Holiday review by Mr. Ross Nevin
Name: Mr. Ross Nevin
Date of trip: 24/08/2013
Number of people: 2
Without doubt snorkeling with White Tip Reef Sharks, penguins and a cheeky baby seal lions was really something very special; not to mention been woken up at 6am to see an amazing pod of killer whales all around our boat!
Horseback riding at the Hacienda Zuleta riding through the town and high up into the hills ;)
An amazing experience from start to finish and huge thanks to Paul Cook for tailoring an excellent itinerary! The holiday exceeded all expectations and our 9 day cruise on the Cachalotte was the absolute highlight for me personally!
Our travel organiser Paul was an absolute gentleman and had arranged everything and it all worked like clockwork...this is despite my very very last minute request and choice to go to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands...
The guide we had on the Cachalotte, Darwin Alvarez(yes quite fitting considering he's a guide on the Galapagos, but we were told it was his real name) was fantastic, his knowledge and love of his job and the Galapagos was very inspiring and he made the whole trip very special indeed!
Social & Environmental Responsibility:
Both the Galapagos and Hotel Zuleta paid respect to the general flora and fauna of their respective environments; Hacienda Zuleta has done tremendous work in the area where it is situated providing jobs and homes to the local community and also the selling of it's products, particularly it's cheeses is a wonderful thing and the community gains as a whole!