Island Routes vs SafeHands Travels - Tour Companies Compared

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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 4
Value — 4.1
Guide — 4.1
Activities — 4.1
Lodging — 4.1
Transportation — 4.1
Meals — 4.1
Overall — 5
Value — 4.9
Guide — 4.5
Activities — 4.8
Lodging — 4.4
Transportation — 4.8
Meals — 4.4
Recent Reviews

Had a great day

5.0 January 2017
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Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Just returned from St Lucia and wanted to put in a review for Smiley, our tour guide and Tony our driver on a Piton excursion we took while out there. Had a great day with them. Tony was a very good driver negotiating some very sharp bends on the skinny mountain roads, and Smiley great fun and very informative. Thanks guys
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We LOVED it

5.0 January 2017
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Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
A group of us from work #Vista print went on the Catamaran cruise as a team engagement. We LOVED it. The experience was grand and the customer service was amazing. We're planning to do one of their other cruises soon. I'd recommend Island Routes to anyone
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Only refunded $50 out of $250

1.0 December 2016
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Does Not Recommend
  • Value 1.0
  • Guide 1.0
  • Activities 1.0
  • Lodging 1.0
  • Transportation 1.0
  • Meals 1.0
I would HIGHLY discourage anyone from booking with this company. At the very least, read all of the one star reviews on this page before doing so.
We booked a catamaran tour while staying at the Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall resort. We ended up paying around $250 (for two) to spend the day on the catamaran which included 1.5 hours of snorkelling, drop off at the Dunn's River Falls, and a return trip with food and drinks. About half way to the pick-up point, the Island Routes' shuttle driver informed us that the water was too choppy for the tour and that we would be turning back. Fine.
He then receives another call saying we can continue on to the Falls, if we'd like. He ensures us that we'll be refunded for only having done the Falls hike, and that we could deal with that once we returned to the resort. The group, looking to salvage the day, decided to carry on. We get to the Falls, do our thing (takes about 35 minutes to hike up and down), and return. At this point everyone is starving since we didn't receive any food or drinks and everyone pays for their own lunch at a place recommended by a fellow tourist. At the resort, we thank and tip our driver and head over to deal with our refund. After some hours dealing with a mixed crew of Island Routes' employees, we are told we will only be refunded $50.
We did not spend the day on a boat, we did not go snorkelling, we did not receive food and drinks. We spent four hours in a sweaty bus to go hiking, pay for our own shoe rentals/lunch, and then return. None of what we did is even advertised on the brochure we were sold on.
This company is sketchy and apparently not concerned about their reputation. I'm shocked that so many hotels, including the Hyatt, do business with them. Save your money and look elsewhere.
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Tour Island Routes Company Reviews

Tours of Kathmandu, Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Khimsar, Jodhpur, Udiapur, Marari and all point between.

5.0 April 2018
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Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 4.0
We spent three weeks touring Nepal and India. We can really recommend Safhands Travel and especially Mr. Rohit. The tour and itinerary suggested by Rohit was excellent. The service received by the Safehands representatives, welcomers, drivers and guides was first class. We will treasure our memories of this holiday. Thank you Rohit.
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Overall was good and we were happy with the holidays spent in India .

5.0 January 2018
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Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 3.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 3.0
  • Meals 5.0
Me my wife and our daughter had no problems all over the tour as Mr Rohit has planned exaclty the way we wanted it to be. Besides then a small room problem in Shimla ca use the room was small and there don't have running hot water as other hotels cause we had a child and we were first time feeling the chills of winter but it's was settled by Rohit as he promised us. Regarding the firts driver I think he is not fit to be a tour driver, beginning was okay but towards then end he was slacking but that to was settled by Rohit, by giving us a new driver.but overall we was happy and enjoyed the cold weather which we wanted to experience once in a life time as we are from Malaysia. We will come back to India and will get Rohit from Safe Hands to do the arrangements again. Will recommend to all who wish to travel to India SAFE HANDS TRAVELS. Thank you Rohit SAFE HANDS TRAVELS. All the best you.
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Tour Safehands Travels Reviews

Fantastic tour

5.0 December 2017
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Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Excellent travel company. There were only 4 ladies traveling however, throughout the trip, we felt very safe and in good hands. Excellent accommodation, vehicles, sightseeing, guides and their followup care. The driver was very patient with our none ending shopping request. Would recommend to all
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Tour Safehands Travels Reviews

Tours 0 Trip 4 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 0 $ 70
Operator Type Small Ship & Expedition Cruise Line Group Tour Operator
Size Regional Expert Local Specialist
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Small Ship & Expedition Cruises
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Custom Itineraries
Service Level Luxury Standard
Regions
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • Asia
Known For
  • Adventure
  • 50+
  • 18 - 35
  • Solo & Singles Travel
  • Yoga
  • Health & Rejuvenation
  • Train & Rail
Headquarters Montego Bay, Jamaica Delhi, India
Year Established N/A 2015
Solo Friendly N/A N/A
Tour Languages N/A
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        About SafeHands Travels

        SafeHands Travels is a mid size boutique company formed on the theme of building great relationship. We at Safehands are passionate to explore and share our Spirituality, Cultural heritage; Natural beauty and rich tradition through our experienced and dedicated team of highly motivated tour professionals.

        We assure our travelers the utmost comfort and best of the experience. We always stand by them to make them feel at home. This bonding that we develop remains there even after the completion of tour. This is what we are known for and strive to achieve. We do not accept the booking for more than 12 people in a group as it affects the personalized services. Traveler’s satisfaction is paramount to us, which results in building great relationship and eventually helps in achieving our mission.

        Geographically, our coverage is limited to India and Nepal. Having diverse culture and vast areas, there is a lot to explore. There are many lesser known or unexplored destinations that present a new face of the country and become a reason for travelers delight.

        We use some handpicked, traditional and locally influenced hotels in all segments starting from luxury to budget as per requirement. Our transportations are best in its class and are integral part of our tour package. We are very selective in choosing drivers and more importantly the tour guides who truly represents us and play a very significant role in the success of a tour. Our guides are experienced, knowledgeable and licensed.

        Our itinerary goes well on moderate pace, neither too fast that we just touch the destination nor even slow to lose the interest in the destinations. Most of the days are packed with sightseeing and activities

        Why SafeHands:

        We know how to Walk our Talk. This is evident from our customer reviews. Finally with a non compromising attitude towards our core values, we offer fair deal and value for money.

        We exist as a Socially responsible company and are vigilant towards environment. Our responsive approach assures Personalized services with a sense of safety and security. 

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