Hear what our customers have to say about their experiences travelling with Eclipse Travel
We have recently returned from a trip of a lifetime to Antarctica on G-Expedition, the second trip we have booked through Eclipse Travel (Cuba, Mexico and Guatemala being the first). The pricing of each trip was excellent, responses to questions prompt and knowledgeable. Thank you Eclipse.
Our trip was terrific because of the first class organisation that Eclipse Travel did. Every guide and driver was on time, friendly and knowledgeable. I posted many photos of the trip on FB, and have highly recommended Eclipse Travel to my friends. Shae was wonderful to work with. Thank You very much.
We have been very satisfied with all our South America holiday arrangements with Eclipse. Shae, our consultant, answered all our queries and forwarded quotes and suggestions very promptly. All our transfers, tours and guides were excellent and exceeded our expectations. When LATAM delayed our flight for several hours at the last minute, Tiffany made enquires and assured us that we would be accommodated overnight in Santiago and everything went smoothly. We would definitely recommend Eclipse and will use them again in the future.
Ruth & Robert, Melbourne
I can’t thank Jessica enough for her help with my trip to Tanzania and Zanzibar. I had an incredible time. I contacted her at the last minute as the other travel company I booked with cancelled on me only a few weeks before. Jessica did everything and more to make it a trip of a life time!!! Thank you so much!
Our trip to southern Africa was excellent. I would recommend Eclipse without hesitation. I think the local knowledge of our advisor Hilary made the difference.
Alisha was great in helping us plan our trip with short notice (four months). She gave us options and told us how things would work with each option. Then she constantly kept us up to date on our documents and information. She always responded as soon as she could and answered every question I had. And while planning our trip for last year, she helped us set up our trip for this year.
Eclipse Travel are awesome. Their travel consultants are of the highest calibre, professional, quick to respond to queries, excellent troubleshooters and with lived experience of the places for which they are creating traveller experiences. I would recommend them without hesitation and will use them again.
Susan, Blue Mountains, NSW
We recently had a fabulous trip to Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls and Rio. Everything was well organised and the accommodations were excellent. The guides arranged by Eclipse enabled us to see and do all we wanted in the few days we had, were very friendly and informative and made our stay stress-free. When we had to change our travel plans while we were overseas, alternative flights were arranged very quickly- thank you Karen and Alisha! The service we received was excellent, and we would definitely recommend Eclipse to others!
Susan, Christchurch, NZ
I am a client of the company and just wanted to send an email to say what a superb job Mauricio has done in fixing up our trip. He has been most helpful and come up with excellent ideas for itineraries and guided us only when we needed steering. In other words he hasn’t been pushy setting up a trip that might suit him but not us. The questions he asked to get know our needs were always relevant and well considered. His speed of response to questions is excellent and he is proactive when necessary. He is certainly easy to deal with and his personal knowledge of the area has helped enormously. Both my wife and I are very grateful to him for his time and patience. Now we are back we can certainly say that everything went smoothly except for one hotel where the booking had been inexplicably cancelled. The local representative sorted the issue within 10 minutes and we were given a better grade of hotel at no extra cost for our inconvenience. It was a marvellous trip.
Lara organised an amazing itinerary to Chile, Argentina and Uruguay. Lara listened to what we were looking for and arranged an itinerary that was perfect. The local guides and tours were very good and all connections and pick ups were there waiting for us. Hotels were excellent and in great locations. I definitely recommend Eclipse Travel – this is our second long trip with them even though we live in England we find booking with Eclipse easy and we get a great holiday. Thank you.
Hazel, Kent, England
My trip to Antarctica was absolutely amazing. It wouldn’t have been possible without the wonderful customer service I received from the Eclipse Travel team. My specific service agent is named Alisha. She was absolutely incredible!!!!! She was always very prompt to answer all of my questions (probably the same questions a couple of times) and was very consistent with checking to see if I needed anything. I could tell she really cared about making my trip to Antarctica a wonderful experience. She even called me to make sure all of my questions were answered. Thank you Alisha and Eclipse Travel!!!!
Greg, Idaho, USA
I had a tight window of opportunity and a budget I had set myself. I also had a lot of things I wanted to achieve. Eclipse with their agent achieved my goals inside my time frame and with in budget. They even passed on a last minute discount they received. I don’t care to give praise for common service, these guys were excellent.
Prior to selecting Eclipse we sought 5 quotations from specialists in South America, including 3 from South America. Eclipse was the most professional and easiest to work with and Lara, the Eclipse consultant who looked after our bookings, was fantastic! We were more than happy with the services that we received both here in Australia and on the ground in Chile, Bolivia, Argentina and Peru and do not have the slightest hesitation in recommending Eclipse.
Graham, Pearl Beach, NSW
Eclipse Travel from the 1st day we contacted them were excellent in explaining the Itinerary we had chosen from their website- South America – 35 day Tour, through some changes and additions and kept us updated re hotel bookings, flights, travel documentation. All the different travel agents they use throughout South America were excellent as were all the guides and drivers without exception in each Country and Cities. We were impressed by the Guides, their knowledge, courteousness, timeliness ….. created a memorable trip and we thoroughly impressed. Eclipse Travel from comments made by different travel companies in South America seem to have a very good name in South America and it appears they have chosen the right Travel Agents throughout South America to book with.
