Mampaso Group - V10 - Final Information Document

8 pax in 5 Double Rooms (2 for Solo Occ)

Thursday 27th June – Saturday 6th July 2024

Number of Travellers: 8
Duration: 10 Days / 9 Nights

Overview

We are delighted to share the Final Information details for your clients trip below, and are very much looking forward to welcoming them here!
While we hope things run smoothly for the duration of their stay, we know that unforeseen circumstances do happen and there are times when the clients may need to contact us for assistance. Please see below for ways to get in touch while on the trip;
Email: If you have a general question please feel free to email your Sales Consultant or Agent.
Note – Emails are monitored during office hours only.

 

Call us directly: Office number ++44 (0) 1479 420 020
Please note: Office hours are Mon- Fri 9:00 – 5:30

 

Out of Office Number: +44 (0)7766 794 640 for use after 5:30pm and at the weekends.
Note: If you require immediate assistance for an issue, problem or emergency, please call or Whatsapp our Out of Office Hours Number

Highlights

  • Spend time with your lifelong friends, making memories to last a lifetime

Day by Day

Day 1 - Thursday 27th June - Welcome To Scotland

On arrival at Edinburgh Airport you will be met by a private driver who will transfer you to your city centre hotel. Depending on your arrival time you can choose to relax at the hotel or head out to start exploring this unique city.

Overnight: Edinburgh | Virgin Edinburgh
Room Type: 5 x Chamber King Terrace (2 for Solo Occ)
Meals Included: None

Day 1 - Flight Details Read More +

Airline: Iberia | Flight Number: IB 3690
Departure Airport: Madrid Arrival Airport: Edinburgh | Arrival Time: 10:05

5 pax – Mr & Mrs Mampaso, Mr & Mrs Restrepo and Mr Henao

Day 1 - Transfer Details Read More +

Supplier: East of Scotland Chauffeur Drive
Booking Reference: 117376
Pick Up Location: Edinburgh Airport Arrivals | Pick Up Time: 10:05 | Approx Duration: 0.75 hrs
Phone: +44 (0) 131 370 1555

Your Private Driver will have a sign with your name on.

5 pax – Mr & Mrs Mampaso, Mr & Mrs Restrepo and Mr Henao

Day 1 - Flight Details Read More +

Airline: British Airways | Flight Number: BA 1444
Departure Airport: London Arrival Airport: Edinburgh | Arrival Time: 15:40

1 pax – Mr Arrendondo

Day 1 - Transfer Details Read More +

Supplier: East of Scotland Chauffeur Drive
Booking Reference: 117377
Pick Up Location: Edinburgh Airport Arrivals | Pick Up Time: 15:40 | Approx Duration: 0.75 hrs
Phone: +44 (0) 131 370 1555

Your Private Driver will have a sign with your name on.

1 pax – Mr Arredondo

Day 1 - Flight Details Read More +

Airline: British Airways | Flight Number: BA 1448
Departure Airport: London Arrival Airport: Edinburgh | Arrival Time: 16:35

2 pax – Mr & Mrs Montoya

Day 1 - Transfer Details Read More +

Supplier: East of Scotland Chauffeur Drive
Booking Reference: 122941
Pick Up Location: Edinburgh Airport Arrivals | Pick Up Time: 16:35 | Approx Duration: 0.75 hrs
Phone: +44 (0) 131 370 1555

Your Private Driver will have a sign with your name on.

2 pax – Mr & Mrs Montoya

Day 1 - Dinner Details Read More +

Restaurant: Commons Club Restaurant | Location: Your Hotel
Reservation Time: 20:00 | Booking Reference: Mampaso

Please note that this is a table reservation only. Please pay directly.

Day 2 - Friday 28th June - Exploring Edinburgh

This morning immerse yourselves in the winding cobbled streets of historic Old Town Edinburgh as you are joined by a local expert guide and enjoy a private walking tour. Full of history, the capital is very accessible by foot. Wander up the Royal Mile, stopping to visit the architecturally stunning St Giles Cathedral, and finish with the panoramic views from Edinburgh Castle. Walk the ramparts atop castle rock and hear the tales of the One O’Clock gun and the stories of locals of times past.

You can spend as much time in the castle as you wish. You then have options this afternoon to continue your explorations with your guide, or choose to self-explore to visit a museum, pick up souvenirs or relax at your hotel as you prefer. 

