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Testimonials

“The trip was one of the more awesome vacations I have ever taken. It met my expectations in every way. The hotels were  very nice and charming, the cycling routes gorgeous, the meals incredible. The guides did an outstanding job. We chose you over some other companies largely on the recommen-dations of friends who had done a trip with Great Explorations. I certainly was not disappointed. On a scale of 1-10, this trip get a 12 in my book! I hope I have a chance to do another trip with you in the future. Many thanks for an incredible week of bicycling in France."

– Larry Sams, Raleigh NC

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"I am so glad to have this opportunity to relay our impressions of our trip to Morocco. I know you know that my husband and I are both lawyers- a consequence of this is that we very seldom agree about anything. It's just the nature of our education and work experience. Having said that, however we completely agree that this Morocco trip with Great Explorations was the best vacation we have ever had (and having been married 43 years, that's saying alot). We would not have changed a thing, even doing it by ourselves. We have already decided that is the way we want to do the rest of our vacations. It truly was an eye-opening adventure to experience another culture so intimately in the medinas. In short, add up the accommodations, the sites, the biking and our guide, Sebastian and driver, and ours was truly a dream vacation.
Speaking of Sebastian, the trip would definitely not have been the same without him.  He is truly a man of the world with an insatiable curiosity about all things and people who inhabit it.  He went above and beyond granting our requests and anticipating things we would like to do. He arranged local guides, suggested eating places and answered innumerable questions about everything.  He never said "no" to any of our requests.  I never once saw any expression of fatigue or frustration on his part.  (That fact, alone, was extraordinary.) In conclusion, we loved every second of our trip.  We know it was the result of a lot of time-consuming work on your company's part.
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Diane H. Cincinatti, OH, Morocco, December, 2010

 

The whole experience was unbelievable. From the guides, to the people on the trip, the people you met along the way and the ride itself” Denise C., San Jose, CA- Camino de Santiago, Spain

The guides were very personable. The views/vistas from some of the trails were absolutely incredible. The churches were unbelievably beautiful. It was well worth the effort!” Anna & Doug S., Red Deer, AB- Camino de Santiago, Spain

The scenery was amazing and the towns were awesome as well. Dubrovnik and Hvar stood out. And Split as well. The whole group, guides and others were great as well. Was a very enjoyable trip.”  Keith R., Toronto, ON- Croatia

Even better than I expected. Thank you for all the fabulous memories! The region was absolutely gorgeous – everywhere I looked was a picture postcard. The hotels were the very best in each area we stayed. Loved our place in Rocamadour, Les Eyzies was great too. Every meal was better than the one before. You chose the very best places for us. Thank heavens we were cycling to wear off all the fabulous food!”  Kathryn C., Sault Ste Marie, ON- Dordogne, France

I just came back from the Kettle Valley Trail. Thanks to the guides I felt good about my accomplishment. They were funny, entertaining and great cooks. I came home with great ideas and motivation to eat healthier. The fellow riders were all great folks. Thanks again to our guides for a wonderful time.” Dorothy P., Abbotsford, BC- Kettle Valley Trail, BC

“The trip was better than expected. The people on the tour with the guide made the dinners something to look forward to. The trip was awesome. The itinerary and chateaus we saw were incredible!”  Sarah C., Bernardsville, NJ- Loire Valley, France

“Spectacular scenery, perfect weather, fantastic food and accommodations.”, John & Christy A., Palm Desert, CA- Provence, France

Very relaxing and great countryside to ride through. Would do it again.”  Janet L, Whistler, BC- Provence, France

Great group of people. Great Guides. Beautiful countryside. Great weather. Great food.” Steve C., St Lake Forest Park, WA- Tuscany, Italy

“Turkey is fascinating from its geographic, ethnic, religious and historical points of view. The season and climate is ideal for the October trip. It certainly exceeded my expectations...” John L., Surrey, BC- Turkey

“We have cycled in Europe on our own in the past but the knowledge of the guides, the comfort of having hotels arranged, the local knowledge all gave us a good insight into Italian culture and we felt pampered.” Linda & Bob N., Sidney, BC- Umbria, Italy

“Loved the charm, people and low traffic of the small towns as well as the grape and olive groves of the countryside. We had an incredible time under the guides’ leadership and the unique experiences they provided.” Tom & Deb M., Maple Grove, MN - Umbria, Italy

“The guides were EXCELLENT. The scenery was gorgeous. I think one of the best things about this trip was that the group was small and it allowed our guides a lot of flexibility which they took advantage of.” Linda and Wes P., Winnipeg, Manitoba - Umbria, Italy

 “Wonderful scenery, wonderful people, varied. Loved the central highlands.” Bernice W, Vancouver, BC - Vietnam

Overall, this trip exceeded my expectations on all fronts…thanks for a fantastic vacation- looking forward to future trips with Great Explorations”. Kathy G, Madison, WI - Thailand

The roads (in Thailand) were much quieter than I expected; the food was delicious – I especially loved the cooking classes GE organized. Your guides are excellent- full marks!” Lynn R. Seattle, WA- Thailand

"... great food, amazing history and beautiful coastal scenery with the boat portion of the trip being a nice compliment to the biking." Sabina S., Sechelt, BC - Turkey

"...fantastic food and culture. The experience of riding camels and overnighting in the Bedoin camp was a highlight. The hotels were fantastic and the rides very scenic." Sabina S., Sechelt, BC-Morocco                                                                                                                                                                                                                              "We had a wonderful time! This trip will be fondly remembered for many years. This was the best trip we have been on so far.'' Sheila and Bob K., Edmonton B.C. - Vietnam