Tailor-made trips reviews

Tailor-made trips by Rough Guides local experts

Our tailor-made trips are all planned by local experts – who work for tour operators on the ground – so that all the pesky planning details are taken care of for you. Their know-how, and 24/7 support, makes travel truly stress-free. But don’t just take our word for it: these reviews are all written by real travellers who have booked a tailor-made trip with Rough Guides. Every traveller is asked to leave a review after their trip, but you can leave one before you go, too.

Total reviews: 411

Satisfaction: 4.89

Ian, UK


“ Just wanted to say thank you so much for organising such a fabulous trip for us to see beautiful Costa Rica with its variety of landscapes. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and spotted some wonderful wildlife. The timing was just right too getting there just before the rainy season and it was very quiet in the hotel at Manuel Antonio and at the lodge in Bajos del Toro we were the only guests! What a fabulous place though up in the cloud forest. Thanks again and hopefully I'll be arranging my next trip through Rough Guides! We only had one small delay when our transport from the airport at Puerto Jimenez to Encanta La Vida didn't arrive but the people there were so helpful in getting us a taxi instead. Many thanks again for an unforgettable experience!”

Linda, Hong Kong


“Engaged them in planning my Madagascar trip. I explored a few options before using tough guides. I liked them as they are responsive , understand I don’t want to spend too much time in car while want to see lumurs, chameleons, baobobs and Tsingy where we also want to scuba dive. Kellen put me to talk to the local guides and we planned the trip together. The dive shop they arranged for us were good quality dive shop (nosy be scuba), the car is nice , so, they give you back quality stuff. Highly recommend to use them”

Laurie Edge-Hughes


“We had a fantastic trip to Cuba and would HIGHLY recommend Rough Guides and our local guide Ihosvany. We saw tons, learned so much, and found the whole experience to be eye-opening, and educational. THIS is the best way to experience Cuba. Food was fantastic (be sure to eat in the private restaurants)”

Kerry Moore


“Rough Guides hooked me up with a local tour operator to help plan a trip to Colombia. The experience was excellent! I got exactly what I wanted, recommendations, tours, transportation arrangements etc. The local operator was very good at back and forth exchanges, asked great questions to help with recommendations that suited our travel plans and style. The local tour arranger, Nick, also checked on us multiple times via Whatsapp during the trip to ensure things were going as planned. He also had great tips for foods to try, and insider information. Couldn't have been more pleased and plan to use Rough Guides for any travel outside the USA”

Philip, USA


“Tamar from Rough Guides was more than helpful through the whole process from planning to execution. Tamar kept in touch with us constantly and even when another company, a cruise line, we were working with let us down while in Ecuador, Tamar and his local guide took up the slack and helped us amazingly. In addition to Tamar, the local guide, Sebastian Carrera, was amazing. In short, he was great!! Please see our review of him on Trip Advisor. Overall, an amazing trip that happened thanks to Rough Guides. ”

Jane, UK


“We booked a trip to Costa Rica with Rough Guide - what a fantastic holiday, they got it just right, beautiful hotels, great trips, excellent, and friendly and knowledgeable drivers.There was a lovely pace to the holiday with plenty to do but also time to chill and reflect. Highly recommended”

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