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I would like to thank you the attention you had with us. Our travel in India was perfect and unforgettable. We definitely recommend you to my friends.

Best Regards from Spain. I hope to see you again

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Mr. Eugenio Cintora & Ms. Ana Isabel Rodriquez
Madrid, Spain

We have just returned from our trip and firstly, we would like to thank you for wonderfully organised experience. We had a fascinating trip and a very warm and welcoming reception from your drivers, guides chosen etc.

We will not forget this trip as it was such a good experience. It was also very nice to have met you in Jaipur.

Thanks once again.

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Carolle and Maurice Raynor
London, United Kinddom

Dear Mr Anil

We have now settled down back in our home and I have attached the feedback form as requested.
Once again we want to thank you for organizing our dream holiday with such efficiency making it a great pleasure for us.
We will recommend Pioneer Journeys whenever we can.

Thank you very much for inviting us to dine with you; it was a treat!
Please pass our warm regards to Mrs Sharma.

Many thanks

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Ron and Stevie Dee
United Kingdom

Hello Anil,

Hope you are fine and still busy ! I have given your details to my friends interested in going to Rajasthan this year . They can't believe that I did my tour with a person in Jaipur and everything was as promised !!!!!

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Mrs. Pragna Shah & Mr. Nilesh Shah & Ms. Prina
London, United Kingdom

I hope you and your family are in the best of health and cheer. We have passed on your contact details to several of our friends as we had a marvelous time when you arranged our tour of Rajasthan in November last year.

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Dr. S. Kamath & Family
London, United Kingdom

Dear Anil,
this is Carla. I hope you are good and so is your family. I want let you know how much we always remember our beautiful trip in Rajastan. Milka and I are planning to have another trip in your amazing country in the next august. We would like to visit Benares, Bombay, Calcutta and to stay for ten days in an Ayurvedic spa in the best place in the south, possibly on the sea; if necessary, we would come back to Delhi.

This is our desire and we would like that you arrange the trip for us. In the meantime, wating news from you, I want to send you my best regards and my wishes for Christmas and happy new year.

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Ms. Maria Carla Piotropli & Ms. Milka
Rome, Italy

Dear Mr. Sharma,

after a wonderful journey through Rajasthan, we arrived safely in Mumbai and the transport to Pune and Paud/college went well - heavy Monsoon rainfalls, quite a change after the dry heat in Rajasthan.

Now, we are back home and have many wonderful impressions and experiences along with the photographs.
We want to thank you for organizing this tour for our family. Everyone was pleased, the hotels were fine and quite an experience, and we enjoyed the journey beside from wonderful Rajasthan.

Especially, I want to let you know that we were very pleased with our driver. He did an excellent job, we felt very safe with his driving, he was always in time, very flexible in making arrangements and seemed to know the tour quite well. Thanks again, and we did already recommend your agency to friends.....

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Mr. Karl Heinz Brisch & Family
Germany (Europe)

Me and Fernando have settled in comfortably and happily in the married bliss and reminisce our beautiful trip to Rajasthan. Thanks for putting a wonderful honeymoon for us! And our friends had a great taste of India with your tour operations as well. Many thanks from their side as well.

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Ms. Aditi Jain & Mr. Fernando Chaves
New York, North America

We did a two week Tour of Rajasthan, encompassing Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, and Udaipur with Pioneer Journeys Heritage Tours. Mr. Sharma arranged everything perfectly. The Drivers and Guides were competent and very obliging.

The Hotels selected, with some input from me, were all well up to our expectations. In general we were Very Happy with our Tour, and have no hesitation in recommending Mr. Sharma.

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Mr. Hubert Reynolds & Friends
Toronto, Canada

me and my friends had a fantastic trip around in Kerala. the guides and especial the driver did a great job, we saw so many things, but I only have 1 complaint, in Munnar i wanted to see a Hindu temple, but they told me many stories about holy day, many people and bla bla. So therefore they only did show me the smallest Hindu temple in India, but I have seen churches , churches and more churches.