Our South America tour covering Chile, Brazil, Argentina and Peru was an excellent experience. I first contacted Luke Glenday at Eclipse to plan the tour. Luke understood my needs and responded adequately. When we landed in South America, the services we received from the service providers arranged by Eclipse were EXCELLENT at every location we visited. They were all punctual, knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. I give credit to Eclipse and the local Tour Guides for making our South America tour such a very memorable and positive experience. Well done and thank you to Eclipse and your South America Team !!!
Can I give Luke Glenday and Eclipse Travel 10 stars??? For a start my initial email inquiry was addressed the very same day when he called me. We wanted to go to Ecuador and Peru and had about three weeks to spend. From that small amount of information Luke was able to prepare and co-ordinate a brilliant holiday for us. Luke listened carefully and wanted to understand us and then find tours that were amazing experiences and not just run-of-the-mill. We were not the easiest of clients either, fussing about dates, flights and accommodation. Nothing was ever a drama every single time I called, Luke was friendly and helpful with his first-hand knowledge of the destinations and tours. He is super organised and provided lots of pre-travel information to help us prepare. Our tours of Napo Wildlife Centre in the Amazon Jungle and the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu were exceptional and the guides were obviously the very best in the industry. It is obvious that Eclipse only use the best operators as each leg of our journey was smooth. We liked that they offer Eco-tourism and boutique style accommodation which is not only luxurious but mindful to the environment and the local community. TRAVEL TIP book airport transfers as part of your trip. Airports in South American are chaotic and no matter what happens at least you will be met by someone reliable, knowledgeable and honest to be taken to your destination. So yes! Definitely book your trip with Eclipse. We would use them again without hesitation.
Deanne, Burbank, QLD
I had a wonderful holiday in Greenland and Iceland. Our agent Karen was extremely helpful and responsive and made sure to answer all my questions in great detail. Very grateful for her! I was also happy with how smooth and easy the entire booking process was. Thanks again Eclipse Travel.
A wonderful experience. All transfers and pickups went smoothly which was important for us. The sights, sounds, animals and people were beyond our expectations. Accommodation and service outstanding and the animal experiences we had will make lasting memories-and if we forget then there are many photos!
We have recently returned from an amazing holiday in Africa with our three teenagers. The trip was organised by Hilary from Eclipse Travel and was everything we could have wished for and more. Everywhere we went, someone was there to meet us and take us to our next destination. The safaris, accommodation and activities booked through Eclipse were fantastic and the tour companies used in each country were great. Thank you Hilary and Eclipse Travel.
This was the second time we have used Eclipse. It was all very smooth and easy. Shae is so responsive and nothing is ever too much trouble – and no question is ever too silly! We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and will definitely use Eclipse again in the future! Thanks again Shae for being so fabulous!!
What a wonderful trip we had!!! I researched for a year and found the Eclipse website and through Luke booked our South American trip at a great price, tailor made for all our needs. The guides we had were professional and the trip went without a hitch! I can’t praise Luke and eclipse high enough and have already advised friends to visit eclipse website for their future travels. Very very happy and a fantastic holiday.
Shae Doherty did an excellent job in organising our trip to South America. Everything went smoothly, from tour guides to accommodation. First time in using travel agent to organise our trip from start to finish and we were very happy with the result. We have no hesitation in recommending Shae and Eclipse travel to anyone.
We had the most amazing trip thanks to Alisha at Eclipse Travel. She patiently worked around our timing and wish list and smartly put together a great itinerary at very short notice. All the organization was superb and faultless. We were always met by someone on time and never had to find our way or make a phone call. We always had someone waiting to pick us either from the hotel or airport or train station. All the guides were very knowledgeable and helpful. Every hotel was lovely, and all very well located within walking distance to either the water or the town square, dining destinations and shops. Loved being at the Melia Iguazu and having views of the falls from our room!!! Being in a hotel on Copacabana beach was great too as was the stunning boutique hotel in Cusco. Thank you Alisha & Eclipse for a truly memorable trip!!
What a wonderful experience of South America & Cuba put together by Luke. Luke was very helpful, patient and knowledgeable through our booking process. All hotels booked in centrally located areas, walking distance to restaurants and sights. Connecting Travel Partners, tour drivers & guides were punctual, polite, knowledgeable, warm, friendly and extremely helpful. Great additional tours booked including Iguazu Falls & Boat Ride and Tango Lesson & Show. Thank you for completing our dream holiday to South America & Cuba. We will highly recommend you, Luke, and your company.
I had a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience visiting both of these extraordinary countries and I’m so grateful for all the efforts you and the staff made in putting these two tours together. I’ll never forget my trip to South America and thank you all so much for making it possible.
Gina, Juneau, Alaska
Eclipse Travel enabled the very best trip of my life. All went to perfection and was well coordinated, accommodation was first class and the tours in South America were gorgeous. Thank you Luke Glenday and staff at Eclipse Travel!
