My wife and I have been planning a trip through South America and our Travel Consultant, Lisa Fox, has provided nothing but exceptional service and support to create the perfect itinerary for this trip. Bags were nearly packed and we could picture the view from Machu Picchu, but plans have had to change due to travel safety and restrictions from the recent Coronavirus. While this could have been a very stressful time having to reschedule, rebook and who knows how much money could have been lost for what has already been paid for, Enchanting Travels has made it incredibly easy and stress free to reschedule the trip once this passes. We are very appreciative for the pre-trip support, and can already tell that the experience once we are actually on the road will be equally incredibly. Thanks for all your support!
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They helped us put together a complex schedule which included a number of experiences that we could not otherwise get. Also, in light of Covid-19, they were able to reschedule our upcoming Japan trip without additional fees, where many of my friends have scheduled similar trips (same timeframe) on their own, and all were refused a refund or reschedule without significant fees, despite having trip insurance.”
“We have used Enchanting Travels twice for trips. We couldn’t have been happier with the trips planned. Our first trip was a spectacular trip to southern India with driver for three weeks. This year’s trip was to Scotland. Unfortunately with the corona virus pandemic we chose to postpone this trip until 2021. Enchanting travels was very understanding of our concerns and quickly responded by moving our trip with all our desired sights to spring of 2021. Couldn’t ask for anything better from this stellar company with their caring staff.”
Enchanting Travels is a bespoke experience. From planning my trip, through to the trip itself, everything was thought about. We traveled at a particularly difficult time, due to the Coronavirus outbreak. We were supported with everything, kept up to date with how the situation was developing and how this might affect us. Having WiFi in the car allowed us to communicate with our Trip Coordinator and check with our online government updates. Our stay was luckily not affected, but I felt so supported by the team. Our guides were ready waiting for us, could answer any questions about the sites we were visiting, they communicated with our chauffeur to ensure everything went smoothly. I could not recommend this company more highly. Excellent planning, experience, and execution. Our holiday was truly ENCHANTING!
“The best thing about Enchanting Travels is the people, from the trip planners to the guides to the drivers. Everyone has been friendly, courteous and professional. The activities and accommodations are planned to fit our wishes, but we still had the flexibility to add or change and activity at short notice.”
“I recently completed a 46-day adventure tour through India that was the best ever thanks to Enchanting Travels. The Enchanting Agent began by interviewing me for an hour and came back with the perfect routing and pacing. The on-the-ground support was second to none. Enchanting says that their trip coordinators are there ‘in case of emergency’ but that does not come near to describing the relationship. My trip coordinator was in constant communication with me to ensure that every leg of the trip went as planned. No detail was too small for her to look after. I was assigned the same driver for 27 days and he was the ‘Best Indian Driver Ever’ because he did more than drive. He curated experiences on the road on those ‘non-planned’ days that I will remember for a lifetime. The value for money was simply remarkable. I don’t think I’ll travel without the help of Enchanting Travels again.”
“Enchanting Travels is very knowledgeable about the areas they coordinate travels for. The consultants and coordinators are very easy to work with to arrange and coordinate what you want to see and do.”
“Enchanting Travels was stellar across the board. From planning to getting there and experiencing Peru, our Enchanting Travels team made it truly enjoyable. The perfect amount of culture, adventure, and relaxation!”
“Enchanting Travels helped make our vacation to Argentina spectacular. We saw incredible scenery, ate delicious food, and stayed at wonderful hotels. We would highly recommend Enchanting Travels to others looking to experience the wonders of Patagonia.”
“We absolutely loved every aspect of our trip to Chile. From the well thought out itinerary, to the choice of hotels, to the timely and smooth transfers, every detail was perfect.”
“What a great team Olivia, Our Travel Consultant, and Nancy, our Trip Coordinator, made for our Galapagos trip. All our accommodations and transportation were taken care of and we had a worry free vacation.”
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We just returned from Peru and we used Enchanting Travels. We had a very aggressive 8 day itinerary – Lima, Cusco/Machu Picchu, Puerto Maldonado and Paracas. Every detail of the trip from the initial contact with our trip planner (we planned a custom trip for our family based on our interests) to the contact with the trip coordinator while in Peru to the transfers, hotels and tour operators was first rate. We provided a real challenge as a medical situation developed in Machu Picchu and our trip coordinator handled this expediently arranging for a doctor to come to our hotel (they provide you with a phone to call if there is an issue). With her help the trip continued smoothly. This company does not handle the flights from the US to your destination but they do handle all in country transfers. We prefer this as we can use miles and search for the best deals. I also used hotel points for two nights and this was not a problem. Using this travel company alleviates the US middle man and I have found using Enchanting Travels has saved me money while not giving up quality. I used Enchanting Travels to go to Tanzania last year and was equally impressed. They take the stress out of travel!
