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Gail F

Gail F

Australia

Aug132014

Tour/Activity

Molokini Sail and Snorkel Adventure

Maui, Hawaii

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

This was a nice relaxing cruise. A bit rough heading out to Molokini but smooth on the way back. The snorkelling was ok - I thought Fiji water was a lot better than Hawaii. BBQ lunch was nice - a bit rushed though. Slowing down for the dolphins was great and going to a place to see the turtles was a highlight for the kids. Would recommend to do this tour.

Aug112014

Tour/Activity

Haleakala, Iao Valley and Central Maui Day Tour

Maui, Hawaii

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

This was a long trip but worth it. Very cold up the top of the mountain even in summer so make sure you wear a jumper. We had a nice clear day and could see for miles. The lunch stop was a bit disappointing - you were herded into this restaurant and basically felt like you had to eat there (not part of the price of the tour - you had to pay). We would of preferred to choose our own place to eat. Would of liked more time to look around at the shops where we stopped to eat.

Aug072014

Tour/Activity

Grand Tour of Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

This was a fun tour and got to see lots of things. Walked down Hollywood and saw all the stars names. Took photos of the Hollywood sign and then did a bit of shopping. Drove down Rodeo Drive but did not stop. Stopped at the farmers market for lunch - could easily miss this as it's just like a big food court. I would of preferred to stop at Santa Monica Pier and eat there - we just drove past it frantically taking pictures of it. We did stop at Venice Beach and had 30 minutes there - really not long enough either - could only choose left or right and then not go all the way to the end. Last stop was Fisherman's Village and could of easily left that out as well - nothing to do but have an ice-cream - would of preferred to have more time at Venice beach (Fishermans Village is used as a toilet stop though, as you would not want to go at Venice)

Aug042014

Tour/Activity

Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam Day Trip from Las Vegas with Optional Skywalk

Las Vegas, Nevada

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

We did the whole package when we visited the Grand Canyon. Took the helicopter down to the bottom of the canyon and then the boat ride on the Colorado River. The helicopter ride was good - a bit cramped as there were 5 of us plus the pilot. The boat ride was ok - really did not go long enough. The helicopter ride back up to the top was a bit scary - it became very windy and you could definitely feel it knocking the helicopter around. We also did the Skywalk which was a bit disappointing - you cannot take your own camera out there so lots of groups were getting their photos taken by professionals and taking up most of the skywalk. It was very crowded and you could not really enjoy the experience of the glass floor. As we did the whole package we did not get to see much else. The bbq lunch supplied was great but once again we had to guzzle that down as time was running out. The Grand Canyon is a beautiful place and is well worth seeing. I would recommend this tour but remember that time is limited to do everything.

Aug012014

Tour/Activity

San Francisco Super Saver: City Tour plus Muir Woods and Sausalito Day Trip

San Francisco, California

My Rating
3 star rating: Worth doing

My Review

Muir Woods is a beautiful place to visit - the trees are amazing. We did not see much of the bridge though as the entire time we were there everything was covered in fog. Sausalito is a quaint little place and had some nice shops to browse through and some great views of the city. It was good to do this trip once, but would not probably do it again.

Jul312014

Tour/Activity

Jail and Sail: Alcatraz Tour and Sunset Bay Cruise

San Francisco, California

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

We headed down to Alcatraz from our hotel - you have to make your own way to the wharf which is not really hard to do as most trams take you there. Once again it was a very cold and foggy day even though it was the middle of summer! We did not see the bridge only the base of it. Alcatraz is worth visiting and has that feel about it. We also did the sail tour in the afternoon/evening. Not much to see as it was foggy so you could just sit back (inside as it was freezing outside) and enjoy the food and drinks. Would recommend both aspects of the tour but just remember if it is foggy (like always) you will not see much.

Jul292014

Tour/Activity

Whistler Small Group Day Trip from Vancouver

Vancouver, Canada

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Absolutely loved this tour and would highly recommend it. If I went back to Canada I would do this tour again. Whistler is a quaint little ski village with lots to do and see. Definitely need the time to spend there and would probably consider staying there the night next time. The views are amazing - it was not that cold as we went in summer, however, there was still ice in some patches.

Jul282014

Tour/Activity

Vancouver North Shore Day Trip with Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain

Vancouver, Canada

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

This tour is worth doing. We loved Vancouver and all it had to offer. You stop at the Salmon fish hatchery on the morning tour. This was good to see. The suspension bridge was great to do - really not that scary. We did the tree tops and cliff walk as well. Time was bit limited and you really had to push yourself to do everything in a short amount of time. Grouse mountain was fantastic. The sky ride up to the top was a bit packed though - felt like sardines in a tin can. The views were fantastic though and up the top was just beautiful just to walk through and enjoy the scenery. We did not watch the logging show as we had already seen one in Alaska plus it was a very sunny day and there was not any shelter from the sun - this did not stop heaps of people watching the show though. The bears were lovely and we saw them several times walking through their huge enclosure. All in all we had a great time and would highly recommend this tour.