This is my third holiday arranged by Eclipse Travel and again it was fantastic. I am continually impressed by the travel consultants and the companies they use in South America. I appreciate travelling with the peace of mind relying on them to provide a seamless flow of people who meet me at airports for transfers, the quality of accommodation and range of destination tours offered. It is high quality and value for money. I will continue to recommend my family and friends book with Eclipse Travel.
Eclipse was efficient in providing a comprehensive package for our South America trip which met our needs. It was very comforting to know that Blake had visited the countries we were travelling to and could offer first hand advice. Most importantly Eclipse had local reps on the ground in each country ensuring we had ready support if the need arose.
Chris & Leela, Sydney
My third trip organised by Eclipse went very well. Everything arranged went as planned. Eclipse are great to deal with – emails are answered quickly, documentation is well presented & the team always there to help.
Allan, Pyrmont NSW
We have recently returned from a trip to Patagonia, South Georgia and Antarctica which we booked through Eclipse Travel. We have dealt with a number of different agencies over time and the professional approach by our agent, Shae, was exceptional. From our first contact she was able to come up with suggestions that suited our requirements and budget. Her responses were prompt and she kept the itinerary and invoice updated with every change we considered. When we encountered a problem in Chile (no fault of Eclipse) she was able to quickly solve the problem and keep us fully informed. I highly recommend this company, in particular Shae Doherty. Alliances with Protours in Chile, Scenery in Argentina and Quark Expeditions made for trouble-free travel. The meet and greet process worked very well indeed.
Our South America tour was first rate. Eclipse has arranged a very well organized tour. The services were great! I will highly recommend Eclipse to my friends.
Karen was a pleasure to deal with – always helpful, responsive and providing useful information and suggestions. Her suggested itinerary for the self-escorted tour worked out well, and all the guides were excellent. Thoroughly recommended!
Our trip to Kenya & Tanzania was nothing short of amazing. Lenka from Eclipse Travel was very helpful and patient during the planning process and did a wonderful job of organising the entire trip. Lenka and the team from Eclipse also provided us with everything we needed to know with respect to visa’s, staff tipping, money conversion and the recommended currency used in each country. Everything went to plan from our initial flights in Australia, airport transfers and the tours though Kenya, Tanzania & Zanzibar to our return to Brisbane. My wife and I would happily recommend Eclipse Travel to anyone wanting to travel to Africa and we will be using them again to organise a trip through Central and South America. Thanks Lenka, Matt & the team at Eclipse Travel for the most memorable holiday.
Grant & Merryl, Bli Bli
Fantastic adventure in Ecuador with a Santiago stopover. A big thankyou to Blake at Eclipse Travel for your advice and professionalism in preparing an awesome itinerary for us in Ecuador. The Galapagos and Amazon Basin were two bucket list destinations and we were not disappointed. We normally travel independently, but when we had to make major last minute changes, we appreciated using an agent whose experience and negotiating skills with the local Ecuadorian suppliers worked in our interest. The selection of accommodation, site seeing and hiking in the Andes and the 8 day Galapagos cruise were spectacular and we will have lifetime of happy memories. Many thanks. We have already recommended Eclipse Travel to our friends!
Tess, Coffs Harbour
We were rapt with the tour Lara at Eclipse arranged for us I don’t think we will have a holiday again that can match the one we just did. Thank you very much for making it run smoothly. The places, hotels and local guides were above expectation
Danny & Jenny, Carine
We have used Eclipse twice now for 2 of our “bucket list” destinations – South America in 2014 and Africa, 2018. We were so impressed with the help with planning and the way our trip went brilliantly well in South America that we decided to use them again for our holiday in Africa. We did compare them with other companies but based on the well-run holiday we had in 2014 we chose to stick with Eclipse for our Africa trip. We were not disappointed – everything ran like clockwork. We had a wonderful time and now have very special memories of 6 weeks in South America and 6 weeks in Africa.
I had a great time and I am amazed by the meticulous planning and execution of the holiday schedule. The guides were professional and helpful. The travel consultant, Mauricio, was very patient and helpful in getting the flights and tours that we wanted. Well done and keep up the great work.
I have always organised my own overseas holidays until my recent trip to Peru. I was pleasantly surprised by the wealth of knowledge provided by the guides from each destination, great accommodation, door to door service and helpful advice from Eclipse. Thanks for a wonderful holiday with my partner and friends.
Luke from Eclipse was very amenable and helpful with planning our individually tailored holiday? Everything ran smoothly, and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, particularly in the Galapagos and Patagonia. Highly recommend a holiday in South America, and Eclipse Travel.
Sharon and Saus, Merewether
From the moment I inquired about South America with yourself and Eclipse, to experiencing the holiday, the service, the on-ground staff from each country I found everyone fantastic. As the trip was over 3 weeks, across 3 countries, 8 domestic/internal flights, 11 hotels/tents, 8 tours, 1 adventure trail and multiple transfers, hotel breakfasts etc., this meant the co-ordination needed to be of military precision. We were in good hands with all our questions answered before we left. As the main part of the trip was to complete the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (which we did), we discovered the adventure company ended up being exclusive to us. What a bonus! All on-ground staff in each country including yourself Lara gave us an amazing and memorable trip. Very little issues were experienced that were in our control (i.e. flight delays, presidential elections). I would recommend Eclipse Travel to my friends and family and in 2020 will be back to organise an Icelandic Adventure.
