If the review says "Reference Available" (as almost all of them do), these guests are willing to share their experiences and opinions with you -
Barbara Arbes (For Her Daughter)
Athena is still in New Delhi, and congratulations to your company that things are fantastic...guides/drivers could not be better! I appreciate all the time and effort you put into this small booking and taking it on for me...thanks so very much!
I am really looking forward to spreading the news to clients and the travel agent community about your wonderful services..!!!
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Hugh and Nancy Menke
March 2013 We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of India, primarily because our Tour Director was always so vigilant and kind. He tried his best to make us happy and comfortable, sometimes, under challenging conditions, e.g. crowded Varanasi and long van rides. He even rescued a carry-on bag that we left in the overhead compartment of the plane. For me (Nancy) being in Varanasi with his explanation of what we were seeing was the real highlight of my trip. India is a fascinating country. I would like to come again.
I know it sounds silly but I wish you could change the name of your tour company--it implies less than it really is. Our group came up with the name, "The Real India", which I think would capture the attention of especially, the American tourist. Bottom line, I thought the trip might be more stressful because I am older and not accustomed to too much change but it was an "easy" tour in that regard. Nevertheless, the name does not nearly tell the magnitude of the experience and how very special India is. The hotels were excellent. The rooms, service and food were all great. The pace of the tour was not too fast. We wish we had included Udaipur. We may be different from others, but we would have appreciated a quick stop along the road on occasion to hear our Tour Director explain about the crops and farms that we were driving by. Our Tour Director is an exceptional young man. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. SMALL GROUP TOURS
I just wanted to thanks you again for an amazing trip. We have travelled extensively and used many tour companies buteasy tours was the most organized and caring of all of them. The guides, facilitators, and drivers were all top notch.
We truly had a great time (especially the Taj Rambagh Palace, was worth it).
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February - March 2013
Just wanted to take a moment to say Thank You Easy Tours. Words cannot convey our gratitude. What a quality tour. We were given the upmost care and attention. What an amazing place to visit. Our Tour Director and driver were exceptional. Your culture and history are so interesting. In addition, you always kept an eye out on us to make sure everything met our expectations and made sure we were happy and safe. THANKS AGAIN. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. SMALL GROUP TOURS
Maryellen Gurnon and Marie Gurnon Luxury Train Tour plus Independent Travel March 2013
I recently returned from India . We had the time of our lives thanks to Easy Tours of India!
I cannot say enough good things about the service we received from start to finish. Booking was a breeze, you were so helpful and responsive to all my questions, responding in a most timely manner, always professional & prompt. Thanks to you and your staff, our trip was seamless. I have been in the travel business for 30+ years and have not encountered such superior service. You should all be proud of that, it did not go unnoticed.
Every detail of our trip was meticulously handled, and the staff we encountered, just phenomenal! Our facilitator was always in place, smiling and helpful....popping up like a Genie whenever we needed him! Our driver was so sweet and careful and such a great driver (in the land of maniac motorists). The two of them never left our sides in public, and we felt so protected and safe with them. Very good companions-we miss them.
I would be honored to recommend your company most heartily to anyone contemplating a journey to India . It was a pleasure to have traveled with you!
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Sussanah and Stefan Ullrich February – March 2013
Now that we have had a chance to rest up from our trip to India we wanted to tell you and all your colleagues at Easy tours of India how much we enjoyed our incredible trip. From the first moment we arrived until the last moment in the Airport when we left we were given the utmost service and courtesy. We were spoiled completely by your staff, who all did their jobs impeccably - creating a seamless luxurious and extremely informative trip. Without your guides, we would have been lost amongst all the treasures we saw in India. With them at our side, we learned so much and enjoyed the excursions very much, despite our somewhat ambitious schedule. The opulent hotels were really honestly opulent, and in and of themselves a destination to visit.
Your guide in Varanasi was wise and witty, and did everything he could to make our trip extremely enjoyable. Please thank him again for his hard work. We will remember him very fondly.
Our Tour Director for most of the trip was such a wealth of information and detail, with an obvious love of his country and its history and complex culture. We so enjoyed our time with him - we were in fact, quite sad, when it was time to say goodbye to him. His sense of humour and warmth made him a perfect partner for our journey. We have many nice pictures, which we will be sending to him soon. Everything he planned and did with us worked out to the exact minute, and the exact letter as it should. He was patient and thoughtful, and rearranged a few details to suit our needs (and our weary feet) incredibly punctual and exact - having everything ready for us without us ever having to ask. He is obviously a man of many talents and interests and skills -I would recommend him (and your company) without hesitation to any of my friends. We hope to visit India again in the not so near future, but we will have to make sure that he is available to accompany us.
I have also sent our India Specialist in the States a copy this letter, so he will know how much we enjoyed the trip that he prepared for us (twice) with much care and attention. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Toni Thompson March 2013
I cannot rememeber if you I sent you a feedback letter or not on our trip. We had a great trip and you did a great job. We have taken a few extensive tours with drivers and guides so we have a base for comparison. Everyone did a wonderful job. We had a great driver. He was extremely attentive and helpful. When my husband went to the hospital in Cochin, the driver, guide and facilitator all came and offered help. The guide was a woman and she was very good at adapting our itinerary.
Our Facilitator and our driver the last day worked to find us the same restaurant we had enjoyed earlier in Delhi. Our guide in Delhi was awesome. Our guide in Agra was wonderful with his extensive knowledge not only of all history but the best angles for photos, and we loved seeing Taj at dusk and early morning, You did a great job and if anyone wants to talk to us about our trip, feel free to use our names and email info.
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Irina Lukovskaia - Brustman March - April 2013
We are back from our amazing voyage to India and I would like to Thank You for facilitating such a fabulous journey for us. Everything was perfect and completely exceeded our expectations.
I also appreciate your patience and advice regarding traveling with the driver, as to your point train experience would not be as explicit and personable. Hotels:
All opulent level hotels were stunning…….. Monuments: Simply fantastic – we were blown away……. Driver – Excellent – kept us safe and sound - what an experience to be on the roads there…… Guides – All very nice
We are very pleased and are considering another trip to the southern part.
I am very happy to come across your company simply by chance and will be contacting you again when the time comes for the next trip. By the way, could you please let me know what other countries do you cover? REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Linda Smith March 2013 We loved the time spent in India. It truly is an incredible country and we learned so much. The Hotels were beautiful and were very clean and the employees well trained and helpful. We loved the food. Your facilitators, guides, and drivers were efficient, knowledgeable, and courteous. We were able to understand their English or if not they were willing to repeat. With my husband’s hearing problem, I am glad we had an individual tour. We also enjoyed gaining knowledge from personal conversations that I don’t think would be possible on a larger tour. Although all were adequate, we would like to give special thanks and acknowledge three guides for their outstanding service: the guides in Varanasi; in Orcha; and our accompanying Tour Director who was with us from Jhansi to Udaipur. He made our last days in India very special. We were sad to end our journey and say farewell to him. Also the tour Facilitator in Delhi was great. We thought our journey to India was most worthwhile and would highly recommend your company. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Georgina Ong February 2013
Our tour guide in Jaipur and Agra was excellent! He was always conscientiously telling us to watch where we were walking where there were stairs that we were not aware of. He was considerate, smart, punctual, nice personality, loaned us some rupees when we did not have any at Amber Fort to purchase some souvenirs and very patient. I also liked the dinner at the Nobleman's home. Good food, very hospitable and learned lots about arranged marriages and daily family livelihood. Our driver was very attentive, always smiling, he heard me say I wish we could have seen a cremation and saw one person being decorated and deliberately stopped so I could take a photo. It was nice that our guide reported to Guest Relations that Anne missed some of the tour because she became ill and they followed up with a phone call. REFERENCE AVAILABLE.SMALL GROUP TRAVEL
Tom and Sylvia Mullen February 2013
India is truly incredible!!! We have traveled all over the world and nothing can compare to the experience we had in India. Traditional and modern Delhi; Agra and the enchanting Taj Mahal; Jaipur and the elephant ride to the amazing Amber Fort; and Varanasi with the boat ride on the Ganges watching the beautiful sacred ceremonies were unforgettable. Our guides and drivers were outstanding. Our tour guides were very knowledgeable, answered all of our questions and filled our minds with so much information that we learned more than we ever could imagine. Our drivers were so fantastic at maneuvering the traffic that we really enjoyed just driving around and observing all the daily activities in the lives of the Indian people. Our host in Delhi that greeted us at the airport and took us back at the end of our trip made us feel that that we were some VIPS. Our Guest Relations phone calls throughout our trip were thoughtful and considerate and very much appreciated. And of course, our India Specialist in Austin was extremely helpful in organizing our trip and giving us advice as to what to expect, etc. Our only regret is that we weren't able to visit more places, but then, we will have to return in the future for another incredible experience in India! Thank you Easy Tours for making our trip so special!! REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Patricia Werhahn – Three Family Members February 2013
My entire family truly enjoyed our trip to India and Easy Tour definitely made it amazing. We really appreciated the fact that everything was on time and very efficiently organized. We enjoyed all the sites! We definitely would recommend Easy Tour to anyone looking to travel on a private tour in India and if we travel there again, we will use Easy Tour again. Oh and we must have had the best driver in India for the portion of Delhi to Udaipor. He was just amazing! All our guides were excellent except for the one in Jodhpur. All the other guides always very enthusiastic.
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Linda and John Poore February 2013 Our trip was magical. Thanks to each of you at Easy Tours that made this happen. We had the largest female tiger cross the road just 10’ in front of our jeep! (and a second wonderful safari with lots of animals). Leela Palace, Udaipur was uniquely romantic. Everyone was on time and great to work with. Camel ride in Samode through a farm village and the rural town was incredible. Easy Tours staff in USA always responded quickly to us and changed the tour to meet our needs. Guest Relations called us 4 times to see if we had any problems. Our trip was magical due to the planning and people from Easy Tours! (And we did not get Delhi Belly since we only ate in E.T. hotels and prepaid restaurants). REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Betty, Joseph and Denise Pickard February 2013
Thank you Easy Tours for a wonderful thought out trip. We saw and learned so much about India. The sounds, sights and smells (good and bad) were wonderful. Your guides were excellent, and most were fun to be with. Your driver was a standout. So was the guide in Agra. We hated to see our driver leave us after our many days of being together. Liked Easy Tours calling us along the way. We had a problem at the end of the trip with delayed flight which was handled very well by your office.
We were tired! Maybe too much traveling, but we saw so much. Bottom line, we had a wonderful trip and recommend Easy Tours to everyone REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Francine DeFrance January 2013
I found Easy Tours of india through a Google search, so it was your very professional website that attracted me to look into your tours. I was convinced it was the right tour for me because of your ongoing communication and the thoroughness of your itinerary and orientation materials. The trip held up to my expectations from the start. The hotels were very impressive and provided outstanding service, comfort, and generally good food with many choices. Our Tour Director was well-informed, enjoyable, helpful, and very professional. The tour itself held amazing experiences. My favorites were the morning we spent on the Ganges in Varanasi, and the safari excursion in Ranthambore National Park where we observed a female Bengal tiger in her natural habitat. It was magnificent. There were so many memorable moments on the tour, it is not easy to choose.
The small group we traveled with was a fortunate mixture of experienced travelers who could flow with the situation and were flexible and friendly.
Easy tours gave me a well-rounded introduction to the complexities and beauty of the Indian culture, terrain, and its people. It also left me wanting to know India more which is a compliment to your extraordinary services. REFERENCE AVAILABLE.SMALL GROUP TRAVEL
Debbie and John Kilmer January 2013
John and I will always remember our trip. Before we went I had not the least bit of understanding about India. Now I feel that I have a foundation that will allow me to continue to learn and think about this complex and important place. We are grateful for the care and attention that went into the arrangements at each stop along the way. The kindness and patience of your employees and the local guides and drivers as we explored and asked innumerable questions was much appreciated. We were impressed with the knowledge and insight of our guides, especially the guides in Agra, in Udaipur and in Orcha. They were superb. Our driver in Khajuraho and Orcha was extremely thoughtful and reassuring. I am certain that you are aware that our driver through Rajasthan is a treasure. He is extraordinarily skillful and very fine company. Our travel facilitators were very helpful, especially in Agra and in Delhi. Our hotels were comfortable.
We are glad that we found Easy Tours and are grateful for your guidance in planning our itinerary as well as for making the arrangements that made this memorable experience possible.
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Mary Hu Group(36 Guests) January 2013 My group and I had a wonderful time in India. We worried about the health issues before we left for India but it did not materialize. Nobody in my group had any significant health issues that required medical attention. We had 2 medical doctors in the group and my husband brought along a small scale pharmacy but the business was slow to none. Very good news to all of us.
Best of all, you assigned us a very good tour director. He was very knowledgeable and easy going. His accent was minimal and we understood him easily. He was a good story teller. We were mesmerized by his stories of the history of India and its colorful culture. He was able to answer all our questions.
Everyone was very impressed by the services provided by Easy Tours of India. The goodwill gestures were unheard of and we were thankful. The initial planning for the trip guided by you made it rather easy. The price you quoted us was quite fair. Our Guest Relations Manager was also efficient and helpful guiding me along the way in a timely manner. She even took time after work to meet us in Jaipur. You had your India contacts checked on our group in every city we visited.
Our initial sentiment before we left for India was "I'll Never Do It Again". However at the end of the trip it became "I'll Nevertheless Do It Again". Thank you for taking good care of us. You provided us 5 star services. If any one asks me whom to go to to book a trip to India..... Easy Tours of India of course!
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David and Roberta Frank January – February 2013
Thanks to both of you for the planning and execution of our trip. Your hard work and expertise truly gave us a fantastic overview of India. The sights were beyond our wildest dreams and the appearance of guides, facilitators, and cars assured us of an easy and carefree trip. The guides, sights and all of the Easy Tour staff made us feel at home and their knowledge and love of the country made this much more than just another trip. An extra kudo to our first and last facilitators as they stood out as going that extra mile.
Please pass this E-mail up the chain of command so that your quality services are known to all. Feel free to use us as references for future travelers. Once again, thanks for your help in making this one of our favorite trips.
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Paul and Leslie Monahan Jan 2013 We were very impressed by Easy Tours from the beginning of our planning stage for our trip to the very end. They followed through on every detail and even called us three times at our hotels during our trip to make sure everything was okay. Our Tour Director who was with us for the entire tour was wonderful - very knowledgeable, personable and caring. Heensured that everything went smoothly and that we all had a good time. All other staff members in Delhi and Jaipur plus all our drivers and crew were excellent, especially our Visit Facilitators in Delhi and Jaipur. It was a very memorable journey and we look forward to booking a future Easy Tours trip to India. REFERENCE AVAILABLE.SMALL GROUP TRAVEL
Debbie Morrow Jan 2013
We loved everything about the trip from beginning to end. The people everywhere we went were very gracious, curious, polite, and friendly. The tour guide in Hassan was exceptional. He really knew his history. All the tour guides were great. Overall! lt was a wonderful experience and I fell in love with India - more so than before I got there. LOVELY people! That was THE best part. The world could learn a lot from the Indian population. I hope to come back sometime soon.
No suggestions for improvement. I loved the experience! It was awesome!!!!!!!!! REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Danielle and Dave Kilpatrick Jan 2013 Every aspect of the tour was excellent. Our India Specialist in the US office did a great job designing the tour and making recommendations for our itinerary. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
I'm happy to inform you that on Sunday, the 20th of January, I got back home after my 20-day adventure in India. Everything was perfect, the tour was arranged and fulfilled absolutely at its best, all systems went like a Swiss watch.
All in all, I'm fully satisfied with the tour and its excellent organization and would like to express my sincere gratefulness to ETI for the great job done. Thank you very much. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
James and Alison Cunningham
Well here we are back in Australia, what a shame.
We wish to convey our sincere thanks to all of the Easy Tours crew in India , Nepal and the U S. We cannot express our thanks enough to the way we were treated it was a total professional and quality tour we had with you. The whole way through, from start to finish, we were treated like royalty and given the utmost care and attention. Everywhere we went the area facilitators, guides and especially the drivers, were exceptional. The guides and drivers are expert in the custom, history, geography and possess an exceptional knowledge of the area. There are some 'stand-out' people and I will forward their names after I have been through my diary.
India, as they say is truly an amazing place and Easy Tours made it even more amazing for us. I will forward a more detailed account of some of the highlights (most days) once we have settled in.
Thank you, Guest Relations, so much for your communication whilst we were in India, it makes all the difference to know that we were being kept an 'eye on' to make sure that we were happy and safe, it is truly appreciated.
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Jihan Saba - Four Family Members
Dec 12 - Jan 13
Our trip to India was outstanding in every way! Easy Tours was exceptional. Our driver for most of the trip was excellent as well as our Jaipur guide and our guide in Agra. The whole family learned a lot and enjoyed the architecture, culture and cuisine. Thank you REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Jan 2013 We had a great time. We felt well supported the entire trip. transfers were smooth, guides excellent, trip design was great. We would like to return for a Rajasthan trip in a couple of years and will call on you again. We have already given your name to a few friends! REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Venkit Iyer - Seven Family Members
We had a very good experience with Easy Tours of India.
The entire trip went very well without any problems or glitches.
All of the staff members of Easy Tours of India were prompt, courteous and helpful.
Without their help we would have been stranded.
We shall certainly recommend your organization to all our friends. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Carol Suchman - Six Family Members
To sum up our India trip- I would say amazing, magical, adventurous, incredible.
