Thank you Bob for the giving us the wonderful opportunity
to have this trip, for without you and Quintessential Tours
we would not have even contemplated this trip. In New Zealand
we drive on the left hand side of the road and to have one
of us trying to work out right hand driving would have been
a nightmare. Plus the driver never gets to appreciate the
scenery while driving.
It is a big leap of faith to arrange a long trip of 31
days such as ours through the internet and phone calls.
It could have been a recipe for disaster but proved to be
the very best way for us to see the amazing sights you took
We felt totally safe travelling with you through busy cities,
along the open highways and through twisty narrow country
It must surely have been difficult being in the company
of a group of people with such diverse personalities and
interests but you appeared to accomplish the task with ease
and good humour. We appreciated that you were flexible and
had no problem with all the little side trips and other
delays that added extra time onto your working day. Impractical
plans we came up with on our journey were politely explained
by you of their downfalls and dismissed. You could often
offer a better alternative.
When our grand daughter Taila fell sick while we were
staying at Monument Valley this certainly threw a spanner
in the works. We really appreciated you going the extra
mile when Taila had her medical emergency in the middle
of the night by driving Julie, Nick and Taila over an hours
drive to the nearest hospital at Kayenta and waiting with
them until the small hours of the morning when Taila was
flown by air ambulance to Flagstaff hospital. Thank you
for reworking our entire schedule to catch us up so that
we did not miss any of the main sites we had come to see
and changing our accommodation bookings seamlessly.
We were very happy with the route for the whole trip that
we worked out together. The parks we went to were all spectacular
and would loved to have spent longer in each place but wanted
to see as much of the area as we reasonably could.
Surely the best testimonial we can give is the fact that
we were so rapt with the trip that Joy and Rex have now
booked a 66 day tour with you for September 2009.
The Soper Family