Reviews

Hearing from our guests after they return from Galapagos is probably our favourite part of the job. Here are the reviews from previous guests, which you may find helpful to read. 

A truly amazing and most memorable trip!

Thanks again for all your help putting this trip together. It was a great combination of structured and unstructured activities. Not only were we excited about all the different places we got to see but we were also impressed by the quality of the guides. Everybody was on time, super friendly and helpful, and very knowledgeable. It felt very luxurious to never have to worry about how to get from A to B, figuring out where/how to buy tickets, etc. All in all, it was a truly amazing and most memorable trip! Thank you!!!!

Claudia Roeder and Family, Cloud forest, Galaxy and Peru

Highly recommended

I cannot rate highly enough the service and attention we were given by Think Galápagos and the team they work with. Our trip to the Napo wildlife centre in the Amazon was fantastic. The Galapagos was stunning and brilliant. The best moment of the trip was playing and swimming in the sea with 9 sea lions. It was a moment I will treasure forever. We are a well-travelled family and this holiday is up there as one of the best. The whole thing was seamless. We were so well taken care of by every guide and driver we came into contact with. Rachel and the team at Think Galápagos are great at what they do. Highly recommended.

Joanne Demirkazik, Beluga & Napo Wildlife Centre

Simply fantastic!

It was simply fantastic, every single day was brilliant! All was superbly planned and happened as planned, the information received for all the different journeys was always accurate and all people involved were helpful and nice. The stay on the Beagle – well, I can’t say any more than that it was outstanding! Our guide (Xavier) was great, able to infect everyone with his enthusiasm and knowledge, so was the crew and the others on the boat. Napo Wildlife Centre was of course also amazing, not just the lodge itself and the stunning wildlife, but the whole experience. It has been a magical experience all round.

Corrina Matt, Beagle and Napo Wildlife Centre,

Holiday of a lifetime!

…an absolutely wonderful, amazing, brilliant (etc.!) holiday we had, and to thank you for everything which came together to make the holiday so perfect. The arrangements were flawless in every respect, with guides to meet and look after us from the moment we stepped off the airport in Quito, until we said goodbye. What was so special was how personal the service was from all the guides and drivers and everyone we met. I have already been, and will continue to recommend Think Galapagos to anyone and everyone who might even consider a holiday in Ecuador and the Galapagos. Definitely a holiday of a lifetime!

Sharron Abbott, Cachalote & Napo Wildlife Centre

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A simply amazing time

A simply amazing time. Thank you so so much for all the hard work you put in to arranging and rearranging our trip so many times because of Covid. It was all worth it as we really did have the holiday of a lifetime. Both our guides were fantastic; Pedro in Quito who looked after us so well and Juan on the Beluga was the most fantastic guide – he knew every bird, plant, fish, insect and animal and was so passionate about it all that it was genuinely inspiring. The crew were all great and worked hard to give us all a memorable time.   We saw all that we could have wished for including albatrosses, seals, and dolphins swimming alongside The Beluga, and we snorkelled with sea lions, sharks, turtles and penguins. Not to mention the tortoises, iguanas, frigates and boobies, finches, flamingos and so much more. It was completely incredible and we will never forget it.
Chris and Mike Dewey, Beluga & Cloud forest
April 2022

An incredible experience

Thank you for organising this most amazing trip for us. This was an incredible experience for us - we met so many lovely people, saw so many amazing new things and loved every minute of it!
Maria Papaioannou-Moran & Family, Angelito & Cloud forest
April 2022

Galapagos was everything we could have hoped for

What a fantastic experience our trip has been. Everything worked perfectly according to your plans, and we have been guided and looked after exceptionally well throughout the entire trip. Thank you for the time and care you took in arranging this for us. Our introduction to the cloud forest, and particularly its bird life, was a revelation. The stops at Alambi and Sachatamia Lodge on the way there were close to sensory overload. El Monte itself provided a unique opportunity for total immersion in the exceptional biodiversity of this environment. We were thrilled to have the personal guidance of Tom throughout our stay, and his knowledge and passion for preserving the ecology of the region was clear and inspiring.  And so to Galapagos, which was everything we could have hoped for. This was our first experience of a "live aboard" holiday, but would be difficult to surpass. The boat facilities were well designed and ideal for our needs, the crew were friendly, welcoming and efficient, and Franklin our guide was impressively knowledgeable and accommodating.  So many great memories, so many bucket-list experiences ticked, and the unexpected and supreme bonus of zero seasickness throughout the trip, made this a completely unrepeatable and unforgettable experience. I will never forget the sound of the anchor chain going down on arrival at the next day's destination, with the promise of new discoveries. Thank you so much for everything you have done for us.”
Nick and Anne Vaughan, Cachalote, El Monte and Quito,
April 2022

Working with Think Galapagos allowed us to savor our trip

We had a wonderful time. Working with Think Galapagos allowed us to savor our trip and not worry about logistics. It’s hard to overstate how simple Rachel and her team made things for us. At every point of transition, someone was there to pick us up, give us the right papers, point us in the right direction. Tremendous peace of mind and ease.
Paula Chu, Beluga and Isabela Island,
March 2022

The most incredible adventure of our lives.