I can only recommend you to all my friends here in Denmark.

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Leo Hansen
Denmark

I must write to confirm that we were absolutely delighted with all of the arrangements which you so kindly made for us throughout our five week stay in India. Pratap proved to be an extremely professional and proficient driver, conducting us calmly through the maelstrom of Indian traffic. Your city guides were all very good. Best of all, however, was your choice of hotels, which gave us a very good insight into the splendid Indian hospitality.

We shall not hesitate to recommend you and Heritage's (Pioneer Journeys) services. If at any time you would like me to act as a referee, I shall be only too happy to do so.

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Mr. Barry Glazier & Mrs. Patricia Glazier
Bournemouth, United Kingdom

Dear Anil

Well we are home safe and sound after a wonderful holiday
The drivers and other guides were all excellent and the hotels were all fabulous. I particularly enjoyed all the Taj hotels where the service was excellent

Many thanks for your help
Best wishes–

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DEBORAH JACOBS
London, United Kingdom

Just a brief comment on the trip you organized for us.

1) Everything went exactly as we had asked and you had planned - thank you. We also appreciate your extra effort to shorten the waiting time at Mumbai airport.

2) Drivers - Sing was very professional and pleasant. We always felt safe while he was driving. He gave us the impression, that he really wanted to render a service. Of course he did not forget to look after his own interest, but he did this in a nice way
- the 3 persons we had in the south were safe and polite drivers. Unfortunately we always felt like the object of potential exploitation (money), rather than a customer. This went as far as quite unpleasant discussions if this entrance fee was included in our contract, and did we want to do that, because it was not included. While the amounts in questions were petty, the atmosphere was tense most of the time. In some instances we paid our own entry for visits on the agenda !!
- in Tamil Nadu we had a small car first, which was very crowded, later they gave us a similar one like we had in Rajasthan

3) Hotels
With one exception (Jaipur) we were very happy with the accommodations

4) Overall service
We felt looked after by yourself all the time and we will certainly recommend you to our friends interested to visit India.

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Mr. Harold Leszinski & Mrs. Karin Leszinski

Just a quick email to let you know that we are now back in the UK, having very much enjoyed our time in India. Everything you organised came off very well and Ambrish was an excellent guide. We will certainly be recommending Heritage (Pioneer Journeys) to anyone who is planning to visit your fascinating country. Thanks again and bye for now.

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Mr. Dan McGanty & Family & Friends
London, United Kingdom

I want to thank you so much for the perfect journey. I truly felt I was immersed in India. I got to see it from a personal view, not a tourist view. I wandered through your history and could imagine what it was like back in the ancient world. We had some spectacular hotels and hope I will one day revisit them. One particular one is the Taj Connemara in Chennai. I am thinking I would return to Chennai next year - I love the city and of course the hotel. I also loved the Amar Mahal in Orchha, the Usha Kiran Palace in Gwalior and the Little Tibet Resort in Darjeeling very much. So for all the people in all areas who added something to make my trip perfect, I am so grateful. And to you, who like the orchestra leader made perfect music come together. I hope they all enjoyed our journey together as much as I have.

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Carol June Wallen
United States of America

I am happy that you are using me as a referral. Our trip to India with your company was fantastic....

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Ms. Kris Welk & Mr. W. Ian Nadeau
Vancouver, Canada

Dear Anil, what a great time we all had: if you ever wish to use me for a reference please don't hesitate. Singh was fantastic and everyone of you guides were great thanks again for a great trip.....

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Dr. Gary Bodner & Mrs. Melaine Bodner
Atlanta, United States of America

Both of us would like to thank you for making our trip so enjoyable. We are back safe and sound. Driver Kailash & Husmukh in Mumbai were particularly awesome. They made us feel so important.
Thank you again...

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Mr. Salim Hirji & Mrs. Shamim Hirji
Vancouver, Canada

I was in India for 6 days, visiting the classic Golden Triangle route. Mr. Lau arranged a knowledgeable guide and a comfortable van for my trip. It really helps to make my India visit more easy and enjoyable. I visited the step wells, which is recommended and I am really impressed. The guide told me a lot about local culture and he took us to a real local market, there we met many curious and smiling faces. It was a pleasant and unforgettable trip!

