Holiday review by Gill Cotton

Name: Gill Cotton

Date of trip: 20/04/2015

Number of people: 2

Every day gave us a new exciting experience from standing within metres of giant tortoises to snorkeling with turtles, penguins and playing with sea lions and even being attacked by a flightless cormorant!! To almost stepping on marine iguanas and playing with Galapagos flycatchers on our camera. All truly magical!

  • Courtyard balconies at Casona de la Ronda, Quito, Ecuador © Casona de la Ronda

    Courtyard balconies at Casona de la Ronda, Quito, Ecuador

Tribes Overall:

Our trip to the Galapagos was better than I could have ever imagined

Tribes Service:

Paul was extremely helpful.

Guides:

All 3 of the guides on the Coral I, were superb, very knowledgeable friendly and helpful.

Social & Environmental Responsibility:

It appears that the tourist industry in the Galapagos are trying very hard and hopefully succeeding at ensuring tourism has minimum impact upon the environment and wildlife.


The places you stayed

Courtyard balconies at Casona de la Ronda, Quito, Ecuador © Casona de la Ronda

La Casona de la Ronda

Quito

Although the hotel was good with what appeared to be an excellent location in a pedestrianized area, it turned out to be very noisy at night. The hotel staff were very helpful and friendly but the service for dinner was a little slow.