What our clients say about us
Many of the people who travel with us each year are returning clients, or travellers who've had us recommended to them. Our specialists take pride in planning each trip meticulously, and you can read how our clients rate our service on TrustPilot. Our attention to detail and the time we take to understand our clients translates into captivating travel moments you'll always remember.
We couldn't have done it without you, as there was so much to organise, which you did perfectly. We have already recommended you to friends and family.
Lu Sellers and family travelled to Costa Rica for 13 days in December 2015, organised by Vicki
Massive thanks again for organising our trip to Costa Rica. Everything from the first time we spoke was dealt with in a super efficient way, which made planning our trip so easy on my part! It was the most fantastic holiday ever, so much so that we are all still sad it's over and would certainly do it all over again. We couldn't have done it without you, as there was so much to organise, which you did perfectly. We have already recommended you to friends and family.
After a chat with Jack about my interests and available options, he organized a fabulous agenda leading to another great experience, this time in Borneo.
After being very pleased with the 20 day trip planned with Donna to Madagascar last year, I returned to them to plan a three week trip to Borneo in November 2015. After a chat with Jack about my interests and available options, he organized a fabulous agenda leading to another great experience. On return, I learned that I had to take the week between Christmas and New Year's day off, so I went back to Audley and within a week working with Claire, I had confirmation on an exciting six day trip to Nicaragua - that's service!
What impressed us most about Audley is the way they selected and liaised with local guides to provide culturally authentic and unusual experiences.
Melissa, George, Corine, and Bruce travelled to Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam for 29 days in February 2016, organised by Alex P
We recently returned from a wonderful Indochina trip planned by Audley Travel. What impressed us most about Audley is the way they selected and liaised with local guides to provide culturally authentic and unusual experiences. For instance, Audley arranged for us to meet with some local fishermen in Hoi An and share time with them as they cast their nets on the local river. This was not a strictly for tourists event, and there were no others sharing this experience. In Siem Reap, our guide was able to get us into Angkor Thom, Angkor Wat, and Ta Prohm Temples at dawn before the throngs of tourists appeared. It was a memorable trip.
I thank you profusely for giving me an invaluable experience that I will remember fondly for the rest of my life.
I had such a wonderful experience with Audley and told Shannon so. I even told her how much I have job envy because I truly believe what you are doing on a day to day basis is quite special. Experiences are the most valuable treasures anyone can have and I thank you profusely for giving me an invaluable experience that I will remember fondly for the rest of my life.
Cambodia is a beautiful country. The people friendly, the food delicious and I would happily go back in a heartbeat.
I don't remember the first time I saw a picture of Angkor Wat, but I knew from that moment on, I needed to see it in person. After several years I was finally able to find the funds to embark on a journey of a lifetime. My first thoughts about Cambodia, apart from the heat, were how lush and green the country was. Having just come from Jordan, the contrast was startling. The Angkor Temples are some of the most amazing temples I have seen. The scale and grandeur of some of them and the intimacy of others is quite unique. The carvings are all exquisite and highly detailed and amaze me with their incredible artistry and beauty. Cambodia is a beautiful country. The people friendly, the food delicious and I would happily go back in a heartbeat.
Audley arranged 9 flights, 3 car rentals, 15 types of accommodation and more than 15 tours - and everything went smoothly.
Ivars and Rebecca Zvirbulis travelled to Australia and New Zealand for 38 days in March 2016, organised by Eric
We were very impressed when at the last moment we wanted to make a change that required Audley to make several quick alterations to our itinerary and they were able to find both air reservations and hotel accommodation for us. The most impressive part was that Audley arranged 9 flights, 3 separate car rentals, 15 types of accommodation and over 15 tours, and everything went smoothly. We can truly say that our Audley specialist Eric patiently listened to our preferences and planned the trip consistently with our interests, mixed with his thoughtful recommendations. Virtually every day was a highlight.
There were so many highlights – Seeing Victoria falls for the first time on land and from the helicopter and some rather impressive Lions in Chobe and Moremi.
