TESTIMONIALS:

Written by one of our volunteers and travelers from Colombia and Guatemala.

"I just want to say thanks for really taking care of our group. We made the switch from the competition and your event was much more organized. Thank-you Again and we’ll see you next year!”  - Helen M. Calgary, AB

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Dear Madam Iliana,

I am writing to you as a customer to say how pleased we travel with Tropical Adventures, 2010 and 2011.  In this letter I would like to express my respect and appreciation for organizing the trip.  All was taken into account but most of the attention toward the young. I can say that Organization is clear and accurate before and during the trip. Tropical Adventures give us less work with their organization too. Young people have always felt in complete safety. As head our only concern was the young, the rest could have full confidence in Tropical Adventures.  This trip was more than we thought. The whole group became more than satisfied. 

Yours sincerely 

Luis San Martin Fuentes. Roger Contois High School, PQ.

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Tropical Adventures not only shared the beauty, history, and culture of Guatemala, but they helped fill a major gap in our understanding of the impact we make, the need to learn responsible service, and the importance of education and empowerment. It was a remarkable journey for me and my students and I couldn’t recommend anyone a better experience or a better team with which to share the journey”  - Silvia Colom. Edmonton, AB

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"It is so true that you cannot go through the things that we did, see what we did, have some of the experiences that we had and not just pull together like one of the most beautiful families you have ever seen. There is so much you go into this just not knowing, there is so much you will leave still not knowing. That is the whole part of the journey, part of your job as being an ambassador; to continue being an ambassador for your families' and not to forget everything you saw and learned" Mishel O. B.C.

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I loved the itinerary with Tropical Adventures, I felt like I got to see a lot of the city in the short time I was there. Suly was an amazing tour guide and helped us with any and all questions we had. From the walking tour to the sparty to meals as a group, it was all a great experience. I also really liked that it was a smaller group than most study abroad tour groups, it let me get to know new people and made the whole thing more personal. The thermal baths were amazing! Basically the whole weekend was a wow moment for me. I had an amazing time in Guatemala and can't wait to go back someday! Judy M. Toronto.

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"Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of this great adventure. Just the fact that I, in my lifetime, went to Guatemala is amazing "

In sharing the experience with family and friends, so many different events come to mind and shift in the telling. Some of my most special memories will be watching the children interact with their caregivers and with us. These nannies are truly gifted in the way they balance their care and discipline and teaching the children to do things for themselves under their watchful eyes.

I will be forever awed and humbled by what is being accomplished at this school. My admiration for people like Guillaume and his wife and you in setting things in motion to help these children, cannot even be put into words.

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Written by one of our volunteers on the trip to the slums of Cartagena, Colombia.

"What a fantastic experience! It truly was an honour to be able to be part of this work that the program provides. You cannot help but be changed through the work and experiences that are shared. It is very rewarding to be a part of a work that meets the people and the needs in such a practical level. Lives are changed! What an opportunity, to not only be able to see a need but to also be part of the solution that impacts so many people. I do believe that we have a responsibility to our fellow man. To be able to look into the eyes of a person in need and be able to know that you are making a difference in that person's life. Thank you for providing a venue for me to help my fellow man and in doing so, also changing my life and to be able to partner with the people of Cartagena and be a part of a bigger work. WOW! Thank you again!"

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"We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for bringing a team to Guatemala. It was one of the first teams that we had and it was a blessing to us. It was wonderful how the team from different places worked together. The programs for the children and working with our youth proved to be very helpful and people are still talking about it. The way things were organized and handled made this a very positive experience for us and we look forward to other teams coming."
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"John…amazed how the trip to Guatemala changed my perspective on life. I now see people from a new point of view. I am thankful for such an awesome privilege, to travel and work together as a team with one goal in mind."
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" I have always had a desire to visit/work in an orphanage made my dream come true. I had an experience I can share with my children and grandchildren that will inspire them to also, live their dreams. Thank you Tropical Adventures for providing this amazing opportunity to me. I will have a memory in my heart and mind that will never be forgotten. Canada Amistad Program has an incredible mandate to help the underprivileged children in this world, and you have inspired to me do what I can to see orphans receive what they truly need. When we think how many children died each day from malnutrition and abuse, etc, it moves my heart to do what I can to make a difference."
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"John, Thank for allowing me the privilege of working with Tropical Adventures Programs with the orphanages in Guatemala to see the joy on the faces of those little children when we brought gifts, food, money, and love was to say at the least overwhelming. Your organization showed me the importance of reaching out to those less fortunate in this world.Your heart for this work and your sacrifices are being rewarded through seeing the hope on the faces of these little ones when they no someone cares. I was blessed to be able partner up with you and I hope to be able to go help you in this worth while endeavour again in the near future. Anyone that has worked with you knows you are a woman of integrity and love. Keep it up and go to all world."
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"Dear John, being a part of the team for Tropical Adventures brings so much joy to my heart and to be able to help raising funds for the orphans in Colombia. There is no amount of money that can give me the satisfaction of the love I received from all the children. There faces will always remain in my heart. Its truly a privilege to go each year and make a difference in the lives of the orphans."

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Fantastic! Perfect amount of touring and perfect amount of free time. After touring with Tropical Adventures, I have 10 new friends, hundreds of beautiful photos, tons of interesting fun facts, and countless incredible memories! Thanks, Amistad Program for the amazing tour ! Our tour guides were great!

Totally worth the price. Not too expensive and not too cheap. Perfect. (You could even increase the price and I still would have gone)

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