Testimonials

Chris and Alison, Nottingham

We gave the Revealed team a tricky request for our itinerary, combining 2 countries and many specific things and places we wanted to go. Despite our mammoth request they were able to come up with a suitable and thoroughly enjoyable itinerary that covered everything we wished for. There’s a reason we always come back to Revealed Travel, they’re friendly, professional and very flexible.

Panama and Belize, April-May 2017

Jim and Margaret, Berkshire

Just a quick thank you for arranging the Ecuador trip , it was superb and at least as good as the Panama holiday you arranged for us! The combination of venues was great and Latin Trails excelled themselves, particularly Jorge our guide for most of the holiday, who turned out to be one of the most informative people we have ever toured with! We clocked up another 120 new species worldwide and considering this was not a specialist bird watching holiday that was a particularly high tally! Failing that we were so impressed with Ecuador we might do Esmereldas and over the border into Columbia as Jorge said that was quite feasible . We will definitely use your company again.

Ecuador, April 2017


Anne and Chris, Chiswick

What a holiday we had! Everything was perfect. The organisation was spot on, no drama, no worries. We felt like royalties. Guatemala is a beautiful country. The roads are not very good but it was like being on an adventure holidays and the guides, drivers and people ever so friendly, helpful and they, without any doubt, know their country. Guatemala with all its colours, Maya ruins is indeed a place I’d recommend  to visit.  In one word “Marvellous”

Guatemala, April-May 2017


Susi, Abingdon

I would book with this company again as the service, friendliness and value for money in all aspects added to the amazing holiday of a lifetime which turned out to be more than I could have ever hoped for.

Costa Rica, April 2017


Mark and Elaine, Hertfordshire

A great itinerary Jeremy and thank you so much for that and your perpetual customer first attitude. First class and we will be back. Thank you again for a great trip.

Vietnam and Cambodia, March-April 2017


Keith & Ann, Cheshire

We were very happy with the trip you organised for us. Guatemala and Belize are very different, but your itinerary enabled us to get to know both of them. We were impressed with the local guides you arranged , and we certainly could not have seen so much of Guatemala without them. We found that contact with you before and during the adventure was very easy and your responses always very quick and professional.

Guatemala & Belize, March-April 2017


Mike and Robin, Cardiff

A varied, exciting and also relaxing, well organised tour of a fascinating part of Central America with some totally unexpected wonderful experiences as well as the ones you hope will, and do, meet expectation.

Guatemala & Belize, March 2017


James, Ruth & family, London

We have been with Revealed Travel twice to Costa Rica and Belize. Excellent service and great value for money. Very helpful in facilitating our quirky hobby of butterfly photography.

Costa Rica, March 2017


Oonagh, Jenny, Mary & Clara, London

Ali was able to put together a wonderful tour of South America for us, including the highlights of Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca, but carefully designed so that we could acclimatise and get to know the regions through which we were travelling. She organised a mixture of private and shared tours, ensuring we were met at airports and train stations, so that the whole experience was stress-free, especially as we did not speak Spanish. She was available for individual consultation about health and travel queries, and gave a first rate personal service.

Peru, Bolivia & Argentina, March 2017


Christine & Brian, Christchurch

Thank you for putting together such a fabulous holiday for us. We thought that the people in Brazil and Argentina were amongst the nicest, kindest and most helpful people we have ever met.

Brazil & Argentina, March 2017


Nikki and Sarah, Kent

I had a fabulous week with my sister and as ever the travelling links were effortless with all your support systems in place beautifully.

The Maldives, March 2017


Alex and Stewart, Louth

Just returned from 2 weeks in Costa Rica. The whole holiday ran like clockwork. We saw some wonderful sights and had a great time. The river/lagoon trip with personal guide and boat to ourselves was the highlight of our holiday. Very many thanks again Revealed Travel.

Costa Rica, March 2017


Jonathan and Johanna, West Sussez

A brilliantly organised trip and everything worked perfectly! This was our first experience with Revealed Travel and we would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending them wholeheartedly or using them again. Superb, detailed, friendly and professional planning led to the holiday of a lifetime.

Costa Rica, February 2017


Barbara & Philip, Diss

Our trip to Costa Rica was a fantastic experience with many varied things to see and do. It was very well organized and everything went smoothly.We found the Costa Ricans a very friendly people and we were made very welcome.

Costa Rica, February 2017


Gill, Geoffrey, Val & Malcolm, Bideford

A good insight into the Mayan culture, from hundreds of years ago with the pyramids and temples, to how it is still relevant today, combined with beautiful scenery and experiences of the indigenous wildlife.

Guatemala & Belize, February 2017


Jane & Calvin, Surrey

Just returned from Ecuador Galapagos – we had a brilliant holiday which we will remember for a long time to come. Everything was very well organised and all went to plan.

Ecuador, February 2017


Nicholas & Carl, Woking

Exciting, different to the usual holiday experience. We were sorry when we had to come home,especially to a very cold London.

Guatemala & Belize, February 2017


Michael & Barbara, Berkhamsted

We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday, discovering the culture, history, food and people of Vietnam and Cambodia. As our first trip to SE Asia it opened our eyes to the whole spectrum of this part of the world. In particular the people were delightful and we were very impressed by all our guides.

Vietnam & Cambodia, Jan-Feb 2017


Jane & Stephen, West Sussex

We found the booking and R T customer service excellent. We both had an amazing adventure, in particular, we loved South West Mexico and Belize.

Mexico, Guatemala & Belize, January 2017


Fiona & friends, London

Our group of nine had a great time in Costa Rica. Everything was well organised in advance and the team on the ground were terrific.

Costa Rica, January 2017

Graham and Carol, Staffordshire

Once again all our requirements for our trip to Myanmar were met and bettered using your local tour company. The guides supplies were wonderful and continually added to our itinerary, so we did not miss out on local events or sights. Even an unexpected two days of rain (especially by locals) did not interrupt the fun and adventure. Thank you Revealed Travel.

Myanmar, December 2016


Samatha, Paul and Katie, Chingford

Thank you to the Revealed Travel team for organising such a fantastic holiday for Paul, myself and Katie. We really had an amazing experience and the best part was that we didnt have to worry about a thing as everything had been organised for us.

Costa Rica, December 2016


Ruth & Di, Somerset

We had a great trip, and almost everything worked as promised. Especially good to be in this safe, and very different, Asian country, just emerging from a long period of military dictatorship, and with more pagodas then it was possible to admire. Friendly, helpful people, excellent service on the ground, a memorable time.

Myanmar, December 2016


Rob & Joy, West Sussex

Just returned from a fantastic 4 week trip touring Central America. Ali recommended a mix of independent travel as well as a small group tour to meet our requirements combining Mayan Culture, wildlife and relaxation. We visited seven countries and arrangements worked out well. We particularly enjoyed staying in small local hotels with real character and friendly staff.

Central America, November 2016


Siobhan & John, Hampshire

Many thanks to you all at Revealed Travel for organising such a wonderful 5 week trip to Brazil, Argentina and Chile. Highlights were our three days in the Pantanal in Brazil, the amazing scenery and people in Patagonia, and the spectacular two day trip across the Andes (from Chile back to Argentina). All the travel arrangements worked very well, with a special mention for all the guides we had in each country. It was a holiday we will never forget…..

Brazil, Argentina and Chile, Oct-Nov 2016


John & Christine, Leics

Ours was a complex trip taking in 4 countries, 3 international flights, one internal flight, 2 land border crossings and a cycling package from a 3rd party. Revealed Travel’s arrangements were brilliant and we were always met on time. Their suggestions/options for hotels and excursions were great, so we got just what we wanted and their guides/drivers looked after us superbly. Full marks.

