Think Galapagos Guestbook
"We had an absolutely wonderful time on the tour of the Galapagos and Ecuadorian Amazon that you arranged for us. Everything went exactly to plan, we were met and helped at every stage of the travels and the accommodation was excellent. We loved the Angelito. So, many, many thanks to you both for making all those great arrangements for us!"
Simon and Gillian Crow, Angelito and Napo Wildlife Centre, Jan 2017
"OUR WEEK WAS MAGICAL. Everything worked so perfectly: the Beagle & crew; Nicolas the naturalist, the arrangements etc etc. a fantastic time was had by all. You & your team are really THE BEST"
Sonia Buist and Family, Private Charter on Beagle, Dec 2016
"We loved every minute. Our guide, Jhos, was fantastic. The crew of the Beagle were great. Everyone got on very well and we saw all the birds, animals, reptiles and marine life that Jhos hoped we would find."
James and Lizzie, Beagle Nov 2016
"Our trip was great thanks. We loved the boat and crew. Really quite sad to leave the boat after our two weeks with them. Our wildlife experiences were brilliant."
Mike and Lorna Harrison, Cormorant Nov 2016
"What can we say, it was amazing... The Samba and its crew really looked after us from dawn to dusk and couldn’t do enough to make it the trip of a lifetime which is what it was. Always cheerful and smiling they all made for a very happy ship and all the guests got on so well. Juan our guide was a great enthusiast and set the tone for the whole trip and bonded everyone together. His knowledge was incredible and there was always a story to be told. All went like clockwork so BIG thanks to you all."
Pippa Brooke, Samba, Nov 2016
"Thank you for organising the most amazing holiday ever. The birds we saw in the Cloud Forest were mesmerizing and we took far too many photos. Our guide Daniel together with Santiago were able to answer all our questions-they had so much local knowledge which they were happy to share. We left the mainland on a high but the best was yet to come. On arrival in Baltra in Galapagos we were met by our guide Carlos. He, together with the crew of the Tip Top 3 took us around the eastern islands over the next 8 days where the sights we saw were breath-taking. It was like being part of naturalist's paradise. Not only did you meet the needs of all the guests but you anticipated and exceeded them. We really appreciate the organisation and planning that resulted in such an amazing holiday."
John and Linda Phillips, Escorted Group trip, November 2016
"Thank you for all your help in arranging for us the most amazing holiday. The Galápagos Islands were all that we expected and more but they were made even more special by the crew of the Angelito who did everything in their power to make our stay memorable. The trip to mainland Ecuador was also fabulous, especially El Monte lodge. There was a lovely friendly relaxed atmosphere created by Tom and Mariella , making us feel part of a large family. The food was also excellent and the local guide, Jorge was charming, knowledgeable and did everything possible to find interesting plants and animals to point out to us, explaining the uses of some of the forest plants and finding some beautiful birds for us to photograph. This, combined with the adventure of entering by the tabarita made the whole place magical and definitely the nicest place we've ever stayed at. A truly memorable holiday!"
Susan and John Clucas, Angelito and El Monte, November 2016
"Wow! Kaye and I had a fantastic time made more pleasurable by meeting up with Santiago. Thank you for organising such a unique holiday for us and (perhaps) I might make it again!!!"
Patsy Huddy, Beluga and Zuleta, November 2016
"We just wanted to say what a FANTASTIC trip we had to the Galápagos. Santiago and the crew of Tip Top III really looked after us and we still cannot believe the sights we saw - truly amazing. Thank you to all the team of Think Galápagos."
Andrea Douglas, Cloud Forest, Andes and Galapagos Group, Nov 2016
"I had the time of my life. Thank you for all you do to make these trips exceptional adventures. Expectations were exceeded, daily!"
Bill Walter, May Cloud Forest, Andes and Galapagos Group, Nov 2016
"Its hard to know how our trip could have been any more enjoyable. No previous experience in our lives comes remotely close enough to compare - so for all the amazing attention to detail your put in, and the unexpected little extras (like, for example, the bus tour and walk around part of Guayaquil), we say the biggest and most sincere thank you. Our most sincere thanks to you both for all your considerable efforts in helping to make our holiday....yes, it's that unavoidable phrase again....the experience of a lifetime. Well, it truly was."
David and Margaret Wilcock, May, Cloud forest, Andes and Galapagos Group, Nov 2016
"Thank you all for organising such a super trip to the Cloud Forest and Galapagos. It more than met our expectations and Santiago took good care of us. We can’t quite believe how much we saw and learnt with the expert help of Daniel and Carlos, as well as Santiago. Tip Top III and her crew were excellent and we have been singing the praises of Think Galapagos to our friends and family!"
Judith and Peter Topp, May Cloud Forest, Andes and Galapagos Group, Nov 2016
"Our trip was fantastic - just superb - well worth all the planning. So thank you for all your help. I run out of superlatives when I describe our holiday to friends - the wildlife, the scenery, the service & the friendliness. Everything was an absolute joy. We thought the guides were excellent. The organisation was perfect. We were particularly impressed by the way you accommodated Avianca's change in their flight schedule. It was wonderful."
Beluga and Finch Bay Nov 2016
"We all thank you and your team from the bottom of our hearts for helping us to plan such a wonderful family experience. I am so very pleased that I came across glowing recommendations for Think Galapagos as I started my research. Your ability to understand what would interest all of us resulted in a perfect itinerary that kept us active and excited throughout. To have guides and drivers arranged in advance was awesome, all the places we stayed were lovely, the food delectable – in short all we had to do was enjoy the areas of Ecuador we visited. I find it difficult to describe our time in Galapagos. I have taken to telling people that we had high expectations which were exceed by at least a hundred times. All of us can’t begin to thank you for your strong recommendation of Samba and Juan Salcedo. Wow. I knew we would be snorkeling and walking trails. I realize I had no idea of how busy we would be, how perfectly coordinated nearly every second would be, and how it would feel to have all those experiences. We are wondering when we will return for the other half of Galapagos, but all of Ecuador was so fascinating and appealing. Thank you again for helping us choose the perfect, perfect trip. "
Emily with Larry, Joseph, Nicole, Leah, Nathan, & Rebecca, Samba, October 2016
"We had an absolutely fantastic time and all of the organisation was second to none so thank you very much for producing such a well organised trip for us. The Amazon and Galapagos were out of this world - far beyond our expectations - we couldn't believe the animals in the Galapagos and how non fussed they are around humans! All the hotels were great and we were very impressed with the airport assistance of our check in etc. Furthermore the boat and the service on the ocean spray was outstanding - the staff and guide were so efficient. We could not have asked for a better trip."
Nicola Corrigan, Ocean Spray and La Selva Lodge, October 2016
"We had the most amazing trip! We have been home only a few days from our round the world trip and the Galapagos was definitely my favourite place! The Sea Star and its crew were outstanding. We felt millionaires on the very comfortable yacht! The crew were so friendly and helpful. The food was amazing! I really couldn't find any faults with this trip! Our naturalist guide was great, very knowledgeable and went the extra mile to make sure everyone saw animals we most wanted to. Including helping me to swim with the hammerhead sharks! We really enjoyed our night on the island and would recommend it to anyone doing a cruise. The whole experience of booking right through to coming home has been wonderful. I will highly recommend Think Galapagos to anyone planning a trip and hope that one day we might be able to travel with you again! You've been fantastic 5 star service!"
Nicky Corrigan, Sea Star Journey, Galapagos Suites, September 2016
"Had a fantastic time in both Galapagos and Amazon. Very impressed with both and provided me with a lifetime of memories."
Ian Lane, Beagle, Napo Wildlife Centre, September 2016
"We had a fabulous time in Ecuador and the Galapagos. Everything went smoothly and we have many marvellous memories of a great trip. We don't like sitting around on holiday and this offered us just what we wanted. There was always something new and exciting to do, we saw stunning views, a huge variety off animals and birds close up and the food and accommodation was always of a high standard. People have asked us what we enjoyed the most. It is such a difficult question to answer because it was all good. We are continually saying to people to put it on their list of places to go and we wouldn't hesitate in pointing people in your direction. Thank you for helping make it such an amazing experience for us."
Viv Starkiss and Julie Muncey, Napo Wildlife Centre, Angelito and Beluga, August 2016
"I really can't thank you enough for arranging such a wonderful trip. I will never forget it."
Wendy Kirk and family, Quito, Cuenca and Beluga, June 2016
"What an amazing adventure! Thank you so much for organizing our fabulous trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. We cannot speak highly enough about the enthusiasm and knowledge of the local guides – Andreas, Carlos and Delfin, all held together by the leadership and experience of Santiago. The arrangements made by Think Galapagos were spot on – no hitches, no anxieties. When someone was scheduled to meet us, they were there, on time and fully briefed. This was truly the trip of a lifetime, and we have no hesitation in recommending this trip to others – indeed we already have! Carry on with the great work."
David and Stephanie Bennett,Hummingbirds and Haciendas Group Trip May 2016
"Thank you for organising a great trip. We loved the Angelito the staff were great, the boat well equipped and Maja an incredible guide. The transfers between airports and the hotels are seamless. Your recommendation of El Monte was excellent. I will not hesitate to recommend your company to family and friends. Thanks you again for all your help and input, it was much appreciated."
Julia and Tim Peters, Angelito and El Monte, June 2016
"What a fantastic trip we had - it truly was the adventure of a lifetime! Santiago and the guides, Andres and Carlos, were so knowledgeable and helpful, answering all sorts of questions as well as getting us all off and on boats, buses and aeroplanes safely. Thank you so much for making it all possible."
Sandra Kelman, Hummingbirds, Haciendas and Galapagos Group trip May 2016
"I wanted to thank you for leading our trip to Ecuador and Galapagos, your care and attention and amazing knowledge made the trip extra special. I felt safe, excited, curious, happy, amazed… for the entire trip. It was an astonishing and wonderful two weeks"
Joyce Rothschild, Hummingbirds, Haciendas and Galapagos Group trip May 2016
"I can't speak highly enough of this company...they put together an unforgettable trip through Quito, the Cloud Forest, and the Galapagos Islands. The detailed preparation and planning was obvious and the every step was flawlessly executed. Santiago led our escorted tour and his dedication and love of Ecuador was obvious. He was attentive to the needs of the group and tailored the activities perfectly. Our local guides were both incredibly knowledgeable and really added to the experience. Throughout the trip, the food was simply outstanding with a good mix of familiar and new dishes. The staff of Tip Top III in the Galapagos was amazing...always on time, always attentive, and always focused on the safety and enjoyment of the group. From start to finish the planning and execution of this trip exceeded our highest expectations...could not have been better!"
David and Amy Donselar, Hummingbirds, Haciendas Group trip May 2016
"Thank you for our fabulous recent trip. The whole trip from our arrival and overnight at Su Merced to the final day and the displaying Frigatebirds on North Seymour was an absolute joy. Seamless journeys and connections, excellent accommodation, great guides - Andres deserves special mention for giving so much of his time and his knowledge not only of the wildlife but also the country generally. Napo is a wonderful place, and of course Galapagos and it`s wildlife are fantastic - every island different, and every day something new to discover. Santiago`s enthusiasm for and love of Galapagos was obvious, and his leadership and knowledge ensured a great trip."
Ian and Elaine McLellan, Hummingbirds, Haciendas Group trip May 2016
"We’re back after an exciting 4 weeks in Ecuador. Overall, the trip was just amazing and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves - it was a bit of a wrench to depart on Sunday! Your itinerary gave us the experience of Ecuador that we were wanting - wildlife, geology, geography and we’ve met so many lovely people along the way. We had an outstanding trip and many thanks for creating the itinerary for us."
Eric Williams and Jill Cooper, Beluga, El Monte, Zuleta, May 2016
"Thank you for organising our amazing trip to the cloud forest and Galapagos. We loved every minute of it. We both loved Ecuador, the landscape, the people, the climate, the food, just about everything about the place. Our guide who drove us to El Monte was excellent. He was fascinating to listening to, telling us all about the geography, the geology, the history and wildlife of this part of Ecuador. At El Monte Tom was the perfect host. The food was lovely, the lodge we were staying in was spectacular. So on to Galapagos and our boat Angelito. Well it was everything we had dreamed of. The boat was very comfortable, the food was excellent and the crew were excellent. It was great to be on a small boat with a small party which we much appreciated when we came across larger boats with huge numbers of people. It was wonderful to visit so many different islands and we managed to see everything we wanted to iguanas, penguins, tortoises, albatrosses, a snake, sea lions, seals, turtles, sharks, finches etc, etc, etc! We particularly enjoyed the snorkelling, the opportunity to swim with sealions and turtles was unforgettable. Thank you again for organising our absolute holiday of a lifetime – the ultimate wildlife experience!"
Jenny and Stuart Irons, Angelito, El Monte and La Jimenita, May 2016
"Thank you for putting together a really wonderful experience. The trip was amazing and even the challenging bits were wonderful."
Janet Elphick, Angelito and Peru, May 2016
"All your arrangements were perfect and we made all the connections on time and without a hitch. The way David was looked after with his difficult diet was wonderful and I am sure there were one or two who wished they had difficult diets and had the special treatment that David enjoyed. Having said that the food for the rest of us was amazing as Curly was able to perform wonders in the galley. Santiago is, as I am sure you know, the perfect host, organiser and the most patient person I have come across. Add to that the fact that nothing is too much trouble for him makes him the perfect person to run such a trip. It was a wonderful experience and I thank you for all your work in organising it so well."
Harold Phillips, Robert Fuller Escorted Group trip, May 2016
"The entire holiday (adventure) from leaving home to reluctantly returning went like clockwork. This was all down to attention to detail from the initial booking, keeping us informed, hotel and airport procedures, punctuality of the itinerary and also the same of the guides of which I cannot praise too highly. Their subject knowledge and immediate identification of birds was amazing. The yacht crew, all very professional also helped make this a memorable trip. Each day was an adventure which was eagerly awaited after the appetite had been whetted by the previous evening’s summary. Accommodation was very good with Zuleta being the jewel in the crown. Cannot heap enough praise on all involved, marks awarded, 11 out of 10. Memories of a lifetime."
Michael & Margaret Bennett, Robert Fuller Escorted Group trip, May 2016
"This is a probably the most wonderful holiday we have ever had. We will never forget all the amazing things we saw. After a lifetime of dreaming I saw Blue Footed Boobies. Seen 60 years or more ago on the television I never thought I would ever see one in real life and I saw loads !!! Thank you for all your work and efforts to give us our holiday to remember."
Denise and Gerald Massey, Robert Fuller Escorted Group trip, May 2016
"Judith and I wanted to pass on our thanks to you and the team for organising a fantastic holiday for us in Ecuador/Galapagos. We really enjoyed both parts of the holiday and we have some great memories and photos to help us remember in the future. Daniel was an excellent guide and as you promised he really knows the cloud forest and all its inhabitants - his knowledge is encyclopaedic!! The week on Integrity was also brilliant and Greg was once again a great guide - we really enjoyed his humour and stories as well as his vast knowledge of the Galapagos Islands and their flora and fauna. Integrity was all you promised and I can understand why it is rated as one of the best in the islands, the crew were very helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Once again thank you so much."
John and Judith Lovelady, Integrity and El Monte, April 2016
"Our holiday to the Galapagos - arranged at very short notice - has been amazing. Impressive organisation and communication, both in UK and Ecuador, ensured the success of our trip, and the attentive, supportive crew on board The Cachalote, together with our extremely knowledgeable naturalist guide, Juan Tapia, led to us enjoying a most fantastic adventure. Thank you!"
Tracey Stevens, Cachalote, April 2016
"We are back home after an amazing 2 weeks. Thank you so much for organising such an amazing trip for us."
Linda and Graham Johnson, Peru, April 2016
"Thank you for all your help throughout. The information you provided us beforehand was great and meant we were well prepared for the trip. The trip itself was brilliantly organised. The transfers were great, with our drivers always waiting for us which made life a lot easier. The boat was brilliant! And we really enjoyed both the finch bay and the country house hotel. Thanks again for helping to make us have a great honeymoon."