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Ms Wing Liu, East Week Magazine
Hong Kong

和$3999「鴨仔團」的分別是, Pioneer Journeys這種半自遊行的方式, 可以讓我們全權計劃旅遊的地點、每天出發和休息的時間、每個景點想逗留的長短、每天想吃什麼, 以及滿足其他特別的要求(例如試一下正宗印度按摩和瑜珈, 搜購朋友要求的印度護膚品)等等。另外, 還可以優閒地和當地人聊天, 例如司機會跟你說他兒子讀哪間中學, 最喜歡玩什麼; 導遊會跟你說, 他正計劃開老人院, 因為很多印度人沒能力照顧老人家。

除了和印度平民交流, 還可以和印度皇族近距離接觸。平安夜那晚因為住在皇家狩獵別墅改裝的酒店Shikarbadi (Heritage Hunting Lodge), 吃平安夜大餐時, 原來坐在旁邊的就是Mewar皇族(Udaipur Kingdom)的大王子, 這是到了第二天參觀皇宮, 導遊介紹在平台上和大家招手的就是大王子時, 才知道他的真正身份。至於各個皇族在失去政治權力後, 如何靠皇宮賺錢(如收入場費,改裝成SPA和酒店), 又是另一個很有趣的故事。

我是很抗拒「鴨仔團」的人, 因為怕早起床怕朿縛怕被安排不喜歡的景點。全自助的方式去印度, 我又有點擔心, 因為印度始終是一個發展中的國家, 從一個城市到另一個城市的公共交通不像歐洲、澳洲那已發展國家般完善和安全。幸好找到Pioneer Journeys這種獨立包車的旅遊服務, 一路陪伴我們八天的司機 Singh非常專業, 照顧細心周到。五星級的酒店都雖然有點舊,但乾淨衛生, 熱水和電力供應穏定。短短八日, 我們拍了過千張相, 因為印度是一個充滿色彩的國家, 而且印度人面觀鏡頭都會友善微笑, 有興趣看照片的, 可到

Wing's article about India: https://www.eastweek.com.hk/index.php?ink=content_detail&article_id=3780

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Lydia Chuang
Hong Kong

在整個印度旅程中,最令我有驚喜的算是入住當地的特色酒店。例如由過去貴族大宅改建而成的Haveli,具有濃厚的印度建築特色,以及令人賓至如歸的英式款待。另外就是入住一由過去皇家獸獵場改建而成的酒店,可以近距離觀看梅花鹿,和溫馴的馬匹接觸,以及置身鳥語花香之中,讓人忘卻煩憂。也感謝我們的司機Sher Singh先生,他善良和良好的架駛技術,讓我們有安心和愉快的12日行程。我們也很開心遇到在一很好的導遊,特別是Udaipur的導遊,他專業的知識讓我們知道更多關於Rajasthan的人和事,還有在Jodhpur的導遊,他熱情的幫助,讓我們還拍到很美的照片,也讓我們買到喜愛的手信(Pashmina和Cashmere披肩、香料和印度特色的皮鞋),最重要是不用疲於講價還價,這實在是一件很費體力精神的事。

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Lois Wong
Hong Kong

Dear Mr. Lau,
謝謝你,Mr. Sharma 及 Pioneer Journeys 其他同事的盡心安排,讓我們全無顧慮的享受印度!

這種自由度大但照顧周到的行程,我們覺得很適合拿來遊印度。跟我們相處7天的司機(和他的年輕助理)非常專業,守時,有禮。導遊們像老師,教了很多印度的歷史和文化(特别是Jaipur 的那位)。對安排的酒店也非常滿意,舒適之外,全都是值得慢慢欣賞的歷史建築。唯一有點後悔的,是沒多買點漂亮的印度工藝品回來。希望以後你們能在行程裏安排一不用殺價的商店 (這要求是不是有點過分?), 讓旅客們安心shopping。

不好意思,我們都沒弄清司機的名字。請將我們跟他照的相片傳給他。 謝謝!

