Testimonials LiNGER

Luxury India Holiday
Feb – Mar 2024

“We had an amazing time and the itinerary worked brilliantly for us. We really enjoyed Delhi – especially exploring the spice markets and old city. A great intro to India and loved the Imperial hotel too. Jaipur and Jodhpur both fantastic cities – all of the experiences were brilliant including the observatory and flower/veg market. Again great hotels and guides. Onto the more rural part of the trip…. Mihir Garh was a beautiful hotel and we loved our time there. The village tour seeing the pottery was fun and the horse riding was one of the best experiences. Jawai – again an amazing place and one we loved. Definitely the right call to do leopards over tigers. To Ramathra Fort was amazing – stunning views, beautiful room, great food and the team there were brilliant. Then on to Agra – we were upgraded in the Oberoi to a balcony room overlooking the Taj Mahal and what a great experience and super hotel. And finally the driver – Vikram – was with us from Delhi to the train at Agra and was a star. Polite, helpful, always on time and safe. We had a wonderful time and loved it. We really felt as though we saw so much and the itinerary and hotels suited us perfectly.”

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Sabbatical to Eastern Bhutan & Remote India
Jan – Mar 2024

“We had a wonderful trip, packed with weird and wonderful experiences! Everyone we encountered did their very best to ensure, that we had a great time. Thanks again for planning such a wonderful trip for us.”

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Ecuador - Quilotoa Volacno

Ecuador & Galapagos
Jan 2024

“Wow… the trip was off the Richter Scale. I don’t know how we will ever be able to top an experience like Ecuador, truly amazing! I speak for both of us when I say that every single experience was great, we wouldn’t have changed one piece of it. The hotels, food, guides, experiences were all unforgettable. We have some limitations in terms of how active we can be but there was always a perfectly acceptable option for us. Ecuador is a beautiful country and is certainly a destination that many people would enjoy.”

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Indonesia - Testimonial

Indonesia Sabbatical
July-Aug 2023

“Thank you so much for everything. We have had a truly memorable trip. We have had such a range of great experiences during the past few weeks and have stayed in places we would never have found ourselves. The support on the ground has been excellent – really good guides and excellent drivers (always leaving us feeling safe in their hands). All in all, we have absolutely loved Indonesia. And Sumba really was the perfect finale – and thank you for keeping us well clear from the more obvious bits of Bali we would no doubt have ended up in if we hadn’t had your guidance!”

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Three Weeks Exploring Nicaragua & Guatemala
Jan 2024

“We’ve had the most wonderful holiday and have been most impressed with the smooth running of all the arrangements. We experienced a few unexpected happenings such as an earthquake of 6.1 magnitude, a touch of Montezuma’s Revenge and an accidental imprisonment in a hotel lift but, all in all, it’s been a really good trip. It’s given us memories to treasure as all holidays should do, so thank you for putting us in the care of brilliant guides like Gabriella (with her lovely Trinidadian accent) and Carlos who were enthusiastic and very knowledgeable about their subjects. All the arrangements worked as planned which made it a relaxing time, giving us the opportunity to make the most of every minute. Thank you too for the gifts on our arrival. The water bottles were most useful throughout. Thank you and your team for everything.”

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Tanzania - Testimonial

Beyond Safari in Tanzania and Zanzibar, Family sabbatical
Jul-Aug 2023

“We are having the most amazing experience. Every lodge has been extraordinary. What has surprised us is how each one has raised the bar even higher. We arrived at Gibbs farm yesterday evening to a welcoming reception of the local choir by the swimming pool. Goosebumps all over! And Jac did managed to impress at the Masai Mara jumping competition. I think if we had stayed there any longer he probably would’ve had a proposal to marriage! Really many congratulations on preparing such an incredible itinerary!”

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Central America - Testimonial

Central America road trip, Family Sabbatical
Jul-Sep 2023

“We went on 8 flights, to 5 countries, stayed at 12 hotels, crossed 3 land borders, and must have had about 30 tours – all of it meticulously planned and executed by Steve at LiNGER. From the very first call to discuss where in the world we should head, to returning home, LiNGER were there with us, ensuring everything just seamlessly fell into place.”

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Japan - Testimonial

Japan Sabbatical
Oct 2023

“I am recalling so many wonderful images and experiences from what I can summarize as a fantastic trip. Everything went very smoothly, and we really did cover an enormous amount. We particularly enjoyed the Bizen encounter with the ceramist, it was a very special day. Naoshima was also a highlight and so contrasting to the rest of our explorations. The planning of the trip in terms of travel, pickups, was seamless and hotels were really very special. We thank you so much for helping us enjoy a really fantastic trip.”

