Reviews of Craft Travel Group and our trips
"Our trip to Brazil was fabulous! We had a varied trip - all arranged by Craft Travel. Starting with Juma Lodge in the Amazon, short trips to Manaus and Brasilia, Carnivale in both Salvador and charming Paraty and ending with the Winners Parade in the Sambadrome in Rio.
Our guides were all superb and we learned a great deal from them. Hotels were all excellent- from modern to charming. One of our favorite experiences in Rio was a walking food tour through markets and restaurants, eating local foods we had not known. All 6 of us were delighted with services of Craft Travel."
Hi Julia, Happy New Year!!! Thank you for making our trip exceptional! It was truly a remarkable trip and Chile has now become one of our favorite places if not favorite! Amazing. The sheer variety of landscapes and the amazing generosity and kindness of the people is just unbeatable! And the fact that we were able to do a variety of activities from river floating to horseback riding, biking, trekking etc...that you "rightsized" for my son just made it the perfect trip. Best family trip ever! Thank you so much for that. And your recommendations were totally on target :)
"We took a chance on using Craft Travel/Brazil Nuts and could not have been happier. Prior to our trip they answered all of our questions promptly and really listened to what we wanted. Nothing was too much for them to arrange and we had a fabulous trip. Everything was well planned, customized to what we wanted to do and the guides were amazing. The hotels were memorable."
"Dear Julie and Holli, We wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful time during our vacation in Argentina and Chile. The hotels and excursions you planned were terrific. We loved the guides too. Alicia in Buenos Aires, Martine who guided us in El Chalten and the staff at Patagonia Camp were exceptional. Your service was great!"
WOW! The trip was amazing! Everything was spectacular. I cannot thank you enough.
The flights went off without a hitch, the ground transportation was perfect. The hotel was excellent. We really got lucky with the switch from Posto 5 to Posto 2. Atlantic Ave was barricaded down at Posto 5 since that was the open water swimming venue. Being up at Posto 2 was perfect.
My only regret is that I bought into the bad publicity about the conditions of Rio. Rio is incredible. The transportation around the city was easy. We were less than a block from the Metro and rode it most everywhere we went. We did the bike tour on Tuesday morning. Jan and Philip were great. I told them that you gave me their name. Carla, our guide for the Corcovado tour, was great. She even helped us get dinner reservations at a beachfront restaurant on Ipanema. On Wednesday we hiked up to Sugarloaf (half way). To top it all off,our daughter Leah won a Bronze and Gold medal! Thank you again for all your help. We could not have had such a great time without it."
"After reading Lonely Planet Brazil,and knowing we would travel to Rio, Amazon, Sao Paulo, and more, we realized we needed insider information & booked with BRAZIL NUTS! Loved the service, the bookings and the prices! The trip was no hassle from start to finish and even when 4 out of 5 of our group traveled from different areas, and changed plans, Brazil Nuts accommodated us immediately! I cannot say enough, the entire trip was absolutely wonderful!!"
"Hi Julia and Holli, Happy New Year! We are back from a fantastic vacation and I wanted to thank you for making our vacation so memorable. All the arrangement you made were awesome. Every pick up, transfer, guide etc were great. We even lucked out with great weather. We are happy to refer your services to our friends."
"Hi Julia, Holli. Happy New Year!!!
We returned a few hours a go from our trip to b\Brazil and I couldn't wait to send you this note.We had a an amazing amazing family vacation!! Despite our last minute very specific trip requests, 5 of us to accommodate and the crazy holiday season - you were able to pull off a really great, intense, diverse, fun and interesting trip for all 5 of us. Brazil is amazing and already, we cannot wait to go back. The locations you picked were different and each had a unique focus - in Paraty we enjoyed the warm waters and colonial feel, in Rio the views and beaches, at the Iguassu Falls the boat ride into the falls, and in the Jungle swimming with the dolphins. The hotels and their locations were also spot on and had all the facilities our kids needed. Also, the transfers from place to place were seamless and the guides were super nice and helpful. The trip had a a bit of everything we looked for - adventure, comfort, relaxation, kid-friendliness and adult focus as well. So, thank you for the hard work, again - I know it was not easy. Gil and I really appreciate your patience and diligent work.Best, Annie and family"