Costa Rica, Guatemala, Belize, Mexico, Oct-Nov 2016


Odile, Bodmin

Good service from Revealed Travel. Excellent excursion if you hike up the valley! Otherwise probably of limited interest.

Panama, October 2016


Chris, Cobham

We spoke to several companies and came away with a sense that Revealed Travel best understood our needs and would be able to fit around our requirements and specific date limitations. Overall we were very very pleased with the holiday. It started off remarkably well and we felt that it would be difficult to keep up this high standard….but it then succeeded in doing exactly that.

Chile & Argentina, October 2016


Margaret, Chesterfield

Just returned from Colombia and had a very enjoyable experience with a chance to see a variety of places and see some of the art and culture. The care taken with the booking arrangements certainly paid off. I also enjoyed the chance to arrange to meet up with a family friend whilst I was there.

Colombia, August 2016


David & Sarah, Cheshire

We booked our honeymoon to Costa Rica hoping for a trip of a lifetime and, thanks to the itinerary Revealed Travel put together with us, it was! During the planning stage they were quick to respond and very helpful. However the best part for us was the organisation once we arrived in Costa Rica. All of our transfers between hotels and to the excursions were on time and of far more comfort/quality than we were expecting. The hotels, tours and excursions were great too. All in all, it was a top quality service all round.

Costa Rica, August 2016


Sarah & Walter, London

Colombia’s culture and and ecoclimates are wonderfully diverse. Local guides enhance your experience if you have limited time and are non-Spanish speakers. Whatever your interests you can find somewhere to enjoy them in Colombia and their trump card is their delightful people. Revealed Travel helped us put together a fabulous and very varied trip.

Colombia, August 2016


Nicky & Martin, Guildford

We have just returned from a fantastic holiday in Guatemala. Our daughter is volunteering there this summer for 12 weeks and Luky arranged a holiday that meant we could make a surprise visit on her 21st birthday. After spending a few days with her, we went on a very well organised and varied tour to explore the country. It was amazing and everything went very smoothly, even though some of the roads were anything but! We saw scenery, animals and people and would recommend both Revealed Travel and Guatemala as a beautiful country to visit.

Guatemala, August 2016


Natasha and Ross, Cambridge

We had a fantastic time touring Costa Rica on our honeymoon. Knowing everything had been sorted for us made it much less stressful and meant that we could enjoy seeing the amazing sights of the beautiful country. It was definitely the holiday of a lifetime – thank you!

Costa Rica, July 2016


Lianne, Nicky and families, Cornwall

Just returned from Costa Rica and had a fantastic time. The hotels were great, Costa Rica is beautiful and the various activities were fantastic for two families travelling with teenagers. I would definitely use Revealed Travel again.

Costa Rica, July 2016


Carol, Lincs

I had a great holiday in Costa Rica and everything ran exactly according to the itinerary. A wonderful country, amazing scenery and animals, very friendly hotel staff, and knowledgeable tour guides who explained in great detail about the ecosystems and animals.

Costa Rica, June 2016


Sushma & family, London

Overall the holiday was excellent with a couple of issues with rooms, and resort credit information not given on time to be able to benefit to it’s full use. The tours we did went to were well organised and thoroughly enjoyed. There were many other Palace Hotels around Cancun, Playa de Carmen, etc. and we really liked the fact that you had the added bonus of being able to use all the facilities in these hotels as well. We flew with BA and had a few issues with our food arrangements, not very accommodating for such a big reputed company. But for Mexico it is a must do holiday. Beautiful place.

Mexico, June 2016


Tina & Peter, Norwich

This is the second time we have used Mercator Travel / Revealed Travel and once again we were not disappointed. Had a fantastic holiday in Peru and the Inkaterra accommodation was exceptional. Thanks once again for your expert organisation.

Peru, June 2016


Neil & Jackie, London

Mercator is an excellent company. As a couple who want to travel to developing destinations, but still wish to have a stress-free holiday we found the detail of their planning to be exceptional. We travelled through Costa Rica and Nicaragua on a three-week adventure. Every stage of the journey was selected to give us a varied itinerary with seamless transfers and comfortable hotels. I have been travelling on exploration holidays for many decades now. Mercator is one of the best operators I have used and I look forward to using them again in the near future.

Costa Rica & Nicaragua, May 2016


Shuna & Mike, London

Just back from a wonderful month in Brazil. Before we left several internal flights were cancelled with airlines offering alternatives with 3 am departures. The team at Mercator/Revealed Travel were great, sorted everything out and found alternative and better departure and transfer times. Big thanks – we certainly couldn’t have done it ourselves and it made a big difference.

Brazil, May 2016


Lorna & Johannes, Wirral

Luky is an amazing employee and put together an excellent itinerary for us. We are experienced travellers and so are quite picky about what we want to do – Luky gave us some excellent advice and suggestions and was always contactable. We usually plan our own holidays, however we were impressed with Luky’s expertise which is why we booked through you.

Costa Rica, April 2016


Tracey & Nicky, Lincs

Just returned from honeymoon in Costa Rica an amazing time, plenty of adventure, wildlife and a varied itinerary that kept us interested for the full time. The holiday was faultlessly organised by Mercator Travel right down to the last detail. There were many highlights however, the friendliness of the Cost Ricans and the river cruise stood out from them. We would thoroughly recommend Mercator Travel they caterer for all your needs.

Costa Rica, April 2016


Steve & Julie, Dorset

We had a fantastic holiday in Costa Rica loved the different locations mercatortravel picked for with a mix of Eco lodges and 4 star hotels. It was a wildlife/birding tour. Saw squirrel , howler, white faced capuchin and spider monkeys, 2 & 3 toed sloth, wonderful frogs including red eye tree frogs,fantastic rain forest and beaches and so much more, think one of our highlights was the internal flight to Drake bay. Our holiday, private transfers and excursions worked like clock work , all for a very good price we would highly recommend Mercator Travel.

Costa Rica, April 2016


Claire & Family, Harpenden

We had a fabulous and very memorable time in Costa Rica. The itinerary was jam packed with action, adventure, nature and wildlife all over the northern area of the country, which we all loved. The R&R in Santa Teresa was blissful and gave us a perfect balance. The service from Mercator was great, from the first phone call enquiry I made to the end of the holiday itself.

Costa Rica, March-April 2016


Cath & Paul, Yorkshire

Our two week tailor made trip around Mexico and Belize ran perfectly. This was our second such holiday with Mercator and once again a fabulous experience. Looking forward to seeing more of central America with you.

Mexico, April 2016


Kim & Family, Gerrards Cross

A great family holiday! Amazing wildlife, plenty of adventure and beautiful beaches – a varied itinerary took us around the country to visit many diverse and interesting places and we enjoyed meeting the warm and friendly local people. We have wonderful memories of our holiday in Costa Rica!

Costa Rica, March-April 2016


James & Amy, London

We had an excellent fortnight in Belize in March. Everything was meticulously organised and we simply had to enjoy the magnificent scenery, fantastic activities, and fascinating country.

Belize, March 2016


John & Linda, Derby

Costa Rica is simply an outstanding country with an incredible range of flora and fauna…and then there’s the volcanic landscape set in a tropical rain forest!

Costa Rica, March 2016


Karen & Family, Oxfordshire

Costa Rica is the most amazing country and should be on everyone’s bucket list! It has everything you could possibly want – stunning scenery, amazing wild life, beautiful beaches, thrilling activities in zip-lining, surfing, rafting and the friendliest people I have ever met. We really didn’t want to come home and, I have to confess, I left a little bit of my heart there and have no doubt that we will return sometime. I have no hesitation in recommending Mercator Travel to anyone thinking of embarking on a holiday of a lifetime. From the initial contact to the moment we arrived home – the logistics of the trip were meticulously planned and everything worked like clockwork, which meant that we, as a family of four with young children, could sit back and relax and enjoy everything that Costa Rica had to offer.

