What our customers say

Developed by broadcaster Steve Carver, Angel Holidays offers a more authentic form of travel with a sense of adventure.  You’ll have insights that no ordinary tour company offers and some fun too! Our trips are suitable for all ages.

Whilst other companies focus mainly on sightseeing, with Angel Holidays you’ll see the sights but also experience the nation’s culture, enjoy colourful experiences and have some free time too.

On our tours you’re well looked after with a dedicated tour leader and local support staff; as well as the new friends you’ll make within the group. Angel Holidays is an ethical company. In the past we’ve helped orphanages, elderly persons’ homes and others in need.

If you prefer you can arrive a day or two early before the start of the tour or stay on a little longer. We can arrange extra night(s) accommodation and provide free airport transfers whenever you arrive.

Many of our travellers enjoy the ‘Angel way’ of travel; with more freedom to explore whilst having the support of the group.

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We’re also competitively priced. Compare what we offer with other companies.  You can also see more customer reviews by visiting:

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Customer’s View

Below you’ll find real comments from real customers. Hopefully, they’ll provide an insight into the ‘Angel’ holiday experience. Some are members of Facebook, if you’d like to contact them please let us now. We hope you decide to travel with us. We’re a friendly team and look forward to taking you on a unique journey.

Gareth Irvine – Gareth is a member of Facebook

I just wanted to give me thoughts on the October 2009 trip, to assist anyone who might be thinking of booking with Angel Holidays. This was a really fabulous, unique experience. Don’t expect a corporate, faceless plod around the tourist spots of Nepal on this trip. What you get from Steve and his team is a very personal, insightful trip into which the heart and soul of everyone involved is poured, particularly Steve’s.

From the cultural insights we gained in Kathmandu Valley, ...

I just wanted to give me thoughts on the October 2009 trip, to assist anyone who might be thinking of booking with Angel Holidays. This was a really fabulous, unique experience. Don’t expect a corporate, faceless plod around the tourist spots of Nepal on this trip. What you get from Steve and his team is a very personal, insightful trip into which the heart and soul of everyone involved is poured, particularly Steve’s.

From the cultural insights we gained in Kathmandu Valley, actually spending time with real Nepali people in their homes, and learning about the politics and spiritual landscape of the country, to the exotic wonders of the jungle, with elephant rides and rhino safari this trip is… there’s no other word for it… magical. I was expecting a great trip but nothing like what I got. I met people who I hope to always stay in touch with, I learnt a huge amount, and I have incredible memories. Nepal is somewhere I’d love to go back to and hope to as soon as possible. The main thing about this trip is the personal touch. Steve is there with you literally every step of the way, and its clear that he gets as much out of the trip as everyone else does. Our group formed a fantastic bond while we were away, and much of this was down to the atmosphere of care and friendship that came from Steve. That’s it really. No, I’m not a stooge or a paid reviewer. Just a punter who had the trip of a lifetime.

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Carys Williams – Carys is a member of Facebook

Even after months at home, my head is still reeling from the experience of this holiday. From being greeted at the airport to a wall of heat and roads of hell, to the tranquillity of the Annapurna range, it was a sensory, kaleidoscopic adventure of colours, sounds, smells that I will never forget. I met some fabulous people, saw some amazing things, did things I never thought I would ever do: taking part in an intimate domestic Hindu ceremony for one, standing on an elephant for another. The lis ...

Even after months at home, my head is still reeling from the experience of this holiday. From being greeted at the airport to a wall of heat and roads of hell, to the tranquillity of the Annapurna range, it was a sensory, kaleidoscopic adventure of colours, sounds, smells that I will never forget. I met some fabulous people, saw some amazing things, did things I never thought I would ever do: taking part in an intimate domestic Hindu ceremony for one, standing on an elephant for another. The list is, quite frankly, endless.

None of the above could have happened without the legend that is Steve Carver. He guides with humour and passion throughout and it is clear that his heart and soul has been poured into the project (as, indeed, it has with everyone he works with). The banter was legendary; the guides, genius. I loved every single second of the trip. I have bored all my friends and relatives with my stories and photographs and cannot recommend this trip highly enough. If you don’t go, I promise you will regret it.

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Alison Henshaw – Alison is a member of Facebook

My trip to Nepal has been the highlight of my year. From busy cities and towns, to the jungle and the white topped mountains of the himalaya, the scenery was definitely spectacular, it was also the people that made the trip.

