Or, what our guests think about us:
Traveled on the Cormorant
Dear Marcia and GalapagosIslands.com,
We cannot say enough wonderful things about this trip!
The boat, The Cormorant, the crew and the naturalist, George Garcia were all excellent in their services, accommodations, and nature information.
I had requested this specific trip so that we could celebrate my husband’s 50th birthday and the crew did not let us down.
On his birthday we arrived back to the boat after a morning of snorkeling and the entire room was decorated with balloons, streamers, and the towels were formed into a birthday cake!
This was so special. Beyond my expectations. The main dinning lounge was also decorated with balloons and streamers. All of the other guest were wonderful too, helping us celebrate all day long.
Galapagos Islands.com staff were efficient and available to answer any question. All of our special requests were provided. There was noting that was a problem.
Thank you for a wonderful trip. You are welcome to post this review on your new web site. I would also be happy to post something separately.
I am back after a magnificent trip to Galapagos.
Your organization, our guide Eduardo, and the crew of Eden were all outstanding.
Also the program of visits was excellent. There is nothing I could suggest you should improve. Galapagos is a unique experience worth a lot.
Thank you indeed!
Yannis A. Phillis
We just returned! ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL! AMAZING! Best vacation ever!
Thanks so much for all your help!!!
Muchas gracias por toda su ayuda han sido unas maravillosas vacaciones se le agradece de todo corazon.
El servicio en el crucero fue excelente, la comida fue muy buena y a tiempo, la cabina todo el tiempo estuvo limpia y ordenada cuando salíamos a actividades, los guias fueron muy buenos referente con la flora y fauna y a la vez muy explicitos con las reglas de el parque, la tripulaciòn de el Galaven son excepcionales, los servicios de cada uno fueron excelentes fue un placer el convivir con ellos.
Dios los bendiga a todos, gracias una vez más.
We have just got back from the most amazing experience on the Galapagos Islands.
It was everything I could have wished for and much much more as well.
The whole thing was simply stunning, the Beluga and its crew, the food, the service, and the animals birds and fish WOW WOW WOW!!!!! and then there was the landscape as well!! What a country.
Wendy and I returned from Ecuador to Helena this afternoon.
We had a great time and wanted to thank you for your help in arranging this trip in your very beautiful country.
Interestingly, we met the president of GalapagosIslands.com at Sacha Lodge – Jim Wilson, his wife and two children.
We told Mr. and Mrs. Wilson we booked our trip through you and were very pleased with your assistance.
Thanks again and best wishes.
Mike and Wendy
Please know that I had a wonderful trip.
Everyone I encounter from the drivers to the airport guides to the tour guides (Vanessa and Alvaro) and the naturalist (Jorge/Christine) were incredible.
They were knowledgeable, kind and very attentive to my well-being. I followed their advice for eating and hydration and it went so well that I never got sick and managed the altitude changes without any problems.
I would recommend both of your companies to anyone traveling to your magnificent countries.
Thanks again for a truly memorable vacation.
I just want you to know that our trip to the Galapagos was wonderful and you and your company were excellent!
Thank you very much!
I thank you for organizing a fantastic tour for us.
The complete experience was positive: the hotels, the guides, the sites, the Santa Cruz ship, Machu Picchu, Lima.
We have learned much about Ecuador & Peru but realize there is much more to learn; so will need to return someday in the future.
Thanks again for your professionalism.
We want to thank you for organizing an outstanding trip to the Galapagos aboard the Archipell I.
Everything went very smoothly and your representatives were always on time to meet us.
We certainly will return to Ecuador and one day will bring out grandchildren to the Galapagos.
Please convey to your employer how much we appreciated your service.
Our holiday was excellent, thank you.
Everything was very well organized – our taxi collections were prompt, staff excellent, loved Ocean Spray and the itinerary.
Only thing I can think of, is that perhaps a bit more could have been arranged in the evening on the boat – perhaps cocktails one evening, films available, board games / cards etc.
I would certainly recommend the Galapagos and your website. Thank you very much for all your help.
Helen Louise Randall
I want to thank you very much for all your excellent planning for me and my itinerary.
All the arrangements were excellent, including the transfers and pick-ups. the whole trip was remarkable
Thanks to you.
Thanks a lot for ALL your help.
We have wonderful memories about the Galapagos trip.
We talk a lot about it to family, friends and colleagues. We hope that several of them will find their way to beautiful Galapagos with your help!
Birgit and Manfred
I just returned from the best trip of my life…..and I thank you for making everything run so smoothly and easily.
I would recommend GalapagosIslands.com – because of YOU – to everyone I know! From the pick-up at the airport to the drop-off at the end, and everything in-between,it all went efficiently, professionally and perfectly. Actually, the tremendous care I received started with my first encounter with you and continued right up to the end.
You were there for me 100% of the way – answering my questions quickly and arranging an idyllic vacation.
The Cormorant is an exceptional vessel and the staff and Byron (our naturalist) were caring, well trained and outstanding at their jobs!
Thank you, again, Lilian.
Thank you so much for all your help. It was a wonderful trip. You live in a truly beautiful country. I cannot wait to visit again.
We had a wonderful trip on The Galaven I. The ship was perfect. It was very clean and comfortable.
The crew were very friendly and always happy to help.
The food was delicious and plentiful. The guides, Billy and Angel were very knowledgeable and always willing to answer questions.
We enjoyed the many excursions to the islands and saw so many interesting things, the snorkeling was fun.
Thanks for all your help – we will recommend you to our friends.
Judy and Lucy
We are having a wonderful time in the Galapagos Islands.
Our cruise was fantastic and we could not have been any happier with both the Cormorant and its professional staff.
Thank you for recommending such a fabulous boat!
Sylvain and I would like to thank you for all the work you did for us to create the perfect holiday for us. We got back home last Sunday and we loved our entire trip.
The weather was perfect- rained only once one afternoon.
Our guide in Quito was very good and we enjoyed our time there- there was a shooting across the street from Le Parc the first night though and even though it was a beautiful hotel. The Galapagos were amazing-we got to see all the animals we wanted to see ( including penguins which were at the top of our wish list) and thanks to you we saw all the islands that we wanted to see the most. We snorkelled twice a day and the snorkelling was awesome!
The cruise was great, the boat was nice and food was great and most importantly the naturalists on the boat were fantastic (especially Martin)!
Cusco was amazing-our guide was great there as well as all of them were-we did have some problems with the altitude however-Pam Kline was quite ill for much of the trip. Urubamba was wonderful too and the Sol Y Luna was the most beautiful hotel I’ve ever stayed in-wish he had more time there!
Machu Picchu was absolutely awesome-the train ride was spectacular-the scenery was breathtaking and the Sumaq hotel was wonderful too-fantastic food and service!
We had a wonderful holiday and will certainly recommend you and your company to friends and family!
Thank you once again for all the work you did in making this such a fantastic trip for us!
Jill and Sylvain Lepine
We had a wonderful trip on The Galaven I. The ship was perfect. It was very clean and comfortable. The crew were very friendly and always happy to help. The food was delicious and plentiful.
The guides, Billy and Angel were very knowledgeable and always willing to answer questions.
We enjoyed the many excursions to the islands and saw so many interesting things. The snorkeling was fun.
Thanks for all your help – we will recommend you to our friends.
Nirvana and I would just like to say a big thank you for making our trip to the Galapagos possible. It was an amazing experience and one we will always look back on with fond memories.
Thank you again for all your help. It is much appreciated!
Katherine and Nirvana
The cruise was brilliant!
Harry Jimenez the guide was great and the crew were excellent.
The itinerary was extremely varied and interesting ,the food was very good and the Cormorant very spacious and practical in every way.
We also met two nieces of the Cormorant owner ,who were both delightful.
Could you pass on to their uncle how pleased we were with the cruise too,please.
Sólo unas palabras para agradecerle su trabajo y profesionalidad con nosotros. El crucero por las Galápagos ha sido magnífico, nos ha encantado su pais.
Reciba un cordial saludo.
I just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed our trip to Galapagos. It was a wonderful experience!
From the minute we arrived in Quito until we left for home the following week, including our tour in Quito, everything went so smoothly, thanks to you.
We had no complaints at all.
Thanks again for making it such a memorable experience.
The cruise in the Galapagos on the Angelito was wonderful. The accommodations, food, itinerary and crew were excellent. We would highly recommend the same trip to others.
The stay in the Vieja Cuba however was not as pleasant. The hotel is very cute and clean, and the staff was very polite. However, the hotel is very loud!
We recommend that the hotel post signs instructing guests and staff to “please be quiet – guests are sleeping” (maybe 11pm – 6am).
This would certainly help to make the hotel more enjoyable.
We unfortunately did not rest well either night at the hotel due to loud guests late in the evening (after 2am.), and loud staff in the morning. We would not recommend the Viejo Cuba hotel.
Thank you for all of the arrangements.
If we return to the Galapagos we will contact you again Smile.
Buenas tardes Señorita Lilian,
Le escribo para agradecerle por la gestión del viaje. Todo salió a la mayor satisfacción posible.
Recomendaremos el viaje y la agencia en concreto.
Muchas Gracias, y un saludo.
Firstly, I must apologise for taking so long to write and thank you! We wanted to say a very big thank you to you for organising our holiday in Ecuador and the Galapagos in December.
It really was fantastic and everything worked out very smoothly – all the connections were good, the guides were brilliant, the hotels superb, the landscapes and fauna/flora absolutely amazing – it was just perfect [no complaints!].
We will tell all our friends to book through you, without hesitation!
Thank you again.
Drs David and Elizabeth Rollinson
Happy New Year to you and your family.
We wanted to write to let you know that we had a fantastic time in Ecuador and in the Galapagos Islands. Really, from beginning to end it was an amazing trip and more than met our very high expectations. Quito was lovely and we really enjoyed the Patio Andaluz and the old city on Christmas Eve.
The cruise on the Queen Beatriz was also amazing – it could not have been better. Great weather, amazing scenery and wildlife.
Please let GAP know that the guide, Edgar Vargas, was excellent and made the trip even more enjoyable. The last day in Quito at the JW Marriot was also a nice way to end. A great hotel.
Again, we want to thank you for helping to arrange for an amazing trip.
Steven Schechter and Diane Winston
We are back and I wanted to tell you we had a fantastic time. The boat was just great, the crew fantastic, and Fausto the tour guide was SUPERB. We will never forget the experience.
Our flight home was delayed by 5-7 hours from taking off due to fog in Quito, the only problem we had. We got home at 2:30 in the morning after being at the airport since 6 AM.
Thank you again, and HAPPY HOLIDAYS
Thanks you so much for helping us to book the trip. We had a fabulous time, and both the cruise and the islands more than exceeded our expectations.
It was amazing!
Emma Rusti and Jaimie
We had a great trip the santa cruz was excellent highly recommend Have already talked with friends about you.
We absolutely LOVED the Galapagos islands and have since recommended the trip to many travelers.
The staff and guide on New Flamingo were excellent, especially the knowledge of Alfonso the tour guide.
We had a fantastic time and will recommend your company and the New Flamingo boat in future
Dean and Kellie Fearnall
You did a wonderful job of setting up our vacation , it was just like we wanted.
Thanks for being so flexible and understanding of our needs. The staff at all 3 hotels were very helpful and made us feel so welcome.
All local guides were so helpful. Nellie in Isabella knew so much about local plants, Pedro on San Cristobal was a great source for snorkeling.
The people of Ecuador were vary welcoming thanks again.
Anne, Becky and Kristan Charest
We really enjoyed our Galapagos Adventure. Angie was a perfect guide for us. She is very knowledgeable, plants, animals and history of the area. She is enthusiastic, communicates well in many languages. She was flexible, willing to make changes to meet our needs.
We learned a lot and had a great time.
Thank you and have a good day.
Anne, Becky and Kristan Charest
We just wanted to let you know that we had a great time at the Galapagos!
Great, charming boat with a nice crew, very nice food; a real recommendation!
Davy Rooseleers and Ilse Van den Berghe
We had a great cruise on board Fragata! Ivan was our guide and he was excellent.
We are planning to return and we will most certainly call you to arrange our next cruise on the most beautiful islands in the world.
We were fully satisfied with your service!
György K.B. Sándor
I enjoyed my trip very much.
The guide was very knowledgeable and the ship was also nice. All the logistics, airport check-in, etc. went smoothly.
I will be recommending the trip to my friends.
Thank you very much for your assistance.
The time in both the Galapagos and Ecuador has leapt to the the top of one of the most enjoyable times in my life (and I have traveled over much of this globe) and for that, I owe you my everlasting gratitude.
Not only was the switch to ‘The Treasure of the Galapagos’ an inspired recommendation of yours for both its comfort and excellent itinerary, but the other passengers have become memorable companions (a wonderful group) and the crew were outstanding and the guide was superb.
I absolutely loved every waking moment on that boat and every step I made on each of those fascinatingly bleak islands. The awe and thrill of associating with all the placid wildlife has left me even more philosophical about the wonder of all life on this planet.
Then I followed on with the the plans you made for me in Quito and Ecuador, each of which consumed my interest and attention, particularly the tour of Old Town Quito and the market in Otavalo.
Though I got that rotten cold in Bellavista, it too left me with special memories; particularly amazing was the density of the forest, almost jungle like, and the incredible steepness of the terrains wherever I went on those few days of mainland travel.
