My wife and I recently returned from an 11 day trip to Vietnam with Enchanting Travels. We've traveled our whole lives, before this Cuba in January, and we consider ourselves 'experienced', always going it alone on our time table. This time because of a tight time frame I went looking for someone to help us book our trip. I found Enchanting Travels by accident and it was the best accident I've ever had. Planning, execution, accommodations, guides, cars, exhibits and side trips, all were excellent to exceptional. Frankly, having spent over four decades as a television news correspondent I come by my skepticism by habit and I was skeptical that any trip planned by someone else besides myself could come off as well or as fulfilling. I was wrong. Enchanting Travels hit every mark. My only concern is that we'll want to go some place they don't service, or that they'll become too successful and stop paying attention to details. Let's hope not.
When we went to Nepal(2/09) we went to Pokhara for some R&R and there were two Ultra Lights that you could rent for a hour and fly over the Himalayas. One of the hilites of all our travels. Also agree with your Enchanting India comments. They are the best.
We've used Enchanting Travels to India for 3 perfect trips. They even put together our fabulous wedding near the Taj Mahal! Their logistics, guides, transportation and hotel choices are fantastic. I would highly recommend them for anyone considering a trip to the subcontinent.
Tour operator Enchanting India: I can only see areas to post recommendation for hotel,attractions etc and so I'm posting this note to let those planning to visit India know about our excellent experience with the tour operator, Enchanting India. It would have helped us to have seen something similar in the planning stages. Enchanting is for those looking for an excellent & economical operator for tailormade trip in India & Nepal. My sister and I just returned from a glorious 3wk trip that included Tibet (through Himalayan Encounters). The activities in each city (Katmandu, Agra, Jaipur, Varanasi & Delhi) were decided upon on the actual day, by us, so we could do as much or as little as we wanted the concept suited us perfectly and they have Very knowledgable guides who offered options. We have travelled quite a bit but never before to this part is Asia and we were in good hands with this company who cared a lot about our safety as well ensuring we left with a new knowledge of the areas and the people who lived there.
My husband and I have taken four different trips with Enchanting Asia. Each trip was wonderful and unique, filled with many different experiences. No trip is without small issues and I can say Enchanting handles any problems immediately with great concern. Giving you a phone to use during your entire trip is brilliant. Thank-you Enchanting for many unforgettable memories!
We booked with Enchanting Travels for our trip to Myanmar (2 couples) January 12 February 4, 2015. Enchanting Travel did an excellent job of booking our trip, ranging from a 14 trip up the Irrawaddy (Pandaw Cruise) to side trips to Inle Lake, Mandalay and Ngapali Beach. All the hotels were excellent, with free upgrades in Mandalay and Inle Lake. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and spoke very good English. Enchanting Travels coordinates tours in SE Asia, South America and Africa and we would certainly use this firm again if we were to travel to any of these areas in the future.
Enchanting has taken us to a new level of travel. From the planning stage with Ranjana right through to the trips itinerary and activities we have experienced. Our trips to South East Asia and South America were so fascinating and culturally rewarding. Can't wait for India in January 2016!
My wife and I have used Enchanting Travels twice in the past year, once for a trip to India and for another to Vietnam. In both instances, ET staff were extremely professional in working with us to plan itineraries that responded to our special interests. Once in each country, trip coordinators attended to all logistics thoroughly, and guides graciously and creatively responded to our sometimes last-minute requests, and consistently proved helpful when physical challenges arose for me. We love traveling as partners with Enchanting Travels.
"My wife and I have traveled to India twice retaining Enchanting"... that was last year. We retained Enchanted this year for a trip to S.E.Asia (i.e, beyond their home turf). We're both pleased to say that Enchanting met and exceeded all of our expectations. From booking ten flights in three weeks to finding the best guides and hotels to meet our needs, this company's secret lies in its commitment to you, the traveller. Without hesitation, a pleasure to do business with. The money you spend not to do it yourself (the bookings, the co-ordinating, the change in plans) is money well spent. We have always felt tremendously valued by this company for our business. Looking forward to hiring this company again, soon!
Enchanting Travels exceeded my expectations in every respect. My husband and I have taken two trips to India using Enchanting - our first 'trip of a lifetime' quickly became a second trip. I would not hesitate to recommend Enchanting to anyone - they have the best guides, take the time to really understand the trip you want and pay attention to every detail. Enchanting provides exceptional personal service by attentive staff, is a good value for your money and is a company you can trust.
We just traveled with them in Vietnam for our honeymoon and the experience was perfect. Excellent guides, flawless logistics, personalized attention, etc. I couldn't recommend them more highly.
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.