Everywhere we went there was a local guide. In Kathmandu we had a professor as a tour guide. It was amazing. Add to that an elephant trek, a rickshaw ride, wild monkeys and sunrise over the Himalaya and you’ve got not just a holiday but a life affirming expe ...

My trip to Nepal has been the highlight of my year. From busy cities and towns, to the jungle and the white topped mountains of the himalaya, the scenery was definitely spectacular, it was also the people that made the trip.

Everywhere we went there was a local guide. In Kathmandu we had a professor as a tour guide. It was amazing. Add to that an elephant trek, a rickshaw ride, wild monkeys and sunrise over the Himalaya and you’ve got not just a holiday but a life affirming experience too.

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Sharon Pike – Sharon is a member of Facebook

I have recently returned from a holiday of a life time with Angel Holidays. The whole journey from start to finish was extremely well thought out and put together by Steve, who by the way travelled with us and made us all feel very special. From the expertise local knowledge of the professor on our first day’s sightseeing, to the wonderful experience of having a local girl with us the entire time to share her perspectives.

The other exciting opportunity was the jungle, the gentl ...

I have recently returned from a holiday of a life time with Angel Holidays. The whole journey from start to finish was extremely well thought out and put together by Steve, who by the way travelled with us and made us all feel very special. From the expertise local knowledge of the professor on our first day’s sightseeing, to the wonderful experience of having a local girl with us the entire time to share her perspectives.

The other exciting opportunity was the jungle, the gentle elephants, riding through the jungle in search of rhino and most of all washing them in the river, or was that them washing us!! The scenery was fantastic, out of this world at times. It was lovely to all work together as a team, getting up at 4.30am one morning to watch sunrise over the Himalaya was well worth it. I could write loads and loads more on this wonderful trip, from the Everest flight to the crocodile river trip, and Steve’s attention to detail and fun sense of humour to ensure we all had a good time made the whole journey of a lifetime even more enjoyable. I hope you all take the opportunity to experience this trip and if you wish to know more I am happy to talk to anyone who is thinking of going, I am so pleased I did.

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Kim Hughes

Having travelled in Nepal recently with Angel Holidays this was the experience of travelling with a company who went that bit further to please and make the journey special. There were little surprises all along the way.

Whilst you may be greeted with a set of papers detailing the itinerary of your holiday by other companies, we were given a book (bound and hand-made from local paper) containing such information, as a present from the company. In addition, we had the opportunity t ...

Having travelled in Nepal recently with Angel Holidays this was the experience of travelling with a company who went that bit further to please and make the journey special. There were little surprises all along the way.

Whilst you may be greeted with a set of papers detailing the itinerary of your holiday by other companies, we were given a book (bound and hand-made from local paper) containing such information, as a present from the company. In addition, we had the opportunity to add much needed funds to a local charity, and had the opportunity to see where the money was being spent. Angel Holidays were that special.

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Diane Muspratt

I have always thought that one day I would like to visit Nepal. Now this dream would become a reality. Visiting Lumbini was a real highlight for me, I am now determined to practice meditation as often as possible.

Ken & Judith Wise – Mr and Mrs Wise are members of Facebook

The trip was distinctive because it was packed with real contact with the local inhabitants. Visiting villages, temples, mountain lodges, we were able to talk, drink, and even dance with Nepali people.

This is a holiday for people who want to see what is really going on. Angel Holidays have made a special effort to employ Nepali people who are very approachable and able to explain everything. We were joined by a university professor and a national poet among others, who took us in ...

The trip was distinctive because it was packed with real contact with the local inhabitants. Visiting villages, temples, mountain lodges, we were able to talk, drink, and even dance with Nepali people.

This is a holiday for people who want to see what is really going on. Angel Holidays have made a special effort to employ Nepali people who are very approachable and able to explain everything. We were joined by a university professor and a national poet among others, who took us into their own lives and helped us understand what it means to live in Nepal. It is not a holiday you will forget easily. We were always active in a vividly colourful culture. We were able to soak up the Himalayan landscape and were increasingly bonded as a travelling group by the input we had to make ourselves. We found much to amuse and interest us and we made a lot of friends.

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Susanne Corry – Susanne is a member of Facebook

I used Angel Holidays as recommended to me by a couple of friends and I am so glad I did. My expectations were exceeded. The guides and organiser were outstanding : knowledgeable, friendly, safety-conscious, and had great sense of humour. Accommodation provided was of a high standard, clean and comfortable.

