Holiday review by Mr. John Braint

Name: Mr. John Braint

Date of trip: 06/07/2019

Number of people: 2

There were many highlights but I think the three of us enjoyed our time on the boat Beluga most of all. The crew were delightful, the naturalist on board was outstanding and the other passengers were all a delight to be with. Almost everything worked like clockwork in a very pleasant way. We had a packed itinerary but also time to relax. The Beluga was comfortable without being smart or formal. The food was delicious, healthy, and plentiful. Bernie our naturalist was outstanding in every respect. He spoke excellent English, he was young, enthusiastic, and had a seemingly fathomless knowledge of everything around us.

  • Casa Andina Plaza


  • Casa Andina Plaza lounge


  • View from Casa Andina Plaza


  • El MaPi enxtrance


  • Suite at El MaPi


  • El MaPi spa pool


  • The bar at El MaPi


  • 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 Albemarle


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Tribes Overall:

It was an amazing holiday in every respect.

Tribes Service:

I doubt we could have found a better company to deal with.
Knowledgeable, charming, and patient.
Their response to any request for additional information was speedy and very professional.
They went out of their way to provide us with a fantastic holiday.


The guides were punctual polite informative and all spoke excellent English.

Social & Environmental Responsibility:

It’s always difficult to tell the impact on the local environment but I would say that as much as possible I hope the holiday didn’t have a detrimental impact on the local communities or wildlife.
I doubt more could have been done by the operators on the ground.

The places you stayed

Casa Andina Plaza

Casa Andina Cusco Plaza


Great location but rather soul less. And one room I had contained windows that looked onto the corridor without blackout blinds and lights going on and off all night.

El MaPi enxtrance

El MaPi


A lovely hotel in every respect.
I wish we could have stayed longer.

La Casona de la Ronda interior

La Casona de la Ronda


This was our favourite.
Old, beautifully maintained, comfortable, large rooms with amazing Wooden polished floors.

Beluga Galapagos Yacht


Galapagos Islands

We love the Beluga.

Hotel Albemarle

Hotel Albemarle

Galapagos Islands

The view from our bedrooms was breathtaking.
The hotel was quiet And pleasant.