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Holiday review by Nick Bishop

Date of trip: 07/09/2012
Number of people: 2
Country: Ecuador

Overall level of Satisfaction

Tribes Overall: "The trip was everything we could have wished for and more."
Tribes Service: "Paul at Tribes was extremely helpful and we had all the information we needed. The only slight hitch was with the local tour company in Quito, who did not reply to last minute questions that we had. However Paul resolved everything."
Guides: "Our guide, Darwin, was extremely friendly and knowledgable. More importantly, he was passionate about the Galápagos Islands and this really brought the trip to life."
Social & Environmental Responsibility: "The money that trips such as these bring into the local economy is essential in maintaining the protected islands and wildlife. That said, I don't know how much of the tour price is used for this purpose."


The facilities onboard the Beluga exceeded my expectations. The cabins were very comfortable, the ensuite bathrooms very good, and the food excellent.

customer rating

5/5 from 77 reviews

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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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