Hear what our customers have to say about their experiences travelling with Eclipse Travel
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.
Evelyn from Baradine, NSW
So Happy I stumbled across Eclipse Travel when planning my trip to South America. The service and knowledge I received from Shae was 10 out of 10. Would highly recommend Eclipse Travel.
Karen from North Parramatta, NSW
Eclipse organised out tour of South America and it was brilliant. All tours, transfers, hotels were great. Our trip ran smoothly and I couldn’t have organised it myself any cheaper. Was fantastic. Thanks!
Britelle from Canning Vale, WA
Thank you Tim for another great itinerary. Patagonia is just beautiful and Antarctica on the Sea Spirit was a great adventure.
Sharon from Adelaide, SA
Our trip exceeded expectations in every way really. Thank you.
Maureen from Highland Park, QLD
You did an excellent job organizing our South America-Patagonia-Antarctica 27 day trip of a lifetime-thanks and we’d highly recommend you to others!
Kevin from Washington, USA
Lara was fantastic! Thanks to her, our trip to Cuba was incredible and without any problems.
Camilla from Sydney, NSW
We were thrilled with the planning that Richelle did for us and had the most wonderful holiday. All of the tour operators were exceptional and we were so well looked after. We will be recommending South America and Eclipse Travel to all of our friends.
Kate from Leabrook, SA
Eclipse organised me the trip of a lifetime to Antarctica! As a first time solo traveler I was slightly nervous, but Eclipse organised a smooth seamless travel arrangements. My agent Matt was always helpful and everything was arranged easily via an initial phone call and then email. I’d happily recommend them to anyone and would use them again.
Leanne from Sans Souci, NSW
Friendly and comprehensive service provided by the Eclipse team in Australia. Great package, well executed and supported in South America!
Paul from Toronto, NSW
Shae helped us organize a great holiday. Her good knowledge & travel experience in South America gave us an experience we will always remember.
Anne from Port Sorell, TAS
This was our first trip to South America and Eclipse Travel have made sure that it won’t be our last! The gorgeous accommodation, the wonderful guides, the tours/transfers and flights all went fantastically well. Thank you Tim for making sure our holiday was so amazing and memorable!
Sandra from Linfield, NSW
Cuba is a fascinating country and one I have wanted to visit for twenty years. It did not disappoint, it is an experience like no other country and I have visited many. The guide Rachel was always friendly organised and knowledgeable and made our visit very comfortable please pass on my thanks to him for his hard work and for delivering my avocado after I left it in his car. It was all good.
Billie from Woollamia, NSW
We organised our entire 5 week trip to Peru, Ecuador and Chile through Eclipse travel. We were met at every airport and transferred to our hotels without any problems or delays. Arrangements for the next day were always clear and precise – we always knew what time we were to be ready and who would be picking us up or taking us on our tours. Our guides for our activities were always punctual, very knowledgeable and spoke good English. We felt safe with our drivers and when we were checking in at airports or bus stations our guides took care of the process for us so we had no stress or problems with language. We were happy with all our accommodation over the course of our holiday including our stay at the Amazon – Napo Wildlife Centre was awesome, and our vessel for the Galapagos Islands – Galaxy yacht was excellent. Eclipse provided us with travel notes prior to the trip and they offered advice on what to pack, gave us an idea of how much to allow for meals which were not inclusive, a guide for tipping in South America and any airport taxes etc. They were very efficient and helpful with any questions we had while we planning our itinerary and also once it was all booked. Most of the time we communicated by email and replies were prompt and helpful. We had a wonderful holiday with no problems and I could not fault Eclipse Travel for their service. Thank you to Julio and Lara and all the team at Eclipse.
Janice from Moorooduc, VIC
A fantastic trip through Bolivia. Very well organised, great accommodation and local guides. Perfect for a single female traveller with the Salar de Uyuni the exceptional highlight!
Renah from Queensland, QLD
Great company to book through – I highly recommend this company!
Jill from Tamworth, NSW
We were extremely happy with our consultant Tiffany Chek, she went out of her way to assist us with much planning & very difficult flights to Spain, Copenhagem, Greenland, Iceland, Oslo, Tromso & Longyearbyen all to coincide with our Arctic expedition ship trip. Big thumbs up Tiffany!
