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Holiday review by Mrs. Elizabeth Plumb

Date of trip: 06/10/2019
Number of people: 2
Country: Ecuador

Overall level of Satisfaction

Tribes Overall: "Very enjoyable overall. Slightly marred by the unrest in Quito, which was obviously beyond anyone’s control. The Galapagos cruise was very special, but the Napo river wildlife centre was also very good."
Tribes Service: "Very helpful. Advice was good and all options discussed."
Guides: "All very knowledgeable and interesting. The guide on the cruise was good, but his English could have been better."
Social & Environmental Responsibility: "The lack of plastic rubbish was noticeable. The napo river trip included s visit to the women of the local people. This was interesting but overlong. Could have been shortened considerably."


Grand Hotel
This was ok, and I understand the need for a night in Guayaquil, but there was very little to see.
Napo Wildlife Centre
Beautiful setting. Very peaceful
La Casona de la Ronda
Didn’t see much of it as we had to move out of the city due to the protests.
Treasure of the Galapagos
Lovely boat and crew. Lots of wildlife to see. I felt that $50 wet suit hire was expensive. Snorkelling was an amazing part of the trip, but it was virtually impossible without a wet suit due to the water temperature. This should have been included. Food was adequate and plentiful.

Our Memories

"Seeing all the wildlife, especially in the Galápagos Islands. I loved the snorkelling with sealions, penguins, sea turtles and marine iguanas. We were frequently the only people who were in each place/landing, which made it very special. The transfers were well organised and fairly easy."

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5/5 from 88 reviews

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facts and information

Time: GMT -5 hours

Flight time: There is an international airport at Quito and at Guayaquil. KLM and Iberia have routes via Europe to both cities. The flying time is about 14 hours. It is also possible to fly via America.

Language: Spanish is Ecuador's official language.

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

Health: There are no compulsory vaccinations, except yellow fever if visiting the rainforest. Malaria prophylactics are also recommended in the rainforest.



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