Holiday review by Mrs. Elizabeth Plumb

Name: Mrs. Elizabeth Plumb

Date of trip: 06/10/2019

Number of people: 2

Seeing all the wildlife, especially in the Galápagos Islands. I loved the snorkelling with sealions, penguins, sea turtles and marine iguanas. We were frequently the only people who were in each place/landing, which made it very special. The transfers were well organised and fairly easy.

  • Courtyard balconies at Casona de la Ronda, Quito, Ecuador © Casona de la Ronda

    Courtyard balconies at Casona de la Ronda, Quito, Ecuador

  • Arriving at Napo Wildife Center, Ecuador rainforest © Napo Wildlife Center

    Arriving at Napo Wildife Center, Ecuador rainforest

  • Treasure of the Galapagos al fresco dining

     

  • Treasure of the Galapagos cruising

     

  • Twin cabin on Treasure of the Galapagos

     

  • Treasure of the Galapagos lounge

     

  • Grand Hotel

     

  • Bedroom at Grand Hotel

     

  • Grand Hotel outdoor pool

     

  • Grand Hotel lobby

     

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Tribes Overall:

Very enjoyable overall. Slightly marred by the unrest in Quito, which was obviously beyond anyone’s control.
The Galapagos cruise was very special, but the Napo river wildlife centre was also very good.

Tribes Service:

Very helpful. Advice was good and all options discussed.

Guides:

All very knowledgeable and interesting.
The guide on the cruise was good, but his English could have been better.

Social & Environmental Responsibility:

The lack of plastic rubbish was noticeable.
The napo river trip included s visit to the women of the local people. This was interesting but overlong. Could have been shortened considerably.


The places you stayed

Courtyard balconies at Casona de la Ronda, Quito, Ecuador © Casona de la Ronda

La Casona de la Ronda

Quito

Didn’t see much of it as we had to move out of the city due to the protests.


Napo Wildife Center, Ecuador rainforest © Napo Wildlife Center

Napo Wildlife Centre

Ecuadorian Amazon

Beautiful setting. Very peaceful


Treasure of the Galapagos al fresco dining

Treasure of the Galapagos

Galapagos Islands

Lovely boat and crew. Lots of wildlife to see.
I felt that $50 wet suit hire was expensive. Snorkelling was an amazing part of the trip, but it was virtually impossible without a wet suit due to the water temperature. This should have been included.
Food was adequate and plentiful.


Grand Hotel

Grand Hotel

Ecuador

This was ok, and I understand the need for a night in Guayaquil, but there was very little to see.