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Testimonials

...here are a few samples of what recent travellers had to say about Civilized Adventures: 

Things have been absolutely amazing.  The kids are having the time of their lives.  Things have happened that just never could have been planned.  In Soweto, the kids had a South Africa / Canada soccer match.  And then at lunch that day six of the kids ended up in a Nike commercial.  The  first safari just blew them away as lions rubbed against the vehicle and 26 elephants played and swam in the water in front of the lodge over lunch.

Arrangements have been perfect and all is well. Cape Town, of course, is much slower than the safaris but has been great and now looking forward to the Garden Route. Guides have done a great job and everyone is happy.   Did everything in Cape Town that was scheduled and although the weather is cooler and have had a bit of rain it has worked out well.  The day at the Cape was beautiful. Ajay you've done a great job.   

Saville, South Africa, August 2017 

Andrew understood immediately what type of trip we were looking for and our expectations. He booked us in the boutique type lodgings we were hoping for and took into consideration our suggestions of what we did and did not want. The tour companies and their guides that he booked for us were outstanding. Thank you, Andrew, great job!

Rite, Spain & France, July 2017

Ajay was a super travel agent to deal with! Ajay takes the time to understand the type of holiday you want, and the type of traveller you are. Hi is very organized and provides clear information & excellend suggestions. Ajay gets back to you when he says he will and is personable, easy to deal with and takes care to ensure your holiday goes smoothly. We will definitely be booking further adventures with Ajay's help.

J Symonds, Italy, June 2017

I wanted to thank you so much for all the work you did on our behalf to make our trip so fantastic. Absolutely everything was arranged as promised. All of the accommodations were beautiful and unique with great locations within each city we visited. Our guides throughout were so knowledgeable and personable that we enjoyed every minute and had some good laughs. Thank you so much Andrew for your thoughtfulness and expertise. We appreciate everything you did for us. The only thing we would do different would be to stay longer.

R, D&K Mundt, Spain, Apr. 2017 

We've now done several trips with Civilized Adventures and they have all been amazing...our three favourite trips of all (India, Africa and this trip to Peru & Ecuador) were all organized by Civilized Adventures. 

P&H Leiper, Peru & Ecuador, Apr. 2017

We had a great time and will definitely go back. Thanks to Karen for being very responsive when we accidentally left our itinerary and vouchers at home. She was on it right away, afterhours, and was able to email everything to us. Everything went off without a hitch. Also, the added Anniversary gift waiting at Arenl Manoa was a very special way to start the trip. 

- G&L, Costa Rica, Apr. 2017

We felt all along like a friend was watching out for us. I want you to know how much we appreciated that and how meaningful it was to us. We cannot wait to book our third big adventure (to be determined) through Civilized Adventures. We cannot think of any other way we would want to go based on our positive experiences. Thanks a lot Andrew

- MD, Laos, Apr. 2017

The entire trip was a special experience. My tip or advice for others - don't wait "until" - just go do it. The family memories that we will share for ever can't be found in a book, or at home. My kids (usually home bodies) have instantly become world travellers, curious about the rest of the world - new cultures, environments, people and animals. Thank you Civilized Adventures for organizing a trip that ran so smoothly and effortlessly that I could enjoy watching my kids take these steps and broaden their horizons without the stress and distractions of dealing with logistics. Thank you Karen for reminding me how much travelling nurtures my soul. I had forgotten in the day to day grind of life.

- S, Galapagos, Mar. 2017

Kathy We had the most amazing trip in Kenya...beyond words really. Would love to chat to share the experiences, feedback, etc. Everything went without a hitch! So grateful you walk us through the whole thing. 

- W&J, Kenya, Mar. 2017

We would like to thank you for organizing our marvelous vacation in Costa Rica Karen. The accommodation was wonderful, the transport punctual and comfortable, the guides knowledgeable and enthusiastic and the environment mesmerizing. A special thank you for arranging the surprise 45th Wedding Anniversary gifts at the Grana de Oro (Wine), Pachira Lodge (Pina Colada) and Arenal Springs (Wine) - We truly appreciated these gestures. Many Thanks.

- B&C, Costa Rica, Mar. 2017

When we found a couple of weeks to escape to another country for a holiday, you were instrumental in helping us get there at very short notice. Without your expertise it would not have happened! We thank you for all the special details that made our trip truly pleasurably!! You're the best Andrew, Pam & Tom

- P&T, Custom Italy with Sicily, Oct. 2016

This was a trip of a lifetime and I thank Civilized Adventures for making it a reality. Lana was extremely efficient and went out of her way many times in the planning of this trip. I tend to be picky, so she should be congratulated on a job well done.

- CK, Rwanda, Tanzania & Zimbabwe Custom Safari, Sept. 2015

Every trip Civilized has done for us has been excellent and superior to any other travel company we have dealt with

- CB, Ponant Cruise (Baltic) + Custom family Turkey tour, June 2015

Andrew, our travel specialist, was fantastic!! He was extremely helpful, thoughtful, and thorough in the planning of our trip. He accommodated all of our wishes and updated us on all of the pertinent details in a timely matter. We were so grateful for his expertise and would be pleased to recommend him to others!!

 - P & TS – Peru & Ecuador, Aug. 2015

We have travelled with Civilized Adventure on 12 different trips and highly recommend them for their expertise, attention to detail, itinerary choices, selection of accommodation and especially being able to request the best local guides. We have done some travelling with other companies so we are able to compare. In our opinion the Civilized Adventures trips have always been top notch and other companies tours have always had some shortcomings. 

 - GS & PS – Zimbabwe Sept. 2015

It was an adventure far beyond our wildest dreams and we would not hesitate to recommend Civilized Adventures, or any of the amazing places we got to visit.

- R & BB, Australia Custom Adventure, Oct. 2014 

If I were to have my kids climb Kili in the future, I would make them do it through Civilized Adventures and Summits Africa. Two top-notch organizations who earn their excellent reputations the old fashioned way...one customer at a time - through word of mouth.

- JG, Calgary Health Trust Conquer Kili Climb, Sept. 2014


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