Thank you for your message, I just got back home and got used with time. We enjoyed our trip very much, we liked the flexibility of a small group, the communication was been very efficient with the central office and our guide made every effort to make it a memorable experience.
The only suggestion I would make would be to collect dietary preferences ahead of time and for the meals included to give a few options for people that are vegetarian, or have other dietary restrictions.
Will recommend your company to friends and family and maybe in the future I might come back to that part of the world.
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Amazing trip. Will remember it all our lives
Good programe, full on without being too much
Fantastic guide Hasmik has a real passion for her country; she had the excitement as if she was visiting for the first time. Excellent communication skills and very personable . Driver was polite and reliable, we loved him. Fantastic value for money - please keep it like this. I have recommended this trip to several friends.
Areas for improvement
- most morning we started the journey later than we planned as the car was 15-20 min late
- I personally struggled a little bit with the unpredictability of the meal times. Having lunch at 3-4pm in the afternoon disorganizes your body clock . There is already a lot of novelty and need to adapt on a travel tours, would be great to have predictable meal time to take this stress off our bodies. Some people are more adaptable in this respect. Perhaps it was only me.
However overall it was brilliant! thank you for this fantastic experience
Armenia part of Armenia & Georgia Hiking Tour.
I am separating the two countries because we had different guides/ drivers
The guide Hasmik was very enthusiastic and accommodating in Yerevan where we had already seen the places included in the day trip. No assistance with lunch though. Not a problem for us.
The ecstatic comments on the culture and nature of Armenia wore a little thin at the end of the five days when the number of monasteries and churches started to overwhelm us.
On day 4 she suggested a substitute walk which we believed was a swap with a visit to yet another monastery . The walk was enjoyable but it turned out it was a swap for day five’s walk which would see us missing out on the Lastiver Caves. In the end we did both day 4 and day 5 program on day 5., Because of the extra driving we were asked to pay 15000 Drahms(31$) . No idea if it was appropriate but we agreed to it.
We did tend to start out a little late in the mornings. 10 a.m. or later, but maybe that is usual in Armenia. It did result in a couple of very late finishes and very little food left at the guesthouse on day 2. The host was very helpful though and did open the nice pool for us early next morning.
The last day was also very late because we packed more in than originally planned However the hostess at the guesthouse was to be commended for the meal she unexpectantly prepared for us.
Day 4 guesthouse was pleasant with a lovely verandah and garden. However the room would have been fine for one person, but really too small for two. We could barely open our suit cases.
All together the accommodations were fine given we were out in the country.
The tour was good but a little too many churches and monasteries. Maybe the tour name should be changed to: Armenia & Georgia, Churches, Monasteries and aHiking Tour.
The guide was very knowledgeable but could be clearer in the explanation of options.
In summary the Armenian part was good and the Georgian part great. Thank you for organising it. I am happy to recommend the tour