Enquire or Call

UK: 01473 890499
US: 1-800-608-4651
You are here: HomeHolidayreview Id207626
Galapagos Islands holiday ideas experiences accommodation when to visit galapagos-islands map reviews

Holiday review by Mr. James Burnett

Name:
Date of trip: 26/04/2018
Number of people: 1
Country: Galapagos Islands

Overall level of Satisfaction

 
Tribes Overall: "I loved the places I visited, the wildlife I saw and the people that I met. It definitely met all my expectations. I am very happy."
 
Tribes Service: "Thank you for arranging it!"
 
Guides: "All of the guides that I met and guided me were great. First class and new their stuff."
 
Social & Environmental Responsibility: "The Napo Lodge made it clear that they were glad that I had come to visit as by doing so it made it possible for them to stay independent and support them in keeping the Yasuni Reserve going. I got the impression that the Galapagos felt similar though it wasn't said. As far as a I could see a lot of effort had been made to ensure that the impact of tourism was controlled and that the majority of all the islands were left to nature and untouched by tourism. We were not allowed to touch any animal, take anything from the islands or leave anything behind. Exactly as it should be! As far as I could see The Bellavista cloud lodge had spent years and a lot of effort keeping primary forest pristine and allow secondary forest to regenerate. Again I felt that as a tourist I was supporting, and appreciating, that effort and the people working there. "

Accommodation

 
La Casona de la Ronda
A very nice hotel located in the old town, which I liked very much.
 
Napo Wildlife Centre
The wildlife, staff, location and facilities were excellent. Would have liked to have stayed longer if I could :-)
 
Bellavista Cloud Forest Lodge
I was very happy at Bellavista and would gladly go back again. The area is beautiful, the birding excellent, there was good food and excellent guides. The dome, their original building, looked a little sad and underused.
 
Beluga
I had a super week on the Beluga. The guide and the staff were really excellent and the wildlife outstanding. My first real go at snorkelling outside of the UK - it was superb.

Our Memories

"There were a lot: the Giant Otters, the Howler Monkeys, the range of birds, getting to the top of the stairs to reach the tree platform 40 metres up ( touch and go I'd make it) and then seeing the top of the canopy with birds and monkeys, seeing a full grown Anaconda. The Hummingbirds, the Toucans, the beauty of the cloud forest. Seeing the Galapagos for the first time after all that planning and anticipation, swimming with such a range of beautiful fishes and sharks and Golden rays, the giant tortoises, the frigatebirds. All of it really."

customer rating

5/5 from 104 reviews

our travel expert

TALK TO RORY
RORY
Start planning your tailor-made holiday to Galapagos Islands. Tell us what you want, and we will tailor make your perfect trip.
Call: 01473 890499
PLAN MY TRIP
map-of-galapagos-islands

facts and information

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.

 

OUR SPECIALIST WEBSITES

Cruise the Galapagos
Costa Rica Specialists
Botswana Specialists
Tanzaniaspecialists.co.uk

Help me plan my trip

* required fields

Please enter your address

Trip details

Yes No
Yes No

Other information

Your Preferences

Keep in touch with the tribe in the following way/s:

By email: Yes, Please No, Thanks

By post: Yes, Please No, Thanks

I understand that I can unsubscribe at any time.Read our Privacy Policy here.

All information supplied is confidential and will never be shared with anyone else (see our privacy policy)

Brochure Request

Our "Book of Unmissable Travel Experiences - Book Two" includes some inspiring ideas which could be the holiday experience you're looking for. You will find an online version of our brochure which you can flip through at your leisure.

* required fields

Please enter your address

Other information

Yes No

All information supplied is confidential and will never be shared with anyone else (see our privacy policy)

Our e-newsletter offers you travel inspiration, with gorgeous and exciting places to go or stay, plus special offers, and some insight into sustainability/conservation.

* required fields

I am agreeing to receive Tribes e-newsletter. I understand that all information I have supplied is confidential and will never be shared with anyone else (see our privacy policy), and I can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact Us

* required fields
  1. Please enter your address

  2. Would you like to subscribe to our Newsletter

  3. Yes No