Eclipse is a professional company with excellent staff. Mauricio was always there as we travelled Sth America. Couldn’t be happier!
I’m very grateful that the trip arranged by Karen at Eclipse was relaxed and very enjoyable without a hitch thank you.
We had a number of mini trips plus countries that our travel consultant managed (Blake) brilliantly. Every item of our itinerary to Atacama Desert, Bolivia, Ecuador, Galapagos 8 Day boat trip, then onto Florida USA went to plan even contacts crossing country borders. The information, hotels, daily excursions, many flights both domestic & international went to plan. It made our trip so magical and easy for us to enjoy without a worry in the world. All the guides that picked us up from our various hotels were very knowledgeable and friendly which further made our 2 month trip memorable.
Christine, Beacon Hill
Just returned from the Galapagos Islands on a 15 day cruise on the Yolita. It was totally amazing!!! The Crew and Guide were exceptional and couldn’t fault them. They were there for our every need and catered for all types. I’d highly recommend to put it on your bucket list. I visited nearly every island possible and saw most of the wildlife, but I still want to go back. Snorkelling almost twice a day with sea lions, iguanas, turtles, penguins, all types of fish and even sharks(not the dangerous kind). Walks on the islands meeting tortoises, bird life in abundance( Boobies, Albatross, Frigatebirds, Swallow tail Gulls, Redbilled Tropic birds, Hawks, Mocking Birds, Petrels, and so much more), land iguanas and and.. Shae from Eclipse recommended the complete cruise and I can’t be more thankful to her. Thank you so much Shae, who booked the whole package for me. I would definitely recommend Shae and Eclipse, my next trip will be through them for sure.
What a great trip. We were met on time, every time, by very knowledgeable tour guides. No waiting around and nothing seemed to be a problem. We would recommend Eclipse Travel and travel with them again. Cheers
Jenny & Garry, Darwin
From the moment that I enquired with Eclipse, the service was fantastic. The trip through Uganda is beautiful and amazing. Everything is organised and sent to you just before your trip. Whilst over in Uganda I had no issues and the staff looking after me were wonderful, I, unfortunately, had food poisoning. But the on-ground staff were amazing in reorganising the schedule, and the staff in Australia were kept up to date with how I was travelling. Apart from this small glitch my time in Uganda witnessing wildlife in their natural habitat is a trip I will never forget. I would definitely recommend Eclipse Travel.
Sharnie, Albury, NSW
Eclipse Travel is an excellent company – we dealt with Shae who designed the perfect month trip to South America taking in 5 countries and multiple transfer and trips. When mountain snow forced us to find another way around, Shae was immediately on hand to help us find alternative transport and keep us on schedule – she was invaluable! Highly recommend Eclipse and Shae in particular!
Matt, Streatham Common South, London
We spent three weeks in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana. Everything was organised by Eclipse travel and everything was perfect. We stayed in wonderful places that were away from the crowds. I would definitely recommend them to organise your special holiday.
Diana, Balmain, NSW
The organisation of our cruise and flights was exceptional, without a single hiccup. As both Karen and Tiffany had previously travelled to Iceland, and Karen had the first-hand experience of the cruise, their experience and advice were invaluable. It is sometimes difficult to appreciate this advice 6-7 months out, but it really was spot on! We are indebted to both wonderful ladies for their diligence and advice. Karen was able to secure a great deal on Finnair which made our trip all the more enjoyable. Tiffany provided advice on using a credit card to avoid currency fluctuations and to avoid worrying about exchanging monies into the local currency. Thank you to both Karen and Tiffany for your contribution to our holiday of a lifetime, a wonderful relaxing holiday. And to those who have not been to Iceland, GO!! The people are friendly and helpful, and immensely proud of their country, and the scenery is out of this world.
Ron and Lorraine, Chapel Hill, QLD
We would not hesitate to use Eclipse Travel again (three times already). You get what you pay for. Knowledgeable and reliable local operators, excellent pre-trip service and willingness and ability to customise the trip to our specific wishes. Couldn’t recommend Tim and his team more highly.
Jaclyn, Fairlight, NSW
We had a fantastic time in Africa. We were very well looked after at every stage, from being met at the airport and transferred back there at the end. A truly marvellous experience.
Leona, Myrtle Creek, NSW
I took a mobility scooter on this holiday, so all our tours were just my husband & I with an English speaking guide. We were met at the airport in all 4 South American countries, & taken extremely good care of.
Carol, Otago, NZ
I got a same day quote from Blake and so much personalised advice. After leaving on my trip he is still helping me with questions I have. He really knows the ins and outs of Central America. I really appreciate all the assistance I have received and would definitely recommend to anyone travelling to Central or South America.
Valentina, Clovelly, NSW
The pre-tour discussion over the phone and communication by emails with Blake of Sydney office had been very friendly, efficient and helpful.