After researching about 5 or 6 different travel companies offering trips to Peru/Machu Picchu, my husband and I chose Enchanting and are so thrilled we did! It definitely offered the most value. Planning: They were immediately responsive and eager to customize and accommodate to our ideas. Always available to chat and fit everything we wanted to do within our budget and available time. Trip to Peru: A trip coordinator is with you every step of the way. It was so nice to pay one bill and have everything accounted for – private transfers, hotels, excursions, tour guides, etc. We just had to show up and have a great time. Overall: I would say this this particular trip combined relaxation, adventure, and culture in equal measures and that was exactly what we were looking for. Incredible Experience and we will absolutely return to Enchanting Travels for our next trip!
My wife and I recently completed a trip to Argentina and Chile that was planned and coordinated by Enchanting Travels. This was our first experience with Enchanting Travels. While we had high expectations going into the trip, the service and support that we received throughout the trip was truly amazing! From a trip planning perspective, I received an email from a trip planner after exploring an Enchanted Travel website. She offered to develop an itinerary with no strings attached. I was quite sceptical at first and wondered if it was a scam. After doing some more online checking, it looked like Enchanted Travel was legitimate, so I decided to give it a shot. I provided the planner with our general expectations (hiking Patagonia, wine tasting in both countries, exploring Santiago and Buenos Aires), a timeframe and a budget. Our planner, Katie, came back with a detailed proposal, within a few days, that absolutely impressed my wife and me. We made only one change and booked the trip. We were then assigned a personal trip coordinator, Amelia, who helped us leading up to our departure and throughout our stay in Argentina and Chile. Pickups and transfers between locations was well organized. Personal tours had friendly knowledgable guides. Amelia made multiple dinner reservations in difficult to book restaurants. The absence of negative surprises really added to pleasure of the trip.
Enchanting Argentina and Chile: Argentina surpassed all our expectations, largely because we worked closely with Enchanting South America to plan and arrange our three-week trip. Vineeta Laxminarayan (a co-owner of this small, personalized company) worked with my wife and me from the beginning to create an itinerary tailored to our interests. We have traveled extensively (although not previously in South America) and told her the particular kinds of experiences that we wanted. She then proposed hotels and activities. Over several weeks and frequent emails we refined the itinerary that included Buenos Aires, Salta, Humahuaca, Villa La Angostura, Moreno Glacier, Torres del Paine, Valparaiso, and the Maipo Valley (the last three in Chile). Enchanting South America provided a driver and English-speaking guide in every location, made all the internal travel arrangements, contacted us every few days to alert us to flight schedule changes, and even made restaurant reservations. All of this would have assured a successful trip, but Vineeta and her team went above and beyond to make the trip absolutely memorable. Enchanting South America arranged upgrades at every hotel, so that we often stayed in the best rooms in the house. They scrambled to find the best restaurant in Villa La Angostura at the beginning of the season (when many were closed) where we could celebrate my wife’s 60th birthday (Las Balsas, by the way, which was fantastic). Ten days later, they alterted the hotel in the Maipo Valley (Casa Real at Vina Santa Rita) that is was my birthday, and arranged a fantastic cake. When had a five-hour layover in Buenos Aires before we returned to Washington, DC, Christopher met us at the airport and took us into the city to catch a museum and a glorious spring day in the city. In every way, Enchanting South America took the extra step. It’s impossible to single out any one place as the best because they were all exceptional. We spent a long weekend in Buenos Aires, and the markets in San Telmo were outstanding. We could have skipped a side trip to Tigre, however. In Salta, Jujuy, Purmamarca, and Humahuaca we saw the colonial Spanish side of Argentina, including its Indian heritage. Bariloche and the Lake District were more tourist destinations but nevertheless beautiful and relaxinging. The Bosque de Arrayanes (a unique forest in the national park) is exceptional, as was the drive through the Parque Nacional Lanin. The Moreno Glacier (near El Calafate) is one of the most accessible in the world, and the trek on the glacier included views of the deepest blue ice imaginable. Our four days at Torres del Paine included wildlife (guanco, rhea, fox, condor, flamingo, alpine geese, etc.), stunningly beautiful mountains, 12,000-year old cave drawings, and an unreal sky. Valpariso’s multi-colored houses strewn on the hill sides, its ubiquitous murals, its ascensors, and its markets contrasted sharply with the bustle of Santiago. Finally, our last two days in the wine country of the Maipo Valley gave us a taste of both the old and the new at a variety of wineries (which our Enchanting South America Guide chose to perfection). Argentina and Chile are remarkable places, and we only touched the surface. Enchanting South America helped us to see a broad spectrum of the countries efficiently and enjoyably. Although we are typically make all our own arrangements and drive ourselves, I don’t see how we could have done as much or as well if we had not had Enchanting South America’s help. I’m sure we paid a bit more, but it was well worth it.