Overnight: Edinburgh | Virgin Edinburgh
Room Type: 5 x Chamber King Terrace (2 for Solo Occ)
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 2 - Private Walking Tour Of Historic Edinburgh Read More +

Activity: Private Walking Tour Of Historic Edinburgh
Local Expert City Guide: Hannah Tait
Start Location: Virgin Edinburgh Hotel Reception | Start Time: 09:00 | Approx Duration: 8 hrs

Phone: +44 (0) 7920 408 507

This includes entry to Edinburgh Castle.

Your guide has been made aware of your interest in textile mills.

 

Day 2 - Lunch Details Read More +

Restaurant: The Witchery | Location: 352 Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NF
Reservation Time: 14:00 | Booking Reference: BRWLX4C9
Website: https://www.thewitchery.com/

The table is in the original dining room.

Please note that this is a table reservation only. Please pay directly.

Day 3 - Saturday 29th June - Free Day in Edinburgh

Today is free to visit some of Edinburgh’s wonderful attractions independently; maybe venture underneath the streets into the dark tales, discover the Georgian opulence of the New Town or go aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia, once the floating palace of Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh.

Overnight: Edinburgh | Virgin Edinburgh
Room Type: 5 x Chamber King Terrace (2 for Solo Occ)
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3 - Lunch Details Read More +

Restaurant: The Lookout | Location: Calton Hill, Edinburgh, EH7 5AA
Reservation Time: 14:00 | Booking Reference: BFH32KP4 - Mampaso
Phone: +44 (0) 131 3221 246 | Website: https://www.thelookoutedinburgh.co/

Please note that this is a table reservation only. Please pay directly.

Day 4 - Sunday 30th June - St Andrews and Transfer North

St Andrews – the hallowed home of golf with its pristine fairways stretching their way along the seafront and the sound of a nine iron echoing around the greens. Your private Highlands guides will pick you up from your hotel bright and early this morning, giving you time to get to St Andrews in time to enjoy a round of golf on one of the many different and celebrated links courses.

For the non golfers in the party enjoy exploring this lovely historic university town with your guide, or maybe heading to a nearby charming fishing town. Your guides will discuss the options with you and the choice is yours. This afternoon visit a historic textile mill before you head north to the rolling hills of Perthshire and your welcoming accommodation.

Overnight: Pitlochry | Fonab Castle Hotel
Room Type: 5 x Castle Signature Rooms
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4 - Guide Details - John Hamilton Read More +

Name: John Hamilton
Contact Number: +44 (0)7496 554 756
Meeting Place: Virgin Edinburgh Hotel Reception | Meeting Time: 08:45

Day 4 - Guide Details - Ian Johnston Read More +

Name: Ian Johnston
Contact Number: +44 (0) 7834 285 864
Meeting Place: Virgin Edinburgh Hotel Reception | Meeting Time: 08:45

Day 4 - Round Of Golf - 3 Pax Read More +

Activity: Round Of Golf - 3 Pax
Start Location: Kittocks Course, Fairmont St Andrews | Start Time: 11:00 | Approx Duration: 3.5 hrs

This includes Green Fees, Right-Handed Club Hire & Trolley Hire for 3 pax

Day 4 - Lunch Details Read More +

Restaurant: St Andrews Bay Clubhouse & Grill | Location: The Fairmont Hotel
Reservation Time: 13:30 | Booking Reference: B9GWJ4LH - Mampaso
Website: https://www.fairmont.com/st-andrews-scotland/

Please note that this is only a table reservation. Please pay directly.

This location has been chosen so that the golfers of your party can join you as soon as they complete their round. The food and views are stunning too!

Day 4 - Historic Mill Visit Read More +

Activity: Historic Mill Visit
| Start Time: 16:00 | Approx Duration: 1 hrs

Note: the historic mill closes at 5pm, so last entry is at 4pm. It is approx a 45 min drive from The Fairmont, so clients will need to be leaving there just after 15:00.

Day 5 - Monday 1st July - Landrover Safari, Lunch in a Hill Bothy & Chocolate Tasting

This morning you will head into an enchanting glen, delving deeper into the wilderness on a private landrover 4×4 tour with a local kilted guide. As you explore, look out for the russet red coats of red deer and the soaring silhouettes of golden eagles. Listen out for the chattering disapproval of grouse as they flap comically above the heath, chatting to your local guide about the land’s topography.

