Category Archives: Testimonials

Yanping Zhou & daughter, Hong-Kong

“The Itinerary was excellent for us, first time explore to the Southern Spain.  All arranged local tour guides  are very knowledgeable and professional. Hotels are fantastic. Recommended meals are unforgettable. Rosa Lara had done efficient and great job to organize  our ideas into the final itinerary in very short period time, especially in the holiday period of time. She was always there whenever you need her. Definitely will go back to Spain with Just Explore”.

Yanping Zhou
Hong-Kong
Winter 2016

William & Richard, Washington DC

“The trip was magnificent and memorable. Rosa Lara was thorough, flexible, and accommodating. She offered personalized service and was available even at the oddest hours. She made arrangements at the last minute to get us where we needed to be when our travels were complicated by delayed flights”.

William Lorié
Washington DC
Winter 2016

Carol Smith & family, Jacksonville – USA

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“We had a fabulous experience with Rosa Lara, the travel agent we chose to plan our trip to Spain!  We were delayed for 2 days and didn’t get luggage delivered (both due to airlines) but she was so helpful is rearranging transportation and being patient while we were delayed at the airport trying to get the luggage.  She even personally gave us a tour through Granada so it was wonderful to put a face to the voice/emails.  We stayed in apartments rather than hotels (there were 5 of us traveling) and they were all beautiful, centrally located and some had breakfast delivered. Restaurant suggestions were superb!  Tapas bars were great to try many new foods.  Maps were provided with suggestions for places to visit in our free time.
Our kids all agreed that this was the best trip we’ve done!! ”

Carol Smith
Jacksonville/NC
Winter 2016

Kathy McCarthy, Massachussetts-USA

“Reflecting on 2016, our trip to Andalusia was one of the highlights. We can’t thank you enough for your careful planning. Everything was great… the coordination of travel, the selection of hotels, the guides, the amount of free time to explore and the helpful selection of things to do and see. I’m not sure when we will return to Spain, but we would love to see the northern part and also Barcelona some day. We will be calling on you again for help”.

Kathy McCarthy
Massachussetts
Winter 2016

Line Bergeron & famille, Québec

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“Que dire de Rosa et de Just Explore, si ce n’est que nous sommes supers satisfaits ? L’itinéraire qu’elle a bâti pour nous était parfait. Nous avons vu les incontournables, accompagnés de guides locaux sympathiques et toujours prêts à adapter les visites selon nos goûts. Et nous sommes sortis des sentiers battus pour voir de plus près cette belle région qu’est l’Andalousie : un spectacle équestre typiquement andalou, une oliveraie à Montilla, un déjeuner avec les propriétaires d’une bodega locale, les villages blancs en passant par la porte d’en arrière, etc.
Merci Rosa pour toutes ces attentions !”

Line Bergeron
Québec, Canada
Autumn 2016

Farzan & Denise, Trinidad&Tobago

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“Excellent South Spain Holiday with Just Explore.
We got in contact with Rosa Lara of Just Explore through an internet search to plan our 10 day holiday in southern Spain in October 2016.  After a call to discuss our touring interest and requirements, she provided an excellent itinerary that covered Granada, Cordoba, Seville, Cadiz, Ronda, Marbella, and Malaga which included all hotel bookings, train tickets, ground transfers, maps, and private guides, all for a reasonable all-inclusive price. The hotels were all charming, conveniently located, and of good quality and standards.  The guides were not only excellent at their profession but were also good companions.   Most importantly, we felt confident about getting around on our own in the cities as Rosa and the guides were only a phone call away.  Altogether an interesting and enjoyable tour made possible by excellent planning and delivery by Rosa and Just Explore, and we left Spain feeling satisfied that we made new friends”
Farzan and Denise,
Autumn 2016
Republic of Trinidad & Tobago

Gail & Mike Fry, Florida-USA

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“We were originally planning to join a small group tour to Spain, but the dates did not work for our schedule. We found Just Explore online and from the beginning we worked closely with Rosa Lara, the tour designer. With only a few phone conversations were able to put together our dream of going to Spain. Rosa was very helpful in selecting accommodations, tours and activities that would suit any lifestyle.
Spain was absolutely marvelous, and every aspect of the trip exceeded our expectations. She was great to check in with us each day, and to assure that the accommodations and tours met our needs. We are happy to say that each day was a new adventure and even greater than we imagined it could be. She was efficient and thorough and absolutely delightful to work with. The hotel choices were fantastic in regards to location, as well as the rooms. The local specialist tour guides were very knowledgeable and entertaining and made the trip enjoyable. They helped us experience the culture, history and arts of Spain, as well as the cuisine. The drivers were top notch and had extremely clean cars. We can’t say enough about about Rosa and this wonderful itinerary of travel. She is efficient, professional, polite and informative. This allowed us to relax and soak up the beauty and wonders of Spain. Honestly, we feel like this was the most organized tour we have been on and we covered more ground than we could have alone”

Gail & Mike
Pensacola, Florida
Autumn 2016

Richardson family, Arizona-USA

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“From start to finish Rosa Lara offered top notch service!  She was in continually contact with me as we planned our itinerary, offering me options for making our trip appropriate for our family of 7.  She found us the best hotels/apartments for our family in each area of Spain that we visited.  While on our trip, she was in constant contact with us to make sure everything was to our liking and running smoothly.  We even had the opportunity to meet her and her husband for dinner one night – they were absolutely lovely!
All drivers and tour guides that were booked with Just Explore were on time, extremely accommodating to our needs, and professional.
Most notable was the help she offered in trying to help us locate our lost luggage with Iberia airlines.  She was persistent in finding out information from the airlines and insisting expedited service to get the bags to us. She was also helpful in offering recommendations on the best place to shop for clothes while we were without our luggage.
If you are considering traveling to Spain, I HIGHLY recommend using this company.  Your service will be professional, hands-on and personal”.

Heidi Richardson
Arizona, USA
Autumn 2016

Robert Carso & friends, Illinois-USA

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“Rosa Lara deserves a 5 star rating as she did an outstanding  job of meeting the criteria that we discussed with her when planning our trip to Spain. She was extremely helpful in suggesting unique locations and sites which allowed us to experience Spanish culture in both the northern and southern parts of the country.  Due to her in depth knowledge of the country and its attractions, the itinerary she provided was personalized and resulted in a truly memorable trip.  In addition, we were very pleased with the quality and location of the hotels she recommended, and the local guides and the drivers she arranged were very knowledgeable, friendly and well spoken.  Special kudos to our driver and sometime tour guide for four days of our trip!”

Bob Carso
Illinois, USA
Autumn 2016

Gloria & Stephen, Montreal-Canada

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“Once again thank you for your invaluable help in creating our sensational trip to Spain!
We loved every minute of it. Córdoba and Ronda stole our hearts and the drive over the   mountains to Granada was another exceptional experience!
Your hotel choices were wonderful, exceptionally well located, clean, well staffed and most comfortable. We also appreciated the delicious breakfasts!
Your guides  were not only knowledgeable but a true delight to spend time with.
Your  complete understanding of our desire to pack as much into our trip as possible was reflected in the excellent and efficient way that you organized all of our travel connections be it train, car or plane.
We were so glad to have had the opportunity of meeting and spending time with you in Córdoba. This encounter only confirmed what we already knew. Spain was all the more special  because of you!
Just Explore can count on our word of mouth advertising and we look forward to planning our trip to the north in the not too distant future”
Gloria & Stephen
Montreal, Canada
Autumn 2016