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HOLIDAY REVIEWS 2013 SEASON

Our Falklands trip was one of our best ever!  Thanks to Arlette and Sue and everyone at Falkland Islands Holidays for making it memorable.  Mary and I are already wowing our Facebook friends with photos from throughout the islands. Everyone loves seeing penguins and the elephant seals all look so powerfully imposing.

Falkland Island Holidays will definitely get a recommendation from us to any of our friends looking for a unique and scenic getaway.

Kevin and Mary (November 2013)

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We wanted to tell you again that we thoroughly enjoyed our two weeks in the Falklands. And this was certainly to a major part thanks to your suggestions and organization of our trip. You did a great job and we felt well taken care of and ‘pampered’ all around, so we could really completely focus on the fantastic wildlife and scenery that you have in the islands. Certainly we were hoping for an exciting two weeks in the islands as we had a little taste of what may be in stock when we stopped by on a cruise ship some years ago. But then the time on the islands exceeded all our expectations – it is indeed still a bit of paradise down there and we feel lucky that we had the chance to see it. It was, however, not only the wildlife and the scenery that made for such a wonderful time, it was the people that we were fortunate to meet on the different islands who all were so friendly and kind to help make our stay such a wonderful experience.

All we can say, is thank you so much  again.

Birgit and Detlev (November 2013)

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I just wanted to say a big thank you for arranging a fantastic first trip to the Falklands for me. It was a destination that I had wanted to visit for a very long time and it met and exceeded my expectations in every way. All the arrangements you made worked as planned, from the warm welcome at Mount Pleasant to our last day in Stanley. Our hosts at Carcass, Sea Lion and at the Waterfront were all welcoming and provided great service too. On top of all that, the wildlife was stunning and even the sun shone for us - what more can you ask for? I've come back with many happy memories (and many hundreds of photos to sort through!)

Since returning, it has struck me how so many people are amazed that I'd been to the Falklands and it is a great pity that not more people consider it as a holiday destination. I am doing my best to tell them all how wonderful the Islands and the people are, and I am without hesitation recommending Falkland Islands Holidays. I would definitely like to make another visit in the near future, both to revisit some places and see some new ones, and will certainly be in touch with you when I have re-built my supply of leave from work!

Oliver     (26 Oct-02 Nov 2013)

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This is just to thank you again for the outstanding service which you and your colleagues provided for Wendy  and myself on our recent visit to the Falklands. 

For me, the visit was one of the most memorable of my life.  The birds of course were wonderful, and we encountered some remarkable and unforgettable people.  But the trip was made the more enjoyable because all the arrangements fitted together so well.  At every stage, it was apparent that we owed much to the meticulous 'behind the scenes' planning which your office had undertaken on our behalf.  We are most grateful to you all.

I hope the referendum has a good result.

With kind regards,

Nicholas    (March 2013)

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My magic stay in your so fantastic country ended last monday… I already dream about my next stay…. “Arlette I do thank you for everything, the itinerary, the bookings, everybody knew I’m vegetarian and I’ve eaten very good meals!! You are a remarkable professional tour operator, I’ll recommend you and I hope to come back with some very good friends with whom I would share all the beauties of your marvellous country….one word “perfect” THANK YOU for everything.

Kind regards.

Catherine (March 2013)

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Just a quick word to you all to say what a wonderful experience I had on holiday in your part of the world. I think it's only when I returned and sat down and thought about it all, looking at photos and bits and bobs, that I appreciated how good it was.

The wild life was just something else, and as a matter of interest, we are getting on tv now a wee series of programmes about penguins some of which concerning the rockhoppers was filmed at the colony at the Rookery.

I am also very grateful you were able to accommodate me a couple of days earlier back in Stanley and the 2 war tours I went on were excellent. Very poignant and brought a tear to the eye, all these tv pictures we saw years ago brought to life.

I think what I enjoyed as much as anything was just the welcome and friendliness I got from every body, really just what I hoped from island folk, and I got it. Real island folk are the salt of the Earth. 

Regards and best wishes to you all

Michael  (March 2013)

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The trip and the itinerary that you sorted out for me was first class. From the moment I boarded the plane at Heathrow at the start of my trip until the time that I departed the plane on my return to Heathrow everything went very smoothly and I have to thank you all of of your staff for there help, punctuality, knowledge and friendliness. You were all first class and helped to make my trip very rewarding and enjoyable. A big thanks to you all.

I will, hopefully, be travelling to the Falkland Islands again in the future and I would have no hesitation in inviting you to sort out my travel arrangements and accommodation as you really know what you are doing and how to get the best out of the Falklands.

You are very lucky that you have such wonderful Islands, animals and scenery on your doorstep.

Warm Regards

Tony

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Freda and I are back in Santiago and want to thank you once more for an absolutely perfect organisation. Our trip to the Falkland islands was a real highlight. Everything worked out perfectly. THE highlight was definitely the stay on Weddell island. It was our hosts who really made it a very special stay. They are fabulous. Bleaker island was also very nice and of course Volunteer Point was another highlight.

Also the Malvina House Hotel in Stanley was very good and the food was superb. We truly loved every minute of our stay and might be back for a third time.

Many thanks also to Sue who was very helpful and pleasant. We only regretted that we did not have the chance to meet you in person, Arlette.

Best regards and until a next time; Hans-peter and Freda

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Your feedback questionnaire, which I completed at Lafone, is sitting here next to me. Alas, I forgot to hand it over before we left!  Anyway, you may rest assured that all the ticks are in the "Excellent" boxes. We didn't just rush it off that way - it was simply that, under each heading, that was the only response possible.

So, thank you again for all you did for us. We have rarely visited a holiday destination more than once - and never more than twice - but we have no regrets whatsoever about our decision to make what was, as you know, our fourth visit. This despite the need to make a 17,000 mile round trip each time!

Give our regards to Jane and Martin at Weddell. They took excellent care of us. On reflection, I only hope that I did not over-indulge with the wine (and whisky!) on offer. Tell Martin that I have amused everyone at home here with his "First In Gets A Seat" version of FIGAS.

Thanks again from Penny and me. Hasta la Vista, as they might say in Chile.

Chris

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Thank you so much for your excellent organization and attention to detail in planning our visit to the Falklands. Your customer care is exemplary and this is a compliment that was also reiterated by Raj. We had a great time punctuated by a few uncertainties, but as Graham, one of the staff on Sea Lion said when we took off with some fog still around: “think of it as an adventure”! And thank you for the last minute efforts and flexibility in organizing the boat trip on Thurs evening. We could have spent at least another day in Stanley but that is because we tried to pack too much into the time. Next time….!

We had a great time and enjoyed meeting such a variety of interesting people, both locals and other visitors.

Gerald and Mary

 

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