Holiday review by JG

Name: JG

Date of trip: 09/03/2014

Number of people: 2

Ecuador. We came for the Galapagos and now know that a little of Ecuador must be explored by anyone who has enough time.

  • Patio Andaluz

     

  • King room at Patio Andaluz

     

  • Courtyard restaurant at Patio Andaluz

     

  • Artwork at Patio Andaluz

     

  • Bellavista Cloud Forest Lodge

     

  • Bellavista view

     

  • Bellavista is a good birding destination

     

  • Accommodation at Bellavista

     

  • Beluga Galapagos Yacht

     

  • Beluga sun deck

     

  • Double cabin on Beluga

     

  • Beluga twin cabin

     

  • Hacienda Cusin

     

  • The gardens at Hacienda Cusin

     

  • Lounge at Hacienda Cusin

     

  • Bedroom at Hacienda Cusin

     

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Tribes Overall:

Surpassed in every respect!
Don't want to be identifiable if that's ok, not really wanted by police however.

Tribes Service:

Excellent is the word. Tribes put this together for us, having checked our preferences, and surpassed hopes and wishes in every respect.

Guides:

all 3 excellent, plus very calm safe drivers

Social & Environmental Responsibility:

We seemed welcome everywhere we went in Ecuador, and no pressure from any salesperson or market trader at all, both mainland guides seemed proud to show us their country and pleased that we should come so far to visit it.


The places you stayed

Patio Andaluz

Patio Andaluz

Ecuador

Very nice, excellent location, bit noisy adjacent to dining area with groups off at 5am having breakfast, beautiful building, very nice staff and enormous bedroom.


Bellavista Cloud Forest Lodge

Bellavista Cloud Forest Lodge

Ecuador

Mad Englishman creates Kenya safari style lodge deep in Cloud Forest. Should advise everybody to get up for 6:30am guide before breakfast as all birds flying in from forest at that time. You don't have to be a birdwatcher to be spellbound by the birdlife here.


Beluga Galapagos Yacht

Beluga

Galapagos Islands

Must surely be the best sort of boat to see Galapagos, 16 passengers only, luxury living, very comfortable sailing as proper design (rather than bigger boat or floating box)(probably should call it a ship or yacht not boat)


Hacienda Cusin

Hacienda Cusin

Ecuador

What a place! A holiday in itself just to be there. Mad Englishman (different one) restores old Hacienda superbly, fills it with artefacts and Spanish/South American furniture, and creates amazing garden and grounds. Logs fires and hot water bottles. Humming bird at window box of bathroom on 1st morning!