Testimonials

Are you deciding if you will travel with us? Here you can read what travelers said after their experience in Brazil with us. They are now happy to share their stories with you.
GOLDEN LION TAMARIN CONSERVATION PROJECT
  • "Our guide was very knowledgeable about the region, its people, its history and its biodiversity. He has an engaging style, and was willing to accommodate our needs and those of our 9-year-old daughter." Steve Malloch and Deborah Jensen, USA
  • "It was a pleasure to meet the people who have worked so hard for things to come so far."  Margaret Casey, USA 
  • "It was an exhilarating tour, educational and terrific photo opportunity. The guides were extremely knowledgeable, friendly and provided insights about the project." Oleyars, USA
  • "This was one of the trip highlights." Coder Schneider, USA
  • "The guide is very enthusiastic and attentive, friendly and helpful." Carolyn Kulisheck, USA
  • "Great viewing of Tamarins-more than I could have hoped for. Very helpful and informative staff. The guide is knowledgeable, personable, and well organized. I appreciate his skills as a naturalist and his flexibility and hard work." Sheila Franco, USA
  • "Better than I had expected!"Eustacia Zellmer, USA
  • "We absolutely loved the trip! Our guide is knowledgeable and very helpful. He knows a great deal about all aspects of the trip!"David Stiller, USA
  • "I was thrilled with the hike and seeing so many tamarins. A+ to all guides. It certainly met my expectations and exceeded them with the hike and sightseeing. The lunch was outstanding. Everyone was most eager to please. Thank you so much for the great experience!"Cindy Pusateri, USA
  • "Rio Botanical Garden is beautiful and its history adds to its beauty. The guide knows the garden well-both its plants and the local wild life."Debora Jensen, USA
  • "The guide is knowledgeable, friendly, patient, and eager to share his pride in his country."Sheri Robison, USA
  • "The guide was very knowledgeable, enthusiastic. The pace was good, he kept us moving but we were not rushed. Great!"Cindy Grimm, USA
  • "The guide was great, so knowledgeable and eager to show us Rio. Great materials (information sheet), among the best I’ve seen. Thank you so much! I’ve really enjoyed everything. I hope to see you again!"Charlie Boyd, (International Expeditions), USA
  • "Everyone worked to provide us an excellent experience. The guide was informative and congenial. The information sheet was helpful to read before observing sights." Coder Schneider, USA
  • "Outstanding preservation of some of the oldest trees of the region. The guide provided much information about many of the trees and located quite a few exciting species of birds."Oleyars, USA
  • "I can’t believe I saw so many healthy native trees and shrubs and so many birds.  It is amazing that such an environment could be established and maintained within a crowded urban area." Bill and Ann Bein, USA
  • "The guide was excellent and pointed out the flora, fauna and birds as well as the history." Philip and Becky Witt, USA
  • "We were very impressed with all that was done to make us feel well. The guide was very helpful and he especially enjoyed walking into the forest to point out and observe the Tamarin." Max Harris, USA
  • "The guide is a good naturalist and his skills were very evident at the park.  He made ours excursion interesting and informative. Sheila Franco, USA
  • "The guide went out of his way to make us comfortable. He was very pleasant and still going that extra mile!  Nice variety of activity."Donna Hayes, USA
  • "Our personal guide is excellent in every way and especially knowledgeable about all the plants and animals.  He has done everything possible to make our tour a wonderful experience."Mary Helen Harris, USA - May 2006
  • "The guide is very knowledgeable and fun to travel with-we enjoyed our visit very much!" Bill Robison, USA
  • "I always felt at ease and comfortable. I appreciated being able to ask questions and get immediate in depth answers." Julia Zaffarano
  • "The guide was GREAT, GREAT, GREAT! He was more like a companion than a tour guide. He seemed to have great contacts in all the towns we visited." Bethel Erickson, USA
      SPECIAL TOUR
  • "Couldn’t have had a better guide with great fund of information and very tolerant of our special interests. This was a custom itinerary and was ideal for our photography." Thank you!" Mark Jones, New Zealand
  • "We had the time of our life. Great choice of restaurants." Carol Dillenburg, USA
  • "Even better than I thought it would be.  Everything was superb. Planning was excellent, very flexible, fun, informative. I would highly recommend everything." Marilyn Hartman
  • "We would like to say a big OBRIGADO to all for making our stay in Brazil so memorable for all the right reasons. Never before have I been asked by a passenger for the address of the president of any country so that he can be written to and thanked for the hospitality we received. You have been the ‘front-line’ of that Brazilian hospitality and we really appreciate it." Brian Savage, Shore Excursions manager
  • "The Chapada Diamantina combines history, culture and adventure in a wonderfully relaxed way.  The food, the people, the swimming holes come together in a trip I wont soon forget.  I only wish I could here spent much more this place.  And thanks to Roy Funch (guide), whose combination of knowledge, humor, and enthusiasm added a great deal to the experience." Samir Patel, Jornalist and Photographer The Archeology Magazine, USA,  http://www.archaeology.org/
  • "Every day in the Chapada Diamantina brought a new adventure, view and flavor.  The variety of environment is incredible.  Hiking to swimming holes, exploring a cave and the indigenous painting added up to an incredible trip. Of course, then there was the wonderful food and warm people!  It was my first trip to Brazil, but it definitely will not be my last." Josephine Parr, Jornalist Outside Magazine, USA,   www.outside.away.com
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    Testimonials

    “The guide was GREAT, GREAT, GREAT! He was more like a companion than a tour guide. He seemed to have great contacts in all the towns we visited.”
    B. Erickson, USA
    “I always felt at ease and comfortable. I appreciated being able to ask questions and get immediate in depth answers.”
    J. Zaffarano, Canada
    ”Great viewing of Tamarins-more than I could have hoped for. Very helpful and informative staff. The guide is knowledgeable, personable, and well organized. I appreciate his skills as a naturalist and his flexibility and hard work.”
    S. Franco, USA
    ”It was an exhilarating tour, educational and terrific photo opportunity. The guides were extremely knowledgeable, friendly and provided insights about the project.”
    Oleyars, USA
    ”The guide was great, so knowledgeable and eager to show us Rio. Great materials (information sheet), among the best I’ve seen. Thank you so much! I’ve really enjoyed everything. I hope to see you again!” Charlie ...
    C. Boyd, USA
    “The guide went out of his way to make us comfortable. He was very pleasant and still going that extra mile! Nice variety of activity.”
    D. Hayes, USA
    “Even better than I thought it would be. Everything was superb. Planning was excellent, very flexible, fun, informative. I would highly recommend everything.”
    M. Hartman – USA
    “Couldn’t have had a better guide with great fund of information and very tolerant of our special interests. This was a custom itinerary and was ideal for our photography.” Thank you!”
    M. Jones, New Zealand

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