The meals were excellent everywhere we went. The large group (26) was well managed and the information, entertainment and activities provided helped us all to get to know each ...

I used Angel Holidays as recommended to me by a couple of friends and I am so glad I did. My expectations were exceeded. The guides and organiser were outstanding : knowledgeable, friendly, safety-conscious, and had great sense of humour. Accommodation provided was of a high standard, clean and comfortable.

The meals were excellent everywhere we went. The large group (26) was well managed and the information, entertainment and activities provided helped us all to get to know each other well. A friendly and personal touch was shown throughout the trip by Steve and his team which made my experience that much richer and unforgettable. Overall this was a wonderful trip with lasting memories. Anyone looking for an adventure in Nepal or elsewhere would be well advised to travel with Angel Holidays. Susanne Corry, Bath.

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Paul Higinson – Paul and partner joined our 2010 trip

Wow….what a moving trip, we were taken on a ‘Journey that Changes Lives’, in short the best holiday we have ever had. Our host Steve Carver and his Nepalese team made it feel like we were being shown around by good friends….this is what touring holidays should be like. If you want to learn more about the real Nepal and learn more about yourself then this trip is perfect for you. The trip promised an insight into the real Nepal and far exceeded our expectations, we were treated to an insi ...

Wow….what a moving trip, we were taken on a ‘Journey that Changes Lives’, in short the best holiday we have ever had. Our host Steve Carver and his Nepalese team made it feel like we were being shown around by good friends….this is what touring holidays should be like. If you want to learn more about the real Nepal and learn more about yourself then this trip is perfect for you. The trip promised an insight into the real Nepal and far exceeded our expectations, we were treated to an insight into the amazing people of Nepal, their culture and how they live their life.

We were led by well informed local guides, educated on the culture of Nepal by Surendra the passionate Professor from Kathmandu University and guided every step of the way. We visited the ancient cities and temples of Nepal and were privileged to visit the houses of local people, the burial ceremonies at the holy river and were humbled by the work of the nuns at the Old Peoples Home that our trip had helped to sponsor. We rode Elephants and saw the rare one horned Rhinos of Asia, we paddled down the jungle river in a dugout canoe watching crocodiles and birdlife before cocktails at the river edge. We climbed in the foothills and saw the looming Himalaya mountains as the first sunlight of the day crossed their snow capped peaks. The list of experiences and memories is endless, thank you Angel Holidays, put us down for Peru in 2012 !

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David Applewaite – David & friends joined our 2011 trip

From the moment we arrived into the seemingly randomness of Kathmandu and were greeted by our hosts, until the moment we left Nepal, the whole experience; the sights, the sounds and entertainment, our knowledgeable guides, the people (especially the local people who allowed us into their homes) remain an indelible part of our memories.

In Thamel (Kathmandu) busy with hustle and haggle, we were introduced to an oasis’s of calm, namely the OR2K; a hippy-veggie restaurant and the Z ...

From the moment we arrived into the seemingly randomness of Kathmandu and were greeted by our hosts, until the moment we left Nepal, the whole experience; the sights, the sounds and entertainment, our knowledgeable guides, the people (especially the local people who allowed us into their homes) remain an indelible part of our memories.

In Thamel (Kathmandu) busy with hustle and haggle, we were introduced to an oasis’s of calm, namely the OR2K; a hippy-veggie restaurant and the Zen Experience spa, both proved to be great choices. At Bhaktapur we were allowed the opportunity to peer into the lives of the families that live there amid its ancient narrow streets of carved timber and brick buildings. The jungles of Chitwan saw us in dugout canoes drifting down river and on the backs of elephants for an eventful jungle trek. In Lumbini we saw the birthplace of the Buddha in a special mesmorising way. In Pokhara we prepared (and ate) a traditional Nepalese meal ‘al fresco’ at the home of a local family in the hills above the town. We took a hike up to the World Peace Pagoda high above lake Phewa Tal (Pokhara), and we weren’t disappointed. The people: our hosts Steve and the wonderful Pabi, with their humour and enthusiasm kept us going and entertained throughout our stay. Our guides – whose company we all enjoyed – combined to make our trip truly unforgettable. I hope you read into these few simple words the message, GO! you won’t regret it. Thank you Angel Holidays. Gina, Bhupendra, June and David.

