Spenta Travel & Tours - Exploring happiness since 1988.
Thank You very much for fulfilling my dream to visit North East India. In spite of the bumpy roads, I enjoyed the beautiful scenery, the simple lives of the people, their smiling faces and the whole family helping each other. We were also lucky to meet our brave soldiers and to be entertained by them.
What I like about your trips is that they are so informal and everyone is so friendly and helpful.
I wish to place on record my honest observations about the recent trip (April/May 2015) my wife Jaloo and I made to Australia and New Zealand with Spenta Travel & Tours Pvt. Ltd. Let me make it clear at the outset that what I state herein simply flows from a desire to accurately portray facts and experiences as they actually transpired during the tour without any attempt to colour the narrative with pre-conceived notions or exaggeration.
This was an outing of 23 days duration and was packed with an itinerary that was superlatively attractive and enjoyable. There was not a single item in the itinerary which one could have afforded to miss out on despite the obvious need for all the "oldies" to muster the required reserves of energy. At the end of it all one wondered with regret why it had to end and why it could not have just gone on and on.
Bearing in mind the fact that a predominant percentage of the members of the group were aged persons with several ailments (most of them being ladies), Spenta had ensured maximum possible comfort by engaging air-conditioned buses and accommodation in good hotels with all possible conveniences (including wheel chairs wherever necessary).
Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner suited every possible palate by the provision of different types of cuisines ---- Indian, Chinese, Thai and Continental. Many times the buffet in restaurants was fit for kings ! Moreover the daily happy hour commencing at 7 p.m. brought "chanto pani" which gladdened every Parsi heart. One could not really ask for anything more.
The entire Jalejar family of Spenta (Hoshang, his wife Tanaz and his children Tushad and Asmi) who had accompanied the tour members did everything possible to assist and add to the comforts of all the participants ---- to the extent that they even hauled everyone's luggage at airports and hotels because the system of "official porters" is neither heard of nor permitted in Australia. Need one say anything more ?
In conclusion, I can only state that this holiday ranks as the best that I have ever experienced. ABSOLUTELY PAISA VASOOL. Thank you very much Spenta
- Bomi Chinoy.
CONGRATS For Another Successful Tour Under Your Leadership! Keep It Up!
Thoroughly enjoyed the entire trip. Good Ambience, Comfortable Hotels and Food!
Snacks and Mineral Water Flowing. Helpers and Assistants always at Your Beck and Call.
Wish you more Success,
Inflight supervisor/Manager - Air India
Just go on Spenta Tours with a bagful of clothes & return with lovely memories & a bagful of new friends.
Pervin & Vispi Elavia
This is to place on record our sincere appreciation for all the efforts put in by the Spenta staff and, more so by yourself for organising and conducting the recently concluded China, HKG., & Macao tour. We enjoyed every moment of the two weeks together and it will always remain as a memorable holiday for us.
The views on aspects which you have requested us to comment are as under:
Our overall experience was excellent. Your personnel touch with all the oldies in the group merits a special mention. We would certainly recommend Spenta to others.
All the hotels that we were put up in were of 5 * standards, the breakfast spread was elaborate and no one can have any issue concerning the accommodation.
The restaurants and meals selected were very good and a variety of fare was on offer.
All the services and facilities offered were as per itinerary and the tour certainly provided value for money.
Since almost all the members in the group were senior citizens, some of them must have felt tired visiting all the sites on difficult terrain. This is understandable. But you managed to keep them in good humour and keep their spirits up.
God willing we may join your tours in future.
Till then, Good Luck & God Bless.
Homi & Persis
Salute to the SPENTA team for making our China tour a grand success in every way.
Thank you Hoshang for accepting us as part of the Spenta family.
The itinerary set up was like passing through the silk route. The entertainment shows were selectively chosen and definitely called for an encore. Visits to various museums and emporiums were eye openers to the varied crafts of the people. Shopping scene was to its optimum.
Our group was friendly , thanks to you for maintaining just a handful unlike some tour leaders who take in large groups for their personal gain and make a mess and leave behind unpleasant memories.
Three cheers are not enough for the success of this memorable tour where one and all have left their footprints in the sands of time in China.
Warm regards and God bless.
Daraius Amaria – Pune .
China Tour was value for money and very well organized.
The hotels and meals were well selected.
Ex- Barclays Bank
We wish Hoshang, Havovi and Tushad continuing success and rewards, resulting from their earnest, sincere and well-planned efforts.
Over the past several days we have seen clear evidence that customer satisfaction is of prime importance for Hoshang and his team. This means that he planned, invested money and time, to make this a memorable tour.
Havovi, we appreciate the very sincere efforts made by you to ensure that the meals we are served are palatable and that we are not left to the mercy of the food by the local cooks. Your active participation in organizing the games before dinner has been fun for the group.
Tushad, we are pleased to have you as a Spenta team member and participate with enthusiasm in the activities. This should be a good learning experience to help you follow in your father’s footsteps and to imbibe some of his outstanding qualities.
