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Richard Trombetta (Antarctic Cruise aboard the Clipper Adventurer, Jan 2013)
Everything was better than expected. The service staff on ship, the expedition team the food, everything exceeded expectations!!!! Will recommend this trip to friends!
Erin Boyce (Torres del Paine + Custom Argentina & Chile, Jan 2013)
I couldn't imagine a more seamless trip from start to finish. We were taken care of every step of the way. Adventure Life took all of the work out of trip planning and allowed us to just take in every minute of the experience.
Roger Stein (Antarctic Cruise aboard the Akademik Sergey Vavilov + Argentina Custom, Jan 2013)
Kassandra was very helpful sorting through the many Antarctica ship options. I told her what I wanted to do and she directed me to the Akademik Sergey Vavilov. Which was the best choice. The team was fabulous. But also I had a couple of days free and was set up on a tour of the Beagle Channel and Terra del Fuego National Park. The ship was very nice. I was using shared bathrooms and showers. But there were plenty of showers and I never had to wait.
Veronika Jedlovszky (Discover Panama - Bocas Town, Jan 2013)
Great organization, great guides, punctual pick ups. All great!
Bruce Elliott (Antarctic Circle Cruise aboard the Sea Spirit, Jan 2013)
For me a trip south of the Antarctic Circle was a once in a lifetime dream come true. This was a no hassle holiday because of the great work by the Adventure Life staff. Going there aboard the Sea Spirit greatly enhanced the experience. The ship is the perfect size allowing for quick and easy departures for shore excursions. The expedition staff were incredibly knowledgeable about all aspects of Antarctica and their enthusiasim was contagious. I was surprized at the quality and variety of food on the Sea Spirit considering its small size. Very good. This trip was everything I had hoped for and expected. Spending a night out on the snow ensured that I would be returning home a very "happy camper"!!
Joan Parlin (Amazon Cruise aboard the Manatee + Mantaraya Lodge, Dec 2012)
I found your travel agency on-line, so I had no personal knowledge of you or recommendations. Boy, did we luck out!! Everything was PERFECT. Laura not only organized our trip down to the last detail, but she also managed to make me feel special and cared about. Every single part of the trip was planned perfectly for us. We were especially happy and relieved that there was always someone at the airport to meet us and take us to our hotel or lodge. And all those who met us were warm, friendly and knowledgeable. The Manatee trip on the Napo River was outstanding. The ship was clean and comfortable; the food delicious, and the guides terrific.
We were equally delighted with the Mantaraya Lodge and our guide Ruben. Since the Mantaraya Lodge and the Manatee are owned and run by the same company, our guide had worked in both places which made our conversations even more fun. Each of our guides knew all about the wildlife as well as the history and current status of Ecuador, so we learned a great deal. A really perfect trip!! I would definitely use your travel agency again.
Keith McDermott (Galapagos Multisport, Dec 2012)
It was just an amazing trip - it was just active enough where we were busy and having a great time - all the time. it was so informative, well planned, friendly and fun. An experience of a lifetime. travel group was really great and we all got along perfectly.
Nancy Siepman (Adventure Pacifica, Dec 2012)
Very positive experience considering its a last minute arrangement and traveling with 10- and 13- years old girls. First time taking my nieces out of the country so Jenny walked through logistics with me The activities were suitable (active and fun) for all ages. Lodges are comfortable with good restaurants. Food are good with choices suitable for teenager. A couple of lodges also have gift shops offer snacks/drinks that are popular for my two kids. Our guide Jeremy was attentive and very flexible.
James Austin (Darwins Islands, Dec 2012)
It was a great tour and I would recommend this to anyone who is planning to go to Galapagos in the future. The local guides and hotel staff took care of all our needs in a timely manner. It was a pleasure working with the staff and guides.
Glen Arnston (Custom Nicaragua + Custom Costa Rica, Dec 2012)
Trip to Nicaragua was a most excellent adventure. Although the country is not developed for tourists, that and the friendliness of the people makes the trip an adventure to remember.
Walter Woods (Antarctic Cruise aboard the Ortelius + Ushuaia/Tierra del Fuego tour, Dec 2012)
I never would have guessed that last Fall's random google search for "authentic, adventure travel agencies" would have resulted in connecting me to an agency like Adventure-Life. The trip was "other worldly" and personally transformational. You created a FANTASTIC travel experience for me to South America and the Antarctic!
Everything went smoothly. The cruise and excursions all exceeded my expectations. I especially appreciated the lectures and knowledgeable local excursion guides. They handled minor changes efficiently and with great courtesy and I cannot say enough good things about them. As an experienced traveler, I would not hesitate to recommend Adventure-Life or travel with Adventure-Life again.