Costa Rica, March 2016


Helen, Christopher & Roger, Fareham

Thank you once again for organising our most enjoyable wildlife tour to Sri Lanka. We visited many National Parks throughout our two week tour and saw so many birds, reptiles and animals, the icing on the cake being the Leopard. An amazing experience made so much better by our wonderful guide and driver who made the whole experience just a little bit more special. Nothing was too much trouble for them.

Sri Lanka, February-March 2016


Marilyn & Martin, Bristol

We had a fantastic holiday in Costa Rica. Mercator created a holiday which exactly met our needs.We saw some of the main sites, beaches, volcanos and national parks we also included two places off the beaten track because my partner is a bird-watcher. These places were very special. I’d recommend that everyone includes some ‘bird-watching’ places in their itinerary. The visits, trips and activities we included in our itinerary gave us plenty to grab our interest, stimulate the eye and even stretch our very limited sense of adventure.

Costa Rica, February-March 2016


Alison & Stephen, Warwickshire

I would like to thank Saint Germain Tours and Ali at Mercator travel for our wonderful holiday and the imaginative itinerary that fitted our interests and requirements so perfectly. We will definitely return to Costa Rica to visit Tortuguero and the Caribbean coast next time as we felt we could have stayed longer and explored further if time had allowed. As is was, the itinerary gave us sufficient time to both explore and relax on this occasion and we have an excuse for another holiday to Costa Rica. We enjoyed every moment of our stay which was full of contrast and gave us something to remember for a long time.

Costa Rica, February-March 2016


Wendy & John, East Sussex

We travelled around beautiful, friendly Costa Rica without a hitch as the transfers were on time and reliable which made the journeying relaxing. All our accommodation met or exceeded expectations and I am so pleased that Luky recommended the visit to Osa Peninsula as that was the best location of all!

Costa Rica, February 2016


Jane & Rob, West Sussex

Mercator travel put an amazing holiday experience together for us. They respected our budget whilst fulfilling our wishes for and exciting and varied holiday. The hotels, itinerary and tours were all superb.

Costa Rica, February 2016


Jason & Tracey, Hampshire

We just got back from Belize and Guatemala – it was by far the best adventure we’ve ever had! The action packed itinerary provided a perfect blend of culture, wildlife and scenery.

Guatemala & Belize, February 2016


Jeanette & Bryn, Tonbridge

We had a great time in Costa Rica, so much to see and do.  Very pleased we booked trips before we went and they all went to plan.

Costa Rica, February 2016


Martin & friends, Berkshire

Thank you and the team for organising our wonderful holiday in Nicaragua. The choice of places to stay , trips and transfers has given us probably the best holiday in over a dozen years of travelling to see nature and begin to understand the culture of countries.

Nicaragua, February 2016


Robert & Beverley & Family, Alton

Just had a fabulous two weeks in Costa Rica, what a beautiful country. Lovely hotels and a well organised itinerary throughout. Thank you!

Costa Rica, February 2016


A,P,M & J, Bristol

We have had the most wonderful holiday in Costa Rica. The itinerary and tours were well designed to encompass quite an extensive tour of Costa Rica taking in many types of wildlife habitats and locations, but still allow us the chance to relax and enjoy our holiday. The accommodation was very varied but more than adequate, with helpful staff along the way. The excursions and guides were so knowledgeable and went out of their way to find varied species to show us. The whole experience far surpassed our expectations.

Costa Rica, February 2016


Dave & Caroline, Herts

It was a brilliant holiday, which was well organised, and had the right mix of travelling, organised activities and me time. Thank you to the team for putting it together.

Belize, February 2016


Dave & Sally, Belper

A very enjoyable relaxing holiday with warm days but not too hot nights, not much need of air conditioning. You do need a sweater as when the wind blows it knows how to blow and it does keep you cool, even though the air is dry and warm.

Belize, February 2016


Keely & Paula, Hove

We just wanted to say a massive thank you for organising the perfect holiday. It was AMAZING!!! It was the holiday of a lifetime and we loved every single moment of it.

Costa Rica, January 2016


Lynn & Ken, Bury

Just come home from India. What an amazing experience. Mercator did a brilliant job with everything they had planned for us. Would definitely use Mercator again and recommend to all.

India, February 2016


Andy & Trudie, Weymouth

We have returned from an amazing holiday in Belize. Waking up in the morning to the sound of howler monkeys was an experience that we won’t forget. From Lamanai Outpost we went on all of the included excursions, even visiting the local village and private home of George our guide. We went to a local restaurant and learnt to prepare tomali that was brought to the hotel for our evening meal. The local people and guides were very friendly and welcoming. Thank you to Mercator and local agents for an amazing holiday.

Belize, February 2016

Jo & James, Newmarket

Thank you to Mercator for organising such a great holiday, allowing us to see so much in such a limited time – would have been much harder to achieve on our own!

Mexico, November 2015


Christine and Susan, Manchester

Had a fantastic time, can’t believe how much we saw and did in the time. All the trips were great and went without a hitch, seen countless animals and birds, including sloths (multiple), loads of monkeys – howlers my personal favourites, toucans, scarlet macaws and the rest, far too many to name… To sum up, it was a trip of a lifetime – and I have travelled around a fair bit.  Costa Rica is an amazing country, we had a brilliant experience, so many thanks again for organising it.

Costa Rica, November 2015


Julie & Matthew, Wokingham

We thoroughly enjoyed Belize and are recommending to all our friends. We particularly loved staying at Black Rock Lodge. Thanks to Mercator travel for arranging out hassle free holiday, packed with plenty of adventure, interest and yet plenty of time to relax.

Guatemala & Belize, November 2015


Eliza & Andy, London

Just returned from the Carribean where we had the most amazing time! It is the 3rd holiday we have booked through Mercator Travel, first one being our honeymoon in Central America, and this holiday didn’t disappoint: once again it was so well put together that we didn’t have to worry about accommodation confirmation and airport transfer and contact details etc. Everything ran smoothly and we were especially pleased with the price that Mercator Travel quoted us-truly the best deal out there for a 2 weeks all inclusive holiday in a top resort! We are looking forward to booking our next holidays with Mercator Travel- thank you guys so much!

Dominican Republic, September 2015


Rajvi & Dilan, Surrey

The level of customer service we received from Mercator was exceptional: from the panic in trying to find out where we were in the world when our airline moved us about, to the generous offer of paying for us to spend a few hours in a hotel to relax and refresh, and of course the bottle of wine arranged during one of our dinners. Hotels and excursions were overall excellent and the holiday was seamless despite the initial hiccup. Can’t thank the team enough for truly making it feel like a truly personalised honeymoon and an experience we will never forget.

Costa Rica, August 2015


Carol & Vincente, Worcs

Lovely holiday in Nicaragua. Mercator Travel and Vapues were extremely efficient and helpful and planned a great tour for us.

Nicaragua, August 2015


Shelley & family, Lincs

My younger daughter summarised the holiday as ‘Rice, beans and Rock and roll’. We were looking for a holiday of a lifetime, one which would offer adventure, excitement, culture and quality family time and Ali and her team from Mercator could not have done better! The itinerary was put together and adjusted to provide all we could have asked for and much more. The activities, hotels and lodges and travel providers were perfect for our needs. We loved Costa Rica and the local ‘Ticos’, who are so warm and welcoming! I was apprehensive about the transfers, both within Costa Rica and Internationally, but all were smooth and efficient. I was able to just relax and enjoy the holiday… A huge thank you to Mercator. We will certainly be approaching you again to plan future holidays!

