Reviews from recently returned customers



21 Day Spain, Portugal & Morocco - Very Organised. May 2019. 

The best tour I enjoyed was in Morocco, the mountain views, todgha gorges, Marrakech and more. I liked the camel ride experience in Sahara Desert. Our tour guide, Raquel Marti was excellent, very organised and well liked by everyone in the group. We had a good driver too, Mohamed. Both of them did an excellent job. Anonymous Survey Feedback.


21 Day China Odyssey & Yangtze Cruise - Trip of a Lifetime. May 2019.

Congratulations to Inspiring Vacations, this is a well put together tour, very little free time, so your seeing something new everyday. To those doing this trip, get fit now! Lots of steps and walking, but truely worth every sore muscle, it’s the trip of a life time! Thanks to our Nationalnguide Pong, you did a great job keeping “our family” together. - Lucy C, QLD. 


15 Day Timeless African Safari - Will Absolutely Book Again. May 2019. 

A wonderful first experience at booking through an advertised agency, will absolutely book again. Anonymous Survey Feedback.


10 Day Egypt with Nile Cruise - Would Recommend to Anyone. May 2019. 

I loved my visit to Egypt and our guide, Rasha Magdy, was amazing. Please acknowledge her and the wonderful time had by all 13 travellers in our group. I loved The Valley of the Kings the best, but everything we did and everywhere we went was amazing. I would certainly recommend Inspiring Vacations to anyone. Maureen K F, QLD.


17 Day Antiquities of Turkey & Gulet Cruise - Great Holiday. May 2019. 

Had a great holiday it was MUCH better than I anticipated. Have not done a group tour for years but regular traveller. The hotels wee much better than anticipated and the tour guide Nilifer was quie exceptional. So much I would have missed without her amazing knowledge and problem solving abilities. Anonymous Survey Feedback.


15 Day Sri Lanka Uncovered - Best Trip Ever. May 2019. 

I know this sounds silly but cannot say there is one highlight as everything has been spectaclar. Best trip ever. Greg & Kerry V. QLD.


17 Day Boutique Africa Safari - Wonderful. May 2019. 

My daughter and I have just come back from the ultimate Zimbabwe and Botswana tour. Words do not do this trip justice, it was amazing. Every day was full of surprises, accomodation was excellent. Our tour guide Lucky and driver Tham were brilliant and the local guides provided excellent information. I can’t believe the animals we saw 4 of the big 5 plus a cheetah and more animals than you could imagine. Wonderful. - Gabriele T, NSW.


17 Day Authentic Japan - Amazing Time. May 2019. 

Well organized from day 1. Sunny was amazing, full of information and stories to keep us all entertained. As a group we all got on well (apart from a couple of whingers). The hotels were good, apart from the hotel in Hakone, which although it was a good room etc... it was too far from anything. The sights were all great to visit, but we would have enjoyed more time to explore on our own, or maybe get to the hotel earlier than 6 pm. On the whole though we had an amazing time, we absolutely love Japan, its scenery, sights, good and great people. Anonymous Survey Feedback.


21 Day Explore China & Yangtze Cruise - Excellent. May 2019. 

YES. A main tour guide (Kevin, Zhu Wei) stayed with our group throughout our 21 day trip around China. A specialist guide met us at each different city to talk to us about the city. Hotels were mostly excellent and central. Excellent value for money. Far exceeded our expectations. Thanks Inspiring Vacations for our memorable trip. - Doris P, VIC.


17 Day Antiquities of Turkey & Gulet Cruise - Magical. May 2019. 

Currently in Cappadocia watching the hot air balloons flying over the top of our accommodation, just magical, some 160 balloons in the air at once. Those leaving on the 4th are in for a treat. We are into day 6 and have enjoyed every moment. Congratulations to Inspiring Vacations for organising such a wonderful experience. Cheers! ‎Rob M, VIC.


22 Day Egypt & Jordan with Nile Cruise - Absolutely Wonderful. May 2019. 

Well we are coming to the end of the Egyptian leg of our trip. What can I say but it has been absolutely wonderful. Special mention to our guide Ahmed Kamel, 20yrs experience and an Egyptologist to boot. His wealth of knowledge and his consideration for us all was truely exceptional. - Carolyn D, NSW.


21 Day China Odyssey & Yangtze Cruise - Blown Away. May 2019. 

I went to China with an open mind. Not sure what I would encounter! I was blown away by such a picturesque country full of ancient history, amazing stories and beautiful people! A totally unforgettable experience! My advice: savour the great moments, be flexible, ignore what you don’t enjoy, travel light, wear great walking shoes and go with a happy attitude just like the Chinese. Enjoy! It’s unique! - Janette A, QLD.


12 Day Vibrant Vietnam - Absolutely Fantastic. May 2019. 

We just came back from a 12 day Vietnam trip absolutely fantastic, everything was done for us to enjoy the country, fascinating people and we had an amazing holiday. Robert W, SA.