David Poole and Samantha Leech travelled to Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mauritius and Botswana for 18 days in July 2015
There were so many highlights – Seeing Victoria Falls for the first time on land and from the helicopter, African wild dogs (very rare) and some rather impressive lions in Chobe and Moremi. Our guides deserve a special mention: Mike (Chobe) and Anthony (Sango). You can’t buy the memories that they gave us and their knowledge of the animals was incredible. Thanks for the suggestion about seeing the falls from both sides, you get to see this natural spectacle from completely different angles.
I heartily recommend Audley as a travel planner. The service was excellent and the trip exceeded our expectations.
Lauren's knowledge and enthusiasm for Vietnam and Thailand was amazing. She is a good listener and is excellent at creating experiences that were tailor-made for our interests. She was spot on! I heartily recommend Audley as a travel planner. The service was excellent and the trip exceeded our expectations. It was the perfect mix of experiences! It will be difficult to top this adventure in Southeast Asia.
Thank you so much for planning our perfect honeymoon when we had no idea where to start.
Thank you so much for planning our perfect honeymoon when we had no idea where to start. Audley suggested Borneo and we are incredibly glad that they did. From the moment we first contacted Audley, the service provided was fantastic, and special thanks to Natalie for rescuing us when we were accidentally locked on our balcony!
Audley took care of all the details. This enabled us to enjoy our vacation without worries.
So happy was I with my trip, Audley Travel, and Samantha that we are already planning a new South African adventure for August 2016
Martin James travelled to South Africa for 19 days in May 2015, organised by Samantha
As usual Samantha Sutherland did an excellent job of planning and the logistics. When you are on a tight airline schedule logistics become vital. My travel was very smooth. My tours were well done with much credit to my guide. I visited my favorite spots in Cape Town, went to the top of Table Mountain for the first time in 10 years, explored M. Sani Pass, wow! And had a fascinating tour of Durban, then to Phinda Vlei where I saw the big 5. So happy was I with my trip, Audley Travel, and Samantha that we are already planning a new South African adventure for August 2016.
Audley Travel made our trip stress free, extremely organized and an absolute blast!
Leslie and Brett Alison travelled to South Africa for 7 days in May 2015
My husband and I recently returned from South Africa, where we visited Cape Town and the Klaserie Private Game Reserve. It was a short trip so I wanted to get as much done as possible in the time we had. Our travel planner with Audley was extremely helpful and professional, and she put together a fantastic itinerary for us. Our transportation and flights were seamless, and all accommodations were exactly what we were looking for, and within our budget. Audley Travel made our trip stress free, extremely organized and an absolute blast! I highly recommend booking with Audley and will definitely use them again for future travel plans.
We will undoubtedly use Audley again, particularly Arden for her attention to detail and expertise.
Arden did a fabulous job on every aspect of our Machu Picchu family trip. She thoughtfully considered our children’s vast age range (10 – 24 years) and booked our hotel locations and guides appropriately. It was such a pleasure not to have to stress about all of the little details since Arden skilfully took care of transfers, pick-ups etc. We will undoubtedly use Audley again, particularly Arden for her attention to detail and expertise.
Booking through Audley and yourself was painless and pleasant
Laura Calver travelled to The Maldives for 14 days in June 2015, organised by Vicki
I am very pleased with all aspects of our honeymoon. Booking through Audley and yourself was painless and pleasant. You weren’t a pushy sales person, you helped find and guide me to something that worked for us. Very many thanks for this. It seems this is the way Audley do things, and for that I would definitely contact you again. It is refreshing!
Eric Nelson was the best!! He listened and made sure that we were looked after, questions that weren’t asked were answered before they came up - he took care of everything.
Susan and Scott Bishop travelled to New Zealand for 14 days in May 2015, organised by Eric
Our New Zealand specialist, Eric Nelson, was the best! He listened and made sure that we were looked after, questions that weren’t asked were answered before they came up - he took care of everything. We were asked what we were like, and our interests and Eric put together an itinerary for us. Highlights included touring the south island, the north island and the unknown adventure of it all. The scenery was spectacular and the people even more so.
We look forward to additional adventures arranged through Audley and ask that you recognize Claire for the immensely valuable asset she is to your organization.