Costa Rica July-August 2015


Imogen & Georgia, London

Mercator’s meticulous planning ensured we were able to see and do as much as possible for the restricted time we had travelling. The transfers and tours were seamlessly organised and whenever there could potentially have been an issue (for example a strike at the airport), either Mercator Travels or their local partners dealt with it swiftly and ensured a solution was available.

Belize, Guatemala & Nicaragua, July-August 2015


Elizabeth, Richard & Family, Surrey

We had a fabulous holiday in Costa Rica – there is so much to do and see and Mercator organized it brilliantly for us. Thank you very much.

Costa Rica, July-August 2015


Caroline, Robin & Family, Oxfordshire

Fabulous holiday thank you!
A great mix of wildlife, adventure and beautiful beach relaxation for the whole family. We will be back to you for our next adventure!

Costa Rica, July 2015


Elizabeth & Fmaily, Weybridge

I just wanted to thank you for organizing our holiday so well. We had an amazing time and all the arrangements worked according to plan. Our guides, the taxi drivers, the staff at the lodges were all lovely. I loved the Boca Tapada area. I’m so glad you suggested it Luky. The two lodges there were wonderful and the staff made us so welcome. We did some fabulous guided trips there in the rainforest and on the river. It was a bit of a shock when we got back on to the tourist trail but all the crazy activities we did made up for the tourists! Definitely a holiday to remember!

Costa Rica, July 2015


Justin & Rachana, London

We had a month in Central America visiting Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Belize for our honeymoon. The holiday was amazing and tours we’re organised and we got to see all the highlights we intended to. Most of the itinerary was pre organised and this made for a smooth holiday, also the quality of the activities was very high.

Central America, July 2015


Rachel & Mark, London & Malta

It was great having not to plan anything for our Honeymoon in Guatemala and Costa Rica. Being so busy with our wedding planning, we left everything to Mercator who recognised what we were after following a chat and few email exchanges. We were looking for a holiday balanced with culture, adventure and relaxation and this is exactly what we got. They were also very helpful in providing useful local tips from their experience in the Central American region.

Guatemala & Costa Rica, June 2015


Tim and Daphne

Costa Rica is a fascinating country with so much to see and do. Mercator Travel sorted out our itinerary at very short notice and it all worked like clockwork. We were able to cover a variety of places in a short trip and not worry about the details.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR EVERYTHING.

Costa Rica, June 2015


Aileen & Angela, Herts

Still thinking of the wonders of our holiday in Peru, after a month at home; we had a great time.

Peru, May 2015


 Keith & Linda, Surrey

Super holiday in Italy – excellent hotels in great locations – wonderful variety of trips with top quality cars & drivers & guides. Thank you again Mercator.

Italy, May 2015


Amy & John, Luton

The package put together by Mercator was excellent. The accommodation was first class. They clearly know the area and put together a varied and interesting itinerary and overall exceeded our expectations. It was excellent value for money.

Nicaragua & Costa Rica, April 2015


Berendina & Graham, West Horsley

We were incredibly impressed by the way in which you had obviously listened to what we had said we were looking for in our holiday. It seems to us that you included absolutely everything we wanted. The five different places we visited were all completely different from each other, and the guides who took us on our various hikes and excursions were all so knowledgeable that they were a pleasure to be with. I would single out David from the Nature Pavilion, so generous with his time and knowledge (we could have stayed all day there!) and the remarkable man who owns the Monteverde Butterfly Farm. I would also recommend to you Jorge, who runs the Ficus Trail Night Walks in Monteverde. The Hotel Fonda Vela (what a fabulous piece of luxury!) recommended that we did the Night Walk and it was a true highlight. In short, we have never used a travel company to put together our own holiday before. We would come back to you without hesitation. Our days were busy, but not too busy; the lodges where we stayed were, in general, outstanding; we have come back full of information and knowledge and enthusiasm, as well as feeling rested and happy. We have met some really lovely Costa Rican people; we have learned about coffee and chocolate and
animals and the environment; we have some amazing photographs – and all of this in hot sunshine! Thank you so much. We have truly loved it.

Costa Rica, March-April 2015


Chris & Philippa, Plymouth

A very special holiday, in a very special country organised by a very special group of travel professionals – enjoy!

Costa Rica, March 2015


 Alison & David, Kinross

We had an amazing time – Costa Rica is a fascinating country and you organised the itinerary and excursions so well. The accommodations were excellent and all trips and transfers went like clockwork. There was so much to see and experience – thank you.

Costa Rica, March 2015


Marilyn and Paul, Morriston

Loved the tour, you did a brilliant job in putting it together for us. Coast Rica is a wonderful place and should be explored so you can appreciate its beauty, wildlife and the diversity. Also there is so much to do there if you are a thrill seeker. The whole experience was ‘special’.

Costa Rica, March 2015


Helen, Chris & Roger, Hants

A thoroughly enjoyable Wildlife trip to Costa Rica. Thank you Mercator Travel.

Costa Rica, March 2015


Fiona & Robert, Stamford

You provided us with a magical holiday, enhanced by knowledgeable expert guides  backed up by an excellent organisation. We would definitely ask you to plan any future holiday.

Costa Rica, March 2015


Rod & Jane, Milton Keynes

A fantastic holiday, full of interesting occurrences, congenial people, exciting wildlife and scenery, and some wonderful experiences. We loved it!

Costa Rica & Guatemala, February-March 2015


Les & Kathleen, Edinburgh

A fantastic place.  Just wish we were there for longer.

Mexico & Belize, February-March 2015


Stella & Ian, Wiltshire

We found Mercator Travel extremely helpful in planning our holiday to Costa Rica and Nicaragua.  We wanted a tailor-made holiday, as we had already visited Costa Rica previously. We travelled quite widely in each country and Mercator made sure that all our road and air transfers were smoothly carried out, with the help of local ground agencies. Their travel notes were very comprehensive and informative.  All in all, their help made for a very enjoyable and memorable holiday.

Costa Rica & Nicaragua, February-March 2015


Edward & Mary, Birmingham

Our five base holiday in Myanmar gave us the opportunity to experience different aspects of a very diverse country. Our itinerary was well thought out and we had a holiday that exceeded expectations.

Myanmar, February 2015


Chris & Alison, Derbyshire

We have just got back from Costa Rica. What an incredible experience. The booking process was seamless and was tailor-made for us, and the diversity and variety of what we saw was perfect, in fact it exceeded our expectations. I would certainly use Mercatour again as their customer service and willingness to help can’t be matched by anyone else we have encountered.

Costa Rica, February 2015


Jane & Sarah, Stockport

We are currently enjoying the last night in Belize and thought we needed to e-mail to let you know how brilliant the trip has been! We both feel that it has been fantastic, the hotels, transfers, the destinations and general organisation has worked like clockwork (which is surprising in Belize seen as they are constantly on go slow mode!). We have sat and talked about everything and felt that it has worked well starting where we did and ending in paradise, it has really given us a full taste of Belize and what it has to offer, it has been truly magical! Cave tubing was breathtaking to a day of snorkelling was also out of this world, we managed to see sharks and turtles- not something you do every day! The staff both organising & helping us out as well as the staff in Belize have also been brilliant! You have all helped us loads- we switched off that much that we forgot what day it was so having someone planning and helping us on our trip was just what we needed!!

Belize, February 2015


Chris & Ariel, London

First time in Costa Rica and Mercator did a good job. Generally very well organised.

Costa Rica, February 2015


Elizabeth & Dennis, Edinburgh

We had a wonderful holiday in Colombia and were very happy with all of the arrangements. Your partners on the ground were most impressive and the guides and drivers they provided were all excellent. Their punctuality was quite superb too!

