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INSIDE THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE

Lucia,

Thank you for organising a fantastic trip! Nikki and I felt like royalty all the way. The history professor in Gallipoli was sensational and gave us the details of the battle from the Turkish perspective as we wanted, not the usual blah, blah about what the British and Anzacs did… When we learnt that the mentor that accompanied us throughout the trip was the best archaeologist in Turkey, I felt really privileged. My friends will be green with envy when I tell them.

Thanks,
Murray

Project:

Our client wanted to give a special gift to his wife for their 25-year wedding anniversary: a trip to Turkey, a country that had always fascinated her.

We created a 12-day journey for them to experience the most beautiful and poignant experiences across the Anatolian peninsula.

INDIA, EXPLORING THE SUBCONTINENT

Dear Lucia.

Thanks so much for all the wonderful work you have put into arranging our journey for us and I look forward to planning one in the north of India very soon!!!

Barb

Project:

Always wanting to visit India, our clients booked two first class tickets on the spur of the moment. They came to Nomads Secrets to organise the very best way to explore the subcontinent.

We crafted a 17- day journey across southern India entirely focussed on our clients’ personal interests in the country’s 7,000-year history, ethnicities and culture.

ON THE AMALFI COAST, A WEDDING FIT FOR A PRINCESS

Hello Dear Lucia.

The journey you arranged is amazing!! You are a legend! 
You have done a brilliant job … You made all our dreams seamlessly into reality and we thank you with all our hearts!!!

Jill

Project:

The Amalfi Coast had played Cupid to a young couple when they were university students. They hoped to return and marry there one day. Fast forward a couple of years, the bride’s parents asked Nomads Secrets to help turn a dream into reality.

With guests coming from all over the world the wedding was also an occasion to celebrate family. Nomads Secrets organised a week-long stay full of fun and activities that included private excursions to otherwise inaccessible beaches, dinners parties and exclusive venues, and more…

A FAMILY ADVENTURE IN CHINA

Dear Lucia,

I must confess I was not as confident as Maria about having a good time with the boys in China, I was worried it would end up in a disaster with the boys being bored and wanting to go home. To my surprise we all had a great time and now my son Henry and I are better friends than before. He has started martial art classes with me. Thank you so much for helping our family bond and laugh together. Where should we go next?

Rob

Project:

After watching Bertolucci’s blockbuster “The Last Emperor” with their 17-year-old son as part of a school project, a family of five came to Nomads Secrets to plan a trip that would showcase the richness and depth of China’s 5,000-year history and culture in a way that would engage all the family members. We sat down with them to discuss the individual interests and what excited each of them about visiting China. While the parents were interested in the attractions of the Terracotta Warriors and the Forbidden City, the boys wanted to learn about Kung-Fu and the martial arts of the Shaolin monks. Everybody wanted to hike and bike ride in the countryside and see amazing rice terraces.

We created a 21-day trip that took the family from the intrigue of the Forbidden City to hiking for 4 days with a world-renowned expert along the Great Wall of China, the rice terraces of the south and the Shaolin monasteries hidden in the mountains.

ESCAPE TO PERU

Happy New Year Lucia!

Charlotte and I celebrated the New Year’s Eve over a delicious dinner wearing hats in the color representing good luck along with noise-makers. Later in the evening we were invited to dance which was followed by a beautiful and exciting display of fireworks at midnight. We could not think of a more perfect way to bring on the New Year!

Charlotte and I are currently waiting for our flight to Cusco to start this exciting part of our journey. All has been well organized and each guide has been impeccable so far. Yes – I have not had to “think” about the logistics – we are just enjoying this wonderful adventure!

Many thanks to you!


Warmly,

Julie

Project:

A New York based mother and daughter wanting to spend New Year’s Eve somewhere special. Their criteria included sun, stunning landscapes and a rich and ancient culture that would ignite their imagination. The destination needed to be within 8 hours flight from home.

Peru sprung immediately to mind.

The brief was to create a journey of the kind you can’t find in guidebooks and travel magazines, with memorable culinary experiences and lots of exposure to indigenous rituals. We curated a two-week long journey from the elegant and sophisticated urban environs of the capital Lima to the towering sights of the Andes where soaring condors rule the skies and beyond the shores of Lake Titicaca, the birthplace of the sun in Andean mythology.

TANZANIA, WILD AND BEAUTIFUL

It’s surreal to see elephants, buffalo, warthogs, boars and baboons going about their business, giraffe heads peering from the tree tops and the flutter of a thousand pink flamingos rising above Momela Lakes – an awesome spectacle.

Observing wild animals in their natural environment is truly magical, but a long-held desire to spend time in the company of Tanzanian tribes is what brought me here…read more

Thanks so much for making us live such unforgettable moments.

Lisa

Project:

Nomads Secrets’ 16-day Tanzanian adventure from Arusha to the exotic shores of the spice island of Zanzibar was picked up by Luxury Travel Magazine. Travel journalist Lisa Doust wrote about the experience. Travelling from the foothills of Mt Kilimanjaro, across the hunter-gatherer tribal region of Lake Eyasi, the Ngorongoro Crater and the Olduvai Gorge where Lisa walked in the footsteps of Homo Habilis in the company of a field palaeontologist. Lisa’s account provides a vivid description of the primordial and unforgettable landscapes, people and culture of East Africa.