1 independent reviews for Canoeing vacation in Scottish Highlands

Reviews for Canoeing vacation in Scottish Highlands

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review 16 Jul 2022

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

Excellent instructors/facilitators. Water levels were low and the skill and confidence levels within the group were very varied. However, Jerry and Vic did a fantastic job using their extensive skill, local knowledge and experience to make sure it was a memorable vacation for all members of the group and I personally learnt a great deal. Thanks Jerry and Vic.

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

Be prepared to be flexible. We all have different skills, abilities, life experience and knowledge to bring to a vacation group. Be aware of others expectations as well as your own and be prepared for a little give and take to enable everyone to enjoy the vacation. Don't forget your insect repellent and, hopefully, sun cream.

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

When traveling I always try to keep my environmental impact to an absolute minimum and this vacation has a very small environmental footprint although quite a bit of unavoidable minibus travel is involved. There was no opportunity on the vacation to directly support conservation. Clearly any tourists bring a general economic benefit to the local area through spending in hotels, retail and activities.

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

Not a great question because you need to be more explicit. Instructors great, hotels great, organisation great. So all those things that the tour operator had control over were excellent. The level of water in the river was disappointingly low, I would have benefited from being in a stronger, more experienced group are negatives that were out of control of the tour operator. However, on the plus side we had fantastic weather and relatively few midges. How would I rate the tour operator as a vacation provider? 5 stars without a doubt. How would I rate this vacation overall probably 4+ stars mainly because of the low water levels. Thanks.

Read the operator's response here:

Thank you for your comments. We are glad that you enjoyed the trip so much; it sounds like you had a great time despite the water levels! Your feedback has been passed on to our product design team, we are looking at incorporating more opportunities to get directly involved in local conservation projects on our trips. Please note that we contribute annually to a nature-based charity that promotes conservation in Scotland and enable our travelers to do the same whilst booking - our apologies if this was not clear.

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