outstanding. He was so knowledgeable about the wildlife as well as being involved.  The crew were great.  And the atmosphere was so good that we think that all of the people on the boat had a wonderful time. The best parts were probably visiting Genovesa and swimming with penguins and sea lions. But the whole experience was great."
HS, London (travelled to Galápagos)


"Maria Leal was wonderful, full of enthusiasm and awareness of the eco- culture of the rainforest at Iguassu. She gave us her own brochures of the area so that I could show the amazing range of animal and plant life in the area to my pupils. A truly friendly and knowledgeable  guide!"
JL, Cambridge (travelled to Brazil)


"Highlight was always going to be the Galapagos and it lived up to our expectations. It is a unique place and unlike our last visit we came away with hundreds of photographs to remind us of the trip.  After Galapagos we were a little concerned that the rest of the trip would be a bit of anti-climax but Verity had judged the itinerary nicely to provide a mix of 'culture', leisure time and wildlife interests."
NW, Wells (travelled to Galápagos)


"The wildlife in Costa Rica is incredible and it is everywhere you go and very immediate. Add to that beautiful scenery and very friendly people and it is a great holiday destination."
MJ, London (travelled to Costa Rica)


Most memorable experience? "Being woken up on the first morning by the howler monkeys at 5.30 am in the jungle and realising in how much of a remote and amazing place we were in at Chan Chich."
IL, Manchester (travelled to Belize)


Most memorable experience? "Snorkelling/Swimming with the turtles and all the other beautiful fish. Seeing this unique part of the world and marvelling that the wildlife is unafraid of the visitors. Learning from the extremely knowledgeable naturalists (two were exceptional)."
JG, Gerrards Cross (travelled to Galápagos)


Highlights? "No single experience stands out as there were a number that we will remember. There were many 'firsts', i.e first coati, first howler monkey, first sloth, first tarantula, etc., etc..."
PR, Battle (travelled to Costa Rica)


Most memorable experience? "It had to be seeing the Sloth in the wild for the first time. Our driver pulled over for us to see one whilst showing us some monkeys. The passion some of the tour guides had for the flora and fauna of their country."
AS, Plymouth (travelled to Cuba)


"The Galapagos Islands were something else- quite outstanding for the wonderful wildlife and abundant sea life while snorkelling."
CS, Southampton (travelled to Galápagos)


Highlights? "The trip to the Canopy Walkway was where I saw the Jaguar in the forest which was amazing, I cannot thank my guide enough. The breakfast following the Canopy Walk was excellent and there I saw a Crimson Fruitcrow which is one of the very rare birds in Guyana and which I have beautiful photos of."
DT, Crowborough (travelled to Guyana)

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Sunday Times Travel Magazine – Specialist Tour Operator 2012

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