“Lupine have organised two, bespoke trips for us, an international group of academics, to Lake Baikal in Siberia and the Chernobyl exclusion zone in Ukraine. I was very impressed with Dylan's commitment, hard work, problem solving, nothing was too much trouble. All his hard work made our trips great successes.
An American academic outside our group, who travels a lot, was very impressed to hear what Dylan had been able to arrange for us, 'your remarkable tour operator' she called Dylan. She was impressed that he could arrange for us to charter two boats and crews for our trip on Lake Baikal.
I was also impressed by the quality and commitment to service of Lupine's partners in Siberia and Ukraine. They were almost all helpful, courteous, professional, but also good company.
Lupine also offer very good value for money. I would recommend them very strongly to anyone wishing to organize bestoke trips to unusual parts of the world.”
“I just come back from North Korea and I wanted to say thank you, it was an amazing trip. Everything was very well organised, the Lupine guides and the local guides were great, thank you so much Lupine and KYICTC!
I'll certainly travel again with Lupine and will recommend it to my friends.”
“I have returned from my trip to Asia and would like to say how much I
enjoyed the trip to North Korea. Everything worked out perfectly, the
group was nice and our two guides pleasant people. It was worth going
there and a good experience. Thanks to you for preparing this trip so
“I have travelled with Lupine Travel on 2 tours and have booked for a 3rd which says a lot in itself. As an experienced 'off piste' traveller I like a sense of adventure and Lupine have certainly fitted the bill. All have been fantastic, with their own unique experiences. I can can vouch for great organisation of the tours, fun, adventure, getting to meet the local people and hitting the sweet spots with regard to places of interests. They
are also fantastic value for money. So far I have been on the the
Ethiopia / Somaliland (now with Djibouti added on which is worth a
visit!), Iran and I am off to Moldova in May 2016.”
“I just wanted to thank you for the
outstanding organisation of the
trip which I thoroughly enjoyed. It has
been a pleasure dealing with
you and your company at all stages of
booking and travel. You did an
May I express my gratitude to you and all
colleagues involved in the
organisation of our trip. ”
“It is now almost a month since we returned from the Birthday Tour to North Korea. I have spent so long thinking and talking about the experience that I have only just remembered that I have not been in touch to thank you. It truly was a memorable experience though perhaps not one to be repeated. The group was brilliant and for this we are seriously grateful. We shall look out your other tours in future.
Once more serious and sincere thanks. ”
“Thank you for helping us organise such a fantastic trip! We got back safe and well to London this morning but we're all sad to have left. What a fabulous country! We had an incredible time, Moj was a star and all the hotels were spot on. We're very grateful for your hard work in the pre-trip stage, I am conscious we may have asked more questions and sent more emails than most! ”
“ Thanks to Dylan for putting together this wonderful trip. You did a great job keeping everything rolling and coordinated. Your picks for destinations/sights and your laidback style made for a very enjoyable trip.
“ Just wanted to say we really enjoyed our holiday and thanks for organising, especially in rearranging the shooting for us.
Will be recommending your tour to others and look forward to using you again in the future.
“ Just wanted to update you on my trip. I have been to probably over 60 countries world wide and this is the first time I had a tour or tour guide for more than half a day cause I like doing things at my own pace. I must say this was by far my best experience with a tour ever. The driver was great, even with the little English he knew. He was nice and overall just a great guy. The places I stayed were excellent. Trinidad was the best stay of the two places but I like Havana as well. Roxana was awesome as well. By far the best tour/guide/translator I've ever known worldwide, which is saying a lot coming from me. She knows her stuff and made the trip better for me. I think her English is better than mine, but my New York accent doesn't help me. I would go back to Cuba before most countries.
“ I loved the tour and enjoyed meeting a great bunch of people - you have a knack of bringing interesting people together and everyone seemed to get on well. My feedback is extremely positive as it's the best tour I have ever been on, great fun with a lot of humour and your relaxed attitude is very refreshing and a great advert for your company. I'd recommend you but don't know anybody who wants to travel to the destinations you cover!”
“ Just a short note to say thank you for arranging the trip for me.
Needless to say I had an amazing time
Really incredible - & the driver / guide.. was top notch.
Thanks once again - really impressed with your customer service - I took the liberty of asking among the group, & everyone spoke very highly of you.
“ We are back home now but we had an absolute ball on the Trans- Mongolian, so thanks for all your help!
I can honestly say there's nothing that we didn't like or anything we felt could be improved on. Our arrival into Mongolia couldn't have been better with our greeting from the Hostel staff! From start to finish, they were just fab & so friendly & helpful! The night staying in the ger was great, I could have definitely spent longer out in the wilderness.. it was so beautiful & different.
Our stay in Irkutsk & lake Baikal was also great & the staff were extremely kind, stopping off for various tours & allowing us to wait at the hostel until our train departed!