We also wanted to take this opportunity to inform you how pleasurable it has been working with Claire McCarroll. She has performed her duties with enthusiasm and professionalism at every step of our business relationship. Perhaps we are experiencing "beginners luck" by having randomly found Claire but we sense that Audley is a company who nurtures employees like her. We feel very fortunate that our paths have crossed. When we sent her our outline for a 30 day Peru adventure she said "Yes, I can do this but I can make it better". She has done exactly that and has respected our budget and style of independent travel. She has helped us turn a Lonely Planet guidebook dream into reality and we are very thankful.
This was a 'trip of a lifetime'. Thank you!
Aaron and Diana Ross travelled to South Africa for 24 days in March 2015, organised by Kristin
Audley made our trip to South Africa so easy. They booked all of our in country flights, our rental car, handlers to get us through the Johannesburg airport and two fabulous safari camps. Hillsnek at Amakhala was the smaller of the two and was a glamping extravaganza. Notten's Bush Camp in the Sabi Sand Wildtuin, next door to Kruger National Park, was a little bigger. Both have wonderful staff and fabulous food. We saw lots of animals close up and have great photos to remember the trip. This was a "trip of a lifetime." Thank you!
On one occasion we were in a carriage with a few other Audley travellers and we were all unanimous in our praise for Audley. One person said "Audley makes you feel safe".
We had an amazing time, with everything exceeding expectations, which takes some doing when you've travelled with Audley before. I think what is right about Audley for us is that there's seamless support which means you can switch off and enjoy the exciting bits about a new and different culture. I'm sure you'd like to know that on one occasion we were in a carriage with a few other Audley travellers and we were all unanimous in our praise for Audley. One person said "Audley makes you feel safe" and we agreed that the wonderful hospitality and courteous customer service extended by all we met was a key benefit. The Audley name carries respect and this is passed on to us.
I would highly recommend using Audley Travel to my friends and thank you so much for all your hard work.
Andrea and Richard Wilson travelled to The Seychelles for 14 days in March 2015
We are delighted with Bird Island, it's perfect for us and the travel arrangements you made are excellent. The service was first class and I can now see how you've tailor-made the last day. I would highly recommend using Audley Travel to my friends and thank you so much for all your hard work.
We had a fabulous trip and wouldn't hesitate to use Audley (and Alison) again. My compliments to your organization and your staff!
We are five travellers who have recently returned from a trip to India planned by Alison Hall. I am writing to let you know how pleased we were with Alison and the trip she designed. It was a complex trip, with different arrivals, departures and interests, and Alison handled all the details with ease and grace. She was extremely responsive to our questions and concerns, and her listening skills were superb. We had a fabulous trip and wouldn't hesitate to use Audley (and Alison) again. My compliments to your organization and your staff!
We cannot heap enough praise on Kristin Jessup and her fellow staff for making our trip to South Africa so unforgettable
Jay and Ruth Tichenor travelled to South Africa for 6 days in October 2014, organised by Kristin
We cannot heap enough praise on Kristin Jessup and her fellow staff for making our trip to South Africa so unforgettable. Getting from place to place was effortless as we came to appreciate your planning. Here we were enjoying dinner beside the Zambezi River at Victoria Falls. From there we flew to Garonga game reserve and, once again Audley is to be commended for providing a truly remarkable experience on safari. The people could not do enough for us to make our time there exceptional.
A very rewarding experience, thank you for suggesting and arranging the itinerary.
Ron and Helen Kratzer travelled to Burma (Myanmar) for 22 days in January 2015, organised by Jack
The Myanmar trip was a great and enjoyable experience. Helen and I were very satisfied with lodging and guides; no missed connections or surprises. Visiting the country was to take a trip back in time. We were impressed with the friendliness and cheerfulness of the Burmese people. A very rewarding experience, thank you for suggesting and arranging the itinerary.
Our thanks to Audley Travel and Jack for making our trip such an exceptional experience.