The trip you set up for us was very well planned, distance, locations, variation etc. The Oberoi Hotels are the most amazing, gorgeous, luxurious places on earth with locations, food, service beyond explanation. Each location had the rooms we requested and we had absolutely no problems. Your planning of the Oberoi near the airport was inspired as it made the trip so much easier and we loved the hotel! If we had gone all the way back to Delhi each time it would have ruined the trip. We had no stomach or any other health issues, but we only ate in hotels.
We were met at the airport upon arrival by the first of our many efficient, friendly and informed tour guides. They were flexible and met our personal needs and gave us a very good sense of the area they were showing. They gave us a great feeling of care and customized our trip to our interests. They provided wonderful perks like rickshaw rides after a long walk and wonderful lunches in the sun. We also felt we could always call you if we had a problem.
The boat ride on the Ganges was incredible- as was the service after. Our guide actually got us seats upfront. He was lovely. He also negoiated lots of purchases for us. The tour of the Taj Mahal was perfect. We loved our guide- he was fast and to the point and a mover and shaker. The family we had dinner with in Delhi was warm and charming and a real highlight. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
I want to thank you for planning such an amazing itinerary for me and Dan. India lived up to my expectations and beyond. It is such a rich country in history, culture, cuisine and an amazing human tapestry. I want to give you some feedback about my impressions and experiences. Overall I would rate the trip as a 10 out of 10. The hotels were very good both in sense of accommodation and service. We loved Rajasthan and we especially want to comment on our driver. He was fantastic which was good as he spent 10 days with us. He was the most attentive driver. He always looked neat with his pressed cloths. Was professional. Drove very well. Was polite and completely understood Dan's desire to photograph a lot and my desire to discover rural India. He was alert and also offered explanation about different places we drove by when we didn't have the guide with us. I would highly recommend him to your high end clients or any long duration trips. He stopped on the way at villages which were not on the itinerary but were interesting on many levels. He made sure we were always safe and that all our needs were met. We were amazed by his excellent familiarity with all the roads and his excellent navigation. Sometimes he drove for 6 hours or more and never showed signs of being tired. This is a driver that should be used a lot by Easy Tours. He was by far the best driver we had in India.
I also want to comment on three travel facilitators in particular. The first one was in Delhi. He was very thorough from beginning to end and had a pleasant personality. If was nice to have him as the first person to greet us in India as he was able to make us feel good right away. The other one worth mentioning was the one in Varanasi. We casually told him when we were driving to the airport that we needed to pay for extra weight on the flight from Udaipur to Varanasi and were concerned that we would be charged on each leg for the next 4 domestic flights. He immediately called someone he knew at the airport and when we got there we never had to go through check in. We were told to sit down, someone came with the luggage tags and told us we don't need to pay anything. The TF stayed there until we were ready to go through security. He really didn't need to do that and we were very grateful to him. The same kind of service was in Mumbai. We wanted to see if we could leave our luggage at the airport in Mumbai, He stayed with us, checked where we could do it and made sure the luggage was checked in at the right place. All in all, I would highly recommend Easy Tours to all of my friends. The quality of the hotels, guides, drivers, the personal attention to details and the prompt reply when we needed something was truly first class. I especially want to thank our India Specialist in the Austin Office. You were absolutely fantastic. Your deep knowledge of India, your excellent customer service and your natural enthusiasm and charismatic personality certainly made it fun for me to plan this trip and work with you with zero stress on my part.
Our US based India Specialist was very thorough and professional and it was obvious that your main goal from beginning to end was to ensure that we get the best service and the best trip ever. It was really a pleasure to work with someone like you who is so conscientious and intuitive to his client’s needs. You truly understood what kind of a tourist I am and what kind of a tour would appeal to me. You booked an excellent itinerary for us with excellent hotels and guides. I can truly say that I've learned a lot about India and have enjoyed it tremendously and you have made it possible.
Thank you again for such excellent service and for providing us with the trip of a life time of many amazing memories. I will recommend you to all my friends. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Sue and Stan Loar
Nov-Dec 2012 Everything was excellent. The hotels were wonderful. The Delhi Hotel Grand was beautiful, but a little far out of the center. We loved our guides especially in Agra, Varanasi, Orcha, Jaipur and Udaipur. Thank you for putting together an experience we will never forget. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Oct - Nov 2012
I want to thank you for planning such a varied, comprehensive, enlightening two week trip to India for my husband, friend, and I. Our tour guides were knowledgeable and accommodating. India is an overwhelming country (we didn't realize how overwhelming) and Easy Tours made the trip "easy." From the moment we were met at the airport (seeing that sign with my name was a relief) we were in good hands. Our Delhi Facilitator and "go to" person who met us at the airport and escorted us to the hotel put us at ease. He explained our itinerary, and presented our necessary tickets and paperwork to us in a beautiful folder. It is touches like that which made this tour special. We were so happy to see him again at the end of our trip to bring us to the airport. (We also appreciated Guest Relations phone calls to check on us.)
Our accompanying Tour Director in Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, was knowledgeable and gave us the necessary "heads up" about the hawkers and customs of India. He explained the history of each amazing site clearly with just the right amount of information. We felt like we really "saw" India on this trip from all modes of transportation, rickshaw, train, plane, van, car, walking, elephant.
A word about the hotels-the Oberoi, the Raj Palace and the Windermere were unique - each one made us feel at home-the Oberoi knew our names the first day. You were right - these were luxury hotels. This was a trip of a lifetime. India is a place you would never imagine exists in this world. Easy Tours gave a seamless trip to an enthralling location. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Warren Josephson & Jill Brenner
January 2013 Our trip was perfectly designed by our US based India Specialist, absolutely outstanding from beginning to end. Our Tour Director and driver were terrific, as was the guide we had for the 2 days in Varanasi. The logistics all were perfectly coordinated and implemented - giving us the flexibility to map each day exactly to our interests. All of the hand-offs for the flights, train and drives were flawlessly handled - not one moment of anxiety during the entire trip. We thought the itinerary and agenda of sites/activities struck the perfect balance, and ending the trip in Varanasi where we witnessed the sacred Hindu rituals at sunset and sunrise was ideal. Arranging a day bike ride in Udaipur was a lot of fun and injected some well needed exercise into the equation. The hotels -- combination of physical facilities and service -- were the finest we've stayed at anywhere in the world. We loved not being part of a large tour group herded in and out of buses. ! In short, a "tour de force" on all accounts. Needless to say, we would be pleased to provide references for future clients. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TOURS
James Behram and Cynthia Haber
January 2013 All aspects of the tour were excellent. Outstanding! I would recommend Easy Tours to anyone visiting India. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TOURS
Brandon and Gloria Williams
January 2013 My mother and I had an incredible tour of India. We were both first time international travelers and experienced top notch service from beginning to end. We went with a group of ten others with our Tour Director who provided my mother and I with EXCEPTIONAL service. Here’s how. My mother and I were flying to India on separate flights but to my misfortune, I lost my passport in Chicago and was not able to meet her in Delhi. This luckless series of events left my mother at the mercy of being alone on the other side of the world depending on me to be there for support. Our Tour Director was the first to contact me via his personal phone to let me know that my mother was with him, safe and he would look out for her as his own mother. I spoke with my mother on his cell phone and she said that she felt very comfortable and at ease with him and the other tour guides that were showing her around. My mother even took the personal car and driver that I had arranged to go out and see the library and librarians in Delhi. She went alone because of the enormous level of safety that she felt during the entire trip. After I arrived three days later, my mother told me that Tour Director was with her every step of the way while I was away. That made me very happy. That type of care didn't happen because of pay, but because of authentic concern for my mother whom I love dearly. The things that we saw were majestic, but the people that we met surpassed our greatest expectations. Thanks for the lifetime of memories, Easy Tours you receive an A+ on all areas from my mother and me. We will defiantly recommend this professional tour company to others.
I will put in an additional recommendation for our Tour Director. I recommend that this professional tour guide be solicited by Easy Tours for creative and efficient ideas to make Easy Tours even more appealing and cost efficient. I am a US Army Captain with 13 years of active duty service and recognize that people closest to the action usually have the most practical ideas to make a program or mission run smoother. I recognize ambition, motivation, and invention in people when I see it and our Tour Director is one that you must hear out. Again, thank you for the extraordinary tour and your attentiveness to my recommendations. Namaste! REFERENCE AVAILABLE.SMALL GROUP TOURS
January 2013 Thank you for a wonderful trip! You spoiled us. We want to go back. We alwaysfelt safe, had bottled drinking water available and clean facilities to use. Braced for the worst, I took Pepto Bismol, Immodium and water purifying devices in my suitcase. I did not need them because I did not get sick and felt great the whole time. We took reasonable precautions like washing our hands and wiping them with hand sanitizing towelettes frequently. We were mindful of, and appreciated, what our US-based India Specialist told us just before we left- to drink the bottled water and eat foods that had been peeled or cooked. It was very nice that Guest Relations called us from time to time, to see how we were doing. The pace of the tour was just right. We usually travelled during the day and got into the hotel rooms late afternoon or early evening. We met other travelers who were going day and night and I cringed at the thought of how tired they must’ve felt. Each day was a new adventure. Different places, modes of travel (elephant rides, rickshaws, TukTuks, train, boat, buses, cars and airplanes) and experiences made the tour interesting. Everything about the trip was as good, or better, than our India Specialist had told us before we left.
Throughout the trip, Easy Tours demonstrated impressive coordination and teamwork, meeting us at airports and the train station, handling glitches and changes with ease. They were very flexible and accommodating of our needs and requests. For instance when we arrived in Mumbai, we needed to take a break and eat brunch before going on the city tour. The Mumbai Facilitator and our guide were very knowledgeable, helpful and patient with us. Later when we had a day in Mumbai before returning home, the Facilitator and Guests Relations and others all helped us get a hotel room during the day so we could rest for the long flight home. That was really nice as well as the shopping opportunity and driver we had for the entire day.
When we were caught in a traffic jam going to Orcha, our Tour Director asked us if we would consider walking to lunch and we did. We enjoyed walking alongside the locals- they, on their way to the temple to worship and us, on our way to lunch. I liked how we walked in the streets sometimes. Otherwise we would’ve been totally insulated from India- only watching from the window of the vehicles. It must be stressful to take tourists to a place like Varanasi where there are so many people of all sorts. We sure appreciated our Tour Director’s guidance and explanation of what all was going on there as he demonstrated when he saved “Kingfisher Stan” from becoming a victim of “Kashi Baba”. Every hotel was the high standard we expected (first class). Each had welcoming staff and good service. Rooms were clean. Including breakfasts with the room charge was ideal. I appreciated, and often used, the computers in the Business Centers and treadmills in the spa/gym areas.
The food was fabulous. Indian food was always available to try as well as Western fare. When we were leaving on early morning flights, the hotels would pack a box of breakfast for us. We would unload the box and take the food in our backpacks on the flights. All the food at hotels and lunches were great. Some of it was little spicy for us. As we learned to ask for less spice, the cooks usually did.
In hindsight, I am so thankful the drivers got us to our destinations safely and simply miraculous that they function effectively with so much consternation in the roadways.
Thanks to the US and India based staff and all others who helped us throughout the trip.
I’m sorry I do not remember the names of everyone who helped us at Katmandu and Aurangabad airports, to and from the Agra train station, the tour guide of the temples in Khajuraho, the astrological guide in Jaipur. All were on time, courteous and helpful.
Huge thanks to our Tour Director for most of the trip. He went above and beyond daily meeting our requests. He did things like fixing my travel partner, Christine’s, suitcase handle, stopping at stores so we could pick up items we needed like camera batteries and beer. Throughout, he really cared about our wellbeing and met any request we had. He explained how life is in India and that was, in part, the purpose of our trip. He was very tolerant of repeating things so we could try to understand all the Moghul kings and historic events related to the palaces and forts we toured.
Our guide in Katmandu was an excellent tour guide. When I asked him what kind of tree we were looking at he said blue pine and then gave the Latin name.
The guide in Mumba, was also an excellent guide, spoke articulate English, was accommodating with what we wanted to see and do.
The guide in Aurangabad was obviously knowledgeable about the Ajanta and Ellora caves, spoke excellent English and tolerant of us when we stopped for photos with locals and went shopping.
Thanks to Easy Tours, we have fond memories of Nepal and India. Easy Tours was the right choice for us on our first trip to Nepal and India. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. SMALL GROUP TOURS
Tony & Ann McArdle
January 2013 We thoroughly enjoyed the tour with our driver and all of the different guides.
Each one was quite different all were enthusiastic about what they wanted to show and tell.
Our Hotels and Palaces were simply gorgeous the rooms very spacious and extremely comfortable. The Christmas Dinner and experience was super. Also the New Year’s Eve Dinner and Cultural Show was splendid.
The Evening with the Nobleman on Boxing Day was really nice. A home style meal with all the trimmings made by his lovely wife was just delightful. A friendly family who made us very welcome. A Trip that was more amazing and more wonderful than we could imagine, seeing is believing. The advertising on Australian TV invites everyone to INCREDIBLE INDIA.....It is so true.
Once again thanks for the follow up, guest relations was diligent too, she called us frequently just to make sure everything was ok.
That was appreciated. REFERENCE AVAILABLE.INDEPENDENT TOURS
Nov - Dec 2012 Our India Specialist was so helpful in creating our itinerary and gave feedback and recommendations of places to visit. It was because of his recommendations that I think I had the best itinerary possible. The tour in Kerala was amazing! It was not a typical tourist area and I loved it. It was my favorite part of this whole trip. It was beautiful and the best of both worlds - beaches, mountains with its tea & spice plantations. I definitely would return to that area and stay at all the lodgings that were arranged for us in that area (CGH8 Bastion, Aanavilasam Luxury Plantation House, and Carnoustie Resort). The service, food, and rooms were exceptional. The tours were amazing, educational, and enjoyable for both south and north India.
We had a wonderful time! The services that your personnel provided were over and beyond anything that I expected. The customer service and follow through was excellent. Our Guest Relations Manager surprised us with a visit over dinner in Jaipur, which was so nice. She is truly a lovely lady and very helpful. We needed assistance with coordinating a time when one of our dear friends could meet up with us during one of our tours and she helped us with that. It was beyond what she needed to do and was more than accommodating. The words that I have to describe India are that the people are “accommodating”, “attentive”, and “hospitable”. Of course, I don’t doubt at all that much of this was due to your hard work at Easy Tours in ensuring that we stayed at the best places, had great drivers and tour guides and facilitators. I have recommended Easy Tours to many people and hope that they contact you for their India travels. I know I sure will for another trip. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TOURS
Nov – Dec 2012 We had a fabulous trip. Everyone that we worked with on our tour was very courteous, helpful and enjoyable to be with. Our driver through most of India was excellent. The guides were all very knowledgeable and a pleasure to spend time with. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TOURS
Nov 2012 My daughter and I took an Easy Tour of India Nov 18th thru Nov 25th. We were very pleased with the professionalism, attention to detail and politeness of every Easy Tours employee we came in contact with. We found nearly all the people we met warm and welcoming, the weather was perfect, the food good, the history of the places awe inspiring, and the Hindu culture exemplary in so many ways. Our Tour Director was excellent. He was intelligent (and great fun!) and more than met our expectations. We were more than pleased with the entire experience and will heartily recommend Easy Tours to anyone. Thank you again. REFERENCE AVAILABLE.SMALL GROUP TOURS
Nov 2012 Hello to everyone at Easy Tours,
We have been home more than a week now, but are still processing the sights, sounds and smells and pictures of India that will be remembered for a long time, as will be the incredible friendliness of the people.
Our hotels were all very comfortable, and all were staffed with very helpful, friendly people. The food was all very good to excellent, and, with only one exception, the serving staff were very good.
The Easy Tours employees were all very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. And the drivers are amazing! Both Russ and I agree that our Tour Director was the best of them all, he made our trip very comfortable and enjoyable. It is no easy job to herd 11 tourists with assorted abilities through the streets of India, but he did it!
Everyone asks: "how was your trip?" We can only say that it was INCREDIBLE! And we are always glad to recommend Easy Tours, just ask us. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. SMALL GROUP TOURS
Nov – Dec 2012. We recently returned from India, and I want to thank everyone at Easy Tours for an absolutely fantastic vacation! There wasn't a single glitch or foul-up despite the fact that we had a pretty complex itinerary with many flights and connections. No matter what hour we arrived at an airport, even in the dead of night, there was a representative and driver waiting to greet us. And they would not leave until we assured them that our hotel room was to our liking.
All of the guides were outstanding and the drivers were also good. We especially enjoyed our driver from Agra to Udaipur. While all of the guides were excellent, we particularly enjoyed our guide in Agra who proved to be a great font of knowledge about the Mughal emperors, the guide in Khajuraho for his in depth insight into the art history and significance of the temple sculptures, our facilitator in Kanha who provided us with a heart warming experience in the small village of Nagoe when he introduced us to an extended family he was related to and where we were welcomed with tea and refreshments into their home, and the guide in Jaisalmer who lives in the fort and conveyed his great love for his home and city. Our guide in Jaipur went out of his way to arrange for us to be admitted to the fort in the evening in order to photograph the sunset from one of the upper story windows.
The hotels were truly opulent, much more beautiful than anything we had expected. There wasn't a bad one in the lot. We loved the Taj in Aurangabad where there was a young manager in the restaurant who perceived that we enjoyed Indian food and made an effort every evening to recommend regional specialties for us to sample. The Trident in Jaipur with a view of the lake palace was also outstanding and had especially wonderful service. We loved the decor and ambiance at the Fort Rajwada in Jaisalmer. In Jodhpur we stayed at the Taj Gateway. We made a very minor complaint about the restaurant to the Easy Tour rep which he apparently passed on to the hotel. On our second visit to this hotel we were met by the general manager who upgraded our room to the Jaipur Suite and provided us with a free dinner. It was much more than our small complaint merited and we were most grateful and actually stunned by his kindness.