After enjoying a wonderful lunch in a secluded bothy you head back down to the valley where your private guide is waiting. You can choose to spend a little time exploring the charming village of Aberfeldy before you head back to your castle accommodation. Stopping on the way for a special guided tasting of the delectable treats of a a local award winning chocolatier.

Your guides will arrange a meeting time with you the night before.

Overnight: Pitlochry | Fonab Castle Hotel
Room Type: 5 x Castle Signature Rooms
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - Private Land Rover 'Safari' Read More +

Activity: Private Land Rover 'Safari'
| Start Time: 09:30 | Approx Duration: 3.5 hrs

This includes lunch.

Day 5 - Private Chocolate Tasting Read More +

Activity: Private Chocolate Tasting
| Start Time: 15:30 | Approx Duration: 1.5 hrs

Please note that this may take up to 2 hours

Day 6 - Tuesday 2nd July - Free Day to Self-Explore Pitlochry

Today you have a completely free day to spend as you wish. Relax in the hotel spa facilities, or head into charming Pitlochry to explore the local shops and cafes.

Overnight: Pitlochry | Fonab Castle Hotel
Room Type: 5 x Castle Signature Rooms
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 6 - Dinner Details Read More +

Restaurant: 1892 On The Loch | Location: Your Hotel
Reservation Time: 20:00 | Booking Reference: Mampaso

Please note that this is a table reservation only. Please pay directly.

Day 7 - Wednesday 3rd July - Transfer To Oban via Glencoe & Storyteller Experience

Today you head West, taking the scenic route to allow you to take in Glencoe. These dramatic mountains and ridges have featured as the backdrop in many films and once you are looking up at these summits it is easy to see why! Today you will explore this famous valley with your guides, there are plenty of options for short hikes to suit every level of energy and challenge. After your walk settle down with a celebratory beverage in a traditional climbers pub and listen to local legends and fascinating tales of the dark past of Glencoe told by a local storyteller.

Your guides will arrange a meeting time with you the night before.

Overnight: Oban | The Perle Oban Hotel
Room Type: 5 x Superior with View (one for solo occ)
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 7 - Lunch Details Read More +

Restaurant: Kingshouse Restaurant | Location: Kingshouse Hotel, Glencoe,
Reservation Time: 13:30

This meal is included.

Day 7 - Private Storyteller Experience Read More +

Activity: Private Storyteller Experience
| Start Time: 15:30 | Approx Duration: 1.5 hrs

This takes place in a public bar, but the storyteller is exclusively there for your party.

Day 8 - Thursday 4th July - Free Day To Explore Oban & Finish With Whisky Distillery Tour

Enjoy a relaxed full free day to explore the bustling harbour town of Oban. you can walk the promenade, explore the local shops or walk up to the unusual monument called ‘McCaig’s Folly’ which dominates the town and gives some great sweeping views.
Finish the day with joining a tour at the local distillery (which prides itself on being older than the town itself!) and raising a celebratory dram to your Scottish adventures. Slainte Mhath!

Your guides will arrange a meeting time with you the night before.

Overnight: Oban | The Perle Oban Hotel
Room Type: 5 x Superior with View (one for solo occ)
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 8 - Oban Distillery Tour & Tasting Read More +

Activity: Oban Distillery Tour & Tasting
| Start Time: 15:00 | Approx Duration: 1 hrs

Public Standard Tour

Day 8 - Dinner Details Read More +

Restaurant: Ee-Usk | Location: North Pier, Oban, PA34 5QD
Reservation Time: 20:00 | Booking Reference: B67KXYT2
Phone: +44 (0) 1631 565 666 | Website: https://www.eeusk.com/

Please note that this is a table reservation only. Please pay directly.

Unfortunately Coast Restaurant is closed for a Private Event this evening, so are unable to take the requested booking.

Day 9 - Friday 5th July - Transfer To Glasgow via Kilmartin

Today you head south to Glasgow, taking time to visit Kilmartin Glen. This is one of the most significant archaeological landscapes on mainland Scotland. A short hike with your guide will take you to standing stones and burial cairns and you may wish to climb to the hill fort of Dunadd, said to be the birthplace of Scotland it was where ancient kings were crowned. Peruse the huge collection of Neolithic and Bronze age artefacts in the museum before continuing on your journey. Your guide will drop you at your hotel and depart, leaving you to enjoy the city for the evening.