The follow-up service of emergencies contacts are also very efficient in particular during the drama of flight cancellation by Latam Air from Rio to Lima ( No fault of Eclipse Travel), local agent in Brazil and Sydney office are on their toes to have quick responses. We are very happy with Eclipse Travel and would without hesitation recommend their service to others for travel in particular to South America.
Lixing, Jolimont, VIC
Overall, very pleased with Eclipse Travel’s efforts in organizing this holiday for us. Thanks to them, a great holiday experience was enjoyed by all. Our tour guides, transfers, and accommodation were all first rate !!
Peter, Cheltenham, NSW
Budget wise is excellent value for your money. Lara was so friendly and makes our trip to South America Easy and memorable. We were well looked after by the Agency. We will book again for our Africa tour.
Judy, Wellington, NZ
Another fabulous trip organised meticulously by Matt. Just back from Iceland & the Arctic & prior to this trip went to South America. No hiccups, the chosen accommodation are always ideally located & representatives are excellent. Will & I have recommended eclipse travel.
Maureen and Will, West Wollongong, NSW
The itinerary for our three-week African experience was comprehensive, varied with excellent attention to detail. We were looked after from the moment we landed in Africa until the day we departed. The local representatives were welcoming, informed and had a high work ethic. the chosen safari camps were top class, managed by dedicated, knowledgeable staff. We were always treated with warm smiles and friendliness. Africa was a truly amazing experience and should not be missed.
Jennifer, Fairlight, NSW
Shae was very helpful with the organising and planning of our trip to Peru. Initially, our goal was to trek the Inca trail to Machu Picchu but Shae gave us the option of the Lares trek as an alternative. This one option turned into many and we have just experienced the most amazing 26 days in Peru and Chile. Transfers, hotels, guides and tours were all meticulously organised making our trip relaxing and stress-free.
Louise and Craig, Griffith, NSW
Everything was professionally done prior to, during and after our holiday to Mexico, Costa Rica and Panama. Communication with our travel agent was excellent and the local partners in all countries were professional and always on time and helpful. At one time the person collecting us from the airport waited over 2 hours for us not knowing that our flight was delayed. All of our pick-ups occurred without hitch and our drivers arrived on time or early every single time. Impressive. Everything was well organised and in general we were happy with the choice of hotels. The tours and local tour guides were also good. When a problem occurred (left camera in a hotel) the local agent arranged for it to be posted back to me. Excellent service. We had a wonderful time. Thank you!
Marianne, Adelaide, SA
Just back from 7 weeks in South America, visiting Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Peru & a day trip to Uruguay. Our journey & relationship with Eclipse Travel started 18 months ago when we contacted them & were lucky enough to be place in the expert hands of Shae Doherty.
We gave Shae a list of place we wanted to go & what we wanted to see & she came back with a draft plan, with several options. Over the next few weeks, with Shae’s recommendations & fine tuning, she came up with our incredible itinerary. When it came to the actual trip, it was like clockwork, from transport, accommodation, tours, guides etc was hard to fault. When asked what was the highlight, the whole trip was a highlight. Numerous volcanos, Pucon, Nothofagus Hotel, Huilo Huilo, 7 lakes route, Eco camp, Torres Del Paine, Perito Mereno glazier, Tango Show, Buenos Aires, Atacama Desert tour, Bolivian salt flats, train graveyard, Uyuni, San Pedro Prison, La Paz, Colca Canyon Condors, Lares Trek & Machu Picchu, Cusco to name a few. Thanks to Shae & Eclipse we didn’t miss much. An incredible journey & experience. Already having initial discussions with Shae on another trip. Could not recommend Shae & Eclipse Travel more highly.
Mark, Minnamurra, NSW
We were extremely impressed with all aspects of the trip organised by Anton at Eclipse Travel. In the planning stages we were very happy with the level of local knowledge, communication and the total flexibility of the itinerary. The final itinerary documentation was the most comprehensive and useful we have ever received. When on the trip everything ran very smoothly with excellent local guides. This local staff were very impressive in their response to events totally out of their control including a flight cancellation and two local transport strikes. We initially were unsure about private tours but really enjoyed them as you get more information without interruptions by other guests, you can customise depending on weather or interest and you learn more about the guide as a person. The standard and location of the accommodation was superb. We have recommended Eclipse Travel to friends and will continue to do so.
Grant & Helen, Adelaide, SA
I found Eclipse travel on the internet and from my first contact to the end of our tour of South American I was extremely happy. Lara, who was our consultant was wonderful and ready to assist with every question I had. In South America all our guides were punctual and very knowledgeable and assisted us in every way possible. We are both in our 70s so some days were harder than others but everyone from the various companies in each country looked after us amazingly. I would recommend Eclipse to anyone travelling to South America.
Bronwyn, Dunlop, ACT
We found Eclipse Travel online when we were looking at having a holiday in South America. Two days after making contact with Shae we had a detailed itinerary of our trip, and six weeks later we were on our way for our 8 1/2 week adventure of a lifetime. We included all Shae’s recommendations and an adventure it was – from the Atacama Desert, Chile and Machu Picchu, Peru to the Amazon and Galapagos in Ecuador. A very memorable holiday and a fabulous travel agent.