Colombia, Jan-Feb 2015


John & Anne, Surrey

We had a great time and enjoyed all the holiday.

Costa Rica & Nicaragua, Jan-Feb 2015


Karen & Steve, Bedford

Steve and I can’t thank you both enough for organising such a wonderful holiday!! It was truly fantastic, living up to our expectations and beyond.  The accommodation was perfect – just what we wanted, in the most fantastic locations.  Our favourites though were Sarapiqui and Drake Bay – which turned out to be the highlight of our trip.

Costa Rica,  January 2015


Michelle & Richard, Blackburn

Had a fantastic time in NYC. Many thanks again for organising the hotel and flights. Once again we would not hesitate in recommending Mercator Travel.

New York,  January 2015


Ros & Ian, North Wales

For a first visit to Belize our itinerary, Corozal, Pooks Hill, Hopkins, Ambergis Caye was perfect we feel we’ve had a really good look at the country and would definitely recommend it to other travellers wishing to visit this part of the world.

Belize, January 2015


Sarah & Charles, Cambridgeshire

Thank you for arranging the best holiday we have had for years. So many highlights, it’s difficult to pick out the best, but probably these would be Tortuguero NP, Nature Pavilion, Tabacon hot springs, the Pacific in general (!) and Savegre Lodge. The best thing about the holiday was the guides who showed us the birds, particularly Marino at Savegre Lodge, Victor at Carara NP and William at Chilamate. We loved Costa Rica, such a wonderful place and delightful people.

Costa Rica, January 1015

Pritesh & Bhaviniben, Harrow

Ali and her team did an excellent job of organising our honeymoon trip to Costa Rica. All the hotels were as per the pictures and the transfers were seamless between 3 cities. Would highly recommend using Mercator travel for holidays in Central America.

Costa Rica, December 2014


Carol & Graham,  Staffs

Jolly well done all involved in organising our trip. It was brilliant, fabulous we had a ball.

Guatemala & Belize, December 2014


Andrew & Sylva, London

This holiday opened our eyes to Central America. There is such variety in the ecosystems and wildlife. The hotels, food and transport provided by the local agent were superb. The walking in the National Parks was excellent and we can see that Mercator went to considerable effort to identify a tailored programme, quite different from many Costa Rican holidays, which was perfect for us. Mercator was also excellent to deal with at all stages in the booking process. We would have no hesitation in using them again and recommending Mercator to others.

Costa Rica, December 2014


Shuna, Mike & Family, London

Organising a high-season, holiday to Costa Rica a bit late wasn’t easy but Mercator pulled out all the stops, and did a brilliant job – way above anything we’ve experienced from other agents. And the holiday was great when we got there. We’ve already recommended them to friends and will carry on doing so.

Costa Rica, December 2014


Carrie, Daniel & family, London

Overall a great time and really felt like we had got to know Belize a little before it becomes too commercial and flooded with tourists.

Belize, December 2014


Kevin & Isobel, East Yorkshire

We thoroughly enjoyed our first trip to Central America (Costa Rica in our case) and would urge anyone who wants to travel there to use Mercator. Ali … thank you and your staff for organising such a varied and faultless holiday.

Costa Rica, December 2014


Kevin & Alison, Eastbourne

We have to congratulate Mercator and their agents for another excellently arranged holiday. This is the second time we have used them, the first being in South East Asia, on both occasions complicated holidays went like clockwork and we must praise the overall quality of local guides both in South America and South East Asia.

Brazil & Argentina, November 2014


Tracy & Val, Essex

We booked our holiday with Mercator Travel, Costa Rica Revealed, and would not hesitate using them again, we had an amazing holiday in an amazing country, the people are all very friendly and so helpful with anything,  so many high lights and so much more to see and do, lovely Country and Holiday.

Costa Rica, November 2014


Angela & David, East Grinstead

We have just returned from 3 days in New York followed by 12 nights travelling in Costa Rica. Thank you so much for organising our trip the whole thing went like clockwork from start to finish. Seeing a Green Turtle lay her eggs was amazing I would recommend it to anyone.

Costa Rica, August 2014


Debbie & Dave, East Grinstead

Customer service excellent –  my many emails asking for extra advice were responded to very quickly and accurately.

You mentioned it was our wedding anniversary on the documentation and we had 5* treatment at almost all of the hotels – from an upgrade to a huge suite in San Jose, to flowers and beautiful towel arrangements in Monteverde and a bottle of bubbly on ice with fruit in Manuel Antonio so that was a lovely surprise.

We had an incredible holiday in Costa Rica and saw so much wildlife and had immense fun in the water, on the water, land and in the air! Tours and the itinerary were expertly organised and any changes were easy to make – thank you for a great holiday.

Costa Rica, July-August 2014


Helen & Marc, New Zealand

Just returned from a 24-day tour of Central America. Ali’s arrangements were superb and the trip went like clockwork. Would recommend Mercator to anyone travelling in Central America.

Central America, March & April 2014


John & Tracey, Isle of Wight

We had not heard of Mercator Travel until we started looking into a holiday in Costa Rica, but now that we have stumbled across them we will be looking at booking with them in the future. We holiday most years and have booked with many different tour operators, most of whom once you’ve paid your deposit, are not overly interested in helping you. It’s just a sale to them.

Costa Rica, April – May 2014


Jamie & Keren, London

Incredible country. Fantastic holiday. So much to do and managed to squeeze in an awful lot of it. Organised last minute, very quickly, but everything ran impressively smoothly.

Belize, April 2014


Kurt & Max, Suffolk

The service from Mercator was excellent. There were lots of transfers and trips to arrange, all of which went without any errors. The trips were all arranged perfectly and the South American Tours operator in Peru was also excellent.

Peru, April 2014


Suzanne & Patrick, Kent

Had a wonderful time. Everything went like clockwork. Ali is a wow at choosing wonderful hotels, we have no hesitation in recommending any of them. Partner companies in Panama and Costa Rica turned up trumps too, looking after us beautifully and going the extra mile.

Panama & Costa Rica, Feb / March 2014


Lulu & Family, Cardiff

Fabulous holiday. Thank you Mercator Travel for making the arrangements so well and suiting exactly what we asked for.

Costa Rica, March 2014


Michelle & Roger, Hertfordshire

We had a fantastic holiday in Costa Rica, a beautiful country with so much to see and do. Mercator compiled our itinerary to encompass all the places we wanted to visit and activities we wanted to experience. This was quite a challenge in the time available but everything went exactly to plan so we successfully travelled around the country visiting everywhere we hoped.

Costa Rica, March 2014


Andy, Eastbourne

Just a short note to say thanks to both of you for all the help and support you gave to us in helping to arrange our ‘volunteer trip’ to the Octavia Waight centre for the elderly in San Ignacio, Belize, this March. Organising 12 people to arrive at different times, through different transit points and get them all to where they should be and at the right time is a miracle! The trip was out of this world and the staff all had an amazing time. I guess we should also say a great big thank you to you from all the ‘Seniors’ at the centre for the part you played in the whole project. They and the centre staff have benefited greatly from us being there.

Belize, Feb-Mar 2014


Tina & Peter, Norwich

Probably the best holiday we have ever had, from the initial enquiry to the holiday itself, Mercator were fantastic listening to our requirements. Panama is a fantastic destination. The sky line of Panama City is breath taking, Bocas del Toro is a laid back surfers heaven, Boquete has all the adrenaline trips you could wish for and staying at the Finca Lerida was a better option than staying in the town itself. As for the Isla Palenque resort it is paradise and we would recommend it 100% (but go now before the island becomes over developed). Thank you all for arranging our holiday we will definitely use Mercator Travel again for future holidays.