Your guides will arrange a meeting time with you the night before.

Overnight: Glasgow | Kimpton Blythswood Square
Room Type: 5 x King Premium (one for solo occ)
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 9 - Dinner Details Read More +

Restaurant: Dakota Bar & Grill | Location: 179 West Regent Street, Glasgow, G2 4DP
Reservation Time: 20:00 | Booking Reference: 444EXDU3 - Mampaso
Phone: +44 (0)141 404 3680 | Website: https://dakotahotels.co.uk/glasgow/grill/

Please note that this is a table reservation only. Please pay directly.

Day 10 - Saturday 6th July - Depart

This morning it is time to depart, waving farewell for now but taking with you special memories and wonderful stories of your explorations together.

Please see below for details of transfers & additional activities.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 10 - Transfer Details Read More +

Supplier: West of Scotland Chauffeur
Booking Reference: 117371
Pick Up Location: Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel | Pick Up Time: 07:00 | Approx Duration: 0.5 hrs
Phone: +44 (0) 141 483 1555

3 Pax – Mr & Mrs Mampaso and Mr Henao

Finish Destination = Glasgow Airport

Day 10 - Flight Details Read More +

Airline: British Airways | Flight Number: BA 1479
Departure Airport: Glasgow (GLA) | Departure Time: 10:25

3 Pax – Mr & Mrs Mampaso and Mr Henao

Day 10 - Flight Details Read More +

Airline: British Airways | Flight Number: BA 1448
Departure Airport: Edinburgh (EDI) | Departure Time: 15:50

2 pax – Mr & Mrs Montoya

Day 10 - Transfer Details Read More +

Supplier: West of Scotland Chauffeur
Booking Reference: 122229
Pick Up Location: Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel | Pick Up Time: 11:00 | Approx Duration: 1.5 hrs
Phone: +44 (0) 141 483 1555

2 pax – Mr & Mrs Montoya

Finish Destination = Edinburgh Airport

Day 10 - Transfer Details Read More +

Supplier: West of Scotland Chauffeur
Booking Reference: 117440
Pick Up Location: Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel | Pick Up Time: 12:30 | Approx Duration: 0.5 hrs
Phone: +44 (0) 141 483 1555

1 Pax – Mr Arrendondo

Finish Destination = Glasgow Airport

Day 10 - Flight Details Read More +

Airline: British Airways | Flight Number: BA 1489
Departure Airport: Glasgow (GLA) | Departure Time: 16:10

1 Pax – Mr Arrendondo

Day 10 - Private Glasgow Walking Tour For Mr & Mrs Restrepo Read More +

Activity: Private Glasgow Walking Tour For Mr & Mrs Restrepo
Expert City Guide: Valerie Stewart
Start Location: Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel Reception | Start Time: 09:30 | Approx Duration: 5.5 hrs

Phone: +44 (0) 7729 524 222

This includes entrance fees as per interest.

Day 10 - Transfer Details Read More +

Supplier: West of Scotland Chauffeur
Booking Reference: 117365
Pick Up Location: Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel | Pick Up Time: 16:30 | Approx Duration: 1.5 hrs
Phone: +44 (0) 141 483 1555

2 Pax – Mr & Mrs Restrepo

Finish Destination = Edinburgh Airport Hotel

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • 9 Nights Accommodation as stated in the itinerary above
  • Some meals as stated in the itinerary above
  • Services of 2 experienced and knowledgeable qualified guides Day 4 to day 9 inclusive
  • Ground transportation on Day 4 to day 9 inclusive in a coach
  • Airport transfer from Edinburgh Airport on Arrival Day, includes Meet & Greet
  • Airport Transfer to Glasgow Airport on Departure Day
  • All guided hikes mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entry Fees and Activities specified in the itinerary, specifically;
    • Private walking tour of Edinburgh with an expert local guide
      • Includes entry to Edinburgh Castle
    • Round of Golf at St Andrews (including shoe, club and trolley hire)
      • OR exploring St Andrews with your guide if not golfing
    • Private Landrover Safari with bothy lunch
    • Guided chocolate tasting at an award winning chocolatier
    • Private Storyteller Experience in Glencoe
    • Entry to Kilmartin Museum
  • Personalised trip design and delivery
  • 24 hour in-country support from the Wilderness Team
Exclusions Read More
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Activities and entrance fees not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Gratuities for the main driver/ guides
Notes Read More

Notes On Weather & Flexibility

Weather in Scotland can be very changeable. Suitable clothing and footwear is essential, as well as a flexible attitude. Plans may have to be changed to accommodate Mother Nature, and your guide will have back-up plans that they will discuss with you if required.

