Holiday review by Mr. Robert Lee

Name: Mr. Robert Lee

Date of trip: 03/01/2019

Number of people: 2

The rain forest and cloud forest complemented each other in terms of environment with a wide variey of flora and fauna. This contrasted with Galapagos where geology, marine life and animals and birds were spectacular.

  • 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

     

  • Sani Lodge chalets

     

  • Monkey near Sani Lodge

     

  • Sani Lodge canoe trip

     

  • Sani Lodge from the water

     

  • Napo Wildlife Centre from the lake

     

  • Parrot clay lick near Napo Wildlife Centre

     

  • Boat trip at Napo Wildlife Centre

     

  • Caiman near Napo Wildlife Centre

     

  • Letty in the Galapagos Islands

     

  • Letty lounge

     

  • Sea lion and boat

     

  • Sundeck on MY Letty

     

  • Bellavista Cloud Forest Lodge

     

  • Bellavista view

     

  • Bellavista is a good birding destination

     

  • Accommodation at Bellavista

     

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Tribes Overall:

Yes, a very good mix of habitats and experiences: rain forest, Galapagos and cloud forest.

Tribes Service:

Paul Cook did it again!! Everything went very smoothly. How are you going to top this??

Guides:

Very knowledgeable. Slight problem in understanding English speaking native guides when with a party.

Social & Environmental Responsibility:

This was especially so for the rain forest and cloud forest where there was a heavy involvement of local people, although they were predominately male. It was good to encounter female guides on Eric.


The places you stayed

La Casona de la Ronda interior

La Casona de la Ronda

Ecuador

Good central position in the old city. We could have spent an extra day in Quito.


Sani Lodge chalets

Sani Lodge

Ecuador

Fantastic setting on lake. Good to be welcomed by a pet peccory and 'stinky turkeys'. Excellent walks. We enjoyed our visit to the community village but felt that it went on too long.


Napo Wildlife Centre from the lake

Napo Wildlife Centre

Ecuador

Again, a fantastic setting on water, approached by canoe. Most excursions by boat, including sights of giant otters. The food, as with Sani Lodge, was excellent. We particularly enjoyed the fruits and soups.


Letty in the Galapagos Islands

MY Letty

Galapagos Islands

Compact cabins. Spacious meeting area, very comfortable. Party size of 18 felt about right.
Food 5*. Service excellent from a friendly crew.
We enjoyed the mix of water sports, walks and talks.


Bellavista Cloud Forest Lodge

Bellavista Cloud Forest Lodge

Ecuador

We thought that this might be an anticlimax after the rain forest and Galapagos but not so! Excellent personal guide (Juan Carlos from Bolivia), with wide-ranging excursions, especially to see the cock-of-the-rock lek. We would have happily stayed longer. Food basic but good.