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Desiree R

Desiree R

Canada

Jun162014

Tour/Activity

Lima Open-Top Sightseeing Tour with Optional Callao Tour

Lima, Peru

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

Excellent guide with very good command of English

Jun152014

Tour/Activity

Temple of Pachacamac Half-Day Tour from Lima

Lima, Peru

My Rating
1 star rating: I do not recommend this

My Review

Drove to site through slum areas , no scenery, very few buildings have been reconstructed, guide was very difficult to understand, very poor English pronunciation, could not answer questions about the site due to lack of command of English language, he was better suited for the Spanish speakers

Oct052013

Tour/Activity

Singapore Hop-On Hop-Off Pass: Open-Top Bus and Bubble Jet Boat

Singapore, Singapore

My Rating
1 star rating: I do not recommend this

My Review

What can I say! TERRIBLE!!!!!
I have taken the red bus Hop on Hop off all around the world but this company is disgusting! They do not provide earphones like the red bus company nor any taped or live commentary on the bus. One bus had a voice over (one could barely hear at the upper level) that named only the stops when the bus driver decided to stop, no history or information about the city was given. When you buy the ticket at the flyover station, the reception rushes one through the line..no time to tell you that there are no earphones ( I found out later the earphones costs $2, a waste of money since there is no commentary) and no information on the bus. A map was given so it was up to the tourist to follow the map and read where we were driving..no chance to look outside and enjoy being told about the landmarks like in the other countries when we ride the Red Bus. I was so frustrated with the two buses I rode that we decided to do the sights on our own. I am writing a review on Trip Advisor. I am a world traveler who has been to every continent and been on every hop on hop off of the RED BUS company so I have an informed opinion. I give this company a minus 1!!! Take them off your list. People who give this company a positive review have not been on a "real hop on hop off". They may think it is only transportation.

Sep212013

Tour/Activity

Batu Caves and Temple Tour from Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

My Rating
3 star rating: Worth doing

My Review

The driver/guide was polite, friendly, professional and while driving provided us with very good information about the city and tour. The traffic was very bad so we did not get to all the locations described in the tour. The driver apologized. I do not recommend that time be taken out of the tour to visit a batik factory since it is merely for sales since about 2 minutes are spent on a demonstration of how batik is made. The rest of the time a sales person follows you around hoping you will buy the overpriced items. Note: The driver tells you about the Batu Caves, then lets you explore the caves on your own. Other guides went into the caves with the clients. There are 320 plus steep steps to climb to the entrance then more steps inside the cave. I believe that is the reason our guide did not accompany us up the steps and into the caves.

Nov232010

Tour/Activity

Chichen Itza Day Trip from Cancun

Cancun, Mexico

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review
* Excellent English speaking guide, well versed in the history of Chinchen Itza and Cenote * Prompt bus pick up and guide kept everyone on schedule * excellent bus driver * Excellent buffet lunch-our bus was first at the restaurant so we had plenty to eat...restaurant became very crowded when we were ready to leave * Two and a half hour trip 1 way with 1 hour stop at Cenote, 1 hour for lunch and 3 hours at Chinchen Itza * Recommendations: 1) Had difficulty reconfirming. 2)Do the Cenote swim last after the 3 hours of walking in Chichen Itza

Jul262010

Tour/Activity

Tuscany in One Day Sightseeing Tour

Florence, Italy

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review
full day with lots to see Knowledgeable guides Lots of wine provided at lunch at wine estate but tour -poor- Not as comprehensive as I have experienced in places such as Niagara on the lakeCanada or in the wine country of South Africa Very good value for the cost Not recommended for people with walking difficults since there is a lot of walking and climbing.

Jul242010

Tour/Activity

Florence City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Florence, Italy

My Rating
1 star rating: I do not recommend this

My Review
Busses did not stopor slow down at points of interests for photo ops..... only if a client wanted to get off or on Drove at break neck speed so filming and photographing was impossible Bus drivers were only interested in completing routes in record time I have been on many Hop On buses eg Singapore, Cape Town, Istanbul etc and the experiences were excellent Staff on board did not care about customer needs only their on time agenda

Dec042009

Tour/Activity

Rio de Janeiro Half-Day Walking Tour

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
This is an excellent way to see the downtown core of Rio de Janeiro! The walkabout lets one experience the environment that is not available on a bus tour. In our day tour there was no indication of the dangerous environment that had been predicted in some travel information obtained before we arrived in Brazil. Rio is like any other big city in the world, one has to be aware of time and place!

Nov282009

Tour/Activity

Rio de Janeiro Airport Roundtrip Shuttle Transfer

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review
We had to wait close to an hour for the airport to hotel transfer because the shuttle only comes on the hour. The driver was very prompt for the hotel to airport shuttle. Driver spoke English and was very polite and friendly.

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