John Harrower, Beluga, Finch Bay, La Jimenita March 2016
"Thank you for organising the most incredible trip for us. Every part (Quito/Andes, Cloud Forest, Galapagos and Amazon) was just about perfect and we felt was in exactly the best order for us. Our guides (Daniel in Quito, Maja in Galapagos and Miguel in Napo) were superb. Their knowledge was encyclopaedic. Our various drivers were very pleasant and helpful and all in all, everything went swimmingly. Ending our stay at Su Merced was inspired and 24 hours there went a long way towards getting us sufficiently rested to face the long journey home. I am sure that it was down to your personal knowledge and experience of Ecuador that you organised us the very best people and places and I am truly thankful that way back in January last year we decided to travel with Think Galapagos. Thank you for everything."
Margaret Parry, Angelito, Napo Wildlife Centre and El Monte, March 2016
"We have had the most amazing time in the Galapagos, it was everything we expected and more. It was an excellent choice of boat and if any new clients want recommendations please feel free to point them in our direction, we would be more than happy to tell them of our experience. Once again, thank you."
Barbara Fleming, Angelito, March 2016
"We had an absolutely fabulous time. Everything was really well organised and went very smoothly, the hotel in Quito was lovely, guide great and very knowledgeable. El Monte Lodge is a fantastic place with great hosts and the Mary Anne and the Galapagos are just stunning and we are now both hooked on snorkelling."
Doherte Boehle, Casona de la Ronda, El Monte, Mary Anne, Jan 2016
"Hi Rachel and your AMAZING team. We want to thank you for a most amazing holiday. Everything you organized went off without a hitch. It was remarkable how efficient, friendly and informed everyone was about our trip, our next stops, etc.The hotels we stayed in were first rate, the Finch Bay - I could just live there!! Not only were the amenities lovely everywhere we went, but the staff were always so friendly and helpful. Our stay on the Angelito was also terrific, there was nothing we would have done differently. We will not hesitate to recommend your services to anyone who might be thinking of a trip there. This was truly a holiday of a lifetime and we will remember it and be talking about it for ages. Cannot thank you enough for making a dream come true!!"
Susan Harper and Friends, Angelito and Finch Bay, Feb 2016
"Even though we are from Canada, we booked our fantastic trip through Think Galapagos. After speaking with Rachel, it was clear that she and her team are passionate about what they do, and have the knowledge and contacts to create the type of journey that fits your travel style. We had decided, in January, to travel to Ecuador and the Galapagos in February, visiting the Cloud Forest, Andes, Amazon, and Galapagos (Samba). Rachel and the team were able to put together a seamless, memorable trip, even at such short notice. We would definitely recommend Think Galapagos!"
Bill and Lillian Lubyk, Samba, El Monte, Napo Wildlife Centre, Feb 2016
"Just back from a fantastic holiday, many thanks ! The organisation was first class from start to finish, all the guides made everything run smoothly, not one hiccup. Angelito was just right for us and our last night was a candle lit dinner by pool at Finch Bay, perfect. Once again thanks for organising."
Stephen and Lynn Parkinson, Angelito and Finch Bay, February 2016
"We had an amazing time. Thanks so much for your help organising everything."
Sarah Chambre and Family, Beagle and La Selva, January 2015
"We had a really great time thanks. Lovely people on Beagle, fab guides and all just right! A really lovely tour thank you!!"
Jon Freedman, Beagle and Zuleta, Dec 2015
"...an amazing trip to Peru, Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands. All the transport arrangements worked well, the hotels were very good and the guides were excellent…. We are extremely grateful for all your help and guidance in organising this trip. Your useful insights and personalised approach to putting together the details of our holiday are much appreciated. We would wholeheartedly recommend Think Galapagos to our friends and family."
Rahul and Anjli Vyas, Galaxy and Peru, Dec 2015
"Our trip was amazing, we had a brilliant time thank you very much. I'm so glad we went with Juan and the Samba, and really appreciate all your help and advice, it was an excellent trip. We received the documents as arranged at our hotel, and were met straight away at Quito airport and again in the Galapagos. I've attached a couple of pictures for you. We would also like to return to do the other route at some time, so may be in touch in a couple of years!."
Mia Carthew, Samba, Dec 2015
"We had a great time on the Angelito, the boat and the staff were all great, and we managed to see all that we had hoped for. The snorkelling off the boat was everyone’s highlight I think and we would always recommend that anyone chooses a boat that offers this is. Kayaks looked good but I think nothing beats swimming with everything. The hotel we stayed at in Quito by the way was also fantastic (Hotel Casa de Hacienda La Jimenita). Thanks again for all the help you gave us to organise this and get us there on time! It was a wonderful experience."
James and Isobel Gilbertson, Angelito and La Jimenita, Dec 2015
"Thank you so much for your meticulous planning and organising of THE most wonderful holiday that exceeded even our wildest dreams. Everything worked like clockwork and everywhere we went we were really well looked after. Each one of our guides was so enthusiastic, knowledgable and informative and even though they do the same thing day after day you'd really never guess. However I mention Americo Romainville in Cusco and Macchu Picchu especially, as he was so passionate about his subject and so warm and friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Your choice of hotels and lodges was exactly right for us and we loved the Angelito with her delightful crew and all the personal homely little touches. Our week on her sailing round the incredible Galápagos Islands was totally amazing and we saw and did so many fantastic things. We couldn't have asked for more."
Caroline and Philip Baylis, Angelito and Peru, Nov 2015
"I just wanted to say thank you very much for all the effort you put into organising our holiday. We had a brilliant time in Ecuador, the organisation went like clockwork and every aspect of the trip was just as we'd hoped or even better! It was truly the trip of a lifetime."
Simon Doherty, Tren Crucero and Integrity, Nov 2015
"Your choice of ship for us was excellent. We were only a party of 30 and had the services of 3 enthusiastic naturalists. The accommodation, staff and food were all first class. We loved the wildlife and the tranquillity. Nothing prepares you for the tameness of the animals even though we knew to expect it. A very big thankyou to you both and to the rest of the team. Altogether it WAS the trip of a life time and a day does not pass but that we think of the trip."
Anne and Glyn James, Eclipse and Finch Bay, Nov 2015
"Having returned from a most memorable holiday in Ecuador and the Galapagos I would highly recommend 'Think Galapagos' as their attention to detail and personal service could not be bettered. 10/10."
Susan Cooper, Ecuador and Galapagos Escorted Group trip, Nov 2015
"Barbara and I are home from the most wonderful of adventures!! This trip far exceeded my expectations, thanks to you, Santiago and your naturalists and guides. What an amazing group from Think Galapagos to create this, a spectacular trip. Santiago was masterful, kind, generous and extremely knowledgeable. He was truly amazing. Our housing, food, travel and Ecuadorean experiences were superior across the board. And I thank you, thank you thank you!!!! I had the time of my life."
Bill Walter, Galapagos and Ecuador Escorted Group trip, Nov 2015
"We had a truly wonderful holiday in the Galapagos. Everything went perfectly to plan. The flights were all on time, the B&Bs in Guayaquil and Puerto Ayora were both excellent and the Beluga was very comfortable, super crew and a great way to travel around the islands. Our guide was Juan Tapia and he was tremendous in every way - knowledgeable, enthusiastic, patient, attentive and great fun. We highly recommend him. A Big Thank You to you and your team for organising the trip from the outset. You did a great job and we will be recommending you to family and friends."
Nigel Homer, Beluga, Galapagos Suites and Macaw, Nov 2015
"Thank you for putting together such an excellent itinerary to include Peru, Ecuador, Galapagos and the Amazon. It was a truly remarkable holiday which provided many memories and photographs! I can honestly say that the itinerary worked really well with just enough rest days in between a very hectic schedule. As you know the days are full on and our guides were very knowledgeable and only too pleased to pass on their secrets. Daniel and Carlos wers such great ambassadors for their country and never tired to give us a special experience. Peru was a real highlight and the Inca trail from Pisaq to Ollantaytambo culminating in Machu Picchu was so very memorable and such a great journey. Fernando, was a super guide also and told the stories of each venue so very well. We have had an adventure of a lifetime and we are extolling 'Think Galapogas' to all our friends! "
John & Caroline Rathbone, Peru, Galapagos and Ecuador Group Trip, Nov 2015
"I just wanted to say a huge thank you for organising the holiday to Ecuador and the Galapagos. It really was a 'holiday of a lifetime'. Daniel and Carlos were excellent guides. The accommodation was varied and really interesting, food excellent throughout and the crew of Tip Top 3 were so efficient. It really was a great all round holiday. Santiago was brilliant. He is so thoughtful and patient. So huge thank you... I had an amazing time."
Verity Burton, Galapagos and Ecuador Escorted Group Trip, Nov 2015
"Although we live in the USA, we booked our trip to Ecuador through Think Galapagos on the very positive recommendations of friends. The entire trip could not have been more smooth or better coordinated. Our stay in the cloud forest was very peaceful amid a myriad of hummingbird species. We then went to the Andes, and were thrilled by the sight of the condors and also by the wonderful accommodations. Our trip to the Galapagos was the experience of a lifetime. Our guide on the island of Santa Cruz was able to show us the wonders of the island, particularly the tortoises, and the following day we boarded our boat. Our guide aboard was incredible, and over the following week showed us amazing sights on the Eastern Islands. We felt very privileged to see this unique peaceful place and its totally unafraid animals and birds. It was a small boat, and the hospitality of the crew was superb. We had a delightful time with our fellow passengers. If it could have been better we can't imagine how."
Mike & Pauline Bishop, Integrity, Zuleta and Septimo Paradiso, Nov 2015
"We have had the most amazing trip. The memories will last a lifetime, prompted by the 1,800 photos and 123 video clips. Both hotels the Macaw and the Galapagos Suites where excellent and all the staff so friendly and helpful. The staff that were waiting for us at the airports and transfers ensured we made it from one place to another seamlessly. It was totally stress free. The Beluga was fantastic. All 7 crew members were absolutely fantastic. The guide David was friendly, knowledgeable and did everything possible to ensure we had a great time. I really can't thank everyone enough for making this trip so special. This was my dream holiday and it has certainly exceeded how I imagined it would be - absolutely out of this world."
Karen Cooper & Helen Chappell, Beluga and Galapagos Suites, Oct 2015
"We had a fabulous time - everything went like clockwork. The pick ups / drop offs in Guayaquil; the 1st morning tour in the Galapagos; the Samba and guide and of course the Galapagos Suites too! The Samba was a perfect boat to be on - not too many people but enough to have some fun with the others. A really wonderful holiday we will treasure the memories of for many years to come. Many thanks again for everything."
Mike McGratten and Family, Samba and Galapagos Suites, August 2015
"We had a wonderful time. I can't praise you enough for the faultless arrangements - everything went like clockwork. The islands we visited were all so different. The Galapagos was fantastic. I thought the trip couldn't get any better but it did. Casona de la Ronda was excellent. Very comfortable! At El Monte we were delighted with the cable car entrance! It was such fun. Next it was off to the Amazon. Again the flights, the drivers and fixers were brilliant. Thank you for arranging a faultless trip of a lifetime. We thoroughly enjoyed it and have marvellous unforgettable memories. Special thanks to Fausto, Israel, Javier and Victor for their care and attention. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend your company and already have!"
Debbie Viddler, Angelito, El Monte and Sani Lodge, August 2015
"Firstly I would just like to say thank you! The trip really was a trip of a lifetime, it was everything we wanted. From the first pick up to the last, all the timings were clear and perfectly timed. The Angelito was exactly what we wanted; small and comfortable with amazing staff and what seemed like unlimited delicious food! Casa de la Ronda was great, I would absolutely recommend anyone to stay. El Monte was a highlight for me. The journey was beautiful, we were thankful for the new roads and our driver was very knowledgeable of what seemed like everything! The host named Anders was incredibly helpful, and Tom was kind and welcoming. Sani lodge yet again, a dream. Thank you so much for your recommendations, time and patience while we decided what to do and where to go. I will definitely recommend Think Galapagos to all my friends commenting on my photos! I can't wait to get back out to Ecuador!"
Jenny Viddler, Angelito, El Monte and Sani Lodge, August 2015
"Just wanted to say thankyou for a wonderful holiday. Only 5000 photos to sort through! The Angelito crew are brilliant. Top marks to the chef, fantastic standard of food. Maja was a very informative guide and organised the group very well. The best bit was the amazing sea lions that we snorkelled with at Sante Fe. Mariela was a superb guide for the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. She told us so much information and was very friendly. The train journeys were fascinating, the scenery amazing. Great food and entertainment on board for the long trip. Many thanks for an outstanding holiday and lots of happy memories. "
Beverly and Geoff Cotterill, Peru and Angelito, August 2015
"We had a fantastic trip! All of the arrangements you made for us were just right and we really loved the Angelito. We will definitely recommend Think Galapagos to our friends, and are already wondering how soon we’ll be able to get back there to see the bits we weren’t able to see this time. Thank you so much for all of your help in taking our far-fetched plans and turning them into reality. Are now in the process of going through and editing the 1500+ photos we’ve brought home!!"
Jonathan Meyer and Family, Angelito and Isabela, August 2015
"The Samba worked out very well for us. The crew were helpful and attentive but what really made the holiday was Juan, the guide...his enthusiasm, knowledge, preparation and keen eye sight were excellent - we ended up swimming with a pod of sperm whales...undoubtedly the highlight, yet not even on the itinerary!!! Overall, it was fantastic and I would definitely recommend it. Thanks so much for all your care and dedication in organising it."
David Triptree and Family, Samba and Scuba Diving, August 2015
"The trip was great. We enjoyed the cruise and saw lots of wildlife. There was a fantastic mix of people on the boat, half teenagers and half adults and we all got on really really well. The crew and guide were excellent too. Juan Tapia was the best! All the hotels were great, especially Tambo del Inca the Sacred Valley. Machu Picchu was spectacular. We all loved it and would like to go again."
Debra Bryan and family, Beluga and Peru, July 2015
"We are home after our fabulous trip to the Galapagos on the Angelito. All the people who meet us at airports and helped us to destinations were great, all right on time, friendly and professional. The Hostal Macaw was perfect for a quick night stay, very comfortable and they even gave us a breakfast snack bag when we have to leave so early in the morning for our flight. The Finch Bay hotel was really really nice, so nice in fact we ate all our meals there because we didn’t want to leave. A real treat. The Angelito, what a great experience. Great crew that took great care of us. The itinerary was fabulous, long trips overnight to the outlying islands but so worth it to see all the amazing differences. Maya (our guide), what can I say she is one of the most impressive people I have ever met. Her humor, passion for the islands, knowledge. She has the perfect pacing on the walks, really takes her time so no one struggles, and you have all the time you want to see and take pictures and just sit and marvel at the life and scenery. She also seems to know exactly when to visit each island to maximize the chances of seeing the unique endemic life on it. We might get up a little earlier than other boats because that bird or snake is up that early. Knew exactly when to see the penguins coming out of the sea. In fact she did so well that we saw every animal she had hoped we would. Just wonderful, definitely the number one best thing about the trip. Thanks again."
Curtis and Cathy Leary, Cloud forest, Angelito and Finch Bay, June 2015
"We had a WONDERFUL trip, thank you! Truly the trip of a lifetime, and every bit was thoroughly enjoyable. The Quito accommodation and city tour were great, we had a great guide and enjoyed our time in Quito. The cruise was also amazing. We were lucky enough at one point to have a very large pod of dolphins swimming with us for quite some time. Probably 20-30 dolphins. It was fantastic! Our guide Fabrizio was lovely and very, very knowledgable. In terms of highlights of the trip, there are so many! Every day was filled with amazing sightings. At the end of the trip we really enjoyed our time in Santa Cruz - it was a wonderful way of finishing the holiday. So all in all it was a fantastic trip! I'd like to thank you for all your help in ensuring it was a wonderful holiday. All the information provided in advance was hugely helpful and helped ensure we packed the right things and were fully prepared. It really felt like a personal touch that we wouldn't ordinarily get from travel agencies when we've booked other holidays in the past."
