Holiday review by Mr. Andrew Fellows

Name: Mr. Andrew Fellows

Date of trip: 20/01/2016

Number of people: 2

Swimming into a cave and being surrounded by 8 large marine turtles, 2 sea lions deciding to play with me in the open sea, lazing in hot springs after a volcano trek, wandering through frigatebird nesting colonies, watching penguins, boobies and flightless cormorants dive whilst under water ourselves, varied and exotic bird, reptile and mammalian life, excellent food, lovely hotels.

  • La Casona de la Ronda interior

     

  • La Casona de la Ronda room

     

  • La Casona de la Ronda dining room

     

  • La Casona de la Ronda lounge

     

  • Beluga Galapagos Yacht

     

  • Beluga sun deck

     

  • Double cabin on Beluga

     

  • Beluga twin cabin

     

  • Balcony view at Finca Rosa Blanca

     

  • Bedroom at Finca Rosa Blanca

     

  • The gardens at Finca Rosa Blanca

     

  • Hotel Arenal Springs

     

  • Hotel Arenal Springs

     

  • Hotel Arenal Springs

     

  • Hotel Arenal Springs

     

  • Parador Resort and Spa

     

  • Relax on one of the terraces at Parador Resort and Spa

     

  • Go hiking in Manuel Antonio National Park from Parador Resort & Spa

     

  • Premuim plus room at Parador Resort and Spa

     

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Tribes Overall:

Exceeded all expectations especially as we had been to Galapagos before.

Tribes Service:

Perhaps the info re yellow fever should be stressed and noted earlier. Our own travel clinic assured us we didn't need it ! Also perhaps inform customers about the accepted exceptions - over 60's, transplants etc.

Guides:

All worked to give us what we wanted, responding to our particular interests.

Social & Environmental Responsibility:

At no point did we feel there was any conflict of interest between the trip and the environment.


The places you stayed

La Casona de la Ronda interior

La Casona de la Ronda

Ecuador

Great setting in old city, easy to walk to all sites of interest, nice rustic atmosphere.


Beluga Galapagos Yacht

Beluga

Galapagos Islands

Difficult to assess with little to compare it to. A bit cramped and noisy but what can you expect on a small craft with only 16 passengers. Excellent for getting around and making landings away from others. Great crew and really good food.


Balcony view at Finca Rosa Blanca

Finca Rosa Blanca

Costa Rica

A unique setting and construction, wished we had more time here. Super gardens and birdlife and beautiful food.


Hotel Arenal Springs

Arenal Springs Hotel

Arenal

Lovely gardens and pools, good food, great views of volcano.


Parador Resort and Spa

Parador Resort and Spa

Costa Rica

Fantastic position with superb grounds. Wonderful wildlife within the grounds, lovely pools, panoramic bar to watch sunset over the pacific is hard to beat.