What our customers say

Our travel experts take great pride in their carefully crafted itineraries ensuring our customers have a unique and unforgettable holiday. But don’t take our word for it, read our customer’s testimonials below.

Happy to recommend

Just a note to say how much we enjoyed our holiday and thank you for all the arrangements (and re-arrangements). We would be happy to recommend both your organisations.

Ray & Jill
March 2019
Sri Lanka

An amazing holiday

Many thanks. It was an amazing holiday. To our surprise we much preferred Guatemala to Costa Rica. This was mainly because of the broader range of experiences. Guatemala has wildlife, but also Spanish colonial towns, Mayan ruins and ongoing Mayan culture which was fascinating. Costa Rica seemed to be only about the forest and wildlife. … Read more "An amazing holiday"

Michael
February 2019
Costa Rica

Very impressed with your company

I don’t normally do this but since you have been spot on with our tour I will give you a resume. the hotels were excellent,the service was of an extremely high standard..the tour operators were very efficient.our driver Neel was superb, nothing was too much trouble.He was always on time and very knowledgeable on historical … Read more "Very impressed with your company"

John H
November 2018
Sri Lanka

The Guides were knowledgeable & made great suggestions

We had a spectacular holiday organised by Insider Places to Laos, Cambodia and Thailand. A varied experience of culture, nature, city craziness and relaxation. The local agents understood our brief perfectly and organised an itinerary that offered the mix we were looking for starting in Luang Prebang, routing through Siem Riep, then onto Phuket for … Read more "The Guides were knowledgeable & made great suggestions"

Gill
July 2018
Cambodia, Thailand

Once in a lifetime holiday

A real once in a lifetime holiday in Sri Lanka, so memorable! Our guide was so helpful, incredibly knowledgeable and spoke perfect English. Accommodation throughout was superb. A real highlight was the Yala Safari Camping, the staff were amazing, nothing was too much trouble and they made it such fun. The chef really dedicated, such … Read more "Once in a lifetime holiday"

Helen R
July 2018
Sri Lanka

I would really recommend this trip to anyone

We had a great time in Sri Lanka and really enjoyed the trip. All the hotels were good – we especially liked the Aliya near Sigiriya and the Mahaweli Reach at Kandy. Our driver/guide was very informative especially about Sri Lankan history and politics! It was unfortunate that it rained heavily all of the day … Read more "I would really recommend this trip to anyone"

Sabrina D
September 2018
Sri Lanka

Lots and lots of inspiration and ideas

We used Insider Places to book our family holiday to Sri Lanka at Easter. The service we received was exemplary and we were given lots and lots of inspiration and ideas to create a memorable, fun-filled family holiday. Best of all, the holiday cost less through Insider Places than if we had booked direct with … Read more "Lots and lots of inspiration and ideas"

Lyndsey
April 2018
Sri Lanka

It was simply amazing.

The Peru team were outstanding. Everything worked like clockwork. They were always on time, polite, courteous and extremely knowledgeable. The hotels they had picked for us were just perfect, as if they had read our mind, all very central, a stone throw away from the main plaza. Loved it. Thank you so much. I have … Read more "It was simply amazing."

Shreelekha Patel
May 2018
Peru

We had a brilliant time in Costa Rica.

We were very impressed by the service received. all transfers/ trips were on time if not early for pick up. It was the most efficient service that I have received anywhere in the world. The hotels chosen were excellent and had all the facilities we needed. Since my Spanish is very poor, it was great … Read more "We had a brilliant time in Costa Rica."

Elaine K.
May 2018
Costa Rica

A once in a lifetime holiday.

Thank you for all of your help organising, it all went seamlessly, We had the most fantastic time and enjoyed every minute. We were lucky enough to see Orang-utans up close in Sepilok and also managed to see them fully in the wild while heading down the Danum river. We also managed to get a … Read more "A once in a lifetime holiday."