Sharon Peake, Beagle and Finch Bay, May 2015
"An unforgettable experience of a lifetime, and we’re still trying to sort out the 1,000 odd photos and videos to show to friends and relatives. The 4 nights cruising on Angelito was all great. Everything was memorable, but what will stick in my mind the longest were snorkelling with the inquisitive sea lions on Genovesa, and the Nasca boobies with eggs and chicks. We feel very privileged to have experienced such a unique environment. La Selva Lodge was excellent and a complete contrast to Galapagos. They gave us a detached suite with two rooms and an outside Jacuzzi on the balcony. The food was the best on the trip. The walks with the naturalist will not be forgotten, particularly the first night seeing Bullet Ants, Wolf Spiders and a Tarantula. Before we’d been to the Amazon I’d read about its biodiversity and the sounds, but experiencing it first hand really brings it home. Once again many thanks for your advice and high quality service."
Robert McMurdo and Philippa Knighting, Angelito and La Selva, May 2015
"A very big thank you for such a wonderful holiday. It was everything I expected and more so many thanks for your organisation and to Santiago who was a real star. Many, many thanks. Would highly recommend."
Helen Barnard, Cloud forest, Andes and Galapagos, May 2015
"We'd like to thank you and Santiago for the fantastic Galapagos trip in May. We have many wonderful memories and, of course, hundreds of photos."
Diana and Hansruedi Herzog, Cloud forest, Andes and Galapagos, May 2015
"We used Think Galapagos 2 years ago to visit Equador & Galapogos. They did such a wonderful job that we asked them to organise our 2 week family trip in Peru in May. A dream come true! Starting from Rachel in the UK - she did an excellent job of helping us choose our itinerary & hotels and tours and all by email. She gave us great advice and answered any questions and uncertainty we had about some cities. The trip went smoothly. The hotels were awesome. We had private Guides who were excellent and knowledgeable and super personalities that it was fun visiting all the cities & sites together. We highly recommend Think Galapagos and hope to use them again for our next South American trip. Thanks to All the team for making our 2 week vacation a very memorable one."
Pamela Crawshaw & Family, Peru, May 2015
"We have just got back from our trip to The Galapagos yesterday and wanted to say a big THANK YOU for everything you have arranged. All transfers went smoothly, Hostel Macaw and Finch Bay Hotel were wonderful and The Ocean Spray was a superb boat. But the animals stole the show, they were amazing, simply amazing and so tame…. but I guess you already knew that. We both have come home with very fond memories and my lifelong lasting memory will be snorkelling with the sea lions, I can’t stop smiling!!! When wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you and Think Galapagos to any of our friends. Thanks again!!!"
Ian Copestake & Julie Kelly, Macaw Hostel, Finch Bay and Ocean Spray, April 2015
"All in all we had a fabulous time. It really could not have gone better. We LOVED Maria and Mauricio – we could not have had more a wonderful driver and guide to steer us on the fabulous journey. Both have so much warmth, charm and humour that we all could not fail to bond with them. It was fabulous to see their love of their country and pride in their jobs. We loved Galapagos of course. The Ocean Spray was wonderful, all the crew were excellent and Maurice, our guide, was more than fabulous, full of charm, knowledge and enthusiasm. We loved all aspects of it, feeling like we picked the best boat with the best chef, guide and crew! Lucky us. We loved the hacienadas and thought it very lucky to have the extra visit due to the train not departing on a Monday. The Mansion del Rio in Guayaquil was amazing. Napo was a lovely lodge. We had a great guide there and really enjoyed most outings – we were thrilled to see the river otters two days in a row and many other unexpected creatures. Thank you so much for all your hard work and I am sure we will recommend you highly as we talk to others."
Norma Foster, Avenue of Volcanoes, Napo Wildlife & Ocean Spray, April 2015
"I wanted to thank you for organizing a great trip! The Ocean Spray is a wonderful boat, we loved our naturalist-guide and he talked about how that boat had a real family feel, so thank you for getting us on that one! Just wanted to let you know we had a great time, and thank you for organizing it! I will definitely recommend you to anyone I know who wants to go to the Galapagos!"
Barbarah Hughey, Ocean Spray, April 2015
"We had the most amazing adventure - it was a trip of a life time. Finch bay was a great hotel, the rooms, facilities and food were great so we managed to wind down from work, we made the treks to tortuga bay and Las Grietas which we enjoyed. The boat was the best bit for both of us - we were blown away by how nice it was, our guide (we had a guy called Carlos) was brilliant - he pitched the talks and hikes just right and we saw some amazing things - I spent an hour one morning sitting in the shallows on a beach while baby sea lions came to meet me - an experience of a lifetime! the food and staff on the boat were great and I would certainly recommend the small boat experience to anyone, seeing the size of some boats horrified me.....Thanks for your advice and guidance - the holiday was exactly what I wanted"
Ema & Paul Forster, Finch Bay, Ocean Spray and Safari Camp, April 2015
"An amazing trip - thanks so much for all your help. The islands were just stunning. I gather Fabrizio (who was excellent) knows you both - he was very pleased to hear I'd booked through you! Logistically everything was great, transfers all smooth and both Su Merced and Galapagos Suites were excellent. It was very reassuring as a single traveller to have a safe and reliable transport from airport after a long flight! The Beagle was also great, in fact would love to do the southern itinerary one day. Many of your pre-travel tips also most helpful, in particular the Teva sandles and shorty wetsuit - I was the only one with the latter and enjoyed my snorkelling much more as a result, as some currents were definitely cool! Thanks again, and very much hope to book another trip with you someday!"
Rory, Beagle, April 2015
"Our stay on the Angelito was wonderful. The food was excellent, the visits to the Islands and the animals was really something to remember and the receiving of little treats when returning from a walk or snorkel a nice touch."
John and Judy Powell, Angelito, April 2015
"Everything wonderful. Thanks for all you did to make our trip so great."
Carol and Mick Mahoney, Tip Top III, March 2015
"Think Galapagos couldn't have been bettered. We were more than happy. All worked well and efficiently from the detailed planning when Rachel was able to answer every question and come up with interesting alternatives, to the people on the ground in Ecuador and the Galapagos. We were able to change daily itineraries (within limits), according to our interests and abilities. We were particularly fascinated by our relatively impromptu tour of a rose growing 'factory'. The scenery was magnificent in the Andes and the Galapagos lived up to expectations. Rachel's help in choosing the right boat was particularly appreciated. We'd recommend a few nights on land in the islands. It gave us a feel what it might be like to live there. Lounging on the prom with the sea lions! A very personal and personalised service delivered with much empathy and efficiency."
Gill & Tony Golding, Avenue of Volcanoes & Cormorant, February 2015
"Our wonderful holiday in Peru met all expectations. Rachel devised a first class itinerary for us. All travel plans ran smoothly; we were always met by friendly and efficient staff, and our guides were excellent. We must make a special mention of Americo who is based in Cusco and was outstanding. This is the second time we have used Think Galapagos and we cannot recommend them highly enough"
Jan and Tony Cross, Peru, February 2015
"Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for what was a wonderful trip. It was amazing on so many levels and I know I certainly don’t need to start to list all the reasons why to you as you get to experience them all regularly you lucky thing! Your service has been amazing and the trip was amazing too, what more can I say. I wanted an experience I would always remember and I know for sure I will. Thank you so much for EVERYTHING."
Nigel, Suzie and Danielle Bushby, Ocean Spray, January 2015
"Thank you for the recommendation of the Beagle for our Galapagos cruise. It was just perfect and suited us just right especially when we saw the other kinds of motor yachts that were available. We especially liked the ability to sit out on the deck under the sun shade as it made spotting dolphins and whales much easier. The staff on the boat were also top notch!"
Karen Wild and Friends, Beagle, January 2015
"We had the most wonderful, bucket-list trip and one we’d love to repeat someday. Thank you so much for all your excellent organisation and recommendations. I have already referred a few people your way so I hope you will get more much-deserved business through such referrals. The Samba itself was fantastic - a lovely boat and a perfect size. An experienced and happy crew, and the food was just amazing; 3 courses every meal and never a single repetition over the entire week. Our guide Ernesto’s knowledge, passion and enthusiasm was without measure and we all ended up a lot more informed and in love with the Islands than before. He was great. All-in-all it was a wondrously memorable week. I guess we were lucky with regard to the guide and the passengers but your recommendations were spot-on. The 2 days in Quito were very interesting and the guide you arranged was perfect. As for the Napo Rainforest: we were quite lucky regarding our guide. It seems that everyone who arrives on the same day shares a guide, canoe, paddlers, etc; Steph and I were the only ones to arrive on Christmas Day so we had our own private guide and canoe for the entire trip – result!! The Ecolodge was lovely and (again) the food was excellent. Many thanks to you and the ThinkGalapagos team – you made what was to be an unforgettable trip even better!"
Gary Bracey, Samba and Napo Wildlife Centre, Dec 2014
"Thank you so much Rachel for your help in planning and your support in answering all our questions. We were the most prepared people there and as a consequence were relaxed and able to make the most of everything! The trip exceeded our expectations! It was great to be met by Leni - he relaxed us and was good company on the way to Mindo. The cloud forest experience was a good choice to get us started and the lodge was delightful. We were the only ones there and Mariella and Tom were great hosts. We were very happy with the Beluga - it was similar to the one we travelled on in the Maldives last year but much better fitted out. The crew and guide were excellent. We saw all the things we most wanted to see - albatrosses, turtles, red footed boobies etc etc. The snorkelling was amazing and we swam with all the animals than we wanted - turtles, sea lions, penguin - and more including lovely rays, reef sharks and amazing hammer head sharks. What a lovely experience to treasure. So thank you again - I shall be on a high for a long time after such a super trip!"
Mary & Helen Phipps, Beluga and El Monte, Dec 2014
"The holiday was truly amazing and as much as I thought I knew what to expect, it ended up being so much more. It challenged me mentally and physically but all in a good way and I came home utterly & happily exhausted. I still feel very privileged to have been able to visit The Galapagos Islands. As you know, Galapagos was the main part of the trip for me and what I was most looking forward to. What I wasn’t expecting was Cloud Forest and Hacienda Zuleta to be far more than I expected. I now can’t say that Galapagos was the highlight. They were three very different places and I got something different from each one. I was blown away by Hacienda Zuleta. It’s a magical place and my only regret is that I didn’t stay an extra couple of nights. So thank you so much for helping me create an amazing memory to celebrate my 40th. It really was a dream holiday come through."
Karen Sargent, Beagle, El Monte and Hacienda Zuleta, Nov 2014
"Everything was simply perfect! El Monte was relaxing, interesting and great food… The Beagle was exactly what we wanted, with 10 very nice companions from all over the world. The best thing was our guide, Daniel, perfect information in flawless English AND a lot of fun. And - as you said - the food was great there, too. I can recommend the trip to everybody who wants to go to Galapagos - many thanks to you and your excellent organization!"
Helga Sibenhofer & Friends Beagle and El Monte, November 2014
"I think our Galapagos trip was, without doubt, the best holiday I have ever had. The stars of the show were of course all the animals – both aquatic and on land. However, we were also so well looked after by the resident humans! David Paez – our guide was superb. Full of enthusiasm, energy and also very considerate of those of the group who where not as physically able as others. We all loved him. The crew – panga drivers, chef, cabin crew, captain – were all superb. We could not have asked for more. The food was excellent, lots of fresh fruit and veg, always plenty of it, hot, and on time. Couldn’t ask for more. The itinerary was great, we packed a huge amount in but every day was full of new surprises. As an example of our guide’s enthusiasm, on our last day, our flight left Baltra at 10.30 a.m.. David had us up and off the boat at 5.30 so we could see blue footed boobies nesting with frigate birds. The early morning light was perfect and we started our long journey home suitably exhilarated and exhausted so we slept so well on the plane home. A holiday we will never forget. Thank you SO much for organising the perfect trip for us. We loved every minute."
Juliet and John Lowes, Beluga, October 2014
"We enjoyed a wonderful and unforgettable trip to Ecuador. So many memories and so many photos! There were too many highlights to mention but swimming with sea lions and turtles and getting so close to all the wildlife on the Galapagos are worth a special mention. Napo was certainly beyond our expectations – everything about the place and people created a very special experience."
Judith and Michael Chalmers, Ocean Spray and Napo Wildlife Centre October 2014
"We had an amazing holiday to the Galapagos Islands & Peru. We were really impressed with the service on the Seaman 11. The crew were fantastic."
David and Louise Bishop, Seaman II and Peru, September 2014
"Firstly let me start by saying that it was the vacation of a lifetime and Dominique and I still talk about it with great fondness (not to mention 4500+ photos). We cannot fault any part of it and, in hindsight, wished that we had done 2 weeks on the boat and then 2-3 days on land (Safari Camp) to restore our land legs before flying back. Everything about the trip was perfect and the Beagle was the better choice, not just as a ship and crew but also the company of people that were with us at the time. We were lucky in that they were very friendly and a good cross section of ages, backgrounds and cultures which added to the experience. The Safari Camp, tours and guides were exceptional in every way (apart from it being wasp season) and their care of us was faultless. On behalf of my daughter, Dominique, and I we sincerely thank you too for making it so for us and take any opportunity to recommend both the trip and your services to one and all."
Laith and Dominique Al-Hindawi, Beagle and Safari Camp, August 2014
"I just wanted to say a massive thank you from Tom and I for organising the most amazing honeymoon. We really could not have had a better time - so special. We met loads of amazing people, saw an incredible amount of wildlife and ate and drank far too much of the excellent food and beverages on offer. The day at the Galapagos Safari Camp really topped it all off and allowed us some alone time to watch the sun set over the islands. A once in a lifetime experience and so much more than we ever thought it would be!! Thanks so much again!"
Lisa Nightingale and Thomas Singleton, Ocean Spray & Napo Wildlife August 2014
"Wow! What a fantastic holiday we had. The Angelito was perfect, as was Maja. It really was wonderful. We also felt very much at home at Finch Bay! We saw loads of stuff and had lots of close encounters everywhere we went. The highlight for us was snorkelling with sea lions, which we managed three times. Katy was like a fish, even in the strong currents at Devil's Crown! I also loved the penguins swimming below us at high speed - quite incredible! The sea turtles were fantastic too! Thanks very much for all the help with our holiday!"
Oates Family, Angelito and Finch Bay, August 2014
"We had an absolutely super time on board La Samba! It all went really smoothly and we thought the boat was very comfortable and the boat staff were very friendly and looked after us beautifully. The food was delicious and nothing was too much trouble for them to make our stay special. The other paying passengers were all lovely people full of enthusiasm and humour. Daniel our guide was just brilliant. He was extremely knowledgeable and always went out of his way to help us learn and understand the environment we were in. No question fazed him. The itinerary was fantastic and I am not sure there wasn't anything we didn't see! We were lucky to see whales and stayed with them for a whole hour, in a cove we saw literally hundreds of turtles, too many to count and another highlight was swimming with sea lions, including babies and they played and played and played. We kayaked too with them on another occasion. Obviously the extent of bird life and quantity of iguanas meant our eyes were wide most of the time! Our Children aged 10 and 12 were enchanted by the Galapagos and thought it was incredible. So all in all it was a tremendous holiday. Backpacking in Peru for two weeks beforehand was great fun and offered the perfect contrast to the Galapagos. We would certainly recommend your company to friends!"
Antonia Tucker and family, Casa Aliso, Samba and Peru, August 2014
"We had a fantastic time in Ecuador and were both so pleased with how well organised the trip was. Everything went so smoothly and we didn't need to worry/think at all about transfers, tours etc."