Carolyn, Launceston, TAS
Not being familiar with Eclipse travel before booking, we were a bit apprehensive – but OMG – what a fabulous team and what a fabulous experience! Everything from the initial advice, to the planning, booking and then on-the-ground organisation, this was the best experience ever. We were very, very impressed by the flawless coordination and the quality of service at all levels! Already looking at going back to Eclipse for our next destination!
Suzanne, Sydney, NSW
We have just returned from one month in Chile, Argentina and Uruguay. Lara designed our trip for us and we were very happy with how everything turned out. We were particularly impressed with how all the transfers and travel guides worked perfectly when we realised all the levels of service that they had gone through from our booking in Australia. The Eco camp in Patagonia was a highlight and my only suggestion would be book 3 whole days there rather than 2 to give more options with the excursions. We were also very grateful our airline bookings were organised by Eclipse when we realised there was a strike by Latam in some places. Lara re booked our flights and let us know very promptly while some of our travel companions were off loaded to another country! I’d recommend Eclipse and will definitely use their services again.
Colin & Joan, Sydney, NSW
We had a wonderful time in Africa. All of the accommodation including the guides was fabulous, the food great and the transfers were perfect. It is the best experience we have had. Our fellow tourists were interesting, most of them from Europe. Here are some of the highlights: The Zeitz MOCCA museum in Cape Town was fantastic, both the building and the contemporary art. So much passion! I would highly recommend a visit there. Thornybush was great and I particularly appreciated the scented bath with petals plus bottle of champagne on the first night after our return from the first expedition – our fellow travellers were envious. The Three Tree Hill Lodge in the Drakensburg Mountains was excellent. We had a very interesting morning listening to a historian talking about the history of South Africa, followed by a visit to the site of a Boer War battle. A great story teller, he made the personalities of those involved come alive – highly recommended. Botswana was spectacular in every way – fantastic scenery and wildlife.
Jann, Sydney, Australia
Just back from a wonderful 5 week trip to Sth America put together by Tiffany at Eclipse Travel. We had a wonderful week at the Ecocamp in Patagonia, marvelled at the sight of the Perito Moreno glacier, had a fantastic 8 day cruise in the Galapagos Islands and loved the colours and light of the Atacama Desert. Tiffany was great to work with and very knowledgeable. The local operators met us at every transfer and were terrific. Stress free travel – thank you Eclipse. We wil be recommending Eclipse Travel to all our friends.
Sue & Roger, Beecroft, NSW
Our holiday organised by Eclipse was fantastic! Everything went smoothly from transfers, accommodation and activities/ tours. Anton listened to our wishes and was able to make some extra great suggestions.
Shelly & Tony, South Australia
We were very happy with our experience with Eclipse travel. Shae was fantastic in all aspects of our trip arrangements to South America. She was easy to communicate with and was very reliable. There was a small hiccup with the booking and Shae rectified it promptly with great professionalism. This is a testament to an excellent travel consultant and a great company. The local partners they work with in South America were equally fantastic. We had a truly unforgettable trip and would thoroughly recommend Eclipse Travel!
Thank you, Shae!
Julie from Sydney, New South Wales
We have just returned from a great trip to South America. We visited 5 countries there and some of the trip was done by ourselves and in some of the countries parts of the trip had tour trips organised by eclipse. It was quite a complex trip in that respect but Blake organised it and put it all together with our parts and their parts and it all went like clockwork. There were times when we were on tour with eclipse and times where we went back onto our own program. We also got Blake to book all the internal flights in South America including the countries that we were doing the travel in ourselves. This was a huge help to us and was also a big saving. Blake had already travelled to these places so it was really helpful to bounce questions off him as to what places to go or things that might appeal to us or even what we thought was achievable or interesting to do. He gave us suggestions as to what he thought we should make sure we saw while there and we put it all together. It all went smooth and even though we like doing things our own way, we would not hesitate to include Blake and eclipse on another holiday expedition. It ended up being a cost saving for us and took some stress off it all. If anything I think next time I might add a few more rest days into the tours so we are not up and at it too many days in a row. All up it was well organised and we loved it. Cheers Blake.
Lance from Paengaroa, New Zealand
We were totally impressed with everything from the first phone call to arrival back in Australia. The time and effort Lara put into our itinerary was amazing. We gave her a wishlist and she fulfilled it completely. The support agencies in Sth. America were amazing, especially in Lima where we had a big hiccup which was entirely our fault. We have a huge thank you to Deborah in Lima for her monumental effort to get us sorted! We can not speak highly enough of the service and effort that went into our amazing trip which included Machu Picchu, Amazon (Ecuador), Galápagos, Iguazu (both sides) Rio, Antarctica and Buenos Aires and back to Santiago before flying back to Australia. We did this all in 5 weeks …. it was full on but it was amazing. Many thanks Lara
Kerry from Gold Coast, QLD
This was my fourth trip with Eclipse. Always excellent. Now planning Africa!
Maria from Sydney, NSW
Eclipse Travel and their staff, Shae Doherty in particular, were absolutely fantastic in assisting through the initial booking and assisting when we were delayed. I would recommend them to anyone wanting to go on an adventure holiday.
