- I should have done this type of trip when I was 20 to 30 years younger. The worst thing about it was the tour bus. Broke down 2 on second day, airconditoning did not work, neither did the microphone( could not hear tour leader). long bus journeys were hot, uncomfortable, because of design of window, could not see well, one day I thought I was going to pass out. High lights did see lemurs, birds wild flowers. Local people friendly, need to check bills in hotel, for overcharging. My worst time, was when it was my birthday, please check, if guests want their birthday celebrated! I did not! As another guest had a birthday on tour, and it went quietly, (she put wine on the table), I was unprepared, distressed, angry, when in the largest, best hotel on the tour,with other guest, including a film crew, the lights went out, staff sang happy birthday, and a huge cake with firework came in. I never celebrate my birthday in such a public way. My husband should have been asked if it was Ok. I did not appreciate being on public display! At 71. I was furious. Some religions, do not celebrate birthdays others celebrate on their saints name day. Do not assume this practice is acceptable. Especially after a 10 mile hike. In general I found the holiday, overpriced, and under organized. On the last day we had a decent bus, too late. Please take my email, address,& other details off your system I am unlikely to wish to travel with you again.
Published on: 28 March 2017