What an awesome trip we had to Ireland!
Every day was an adventure in amazing scenery, history and culture. We loved the diversity of the landscape from beautiful green rolling hills to the barren rough shores of Achill Island. The working sheepdog demonstration was a favourite as were the impressive Cliffs of Moher, the Ulster American Folk Park and of course the Irish entertainment. (planned and unplanned). The food and accommodations were top notch! (Dromoland Caslte was very impressive!)
We thoroughly enjoyed Joe's informative commentary regarding Ireland's history and the many stories he told with regards to the plight of the Irish people. He has also provded to be a very good vocalist (and was the real winner at Harvey's Point). Joe is a natural guide and has a welcomoing manner that puts guests at ease. He also maneuvers the coach with amazing skill...through city streets or down steep oceanside inclines, we all felt safe.
We appreciated your efforts as well Sandy, in making this tour interesting, fun and safe. The small group tour is a great way to travel and having access to such a comfortable coach is bonus. Our bus mates were a friendly and funny group who quickly bonded to share an amazing adventure.
We look forward to travelling with you again!
Joe and Audrey
Experiences exceeded all my expectations. A trip to Africa was one of my top three bucket list trips. I'm a single traveler. The package that Further Afield put together offered way more than I could have ever planned on my own and the experiences exceeded all of my expectations!
The accommodations were first class. While we were in Capteown we had our own private van and "Henry" who was an excellent guide. His knowledge and humour made the trip so pleasurable and entertaining. The itinerary gave us a chance to see all the different parts of Africa. We were given an opportunity to explore places on our own but we also had the comfort of being with the group. The safari experiences that we had at Kapama Lodge was superb! From the moment we landed we were icked up from the airport in our Jeep! We experienced a real Safari adventure! Riding around the property, off roading with our guides and trackers on the lookout for the animals and not ever seeing another Jeep! We saw so many animals! More than I could ever imagine. The drivers were very respectful of us and the animals. Everyone had an opportunity to get that perfect picture without disturbing the animals. Chobe lodge offered us a new angle because of the opportunity to go out on the Chobe River to see the animals coming down for a drink. The river offered us a chance to see hippos, alligators, herds of elephants! What an experience! There were times in the trip that individuals could chose an activity. I chose to go swimming with the sharks and I took a dip in the Devil's pool. Why not! I took advantage of an experience that is unique to Africa. Sandy was "Good Energy" and she was right there with us laughing and enjoying the trip, all the while she was taking care of the details and keeping us on schedule. The whole package delivered everything I was looking for! That's why I'm back booking more trips with Further Afield Travel".
Sandy told me the Africa trip would deliver lots of opportunity to see the wild animals. Boy did they deliver! I saw baby elephants playing, a lioness with 4 cubs walked right by our jeep close enough to touch if you were that foolish, a male rhinoceros chargedd another group's jeep that came between it and his females.
The trip down to Cape of Good Hope was amazingly beautiful.
Ann P., Burlington, ON
Africa Small Group Tour
We could not have enjoyed our Africa trip more. We received a thorough and very useful pre-departure meeting, and Sandy was always available to answer any questions we had. Sandy also helped us add a few additional tours that made it a more personal experience for us.
Accommodations were excellent and our day guides were both friendly and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this tour and we have already booked more travel with Further Afield.
Deiter G., Thornhill
My wife and I would like to thank you for the efficient manner in which you handled our request that your company take care of all the arrangements with regard to our upcoming visit to Cuba.
Your knowledge and expertise was certainly appreciated and if the resort at which we plan to stay is as accommodating as you, our first time in Cuba will be a huge success.
Colin and Doreen
2019 Sicily & Malta Exclusive Small Group Tour - I just wanted to tell you how impressed I was with your organization on our trip to Sicily and Malta this past April. First of all, the trip was phenomenal in the choices of where to go and the hotels in which we stayed.
The guides were absolutely amazing in their knowledge and ability to communicate about the history and culture of the countries. Stacey, you made sure we stayed on schedule and had all the wonderful experiences you were committed to make sure we had.
The experiences you chose, from churches, farms, vineyards, ruins etc are some of the best travel experiences we have ever had (and we have had our share).
The most surprising part was how affordable this experience was. I have paid much more for far less.
Thank you for a wonderful experience and we will surely seek you out for more travel!
Renee and Mike
2019 Sicily & Malta Exclusive Small Group Tour, A world class thank you to Stacey and the folks at Further Afield for making our trip to Sicily and Malta, a trip of a lifetime!!
From the moment we stepped off the plane to our final goodbyes, our vacation was filled with the right balance of adventure, culture and unforgettable experiences. Travelling in a small group guaranteed you were an integral part of the adventure and not just another person on the bus. Fantastic trip – Fantastic people! I highly recommend Further Afield Travel and Tours.
2019 Sicily & Malta Exclusive Small Group Tour. We had a fantastic trip - so much to see and local experiences are top notch.
The travel team has done a marvelous job of organizing everything including local guides - the only task for us is to show up at the designated times.
Rob and Milvi