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Fanny/Terence
Hong Kong

Dear Mr Anil

Just a note to thank you for the kind hospitality of both you and your wife in Jaipur last week. Lynne and I thoroughly enjoyed both the meal and the company. Also, many thanks for arranging the late checkout in Delhi. That too was much appreciated.

I do believe from our discussions that there is an outstanding opportunity to increase Pioneer’s business in Australia through both targeted advertising and local contact and I look forward to your further ideas on this and I confirm I would be most happy to act on your behalf in Australia should you so wish.

Again our sincere thanks and I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,

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John Morton
Australia

原本計畫前往西藏,感受青康藏高原的壯闊。結果倒是一路順風順水的拜訪了北印黃金三角及孕育古老文明的恆河。

人說平安就是福,出國旅遊那麼多地方,深深覺得出門在外,最重要的就是平安健康,司機SHER具備專業駕駛技術、友善誠實正直幽默的個性,彷彿自家兄弟也像貼身保鏢,這份安心及信任是無價的。

一路上所遇到的導遊,個個資深熱情友善,甚是有博學的大學教授,面對我們的好奇總是非常有耐心的回答,充分感受到導遊們自豪於自己國家歷史文化風景,讓我們對印度的風土民情有更深一層認識。

當行程有小疑問時,當地代表總是有效率的反應。尤其是有如英國貴族紳士的大老闆Mr. Anil三不五時以手機叮嚀我們注意事項,就像是VIP,是家人一樣。

當最後一天,在德里候機室,遇見了許多台灣同胞,當下相當慶幸,選擇了Pioneer Journeys,熱心的Ruby, 長輩般的Anil, 兄弟般的Sher,協助我們快快樂樂出門,平平安安回家,在這次旅遊中創造最美好的回憶。

印度的歷史文化,印度的風景,印度的人們,印度的美食�..8天(2009.05.01-2009.05.08) ,出發前覺得是長假。然而關於印度,只是序幕,驚鴻一瞥那薄紗下的一角,還有好多地方想去。等不及要預約下次的行程了!

回國後,對我的印度旅遊感興趣的親友,與他們分享旅途趣聞外,也推薦Pioneer Journeys安排與服務。對於不想跟團,也不想當刻苦的背包客的人,Pioneer Journeys是很好的選擇!

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???Sandra
Taipei, Taiwan

大概從8、9年前某次無聊的員工旅遊被關在馬來西海邊度假村看到電視播出的寶萊塢電影後,我就一頭栽入印度寶萊塢炫麗世界。從此開始花了大把時間觀看寶萊塢電影、大把銀子在台灣學習寶萊塢舞蹈。我說的一口好印度,讓大家以為我去過印度好幾次,但今年夏天我才真正踏上印度。

為了一圓自己的印度夢,首先我惦惦自己的斤兩,肯定不是個去印度自助行的料。查詢了台灣的旅行社,卻對行程不滿意。雖然Pioneer Journeys之前並未聽過,抱著姑且一試的心情詢問看看,沒想到價格可以接受,而比起一般旅行社要遊客配合制式行程不同,Pioneer Journeys是讓行程配合遊客。

回來之後朋友問我對好玩嗎?我常語塞,不知要從我最愛的各式餅類、咖哩、香料奶茶天天吃不完,回來肥半圈開始說嗎?回來後,去上第一堂舞蹈課時,同學說我胖了。嗚嗚嗚~表示在印度我們吃得很好。還是看到俊男美女、身處電影拍攝的風景名勝,就幻想自己置身寶萊塢電影場景一般開心?然後,在名勝古蹟前,印度遊客找我們拍照,我們也把握機會找穿著紗麗的當地美女或轉著一雙骨碌碌大眼的可愛孩子拍照。或是應該要先跟朋友談起,身處泰姬瑪哈陵想著它背後的愛情故事,以及為建造它的血腥事實,這個每個人一生至少該造訪一次景點嗎?或者應該說每個女團員穿起紗麗都變漂亮、感覺都不一樣了嗎?說住城堡飯店,光參觀房間就花半小時以上,住在裡面讓團員各個以為自己是公主��。通常我最後只能微笑說,很好啊!