Organization from your end was also very good and you were available whenever we needed your help or advice, no matter what the time! We really appreciated that!! We enjoyed every minute of our trip & I'd be sure to recommend your company to any friends I have wishing to experience the Trans-Mongolian in the future! ”
Everything was hassle free. Seeing Chernobyl was such a surreal experience. Walking through the buildings and seeing the plant, hearing the story of the liquidators and the sarcophagus construction was absolutely harrowing.
The apartment organised by Lupine was excellent and right in the middle of the City and the drivers were bang on time. We will definitely be using the company again. ”
Just want to extend our thanks to you and everyone at Lupine Travel for the North Korea package. Everything was faultless and a lot more open then I had imagined. Pyongyang is far more developed and it's certainly changed a few pre-conceptions.
Back home after 40,000 miles and 4 continents...the highlight of my trip was North Korea....unreal.
Thank you guys for creating this adventure that I took park in. You guys rock. ”
Thank you for organising my trip to Russia, Mongolia and China in June.
I had a great time. I especially enjoyed the excursions to Olkhon Island, and to the Ger camp, etc in Mongolia - these really were the highlights of the trip.
So, I achieved my long held ambition of travelling by train from Manchester to Hong Kong. Thanks again. ”
We're a media management and productions company based in Stockholm. We were looking to do something a bit special for our season kick-off conference.
We found Lupine and got interested in their Chernobyl offering. Soon we had Lupine tailoring a whole Kiev all-inclusive weekend for 48 people. The planning phase worked really well, Lupine was quick to respond to all our demands and provided a lot of knowledgeable information on Kiev.
The weekend finally consisted of; a conference meeting with meals included, ballet show at the National Opera of Ukraine, full day guided tour to Chernobyl, a marvellous banquet with live entertainment, guided tour of Kiev, not to mention various lunches, dinners and transfers in between. The whole weekend played out perfectly, and our collective impression was amazement over the number of extraordinary events we were able to experience in just a weekend, and especially to such a comparatively low price.
Thank you Lupine! ”
Un voyage parfait et inoubliable. Le transfert depuis l'aéroport c'est bien passé. A notre arrivée, nous avons découvert un appartement splendide en plein milieu du centre de Kiev. Très bien tenu, bien décoré, nous avons même pu profiter de la douche jacuzzi.
La visite de Tchernobyl est une incroyable expérience ! C'est certainement un moment que nous n'oublierons jamais. Mille merci pour l'organisation sans faille, un service impeccable !! ”
Just wanted to say a massive thank you for all your help with the Trans-Mongolian trip, it was absolutely fantastic and I really had the time of my life. Everything was fantastically organised and worked out exactly as you has said. We even ended up with a two berth carriage for the majority of the trip!
Many many thanks for helping me realise a long held ambition and for all of your hard work. ”
The trip was fantastic from start to finish. The transfer from and to the airport ran smoothly, our apartment was spacious and close to all the nearby attractions and transport and the trip to Chernobyl was certainly one not to be missed. The overnight stay in the Chernobyl hotel turned out to be an amazing experience and we were certainly pleased that we booked it. Thank you so much for organising everything and for such great service.
I want to thank you and your colleagues for helping us out with this trip. You have always been available for us when needed to, and you're usually very quick to respond to e-mails.
I was very happy with all the information and helpful hints we got from you prior to our journey, and you were a really important asset when applying for visas.
I thank you for having good adaptive skills when we wanted to shift dates, otherwise the trip would have been more difficult to do. ”
Thanks Dylan for a superb trip to North Korea. Everything went smoothly. You answered all our queries promptly and fully prior to booking. The experience in NK was surreal and lived up to our expectations. You and your Dandong agent Brooklyn took care of us very well. We shall certainly be recommending Lupine Travel to all our friends. We could not have asked more from you.
Doing the Trans- Siberian was a lifelong dream and were initially unsure with going with Lupine, a largely unknown small operator. However, Dylan was knowledgeable and responsible; from initial contact he provided the right blend of support, guidance, advance, and freedom to ensure we got the most of our trip from Beijing to St Petersburg this summer. We had a wonderful time and some great memories - not everything went right along the way but what didn't go right was handled and followed up in the most professional manner. Thank you - and if we had our time again we would go with Lupine!
Many thanks indeed for organising our Chernobyl tour, it all went very smoothly and was a really interesting experience for us both...unlike the Ukrainian border crossing from Poland by car! Thank you so much for all your help.
A million thanks for organising a wonderful trip for us. Thanks especially for the homestay on Olkhon Island. We had the yummiest food from Olga's kitchen. Special mention for the wonderful days out to the grasslands & Ger in Mongolia. Will definitely recommend you to friends and even strangers.