‘I had a terrific time in the lower foothills of the Himalayas with Vikas on the Hidden Gems of the Himalayas tour. I went in May and the weather was just perfect. The accomodations was great – varied and in interesting places. We did lots of extra little things that interested us, like visiting DAR (a dog rescue enterprise) and the famous cricket ground in Dharamsala. I am looking forward to my next Indian adventure!’
‘It is difficult to put into words the impact of this wonderful pilgrimage. I enjoyd travelling through the magnificent landscape of Ladakh and Spiti as well as the practice time in temples with our travelling Sangha (Buddhist community). It was wonderful to have Geshe Samten and the guides Vikas and Ashish with us.’
‘Vikas was an excellent guide for the Hidden Gems of the Himalayas tour. He was fully informative, always patient, flexible with the client’s needs and was able to adjust the itinerary as we requested. I always felt safe and well looked after. The accommodation was beyond my wildest dreams! Each hotel was a wonderful surprise, and reflected the area we were visiting. I saw a completely different India to what I have viewed before, and the trip was much more luxurious than I imagined.’
I decided to go on the Great Ocean Walk for a personal challenge – never having done long distance walking before. Surrounded in magnificent scenery of rugged coastline, good weather and a comfy bed with hot showers , it was an ideal and enjoyable short break with a difference and all the arrangements taken care of by Sharon.
I thoroughly recommend doing the Great Ocean Walk with Ekno Travels. Sharon has organised the trip so that you walk the best bits and return at the end of the day to a lovely cottage with hot showers and warm beds. A spectacular walk and no worries!
Local guide Vikas was also a brilliant choice, always open to chat about India and arrange some extra wishes. He was tireless, always living the slogan – ‘In India, everything is possible!’ It was just an amazing, brilliant, fantastic journey every hour of the way. I really fell in love with the country and I can’t wait to return!
Vikas is a remarkable tour guide. Well organised, fun and with such an inspirational life story! It was great to have him interpret and explain situations, history and culture. I can’t actually speak highly enough of him – one gem of a tour guide.
What a way to finish our trip in India. Thanks Sharon Thrupp and Shiv for organizing everything so perfectly for us. The drivers and guides have always been on time and have treated us with the utmost respect. We enjoyed our stays at the hotels and haveli.
We were overwhelmed walking into the Taj Mahal this morning. Feeling very blessed and lucky to have had this privilege.
Thank you Ekno!. This was an excellent trip – your local knowledge really made things go smoothly and efficiently and we were always safe and well looked after. I’m VERY impressed with your ability to deal with border guards, cooks, and others!
I felt the overall trip was a wonderful experience and fulfilled all my expectations as a pilgrim. The places we visited are now etched into my heart as they are meant to be and as a bonus so are the wonderful friends I shared the pilgrimage with . Thank you , all of you.
My recent trip through Rajasthan with Ekno Tours was incredible. I was a bit apprehensive about taking a group of 18 women on tour but I needn’t have worried as Vikas and Sharon had everything covered and managed the group with ease offering guidance, insight and flexibility along the way to meet the group’s needs. The accommodation was comfortable and all the meals were divine (it’s important to like Indian food).