- Potentially good trip badly organised. The Tour leader (who worked hard & was a very nice guy) had two days notice & hadn't led a tour of this nature before. The coach driver was actually a school bus driver - he didn't know how to operate the coach (which was cramped) - I had to show him how to demist the windscreen & he never mastered how to work the air conditioning (or engage more than second gear - the drives were loooonnnggg). It wasn't until another driver joined that we finally got a move on & got the air conditioning working
We seemed to spend endless hours over lunch/coffee stops in the middle of no-where - which meant we often arrived late at our destination with limited/no chance of self exploration.
On the plus side the food was good, the hotels excellent & the locals friendly - but let down by the frustrating pace of the trip.
I attach no blame to the leader - he was put in an unenviable position of having no preparation for this.
Published on: 23 September 2016