• I just spent a once in a life time vacation with Puckett Excursions and am so filled with joy.  Chris has this awesome way about him to communicate every step of the trip setting expectations, preparing for the trip, staying up to date on specifics...just everything you need to know when you haven’t been to Thailand.  Turn key travel comes to mind.  Then he goes even further to make sure each guest feels welcome, loved and part of a tribe for the entire trip, checking in and bonding with each person individually.  I can’t describe here the amazing journey of exploring Thailand I just finished... history, culture, the people, the food, and of course my time with the elephants.  Life changing trip.  Besides Chris, I made lifelong friendships.  I traveled solo with mostly couples and a few other solo travelers.  Not once did I feel like a third wheel or separate.  From the very first welcome, Chris brings you together and helps ease any anxiety.  We saw amazing places, with a perfect mix of luxury, adventure and sightseeing.  I wouldn’t change one minute, except to maybe have our time not end.  You will love any Puckett Excursion that excites you of that I’m sure.  Chris will make sure it’s life changing for you. I will cherish this time forever and look forward to seeing Chris and the Thai tribe soon
  • Hands down the best travel experience of my life! In early 2019, I signed up for Chris Puckett’s 2-week New Zealand excursion. I had never had a group travel experience before nor had I ever traveled with strangers for that long. Although I have been to 16 countries I had never been to New Zealand so I didn’t know what to expect. What I can say is…the excursion exceeded all expectations. Chris is a masterful coordinator. Every location was hand-picked and even more amazing than the location before. We never seemed to be anywhere too long or too briefly. He is really good at reading the group and understanding our interests and needs. The trip was equals parts adventure and reflection for me. If you have a taste for adventure but you need someone else to plan it for you…then Chris is your guy and Puckett Excursions is the way to go. Five stars
    Dwayne Landry
    New Zealand
  • Chris Puckett provides a sense of positivity, security and he is  personable and fun to be with. I went with him to South Island of New Zealand. Chris carefully selected which places to visit so that only few or no other visitors were with us, which made the experience  even more unique.  His goal is not only to show magnificent places while we travel,  but also show them in a way to keep us interested; moreover, I am impressed that  he is genuinely interested that each of us enjoys the travel, and that we are all having memorable positive collective experience. This was my first trip with his company, and I am surely interested in traveling with him again.
    Yevgeniy Skaradinskiy
    New Zealand
  • This was my first trip with Puckett Excursions and I will definitely do it again!!  I'm not usually one for group travel, like to explore and get lost on my own usually. But the small group and adventurous approach with Puckett Excursions has changed my perspective.  Looking forward to the next destination with Chris and his team!!!
    Greg Land
    @ 06/04/2016 01:32
  • The sights and sounds of staying in the campsite humbled my ego. Each night falling asleep to the sounds of elk looking for their mate and the coyotes howling at the full moon reminded me that we share this land. Puckett and his team paid close attention to every detail, I loved coming back to camp to see a full spread of snacks and my bed made. I enjoyed meeting all the new people on the journey and hearing their stories on the trails and around the campfire. I highly recommend going on any adventure you can with Chris Puckett!
    Ben Medansky
    @ 09/20/2016 12:34
  • What I also found awesomely cool was the fact that our camp ground was perfectly staged for our arrival, the attention to detail is totally five star. Our tents were strategically placed for privacy but yet a community was formed. Each tent set up was precisely done from our names inscribed in a wooden tablet hammered in the ground, our bedding perfectly arranged with double height inflatable beds, cozy comforters, cotton sheeting, down pillows, and even the smallest detail of providing the essential toiletries.
    Michael Pena-Linares
    @ 02/07/2016 12:07
  • Contrasting with the physically demanding hiking adventures, we had very comfortable accommodations and the food was superb. Everything in the trip happened like clockwork and there was very little wasted time. I can't put into words how exciting it was. I will always mark this down as one of my life's most amazing adventures. I look forward to going on another excursion with Chris in the future. Once is not enough.
    Mike Eisele
    @ 12/04/2015 07:45
  • One of the best parts of these excursions is that he takes cares of everything - from the pampered sleeping arrangements, to the on-site camp chef and meals, to the scenic trails. Even better is the knack he has for pulling together a great group of guys, with a laid back vibe and camaraderie. I highly recommend booking your next trip with Chris and his team - if you're looking for a one of kind, memorable vacation.
    Jeff Zwally
    @ 12/01/2015 05:13
  • In today's busy world, getting an outdoor/hiking trip together with all of the equipment, permits, logistics, and research is just impossible. Chris and his team made the trip to Zion National Park so effortless it felt like a treat. With Chris' expertise, we completed some challenging hikes and really got out to see the rugged beauty of Zion and Bryce Canyon.
    Koray Bulut
    @ 02/04/2016 07:55
  • I can't say enough good things about my experience with Puckett Excursions. From the campsite, to the food, to the hikes, to the drinks - everything was thoughtfully planned and fabulously executed.  First off, I was greeted at camp with a custom crafted cocktail from Garrett, the camp mixologist (and hiking assistant) before heading to my tricked out tent - complete with air mattress, comfy sheets and toiletries set up by Chris and his partner Chris.  I'm definetly going on another trip with Chris next year and plan to bring a group of friends. I can't imagine any other way of camping!
    Eddie Lee
    @ 11/21/2015 08:44
  • Chris made all the arrangements, secured us the best spots in some of the most beautiful campsites, and planned breathtaking hikes for each day. Coming from New York City, Chris always provides everything I need other than the my hiking boots taking much of the stress out of traveling and trekking the wilderness. Not only does he have extensive knowledge of each National Park or attraction we have visited, he sets a tone for the trips that gives me the confidence to physically and mentally challenge myself during our outings.
    Bryson Rand
    @ 11/12/2015 08:06
  • Puckett Excursions is the best way to experience not only the national parks but also the world.. Chris Puckett has an amazing ability to find the most amazing hikes. I've been on all of them so far and I'll try to go on as many as I can this new year. I couldn't ask for more from these trips.
    Chris Gernon
    @ 11/04/2015 02:32

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