Alison Pelikan

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday? The whole holiday was very very good and hugely enjoyable! The time at Bellavista cloud forest reserve was exceptional for me (saw a sloth even). The rainforest visit was interesting as we had an indigenous guide and saw community school/projects whilst there, unlike most visits. We also visited a school in the Andes and ended up being asked by the children there to teach them some games...not your usual event! Wild Frontiers has a good mix of wildlife and connection with local communities in the places visited.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday? No problems really as the pre departure info is very clear and good. This was a "recce" trip ie the first one in Ecuador, so we knew to be more flexible, however even when things didn't run according to plan we ended up by having an even better or more interesting time than expected!!! (So THANKS again John!). Travelling in Latin America is always best with an open mind and flexible attitude anyway!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment? Yes, much more than most trips that claim this, and so I felt more involved and less a spectator than I have previously when visiting local projects. Also we stayed at places where it is obvious that we are supporting the local community.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall? It is one of the best group holidays that I have taken, as where possible I do like to travel independently with a friend. I was lucky as there was a very small group on this holiday and they and the guides were great, so it felt more like travelling with a small group of friends!! I would definitely recommend them and would not hesitate to travel with them again. Some wonderful memories, I would not hesitate to recommend it to a friend