Jennifer from Coolangatta, QLD
Tiffany from Eclipse Travel was so easy to communicate with in regard to all aspects of out trip arrangements. Tiffany followed up quickly whenever we had a question or were unsure. The travel representatives in South America enabled us to have a hassle free travel experience which is quite an accomplishment given all the potential hiccups that could occur. Our enjoyment and satisfaction were always the focus and it was pivotal to the success of our holiday.
Gary from Essendon, VIC
Our trip to Kenya, Tanzania, Victoria Falls and Botswana was a complete success. First of all, the itinerary was well designed and carefully planned thanks our travel consultant Ms. Shae Doherty at Eclipse. The hotels were very nice and had their lovely characters. There were so many excitements on the way, we saw all the big five and alot more. This is certainly a trip of a lifetime.
Yiqun from China, CHINA
Our whole trip was made very easy with the help of Eclipse, along with our local travel agent. Being met at Airports and driven to hotels was great. All the local guides were fantastic and very knowledgable regarding their countries. Thank you Eclipse and have / will recommend your Company to others
Margaret and Ian from New Zealand, NZ
We used Eclipse to explore Mexico and Cuba and could not be more satisfied. Our guides were excellent and our tour was well paced. We took one of the standard tours on their website and then customised it to what we wanted to do. Definitely recommended.
Peter from Sydnenham, NSW
Dear Eclipse team, I would like to take this opportunity and extend my warmest “THANK YOU” to your team for providing us the BEST tour ever!!! My husband and I have travelled in so many places and we have used different Tour agencies to organize our tour packages but YOUR SERVICES has SURPASSED them all. From the time we were planning, Stephen Lanfranco and Tiffany Chek have helped us plan everything and gave us the best advise. They have answered all our enquiries promptly and have ensured that we are happy with everything. During our trips, all the services that ECLIPSE organized and used are reliable, friendly, flexible and absolutely on time!!!! Specially our airport transfers and pick ups, they are always ON TIME and are already waiting!!!! The accommodations’ are also in ALL good locations except for El Calafate but they provide a shuttle to visit the business area- so still no problem. Absolutely stunning hotel though!!!! I have given my friends ALL GOOD words to your company and I will not be surprised if they contact you sooner rather than later. If you receive enquiries from Dental people, they are all my work colleagues and friends. Again, my sincere THANKS to everyone and CONGRATULATIONS for a job well done!!!
Rhodora from Kellyville, NSW
Our holiday booked through Eclipse Travel was wonderful. Everything went according to plan. Our guides were helpful and informative and generally looked after us very well. Time for sight seeing was balanced with opportunity to explore on our own. We have no hesitation in recommending Eclipse Travel.
Janis from Vermont South, VIC
We were very pleased with our experience with Eclipse. They took care of every detail for us, and that meant that we didn’t have to worry about anything while we were away. In a country where we didn’t know the language or culture, this was immensely important. Our consultant was responsive, knowledgeable and helpful at all times. I would absolutely recommend Eclipse to anyone looking for a complete package.
Tina from Berwick, VIC
We recently did a 23 Land Tour of South America with Eclipse. It was part of a 58 day holiday and set the scene for an unforgettable experience. Tiffany is an expert in her field and made suggestions to make the trip unforgettable. All of our guides were highly qualified and went the extra mile for us – no rushed crowds – just relaxed professionalism with warmth to match. Perhaps the most important issue was allowing enough time for us to adjust to different places and altitudes – no rush in, have a look, and fly out – we had time everywhere to enjoy our holiday location and consequently caught special moments such as a traditional babies’ naming/baptismal ceremonial on Easter Island with the whole clan present in traditional dress whilst in the Amazon we were able to pat sloths, have anacondas, bow constrictors and other creatures placed around my husband’s neck. We watched men push through reeds at twilight to find caiman, one crewman leaning out of the boat to catch smaller ones for us to hold and we also experienced a sudden very violent Amazon storm. I could go on but both Tiffany’s planning and Eclipse’s suppliers offer experiences that are second to none – we went to 7 locations and the service was excellent at all – one Guide opened doors for us that we could never have expected. Needless to say we had queries and requests in the planning stages but these were all handled with professionalism and our holiday was without incident or worry in any way. Eclipse gives excellent service and I would recommend them to any potential traveller for their patience, goodwill, and honouring delivery of services offered. Great company to work and travel with.
