of Lost World Adventures
Excerpts from just some of the
rave reviews Lost World has enjoyed.
"The itinerary was great. The weather could not have been better. We loved El Chalten. Fitzroy was our friend the whole time, shining brightly down on us. We liked the town, being able to walk to the different restaurants. They were fun!! The hiking was just terrific as well... What can was say about Charming [Bariloche Hotel], other than that you should go and stay there? Just perfect!! Beautiful. The staff was great. The breakfasts were great. The room was oustanding. We ate at a restaurant called Butterfly - probably the best meal of our lives... We want to thank you for doing such a great job." - May 2012, Don and Sandy B.
"Chaa Creek was amazing. That was really a top notch, unique destination... We really enjoyed Ramon's Village as well. It was a great location with a beautiful beach. I don't think there was a better place on the island, when you factor in proximity to the town and the quality of the property. The trip was very smooth... I will use your travel agency [again]. Thank you so much, you did an excellent job!" - May 2012, Terry B.
"We had a great vacation and especially appreciated your pristine service! You have already been recommended to our friends and family." - Apr 2012, Nina N.
Argentina and Brazil
"We had a terrific trip to Costa Rica- Pura Vida! You provided us with wonderful accommodations- and our tour guide was fantastic with helping Kristine locate the birds! Everything was well-planned and I loved the Vulcan Arenal area the most!!! The beach was great too. I hope you are doing well, just wanted to let you know how much we appreciated all you did to make our trip wonderful!" - Apr 2012, The Tunnell Family
"The entire trip was wonderful! Hard to say the most memorable... However, The Fazenda Barranco Alto in the Pantanal was probably my favorite. The owners and staff were above and beyond fun and accommodating. We will definitely go back. We also got to see so many beautiful animals."
- Apr 2012, Sally T.
Brazil - Amazon, Pantanal & Iguacu Falls
"Our trip to Argentina seems like so long ago. It was a great trip and we appreciate all that you did to make it so enjoyable for us. You really picked nice spots for us to stay." - Apr 2012, Jim J.
"We were thrilled with the two places we stayed. The guides were incredibly dedicated people and we learned SO much about the Mayans and the wildlife, birds, flora and fauna… I came out the door one morning to view a Keel-billed toucan! It certainly felt like the jungle, which it was. Food was excellent as were the accommodations. Weather was fabulous. Everything worked like clockwork. Thanks again for making this such a good tour!" - Mar 2012, Barbara and Don A.
"Jorge and Carmen are the most educated guides we ever had in all out travels.They are also wonderful human beings, and we certainly enjoyed traveling with them. I would highly recommend them to anyone traveling in Ecuador." - Feb 2012, Daisy S.
"We had such a great time on our trip ‐ definitely did not want to come back. The W in Santiago was excellent ‐ great room, great service, nice pool on the roof with a view.… The Vina Vik was exceptional. The staff was amazing, food and wine could not have been better and our room was wonderful with a full set of windows looking out on the vineyard and lake. Truly a special place, and I would highly recommend it." - Jan 2012, Gina M.
"ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! Thank you so much for everything. You and Andrew outdid yourselves. Every detail was handled flawlessly - the drivers and guides were awesome, the hotels were perfect, the food and wine were so unbelievable I gained about 15 pounds…What else can you ask for in a honeymoon!?" - Jan 2012, Alison W.
"General logistics were flawless. From the first pick up at Ezeiza, to the multiple hotels, tour and flight transfers, everything went with a single problem. There is a sense of comfort there that cannot be measured in dollars. I never once felt at a loss or on my own without assistance.
Estancia Alice (which is now called El Galpon officially I think) was wonderful. The staff, the setting, everything. It was rustic, but the people made you feel like one of the family. I loved it there and might consider going back simply for some R&R." - Jan 2012, Rachel G.
Argentina (El Calafete)
"I must tell you we had the most amazing time in Costa Rica. I could not have asked for a more well planned and smoothly run vacation. Every aspect of the trip was perfect. We adored Tobacon Spa. The people were so friendly and our accommodations superb. We felt like royalty. I think the best part of the rainforest portion of the trip was having Carlos, our driver and tour guide. Not only was he knowledgeable about the country, from the culture to the politics to the agriculture and environment, he was a great driver and very flexible." - Dec 2011, Suzy S.
"We couldn't have been happier with the planning, your suggestions, and the follow through. I must admit I was nervous going through an agent (as I'd never used one before) but it truly was the best decision. The travel and accommodations were beautiful and seemingly effortless. We didn't have one problem throughout our entire trip.
