Lara Muria review 30 Sep 2019
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?
2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?
Stay longer in bhaktapur and probably avoid nagorkyot as there is nothing to do or to see and we felt it was a waste of afternoon, would've rather spent more time in bhaktapur
3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
Not at all. The car we were driven around was not the best, would've like to be traveling on a electric or at least hybrid, or if not, maybe sharing with
other people. We stayed on a hotel in chitwan which had chained elephants on their grounds which was awful to see, you could hear them crying from
the hotel room. We also had the elephant ride included but we refused. We had a jeep safari in exchange but it was raining so much it got cancelled, we never got money back for it
4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?
I did not enjoy it much, the car was not right for the type of roads, the guides were not the best, two of the hotels had not hot water. I did explained to our operator we both were vegans and they said that was OK to then see he did not tell anyone as the guide took us one day to a restaurant with no options for us, which we had to leave. It was very uncomfortable as the server kept asking us why and would almost not let us go.
RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL'S RESPONSE:
Thank you for your feedback, we do value hearing directly from you and what you experienced.
From what we know of the area there are very few places that distribute hybrid and electric cars. Most car rental shops will not stock hybrid or electric cars. The lack of access to these cars is due to the new technology being used. This link to our website does help with more information on this subject.
We are aware of elephant trekking in the Chitwan area. A lot of the hotels have their own elephants. Our operator has requested the hotels not to offer elephant trekking and they have agreed in this regard.
Read the operator's response here:
Thank you for your comments.
Yes, we had provided a private car because your trip was your honeymoon and also little bit tailor-made as discussed with you in our email. We also did as you liked and reduced one day hiking and plan to stay in Pokhara. We have provided local guide in each place. I know that, due to the rain some places were disturbed to visit or to see mountain view. In Chitwan, we never provide the Elephant Trekking but it is common, you can see many elephant trekking around the hotel. This is not provided nor endorsed by us. Regarding the veg, all hotels will have option in veg and non-veg buffet system for breakfast you have to select one, same as you can get in a Restaurant. Most of the places lunch/dinner was not included, but every restaurant has menu option for different food.
We appreciate your feedback.