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Holiday review by Sophia

Date of trip: 31/03/2017
Number of people: 2
Country: Galapagos Islands

Overall level of Satisfaction

Tribes Overall: "I very much enjoyed the Galapagos 7 night tour on Beluga visiting Santa Cruz, Espanola, Genovesa etc. Each island was quite different. Wildlife excellent. The Beluga is a very comfortable boat. Our 4 night trip to Napo wildlife centre was not as successful. The lodge is fine but I was disappointed by the activities. I expected to see more wildlife on the canoe trips. What we did see was often far away. At the observation towers you really needed a telescope to see animals. Interesting to see the area but my feeling is that 2 days there would be sufficient. Quito is worth visiting, the Patio Andaluz is a lovely hotel in the old town."
Tribes Service: "Excellent"
Guides: "All guides were helpful and they were always on time."
Social & Environmental Responsibility: "Good"


Grand Hotel
Very noisy rooms. Traffic noise from the busy road was an irritation. The air-con was incredibly noisy too, with it on the traffic noise was not so obvious but .....We had a night flight but had to check out of our room at noon. It would have been helpful to have the room available all day.
Napo Wildlife Centre
Nice lodge. 2 days there would be sufficient to see the area. Disappointing wildlife viewing.
Patio Andaluz
Great location, you can do some interesting walks around the historic centre. A guided city tour is well worth half a day, you are taken to some great view points. Lovely 2 storey rooms. Great service.
Cabin 7 was super. Not much storage space so take soft bags that can be squashed under the bed. Nice to have huge windows to admire the view. Very attentive and helpful crew.

Our Memories

"Wildlife and scenery in the Galapagos."

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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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