REVIEWS

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“Dear Sarita & Mike, In a spur of a moment you can be on an epic ride of your lifetime. Thanks is not the word to Col. Mike and Sarita for accommodating me at such short notice. The real roller coaster my maiden motorcycle ride became a reality. I am deeply indebted to the star team of Col Mike and Garry and all at Viktorianz for maintaining guiding and helping me traverse through stones gravels streams sand cold low oxygen strenuous narrow passes to complete the trans Himalayan ride reaching the highest motorable road Kardungla Pass. From the abyss of heart my appreciation and pride for Fateh.”

Ranna MV, Bangalore

“Me and my friends took Leh ride in June 2015. This was at real short notice made possible. The whole tour was really amazing and out of the World. The standard of bikes was Excellent. One thing I would recommend is the group leader vehicle be equipped with first aid kit. Zozila pass, Leh to Pangong lake, Sarchu to Manali, House boat in Srinagar & Shikara ride was pretty cool. I think you could include Srinagar Shikara ride, Manali river rafting into your package that will make it more interesting. Thanks Mike for everything. Really look forward to your rides in Thailand, Scotland, Bhutan etc ”

B Raju , N Zealand

“We 4 friends took the famous Ladakh circuit ride in June 2015. Viktorianz hand-stitched this for us at a real short noice. It would add well to include adventure sports like rafting, para gliding etc. The Bikes were - 5/5, I would call them horses. I would recommend KTM's Tyres be changed for rough terrain. We were well briefed about everything at the start. We loved the Pangong Lake, Nubra Valley, Leh to Kargil Ride, Kardungla and Rohtang Pass. Looking forward to Bhutan, Thailand and Scotland with you all. Overall I would rate the experience as 5 on 5 (Viktorianz are amazing. Thanks Mike!) ”

Prashanth, Hyderabad

“Col Mike mixes the adventure, nature and culture so well in his conduct of riding expeditions. We were very impressed with his deep knowledge of the local area and his military type of conduct of rides. His 24 years of experience in Indian Army comes in Handy at all times during the trip. He sure is one very reliable bike trip leader in India. I would go with him anytime and many times.”

Kapil Singh

“Hi Mike, a quick note to say that i had an absolutely fantastic Bike trip full of adventure, wonder, relaxation, history, emotion, excitement, connection with new cultures and people. It was a dream come true an unforgettable trip to a fabulous country blessed with everything. I now have got the experience to ride big bikes now. I enjoyed the combination of important tourist sites and visiting villages and meet local people. Most amazing was the Bamboo ride in Caves, Long Neck Village and the Wonderful Temples. I wanted to express my appreciation -tour and Bobby were absolute legends. Thanks ! ”

John Johnson Ireland

“I have known Mike as bikers for a long time. Their expertise at conducting the Kashmir-Ladakh-Manali motorcycle tours is exemplary. They are definitely a cut above the run of the mill Indian companies. Their meticulous planning of trip, eye for details, deep knowledge of Kashmiri and Ladakhi culture and handcrafted experiences all make their trips very unique. Their trips are well priced and every bit is a great value offered for the money spent. Being ex Army Colonel he is a great ease and comfort in those terrains. Their standards of operational conduct is definitely very high- a 5 on 5. ”

Ajay Raina, N Delhi

“This trip is a bike rider's delight as well as a gastronomic one. Thai dishes with Singha-aa haa.. The evenings were chillin. The roads were splendid to drive on and the Honda CB500X felt like a Merc. Accommodation at all halts were perfect. It seems Manoj has taken the pain of organizing every little thing. Bobby was a very useful guide since he spoke, read and wrote Thai. His knowledge of everything Thai was mind blowing. The bikes were in excellent condition, and I would rate this ride anyday a 5 on 5 experience.Cheers Manoj, you are such a Gentlemen. I will keep doing your rides !! ”

Sunit Fenn, Kerala

“Mike, I have found you to be amongst the best human being I have ever met. The ride that we took was an absolute value for money. I really liked The cave and cave lodge the best part of the trip and I also loved the farm house stay. The bikes you provided were very good condition bikes and well maintained. The trip was very well planned and executed. Tour lead - Bobby is too good and very helpful. The top activity I loved is Bamboo rafting in the cave and the night by the fire at the farm house. My rating for this unique ride will be 5 on 5. And I will go with you any time Sir.”