Lance from Victoria Park, WA
My experience with Eclipse Travel was first rate. I only told Shae what my trip objective was and what budget I had, she did all the rest. The trip far exceeded my expectations and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I have already recommended Eclipse Travel to a number of my friends.
Roderick from Artarmon, NSW
Just back from a great trip to South America, planned for us and organised by Eclipse Travel. They did a great job of working out an interesting and varied itinerary, and everything went like clockwork with local tour guides looking after us every step of our journey. Blake and the other Eclipse Travel staff gave us all the support we could have possibly have wanted or needed from start to finish. We have no hesitation in thoroughly recommending their services to anyone planning a trip to foreign destinations.
Heather and Brian from Waipu, NZ
Eclipse were fabulous to deal with. they modified the itinerary to meet my quite specific requirements and were always on hand to answer enquiries or assist. My Mexican tour ran smoothly and was more than I could have expected.
Alexandra from Faulconbridge, NSW
Just spent a fantastic month in South America. Lara was brilliant to work with. She understood what we were wanting to see in the time and gave us a perfect itinerary visiting Chile, Brazil, Argentina and Peru. We had a great balance of guided tours and free time. The local tour operators were so professional and their organisational skills impressive. Overall the trip exceeded our expectations. Thanks Lara!
Jan from Epsom, NZ
We have returned from our amazing South American trip and we would like to thank Shae for putting this together for us. To the places we visited and to the way trip was structured everything flowed well and we couldn’t have been happier with it all. Everything went smoothly and all the guides and transfers were all really friendly and helpful. We are so happy that we had all the transfers arranged as it made life so much easier knowing that someone would be there to pick us up and drop us back to the airport. We enjoyed all of the hotels you chose for us, the quality of the rooms was great and locations even better. Our guides Boris (Peru) and Jessica (Iguazu Falls) were what really helped us experience the areas to the fullest that we were visiting. It was probably even better because it was just the two of us with each of them and because they have the right personality to do their job really well…full credit to both of them! The excursions were all really well organised and run by the operators. We had fun on every one we went on and have so many memories and photos all of them. We especially enjoyed the mini trekking on the Perito Moreno Glacier, this was an amazing activity and one that was very special. What an amazing place the Ecocamp was to stay at. The camp is in such an amazing location and you really do feel like you are one with the environment here. The domes are great. Everything run smoothly with our flights we had plenty of time between connecting flights and luckily for us nothing was cancelled or re-scheduled. The timings were great as we never felt like we were stuck at an airport for too long. We would wholeheartedly recommend Eclipse Travel to our family and friends and in fact we have already done so. Thank you so very much for your ideas and guidance while putting together our trip and for checking in with us once our trip had started to make sure everything was going ok.
Jennifer from Melbourne, VIC
Thank you for arranging a great trip for us. Great guides, great drivers, and wonderful scenery added up to a relaxing and well organised experience for two “oldies”. Would do it again!
Wendy & Graham from Sunrise Beach, QLD
The whole experience with Eclipse Travel has been terrific. Mauricio was fantastic and we can’t thank him enough for putting together such a wonderful holiday. Right from the first time we spoke he was attentive to our needs and the type of experience we were looking for. We were kept informed at all times as new information became available. When Mauricio was not available we were updated by another consultant so continuity of service was always maintained. Our holiday to Antarctica and South America was amazing. Throughout the whole time we were away all our transfers and tours went as planned, we didn’t have a single issue. The tours in South America were excellent as was the accommodation. The Antarctica cruise was more than we could have imagined. Thank you so much Mauricio for an unforgettable holiday. We would highly recommend Eclipse Travel.
Maria from Kingsgrove, NSW
They were extremely helpful not only with the trip, but also the pre and post trips. The communication was excellent. Would use them again.
Bill from USA, USA
Thank you for arranging the trip of a lifetime to Antarctica. The experience far surpassed expectations and the memories of travelling there will last forever.
Liz from Brunswick, VIC
This Antarctic Expedition experience on Ocean Nova exceeded all expectations, huge value for money!, Excellent crew and activity experience. Food excellent. Definitely take the snowshoe option! Drake passage was rock and roll.
Bryan from St Ives, NSW
Dealing with Blake and Tiffany from Eclipse Travel was seamless. Everything fell into place and I had the most amazing trip of my life to Antarctica!! Highly recommend using this company!
Merry from Tea Garden, NSW
Mauricio was amazing at making my holiday brilliant. He made suggestions for the trip that helped enormously. Then he organized everything seamlessly.
Nicky from Brisbane, QLD
Eclipse Travel worked with us to put together an amazing itinerary to destinations in Columbia, Peru, Equador and Galapagos Islands. We had a great mix of accommodation (from luxury that heightened our experiences in Sacred Valley – Explora Resort- and Hacienda Bambusa in Columbia’s Coffee Zone) to budget accommodation always notable however for their ideal central locations. Guides and transfer staff in most cases were exceptional in knowledge and efficiency. Thanks Matt for helping us arrange an unforgettable five weeks.
