It was indeed a pleasure to travel to South Africa last month (October 2013) and I and my wife Jalaja thoroughly enjoyed this tour as well as earlier ones to many other places.
I would like to put on record that this South African tour was exciting as well as informative as the two tour guides you have engaged were of very high standared.. The team members of this trip were of very high profile and we were able to learn a lot from them. True to your advertisement that people who look for good tour can contact Soman’s Leisure Tours.
The Hotels we stayed were of high standard, except the one at Cape Town, and eateries were quite good with different dishes. I mention here that you have taken care of the Non-Vegetarians by providing them ample variety. Special mention that the availability of porter services in all hotels, though I am sure you must have paid extra monies.
My impression about South Africa which is part of the Dark Continent, as used to say earlier, is incorrect and no doubt it is a “Westernized” country and the tour included many touristic attractions.
We have travelled earlier with you to Singapore & Malaysia, Thailand, Western Europe, Canada & the U.S.A., but this trip was truly cozy and comfortable. Special thanks to you for arranging a send off party, which I doubt any other tour operatiors will do.
We will definitely look forward to travel with you to other places, such as Australia and New Zealand. We have no hesitation to recommend to our friends that they should undertake a tour with you to experience for themselves.
P.B.Manian and Jalaja Manian
The European tour was conducted in a proper systematic way. The tour manager was very caring and he looked after us as we were his children. The unique thing about Soman’s Tour is that there is always a pre departure meeting before the tour and we get a study class of the tour and we get to know about the places and schedule in more detail. Soman’s cares a lot about the welfare of its passengers. I can well say that Soman’s brings out another best tour they conduct.
Mr. Robert Joseph Mancherikalam and Family, Kottayam
The European Tour was amazing, excellent and most enjoyable, because of the systematic and meticulous planning done well in advance and implemented with soft care and in strict conformity by Tour Manager. Within a short span of time, we could visit many of the world wonders and heritage sites. The accommodation everywhere was superb and the food offered was very good. The travel from London to Rome, covering thousands of kilometers was much enjoyable and cozy because of the comfort of the vehicle and the most co-operative and friendly attitude of the person who was hand-picked to drive us around. We had absolutely no difficulties at all indeed and the treat offered on the last day by Tour Manager was excellent by all standards. Our thanks to Tour Operator Mr. Soman for having given us a rare opportunity to traverse the magnificence of an era spread over 3000 years, through unique world heritage and civilization sites. An unforgettable experience, which Soman’s alone could arrange so well.
Adv. G. Sivasankara Pillai & Mrs. S.Meenakumari, Kollam
We would like to thank Soman’s team for the excellent arrangements made for the tour starting from arranging visa to the landing back at the airport. We have enjoyed the experience very much. Before going on tour I was little apprehensive about the food and hotel and long travel time involved on certain days since my parents were with me. However I am happy to inform you that the food/hotel as well as travel arrangements were excellent and they did not suffer from any discomfort at any point of time.
Especially appreciate the efforts taken to keep to scheduled timings as far as possible and at the same time exhibiting maximum patience while dealing with different situations.
Rekha Venugopal, Ernakulam
Being used to arranging all my travels myself, I had my own apprehension regarding the quality of service I could expect from Ms.Soman’s leisure tours. However, the feedback we received from some of our friends, who had gone on these tours earlier, was very encouraging and we decided to take the chance. Mr. Soman and his wife, Jeena, accompanied us on this tour. The pre tour experience was quite good. Everything, like what to expect, inclusions, exclusions, the kind of meals, expenses and travel was explained in great detail. Correspondence by mail or over the phone was always prompt. We could make out that we are dealing with real professional people; capable of delivering what is promised.……………..…
The flights were well chosen as regards the timing and all the hotels selected were of good quality. A lot of importance was given to the food provided and we were treated to some good local food in quality restaurants. Soman and Jeena were all the time making sure that all of us were comfortable and looked after and had their food, only after making sure that everyone was provided with what they wanted. The local guides chosen were nice and jovial at the same time very knowledgeable. The local transport in AC Volvo or Mercedes buses on good roads proved very comfortable.
Credit goes to Jeena and Soman for making everyone feel part of a family towards the end of the tour. There were many, who were on Soman’s tour for the third or even the fifth time and now we know why they were there. If you want a hassle free relaxed tour, be it Africa or Europe or Far East, look no further. I have no hesitation in recommending Soman’s leisure tours to anyone wishing to see the world.
Premachandran and Mrs. Kalliani Prechandran, Calicut