Our sincere thanks to Taramon and Lepo for their valuable contribution, without which we would remain ignorant on the history and culture of Bhutan.
We need to compliment our 3 bus drivers who have shown us their driving skills on narrow, winding roads, with safety of passengers as their top priority.
We also appreciate their untiring efforts at loading and unloading baggage systematically.
Regards P. P. Kharas
Kudos to Spenta Travels & Tours!!!!
May I take the liberty to thank you for making all my trips with your esteemed company a memorable one. Your hard work and meticulous planning in every detail is to be highly commended.
The choice of hotels-- Top Grade
Travel Arrangements--Very Comfortable
Sight Seeing -- Totally adhered to as per itinerary
Happy Hours & Cuisine-- Thoroughly enjoyable
Local Tour Guides-- Knowledgeable
Tour Manager--Very professional & caring
Would like to join for further tours as well as recommend to others.
My first trip was to Kerala and the second to South Africa. No complaints at all - all the arrangements were superb.
The last day in Kerala was at Hotel Uday Samudra was simply fantastic.
The Sun City Hotel in South Africa was like staying in a palace.
Regards Dolly Kabraji
I had heard a lot of good things about Spenta Tours so I decided to join them for South Africa. After spending a few days together we were really like a big family travelling together. Hoshang is the best tour leader I have ever travelled with. He really takes very good care of each and every person travelling in the tour. I made a lot of friends who I keep in touch with now. The tour was completely hassel free. If you join Spenta tours you can be sure that you will have a fantastic time and will feel very sad when it ends.
Since I had such a great time with them in South Africa, I would like to travel to various other destinations too. I also went with them to Dubai in January 2014 and had good fun. Now in June 2014 I will be joining their Russia & Scandinavia tour. This itself speaks volumes of how I enjoy traveling with the Spenta family.
At their Colaba office working behind the scenes to make all the tours a success are Viv, Shukla and Rustom. If I have ever needed any help Viv is just a phone call away and I know that my work will be done. Thanks Viv for everything.
I salute the Spenta Team. May I keep traveling with you all.
It was a well planned and well carried out trip. we enjoyed every bit of it. The Hotels were chosen with care and each of them did their best to make our stay comfortable.
The road travel was so good that I didn't feel that we had travelled such long distances. The bus, the driver and the cleaner were all just top class.
The food- it was the best you could ask for in such places where we are not sure what and where to eat.
The care and concern with which Mr Hoshang our Tour Leader carried out his duties were by far the best. He gets an A for his patience and fortitude in dealing with each and every one of us.
This was the first tour I had been to in my adult life and I can guarantee you it wont be my last!
I have already started talking to all who ask me how my trip was that it was beyond expectations.
All thanks to Hoshang!!
Regards Anahita Dubash
We, FARROKH & i travelled to Rajasthan from 18th Feb to 5th March'14.
The tour was delightful and very well planned. The tour director Hoshang Jal bent backwards to keep us all comfortable and very satisfied with all the sight seeing, hotel accomodations, food, drinks!! and entertainment.
We really appreciated all the efforts put in by him.
We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday!
A SPECIAL mention about the bus driver Roop Singh. He was excellent, polite and very obliging. We felt very safe in his capable hands.
Thanks for everything.
Rakhsheen & Farrokh Billimoria
Had a fantastic time and we're very well looked after by Hoshang, it was well spaced out, sometimes the travelling got to me , but on the whole a good experience, look forward to some more trips with you all
Thanks... Ruby Batliwalla
Dear Hoshang and Viv,
Its over a month now that we had a wonderful vacation to Rajasthan with Spenta Tours and U believe we are still talking about our trip at home and with others. Morning call of 7 (tea time) 8 (breakfast) and 9 (board the bus) daily for 14 days with a group of 30 plus,young and old, was an enjoyable experience.Singalong during our sightseeing and long destination coach travel still rings in Nafisa's ears. We enjoyed each day as we went ahead in our journey.
We are budget travellers and each year we look forward to such vacation twice a year. But we prefer to tour on our own at our pace and not join a group tour considering certain do's and don't when you tour with a group. However, with Spenta Group we found that each day's itinerary was well planned and there was no rush for anything considering an average age group being 70 plus. Your choice of Hotel accommodation at all the locations was very good and the night stay was clean and comfortable. Home stay in Jodhpur was a different experience for us in our country like B/B accommodation abroad. Your thought of providing lunch and dinner at the restaurant in the same hotel is wise as this gives free time and relaxation out of day's travel. We suggest you to continue in your future tours. Buffet lunch and dinner at most of the locations was tasty and well prepared but too oily and pungent. You may inform the restaurants in advance of our palate.
We want to make a special mention in this mail that we found the purpose of Spenta Tours to give money's worth and send everybody happy and contented. We also would like to mention the personal efforts taken by Hoshang and Viv to help the old and less abled guests in the group and show them the maximum. It was indeed a Spenta Family Vacation to Rajasthan.
In future we would be interested in visiting Leh/Ladakh and Wagah Border/Amritser. Please keep us posted.