Also, the choice of the Marriott Hotel as a base was ideally comfortable.
Perhaps it was all more than my original budget parameters, but it was worth not only every penny but in fact the trip has left me with the kind of memories that simple money cannot buy.
The Galapagos experiences more than fulfilled my childhood dream to tread where Charles Darwin roamed.
Thank you so much Grace for your weeks of devotion and attention to organizing such a life affirming adventure for me..
Hace ya una semana que regresamos a Bogotá después de nuestro viaje maravilloso a Galápagos, y no quiero dejar pasar más tiempo sin agradecerle su intervención y su ayuda con los detalles del viaje.
La atención de la agencia en los trayectos al aeropuerto en Quito y nuevamente a la llegada funcionó muy bien. Y nuestra travesía en el Queen of Galápagos fue una experiencia inolvidable, en gran parte debido a la pericia y amabilidad del Capitán y de toda la tripulación.
También merece mención especial nuestro guía, Billy, del Servicio del Parque Nacional, que nos acompañó con entusiasmo en nuetro itinerario y compartió con nosotros su amplio conocimiento de las Islas.
Amalia y yo nos sentimos muy afortunadas de haber podido conocer Galápagos y sin duda regresaremos al Ecuador muy pronto,
I just wanted to let you know that the entire trip was amazing and we had a great time and wanted to thank you for organizing the trip.
The cruise was very professional and the entire staff was very nice and went out of their way to make sure we were having a great time and didn’t need anything.
Please also let your partners in Peru know that we were very happy with the service and everything exceeded our expectations. I will recommend you to any of my friends and will seek your services in the future.
The organisation of our trip was simply out of this world. Everything was perfect.
Hotels, guides, itinerary, boat, food, a pure enchantment.
Since we came back home we did not stop a moment. First getting back in shape ouf!
We pronounced your name every day during this outstanding trip thinking how lucky we were.
We fullfill the entire program and were very proud to make every excursion.
Thanking you again and lets hope we will meet you one of those days.
Robert & Pierrete Walsh
The trip was great. Everything from the service before the trip, during the trip, and after the trip were great!
As far as the hotel in Quito goes, the Holiday Inn Express was a great place to stay and the hotel staff was very good. The room was nice, the internet was fast, the wakeup call came on time, and the breakfast was a great way to start the day.
The guide at the Quito airport was on time and very helpful in getting me checked in for my flight and to the departure area. The flight was smooth and we arrive a few minutes early to Baltra.
We met the guide at Baltra and she took us around the Island of Santa Cruz. A wonderful introduction to the Galapagos.
The trip on MY Beluga was first class. The crew, staff, and naturalist were great. The itinerary was just what I was looking for. The biggest surprise for me was the snorkeling and underwater part of the trip. There was so much below the surface that would rival what was above.
The transfer back to Quito from Baltra also was very smooth and went perfectly.
Overall, one of the best trips I have taken in my life with great service from GalapagosIslands.com, the crew, staff, and naturalist in the Galapagos, and of course, it wouldn’t have been possible without the help of Pablo setting it all up for me.
The trip was absolutely wonderful–the Galapagos and Amazon were magical. Thank you for taking care of the all the details, Tony and I could not have asked for a better trip. You were able to incorporate all of my requests into the itinerary perfectly.
I know I insisted on Tapir lodge, our guide was good but not great so perhaps next time I will take your advice and stay at a different place, maybe Cuyabeno Lodge (which was booked for our dates). I would recommend ensuring the lodge has canopy towers and a telescope for easier viewing of some of the wildlife.
On our last day in Cuyabeno VIP cancelled the flight to Quito due to maintenance issues so we had to take a mini-bus back to Quito but it was okay, we got there in 6 hours.
Ruby Kaur and Tony Froude
Our trip to the Galapagos was fantastic. All my family thought It was the best trip they had ever done. The multisport option was exactly right for us.
Our Guide Andreas was awesome, he added a lot of value to our trip with his knowledge and experience. The accommodation and the meals was also much better than we expected.
Thank you for arranging it all for us. The memories will always be with us.
Dear Mrs Weiland,
We arrived back safely. Everything worked fine. Thank you very much for your patience and your competent consultancy.
Many regards from Germany, where it is pretty cold at the moment.
We enjoyed our trip very much.
The crew was wonderful and kind. The guide – Enrique was amazing. Knows everything and try to fulfill all our wishes. The food was delicious.
Just got back from our holiday and wanted to thank you once again.
All the arrangements went smoothly and we had a lovely day in Mindo with Paul. He is a very good guide.
We really enjoyed the Darwin cruise, the crew were great and so was the guide. We met a really nice group of people and the whole experience was wonderful.
The hotel was good too, and the reception so helpful. It would not have worked as well without your help.
Very best wishes,
Dianne and Gemma Ninnmey
I’m sorry I didn’t write this immediately. My girlfriend and I had a wonderful trip on the Archipel I.
Thank you very much for helping us book the cruise and the side trip to Otavalo. Feel free to use me as a reference should any future potential customer ask for references.
Thank you very much for your mail. I had a great time on board the Fragata, the itinerary suited my wishes perfectly and crew and guide were excellent.
I will contact you again when I am heading to Galapagos in either 2012 or 2013.
With best wishes,
We wanted to personally thank you for everything you did for our Galapagos vacation. Everything was perfect and amazing.
The Galapagos Islands are truly a magical place. The Hotels, the pick-ups, the Cormorant, the Crew, the flights, all went without any problems.
The equipment on the ship was in excellent shape. We had no disappointments. Only good memories.
Thanks again for everything,
Frank & Joy Fournier
Le escribo para decirle que nuestro viaje a Galápagos no pudo ser mejor, bueno sí, si hubiéramos podido quedarnos más días para seguir disfrutando de semejante maravilla. El caso es que nos encantaron las islas, su gente, su fauna, sus paisajes…disfrutamos muchísimo!!
Todo estuvo perfectamente gestionado por su parte, con total profesionalidad y amabilidad, todo perfecto, y quería aprovechar este email para agradecérselo sinceramente.
Muchísimas gracias de nuevo por todo Lilian y si volvemos a Ecuador, que es algo que me encantaría y no descarto en absoluto, no dudaré en volver a contratar sus servicios.
Un afectuoso saludo,
Quiero agradecerle muchísimo su valiosa colaboración en la organización del crucero y del tour Ecuador, todo fue simplemente perfecto, lo único que me desilusionó un poco fue la visita a Guayaquil, demasiado rápida.
El guía Alfredo Carreras, es una persona muy profesional, amable, disponible, me gustó mucho, como toda la tripulación del Catamarán y el Guía Darío Morales.
Ecuador es un país encantador, y las Islas Galapagos simplemente fantásticas!
I would just like to thank you for organizing our trip in the Galapagos, we had a wonderful time and the Queen of Galapagos and her crew were all we could have hoped for.
I just want to personally thank you for your assistance in planning my trip to Peru and the Galapagos Islands.
The trip was fantastic in every way. Everything was planned better than I anticipated, and I am not the easiest person to please as all my acquaintances would readily agree.
The guides very terrific for both Peru and Galapagos. In both instances, the guides lived and breathed the experience. You could sense their every word was from the heart and just not memorized words for the purpose of a tour.
Additionally, you were great in following up on any and every request. Again, thank you for a job well done. You made our trip to your country a great experience.
Delmas & Patricia Humphreys
I just wanted to thank you again for arranging such a fabulous trip for us to the Galapagos. It was an experiance of a lifetime. We loved our entire stay in Ecuador, but the Galapagos were the absolute highlight.
The Cormorant cruise was perfect. The crew could not have been more professional, always amiable and willing to assist. The chef made us some wonderful vegetarian food.
And our guide, Fausto, was superb. Not only was he extremely knowledgeable, but the fact that he is a photographer himself added an extra dimension to his enthusiasm. We felt he was participating as well as leading us. He took some wonderful photos of the wildlife which he shared with us.
We were lucky in that the other passengers on our cruise were very interesting people. Half the passengers were children, who because of their energy made the experience different from what I imagined. Since we were a small group, this made the trip even more enjoyable.
The airport transfers and Quito hotel were also perfectly arranged.
I have already told my friends and family that they should plan to take such a trip, and have given them your coordinates! You were always extremely friendly, helpful and informative throughout our email exchanges in preparation of the trip. Thanks to you we had an unforgettable experience!
With kind regards as always,
Very good boat, fantastic crew, wonderful food, saw everything we wanted to see.
All of your scheduled transfers were right on time so there was never any worries about meeting the boat or airplanes. Our guide really knew his stuff and he went out of his way to answer all our questions.
I plan to send you another email in a few days with some photos attached.
Owe entire two weeks in Ecuador turned into a wonderful experience that we will treasure for a lifetime.
Thanks again for all your assistance in putting together our trip. It worked beautifully!
Best wishes to you
Thank you. Everything went smooth with the pick up and hotel. We have had a great trip to Ecuador and the Athala was a fantastic ship.
Many thanks for all your assistance.
Sorry for the delayed message I find myself out of town again in Alaska. The trip was absolutely fabulous.
The boat was spectacular and I would imagine one of the best boats in the Galapagos. The crew was fabulous as was the experience.
Thank you for everything you did to help It made for a wonderful trip.
Thank you again
We are good thank you, trust this finds you well too.
Our trip was excellent. From boarding our flight in Cusco everything went to plan perfectly.
The Mansion Del Angel was a fantastic hotel. The furnishings in the public areas and our bedroom was just amazing.
The staff were so welcoming and were always prepared to go that extra mile to make your stay special. We also choose to dine in the hotel and the meals were delicious and of a very high standard.
The Athala was a fantastic experience too. The crew and guide (Monica) were also accommodating and worked really hard to make our holiday memorable. Monica’s knowledge and enthusiasm was infectious.
The cabins were very comfortable and were always kept clean and tidy by the staff. The dining areas and buffet food again were of a very high standard.
We would certainly recommend you, your company, the Mansion Del Angel and the Athala. It is our intention to make an entry on Trip Advisor.
Thank you once again for your help and assistance in making our holiday to celebrate our 30th Wedding Anniversary such a special one.
Stephen & Dianne Halliday
The Millenuim trip was great.
We liked Rissel, our guide, and found his English easy enough to understand. The ship and crew were very nice, and we liked the food too. One night was rough as we were moving on choppy seas, but the rest was fine. Of course the snorkeling was great.
We also liked the Hotel Continental in Guayaquil. For the price, the rooms and service were a real bargain, and the restaurants excellent.
Thanks for your help, our trip was safe, and memorable.
Hello Mrs Weiland,
I wanted to thank you for the excellent organisation of my trip to Galapagos.
All my expectations have been exceeded.
Thank you very much.
My trip to the Galapagos was fantastic! I was so impressed with the quality of the yacht and food and how wonderful the crew catered to the passengers.
It really impressed me that after we went on a short snorkeling trip or after returning from an island trek, we were welcomed back on the boat with fresh juice and warm snacks.
Overall, the service was fantastic, the snorkeling, animals, and islands were magical, and my only regret is that I was not able to do the longer 8-day tour. It would have been totally worth it!
Thank you so much for all the information and assistance that you provided prior to my departure. It was truly helpful.
I have refereed your contact information and the company website to my friend Marie and Max Acree who should be in contact with you shortly about booking a trip in the near future.
Thanks so much!
Thanks for organizing everything for Galapagos. We are also glad since everything went very great. The tour and the boat was really great.
We wish to thank you for your service which was very professional and most important very efficient.
Thanks and best regards,
Roman Frelih & Urska Gale
Thanks again for your wonderful, thoughtful service for my trip last July & August aboard Nemo II.
The boat was clean, well maintained and staffed by a friendly, hospitable crew.
Thank you for the present that you left at our hotel in Cuenca. It was thoughtful and delicious. We loved our entire trip. Everyone was friendly and Ecuador is a beautiful country.
I was very happy with the decision to visit Cuenca. It is a beautiful city.
A great time in the Galapagos?…..that is definitely an understatement!
We have been very fortunate to have travelled a few trips of a lifetime but of all the trips, the Galapagos was definitely the best one we have ever travelled. You have probably heard it all before from your previous clients…amazing sights and so many interesting animals…it is all so accurate and much more. We would do it all again in a heartbeat.
The M/Y Grand Odyssey was a comfortable vessel, and the crew was always friendly, helpful, accommodating, and ensuring our safety. We are very thankful to have had such a wonderful captain and crew.
The food was abundant, delicious, and in good variety. In our opinion, we would have liked a bit more Ecuadorian food served, but understand that other travellers may not appreciate the different flavours.
Our guide, Peter, definitely made our trip very enjoyable. He was very skilled, knowledgeable, informative, patient, friendly, funny, and helpful.
Our Peruvian tour was absolutely amazing too, although it was far too short of time spent there. We had the best guides, drivers, transportation, and accommodations – exactly what we wanted!
Salome, we are truly thankful for all your services – for taking care of all the details, big and small, on the Galapagos tour and the Peru tour. MUCHAS GRACIAS, MANY THANKS, for taking such good care of us!! It was a blessing to have had you as our trip advisor.
Take care and all the best wishes to you Salome,
Anthony & Jane Quan
I don’t know where to begin to thank you. Our trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos was remarkable. There was not a single problem, every part of your planning worked out perfectly.
