Holiday review by Mr. David Saunders

Name: Mr. David Saunders

Date of trip: 28/11/2017

Number of people: 2

There were so many but probably snorkelling in the Galapagos Islands with sharks turtles sea lions penguins and huge numbers of fish.

  • 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


  • Hotel Arenal Springs


  • Hotel Arenal Springs


  • Hotel Arenal Springs


  • Hotel Arenal Springs


  • El-Establo-banner


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Tribes Overall:

It was genuinely an amazing trip of a lifetime. The Galapagos Islands were stunning and visiting them in a small group on a lovely yacht was very special.

Tribes Service:

Paul was excellent and the trip ran so smoothly it was totally stress free. Avianca were a good choice of airline although I had never heard of them. All of our transfers were on time and the guides/drivers helpful and friendly.


All of the guides were very good friendly and knowledgeable. The guide, David, on the Beluga ensured our visit to the Galapagos included all we wanted to see and more and was full of useful and interesting information.

Social & Environmental Responsibility:

All of our trips were strictly controlled to ensure the wildlife were unaffected by our visit. Tourism is important to these areas so hopefully we helped the local economies.

The places you stayed

La Casona de la Ronda interior

La Casona de la Ronda


Charming, comfortable and very central.

Beluga Galapagos Yacht


Galapagos Islands

A wonderful experience. The boat is beginning to show its age but it didn't detract from our adventure.

Hotel Arenal Springs

Arenal Springs Hotel


Very comfortable and the springs and the view of the volcano were lovely. A bit impersonal and American for my tastes but for a two day stay not a problem

Hotel El Establo exterior

Hotel El Establo

Costa Rica

A wonderful location and views to die for. Unfortunately an unexpected cold front meant that the rooms were freezing and really uncomfortable. It reminded me of staying with my grandparents back in the 1960s. They didn't have any form of heating. We had to wear clothes in bed to stay warm. The only form of heating was a hairdryer ! Also our tour was organised for 6am. The hotel doesn't open until 6.15 so in all the confusion we lost an hour.