Finally, I must mention our wonderful stay at Chitwan Jungle Lodge in Kahna. The room was not fancy but it was large and comfortable. What made this lodge so outstanding was the general manager. He simply cannot do enough to ensure that his guests are enjoying themselves and are well provided for. This attitude permeates all of the staff at Chitwan. The chef would emerge from the kitchen to check if you needed any special preparations and if the spice level was to your liking. One day I asked one of the kitchen people about the gardens behind the lodge where they were growing some vegetables. Instead of a brief reply, he gave me a tour of the garden and explained everything they were growing there, not only for the kitchen but also the section devoted to medicinal herbs. And he introduced me to their gardener. On our last day in Kahna we decided not to rush to Bandhavgarh to try to make the afternoon safari. I preferred to visit some of the small villages near Kahna to photograph the people and their daily routines. The General Manager told me that nearly all of the staff at Chitwan was drawn from these villages and that he sometimes provides books and funds to help send the children to school. Then he and his assistant manager got on a motor scooter and joined us in the villages where he provided introductions for me and facilitated my photographing the people there. This is a man who truly walks in the footsteps of Gandhi!
There were many more experiences that I could outline here but I think you get the gist of it. The trip was a great experience and all the connections and arrangements went like clockwork thanks to the fine coordinators from Easy Tours. We are most grateful. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Delores & Joe Terry
Nov - Dec 2012. We had a few minutes this afternoon so I decided to write and let you know what a wonderful time we are having in India. We are now in Cochin and looking forward to our cooking class this evening. I am so glad that we chose Easy Tours as our company because the real highlight of our trip was our small group experience. We were a very cohesive group and we could not have had a better Tour Director. He has to be the best guide in India. He showed us the real India!
We have seen a great deal of India and have been amazed at the differences. It is hard to believe that we are on the downhill side of our trip because it feels like we just got here. I am looking forward to returning to India someday.
Ron and Isabel Ross Ogden
Nov 2012. Our India tour was outstanding on every level, from pre-planning to execution. Your itinerary was packed with wonderful events and sights that we never even dreamed of. We considered ourselves most fortunate having such a superb Tour Director, for he was helpful, informed, dependable, efficient, conscientious, professional, sensitive to our needs and wants (my husband and I are young at heart but not in years, being over 70), and he was a perfectly delightful companion on our journeys from town to town. He really was the best guide in every way, mature beyond his years taking care of our unique needs often on his own initiative. We parted as family. We had a wonderful driver for the last eleven days who drove with skill and minimal stress. The Tour Director and the driver meshed wonderfully as a team and maximized every day for us. They were truly exceptional.
We were overwhelmed with the excellence of the Taj and Oberoi hotels (palaces really), their staff, the hospitality, the gorgeous landscaping not to mention the luxurious rooms. Even the camel fair accommodations were acceptable, albeit an understandable change in sumptuousness. All our meals included on the road were a pleasure as well. The itinerary was well planned and we even squeezed in some personal shopping time for tiles and fabrics with our Tour Director’s help. My husband and I often commented that we were seeing and doing things in India that we never could have seen or done on our own.
With our own guide and driver and the royal level of accommodations, "opulent" has taken on a new standard for us. We were spoiled shamelessly. India itself was a delight and we enjoyed all the sights and events, the culture and the food, the gorgeous saris and the gentle "namaste" greetings we encountered everywhere. The camel rides and fair, the elephant rides, the tiger sighting (we were lucky!), the surprise of landing during Diwali festivities, the history preserved in the forts and palaces, market place comings and goings, and so much more....India did not disappoint nor did Easy Tours of India company and their support staff in India.
We would highly recommend Easy Tours to India and our guide to any one (and already have done so to folks we know). A++, every one and every thing. Well done. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Nov - Dec 2012. I wanted to post this as soon as I could ... just to let you know how thrilled I am with Easy Tours for securing the best facilitators, guides and drivers. I especially want to commend our guide in Jaipur. He went above and beyond the call of guide duty. Today, since I'm such an early riser and really wanted to visit the Temple of Ganesh above the city, he came early for me and accompanied me as we climbed to the top where we had spectacular views of the city spread out below us. The temple was a very calm and spiritual place and Ganesh has come to be associated with my luck on this trip in many ways so I will be forever grateful to him for taking the time to do it with me. Afterwards, he and I walked around downtown Jaipur down small alleys looking at kite shops, food prep places, and, in general, getting into the rhythm of what it's like to live in such a beautiful city. If there is any way that you give commendations, please do so with him.
Guest Relations has been wonderful to us too and it was nice to know that we could count on her for anything we might need. Your staff is certainly to be commended. Our driver has been great too and sometimes can double as a guide telling us what we are seeing as we drive by.
The guides and driver for South India were helpful also and our facilitator seemed to magically appear wherever we were. Thank you, again, for suggesting that we head south before the weddings. It worked out so great and so many images are burned into my brain that I hope they stay forever. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Kilwehi Kono & Lawrence Miike
2nd India visit with Easy Tours
November 2012. Our trip to Varanasi was excellent! We continue to be amazed by all the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of India. We thought that our guide in Nepal was the best that we have had. He had an easy way with him that belied a highly organized and knowledgeable person. In retrospect I would have preferred to have spent more time in India and less time in Bhutan. If we go back that way, I would definitely go back to India and definitely not go back to Nepal and Bhutan. India was just so much more colorful in every way!!! I also thought it was a very nice touch for Guest Relations to call us during our trip. I did email and tell them that. Other than that, I want to thank you both for a wonderful trip. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Nov 2012. I was so impressed with the way the guides handled everything without a glitch. I was thankful that the guide in Mumbai who picked us up from the airport came even though the political leader Thackeray died and there were concerns there could be processions and so no taxis were running. I appreciated the driver and guide made sure we were not stranded at such a time. Our guide in Darjeeling was also exceptional. I would like to thank our India Specialist for setting up our travels. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Roland and Marianne Kuchel
November 2012. Now that we are back in cold New England, flooded with so many memories of our wonderful experience in India, we wanted to thank you and all of you at Easy Tours for the superb trip you organized and facilitated for us. Thank you for working with us, with excellent advice, on shaping a trip that met our interests and desires. Thank you and all your associates in India who worked with us on the ground to make it such a positive and incredible experience. Your organization could not have been better.
We also wish to commend the excellent guides you provided us at every stop. We learned so much from them, not only about the places we visited, but also the insights they provided on Indian history, culture, religious life, the political scene and the economy. They were well educated, articulate and flexible in organizing the daily itineraries - sensitive to our needs as well as knowing when a sight might be less crowded, switching the order of our sightseeing to avoid traffic. They were all marvelous in their own ways. Although it would be unfair to single anyone out, your guide at Khajuraho had such a refined knowledge of art that he transformed a temple that might well be admired for its eroticism into something spiritual. And as a personality, we will long remember the incredible energy, self-confidence, and native intelligence of your guide at Agra - what a personality.
Your station personnel were invariably helpful and courteous. Again, I hesitate to mention any, but the gentleman at Khajuraho was exceptionally enterprising, providing us a marvelous visit to his home village near the city before we departed for Agra. We also admired the dexterity of your facilitator at Jhansi in getting us into the train!
Finally, please commend our driver from Agra who took us through Rajasthan to Udaipur with expert driving skill and quiet, pleasing personality.
In terms of the hotels selected, you will recall that we mixed and matched several categories and price-levels. We are so happy that we upgraded our bookings to stay in two marvelous hotels with heritage appeal - the Taj Rambagh and unforgettable Lake Palace. My wife and I loved, however, the Trident at Agra where we spent the first night - one of the nicest, non-super luxury choices a really finely run place. For similar reasons, we also liked the Oberoi Maidens in Delhi - its history and nice location between the sights in Old Delhi and the newer city. You obviously have good relations with the management of all your hotels -- in many places we were upgraded and this was appreciated.
Again, many thanks for arranging a most memorable trip. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Feb – Mar 2012. This is very late but I want you to know how much I enjoyed my tour of India from February 26th - March 11th 2012.
This was my dream trip and I can honestly say it was one I will never forget. I was very impressed with the way Easy Tours of India did business. Every member of staff I met in India did an excellent job of representing the company and made sure I was happy with everything in every city I visited. Guest Relations also checked in on a regular basis to let me know she was always available should any problem arise. The hotels were excellent and travelling was very comfortable.
I also want to highly commend our very wonderful Tour Director in Northern India. I cannot imagine anyone doing a better job. Not only was he a source of knowledge about the sites we visited, but was a very pleasant travel companion for my group.
I can highly recommend Easy Tours of India and hope to use your company again as I intend to return to India.
Sincere thanks, REFERENCE AVAILABLE. SMALL GROUP TRAVEL
John Snider and Family (Four Family Members)
Feb - Mar 2012. Without a doubt, the best tour we've ever taken! The ability to customize the tour in the planning stage gave us a tremendous advantage over packaged tours. Easy Tours' flexibility on a daily basis allowed us to get the most out of every destination while reacting to the inevitable bumps along the way (illness, etc.) The local coordinators were all extremely helpful and courteous. Half the guides were simply outstanding. The rest were "just" excellent! They added tremendously to our understanding, comfort and enjoyment. They were able to tailor our visits to our interests and desires rather than delivering canned tours. Their assistance in shopping was also noteworthy. The drivers were unbelievably professional. Having the dedicated, comfortable transportation immediately available saved untold time and energy. Our hotels (traditional, first-class) were uniformly clean, comfortable and nicer than any we would stay in in the US. All had all the amenities and services one would expect in a luxury hotel. All in all, Easy Tours provided us with a true "Once in a lifetime" experience with extraordinary service at a very reasonable price.REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
John Williams and Sylvia Fragner
Feb - Mar 2012. We would highly recommend Easy Tours of India. What a fantastic trip, Captain Sid was just outstanding!! The itinerary was excellent, covered many places we wanted to visit. Our India Specialist in the US office was so excellent and accommodating. He called us right away if we had a question, gave us very detailed and helpful information. We had calls from several staff during the tour to ask how all was going, if the hotels were acceptable. Amazing assistance and support. We really appreciated that the tours were small. I've been on other tours with up to 24 people far too many. Thank you to all those who planned our wonderful trip. I appreciated getting the notebooks to keep a journal of our trip. We never worried about the water because we got plenty on the tour bus as well as two bottles in every hotel. This eased our concern completely. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. SMALL GROUP TRAVEL
Barbara and Robert Stepleman
Feb - Mar 2012. Now that we have time to catch up, I want to thank you and Easy Tours of India for an unforgettable trip. We could not have asked for a better tour company. You exceeded our expectations. We certainly feel that we got what we paid for and more. The tour guides were wonderful as were the drivers. In every city we were greeted by a representative from that city to make sure everything was as we expected. Guest Relations calls were an added bonus. Thanks again. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Janet Ristow (Brian Beck Group)
Feb - Mar 2012. I would like first to give an especially excellent review for our Tour Director throughout the trip, He became a friend, fun traveling companion, and source of much information about the sites we visited. When some of our group had problems or concerns he was right there to make our situation better. I would highly recommend him for any tour in India. Also, our Kolkata guide was also full of wonderful stories about Sri Ramakrishna whose teachings our Yoga Center in California is based upon. These two gentlemen are highly recommended as guides. Our agenda was a bit too full for our group, but our Tour Director adjusted the pace to suit our folks. The hotels I especially loved The Rambagh Palace in Jaipur and the Oberoi Amarvilas in Agra. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. SMALL GROUP TRAVEL
Phyllis Lutjeans (Brian Beck Group)
Feb - Mar 2012. I wanted to thank you for cooperating with Brian Beck in planning our Pilgrimage to Northern India. I have traveled the world and this trip was one of the most spiritual, inventive, special, surreal, humorous, and exciting trips I have experienced. The flexibility, the humor and patience of all were the best. But what was even more special was your Tour Director. You have a gem in him; I hope Easy Tours realizes that. He not only was knowledgeable about almost anything we wanted to talk about but because all of us have a great sense of humor he was perfect for our group. He seemed to be able to discuss anything from early myths, to flowers, plants, animals; whatever came up in conversation. He was able to flow easily with this rather unruly group and we appreciated his concern and kindness to all of us. As you know, in many cases a tour guide can make or break a trip, well he made our trip the best. We all wanted to have him visit America so that we could show him as wonderful a time as he showed us. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. SMALL GROUP TRAVEL
Feb 2012. Excellent trip. The guides were terrific in the three cities we visited (Jaipur, Agra, and Delhi). Our guide in Agra went above and beyond the call of duty for us and is the role model for how other guides should strive to be. The guides we had were all excellent and made the tour a great success. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Dennis and Donna Sprague
Feb - Mar 2012. Our India Specialist in the Austin office helped us greatly in selecting not only a tour but also the 11 days on our own with driver and guide. Our tour director for the 16 day small group tour was the best we have ever had on a tour. He was clear and easy to understand, knowledgeable at all destinations, efficient in all our modes of transportation, and he was also very personable. We would be pleased to have him as our tour guide again. Also our guide in Mysore went out of his way to cover all aspects of that city. Our driver from February 25th to March 1st (Bangalore to Mysore to Nagarhole to Bangalore) was also extremely helpful and took on the duties of tour guide plus driver. We will definitely be touring India again, and we will definitely give Easy Tours of India our first consideration. as you know. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. SMALL GROUP TRAVEL
James Peter and Gayle Kollitz
Feb - Mar 2012 My wife and I had a wonderful time on our recent tour of India. We wish to thank you for the last minute changes you made for us. The guide you found for us in Kanchipuram and Chennai was wonderful. She was a great help to my wife. With her help, she was able to find the things she wanted for our daughter’s upcoming wedding. Our driver was also most patient and very helpful with this shopping. You made it seem like these last minute changes were not difficult but we want you to know that we appreciated your work and that it made a big difference for us.
I was impressed with how well you kept track of us and how careful your organization was to make certain we always made our flights and reached our destinations. Your company is one of the better travel companies that I have worked with. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
William and Karen Carey
Feb 2012. We had an absolutely wonderful experience in India. Your folks were all very professional, knowledgeable, friendly and courteous with us at all times. We will recommend you and Easy Tours every chance we get. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Lauren and David Weinstein
Jan - Feb 2012. We are home from our trip and just wanted to let you know that everything was wonderful. All your representatives, tour guides, drivers were incredible.
We are so appreciative that our India Specialist in the US office recommended our staying at the Rambagh Palace in Jaipur. What an experience - being treated like a Maharaja and Maharani!
Thank you so much for all you did to make our trip so memorable. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Susan and Charles Shubin
Jan - Feb 2012. I just had to tell you how wonderful our trip was and how special you made it for us from the wonderful planning you did, to the great air arrangements and help when I needed it, to the friendly and reassuring calls Guest Relations made - making us feel very secure and looked after. We've had the good fortune to travel with many companies but I tell you honestly yours was the best-flawless.
Thanks again. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Philip and Ellen Pearsall
Jan – Feb 2012. The trip was very well planned and Easy Tours did a wonderful job including guides, drivers, meeting us a airports etc. Thanks. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Peter and Barbara Sapienza
Jan - Feb 2012. We had a five week tour beginning in Jan 2012. Literally everything was wonderful. The staff in the Austin office were great - Very professional, patient, attentive, accommodating. In India, without exception, all our managers, guides, drivers were dedicated and helpful exceeding expectations. This is quite an amazing situation for a long trip! A few stood out, like our lady guide in Mumbai. In Cochin our Facilitator was very nice. In Aurangabad, the guide was very knowledgeable and a fine companion. In Rajasthan, our driver was great. Attentive, caring, and a skilled driver! In Udaipur, guide was fun, and he spoke Italian! I speak some. In Kumbalgarh, our guide for the Ranakpur hike was great. In Jodhpur the guide was one of my favorites of the trip. Smart, engaging, dedicated. The Jaipurguide was a gem. In Agra, the guide brought the Mughals alive for us (again!) In Delhi, our Facilitator was absolutely amazing, for doing everything and being everywhere all at once. In Varanasi, we were fortunate to have the guide we had professor, priest, guide. A fountain of knowledge. On this trip I learned a tremendous amount about India: geography, current affairs, politics, history, religions, society, culture, cuisine, wonderful people, Accommodations, transportation, staff, logistics, connections. Everything happened as planned and like magic. I am happy to recommend ETI to my friends, without hesitation, and I do so frequently. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Monica and Paul Marwah
Jan 2012. I had the most amazing time in India. Easy tours provided a safe and fun way to see India. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience and wouldn't change a thing. Everything went perfectly and according to plan. Staff was amazing and friendly. The tour was directly specifically for my needs. If I wanted to go shopping, I was taken to awesome shops. If I wanted to see an astrologer, an astrologer was on hand. I loved every minute of my experience in India and I recommend no one else but Easy Tours of India. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Raymond Douglas Parkinson / Karen Susan Parkinson
October 11. Every part of our trip was excellent, including help putting together our customized itinerary. At each airport/ train station, the guide was there to greet us and we were whisked away to our next sightseeing adventure. Each day had a very different emphasis - people, culture, architecture, and animals. We loved it all! The highlight was seeing a male tiger from 20 ft. away! Nepal was also a worthwhile addition. Thanks so much to all the caring staff, and especially to our guide in Agra, whose wife had her first baby the day he left us! Torn allegiance! REFERENCE AVAILABLE.