The Galapagos are beyond description probably the most exciting, fascinating, and amazing trip my wife and I have ever experienced. The Beluga was a wonderful ship, the crew, the food, and the accommodations.
We had the most wonderful shipmates also: a family of five from Spain, who ironically also booked their tour through Galapagosislands.com, a family of four from Hong Kong, two fantastic women from England, a father and his adult daughter from Boston also fantastic, and a young lawyer from New York.
Our guide, Juan Tapia was truly amazing in his knowledge of the wildlife, the plants, the geology, the culture, and the history of the islands.
Then on to our three day tour of the Andes, once again wonderful. Our guide, Ruben Sylva, was great and the culture and history of this region fascinating. Ruben also entertained us with numerous anecdotal and personnel stories to add to our enjoyment.
Our accommodation’s through the Andes were terrific especially the hacienda on the second night after our tour of the volcanoes.
Once again so many, many thanks. We couldn’t have done this without you!
PS- You and your company will always have our recomendations for anyone who wishes to visit Ecuador.
Don and Eileen Goodrich
The Queen of Galapagos was a wonderful ship, and we enjoyed the cruise immensely. The food was great, the staff attentive (especially the captain Jorge) and the cabin was very comfortable. The naturalist Ferisio was knowledgeable.
Thanks. Your country is beautiful. We had a wonderful time in the Galapagos and also enjoyed the Centro Historico, Otavalo, Mindo, and Cotapaxi while staying in Quito.
You were very helpful and I can honestly say that this was the best vacation our family has ever had.
Thank you again.
Thank you so much for everything, we had an awesome time in Galapagos and a great honeymoon. The hotel was a nice touch.
We really appreciate your help.
Tim and Fernanda Conrad
We had a wonderful trip to the Galapagos!
I would highly recommend Treasure of Galapagos! Everything went as planned and actually, even better!
Thank you for your assistance!
Traveled on the Queen
We have just returned to the US following a wonderful 6 week stay in Ecuador. The Queen of the Galapagos cruise was magnificent. The service you provided during the planning, and especially during the implementation of our itinerary, was superb. Our guide and crew were great–and our fellow passengers delightful. We snorkelled each day (one of our hopes!) and thoroughly enjoyed it all. Thank you so much for your expertise and patience with all my questions along the way. We love your beautiful country.
Along with Manu we wanted to express our immense gratitude and complete satisfaction with the tour you offered.
We truly lived some unforgettable days in The Encantadas, as many called these magic islands in times past. Sorry for bothering you constantly and thank you for all of your efforts and professionalism.
Hasta la próxima,
Felipe Valencia Manu Lohiya
This is Stephen writing. This is just a short note to let you know that our trip the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador was a great success. When my wife first suggested a trip to the Galapagos I could not have cared less, but this was on her dream list so I shrugged my shoulders and said, “Sure, whatever,” and we went.
I loved it!
We will return to the Galapagos Islands. The Islands themselves are magical. The crew onboard the Galapagos Legend was also first class. As you know we were traveling with a six-year-old boy. The crew went out of their way on several occasions to ensure that we (the parents) and he enjoyed our voyage with them. Our guide, Valerio, was inspiring and motivating. He alone is probably one of the best ambassadors the Galapagos Islands has.
The second leg of our trip took us to Quito and the area surrounding. Again, we could not have asked for a better guide in Byron. His personable nature, his knowledge, and his assistance when we ran into a small hiccup, were as good as anyone would expect.
If you keep partnering with these service providers you are going to have a successful business. We are telling all our friends and I am certain that those who choose to come down to Ecuador will be booking their travels with you.
My husband and I just want to thank you for all the work you did to make our trip to Quito and the Galapagos such a memorable and enjoyable one. Everything went well. Our cruise with the Odyssey was superb. The food and crew were excellent.
We had two exceptional guides whose knowledge of the fauna and flora of the Galapagos went beyond our expectations. Every daily trip to the islands was a new adventure, full of excitement and packed with information. Our only regret was that our brains were not big enough to absorb everything that was told to us.
Thank you also for treating us to a wonderful dinner at the beautiful Theatrum Restaurant in Quito. It was a perfect way to end a perfect trip to your amazing country.
We hope we can visit Ecuador again in the future and spend time in other parts of the country.
Thanks again for everything and above all for helping us when we needed you.
God bless and muchas gracias.
Wow we just got back from our fantastic trip to the Galapagos Islands. We had a marvalous time. The boat was great as was the crew and the chef was out of sight good. Everything was done very professionally, very clean, and very very fun. I recommend the Encantada to anyone interesting in a trip to see it all without the crowds.
Thanks again for all your help in making this trip come true.
We had a terrific time on the Cachalote sailing the Galapagos Islands.
The food was terrific and plentiful. All the crew was friendly and helpful. The accommodations were cramped but good.
David, our naturalist, was a great guide. He was very knowledgeable about the history and flora/fauna of the islands. The snorkeling at Devil’s Crown the best of the trip so it made the stop worthwhile. We thought that Espanola was the best island to visit.
You did a good job providing us with the information about the trip prior to our arrival. Lastly, the assistance your company provided at the airport for travel between Quito and the Galapagos was very helpful. Thank you.
I’m back to work after my amazing vacation. I’m writing to thank for all your best effort to organize my trip. Everything was so perfect and organized. I had no worries during all the circuit. I will have you as a reference for anybody that wants to know your country.
Thanks again for everything.
The cruise was totally great! I enjoyed it very much. Especially our guide did a good job and the food on the boat was delicious! I’ll never forget this trip. The Galapagos Island are really unique and the Golondrina was the perfect boat for me!
Thank you for your support!
The transfers to and from the airports were efficient and on time. The transfer from the hotel in Quito to the airport was particularly well organized.
The cruise was excellent, La Pinta was a very good choice for us. James particularly enjoyed the Young Pirates club and we were pleased he was able to have an early dinner with his Young Pirate friends. The Head Naturalist, Carlos, looked after James very well and even taught him to snorkel. By the end of the cruise he was an expert!
Thank you for your expert assistance through the booking process for the trip.
Very best regards,
Peter Mc Culloch, Elizabeth Ludick and James Mc Culloch
Hi Lilian – many thanks for all of the trip arrangements . We had a great time.
Best regards …
You have been helpful getting everything set up – thanks for all your help .
Please pass this e-mail to the head of your team, I could not have been more happy with your service.
Everything was beautiful.
All was very organized, the ship was lovely, and the guides very knowledgable.
Thank-you very much for facilitating such an enjoyable part of our vacation. We enjoyed Ecuador and wished we had spent more time on the mainland. We plan to return in the future to do just that. Thanks again.
Hello Miss Weiland
We are back home – unfortunately.
I’d like to say a big thank you. Everything went smoothly.
It was a marvelous adventure and the whole crew aboard the Archipell II was awesome.
Meals, cabins, the guys and the guide… for all a great compliment !
Thank you very much.
Margot Theurer and all the others that took part as well
Vielen Dank Margot
Just got back from our Legend cruise and just wanted to say how impressed we were with everything! So thanks for all you help in the booking and organizing process!
I want to take this opportunity to thank you for planning a perfect trip. Every single detail worked out perfectly as planned.
In the Galapagos, Sam and Byron, both guides were the best we could have hoped for. Millennium Yacht was the right choice for us, as was Napo and Otavalo.
I hope Haugan Cruises realizes what wonderful capable employees they have. I realize how lucky we were to have picked your company and will recommend them to anybody who will listen, when planning a trip to Ecuador. We do not have one complaint and could not be happier with the whole trip.
Thank you again for your help. Tom, Ginger, Dennis, and C.M.
Jim and Charles,
My wife and I just completed a wonderful week in the Galapagos Islands aboard the Tip Top IV. The arrangements made through GalapagosIslands.com with Lorena Alulema and aboard the Tip Top IV could not have been any better!
Of most importance were the last two days when, as a result of the Japanese earthquake, your whole team sprang to action in protecting us and providing shelter and food during a hectic day and evening.
Within our group of travelers, we were the only ones booked through Galapaosislands.com. Lorena, we were also the only travelers contacted by our travel company inquiring as to our safety and insuring us that all our flights and hotels had been rebooked. That is dedication over and above the call which we greatly appreciated!
We will be a very strong and positive reference for Galapagosislands.com and the entire Rolf Wittmer organization. You must be proud to have such competent and caring employees in your organization.
One really learns the quality of an organization and its people when things don’t go as planned. We could not have been more pleased with our entire experience.
Dan and Lynn O’Hara
The trip went really well. The staff of the Archipel II were all very helpful, and the chef was EXCELLENT. We loved the small group atmosphere on the ship and the excellent tour guide we had.
Just wanted to let you know I had a FANTASTIC vacation! The crew of the Galaxy was the absolute best, our naturalist Janet was WONDERFUL!!! Your organization was thorough and did a fantastic job once we departed the Hampton Inn Guayaquil and left for the Galapagos. Guayaquil was a fabulous city (friendly people).
You were great forwarding information and answering all of our questions! Thank you again for a fabulous vacation! I look forward to sending family and friends interested in visiting your way!
I just want to say that we had a super time on the Angelito! The guide, Maja and the crew were brilliant. Only downside from us is that our 4 days was not enough! Oh well, may have to come back now sometime in the future as we loved it there.
Thanks again for your help. Was also nice meeting you.
Thanks for your E-mail. The Galapagos trip far exceeded our expectations. The boat, the guides, the crew, and the food were all wonderful. We will never forget the experience.
Also the San Jorge Ecolodge experience was great,
All the best,
Cindi and Jim Rudick
Dear Alin and Antonieta,
Unfortunately we didn’t get around yet to thank you for the perfect trip planning. Everything ran smoothly, everywhere we went there was someone to pick us up, we never had to wait. The guides were great, well-trained and we always felt comfortable.
With the wisdom of hindsight we should have stayed more time in Cusco. One afternoon is definitely too short to get to know this charming city and its surroundings because you need at least half a day to become acclimated. The recommendation to stay one week in the Galapagos islands was a good one. So it was possible to skip an excursion without worries to miss something. That way it was quite relaxed. In case anyone asks us for a travel agency in Ecuador we will recommend your company anytime.
Once again, a big thanks to you for this wonderful trip
Monika and Dr. Eduard Koschade
I just wanted to thank you for your work in putting the trip together for Marilyn and myself. We had a wonderful time in Quito and the Galapagos. The plans were very smooth. Thank you.
Muchas gracias por la excelente coordinación de nuestro viaje a Galápagos. El crucero en el Beluga fue espectacular. La tripulación, los otros pasajeros fueron nuestra mágica familia por una semana.
Muchas gracia nuevamente,
Cecilia Avila & Paul Desan
Just a short note to say that we had a wonderful time onboard the Treasure of Galapagos. I want to thank you for your professionalism in helping us organize a trip that we will never forget.
First, I wanted to tell you just how much we enjoyed our recent trip on the Queen of Galapagos. Michael and I loved every minute of it. I’ve recommended it to many of our friends.
Thanks very much.
I just wanted to let you know that we had an amazing time in the Galapagos Islands aboard on the Galaven I!!! Thank you so much for helping us organize our cruise! We thoroughly enjoyed exploring all the Islands and seeing all the unique animal species in their respective environments!!!
The crew and staff on the boat were very friendly and made us feel quite at home! And the food was splendid as well!!! I will definitely recommend you and your company to anyone wishing to travel to the Islands! Thanks again for all of your help!!!
Thank you for your help arranging our recent trip to the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador proper. We had a very enjoyable time and would be quick to recommend the trip to any of our friends. We thought the accomadations, the meals, the guides, the companions on the boat and especially the flora and fauna of the islands were all spectacular.
Our only problem was our luggage that did not catch up with us for 4 days. American Airlines was responsible for the delay, but I had your name on one of the forms and want to thank you if you were involved in getting it to us on the Eden.
Thank you again for your help,
We are home and had an absolutely wonderful time. The boat and the crew was fantastic. The guide (Pepe) was amazing and the food; other guests, activities, and whole environment could not be beat. We just had an amazing time and the Galaxy choice was perfect for us.
We have returned from our Galapagos Island holiday, and we had a fantastic trip. Your assistance with our trip planning was invaluable and your guidance made our trip perfect. Everything went flawlessly. It is a vacation that we will remember forever and we can not thank you enough for your part in it.
We loved Ecuador and we hope to return soon!
Sandra, Robert and Lucas Janssen
Buenos días Lilian,
Quiero agradecerte por el servicio y la seriedad brindada, también agradecer a la empresa que representas. La impresión que nos llevamos mi pareja y yo, fue, y es, muy gratificante.
Oscar Diego Lago Pirez
My husband and I want to thank you for all of the efforts that were made on our behalf in conjunction with our visit to the Galapagos. I was a very exciting eight days.
We had a truly wonderful time and we were so pleased with the small deck/ terrace opening off our cabin it was an absolute delight having both air and privacy outside, that was just for us.
Both my husband and I wish to convey our gratitude to the staff for their unfailing pleasantness and cooperation, this was also true of our experience with Galo, the naturalist guide.
I thought I should give you a relatively brief report of our recent trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. We were impressed with the location, accommodations, dining room and staff at the Le Parc Hotel, Also our experience with the Treasure of the Galapagos, with the ship’s crew and with the Naturalist Guide, Galo Herrera, was very positive. We were tired at the end of each day, but we were pleased with the experience.