Daniel and Philippa Fenlon, Beluga and Napo Wildlife Centre, August 2014
"A huge thank you for organising our trip and making our holiday truly one to remember. I don't think there is anything we could fault, and the service throughout, starting with your good self was excellent. So once again, many thanks for all your help and please pass on our gratitude to all in Quito and the Galapagos."
"A huge thank you for delivering one of the most exciting, exhilarating holidays that we have ever taken. Sometimes when in foreign fields you wonder about pick-ups/transfers, but all went absolutely like clock-work. Daniel King looked after us superbly on the mainland, so knowledgeable and enthusiastic about all matters - history, flora & fauna. So many highlights - certainly as we are both veterinary surgeons the tremendous variety of wild life was a big plus. The hummingbirds at Sachatamia were enthralling, orchid reserve and peace & quiet at El Monte lodge. Got tremendous views of Cotopaxi on drive to Saquisili. Then to Galapagos - just amazing what we saw in terms of wild life and the contrast between islands was astonishing. The variety of food on board was beyond our expectations for 3 meals per day. Our guide was Darwin Alvarez and we could not have wished for anyone better. Once again thank you both for a holiday that will live long in our memories, even photographs cannot do full justice to what we saw. Have no hesitation in recommending Think Galapagos to anyone considering visiting this region."
Charlie Hart, Casa Aliso, El Monte and Beluga, May 2014
"Thank you for such a wonderful holiday. Organisation – Impeccable everything went like clockwork. People we were due to meet arrived on time or a few minutes earlier, and were great at helping us through check in, sorting out luggage or guiding us to where we needed to go for connecting us flights. Guides – Americo Romanville (South Americo we nicknamed him) was just wonderful. We genuinely feel we have made a friend there. He kindly carried my photo bag and equipment and generally made life as easy as possible for us. We really lovely the quirky, unusual places to stay that you have found. They really were a delight and for those where we only stayed one night we invariably wished it had been longer! The Angelito – Was fabulous, as were its crew. Even the ships owner came on board on the last night to say hello, a nice touch indeed. As you will have guessed, we had a wonderful time and cannot praise you and Think Galapagos enough for the excellent accommodation, the wonderful people you lined up to look after us (special mention to Americo!), and the slick organisation of the whole trip. Thank you so much!"
Derek and Val Mitchell, Angelito, Septimo Paradiso and Peru, May 2014
"Thank you for the adventure of a lifetime! An impeccably organized trip."
Diane Cole, Cloud forest, Andes and Galapagos Group Trip, May 2014
"This is just a quick note to say a big thank you. This has been an adventure of a lifetime. It is difficult to pinpoint the high lights as there were so many - every day! ----- some to mention---- Sunrise in Machu Picchu, the birds, animals and the snorkelling in Galapagos and horse riding in Zuleta to see the condors! However, one thing is certain - the preparation and organisation of this trip meant that everything ( the travel arrangements with transfers, the hotels, Tip Top III with the wonderful crew and of course Zuleta and all the excellent individual guides) not only worked extremely well but we were so well looked after, we stayed in great hotels, ate delicious food in super locations and saw the best of the spectacular scenery."
Heather & Sandy Dunmor, Peru, Zuleta, Cloud forest & Group Trip, May 2014
"Thank you for arranging a wonderful holiday. The islands lived up to and surpassed our expectations in all respects. The guides were exceptional – so full of information with amazing patience and generosity of spirit. We couldn’t have asked for more. All arrangements went smoothly so we felt perfectly safe. Santiago is wonderful and a pleasure to be with at all times. Well done, all of you!"
Richard & Fran Fuller, Zuleta, Cloud forest & Group trip on Tip Top III, May 2014
"Thank you for giving us the holiday of a lifetime!"
Carol & Dave Ireland, Cloud forest, Andes & Galapagos Group Trip, May 2014
"Just to thank you and Santiago for another super holiday - it really did live up to our expectations, and we much appreciated all the hard work Santiago in particular put into making it an experience never to forget"
Rob & Rosemary Stanely, Cloud forest, Andes & Galapagos Group Trip, May 2014
"We had a great trip. We loved the Beagle – just the experience of being out on deck was amazing and I didn’t feel seasick at all with the patches. The cabins were surprisingly comfortable and spacious and cool too! The animals were of course amazing. Our guide, Fabrizio, was very good too. We all felt really sad to leave. Other highlights – seeing a marine iguana swimming underwater while snorkelling, boobies, frigate birds, penguins and the amazing landscapes. The 3 hotels we stayed at on the mainland all lived up to our expectations. El Porvenir was beautiful – and as you said the family room was great. Santiago our guide was really good. The highlight was definitely going up to the glacier on Cotopaxi – we had beautiful weather for that too (and therefore great views) and it was an experience which will stay in our memories for a very long time. Thank you for organising it all for us."
Catherine Oliver and Family, Beagle, Cotopaxi (El Porvenir), April 2014
"The holiday was fantastic. Stunning. I've been wanting to go there for about 25 years and it was worth the wait. We certainly chose the right travel company and the perfect boat - we didn't see any vessel which matched the Ocean Spray and the crew and Tanya Helmig, our guide, were all great. And you don't need us to tell you what a magical place it is. We also loved the Finch Bay Hotel; it was a good idea to spend 3 days on Santa Cruz and the Finch Bay was perfect. Again, the staff were great, always friendly and helpful. The day we spent with Veronica, our guide on Santa Cruz, was perfect. The whole trip lived up to - and greatly exceeded - our expectations."
Peter and Tracy Loosley, Ocean Spray and Finch Bay, April 2014
"The trip was great - thank you very much for helping to organise it. We really enjoyed the day at Puerto Ayora, and spent it at Tortuga Bay. For the rest of the trip, the Beagle crew were very friendly, and the guide was knowledgeable. Once again, thanks for helping to make it happen!"
Emily Qin, Beagle and Galapagos Suites, April 2014
"The holiday was wonderful, many thanks for all your work which made it all run so smoothly. Highlights - possibly seeing sloths in the cloud forest or when a baby sea lion tried to eat my blue crocs."
Joan Giles, Angelito and El Monte, March 2014
"Just a wee note to thank you for organising our ‘Golden Wedding’ holiday in Galapagos. We had a great time. Lots of new experiences and fulfilment of a long desire to see Galapagos for ourselves. We were treated with great courtesy and helpfulness everywhere and our passage from place to place was very smoothly organised. Thanks again for your superb service."
Mark Mercer, Cormorant, Finch Bay & Napo Wildlife Centre, March 2014
"The trip to Ecuador was brilliant. Andres Pepinos was an excellent guide. He was very knowledgeable, amusing and good fun. And Galapagos was, of course, a dream! Many thanks for all your work on my behalf."
Mary Buckley , Avenue of Volcanoes and Integrity, March 2014
"The Ocean Spray was amazing and we were so impressed with the boat, crew and guide. We have never been on such a holiday as we spend all year planning other clients sailing holidays or if we sail we are as a couple or with friends . We were a little concerned we would not enjoy this but it was superb. We were so well looked after and for me to have a whole week without phones or email was a dream! My only decision was whether a wet or dry landing – shoes or flippers! I would love to visit the other islands in the near future. Your help with planning and efficient organising helped us tremendously and saved me hours of roaming the internet. So a big thank you!"
Neil & Di Bingham, Ocean Spray, Finch Bay & Safari Camp, February 2014
"It was a great trip, I learnt a lot about Galapagos and appreciated how the Ecuadorians manage to conserve the parks heritage. The crew and cook of Angelito was really great and helped wherever they could, the boat itself was quite comfortable and I felt very well. In summary it was a wonderful tour I can really recommend. Thanks again for the perfect organisation."
Harald Ender, Angelito, February 2014
"We had a fantastic time and thanks to your help everything went like clockwork. The guides were very knowledgeable, informative and friendly, not to forget Patrice, the driver, who was also reliable, helpful and friendly. They all knew their stuff and were a tremendous asset. Also, we could not have asked for more in terms of the accommodation and facilities. Casa Alison is a lovely little hotel, El Monte was a wonderful experience and Hacienda Zuleta was superlative. The staff everywhere were helpful and efficient. The Beagle exceeded our expectations, as did the guide. It was a truly memorable experience. Overall, we are all very pleased we went through Think Galapagos and would happily recommend you to anybody."
Alan Bradley & Friends, Quito, El Monte, Zuleta and Beagle, January 2014
"Rachel Dex at 'Think Galapagos' put together a great holiday for us. She listened to what we wanted and what type of people we were and acted carefully upon what we had said. The pre departure information was invaluable and gave us plenty of time to prepare well for our holiday and thus prevent any awkwardness when we got there. All our guides were professional, knowledgable and courteous. We were met on time as expected throughout the holiday and were especially grateful to be helped through booking in procedures at each of the airports we travelled through. All our hotels were clean and comfortable with some more luxurious than we expected and no 'hidden extras' that we weren't prepared for. All our pre-arranged trips were a valuable part of our holiday and stimulating. We would not hesitate to recommend 'Think Galapagos' to our friends or book with them again. This has been our best holiday ever."
Jeni & Bob Wetton, Peru, Napo Wildlife Centre and Mary Anne, January 2014
"We had the absolute best time in Ecuador. We honestly couldn’t of asked for anything better. All of our guides and transfers were spot on. We would like to give a special thank you to Lucia who was our tour guide in Mindo, we had a great time with her and we even got to spend some time with her friends. Also Tom and Maryella from El Monte were fantastic too. We would love to return there again soon. All in all, an informative trip full of fun! Many many thanks"
Louisa Gordon, El Monte & San Clemente Community, January 2014
"We all had a simply superb trip- every bit as memorable as we thought it would be, and overwhelmed by Ecuador in general, the cloud forest in particular. Your suggestions were absolutely spot-on, and all the arrangements you made for us worked like clockwork, overseen by delightful people. Starting in Quito, Casa Aliso was terrific: warm, friendly, beautifully situated and simply a gorgeous little gem. Our tour was excellent, as was our trip to Mindo. Then to Santa Cruz and the amazing Galapagos. Words cannot express the uniqueness of the islands and their fascination! The Cormorant was the perfect platform from which to explore and the crew and Morris, our guide, were excellent. What a FABULOUS holiday, the memory of which we will treasure always. Thank you very much for your superb organisation of it all: we will recommend you without hesitation whenever "Galapagos" is mentioned!"
David and Sarah Holt, Quito, El Monte, Cormorant, Nov 2013
"Penny and I would like to say how much we appreciated all the care and attention you put into the Galapagos trip we had, and the good feeling on the boat with regard to crew and of course the unforgettable Carlos. He was an excellent choice and we liked his easy going charm and attitude to life as well as his expertise on the nature trails. We found Su Merced most interesting and unusual. Pablo was most helpful and the whole place made a nice change from the usual type of city hotel (which architecturally could be in any city). The rain forest experience worked out well, so different and we were just amazed that everything came in to Napo lodge via paddle canoe. In fact it didn't rain for us in the rain forest which was rather lucky although the creek was getting a bit low. We saw the giant otters twice and plenty of Caymans and parrots. Many thanks for arranging such a superb trip."
Jonathan and Peggy Dossetor, Tortoise Special - Napo Wildlife Centre, Nov 20013
"What can we say? We had an absolutely fantastic holiday! The Amazon was brilliant, and Galapagos was just magical. Can't thank you enough for the seamless arrangements. From stepping off the plane in Quito to being taken back to the airport in Guayaquil, everything went like clockwork. This has been an absolute holiday of a lifetime for us and we would recommend you to anyone who is thinking of doing a Galapagos trip and would also recommend both the Samba and Juan Salcedo as the boat & guide of choice. We have not stopped talking about it to anyone we can and will refer them to your site if they want to do it. With 3,500 photos we have an amazing log of everything we saw so it will never be forgotten."
Garry and Gillian Hawkins, Napo Wildlife Centre and Samba, Nov 2013
"It was an incredible holiday and superbly organised from beginning to end. The hostel in Guayaquil, the accommodation on Isabela and the cruise. Everything was exactly how we wanted it. And the people... everyone was so lovely and helpful. The boat was lovely and incredibly clean, the crew was so friendly and knowledgeable. We were stunned by the attention to the details. The food on board didn't have anything on a fine London restaurant. Thank you Rachel for making our honeymoon so special. I really have no words to express how grateful we are. Thank you again. We hope to go back one day."
Federica and Paul, November 2013 Samba, Macaw Hostel and Isabella Island
"Absolutely fabulous! Everything was wonderfully organised: The Mary Anne is a marvellous ship/yacht, we were treated like royalty! To be recommended to all your customers! It was so nice to be with a small group of people, so the shore excursions were not crowded and most interesting. Bird and other wildlife was amazing and the islands are all so different. Snorkeling was great (except for the water temperature...Brrr...but I survived with a wet suit) We saw turtles,sharks and stingrays as well as the large variety of colourful tropical fish.So everything was a great success! So many thanks for organising it all in such an efficient and pleasant manner. We'll definitely recommend you to our friends!"
Dominique & Vernon Hopkins, Mary Anne, October 2013
"We had the most fantastic time, everything ran like clockwork, the guides and hotels were excellent. We loved the Napo Wildlife centre -such an amazing place and we were lucky enough to see lots of wildlife and experience the torrential Amazonian rain! The Galapagos trip was out of this world, the Cachalote was fabulous. I did suffer from some sea sickness but the tablets worked (or I believed they worked which amounts to the same thing). Thank you so much for your suggestions and putting the trip together. I would be more than happy to recommend you to anybody (and we will sing your praises!) so if you have any customers who want reassurance that they are with the best people to see Ecuador/Galapagos please send them my way. Thanks again for all your hard work."
Anita de la Motte & Family, Napo Wildlife Centre & Cachalote, August 2013
"Everything went extremely well - the logistics worked and we enjoyed all the aspects of the trip. The guides were helpful and knowledgeable, and we felt that we learnt things as well as just visiting. The hotels were all of high standard and comfortable and in particular the free wifi was much appreciated. As for the Galapagos trip - I don't think there is anything that could have been done better. The yacht and crew were great, as were the excursions and the wildlife, the food and the comfort of the cabins. So thank you very much for your help in organising this - you were very patient in organising everything to fit round our tight schedule, and ensuring that the quality of the trip was excellent. It definitely was a holiday of a lifetime!"
Dr. Alison Smith and Family, Cachalote & Avenue of Volcanoes, August 2013
"Bas and I would like to let you know what a wonderful holiday you provided for us. Totally amazing, fantastic, brilliant and those are only a few of the words that we feel. And the last morning wow, Christian Franco is a guide extra ordrinare. But nothing in the world could better EDWIN and a fantastic driver called Mauricio, driver for the first 10 days. They will be life long friends as we have all said we will keep in touch. They were always early never late kind cheerful and very knowledgeable. Where do we go to beat it!"
Rosemary Morris and Basil Yates, Andes to Amazon Mainland Ecuador, July 2013
"Everything about our holiday was magical and it would be hard to single out any one part of it as better than any other, although if I had to choose one thing, hard as it would be to do so, it would have to be the experience of snorkelling with the sealions. Our guides were so knowledgeable and so kind, as were all the other members of staff that looked after us, and the other people in our groups were so lovely as well. I have never experienced such a variety of healthy and delicious food as they served up on the Samba, I don't know how they managed it being at sea all week and with only a small kitchen but it was awesome! Everything went smoothly thanks to your careful planning and that of your colleagues, everywhere we stayed was beautiful and we felt so relaxed and at home, and the people at San Clemente really made us feel like part of their family. Heartfelt thanks to you, your contacts in Ecuador and all the wonderful people who made our trip of a lifetime so incredible."