Ellen Cohen / Bob Schwartz
November – December 11. Our trip was great... Our guide is the best guide ever. Full of enthusiasm, fun and very caring. He made our experience very special. Wish India wasn't so far because we would like to return. Thanks for all your help. Ellen and Bob. REFERENCE AVAILABLE.
December 11 – January 12.
3rd Visit to India with Easy Tours This was my third tour with ETI, and once again it was astounding. Planning was excellent with the expert office staff. On the trip, I had fantastic experiences every day! It is truly incredible that India has such a vast wealth of historic, religious and cultural treasures. I was able to see the fortress cities of Rajasthan (including the awesome Karnimata Temple (rat temple) the sites of Mother Theresa (Kolkata) the great Hindu temples of Orissa and Tirupati, and these were just the highlights! One of the most outstanding drivers I have ever experienced escorted me through more than half of the tour. He was truly an outstanding guide. I was able to enjoy all kinds of foods, fresh fruits and lassi (mmm) because of his careful attention. Everything went smoothly and was flawless during my travels the guides, transfers, and transportation were absolutely coordinated and made travel in this ancient land easy! I certainly intend on traveling with Easy Tours again. You are THE BEST! Thank you so much. REFERENCE AVAILABLE.
Dr. Devang Desai and Family (Five Family Members)
December 11. Our trip was spectacular and thank you so much. You guided us well on the properties. The Trident Nariman Point with the deluxe window views was worth it, as by then everyone was tired and we truly enjoyed the view from the hotel. The Taj Gateway in Agra was spectacular on the fifth floor, Guest Relations, Thank you much! The Suryagarh splurge was well worth it- what a spectacular property and hospitality!
Thank you for arranging the semi private rooftop dinner at Hanwant Mahal in Jodhpur. It was incredible! Also, as you would expect of your clients we tried to thank everyone and provide gratuities as best as we could, especially here. Also, thank you for taking care of our fantastic dinner at Legends of Marwar in Suryagargh- our server still makes us smile when we think of him. Finally, please thank the Udaipur office again for arranging our dinner in Udaipur at the restaurant - what a view at night!
Our guides were all quite good- from the one in Delhi to the one in Jodhpur. We loved our guide in Jaipur- he was great with the kids. We really also enjoyed our time with our guide in Jaisalmer, and even got to spend time at his home in the Fort! I really appreciated how you arranged for him to meet us in Ranakpur and stay with us to Udaipur- he even spent an additional half a day with us in Udaipur.
Shopping, as I am sure you have heard- was good and we did plenty. Perhaps, more than we should have! The guides with your contacts took us to very good places with excellent merchants.
I had explored 3 other tour companies before I contacted you. Our India Specialist was very professional and attentive. Finally, when I had difficulty with the itinerary, what convinced me is the suggestions of the hotels that you did instead of the heritage properties due to your experience and tweaking the itinerary to include Kumbhalgarh - this was phenomenal at night! As you can see, I sent you family and friends this year. For us, our family, and friends- only your company exists. We will keep you in mind for our friends and for us in future. Thanks.
I wanted to also thank you greatly for how smooth all our transfers were and how well we have felt welcomed everywhere. Hotels- all hotels have been excellent. Service at Taj Gateway in Agra and Trident at Jaipur have been spectacular.
Overall an excellent experience. I would tour with you all again anytime and highly recommend you. As you know, because of me, I brought you directly and indirectly 3 client families during this same time. Thank you. REFERENCE AVAILABLE.
Sanjay Patel / Stacey Diane Skelnik
Dec 11. The overall organization and execution of our trip was almost flawless. We had an experience that we'll remember for the rest of our lives!! The hotels were terrific as were the tour guides and the drivers. Thank you. REFERENCE AVAILABLE.
Fred Verde Family (Four Family Members)
December 11 - January 12 Exceeded all of our expectations!! Especially when you consider we booked everything only days before leaving and during the Xmas and New Year holidays!! Hotels, drivers, and guides were perfect. Everyone was friendly, flexible, and ready to meet all our wants and needs. Thank you for a trip of a lifetime!! The Verde family. REFERENCE AVAILABLE.
James Westfall Family (Six Family Members)
December 11 - January 12 The guides were great. We were particularly impressed by the Agra guide and the Safari guide. The driver was the best we could have had. All of our party had fun and learned many things. We really enjoyed the traffic scenes and actions. We would not have been able to enjoy India to the same extent without the efforts of the entire Easy Tour staff. Easy Tours was easy to work with. Our India Specialist in the US office kept our interests at the forefront of planning. I think that he went beyond our expectations to provide great service.REFERENCE AVAILABLE.
Andrea Pinto Family (Four Family Members)
December 11 - January 12 Thank you so much for a fabulous, easy, well-organized trip! We were nervous about taking 2 young children to India, but you made it perfect! Thank you so much for all of your planning, helpfulness, and attentiveness! REFERENCE AVAILABLE.
Ms. Helen M. Vasquez / Ms. Amparo Garza Lang
Nov - Dec 11. It is almost 2 1/2 weeks since my return from the unforgettable country of India and I still can't believe I was there and did all of the things that I did. I want to take a few moments to express my sincere appreciation for the top notch qualityof all of your staff, from the Travel Facilitators and Tour Guides to your magical drivers. You are to be commended for ability to select such professional persons to be part of your team.
All of your Travel Facilitators are professional, kind and very knowledgeable about not only the area, but the world in general. I found all of your staff very well prepared professionally. We "nicknamed" some of your staff members. Delhi's first Travel Facilitator we nicknamed "The walking encyclopedia". I was fascinated by his broad based knowledge about places and people. I was totally taken by his ability to answer all of my questions in a simple but through manner. All of the drivers we nicknamed "Magical drivers".
Your tour guides are a special breed all by themselves. Some of your guides are "elegant and classy" They dressed very professionally and with style. We named our Kathmandu guide "Mr. Elegant man" He conducted himself with class and dignity. Always knew what to say and how to say it. His reverence about the Crematory helped us appreciate and respect the most sacred ritual.
Our Agra guide had a special charm and exquisite timing. He was our "philosopher and contemplative" guide. He was the perfect guide to introduce the Taj Mahal to us. He was most respectful of the place and was able to convey to us with reverence how special this place was.
I could easily go on, but I know this may be old news for you and that you are aware of the quality of your staff.
I did, however want to say one more time that you have the most professional and hard working folks I have ever met and I have been on a number of tours in my life. So, please convey to your staff how grateful I am for their time and dedication to make my trip to India, Nepal and Tibet so unforgettable. I will definitely use your company again in the future if and when I go away again.
Again, thank you. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Ms. Dianne Johnson / Ms Juliana Johnson
Nov - Dec 11. Thank you so much for all your help planning our tour of India! I wanted to email and thank you personally for an amazing trip. All of the tour guides, drivers, and facilitators were incredible but I wanted to note that in particular our tour director was amazing. The company is truly so lucky to have him on board. He was not just a tour guide, but a friend to all of us and that is so rare to find. If it wasn't for him, our trip to India would not have been nearly as much fun or comfortable. He helped all of us feel so comfortable and his knowledgeof the country was astounding! I ended up getting very sick and even as ill as I was, I still felt at ease because he were around. He really became a great friend and was more than hospitable. I do hope that the company realizes how valuable of an asset he is.
In addition, our driver in Kerala was amazing! He was so nice and knowledgeable of the area. I truly enjoyed the brief time spent with him.
Overall, the entire trip was just perfect! Everything was planned wonderfully which led to little stress on our side. Thanks so much again and I hope to use your company again in the future!! REFERENCE AVAILABLE. SMALL GROUP TRAVEL
Ms. Mary Dansinghani
Nov - Dec 11. Wanted to get an email off to you but with the return to work on Thursday my office has been a revolving door. The trip was wonderful - more than I ever could imagine. The hotels were superb - each one beautiful with the most amazing staff. In Agra one of the room staff actually made a Taj Mahal out of towels decorated with red and yellow rose petals.
All the guides were excellent. Our tour director was with us most of the journey. He was especially good with me as he took my hand on each set of steps. I found the steps much deeper than ours. With no railings I was fearful of falling with my bad back. Needless to say, he and I made all the steps. With him being my son's name, I said he was my second son.Diane and Julie Johnson were a good match. That probably is due to the universe. We seemed to bond well and were at the same energy pace. Julie was ill and the Easy Tours Staff were good at taking her to the doctor. Very caring and compassionate.
Varanasi was beyond belief. The evening arati performed by the seven priests made the air vibrate. We launched our candles off into the Ganga. Diane and I the following morning were blessed by a priest who just happened to be near the steps to the river. The sunrise was breath-taking.
Thank you and all the staff for making the trip enjoyable. If I live long enough I will definitely take a second Easy Tours expedition.
Again, please report my great pleasure working with all of you. You are beyond the 5 star rating! REFERENCE AVAILABLE. SMALL GROUP TRAVEL
Mr. Robert Salisbury / Ms. Susan Salisbury
Nov 11. Loved India with Easy Tours. There was never a time when we felt insecure and the hotels were magnificent. All the guides were extremely knowledgeable and this teacher felt like an eager student at all times. The very best was “our tour director” who was with us the longest. There was no question he couldn't answer and he was literally a font of knowledge. We felt "at home" with this warm, intelligent and enthusiastic young man. ALL the guides and drivers were great! We had the experience of a lifetime! We're so glad we saw India with your company and we never had a moment of unease. Thank you so much for all your carefully planned arrangements. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Mr. Scott Ira Gertner, Mrs. Deborah Todd Hitchcock
Nov 11. "We have been fortunate to have travelled all over the world and we have always dreamed of going to India. Easy Tours far exceeded our expectations. The guides were excellent, the scenery and culture fascinating, and we learned and enjoyed so much about India. Easy Tours India specialist did an outstanding job of listening to our wishes in planning this excellent trip. In addition to all that, our driver for nine days, contributed so much to our enjoyment and understanding of India during our long drives from one city to the next. He not only was so knowledgeable and anxious to answer all our questions and point out thenumerous aspects of Indian culture, but he made us feel like family. We hope Easy Tours will give him the recognition he deserves. We would definitely use Easy Tours again and would recommend this company to anyone considering a trip to India. Our India specialist and our driver for nine days made our dream come true! REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
The Bennett & Daigneau Families
Oct - Nov 11. We would like to thank you and Easy Tours for a wonderful trip to India and Nepal.
We all enjoyed itimmensely. Thank you also for all your drivers, escorts and guides. They made our trip memorable.
Thank you so much and we will recommend Easy Tours to our friends. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Ms. Aleksandra Victoria Gioe
Oct - Nov 11. India with easy tours was just that a smooth and well cared for tour group adventure unlike any I’ve experienced before. This was a memorable once in a lifetime experience and amazing, unforgettable insight into a stunning culture rich in tradition and beauty. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. SMALL GROUP TRAVEL
Ms. Elizabeth Anness & Family
Oct - Nov 11. I just returned to work and of course been telling my co-workers about your amazing country and what great service your company has provided.
I really want to Thank You for everything!! We've travelled a lot and have never needed so much assistance with all our changes in our tour and I must say that you and your tour guides were very accommodating and patient with us. We really appreciated your wonderful service and we can't express it enough! You and your company are the best ever in making this as wonderful trip as it could have been.
We did get Mama home safe and sound :-) That was so comforting.
Thank you again for all of your Excellent Customer Service!! REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Ms. Stephanie Ayars
Oct 11. I recently returned from a solo tour of North India through Easy Tours of India and it was AMAZING!!
There are numerous aspects of the trip that I could review, but I will try and capture the highlights. I visited Delhi, Varanasi, Agra and Jaipur. PLANNING / BOOKING: Everything in this process was flawless – India specialist in the Austin, TX office answered all of my questions in a very timely manner and helped make hotel recommendations based on my travel preferences. He was a pleasure to work with... and he was kind enough to do a follow-up inquiry upon my return to make sure I had a wonderful time! LOGISTICS: Easy Tours of India made everything easy! I didn't have to worry about local transportation, booking tickets, waiting in line or reading maps! I understand that sometimes those things are part of the adventure, but this trip was about NOT making decisions considering I do that all day long in my career! LODGING: Each of the hotels in the respective cities had a special charm. I've been a professional marketer and worked in hospitality so it's the "details" of a stay that make it special for me. I couldn't have been happier with the hotels selected -- the properties were all very clean, well-kept and full of amenities. But, it was really the staff at each hotel that made the difference for me -- 5 stars! ITINERARY / SIGHTSEEING / EXPERIENCES: My trip was a comfortable balance of local sightseeing or special experiences (e.g., elephant ride in Jaipur) and down time. The days were full, but not too busy to where you can't enjoy each moment. The guides were very good about checking in on me and my energy level and were happy to accommodate adding in things or dropping me off to rest at the hotel. Very well organized and paced. I had asked for some walking to be incorporated and they made sure I got enough movement -- and water! HEALTH & SAFETY: This was an important topic for me given I was traveling alone as a female. I couldn't have been happier-- I didn't have to worry about ANYTHING! I always felt safe, they respected me as a solo traveler and as a woman!
This was truly an amazing experience for me and I would highly recommend Easy Tours of India to ANYONE! I can't wait until I can book a South India trip through them and explore more! REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Mr. Frederic W Glazer, Mrs. Marilyn B Glazer
Oct 11. I want to thank you and your staff for a wonderful tour of India. Your planning wasperfect and everything went as planned. I will recommend your company to anyone I know planning to go to India. Thank you. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Mrs. Barbara Ellen Crane / Mr. William Jeffery Davis
Oct 11. My husband and I have been home a week--recuperating from jet lag and colds - so forgive me for not writing sooner about our glorious trip through Rajasthan with Easy Tours. Our Easy Tours India specialist planned the perfect trip for us, and our guest relations manager, you made it happen. Thank you so very much.
You were completely spot on with your itinerary. Udaipur, Jodhpur and Jaipur were wonders, and the drive from Udaipur to Kumbhalgarh was magical. I'm so glad you routed us through Kumbhalgarh, because the fort, temples and wall were extraordinary. (We also loved the hotel!) Our guide was an excellent host for our fort tour.
Our driver, is the person to whom we owe our deepest gratitude overall. Unfailingly polite, professional and overwhelmingly thoughtful, he was ready with silence or stories, whatever we indicated. Our drives with him were the best part of our incredible journey. Having traveled in India before with various drivers, I know how important a driver is to the experience, and he is the best. He always knew what to do to make our travels even more interesting, including pointing out antelope and, later, a python, in the dim light of evening as we headed toward Jodhpur. We had lots of laughs with him, too. What a wonderful man.
I also cannot say enough good things about your travel facilitator in Delhi (poor man, he had to wait extra hours, because our Bangkok-arriving plane from LAX arrived late, and Thai Airlines had to put us on a flight a little later). He oriented us quickly (we were tired!) and efficiently to our trip and time in Delhi and got us out and in of the Delhi Airport. By the way, I love the journal he gave us. Our travel facilitator in Udaipur and Jaipur were equally kind, welcoming and efficient. You really have a wonderful staff.
Your tour guides, too, were great and told us all we wanted to know about the sights we were seeing and the city they lived in. We really, really miss authentic Indian food--I think I would take the 20 to 24 hour trip again just to taste the spinach saag at the Maidens Hotel (it nearly made me weep in happiness) or the chickpea dish at the restaurant our Jodhpur guide suggested.
Our guest relations manager, I don't mean to leave for last. Thank you so much for all your work on our behalf. All our documents came, all our payments recorded accurately--and I loved talking to you when you called. Thank you for arranging everything for us.
We have already told our friends about Easy Tours of India and will continue to spread your praises. I'll see if you are listed on Trip Advisor and will comment on our great experience if you are.
Finally, thank you for an incredible trip. We thought we had seen the best of India and couldn't love it more than we already did, but you made a whole new experience for us. We're very grateful. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Ms. Barbara Wallace / Ms. Garlyn Peterson
Oct 11. We returned home Sunday night. Our stay in Nepal and India was excellent. All the facilitators, tour guides and drivers were first rate. Our guest relations manager was very helpful to me personally, in arranging to get some medicine that I stupidly left home by mistake.
The hotels were wonderful and all the arrangements your company made for us went very smoothly. We were very pleased with everything Easy Tours did.
We felt your company delivered all the arrangements promised. The accommodations were first-class and everyone treated us with the utmost kindness and respect. We would not hesitate to recommend your company to friends and family who are planning a trip to India and/or South Asia.
Thank you for everything, REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Mr. William Chute / Mr. Mohamed Bidair
Oct 11. I just wanted to thank you so much for the India tour. You all are wonderful. Everything went very well and we are exceptionally pleased with your services. It’s a real pleasure to work with an organization that is well organized and provides the level of services and attention to detail that you all have. We had an amazing time. India is a fascinating country. I’m sure we’ll be back plus our friends and family are very interested for which we will happily pass along an exceptionally positive recommendation for you all at Easy Tours of India. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Mr. Thomas Staley & Family
The trip was really magnificent and we are glad we chose Easy Tours to lead our adventure. The staff was very responsive and attentive and handled all of the necessary details to make the trip enjoyable. For accommodations, the Trident hotel in Jaipur and the Taj in Khajuraho were especially good. Our guides in Agra and Delhi stood out above all the others. Finally, thank you for the help when my mother got sick. You helped us recover and prevented us from missing some of the highlights of our trip. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Mr. Russell Kent Clark, Mr. Glenn Charles Edwards
Oct 11. Just got back from India this past Saturday morning. I wanted to say what a great time we had. Easy Tours does a fantastic job, and I would recommend you guys to anyone going to India.