Panama, March 2014


Richard & Marilyn, Harrow on the Hill

Finely balance trip to places not previously seen – Many thanks.

Cambodia & Vietnam, March 2014


Sharon & Nigel, Gloucester

We had a fantastic time in Costa Rica. Tours etc worked like clockwork and the Costa Rican people made us feel very safe and welcome in their beautiful country.

Costa Rica, March 2014


Dave & Siân, Herts

Everything worked well, with only a couple of minor problems easily sorted. Thanks for all your help. Will be in touch for the next one.

Thailand & Cambodia, February & March 2014


Greg & Karen, Southampton

We have just returned from a wonderful stay in Costa Rica The itinerary and hotels were excelent,and thanks to the first class guides we saw far more than we really expected to.

Costa Rica, February/March 2014


Sue & Ken, Surrey

Our trip to Costa Rica was fantastic. The tour was as described and was well organised. Costa Rica is a fabulous destination. The abundant wildlife and beautiful scenery are hard to beat. We would highly recommend it.

Costa Rica, February/March 2014


Ivan & Gillian, Leicestershire

An exciting, varied and stimulating adventure, although probably not designed for the faint-hearted and sun/beach-worshippers. The Mayan sites in the Yucatan were stunning, Guatemala was a revelation and a cultural melting pot, and Belize was so laid-back we almost decided not to come home! We planned a three-week round trip through the Yucatan, Guatemala and Belize and Mercator tailor-made it into a practical tour at a very competitive price. What we saw and experienced, and the overall efficiency with which Mercator’s Central American agents managed it on the ground, made it an adventure to remember.

Mexico, Guatemala & Belize, February 2014


Gill & Elizabeth, Leicestershire

We had the most fabulous holiday to Costa Rica. From the planning with Mercator, to the actual experience of wildlife, flora and even kayaking on the Pacific, delivered by enthusiastic local guides was all amazing. Every part of the bespoke trip worked perfectly and was timed to perfection, we certainly benefitted from great advice from Mercator and St Germain (in Costa Rica). We will certainly book with Mercator again, and will have no hesitation in recommending them to family and friends.

Costa Rica, February 2014


John & Hazel, West Yorkshire

Many thanks for organising our amazing trip to Costa Rica on our tailor made holiday. The hotels and transfers were first class, and we felt like royalty. We saw fantastic coloured birds, and lots of other wildlife. A beautiful country and friendly people. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Mercator Travel to anyone wanting an individual and special trip.

Costa Rica, February 2014


Amie & Adrian, London

Our honeymoon in Costa Rica was an amazing experience, organised so beautifully by Mercator Travel. The excursions were intimate and always on time, I especially loved our visit to Rio Perdido Hot Springs and my husband particularly loved the hike in Rincon de la Vieja. Our hotels were great and we really feel we experienced a good mix of Costa Rica. The only bad moment was when we had to leave!

Costa Rica, February 2014


Judith & Ian, Surrey

A wonderful experience from start to finish. Costa Rica is a fascinating and beautiful country. We did so many amazing trips that were all excellent and ran smoothly. Mercator were excellent when the homeward flight to Newark was cancelled (due to snow) and we were rerouted to Houston, Mercator were easily contacted and arranged our overnight accommodation in Houston close to the Airport.

Costa Rica January/February 2014


Gill & Elizabeth, Leicestershire

We had the most fabulous holiday to Costa Rica. From the planning with Mercator, to the actual experience of wildlife, flora and even kayaking on the Pacific, delivered by enthusiastic local guides was all amazing. Every part of the bespoke trip worked perfectly and was timed to perfection, we certainly benefitted from great advice from Mercator and St Germain (in Costa Rica). We will certainly book with Mercator again, and will have no hesitation in recommending them to family and friends.

Costa Rica, February 2014


Chris & Jean, Peter & Rosemary, Whitchurch

We booked our holiday to Belize with Mercator Travel who we randomly selected on the web. They did everything we asked very efficiently and the resulting holiday was a success.

Belize, February 2014


Debbie & Sara, Chelmsford

Home from Costa Rica. Thank you Mercator for organising an amazing trip. All the tours you arranged were fantastic with guides who were passionate about their country and very knowledgable about their wildlife.

Costa Rica, February 2014


Michelle & Richard, Blackburn

Just got back from a totally amazing holiday in Costa Rica. Everything went smoothly and efficiently with no problems what so ever. The hotels were all fantastic, the trips amazing and all the transfers promptly on time every time, efficient and helpful .Its difficult really to say what was the highlight of our trip as it was all fabulous. We are so used to arranging our own independent holidays so really didn’t know what to expect with a holiday that was arranged for us! I would not hesitate in recommending Mercator Travel to anyone and hope to use you again at some stage in the future. What impressed us was the prompt and efficient way you responded to my many questions, changes to itinerary and hotels and just generally being very professional.

Costa Rica, January 2014


Natalie & Jonathan, Tunbridge Wells

We found the whole booking process with Mercator Travel really easy and all the staff were so professional and efficient. Having found your company online and not thinking I was able to do a Costa Rican holiday under £2000, your staff found us a great deal for way under budget. Every email was answered so quickly and any problems, of which there were very few, were immediately dealt with. We managed to do the whole booking through email without a single phone call and the process went through so smoothly as did the holiday. We had absolutely no issues that needed to be dealt with while we were away and the sister company St Germain in Costa Rica were just as efficient. I cannot recommend Mercator enough, we had a thoroughly pleasant and easy booking experience with extremely helpful and knowledgeable staff and an even more wonderful holiday. Thank you!!

Costa Rica, January 2014


Gill & Geoffrey, Bideford

Thank you so much for your excellent planning for a wonderful holiday in Costa Rica. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We were especially taken with the Chilamate experience and really appreciated the opportunity to experience the Costa Rican cuisine. We should of course have taken your advice to start early on the first morning for the volcano, we were awake at 6.00am and ready for action. The only other improvement we might have made was to spend a little less time at the hot springs, but an excellent dinner made up for it. All in all it was an excellently planned holiday, always something to see and experience. Thank you for all your hard work putting it together for us.

Costa Rica, January 2014

 

Natalie & Carl, Surrey

Not only was our honeymoon to Cuba & Costa Rica incredible, but also the best holiday we have had. From the organisation & advice during the planning of the trip, to the execution at each of our destinations, we could not have been more pleased. Ali was in particular very helpful advising on romantic hotels & arranging relevant tours to suit us. we look forward to returning to Costa Rica in the future and using Mercator Travel again.

Cuba & Costa Rica, December 2013


Kevin & Alison, East Sussex

This tour of Laos and Cambodia was a real eye opener of the damage that has been done to this part of South East Asia over the last 60 years by outside countries, but the people still smile at you and are so pleased to see you. We have to congratulate Mercator and Khiri Travel for helping us plan and experience a very well organised holiday and also for the quality of the guides in both Laos & Cambodia, many of whom had suffered personally during this region’s traumatic past. As one guide said you have, in spite of everything, to get up and get on with your life, there is no social security. My wife was not very keen of my desire for this holiday but she thoroughly enjoyed once we got there.

Laos & Cambodia, December 2013


Anna & Richard, Bristol

We are back now from beautiful Costa Rica & wanted to thank you for all your invaluable help & advice to make our honeymoon perfect- we had the most amazing time & have memories that will last a lifetime.

Costa Rica, December 2013


Debra & Mark, Cambridge

Belize was the memorable family holiday we hoped for. Our overall memory of Belize will be the wonderful wildlife and scenery we saw, the experiences we had and the people we met. My eldest daughter loved learning all about the Maya civilisation through the guides when visiting caves and temple ruins. My other daughter overcame her fear of fish when she found she loved snorkelling on the Barrier Reef at Tranquility Bay. The main benefit for my husband and I was that we forgot about all the stresses and strains of normal life. Many thanks Ali for organising the itinerary for Belize that suited all four of us.