I should note that Galo, whose command of English is very good, dealt with the whole group of sixteen very well, and I was pleased to have had Galo as our guide for the week.
Martha and I were pleased with the arrangements that we made through you — and we thank you for your service.
My wife and I recently returned from our trip to Ecuador. Everything went very well, and your arrangements were wonderful.
Your Quito guide – was also very helpful and knowledgeable. We used him for extra excursions around the Quito area as well.
Thanks for your help. I would be happy to visit with other people considering your services in the future.
I thank you for organizing a fantastic tour for us.
The complete experience was positive: the hotels, the guides, the sites, the Santa Cruz ship, Machu Picchu, Lima.
We have learned much about Ecuador & Peru but realize there is much more to learn; so will need to return someday in the future.
Thanks again for your professionalism.
The Galapagos trip was very exciting, a once in a lifetime event. The weather was super the traveling companions wonderful and the animals were amazing. The boat was very nice and the crew was really excellent as was our naturalist guide. Sorry we did not get to meet you.
We are still in Ecuador, enjoying your beautiful and so friendly country.
Our time in the Galapagos Islands was fantastic. The Samba was great in every aspect; clean, timely, friendly, professionell, excellent food. The guide ( Sylvia) couldn´t have been any better! We will recommend the Samba and your agency to any friend interested in a Galapagos trip!
Thank you for your help in getting us on the Samba!
Konrad Schaad, Gabriela Husmann, Simon Schaad
Cruise and, Crew and especially the Guide was more than we expected!
It was perfect, Thank You!
I warmly recommend to all for that boat and 8 days cruise.
Just a quick note to say how much we enjoyed the trip on the Galapagos Voyager. The boat and crew were excellent, the trip was absolutely fantastic.
Thanks for your help, all the arrangements were fine.
Eva María Schmail
Thanks for everything that you have done and helped me. My daughter and I had a really good time in the Galapagos Islands. All crews are so friendly and nice. The accommodation was so brilliant.
Thank you so much for your wonderful help. We might contact you again in a few years, my daughter still asking about to go back to Galapagos again; with the same cruise (Athala) and same captain.
Thank you so much for everything that you’ve done and helped us.
Thank you again.
Just a note to thank you all for a great cruise last month. It was put together at the last moment by Lilian and Salome at Galapagos Islands.
The entire crew was very professional and helpful, but I would like to extend special thanks to Paul, the captain and Luis, our naturalist guide.
I have wanted to make a trip to the islands for a long time and, now that I have gone, I fully expect that I will return sometime in the future at a different time of the year.
Thanks again from a very satisfied customer.
The trip was fantastic ,! Thank you for all of your help. Our guide Dario, on the Archipel I, was fantastic. We felt very fortunate to have such an energetic and knowledgeable guide. Our daughters both said that this was the BEST VACATION that we have ever taken. So thank you again for helping us to have such an amazing time visiting these beautiful islands.
Happy New Year!!
Please know we had an exceptional time!
Cruise on the Angelito, is was phenomenal – We loved Diego and he and the crew were extremely accommodating to my dietary issues, my mother and aunts mobility issues, and my father’s interests in observing every bird species the islands had to offer.
Personally I loved Devils Crown and can’t wait to come back and dive in the Galapagos. The snorkeling was excellent.
The food was great and I slept like a baby on the boat! Our boat mates were great too and we have kept in touch via email.
Thank you so much for all your help. We are happy to recommend you to anyone traveling to the Galapagos and to Ecuador – truly an exceptional trip!
Please accept my sincere thanks for the itinerary you arranged for me. I had a really fantastic holiday and everything went as planned.
May I wish you a very Happy New Year.
I just wanted you to know that everything worked perfectly on our Galapagos holiday.
The cabins were the best two on the boat,
Juan, the naturalist, was absolutely excellent and Edouard Richard & José and the rest of the crew and boat were fantastic.
We were very pleased with our holiday and will recommend it to our friends. Please pass on our best wishes to those concerned.
Thanks and Happy New Year
We are still in Quito. We went to Otavalo, and Cotacachi yesterday. Today we explored Old Town, the Teleferico, and Mitad del Mundo. We love Equador!! Yes our Galapos tour was amazing! The ship, crew, and guide could not have been better. Thank-you so much for making the arrangements. We fly home tomorrow morning.
I just wanted to thank you for all your help in planning our trip to the Galagagos.
Everything was great!
It was a memorable trip that we won’t soon forget.
Thanks again for all your help and patience.
How to describe a true trip of a lifetime? 7 days on a luxury catamaran, 16 people (all cool), 3 snorkels a day, 1 land trip, great food, wild life everywhere and so relaxed about human presence.
More details to come, this trip will forever be etched in my memory as a week of stunning views and not a worry in the world.
We are BACK from the Galapagos and it was as wonderful of an experience as I could have imagined.
The Galapagos Cruise on the Nemo II was amazing. The boat was fantastic – perfectly clean and very comfortable with plenty of space to relax while we travelled from island to island. The crew were very welcoming and accommodating and the food was incredible. The guide was informative (although she was ill for part of the week which meant she was probably not at her best).
Altogether i cannot find fault with the whole experience!
Thanks very much for all your help.
We’re back and we had a great time! Thank you for all your help with the arrangements and for answering all our questions. Jess loved all the vegetables, and Jim was so happy to have coffee all day and evening.
Thank you again.
We just arrived back in Quito after our wonderful Galapagos trip! We can’t thank you enough for handling everything in such a professional manner. Lenny was a wonderful guide and we told him to give you our greetings…then I saw I had saved your email address. Haugen Cruises ROCK and we will tell our friends about it and recommend they tour with you!
Fran & Neill Luebke
We had the best vacation. The Treasure of the Galapagos was wonderful. It was perfect because my grandson is 23 and most of the passengers were about his age. Esteban, our guide on board, was so good to me. He made it possible for me to snorkle as that was something I really wanted to do. It was rough water but he got in there with me and it was one of the the highlights of my trip. The small number of passengers is just ideal for everyone’s enjoyment. We enjoyed Quito and Otavalo, nice ride as well the assortment of goods to buy.
Just wanted to let you know we had a fantastic trip and the Treasure of Galapagos was terrific. Thanks for your assistance in setting everything up.
Just a big THANK YOU for organizing a really great trip for me. Every aspect went very smoothly and I felt very well taken care of in Quito and getting me to/from the Grace cruise. Gloria was excellent and helped ensure that I moved smothly thru the process, in Quito, and assisted with some adjustments.
And of course the cruise Grace and Galapagos experience was unbelievable, surreal, amazing…..
Sorry for the slow reply. I very much enjoyed the Galapagos. The SCUBA diving in particular was spectacular.
Many Thanks for your help.
I actually meant to email you and thank you for all for you help because it was a dream come true. I loved it. The New Flamingo was so nice, the crew and our guide were perfect, and I was able to seeing so many amazing animals and places. Everything was so easy. So again thank you.I hope to be able to go again some day
We are back in the UK now and I just wanted to thank you for all your help in arranging our holiday in Galapagos on Explorer II. Everything worked out perfectly and we had a great time.
Let me just say – our trip was AWESOME!!! Absolutely everthying was fantastic. Obviously the islands are amazing, the yacht was fantastic. The crew on Galaxy was very friendly, helpful and the boat was very well maintained and clean. The food was fantastic and we very much enjoyed the itinerary for the activities.
Thanks so much for all your help and organizing an amazing trip for us. I will definitely recommend your services and the entire trip!!
My mom and I had such an amazing time on the Fragata Yacht! We both loved getting to see the Galapagos Islands and the itinerary was great! Thank you so much for all of your help in organizing a great trip. We are both hoping to come back some time soon and that you will be available to help us then with another great trip.
Thank you again,
Rachel Welt & Virginia Raymond
Julie and I just wanted to say THANKS and that we had a great time on the Sagitta in August. Pepe the captain and Alejandro (Alex) the guide were fantastic and the whole experience was very special – thanks for your help getting these plans in order for us!
Let us know if you need a picture or two!!
Mark and Julie,
Just a quick note to say we had a fantastic time on our trip…the boat was excellent (good food and crew) and everything worked out well…thanks also for trying to help us reorganize things when I got hurt in Quito…it turned out OK and we didn’t have to miss anything on the trip (though no snorkeling for me).
Thank you for all your help in organizing everything. I will be recommending you to anyone going to the Galapagos in the future as you were very helpful and incredibly prompt in your responses to all my inquiries.
The cruise was wonderful. I had a really great experience on the Golondrina. The crew, food and everything was really good. I had a fantastically sweet guide and overall really enjoyed it. Unfortunately, it’s very very easy to get sea sick but I suppose when you are in rough seas that’s possible anywhere. If you have clients that get motion sickness easily, they should definitely choose a larger boat! Aside from that, I was very happy with my choice. Thank you!
Our family had a great time on the Odyssey. Our guide (Tatiana) and crew were very professional and knowledgeable, and even adapted quickly when our flight to the islands was delayed by several hours. Everything went smoothly and our days on the boat were the highlight of our visit to Ecuador.
Thanks again for all your help organizing the trip.
July- August 2010
Thank you so much for helping Kieran and I arrange a wonderful 5 day trip to Galapagos on Anahi. On day 1, we were already wondering why we didn’t book an 8 day trip. It was truly amazing.
The purpose of my email is to ask if it’s any possibility that you may have the email address of our guide, Roberto on Anahi? He was a fantastic, fantastic guide, and he took a few pictures of Kieran and I that I’d really like to see if he would mind sending us.
Let me know if you can help!
Thanks so much,
I wanted to send you a quick note to thank you so much for your assistance with our trip. We were so pleased with everything! Our accommodations were superb. The food was fabulous. The staff at the hotels, restaurants, and cruise ship were top notch. This trip was very special, as it was our honeymoon. We just couldn’t be more happy with our experience. We were especially pleased to see our kind driver waiting for our arrival at the airport in Quito at 3:30am! We were so late we weren’t sure if he’d be there, but he was.
Thank you so much for making the planning process so easy. I will highly recommend your service to anyone that asks about traveling to the Galapagos.
All the best to you.
Amanda & Douglas Galuszka
We would like to thank and congratulate your service and cruise! Everything was very good! We are very happy! And, of course, will post here in Brazil! The tours, staff, accommodation, food, everything was great!
Thank you for everything!
Mariane Rodrigues & Luiz Falcone
Hello again Olga,
I would like to thank you very much and let you know that we had a fabulous time in the Galapagos.
The Archipel was a fantastic catamaran and the crew were fabulous.The Galapagos islands are a true paradise, thank you again,
Hi Maria Elena,
Everything you organized in Ecuador and Peru worked out great!
We had a very nice and enthusiastic tour of Guayaquil and terrific service on the Coral II. There were only 8 passengers, including us, all of whom got along very well together and our naturalist was both knowledgeable and took his job very seriously. The captain and crew were also excellent. And all of this was combined with gentle seas and remarkable weather – it rained gently only as we returned to the airport to fly back to Guayaquil. Perhaps the Galapagos Islands were shedding tears for our departure? We will certainly recommend you to our friends whenever we have a chance.
We have been back home for several weeks now and I just wanted to let you know how wonderful our trip to Ecuador was. The time we spent in the Galapagos Islands could not have been better! The hostel Mainao was was absolutely charming, we loved it, and the people at Scuba Iguana were so nice and helpful. The boat for our Galapagos cruise, the Beluga was perfect! I would highly recommend it to anyone. Our guide on the boat, named Darwin, was very knowledgable about the islands, the marine life and the wildlife. He really made the trip fun. The time we spent in the cloud forest was also a lot of fun.
Thank you for all your help in making arrangements and for your good suggestions. We all agreed it was the best family vacation we have ever taken!
We want to thank you for the perfect arrangements and our Excellent trip. All activities related to the Galapagos and La Pinta were perfect. The boat, the crew, the naturalists, the accommodations and food and especially all of the daily activities were great. We thoroughly enjoyed everything.
In Quito, Ivan was excellent. He was especially resourceful on the day that the access to Otavalo was blocked. We enjoyed the morning market and our trip to Cotapaxi, which also was difficult to access. A high point was our good fortune to see condors flying in the parkland.
Thanks for everything.
Richard Sobel and Leticia Mendoza-Sobel
This was a fantastic trip. Both Peru and Galapagos were better than we anticipated.
We were greeted at each place by very accommodating people. In Peru: The hotel was a five star hotel in the middle of the city, close to all attractions, we did 3 days of visits, very good.
Galapagos: Also fantastic, great boat, just the right size, very kind and qualified tour guide. We visited 1 island per day and it was great. Plenty of snorkeling with fish, see lions, pinguins… Food was delicious. The crew was very discreet yet very courteous. We have great pictures, but I need to cleanup a few. I always take a lot.
Thank you very much for the help with the passports, it was a close call and it all worked out. We really appreciate your service and if you could recommend other destinations we would certainly consider doing business with you.
Thank you very much for all the organization, coordination and help.
Cindy Walsh & Claude Vigeant
We are back in Italy after our trip in Ecuador and Galapagos.
Everything was perfect and we enjoyed very much during our cruise on Seaman. This catamaran was really a good suggestion from your side , we thank you very much for all and we hope to hear you again in the future.
