Kam Datta review 3 Feb 2014
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?
The kayaking trip itself - fantastic. Brilliant guides, good food, comfortable camping and accommodation, saw lots of wildlife.
2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?
Go for it! Be prepared for quite basic accommodation & amenities at times (although we did not mind it at all). Bring some wet-wipes as in some places washing facilities are very basic and you might prefer the wet-wipes! Also consider bringing small roll of toilet paper.
3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
In some instances, yes, at other times harder to assess. Not sure the Rio Indo Lodge was all that eco-friendly!
4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?
Read the operator's response here:
Many thanks for your feedback Kam. I am glad you loved the trip - it is such a special area and a real expedition.
I do appreciate your input regarding the responsible travel element too. The trip definately does help the local region which is definately off the tourist map, however I 100% agree with your comment about Rio Indio Lodge (which is basically a fishing lodge in the middle of the jungle). The reason we use this lodge is that a) there is no other alternative and b)after a few nights camping out and staying in local villages, it is really nice to have some home comforts. I was out in Nicaragua last year and stayed at Rio Indio, and as a result we have been trying to educate them in more 'responsible' ways.