The most incredible adventure of our lives. Everything was perfect.
Lynne Smith and Family. Cloud forest, Quito and Seaman Journey
April 2022

Galapagos was stunning

Thank you for organising such a fantastic trip for us. Everything worked really well and we loved it all but the final week in the Galapagos was stunning. We knew the land animals were going to be impressive but hadn’t quite registered how good the snorkelling bit was going to be. We really thought we’d only ever go to the Galapagos once, but you might well see us back!
Colin and Sue Semple
Peru, Ecuador and Cachalote Explorer, Dec 2019

You came through on all guides, accommodations, transportation and lovely experiences!

“Thank you for such a wonderful trip to Ecuador. You came through on all guides, accommodations, transportation and lovely experiences! Everyone involved was on time, cordial and allowed us to really enjoy this magical country. The cloud forest was a truly wonderful experience - the birds, the walk with Tom on his property, and the food got us really excited for the remainder of our journey. The Galapagos islands were everything we envisioned and more. The crew of the Passion and our guide were accommodating, knowledgeable and fun. The Amazon and Napo Wildlife Center are second to none and it was such an honor to be part of the Kichwa community for a few days. We were absolutely in awe by whole experience. Overall, we loved our trip and have recommended you to several people. Thank you for helping us make this anniversary special and memorable.”
Gloria Davidson
Passion, Napo Wildlife Centre and El Monte, November 2019

Words cannot do justice to what we saw and our experiences

"We would like to say an enormous thank you to you for organising our recent wonderful holiday to Ecuador and Galapagos. Words cannot do justice to what we saw and our experiences. First of all the accommodations. They were all very different, and each of them was great. The service we received was fantastic. At El Monte after the exciting arrival across the river, we were amazed by the whole set up. Tom and Mariela are so welcoming and knowledgeable. How interesting to hear their story, and be shown around the place by Tom. The 2 days there were great fun, the food was lovely, and our packed lunch on the day we left was wrapped in a banana leaf! Zuleta was, as you said, the most amazing place. we met several family members, and it really did feel as though we were staying in their home, rather than a hotel. We were driven and guided by Pedro. From the moment we met him he was extremely helpful, polite and friendly. He certainly made our stay in Ecuador memorable. He took us to lots of different places to make sure we saw the highlights of his country. He quite clearly loves his job, and takes great delight in passing on his knowledge. Our week spent in the Galapagos was beyond expectation! The Angelito is a lovely boats and ALL the staff are so friendly, welcoming and helpful, but yet completely unobtrusive. We cannot praise the whole experience highly enough. Their attention to detail is amazing. They made the whole holiday unforgettable. The food is fantastical and the snacks available on return to the boat are just great, and very welcome, along with the lovely warm soft towel after snorkelling. Rocio, our naturalist, was great, and so knowledgeable and enthusiastic. She must have seen so much, but made it seem as though it was the first time she had seen whatever she was showing us. Her explanations were clear, she answered all questions and gave great recaps and presentations in the evenings. The days were full. We had little spare time, but did not feel rushed. The pace felt relaxed, but we packed a lot into the day, and were happy to fall into bed by 9pm! We couldn’t fault any aspect of this holiday, and would readily recommend to others, in fact we already have! "
Judy and David Holmes
Quito, El Monte, Zuleta and Angelito, November 2019

A long-held dream and ambition fulfilled

“ I had a most marvellous time in Ecuador and the Galapagos, thank you. All your advice and experience is very much appreciated. Thank you so much for all your patient and professional advice, Rachel. It has been a pleasure dealing with you, and travelling to the Galapagos, knowing that you were always looking after my best interests. A long-held dream and ambition fulfilled. I would have no hesitation in recommending you to others.”
Anne Mitchell
Mary Anne and Cloud forest, November 2019

An unforgettable time

“We had an unforgettable time. The hotels were a great mix of charm, stunning views and personal service. The guides were really knowledgeable, friendly and helpful, fine tuning things on the day depending on the weather, what was open and our preferences. The extent of wildlife on both the mainland and Galapagos (on land and underwater) was greater than we anticipated.”
Ian and Louise Dewhurst
Angelito, Cloud forest and Avenue of Volcanoes, Nov 2019

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