A Rocha Life has been awarded Tour Operator of the Year – 2018 by the The Luxury Travel Guide. This Award champion the very best in their respective fields.
What our clients say
“It was a wonderful holiday despite the weather being less than perfect. The care, love and attention from all at the centre, as well as a very good group of guests, made the experience one to remember. And the number of birds and extreme high quality of guiding was way more than I had expected. Thank you all so much” 9/10
“This was a great week! I really enjoyed the combination of time out birding and time participating in the life of the centre at Cruzinha. Gui was an excellent guide - probably the best guide I gone birding with. Although this was billed as "relaxed birding", we must have seen virtually every species of bird in the region at that time of year. Thoroughly recommended.”
"A wonderful week where we appreciated becoming part of the A Rocha community. The warm friendship as well as the bird-watching was much appreciated. We are happy to recommend it to anyone."
“This week was basically what we came expecting, except that Gui was a better guide than we expected. Gui is very clear, exact and precise in his explanations. This makes him very good for beginning birder, as well as more experienced birders.”
“Tony and I both agree this was the best birding holiday we had been on and I was surprised I never once felt all birded out !! Down to Gui's professionalism and expertise. People were great and I found the volunteers' and team members enthusiasm rubbed off on us.”,
"An excellent holiday with a superb guide who really knows his birds (thanks Gui). Also fantastic food (thank you Paula) and a great group of very friendly people." 9/10
“This was a wonderfully relaxing week. The birding brilliant. Gui not only a skilled birder but also gentle and courteous. I can't recall a holiday where I've not had to do anything except enjoy the birding/ scenery/ company." 9/10
We greatly enjoyed the Autumn Bird watching week finding nearly all the birds that we had hoped for. Both the number of species and the number of birds in the bigger flocks were quite impressive. We were impressed with the teamwork and community at Cruzinha. The accommodation in the village was magnificent and much beyond what we were expecting with a very pleasant walk to Cruzinha when time allowed. Gui was a most helpful and excellent guid. We would certainly wish to return one year for the Spring birdwatching week with Gui.” 9/10
"A delightful week of bird watching which although tiring was satisfying; and we were aware that timings could be changed if guests requested it. Changing the day to go to the Castro Verde area in response to the weather forecast was inspired as it would have made for an unpleasant trip had we been rained on in the afternoon."
This general evaluation is the result of feedback received by some of our week tour customers.
We asked them to rate our services.
The Whole Birdwatching Week
Quality of Bird Guide
Food Quality of the Picnics
Food Quantity of the Picnics
Food Quality at the Centre
Food Quantity at the Centre
Average Length of Birding Journeys
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