Thanks for such a wonderful trip! REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Dev Family - Seattle, USA & Fiji
Sep - Oct 11. What drew me to Easy Tours was the quality experience they promised. Our Easy Tours India specialist helped and followed up quite nicely on my requirements and was a pleasant person to deal with.
India/Nepal was a lot take in for a first visit and our hotels, ground transport, transfers, guides and escorts all made a great impact on us having a wonderful time. All the monuments were mostly clean and we didn’t have to wait long amidst crowds. Actually we really didn’t have to do anything except go in, sightsee and enjoy. Our guides and drivers looked after us in a way that we felt safe, cared for and we did not have to worry about being harassed.
The selection of hotels was nice and our stay was comfortable. I thought it was very progressive of some of the hotels to adopt a no individual tip policy. Most people displayed true hospitality without intimidation or obligation. The food was quite nice.
Although all the Easy Tour group of people we met was extremely nice and helpful, I want to specifically mention some of them who left an impression on me:
Our Delhi travel facilitator – such a calm demeanor and the way he behaved was so assuring and caring. I especially like the way he spoke Hindi. I believe he was greatly responsible for ensuring our trip went well.
The driver in Khajuraho – such a pleasant polite guy; I was just amazed that he picked up English so fluently from touring.
Our guide in Varanasi. I loved Varanasi and it was solely because of him, he is excellent. The tour facilitator was very nice.
Our guide in Agra. He is excellent. Both guide at Varanasi and Agra were philosophical; knowledgeable, amusing and truly great people.
The driver from Agra to Udaipur – We liked this guy very much! For starters he could understand our Hindi, very friendly, helpful and a great guy all around.
Travel Facilitator at Agra & Jaipur – very helpful, nice guys. Travel Facilitator at Jaipur amused me.
Team in Mumbai (I like the driver from Orissa he was funny and the way he spoke his Hindi was nice; the guide – very impressed with her and the tour facilitator was very nice and friendly.
Team in Nepal – I have so much praise for our guide in Nepal, another excellent guide. The driver was so skillful and very nice guy. Our tour facilitator was very polite and caring.
Team in Aurangabad – one of my favorite places and the team (guide, tour facilitator and drivers) were all excellent.
Guides and tour facilitators in Udaipur (amazingly very clean) and Jaipur were all very nice. The location of the Delhi hotel was great and a good place to start in India; with the mall next to it I felt like I was in an American mall.
In Aurangabad was the only place I asked for a side trip and those guys were so accommodating.
I also learned a lot and think that India is a truly beautiful country with amazing sites and monuments. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Ms. Diane Woods / Mr. Donald Woods
Sep - Oct 11. I am sorry this took so long for me to get to you. We actually just got back to the United States this weekend. We had a wonderful time. Our coordinator in Delhi was top notch! We had the most experience with him, because we were in Delhi multiple times. All of the other coordinators were very pleasant and helpful also. Our guides wereamazing! Kudos to all of them, especially in Nepal and in Agra (he doubled as an amazing photographer)! We would not hesitate to recommend Easy Tours - in fact I would jump at the chance to suggest it to anyone considering a trip to India. From the first phone call to our India specialist to being escorted to our international flight home by our travel facilitator in Delhi, our experience was what we expected and hoped for. Thank you, Easy Tours, for making our trip to India just that! REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Ms. Lilia Bucio Rahaian / Ms. Dolores Bucio Correa
Sep - Oct 11. After a long recovery from the trip, we finally get our system back to Texas.
I want to thank you for making all the arrangements that made our pleasant India trip possible. Special thanks to folks whom greeted us at the airports and provided the transportation. We, my sister and I enjoyed all the programs on the itinerary. We were especially impressed by the excellent services and the extraordinary facilities that the hotels have provided. Your local guides in India are very professional and friendly. I have no hesitation to offer them my highest recommendation.
We look forward to contacting you for our future tour needs. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. SMALL GROUP TRAVEL
Mr. Mark Culmer / Ms. Nanette Garelis
Sep - Oct 11. My name is Nanette Garelis and I recently accompanied Mark Culmer (from Emirates Airlines) on the wonderful trip to India you and your staff arranged for us. Thank you so much - it was a fascinating and fabulous trip! Every detail of the trip was taken care of and all of your staff of Easy Tours of India were fantastic. The facilitators, the guides, the drivers and the administrative personnel were all very professional, courteous, helpful and so knowledgeable. They all helped to make our trip one of the best I have ever been on. (The Oberoi hotels were amazing as well!)
I had never been to India before and I found it to be a fascinating, interesting and colorful culture and society. The cities were bustling with people (and motorcycles!!) and the driving through the countryside was beautiful. We took so many great pictures and have great memories too! I look forward to returning some day to explore other areas of India!
I have already told friends that are interested in going to India to definitely check into Easy Tours of India as their tour company to use.
Thank you again and many thanks to all of your delightful staff! REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Mr. Ronal Marvin Gittess / Ms. Iris Carol Novit
Sep - Oct 11. I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful time we had on our India trip. The hotels were over the top with a truly accommodating staff. Your staff was also extremely accommodating, always on time, very personable, and very knowledgeable.
I would like to give a special commendation to our driver from Agra who stayed with us till Udaipur. He went above board to keep us comfortable and was always pleasant. People always complain when things go wrong, so I want you to know how nice this man was.
I would certainly recommend your company to my friends who are interested in travel to India. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Mr. Vijay Persaud / Mrs. Anita Persaud / Mr. Donald B Kanhai / Mrs. Surujdai Kanhai
Sep 11. We are back safely from our visit to India, and wanted to capture some of our experience and suggestions.
Firstly, many thanks to our guest relations manager, who has stayed in contact with us during our entire trip, this made us feel that you care.
Here is a summary:
1. The train and visit to Agra was great, no issues.
2. Jaipur was excellent, the tour guide, was great.
3. Our travel and stay in Vizag was superb, as our host did a great job during our stay.
4. Cochin and the back-waters was the high-point of our trip. The coordinator and his boss were excellent, they went out of their way to ensure our well being and comfort. We enjoyed the house boast and the backwaters.
5. Our stay at the Taj was excellent; we enjoyed our time in a beautiful facility. The coordinator and his boss did an excellent job getting us back to the Airport, as there was striking on the streets. Many credits to the Cochin East Tours team, they did an excellent job all around. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Ms. Nicole Loo
Jul - Aug 11. I had the most wonderful, unforgettable time with Easy Tours of India for my Delhi-Agra-Jaipur trip in August 2011. Though I was traveling alone, I did not feel alone with my protective coordinators, guides, and drivers. I actually felt as if I were with close friends. Thank you thank you for such a great time. There are multiple things that I would like to highlight and commend regarding your company.
1. Our India specialist - I am so glad that you took a chance on me and were persistent that your company was the safest optionfor me as a young lady traveling alone. I appreciate how you were very detail-oriented (like most of your colleagues), professional, and patient. I was impressed when I received a phone call prior to my departure making sure that all was in order and to wish me safe travels AND during my first night in India to make sure I was okay. After seeing how much difficulty and drama my friends went through who booked with other Indian agencies, I feel especially grateful to you.
2. Our Delhi travel facilitator - First, happy belated birthday to you back on August 3! You were so wonderful to meet on my very first day in India. You kind of remind me of myself. Thank you for making sure all details were in order and ensuring I got all meals without being overcharged. Thank you for being "motherly" in the way you arranged my trip so that I was cared for and happy. It is very clear that you love your company and want to see it succeed.
3. Our Delhi tour guide - You are probably the best tour guide I have ever had! I was amazed by your knowledge and passion for your country and learning about global affairs. Thank you for being very conscientious about making sure that I was comfortable, safe, happy, and all my questions were answered. I did like how you would check in on me several times during the car ride to see what I was thinking or what questions I had. You were very perceptive from the front seat reading my facial expressions to see when questions were brewing. I love that you were a former history/politics instructor in a university before you changed over to Easy Tours. This explains the depth and breadth to which you understand your country. Lastly, never have I had it where a tour guide would try to buy me lunch and treat me to special appetizers before, especially at "tourist prices." I was moved by your gesture and will never forget it. I wish you, your wife, and two daughters well!
4. Our Delhi chauffer - Thank you for being a great, safe, dependable, and happy driver! I would be in your car any day in any country. Thank you for working so hard for me driving me all over Delhi. You and our tour guide make a great combination. I never felt isolated as you two rarely talked only in Hindi and always included me in your conversations.
5. Our Agra travel facilitator - Thank you for your charming welcome gift on arrival to Agra and for making me feel extraordinarily special. I do not know how you make people feel that way. Our time together was quite short, but you made me happy.
6. Our Agra tour guide - There are many things I would like to thank you for, but what I forgot to tell you was thank you for protecting me. I appreciate how hard you had to battle each guard/security when I had to use my iPad as a camera since my camera died. Thank you for saving my iPad from getting confiscated. I have pictures because of your efforts and you helping me buy a disposable camera. You were a great tour guide and like Delhi tour guide have an intense passion and understanding of your country. Thank you for teaching me Muslims, philosophy, and about Indian society and history. I wish you family with the upcoming baby well!
7. Our Chauffer from Agra to Jaipur - Thank you like our Delhi chauffer for being a great chauffer and then taking me 4 hours to my destination in Jaipur with a smile on your face the whole way no matter how tired or hungry you were. Thank you for turning on Indian music at my request and sharing with me some songs.
8. Easy Tours - You are an amazing company not only to you clients, but also to your employees. It is clear that your employees are proud and feel honored to be part of the company. I see that they are being treated humanely and well. I also like how it is your policy to check in with the client daily to see if things are in order and to have the facilitator in each city that I can go to for help.
Thank you all for an unforgettableadventure. I would definitely recommend you highly for all my friends and family traveling to India. I don't know how they could go without... REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Mr. SriKumar Bala & Family
Jun 11. I’d like to thank all the Easy Tour Staff (specifically our India specialist) who made our family trip to India a great success. It was the first trip for my second daughter to India. The kids had a great time in the Oberoi hotels. The tour coordinators & guides were veryknowledgeable and accommodating. The transportation and the drivers who accompanied us throughout the tour were very friendly and safe. I am looking forward to using Easy tours in all my future trips to India and will be recommending them to all my friends and family. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Ms. Rosalind Rock
Jun 11. Our India specialist was an excellent agent who was very helpful and encouraging about my trip, even though it was planned late because of special circumstances. I would recommend him highly. The drivers were excellent; pick up and delivery was precise. The drivers, especially, put you at ease given some difficult driving conditions. The driver I had for five days in Agra and Jaipur was particularly caring and professional. I had an excellent guide in Khajuraho. I travelled alone on this trip and felt verycomfortable. REFERENCEAVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Mr. Dennis Hedberg / Ms. Judy Hedberg
Jun 11. Dennis and I want to thank Easy Tours of India for making our trip a wonderfulexperience. Our guides wereexceptional and your staff meeting us at airports and train stations were excellent. Our driver from Agra to Udaipur did a fantasticjob getting us around and was an excellentguide too showing us some picture points of interest. Our guide in Agra was wonderful and helped us get some really great pictures of the Taj and other monuments. Being a photographer himself he gave us some really excellentshots and took several pictures of Dennis and myself.
Thank again for a wonderful and meaningful journey to your country. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Ms. Sonia Pinto / Mr. Frank Rodriguez
Jun 11. I have left a glowing review on trip advisor, but would like to also let you know directly that Sonia and I had an amazing time in India and are very grateful for the wonderful service you provided us. You did a fantastic job from creating and arranging the itinerary through to then delivering on it. I could write pages about all the good things but will summarize by saying; we really were made to feel special throughout the trip at every stage thanks to your planning and organization, well done! You have certainly guaranteed we will use your company again for India and Indo-china when visiting, we will also recommend you to all our friends.
There are some specific thanks I would like to highlight
1. Having our Delhi travel facilitator meet us at the airport and drop us off at the station was very helpful and made us feel welcomeand ingood hands. On our last day, we hadn't taken out enough cash from an ATM and he lent me some rupees to buy a gift we wanted which I paid him back later that day. He was extremely helpful, friendly and professional.
2. Our main driver ‘from Agra to Udaipur’ was extremely professionaland very friendly also, we were given a chocolate cake gift from a hotel in a box and we hadn't realized it has melted while we were in the car, we got chocolate on the floor and the back seat and felt really bad about this. He just said don’t' worry at all, and when he came to pick us up an hour later he had already cleaned everything and was smiling, in fact he was smiling the whole trip - he is a verygood asset to your company.
3. Our guides were fantastic - especially 'The Jaipur guide’ with whom we spent half a day - he was brilliant, knowledgeable and so, so funny. We also loved our Jodhpur guide, he was professional, funny and we spent 6 hours on a drive talking about religion and life etc and didn't notice the time pass, He even went to the trouble of hiring a local guide in Jaisalmer to work with him just to make sure we weren't bothered by any local street hawkers while he focused on spending time explaining everything and talking through the main market - he was excellent. We also thought our guide in Agra and our guide in Delhi were all very professional and friendly.
4. The visit with the Rajasthani family was excellent. They were very friendly and we really enjoyed having dinner and talking with them, it was great and an excellent experience.
5. Guest Relations Manager - I really appreciated you calling through the driver's phone to double check on everything in case there were any concerns or issues, this made us feel like the tour was being managed professionally at all times. Thank you.
Overall this is one of the best holidays we have ever experienced and you really did a fantastic job for us.
We hope to speak to you again soon to discuss another India to the south :) REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Ms. Roxana Amiri / Ms. Marjan Westmoreland
May - Jun 11. I wanted to write to you when I had time to tell you that our trip was perfection.
I thought it is good for you and for your readers or future clients to know why we chose you and why we are highly recommending you to others:
I shopped around before I spoke to Easy Tours India specialist. We chose you out of 15 other providers since I could feel that Easy Tours India specialist was interested in us having the best trip of our lives and not just sell us a packet. All of his suggestions were fantastic and we would have missed an essential part of India if it was not for him and his patience.
In Delhi our travel facilitator was the nicest person. Hislove for his country and his job warmed our hearts. We felt we were with a nephew rather than a facilitator.
Our driver in Delhi and guide on May 21 were beyond their duties to accommodate us with a smile. Their kindness was truly appreciated.
In Nepal, our experience with our guide and the best photographer in the world and our driver left us speechless. Their kindness, hospitality and caring went beyond what was necessary. We had a fantastic time in Nepal and a lot of it was due to them both. I felt we had our brothers with us.
Khajuraho was a fantastic experience (thanks to our India specialist for telling us about it). Our guide, was so knowledgeable it was unbelievable. If a person does not see the temples without him, he or she cannot say that they have seen the temples! I learned so much from him and the knowledge will stay with me a lifetime. Thank you and it was an honor to know him.
Our guide from Khajuraho to Orcha was adorable. He was so attentive and his smile was contagious. He took us on the way to see things that a normal tourist would NEVER in a lifetime get to see. Locals preparing fresh bread in their huts and sharing it with us etc..... It was a great experience.
Our guide in Agra was very, very nice. We had a great time visiting this beautiful city with him. Thanks.
Now, to our driver, who drove us from Agra to Udaipur. He was such a delight. He was funny, kind, patient and looked over us like a hawk to make sure that we are comfortable, safe and happy. He was truly a unique person whom we enjoyed to spend long periods of time with. Thank you from the bottom of our heart!
Once back in Delhi, our guide was wonderful. He was such a warm person.
LAST but not LEAST, to get a call from our guest relations manager everyday was very special. To hear her kind voice over the phone gave us a sense of security and caring. Thanks for all the time you put for us to make this trip wonderful.
We loved it and we would like to know which other countries you operate in?
Mrs. Cynthia Lauren Cook, Mr. Bradley Michael Carlson
Apr 11. Our recent tour in Northern India was nothing less than fantastic. We were incredibly impressed by Easy Tours of India and will not hesitate to recommend your company to our friends and family. All of our facilitators werefabulous – especially our travel facilitator in Delhi, with whom we spent a lot of time. He never left any detail unresolved. Most of our guides were alsofantastic. Guide in Varanasi was the best guide we've ever had. He is like a college professor, tour guide, and philosopher all wrapped in one. We learned so much from him. Guide in Agra and our guide in Haridwar/Rishikesh were also superb. We would highly recommend this tour - or a version of it - to others.
We were extremely pleased with our experience and we thank you very much for making it happen! REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Mr. Alejandro Oropeza Aerenlund / Mrs. Karen Aerenlund Veliz
Apr 11. Just wanted to thank you, the trip was outstanding in every aspect, and the service of ALL the members of your staff was great. I had very high expectations of both the Agency & the Hotels, I can honestly say they were both surpassed. From the moment we stepped out of the Delhi terminal on the 1st day, to check-in on the returning flight. Everything was top notch.
Overall, the service was outstanding&definitely a good value (both the hotels & the tours).
I had a personal goal of going to India , & had traveled to 25 countries before doing so on every budget. I can honestly say this trip is the best one so far!
I hope to return in the next couple of years (with ETI), but will stick to recommending your services to my friends & colleagues until then. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Mrs. Penelope Shackelford / Mr. James Shackelford
Mar 11. This note is far too late in getting to you, but after a thirty hour with only a catnap trip home from India, I have needed a bit of time to re-adjust and catch-up. I want to send you special thanksfor the great job you did on organizing our tour...however many times it took!
We truly enjoyed the trip. As much as we travel and although it was ourfifth trip to India, it turned out to be the trip of a lifetime!