Dear Maria Elena,
Once again we want to thank you for your perfect organisation of our Galapagos trip. We enjoyed every minute, everything (transfer, accomodation, cruise) was perfect. We never expected to have such a wonderful time!
For sure we will recommend you to everyone we know who wants to go to Galapagos / Ecuador.
Doris + Gunter
I just thought I’d thank you for your help in booking our Galapagos trip.
We had a wonderful time and everything went very smoothly. We had a great time, and the boat and guide were very good.
We couldn’t have done it without your help, so thanks again.
We had a great time. everything went off without a hitch!! it is not often you can write a letter that has NO items that can be improved!! thanks for all your help!
Harold and Vivian Hyman
Hi Mr. Haugan,
We met briefly on board Athala last week. We enjoyed our trip immensely and wrote a highly favorable review for Tripadvisor.
Everyone on the boat were fantastic. Harry was the ultimate naturalist and guide. Great food, family atmosphere, etc.
What I didn’t mention is how great your “on land” staff are. Lorena Alulema made our trip appear effortless on our part. She is a loyal employee and one you should be proud of. All questions were answered promptly and accurately. She is a fine representative for your services.
Richard, our driver, was a fine guide and an ambassador for Quito. We liked him very much.
You have a great company and we will recommend you to others unequivocally.
I just wanted to thank you for all your help in planning our vacation to Quito & the Galapagos. All the arrangements were perfect. The Relicario del Carmen was an ideal place for us to stay. Pamela, our guide, was fantastic. I would highly recommend her services. When we return ( I hope next year) we will ask for her again. The Archipel II was everything we hoped for on our Galapagos portion of the trip. The room was comfortable, the food good & the crew very friendly. We only wish that we had taken the 8 day trip rather than the five day. You planned a PERFECT trip.
Lynn & Terry LaRue
Been meaning to write – we had the most fantastic time in Ecuador! What a lovely country it is!
All your arrangements worked out beautifully. The guides (Jorge on Athala 2, Hairo at the Tapir Lodge and Evan on the drive to Cuenca) were absolutely excellent- extremely professional and very easy to get along with. Please pass our compliments on to those you know.
Athala 2 was fantastic – the food the cabins the crew (and of course the weather and the wildlife!)
Thank you so much for all your help arranging our holiday of a lifetime.
Our trip went very, very well. All the travel arrangements went smoothly and no connections were missed. The boat and the crew were exceptional, and the islands themselves were beyond words. Hopefully we can come back sometime. Thanks for your help with all the details. Do you also offer trips to the jungle or the mountains in Ecuador?
My husband and I each thoroughly enjoyed our vacation in Ecuador (Mar 25 – Mar 31). The accommodations in Quito, at the Galapagos Safari Camp, and aboard the Athala were all excellent. The transfers and guides throughout our travels made everything work out perfectly.
Prior to our travel, we were very excited for our trip to the Galapagos Islands. But, the trip surpassed our expectations. We were continually impressed with the fine customer service, the attention to details, and everything else.
I would personally like to thank you for your assistance with the arrangements. I would highly recommend this trip and your assistance in arranging to others.
Thanks so much!
We just got back from Peru yesterday and I have to say the highlight of our trip was Galapagos. Everything was perfect. Our guide Janet was excellent. The boat and staff were wonderful. The food was great. We were well taken care of. I wouldn’t change a thing. My girls loved it and so did my mother. She felt like she was well taken care of and she was.
Thanks you so much for all the work you did. It was a fabulous trip. I would highly recommend the Gallaxy boat and staff to anyone.
I would also recommend you as you were great getting back to me with all my questions.
Thanks so much.
Our Trip was absolutely wonderful and our guide Harry was absolutely amazing!!! I would recommend the trip and Harry to all our friends.
Stacey and I are back in the States and already missing the Galapagos.
We just wanted to send you a note saying “muchas gracias” for all your help in making our honeymoon special! We both feel like it was picture-perfect, and we will have memories for a life time. Thank you for going above and beyond by checking in with us to make sure everything was OK during the trip. Also, thank you to you and your team for retrieving our lost bag before we could really miss it!
I am glad we arranged our honeymoon with you and we will not hesitate to recommend your company to everyone who will listen!
March /April 2010
Dear Maria Elena,
We couldn’t have been more pleased with our Galapagos experience. From the moment we landed in Quito to our departure eight days later, everything was first rate. We appreciated the transfers from and to the airport. Our accommodations in the Swisshotel were lovely and the service was outstanding.
There aren’t enough superlative in the English language to describe our Galapagos experience. Our naturalist guide, Juan Carlos was extremely well informed, very sociable, and a pleasure to be around. He has a detailed knowledge of the flora and fauna of the islands and enjoys sharing it. The entire crew on the Nina were accommodating, polite, efficient and worked hard to make out trip enjoyable. The food was superb and the staterooms were roomy and comfortable Of course, it goes without saying that the friendliness of the animals, birds, and fish helped to make our trip very special.
We appreciated the crew’s attention to safety – we always had a panga nearby when we snorkeled, we always had our lifevests on when in the panga, helping hands assisted us when getting on and off the panga. Also, the captain purposely sailed earlier in the evening after hearing that many of us had trouble sleeping when the boat sailed through rougher seas at night.
Thank you, Maria Elena for setting everything up for us so beautifully.
Carolyn and Ben had a lovely stateroom with a king sized double bed for which they were most grateful. I apologize for the mix up about their room on April 4th. After you called I was not able to reach them, and they went ahead and made plans to stay at the Radisson.
We will recommend you to our friends and thank you again for a most memorable and enjoyable trip.
March /April 2010
I just wanted to thank you for all your hard work in making our trip to the Galapagos so great. To arrive in Quito to see our names being held up was a great comfort.and everything from then on went so well. Our Guide the first day was really great, she did a really good job of introducing us the islands and giving us a great deal of information to think about.
The Safari camp was a real suprise. The owners were so congenial When they said “Let’s go to your tent” I thought to myself “I’m sleeping in a tent”. But what a tent. It was lovely and what a different experience! The chef there is really superb and the meals were all first class. My grandson could not stop hugging me as we went from there to daily snorkeling and explorations. He and I both had the vacation of a lifetime. The Athala 11 was just marvelous, the crew the food and the guide all made it the best ever.
If I am ever coming to your area again, I will definitely call you to book it for me.
A grateful and exhilarated customer.
Sheila and Luke
We are back from our trip and it was awesome!
Thank you for all of your help – you did a wonderful job!!! No dramas, everything went very smooth. I appreciate all the time and effort you took to get us the trip of a lifetime
We had a great time at your country. The cruise was full of activities and enjoyed very much. It’s a wonderful to be there with animals and birds and I am admiring how Ecuadorian try to keep them as natural as they are and it works very well.
Kapawi is also a great experience in nature. When we were there there were only 4 Guests (included us), so everything seemed private (trecking, birdwaching,conoeing and meals, excellent ). We could feel we were in Amazon( Rio Pastaza) this time( comparing Manaus ;Jungle Lodge and Liberoster last year)
The third trip to Cuenca we were lucky to have nice clear days, mauntains are so beautiful and we could have some walkings at high attitude. Each places are impressine for me.
I am talking to my friends to visit Ecuador ! I would love to visit again if possible.
Thank you very much for your work.
Dear Maria Antonieta,
We would like to thank you for all your help and the great time that we had during our time in Ecuador. Especially the well organised cruise and Harry the guide was a real treat! We would also like to point out that the service at Santa Fé suites was outstanding!!
Otto unfortunately had an ear infection and Marie the owner of the Santa Fe Suites in Puerto Ayora was so kind to take as to the doctor and stay with us to help with translation. Excellent!
Hola e Yudo Bem!!
Olga, your services where EXCELLENT !!! I am already think of a Jungle / Mountain tour in Ecuador and maybe a few days diving the Galapagoes !!!
Additionally I have been telling my friends about you and your services for a “worry free” Galapagoes tour !!!
I will always highly recommend you !!
Thank you, for all of your help in arranging my tour of the Galapagos Islands! I had great time. The people of the Tip Top Company were great.
I found myself visiting Ecuador on business. With just a few weeks of lead time I contacted the team at www.galapagosislands.com to make reservations. They came back with alternative cruises on ships that still had room. I selected the Tip Top II. The team at www.galapagosislands.com delivered all of the information I needed to my hotel in Quito in a helpful package. There was a contact person at the airport should someone have questions or need assistance. I did not. The English speaking tour guide was waiting at the airport in Baltra. Within a few minutes after landing at the airport I was aboard the Tip Top II and was given my cabin assignment. The rest of the trip was touring the islands and snorkeling with all manor sea life. The Galapagos Islands are a magical place and the people of the Tip Top Company take you there in a most professional manor. It was the trip of a life time.
Since Wednesday we are back home and are still dreaming about our trip to the Galàpagos. Thank you for all what you did for us. Everything was well arranged and we loved it very much.
Hola! Como estas?
I want to thank you for your help in organizing my trip to the Galapagos Islands.
Also the accommodations you arranged for me at the Swissotel, pick up service at the airport were great!!
Thank you again for all the help and hope all is well in Quito!!!
Los buceos en Galapagos han estado muy bien, y la gente del club nos parecio estupenda. Lastima que la visibilidad en algunos sitios no fuese mejor. Se nos quedo un poco corto.
Respecto a la Peregrina, reune todo lo necesario y nos encontramos bien.
Y en relacion al crucero en el Rumba por las islas, fue bastante bueno. hubo un cambio de Rabida y Puerto Eggas por Isabela que acogimos de muy buen grado. El barco en general, perfecto si bien algun camarote muy estrecho y las duchas no iban, pero esto no fue mortal. La tripulacion muy maja y la comida bastante aceptable. Para mi gusto alguna excursion se hace excesivamente temprano, lo que limitaba la luz de cara a hacer buenas fotos asi lo hice saber en el cuestionario que pasaron al final. En resumen, creo que las islas y sus animales, son increiblemente preciosos y que lo pasamos bastante bien. Quien sabe, talvez para reperir en un futuro.
Gracias por todo
Only to inform you, that I am now back in Denmark. I want to thank you for the arrangements, which have been perfect in all respects.
I want to express, that both the guides at the Andes tours – Ivan and Alfredo - were very professional and gave a very good and friendly service.
Please give my best regards to both.
Just wanted to thank you very much for all your tour arrangements for us. We had a wonderful time. The Galapagos cruise was amazing. Our Naturalist Guide on the Athala was Javier Cando & he was certainly a wonderful source of information.
In our group of 16 people, there was one couple slightly older than us & 3 other couples traveling together (early to mid 40s) from California, one couple from Florida, two couples who stayed only 4 days each and of course, Matt & Shiv Wolton (the newly-wed couple on their honeymoon from England). All in all, it was an extremely compatible group, who were game for anything.
The Sacha Lodge trip was also very good, with an excellent Naturalist as well as a Native guide. We were in a group of 5 – the other 3 people being slightly younger than us & all from England.
The accommodations @ the Swissotel, on the Athala & @ Sacha Lodge were all more than we expected.
If we find anyone interested in traveling to the Galapagos, we will be sure to give them your e-mail address.
Murray & Merlyn Christian
I think it’s me who should be thanking you. If not for you I may have not been able to go to the Galapagos at all.
The trip turned out to be fantastic and my favorite part of Equador.. The amount of things I got to see and experience in 5 days was amazing. Thanks again for all your help and I will be sure to recommen Galapagosislands.com to my friends and other travelers.
Check in was fast and we are now waiting for the plane to arrive from Madrid. Thank you again for your generous hospitality today and also for your impeccable organisation of our visit to Ecuador.
Best wishes .
Muy buenos dias Olga,
I have arrived back home, and I just wanted you to know, how much I enjoyed this (very short) trip.
I had a little scare when the Miami-Quito flight had to divert to GYE because of rain/winds at Quito, but after 2 hours in GYE, we left again for Quito and landed safely.
The hotel was fine, and the Odyssey was a lovely ship with a good crew and excellent guide!
My only regret is that I took 4d/3n everybody else on the ship was on the 8d/7n tour, and consequently I missed out on seeing the huge land-turtles so maybe I have to come back another time.
I am also writing a full report to CAAQuebec who are planning a big group for 2011, and will also make for them a CD with all my pictures.
Thanks again for all your help and for making a dream come true !
Saludos muy cordiales desde Montreal
I just wanted to say Thank you so much for all of your help with planning our Galapagos vacation! What a great, amazing time we had, and we got engaged!!! I am so happy, I was so impressed with the service that was provided to us. Can not thank you enough!!!
Thanks again we will be sure to recommend you to all of our friends.
Wishing you all the best!
The trip was wonderful. The eden yacht was very comfortable, the crew very friendly and courteous, the guide very knowledgable.
It was a wonderful vacation!
I arrived back today and have completed the form for you. Thank you once again for all of your help and support. We really appreciate it and will definitely recommend you to our friends that would like to visit Galapagos.
Te mando unas fotos de la familia y te deseo todo lo mejor para el ano 2010.
Tambien queria agradecerte para la organizacion del viaje en las Galapagos, fue todo perfecto !
Aseguramente te mandare unos amigos en el futuro que van a querer hacer el mismo.
I wish you a very HAPPY NEW YEAR ! !
