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We would just like to thank Sujith and Anna for helping us plan our 10 multi activity tour in Kerala.

Also, a very big thank you to Abid our guide, who was incredibly helpful, very knowledgeable, and genuinely great company. Deepu our driver, was never very far away, always on time and looked after us right up to the end making sure we were in the right hotel before leaving us. Vineeth was also great, very knowledgeable, safety conscious and fun to be with. Last but by no mean least thank you to our boat driver Moni it was a lovely touch having a cup of tea with his family at the end.

We would definitely use Kalypso Adventures again (that’s if you’d have us!) and will not hesitate in recommending you. You are the best!!!!!
 

Jeanette Janssen  | 02-04-2019

Multi Activity  |  Multi Activity Holiday in Kerala    

We wanted to let you know we had a great holiday and to pass on our appreciation of the enthusiasm, energy and knowledge of Shinas which went to making the holiday so great. We also appreciated all of the support provided to us by Das, they make a great team. Most of the hotels we stayed at we would highly recommend and they certainly provided us with good service and good food and were a key part in the success of our holiday. Finally we would definitely recommend your company to others interested in exploring India 

Vanessa and Bob  | 19-02-2019

Cycling  |  Coast to Coast South India Cycling Tour    

Just wanted to let you know that we really enjoyed our Kalypso holiday. The cycling routes we travelled were great - so many fascinating things to see and people to talk to, along with stunning landscapes and views. Accommodation choices were also ideal, set in beautiful surroundings with delicious food and a range of interesting additional activities on offer.

Finally, Roger and Akil could not have been better- they really made the holiday, and looked after us so well. Akil’s driving was faultless, being skilled, careful and calm throughout, regardless of the challenges. And Roger was the perfect guide. He was really knowledgeable, and so good at spotting incidental opportunities for us to find out new and interesting things. He was always helpful and flexible, adapting our itinerary if and when we requested, as well as being patient and encouraging and setting the level of challenge just right. He was also great company- we really enjoyed our chats!

We will sing Kalypso’s praises wide and far - thanks again for organising such a great itinerary and having such wonderful staff.
 

Jane and John | 17-02-2019

Cycling  |     

I just wanted to thank you for organizing a fantastic holiday for me. It was exactly what I had in mind and I have returned to work fully energized.

Both Unni and Vineeth were absolutely fantastic and I felt very well looked after! Vineeth managed to coax me up Mt Meesapulimala which was well worth it and he has amazing eagle eyes for spotting wild life and an inexhaustible knowledge of the flora . The accommodation was all great but my favorite was Emerald Isle.

I can't wait to come back to Kerala. 

Catherine Mackenzi | 15-02-2019

Multi Activity  |     

It was a great holiday and we were looked after very well by Abid and the driver Santosh - both were lovely company as well as very supportive of how we wanted to travel. The change we made to have the day trip to Munnar was an excellent choice - really enjoyable day and would not have liked to miss seeing that very beautiful area. Also loved the mid morning stops for tea and something spicy to eat in tiny local places.

We were very happy with our choice of e-bikes especially for the sections where the roads were rough (also the most interesting bits to see). The pace was really good and enjoyed dropping in on small local places for morning tea and lunches especially; also having time in the afternoons to explore museums and other sites or to just sit and read.

Overall, I am very happy with Kalypso Adventures and with Abid and our driver in particular - best regards to them both and many thanks of all of you for making our holiday so wonderful.

Next time I am coming back in your part of the world, I will not hesitate to get back in touch.
 

Els Termaat | 02-02-2019

Cycling  |     

I wanted to thank you again for the magnificent 45-day cycling tour that you have organised for us in South India. This has been definitively our best cycling trip so far. We have been cycling in many nice countries over the years (France, Italy, Ireland, Spain, United States, Canada, etc.), but this cycling trip surpasses them all. The roads and the landscape were beautiful. The homestays, resorts and hotels were authentic and typical of India (among the best places that we have ever done). The food was tasty. And the places and cities that we visited were most interesting and instructive (temples, palaces, public markets, tiger reserves, tea, coffee and spice plantations, Auroville, etc.).

But what we will probably remember the most are the smile, the joy and the happiness of the Indian people themselves who were waving bye-bye to us along the way, the nice and colourful dresses of the women and, obviously, the kindness, the amiability, the generosity and the wide knowledge (trees, birds, plantations, villages, history, everything...) of Francis and Das.

As we had the occasion to tell you, we came to India as a guest, but we left the country as a friend.

We feel privileged to have had the opportunity to see such a nice country and to meet such wonderful people.

We are definitively looking forward to cycle again with you in India, most probably in the Northern part of the country.

Please give our best regards to your wifes and children.

 

 

 

 

A year ago (last December and January), my spouse and I made a 45-day cycling tour of Southern India with Kalypso Adventures. We are used to cycle in Canada, in the United States and in Europe, but this cycling tour was probably our best cycling tour ever.

Not only was the trip interesting because of the beauty of the landscape, the amability of the Indian people and the professionalism of our guide and our chauffeur, but the trip was also interesting because of the respect that Kalypso Adventures had for the people and the nature.

The places we slept - usually historic bungalows in tea, coffee and spice plantations, huts in tiger reserves and traditional farms - were respecting all the criteria for a trip in symbiose with nature.

We always cycled on small and quiet country roads, in order to cycle through small villages, avoiding heavy traffic roads, noise and pollution.

Our guide was quite knowledgeable about everything we saw during our trip: birds, trees, plants, farming, handicraft, industries, etc.

Our guide and chauffeur encouraged us to meet people whenever possible: visit a farm, visit a sugar cane plantation, visit a Hindu Temple, interact with local people, etc.

During the day, at lunch time, we always ate at small and local restaurants, always avoiding fast-food or big chain restaurants.

Our guide and chauffeur were quite conscious of the need to protect the environment; they were recuperating any waste.

For all these reasons, I believe that Kalypso Adventures most certainly figures among the best Responsible Tourism Organization in India.

 


Thanks again and have a great time. You have a great country, Kalypso Adventures is a great organisation and you are great people.
 

Jacques Carriere &Therese Masson | 20-01-2019

Cycling  |  Cycling holiday in Kerala    

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