這趟旅程在尚未出發前,我就知道大家一定會有美好回憶,因為行前每當我硬著頭皮提出自己都覺得是奧客的各式疑問、要求,Ruby都會非常有耐性、盡量幫我們安排,並且快速的回覆。讓團員們在印度的最後一天就開始問我下次要再去印度哪裡?而許多這次因時間、工作、家裡狀況等無法參加的朋友,紛紛跟我說下次去印度要找他們。下次去印度哪裡呢?交給Pioneer Journeys就對了!

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??Pei
Taipei, Taiwan

Hi, 我過得好開心在這兩星期.真係好真係唔想返香港...
印度係一 個好值得去的國家..過程中在火車一程有少少阻滯外,其他都好好.. 我會再去多次..最後多謝跟咗我地十日的司機..

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Rory
Hong Kong

Dear Mr Sharma,

First, I am sorry to have taken so long to write and thank you for organising my trip. I arrived back in Australia in early March and have been working immense hours (at least 70 hours a week from March-July, including in the USA). I also suffered a catastrophic failure of my computer several days after arriving back in Australia, which meant I could not access the correspondence we had prior to my trip (which I refer to below). The computer and data were finally restored on Friday last week. Against this backdrop, it is not until now that I have had the opportunity to sit down and write thoughtfully. I knew you had the positive written feedback on the form I had left with Laxman at the end of my journey, but I had wanted to write more fully. So I do sincerely apologise for not emailing sooner.

Second, I would like to thank you very much for organising an excellent trip to India. Laxman was superb. He is a skilled driver, and an honourable, intelligent man. He took great care of me and I couldn't have been happier with my driver. Thank you very much indeed for organising Laxman for my trip.

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Alexandra George
Australia

Dear Anil

Apologies for taking so long to get in touch. I have at long last returned back home from all my travels. India is still by far the best trip to date. I would just like to take this opportunity to thank you for an amazing trip. Your professional and friendly approach is carried through by all your representatives threw out India. As you are aware we were incredibly nervous, however you put our fears to rest and showed us a phenomenally beautiful country which is only outshined by the beautify of its people.

I have given your name and number to everyone who is now interested in going to India after hearing about the fabulous trip you put together for my mother and me. I tell everyone that India is a country you need to experience since words are insufficient to described it.

Once again, thank you so much for a wonderful experience and there is no doubt in my mind that I will be back in India one day. Its a country that now calls to me, even though I am home.

My mother has told me about the 'fun and games' the two of you have had regarding the payment of the balance of the trip. I apologies for the inconvenience caused to you due to the ridiculous security measures imposed by the South African Reserve Bank. I hope this has not put you off taking South African's on tour.

Once again, thank you very much for the outstanding care which you and your various representatives gave us.

Kind and warm regards

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Nadine Stewart
South Africa

Dear Anil,

At last I have my feet back on the ground after being in the air after our wonderful trip to India. Everything went so smoothly -- I always felt so save and protected by every person that were part for this very special experience. Thank you so much once again for the excellent service that your company provided.
We have all recommended you to so many of our friends. S. Africa is so small compared to India (49 mil.) , but there should be good potential here none the less.
I do hope that you will some day have the time to visit our strange and beautiful country. Please do not hesitate to contact me for any further information. I intend to have some particulars sent to you by our municipality. Please send my regards to Shaintan and Deepo

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Lauretta Maree
South Africa

Dear Anil

Firstly we would like to say a huge thank you to you for the breathtakingly wonderful experience we all had in India primarily due to your wonderful company and the planning and arrangements you handled for us.