Paul & Lisa
April/May 2018
Malaysia & Borneo

Invigorating and fascinating tour of India

Standout hotels were Imperial, Delhi, Oberoi at Agra and Raas Jodhpur. Marriott Jaisalmer gets a special mention too for service, comfort and for not being too corporate, which is what we feared. And service and facilities at Niramaya were exceptional too. Best guides were Gajju at Jaisalmer, Umesh in Delhi (who we put through his … Read more "Invigorating and fascinating tour of India"

Steven B.
February 2018
India

Mountains in China

The trip was fantastic, everything went as planned, thanks. I got a call at my Shanghai hotel to check it was going smoothly – and it was! Thanks for all your help – I’d definitely come to you again for future trips.

Scott
December 2017
China

Great travel agents, made our holiday

Great travel agents, made our holiday unforgettable.

Sanita Grina
November 2017
Thailand

Vietnam adventure

All the guides were good, especially Mr Dung who was so kind and well informed, a great advocate for Vietnam. Everything was arranged and explained, guides prompt, friendly and informative and cars comfy and refreshingly cool. There was not a hitch in continuity of the whole trip and I felt reassured that I would be … Read more "Vietnam adventure"

Viv Price
September 2017
Vietnam

Fantastic family holiday

Thank you to Insider Places for tailor-making our ideal family holiday. Great organisation and suggestions with the Malaysian agent through many iterations of questions and changes to get to the perfect schedule. Our guides were super knowledgeable, and as locals, knew all the tricks to try and see some elusive species when in the rainforest. … Read more "Fantastic family holiday"

Gill
July 2017
-, Malaysia & Borneo

AMAZING!

One of our best family holidays, great place, great food, great people. The service while we were there was excellent, all the guides had good knowledge and good language skills. Our guide to the longhouse, who also spent the night with us there, spoke perfect english, malay, and several of the local dialects, which helped … Read more "AMAZING!"

deb
july 2017
-, Malaysia & Borneo

Wonderful trip

Thank you so much for making my trip to India so very wonderful. The trip seemed to go so smoothly, and I know it was because of the fantastic work you did arranging everything before and during our stay. I never imagined that my trip to India would be one of the best I’ve ever … Read more "Wonderful trip"

Rhonda
April 2017
India

Enjoyed every minute.

We enjoyed every minute of our trip and your lovely company. You showed us so many interesting places along the way…. Lovely Shan villages, food, history , fascinating markets full of wonderful fresh food, local noodles for lunch and wonderful ethnic textiles which is one of my passions. This was our 3rd trip to Myanmar … Read more "Enjoyed every minute."

Jan and Paul
September 2016
Myanmar (Burma)

Amazing – East Borneo adventure

The East Borneo adventure was a great eye opener from visiting sepilok and seeing the orang utans to sun bears. We got very lucky spotting them at the right time. The guide Bryant that we had from the company was amazing lovely guy.lodges were ok something different they prepared the food well aswell which was … Read more "Amazing – East Borneo adventure"

Shriti
May 2017
Malaysia & Borneo

Highly recommend

the trip has been excellent and we will highly recommend you to all our friends. Kudos!

John
February 2017
India

Great team

A special remark for our driver! Mr Ravi – a wonderful optimistic man, always joyful and an excellent driver. You have a great team and keep it up. If we travel again, we will go with you.

Francois
November 2016
India

Excellent

everything about our tour was excellent, from replies to execution, drivers and hotels; all carefully selected for us and our taste. We could not have asked for more.

Ms Methot
April 2017
India

A most wonderful 8-day tour of Myanmar

Myself and my sister are just home in Ireland from a most wonderful 8-day tour of Myanmar. We visited Yangon with the wonderful Aye Aye, Bagan with Mr. Nay, Inle Lake with the superb Aye Aye (2!) who felt like our sister by the end of the trip! and finally Mandalay with the wonderful Phyu. … Read more "A most wonderful 8-day tour of Myanmar"

Gerardine
November 2016
Myanmar (Burma)

Excellent

Really enjoyed discovering Brazil, especially with wonderful guides to show us around.

Richard
February 2017
Brazil

Absolutely excellent

Isabella’s the best guide I ever met – she is energetic, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and passionate about her job. She is a natural and has great contacts with strategic people.

Vijay
November 2016
Brazil

Excellent

Excellent itinerary in Cartagena beautiful city. Very much enjoyed our stay.

Lisa
November 2016
Colombia

You tailored the perfect trip for us!