Kathy from Deagon, Brisbane
I couldn’t be happier with the efforts of Eclipse Travel in developing a South American holiday that catered for our tastes and fitted in with our budget. Mirko worked hard to modify the tour from the Eclipse brochure to better suit our requirements. This involved numerous emails back and forth until my desires were met. The result was really a trip of a lifetime, with no glitches and when discussing our itinerary with fellow travellers it became clear that we had made the right choice with Eclipse. Landing in a country where I had no language skills, it was always so reassuring to see a smiling face with our names on a board to greet us. Many of the transfers from the airports were significant distances and our drivers and guides made the most of that time to introduce us to Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Ecuador and Chile. Our accommodations were always close to the action, usually a short walk to most of the centre square of most towns. Our guides were always punctual and a lot of the time it was just my wife and I with our own guide, which enhances the experience. Our main focus for our holiday was seeing sites and nature away from cities and our visits to Iguazu Falls, the Sacred valley, Machu Picchu, Napo Wildlife Centre in Amazonia and the Galapagos Islands were all extremely well planned for us and consequently an absolute delight. Given the range of experiences we enjoyed, the number of flights and transfers we had, entrance fees, accommodation, meals and guides I’m really surprised that Eclipse could provide it all for the price that we paid. I’m so pleased that we went on this trip with Eclipse, as were some other Aussies that we met at Napo and I would recommend this company to anyone thinking of touring South America.
Stephen from Berrara, NSW
Our trip exceeded all our expectations and was most satisfying on all aspects. The quality of the hotels, the guides , drivers and added meals, shows etc were of the highest quality. Our trip was truly seamless in it’s organisation and in quality.
Tony from Swanbourne, WA
Tiffany did a brilliant job at short notice to organise a truly amazing and incredibly fun trip to Cuba. I loved every moment of every day.
Sheung from Fiji
Our six person tour group planned a life experience grand tour of seven South American countries with some nervous trepidation about safety, health and the general reputation of the area of travel. Our actual experience was devoid of such issues and our experience was indeed wonderful. Eclipse Travel displayed hands on local knowledge of every destination and their appointed pick up drivers and local guides were outstanding. We would recommend without reservation that you put your South American tour in the excellent hands of Eclipse Travel.
Allan and Eveleen from Canberra, ACT
We had a fantastic custom made holiday in South America. All the many transfers, tours and flights went perfectly with knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking, local guides. The holiday was very low stress due to eclipse’s faultless arrangements. Thanks to our consultant, Ad, the booking process was easy and Eclipse’s expertise became obvious with the standard of arrangements on the ground. Thanks for a fine trip.
Michael from Beecroft, NSW
Our itinerary, of necessity, included several internal flights. Eclipse appointed Agents punctually met us at all airports and were courteous. All tour Guides exercised initiative & did all possible to make the vacation a success. We particularly enjoyed the highlights in Brazil, Argentina & Peru and recommend travellers upgrade their Hotels in those locations. Thank you Eclipse
Ivan and Robin from Wahroonga, NSW
Patagonia – what a fantastic adventure Thank you Tim for such a great itinerary. This was our second fabulous Eclipse Experience Having confidence that your trip has been so well organised makes it so much more enjoyable.
Maureen from Bribie Island, QLD
I used Eclipse for a holiday to South America recently as I was finding the process a little daunting, trying to accommodate to my time restrictions. Shae was immediately reassuring. Assuring me she had experience and could coordinate everything in the required time. Promptly I had an itinerary emailed to me. The partner organizations overseas were of equivalent high standard. The hotels chosen were lovely, the guided knowledgeable, and transfers seamless. Using eclipse, really ensured our trip was a true holiday with no fuss.
Jenny from Haberfield, NSW
Eclipse Travel is rare in the travel business, as it actually added value and was reasonably priced.
Douglas from Alphington, VIC
Our trip to Patagonia despite some unexpected and unavoidable problems was fantastic. The organisation was very good and versatile enough to deal with the unexpected. Had a great time. Highly recommend Eclipse Travel. Our guide, Julieta, on the W track was an unexpected treasure. She quickly worked out our capabilities, dealt with some medical issues requiring an evacuation in a caring and compassionate way and had an expert knowledge of the geology that impressed my son who has a science degree and even tolerated my feeble attempts at Spanish. My impression was that Eclipse Travel know South America and what is required to meet their clients needs.