Julia Marsh and Family, Napo Wildlife Centre, San Clemente & Samba July 2013
"Thank you for arranging such an amazing and varied holiday for us. Ann and myself have had some fantastic holidays but as we waved our goodbyes we both had to agree that, that was the best holiday we have ever had. Your itinerary planning was absolutely first class. Everything went to plan and everybody kept to their timings. Without exception, everyone was unbelievably friendly and everyone couldn't do enough for us. The boutique hotel in Quito was excellent. It became our home and the staff almost became our family. We were really looked after. Everywhere were we went everyone took our vegetarianism on board and went to great lengths to make sure that we were not short changed. The cloud forest was wonderful. The amazing butterflies the size of your hand which we fed with banana, the 1000s of different varieties of orchids and those humming birds are some of the many things we will never forget. Staying with the San Clemente community at festival time was an unbelievable and exciting experience. We ended our holiday in the rain forest. Superb in everyway. There is so much more I could tell you. We had a fantastic time. We fell in love with South America and are determined to go back again sometime. Thanks again."
Halyna Dowhan, Mainland Ecuador, June 2013
"Andy and I had the most fantastic holiday. Everything was arranged so well for us. It really was the best holiday we've ever had. We'd recommend your company and the Galapagos to anyone-and already have done. We have some amazing photos as memories. Thank you so much for your attention to detail. We would definitely go through you again if we are ever able to return."
Dawn and Andy, Bradley, Angelito & El Monte, May 2013
"We had such an amazing time (our holiday photo album on Facebook is called Best Holiday Ever!) and loved every second. We're already talking about going back to do the second half of the islands - possibly for an anniversary - and have been recommending it (and you guys) to everyone. Goodness knows how we're going to top this for our honeymoon! The ship was gorgeous, as were the crew and everyone else we encountered. We still can't believe how close we could get to the innumerable animals and how few the other groups were. The diving part of the holiday was also fantastic and we saw a great deal of sea life. All your help this end was also greatly appreciated and we were very impressed when one of your team rang us at the B&B to give us an update when one of the flights was cancelled. Thank you so much again for all your help. We couldn't be happier!"
Jess Bright & Carl Allen, AOcean Spray & Diving, June 2013
"A big thank you for the most wonderful holiday. Everything went smoothly with us always being met by lovely people who couldn’t be more helpful and genuinely pleased to see us. We counted up that we had 11 flights which could well have been a recipe for disaster but everything was made as easy as possible. The Galapagos element of the holiday was fab and we were so pleased you recommended the Safari camp and the Cormorant was great and by far better than some of the other boats we saw. Then when we thought things could not get better we had the second phase of the holiday. The Peru part was also organised extremely well with no hitches and again lovely guides and fab hotel choices. Everything went so smoothly and all parts – Lima, Araquippa, Colca Canyon, Lake Titikaka, Train trip to Cuzco, Sacred Valley and wow, Machu Picchu were great. So thank you so much Rachel and we would certainly recommend your services for Galapagos and Peru travel. "
Angela and Keith Bailey, Cormorant, Peru, May 2013
"The trip was amazing. Fabulous boat, great people but the highlight, of course, was the wildlife. Snorkeling with turtles, penguins and sealions was exceptional. Truly a trip of a lifetime. Thank you for finding the perfect trip for us."
Gaye Andrews and Paul Joynson, Ocean Spray, May 2013
"A big Thank You for such a wonderful holiday. Thank you, thank you, thank you for everything! The 5 days on the 'Cormorant' could not have been better, the service was 200% and we were lucky to have such a good mix of travelling companions on board. Peru was just amazing, with Macchupichu as the final highlight of the whole tour. Everything on the tour went like clockwork, all the guides and drivers were excellent, looking after our every need - even before we know what they were! The pace of the tour was just right, up very early some mornings but having a late start here and there enabling us to draw breath. We would be very happy to recommend this holiday and of course your services to other and will complete the review as requested. Once again we were so very happy with the holiday and it will go down as one of the best we have had."
Barbara Merriman and Claire Inglin, Cormorant and Peru, May 2013
"I have had the most wonderful holiday. I'm not sure what I expected, but it far exceeded my expectations. The group were all lovely. Every day was full of new and amazing experiences. You couldn't have worked harder to make our holiday the great experience it was, and i can't tell you how much I appreciate it, and all Rachel's work in the background of course. The local guides are such an important part of the holiday, and Daniel and Carlos are both fantastic guides - friendly, interesting, full of information and clearly loving showing off their wonderful home country. When i chose this holiday, I did so because of the mix of Cloud Forest and Galapagos, and both were absolutely spectacular. I've never come across a tour company before, even a small one, where pre-trip meetings have been organised so people can meet their fellow travellers, and the tour leader has called those who couldn't make it to make sure that there are no concerns or questions before the holiday. When I told my friends about this they were all very impressed - I really think it's a lovely thing to do."
Kathy Latham, Cloud forest, Andes and Galapagos - Group trip May 2013
"The trip was AMAZING! Everything ran very smoothly. Our guide on the Galapagos (Juan) was brilliant and incredibly knowledgeable and everyone made us feel very welcome. The hospitality we experience over there was wonderful; everyone wanted to make sure we had a good time and got the most out of our trip. And you have been wonderful also; thank you for organising everything for us and putting up with us when things were a little last minute. I would say it was a once in a lifetime experience (which it maybe) but I would love to go back and do the other islands! Thank you so much."
Sandra and Robert Brodsky, Cachalote and El Monte, April 2013
"An amazing trip. The Galapagos was fantastic! The boat was great but most of all it was made wonderful by Maja. She is a great guide and a wonderful host, really knowledgeable and is always cheerful. She made things run superbly. The boat is exactly as described so there were no surprises, the food was lovely and we were very fortunate in the group we had, all of whom were really nice people. So yes, could not have been better really and we highly recommend it. The wildlife of course was stunning and we loved the snorkelling.
Thanks for all your help - really friendly and professional service from you with a personal touch. Could not be happier!"
Sophia Bullock & Daniel Wilson, Angelito, Quito and Cloud forest, April 2013
"My husband and I – along with close friends - have always DREAMED of traveling to the Galapagos. Collectively, we cannot tell you how much this was truly a Dream Come True! We owe that largely to ThinkGalapagos, and their tireless effort in making this vacation absolutely, bar-none, the VERY BEST vacation we have ever taken! One word describes the Galapagos – AWESOME!!! We had in our minds EXACTLY what we wanted to do, and ThinkGalapagos made it ALL happen. The attention to detail in aligning our requests (and we had MANY!!!) -- and making it all come together –- was timely, informative, professional, gracious, and THANK GOD, HUMOROUS! I wish I could CLONE ThinkGalapagos a to assist us with more of our future vacations! The ThinkGalapagos agents are the EXPERTS on the Galapagos, Ecuador AND Peru. They have been there, done that, and you will be in the very BEST HANDS in having them help you plan your Dream Come True Vacation to the Galapagos Islands … Zero Latitude … Paradise … Bon Voyage!"
Lynsey Metcalfe, Angelito, April 2013
"I would like you to know JUST how impressed we were with the trip you organised for us, the staff and guides who met us and guided us. We loved the hotels you chose for us and really wanted to say you did a truly amazing job. Your people in Ecuador were a delight – SO helpful. We were never at a loss to know what to do next as there was ALWAYS someone there to help – in hotels and at the Airports [of which there were many! We loved the hotel you chose for us in Panama. So all round a gold star and 10 out of 10!!"
Rachel and Martin Gerrard, Galaxy and La Selva, March 2013
"Thank you so much for organising such a fantastic itinerary for us - the whole adventure was incredible. Everything went to plan with no hiccups. Santiago (guide in Quito) and Collette (guide on santa cruz) were both fantastic and such lovely people! Again thanks for all your expertise - a holiday that was beyond our wildest dreams!"
Peter and Paula Cooper, Galaxy & Napo Wildlife Centre, March 2013
"Thank you for your immaculate and expert planning! The Galapagos, of course, more than lived up to my expectations - and we did get to snorkel with penguins - and sealions, and cormorants, and seals, and sharks and turtles, and much more. I especially loved Fernandina and the coast of Isabela opposite where we watched Killer Whales hunting and were surrounded, as we swam in the freezing water, by several dozen penguins rocketing back and forth along the vertical rock walls, weaving among us like streaks of blue lightning. As for the 'Cormorant' - it was just the most beautiful, opulent, luxurious boat I have ever been on, or indeed seen. Delightful crew, wonderful food and a first rate, knowledgeable and very organised naturalist/guide. Can't rate the whole experience too highly!"
Voirrey and Martin Heath, Cormorant, February 2013
"We had a great time in Ecuador and the Galapagos, the lodge in Mindo was great and Mike the guy there really helpful and pleasant. Zuleta was great, a beautiful house and surroundings. The boat was fine our guide Daniel was excellent. The wild life brilliant and abundant so all in all a holiday to remember."
Jane and Tony Doyle, Zuleta, El Monte and Samba, February 2013
"Thank you for arranging our trip, if anything it was even better than last years and I did not think I would be able to say that before I left. The midwives within the community, and their families were so accomodating and happy to speak with us. Javier, our guide was fantastic, he was so helpful when we visited the families in the community, and our daily trips to see wildlife he proved very knowledgable and keen to make sure we saw everything, which included a Giant Anteater! The hotel in Quito was perfect and when I return to it will always be my first choice. It felt more like being at home than in a hotel. The Angelito was good and we enjoyed our time onboard, and the crew made sure we had the best possible chances of seeing Orca's and a whale by sailing in circles. The service from everyone, starting with booking the holiday to our flight home provided a level of service that is exceptional and very rarely encountered. Jill is already planning how she can afford to make a return visit and I am always more than willing to go with her! Thank you once again for the amazing experience."
Mary Plummer, Sani Lodge, Special Community Stay and Angelito, February 2013
"We were very pleased with the trip. The arrangements were all smooth and the accommodation was to a very high standard. We saw all that we could have hoped to see - except whales! We had a really good time and would recommend your services to anyone else planning to make a similar trip."
Clare and Oliver Ramsden, Galaxy, February 2013
"We just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our trip in Ecuador, which you arranged. All the arrangements worked well and we had a great time in Quito staying at the lovely Casa Aliso, at El Monte and on board Angelito. It was everything we'd hoped it would be and you can't say that very often. We will be recommending you very highly to anyone else who expresses the slightest interest in going to Ecuador."
Ian Bowns, Angelito, Quito and Cloud forest, January 2013
"A huge thank you for everything! The nine days in Galapagos were absolutely superb. We loved the Galapagos Suites hotel and I have to say it's one of the nicest small hotels I've ever stayed in. Nothing could have been improved upon! From the moment we boarded the Angelito we felt totally at home but at the same time, very spoilt! Maya was a fantastic guide, the crew were wonderful, the food was amazing and nothing was any trouble for any of the crew. We saw all that we hoped for and more, including a just-born sealion and turtle in her nest. Anyone looking for an outstandingly well-organised, informative, nature-loving, friendly and remarkable holiday should look no further than here!"
Kathy Warren-Wilson, Angelito & Santa Cruz Island, January 2013
"It's difficult to describe how amazing the trip was, it almost seems like a dream, except we have the photos and a few souvenirs that prove it was real. We've got many memories that will stay with us forever like: - swimming with the fur seals and the green sea turtles, - seeing the giant tortoises up close and even one hatching. The boat whilst being cosy, allowed for a family like atmosphere, with the crew being extremely helpful, friendly and always on hand for whatever we needed. All in all a fantastic holiday, that was brilliantly paced to allow you time to absorb it all. Having Santiago on hand to explain what we were seeing, definitely enhances the experience. Santiago's knowledge, enthusiasm and patience, enabled us to see as much as was possible but yet still do everything that each person on the trip wanted."
Alan & Sam Smewing, Tip Top III Tortoise Special, November 2013
"We had a fantastic, wonderful trip; we have so many memories that will last a lifetime. Everything was perfect from the pre trip information to the flight home. It was such a memorable holiday for so many reasons, experiencing the wildlife, contrasts in the islands, Napo Wildlife Centre, Tip Top 111 and not forgetting Santiago and the others in the group (I think Rachel and Santiago handpicked the group) The organisation, content and enjoyment of the trip was much more that we could have ever imagined that it would be. Santiago’s knowledge regarding the islands, history of Ecuador was second to none, tc as how he speaks and tells you about them shows how passionate he is about his country. A special thank you to Santiago for his thoughtfulness and encouragement during the trip, I have a mobility problem and walk with crutches, at no time was I made to feel a hindrance or that was holding up the group. Santiago always ensured I was safe and capable of doing the planned activities, whether it was on land or in the water. The experience we have had has been fantastic and we would not hesitate to book with Think Galapagos again and will recommend it to others. Thank you for a wonderful experience."
Carole & Iain McCulloch, Tortoise Special Group, Tip Top III, Nov 2012
"We had such an amazing trip and we’re both still buzzing about it! We’ve been on a number of wildlife holidays and our Galapagos trip certainly ranks among the best. People have said that a trip to the Galapagos is “a trip of a lifetime, you only do it once”, but we can’t wait to go back and visit all the places we didn’t get to see. And when we do, we won’t bother looking for ‘deals’ - we’ll head straight back toThinkGalapagos. We couldn’t have been looked after any better, everything was perfectly planned, the accommodation was excellent and the varied itinerary had exactly the right amount of activities and chill time. Santiago was an excellent guide/host and took care of everything - I can’t believe how lucky we were to stumble across ThinkGalapagos on the internet. All I can say is THANKYOU, Santiago and Rachel, for our wonderful trip - it ticked all boxes then added a few more!"
Nigel & Sally Sharma, Tortoise Special Group, Tip Top III, Nov 2012
"This was a life-enhancing and exhilarating experience. The islands are so special and so unique that it is difficult to pick out any favourite moments but there are some that are worth special mention. The startling curiosity, proximity and diversity of the birds on Genovesa; swimming with the sea turtles on Santiago and the sea-lions at several locations; the elegance of the blue-footed boobies. There are so many other moments: the readiness of the Tip-Top crew to go to any lengths to make things as memorable as possible; the "best birthday present ever" (Margaret's assessment of her first experience of snorkelling with her recently acquired snorkel); the hawks; the Sally Lightfoot crabs; the Frigate birds; the penguins; the mating sea-turtles; the diverse flora ........For me (Hubert), this was the fulfillment of a long held dream, but unlike most dreams, the reality far exceeded the expectation. The organisation was superb and the information and planning par excellence. Santiago, you are so obviously proud of the heritage, and passionate in conveying it, that it is impossible to think of a better guide and mentor to maximise the impact, and extract the most from this experience. We are truly in your debt."
Hubert Curran & Margaret Richardson, Tortoise Special, Tip Top III, Nov 2012
"A fabulous and unforgettable trip. We had so many wonderful sightings of the wildlife on the islands that it took my breath away. The programme was varied with something new to astound us with each day. Santiago's attention to detail,the consideration he showed to each member of the group and to their safety was much appreciated and his extensive knowledge enhanced the trip. I would recommend this trip to anyone who wanted to visit the Galapagos."
Monica Kibart, Tortoise Special Group, Tip Top III Nov 2012
"Wow what a trip !! The whole experience was amazing, it was a trip of a lifetime. It is difficult to put into words how special the trip was. The organisation from arriving in Guayaquil to being delivered back to travel home was superb. The attention to detail and the stress free arrangements made in advance and by Santiago during the trip ensured we were able to take full advantage of the jaw dropping sights which you managed to deliver day after day, incredible. Tip Top 3 was a great means of travel and accommodation between the Islands. The boat was well equipped and the crew very professional and courteous at all times. The Finch Bay Hotel was great to chill out at for a few days before travelling home. A special thanks to Santiago for his incredible depth of knowledge and enthusiastic method of passing it on. He managed to make every day of the trip a very special and unforgettable experience."