I can't say enough good things about the staff at Chaa Creek. They truly made our stay that much more enjoyable and getting to know them on a personal level made our dining experience much more intimate… We loved some of the food so much that the cook gave me a soup recipe to try at home. Can't wait to have a little Mayan flavor back in the states." - Nov 2011, Blair and Martin C.
Belize (Chaa Creek)
"You created a thrilling vacation, so much so that we were tempted to call near the end and have you plan an additional three week for us right then and there." - Oct 2011, Donna P. and Dan B.
Peru, Cusco (Posada del Inca Cusco)
"I just wanted to let you know that Brenda and I loved the trip you planned for us. Everything was as described, and the seeing the Galapagos truly was the best trip I've ever done. Thank you also for linking us with Carmen and Jorge. I can't say enough about how stress-free they made so many things - airport pickups, drives, guided walks, etc. By the end, I really felt as though they were friends."
- Sept 2011, Diane S. and Brenda
Galapagos (MY Evolution - boat)
"It is a wonderful trip so far, Andrew! [We're] currently at the Inkatera hotel waiting for the train to Cusco. The guides have been great, and have managed to show us the major sites with a minimum of people around. Very, very happy!" - Aug 2011, Astrid O.
Peru, Cusco (Inkaterra La Cosona)
"My son and I had a great time. Your suggestions were all much appreciated. Jungle Rudy's was fantastic. Great staff, great history and great location. Transportation and logistics were practically perfect and without any major hitch." - Jul 2011, Mark S.
Venezuela (Jungle Rudy's)
"It was indeed a trip of a lifetime. Christina had a fabulous time and loved every second of it! The organization was perfect and we didn't have to think of a thing! … Christina stayed with the guide a lot and learned so much! I feel like it will be a life changing experience." - Jun 2011, Karen K.
Galapagos (Legend - boat)
"Our visit to Peru was the highlight of our trip. The Sacred Valley is an amazing place and we enjoyed all the hikes and the Inka sights we visited. The Tambo Del Inka resort is probably the best resort we ever experienced, with very friendly and helpful staff. I especially enjoyed the Vichy Water Massage there. The Sanctuary hotel in Machu Picchu has a great location." - May 2011, Dan W.
Costa Rica, Ecuador/Galapagos (the Eclipse - boat), Peru (Hotel Monasterio, Sanctuary Lodge)
"The trip was expertly crafted and accommodated most of my requests. The travel agent was
responsive and pulled together a lovely trip for us, taking us to places and providing experiences
that we probably would have missed had we not used a travel agent. The transfer services - airport
pick ups, etc. - were expertly executed in most cases and made our travel super easy. And our tour
guide was AWESOME." - Apr 2011, Sonia M.
"We enjoyed hiking around Iguazu Falls it was a sight that was breathtaking. Then we enjoyed the
Perito Moreno Glacier in which at the end of the hike the guide gave everyone a glass of Jim Beam
whiskey over glacier ice. Another spectacular sight was Tierra del Fuego Park. After hiking we
enjoyed a canoe ride in the bay." - Mar 2011, Connie L.
"Andrew was great to work with. He made sure every part of our trip was stress free, and
we had a fabulous time in the Galapagos. We've already recommended him to our friends!
Thanks Andrew for moments that took our breath away!" - Mar 2011, Sue and Bob H.
"Lost World Adventures gets very high grades. Their attention to detail was superb and the guides
and transportation they used for us were excellent. All our transfers and in country flights went off without a hitch. Everything they promised they delivered on. Excellent tour company."
- Jan 2011, Alan W.
"The trip you planned for us was perfect and came off flawlessly. Every room, every guide... every mode of transportation, every place we went exceeded expectations. We felt privileged. We have no doubt we'll be in touch again." - Jan 2011, Terry D. and Bonni W.
Ecuador/Galapagos, Chile (Explora Lodge), Argentina, Peru (Hotel Monasterio in Cusco)
"[Our] students enjoyed it. All of our guides, especially Jorge and Carmen, were excellent and the lodgings were exceptionally nice. The special day in Lima tour and the Sacred Valley trips were great fun. All in all, everything went swimmingly. The number of serendipitous events was amazing - porpoises in Lima bay, storm and double rainbow at Machu Picchu, the president of Ecuador on the balcony in the Plaza San Francisco, the list could go on. The trip was just plain terrific!"
- Jan 2011, Paula P.
Peru (Cusco), Ecuador
"We had a fabulous time. I wish I could move permanently to Lapa Rios (it is for sale but I'm not a billionairre!). We definitley want to go back there and are thinking about a trip touching down in Belize, Panama, and CR for next year." - Jan 2011, Lee M.