Steve from Tamworth, NSW
You were spot on with all that you put together, I only gave you limited time to put an itinerary together without ever dealing with me before you nailed what I needed. All the tour guides, drivers, hotels etc. were all fantastic with no issues encountered everyone we dealt with was happy to go that extra bit to help us when needed. So again Thank You and so want to go back and explore more of South America so when the time comes I will be in touch again.
Jodi from Croydon, NSW
We booked an extensive holiday to Mexico, Belize and Guatemala through Eclipse Travel and were very impressed by their service both before and during the holiday. They stayed in touch with us where appropriate throughout the trip. And a special thanks to Tiffany.
Jeffery from Cremone, NSW
Excellent service, Thankyou
Nancy from Cooks Hill, NSW
The recent experience I had with Eclipse Travel, especially Mirko, was painless and efficient. Mirko was very punctual when communicating, and so there was no delay in receiving information requested.
Elizabeth from Malak, NT
I would absolutely recommend using Eclipse. From the beginning our representative Shae was really accommodating and worked with my wife for quite some time to get an itinerary that fitted all of our requirements. We competed the first part of our itinerary the day trip around Santiago which we enjoyed greatly and then off to Peru. We loved Cusco and had the most amazing four days – truly stunning – EVERYTHING we did was interesting, entertaining and fun for us and the kids (11 and 13). Our guides Celia and Margot were wonderful. The accommodation was first rate – varied and really good. We all adored Peru – the culture, the People, the food, the history, the scenery – breathtaking. Sadly at the end of our Peruvian leg my daughter got sick and ended up in a clinic in Cusco. The medical care that was organised, the on ground care from Setours (Eclipse’s local partner) and the kindness from EVERYONE Eclipse/SET/The Marriott was simply outstanding. We had hotels extended, visits from our guides (and their lovely families), Teddy Bears and Flowers delivered to cheer my daughter up after her operation and frankly excellent healthcare from the surgeon all the way through to the post operative care. We then had flights organised back home, hotels en route, escorts through airports, wheelchairs and even a doctor’s visit at an airport hotel prior to the flight back from Santiago to Sydney. NOTHING and I mean NOTHING was left undone. We were totally blown away by how wonderful the service was – if ever there was a reason to use a specialist like Eclipse this was it. We would recommend anyone use Eclipse – Shae and Matt and the team are terrific. THANK YOU!!!!
Paul from Mosman, NSW
Can’t recommend high enough Stephen & Eclipse Travel for arranging last minute Chile high season Navimag Cruise and Torres Del Paine National Park W- Trek – documentation was superb, and communication while away. Had a disappointing experience with a travel agent for my previous years Argentina Holiday who pretended to know about South America, but Eclipse are South American specialists, and made the last minute short trip the best experience.
Craig from Carlton, VIC
Itinerary was well planned and we covered a lot of grounds in the 3 weeks we were in South America. The agents/contacts used in South America were very reliable which made our trip trouble free and memorable.
Suraya from Richmond, VIC
Shae at Eclipse Travel was absolutely fantastic! The recommendations and places she booked for us were amazing. Everything was so well organised for the trip, and her knowledge of Cuba was extensive and really helped us decide where we wanted to spend our time in Cuba. I highly recommend Shae at Eclipse Travel!
Jasmin from Newcastle, NSW
Tiffany was absolutely amazing . Nothing was ever any trouble . Will highly recommend Eclipse Travel
Cheryl from Wetherill Park, NSW
A well organised highly enjoyable South American trip. Can certainly recommend Eclipse and its partners if you want to travel to this part of the world. Brown Hill, Victoria
Mike from Brown Hill, VIC
From the first conversation I had with Tiffany at Eclipse everything fell into place. We wanted to see as much of South America as possible in a five week period, I told her where we wanted to go and what we wanted to do and she came back with the perfect itinerary. We had about 28 flights plus train and bus trips, at every stop we were met by excellent informed guides. In the whole five weeks covering six countries we never had one single thing go wrong, the whole trip was so well planned. We had an unbelievable bucket list trip which was made far more enjoyable because it ran so smoothly all we had to worry about was enjoying ourselves. I wouldn’t hesitate to use Eclipse Travel again, thank you for giving us the trip of a life time.
