One of our favorite aspects of being in the luxury travel business is getting to help make our guests’ dreams come true. See below for just a few examples of the wonderful things travelers have said upon their returns!
“Justin Smith of The Evolved Traveler has arranged three recent vacation trips for me, and I wanted to comment about the quality of his work, as well as about his fine qualities as a human being.
In January 2016, my sister and my partner asked The Evolved Traveler to arrange an eight-day excursion for us to Peru, with two overnights in Lima, three in Cusco, and four in Machu Picchu and its Aguas Calientes town. All aspects of the trip were handled for us: air travel, greeters, transfers, hotels, guides, and all local transportation. Nothing was left to chance. Everything was done in advance, which made this the “trip of a lifetime.” Of course Machu Picchu is one of the world’s most fascinating destinations, yet we felt that Justin created a unique way for us to experience it the first time.
In April and May 2016, Justin arranged a 4-week trip to Europe for my partner and me. We had detailed itineraries for our three-week drive through Umbria and Tuscany, with 3- or 4-night stays in six hotels along the way, guides for the major highlights, private tours, cooking demonstrations and lessons, personally-conducted visits to museums, and even some special escorts in and out of the more remote or “challenging” walled cities. The trip ended with a week in Paris; again, it was all handled expertly by Justin and The Evolved Traveler.
It is without reservation that I recommend Justin and The Evolved Traveler to my friends and family for their travel needs, knowing that when I do, they will not only get the best of all possible vacations, but each of the places where he sends clients will also benefit by his dedication to helping them grow as a culture and a community, and more readily embrace kind, experienced, and knowledgeable visitors, ideally those who have been versed in the tenets of Sustainable Tourism.”
“Thanks to Justin Smith at the Evolved Traveler for arranging an over-the-top Australian honeymoon vacation. We were blown away by the luxurious elegance and epic adventures. Every detail was meticulously managed. We cannot imagine a more perfect way to celebrate our new marriage! So appreciated!“
“We have travelled extensively on trips planned and organized by Justin Smith. Countries we have visited include Greece, Bhutan, China, Singapore, Tibet, Nepal, Turkey and India. In every case Justin chose our local guides, all of whom proved knowledgeable and efficient. In some cases we were able to meet with local officials including an official from the Greek Central Bank (a particular interest of mine at that time).
Of particular note, Justin often knew the guides personally as well as the managers of the local tour companies. As a consequence, we received very special, courteous and accommodating service in every place we visited. Where necessary, we were able to secure visas quickly and efficiently.
We continue to use Justin’s services in his new endeavor and are extremely pleased with his efforts on our behalf and recommend him highly to anyone planning a trip to any country. He is careful, thoughtful and experienced and makes any trip we plan better by his knowledge and recommendations.
He’ll make your planning better and provide a memorable experience for every traveler.”
Dan & Linda Abrams
“I will NEVER plan my own getaway again! Not only was the international trip unforgettable, Justin’s service beforehand and follow up after was superb. I’m bragging about Justin and The Evolved Traveler to anyone who will listen!”
“Justin and his team at The Evolved Traveler not only helped us plan and coordinate our trip to the Amazon, they also worked with us to plan a fabulous one-week extension to Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu”. On this extension, we were able to visit the wonders of the Incan empire, the amazing Andean landscape, learn more about the Peruvian culture, enjoy the fabulous local cuisine, drink more Pisco Sours and we had
time to visit the Picaflor House. The Picaflor House provides a stimulating and dynamic
after school program to the children of Oropesa and several small villages in the
surrounding rural area.
Leslie and I want to thank CarbonFund.org and The Evolved Traveler for making our
dreams come true with such an unbelievable vacation.
Phil Eck, May 2017
“Exceptional”. I just returned from a luxurious 7-day trip to San Jose and the Osa
Peninsula in Costa Rica. The Evolved Traveler, and the trip itself, exceeded all of my
expectations. All of the complexity was handled for us (scheduling multiple airplane
trips, hotels, excursions, tours, etc) so we barely needed to prepare at all besides
following the customized packing list, tipping guide, and other materials that they
provided. The Evolved Traveler’s attention to detail and philanthropic mission are what
stood out to me. This is the way traveling should be. I will definitely be using them to
plan my next big trip.
Charlie Vrettos, December 2017