"Overall we packed a lot into each day - ate and drank fabulously and returned tired yet relaxed. The trip was a huge success, and I will definitely recommend your services to friends and family of ours, as well as look to consult with you in the future." - Dec 2010 Ben G.
"Lost World Adventures pulled a remarkable rabbit out of their hat arranging such a comprehensive, fascinating and joyful visit of just three days duration." - Nov 2010, David and Carolyn B.
Peru, Cusco (Monasterio), Chinceros/Maras/Maray tour and Pisac and Ollantaytambo
"Every aspect of our trip was handled with courtesy and professionalism. The Heath adventure was fantastic, we spoke with other travelers who "had to take the alternate transportation to Manu - we certainly chose the better option. (Our highlight) was absorbing the knowledge of our great guides. And of course Machu Picchu. Good job!" - Oct 2010, David and Carolyn B.
Peru in 10 nights, Lima (Costa del Sol Ramada Aiport), Cusco (Posada del Inca), Machu Picchu (Machu Picchu Pueblo), Amazon (Heath River Wildlife)
"We had a splendid trip - learned so much, had fun, ate well and (enjoyed) great hotels. Who could ask for more?!? Your planning and patience will always be appreciated as a huge part of our Peru experience. Thank you so very much...for a treasured memory I will always hold dear."
- Sept 2010 Christine D.
Peru in 5 nights, Lima (Costa del Sol Ramada Aiport), Urubamba Valley (Aranwa Hotel Resort and Spa), Machu Picchu (Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge), Cusco (Hotel Monasterio)
"It seems our travel experiences always exceed our wildest dreams. Accommodations and experiences are within our budget and information before leaving is both detailed and easy to understand." - Aug 2010, Sherry S. and Susan B.
Nicaragua, Managua (Hotel Los Robles), Granada (La Gran Francia), Ometepe Island (Totoco Ecolodge)
"You always match us well to what we've asked for - This time a family trip. Once again, you've really come through for us." - Jul 2010, Ann and Jerry C.
Honduras, Roatan (Anthony's Key)
"I used (Lost World) when I went to Chile and Argentina and it is/was a "top notch" agency. Very reliable and efficient. I trusted I would get a good trip and I had no need to worry. Andrew is a delight to work with. I would highly recommend him in the future. The guides in Brazil even said that Lost World Adventures was very easy to work with and understanding when problems arose."
- Apr 2010 Linda T. and Paul M.
Brazil, Rio (Copacapana Palace), Iguazu (Bourbon Cateratas Hotel), Salvador (Blue Tree), Manaus (Amazon Ecopark Lodge)
"Thank you for setting up our wonderful visit to Costa Rica. ... my son LOVED the snorkeling and sea kayaking." - Feb 2010, Barbara O.
Costa Rica, San Jose (Radisson Europa), Manzanillo (Pachamama), Torguguero (Evergreen Lodge), Arenal (Arenal Observatory Lodge), Monteverde (Hotel Fonda Vela), San Jose (Hotel Bougainvillea)
"... (Our trip) Exceeded expectations. (We chose LWA because of) Knowledge of Ecuador tourism. Most other agents had no detailed knowledge of Ecuador. Simply a fantastic trip."
- Dec 2009, Julie H.
Ecuador and Galapagos, Quito (Hotel Patio Andaluz), Galapagos Cruise (Legend), Otavalo (Hacienda Pantavi and Hacienda Cusin)
"Great past experiences in Venezuela, Guatemala and Honduras. Brazil was an Amazing journey. The waterfalls were breathtaking. Rio was beautiful and Salvador was interesting... the pink dolphins made the trip incredible." - Nov 2009, Glenn S.
Brazil, Manaus (Hotel Tropical Manaus), Amazon Clipper Cruise, Salvador (Sol Victoria Marina Hotel), Iguacu (Recanto Park Hotel), Rio ( Copa Sul Hotel)
"We got back home safely from one of the best holidays we’ve taken. William and I would like to commend you on the amazing package that you have put together for us. Everything was seamless on our trip, no delays nor waiting, people were always waiting for us to take us to our next destination. It makes such a difference to know everything is taken care of and it was on this trip. It was bliss." - Oct 2009, Mapule K. and William M.
Argentina, Buenos Aires (Hotel Lennox), Mare Australis, Patagonia, Chile, Puerto Natales, (Costaustralis) Perito Merino Glacier trekking
"(We chose Lost World for) best total itinerary. Good price. Not a single problem on the whole trip for our entire family, group of six. From youngest (8) to oldest (73), everyone had the trip of a lifetime and the most enjoyable 10 days! Both (guides) were the best! Made the logistics and the tours perfect." - Jul 2009, Patricia M. and Allan C.