David, Wendy and Lillian Tipton, Tortoise Special Group, Tip Top III, Nov 2012
"Thank you for a really fabulous holiday. It all went perfectly. Santiago took charge of everything in Ecuador and things went like clockwork and we couldn’t have had a better guide than Carlos in Galapagos. Tip Top III and her crew really looked after us in the Galapagos. The wildlife that we saw was way beyond our expectations, you really can get close up and personal. After the wildlife in Galapagos, we were ready for some culture and our extension in Peru was excellent. What better place to rest than Colca Lodge lazing in the natural hot pools just feet above the babbling river with Llamas and birds to watch as well. The night we spent on Suasi Island also stands out as a real gem as we were the only guests that night – we had our own private island! Rachel promised that guides would meet us at every step across Peru and that promise was fulfilled everywhere. All our guides were very knowledgeable and spoke very good English. Americo and Edgar (guide and driver) became more like friend in and around Cusco and went out of their way to show us as much as possible and made helpful suggestions about things to do and where to eat on our free days, well beyond their call of duty. Now we are back home we are reliving the experience through our 4,000 photographs and wondering how we can possibly follow that!"
Janet & Ian Paterson, Ecuador, Rainforest, Galapagos, Peru November 2012
"Thank you for a wonderful trip. Everything went right... Nothing went wrong! Thank goodness I've got pictures and a diary to remind me of the fantastic time - humming birds, penguins, sea lions, boobies, sharks and not forgetting the Orca. The quality of our guides, Daniel and Carlos, was first class. They hardly missed a thing, but when they did, Santiago spotted it. Finally, I was the only one travelling alone, but it didn't feel like it - the rest of the group were great, but whenever I went 'missing' up went the cry from Santiago .."where's John..?" It was the trip of a lifetime. Thank You."
John Wallington, Cloud forest Andes & Galapagos Group Trip, Nov 2012
"What a great holiday we had. We are glad we did the extra trip to the Amazon it was well worth it. The rest of the holiday was great, we had a good group who seemed to get on very well and everything went very well. We are so glad we decided to return to Ecuador and going with you was a very wise decision, as especially in the Galapagos we visited sites we had not previously seen. Thank you both very much for a great holiday."
Jan and Den Jarrold, Cloud forest, Andes & Galapagos Group Trip, Nov 2012
"Think Galapagos have masterminded a truly memorable holiday! We have just returned from Ecuador where we had the experience of a lifetime in Quito, the Amazon Rainforest and the Galapagos Islands. We are not great explorers, so deciding on Ecuador as a holiday destination was actually quite an adventurous choice for us. We really appreciated the exemplary support of Think Galapagos both before and during the holiday. The recommendations throughout took into account our personal requirements and were well thought through. All arrangements worked seamlessly, without the slightest hitch and most importantly, the people looking after us ‘on the ground’ were, without exception, kind, considerate, knowledgable and efficient. As a result of all this, we were able to relax and concentrate on soaking up the advantages of each location. Casa Aliso Hotel is a gem, run by really caring people who treat you as individuals and who make you feel completely at ‘home’. The Napo Wildlife Centre also set a really high standard and it was very gratifying to know that all profits from the Centre were being ploughed back into the local community. Then there was the Galapagos cruise – wow! This was another world. This is a truly amazing place that everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime. An ‘out of this world’ holiday! Think Galapagos bring on the next one!"
Nigel and Lynn Hogg, Grand Odyssey, Napo Wildlife & Casa Aliso October 2012
"Words cannot really describe what an amazing time we had. Everything ran like clockwork. As you said, everything would be taken care of and indeed, it was. Every aspect was awe-inspiring, whether it was Peru, the Galapagos or the Rainforest. Every day brought something new. The guides, drivers/Samba crew, local people, places, views, wildlife (both on land, in the air and in the sea), accommodation and cuisine were all brilliant. We feel very privileged to have had the opportunity to see and experience all that we have. So, thankyou so much for your advice and guidance and for your perseverance in formulating the itinerary and making it happen. We loved the Samba….the crew was brilliant and the food amazing. For me, it was even better than last time as I got to see the islands I didn’t visit last time and on the ones I had seen before, the wildlife was more plentiful and/or there were unique sightings like the 10 juvenile Galapagos hawks simultaneously gathered on the beach on Santa Fe and literally 2-3 feet from us or the sealion thrashing around with a tuna it had caught in a bay off Isabela with frigate birds hassling overhead. I cannot thank you and the various teams enough. Your inside knowledge of Ecuador/Peru through personal experience clearly stands you in good stead for trip advice and formulating itineraries and I am so glad that I found you. I felt that you were on my wavelength from the word go."
Yvonne Wilson, Samba, Napo Wildlife Centre & Peru October 2012
"Dear Rachel and team, a massive thank you for helping ensure the Galapagos was a holiday of a lifetime. The experience of the Galapagos was so inspirational as well as enjoyable for us all from 14 to 68 years old and everything in between we all got so much out of our time there. From the moment we set foot in Ecuador the experience was amazing. We were met on every occasion by a friendly welcoming face. This was was just the start they were always professional and extremely knowledgeable. Across the 2 weeks we experienced Guayaquil with Emily and met up with William, both accommodating and flexible overcoming challenges when the parks and another attraction were closed swapping our day at the drop of a hat. Martha was great on the Samba as were all the crew. They could not have made us more at home or have been any more helpful if they tried. The food was excellent always fresh and plenty of it!! The sea-life was as amazing as were the animals we encountered on land. At the Darwin Centre Colette was so knowledgeable and once again easy going flexing to fit with our timescales. I did not believe this level of service existed anymore in this day and age. We will certainly be recommending to anyone we meet."
The Anderson & Stevenson Family, Guayaquil, Samba, October 2012
"Our most sincere thanks to you for the amazing experience. It was all we had hoped for plus much more. Firstly, thanks to your efficient organisation, the whole trip was entirely stress and trouble free. Everyone in the planned itinerary was there to meet us at the appointed place and time and each one of them was charming, welcoming and most helpful. Casa Aliso, a delightful bijou hotel, where the staff were most pleasant and helpful – extremely comfortable and welcoming after the long flight. The journey to the Napo Wildlife Centre was a thrill in itself, but it almost paled into insignificance when compared to our time spent at the Centre. Once again, excellent accommodation, meals and service from the staff at the lodge and guides who went out of their way to share their knowledge and to ensure we saw as much as possible of the wildlife. Every moment of the Galapagos cruise around the islands went well beyond our expectations. Our naturalist guide, Jamie, was again a great fund of knowledge as well as an excellent raconteur. Finally, the Galapagos Safari Camp! What a wonderful way to finish our holiday! Full marks in every aspect! Superb accommodation, food and hospitality from our host and camp manager. A truly peaceful paradise! So now we are back home and just have some fantastic memories – and photos – to share. Unless, of course, we decide to return sometime. Be assured that even if we do not return we will recommend the trip to others – arranged, of course, by Think Galapagos!!"
Pat and Anne Clarey, Napo Wildlife Centre, Ocean Spray & Safari October 2012
"Thank you very much again for your dedication to preparing our honeymoon. It was absolutely fantastic! Wherever we arrived, we were welcomed and taken care of by such nice people. Our outbound flight got into Quito with at least 4hrs delay, but the girl picking us up waited and greeted us so friendly. We liked the hotel with its attentive staff and personal touch. The guides were very punctual and accomodative. We had good fun with them... Galapagos was of course the highlight. I think your choice of boat was perfect. It seemed to be the nicest one of them all. Our experience at the Safari Lodge was like a dream as we were the only guests. I shall definitely recommend your services to friends who consider a holiday in the Galapagos."
Konstantin Krebbs, Cormorant & Safari Camp, September 2012
"We had an absolutely wonderful time. Thank you so much for arranging such an enjoyable holiday. We have had the good fortune to be able to travel fairly extensively on vacation but of all the destinations we have visited there is no doubt that the Galapagos is right up there with the very best... a truly incredible place. We're already discussing whether we have sufficient leave to allow for another trip back there in 2013 or if it is going to have to be 2014...but, one way or another, I should imagine you'll be hearing from us again! Thank you, once again."
James & Sarah Ashley, Cormorant, August 2012
"The holiday was absolutely brilliant...we loved the whole thing...galapagos was amazing and our guide was wonderful... and el mindo was fabulous , such a peaceful place... you were right about the hilton in guyaquil...was great to have one night there and swim in the pool and relax..it all seems like a bit of a dream now kids back at school… it was a fantastic trip... feel i have just scraped the surface of South America and can’t wait to go back."
Tessa Shaw and Family, Samba and El Monte - August 2012
"A big big thank you to you and your teams. All our guides were fantastic, knowledgable and enthusiastic. The Andes were breathtaking. My favourite was the Galapagos by far and we have promised ourselves that we will go back at some point to do the Western Islands, as long as we have the same boat and the same crew and the same guide! Thank you once again - it was a trip of a lifetime - although we will definately go back!!"
Wareham Family, Beagle, Amazon and Peru - July-August 2012
"We had a wonderful honeymoon - many thanks! Everyone at Casa Aliso was very helpful and friendly - the rooms were lovely and we were very impressed by the laundry service - on one occasion back clean and dry in less than 2 hrs! The Galaxy in the Galapagos was comfortable and food was plentiful and even the vegetarian food was interesting (something quite rare abroad!). Lots of wildlife and snorkelling. Napo was also very luxurious and wildlife of a different sort. Gaurav says "best holiday... ever!". We chose Think Galapagos because out of all the companies I contacted during the organising process - you seemed to listen to what we actually wanted, rather than make us fit into existing options."
Dr Samantha Radstone and Gaurav Shemar - Quito, Galaxy, June 2012
"Pamela and I would like to say a very BIG thank you for all your help organising our honeymoon. From the moment we arrived in Quito and were greeted by Fatima we felt totally at ease. She was a great guide and her knowledge of the city was very good. Casa Aliso was fantastic - thank you very much for booking this place. It was so nice staying somewhere small and intimate and the staff were great. Having someone at the airport when we flew from Quito to the Galapagos was very useful and a very nice touch. The Galaxy boat was perfect and our guide, Janet, was brilliant. I'm so glad we went for a smaller boat, it really made a difference. The Galapagos truly was an amazing place and I don't think our trip could have been any better. El Monte lodge was amazing and we would never had experienced it if we hadn't booked our trip through Think Galapagos. Once again thanks for your help. It really made us appreciate how important it is to book through a tour specialist when booking something like the Galapagos Islands. We would definitely recommend Think Galapagos to any friends who wish to visit the islands."
Pamela Bently and Davesh Dubal - Galaxy and El Monte, June 2012
"In a word-fantastic! I think we saw every creature that the Galapagos has to offer (except whales and the waved albatross)! The itinerary was excellent. The boat was comfortable, well-maintained, charming, and large enough that we never felt cramped or unable to get away from the crowd. The crew was friendly (but not overly so!) and the food wonderful. The Peruvian portion of the trip went equally smoothly. We were met in Lima at the airport and again in Cuzco where we were very pampered and attended to. We had a dedicated driver, van and guide for the entire stay, all excellent. Cusco is not a wealthy city but it seems like a place where family is important and felt comfortable to wander around in. We loved the Sacred Valley. It's gorgeous and the history is fantastic. I admit not knowing much about anything but Machu Picchu going in-our guide Fredy filled in the missing pieces. Not only does he have a degree in tourism, he was formerly a professor in the subject, until he tired of being in the classroom and returned to guiding. He was recognized, and obviously respected, by other guides wherever we went. And the destinations were fantastic. A once in a lifetime trip that we will always remember! Thank you for making it all happen. We couldn't be any happier."
Linda and Jeffrey Stockman and Family - Beagle and Peru, June 2012
"Thank you so much for arranging such a wonderful holiday experience to Ecuador and the Galapagos. The organisation was impeccable."
Pamela Barnes - Cloud forest, Andes to Amazon and Galapagos, May 2012
"We have only just got our feet on the ground after our wonderful trip with Think Galapagos. From the moment that Daniel met us at 11.30pm at Quito airport until the morning at Guayaquil airport when your guide saw us through the check -in, we were looked after every inch of the way. At Septimo Paraiso we were the only guests and Lorena and staff treated us like royalty. Our stay at Napo was absolutely wonderful . Every day had new highlights. The Galapagos cruise convinced us that this was the trip of a lifetime, with every day bringing a new location and more adventures. We were delighted with Tip Top III and were grateful for the service and support given by all its crew. Thank you Rachel for your help before the trip and Santiago for his caring, calm , and knowledgable leadership."
Eric & Margaret Wheelery - Cloudforest, Andes, Galapagos Group Trip, May 2012
"We wanted to let you know that our Galapagos holiday with you was absolutely terrific. We have lots of great memories, some fantastic photos, saw amazing wildlife, enjoyed animal antics - all this coupled with an excellent boat crew and Carlos to look after us on land and on snorkelling trips. Also a special thank-you to the ever-smiling and totally professional Santiago who made sure that everything ran smoothly and made our holiday a total pleasure."
Paul & Maria Crossley - Galapagos Tip Top III Group Trip, May 2012
"I would like to thank you both for the outstanding service provided. The holiday was everything I could have wished for and more, from arriving in Quito to leaving Guayaquil. I know everyone on our group had nothing but praise for the service and extra touches provided by both of you. When I spoke with you last September and discussed which trip would provide me with the greatest opportunities to see the birds and animals on my (large) list I never imagined that I would see them all and more. This was going to be a once in a life time holiday however I am determined to repeat this, possibly on more than one occasion. I have described it as feeling as excited as a five year old in a sweet shop! I have never experienced such a high standard of service or the little extra touches and will always use you where possible for future holidays and recommend you to friends and family."
Mary Plummer - Cloudforest, Andes and Galapagos Group Trip, May 2012
"Thank you for one of our most memorable holidays ever. Your attention to detail, friendliness and the opportunity to meet up was most reassuring, and that was before we set off! Santiago’s encouraging face and manner and those employed by you to meet and guide us while away, all gave us the confidence to enjoy the wealth of input we received wherever we went. Our memories of the wildlife, smells and sounds of the rain forests and snorkelling with Sea-lions and Marine Iguana in particular will live with us forever. Many thanks to you both and to Santiago for introducing us to his country."
Carey and Hilary Morris - Cloud forest, Andes, Galapagos Tip Top III Group Trip, May 2012
"The holiday of a lifetime. The time in the Galapagos was absolutely amazing - everything was right - the boat was spacious and the crew v helpful. The food was good and there was certainly plenty and also plenty of variety. Carlos was a very knowledgeable guide and very clear re the days itinery. I loved everything about it including the snorkelling which was amazing. Santiago was marvellous and made sure we all enjoyed ourselves and were also fully informed re the programme and clothing footwear etc. We felt very fortunate to be in such a small group with 2 guides. Peru was also wonderful. The organisation was brilliant - To sum up - what a wonderful holiday - we will certainly be recommending you to family and friends and may even come back at a later date to do the other half of the Galapagos. Thank you both very much."
Jane and David Moll - Cloud forest, Andes, Galapagos and Peru, April 2012
"Thank you both for organising a superb holiday which I don't think will ever be bettered in terms of scenery and spectacular wild life."
Ian Birtwistle - Cloudforest, Andes, Galapagos and Peru, April 2012
"Thanks for such a wonderful trip. Simply by being in the Galapagos I knew it could be nothing but fantastic. However the organisation, accommodation, food, attention to detail and the brilliant guides added a new dimension altogether. I didn't know lava could be so interesting and varied. We were all so well cared for and looked after by staff, crew and of course Santiago. It really was the most terrific fun and it will be weeks and weeks before I come down."
Freda Guilfoyle - Cloudforest, Andes and Galapagos (Tip Top III) May 2012
"We just wanted to drop you a line to say how much we both enjoyed our holiday. It was quite the most memorable one either of us has ever taken. Santiago worked so hard for all of us. We can't praise him and his chosen team highly enough. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble, whenever a plan was scuppered another one was neatly slotted in and we can quite see that "Think Galapagos" will go from strength to strength, hopefully without losing the personal touch which you both provide. With very many thanks and congratulations to you both for organising such a wonderful adventure, we may come again!!"