There was our driver in Jaipur. What a wonderful being! He was our driver and how I would like to get a big thank you to him, but do not have his email. He is very special. Our driver in Udaipur was interesting as well.
As for the Oberoi, Wow! My favorite was the one in Udaipur where we had a poolside (that is our room had a patio with steps into the side lap pool) room. We could have spent a week there. Not to mention the wonderful staff!
I am hoping to return to India within a year. Will contact you then. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Ms. Karen Lynne Crotty / Ms. Dallas Leigh Jenkinson Crotty
Mar 11. First let me say Dallas and I had a WONDERFUL time. I knew it would be an interesting trip, but I didn't know how much fun I would have. Dallas and I laughed all the way across the country. I will admit, I was slightly intimidated by India, but with your guides and hotels, I was able to relax and realize what a wonderful country it is filled with amazing, warm, friendly people. I would recommend Easy Tours of India to anyone, especially those who may be reluctant to visit because they think is India too hectic, too crowded... We were cared for wonderfully.
Thank you again for being part of such an AMAZING experience for my daughter and myself. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Mr. Andrew Aloysius Reid Jr. / Mr. Travis A Reid
Mar 11. I cannot express my gratitude for all the quality and service provided by your company. Take this to the highest level and let them know how much my son and I appreciated the attention. You have a great company. I want to give special notice to our guide at Jaipur who was incredible. Thank you again. I hope we can work together again. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Mr. Matthew Edward Bugno / Ms. Marsha Lee Jones
Feb - Mar 11. "Dear Easy Tours of India, THANK YOU! Marsha and I arrived home today after our two week tour of India. Much pleased. Your facilitators, guides and drivers are tops. We felt as if a white glove tour of India was given to us." REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Mr. Howard Wexler / Ms. Nancee Hwa
Feb 11. Thank you Easy Tours for a most memorable trip. We are very appreciative of the service and attention every step of the way. You have a remarkable company with offices and personnel that created a dream trip come true. Our first trip to India could not have been more organized and exciting due to your expertise in planning and coordination. We also feel that all went so smoothly because were traveling with our Tour Director for 13 days. Not only did he coordinate every day with Easy Tour offices, he seamlessly handled all the timing with sightseeing, lunches, drivers, etc. in a professional way so we felt completely at ease and pampered. We appreciated that he was flexible with our daily itinerary and was not restricted to a set tour formula. But most importantly, he made our trip extraordinary because of his overall competency. He is a rare blend of a scholar and a humorist. Other tour guides were good but could not achieve his level of excellence. We so looked forward to each day of our tour because of him... knowing he would enlighten us with his profound insight to India's culture and not simply recite facts about monuments.
Another person who made our trip so delightful was our driver from Agra to Udaipur who was with us full time as well. Given the driving conditions (!!!) we always felt safe with him. He was so courteous and warm; he and our tour director made a good pair together during some of the long car rides. Once again it was a trip that we will talk about forever. Thank you very much for making all of this possible. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Ms. Lyndsey A. Strining / Ms. Laurel Escbach / Ms. Hilary Stoudt.
Feb 11. We have arrived safely at Newark. Our tour guide in Agra was absolutely amazing. He made us feel very welcome and had a lot of useful information to share. Also, we felt in very good hands with our driver from Agra to Jaipur. They really helped make our experience in India a very special one. Thank you for all of your help! We all genuinely enjoyed our experience. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Ms. Amy Jewell / Ms. Genevieve Jewell
Feb 11. Just wanted to tell you and everyone that helped with our trip, that we had a great time. Your tour company was really organized. We loved all of the hotels that you booked for us. They were professional, clean and really well run. All of our tour guides and drivers were timely, friendly and professional. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Ms. Patricia Ann McGowan / Mr. John Joseph McGowan
Jan - Feb 11. First we would like to say that ALL of the guides we had were very good. Easy Tours must have a very good selection process in place. But, as in all endeavors there are those who stand a bit above the rest. We think that we had the best tour director. He was very easy to understand, full of knowledge and very personable. Very close to his standard was our guide in Madras and our travel facilitator in Delhi. Our Madras guide was a real charmer and we were delighted with her knowledge and wisdom. Delhi travel facilitator was always there for us in our three visits to Delhi, fulfilled all of our requests, gave excellent suggestions and was still smiling when our plane was 3 hours late in arrival due to weather problems.
In Nepal we couldn't have had a better person to guide us than our guide. He always knew just when to give us some time to observe things on our own, seemed to know everyone in Katmandu, and I'm convinced he gave us a 5 day tour in 2 without appearing rushed. We saw it all.
Lastly we would like to compliment our India specialist for everything who did for us to make our visit so memorable and enjoyable. His special attention and customized segments are what really made this a memorable experience! REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Mr. Donald Edward Simon / Mrs. Jessica Lynn Makin.
Jan 11. We have traveled on our own without tours in Europe, but felt that our honeymoon in India might be better enjoyed with some guidance. We placed our trust in Easy Tours and couldn't feel better about the decision. From the pick up at the airport, to the hotel check-in, to the patient and professional drivers, to our fantastic guide, everything was coordinated perfectly. The itinerary was ambitious, but we never felt hurried. Every restaurant had excellent food and atmosphere and took into account our delicate western stomachs! All the hotels were great. We were so looking forward to having an experience in India and our trip exceeded all our expectations. We are planning on returning to India at some point and will definitely turn to Easy Tours again. Couldn't recommend them more highly.
Not sure where to do this, but we can't say enough about our tour director for this tour was really everything we could have hoped for in a guide. He was educational, entertaining and we really felt he was looking out for us. We both felt like, by the end of our trip, we had made a new friend. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. SMALL GROUP TRAVEL
Ms. Magda Nowak Family.
Jan – Feb 11. We are back home and I just want to say a big thank you to Easy Tours Of India for organizing wonderful vacations for us. We have seen a lot, learned a lot, experienced great Indian hospitality and enjoyed ourselves every day.It was everything what Easy Tours has promised us and much more. I cannot even tell what we enjoyed the most: every day was different, but equally interesting, enriching and touching. Great hotels, professional guides and a caring, knowledgeable driver have made our India experience memorable and wanting us to come back.,, with Easy Tours, of course...
Our trip was extremely well organized and made us feel us your personal guest rather than a bunch of tourists who come and go everyday. I think this is how you distinguish yourself from other tour operators.
Thank you and... till the next time, as we already plan to come back. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Ms. Denise Schehl-Geiger / Ms. Lori Jay Merill.
Jan 11. We wanted to let you know we had a wonderful time on our trip to India in January.
Our guides were exceptional. They were knowledgeable and professional. We are not big shoppers and they did not push that. We also wanted to tour right through lunch and they honored that as well. It was nice to have these people be flexible for us.
Our drivers were unbelievable, working the India roadways took patience, and they did a remarkable job. I want to give a big shout out to the driver that was with us for around 5 days. He was very thoughtful of our needs and getting us around the southern India country side. He was quick to stop when we saw something we wanted to take a picture of. He actually noticed what our interests were and pointed out things we might have missed. Thanks for helping Lori put this together, being exposed to both the south and the north of India is what I would highly recommend to American travelers. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Mr. Mark Yaffe / Ms. Rachel Yaffe.
Jan 11. Just wanted to share that we had a fantastic tour. All aspects of the tour were truly fantastic and I truthfully cannot think of anything in retrospect that could have been improved upon. Easy Tours has touring down to a science and it truly shows. I would be very willing to share my exceptional experience for those considering Easy Tour's services. Appreciate all of your assistance. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Ms. Miriam Green Family.
Dec 10 – Jan 11 Our trip was extremely smooth and Easy Tours made our journey to see some of India's wonderful sights... Easy! All very smooth. Our guide in the park – was terrific. Ranthambore Fort is great – definitely worth visiting. The Jaipur Hotel was a favorite – beautiful and atmospheric, exactly what we’d hoped for. Great sightseeing! The Amber Fort & Palace were all we expected; the Jantar Mantar was a delightful surprise and one of our favorite sights during this trip.The guide, who was with us at Ranakpur, was the best guide we had on this trip. We appreciate the dinner reservation Easy Tours arranged for us at the Lake Palace for the first night; other people we met at our hotel were unable to get one. The trip back to the Kumbhalgarh fort at night to see it lit up was terrific. Thar Desert camp was good fun, and we were very well taken care of. Our departure was very smooth.
A big THANK YOU to our driver, who was wonderful. We appreciated his reliability, his driving skills, and the fact that he pointed out things that were of interest to us along the way (without being chatty or playing the radio). We recommend him without any reservations and with great enthusiasm.
We also appreciate the frequent monitoring from the Easy Tour base, and the local representatives who met us at most of our stops. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Ms. Kazumi Tsuchiyose Family.
Dec 10 – Jan 11. We had a wonderful trip to India with our Tour Director and driver. Also our safari guide at the Ranthambore National park. Our Tour Director was very knowledgeable and efficient; Driver always got us less time than expected and safely. Without our safari guide, we would have not seen the tiger. The whole tour was very nicely done and we were very pleased. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. SMALL GROUP TRAVEL
Mr. Morris Petty.
Dec 10 – Jan 11 2nd Trip WITH Easy Tours.
I was even more amazed on my second trip with ETI! Every day I was seeing and experiencing something incredible. Temples, monuments, ancient cities, the people, the food... and all the way, I was enjoying the outstanding services ETI provided and arranged. The guides, the drivers, the staff were all excellent and, I felt, went well beyond my expectations to deliver a truly outstanding experience of eastern and southern India and Sri Lanka! Thank you. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Mr. Michael Duffy / Ms. Margaret Duffy.
Dec 10. Where to begin ...India as everybody says is fascinating. The itinerary you arranged was excellent and the services supplied by your company exceeded our expectations. We would like to compliment in particular Facilitator of your Delhi office and our main driver throughout our trip, who looked after us marvelously. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. SMALL GROUP TRAVEL
Ms. Resham Nagra / Mr. Taru Singh Nagra.
Nov 10. I just don't know where to begin. First of all my husband and I would like to thank each and every person that assisted us with our tour. This was our first tour that we've ever taken and my husband was a little hesitant at first but I managed to talk him into it. We had such a wonderful time in Delhi, Agra and Jaipur that we wished we had more time to spend there. Every one of the Easy Tours People that we came across was so polite and helpful. The service was exceptional and all the guides were very knowledgeable on the history of all the places that we visited and we both found it very amazing. We hope to go back soon and we will definitely use Easy Tours of India to book our next trip. Thank you again. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Mr. Robert Burnett / Ms. Elizabeth Burnett.
Nov 10. Both Betsy and I are enormouslypleased with our trip and the outstandingperformance of ETOI.....everything went according to plan - the Company did what it said it was going to do when it said it was going to do it...there were no surprises, and for our first tour (and to a somewhat exotic destination for Westerners) everything was perfect.... ETOI contacts, accommodations, guides, drivers...and what a bonus to be with such compatible traveling companions!
We are pleased to offer ETOI our unconditional recommendation, and we would look forward to dealing with you personally for any future travel plans consistent with ETOI itineraries.
We send our thanks and best wishes for the holiday season and 2011 to you and the entire staff. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. SMALL GROUP TRAVEL
Mr. Peter Frolich / Mr. David Gibson.
Oct – Nov 10. I returned last Thursday after our five week trip to Nepal, Bhutan and India with Easy Tours. When I first contacted you, as a result of my locating Easy Tours on the web; I questioned the viability and reliability of your company. I am now satisfied that Easy Tours is not only a viable company but your service, guides, drivers and total organization during my trip exceeded my expectations. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. SMALL GROUP TRAVEL
Ms. Wilma Murdoch Family of 8.
Oct 10. Our Rajasthan tour was fantastic - certainly appreciated all the professionals from Easy Tours. We returned excited and refreshed and have just been immersed in our Hyderabad working lives. Will certainly look you up when we travel again. And will pass on good reports to friends! REFERENCE AVAILABLE.INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Ms. Monika Hill.
Oct 10. It's only been a little over a week since I have returned home from a most memorable trip of a lifetime. Easy Tours of India has enabled me to see, feel and experience India like I could have imagined on the onset of my trip. When I received the most detailed and well thought out itinerary I thought I am glad I trusted myself into the hands of a well organized tour operator.
This trip to India exceeded all my expectations from the hotel arrangements, which were absolutely superb to the guides who were most knowledgeable and proud of their cities and heritage. My driver for 10 days, was exceptional. I am only slowly digesting what wonderful sites like Varanasi, Agra and Fatehpur Sikri, Khajuraho, Kumbhalgarh, Ranakpur, Ajanta and Ellora I have been exposed to and shown wonders that will never leave me.
Seeing a tiger in the wild was probably one of my dreams come true. I can't thank you enough for having your staff in Austin, Texas and in India taken such good care of me.
I shall recommend Easy tours of India to all those who wish to visit "Incredible India". REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Mr. Raymond Clements / Ms. Pamela Clements.
Oct 10. Thank you for making our vacation and tour so very memorable. Guide’s knowledge and mastery of the history is extraordinary and appreciated. REFERENCE AVAILABLE.INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Ms. Judith Randolph.
Jul 10 I want to thank you and all your staff for one of the most amazing trips I have ever taken in my 62 years!!!! I have been on quite a few tours to France, Ireland, and throughout Europe. The high standards of Easy Tours outweighed all the other tours I have been on. Easy Tours is exactly what you say: Easy, Organized, High Standards, Intelligent, Kind, Thoughtful, Patient, etc. Tour guides. Competent expert drivers!!!! Hotels were the best I have ever stayed in my life! REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Ms. Elizabeth Hann / Ms. Karen Townley.
Jul 10 Karen and I had such a delightful time in India and thank you so much for making it all work so well. You guys are great!! REFERENCE AVAILABLE.INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Mr. Adam Benjamin Hirsch / Ms. Dana Ashley Pomerantz Hirsch.
Jun – Jul 10
I'm writing on behalf of myself and my wife who recently took a personalized trip with Easy Tours of India. I would just like to give a few comments about how amazing the trip was. From the moment we landed in Delhi until the moment we left, we felt like we were VIP guests that were taken care of in every way possible. All of the activities were a lot of fun, and every tour guide we had knew so much about India and gave us a different perspective that we felt that we came away with a much greater understanding of the country than we originally had.
I also want to point out one tour guide that really stood out, our Agra guide. From the minute we met him we hit it off with him and his warm personality. He immediately became our personal photographer and posed us in all different places around the Taj Mahal, the Black Taj, and the other sites in Agra. We were able to get so many great photos of myself and my wife thanks to him. As he gave us the tour, he would give us a little time to sit and think about all of the information he was providing, and was always quick to answer questions. He knew the answer for every single question we could throw at him, and never made us feel stupid for asking anything. His personality was also greatBy the end of our two days in Agra, we had become close friends. He also told us so much about Indian culture and Muslim culture that we were curious about. He made sure that Agra was the highlight of our time in India. While the city of Agra and the sights of the Taj Mahal were beautiful, he made Agra so amazing for us. As we recommend Easy Tours to every single person we know of that would like to go to India, we will also recommend him for anyone's stay in Agra. He is a great asset to have with Easy Tours, and you are very lucky to have him.
Again, the trip was unbelievable, and Easy Tours really was everything we had hoped it would be. Thank you so much for everything, and we will happily recommend Easy Tours to anyone we know of who would like to travel India with a great tour company. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Ms. Mary Kennedy / Ms. Anne McDonald.
Apr 10 Traveling to India requires ‘experts on the ground’ and we were happily surprised to find Easy Tour ‘experts’ all over India. The tour was paced beautifully and we were delighted with the entire trip – We will be happy to recommend Easy Tours to all our friends!
STAFF - All Easy Tours facilitators throughout India were personable, efficient, and professional. The first face we saw as we left the airport was that of your company representative a young, smiling gentleman full of energy and enthusiasm. He was the perfect “Welcome to India” representative you could possibly have sent. (I would keep my eye on him and train him up. Good things are ahead for him!).
All guides were knowledgeable and enthusiastic about their country’s and community’s history. We would like to highlight our Delhi – Jaipur guide,for his exceptional abilities as historian as well as guidely duties, attention to detail, and his authentic personality.
Having been in the travel industry for many years and hiring/training naturalists and guides myself, I can personally attest to his professionalism and tremendous potential for grooming in management, teaching, training, or any position that would further enhance his extensive skills.
Kudos to 2 drivers in particular: First Driverwho drove us from Agra to Udaipur. What a guy. We learned so much traveling through the primitive villages. It was through his excellent driving skills that we actually arrived at our destination in one piece! Oh, that Indian style of driving! And Second Driver was in Kochi whose local knowledge and indomitable personality were the delight of Kerala.
All hotels – the Maidens, Tridents, Taj properties – were excellent from the staff, to the rooms, and of course, the swimming pools.
On occasion, we received upgrades which were very much appreciated. Traveling off season does have its rewards.
What can we say about the Backwater cruise that you haven’t already heard a dozen times?? First, our boat was absolutely perfect. It was just the right size for plying the waters of this tropical waterway. The staff was excellent, waiting on us hand and foot. We were so spoiled. After the rigorous pace of the north and central regions, what a delight to relax and enjoy the solitude of this magical beauty. An absolute soulful experience. Words can’t describe the sheer joy and excitement of arriving (and staying) at the resort in Mahabalipuram. Our upper level villa?/chalet? with veranda and a drying rack and the view-to-die-for was breathtaking, relaxing, and invigorating all at the same time.
We were then ready to carry on to the final leg of our eventful journey.