Thank you for your help in organizing my trip to Galapagos Islands. I enjoyed my trip very much. The catamaran NINA was excellent choice. The captain and the crew was very friendly and helpful to me and other guest.
Gabriela Salgado did excellent job organizing social happenings. She is very nice person, and very professional and able at her job. I think she is an asset to your company.
Estaban Chavez (Naturalist Guide) did very good job in explaining all about the nature on the Islands. Specially on the subject of the Darwin finches that is of great interest to me.
Please give my regards to them and all the crew.
Thank you for all your support of the Diver/Wentz party who traveled on the Beagle from January 5th to January 12th and then had hotel stays in the Galapagos and Quito. They had an absolutely wonderful time. I really appreciate all your efforts on behalf of these clients. I hope I will have an opportunity to work with you again in the future.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Again, many thanks.
Uniglobe Travel Partners LLC
January 5th to January 12th
Happy New Year! Thanks for a wonderful trip. Everything that you planned was perfectly scheduled and timed like clock-work. Every single driver, tour guide, etc… was great and on time. The cruise was terrific, the food great, the size of the boat was just right. The sights were obviously spectacular- but I can’t give you credit for that! If you want any very specific feedback on any aspect of the trip please let me know.
I will be sure to give your info to anyone interested in a trip to the Galapagos, Ecuador or South America.
We got back safely on Sunday: 20 hours from door to door. You made our experience in Ecuador an extremely enjoyable one and we have 1000s of vivid memories that will live with us forever. We had and have a wonderful impression of your country which you are largely responsible for. We learned a great deal from you and feel we did a lot without being overwhelmed by too much: just right.
So – thanks again and have a wonderful year 2010!
With all best wishes
Jennifer and Roger
We hope you had a good Christmas with your family and are looking forward to the New Year.
The trip was great and went without a hitch, thank you. The Nina was lovely, just the right mix of relaxation and activity, good food and company. We especially liked the snorkeling.
We would recommend Ivan to anybody, he is reliable, friendly and very knowledgeable, we were sorry to be leaving him at the end of the trip.
Thanks for all your help in organising it all, we will recommend you to anyone we know planning a trip to Ecuador
Deborah and Shane
We are back home and I wanted to write and thank you for arranging our wonderful trip. All of the connections went smoothly and the service could not have been better. The cruise was fantastic and I will recommend this trip to everyone. Juan conducted our city tour of Quito and he was excellent. Thanks again and I hope to work with you in the future.
I am writing to say how much I enjoyed the the Galapagos cruise I booked through your company. It was exactly as described, well actually more was included than expected! All arrangement went smoothly, staff were extemely professional and friendly, and the ship, Anahi, was better than described.
The Galapagos Islands really dont need comment, they speak for themselves! I would also like to thank you personally. I know I changed my plans a number of times but you were more than happy to accomodate each change, and answer my many questions promptly (even from the airport on the morning of the cruise!) Anyway, you were a great help to make my trip extremely pleasant and memorable. You, your company and the cruise will be highly recommended.
Many thanks again
I have just got back to Australia after my wanderings.
The Galapagos trip was fantastic and the Galaxy yacht and crew wonderful. I loved every minute of the trip and had to be prised off at the end of my 8 days! I recommend the trip and the yacht thoroughly. I learnt a lot about the flora and fauna of the islands and about the formation of the islands, sea currents etc. The guides were knowledgable, fluent in English and fun. A great trip and your services also were excellent through the booking process and the information provided. Thank you!
Just wanted to thank you so much for a fantastic trip. Our time on Galapagos was incredible. Thank you so much for your amazing service. I would highly recommend the Galaxy Yacht to anyone. The crew and boat were definitely first class. Our flight to Lima was on tme and it was our first time flying LAN and we were very impressed.
Thanks again for making all our bookings. I will be highly recommending you to anyone I know interested in Galapagos.
The trip to Galapagos was very exciting and a memory for life. Everything worked more then 100%, services, in both Guayaquil and Quito. We are specially fond of Archipell II and her staff and guide. We are very pleased with your work and help and we will glady recommend you to other swedish traveller.
Thank you fore everything
Monica and Ove Carlenskog
Robyn and I are finally back from our month long stay in South America, and just wanted to let you know that we had an AMAZING time in the Galapagos Islands!!! Thank you so much for helping us organize our cruise! We thoroughly enjoyed exploring all the islands and seeing all the unique animal species in their respective environments!!! Not to mention, the crew and staff on the boat were very friendly and made us feel quite at home! And the food was splendid as well!!! I will definitely send you a couple of photos of us once I get them organized!!! Thanks again for all of your help and hope all is well in Quito!!!
Many thanks for the effort that you put into our Quito-Galapagos trip. It was superb in every aspect. The first two full days in Quito, one spent with really excellent and charming driver-guide Fausto, couldn’t have been better, and the post-Galapagos Saturday night and full Sunday before the post-midnight Delta return flight, spent shopping, seeing churches and the stratospheric top of Telefonico, proved gratifying. Explorer II with its very good accommodations, food, and absolutely superb and appropriately friendly guides made the island visits memorable.
The Hotel Patio Andaluz was perfectly located, beautiful, historically colorful, and with fine and extremely friendly and efficient service.
Dr. Burton L. Karson, Ms. Kay Poggi
Our trip was fantastic. I would recommend the Santa Cruz and your travel agency to anyone.Thank you,
The boat tour on the Galaxy was very good indeed!! All the crew was very nice and attentive, specially our guide Roberto.
We thank you very much for all and who knows someday we may visit Ecuador again!!
Sofia and Jan &
First of all I would like to say thank you for all your efforts in making our Galapago’s trip so successful. Our guide Walter was fantastic, the Odyssey boat was beautiful and the crew of that boat was so incredibly nice to all of us. On behalf of myself, Linda, Michelle, and Natalie – we thank everyone involved. It was one of the highlights of our trip to Ecuador!
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!!
We had a wonderful trip!!! From the minute we walked into The Plaza Grande to the time we left we had an amazing time.
The Plaza Grande was a wonderful hotel and the staff was very friendly and Helpful. The Nina was fantastic! The crew was great and our naturalist, Javier was the best. We saw and did so much! We really hated to see it end.
Our special dinner was a great way to end our vacation.
Michelle and I appreciate all you did for us. Everything was well planned and organized. We had a vacation we will never forget!
September – October 2009
My trip was perfect!!! I enjoyed the Nina and the crew sooooo much! I would highly recommend this trip to anyone. Quito was fine and the driver was particularily helpful and informative.
Thanks again for all the last minute help!!!
The islands were great, certainly a once in a lifetime experience. I
have taken many photos and saw sone amazing things. The boat Amigo was
also a very nice experience with a very professional and friendly
guide and crew.
Thanks again for your help.
Olga, we just returned from our 2+ weeks in Galapagos/Peru and wanted to send you a thank you for a trip well planned and organized. We really enjoyed both destinations, but I think the Galapagos was my favorite. Both of the guides (George in Galapagos and Mariella in Peru) were fabulous.
Thanks again, and I would certainly recommend Columbus Travel to anyone interested in a journey south of the border.
Jeff and Deborah Martin
Hello Paola…just a quick note to say how much we enjoyed our trip. The Archipell II worked out really well for us. We enjoyed Javier our guide and were pleasantly surprised on the amount of snorkelling we did. We have great pictures.
Mr. Freddy Nasevilla gave us a great tour for the remainder of the trip. We appreciated his knowledge on so many topics, which helped us to learn so much more about the country. The haciendas where we stayed were beautiful and really added to our overall experience.
Please pass along our thanks to both the Archipell owners and Freddy, and finally thanks to you for your overall organization and coordination of this successful family vacation.
The Rossall Family
I wanted to thank you on behalf of my girlfriend and myself for the beautiful cruise we had on board of the yacht Eden a two weeks ago.
We expected a lot from this trip to the Galapagos Islands, and our expectations were exceeded! The crew was very very nice, and the service was great. The nature guide Morris was very knowledgeable!
Thanks to the flight changes we were able to fly to Guayaquil as we wanted, and thanks to your service, we got picked up again by a representative from your company. Thanks for that!
We will certainly recommend the “Eden” and your travel agency to friends and colleagues who want to travel to Ecuador.
Have a nice weekend and best regards,
Niels Batke & Kerstin Wieser
We returned earlier this week from Galapagos, and I wanted to thank you for making all the arrangements. More importantly your kind courtesy in taking my phone call that night and arranging to send your man the next day to help us quickly take the Galapagos flight was very much appreciated. My entire family had a very good time. I have already sung your praises to many friends and family members. Hopefully you’ll hear from them shortly.
Dear Maria Elena,
HELLO! We all had a fabulous time, thanks to a perfectly planned , well thought out itinerary. i just wanted to thank you for all your help and endless emails! We appreciate it very much and will keep you in mind for friends who may be interested in traveling there in the future!
Dear Maria Antonieta,
Just another word of thanks for arranging our wonderful trip to Ecuador. You understood just what I wanted in a trip and made perfect arrangements. I thought you might enjoy a few photos of our trip (the ones I just sent Juan).
With deep appreciation,
Thank you so much for all the arrangements you made on our behalf. The trip was great, and all the connections went smoothly. The drivers were on time, helpful and courteous, and the staff on the boat was great. Thanks again.
Ahora que hemos regresado a Francia, quisiera agradecerle para su ayuda a lo largo de nuestro viaje a Galapagos.
Lo pasamos realmente muy bien, la tripulacion del Princess of Galapagos fue muy calida y nuestro guia nos enseno muchas cosas sobre la islas.
Tambien, su ayuda ha sido muy importante, gracias por disponibilidad y por haber contestado tan rapidamente a todas nuestras preguntas antes del viaje.
Recomendare sin duda Colombus a cualquiera persona deseosa de descubrir Ecuador o Galapagos aqui en Francia.
Linda Huff (and Scott)
Now that we – unfortunately – have left Ecuador behind us, I wanted to thank you again for the complete service provided by you and your company! I want to let you know personally. I have already forwarded your email address to a friend of mine who will visit Ecuador at the beginning of September.
And by the way: we very much enjoyed the hotel and diner invitation – the restaurant was absolutely beautiful and food and service excellent!
Thank you very much again
The trip went very well. The staff and guide of the Golondrina were spectacular. The food was also great. The ship was smaller thanI thought it would be, but it was very clean and comfortable. I’m glad that everything about the trip went very smoothly!
Hi Marie Elena,
I just wanted to share with you a post that we put on tripadvisor regarding our recent tour on the Nina. We had the best time on the tour and I wanted to thank you for making the trip possible. Below is a response to another traveler’s inquiry about the Nina. You can find it on tripadvisor.com. Thank you again for a wonderful trip.
My husband and I just got back from a an 8 day cruise on the Nina and it was amazing. We are in our early 30s and about half of the people on the tour were as well. The other half were couples in their mid 50s-60s. I can’t say enough great things about the tour. The service was great, the cabin was luxury and the crew was beyond helpful. We did ALOT of snorkeling (like twice a day). Some of it was in deep water and some beach snorkeling but totally safe as zodiacs follow you along the whole way. The wildlife was accessible through the land walks we did everyday. It was a tour for active people but you also had plenty of time to rest and enjoy the beautiful boat. The food on board was delicious with the chef cooking up gourmet 3 course meals for every meal. Our guide Gabriel was knowledgable and also very entertaining. I highly recommend this tour. The days start early, so there wasn’t much partying on the boat but I guess it depends on who is on the tour the week you are going. It was a once in a lifetime trip!.
Thank you for your help in organizing our trip. We were impressed with the service at the Red Mangroove and we all felt that this was a once in-life-time trip.
we were going to send you an email. The cruise on Nina was FANTASTIC!! Everything was excellent. Harry, the guide, and Gabi the hostess were terrific.
The food was sensational, in fact there was nothing bad about it.
Thank you so much, everything was so professional and we would definitely recommend you to any of our friends.
Roz & Roger
I wanted to thank you for putting together my Galapagos trip. It was absolutely wonderful. The tour of Quito was excellent. We loved the Galaxy. The crew was excellent and our guide, Pepe, was very knowledgeable. Also, the drivers who provided transportation to and from the airports were very professional and courteous. Thank you so much for everything you did for me. I have already recommended your agency to several of my friends.
the trip was great and you guys did a great job. And it was nice being met by the same driver each time. Nice guy.
I had a great experience with Columbus and would recommend you all to anyone.
Our trip was estupendo! Everything went the way it was supposed to.
The Seaman II was great! We were delighted to get Cabin 1, because it had great front windows. The boat was terrific in every way, food, crew, accommodations, cleanliness, comfort. Good snorkeling equipment and wetsuits, too.
And the other passengers were very congenial.
Our guide Daniel seemed to know everything. He was pleasant, informative and helpful on everything.
Of course, the islands themselves were incredible, as I hope you know. We found each stop full of great things to see and do. The sea cooperated too, not too rough.
It would have been fun to see the land turtles, Lonesome George and the Darwin Center, but everything we did was great. I wish it could have been longer!
Thank you so much for all your help. We feel very lucky to have gone on this trip, especially as a last minute event. (Since the Peruvian government closed schools early, I got some extra vacation time.)
My husband says thanks very much, it was a great trip!
Thank you for your follow up email.
We too are sorry we didn’t get to see you after our cruise. And like you, we were both ill with a cold on our return from the cruise. It didn’t stop us from visiting any of the islands and seeing the wildlife, but it did stop us from snorkling a few times.
