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TRAVELLED TO MOROCCO

Leanne
(QLD 2023)

Thank you for putting together a fantastic itinerary. It went perfectly without any problems. I must admit I was a bit hesitant as it was last minute, we seemed to book with haste, and we hadn’t used travel agents before, but it went better than ever expected. Kahmal, the driver, picked us up from Casablanca as planned, and it was smooth sailing from then on.

The driver was fantastic. Kahmal had water for us at each stop; he took care of us and looked after us as if we were his personal guests. I would recommend Kamal as the driver for all from that company. The day tour to Meknes and wine tasting in Chateau Roslane was fantastic and we were so glad it could be arranged. We didn’t realise it was Islamic new Year’s Day so there were not many people but the guide at the Chateau still took us through cellar storage and production. Our time ended in Marrakesh, our driver was still attentive until we got to the airport and I think we were all a bit sad the trip had come to an end.

The wifi in the car was incredible and allowed up to look up places we were travelling past, monuments we had seen with the guides, and more history of the location. We had booked a riad called Tarabel ourselves and it was beautiful. The staff were incredible. It might be more expensive than others but it was a great location and service to end the trip if others enquire about it. Apparently it has not been affected in the recent earthquake and is intact. We knew it would be hot and without the driver and the arranged yours, we would not have achieved to see and travel as much. The itinerary was perfect for us and to make it work last minute was fantastic

TRAVELLED TO VIETNAM

Judi & Geoff
(2023)

We have just returned and a big thanks for our wonderful holiday. We had a totally stress free holiday with soooo many adventures that we loved. I particularly loved the Mekong Delta, the Hanoi streets and the foodie tour in Hoi An with a guy named Phuc was so authentic as he was born in one of the laneways we visited. All the guides were fantastic. The hotels were amazing. The only one I would change was the one in Bangkok- we loved the hotel but would have perhaps liked to be closer to China town. We are already thinking about another trip and I have referred you to a couple of friends. The anxiety was definitely taken out of the holiday. I’m thinking Borneo next as I’ve always wanted to see the orangutans.

TRAVELLED TO BRAZIL & ARGENTINA

Richard & Di
(2023)

So what can I say everything that you organised for us was fantastic all the tours and transport your secured for us was great everything ran smoothly. The tour guides and tour in Rio, Iguazu and Buenos Aires were first class and very informative as was Panama. If I was to complain about anything it was the tour guide we had in Panama showed up with the flu or Covid that we didn’t want so I pulled him aside early on and asked if he thought it was appropriate for him to continue the tour as he was obviously crook and he told me it was fine he would wear a mask. We also had the lovely lady that met us at the airport at Buenos Aires send a message next morning to say she was not feeling well so substituted her friend to do the tour and she was great and was very appreciated by us. Also the people that oversaw our time in Argentina were fantastic they contacted me on arrival and answered a few questions I had very responsive. Our Brangus Congress was also great it but was full on 5am starts midnight finish most days. So we appreciated our rest time in Jamaica. The accommodation and locations you selected were perfect. We feel we got a good feel for all the places we visited. So thank you we are glad we found you. We are planning to attend the congress again in two years in Brazil. So you won’t get rid of us just yet. Thanks so much again

TRAVELLED TO BALKANS

Jane & Geoff
(2023)

I just wanted to say thank you for all your help organising our trip. It was perfect and everything you organised went very smoothly. I can particularly recommend the Balkan section of drivers and guides. They were all delightful, helpful and knowledgeable. Hopefully we can organise another trip soonish.

SELF DRIVE TO CHILE & ARGENTINA

Andrew & Sarah
(2023)

SO THE TRIP ! amazing , loved Chilé, the landscape , the people , the food , the wine , everything! We were incredibly lucky with the weather , hardly any rain and most days were cool at first and then sunny -perfect days .Driving was fine , the Carretera Austral got down to single track dirt road and once I decided to pull over for all approaching traffic ( particularly at night ) it was no problem. The Patagonia roads were fine although Bariloche traffic over Easter was crazy ! We loved the peace and wildness of the lake General carrera area , and hotel terra Luna was a great sanctuary after all the travelling we’d done .the area was definitely a highlight. So other highlights – Lago todos los santos boat trip ( with the Chilean tourists over Easter Friday ) , in fact all the boat trips with the locals were great ( I like people watching and the lakes and mountains were stunning – yes perfect time of year with the autumn colours ) .

