My wife and I have just returned from your “Nicaragua Explorer” trip, and all I must say that this is a truly fantastic trip, with lots of variety. If one is interested in rain forests, ruins, volcanoes, Colonial cities, local markets, history, culture, and intimate contact with the Nicaraguan people, this trip is the one to take.
My primary purpose in writing however, is to make you aware of the very special people who were our Tours Nicaragua guide and driver. My wife and I have taken more than 20 guided tours, and have had the pleasure of having some remarkable guides and drivers, but Roberto Lumbi and Eduardo Urbina are an absolutely masterful pair!
Roberto has marvelous problem solving and people skills, is a masterful storyteller, and has comprehensive scientific, cultural, and historical knowledge of the wide variety subjects that were the focal points of this trip. His knowledge of the culture and history of Nicaragua is most comprehensive. He speaks excellent English, is most courteous, and has a warm and magnetic personality. Roberto really helped us see the “big picture”, and masterfully put all the elements of this amazing country together for us.
Eduardo is an absolutely superb driver. There simply can not be a better driver in the country! He is focused on timeliness, safety, and customer comfort, and is exceptionally courteous. His little “special touches” were most appreciated, and it was wonderful to be greeted by his warm and engaging smile each morning. He is a perfect 10 on our rigorous “driver satisfaction scale”.
As a professional travel photographer, my requirements were a bit more rigorous than the average tourist, yet both Roberto and Eduardo were able to accommodate my needs. As such, I will soon have back from the photo lab remarkable photos of a remarkable country!
It has certainly been our good fortune to have spent time with these remarkable professionals. We can’t image a better team!
Please pass our sincere thanks on to Roberto and Eduardo, and wish them a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2007.