"Andrea and I would like to thank you and your team at Highlives Travel for arranging such a wonderful and unforgettable holiday in Cuba, it has truly been an experience of a life time. We would also like you to pass on our thanks to the team at Havana, who assisted us during our stay in Cuba and with the minor hiccups which happen on all trips. Whilst you are in Cuba you are never far from live Cuban music and this vibrates throughout all of their country day and night. The country side is stunning and all the Cuban’s very friendly and interested in talking about their country and hearing of your life’s and where you come from. We stayed in Trinidad during their Labour day celebrations and experienced the Cuban’s drinking and dancing late into the night ! We will miss the sound of the Cuban music as we drift a sleep after another day of unforgettable experiences ‘Expect the unexpected’ was a saying we picked up from a Cuban whilst we travelled back to Havana and how true they were, we have many memories from our trip which will last a life time, the sight of a one arm bictaxi driver , giving a one legged passenger a lift seems to sum up the innovative nature of the individual Cubans to survive in difficult circumstances but always with a smile." Andrea and I N. UK
Travel Experience: Highlights of Peru & Bolivia (Peru, Bolivia) “Almost every part of the holiday was extremely enjoyable and memorable. We particularly enjoyed our time in the Amazon and the Salar de Uyuni. Our night at Tayka del Desierto was unlike anything we have done before. We had a fantastic time and the holiday gave us some wonderful memories. During our time in Bolivia we felt like guests rather than tourists and we would love to go back. The itinerary was very well put together and Bibiana at HighLives was very helpful before and during the holiday. It was certainly one of the very best holidays we have ever had and I have already recommended it to friends.” Simon Williams, UK
Travel Experience: Andes Majesty (Peru, Bolivia & Chile)
“Just had the most superb meal at Casa Beltran, hotel of the best. This is to thank you again as we leave after an adventure as no other, you have been just outstanding with the planning.Thank you for all your help throughout our bookings and during our trip. You were fantastic” John & Denise Lombard, Australia
Travel Experience: Bolivia
"I'd like to say thank you so much for everything you organised for my mother, everything worked out perfectly, it was a seamless service from beginning to end" Tamara Laermount, UK
Travel Experience: Bolivia tailor made.
“All transitions were seamless and given the short amount of time that I had available; I feel that I actually got to see a good bit of Bolivia. Uyuni is absolutely amazing, as is the salt hotel - an absolutely unique experience. I was more than pleasantly surprised with the standard of the services - hotels, transfers etc. and with the communication between HighLives and me in the arrangement of this trip. Thank you for all the attention to the detail.” Anne-Marie, UK
Travel Experience: Bolivia & Chile, tailor made.
" We have just(December 2012) returned from a 5-week adventure in Bolivia and northern Chile. Whilst planning the trip, we discovered Highlives and contacted Bibiana. Her local knowledge was crucial in arranging our travel and accommodation during a 10-day circuit of the altiplano which started in La Paz and ended when we crossed into Chile from Sajama National Park. This support extended into Chile as far as Iquique and we then travelled independently to Santiago before flying home. What really impressed us was the care and patience offered by HighLives in dealing with demanding clients with very specific travel requirements! We hope to set her another challenge by returning to Bolivia to explore the diversity of South American landscapes and cultures contained within the borders of this fascinating country. Jenny and Keith Chapman, United Kingdom
Travel Experience: Bolivian Odyssey
" I wanted to drop you a note to say how much Sue and I appreciate the work you put in to arranging our trip to Bolivia. Your care and attention to detail was exemplary and as a result we had a fantastic time.
What a fantastic country Bolivia is, it far exceeded our expectations. The people we met were friendly, welcoming and helpful. Our guides and drivers were outstanding, they couldn’t do enough for us and made the whole trip interesting by talking about their country in an intimate and personal way. In particular I’d like to commend Juan Vargas.
As we made our way round the country all our flights and ground transport worked and our hotels were up to the mark ( I was so impressed to be always be given a free WI-FI code every time we checked in).