Loved San Martin , great boutique hotel and found the first large / old Aracarias in Lanin national park . Loved all the volcanoes wereever we went . Discovered pisco sours ! Hotel Nothofagus is ridiculous and personally too touristy and gimmicky ( western fairies ripping off the local myths ) but kitchen staff very helpful as our stomachs were in trouble at that point ( our own mishandling of picnic food ) . I’m not also sure I like the Huilo Huilo model – too tourist focused and gimmicky .( I’m influenced by working in the field ) . Biggest highlight I think was conguillo NP , volcanic , wild and the Aracaria were wonderful , I think you suggested staying 3 days – you were right ! I wish we’d seen more monkey puzzle environments- next time ! And the Atacama – certainly a contrast .

We were very glad not to be there in high season , as San Pedro is definitely a tourist town . The sites all seemed busy but this didn’t spoil the experience. All guides were very good, and we signed up for an extra trip to the rainbow valley and some nearby petroglyphs which was perhaps our favourite trip . All were good and it is an extraordinary place . Thanks again for all your help ,

TRAVELLED TO PATAGONIA

Anne & Paul
(2023)

Hi Ed first email to answer some of your questions. Hard to pick one highlight but for both of us the cruise really stood out – as being absolutely spectacular along with sensational food and excellent service. Close behind was the lake crossing from puerto varas to bariloche, camp patagonia and the estancia / asado at calafate. The weather was superb, a great time of the year to go and we were rewarded with snow at Cape horn and ushuaia. Patagonia is not only magnificent but also very diverse! Some photos to follow and more details over the coming days! Thanks again

TRAVELLED TO BORNEO

Nicki & Peter
(2023)

Overall, the holiday was sensational. Our favourites were Selingan Island and the Kinabatangan River.

Kota Kinabalu was pretty uninspiring and if I were doing it again, I would have gone straight to Gaya Island and had the extra night there, although the KK sunset was pretty incredible! The snorkelling from Gaya was fabulous. An excellent day. In Sepilok, because we arrived so early after Air Asia mucked our flights up, we accidentally discovered the proboscis monkey sanctuary, which turned out to be a great experience.

We felt doubling back on Sepilok and repeating the orang-utans was not the best use of time, especially as we saw them in the wild, but I’m not sure how you’d tweak that part.

Danum Valley accommodation was amazing but it’s not a great drive to get there and the wildlife was disappointing compared with the river experience. The one exception was the appearance of a flange male actually in the lodge. I had stayed behind from the burial site trek and was very glad I did!

Borneo is a fantastic place for any nature-lover and we are still raving about the trip. We saw a lot and we were escorted from place to place without incident, which is pretty remarkable given the distances we travelled.

Thank you for helping us make our dream holiday a reality.

TRAVELLED TO PATAGONIA

Robyn & Greg
(2022)

We are about to embark today on the Plancius, it came into the harbour last night & the seas are calm at this stage. We have had a wonderful time in both Chile & Argentina, hotels, guides all fantastic, these two countries stand alone & are difficult to compare to anything we have seen before. Thanks for all of the planning will give you a call when we get home.

TRAVELLED TO PERU, ECUADOR & THE GALAPAGOS

Wendy, Lisa, Janice & Carmel
(2022)

Just wanted to say a huge thank you. This years holiday has been 4 to 5 years in the making, it was to be a 5 year celebration and reunion of our 2015 trip. Unfortunately Covid delayed it by 2 years! But we were there, we achieved it and basked in the perfection of it all. Thanks heaps. The Beluga was yet another thank you moment. The fact that we were in the Galápagos Islands was surreal but to be experiencing it as a guest on board the Beluga was sheer magic. The crew were fabulous the meals were fabulous and the islands were unique and very special. It was so hard to say which accommodation was our favourite until we arrived at Hacienda San Agustin de Callo circa 1440. This was the most amazing accommodation any of us have ever experienced, we would have happily stayed forever. No exaggeration! We had our very own 3 bedroom cottage with open fireplaces in all rooms, we got to eat amazing meals in the Inca dining room and snuggle up in the lounge with Lady, the well loved Labrador. We revelled in our Llama welcome along with the other guests while feeling that to our host Gabriel we were the only guests! Such an amazing manager.

So thank you Ed and thank you Nick for all your efforts in organising what was another unforgettable and once in a lifetime trip!