Prakash Benjamin

“Hello Mr Manoj, Am back to my routine life but my mind is still with Thailand. I would like to convey my special thanks to you for making my Thailand vacation a very special one!! and thai bike ride will remain with me forever!! I Enjoyed your company very much and wish i could join for more rides with you ! Thanks for taking care of us so well in Thailand n making our stay n the ride memorable one!!! Take care n my blessings n best wishes for your future plans! god bless!! n pl keep in touch. Mr Srinivasa Kannan, Age 69, (a celebrated JAWA rider from Chennai and 55 years of riding experience)”

S Kannan, Chennai

“I would rate this trip undoubtedly 5 out of 5. ( i would have even given a 10 out of 5 ) because it was outstanding. We felt very well taken care of and thank you for everything you have done for us on the trip. We could not ask for more. Manoj thanks again for this wonderful vacation. Words cannot express how we felt on this vacation. God bless you on all your ventures and with your attitude i am very certain you will go a long way.”

Deepak Kannan ( UAE)

“Overall I am very happy with this trek. High point was being there at the base camp. The guide and porters, I would say we got the best guide. Someone who is not a trekking guide but a climbing guide was a big plus, specially when we got stuck for 3 days in snow at Machermo and also when the weather looked bad at Gorak Shep. It was a bit disappointing when we were not informed 10kg is the weight limit, thus ended up paying more. I would also recommend avoid booking flights with Makalu airline. So Viktorianz - keep up the good work. The path is difficult but full of learning and adventure!”

Sid Kapoor, NOIDA

“Hi! Last week I had one of the best travels in India, going from Delhi to Agra & Jaipur all thanks to Pedro Miguel Rojas & Viktorianz, who helped me to book my bus tickets and the perfect hotels in Agra and Jaipur. According to my travel plan, he managed to give me the best options, being very cordial and available for any help needed. Was a good choice to have Viktorianz as an option to travel. Thank you for everything!!! All the best! I recommend everyone to go to Viktorianz for your travel needs ... Karla D. Salazar, New Delhi an AIESEC”

Karla D Salazar

“ Hi Mike, One thing I liked the most about the experience was the meticulous planning and the entire arrangement with proper coordination. I think next time we should plan Vietnam, Cambodia. A 5-6 days trip with max of 300 to 350 km a day, to see the and enjoy the place as well. Col, it was a great and Out of the world experience- Just Perfect. Thanks to you. Nitin Anand, GODS Tour of North Thailand. 4-14 Nov 2013.”

Nitin Anand, GODS

“ Hi Mike, the trip was perfect and what I liked most is the way you took care of us, like during lunches helping to serve food etc to whole group, that was priceless. I would love to repeat this ride - 4 to 5 day tour with minor changes, the roads are simply superb. My overall experience has been FASCINATING. Pankaj Malik, GODS Trip of North Thailand, 4-14 Nov 13.”

Pankaj Malik-Gurgaon

“ Col Mike Sir, I want to thank you for a wonderful tour. It was my dream to do Bike Safari and thanks for realising my dreams. My experience was out of this world, so over whelming and meticulously organised. I don’t think anything could be done better than this. The Bikes were good, stay n food were excellent. It was a complete package , very satisfying and a very clean n beautiful country. Sir i feel you are the best one to guide us. We will follow you whole-heartedly. Next time I would like a Biking safari with wives. It was a great experience and an honor to be part of the ride you led.”

Raaj Dosanjh, Punjab

“ Dear Mike Sir, It was one of the most audacious trip planned, for which people only dream but are unable to execute. A great opportunity for realising dreams which only a competent professional like you could have done. We bonded with other riders very well and have forged lifelong associations with some great people including you I would recommend a compulsory briefing for all riders in morning and a firm ride discipline. Thing I liked most about the experience- was inclusion of a lot of Nature Dos and ethnic locations and people in the itinerary. The overall experience-Great, Simply great!”

Vikas Joshi, Delhi

“ Dear Mike sir, Thanks for a life time experience and to top it up with excellent attitude and care for the complete group we faujees had a great time in particular...It has a become a milestone in life history of each rider who has done this ride with you...God bless Viktorianz and keep rocking as always.. Overall i would say my experience -A degree better than great. One thing you think could be done better for future riders a customized map for each day. One thing I liked the most about the experience is the lovely cohesiveness generated in your tour. 04-14 Nov, North Thailand Bike Ride.”

Bhasker K, Nov Ride

“ Hi Mike, My overall experience of Base Camp trek that Viktorianz organised was really excellent. One thing I liked the most about the experience was the Nepalese culture. The Guides and porters were great and very helpful. It has been my dream that has come true, and it is an experience of a lifetime for me. Something that I would advise others before the trek is to decide much in advance and be better prepared. The communication of all terms and conditions between all parties could be done well ahead. Tanuj Taneja, who did Everest Base Camp with Viktorianz, 05-23 Oct 2013”

Tanuj Taneja, Delhi

“ One thing I liked the most about the experience was the company of riders and the experience of riding on great roads of North Thailand. It would be better if the bikes checked and signed off well in advance. May be GPS with -routes, maps be provided. I would prefer a relaxed riding time - so that people enjoy the places - and have something to do at nights .”