We travelled to Siem Reap, Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh City. At each stop our guide was there to meet us and each one was very knowledgeable about the area, culture and history, able to provide very personal perspective on the areas. The hotels we stayed at were boutique style hotels … Read more "You tailored the perfect trip for us!"

Jann Maree
January, 2017
-, Cambodia, Vietnam

Wonderful trip

Just returned from a wonderful 11 day trip around Vietnam arranged by your agent there – fantastic all round service provided by them – thank you so much guys! Hope to return soon.

Mary M
March, 2017
Vietnam

Overall great trip!

Thank you so much for helping us and spending time editing our itinerary. We enjoyed the hike to Rio Celeste, Jaco beach, the caves, zip lining, canyonering, and the night hike. All of the transfer drivers were on time and got us where we needed to be without problems. The hotel accommodations were excellent. The … Read more "Overall great trip!"

Pete
March, 2017
Costa Rica

We absolutely loved our vacation.

It was amazing and we really appreciated your help in planning our trip. Each place was unique and very great. We have only one feedback and that was the first place that you placed in. They put us across the street from the main hotel and it was a 15-20 minute walk back and forth … Read more "We absolutely loved our vacation."

Deanna E.
March, 2017
Costa Rica

Amazing

I want to thank you so much for all your help with our Costa Rica vacation – we had a blast!!

Kristen
April, 2017
Costa Rica

Excellent and very professional

Your company services have been excellent and very professional. It has made a positive difference to the enjoyment of our holiday having reliable transportation services. I will be pleased to recommend you

Kym
April, 2017
Costa Rica

Great guide

Sunny was fantastic, great guide and not only knowledgeable but FUNNY! He would be a reason for us to come back!

Braeden
November, 2016
Thailand

Great experience!

Great experience – thank you for a memorable trip in Bangkok! ?

Kylie L.
February, 2017
Thailand

Great tour

Mr Siddhi is an excellent guide, very knowledgeable, kind courteous and pleasant. We enjoyed our time with him and felt very safe.

Inderjeet
February, 2017
Thailand

Exceptional guide

Mam was an exceptional guide. She has excellent English skills and is always trying to learn.

Bill & Peggy C.
November, 2016
Thailand

Excellent

Jamel was excellent and could not have made our trip any better. Thank You.

Mr & Mrs P.
February, 2016
Malaysia & Borneo

Kuala Lumpur

I really enjoyed seeing all the sights in Kuala Lumpur and going up the Communications Tower. Of all the tours I looked at yours was the only one.

Arlene S.
February, 2016
Malaysia & Borneo

Excellent

All arrangements / services excellent – apart from Penang-Langkawi ferry very late arriving in Lankawi.

David W.
February, 2016
Malaysia & Borneo

Very good service

Jamal was very good, thorough, knowledgeable making the city tour interesting and end enjoyable. Very good service. Happy to recommend the company.

Adrian
March, 2016
Malaysia & Borneo

Excellent service

Short trip, but excellent service. Guide/driver was exceptional. Professional and courteous. Enjoyed the KL highlights greatly! Thank you again!

Paul D.
July, 2016
Malaysia & Borneo

Varied itinerary

We thoroughly enjoyed our varied itinerary, the knowledge of our guide and driver, the flexibility & places we were taken to eat. We have travelled with you before and would do so again.

Stephen & Sue
November, 2016
Malaysia & Borneo

Brilliant trip!

Brilliant trip! Great variety: Archaeological, colonial, indigenous culture, etc., etc.`

Margaret G.
April, 2016
Mexico

Fascinating

Didn’t realise how diverse Mexico was or how large the country is. Even though we have only touched the surface of Mexico, its culture and history, we found the country fascinating.

Mr & Mrs C.
November, 2016
Mexico

Glad to recommend you

Everything was fine at our trip in Peru (beside that my son and me were feeling sick because of the altitude) and we would really like to come back to this wonderful country! Perhaps we should have acclimatized ourselves step by step and should have stayed first 2 days at Arequipa, then 2 days CUSCO … Read more "Glad to recommend you"

Sabina
September, 2016
Peru

Went perfectly

We had a great time in Peru. Thanks to Tania for organising the trip which went perfectly well. i will not hesitate to recommend you to anybody who would like to visit your beautiful country. All the best and thanks a lot again.