The Pick-ups and collections at hotels and airports were flawless, the Guides were all brilliant, pleasant young men, passionate about their beautiful country and extremely well informed and showed interest in us and in our well being, we never felt insecure when crossing roads or walking in the labyrinths of some of the older cites.

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Anne Bareham
South Africa

Dear Anil,
Better late than never! I want to thank you most sincerely for the wonderful tour you arranged for us. Everything was what we expected and more. It was very special to meet you personally. We fell in love with your country and its people . Wish we could have seen even more. We are so very sad for what has happened this last week, we were glued in front of TV and could hardly believe what we saw. Our thoughts are with you and hope it does not effect tourism too much. Somehow India seems to always be able to bounce back.

Please send our very best regards to our dear Shaintan, Deepo and all the other people who assisted us. A very Happy festive season to you and your family.

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Rosemarie Jeffrey
South Africa

Dear Anil
What can I say....

Firstly
Sorry for the delay in writing we came back to a very hectic time workwise so haven't had a minute to write.

Secondly
THANK YOU so much from all of us for a wonderful trip.Everything happened like clockwork guides, transport, drivers all excellent, on time and professional.
I would like to write you a full report next week if that's okay, as I feel some of the guides and drivers etc: need a special mention as they were so good.

Many many thanks to you and the team for once gain giving us a fantastic trip. (I will also post this on Trip Advisor next week.)

Best regards (now to plan the next one ..have to come back again, we just love India)
From Robert and Anne x

Regards

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Anne Bareham
South Africa

Well, we are back safe and sound in Dubai after our wonderful trip to Rajasthan. We had a great trip and were very happy that we had Surendra as our driver. He was a very safe driver, very focused on his duties, yet very friendly and patient and was always there for us. He was punctual and always had a smile on his face. Also, he was quite humorous and we had some good laughs with him.

All in all it was a great trip and we saw and did lots, and got a good insight into the culture. Maybe one day we will return, though I think our next trip to India will be to the Kerala area, and we will contact you then.

Thanks again for arranging such a great trip and for arranging, on quick notice, for Surendra to drive us.

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Mr. Rick & Janet Matthews
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

We would all like to pass along our warmest thanks and sincere appreciation for your efforts in willingly accommodating us with the last minute changes to our itinerary and in particular for finding us our hotel in Delhi!

We had an absolutely wonderful trip and we have so many memories to treasure!! Please extend a special Thank-you to Hem (our Driver) for his role in our holiday, as we all learned - he will have a special place in heaven! Finally, rest assured that we will happily refer your company to anyone we know who is planning a vacation to India.

All the Best!

Kerry, Debbie & Maxine Gibson & Geo Boothby

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Mr. Kerry Gibson & Family
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dear Anil

Well, we are safely back in South Africa after wonderful experiences in India! We had a marvelously stimulating time due principally to your excellent organization. Everything went extremely smoothly and we felt cared for and protected. The quality of your drivers and guides was very high - we returned with minds buzzing with knowledge of Indian history, fascinating sights and impressions.

I think we are all going to remember Shantan in particular for his dedicated care - I can still see him shepherding us during our shopping sprees and guiding us by hand across busy streets like four ducks in a row. What a special person!

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Marieken Swart
South Africa

Hello Anil,
We would like to convey how very much we enjoyed our recent trip with your company!
Everything was so well organized, lovely hotels and great drivers and guides.

We especially appreciated the dinner your wife arranged for us at a restaurant in Mumbai near our hotel – Trident Nariman.
The food everywhere we had on our trip was delicious but the meal we had at this restaurant was outstanding!
The chicken starter pieces and the curried vegetables particularly were wonderful!
If they would ever part with their ingredients for these I would love to know the recipes!!
(Cannot remember the restaurant’s name – if you could let me know maybe).

We will certainly pass on your company’s name to family and friends.
I am already planning on a trip to the south, Chennai etc, to see the Bharat Natyam shows in the future!
It was nice to meet you and your wife and we hope you are in good health.

Kind regards,

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Linette and Charles Hugo
South Africa

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