James McKosh and Diana Moody
"We are back from our holiday in Ecuador and the Galapagos, we all had a fantastic time, it was so different with the spectacular scenery, birds, animals and wildlife. Santiago was brilliant in every way, organising so much and making sure everyone had a the best holiday, and attention to detail was superb, always concerned about our safety and health. The food, transport and organisation could not have been better, so much variety every day. The local guides Daniel and Carlos were also fantastic, so much enthusiasm and commitment, I will be recommending Think Galapagos to all my friends. Thanks again and hopefully I will book another trip with you soon."
Carol Smith - Cloudforest, Andes and Galapagos (Tip Top III) May 2012
"Just to say big thank you to you and Santiago for the superb, meticulous organization for this recent holiday. Great accommodation, super food and excellent guides…..It was a wonderful total experience which shall stay in my memory forever."
Margaret Crisp - Cloudforest, Andes and Galapagos (Tip Top III) May 2012
"Dear Rachel, I just wanted to let you know what a fabulous trip we had. Thank you so much for organising it all for us. Each of the three parts exceeded our expectations, so I cannot even start to enumerate all the things that were good. You offered us great locations, and appointed very good guides who looked after us well. This was a very special holiday for us all, and we are most grateful for your knowledge and care."
The Wood Family - Cachalote, Napo Wildlife Centre, Zuleta April 2012
"Thank you Rachel and Santiago for organising such a diverse and pleasurable holiday. Your excellent planning and attention to detail added to our enjoyment. Highlights of the holidays included seeing the giant tortoises on Santa Cruz island, experiencing first hand the natural and marine environment of the Galapagos islands, the welcome we received from everyone at Hacienda Zuleta and our first attempt at horse riding high up in the Andes!"
Theresa and Mike Rogerson - Galaxy, Finch Bay and Zuleta April 2012
"Thank you Rachel and Santiago for truly memorable holiday in Ecuador. In the three weeks we spent there, we experienced the real flavour of this amazing country. The hotels were superb and all of the staff were concerned to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. The food was delicious and the range of organic fruits and vegetables were an education in themselves. We have so many wonderful memories such as the humming birds, the Avenue of Volcanoes, the roses and orchids, the spas and haciendas and, of course, the Galapagos. The Galaxy was a superb base and offered relaxed opulence from which to explore the unique landscapes, flora and fauna of these magical islands. The experinces of swimming with sharks, rays, moray eels, seal ions and pods of turtles will never be forgotten. All of our guides were first class and brought the culture, wildlife and history to life, as well as ensuring that we enjoyed our holiday without a single hitch. Well done and thank you."
Joan & John Bate - Galaxy, Finch Bay, Zuleta / Avenue of Volcanoes, April 2012
"Dear Rachel & Santiago, we would like to thank you for organising such a wonderful holiday for us in Ecuador. The organisation was excellent and we were extremely well looked after by our guides Juan Carlos Narvaez and Norby Lopez, who were both very good company as well as a fund of natural history information. The range of wildlife that we saw exceeded our expectations and it is going to take some time to sort out the c4500 photos. The food and accommodation was excellent and our only complaint is that we couldn't spend longer at some of the lodges. We would certainly visit Ecuador again if the opportunity arose. We have emailed Juan Carlos and Norby personally to express our appreciation but could you also pass on our thanks to Rene Torres at your partners Amazanga Expeditions for his local organisation."
Wilf & Julia Powell - Mainland Ecuador, birding and butterflies, February 2012
"I would like to thank you for your excellent organisation and recommendations . I don’t think we could have done better. We had excellent guides in both the Amazon and Galapagos ( Juanito aka Juan Tapia asked to be remembered to Santiago) and Danny at Napo was a fount of knowledge and more importantly enthusiasm. The Guatemal’s were charming and Zuleta was out of this world."
Frances and Bob Soutter, Cachalote, Napo Wildlife Centre / Zuleta, February 2012
"Thanks for the excellent itinerary you arranged for us. My husband and I are both biologists and had planned to visit Galapagos for many years. Your suggestion to link it with a visit to the Napo Wildlife Centre in the Amazon Basin was a brilliant add on. The Napo Centre exceeded expectations – everything about it was first class. The Samba lived up to what we had read about it. The age range was 21 to 67, we were all like -minded and we all got on and made many new friends from all over the world. The Samba’s route seemed to ensure we saw very few other boats and had the islands to ourselves on excursions. Each day usually included an early morning and late afternoon expedition, two snorkeling sessions, happy hour watching the glorious sunsets and cards after dinner. The naturalist guide was very good, the crew were friendly and the food was first rate. We must also thank you for the support you gave us when our luggage didn’t make it with us to Quito! Managing to get it to us at Napo was a considerable achievement and indicative of the personal treatment and the advantage of using a small company that really look after their customers. Thank you again for organizing the most amazing trip of a lifetime for us that managed to exceed our expectations."
Diane and Keith Gillett - Samba, January 2012
"Wow wow wow!!! What a trip!... a massive thank you for all the help and advice given for what was truly the trip of a lifetime. From the moment we landed in Quito to our arrival back in Guayaquil the arrangements couldn't have been better. Casa Aliso was lovely and the staff so friendly & helpful. Santiago our guide in Quito was very solicitous and knowledgeable. El Monte was a great experience and, again, the hospitality was wonderful. Angelito was just perfect!. The crew couldn't have been more friendly and caring and as for the guide Maja - she was absolutely marvellous, so knowledgeable and with such a passion for the islands, she made the whole experience so special. As you promised, the age range and different nationalities of the passengers suited us both (It was rather nice being the only English people on board!). We will certainly recommend Think Galapagos to all our friends & family. We didn't think our trip could possibly live up to our expectations but it definitely did - and then some!. We would love to go back again one day!!"
Katy and Linda Scase - Angelito - January 2012
"Right from arriving in Quito with such a friendly and encouraging welcome, I experienced the most fantastic voyage of a lifetime. From Cloud forest through to Avenue of Volcanoes, which was spectacular to arriving on the Galapagos Islands. To walk with and amoungst the wildlife was unbelievable. Wet and dry landings, Carols our guide so enthusiastic – and, of course, to have Santiago as our ultimate guide and mentor was a great comfort and pleasure. The whole experience is a memory never to be forgotten."
Patsy Huddy - Tip Top III, Cloudforest - Andes and Galapagos, Nov 2011
"This was a holiday of a lifetime and so it proved to be. The pre-trip organisation was very good, Rachel answered all our questions and gave excellent advice. The organisation of the holiday was again excellent, the places visited in Ecuador were varied and interesting and the guide and coach drivers very knowledgable. The Galapagos part of the holiday, Tip Top III, Carlos and the whole organisation was brilliant. We enjoyed every minute."
Daphne and Robert Clay - Cloud forest, Andes and Galapagos - November 2011
"Rachel and Santiago produced a visit that would be difficult to eclipse, simply wonderful! In Peru all accommodation excellent and some outstanding. Americano brilliant guide and grace very good, supremely organised and could not be faulted. In Ecuador also outstanding and hard to fault. Organised like clockwork and in Galapagos even better than our high expectations, Carlos and Tip Top were brilliant. Program perfect – I would do it again."
Winston and Isabel Peters - Cloud forest, Andes and Galapagos - November 2011
"Thankyou for arranging a fantastic holiday for us. Our time in Ecuador and the Galapagos was absolutely wonderful. All the various meetings scheduled with guides, hotels etc went to plan which impressed us immensely. Our main guide who looked after us in Quito and who took us through the valley of the volcanoes etc, Andres Pepinos, was one hundred percent.He really was the perfect guide."
Graham Bates - Galaxy - November 2011
"Thank you so much for your superb organisation and Santiago for your wonderful guiding of us around the Galapagos and sharing your extensive knowledge and love of the islands with us. We would like to mention Fernando in paticular who was an excellent guide and driver on our trip to the Cloud forest. We were particularly grateful to Rachel for her inspired recommendations of where to visit and stay and ach one was a wonderful experience. All our travel arrangement were very well planned and everything went exceptionally smoothly and without a hitch."
Janet and Tony Cross - Tortoise Special Group trip - Tip Top III, November 2011
"I would like to thank you both for a very well organised and amazing holiday. The natural beauty of the country speaks for itself and the uniqueness of the Galapagos Islands is well documented. It is the caring way we were looked after, the choice of locations that you made, the expertise of the additional guides and the professionalism of the boat crew that enhanced the whole experience. The enthusiam and joy that you projected throughout the trip, Santiago, was contagious. "
Val Bauld - Cloudforest, Andes /Galapagos Group, Tip Top III November 2011
"We just wanted to let you know what a truly fabulous time we have had. On a scale of 1 to 10 it figures about 15! The Galaxy was superb and we ended up with a room on the upper deck, keeping Steve and Evelyn company, so not sure how you managed that either! The Galapagos Isles were awe inspiring and I have so many photos I could supply National Geographic, but that is another story. Louis was wonderful and looked after us very well. We were so pleased we added on those few extra days in Ecuador. Indeed we wish we had stayed on a few more days so many we shall have to go back!"
Andrea Luck and Tony Neilan, Galaxy - November 2011
"We had a wonderful holiday, no hitches, the guide and drivers were excellent and we saw and experienced everything that the brochures and booklets suggested we might – we even saw a spectacled bear in Zuleta… The boat was great and thanks for securing such a good cabin – the staff were excellent."
Steve Walker and Evelyn, Galaxy - November 2011
"This was a trip of a lifetime made even more special with the accommodation on the Mary Anne. A well planned itinerary with something new or exceptional each day…. Thank you Santiago for such a wonderful holiday. I have so many happy memories."
Sybil Hammond - Tortoise Special Group Trip - Oct/Nov 2011
"One of the most efficient companies I have had dealings with. Practically every need, want etc was anticipated."
Barbara Wood - Tortoise Special Group Trip - Oct/Nov 2011
"Terrific trip. The trip exceeded expectations."
Philip and Margaret Wake - Oct/Nov Tortoise Special Group Trip
"We have so many good memories of the trip, especially the time spent in Galapagos. Very much appreciated the flexibility of arrangements which Santiago made possible, particularly in accommodating the different interests of the group."
David Goodsell - Nov - Cloudforest, Andes and Galapagos Group Trip Tip Top III
"We had a fantastic time on the trip and are so glad that we took Noel Mitchell's advice and booked our trip with you and Santiago. You all did a great job both with pre-trip arrangements and information and with the actual trip itself. We enjoyed the interaction with the UK travelers. In fact it was probably the best group of fellow travelers that we've ever encountered. The folks that you contracted with in Quito to handle the airport transfers and city tour also did an excellent job. The Bellavista experience was excellent. Luis, who took us to Bellavista via the Yanacocha Reserve, was a wonderful guide. I especially enjoyed the snorkeling on the Galapagos portion of the journey!! I had only experienced this once before, but became hooked after the first day we snorkeled on the trip. What a fantastic world under the water."
Jim and Marianne Skeen, Tortoise Special Group Trip – Tip Top III, October 2011
"Everything in Ecuador is exceeding expectations. We had a fantastic time in the Galapagos, the boat was great, crew and guide superb. Land and Sealife out of this world. Couldn't have asked for more. Also had a brilliant time at NapoWildlife Centre. Can't thank you enough for arranging the Samba for us and for all your other tips."
Karen Smiles and Stuart Cook, Samba - October 2011
"Dear Rachel and Santiago, This is just to let you know we thought the organisation of our recent holiday was excellent. We will certainly recommend Think Galapagos to all our contacts. Please accept our unqualified thanks for doing such an excellent job for us."
David Pollock, Cachalote, October 2011
"Thank you for all your help in planning what was a perfect honeymoon. We had an absolutely fabulous trip! The Beagle was just what we wanted and the hotels in Guayaquil and Santa Cruz and Quito were all so luxurious and great service and food. Special mention to Casa Aliso who were incredibly helpful."
Fuzzy Barker, Beagle October 2011
"Thank you to THINK GALAPAGOS and especially to Rachel for organising a fantastic trip to Peru and Ecuador. Rachel put together a great schedule for me, including Machu Picchu, the rain forest, horse riding in the Andes and the Galapagos. Everything was extremely well organised; I was met at the airports, the accommodation was in wonderful boutique hotels and the recommendations and attention to detail superb. I would certainly recommend THINK GALAPAGOS and can only say thank you for a wonderful month!"
Kirstin Eriksson, Beagle October 2011
"We had a fantastic time both in Quito and Galapagos. Your plan worked out perfectly and especially the trip on the Beagle was amazing. We could not have been on a more perfectly suited boat. The guide Lourdes was great fun and very knowledgable and managed to take us to places where we were mainly on our own - so in a way we had quite a private Galapagos experience. The highlight for me, as Santiago suggested was Espanola with an enormous variety of wildlife and the Albatros colony. We probably saw every species you can see in the Archipelago including Penguins and Flamingoes even though we only toured for 8 days. It was an unforgettable experience for both of us and I am now working my way through 2000+ photographs."
Michael Schupp, Beagle October 2011
"We had a wonderful honeymoon. The transfers were slick and we were very well looked after by all our hosts. Onboard the Beagle the crew were just brilliant. The chef was fantastic, producing a wide variety of very tasty meals… Our guide was fantastic, with 20 years experience of guiding in the Galapagos she could answer any question we threw at her. The tours around the islands were excellent and well paced, as were the snorkel trips. On the main island of Santa Cruz the host of the guest house was really welcoming, providing a beautiful display of pink and red flowers on our bedspread and delicious bottle of wine to celebrate our honeymoon. I really enjoyed the dives, I've done a bit of diving (80 dives all over the place), and Scuba Iguana were one of the most professional commercial outfits I've dived with. On our return to Quito we really loved Casa Aliso, with its attention to detail, homemade cakes at teatime and log fire, very luxurious."
Rachel Lenane and Graham Young, Beagle September 2011
"My time in Ecuador was great! Thank-you. The Angelito cruise was amazing. We had a very nice group of people, crew and the food and services on board were really good. Our tour guide, Fabian Ramirez, made the difference though. He was very passionate about the islands and their protection and he made sure we had an amazing 8 days on board. He was very knowledgeable about the wildlife and he managed to show us almost every animal on Galapagos. Thank-you very much for arranging everything! I had an amazing holiday this summer."
Zara Reevely, Angelito – August 2011
"In one word FANTASTIC! Thanks so much for putting together a really varied and interesting programme. The hotels you selected were all absolutely superb - especially Casa Alisa which manages to combine a feeling of luxury with a really friendly welcome. El Relicario del Carmen is also beautiful as was San Pedro in Riobamba - a haven of peace. It was great to stay in a range of different places - from the community in San Clemente to the hacienda at the end. Our week on The Beagle was fabulous. Our guide (Daniel) was extremely knowledgeable about everything - geology, flora, animals and marine life - I don't think we had a single question he couldn't answer! Food on the boat was great, and service fantastic. We were really pleased to be on a small boat as it really made our time on each island special, with only a few of us there. I know I don't need to tell you how amazing the animals were - we saw so much!"
Marian Gough and family, Beagle – July 2011
"GREAT TRIP… thanks. We loved every moment… the boat was good, the crew terrific… food aboard excellent… we saw everything we needed and expected to see and then some! We could not have asked for a better trip."
Alice Pearson, Beagle June 2011
"...a huge thanks’ from us both for such a wonderful trip… I brought back some great photos and some even better memories. The hawks, the snorkeling and life on Tip Top III being the stand out highlights for me personally. Another thing that stood out for us both and in fact what made the trip so special was our fellow traveler’s. It was a great mix of people who appeared to get on amazingly well together."
Bob and Peggy Johnson, Tip Top III, May 2011
"Our trip was just fabulous. Galapagos was everything we hoped for and more and your part in making that possible was significant. I have already told many people how pleased we were with the service we received and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone considering going to the Galapagos. The Beagle was great and all the passenger thought she was the best looking yacht we saw. The food was out of this world. We all agreed that if Pedro our Chef had a restaurant, we’d all be regular customers."