Jul272014

Tour/Activity

Vancouver City Sightseeing Tour

Vancouver, Canada

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

I would recommend to this tour at the start of your trip to see everything Vancouver has to offer. Loved Stanley Park - really need a whole day there as it is so big! The totem poles were good to see and gave you a taste of the history behind the poles. Lions Gate bridge reminds you of a smaller Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Granville Island is a bustling little village packed to the brim of people. Finding something to eat (you stop for lunch here) is a task as the food court is packed full. Quaint little shops dotted around the place make for good shopping. The look out at the Harbour Centre is fantastic - great views and we could see for miles - even Mount Baker in Washington! We went back to the look out just on dark as the ticket entry allowed you to go back on the same day - the lights of Vancouver were so pretty. We loved Vancouver and would highly recommend any traveller to spend some time there.

Dec312012

Tour/Activity

Kuala Lumpur By Night Tour

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

We did this tour NYE. The guide was on time and very nice/informative. We went to the Chinese markets before the show and it was great - our type of shopping - bargaining etc. Our guide did warn us before about the inflated prices and that we should start bargaining about 70% lower than what they asked plus they were all genuine rip offs :) We didn't find this stop long enough so we went back the next night and continued shopping. The dance and dinner was great - my husband finds traditional dancing a tad boring but because this dance was from all cultures and kept moving he found it entertaining. Dinner is buffet style and was extensive however if you can't eat curries/spicy food (like me) then your choices are limited. We really enjoyed this tour and would recommend it.

Dec242012

Tour/Activity

Phang Nga Bay Tour by Speed Boat from Phuket

Phuket, Thailand

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

We had done a tour similiar to this one the last time we came to Phuket. The only reason we did it again was to show the mother-in-law the gypsy village. We had bought her some trinkets from there last time and she broke them so she was desperate to buy them again. Our guide was the highlight of the tour - he had been doing it for twenty years and was still in awe of the beauty of the limestone cliffs/islands dotted around the bay. I suppose James Bond Island is worth seeing the first time but not the second. The markets on the island mainly sell pearls and the ladies are a bit pushy. Lunch at the gypsy village is good - you have to try the chicken, yum! We spent most of the time looking around the village - it is huge! The beach at the end of the tour is alright - it was quite and not many people around as we were first there. I didn't swim as the water was not clear. There are better places to swim. All in all it is a good tour and if it's your first time sure why not do it. This tour does not do the canoes so if you want that then there is another one similar which we had done on a previous trip.

Jun242009

Tour/Activity

Bali Monkey Forest, Mengwi Temple and Tanah Lot Afternoon Tour

Bali, Indonesia

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
This is definitely worth doing. The monkeys were fantastic and well behaved - they do jump on you, but they're very friendly. We did see the sunset at Tanah Lot. I know alot of people haven't who have done this tour but our guide waited until the sun set, which was very beautiful. We cannot speak highly enough of our guides for all our trips using Viator. They have been very friendly and informative.

My Photos

  • Mengwi Temple
  • Monkey Forest
  • Tanah Lot

Jun232009

Tour/Activity

Bali Kintamani Volcano, Ubud and Barong Dance Full-Day Tour

Bali, Indonesia

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
We had an absolutely fantastic time. We saw and experienced the Balinese culture. The Barong Dance was spectacular, and well worth seeing. The view of the volcanoes and lakes and surrounding mountains are breathtaking. Who made it great were the guides. We cannot speak highly enough of them. They were very informative and friendly and took the time to answer all our questions. This trip is well worth doing if you want to see the real Bali.

My Photos

  • Wood Sculptures
  • Wood Carvers
  • Barong Dance
  • Kintamani Lake
  • Mount Kintamani
  • Barong Dance

Jun222009

Tour/Activity

Singaraja and Bedugul North Coast Bali Mountain Tour

Bali, Indonesia

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
We had an absoulutely fantastic time. We saw and experienced the Balinese culture. Who made it great were the guides. We cannot speak highly enough of them. They were very informative and friendly and took the time to answer all our questions. This trip is well worth doing if you want to see the whole of Bali and experience everything it has to offer.

My Photos

  • Markets at the Waterfall
  • Traditonal Batik Art
  • Mountain Country
  • Markets in Bali
  • A Temple in Bali
  • Fantastic Guides
  • Waterfall
  • A View of Bali

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