Ecuador, Quito (Hotel Patio Andaluz) and Galapagos, (Legend)
"Thank you again. You gave us an experience of a lifetime and a window into cultures and habitats of unimagineable beauty & interest." - Jun 2009, Arthur, Patty and Julia S.
Brazil, Salvador Bahia (Pestano Bahia), Sao Paulo, (7 night land safari), Iguazu, (Sheraton Iguazu), Rio de Jainero, (Copacabana Palace)
"Thanks for the great experience. We wanted to stay longer at each place we went - my idea of a perfect trip. We liked the location of our lodges and the dependability and knowledge of all the guides and escorts. Iit was wonderful to always know we were in good hands when we got off the airplane or onto tour."
- May 2009, Paul and Ann R.
Ecuador, Quito (Dann Carlton), Galapagos, (Legend), Peru, (Lima (Costa del Sol), Cusco (Posada Del Inca), and Machu Picchu (Sanctuary Lodge))
"[Our trip] exceeded our expectations. [We] would not take another trip to Central America without Lost World Adventures. Everything was as planned. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!"
- Apr 2009, Mario and Jeannette F.
Nicaragua, Montelimar(Montelimar Beach Resort), Corn IslandClub Paraiso), Gradada (Hotel La Gran Francia), Leon (Hotel La Posada del Doctor), and Managua (Hotel Europe))
"Thank you for another fantastic trip! Arrangements were flawless. All the guides were excellent."
- Mar 2009, Srikanth D.
Peru, (Lima (Hotel Jose Antonio), Cusco (Posada Del Inca), Machu Picchu (Sanctuary Lodge), and Amazon (Posada Amazonas))
"The sights kept getting better and better. After Iguacu we asked ourselves, how do you beat this? Then we walked among the penguins in Valdes, and it was absolutely unbelievable! Then the mountains crashing into the sea at Ushuaia, with the snow-covered mountains all around. Wonderful! And finally walking on the Perito Moreno glacier! As I said, it just got better and better.
We had an absolutely wonderful time on this trip. All the staff was first rate! Great being met @ airports and helped getting in & out. We can't thank you enough fo your help in planning & implementing every aspect of this trip. Fabulous!" - Feb 2009, Bob R.
Argentina (Iguazu, (Amerian Portal del Iguazú), Trelew/Valdes Peninsula, (Solar de la Costa Hotel), and Ushuaia (Los Fuegos), El Calafate(La Aldea Lodge))
"LWA has arranged the two best trips we have taken -- and we travel a lot."
- Jan 2009, Bob and Katherine L.
Chile and Argentina (Punta Arenas, (Hotel Jose Nogueria), Torres del Paine, (Explora), Patagonia Cruise (Mare Australis)), and Ushuaia (Los Fuegos)
"I want to thank you for truly making our honeymoon spectacular! Will & I were blow away with the level of professionalism we found in our guides, hotels, staff, etc. It was superb. All of the accommodations were well beyond our expectations, especially the Napo Wildlife Center. Also, it was so fantastic not to have any need to worry about transfers or figuring out how to get to our destinations. Each time we got off the planes, someone was waiting for us. Others we met along the way were promised that type of service from their travel companies and were quite disappointed. We experienced nothing like that and were so pleased at every turn. Carmen was so helpful and knowledgeable. She gave us tips on places to visit and great restaurants to eat. It was really comforting having someone waiting for you each time you landed."
- Dec 2008 Sarah S. and Will G.
Ecuador (Quito, (Hotel Patio Andaluz), Amazon (Napo Wildlife Center)), and Galapagos (Red Mangrove Inn)
"We came back from our trip last week and would like to let you know, that your trip planning was perfect.
The “Legado mitico” Hotel in Buenos Aires was a beautiful and cozy hotel in a great neighborhood of restaurant and shops. The “Tierra Atacama” was spectacular. One the most beautiful places we have stayed in. We had a brief look also at the “Terrantai” and felt, that the “Tierra Atacama” was a lot better.
Also the Ecocamp is a fantastic place with excellent food. On every airport we were awaited by a guide. We got all necessary update on flight changes.
"We just got back last night from Venezuela and want to let you know what a fabulous time we had. We certainly appreciated the professional services of Jonjac. The owner, John, was very helpful and exchanged dollars for us as well as leading us through the airport coming and going. We probably could have figured it all out (well maybe) but we all agreed that we were very happy that you had arranged for Jonjac to take care of us. Likewise at Puerto Ordaz where Gabrielle had young ladies who assisted us.
We enjoyed what we saw but like most other travelers - one day in Caracas is enough. The hotel, Ole Caribe was an oasis in the middle of chaos and we are glad that you arranged for us to stay there.
