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Operator's comment: Thanks a lot of your review Sarah! It's great to hear you had such an amazing time. The places we visit speak for themselves. It's so important to us to have our One Life family to feel like they have left the Philippines having truly experienced the country. Thanks for taking the time to write us a review, we love hearing feedback like this!
Operator's comment: Yiewwww! Cheers for the review Jack. We hope we made your first Philippines experience a memorable one. Our guides do an amazing job at keeping the group loving it every step of the way. It's so important to us to have our tours feel like you're exploring these amazing places with a group of close friends :)
Operator's comment: Great to get your review Mitchell, thank you! The Philippines is a spectacular destination and we are all about new places, new experiences, and new mates. We would love to have you and your girlfriend on one of our future tours. Trust me, 2017 is going to be a big year for One Life!
Operator's comment: Wow! It's not often that we get a review like this! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this for us. One Life Adventures was created by avid travelers so we know what like-minded travelers are looking for in a trip. We want each day to be an adventure, and we just so happen to attract some legendary guides and guests to join us. Hopefully we see you on one of our new tours in the future!
Operator's comment: Group travel is not for everyone for a variety of reasons however the Philippines is genuinely one of the destinations in the world that is a complete nightmare to travel solo. The biggest reason being cost. People make the mistake of thinking that the Philippines is similar in pricing to your Balis and your Thailand - its really not!! Accommodation, transport, activities are all way more expenses making group travel a smart move for keeping the old budget in tact. Thanks for the amazing review and glad we met expectations. One Life
Operator's comment: We appreciate that. Nothing worse than a tour where 6 days out of 12 you are sitting on your bum doing nothing all day other than enjoying the destination - that is not adventure travel in our opinion and the reason that we are the most popular tour of the Philippines I would imagine - INCLUSIONS, INCLUSIONS, INCLUSIONS!! :)
Operator's comment: We are so glad you picked out the culture day as your highlight. In 5 years time when you remember back to when you went to the Philippines you might not remember us but our aim is to make customers never forget that day spent in the villages etc. Thanks for the top review!!
Operator's comment: new business idea ... charging commission on friendships made via One Life tours! We would be rich!!! ;) Our absolute pleasure to host you. Its never easy when you have 16 strangers all meet at once but the guides do a fantastic job of breaking the ice at dinner on the first night. Thanks for an amazing review.
Operator's comment: You can imagine how hard it is to cater for 16 different types of people but we feel, like you mention above, that we have the perfect blend. A HUGE amount of time and thought went in to the itinerary and the fact that we send twice the number of passengers vs our nearest competitor I think justifies our route. Thanks so much for the review, it means a lot. One Life Team
Operator's comment: Our reviews are always pretty bad ass but this takes some beating - THANK YOU! How good are the guides!!!!? Dusty and Joe have a wealth of experience between them which is vital when leading large groups of excited people through a country like the Philippines. Accommodation is a very very big part of the tour, we wanted you to have luxury at all points. Our providers were hand picked for their quality and reputation. You can not provide someone with a ten day tour and have them not love their accommodation. Thanks for the review
Operator's comment: What a review that is! Thank you for taking the time to sit down and write this. Its true that the concept of the tour is to get off the beaten track, bit of cliche but we deliberately developed the itinerary with a eye on making it authentic and not overly commercial. We are stoked you enjoyed yourself so much. It really is amazing to sit here and read these words.
Operator's comment: People need feeding that's for sure! :) We include about 50% of the food on the tour which is significantly above industry average. Food = good reviews it seems haha. Thanks for the killer review, we really appreciate it.
Operator's comment: Lets be honest its an amazing country but a nightmare to go on your own - so expensive and you would never get to those hidden destinations that the tour provides. A brilliant review, thanks.
Operator's comment: Those photos are AMMMMMAZING! Thanks sol much for taking them and sharing them with the world on here. We loved having you.
Operator's comment: Turtles galore!!! The party boat is an amazing chance to see El Nido in all its glory, it always one of the popular activities on the whole tour when the feedback forms are collected on the final day. We have managed to secure the biggest and best boat in El Nido and boy do we need it with all of our friends on-board. Thanks for the review
Operator's comment: The GLAMping is probably the most popular section of the whole trip. The tents cost us an absolute fortune but we wanted that section of the trip to be perfect and what could be better than sleeping under the stars with 15 other people that will be friends for life. Glad you enjoyed it so much.
Operator's comment: Fun and culture, well put! That really is what we are about. People often mention the quality of accommodation, there are Philippine tours out there that just throw customers in these horrid dorms - we are not one of those business. Thanks so much for the great review. .