5 independent reviews for Kerala tailor made vacation, 11 days

Reviews for Kerala tailor made vacation, 11 days

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review 3 Feb 2019

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

We booked a last minute trip to Kerala to celebrate my 60th birthday and contacted Uneasy no settle who put us in touch with Sanjay from the tour operator. The whole service from Sanjay and Uneasy no settle was excellent from start to finish. Sanjay took on board all we wanted to experience and within 48 hours had put together exactly what we were looking for. We stayed in some fabulous hotels, rode an elephant, visited tea and spice plantations and cruised the backwaters all in 10 days! There was not one outstanding moment as the whole trip was outstanding from start to finish.

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

Book and go!

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

On the ground, Sanjay used a local travel company, Dravidian Trails, so all our guides and our driver were local people. We visited small plantations, and spent money in local shops. At Spice Village, one of their menus ingredients all come from within 50 miles.

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

Excellent.

Read the operator's response here:

We are glad you had a wonderful time in Kerala and are so glad that you have take time to post a review. It's a wonderful state and has so much to offer a Uneasy no settleer who is looking for an authentic experience. We don't actively encourage Elephant tourism and it does seem that on your trip this got added which whilst I know you enjoyed the experience it's one that we would not promote. We look forward to welcoming you back to India in the future

review 12 Nov 2018

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

We loved Dewalokam and wished we could have stayed longer. It is beautiful and we enjoyed the tour of the farm and the other activities. We loved the idea that everything was home grown. The accommodation was simple, bright, spacious and spotless. The food was awesome and the choice amazing and we enjoyed eating communally with the other guests. My husband loved the river swimming.

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

We could not fault the superb organisation and excellent advice from Sanjay Oberoi at the tour operator. His local agent in India, were also excellent.

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

Yes particularly the trips we had to the village and the local school at Dewalokam.

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

Excellent we had an amazing and most memorable time.

review 25 Oct 2018

Sanjay organised our trip to Kerala, India. He listened to our requests for experiences, different options for accommodation and made very useful suggestions to shape our itinerary. We were very happy with the car and driver supplied. All the guides were professional and extremely good at their job. The accommodation was boutique and heritage as requested and included a marvellous homestay and a 2 day houseboat trip on the Kerala backwaters. We had been to India before and we thought that Kerala is very different to other parts of India we haver explored. We absolutely loved our vacation and we are now planning a trip to Sri Lanka and we hope to have Sanjay prepare the itinerary for that trip as well

review 5 Oct 2018

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

Amazing people who went out of their way to make our vacation special. We had a wonderful driver, Mr Jomy, who took special care of us. Every hotel was attentive and welcoming. The crew of our Backwater boat were a great bunch and the wildlife was spectacular!

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

GO TO KERALA. The international news has devastated their local tourist industry with large scale cancellations following the flood and the people rely on tourism for their livelihood. Everything is safe and open and beautiful SO GO!

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

Yes definitely- see above, Everyone we came into contact with was local and they were so grateful that we had come despite flood effecting rumours (which were erroneous)

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

Excellent , and more!

review 25 Jan 2018

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

Experiencing the rich variety and beauty of Kerala

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

Give yourself enough time in each place to really experience it and do some walking - don't travel too quickly!

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

Yes - by staying in homestays we felt the money went into the hands of local people rather than big coimpanies

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

It was great - smoothly organised, relaxed and enjoyable but we experienced much of the rich variety and beauty of Kerala

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