Holiday review by Ms. Margaret Grey

Name: Ms. Margaret Grey

Date of trip: 11/05/2019

Number of people: 2

  • 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 in the cloud forest, Ecuador © Mashpi Lodge

    Mashpi Lodge in the cloud forest, Ecuador

  • The sundeck on MV Origin

     

  • Origin in the Galapagos Islands

     

  • Twin stateroom on board Origin

     

  • Coffee station on MV Origin

     

  • Hotel del Parque in Guayaquil

     

  • Signature room at Hotel del Parque

     

  • Hotel del Parque reading room

     

  • Hotel del Parque courtyard

     

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Tribes Overall:

It was an incredible experience and I loved seeing the different cultures and the diversity of wildlife

Tribes Service:

Paul always provided a prompt response to any queries I had.

Guides:

As a solo traveller, it was reassuring to be met at the various airports and then transferred to my accomodation. each guide provided local knowledge and in depth historical information.

Social & Environmental Responsibility:

At Mashpi and onboard Origin, the emphasis was definitely on environmental responsibility. All of the guides were very proud of their culture and wanted to share their knowledge.


The places you stayed

Sol y Luna pool and terrace

Sol y Luna Hotel

Peru

A beautiful setting, I loved all the extra touches like a hot water bottle in the bed. It was so peaceful and again the staff were very helpful.


Inkaterra Machu Picchu Entrance

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo

Peru

This was my least favourite hotel. There was a lot of reconstruction work taking place. There was obviously a problem with the drains as that seemed to be part of the excavation work and unfortunately the smell in the bathroom was horrendous. I did mention it at the front desk but didn't recieve any feedback.

The inclusive tours were also poor, I went to the early morning bird watching and the young guide was not very knowledgeable.


Casa Gangotena in Quito Old Town

Casa Gangotena

Ecuador

A beautiful hotel, I was surprised by the continuous police prescence 'guarding' the entrance.


Mashpi Lodge in the cloud forest, Ecuador © Mashpi Lodge

Mashpi Lodge

Northwest of Quito

A wonderful experience, beautiful setting, knowledgeable enthusiastic guides.


The sundeck on MV Origin

Origin and Theory

Galapagos Islands

Wonderful staff, extremely knowledgable guides, Antonio was exceptional.


Hotel del Parque in Guayaquil

Hotel del Parque

Ecuador

A beautiful, peaceful hotel.