When we first reviewed the itinerary, we had questions regarding choices by Easy Tours. Ex. 1 day in Mumbai? However, as each day passed, it became obvious why time was needed in one particular area and not in others. The entire grouping of northern cities flowed seamlessly, followed by the central region and on to our favorite, the South. And to end the spiritual experience in Varanasi, was spot on.
It was due to family and work obligations that we couldn’t plan our trip during the high season. However, it was to our delight that we were so pleasantly surprised by some of the bonuses of tolerating the extreme temperatures we faced:
Easy Tours policy to go forward with 2 guests
Traveling to India requires going to the experts who truly know the country inside and out, who understand and respect the culture, and have the most professional staff that create a seamlessly, perfect travel experience, for us a spiritual pilgrimage, a once-in-a-lifetime journey.
We will highly recommend Easy Tours, without hesitation, to any and all of our traveling friends.
Who could say it better?
Oh, one more thing, as we were departing India through the Delhi airport, who was the last face we saw smiling back at us?? Our Delhi facilitator! Thank you for all your efforts and kindness, we forgot to add that the support from Austin from the beginning to the end was terrific and the personal calls along the way were very reassuring – a nice professional touch we have never experienced on any of our international tours. Thank you for being so caring!
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Ms. Marcella K. Leaton Schlegel / Ms. Krystalynn Michele Schlegel.
Just wanted to let you know we had a wonderful time visiting India. As usual it is never enough time. We all really enjoyed the hotels. They were spectacular in every way. From the staff friendliness and attention to the dining and the rooms being beautiful and spacious.
Some of the highlights of our trip include hiking in the trails behind Wildflower Hall, our breathtaking viewof the Taj Mahal from our suite, The Rudyard Kipling, at the Amar Villas, observing not one but two tigers during our game drive’s at Ranthambore Tiger Sanctuary. We thoroughly enjoyed visiting the palaces, forts and learning of the history, myths, and stories of India, past and present.
I would recommend your company to anyone traveling to India. Thank you for your help. REFERENCE AVAILABLE.INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Ms. Yuliya Gorukanti / Mr. Surender Gorukanti.
Mar – Apr 10. We just came back from a custom trip to India provided by Easy Tours of India. We started in New Delhi and went to Agra, Rathambore, Jaipur and Udaipur. All arrangements were set up ahead of time. Local guides and drivers, provided by Easy Tours, took great care of us and kept us busy with as much sight-seeing as we wanted. Hotels and meals were amazing. We had a truly unforgettable experience. Easy Tours are an extremely professional and trustworthy company. They provide a world class service from A to Z.
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Mr. Robert Scott DeLaney / Ms. Katherine Kemper.
Everything was very good. No hiccups anywhere. Excellent guides. Our favorite was our guide in Udaipur. REFERENCE AVAILABLE.INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Mr. Russell Ferdinand / Mrs. Jomel Ferdinand.
We were very happy with the tour, your staff and our total India experience. We would recommend Easy Tours to our friends.
All of our guides and drivers were excellent. I didn't realize a manager would be meeting us at the airports, a very nice touch. The company has excellent staff both in the US and India. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Ms. Vivienne Harting / Mr. Gary Harting.
Mar 10. Last year we booked our tour with Easy Tours not knowing anything about your company, but it sounded like it was exactly the type of tour we were looking for. This March, we arrived in Delhi on the 8th late in the evening, and we were met at the airport by our facilitator, who, with our driver took care of us, and drove us to the Delhi Oberoi Hotel. He took care of our check-in very efficiently and gave us all the information we needed to begin our tour on the 10th when we were picked up by our private driver and our personal guide.
We want to inform you know how much we enjoyed our tour of northern India and how pleased we were with our guide. His English was excellent as was his knowledge of the sites we visited, and he was able to answer any question we asked him about the areas we were in. We both enjoyed his company very much and found him to be very personable, as well as well-informed, and very aware of our comfort throughout the tour. He was extremely polite, but also had a sense of humor which we very much appreciated as we spent many days together.
Although our trip was over 2 months ago, we think and talk about it often as it was one of the most interesting and best trips we have ever taken. Both did much to make this happen, and we want to inform your tour company how much we enjoyed being with them. We also want to inform you that the Oberoi hotels we stayed in were absolutely the best hotels we have ever had accommodations in, and we would have liked to have remained an extra day both at Ranthambore and Jaipur just to enjoy the properties. They were fabulous, and their staffs were superb.
We would consider another trip back to India as it was a wonderful experience. If we do return, we would specifically ask for both to take charge of everything in Delhi for us. They both explained the sites as well as the culture in the private lives of the Indian people. It truly was a very enlightening and pleasant experience for us. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. SMALL GROUP TRAVEL & INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Ms. Alvira Maureen Tahal / Mr. Joseph Norman Liverpool.
Mar 10. We want to thank you for a wonderful trip. The contacts, guides and drivers were punctual, courteous and informative. The hotels exceeded our expectations. Everything went smoothly and made our trip more pleasant. We highly recommend Easy Tours to all our friends and family. Thank you for making our trip of a lifetime, our most memorable. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. SMALL GROUP TRAVEL
Dr. Gerald Yosowitz / Ms. Nancy Levy.
Mar 10 Our trip to India was fascinating. It was most interesting to observe a culture so different from ours. We were extremely satisfied with Easy Tours in every respect. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Ms. Marsha Silverman Wiseltier / Mr. David Saul Wiseltier.
Feb – Mar 10. Our trip was wonderful. Despite the fact that we had just returned a few hours earlier and I was jetlagged and a little punchy, I'm sure my enthusiasm came through; we had a great time and awonderful opportunity to experience India's richness, diversity, color, cultures, artistry, craftsmanship, natural beauty, and history. Overall, we felt ETI did a great job and would endorse your services and travel with you again. Guest Relations people were terrific in straightening things out. They have always been responsive and right on top of things - kudos to them.
Guides/Drivers - The local guides were all adequate - in most cases much more than adequate. Tour Director, from Delhi to Udaipur, was fabulous - as were the driver and his assistant. Excellent driver and the assistant were always there to lend a helping hand. Our Tour Director was extremely knowledgeable, competent, punctual, organized and did a great job of understanding the needs/desires of those in the group to make sure everyone was satisfied, never at the expense of anyone else. We highly recommend him and would enthusiastically tour with him again,
We can't say enough about how wonderful our driver from Cochin to Chennai was - he is truly extraordinary. In addition to being an excellent, careful, driver, he is punctual, courteous, and gracious - from his handshake and smile at the beginning of each day, until we said goodnight, being in his company was truly a pleasure. He did everything he could to provide a wonderful experience - knew the countryside and pointed out every crop, plant, etc. He is a hardworking person with great integrity. The car was immaculately clean - washed and cleaned inside and out daily. He truly exceeded our expectations in every possible way - we were really sad to say goodbye to him. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. SMALL GROUP TRAVE & INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Ms. Sigrid Wallach / Mr. Michael Wallach.
We were very pleased with your service during our trip. I also want to make special note of the drivers we had during our tour. Our driver in Nepal was so polite, good natured & a pleasure to spend time with. His driving performance was excellent during challenging circumstances on the roads of Nepal. We appreciate his driving skill during long hours of demanding driving. From Agra through Udaipur, our driver was very professional and accommodating every day we were with him. He was at all times well groomed with his uniform perfectly pressed. He was friendly while performing his job. He is an experienced, skillful professional who is an asset to your company. In Varanasi, our driver navigated the insane traffic of Varanasi with grace & calm. He has a very special quality about him. He combines great driving skills with an inner peace that helped us cope with the extreme conditions of traffic and dust in Varanasi. Varanasi & the oil lamp ceremony was a highlight of our tour for me. He made the experience even more special for us by going out of his way to help us.
I hope this will serve to inform Easy Tours of India that these three drivers were an integral part of the team that made our tour the success it was. REFERENCE AVAILABLE.INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Mr. John Milholland / Ms. Olivia Milholland.
Our driver in Nepal was wonderful, pleasant and nice to try and communicate with and did a fantastic job of getting us to Chitwan over very scary roads. The hotels in Nargarkot and Pokhara were excellent and the rooms equally good for the views. The Jungle Lodge was what it was and the people there were great. The guides in both Pokhara and Kathamndu were nice and showed us nice restaurants. REFERENCE AVAILABLE.INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Mr. Keith Aanes / Ms. Helen Aanes
Feb 10. Trip was great--guide people into staying 3 nights at the Vanyavilas in Ranthambore--close to heaven. Our Tour Director was the best--All drivers were also good but our driver from Agra who was with us the longest--very skillful. Thanks again for your help. REFERENCE AVAILABLE.INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Ms. Sally Grosscup.
Jan – Feb 10. Our tour director in the north was awesome. He was very knowledgeable in the history, culture and customs of the area. He told great stories and was always extremely attentive to our individual needs. He was very charismatic and easy and comfortable to communicate with. He patientlyresponded to our multiple questions. Our guide in Kochi was very good and as the one in Chennai. They were both very accommodating and flexible to our needs. Highlights were the dinner at the family homein Jaipur. The boat ride from Kochi. The dinner at the chef's homein Cochin. These experiences personalized the trip. I would recommend this trip to others. And I have. The trip was generally all that it was expected to be and more. The company was very organized and responsive which is a big plus. Thanks for everything. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. SMALL GROUP TRAVEL
Ms. Mary Dreckman.
Jan – Feb 10.
The trip was fabulous, and I would never have been able to see and do all I did if I had been on my own. I enjoyed with everyone in the group. The northern India Tour Director was the BEST thing about the tour. He was the best guide I have ever had, and you are lucky to have him. He is knowledgeable, interesting, funny, and very conscientious about meeting whatever need anyone in the group had (from batteries to medicine). REFERENCE AVAILABLE. SMALL GROUP TRAVEL
Mr. Bram Dresden’s Group.
Jan – Feb 10. Well everyone is back from India and we had a great time. Thank you so much. Our Tour Director was wonderful, well informed, accommodating and very nice to deal with on all aspects. We truly enjoyed a totally different culture and way of life. Everyone should broaden their horizons and experience life in other parts of the world as we did. I really enjoyed the Indian cuisine and Bukhara in New Delhi was one of the best restaurants ever. Thank you so much for your assistance and if you need to refer someone for my support please don't hesitate to do so. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Ms. Marliss Waidhofer / Mr. Karl Waidhofer. Jan – Feb 10. We had a very enjoyable tour. We also wanted to let you know that we have arrived home safely, and we want to thank Easy Tours of India for making this a wonderful trip for us. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. SMALL GROUP TRAVEL
Ms. Diane Milauskas & Mr. George Milauskas.
Jan – Feb 2010. Our trip to India and Nepal with Easy Tours of India was magnificent. Easy Tours could not have done a better job. Everything was meticulously organized, and we were catered to like a king and queen.
It was so much more than a tour - it was a cultural immersion and a learning experience beyond any we had ever experienced before. We found India to be a fascinating country, rich in culture, tradition, pageantry, religious beliefs, and historical wonders.
Every single one of our guides was outstanding, extremely knowledgeable, proud to be showing off his city, and an expert in his academic field. We would highly recommend Easy Tours to anyone considering a trip to India. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. SMALL GROUP & CUSTOM TRAVEL
Mr. Colin Clemitson / Ms. Phyllis Clemitson.
Jan – Feb 10. My wife and I have just returned from what was one of the best vacations we have ever experienced, and I wanted to complement Easy Tours on the excellent job you did.
The organization was superb, without fail we were met by one of your representatives at each arrival, who assisted us with the hotel check in and made sure we were fully aware of the program for that city. On the very few occasions when the weather messed up some train time tables, they rearranged matters in a very rapid and professional manner. Also they were always there to assist us when we left the hotel for the airport, even at 4am, and with a smile!!
Your tour guides were excellent and all were very knowledgeable. In particular we would like to mention about our Tour Director (Agra to Jaipur) and Guide in Udaipur. Both were outstanding and went beyond their normal duties in showing us around and assisting us.
The hotels ranged from excellent to outstanding. In particular the Oberoi in Delhi, the Lodge at Ranthambore, the Jai Mahal Palace in Jaipur and the Taj Hari Mahal in Jodhpur, were truly outstanding hotels.
Lastly we want to compliment our driver, who drove us from Jaipur, to Jodhpur and then on to Udaipur. He is an outstanding and careful driver, who went out of his way to stop for photo shots of the things he realized we were interested in. He was always punctual and was waiting for us whenever we emerged from a place of interest or the hotels. In fact he made touring by car an absolute pleasure!
In conclusion, we are delighted we used Easy Tours, and will certainly do so again on our next visit to India. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. SMALL GROUP TRAVEL
Ms. Jeanne Milligan / Mr. Michael Milligan.
Jan – Feb 10. To start with, it was a great trip. A fantastic trip. A trip of a lifetime. India and Nepal is stunning to be in, and Easy Tours took care of us faultlessly, making the whole thing both easy and enjoyable. We would -- and will -- heartily recommend you to others planning a trip to India.
An overall appreciation of how our travel was managed by all your staff. Every transition, every meeting, was so easy and smooth for us that a huge portion of my usual travel anxiety (focused on where the train is and such things) vanished. Having that constant support, and thus having no worries, was absolutely wonderful. And we loved having the water all the time.
People: Easy Tours staffs were all excellent. Delhi facilitator in particular was superb -- patient, good-humored even at odd hours, and great at taking care of us when there were delays. Guest Relations, the mythical man that we never met, handled our schedule change very well. Agra facilitator and the other Agra facilitator who stayed with us on the railway platform and watched over us carefully. Kathmandu facilitators, were very nice.
The guides you arranged for us were uniformly superb. Guide in Delhi was delightful and intelligent and took us on a wonderful odyssey through the market of Old Delhi, making Jeanne ecstatically happy. Our naturalist in Bharatpur, was very knowledgeable about his area and made the best of the diminished bird population for us. Guide in Agra was excellent at guiding and then at letting us experience and react, and was wonderful to talk with about India. Guide in Varanasi was again superb. He was charming, knowledgeable, very good at managing us through the chaos of the city, and his spirituality and connection with the place enlarged our own connection with a magical city. Guide in Udaipur was another favorite. Again his knowledge was faultless and he had a good instinct for how much to try to tell us. He was great at explaining the context and history of the place, and on our outing to Ranakpur managed to find a working pottery for Jeanne (she has also been a professional potter, and delighted the man at the wheel by being of his caste). He’s great. Our Kathmandu guide, too was a delightful man, his English is exceptionally good. Guide in Pokhara was superb as well. He showed us the obligatory waterfall and then at our request took us on a wonderful meander through Tibetan and Hindu villages that was perhaps the highlight of our time in Nepal.
Drivers were also great, by the way -- almost all friendly, helpful and of course excellent drivers.
Hotels: The Imperial in Delhi was great -- beautifully run and such a pleasure to be in a building like that. We didn’t want to leave. Even the Trident, pitched more to business, was beautifully conceived and run, and the hotels at Agra and particularly Udaipur were quite incredible.
Dwarika’s is great. Love the decor and the feel of the place -- very glad we were there.
An experience that we now know only touched the surface of a small piece of it.
Being there, and being able to see so much and so well, was simply fantastic.
Many times during our three weeks we talked about how difficult it would have been to manage the trip on our own and how wonderful the handling was. Your service was absolutely wonderful throughout. It was professional and likable at the same time, and it made possible what has been one of the greatest travel experiences of our lives. And we are very grateful. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. CUSTOM TRAVEL
Mr. Michael Thrall.
Jan 10. I am glad I went with Easy Tours. The staff was very helpful in meeting me at the airports and hotels and guiding me through everything with minimal difficulty. When the trains were canceled we had a bus ready which was a big relief. Our Tour Director did an excellent job as a guide. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. SMALL GROUP TRAVEL
Mr. Luis Candelario / Ms. Maria Candelario / Ms. Luna Candelario.
Jan 10. I just got back from India and had a very memorable time. India is a great destination and easy tours is an A+ travel agency. I can not complaint about anything; everything was very professional and first class. Your drivers and guides are the best and especially our Tour Director was extremely good. The hotels were amazing and I have stayed in many good hotels but the Oberoi's are just incredible. Thanks for the arrangements and if I go back to India I will not hesitate to call you again. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. CUSTOM TRAVEL
Mariam Safinia Group.
Dec 09 – Jan 10. It is almost a week since my husband and I have returned to California and the memory of our wonderful trip to India is still strong. I wanted to thank you on behalf of our group for the excellent care, meticulous arrangements and United States sales office immediately on our return and conveyed our satisfaction on the phone to him.
We have no hesitation in recommending your company to anyone wishing to travel to India and I only wish you operated in other parts of the world which I have yet to see – then we would plan a trip like this every year. Please feel free to use my name as a reference if required. Thank you again for everything. Best regards to you and your whole team including our tour guides, the management of the hotels and your representatives in the various cities. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. CUSTOM TRAVEL
Mr. Vinod Bhula / Mrs. Nishal Bhula / Mr. Roshan Bhula / Ms. Rashina Bhula.
Dec 09 – Jan 10. Just to let you know what a fantastic trip we had thanks to you and your co-workers. The drivers and guides were prompt and very accommodating. All the aspects of the trip were carefully thought out and your company’s sense of timing was impeccable. We are thinking of planning another tour with your company for South India in December 2010. Any ways thank you for a wonderful trip and fantastic memories. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. CUSTOM TRAVEL
Mr. Morris Petty.
Dec 09 – Jan 10. I was pleased to be able to see all of the sites I had planned to see! It was a dream comes true. I enjoyed meeting the various guides, and I want to thank Guest relations especially for their kindness and all of their help when I called on them many times. The guides and drivers were great, especially Varanasi guide. Your staff was courteous, efficient, and professional. I hope to plan a visit to India again and I will certainly not hesitate to contact you! REFERENCE AVAILABLE. CUSTOM TRAVEL
Ms. Pamela Matheson / Mr. John Burrow.
