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Holiday review by Catherine Adams

Name: Ms. Catherine Adams
Date of trip: 19/02/2015
Number of people: 2
Country: Galapagos Islands

Overall level of Satisfaction

 
Tribes Overall: "Good"
 
Tribes Service: "Tribes was very good at answering questions beforehand and gave some good preinfo but had booked a double bed on the Eclipse instead of 2 singles (they thought we were a couple and not mother and daughter). The boat was not full so they found us a different room quite quickly. Also thought preinfo clothing could have been better specified. I didnt take enough hiking gear tops. Didnt need water bottle or torch.Response from Tribes: We were well aware that you were mother and daughter and did in fact book the correct cabin. The Eclipse made a mistake and have since apologised profusely. We are please that they were able to correct this at the time and that you got a twin cabin throughout your cruise. "
 
Guides: "Quayaquil guides looked after us well after our bags were lost in Miami for 24 hours - trip to the supermarket to buy clothing turned out to be a bit premature and expensive! Guides on Eclipse very good.Martin good under pressure when he got bitten by a shark - there was no panic."
 
Social & Environmental Responsibility: "Lots of emphasis on social and environment responsibility on the Eclipse and felt we were contributing to the upkeep of the park. "

Accommodation

 
Hampton Inn
Good clean, central, big rooms and nice breakfast.
 
Eclipse
Right size for Mum who is 80 years old - although still a challenge for wet landings - everyone helped out though! Rooms good size - lots of space to spread out on the boat and great to be able to eat outside. Food good and plentiful. Fun staff.

Our Memories

"Swimming with turtles, sea lions and sharks and many beautiful fish. Amazing mating ritual of boobies and frigate birds. Guide being bitten by shark. Watching newly hatched turtle make its way into the sea egged on by 20 tourists warding off hungry frigate birds."

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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Tribes Travel, The Old Dairy, Wood Farm, Ipswich Road,
Otley, Suffolk, IP6 9JW.
Office hours: Monday - Friday: 9am to 5.30pm
Telephone: 01473 890499

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