Belize, December 2013


Maciej & Catherine, London

Thank you for working with us to organise a fantastic holiday.

Nicaragua, December 2013


Brigitte & Jane Overall

We absolutely loved this holiday. It was well organised and Costa Rica is such a wonderful country, we loved it all, the wildlife, the lodges, the natural environment the people, the food, the organisation, the guides who were extremely passionate and knowledgeable about their respective subjects. We especially loved Aguila de Osa in Corcovado which was fabulous, beautiful, friendly, providing free nibbles before dinner every night and creating a wonderful family environment where guests can compare notes and waking up to the sound of birds chirping and the monkeys providing entertainment at dusk.

Costa Rica,December 2013


Margaret & Else, Dorset

A brilliant, varied and well organised trip through El Salvador, Guatamala and Belize, including all the things we had wished and more. Good and interesting accommodation in all places and excellent driver/guides El Salvador.

Guatemala and Belize, December 2013


Andrew & Adele, Warrington

Considering we only booked the holiday about 3 weeks before we travelled (2 days before Christmas), the package – itinerary/flights/ hotels and ground arrangements were spot on! Costa Rica is a magical place and we had a fantastic time through Mercator Travel.

Costa Rica, December 2013


Stephanie & Andy, Derbyshire

For a taste of real Central America Nicaragua is best. Costa Rica and Guatemala are much more westernised for those who like their luxury with some lovely hotels. The sights and sounds of all the countries visited and the wild life and diverse scenery are amazing.

Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua & Costa Rica, December 2013


Paul & Mary, Ireland

We had a great holiday, the fact that it was so well organised eliminated all the stress and hassle out of travelling around.

Nicaragua, December 2013


Mandy & Kevin, Hampshire

We had an amazing time in Costa Rica and Panama mostly due to the great organisation and planning from Mercator Travel. Would not hesitate to use them again and would recommend it to anyone wanting a very special and personalised holiday. Our thanks to everyone and keep up the good work.

Costa Rica & Panama, November 2013


Lara & Sahrette, London

It is so great to go on holiday knowing that everything is taken care of and you have your itinerary from Mercator in your hand and you know you can just relax and spend all your energy on enjoying your holiday. Thanks again for organising and delivering a fantastic trip full of so many great memories.

Zanzibar, November 2013


Dianne & Terence, Essex

Holiday to Guatemala and Belize was very well organised and everything ran smoothly. When organised tours were unavailable due to poor weather we were given an alternative thus making sure that our holiday was not spoilt.

Guatemala & Belize, November 2013


Huw & Sue, Carmarthenshire

A quick note to say thank you so much for organising the Mayamar trip for us – it was a fascinating and interesting trip and Khiri Travel were superb – their guides were all, in their own individual ways, entertaining, informative and sensitive to our needs.

Myanmar, October 2013


Iain & Anne, Clackmannanshire

We have not long returned from our long awaited honeymoon to Belize. It was meant to be the holiday of a lifetime…. it turned out to be so much more! It far exceeded our expectations. All of the people that we met were so friendly, welcoming and helpful. Any guides that showed us around were extremely knowledgeable. The variety of wildlife we saw was outstanding. There was a huge variety of activities to take part in. From jungle treks, river tubing and canoeing to Mayan ruins, snorkelling, Zip lining and abseiling down 500ft waterfalls. We did them all! The variety and quality of food was excellent. The itinerary that you arranged and the choice of the two different locations; both at the jungle lodge and on the beach front; allowed us to experience Belize to the max. The fact that everything you arranged went smoothly and without a hitch made the long travel times seem almost stress free.

Belize, October 2013


Lucy & Akbar, Southampton

We had a brilliant honeymoon in Costa Rica which was both adventurous and relaxing! From start to finish the whole trip was planned out perfectly. It was so nice just to sit back and relax and enjoy our honeymoon and have everything taken care of. All of the tour staff were incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. It was great to be shown around Costa Rica by people who were so passionate about their country and its nature. The hotels were extremely well located with amazing staff, as well as all being so individual. The whole trip was the perfect balance of romance, adventure and nature! I would recommend anyone to use Mercator Travel to plan their perfect trip. Mercator understand what it is that you want out of a holiday and they can put together a great personalised itineary.

Costa Rica, August 2013


Emma & Jason, Berkshire

An amazing experience! We did so much, with pre-organised excursions set up we didn’t have to worry or choose a thing, it was so laid back and easy to soak up the South American atmosphere. Great local representatives who looked after us every step of the way. I will be looking to go back and explore more countries and not hesitate to use Mercator again. Thank you for a fantastic trip!

Peru & Ecuador, September 2013


Keith & Linda, Surrey

Great country – really friendly people – superb organisation – all the arrangements worked brilliantly. Mercator listened and delivered a superbly organised holiday exactly to the brief. Would definitely recommend them for bespoke travel to South America.

Brazil, August 2013

Wendy & Family, Bedford

Costa Rica was a fantastic adventure and we saw and experienced so many new things, the wildlife is incredible and wake up calls from howler monkeys will never be forgotten. The trips and tours were all well organised and everyone we met could not have been more helpful and friendly. The country is a riot of colour with extraordinary diversity across the regions with so much to see and do in such a short time.

Costa Rica, August 2013


Peter & Susan, Berkshire

One of the best holidays we have ever had. As normally independent travellers we did have some slight concerns about going on a fully organised trip, but in fact it was lovely to be able to relax and let others take the strain while everything went like clockwork. The arrangements went beautifully. All transfers and tours were perfectly punctual, vehicles comfortable, guides very knowledgeable with excellent English. The one driver who didn’t have much English insisted on stopping to let me get out my Spanish phrasebook from the boot so that we could have a conversation about the sights that we passed! Lovely touch. The balance of travel and static days was just right, reflecting the expert knowledge of our advisor Ali. Felt that we got a good flavour of the country without overdoing it. Very glad that we factored in a few ‘chilling’ days in Manuel Antonio in the middle. This was a special trip to mark our 25th wedding anniversary. The expert knowledge of our advisor meant that we came back from Costa Rica with lovely memories of one the best holidays we have ever had.

Costa Rica, August 2013


Birgett & Colin, Northamptonshire

Thank you Ali for all your help. We had a fabulous holiday thanks to you and all your invaluable advice.

Belize August 2013


May & Peter, Bristol

I just wanted to let you know that we are back safe and sound for our trip. We had a fantastic time and really enjoyed all the excursions you planned for us- the visit to the Embera tribe was amazing. All our flights went smoothly and Christian, our local guide, was really good.

Panama July 2013


John & Family, Sheffield

We had a great family holiday travelling around Costa Rica. The tour was very well organised with punctual transfers. The range of places visited was excellent and the built in tours/ activities were superb. The guides/ organisers of the activities were fantastic. It was nice to travel and stay with different people throughout the trip.

Costa Rica, July 2013


Stephen & Vera, London

We loved: the wild life; the colourful flowers and plant life; the lodge locations; the friendly people. We were particularly impressed with the Osa Peninsular. Drakes lodge was beautifully situated and staff could not do enough for us. A great holiday and lovely interesting excursions.

Costa Rica, April 2013


John & Evelyn, Essex

Just returned from Costa Rica and to let you know we had a wonderful holiday. The itinerary and tours were very well organised and everything went according to plan. Also thank you to Ali who responded to my many questions promptly and was always most helpful. A professional and personal service was provided by Mercator Travel and we would highly recommend your travel services.