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Keith Hillman – Keith joined our 2011 journey

Words and pictures no matter how well chosen could possibly recount the extraordinary two weeks I spent with Angel Holidays in Nepal. Colours, sounds, sights and smells the like of which I’ve never encountered anywhere else in the world assaulted my senses daily. No two days were the same with every new dawn promising a fresh experience. If you are considering taking this trip, it’s quite probable that you’ve been on a group holiday before; I had on several occasions. My advice to you is t ...

Words and pictures no matter how well chosen could possibly recount the extraordinary two weeks I spent with Angel Holidays in Nepal. Colours, sounds, sights and smells the like of which I’ve never encountered anywhere else in the world assaulted my senses daily. No two days were the same with every new dawn promising a fresh experience. If you are considering taking this trip, it’s quite probable that you’ve been on a group holiday before; I had on several occasions. My advice to you is to discard any preconceptions you may have, because if you choose to take part in Steve’s adventure you will visit places to which other tours don’t venture.

You’ll be in the hands of guides the like of which you’ve never encountered. We were accompanied by a university professor, and met locals who showed us what life was like for them in their modest homes in the backstreets of the city. You’ll visit holy sites, ride elephants, fly over Everest, float downstream in dugout canoes and eat in restaurants run by children rescued from their lives on the street. Your emotions will be challenged as you stand before funeral pyres or see how people live . I can honestly say that this holiday was life changing experience. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

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Rob Bayly – Rob joined our 2012 trip.

Jan and I took our 14 year old son Matt on Angel’s Easter Nepal trip. We had been worried Matt would get bored with ‘not another Temple!’ But far from it. A great mixed group of travellers made it easy for Matt to enjoy and there wasn’t a dull moment. Steve had arranged just the right amount of visits and activities, leaving plenty of free time for our own ideas.

Apart from memorable experiences such as wading across a river on elephant back past a bathing wild rhino, we p ...

Jan and I took our 14 year old son Matt on Angel’s Easter Nepal trip. We had been worried Matt would get bored with ‘not another Temple!’ But far from it. A great mixed group of travellers made it easy for Matt to enjoy and there wasn’t a dull moment. Steve had arranged just the right amount of visits and activities, leaving plenty of free time for our own ideas.

Apart from memorable experiences such as wading across a river on elephant back past a bathing wild rhino, we particularly appreciated the simple privilege of meeting local people. I doubt introductions like that happen on ordinary impersonal tours. Steve’s team was complete with a friendly Nepalese guide and others. I would have no hesitation in recommending this trip.

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Alice Everett

What a memorable, moving and frenetic trip. Steve and Pabi introduced us to some incredible sights, sounds and smells of Nepal. During the two week adventure we saw many sides of it’s eclectic culture.

The things that will stay with me the most is the temple at Pashpatinath, the elephants of Chitwan and seeing Lumbini with its fluttering prayer flags and pilgrims at the birthplace of the Buddha. A truly humbling, provocative and exhilarating trip!!

Jo and partner Martyn

We chose Angel Holidays for our trip to Nepal on the recommendation of a friend who had done the trip previously and enjoyed it. We were not disappointed. The trip was very well organised. From start to finish careful planning ensured that we had a varied and interesting trip. Our friend told us that this would be more of an experience than a holiday, having a university professor we felt we were able to ask the questions and experience the real Nepal.

My favourite part of the hol ...

We chose Angel Holidays for our trip to Nepal on the recommendation of a friend who had done the trip previously and enjoyed it. We were not disappointed. The trip was very well organised. From start to finish careful planning ensured that we had a varied and interesting trip. Our friend told us that this would be more of an experience than a holiday, having a university professor we felt we were able to ask the questions and experience the real Nepal.

My favourite part of the holiday was our trip was a chance to have free time and wander and meet the people who were very kind. Both Steve and his assistant were a real support to all of us on the trip and I would recommend it to anyone wanting a special holiday.

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John Morton

As an organised tour Nepal is a must. Angel Holidays have created a trip for all tastes. The highlight for me was the Everest flight, do not miss this. Seeing the mountains rising above the clouds will stay with me forever.