Barbara and Paul Criddle, Beagle May 2011
"There is so much to admire in your company that it is hard to know where to start. Your organisation was meticulous; the pre-holiday preparation was helpful and accurate, but even it was surpassed by the care given to every detail of the time actually spent in Ecuador. You have an excellent team on the ground there, from escorts to the bus driver and local guides."
Alison and George McConnell, Andes to Amazon May 2011
"Thank you for a lovely holiday. We enjoyed it very much, even more than anticipated…. The boat and the islands were fabulous….the hotels and restaurants (in Peru) were all very good, especially in Auguas Calientes, Machu Picchu is amazing. The guides were all excellent – very informative and good company."
Barbara and Andrew Ferrier, Tip Top III and Peru, May 2011
"Marvellous throughout. All the transfers etc, worked like clockwork! Excellent knowledge of local guides and Santiago always willing and able to expand in answers to questions. All accommodation, food and travel arrangements were excellent. Particular praise for staff at Hotel Casa Aliso in Quito for the extraordinary assistance they gave us."
Linda and John Tyler, Tip Top III, May 2011
"Great trip. Guides were very knowledgeable, Galapagos again superb. Guide Carlos was very helpful and keen. Boat was very good, staff very helpful. A very good holiday. Sights brilliant, wildlife again superb."
Larry and Carole Robin, Tip Top III May 2011
"A great group, brilliantly led by Santiago and other experts made this a very special holiday. The rainforest experience and wildlife watching all exceeded expectations."
Rosemary James, Andes to Amazon May 2011 Escorted Group Trip
"Super holiday with a great group of people. Excellent hotel in Quito and a simply wonderful motor yacht with a magnificent crew who worked their socks off the whole week. Very good planning over the whole holiday."
Valerie and Michael Richardson, Andes to Amazon May 2011 Escorted Group Trip
"This trip exceeded my expectations in every way. All the people I met were lovely both in the rain forest & around the islands in ‘Tip Top III’…"
Richard Houlton, Andes to Amazon May 2011 Escorted Group Trip
"Rainforest, thoroughly enjoyable…volcanoes, excellent in all respects… Galapagos, utterly superb throughout."
Barbara Golden, Andes to Amazon May 2011 Escorted Group Trip
"Everything was fantastic! Thanks a lot for arranging this. It was the holiday of a life time."
Haim Hillel. Mary Anne – May 2011
"Thank you for helping me plan one of the best holidays I have ever been on :) I had a fabulous time and so did my mum. Everything was perfect! The boat, the animals, the place, the people... everything was great!! Jaime was a brilliant naturalist and made the experience that much better. Everything in Guayaquil was also perfect. Needless to say I will be highly recommending Think Galapagos to make anyone's Galapagos dreams come true."
Tanya Ahuwalia Galaxy – May 2011
"I had a wonderful trip, thanks mainly to all your organisation. You did exactly what I asked, ie removed all the effort out of traveling and ensured that we saw as much of Ecuador that our short time allowed. I enjoyed every minute of it and the guides were great especially Jaimie Nava and Andreas on our last day. The boat was spacious and clean, I also felt that the staff were all great. The food also is worth a mention as it was very good and plenty of it! As for the Galapagos - what can I say, fantastic is just an inadequate word to describe it. Thanks again for all your hard work."
Sara Templeton Galaxy – May 2011
"Having waited for over 50 years to go to the Galapagos I wanted someone who actually knew what they were talking about and I could ask questions. You were superb! My ideal was a small number on the boat, a guide who knew his subject and to visit as many islands as possible. The Beagle came up trumps! Daniel Sanchez, our guide, was superb….The boat, the crew, the panga trips, the walks everything was expertly structured, always something to do, if you wanted to, and we all did everything! Our three days in the Cloud Forest based at the Satchatiama Lodge were equally rewarding all the better for the expert guiding provided by Santiago Salazar who was with us at the lodge all the time. Those humming birds - pure magic! Would we go again? You bet, but only with Think Galapagos!"
Chris Wilkes – The Beagle April 2011
"Everything was wonderful. Hacienda Zuleta was everything I was expecting and more - a true home from home, with wonderful people (and dogs!) The staff at Casa Aliso were adorable and just couldn't do enough for us. Our guides were lovely, and the Galapagos was, literally, a dream come true… your service was excellent throughout and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you."
Vicky Goode – Samba April 2011
"The holiday was a great success. I enjoyed everything and appreciated your meticulous organisation and attention to detail. The cruise part of the trip was just as you had said it would be. The cabin was large and well equipped, the boat was spotless, the food was very good, the crew were helpful and friendly and the naturalist was highly qualified and informative. Your recommendation of the Galaxy could not have been bettered. As you predicted I fell in love with Zuleta and I loved the Quito hotel. The rooms were beautiful, the decor was elegant, the breakfasts were good and the staff were really nice. All in all a wonderful holiday. I shall recommend you to friends."
Jo Haythornthwaite – Galaxy March 2011
"The Galapagos portion you arranged turned out perfect ! The weather was perfect, lots of animals, great boat with great food and service. It really was perfect. I would recommend that everyone does the safari camp. It is a unique experience that shouldn't be missed. Thanks again for everything."
Rich Kratze - Athala February 2011
"We have arrived safely back after a truly wonderful time. We just wanted to say thank you as the trip suited us perfectly. The boat/crew were fantastic, the sights seen were out of this world. The fact that transfers etc had all been taken care of took all the hassle away. Semilla Verde was outstanding. You did really well with this one! The drivers used were fantastic. Altogether a brilliant experience of a lifetime. We would be happy to recommend your services and when we save up again maybe return to see the birds of Ecuador. We wouldn't normally write thanking but with this being a dream of 10years in the making I just wanted to let you know how well it went and how we appreciated your time, even down to Santiago ringing at 11.15 at night trying to resolve/make contact when we had trouble with the flights!!"
Robert and Cathy King – Angelito February 2011
"The Galapagos Islands were fantastic, when we arrived at the jetty for our ride to the Athala we couldn’t use the main steps as they had been commandeered by about a dozen Sea Lions!! and from then on we had amazingly close encounters with more Sea lions, Iguanas, Sea Turtles, Blue Footed Boobies, Frigate birds, Albatross, Giant Tortoises, even a Woodpecker Finch using a stick to get a grub out of a tree trunk and many more encounters too numerous to mention. It was like being in the middle of a TV wildlife show. Our whole experience was faultless. All in all it was the holiday of a lifetime, unless we decide to go again! Thanks for all your help."
Chris and Deborah Newton – Athala January 2011
"Thanks very much for arranging our trip. Your advice was really appreciated - both what you told us about the Galapagos - but also your more general advice on travelling in Ecuador. Our trip on the Sagitta was superb. The boat was a perfect size, well looked after and well run by the attentive crew. I'd recommend the boat to anyone who wants to see the Islands but doesn't like the idea of a 'cruise ship' - although it was very comfortable, the focus was clearly the wildlife and not the entertainment. Most importantly, the crew and guide took genuine and constant care not to disrupt the ecosystem. The Angermeyer operation was also extremely slick and accommodating."
Robert Green – Sagitta January 2011
"Many thanks for an unforgettable experience. The Athala crew were cheerful and efficient. The food was excellent and the cabin very comfortable. The abundance of wildlife was amazing, with new delights every day. Swimming with the sea lions and turtles made the trip just perfect. "
Chris and Sylvia Harvey – Athala 2010
"We had an absolutely fantastic time in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. The arrangements were perfect and we were looked after extremely well everywhere. We would like to thank you for putting together an extremely well thought out itinerary. Although we took just over 2 weeks off work, we seemed to fit a huge amount into our schedule, without finding we were too pushed. The Sagitta was an excellent choice of boat. Luis, our guide was first class. His knowledge of the natural history and geology was amazing and he was full of amusing stories over dinner. We were also delighted that you advised us to go to Hacienda Zuleta. Although we only spent one night there it was a memorable experience and we saw a wild condor while out horse riding. Equally the visit to the Napo Wildlife Centre was wonderful. The journey itself by motor canoe and paddled canoe was enthralling and our time there was filled with activity. Thank you so much for organising a “once in a lifetime holiday”. We have been encouraging many of our friends to consider visiting Ecuador and the Galapagos and we have recommended them all to book through you."
John Call and Susan Harding – Sagitta 2010
"Trip of a lifetime. Well organized, greeted at airport and looked after from there on. Hotel in Quito was like staying in your own house with someone looking after you! Safari camp again made very welcome, very relaxing. Dive company good fun. Seaman II route fabulous, didn’t see another boat or person for 3 days. Guide very good. Amazon Basin, accommodation and guide exllent – amazing to be staying in the middle of the jungle!"
Jane and Chris Hamp – Seaman 2010
"I cannot thank you enough for helping me to organise this trip. Everything was above my expectations. The Sagitta is beautiful, the crew were very hospitable and with Alejandro Villa as our guide, we couldn't have been in better hands. The whole experience was amazing and I'd like to visit again in the wet season to see what it is like, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Think Galapagos and in fact I'm already telling all my friends."
Pancrazio De Mauro – Sagitta 2010
"Many thanks for a trip of a lifetime. Far exceeded expectations. Santiago was a great host with lots of local knowledge and assisted by a good team. This experience should not be missed."
Rosemary and John Pearson.
"A wonderful, unforgettable trip, when all my needs at every stage were thought about. The whole of Galapagos and Zuleta being outstanding."
"This was a wonderful holiday that was made memorable by the quality of the guides and the input of local knowledge that can only come from a bespoke and dedicated company."
"The adventure of a lifetime that was just so amazing in its diversity. Thankyou for your superb organisation Rachel and Santiago for your knowledge, wisdom, understanding and appreciation of all the truly amazing and wonderful places and creatures that we saw. The boat and crew and the lodge and team were all a delight and one couldn’t have wished for better."
"The whole trip was simply fantastic. The Galapagos were clearly the focus of the holiday but Ecuador far exceeded my expectations. The planning and management of the whole party was carried out perfectly by Santiago. Memories for life. Thank you very very much."
"A truly wonderful holiday. Quite apart from the wildlife, the places, the scenery, the superb places we stayed in and the quality of the life at sea, what really stood out to me was the care and planning that you had put into the holiday."
"Excellent. It was a trip of a lifetime so expertly organised.
Thank you for arranging this simply amazing visit."
"Quite simply one of the best holidays we have been on.
Santiago was superb"
Mr and Mrs Goddard.
"Thank you both for organising a brilliant trip.
It was an experience we will remember and savour for a very long time."
Mr and Mrs Sutcliffe.
“I recommend this trip of a lifetime. Very well organised, smoothly run, and catering for individual needs. Accommodation and food first class. Santiago was a wonderful guide with lots of knowledge about these wonderful fearless animals. Never to be forgotten.”
“This was a wonderful holiday, exceeding our expectations (which were high!).
It truly was the trip of a lifetime. Santiago was a wonderful tour leader.”
Kathy and Mike Hodgkinson.
“A trip of a lifetime! We received excellent hospitality and service everywhere we went.
We were overwhelmed by the dept of knowledge and the real care offered to us.”
Robin and Jane Waite.
“The trip was absolutely fabulous and I enjoyed it enormously.
I thought it was all very well organised and Santiago was an excellent leader.”
“Many thanks for a wonderful holiday which exceeded all expectations. The extreme tameness of the wildlife, the exotic locations and your expertise made it an unforgettable experience.”
Ivor and Kathleen McDonald.
“The trip was brilliantly organised and led with great attention to detail.
We were also impressed wit the flexibility where necessary and in-depth knowledge of our guides. All the locations we stayed in were excellent.”
Morag and Philip Wharton.
“The trip was even better than I expected. Extremely well organised.
A very enjoyable trip of a lifetime.”
George and Barbara Thompson.
“The holiday lived up to our expectations and much more. From the Amazon to the Galapagos, the lodges, guides and planning were all excellent and everyone in the group was well catered for.”
“It was a wonderful experience!”
"The trip of a lifetime – exceeding all our expectations. Well organised and expertly led, with extremely knowledgable guides. We would recommend you to anyone! "
Rob and Rosemary Stanley.
“Congratulations to the Dynamic Trio, Rachel at Base, Santiago Leader and Andrew – Bird Guide and Culture Educator. All excellent ambassadors for Ecuador, who combined made this visit a wildlife and cultural experience never to be forgotten. Intimate local knowledge and contacts introduced us to places which other organisations would not have been able to get to. Of the people, we were greeted “with the kindness of strangers.”
“A dream holiday come true. The organisation of the trip was brilliant and Santiago and his guides, drivers etc were excellent.”
“Trip of a lifetime. The trip was even better than I had expected. Extremely well organised.”
"It was fantastic, far exceeding my expectations.
I am most grateful to you for a most memorable experience. "
"Returning home from our ‘Ecuadorean Experience’ I have nothing but pure admiration. Santiago and Rachel are a “Tour de Force”. Their ability, organising powers, knowledge and friendliness are supreme. They go to the top of my ‘recommendation file. From day one of recommendation and my decision to book, I had complete and utter confidence.”
"Santiago and Rachel know Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands in detail and they make use of this knowledge and their personal contacts to give their guests a unique insight into the life and natural history of this wonderful country. We use the word ‘guests’ as this more accurately describes the atmosphere of this trip. A truly personal service showing an interest and concern for us individually, we thoroughly recommend Think Galapagos for a superb holiday experience."
Mr and Mrs Mattingly.
The attention to detail was wonderful and nothing was too much trouble."
"The holiday, both in Ecuador and Galapagos exceed our expectations. Galapagos was a revelation and we do hope that ecotourism continues to be so well organised."
Mr and Mrs Pritchard.
"Excellent in every way. We can’t fault it. Locations, guides, food, boat, organisation brilliant."
Mr and Mrs Coley-Smith.
"We enjoyed the holiday immensely, our favourite kind of holiday is an active, interesting and variable on, this we certainly had. Activities early in the morning were arranged, nothing was too much trouble, either with Andres or Santiago. We were a little worried whether we would be rushed around in the islands but we had all the time in the world."
"The whole trip exceeded our expectations and was very well organised. Thanks to you both for all your hard work."
Mr and Mrs Dewing.
"Excellent trip. Very well organised with attention paid to every detail."
Mr and Mrs Needler.
"Excellent organisation and leadership. Great itinerary."
Mr and Mrs Mitchel.
"Everthing we saw and visited was a greater experience than expected. Of particular note were the very useful contacts you have in Ecuador which made the holiday very smooth running. A fantastic success of which you should both be proud."
"A great trip, very well organised, very informative and with great leaders.
A thoroughly enjoyable holiday experience."
Mr. and Mrs. Lynn.
"One of the best holidays we have ever had. We particularly appreciated the knowledge, enthusiasm and helpfulness of yourselves, Andres and Valentine."
Mr. and Mrs. Housechild.
"A very friendly, well organised tour. Excellent guides and friendly crew."
Telephone 01964 552292 for more information or email us today.`
Tour Cost £4,196 per person - A 14-day journey that takes you from the tropical cloud forests literally buzzing with humming birds, to Ecuador’s high Andes with its dramatic scenery and colorful markets, then onto Galapagos for an eight day cruise on a luxury motor yacht visiting some of the most spectacular islands in this remarkable archipelago. The trip coincides with the time when the seabirds in Galapagos are courting most intensely with great displays... Find out more »
Tour Cost £4,397 per person - A 14-day journey that takes you from the tropical cloud forests literally buzzing with humming birds, to Ecuador’s high Andes with its dramatic scenery and colorful markets, then onto Galapagos for an eight day cruise on a new luxury yacht visiting some of the most spectacular islands in this remarkable archipelago. The trip coincides with one of our favourite months in Galapagos, with great wildlife activity including the best time... Find out more »
“We create truly exceptional Galapagos holidays for each of our guests. All Galapagos cruises, lodges and hotels have been handpicked for their individual qualities, tried and tested by us.”
Call Rachel, Ecuador and Galapagos Specialist on 01964 552292