- Because no meals were provided apart from 5/6 breakfasts, it was a nuisancce having to check the currency, whether you had enough local currency to pay - this was difficult enough having to deal with 5 different countries currencies, although we were informed by tour guide all the places took dollars and given a vague rough exchange rate to the dollar.( it was pointless overchanging currency if you ended with surplus which you could't use elsewhere). Other negatives was the expensive food and excursions.On the plus side, trip was good enough in that it took in 5 countries and gave an insight into them and the our mini van driver was excellent,competent,also Jose was a good tour leader. It also helped that we were a small group (6)and that some of the accomodation was centrally located. Highlight was the volcano walk despite the rather hairy walk (visually as though you were walkking down a vertical drop).
Published on: 09 October 2016