The tour sounded great online and enrollment was simple but the trip turned out so much better than expected. Although it was a "zest" tour we had quite a spectrum of physical abilities in our group of 16. All were seamlessly accommodated at each venue. Activities were varied, interesting and memorable. A highlight for me was The Cliffs. Some will say this is a tourist trap but not when taken in with local guide Pat who took us on a memorable 3 hour trek. Outstanding! All local guides were excellent.
Lodgings were always well located, clean,comfortable and with good breakfasts. Transportation was first class and great effort was made to cover the necessary ground without spending your day in the van.
All sounds OK right? Well the straw that stirred this drink and the differentiator for me was our guide Frankie Burke. Informative, attentive to everyone's individual needs, fun & friendly while quietly being very efficient. If all of Overland's guides are even close to Frankie's abilities then they have figured out the recipe for this business. This young man was a real pro.
All in all I had fairly moderate expectations for this trip based on the price point but was very pleasantly surprised with the total experience. Whenever we encountered other tours along our way with 50 or 60 folks wearing name tags on a huge bus I felt like I was on a private, down to earth, tour with 15 new friends. Highly recommended!