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Sri Lanka - Testimonial

Sri Lanka Family holiday
Aug 2023

“It was a fantastic holiday. Loved all the accommodation. With the Rock Suite at Rosyth and an upgrade at Jetwing I think we lucked out! Everyone at Rosyth were first class. The Eco mantra at Jetwing was interesting and good to see. Gal Oya undersells itself. It is really lovely and the staff great. They made a huge effort for Poppy’s birthday. Just the right time at Passakuda. All the guides were great and knowledgeable. Ashan even though he was only there for our Bible Walk was passionate about what he does. He and his assistants bought all sorts of Sri Lankan foods and drinks for us to try! Cooray looked after us very well. Provided us with various drinks and ice cream at critical points! He did well with some long tiring drives. He doesn’t take any prisoners so we usually found ourselves at the front of the queue!”

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Ecuador & Galapagos Adventure
June 2023

“Linger organised a 28 day self-drive trip for myself and my husband in Ecuador. The first week was amazing and went exactly as planned but then I had an accident (unrelated to LiNGER!) and broke my femur. The performance of Linger and their agents in Ecuador went from excellent to outstanding. Their help with all aspects of our emergency from hospitals to our eventual flight home and the inevitable wrangles with our insurers was invaluable and exemplary. It is when things go wrong that the true value of a specialist travel planner really gets tested and Linger won a double first. We cannot recommend them highly enough.”

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Costa Rica - Testimonial

Costa Rica & Nicaragua, Solo Sabbatical Part Two
Feb-Mar 2022

“Steve planned a once in a lifetime trip to Costa Rica for me last year, and it was SO good that it soon turned into a second in a lifetime trip this year too. Steve has such rich knowledge of the places I travelled to. He very quickly understood my brief and details about what I would like and where I would enjoy the most, he compiled an itinerary which was flexible and gave me a series of wonderful options, that we talked though and went through together, and was so helpful and thoughtful in the planning. No detail was left out. My trip was amazing, and Steve knows all the people and places en route which meant that I did not worry about a thing and genuinely looked for to each new destination with total confidence that it would be right. I would not hesitate in recommending Steve and his approach to travel – he really has a wonderful perspective that helps to bring the places you visit to life and gives you an experience to remember.”

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India - Testimonial

India Family holiday
Dec 2022

“Linger Travel organised our family holiday to India in Christmas 2022. The itinerary that Steve put together worked perfectly; we saw so many different places but without feeling like we were rushed or constantly on the road and the hotels we stayed in were full of charm. LiNGER’s local partners made sure that we were always in the right place at the right time and the guides, without exception, went the extra mile so that we got the most out of every day. It really was the holiday of a lifetime.”

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Denmark - Testimonial

Iceland, Denmark & Faroe Islands, Family Sabbatical
July-Aug 2022

“We are back from our travels and I didn’t want another day to slip by without writing to express our heartfelt thanks for helping to arrange an absolutely fabulous trip, owing to your incredible support. We had an amazing time. The experiences in Iceland were wonderful, and you were spot on about the helicopter trip–a true highlight for all. But we thoroughly enjoyed the ATVs, the snowmobiling, the buggy ride and the snorkelling, etc. All provided stunning/hilarious and rich variety and all took us to places that we would not be able to see without such memorable conveyances to get us there. My dad (and all of us) but especially my dad ADORED the bike tour in Copenhagen. We had a wonderful guide and she and my dad got on like a house on fire. He loved it. Your planning help and imagination really helped make this trip. That includes your exquisite professionalism in coordinating everything–including your pitching in to unsnarl our ferry booking back from Heimany island in Iceland, and for the easy/streamlined app and communications via WhatsApp that you provided throughout. Thank you, thank you, for making this such a special time.”

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UK - Testimonial

UK Sabbatical
May-Jul 2022

“An incredible trip, fulfilled the brief completely to see the lesser-visited sites of the UK, covering England, Wales and ending in beautiful Scotland. Guides were outstanding and the food exceeded our expectations. The highlights were a flight over Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, a helicopter trip over Anglesey and a surprise journey in a classic Bentley. Steve took great care to accommodate our aging limbs while still enabling us to see the most spectacular sights.”

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Costa Rica - Testimonial

Costa Rica Off The Beaten Path, Solo trip
Mar 2022

“In love with Costa Rica and particularly Playa Chiquita. So many birds and the Beach Suite was pure magic. The guides were all wonderful as were all the activities.”

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