Holiday review by Mr. Paul Dearden

Name: Mr. Paul Dearden

Date of trip: 24/12/2014

Number of people: 2

  • Wyndham Costa del Sol


  • Twin room at Wyndham Costa del Sol


  • La Casona courtyard


  • Balcony suite at Inkaterra La Casona


  • La Casona cuisne


  • The spa La Casona


  • Sol y Luna pool and terrace


  • Mountain biking from Sol y Luna


  • Bedroom at Sol y Luna


  • Sol y Luna restaurant


  • Inkaterra Machu Picchu Entrance


  • Inkaterra Machu Picchu lobby and fire


  • An orchid in the gardens of Inkaterra Machu Picchu


  • Suite at Inkaterra Machu Picchu


  • Casa Gangotena in Quito Old Town


  • Plaza view bedroom in Casa Gangotena


  • Casa Gangotena rooftop terrace


  • Inner courtyard at Casa Gangotena


  • Mashpi Lodge exterior


  • Mashpi Lodge yaku suite


  • The skybike at Mashpi Lodge


  • Guided walk at Mashpi Lodge


  • Grace Galapagos yacht at sunset


  • Outdoor seating area on Grace


  • Grace Kelly suite


  • Drinks and meals on deck


Tribes Overall:

Really good holiday. It was our first trip to South America and I must say we were really taken with it all.

The places you stayed

Wyndham Costa del Sol

Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport


This was a airport hotel, we stayed there for one short night. It was very convenient for the airport and adequate for our needs.

La Casona courtyard

La Casona


We really liked this hotel, couldn't fault it. We had two separate stays and stayed in two different rooms both very nice. Staff were very helpful, polite and accommodating. Possibly one of my most favourite hotels.

Sol y Luna pool and terrace

Sol y Luna Hotel


We stayed here for just one night so was adequate for our needs.

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Entrance

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo


This hotel was okay but our room was no better than average. However, the guided walk around the orchid garden and tea plantation was excellent.

Casa Gangotena in Quito Old Town

Casa Gangotena


Nice hotel and lovely room. Centrally located and convenient for having quick look around Quito.

Mashpi Lodge exterior

Mashpi Lodge


Fab hotel. The guides were great and kept us busy all the time. Quite enjoyed the long transfer from Quito to Mashpi our guide did a good job.

Grace Galapagos yacht at sunset


Galapagos Islands

I think we got the best boat in the Galapagos and I think we also got the best naturalist. The crewe were excellent as well. There were just sixteen guests and from what I saw I would recommend anyone thinking of going on a cruise in the Galapagos to go for a small boat. Our naturalist Rafael Pesantes was brilliant he was knowledgeable, informative and good fun.