Helen

My trip to Nepal with Angel Holidays was a charm to all my senses! You will find yourself transported to the chaotic, noisy, bustling yet incredibly intoxicating city of Kathmandu, where you can escape the bedlam to find moments of calm, tranquility, quiet contemplation in the Gardens of Dreams. You will be humbled by the Himalayas and if you are lucky you will see the majesty of the Annapurna Ranges in Pokhara.

They only lifted their “skirt” for us, but it was seductive enoug ...

My trip to Nepal with Angel Holidays was a charm to all my senses! You will find yourself transported to the chaotic, noisy, bustling yet incredibly intoxicating city of Kathmandu, where you can escape the bedlam to find moments of calm, tranquility, quiet contemplation in the Gardens of Dreams. You will be humbled by the Himalayas and if you are lucky you will see the majesty of the Annapurna Ranges in Pokhara.

They only lifted their “skirt” for us, but it was seductive enough to want to return to Nepal and explore more! I had the very good fortune of travelling to Nepal in Spring 2012 and for me the kindness and expertise of Steve, ably assisted by the lovely Pabi and the lovely folk I met on the trip and the quite extraordinary Nepalese people we met on the way, meant it was more than just a vacation!

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Karen Corney

My holiday in Nepal with Angel Holidays was a wonderful experience! From historical temples and the birth place of Buddha, to the flight around Mt Everest, to sitting on a lovely elephant for a ride through the jungle forest, my senses were continually bombarded by new sights and sounds. My fellow tour members quickly went from being a ‘bunch of strangers’ to my tour friends and we saw each other through many adventures!

Steve and Pabi were brilliant, always looking after us a ...

My holiday in Nepal with Angel Holidays was a wonderful experience! From historical temples and the birth place of Buddha, to the flight around Mt Everest, to sitting on a lovely elephant for a ride through the jungle forest, my senses were continually bombarded by new sights and sounds. My fellow tour members quickly went from being a ‘bunch of strangers’ to my tour friends and we saw each other through many adventures!

Steve and Pabi were brilliant, always looking after us and ensuring we had a good time. It was my first holiday on an organised tour and I’m so glad I picked Angel Holidays. I’d thoroughly recommend you book immediately as I’m sure, like me, it will be one you will never forget (for all the right reasons), so don’t miss out!

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Clare Kanharn

We had a great time with Angel Holidays – an unforgettable experience with a group who are now our friends. From the friendly welcome at the airport by Steve who is very knowledgable and whose love of Nepal and its’ people shines through, to the bustle of Kathmandu, the awesome Himalaya, jungle experiences in Chitwan to the serenity of Pokhara – wonderful sights and a load of fun!

Pabi is delightful and caring and will ensure that you are well looked after during your trip a ...

We had a great time with Angel Holidays – an unforgettable experience with a group who are now our friends. From the friendly welcome at the airport by Steve who is very knowledgable and whose love of Nepal and its’ people shines through, to the bustle of Kathmandu, the awesome Himalaya, jungle experiences in Chitwan to the serenity of Pokhara – wonderful sights and a load of fun!

Pabi is delightful and caring and will ensure that you are well looked after during your trip and also help with shopping advice! We can’t stop talking about the trip!

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Paul Coathup – Paul joined our October 2012 trip

So we decided that we wanted to go to Nepal – we searched the net and then found the Angel Holidays website. We read the holiday description and you know how some things just feel right – this was exactly that feeling. There was just one niggling concern, we’ve been independent travellers for years and this was an “escorted group” holiday, the last thing that we wanted was to be herded around following a flag! We emailed Steve, he said that this was definitely not one of those tours, s ...

So we decided that we wanted to go to Nepal – we searched the net and then found the Angel Holidays website. We read the holiday description and you know how some things just feel right – this was exactly that feeling. There was just one niggling concern, we’ve been independent travellers for years and this was an “escorted group” holiday, the last thing that we wanted was to be herded around following a flag! We emailed Steve, he said that this was definitely not one of those tours, so we took a chance and loved every minute of it!

The group gelled really well, the website seemed to act as a filter to produce like minded people who love to travel in the real sense of the word. Steve’s role is closer to one of a host than a guide, a host who has an intimate knowledge of Nepal and someone who takes real pleasure in passing on his knowledge and love of Nepal to others. The sights are superb, this is a truly beautiful and amazing country, we saw so much during our two weeks. Accompanying us on the journey were Pabi, a Nepalese lady who has a smile to die for. If you love travel, if you have a genuine interest in other cultures and you want to see Nepal….book this holiday!

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