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Tour Testimonials

“Fiona led a wonderful trip to Nicaragua this past March (2014).  Everything was perfect.  I added 12 new mammal species to my list and 15 new birds.  I have not been on a tour that focused mostly on mammals but was hoping to see several species that we ended up getting great looks at.  I was looking forward to doing the bat netting at night and it was so cool to see all the different bats so close.  Having been a fan of her field guides for years it was a real treat to meet and go on a tour with her.  I hope in the near future I can go on one of her tours and repeat the success we had on this trip.  I highly recommend anyone, especially people into mammals, going on her tours.  You won’t be let down.”
A. B., New York

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Female Jaguar, seen with a younger individual, at Caiman Lodge, Brazil Tour Sept 2008, by AJS Jones

“My husband and I took a trip that Fiona Reid was leading this past June to Southern Brazil that was one of the very best of many nature tours that I have taken.  We saw a remarkably wide variety of birds and mammals, some of which were so unlikely I didn’t even really hope to see them, such as the Tapir, Ocelot, and the Maned Wolf.  But it was not only the quantity and variety of species seen, it was also the quality of the looks at them, all engaged in the undisturbed behaviours typical of their species.  In very many instances after the vehicle had come to a halt, we could just sit and gaze and gaze and then sigh with consummate satisfaction.  It is such a privilege to be able to visit nature in such a way, but it adds greatly to the success of such a trip to have a proficient leader, one who is knowledgeable, and also one who is so friendly.”

K.W., New York

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Cattleya violacea Orchid, Brazil, photographed in the campina by Sophie Webb

Dear Fiona …a big thank you for giving us such a wonderful holiday. Our friends and family are amazed at the knowledge we have acquired from your trip! Lets hope we can still remember it by next year! It was truly one of the best trips we have been on and would love to come with you again.

We thought you were brilliant, not only in your profound knowledge of the Amazonian flora and fauna, but the organization was superbly run. We loved the way we were quickly herded through the fish market in Manaus! We would also like to say a few words of praise for Sophie and Sandra: good companions and very knowledgeable. Lastly (ladies first) Junior, our captain, was fantastic, he worked so hard for us. His knowledge of the Amazon, it’s wild life, the people, his energy, enthusiasm and good humor were much appreciated. He not only ran the everyday functioning of the boat, he has also managed to acquire loyalty from hard working staff which was noticed and admired. The staff were kind, friendly, helpful and a pleasure to be with, we loved them all.

Peter and Val, London
Feb 2009 Amazon River Adventure

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