2 independent reviews for Galapagos activity holiday

Reviews for Galapagos activity holiday

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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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