TRAVELLED TO MOROCCO

Francine
(NSW 2022)

Thank you for organising our trip to Morocco. It was wonderful and everything went smoothly. The only thing I would change was to have 2 nights at the Kam Kam safari camp. 

Looking forward to booking with Oasis Travel in the future

TRAVELLED TO PERU, ECUADOR & THE GALAPAGOS

Wendy & friends
(NSW 2022)

Just wanted to say a huge thank you. This years holiday has been 4 to 5 years in the making, it was to be a 5 year celebration and reunion of our 2015 trip. Unfortunately Covid delayed it by 2 years! But we were there, we achieved it and basked in the perfection of it all. Thanks heaps 

Let’s start with our accommodation, Villa Barranco in Lima, stunning, beautiful restored 1920’s home lovingly restored to a 9 bedroom hotel only 5 years ago and our hosts Julio and Frank were so helpful and very charming. Gocta Lodge, what a location, stunning vista of the falls, manicured grounds complete with resident llamas and hummingbirds, I don’t think there would be a person anywhere that could not help but feel totally relaxed here. Hotel Kentitambo in Leymebamba, words can’t describe the essence of this hotel. Picture perfect grounds with an abundance of flowers and even more hummingbirds! The meals were amazing, we quickly realised that we wouldn’t be losing any weight on this trip.

The Beluga was yet another thank you moment. The fact that we were in the Galápagos Islands was surreal but to be experiencing it as a guest on board the Beluga was sheer magic. The crew were fabulous the meals were fabulous and the islands were unique and very special.

It was so hard to say which accommodation was our favourite until we arrived at Hacienda San Agustin de Callo circa 1440 This was the most amazing accommodation any of us have ever experienced, we would have happily stayed forever. No exaggeration! We had our very own 3 bedroom cottage with open fireplaces in all rooms, we got to eat amazing meals in the Inca dining room and snuggle up in the lounge with Lady, the well loved Labrador. We revelled in our Llama welcome along with the other guests while feeling that to our host Gabriel we were the only guests! Such an amazing manager.  

Of course a holiday such as ours could never happen without our guides. They were fabulous, nothing was too much trouble to them and our comfort and safety was always considered.  Some we only had for half a day, Jenny in Lima but her knowledge and enthusiasm was inspiring, if we hadn’t already loved Lima we would after spending time with Jenny. Our Cesares in Trujillo to Chiclayo excellent driver and an expert guide and so happy they had the same name, made life easy! We became very familiar with the Huacas of the sun and the moon, Chan Chan and the Lady of Cao. Amazing history! Mitzi was our guide in Chiclayo, a walking encyclopaedia on the Lords of Sipan, and we will be forever in her debt for recommending that us old  girls hired horses to get to Gocta falls. Julio was our guide from Chiclayo to Chachapoyas and Senor Hegel was our driver, and what an amazing driver he was! Julio was a treasure trove of information and had an excellent sense of humour, our efforts in human exertion were always rewarded with sublime or addiction moments, chocolates he’d brought along to share when we reached Grocta or the Sarcophagi! In the Galapagos our guide was Karla, she was a powerhouse of enthusiasm. She shared her love of the islands, each unique and she inspired us to want to do and experience everything we could in such a short time. Miriam was our next amazing guide and Fernando was our driver. Ecuador was a surprise not sure what we expected but it surpassed anything we could have hoped for. The metropolis of Quito to the pristine beauty of Cotopaxi! It’s so good to see a country through the eyes of people that know it and love it! Our final guide was Christian who met us in Cuenca, what a fabulous, beautiful city and with Christian’s knowledge we learned so much about this cosmopolitan city that was once a rest place on the Inca highway from the coast to the highlands. On route to Guayaquil with did a walk through Cajas national park and experienced the beauty of the high altitude lakes area. Fabulous!

So thank you Ed and thank you Nick for all your efforts in organising what was another unforgettable  and once in a lifetime trip!

TRAVELLED TO VIETNAM & CAMBODIA

Ross & Carmel
(VIC, 2020)

We loved the whole experience! Our guides were wonderful: prompt, friendly, informative with very good English, particularly Nanh in Hoi A and Hue, Quoc in HCMC and Vaanak in Siem Riep. We particularly loved the garden house in Hue; wandering through the Hmong village near Mai Chau; the cooking class with Chef Ay and the lunch with the veteran in Hanoi, and the whole experience in Siem Riep and the Kulen mountains. (We haven’t received  Ay’s recipes yet however!). 

