Holiday review by Ms. Beth Winkley
Name: Ms. Beth Winkley
Date of trip: 22/11/2013
Number of people: 2
Waking up on the first morning to see, just outside our window, a vibrant metallic green humming bird taking a drink from a red hot poker plant.
Snorkelling in the Galapagos and turning around to see a friendly sea lion's nose 2 inches from my mask checking me out.
This was our first visit to South America and we really didn't know what to expect. We were delighted with the mix of experiences from Inca ruins, Amazon rain forest to the Galapagos Islands. A wow factor every day.
Paul was great, he was so knowledgeable about the places we were visitng, he listened to our needs and made some great suggestions for accommodation for days when we wanted to chill out. Our fellow shipmates were very envious of the travel document that Tribes had collated for our trip.
All the guides were extremely knowledgeable and professional. They clearly loved their subject specialisms and their country and this enthusiasm was infectious. We loved the mix of having guided time and free time to explore for ourselves.
Social & Environmental Responsibility:
We were very conscious that we were visiting environmentally sensitive locations and the impact that toursim may have on these. Our guides advised us on the appropriate behaviour for each location and we tried to ensure that our impact was minimal and and that our purchases supported local people.