17 Day Authentic Japan - Highly Recommend. May 2019.

I would like to highly commend our tour guide Susumu (Su for short) who went above & beyond to make our holiday fun & a memorable experience. At the end of each day he would organise an orientation tour of the area to ensure we could find somewhere to eat. Plus he ensured when we were leaving Tokyo that all our check ins went well. I thought our itinerary was a good balance of seeing so much of Japan with it's amazing culture & country of contrast. Thanks to Su for his wisdom, knowledge, humour & care for all of us 37 Aussies including 2 New Zealanders. We had an amazing time & will highly recommend Inspiring Vacations. Please pass on our recommendations to Susumu's Team Leader as I feel he should be recognised for his passion & dedication to his role. Anonymous Survey Feedback.


17 Day Antiquities of Turkey & Gulet Cruise - Amazing Tour. May 2019. 

I have just returned from 17 day antiquities and gulet coastal cruise in Turkey. It was a amazing tour and our guide Nilufer went above and beyond to make sure everything went well for us.Her knowledge of the layers of Turkish history was boundless. We traveled during Ramadan which was not a problem. I would recommend this tour. Norma J, WA.


18 Day China Gems & Yangtze Cruise - Exceeded My Expectations. May 2019. 

The tour itself totally exceeded my expectations. The Tour Guides (Bruce, Mei & Winston) were extremely friendly, fun & helpful. The accommodation was wonderful, better than I expected. The tours - couldn't ask for more. I would consider using Inspiring Vacations again and recommend them to my friends. Anonymous Survey Feedback.


15 Day Sri Lanka Uncovered - Not One Hiccup. May 2019. 

Our beautiful group of new friends. Thank you inspiring for putting all us like minded people together. Not one hiccup. Fantastic. Toni S, NSW.


15 Day Japan Revealed - Wonderful Guide. May 2019. 

Just came back from a 16 Day Timeless Japan Tour. Our first bus had no Wi/Fi, but we didn't miss it at all!! Too busy taking in the beauty, looking at the sites, beautiful cherry blossoms, talking to new friends in the bus and the wonderful guide, Tomosun. Both drivers were amazing, specially Reisun, he was courteous and friendly. Our trip was made so special because of them. Love Japan, its people and its culture. Maria K S, NSW


16 Day Treasures of Egypt & Nile Cruise - Best Experience. May 2019.

We have recently finished our wonderful 16 day tour of Egypt with the best tour guide, Helmy. The hotel in Cairo had the most amazing location but was perhaps a little tired. The hotel in Alexandria was very good. The other hotels & boat were outstanding! We have been on many holidays & a few tours with other companies & this was the best experience we have ever had with lots of WOW moments. Maureen B, VIC.


18 Day China Gems & Yangtze Cruise - Amazing Trip. May 2019.

What an amazing trip, thank you to Inspiring Vacations. We had a fabulous trip and a great group. Soooo much to see and do. Our guide Lisa was fantastic. Veronica L, NSW.


17 Day Authentic Japan - Fantastic Trip. May 2019. 

A fantastic trip. A few days were very long. The guide was exceptional with thorough knowledge of Japan and local culture. He had the ideal personality for the role and I doubt you could ever find a better guide than Sunny. All our previous travelling has been self guided and we now appreciate how much a guided tour can be fulfilling in countries which have more day to day hurdles which can be difficult re travel, accommodation, touring, language, information. Thanks to all the staff at Inspiring Vacations who have helped to make this a great trip. Anonymous Survey Feedback.


16 Day Spectacular Sri Lanka & Singapore - Highly Recommend. April 2019.

We did the 16 day Spectacular Sri Lanka and Singapore tour on 24th April, just after the bombings. Communication with IV was regular and informative right up to the day before our departure. In Negombo we were met by the representative from Colombo along with our driver/guide. They were delighted that some tourists were still happy to visit Sri Lanka. The tour went smoothly, only had to make a few adjustments to the itinerary, but generally the overall experience was great. Our guide Mewan was in constant communication with the office and followed their recommendations. We highly recommend this tour, and Inspiring Vacations. Betty D N, NSW.


15 Day Sri Lanka Uncovered - Wonderful Holiday. April 2019. 

We have had a wonderful holiday in Sri Lanka (which finishes today). We were fortunate to have an outstanding tour leader (Asanka); excellent driver (Saman) and very able assistant (Shalika). They ensured we had the best experience that they could deliver. As a consequence, our group gelled and friendships formed, as we experienced the diverse culture, flora and fauna. Curt & Mechele S, QLD.


13 Day Iconic China - Amazing. April 2019. 

The China experience was amazing. The tour is excellent value for money. The tours were beyond our expectations. Anonymous Survey Feedback.


15 Day Sri Lanka Uncovered - Fabulous. April 2019.

We just had the most fabulous two weeks. Weather was perfect every day. Wonderful new friendships formed and tears all round on our departure. A perfectly organized tour... not a hiccup anywhere. Well done Inspiring Vacations! We didn't want to leave. Tony S, NSW.