But our time in Canaima was incredible. Each day and each activity was amazing. It was extra special in that none of us knew what to expect. We loved Jungle Rudy's - we were the only guests and got to stay in the newly remodeled cottage by the dining area. We were very fortunate with the rain and weather. Gabrielle's son Gabriel flew us to Kavak the only day we could go up the canyon to the falls. The day before and the day after we went, the water was too high for doing the trip. As it was the water covered the rope in places. Ruben, our excellent guide, led us and we were the only ones in the canyon which made it very special.
On our return flight back to Jungle Rudy's, Gabriel flew us in front of Angel Falls for some fabulous pictures of the falls and the tepuis - an amazing part of the world and we feel so fortunate to have been there when the clouds were behaving.
Rosanne was our guide while at Jungle Rudy's. She was young and enthusiastic about everything. I am sure over time her English will improve but we managed fine. She took us behind Sapo falls which was very full and very, very wet. We loved the entire outing which included a hike to Hacha falls.
When we went upriver to Angel Falls another guide (Antonio) joined us along with four Venezuelan girls. Antonio's English was excellent and the entire excursion was enjoyed by all of us.
The falls were very full (lots of rain during the night) fuller than any of the pictures that I had seen of them. Rosanne had us leave at 7:30 AM for our hike to the falls which meant that we were the only ones on the trail and the only ones at the top. We hiked down to the pool for swimming and before we left several groups had come along which made us appreciate how fortunate we were to be the first to arrive. I can't imagine how crowded it must get when the camps are fuller. And again the weather cooperated with wispy clouds that enhanced our pictures and rain that only fell on our return boat ride back to Jungle Rudy's.
We took pictures of the camps that used hammocks and were again appreciative of your arranging for us to be at Jungle Rudy's. We all loved Jungle Rudy's - Gabrielle who explained the family history, the location away from town, the good food, and the stone cabins with beds at Angel Falls. All of it was wonderful and never to be forgotten.
So thank you again Andrew for setting up this incredible adventure. We will happily recommend your services to anyone interested in traveling in South America."
- Linda F.
"Thank You! Andrew Gilchrist helped plan our trip beforehand and was very prompt and helpful. (He) Found what we wanted, got back to us quickly and explained everything." - Sept 2008, Janice L.Venezuela (Los Roques - La Cigala)
"Knowledgable, reputable based on my reference, accessible." - Aug 2008, Andrew L.
Argentina (Buenos Aires - Loi Suites and Salta)
"All of the local tour operators are very professional and dependable, something every traveler has to count on. Lost World know these countries and knows who to work with."
- Jul 2008, Sherri S. and Susan B.
Ecuador (Quito - Sierra Madre, Amazon - Sacha Lodge, Mindo - Sachatamia, Otavalo - Posada Amazonas)
"You booked my family of nine on a tour to see Peru last December/January.
I wanted you to know that the trip was a total success, for our first time to Peru your itinerary was great for showing us different parts of the country and teasing us enough that we want to go back again. There is so much to see!
My husband and I are in the whitewater rafting business in the Grand Canyon and know what it takes to make trip come off smooth when there are so many logistics to handle. Also we know how important the Guides are to making our trips exceed our customer expectations. Because we know these things I want to let you know that you that you are doing a great job planning and coordinating all the logistics for a vacation so far from home.
First of all the flights and meetings went perfectly. When we got to a new place there was always a friendly happy person to meet us and get us to our hotel. Second the planning and timing was great. This is our first trip where we signed up for a planned and guided tour. We have always been "do it your-selfers". I'm afraid you might have spoiled us because you made it so easy. I was impressed the planning for Guided time and time to ourselves, your mix was just right. I was worried we wouldn't have time to explore on our own but as I said it worked out great. Third the Guides were above average... They were well versed with their surroundings and were very knowledgable about all aspects of the area and Peru in general. I want to point out that (our guide in Cusco) was the best I've seen in a long time. In our business we have a saying "Know your audience", well he figured us out right away and took great care to show us things we were most interested in. It was actually quite funny travelling with him, whenever he would start to give us a talk we noticed all the "Do it your-selfers" were hanging close by so they could hear what he had to say. At Machu Picchu our little group was being followed by a bunch of Argentinians. They tried to be casual but we knew they wanted to listen to him, so we just invited them to join us instead of pretending that they happen to be where we were all day. You can count on me and my whole family to recommend your outfit to everyone who wants your great service. Thanks for a fabulous trip, you made it easy." - May 2008, Pam Q.
Peru (Lima - Costa del Sol, Cusco - Posada del Inca, Machu Picchu - Machu Picchu Inn, Amazon - Posada Amazonas, Puno - Posada Del Inca, and Taquile Island overnight)
"Very responsive and courteous. A pleasure to work with..." - Apr 2008, Steve U.
