I recently returned from a Nicaragua trip planned by Keri and Nicola. We (4 teachers) took 22 high school students on a trip to both volunteer and experience a little of the country. The experience was outstanding- our students had a wonderful time and learned a tremendous amount about volunteerism and the challenges that developing countries like Nicaragua face. I would highly recommend Finisterra to anyone, not just high school groups, who wants an interesting, well-organized, high-quality experience.
I wanted to note how appreciative I am of Nicola Wilson. She assisted me in planning, booking for a surprise 10 year wedding anniversary that I recently had with my wife. Nicola was so thorough in asking my needs for budget, quality of trip, giving me special tips for my trip that exceeded my expectations. I am so very grateful for her! Being in the business of customer service, I truly recognize when someone goes above and beyond and Nicola certainly did this and needs recognition for it. So Thank you Nicola, I will certainly be using and recommending you in the future. Thanks again!
I would like to highly commend Nicola Wilson for her courteous, professionalism and dedicated service in assisting with trip-planning up to completion. Nicola has assisted me in arranging my trips (involving complicated logistics) to Mexico and Peru flawlessly, and perhaps faster than booking on-line. Nicola truly exceeds expectations, has a wealth of knowledge and is a Superstar in my books – her sincerity and assurance come across very naturally and flawlessly. Finisterra is indeed very lucky to have Nicola on their Team. I hope to be in contact soon for my next trip.
Keri is a fantastic tour guide! She is a high energy, amazing people person and an expert in the areas we traveled to (Peru, Bolivia, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador). Keri is very skilled at keeping activities on track and dealing with the ‘difficult’ clients. I became ill on the trip due to a reaction to an antibiotic and Keri was a life saver in getting me medical help and translating information between me and the doctors I saw. Without her, my trip would have been ruined. I am super glad to hear she will be taking her skills to the next level and running Finisterra Travel! I certainly will be keeping an eye out for key destinations I want to visit and would recommend travel with Keri to anyone!
Keri led an amazing group trip to Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia a few years ago. I was really impressed by her attention to detail, knowledge of the area and all her connections for excellent local guides, restaurants and out of the way sites. She is super personable, fun and enthusiastic. She has a rare talent of making it all look easy and for making a group trip seem not too touristy – I definitely felt like we were off the beaten track a lot but never felt unsafe. She also functioned extremely well under pressure and assisted a few people in the group (including myself) who got sick during the trip. I would travel again with Keri anytime!!
I’m a teacher and Finisterra organized our 18-student Biology field trip to the Galapagos Islands and the Ecuadorian Amazon. It was billed as the ultimate Biology trip, and it far surpassed our expectations. The organization was amazing. The pre-trip planning, meals, accommodations, and the guides – everything was professional and ran incredibly smoothly. Keri brought so much energy, knowledge, and FUN to the trip. Our students loved her. I intend to use Finisterra again for a school trip, and I would absolutely recommend them to anyone.