Rachel, Gwen, Mary, Elizabeth, Carol and Helene travelled to Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Burma (Myanmar) for 23 days in January 2015, organised by Jack
We are a group of six well-traveled women, all of whom agree that our trip to South East Asia arranged by Audley was simply terrific. Our ambitious itinerary was planned with Jack’s creative input and attention to every detail. In addition to our visits to the many religious and cultural sites, our trip was full of adventures, including a hot air balloon ride at dawn in Bagan and a surprise visit with a family living on Inle Lake in Myanmar, a boat trip down the Mekong River from Thailand to Laos, an overnight cruise on Halong Bay, Vietnam aboard a private South China “junk” (the photo is of our group enjoying cocktails on the Bhaya Legend), and a nighttime food tour excursion in Saigon on the back of Vespas. Our thanks to Audley Travel and Jack for making our trip such an exceptional experience.
What a fabulous trip you and your team arranged for me! My trip went flawlessly from start to finish
What a fabulous trip you and your team arranged for me! My trip went flawlessly from start to finish. I felt that I received the highest quality personal service from you and your team in the U.S. You were perfectly organized, inspired confidence, and followed through at all times to avoid any glitches. This was very important to me as a first-time solo traveller. The local representatives, guides and drivers were always prompt, extremely courteous, friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. They did everything in their power to ensure that I was able to see and do everything on my agenda, and more. The hotels were first rate in every location – excellent locations, service, accommodations and food. I feel exceedingly fortunate to have had Audley Travel arrange this trip for me. In fact, I was so impressed with your company’s service that I decided to have Audley Travel arrange my very next solo trip, to Burma and Laos.
My trip went like clockwork; seamless, unobtrusive and efficient.
Our representative, Carla, was very helpful and patient with all of my calls and questions prior to leaving
Not only did Audley take the stress of planning away, the accommodations booked were a cut above and the itinerary was filled with outings we would have never thought to do on our own. Our representative, Carla, was very helpful and patient with all of my calls and questions prior to leaving. We will definitely be using them again for our next adventure.
Audley listened to me carefully and tailor-made my itinerary
Audley listened to me carefully and tailor-made my itinerary. Joanna arranged all local guides who are all very friendly, warm, professional and on time for every pickup. We were worried about traveling to a non-English speaking country; with Audley's arrangement, we had not met any language problems and enjoyed our time during our trip.
Our trip to Burma was undoubtedly one of the best trips we have ever taken
John & Carol travelled to Burma (Myanmar) for 18 days in January 2014, organised by Alex S
Our trip to Burma (Myanmar) was undoubtedly one of the best trips we have ever taken. I am so glad we were able to go now before it changes too much. You did a great job putting together the trip for us. We will definitely use Audley again for future trips.
Audley is a class act and I have already booked my next trip with them
I am very impressed with the trip Audley put together for my wife and myself. Their attention to detail was obvious in the presentation, documentation and every aspect of the preparation. The trip went perfectly according to plan. Their suggestions for places to stay were actually, in some cases, better than expected. Audley is a class act and I have already booked my next trip with them.
We loved every second, every minute, every hour and every day of the whole thing.
What Audley achieves is totally exemplary and your Country Specialist, Katherine, changed this from being what could have been a lovely 'holiday' into a totally unforgettable, wonderful 'experience'. We loved every second, every minute, every hour and every day of the whole thing.
Chris Watkins was friendly, listened attentively, efficient, responsive, and well-informed.
The Piersons travelled to Chile, Argentina and Uruguay for 14 days in January 2015, organised by Chris W
Thank you for the seamless and informed planning, the advice we did take, and the advice we should have taken. Chris Watkins was friendly, listened attentively, efficient, responsive, and well-informed.
We feel so lucky to have connected with Audley Travel for our trip to Jordan.
Molly and Phil travelled to Jordan for 5 days in October 2014
We feel so lucky to have connected with Audley Travel for our trip to Jordan. Travel Specialist Clair Grayland tailored a comprehensive itinerary that met our time and budget requirements. She was repeatedly available for trip planning phone calls (the time difference between London and San Francisco was no obstacle for her). She arranged for an excellent driver to meet us at the Amman Airport and over the next four days he escorted us to Umm Qais, Jerash, the Dead Sea and Petra. Wherever we traveled in Jordan, we felt safe and welcomed. Clair prepared us with travel and cultural tips and our driver was always willing to enhance our understanding. We will be using Audley Travel again.