2 independent reviews for Sikkim & Kolkata cultural tour in India

Reviews for Sikkim & Kolkata cultural tour in India

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review 18 Jul 2018

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

I thoroughly enjoyed staying with a Kolkata family, eating together, sharing experiences and being extremely well looked after. The home stay arrangements were thoughtful and also flexible. The two historical tours that I did were fascinating, conducted by a very switched-on young guide.

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

If you have a connecting flight through an Indian airport remember to collect your luggage, go through customs, and check it back in!!

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

I think the historical tours support cultural conservation. The trip organiser kindly supplied a reusable filter water bottle. Otherwise quite a bit of driving, inevitably.

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

Very rewarding. Genuinely caring organisation behind it.

Read the operator's response here:

Thank you Joan for coming over. :)

review 29 Dec 2017

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

Taking a traditional, herb-infused hot stone bath outside overlooking the valley Driving on the roads was also either thrilling (the views) or terrifying (the conditions). Luckily our driver was highly skilled. Donít always expect seat belts by the way.

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

Be prepared to be welcomed enthusiastically. And remember to take warm clothes. It can get chilly up in the mountains.

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

Definitely. Incomes are low and life is close to subsistence level. Staying with these families who share the financial benefits makes a significant difference to them.

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

Unique! Brilliant. Do it!!

Read the operator's response here:

Thank you Katherine. Having you and Sara with us was an absolute delight. We are happy to know that you took back beautiful memories from India, and left a positive impact locally. Regarding your feedback on seat belt, we had given instruction to wear it as part of our training. However, it seems a refresher training is required now. We will take care of that. Do visit us again :)

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