The cities of La Paz, Copacabana, Sucre and Potosi were really interesting and at no time did we feel anything other than safe.
And as for the scenery, wow! It really was quite spectacular in every part of Bolivia we visited, and in particular the Salar de Uyuni and all points south. Awesome!
The only thing I can think of that you could do to improve the trip is to find a way of making my lungs more efficient or get more oxygen into the atmosphere
Once again thank you, we couldn’t have done it without you. Robin and Sue Martin, United Kingdom
Travel Experience: Bolivian Odyssey
"Last year I came across a picture of the Bolivian Salt Flats which captivated my interest. Having travelled the world extensively I had never seen anything like this before. So I made it a point of seeing it. I knew that not knowing how to speak Spanish that the only way I would be able to see the Salt Flats would be through a tour company. After an intensive search of the internet I came across with Highlives. Highlives is a tour company that specialises in arranging group and customised trips to Bolivia. HighLives not only answered all of my questions but was more than willing to recommend advice on such things as a place where I could buy a natural alternative to diamox to overcome altitude sickness. HighLIves' local knowledge was invaluable on such things as safety (this was important for me being a female travelling alone). I have no hesitation in recommending the services that are offered by Highlives.
My trip to Bolivia (in September 2012) was fantastic. Everything that I saw was great especially the Salt Flats. The landscape of the Salt Flats was absolutely stunning and I was in complete awe. I have seen a lot of great things and places (such as Petra and the Machu Pichu) and would rate the Salt Flats in my top 5. I believe that everyone should visit Bolivia at least once in their life. Not only was I left breathless by the altitude but by the stunning landscape." Bianca, Australia
Travel Experience: Golden Condor (Peru and Bolivia)
"My experience of Peru and Bolivia was incredible and unforgettable. Whether we were journeying through the Andes, visiting the picturesque Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, or visiting the Sun Island in Lake Titicaca, what made the whole experience so special was the personalised service provided to us by the tour company. The tour operators catered for all our preferences so that we could just sit back, relax and enjoy our travels. The guides themselves were all very knowledgeable and friendly. They gave detailed explanations about each place we visited and never rushed us. Playing Frisbee in the middle of the salt lakes with our guide and the driver was definitely a highlight of the holiday. Well done, Highlives." Rishi, United Kingdom
Travel Experience: Golden Condor (Peru and Bolivia)
"The service that you have provided has been excellent - you are very reliable, efficient and you go out of your way to think of ways to make my trips even more fulfilling. I really like the personal touch too - in particular, you take the time to understand my personal preferences and tailored my vacation so as to make it most enjoyable for me and my family (whilst also suggesting alternatives at every step of the way). I also appreciated your genuine advice regarding my husband's medical condition - your priority was with his welfare and our enjoyment rather than your profit. In my experience with travel companies, this is extremely rare and I very much value this.
I normally compare prices when I make bookings - your prices were quite competitive compared with other travel agents'. Overall, I have enough trust in you to make a booking and be confident that your prices are reasonable.
You offer a service that is personal and significantly better than most. I am also very impressed with your very prompt replies to any queries I have had whether it was on a week day or at the weekend. I would definitely book through you in the future and would recommend you most highly to family and friends.
I look forward to making my next booking with you in the near future." Santa Ramessur, United Kingdom
Travel Experience: Sublime Summits (Bolivia)
"Compared to some of its South American neighbours, Bolivia isn't particularly large or popular or attention-grabbing, but it's the only place I'd recommend to anyone not to miss. It's not just the scenery (the lushly beautiful rainforest, the stunning and sparse altiplano, the breath-taking salt lakes, the silver mines of Potosi, the colonial architecture of Sucre - the list goes on) and the history (the fascinating mingling of Catholicism and indigenous religions, the colonial heritage, the Quechua and Aymara cultures) but also something more intangible - the generosity of the people, the passion of their celebrations, their tenacity in the face of adversity." Susannah Willcox, United Kingdom