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Holiday review by Christopher Thomas

Name: Mr. Christopher Thomas
Date of trip: 04/02/2016
Number of people: 2
Country: Galapagos Islands

Overall level of Satisfaction

 
Tribes Overall: "The trip in the Galapagos was wonderful. We not only enjoyed the islands, but the boat we booked was perfect for us. However there were various problems with our trekking trip in the north of Ecuador."
 
Tribes Service: "I'm not sure our trekking trip was familiar to Tribes, and that may have contributed to the problems"
 
Guides: "The guides on both our trips were knowledgeable and helpful"
 
Social & Environmental Responsibility: "One is concerned about adding to pressure on a place like Galapagos, but the trips were as low impact as could be arranged, and in the trekking trip especially we were pleased to see our money going into the local economy. We were disappointed to discover that our National Park Fee goes to the central government, and not for the direct benefit of the park itself."

Accommodation

 
La Casona de la Ronda
This was the best hotel we stayed in in two months in South America - delightful!
 
Beagle
We'd love to give it excellent, were it not for engine/generator noise, which seemed inescapable, though one got used to it.

Our Memories

"The flora and fauna; the diversity of the Paramo area deceives to be better known, tho perhaps we should keep it to ourselves!"

customer rating

5/5 from 49 reviews

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Time: GMT - 6 hours

Flight time: Flights to the Galapagos Islands leave from Quito and touch down in Guayaquil en route, taking about 3 hours from Quito or 2 hours from Guayaquil. The flights land either at Baltra or San Cristobal.

Language: Spanish is the official language in the Galapagos Islands.

Visas: Not required for British travellers. Other nationalities should obtain advice from their embassy.

Health: There are no compulsory vaccinations.

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