Nov 09. The guides, greeters, and drivers were all excellent-full of knowledge and travel suggestions. We truly loved every aspect of the tour and can hardly wait to explore the South part of India. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. SMALL GROUP TRAVEL
Ms. Deborah Kent / Mr. Harold La Bonte.
Nov 09. We just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed our trip. You have the most excellent people working for you in India. We have only compliments for every single one of them - they were more than very good they were outstanding and wonderful. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. CUSTOM TRAVEL
Mr. Jack Rich / Ms. Karen Rich.
Oct – Nov 09. We had a great trip. I cannot think of any problems that we ran into. As I think about it, I cannot even remember any minor issues. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. CUSTOM TRAVEL
Ms. Frances Schieb.
Oct 09. I just returned from a fantastic trip to Rajasthan with Easy Tours of India. The hotels, restaurants and the itinerary were better beyond my expectations. Our Tour Director, was exceptionally hospitable, helpful, and knowledgeable. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. SMALL GROUP TRAVEL
Mr. Sam Berkow.
Sep 09. I wanted to thank you for the work EASYTOURSOFINDIA did in arranging our tour of India. My father and I enjoyed the trip and found the Tour Director and Driver very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Over all I think it is fair to say that EASYTOURSOFINDIA lived up to your claims!
Mr. John Leahy / Ms. Martha Murphy.
May – Jun 09. A short note to express our appreciation for a great trip to India, and the wonderful service you and your colleagues provided for us. Everything went smoothly, even the running changes we made, and the hotel selection couldn't have been better. Please extend our gratitude to your staff for all they did on our behalf. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. CUSTOM TRAVEL
Mr. Andrew Campbell.
May 09. My trip to Nepal was fantastic in all regards- accommodations, guides, tours, etc. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. CUSTOM TRAVEL
Ms. Francisco Arias / Ms. Patricia Arias.
Apr 09. Everything went great on our trip; many thanks to you and everyone else who helped make it a success! REFERENCE AVAILABLE. CUSTOM TRAVEL
Mr. Matthew Lee / Ms. Julie Hogan.
Apr 09. I would like to thank you and your staff for the fantastic trip I enjoyed with my wife last weekend.
Everything went incredibly smoothly. Your staff was punctual and smartly dressed. They were polite and very informative. We both enjoyed the weekend and will always remember the safari and of course the Taj.
A big thank you to all. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. CUSTOM TRAVEL
Ms. Cristine Ellen Patty / Mr. Morris Esak Malakoff.
Apr 09. I just wanted to take a moment to email you and let you know what a wonderful time Morris ("Trey") and I had in India! It was simply a trip of a lifetime.
The tour design, first off, was well-planned and a was perfect balance of tourist-biggies and hidden, local treasures. We loved seeing the world-famous Red Fort and the Taj Mahal in Agra. At the Amber Palace temple in Jaipur, I will never forget the Hindu priest placing the necklace of flowers around our neck during a noon time prayer. I'll also never forget the excitement and fear I felt in watching a tiger casually walk by our jeep, nearly 10 feet away on our Ranthambhore safari!
Our tour guide was THE BEST! He was very professional, accommodating, prompt, fun and knowledgeable. We never once felt rushed or even remembered that we on a schedule. We very much enjoyed getting to know him. He is a very special memory that we take from India, and a true gem of the tour. I regret that we missed touring the first day in Delhi with him.
I am told that the guides we had for our Ranthambhore safari, were specifically chosen by Easy Tours, and we can see why. They were fantastic! I am highly impressed and appreciative that Easy Tours hand-selected the best-of-the-best local guides for our activities. He was charismatic and so energeticabout his vast knowledge of the jungle and of the tiger! His skill and developed ear for the alarm cry of the monkey was the single reason why our jeep was first in line to the most amazing view of the tiger.
I had expected in purchasing the "deluxe" level that our hotels would be just okay, nothing special. We found quite the contrary! Each and every hotel we stayed in was luxurious, offering a special element of the local character. The Pugmark in Ranthambhore was exceptional in the staff service, the beautiful gardens, the exotic location, the India chai served and the evening entertainment of local musicians. At the Park Prime in Jaipur we had a gorgeous corner room with two wall-to-wall windows, giving us an abundant view of the bustling city life below us at night, and a meditative, 180 degree view of the sunrise in the morning. The Gateway in Agra was decorated beautifully, cultivating traditional Indian furniture and accents. All in all, we are very impressed with the level of quality and service from the hotels during our trip.
Thanks to the air-conditioned bus and the constant supply of ice-cold water, I never once felt too hot or too uncomfortable during the trip. I also greatly appreciate Easy Tours's information in our itinerary package on tipping - it served as a constant guide for Trey and me during the tour.
Thank you very much, for personally calling me during while we were in India to check with us. We greatly appreciate your constant support and prompt emails during the entire planning of this trip. This entire experience has been phenomenal and I cannot say thank you enough! REFERENCE AVAILABLE. SMALL GROUP TRAVEL
Ms. Annalisa Martha Fields Engelbach / Ms. Rima Bauer Greer.
Apr 09. I wanted to take a moment to tell you what a great trip we had. Rima and I will never forget it. Some observations about your service in particular:
It was so helpful to have your representative pick us up at each airport and ensure that we were booked into our hotels appropriately, and your drivers were excellent. Our guides were generally outstanding! In particular I'd like to commend Guide in Mumbai, Guide in Aurangabad, Guide in Jaipur, and Guide in Chennai. They were all very knowledgeable, personable, and helpful. It was also very nice to have you call us occasionally to help with arrangements and make sure all was going well.
The Trident in Mumbai was marvelous, with it's great service, beautiful decor, and wonderful food particularly in the Indiana Jones restaurant).
The Taj Fisherman's Cove was terrific, and gave our trip just the kind of beauty and relaxation we needed toward the end of the trip. The massage and yoga classes were a real treat.
But the most amazing place was the Raj Palace. The ambiance, the service and the food all combined to make us feel like royalty. Hotel Staff in particular should be recognized for his great service, attention to detail, and wonderful sense of humor. I'll never forget the Raj, and hope very much to stay there again one day.
In short, the custom trip you arranged for us was everything we hoped for. Thanks so much, and we will certainly recommend your service. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. CUSTOM TRAVEL
Mr. Stephen Samuel Danetz / Ms. Ellen Leslie Danetz.
Mar – Apr 09. Now that we are almost adjusted to New York time, we would like to thank you and your staff for making our trip to India a memorable experience. From the time of our landing in Delhi until we were returned to Delhi airport for the flight home, Easy Tours was there to take care of us. It was very reassuring to be in a foreign (to us) country but to feel that we had "family" there to see to our every need.
Your calling at each stop to see that all was okay (and it was) showed an amount of attention not usual in the travel business and all the guides were pleasant well educated, informative, and flexible. Special commendation must go to Agra Guide for his knowledge and ability to explain (he should be a college professor) and Jaipur Guide for his genuine feelings of friendship and concern for our needs, as well as a vast knowledge of his locale.
All in all, your service was without equal and we will certainly recommend you highly to all. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. CUSTOM TRAVEL
Mr. H Lucas Ginn / Ms. Barbara Wedderburn.
Mar 09. I would like to thank Easy Tours of India for an outstanding tour. My mother and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves on the recent twelve-day tour of India. We were very pleased with our accommodations, guides, drivers, and the itinerary. Any travel company can book hotel rooms and airfares, but it is theattention to detailthat distinguishes Easy Tours. I was so impressed with the staff support provided to travelers. It was wonderful to enter a hotel and discover a waiting Easy Tours representative who had already begun the check in process. The staff support at airports and train stations was likewise superb. I also appreciated the helpful pre-trip guidance and advice of the Easy Tours staff in the Austin and Jaipur offices.
I would be delighted to serve as a reference for Easy Tours and would also be happy to write a letter of reference if you would like me to do so. Once again, thank you for a wonderful trip to Indiaand your superb service. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. SMALL GROUP TRAVEL
Mr. Barry Springel.
Mar 09. I recently returned from a wonderful two-week tour of India. Easy Tours exceeded my expectations. The itinerary was perfect, the guides were knowledgeable, the drivers provided a safe journey under difficult conditions, the facilitators were always there and the hotels were very good. I would be remiss if I did not specifically mention two people who provided exceptional service. My guide in Agra was not only an excellent guide but also a great photographer which was important to me since I was traveling alone. My facilitator in Ranthambore was very helpful in arranging for me to call home when the hotel did not have international phone service.
Thank you for all of your efforts on my behalf. A special thanks for joining me at dinner in Jaipur. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. CUSTOM TRAVEL
Ms. Theresa Kastelan / Mr. Garry Kastelan.
Feb 09. I am writing in regards to the tour I just recently completed today. I would like to say that the trip was great, and commend several of your tour guides. Our tour director did an excellent job; he was very knowledgeable and made the tour fun. He always had information on different questions, and seemed to be able to keep our energy level up. An outstanding individual. Also your Delhi facilitator was always very concerned about our welfare. He always was asking if we were comfortable and took care of us very well. Last of all I would like to commend Guide in Katmandu. He was always a fountain of information, and was very polite. Well I guess I could run on about every thing that all of them did, but I think I’ve made my point. Thank you very much for a wonderful experience. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. SMALL GROUP TRAVEL
Ms. Diana Trombley / Mr. Dennis Trombley.
Feb 09. We are having a great vacation here in India and that your employee is a fantastic tour director. He has taken care of every detail with polite efficiency.
My wife and I are both business executives and understand the great value of an employee with the initiative and integrity that he exhibits. We will miss having him as our tour director for the remainder of our trip, and wanted to know just what a valuable asset you have in this fine person. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. SMALL GROUP TRAVEL
Ms. Deborah N Misir / Mr. Grant Martin Lally.
Jan – Feb 09. Thank you for providing us with a wonderful tour of India. We wanted to give you a little feedback on the trip. We enjoyed all legs of the trip, but especially Varanasi. The hotels were very nice -- our favorite was Usha Kiran in Gwalior. Your guides and drivers were all great, but I want to especially thank for outstanding work:
Delhi facilitator (helped us with some bumps in the trip)
Varanasi Guide (overall #1 guide, based on knowledge of his city, demeanor)
Khajuraho Guide (arranged a fantastic elephant ride and side tours)
Guides (don't remember names) -- Agra (arranged drinks at Amarvillas and great shopping especially carpets)
Excellent driver in Gwalior and Agra.
We will certainly be recommending your service to family who plan to travel to India in the future. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. CUSTOM TRAVEL
Ms. Myra Harada / Mr. Albert Grennan.
Jan – Feb 09. The tour was wonderful. You were actually the star of the show because without you, I would have missed the Taj Mahal and Delhi due to our India visa problem. I was very impressed that you also called us after we left the escorted part of the tour to check on us.
The Easy Tours staff was utterly reliable and responsive. Without them, the trip could have been arduous and anxiety-ridden. I’d like to commend the following staff particularly: in Cochin, (the driver)—they gave excellent service and accommodated special requests; Mumbai, our female guide had excellent English and background; Delhi, travel facilitator personally catered to our needs; Agra staff was detailed, attentive, and personable.
I loved the beauty and charm of our accommodations. I had lunch at the Radisson in Delhi and was so grateful that we didn’t stay at a hotel like that. It was thoroughly hard-edged American—it could have been anywhere in the US. Our India hotels were elegant and historic, just what I wanted. The Indian food was delicious.
I will highly recommend Easy Tours to all my friends and visit India with you again. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. SMALL GROUP TRAVEL
Mrs. Garrie & Mr. Richard Young.
Jan – Feb 09. Just wanted to express our appreciation for the wonderful tour in India. This was such an exciting trip for us, and it surpassed our dreams of seeing India. The accommodations were excellent. We couldn't have asked for more comfortable, clean, and friendly service. The rooms were beautiful. The tour guides were helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, funny, and caring. We did not have any problems. We felt safe and secure, and felt that the touring information was comprehensive and carefully chosen for our enjoyment. This trip just whetted our desire for coming back...this time to the south. We definitely will recommend "Easy Tours of India" to anyone we know interested in travel to India. Thank you so much for your handholding through the process. CUSTOM TRAVEL
Mr. Pooran Manmohan Singh.
Jan – Feb 09. This is to thank you for organizing a most memorable trip for my family and me in Southern India. The driver and guide in Chennai were very good, helpful and accommodating. The driver for the rest of the tour is the best I have had in all my years of travel. Patient, helpful, willing to show us around and you can see a man who enjoys his work. He must be commended. The Hotels were great. Again, thank you. REFERENCE AVAILABLE. CUSTOM TRAVEL
Mr. Joseph Countryman.
Jan 09. I had a fantastic trip in January 2009. My drivers and guides were the very best. Humble, knowledgeable and above all concerned that I have the best trip of my life! I never dreamt that a one person tour group would get such outstanding service. They told me I was the Maharaja and they meant it. I am not used to be treated like royalty but after two weeks I started to get used to it!!
Your staff was just outstanding. Meeting me and assuring everything is perfect. I felt like part of the India family and I will never forget your competence, your attention to detail and your kindness. I am telling everyone that will listen that Easy Tours of India is the BEST tour company in the world and a GREAT BARGAIN. Please feel free to publish this and list me as someone to contact.
Thank you again for a wonderful experience.REFERENCE AVAILABLE. CUSTOM TRAVEL
Mr. William Samuel Hennings / Mrs. Elizabeth June Hennings.
Jan 09. Just a brief note to let you know that we had a VERY successful trip to India thanks to your planning and staff on the ground in country. The guides were first rate, your personnel on the ground were knowledgeable and helpful and our drivers were efficient and careful.
Thanks again for helping us with a great trip! REFERENCE AVAILABLE. CUSTOM TRAVEL
Recommend Magazine - March 2008 Issue (Leading US publication for Travel Agents):
Easy Tours of India has offices in Austin, TX, and plans to expand to Florida, a location from which much interest in India stems, Easy Tours of India has eight offices in India servicing clients on the ground and attending to all requests that come over the lines from Austin. The company offers tours of India only and was started by an India-born American who was passionate about traveling in the country of his birth.
“I started this company as a traveler who knew what I wanted out of a trip to India and knew what I was not getting,” says Sunil Trehan, president.
Although it started as a web-based concern selling high-ticket tours to upscale travelers, the decision to open an office in Austin was one that was made as business sky-rocketed and the company entered a new phase of its business plan—to become a partner to travel agents.
With that, new tech systems were installed that would allow agents to build their own tours and brand them for themselves with turnkey pages that could be personalized and sent through their own databases. Tours include camel safaris, culinary tours and other not so cookie-cutter approaches to the subcontinent. At the same time, once a client is listed as the client of a certain agent or agency, commissions will forever be returned to that source, even if that client tries to work with Easy Tours directly.
“Because we only book India, we know India and we do the extra work involved to make sure the experience is not the same thing that companies have been selling for the last 30 years,” says Trehan. “That means, if we are booking a client into the Oberoi Amarvilas at Agra or the Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur, we know that for a nominal amount you can have a balcony view room of the Taj or an amazing view of the lake instead of a view of a parking lot or interior garden. When you are paying $600 a night for a room you have come so far to experience, a little extra effort and another $50 or $100 is not a lot to manage. Yet, so few companies offer these advantages and just book clients into the lowest rate rooms. And then there are other details—like travel time. When you have so much to do and see in a country you want to spend as little time as possible on a train or a bus. We fly all our guests to the closest ports and make sure they spend their day seeing India, not seeing it from a window. It may be more costly for us but it is the way our clients prefer to travel when time is key.”
The most popular tour is the 21-day First Visit tour that hits 10 destinations inside India and adds time for wildlife viewing. It takes in the royal palace sites of Udaipur, Jaipur and Agra as well as the holy centers of Varanasi and Aurangabad, the metropolises of Mumbai, Chennai and Delhi, and the sleepy South India backwater of Cochin using 40-minute air flights to move between most points. This tour runs from $4,290 to $9,990 pp dbl plus international and domestic airfare, depending on time of year and class of hotel.
Mr. Al Martinez (3 time Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, travel writer and author). December 2007. Out of a lifetime of travel, both as a tourist and a journalist, I found India the best of all worlds. Its history is deep, its people lovely, its accommodations special and its scenery compelling. I recommend India to all, and Easy Tours of India as the best way to see and enjoy this marvelous country.
Frommers.com Easy Tours of India offers a nine-day tour of Southern India. The nine-day southern tour starts in Mumbai before heading further south to Chennai, Bangalore, Cochin and Goa. All Easy Tours of India packages include guided tours of the areas. Accommodations for the deluxe level are in four-star hotels. Some tours have pre-determined departure times but other tours are scheduled around your desired trip dates. Other Easy Tours of India include a trip focusing on "Cuisines of India" and trips designed for first time travelers to India hitting the major sites in Central India such as the Taj Mahal and the Ganges River in the city of Varanasi.
If you want to plan your own tour of India, an Easy Tours of India representative can help you plan a trip specializing in spiritual sites, historical sites or wildlife. They can also arrange a tour of India's business sites with introductions to Indian industrialists and technology executives. Bangalore has become India's version of Silicon Valley. Trips visiting some of the high-tech centers can also be arranged.
David Molyneaux - Travel Editor - The Plains Dealer, Cleveland. Feb. 2006.
For reliability and honesty, I would book guides through one of the travel agencies listed in the Booking section.