There were three main highlights to my Adventure-Life vacation: the cruise to Antarctica with its wildlife and, of course, its glaciers; canoeing/hiking excursion in Tierra del Fuego National Park; and, Zodiac cruising in Antarctica. If I could take my Antarctic vacation again, I would not do anything differently. Thank you Adventure-Life for re-igniting my explorer dreams.
Keith Wright (Galapagos Multisport, Dec 2012)
Great experience. Nice size group with very good compatibility. Would certainly consider other trips of yours in the future. Angie, our AL guide was was out standing..knowledgeable and friendly. Able to make decisions and program changes on the fly. She made the trip a huge success. Guides of Angie's experience and knowledge would appear to be essential. There were some glitches but overall Angie made it work very well. This is South America after all!!
Kristopher Wright (Galapagos Multisport, Dec 2012)
This experience was exceptional. We chose the "multi-sport" tour for the Galapagos and could not be more happy. It was highly varied, we saw many habitats and organisms. But this is an "active" tour where you are on the go, and should be ready for it. -Tour guide Angelika Von Foerster was terrific -Food and accommodations were great -Local/native guides are variable in quality and language barriers can exist -People should not assume Galapagos are pristine, untouched, or unsettled. They are still amazing but tourism and civilization abound. -More time on San Cristobal and Isabela would be nice; Santa Cruz is a bit of a "let down" after those two due to development (it feels more like any tourist area). -Mix of hikes, snorkeling, kayaks, biking, and road trips were wonderful. Great way to see it all.
Kate Aiello-Howard (Machu Picchu Pilgrimage, Dec 2012)
From booking to landing back in the U.S., Adventure Life--the trip, the guide, the porters, the hotels, was fantastic. Completely exceeded our expectations and we had a great honeymoon!
Andrew Howard (Machu Picchu Pilgrimage, Dec 2012)
I have never had such a worry-free, worthwhile, and memorable experience. We wanted for nothing and yet we still had to work for it--that's the Adventure in Adventure Life! I don't even care where the next trip is--if it's Adventure Life, sign me up. Great choice of hotels and the camping equipment was top notch! I don't know how our cook kept making new and delicious food each day along the hike, but he did. From summiting Dead Woman's Pass at 14,000 feet, to spending a day on our own in Machu Picchu, Adventure Life gave us the chance to go out and touch another world. Exceeding my expectations.
Ron Philpot (Cotopaxi Multisport + Mantaraya Lodge, Dec 2012)
Last November I gave Adventure Life a call telling them that I had purchased a ticket to Quito for the Christmas holidays. Typically it is best to book your activities and then purchase an air ticket. After talking to their Ecuador specialist, she suggested the Cotopaxi Multisport and Mantaraya Lodge, two five day packages, all inclusive, allowing me to enjoy the mountains and the coast. I had a great experience at the Hacienda Porvenir located close to the north entrance of the Cotopaxi National Park. My bi-lingual guide took me hiking, mountain biking, horse back riding, and zip lining. Even though Pablo was bi-lingual we frequently spoke in Spanish allowing me to improve my language skills. (An added bonus at no extra cost). The Hacienda was comfortable and food excellent. The staff demonstrated that they wanted me to have a good experience. Pablo taught me about Ecuador, challenged my world view, and taught me the skills I needed to do the outdoor activities. After a night in Quito it was short flight to Manta and 1 hour drive south to the Mantaraya Lodge. My guide and driver picked me up and led activities during the next five days as we visited different beaches and local communities. Just like Pablo, Ruben was bi-lingual and more then willing to talk to me in Spanish. We visited local communities. Ruben and guides in the local communities taught me ... Read All
Loye Howell (Machu Picchu Pilgrimage Custom, Dec 2012)
I loved it. It couldn't have been better. Everything was perfect. Exceeded my expectations.
Peter Sodermans (Custom Guatemala, Dec 2012)
Getting 50 years old is a once in a lifetime experience I wanted to share with my most beloved friends. I'm so glad that I discovered and hired Adventure Life. They made my dream become true. It was perfect from A till Z - All hotels were even better than I expected, the guides were well appreciated and everybody was very timely, organisation went perfectly. Couldn't be better. 5 stars at least!
David Lawson (Hamanasi Adventure, Dec 2012)
I can't wait to go back and will use Adventure Life for all my planning!
Joy Markowitz (Antarctic Cruise aboard the Ocean Diamand, Dec 2012)
I have already recommended Adventure Life to my friends and family. I haven't figured out yet what else (if anything) your company could have done to improve customer service and satisfaction, but if I do, I'll let you know. Don't hold your breath- first rate from first contact to last.