First, we had a wonderful time and the trip was fun and interesting. We managed not to get sick and did not have any altitude problems. Since you never met us, I will remind you that we are not exactly youngsters, as Judy is in her 70's and I am 80 next week. We were a little tired when we returned, but that was probably due to the plane ride, rather than the trip itself. Each of the steps in the trip went according to your careful plans. We had only one small glitch, which was easily reversed when Noe, our greeter in Lima, missed us (and we did not see him) at the airport exit, but he came over to the hotel after we asked the Wyndham concierge to call the travel company. All the other "hand-offs" were on time and waiting for our arrival. Neither we nor our luggage got lost.
The accommodations provided were very nice. The Maison del Angel in Quito was like a museum, and we were practically the only people staying there. The Nemo III catamaran in the Galapagos was a nice boat, and we were with compatible fellow travelers. Only two small complaints here. The boat, in order to make the island-hopping schedule, didn't sail, but motored. A slight disappointment. The food on the boat was not to our liking, but it was a cruise, not a restaurant. The Galapagos islands were what we expected. Our guide, Alexi, was very knowledgeable and gave us a good understanding about the islands and the wild-life there. The views and the ocean and the birds, fish and sea lions and tortoises, and the lava fields were all magnificent.
In Peru the country was very different from where we live: on the ocean in Massachusetts. The Incan culture and Machu Picchu and the Andes mountains were astounding. The various guides were excellent. The views and the history were great. The hotel in Urubamba (Augusto's) was excellent. The hotel in Cusco was nice and appropriately centrally located. The flight connections all were appropriate and allowed us to get there without having to rush.
On the whole we were very satisfied with the entire trip. We would give you and your help an A+ rating. We would certainly recommend your service/company to any of our friends seeking a similar South American trip. I have attached a couple of photos. Thanks again.
Alan Diamond and Judy Goldberg
Peru & Ecuador - September 2016
I can't tell you pleased we were with what you arranged for us. We, I had a great time and the fact that it was so well arranged and every stop, really was a great plus! I didn’t have t worry about a thing, starting out right from the beginning. It really made traveling in Peru and Ecuador a pleasure. We enjoyed the hotels, the upgrade in Puno was the least favorite (only because they changed for internet and offered no bottled water (as the other did - something so simple, means a lot to travelers), the people that met us and the experience in Galapagos was great. The food on the boat was average, but the guide and staff really made it a great/special time.
Walter in Machu Picchu was really great and went out of his way to make it a wonderful adventure. I forget all the people, but they’ll together set our mind at ease in the various stops we made. The train was great, Andean Explorer, long, but great experience beautiful country to see!
Thats again, I will certainly recommend this agency to all that ask!
Peru & Galapagos - May 2016
Hey Donovan - the overall trip exceeded our expectations. We would definitely recommend the trip, even though it was a bit expensive for our friends, especially with the canadian dollar so low.
Thanks for putting it together for us.
Peru & Galapagos – Nov. 2015
HI Max and Donovan,
I would like to thank you for a lovely Trip. The Coral staff did an awesome job making our vacation spectacular.
Ecuador & Galapagos, Dec. 2015, Jan. 2016
Just wanted to touch base and you let know how great our trip went. Other than AA losing Jill’s bag (which caused a bit of anxiety), all went perfectly! Our guides, Israel in Machu Picchu and Pablo in the Galapagos, were incredibly knowledgeable and enjoyable to spend the day with. The hotels you chose were just as great. The food in Peru was as good as everyone said. All in all, I was impressed well beyond my expectations on how enjoyable, educational and adventurous this entire trip was. Even with the baggage glitch, our contact (Ronaldo) in Cusco did everything possible to help locate the lost bag and bridge the language barrier while talking to airport people. So, thank you for all your effort with creating this trip for us!
Peru & Galapagos, Jan. 2016