Enchanting Travels – Chile: Just returned from a trip to Buenos Aires, Mendoza, and Chile (Casablanca Valley, Vina del Mar, Valparaisa, and Santiago) using Enchanting South America as our travel company. They customized my trip for me with all my little whims, answered my countless questions, and made dinner reservations for us prior to departing. During the trip, they provided cell phones for both countries, drivers/transport for all activities and the airports/bus stations, and were on call for questions/support at all time. I was really impressed with the quality of activities they arranged for us (including an amazing tango show in BA, a wonderful horseback riding experience in the Andes/Mendoza, and arranging for us to visit some of the most beautiful vineyards with great wine in Mendoza & in Casablanca Valley in Chile), as well as the quality/knowledgle/pleasantness of our tour guides for our trip. I would definitely use Enchanting Travels again, as they made this a trip of a life time for my husband and I!
We’re just back from Chile and would highly recommend Enchanting Travels, https://www.enchantingtravels.com. We usually plan and do all of our travels on our own, but we wanted this to be an extra special trip and didn’t want it to be exhausting. The folks in this group were exceptional from beginning to end, we paid a bit more than we usually do, but it was well worth it when going so far, spending so much, and not wanting to regret our choices. This was a memorable trip that I know would not have been so had we taken on the details ourselves. Sometimes, these folks in the travel business just know a lot more than what you can find browsing (for hundreds of hours) on your own.
Enchanting- South America tour company: Hi, I was wondering if anyone has any experience with this tour company. I just want to know if they’re reliable, and if anyone has had good experiences with them.
Enchanting Travels created and executed an itinerary tailored made for us. Guides, drivers, and accommodations were all excellent. We were in communication by text with our trip coordinator which alleviated any worries that often come with travel. Most highly recommend Enchanting Travels!
We had very specific dates when we could travel and could not find a tour that worked for us. We were also traveling with our 18 year old, and needed some special attention to the schedule to accommodate him. A colleague had used Enchanting Travels for a trip to Africa, and I looked it up on the internet and read all about your company. I liked what I saw, and really enjoyed talking to our Travel Consultant, Katie, to start planning. I felt like she was really trying to set up a trip just for us. This was such a nice way to travel! We felt very comfortable knowing that we were going to have a knowledgeable person meet us each step of the way and make sure that we got to our destination, got checked in, learned about the local area, and answered all our questions. When the general strikes hit Peru, we were especially grateful knowing that someone was working out all the changes to our itinerary behind the scenes.
Enchanting Travels is a outstanding choice for discerning travelers who want unique vacation experiences and professional, personal support in the planning, and preparation and implementation of your vacation. We liked being on “our own” but having the support of Enchanting Travels people when needed. All your details are well taken care of, so you can relax and enjoy your special vacation.
Enchanting Travels helped make our vacation to Argentina spectacular. We saw incredible scenery, ate delicious food, and stayed at wonderful hotels. We asked and Enchanting Travels delivered: a vacation packed full of exciting and unique experiences with time at the end to relax. We would highly recommend Enchanting Travels to others looking to experience the wonders of Patagonia.
From the planning stages through the trip itself we were delighted with Enchanting travels! We felt they are a ” detail” company. They gave us little individual itinerary books, for example.The guides were terrific and attended to us in lots of extra ways, the drivers and vehicles were special. Sneha as our director contacted us frequently along the way. We really enjoyed our accommodation, food and all the planned side trips. We didn’t have any blips or snags in our 5 weeks but felt that if there had been, it would have been handled well. Probably our only regret is that we have already travelled to most of the areas where they provide their services.
Our tour operator Enchanting Asia designed an itinerary to take my wife and I, recently retired, to a number of destinations in the IndoChina region in July 2013. Their choice for us in Bangkok, The SukhoThai, turned out to be the best hotel experience ever, the attentive service from the moment we arrived, to the room comfort, peaceful atmosphere, our afternoon tea, dinner and breakfast, all aspects of our visit were exceptional.