Insiyah Vahanvaty

“ Hello Mr Mike, I want to really write a review of my Thai trip, as an excellent experience not only because of the Biking, but also because I got to meet very nice people, which from that trip and on I will consider my friends. Furthermore the experience of getting to know Thailand by bike trough its roads and landscapes was amazing! I never expected in my life to be driving with a group around Thailand, I should do it again with Viktorianz Company. I have learnt a lot on this life time experience, Gracias! Pedro Rojas - Venezuela.”

Pedro Rojas Venzuela

“ Thank you to the amazing team at Viktorianz for organising our tour of the Golden Triangle! Your dedication to the finer details ensured that our tour went off without a hitch. Having an experienced English speaking tour guide and bus driver made moving around completely worry free. We loved being able to mingle with the locals, taste the authentic cuisine and marvel at the historical sites. A truly wonderful way to experience India, I can't recommend Viktorianz highly enough!”

Anne Mehla Melbourne

“ I recently had the pleasure of travelling to Rajasthan, and Ladakh on tours by Viktorianz. Mike, Sarita, and team put together a tailored package for me, using their wealth of experience and knowledge, to help me explore the culture, history and natural beauty of the regions. The services, facilities and guides provided were first rate, and each of the hotels chosen for me were unique and charming. I woke up each morning feeling refreshed, letting me concentrate on losing myself in the sights, sounds and smells. Thanks to Viktorianz it truly was a memorable trip, n India is my fav destination”

Rod McCutcheon

“ In one word – it was magnificent. Really appreciate Mike’s guidance, patience and perseverance in making everyone - experience riders as well as rookies - feel so welcome and a part of the team. That mattered the most. The route was beautifully planned, and couldn't have been better. I only wish we had more time to enjoy the lovely resorts Mike chose for us, and yet the great rides and riders made up for it. At an individual level, I came back with a sense of accomplishment and achievement and it really added tons to my riding confidence. This is closest one can get to life at 100+ mph.”

Kamal Krishna

“ I had great fun on this Oct bike ride... It was really good to be with all of the group riders. It would be better if we used GPS from next time onwards and allow riders to choose as and when to move. That would allow people to chart their own tour experience. The roads and the company of guys on the ride is something I have liked the most.”

Piyush Wadhwa, Delhi

“ I think, Mike sir is the finest expedition organiser and he combines his vast experience and discipline to make these rides safe and fun . My life’s best travel experience so far … very impressed with his passion of riding into 25 Countries in 25 years”

Bharat Maddala

“I wish this trip would never end and we keep riding this country. Col Mike has really hand crafted an itinerary that is different and off beat. Something I have always been looking forward to. The country side in North Thailand is so good and the mesmerizing landscapes we saw –is something I will never forget in long time"

Ms.Upasana Mishra

“ This is a life changing experience for me .. I would like to do a lot of these with Viktorianz, I never ever imagined that North Thailand is so unique and beautiful. And to do it on bikes was something out of the world. Mike has crafted one great adventure ride and I would advise everyone to take this ride. Try to go on the ones Mike himself is conducting. My best tour experience so far. Let me see how much can I participate in his 25 Countries in 25 Years dream rides. Thanks Mike.”

Ajesh Verma, Pune

“ The tour was excellent, enjoyed a lot , but I missed my family, therefore in my next travel I will be coming with my full family and I request the same classic arrangement. The hotel was very good, service was excellent, but i personally feel that Hotel booked should be in Nainital... But thats not an issue... The tour was a memorable one. Please provide the same facilities, excellent hotels, excellent travel etc in my next tour for Rajasthan”

Mr. Parag Puranik

“ Since my first visit to India in 2010, I have known Viktorianz for about two years now. Manoj conducted us himself to the historical sites in Delhi and Agra. He has a flair for history and culture and set high standards of tour conduct. We find them to take great pains and work with passion to create a memorable holiday. My trip to Rajasthan and Agra this February was specially designed to suit my interests and my pocket. I would love to come back to India - and will always trust Viktorianz to do my tour planning..”

Anne, Sydney

“ Manoj's passion for adventure and outdoor life is unmatched. His meticulous planning, personal travel experiences and quality of tour conduct is commendable. He is at his best to arrange an a-la-carte holidays in India. His motorcycle and trekking trips are unique experiences of a lifetime..”

John, Capetown