Tiziana
November, 2016
Peru

Beautiful place

Thank you for taking us around some of the sights of Sri Lanka. 5 days (4 for Olga) just too short a time in such a beautiful place. Will need to come back to experience more! Loved the herb garden tour and the oilments what we brought to take home. Many thanks again.

Rebecca & Olga
May, 2016
Sri Lanka

Wonderful trip

We have had a wonderful trip. Thank you so much for the great recommendation. The smooth car journey, the interesting information and above all for making it so easy and relaxing for us! We will have many happy memories of this trip and will definitely be recommending it (your services) to our friends. Thank you … Read more "Wonderful trip"

Naomi A.
November, 2016
-, Sri Lanka

Superb

Superb holiday of a lifetime.

Cassie & Benjie
May, 2016
Sri Lanka

Very well organised and people lovely

Super trip, leopards, sloth bear and blue whale, video available, seen close up etc – very pleased. Very well organised and people lovely. The cycle tour was absolutely superb, very gentle, anyone could do it, guide lovely and he showed us there herb garden en route much better than the one in Kandy – Would … Read more "Very well organised and people lovely"

Martin R.
September, 2016
-, Sri Lanka

lovely guide

I wanted you to know how VERY successful our tour was; I think much of this can be attributed to our lovely guide, Rajeewa Peiris, who, from our first meeting, made us feel at ease. I enjoyed all the hotels which you had selected. The train trip from Kandy was memorable too, bizarrely I met … Read more "lovely guide"

Mrs P.
November, 2016
Sri Lanka

Thank you

Thank you for bearing with us and refining our holiday plan over and over to make sure all our requirements are met, very close to our budget, and without any sacrifice to quality. Thank you for doing so with your continuous cheerful and helpful attitudes. We enjoyed this trip much more than what we had … Read more "Thank you"

Sara G
June, 2016
Sri Lanka

Absolutely amazing honeymoon

We wanted to take a moment to thank you very much for an absolutely amazing honeymoon in the Maldives and Sri Lanka. We had a fabulous time thanks to your excellent arrangement of all the little details of our trip. The choice of hotels was fantastic, and truly made us enjoy our stay. In addition … Read more "Absolutely amazing honeymoon"

Mr A.
May, 2016
Sri Lanka

Best holiday ever

We all had a fantastic time (it has been described as our best holiday ever) and that was in very large part thanks to your superb guiding and general advice and Kumara’s excellent driving. We will highly recommend you to others and will also make sure this feedback is given back through the tour company.

Stephen and Suzi
January, 2016
Sri Lanka

Amazing guide

HUGE thank you for helping me with our trip! We had an amazing time – special thanks to our amazing guide Hilmy.

Holly
April, 2016
Sri Lanka

Truly amazing time

We had a truly amazing time in Sri Lanka, our guide Nawfer was incredible (a naturalist who knew everything about Sri Lankan wildlife and culture) All the accommodation were fantastic – super staff, great food (especially The Rosyth Estate def a foodie place!) the tours you set out for us were perfect for our family … Read more "Truly amazing time"

Liz S & Family
April, 2016
Sri Lanka

Fantastic in every way

The trip was fantastic in every way. Silvia, our naturalist was phenomenal, the weather was amazing as were the sights, the animals, the snorkeling, food etc etc! It was a great bunch of folks on the ship with a small number of younger folk to create some good energy! I loved every minute of the … Read more "Fantastic in every way"

Michele
April, 2016
Ecuador

Everything was perfect

I just want to let you know that everything was perfect on our trip. All the connections and transfers worked like clockwork and we were so well taken care of at Sacha Lodge and on the Mary Anne. A most enjoyable trip. I can’t wait to return to Ecuador. Thanks again for all your help.

Jill
November, 2016
Ecuador

Incredible experiences

Thank you Hugh so much for the most incredible experiences that you have shared with us in your beautiful country. From picking us up from Quito airport, Otavalo market, the cloud forests in Mashpi to travelling south through the valley of the volcanoes and experiencing the Inca settlements, and so much more. All amazing!! Thanks … Read more "Incredible experiences"

Michael & Helen
April, 2016
Ecuador
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