Chile (Lakes Region - Hotel Colonos del Sur, Yankee Way Lodge, Cabanas del Lago, Hotel Martin Gusinde, Hosteria Grey, Hotel Finnis Terrae)
A repeat Lost World client has shared spectacular pictures of his recent trip with Lost World.
- Mar 2008, Clifford H.
Peru Pictures, Peru, Cusco, Machu Picchu, Nazca, Ica and Paracas
"The trip was absolutely fabulous. ...it was an experience the family will never forget. Thanks for your advice on this trip." - Feb 2008, Geoffrey C. and family
Ecuador, Cuenca (San Augustin de Callo and Hacienda Cusin), and Galapagos (ExplorerII))
"Best trip agenda for what we wanted to see. Reputation very positive. Overall excellent in all categories...Great trip, well done by all involved." - Jan 2008, Ron and Maureen L.
Brazil, Heart of Amazonia Cruise (Manaus(Tropical Hotel Manaus), Amazon (Mv Tucano))
"You did a wonderful job of putting together a balanced trip. The guides and drivers were perfect. They supplied good information but not too much and were very knowledgeable when asked questions. At all times they listened to our requests and fulfilled all of them. We could not be more pleased with Argentina and your great planning." - Dec 2007, Carlyn K.
Argentina, (Buenos Aires(Loi Suites), Iguazu)
"Well planned trip, well executed trip. Always someone to meet us at every arrival - plane, train, bus." - Nov 2007, Earl M.
Peru, (Lima(Antigua Miraflores), Cusco (Posada Del Inca), Machu Picchu (Pueblo Hotel), Puno and the Nazca Lines)
"...thank you for arranging such a marvelous trip. Your expertise in this area of the world is evident. The itinerary that you designed was excellent. The flights all worked..."
- Oct 2007, Gloria and James P.
Venezuela, (Angel Falls (Jungle Rudy's)) and Peru, (Cusco (Posada Del Inca) and Machu Picchu (Sanctuary Lodge))
"Super. Always professional and courteous... We thoroughly enjoyed the time on the sailing charter and guided tours. Excellent, knowledgeable guides. Everything exceeded our expectations."
- Sept 2007, Jane T. and Pedro B.
Panama, (Bocas del Toro and San Blas Islands (Dolphin Island Lodge))
"Just settling back in from an amazing trip. Thank you so much for everything. The Legend was wonderful- excellent crew, naturalists, and service-- and the Galapagos are beyond description. Equally wonderful was the highlands tour with Carmen and Jorge. They are terrific and I highly recommend them--- we stopped in fascinating villages and met many people, as well as staying in spectacular haciendas, with gourmet food. " - Aug 2007, Lisa H.
Ecuador, (Quito (Sierra Madre Hotel) and Otovalo) and the Galapagos Islands (Legend) ~ Highlands and Islands
"Great! Excellent! Perfect!" - Jul 2007, Brad C.
Costa Rica, (Arenal and, Monteverde (Tabacon Hot Springs Resort), Manual Antonio (Si Como No))
"The trip was flawless! Thank you for organizing this trip for us. I don't think we have taken any other trip which could top this one in terms of the accommodations and the guides."
- May 2007, Marilyn H.
Peru and Ecuador, (Cusco (Monasterio), Machu Picchu (Pueblo Hotel), Galapagos (Legend))
"Just thought I would tell you, how much I appreciated your help and the arrangements you made for us on the trip to Peru. The contacts in Lima and Cusco were right there at the airport and very helpful. Hotels were excellent. Machu Picchu was very interesting and the guide Jose Daniel Pelaez Campos was truly outstanding. The Posada Amazonas was equally good and the guides Luis and the female guide were both excellent. Had a wonderful time; I would recommend Lost World Adventures to anyone who asked about our travels. Thanks again for your efforts and help."
- Mar 2007, Doug M.
Peru , (Cusco , Machu Picchu (Pueblo Hotel), Amazon (Posada Amazonas))
"That was the ABSOLUTE BEST vacation we have ever taken as a family. Arrangements were fantastic. Jorge and Carmen's outfit in Quito is stellar. It was like meeting long lost family.
The cruise was spectacular. Children absolutely loved it. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!"
- Mar 2007, Srikanth D. and family
Ecuador (Quito and the Galapagos, (Legend))
"This is one of the best tour operators we've dealt with for South America. Great itinerary, guides, transfers, and suggestions (i.e. hotels, tours, areas to go)." - Dec 2006, Adrian B. and Denise F.
