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Holiday review by Mrs. Anne Kirkham

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Date of trip: 17/03/2019
Number of people: 2
Country: Galapagos Islands

Overall level of Satisfaction

 
Tribes Overall: "Ecuador is an undiscovered gem. The mainland needs more promotion! We had a great itinerary, excellent guide and lovely accommodation. Galapagos cruise was luxurious and very well managed."
 
Tribes Service: "Rory did us proud, thanks."
 
Guides: "Raul mainland was great as driver and informative guide, helped us all the way. Galapagos guide on boat was Harry Jimenez, gréât guy and excellent guide. "
 
Social & Environmental Responsibility: "We were happy to pay local taxes to help. They just need to retire a few thousand diesel cars!"

Accommodation

 
Hacienda Zuleta
Lovely in every way. Wish we had more time.
 
Patio Andaluz
Great location and service
 
Santa Lucia Hotel
Room too small, compared to everywhere else. Noisy because faces onto internal courtyard dining area. Dining area cold and windy, front door blows straight in. WiFi worst of all. Staff very good. Suggest you find alternative.
 
Ocean Spray
Outstanding!
 
Hacienda Santa Ana
Surprisingly good considering out of the way location. Food especially but hospitality great.
 
Mashpi Lodge
Great, but food is their weakest link. Weird cooking.
 
Hotel del Parque
Only one evening. Was the expense worth it?

Our Memories

"Climbing Cotopaxi to base camp 1 16000 feet. Mash pi worth the cost for guiding, experience and accommodation. Galapagos more varied than we imagined: hammerhead shark, snorkelling with sea lions and penguins. Horse riding in Cotopaxi park. "

customer rating

5/5 from 119 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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