We had a great time with Santiago during the tour to Otavalo and the Quito cultural center tour.
Please keep Melanie’s and my email to contact us if you are visiting the US. Melanie was serious about you visiting her in Palm Springs during the Grand Champions tennis tournament. You and your wife would have a wonderful visit with her.
Thank you again my friend for all you did for us to make our visit to Ecuador and the Galapagos so memorable. We all had a wonderful time.
Bill, Melanie, John and Mary
June /July 2009
your service was PERFECT! Colombus travel, very good
Dear Belen and Marie Antoinetta
Our family had an incredible time in the Galapagos, thoroughly enjoying our week on the Samba. The crew was friendly, the guide was very knowledgeable, the food was great, but the star of the show is truly the islands and the wildlife.
I would also like to thank you once again for all your efforts on our behalf regarding the last minute changes we had to make to our trip. I was a little hesitant booking with a non-North American travel company, but after our recent experience I would recommend Columbus Travel without hesitation to anyone planning a trip to Ecuador, Peru or the Galapagos.
We’re back from the Galapagos – it is magnificent! Everything was great, the boat, crew and guide, the islands are spectacular.
We had dinner at the Theatre restaurant, it was marvellous, unexpected and delicious!
We’re now going to the jungle with high expectations.
Thank you very much
Ash & Gill
June /July 2009
Sr. Washington del Pino
Con un fuerte abrazo y agradecimiento a todo el personal que han hecho posible mi viaje a Galápagos en compañía de mi padre así haciendo su sueño realidad.
Le comento que ya lo hicimos en la fecha del 19 al 26 de Mayo en el yate “catamarán” NINA.
Lo pasamos de maravilla, todo el personal era muy amable, la atención personalizada. Mi padre se sintió mimado en todo el grupo, les felicito de manera personal
Con el barco ni que decir estábamos tan cómodos, felices y defino en esta palabra que ese viaje fue ¡inolvidable!
Mil gracias, y estaremos en contacto.
First of all, I want to tell you what a fabulous trip we had to Ecuador. Your country and people are wonderful and Pat and I enjoyed ourselves greatly.
Evan’s guiding was also great. He really helped us to understand the country and culture and was a great help.
Thank you again for all your help!
We had the most wonderful time in your country! Everything was perfect, and it was definitely our most favorite trip yet. Your company and everyone on the Seaman was wonderful, friendly, helpful and professional.I am considering a volunteer excursion next spring in the Ecuadorian Amazon. If I end up being able to go, I will likely be in touch with Columbus Travel for a Machu Picchu extension. Hopefully I will be able to work it out next year; I would love to return to Ecuador.
The trip was incredible. Everything from the boat to the cook to the guide was great. Thank you so much for a terrific experience.
It seems like so long ago that we were in your beautiful country and the Galápagos, but it has only been about a month. How time flies!
This note is long overdue. For that, I truly apologize. Lynn and I want to extend out most sincere gratitude for creating what was a spectacular trip to Quito and the Galápagos Islands. From start to finish, we all had an absolutely terrific experience! Juan in Quito and Enrique in the Galápagos were superb guides.
The Hotel Dann Carlton was exceptional; thank you so much for suggesting we stay there. Everyone loved it. We were also very pleased with the boat. The crew on the Princess of the Galápagos was wonderful, as was the food they served—every meal and snack was delicious.
In short, there really aren’t enough superlatives we can use to describe how wonderful everything was. In fact, it was such an overwhelmingly positive experience, that we hope to offer the trip again. That being the case, we will definitely call upon you again to work with us. We have nothing but praise for you and Columbus Travel.
Anne L. Bizub & Lynn Gillie
It was nice to meet you in Quito. We are now back in Norway after a wonderful trip to Ecuador. The highlight was of course Galapagos. The boat, the crew, the guide, the food, everything was great. Thank you very much for all the help.
I just want to thank you for the excellent job you did in booking my trip on the Galapagos Odyssey – June 13 through June 22. All the arrangements went perfectly, with someone to meet me at every stop and no trouble with tickets or hotel rooms. The ship was outstanding.
I have recommended Columbus Travel to everyone on our cruise. Again thank you for arranging such a wonderful trip for me.
About the nina:
It was a great ship. Nice staff. Large clean cabins. Good beds We had a knowlegdable guide and every day we went hiking or snorkling. So well arranged. For dinner we had soup, maincourse in buffet and dessert. So we got big!
We enjoyed every minute on the island …in paradise.
Henk and Claudia
Thank you very much for all your help in planning our honeymoon – and also thanks for handling our change of plans so quickly. I’m feeling much better and we had a spectacular time in the galapagos!
All the best to you,
My trip to Ecuador was fantastic and I really enjoyed all of the adventure. It was planned very well and I want to thank you for all your hard work and help to make this trip so wonderful for me. I hope to someday return to Ecuador to see more of the country and experience some more of this very beautiful and diverse country.
Thanks again for all your assisstance in planning and making this trip a reality.
We had a wonderful time. Everyone was friendly. Food and Boat were great. Islands beautiful.
I’ve returned to Reno and dug through the paperwork that had accumulated. I wanted to take this opportunity to make a few comments.
First, you and Columbus travel did a great job. Thank you.
So you know, the Swissotel was magnificent. The staff was great, the accommodations wonderful – all in all a credit to Ecuador and a very good way to start and end the trip. I’ll send you a copy of my letter to the general manager.The Coral 1 also did a good job. I would be happy to recommend it to others considering a trip to the islands. We were also fortunate to have been assigned some really great guides. I came to understand the Park Service itself assigns the guides. We were lucky to have gotten a couple of their more senior people both of whom were assigned at the last minute – Victor Hugo and Jonathan Aguas S.
Thanks so much for organizing a great trip for my friends and I – we had a wonderful time and were very pleased with our experience on the Millenium!
I am home safe and sound and I wanted to thank you for your help in planning our trip. It was absolutely incredible and everything went without any problems. Thanks again.
I want to thank you for the most wonderful week – as the fabulous Guide Harry would say – “You are in Paradise—- The Galapagos Islands.” The “Nina” was a beautiful boat, the crew were delightful pleasant and efficient. I might just have to steal your chef from you – the food was delicious fresh and far too tempting.
I had read a lot about the Islands but I was amazed delighted and surprised by the diversity, and also the difference from Island to Island. Harry was so knowledgesable about the marine and land animals, the birds and the volcanoes we were very lucky to have him. My son had the best time also and thank you for giving him five young girls to entertain!!! It was a very happy week and the rest of the passengers delightful I had a great time.
The hotel in Quito was delightful and tres chic, and the wonderful meal at Theatrum was an unexpected surprise Thank you for everything I will tell everybody
With kind regards
Susie and Dan Toomey
Finally back home, but not for very long…since I’ll be heading for Greece in a few days time. In between I’ve been working quite a lot, so I haven’t got time to thank you and your collegues for your help and guidance on my trip to Galapagos.- It was truly amazing experience, thank you for making it true.
The ship/vessel Encantada was also a great choose, I really enjoyed my time there. Special thanks to crew and guide Juan, who took with a good humour care of our trip…it was a real blast. As my whole trip to south-America was very good experience, I’ve given your e-mail address to my collegues, should they be interested to come over. Summer has finally came over here, it’s nice and warm, for few days atleast.
All my best to you and take care, yours Arwi.
I wanted to send you a note earlier, but hustle and bustle of travelling and getting back into work was taking the time. I do apologise for that.
Main thing is we had a wonderful time going round Quito and of cause Galapagos. We want to turn round and go back. The boat ‘Nina’ was vary comfortable and all crew and guide were excellent. Also the group of travellers was nice and friendly and that made for good time. We were taken around some beautiful place with magic scenery and loveable animals. There were four snorkelling sessions, which gave us chance to admire underwater life – full of colourful fish, playful sea lions, even sharks and feeding iguanas. All will be lasting memory.
I want to thank you very much for arranging it for us, having patience with payments and all the questioning from me. You made it very friendly and comfortable for us. It also made us to yearn to return to Ecuador and explore more of its countryside.
Look after yourself and many regards.
Jaro and Majka Kolarik
This letter is in response to the trip scheduled with your company on April 19, 2009. Please accept my sincere thanks for making the trip all that I expected and more! Our trip started with our departing flight being canceled which threw the whole schedule off immediately. Your company took charge of the situation and even though we arrived 12 hours later, we didn’t miss a thing. You scheduled our tour of Quito at a convenient time regardless of our late arrival, we enjoyed a lovely late lunch and a wonderful dinner when we returned to Quito.
Your group made sure that we got what we paid for. The tour guide in Quito was excellent and tried very hard to get all the sightseeing in even though we got a late start. The person meeting us at the airport was punctual and efficient, and the Nina and all her staff were top of the line. Please pass this email along to everyone involved with my heartfelt thanks for making this such a wonderful trip.
The trip was great, the Swiss Hotel was super and the boat was good. The food was only fair on the boat, but the guide was excellent and a fun group of younger people. The transfer driver was great as well.
Thanks for your help, it went well!!
Nanci and Larry Steiner
Don’t know if Helen was in touch with you, but I wanted you to know that we all loved out trip to Galapagos. Everything was great. The Nina and its crew, the guide and the food was superb. (I’ve tried cooking Ecudorian food since returning home, but not having much success.)
Also, I wanted you to know that we we were very happy with the service that your agency gave us. The arrangements you made for us at the the Finch Bay hotel, transport from the Nina and then later to the plane, were excellent. We wouldn’t have changed anything. Also, of course, thanks for all the prompt communication prior to our trip and also when I was alone in Quito, during Helen’s hectic time in Houston.
Just a short note to thank you very, very much for one of the most wonderful experiences. Everything was just perfect, professional and totally satisfying.
Three days, was just to short. What with swimming with dolphins, sealions and sharks and rays and massive schools of sardines and seeing the iguanas, finches, tortoises, seabirds and the very unique vegetation, it couldn’t have been better. The crew and guides were great and the people on our cruise were a great mix.
Again, muchisimo gracias por un viaje extraordinario!!
“The boat tour itself was excellent. The Nina is an excellent ship and the accommodations were fully satisfactory. The naturalist Javier was excellent for the group we had–a rather active group. So we had a lovely 7 days on the boat.
This is a long overdue note!
I wanted to let you know that we had a fantastic trip and that I was very impressed with how smoothly all the details worked out. You had everyone organized very well and there was always someone to meet us and take care of the details for us.
The hotels were great and the Coral II excellent as well. I particularly wanted to single out the lead naturalist on board, Lobo, who was just amazing. His knowledge and passion for sharing his knowledge was truly remarkable. We met some others later on the trip who had followed the same itinerary in a different boat, and in comparing notes, found that our experience was a superior one entirely due to the efforts of Lobo.
Also, I have to say that the Royal Palm hotel was just amazing and comparable to hotels costing much much more. Truly great value as well as an outstanding facility.
Thank you again and my aplolgies for waiting so long to send this.
I just got back to London yesterday. It was the most memorable experience in my life during the cruise on Nina. Everything was superb!! Also it was lovely to see you at your office the other day.
Just wanted to thank you again to arrange my fantastic time in Ecuador. Probably I should start thinking about next holiday to Amazon forest next then!
Hope you are well,
“Excellent service, we were very impressed with everybody, punctuality and attention to detail. We had more time to visit the other villages and cities in the excursion”
Dina & Patrick
The trip was great. The lodging was everything we expected, the food was better than we expected, and the guides were outstanding. The guide (Edwin) accompanied us to Coca, and when it appeared that our flight might be canceled, he arranged (bribed?) seats for us on a charter flight for oil company employees (we were the only non-oil company employees on the flight). Clearly this was more than expected and certainly appreciated!
Thanks for all of your help.
We would like to say a big Thank you for a superbly organized trip to the Gallapagos. From the moment that we touched down in Quito until the end of our Galapagos trip, everything was excellent, The hotels were extremely comfortable and the guides excellent.
We would like to make a special commendation to the Athala which we found wonderful. Nothing was too much trouble for the crew and our guide (Yvonne) was fantastic with a wide knowledge of the islands and an amazing enthusiasm for the environment there. We cannot recommend Athala enough and feel we were extremely fortunate to have experienced a week on such a beautiful boat. We would be very happy to be a reference for any future holiday makers and thank you again for your excellent professional organization.
Anthony & Lorna Hamilton
We have just returned to Hong Kong after the most amazing trip to South America. The Galapagos in particular was most memorable. Many thanks for all the arrangements you made on our behalf. We shall recommend you to all our friends. All the best to you and your colleagues.
James and Heather
I just wanted to write to thank you for everything you did for us. We had a wonderful time on our vacation and everything went very smoothly. Jorge, our guide in Quito was very good as well. We will definitely recommend you and Columbus travel to our friends.
Thank you for your email.
We had a wonderful time in the Galapagos. The boat was very pleasant and the crew very friendly and professional. We really enjoy every minute and our guide, Jose Luis, was excellent.
Thank you very much for your services and help and for the delicious dinner in Quito.
I’m back from my trip to the Galapagos and we both had a GREAT time. All went really well, the boat was nice, the people even nicer. We had a great time and all was arranged perfectly. So thanks for all your work and help. I’m already thinking of taking the rest of the family .