 

Essential Packing List

  • Waterproof jacket with hood
  • Waterproof over-pants
  • Sturdy hiking boots/shoes (sneakers or tennis shoes are not suitable for any hiking in Scotland)
  • Day pack 20-30 litre for carrying water and extra layers
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Warm layers
  • Warm hat, gloves and a neck gaiter
  • Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Smart casual attire for dinners

Note: If you would like us to provide trekking poles for your use then please just let us know and we will ensure these are available for you.

 

Luggage Notes

Please note that we expect travellers to bring an average of One Large Holdall or Suitcase and up to Two smaller day-bags or hand-luggage sized pieces. If you expect to bring more than this then please let us know well in advance of arrival so that we can ensure there is capacity for this (additional charges will apply if separate luggage transfers are required).

 

Useful Contacts

24 hour in-country support (Wilderness Scotland):  +44 (0)1479 420 020, or out with regular office hours +44 (0)7766 794 640 (urgent calls only)

Emergency services:  999 or 112NHS 24 (24 hour free medical advice):  111

 

Tipping Guidelines

For tipping our guides – We don’t generally recommend a set amount as tipping is not expected in the same way that it is in North America. However, similar North American travel companies generally suggest something along the lines of £10-30 per person per day for your guide, which is a wide range to choose from. Generally, we would encourage you to ask yourself what you were expecting from your guide, and then think about how they have exceeded those expectations and choose an amount you are comfortable with.

For local services such as restaurants again tipping is not expected but if you receive great service then 10-15% of the bill is normal.

Terms & Conditions Read More

Please see our booking terms here.


Meet Your Guides

John Hamilton

Contact Number: +44 (0)7496 554 756

Enthusiastic | Passionate | Outdoors

I am an individual entirely committed to the outdoors through adventure. I have a passionate appreciation of remote locations via active travel such as kayaking, ski mountaineering, canoeing, mountain biking, walking, etc – especially through sharing experiences with others. I am completely committed to introducing others to the outdoors and all that the outdoors has to offer. I take my partner and two spaniels everywhere I can and take them canoeing and have even taken my 15-year-old spaniel on the ski chair lift often. I play guitar and have supported some of Scotland’s best known traditional musicians. I love Correlejo, Fuerteventura, and have been there 14 times. I love the excitement of paddling white water. I love the snow!

“I am happiest when I have travelled to a remote area, am camping, enveloped in nature and with great company.”

Place to Play

Paddling, skiing, walking and Biking ‘anywhere’ in Scotland.

Not a lot of people know this

I own a book that was owned by Robert Burns, Scotland’s greatest poet. His signature is on the inside cover. It has been passed down to me from my Grandfather and Father. Every year I host a Burns supper at my house and sing Burns songs in respectful memory.

Ian Johnston

Contact Number: +44 (0) 7834 285 864

Committed | Passionate | Positive

My formative working life was a balance of firefighting and adventure travel so in preparation for my ‘next life’ I qualified as an instructor of Mountaineering, Telemark skiing and Sea Kayaking.

At 16 I joined a six week expedition to Iceland and have since canoed in the Yukon, dived in the Galapagos, taught telemarking in Norway and Europe and rock climbed wherever I can! I was fortunate enough to go to Vancouver, buy a van in a bar and travel 14,000 miles from Valdize, Alaska to San Diego, California climbing all the way then selling the van for $200 less than I paid for it!

Returning to Scotland however, is a real joy, few who haven’t visited for the first time will really understand what’s on offer , once you’ve visited it’s wild places, you won’t fail to be impressed.

Places to play

In winter, the classic ice routes on the ‘Ben’ (Ben Nevis), in autumn, searching for good conditions to take my sea kayak into tidal races off the West Coast of Scotland.

Not many people know this

On one trip, everyone else could play a musical instrument. I couldn’t play anything so I was compelled to learn a few ‘tunes’ on a tin whistle, but don’t worry I won’t trouble you with them!