We had a wonderful time! Thanks for a marvellous, unforgettable and very well organised trip!  

TRAVELLED TO SRI LANKA

Pauline & party
(VIC, 2020)

Just checking in to let you know we had a terrific time in Sri Lanka, we loved the country and its people, all of us were particularly smitten with the cultural triangle.

Thanks for your seamless assistance and careful guidance. 

TRAVELLED TO MOROCCO

Simon & Tiffany
(N.T 2020)

I have travelled to over 90 countries and the planning and execution of Oasis travel was unbelievable! Great value for money, excellent driver and vehicle, top hotels in every location and best of all we had an amazing experience. A lot to be said about someone to organise your journey and it being better than you can imagine.

TRAVELLED TO SOUTH AMERICA

Alex & family
(Dec 2019)

Just got home , what a fantastic holiday . All the hotels chosen  were top notch . We also enjoyed all the restaurants you recommended. Our guides and drivers were all fantastic and we had an amazing time . We were lucky with the weather in Peru we actually had mostly fine weather and didn’t miss out on anything . We particularly enjoyed the accommodation in sacred valley . The staff at that resort were outstanding. The hotel in Cartagena was beautiful. The only downfall was due to latam / qantas on flight home. We landed in Sydney airport with limited time to catch our domestic flight home to Brisbane . We had to pass immigration and customs and collect our bags . The airport was a absolute madhouse. When we reached the qantas transfer desk they told us that latam had not arranged for us to be on next available flight to Brisbane . So we had to go to the latam desk in the departures hall and discus with them. on our arrival at the desk there was a 2 hour wait to speak to anyone as there was over 30 passengers with the same issue. We didn’t get home till 5 hours after our allocated original time. All in all , fantastic trip and we know it is nothing to do with oasis that this happened. Thanks again we truly had a great time over there and loved all the hotels etc .

TRAVELLED TO ARGENTINA

Kathy & Tim
(QLD 2019)

Thanks for the note and apologies we haven’t been in contact sooner. We had an amazing time. The tour was great and the main tour leader was fantastic – very knowledgeable and down to earth guy. We had a couple of tour leaders during the eclipse tour and they were both great. I can’t take credit for the eclipse shot, it was taken by a guy who came along with all the required equipment. The location we saw it from was isolated but therefore not crowded and overlooked the Andes – incredible! Also included a photo of the tour (we’re 2nd and 3rd from the right – I’m the short one), a tourist shot from Igassu and Valparaiso. Tim and I can’t thank you enough for the holiday we had.

TRAVELLED TO ARGENTINA

Julie & Grant
(SA 2019)

Thank you for arranging such an amazing holiday to Argentina for us. We had the best time and really enjoyed the diversity in the landscapes from Salta to Iguazu then the wetlands. The beautiful people and delicious wine and food. Such a wonderful country now we need to go back and see the south! Thanks again, the itinerary was perfect for us. 

TRAVELLED TO SOUTH AMERICA

Victoria & Darren
(NSW 2020)

We’re back in sunny Adelaide, safe and sound, even though we didn’t get home exactly as planned (thanks, Qantas). This is another big, big thank you to you from the two of us. Your itinerary was spot on, and your insights into the idiosyncrasies of South American airlines were right on the money! The only thing we would change (perhaps) is the accommodation in Mendoza… the management, staff and location of Cavas Wine Lodge were superb (big thanks to Bernie, our driver and guide), but the villas themselves suffered from an absence of ceiling fans and window screens… which meant we missed out on the beautiful nighttime breezes from the Andes, and had to listen to a noisy A/C. If we were to return to Mendoza, we would probably look at staying at The Vines Resort instead. But seriously, this is the only accommodation we would change: Algodon Mansion, Hotel Puerto Valle and Hub Portena were all completely fabulous. Scenic Eclipse surpassed all our expectations: fabulous suite, fabulous restaurants, and fabulous expedition (‘Discovery’) team members. 

TRAVELLED TO VIETNAM

Kay & Ian
(VIC 2020)

We had a great trip thank you very much and all went very well. We loved the hotel in Hanoi and really enjoyed the resort in Tam Coc – but it was all very good.

We also went on a street food tour organised by the hotel in Hanoi and that was also good. The lecture by the restoration architect in Hoi An was very interesting.

In HCMC we also treated ourselves to Luke Nyugen restaurant Vietnam House.

Thank you for organising the trip – it was great.