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Holiday review by Lynda Vincent

Name: Mrs. Lynda Vincent
Date of trip: 09/01/2015
Number of people: 1
Country: Ecuador

Overall level of Satisfaction

 
Tribes Overall: "Overall a fantastic holiday which did exceed expectations. The wildlife and landscapes were amazing. The climate and ambience were very relaxing and it's now difficult to return to organising myself."
 
Tribes Service: "Good"
 
Guides: "The transfer guides were efficient, knowledgeable and resolved problems. David at Napo was fine but not the official bird guide, but his brother. Bayron on the Beluga had poor communication skills, but when asked was knowledgeable about all aspects of the Galapagos. "
 
Social & Environmental Responsibility: "Good"

Accommodation

 
La Casona de la Ronda
A charming hotel with friendly and helpful staff. The location is ideal for exploring the city
 
Napo Wildlife Centre
My cabin was large,clean and comfortable. The food was plentiful and tasty. However sitting only with my guide at mealtimes was a little strained due to language difficulties. I would have preferred to join with another group for meals.
 
Beluga
The crew were excellent, always friendly and helpful, especially Abel and Pedro. The panga drivers were very skilled in maneuvering the pangas in all conditions safely.The food was varied and good. My cabin was large and comfortable , especially as no one else needed to share with me. The days and activities were well planned except for changeover days

Our Memories

"So many!!. It was a privilege to be so close to all the wildlife and observe their normal lives. Extra special was seeing the waved albatross courting, which I thought I'd be too early in the year to see and then an adult feeding a chick "

customer rating

5/5 from 70 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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