Wishing happy Jamshedi Navroz to both of you and your family.
Nafisa – Ex RBI Officer
& Parvez Buhariwalla
Thanks for the fabulous time you gave us on the Sri Lanka Trip . This was a very memorable trip with relaxed itinerary , good hotels and off course great company (co-passengers) . Great job done by you and your team . Must compliment the good work done in selecting the Hotels. All the hotels were good and comfortable of which some were located in absolute scenic places . Especially the Hotel in Bentota (Hotel Heritance Ahungalla) with the clean beach and great swimming pools. Hotel in Colombo (The Galadri Hotel) was also situated with the sea view and beach across the road and with background of old Parliament House. . Both the hotels in Nuwara Eliya were very well located - The Galway Forest Lodge, situated at the tea plantations and the St Andrew Hotel near market had good Ambience. Hotel Suisse in Kandy was also well located and comfortable with lovely music /band playing at dinner time.
The lunch arranged at some places had excellent scenic view which were quite an experience in itself.
e.g. Kitulgala (on the way to Nuwara Eliya - Where the film Bridge on the rover was shot). Absolutely stunning sight with the river flowing amidst green dense forest. Extremely picturesque
Gregory Lake - Nuwara Eliya – Lovely lake sight view.
Ramoda Falls (near Kandy) - Restaurant with the Ramoda falls as background and the scenic beauty around the falls .
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ( en-route Kandy to Bentota ) - having lunch while watching elephants bathing is something unique experience.
The river Safari (optional) in Madhu Ganga was worth every penny . The botanical gardens tour at Nuwara Eliya and Kandy were good though I personally preferred the The Hakgala Garden at Nuwara Eliya since it was situated in the hills with abundance of greenery . The Tooth Relic Temple of Buddha in Kandy is awesome and in the night it appeared more colourful. Tough all the cities visited by us were good for each had its own beauty , I personally preferred Nuwara Eliya ( called the little England) because of the abundance of greenery (green carpet) with grassland in valleys and the large tea estates on the slopes which made a beautiful landscape . Truly God’s gift to the country .
Must also mention that we had a very good support team in Sri Lanka - Our tour guide Mr Ajanta was hilarious and kept us entertained throughout 8 days in Sri Lanka, Sumeet our Coach driver was excellent especially when it came manoeuvring on the hills on the narrow roads and the very helpful Mahesh . There was never a dull moment for we had loads of jokes and laughter . It was a one big family.
Hoshang, you not only gave us a great time but what is worth mentioning is the personalised attention you give to all of us which makes all the difference.
Parveen Baria – Ex Banker Barclays Bank
Kashmir: Perviz Mehta - Professional guide for Inbound Cruises from abroad.
Friendly service, warm, helpful and polite escorts.
Kashmir: Meherangaze DSouza -
Very good arrangements made for our Kashmir tour. Made good new friends on the tour. Sure that no other tour company provides such personalized touch.
China: Navin Jhaveri - Businessman
........a lot of personal initiative was taken to make me satisfied at meals since I am a vegetarian. Very good sightseeing spots and look forward to have another enjoyable experience with you.
South Africa : Beroze Barjorji
This was our first tour with Spenta and NO Complaints whatsoever. Can recommend Spenta blindfolded.
South Africa: Gulnar Karanjia
We were well looked after. Excellent hotels, restaurants and service throughout. Can recommend Spenta blindly to anyone.
Kashmir: Farida Khanna
This is my first tour in India.The company, tour escorts were great and very helpful. I had a great time.
South Africa: Dolly and Behram Kabraji - Owners of Penguin Holidays
This is our 2nd tour with Spenta. As newcomers on the Kerala trip, we did not feel left out at all.
Turkey and Greece: Navaz Sanjana - Ex Prinical
A good tour organised with good spread of meals. Enjoyable would be glad to recommend Spenta.
Turkey and Greece: Aban and Purvez Patel
It was memorable. have toured with other companies, but Spenta made our stay comfortable and happy. It was way beyond our expectations.
Kashmir : Dr Jamshed Bunshah - Orthopaedic
Trip was excellent and would want to travel on many more tours especially International sectors.
Houseboats were excellent and would be glad to recommend Spenta.
Kashmir: Beroze Barjorji
I have enjoyed all tours with you, wish we had met Spenta earlier. All tours that I have been on are well managed.
Kashmir: Gulnar Karanjia
Have been regularly recommending Spenta to all. Your full team is very helpful and supportive.
There are no complaints whatsoever and only Praises for Spenta.
Turkey & Greece: Dinyar Daver – Professional Photographer
Everything was perfectly planned and we saw more places than normal programs. The tour on the whole was flawless and very enjoyable.
Turkey Greece: Rashna Vazifdar – Housewife
Spenta is good for the young as well as the old. We travel like a family and keep contact with each other even after the tour is done. Thus making new friends on every tour. Gladly will recommend Spenta.
Kashmir: Perviz Bharucha
Spenta is a brand and I am loyal to it.