4 independent reviews for India small group vacation, a food adventure

Reviews for India small group vacation, a food adventure

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review 3 Dec 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Seeing the Taj Mahal, learning to cook amazing interesting Indian food and amazing meals out with India with a lovely group of people.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Book an extra day beforehand to see Delhi. One day is not long enough.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes. Used local guides and restaurants and hotels.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Excellent. Pancham our guide was great too.

review 10 Apr 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Very god food.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Travel as lightly as possible.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

One of the best

review 29 Jan 2014

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Undoubtedly visiting the Taj Mahal, although the journey on the overnight train was a close, but completely contrasting, second - although i'm not sure the whole group would agree!!!

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Take lots of clothes for colder weather (i didn't do my homework properly and it was far colder than I expected). Also, to consider carefully how busy it was: I enjoyed this but my traveling companion got a lot more tired than she expected.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

I would like to think the vacation benefited local people, it certainly did in as much as using local transport / local drivers and eating in local establishments or when sampling street food. I'm not sure it's credentials in terms of reducing environmental impact were that high, nor in terms of supporting conservation. Despite our tour leader appearing unaware of it's existence, we did independently organise a slum tour which contributed significantly to the above as profits go directly to the related NGO.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

It was a challenging, enjoyable and interesting experience. There were some disappointments as several activities in the itinerary didn't materialise, but overall these did not detract from the vacation experience.

review 6 Nov 2013

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Tasting street food of India, feeling reassured that our leader had assessed the risks of hygiene at that particular outlet. The food was always delicious and unforgettable

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Go with the flow! In India, you have to be flexible, changes to itineraries are unavoidable, just see it as an opportunity to see something spontaneous. Pack a small torch, few streetlights and uneven pavements make returning to hotel after dark an adventure!

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes, the recommended outlets seemed to be directly benefiting local crafts people. It felt good to support them when not in a pressured environment

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Excellent! I would do it again in a heartbeat. The group was friendly and all stuck together.

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