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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.

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    

I wanted to thank you for arranging such a wonderful trip for me and my daughter. We had a fabulous time!!

Vineet is an excellent guide. He was consistently prompt, energetic, flexible and made each day fun and interesting. He was always concerned about what we wanted to do and how our experiences were at the homestays. He's extremely knowledgeable about the area so taught us a lot, too. It was enjoyable going through the backwaters and chatting with the people, particularly the children, who were always so excited to see us paddle by. Vineet also followed up by sending pictures of us that he had taken and let us know about the strike coming while we were in Goa so that we could be sure of getting to the airport without a hitch.

That being said, I am interested in coming back to visit Munnar at some point and would definitely request Vineet as our guide for that trip and would highly recommend him to anyone kayaking through the backwaters.
 

Ellen Fine Levine | 17-01-2019

Kayaking  |     

To say our Munnar trek was the highlight of our two weeks in India would be an understatement. The trek was everything we wanted it to be – challenging, picturesque, and informative. This is almost entirely due to our guide, Brijesh. He was knowledgeable about the native flora, pointing out Rhododendron trees, goat weed, and lanterna. By the end of the two days, I’d learned the names of many new plants, as well as what they were used for or if they were invasive.


Brijesh also knew the natural features of the land, pointing out Anamudi on the first day as we trekked to Meesapulimala and Anerangel on the second day as we trekked through the Shola. He was pleasant to trek with, making nice conversation in great English. He checked in often to make sure we had water and that we weren’t getting too tired. Best of all, he gave credit to the support guides, Raghu and Raja, when it was due.

I would highly recommend booking treks through Kalypso Adventures – they took care of all the logistics (hotels, transfers, even our taxi back to Kochi). We’re considering a trip to Sri Lanka in the future, and we’d definitely book another Kalypso Adventure if we do.
 

Melissa Schwenk  | 17-01-2019

Trekking  |     

We’d like to thank you for a wonderful experience and perfectly arranged trip. The hotels were great, and we loved the hikes and activities.

Reghu was an amazing guide, and did a great job at adapting some of the treks to our level. My girlfriend got an infection the day before our treks started, so we were both quite slow. But Reghu was very patient with us, which we appreciate a lot. He took us through really beautiful nature, and made stops at local tea shops along the way, recommended us great local food the last day, and made sure our dietary restrictions were taken care of as well. Best guide ever :)

Thanks again for an amazing trip and happy new year to all of you!
 

Sarah Van Neyghem  | 01-01-2019

Trekking  |     

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