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High-End Experiential Travel in New Zealand

Client Feedback

The experiences we have on offer are as varied as our client's desires but here are some sample adventures we have organised to give you a taste of what can be done and how our clients felt about them.

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Service - what's that?

Service - what's that?

I'm a big believer in using examples to illustrate points.  Everyone goes on about "service" and a lot of people really have no idea what it means or how it can impact on a holiday.  Just a few days ago I received this email below as well as permission to reproduce it. ...

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Doreen Ong

Hi Vince and Jean-Michel: I just wanted to thank you for your help in arranging our recent trip to New Zealand!  What a gorgeous country you have, and what a fabulous trip we had!  We thoroughly enjoyed every moment, and came back wonderfully refreshed.  It was a most...

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Lucy & Vladimir Karakashov

Dear Jean-Michel, Luca, Judy and Zuzana, You are guilty!!! Lucy and I hold you fully responsible for the serious offense of deliberately making us fall in love with New Zealand with all grave and irreversible consequences this entails. Your guilty behavior started the moment we contacted...

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Absolutely great

Leonid S.

Dear Jean-Michel and Marina, I give this trip 9.5 out of 10 - the best score I have ever given to anybody! Absolutely great country and absolutely great Ahipara!

Last minute adventure trip

Jean-Michel, Karen and Judy – Peter and I are back in New York and just wanted to send a note thanking you for arranging a truly memorable trip. We had so many amazing experiences and saw so much of your beautiful country in our short three weeks and you made it all possible. You...

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Elaine St Jean

Jean-Michel, Karen & Judy: We are finally settled back into our normal routines following our amazing trip to Australia & New Zealand. Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas & a festive New Years Eve. All the best to you in 2012! I can’t thank you enough for arranging...

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Brenda Jews

Karen, this has been a one in a lifetime trip! It has been both seamless and exhilarating in spite of the weather. Thank you so very much for helping with the refund which is unexpected and appreciated. It does, indeed, increase the chances that my husband will return. I am definitely coming...

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Sleek and Smooth - Russian Style

Sleek and Smooth - Russian Style

Pavel Gorelov, Moscow, Russia

Thank you for a beautifully balanced, intelligent and sensitive service. We felt very comfortable and confident throughout our stay with you. It is extremely difficult to do what you do and especially to do it so well. Until the next time! 6 day chauffered & guided...

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Self-Drive Heli-Tour

Self-Drive Heli-Tour

Grigory Berezkin, Moscow, Russia

The logistics were flawless and the experiences many, varied and very real. I was particularly impressed by how quickly you could adapt to changes in my schedules and requirements. As an experienced user of very high quality services throughout top resorts of the world I rate your...

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Top Lodges & Quality Adventures

Top Lodges & Quality Adventures

Andrew Brownsword, Bath, England

Huka Lodge was supreme, as was the Maori eco-tour we undertook in the Marlborough Sounds. The rafting in Queenstown and the helicopter to Mount Cook were favourites. Thank you for all your help. 11 day chauffered & guided New Zealand wide Airport VIP Late Model Mercedes...

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