Peru, (Cusco (SOL Y LUNA) , Machu Picchu (Pueblo), Amazon (Posada Amazonas))
"This trip exceeded our expectations. We have traveled a great deal since we retired 12 years ago, and this trip certainly ranks at the top of our long list!." - Nov 2006, Bob and Katherine L.
Argentina, (Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls , Patagonia)
"Faultless arrangements, perfect weather, outstanding accomodations/food. A perfect 25th wedding present to each other. No one should miss this experience. A life highpoint!!! Thank you Andrew and Lost World family. " - Oct 2006, Stuart G.
Chile, (Mare Australis , Explora Patagonia , Explora Atacama)
"We returned from Peru yesterday and the trip exceeded our expectations. Local guides were of high quality, transportation was as expected and described, and accommodations, considering the nature of the trip were excellent. Provided meals were of high quality. Most of the tour drivers were cautious and professional. I will certainly recommend Lost World."
- Oct 2006, Robert D.
Peru, (Cusco (Hotel Monasterio), Machu Picchu (Pueblo Lodge), Lake Titicaca, Nazca)
"You helped to develop a vacation that was just what we needed. Leisure when we wanted it. Tours when we wanted (and) great hotels." - Aug 2006, Rikki A.
Costa Rica , (Mawamba Lodge, Tabacon and Capitan Suizo)
"Our tour guide made our lives so easy and made each experience vastly richer than had we traveled on our own. They went out of their way to make sure that our time in Ecuador was nothing short of perfect. We are so pleased that we ended up using your services. It was our best vacation ever. We will definitely use you again." - Jun 2006, Susan J.
Ecuador, (Galapagos, (Legend Cruise) and Highlands)
"We just returned yesterday from our vacation, and we just want to thank you so much for everything! It was the trip of a lifetime!!! Everything was perfect. You did such a great job in making sure all of the details were in order. Thanks so much. We hope to work with you again for future vacations!" - May 2006 Lori B.
Venezuela, (Angel Falls, Orinoco Delta, and Llanos)
"We adored the way you designed our trip! ... you really know how to correctly pace our journey so we could optimize every moment there - thank you sooo much for your time and effort in making this such a memorable trip!." - Apr 2006, Mary L. and Kathleen S.
"... your staff were great. We knew nothing about South America and you pulled together a trip that met our unique requirements. The guides and services were perfect. Thanks for your help. "
- Mar 2006, Lance S.
Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil
"...Outstanding!! All documents were always in order and we were well briefed. Everyone was so friendly and helpful ! A job well done by Lost World Adventures... " - Feb 2006, Karen W.
Chile and Argentina
"Everything couldn't have been more perfect! We want to
send you many thanks. Your professionalism, knowledge and good
spirit helped make our trip what it was. Thanks for always being
so responsive so quickly. We have memories for a lifetime from
this extraordinary trip!"
- Nov 2005, Pat P. and Becky C.
Chile and Argentina
"We want to let you know how very much we enjoyed
the entire Galapagos adventure.
From the moment we arrived in Quito everything went very smoothly
and according to plan. Our guide, Gina, met us at the airport,
delivered us to the Cafe Cultura, and planned our next morning
tour of Quito. She was delightful, very informative and professional.
All in all we would score this trip A+ and would highly recommend
- Oct 2005, Nancijoy and Norman W.
Ecuador and Galapagos
"Wonderful Trip! Everything worked out well.
Guides were great and accommodations were excellent." - Sept 2005, Carol and Dan C.
"Proposed itinerary was the most complete, LWA provided the exact structure we desired - away from large tourist hotels. Without a doubt, plan was extremely well executed and organized. "
- Aug 2005, Phyllis and John S.
"Well planned, perfectly orchestrated to fit in everything we needed in the shortest possible time. Even when airline screwed up, LWA rallyed to fix!! I've been dreaming of this trip for years. Thank you so much for making it happen with such ease. "
- Jul 2005, Derek B.
"You were the only agent who provided the following: specific and detailed information, flexibility in meeting our needs and a feeling of reliability and simply being in good hands. Great organization - made us feel like traveling more."
- Jun 2005, Noga and Ralph G.
"The trip really exceeded my expectations. Thanks for your help in putting it together. "
- Apr 2005, Sherry H.
"The tour operators you deal with in Brazil, Peru & Columbia are top notch, well educated, english speaking and very helpful. Also, dependable!!! I would never travel again to South America unless the trip was planned by Lost World."
- Mar 2005, Daniel and Sharon W.
"Perfect trip. Please keep going to places others don't go!"
- Mar 2005, David H. and Marsha S.
Panama and Costa Rica
"I can't thank you enough! The trip was absolutely outstanding!"