Costa Rica, April 2013


Chris & Family, London

We all loved Costa Rica and were very impressed with your program and organisation. Everything went so well, All of our transport arrived on time and was mostly private to us. The accommodation was great – I loved Chilamate and could live there. Costa Rica has a lot to offer for all sorts of visitor. We saw so much wildlife which I had heard about but did not expect to find – sloths, pecaries, agouti, armadillos, monkeys, iguanas, frogs and so many birds. We even had a very easy transit through the US and were even able to book our bags right through from CR to UK. Thank you for providing such a great experience, I am sure that we shall be returning.

Costa Rica April 2013


Kirsten & Family, Bucks

Thank you so much for organising our wonderful holiday. We have enjoyed our time in Costa Rica very much and have taken away many happy memories. The transfers, accommodation and tours have been very well organised and helped us to enjoy our the holiday without having to worry. A special thank you to Enrique for his helpful attitude and sorting out the transport to the airport after the road accident. The timing was very close but we did catch our flight home with 5 minutes to spare! We love Costa Rica, there is so much wildlife to see and activities to enjoy. We quickly realised that we needed to take our camera everywhere, even to breakfast, as there were always beautiful birds to photograph. Our special highlights were the boat tour through the mangroves and up the Sierpe River at Drake Bay, the horse riding at Rincon de la Veija, Sky walk and zip lining, waterfall rappel and relaxing on the Caribbean coast at Le Cameleon. We will be recommending Costa Rica to our friends and will pass on your details.

Costa Rica, March 2013


Richard & Louise, Bewdley

Just wanted to drop you a note to say that we had an excellent trip: the journey there and back was long but fine as flights were on time (even managed to leave on time from Birmingham in the snow!) and our baggage made it through all transfers!! The variety of accommodation was great in all locations and the people we met were very kind and accommodating. The tours were excellent and not too onerous for the time we had so there was a nice balance between downtime and touring. The tour company also managed to rearrange one tour at short notice as we weren’t feeling well. We will certainly recommend your company to others in particular for travelling to that part of the world.

Costa Rica, March 2013


Chistine & Brian, Dorset

Thank you once again for arranging our very enjoyable holiday. We saw a good variation of the country with the rainforest, cloudforest, volcano and lake and the beach area. It is a beautiful country and well worth visiting although we did find the journey very tiring. Transport was always on time or just a couple of minutes either side and we enjoyed all the tours.We found the people all very nice and friendly and thought that they put our recycling efforts to shame! … Our trip went well and we had a fantastic time.

Costa Rica, Feb 2013

Katherine

Overall we really enjoyed both locations. The transfers all worked very smoothly and all our drivers were excellent both in terms of being prompt and driving well. We particularly loved Pook’s Hill Lodge.

Guatemala & Belize, July 2012


Carol and Barry, Merseyside

Overall, we had a really good holiday and were very pleased with how it turned out…I would love to go back and will probably do so in a couple of years…Thank you so much for the time you spent getting this sorted for us. We really enjoyed it and will recommend your services to our friends.

Costa Rica, 2012


Dave and Sue, Somerset

Having decided to spend two weeks in Costa Rica we contacted Ali at “Costa Rica Revealed”. We knew that we wanted to sample the biodiversity of the country, have opportunities to study its wildlife,experience some exciting activities and also enjoy some time at a beach resort. Ali was amazing the way she tailor-made our itinerary to include everything that we wanted and within the budget we set! We were most impressed with the prompt responses we received from Ali to all our questions in the planning process. We had a wonderful time, staying in four different locations,each one offering different activities and attractions; the accommodation in each was of a higher standard than we expected and all our transfers were well organised and punctual. A most professional service for a reasonable price which we will certainly be recommending to our friends and family.

Costa Rica, 2012


Jenny & Brian, Essex

Just wanted to drop you an email to say thanks for booking our holiday in Tobago. We had a great time and the hotel was just ideal for us. A bit of a delay on the outward flight, but other than that everything was smooth, easy and enjoyable. I’d definitely recommend Tobago, the Half Moon Blue hotel and your booking services to anyone.

Tobago, 2012


Steve & Kate, London

A big thank you on behalf of Kate and I for all your hard work around our honeymoon. We had a wonderful time from start to finish which in no small part is down to both your efforts. It was a tough itinerary for you to put together but everything from visas through to the multiple transfers, the Kili climb, accommodation and flights happened seamlessly. We will definitely be using you again and recommending you for all future holiday requirements!

Kenya & Tanzania 2012


Nischal, London

The holiday was great with highlights being the Amazon and the Inca Trail… I would like to thank you for your help and assistance in putting together this very memorable trip. One that I know has not only provided me, but my family and friends an experience of a lifetime.

Peru 2012


John, Milton Keynes

The holiday in Gran Canaria was FANTASTIC!!! It was officially voted “Best Holiday Ever” by my two boys (a pretty impressive accolade!!). Gran Canaria Sarah, Surrey First day back at work today which isn’t pleasant but just wanted to say thank you for your efforts in arranging our holiday, we had a fantastic time and everything went to plan with regard travel arrangements.

Costa Rica, 2012


Amanda and Rob, Tunbridge Wells

Thank you again for organising everything – Rob and I truly had the most wonderful time in Belize and Guatemala – and the wedding was perfect. Belize is one of the most beautiful places I have been and the Hidden Valley is out of this world. Everything went completely hitch free apart from the getting hitched bit of course!

Belize & Guatemala, 2012


Edward and Mary, Birmingham

Just a few lines to thank you very much indeed for all your help in organising our recent trip to Belize. Your thoughtfulness and attention to detail was absolutely first class, and as a result we had an outstanding holiday, plus a fabulous time when our daughter got married on the beach! All the hotels/lodges were very good, with high standards of service from friendly staff; Chan Chich was probably top of the list because of the location. The transport links between each destination also worked incredibly smoothly, even when passing through the border in and out of Guatemala.

Belize & Guatemala, 2012


Elaine and Dan, Hertfordshire

Just to let you know that we had an amazing honeymoon. The hotels were all luxury and we loved it! Really amazing countries too, def glad we chose central america. Thanks again for all your help. Belize & Guatemala Babita, London Just wanted to say thank you soooooo much for organising our holiday – it was amazing. The hotel was fantastic, we got upgraded to the honeymoon suite which included a Jacuzzi on our terrace. They even baked me a cake for my birthday! We have some wonderful memories – thanks to you. You will definitely be our first choice for any future holidays.

Thailand 2012


Michelle, Sutton

Ali has been a wonder to find: no need to go and sit in a Travel Agency for hours. Ali understood our requirements, gave us solutions and further information and booked our holiday in a timely manner. What a relief not to do this myself (given my lack of time) and have an expert available to source and transact on our behalf. Thanks Ali. You are now our travel agent for life!

Cyprus 2012


Meena, Rainham

Thank you for the exceptional personal service and speedy response for my African safari trip. I would certainly recommend using Mercator Travel for any kind of trip.

Rwanda 2012


James and Victoria, Colchester

We booked our honeymoon to the Maldives through Mercator Travel and am pleased to say we had the experience of a lifetime. The personal service provided was fantastic and everything went very smoothly and effortlessly. The planning of our honeymoon was much faster and easier than we had hoped for, and Mercator Travel found us the perfect resort. We highly recommend this agent for all your travel needs.

Maldives


Sue from Dedham, Essex

I booked an 11 month trip with Mercator Travel and experienced exceptional personal service, helping me choose just the right tours for my needs as well as troubleshooting unforseen problems (flight delays due to volcanic ash). I would thoroughly recommend using this travel agent to tailor a vacation or trip for your personal needs.

Round-the-world trip