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JAMES & Amy
a month-long honeymoon in Colombia & Panama
"Our brief to Faraway was, to put it lightly, quite broad! “We’d like to cover the jungle, cool cities, a bit of the mountains and some beach time, whilst fitting in some adventure, coffee and good food”. They were not phased in the slightest, despite us wanting to go over Christmas and New Year. They started off by getting to know us better, and quickly worked out what made us tick. The process made everything so easy, and as we whittled down our options it was exciting to see our trip taking shape.
It is down to their hard work, meticulous planning, local knowledge, attention to detail and passion for travel that Faraway pulled off the trip of a lifetime for us. All the stress had been taken away, allowing us to enjoy all the special moments, of which there were plenty. Christmas in Cartagena, night walks in the Amazon, New Year in Medellin, tree top ziplining, watching bioluminescence from the end of a jetty and beach parties with the locals in Bastimentos were just a handful of unforgettable memories that we are eternally grateful for. We cannot recommend Faraway highly enough and cannot wait for our next adventure!"
ASHLEY & STEWART
a month-long honeymoon in Chile, Argentina & Costa Rica
"Al and Helen at Faraway were absolutely brilliant, we can't thank them enough for making our honeymoon a trip a lifetime (and more!). They really understood what we were after, placing us in some magnificent boutique hotels, beautiful surroundings and offered some great tips. We would definitely recommend Faraway- thank you so much!"
Ed & Amy
a 6-week honeymoon in the USA & Mexico
"From the initial chat over a beer to our final debrief after our trip, we were amazed to have our vague dream for a 6-week trip turn into reality with every detail accounted for and carefully planned and well thought out. You listened to our likes, dislikes, preferences, must haves, and absolute no’s and ensured our holiday was made for us! Your planning before, troubleshooting during and interest in our trip since, just goes to show how much you care about what you do and who you do it for.
We have got the best memories to last us forever and will be eternally grateful for all your efforts. America is beautiful and full of lovely places to stay and interesting things to see: Seattle, Portland, Columbia Gorge, San Fran, the wine regions, Big Sur, LA, Las Vegas, Death Valley, Grand Canyon and so so much more! We loved every minute and can’t thank you enough! The best road trip ever!! We can’t recommend Helen and Al enough and will definitely be asking them to help us out with future travels."
Callum & Claire
a 3-week honeymoon in Nicaragua
"From an initial quite vague brief of 3 weeks in Central America, through their questioning & initial research we got to a complete itinerary through Nicaragua that ticked off every request we had, including all transfers that just made it all so easy to focus on enjoying ourselves. From coffee farms in cloud forests, to moonlight dinners on the beach, to spending all day on the beach in the Caribbean playing cards reading books & drinking cocktails! We couldn’t recommend them any more, and Nicaragua is an incredible place!"
THE ALBON FAMILY
a 3-week 60th celebration in South Africa
"We were celebrating a milestone birthday. Faraway organised our trip so efficiently and paid attention to every little detail. An unexpected standout highlight was our stay at a fully-stocked lake house that we had all to ourselves. We came down the hill for the first time (all in the back of a pick-up) just as the sun was beginning to set, and drove around the corner of the valley to look down on our home for the next few days. It was one of those moments you don't forget; the light was just that right shade of pinky-red flickering off the lake, and I remember thinking: No - we can't be staying there. It's far too perfect this isolated lodge miles from anything, set on the side of a lake!"
JON & DANI
a 2-week adventure in Sri Lanka
We only gave Faraway a month's notice and they got straight on it. The whole process couldn't have been any easier, Faraway were super responsive and took all the stress out of organising the trip.
From Rock Fortresses, to giant squirrels, to watching fishermen bring in their catch on a stunning beach. Let's not forget the stunning train journey through misty mountains, cascading waterfalls and tea plantations, There isn't much more we could have asked for. Thanks guys!
STEFani & STUart
a 2-week escape in Mauritius & Reunion
“Faraway spent a long time prior to booking our holiday to really understand the type of trip that we were after, and ended up organising something we would never have thought of ourselves. Although we didn’t need them while we were away, it was really reassuring to know that they would be available at any moment should we need them. What we also loved about the service was the time they spent after the trip to understand the highlights and lowlights to make sure they perfected it for future travellers (as well as us, for the next time we book!). We felt truly spoilt; if only they could organise our day to day lives....!
The highlight of our trip has to be the helicopter ride through the mountains of Reunion Island, which they encouraged us to do. What an experience we will never forget!"
Chris & Camilla
a 2-week honeymoon in South Africa & Botswana
“We wanted a honeymoon that was totally different to any experience we’d had before. Climbing Table Mountain, kayaking in the open ocean and cycled around the coastline definitely fit the brief. As we paddled in our double kayak, hundreds of dolphins leapt out of the water alongside us; they were so close, we could have reached out and touched them. We’re still on a high! Thank you so much.”
HANNAH & HAYDEN
a 5-week adventure in Thailand, the Philippines & Australia
"We’ve had an amazing experience and couldn’t have done it without them. The map was so useful and they are always lovely to deal with. Our highlight was a boat trip in paradise, where we sailed around islands and slept in huts on the beach. We had one moment when we thought we were going to have to cancel some of our Philippines trip due to storms, and they sorted it all for us. We didn’t have to lift a finger.
If you’re looking to go on an adventure and do something a bit different, hit these guys up!"
a 6-week sabbatical in Japan, New Zealand & Indonesia
"Faraway were amazing at understanding my travel needs and meticulously researched, planned and booked my 6 week adventure. The personal service I received was 5 star, and the experiences they found for me, absolutely made it the trip of a life time. I would 100% recommend Faraway."
Jenna & Matt
a 3-month honeymoon in South America
"We loved our personalised map and the travel guide; we referred to it dozens of times! You really went the extra mile and tailored your research to us as a couple based on what we wanted. We wanted to say an extra special thank you for arranging our trek to Patagonia. We were able to completely put our trust in you guys and forget about the organisation of the trip."
KAVITA & BOBBY
a 2-week escape to Portugal
"Faraway booked us an escape to Portugal. The service was bespoke, flexible, and made us feel very special. They thought of everything and found a way for us to do everything we dreamed of within our budget, leaving us to relax and enjoy the rosé. We can’t wait for next year!"
HANNAH & DAVID
a 2-week road trip in the USA
"When we told Faraway we wanted to combine adventure with sunshine and relaxation, they nailed it with the suggestion of a California road trip. They outlined a thorough and manageable route taking in the coastal towns, inland deserts, national parks and off-the-beaten path excursions. All this presented with realistic costs for the mid-range budget. Thanks for kick-starting the trip of a lifetime!"
JONNY, RICH, MARK & SIMON
a 2-week adventure in Argentina
"The Faraway team planned a superb trip to Argentina for a group of 4, tackling the mountains of Patagonia with a stay in eco domes, to wine tours and horse riding in the foothills of the Andes on an estancia in Mendoza. They knew exactly what we wanted and planned in tune to our budget. An unforgettable holiday.
The bespoke itinerary was the icing on the cake – might even bind it for memories sake."
PATRICK & CHARLIE
a 2-week escape to the Philippines
"Monday and Tuesday have been hell since coming back, and it's all your fault!! Our entire trip was so amazing, we wanted to stay in the Philippines forever. The boat trip in paradise was literally five of the best days of my life. Thanks so much for all the help. As you know, I didn’t have the time to do the planning - and didn’t particularly want to do. I will definitely come to you again with future trips."