5 independent reviews for Galapagos activity holiday, tailor made

Reviews for Galapagos activity holiday, tailor made

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review 14 Dec 2019

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Snorkelling with giant turtles and reef sharks

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Pack as light as you possible can and be prepared for an active holiday!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes, the naturalist guides were all locals and they spoke about the conservation efforts on the Galapagos. It felt like a small amount of tourism could really help fund these efforts with minimal impact on the environment, if conducted responsibly.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Fantastic - the Galapagos is like nowhere else we have ever been. We saw and learnt so much, and loved being so close to nature and exploring in such an active way. It really is a unique place to visit.

review 14 Apr 2019

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Snorkelling with sea lions swimming in and around you. The beauty of animals not running away when you are near.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Take a really good waterproof camera!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Local guides were used, tourism benefits local restaurants and shops and uses local amenities

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Wonderful

review 10 May 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Seeing some fantastic birds right up close. Three very different islands. Unique experiences on all. Particularly loved the kayaking out from Pelican bay on a Santa Cruz. Also fell in love with Isabela .....perfect to have the longer stay here.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

The inter island flight (between San Cristobal and Isabela) only allows 10kg each in luggage (that includes hand luggage) so do try and pack light and wear your heavy shoes! You'll be charged about 3$ per kg for any extra.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Definitely! Our guide took us somewhere different to eat lunch each day. And we chose to go to a different restaurant each night. We stayed in their hotels which is all helping to give locals employment. Conservation is of course, at the heart of this holiday!

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

It was a dream to one day get to the Galapagos and I am delighted I chose this holiday. The activities are great and probably manageable for everyone with a modicum of fitness. We learnt a lot from our guides not only about the animals, but also about the flora and fauna and geology.

review 15 Aug 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The whole thing. A complete and utter difference from UK life. Exceeded all expectations. Arrangements worked well. The contrasts in landscape, flora, fauna, people, buildings, wealth, weather, food, transport and so forth were just extraordinary in the true sense of the word in the Galapagos. So glad we did such a variety of activities too and stayed on land to have the flexibility to do our own thing at other times.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Add a day or so at either end!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

It was good to support local small business including hotels, transport, shops and restaurants. The guides were great re protecting the islands and their unique landscape and fauna and advice concerning this. We did learn some of the conservation links and inter-relationships of the flora, fauna, climate etc. It is hard though to feel too smug when one has flown such a long way!

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

5 star

review 15 Jan 2014

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The SEA LIONS are great encounters. Especially on San Cristobal Island being such close proximity with them on beaches is almost unheard of anywhere else in the world! That is a real specialty of the trip! Walking the Volcano surfaces on Isabel Island was amazing too!

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Organised tours don't seem to include the chance to be able to Scooba Dive with the Sea Lions or other sea life, so best to book that separately by extending your holiday by 1 day or skip the least favored day of the pre-organised activity and do it. It shouldn't be missed. Sea lions behave differently when you are in the same realm as them, deep under water. They come up and say hello. During snorkeling this doesn't really happen! If you want REAL close encounter with these sweet and entertaining creatures, it is a MUST DO!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

I certainly looked after the place by not throwing rubbish around and fed the animals. Me being there did not reduce environmental impact at all because all transport is by buses and cars which do have carbon emissions, but that canít be helped unless we give everyone bicycles. :-)

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Well organized and very enjoyable! Great lunch spots in nice nature settings.

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