I found this trip to be very interesting and enjoyable. Lots of history which is older than most of Europe. There were only 2 days of long journeys so it was less hectic than many other trips. It felt like a friendlier and cheaper version of Europe with a very rich sense of pride and culture.
Peregrine's optional extra at Posada Amazonas was fantastic. The accommodation was amazing, and the attention to detail appreciated. Open accommodation with the jungle experience to be watched from your own private hammock in your bedroom. The organised walks and boat rides were well planned, with our guide being very informative. A level of fitness necessary, and a torch. Great.
Transport and hotels were fine throughout. The programme was varied and interesting and pre-arranged meals gave us a full variety of Greek foods, especially salads. The yoghurt, in particular, was thick and creamy, and with runny honey poured over, made a great breakfast or dessert. Both programmes gave plenty of free time for exploring or shopping - a very nice balance of business and leisure. Security was never a problem. We felt completely at ease with the social environment. Mainland Greece focused primarily on archaeology, history and monasteries, all amidst spectacular scenery.
The Island tour was completely different, particularly Crete, which seemed to be a country of its own. Wild and untamed still, with its own intriguing recipes, embellished with local mountain herbs. The Santorini visit was excellent in itself, with Oia being a perfect small but sophisticated town. People might like to know, that that side of the island has no ready access to beaches. The severity of the volcanic scenery was something in itself though and the cliff walk was a highlight for nearly everybody. We had a picnic on the hill above our hotel and watched the famous sunset from there.
The size of the groups was perfect for getting around and made for a lot more flexibility than big buses. Both our guides were very well informed and both brought the Greek myths to life for us. And of course, everything was well organized while flexible. As an 81 year old I was worried about the fitness level, but was able to bow gracefully out of the cliff walk and only do half of the monastery hike. All the rest was just fine.
I wish to thank Leanne from Global Journeys for her prompt and helpful responses to my anxious enquiries.
A fantastic holiday. Our Peregrine guide was exceptional. The Inti Raymi Archaeology - Limited Edition is a perfect way to experience the rich and diverse Peru. The Inti Raymi festivities were an experience not to be missed and the opportunity to experience this event was an honour. Please be mindful of your fitness level for visiting Peru with this tour. There is much walking and altitude for a lengthy period. Many great memories.
I had used Peregrine previously and was not disappointed. Our tour guide was brilliant, so informative and loved questions. Had a great group, 5 of us - one older couple and 3 singles - who got on well, and always came together for a meal at night. Travel in mid May was quite hot, especially at the bottom of the island. I am glad I did the full island tour, not just half island, as you get to see the poorer places. I would suggest studying the history prior to going there, as that helps to understand the way it is today.
Trip of 8 days was very well set out with a mixture of food,culture and sights. Our tour leader, Mohammed, was very organized and informative, also very friendly and only too willing to assist with any problems.The different forms of accommodation and trips was well set out. A great mixture of people. This trip gave a great insight of Morocco for the 8 days.
Morocco is a very big country and you must be prepared for long distances. Sahara desert, traditional cooking, chef school in Marrakech were all excellent experiences. Some of the more remote locations are low on food variety and accommodations are basic, showers not very functional and beds are hard but it adds colour to the experience.
Our guide was very ingenious, put together a great last minute picnic or two (favourite eating experience!) had a wealth of contacts and knew his territory as well as looking after a couple of birthdays. Be prepared, enjoy the amazing scenery and be flexible with times and food which is sometimes not as spicy or varied as you may have expected.
Our tour leader Ozan was absolutely brilliant. He looked after everyones needs while delivering product knowledge of Turkey without being boring. I would reccommend Perigrine to all travellers especially if Ozan is leading.