- Jan 2005, Mark P. and Philippa W.
"Thanks for making this our best travel experience ever!"
- Dec 2004, Kirk and Reid W.
Peru/Ecuador & Galapagos
"We rate our month in Argentina one of the best trips we've ever taken! It fulfilled our highest expectations and more. Your arrangements were flawless and everything couldn't have been smoother. ... We'll be back."
- Nov 2004, Bill and Kay S.
"Chose Lost World Adventures for accuracy, conciseness. I desired at all times to speak to Andrew as he was extremely informed and instantly aware of answers. Your company delivered excellence every step of the way. Went like clockwork. "
- Oct 2004, Evan T.
"Trip was well-organized - We could have never made the arrangements on our own. We always felt well taken care of when in Peru."
- Aug 2004, Claire A.
"Having Lost World arrange the transport, guides and hotels was very convenient. And LW made good suggestions for our itinerary and good selections for hotels and meals."
- Jul 2004, Tamara and Scott L.
"You had the best match of available dates and places we wanted to visit."
- Mar 2004, Tim and Cathy N.
"Extremely will organized, and without hesitation turn around and use Lost World Adventures for another trip like this."
- Feb 2004, Leo R.
"We have now travelled to Peru, Costa Rica and Guatemala, Belize with Lost World and have found all trips well organized, individually tailored to our needs, safe an throughout we have felt well-taken-care-of from beginning to end."
- Jan 2004, John Z.
Belize and Guatemala
"Everything was great - the trip was seamless. We were very impressed with everything...We will definitely recommend Lost World Adventures to our friends and for our future travels to South America! Denise was great and knew so much about the places we went."
Dec 2003, Jed and Alison H.
Chile and Argentina
"I was pleased & rewarded beyond my expectations. Denise
clearly knows Peru. She was a first class help in choosing our
hotels and itinerary. Her suggestions were right on the money.
I would definitely want to use your services in the future.
You made it so easy.
My entire group (4) was happy with
the arrangements. Our guides were wonderful. I will recommend
your company to others. The standard of care, individual design
of itinerary, the quality of guides and the flexibility to meet
our needs made Lost World the perfect choice for us. Excellent
value for the price. "
- Nov 2003, Mary Claire M.
"[We chose Lost World
Adventures because of the] combination of Galapagos and Rainforest
in one trip and price of trip. We had a lot of questions and
they were always answered. Wow! We all had a great time. The
hikes were a little harder than we expected - especially in
the heat at Kapawi but we all survived thanks to lots of naps
in the afternoon! Thanks for a great experience!"
- Oct 2003, John M.
Galapagos and Ecuador
"(Lost World Adventures) seemed to provide right mix of
activity and sightseeing of independence and convenience. Also
very responsive. The whole trip was just excellent - The guides
- Sept 2003, Jason K.
Ecuador, Galapagos and Peru
"At every place we visited the guides were outstanding
and very knowledgeable. Even with all of our changes you were
very helpful and professional. Thank you for helping make this
trip exceed our expectations. This was one of the best planned
trips we have ever taken."
- Aug 2003, Richard and Phyllis B.
Chile, Bolivia and Peru
"This was one of the best trips we've ever taken. (the
highlights were) The outstanding guides who helped us appreciate
and understand everything we saw. The beauty of the land, the
- Jul 2003, Natalie and Jim D.
Peru and Ecuador
"The trip was outstanding
in every way. Casa Corcovado is an unbelievable comfortable
oasis in the middle of the magic of the rainforest. (the highlight
was) sharing the magic with my family."
- Jun 2003, Dan D. and Family
"(Chose Lost World Adventures
because of) 17 years experience and focus on South America.
We had a wonderful vacation. The trip went very smoothly. We
have many happy memories. Thanks!"
- May 2003, David and Lisa D.
Ecuador and the Galapagos
"All in all this was a successful trip.
As a former teacher, I would rate it A. There were some minor
glitches, but nothing that couldn't be worked out. Each day
was filled, different - lots to see and do."
- Apr 2003, Judith O.
"I have never worked
with a travel agent who was so accommodating. Denise was not
only attentive to our style of travel and interest in particular
locations, she provided excellent guidance and took care of
us in a well informed and efficient manner."
- Mar 2003, Faye B.
"Perfect combination of interior wildlife/hiking, colonial
hill towns, Mayan Ruins finishing with coastal beach/scuba time.
Outstandingly so, (courteous and attentive), and very quick
with an itinerary which exceeded our expectations and best bargain
flights." Group or custom tour, Lost World is the best
for Central and South America. A great trip. One of the best
ever and on short notice."
- Feb 2003, Tim M. and Maureen N.
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