Thanks and bye,
Hi, Maria Elena.
I´m sorry we never got a chance to meet. I just wanted to say thank you for an absolutely wonderful trip! The Nina was amazing and the crew absolutely superb. And thank you so much for arranging the trip to the museum yesterday. That was wonderful too. The kids had a great time and it was really very interesting!
We are back in Israel now and I just wanted to thank you once again for being very responsive and helpful throughout the entire process, in addition to being so professional.
We enjoyed the Galapagos cruise very much and all the pickup arrangements were very accurate !
We are both doing great. The Galapagos trip was absolutely fantastic. I dont think my words could do it justice. It surpassed all expectations. The Galaxy staff were excellent, we enjoyed delicious food and great service. Roberto our guide was excellent very knowledgable and good company. We met lots of other great people on board which added to the excellent time.
The snorkeling and wildlife was out of this world, I truly felt like I was in paradise. Thank you for your great service and quick responces when we were making the booking. I will be recommending Columbus to others.
Thank you so much, we enjoyed one of the best weeks of our lives there.
Neil and Shona Ferguson
Good morning Elena, buenos dias,
Peter and I want to tell you how very, very much we appreciate everything you did to give us this wonderful vacation. It was better than our greatest hopes !!!!
Everything went perfectly, all the tour guides and people from Travel Group Peru were very good, and even the extra night in Cuzco was a bonus as we got to see more of that historic city.
We think you must be the best travel agent in Ecuador !! And what a joy the Galapagos was. The Galaxy is a beautiful yacht so don’t hesitate to recommend it to other people.
Again, many, many thanks,
I just wanted to thank you for all your help organizing the Galapagos trip. We had a fantastic time on the Galaxy — and the trip exceeded my expectations. The boat was great, the food was outstanding, and the crew terrific. We had a great guide, saw a lot, learned a lot, snorkeled, hiked, and enjoyed everything.
Two thumbs up, and I would highly recommend this experience.
I wanted to thank you for the arrangements that you made for me and to let you know how everything went. The Swissotel was just the right place for me because my very limited Spanish, and it had the best breakfasts that I’ve ever had in my life. Everyone at the hotel was very nice.
My trip to Mindo was wonderful and it was thanks to Alfredo. He was so knowledgeable about the history but particularly about the cloud forest birds, plants and animals. I also appreciated how nice and low-key he was especially when I needed to take breaks on my hike. This was a beautiful area but without a guide like Alfredo, I would not have enjoyed it so much.
My son did pick me up at the airport and I am VERY glad because I had no idea there would be so many people waiting to meet other passengers. I will keep your email contact in case another trip comes up in the future.
Thank you for the follow-up email. The trip to the Galapagos was amazing. You did an excellent job organizing the transfers, the boat, and the hotel after the boat trip. David and I appreciated all of your work and were very impressed with the service.
I will definitely recommend you to my family and friends. You did a great job!
A short note to “Thank you” very much for planning and executing our trip,on such short notice.
Michael and I had a wonderful adventurous time. Enjoyed every minute of it, along with feeling safe, which is a high priority when travelling with a “special grandson”…
The La Pinta was a great way to travel, the Captain, Crew and Naturalists were excellent hosts. Always looking out for everyone and making sure our needs were met at all times…
Needless to say we will be recommending you to our friends who want to travel to the Ecuador and the Galapagos.
You are an excellent travel consultant. We need more like you. All your work and planning are truly appreciated. We had a “Once in a lifetime vacation.” Thanks to all your efforts and arrangements.Sincere regards,
Dear Maria Elena,
We just got back from our trip to the Galapagos. It was fantastic, a trip to remember. Everything went very smoothly and there was no problems. Thank you very much for organizing and arranging the trip. I appreciate all the work you did to make our trip a pleasurable one.
Again thank you,
We had an AMAAAAZING trip!!! Thank you so much for all of your help; everything went smoothly and was really well organized! We loved the Galaxy; the boat itself was in wonderful condition and really luxurious than we expected! In terms of the boat, the cabins were nicer and more spacious than that on a Royal Carribbean luxury cruise…
Thanks again! We will definitely be recommending you and Columbus Travels to friends travelling to Ecuador/The Galapagos!
I want to thank you for arranging our trip on the Galaxy. It was a wonderful boat and guide and crew. Also, after talking with others on the boat, I discovered that we had gotten a very good price.
I appreciate your help and will gladly recommend you to my friends.
We loved the cruise. Angelito was great. More than expected.
We have been back at home for two weeks now, and very pleased with our trip to South America. From the time of our first arrival in Quito, we were so happy that all the arrangements went smoothly. Our trip to the Galapagos was outstanding: I highly recommend the boat and the guides we had there, making our stay in the Islands very memorable.
Our visit to Peru went very well too. The tours were well organized, and the guides were very knowledgeable and helpful. Everything went exactly as planned, and we only had one day of rain (pretty good for the rainy season!). Many thank to Columbus Travel, and especially to you for the careful attention to detail and the outstanding arrangements that made our first trip to this area so full of memories. We are happy to recommend this experience to our friends.
Thanks again and all the best in the future,
John & Anne Leech
We just returned from our vacation and we had a wonderful time. Your country is beautiful. Thank you for arranging everything and making everything happen so smoothly. We will definitely recommend you and your agency to any of our family and friends who would like the information.
I just want to take a moment to thank you for arranging the most amazing trip for my mother!! She had a fantastic time and will always treasure the memories of this experience. She took so many pictures of the islands and I can’t even describe the incredible beauty we saw. She said the yacht was immaculate and the crew was pleasant and helpful. The food!!! She said she ate so much shrimp that she started to feel like she was turning into one.
She said the guide was very protective of her and would not let her out of his sight. She really appreciated that since there was a lot of rugged terrain to cover.
She said she met some wonderful people that soon became good friends and have invited her back to Quito to stay with them for a vacation. Maybe next time, I will be able to join her.
Thank you Diego, together my mother’s dream was fulfilled!
Thank you very much for arranging our Ecuadorian trip. We had a wonderful time. Swissotel was good and we adored Patio Andaluz. Everyone at Columbus Travel had been very helpful. Ivan was a great guide and Javier was a solid professional.
Henry Chan & Lina Lee
We have returned home safely after our holiday and I would like to thank you for the arrangements which you put place to ensure such a wonderful experience of Ecuador, including the amazing Galapagos. Everything went like clockwork. We hope to return to Ecuador in the future and in any event will certainly recommend the services of Columbus Travel to others, as we were originally recommended to you. Kind regards,
I just wanted to thank you for all the arrangements you made for our recent trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos. Everything went smoothly and we had a fabulous vacation. We enjoyed the Le Parc Hotel in Quito and the city tour with an excellent guide.The ECLIPSE was a wonderful ship and all the staff and crew and naturalists were amazingly good to us – we really enjoyed ourselves. My single cabin was perfect!
Your country is beautiful and we would like to come back sometime and see more!
Just a quick note to say how much we enjoyed the trip. The boat and crew were excellent and can be recomended.
Thanks for your help and all the arrangements were fine.
Howard and Maggie
Hope all is well. My wife, Emily and I wanted to share our appreciation and thank you and the team at Columbus Travel. We had such an amazing and unforgettable time. We truly were unexpected at the level of service and value we received.
The Athala II is a wonderful yacht. Clean, spacious and very friendly staff. Not to mention, the food was delicious and plentiful. Our Naturalist, Enrique was fun, energetic and very knowledgable. He was very passionate about his job and the well being of the islands. We saw so many animals and marine life. We will always remember.
Thank you for a wonderful vacation and I will definately recommend Columbus Travel to any of my friends and family. Please share this email with Xavier Proano and the rest of the team that served us.
Greg & Emily Wong
we are already back from our very enjoyable trip to beautiful Ecuador – it was really phantastic!! Thank you again for the great organisation of everything!! We were very happy to swim with sharks, turtles, penguins and other gorgeous animals. The discovery of those islands will always remain in our memory as an outstanding trip!
All the very best from
I wanted to take a minute to tell you how great a time we had in Ecuador. Your country is beautiful and we enjoyed it very much. Santi was a very good guide and a nice guy. Thank you for helping us plan a very good trip.
Thank you again. Take care,
Sorry, for the late message to you. Lise and I wanted to thank you for the wonderful trip. Lise usually sends the e-mails out but she has been very busy and yesterday she left for Qatar to do a presentation to the ministry of collages. The Beluga Boat was fine . I have left several posts on Trip Advisor recommending you and your company.
Thanks again for your effort,
Am near the end of my first trip to Ecuador. Thank you for the help in Booking my Galapagos tour on the Galaxy. I would recommend it to anyone. This has been a special month and trip for me I know I will be returning to your wonderful country. The Galapagos was special and I have many pictures to remember it by and share with my family and friends.
I am back to Porto Alegre, Brazil. This msg is just to say:
- the cruise went on nicely. All services were provided well within the expectations.
- Galapagos is amazing, incredible, unforgettable. Expectations were high but were superseded. I will return, for sure.
- thank you very much for all your help. You will certainly be contacted again in my next trip to Ecuador.
All the best,
Greetings from Sweden with cold and grey weather! Thank you for helping me with the last journey. The family was very pleased with the “Eden”-cruise!
Please keep in touch!
Daniela and Jessica,
I want to thank you and all those who worked with you to make our trip to Quito and the Galapagos such a complete pleasure. I can think of nothing else you could have done to improve our experience….It was a memorable trip that the grandchildren enjoyed and appreciated as I had hoped they would. And of course, I enjoyed it for myself as well as for them.
I know I need make no critique of the Galapagos Islands; everyone knows how unique that experience is! I do want to tell you that the Explorer II was everything we had hoped for and more…Once again, we found the food to be very good, the staff friendly and helpful. The accommodations were perfect (I couldn’t believe the size of the cabins! Actually spacious, more like a hotel room than the average ship cabin).
Obviously, it is the work behind the scenes that make a trip like this one turn out so satisfactorily; I did already know what I wanted, but you knew how to make it happen, and you succeeded wonderfully! It was an unforgettable trip, a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I don’t know where my next holiday travel with the four grandchildren will take us (how long will those young men, or the teenage girl, be willing to travel with an 80+ year old grandmother?!) but should we or anyone we know want to travel in your part of the world, you are the experts to turn to, to work that magic again! Thank you for the parts you each played in this success story.
Thanks again for your wonderful arrangements and guide services. Our entire group had a terrific time. All are still talking about it and wishing we were still in your beautiful country. I will be sure to contact you again when bringing a group to Ecuador.
I’d like to congratulate you for having such a wonderful staff! I must tell you about the outstanding customer service I received while booking my Galapagos trip with Elena. Although it was a last minute vacation she made it extremely easy to accommodate me and family; including grandparents. I had contacted several other agencies but Elena’s attention to detail, quick response and genuine concern for my requests to be met made Columbus Travel unmistakably the right choice.
During the booking process, Elena was very knowledgeable, answering all my questions clearly and quickly. A true pleasure to work with! She is an asset to your organization and should be recognized for her commitment to excellence. I will ensure to recommend her and your services to all my friends and family. Thank you for a wonderful experience from the minute I got in touch with your office!
I wish you and your company much success!!
The trip was succesfull. All the arrangements functioned well and the crew in the boat ( estrella de mar II ) was extremely friendly and helpful. So, thanks for all that.
A belated note to say THANK YOU for all of your help in organizing what was a fabulous trip. everyone had a great time, but better than that, everything was so well organized, the assistance we received was superb, it was like nothing we ever planned, and all thanks to you. the accomodations were nearly perfect, the boat was the best, the crew super, our guides outstanding, our day trips excellent, what more to say than thank you thank you. if you need a reference or anything like that, let me know, and again, thank you!
On behalf of the whole group I wanted to thank you and your colleagues for an amazing experience. All your help and organization leading up to the trip was invaluable and we enjoyed it immensely. I hope to have the opportunity to work with you or for my friends to come to Ecuador in the future.
The trip was perfect. We loved it beginning to end. Javier was a good and timely pickup…the hotel was nice…the boat was great, the trips interesting, the staff helpful, the food good. Really perfect. Thanks so much for putting it all together for us. We will recommend you and the travel company and the boat to anyone interested in Ecuador.
Thanks so much for following up and arranging such a spectacular trip! We thoroughly enjoyed our cruise and have already started recommending it to friends. The Queen is a wonderful boat and the crew and service were excellent. The hotels in Quito and Guayaquil were also very nice (the club floor at the Hilton Colon was well worth it) and the folks from Columbus Travel who met us at various points were very helpful.
We also enjoyed our day-trip to Otavalo. It was a bit hectic at the end of the Galapagos trip getting to the airport in time for the plane to Ecuador and it turned out that unbeknownst to us our plane had been rescheduled, but this was only a minor hassle. Overall, it was truly a trip to remember!
Thank you again and I hope you had a great New Years as well.
Carrie and I want to thank you for organizing the trip for us. We really had a great time. The staffs that met us at the airports and handed us off to the Beluga staff were excellent. The boat and crew worked out great.
Happy New Year! Thank you so much for everything you and your office has done for me and my father. You helped us with creating a wonderful Galapagos Adventure and everything went exactly as you said it would. Thank you so much, and please know that I will always recommend you and your travel agency to others who want to travel to Ecuador and beyond.
Thank you so much for everything!
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