Julie from Noosa Heads, QLD
In a word WOW! Our 30 day trip covered Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia and Chile. Many thanks to yourself and to all your team. We had a great experience with plenty of variety and wonderful memories. Just wish we had had more time for our trip. Everything went smoothly with transfers, accommodation and tours. Highlights were definitely the Iguazu Falls, Machu Picchu, Sandoval Lake (Amazon) and the 3-day crossing of the Bolivian high plains from Uyuni to San Pedro de Atacama. All our guides and drivers were good but we would like to thank and make special mention of Gus in Buenos Aires, Yuri Rivera in Puerto Maldonado (Sandoval Lake) and our guide, Paolo and driver, Ever who took us across the Bolivian high plains from Uyuni to San Pedro. These people were particularly attentive and made for very pleasant company during our time with them. This was our first trip to Sth America and tour with Eclipse Travel. We will be back for more.
Noel from Bacchus Marsh, VIC
Being a single female traveler I felt very safe and comfortable with all travel arrangements. Guides and drivers were in always waiting for me at the airport and train stations. Highly recommend!
Regina from Camberwell, VIC
We are extremely happy with the entire trip to Lima, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Puno, La Paz, Santiago Rio, Iguacu and Buenos Aires that Karen from Eclipse Travel organised for us. The guides and drivers were very good, the hotels nice and well located. It was a pleasure dealing with Karen and we will happily recommend this company for any travel requirements especially South American.
Madduma from Doncaster, VIC
I was delighted with the whole experience. The hotels were a delight – often charming little boutiques. Our guides for the most part were charming, accommodating and very knowledgeable. The easy with which we were able to make connections with the help of very efficient transfers were superb. The itinerary was excellent and we saw things we never dreamt of. The tango show in BA far exceeded expectations, the Amazon jungle was all we could have hoped for, and Machu Picchu was breath-taking. This was an experience never to be forgotten and I would like to thank Eclipse for their painstaking care in making arrangements which capitalized on what South America has to offer.
Christine from Canada, CA
5 week trip to South America traveling through Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Argentina and Antarctica. Entire trip organized by Tiffany Chek who was extremely helpful, professional and efficient to deal with. Every aspect of the trip (excluding one cancelled LATAM flight) went like clockwork. All guides were excellent and knowledgeable. All airport/hotel pickups/drop offs were always on time with clean modern transportation and very friendly, polite and helpful drivers. All hotels were excellent and usually within walking distance of interesting sites and restaurants etc. We had a substantial number of connecting flights in our itinerary and all of them were well planned with enough time to transit from International to domestic terminals where required (usually with buffer time to allow for unforeseen circumstances which do happen in South America). Eclipse Travel are extremely knowledgeable and are definitely experts in South American travel, thoroughly recommend them and would definitely use them again.
Bradley from Echuca, VIC
We were extremely pleased with the arrangement of our tours in South America covering Chile, Argentina and Patagonia by Eclipse Tours. The guides were instructive and helpful all throughout and the trip to Torres del Paine, Bariloche and El Calafate were astounding with incredible sights and scenery. The Estancia trip was unforgettable so too for the dinner and tango performance in Buenos Aires. Thank you for making this an enjoyable trip and something to remember by. We will make another trip to visit Peru and Brazil the next time around.
Kris & Jay from Pascoe Vale, VIC
Travel to Patagonia via eclipse tours was immensely enjoyable and we covered quite a bit of breathtaking sights. The guides were knowledgeable particularly in Torres del Paine, Estancia visit, Mt Tronador and also Chile. It was truly memorable and we would not hesitate to recommend eclipse tours.
Kris from Melbourne, VIC
I was very impressed in all my dealings with all the consultants I dealt with especially Karen and Camilla! Thank you!
Gay from Hove, SA
Our 14 person group trip to Patagonia, Antarctica, the Amazon Basin and the Galapagos was marvelous; thanks to the knowledge, attention to detail and coordination provided by Shae (and Camilla) at Eclipse travel. We would strongly recommend them to anyone looking for a hassle free travel experience!
Daryl & Sue from Dubbo, NSW
Most wonderful trip to three very diverse destinations. Everything went like clockwork, not one hitch in 5 weeks. A most memorable experience. Thank you so much.
Jan from Binalong, NSW
Not only did we have an amazing holiday embracing Buenos Aires, Antarctica, Patagonia and Santiago meticulously organised by Shae, but we also met Camilla, an Eclipse employee who was enjoying her own Antarctica adventure. Camilla was out front re-organising when our Antarctic embarkation was delayed due to a bad storm in Drake Passage. Camilla also volunteered to collect my “lost” iPad from Buenos Aires airport prior to her flight home and arranged courier delivery once we had returned. We are definitely returning to South America and will again use Eclipse’s expertise. Thanks again Shae and Camilla…you are wonderful ambassadors for Eclipse Travel.
Robin from Fadden, ACT
This is our second trip with Eclipse. It is great to travel as a couple but with the security of Eclipse’s local partners to ensure everything runs efficiently and smoothly.
Brian & Robyn from Queensland, QLD
We were really impressed with the entire trip that Eclipse organised for us. The guides and drivers were superb, the hotels nice and well located, the flights excellent, the itinerary and programme was exactly as we wanted, we couldn’t have got better , we will definitely be recommending this company for any South American travel – I’d love to go back again.