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Holiday review by Katharine Sawyer and Chas Wood

Date of trip: 10/01/2015
Number of people: 2
Country: Galapagos Islands

Overall level of Satisfaction

Tribes Overall: "Good"
Tribes Service: "
Guides: "Marking applies to guides in Quito and Napo. Guide in Guayaquil was excellent, guide in Galapagos was average. Due to the rain our guide at Napo did not want to take us to the second clay lick. Instead we went on a 1 and 3/4 hour walk, mainly in mud, through an agricultural area which we found disappointing. Fortunately our local guide, Pato, did some bird-watching with us (and others) at the back of the group.

Response from Tribes: When it rains in the rainforest it does get muddy and the parrots don't come down to the clay licks. There is usually lots of interestig flora and fauna to be seen around, however, regardless of the rain.
Social & Environmental Responsibility: "Average"


Napo Wildlife Centre
Lovely setting on lakeside with great views. Food very good.
Patio Andaluz
Beautiful building and excellent service.
Crew all very friendly and helpful, food very good. Thanks for getting us cabin 6!

Our Memories

"Snorkelling with sealion pups in Galapagos."

customer rating

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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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