Briony from Mt Gambier, SA
Thank goodness we booked this trip through Eclipse. Their advice, planning, knowledge and guidance was excellent, faultless. It was a busy itinerary and we fitted in everything on our wish list and more. Accommodation always so well located and for budget level, was really comfortable, clean and with good breakfasts included. For all the inclusions in this trip it was truly excellent value and I am sure we couldn’t have done it on our own. Oh, mustn’t forget the tour guides! Can’t believe we had private driver and guide everywhere, and they were all so knowledgeable and friendly. Thank you to each and every one of them. And thank you to Tiffany from Eclipse – it was a fantastic adventure!
Rae from Malvern East, VIC
Amazing Best of South America trip for just 4 of us. Great tour guides and drivers who were very helpful and knowledgeable. Incredible sights and highlights all the way. Absolutely loved Rio, Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf, Iguazu Falls, Macchu Picchu, The Amazon and so many other cities, rivers and adventures. So well organised and co-ordinated by Eclipse and special thanks to Tiffany who was ever- helpful.
Kaye from Malvern, VIC
A great experience that we thoroughly enjoyed except for the lost/stolen camera in Cusco. All the pick-ups and tours worked like clockwork. Would recommend to friends.
Frances from Bassendean, WA
Mirko did a fantastic job organizing our trip to Peru. All his suggestions were perfect for us. Everything ran like clockwork. All the guides and accommodation were just right for our needs. I have already recommended your company to a number of friends without hesitation. Keep up the great work!
Lesly from Queensland, QLD
We were very happy with the complete itinerary and price for the trip which Shae put together for us based on our request of places we wanted to visit. Everything went very smoothly, although a bit tiring at times due to the busy schedule. Allow a few extra nights if travelling through Peru by bus if you have time. Highlights of the trip were the Galapagos Islands and Iguazu Falls but everywhere was great. Hotels, tours, transfers etc all excellent. Many thanks!
Jan from Kangaroo Ground, VIC
A great experience with fantastic guides, well located and very comfortable accommodation. Loved our 8 days on the Eclipse in the Galapagos Islands and the Napo Wildlife Centre in the Amazon.
Glynn and Sue from Bonbeach, VIC
Our consultant at Eclipse, Mirko, put together the package we asked for. He told us what was possible and planned an itinerary that worked. Mirko also chose appropriate hotels for us to use, hotels that were conveniently located. Everything worked with no unexpected surprises. Well done. I would thoroughly recommend Eclipse and Mirko to friends and if ever I decide to go to Patagonia and Antarctica, I know which company I will choose to do my itinerary.
Ken from Bangor, NSW
Had an extremely well organised trip to South America, everything from flights,airport transfers and guides with expert local knowledge were all well organised and always on time. Thanks to the team at Eclipse Travel for organising such an amazing experience for us in South America. Would certainly recommend Eclipse Travel to anyone wishing to travel to South America.
Mark from Lockington, VIC
We enjoyed the trip very much, and it delivered everything as stated. many thanks to the entire team at Eclipse Travel.
Brian from Chermside, QLD
Mirko from Eclipse was very helpful and professional in organising my bolt on trip to Peru and Machu Picchu. His final check with me just prior to departure was very helpful as he alerted me to documentation required for another segment of my trip which my other Travel Agent had not highlighted. The services and agents on the ground in Peru were very good and helpful. I would certainly recommend Eclipse to my friends planning to visit South America. I wish I had booked through Eclipse for my whole holiday!
Christine from Mosman Park, WA
The Eclipse team were extremely professional and always very quick to answer any queries I had regarding my recent trip to South America. They provided all the information I needed and organised every aspect of my trip and followed up with all the small details. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone in the future.
Rachel from Lindisfarne, Tasmania
An extremely well organised and memorable trip.
Bruce from West Launceston, Tasmania
We had a very full and interesting trip across 4 countries with very complex travel and accommodation arrangements pre- ordered for us. Normally we would organise such details ourselves however it would have been beyond us to have self manage this tour especially as we speak no Spanish. Eclipse did a wonderful job pulling it together and coordinating agencies in each country ranging from airport transfers, city tours, boat/ rail and bus trips, and selection of an excellent Eco- lodge ( Napo Eco Lodge) and cruise boat ( Natalia 2 in the Galapagos Islands). We highly recommend Eclipse travel.
Stephen from Waverley, NSW
We had a great trip. All transfers went smoothly, and all Hotels were great. Thank you.