2 independent reviews for Galapagos activity & wildlife holiday, land based

Reviews for Galapagos activity & wildlife holiday, land based

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review 6 Sep 2019

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

Very difficult to choose one thing as it was all amazing - probably paddling in the Amazon, and Galapagos and seeing amazing wildlife and snorkelling there

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

Make sure you spend as much time as you can in the Amazon and in the Galapagos - you won't run out of things to do and see, and it is always worth having a guide

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

Yes -all the places we stayed in were run/owned by local people, and the guides were local. The lodge in the Amazon was run by the local community. All the lodges we stayed in (Amazon, Mindo adn Otovalo) made great efforts to be sustainable. Great focus on conservation. The only think that wasn't environmentally friendly was the travle (by air and road).

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

Excellent

review 20 Sep 2015

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

All of it ! Surpassed expectations. Micromanagement by competent guides impressive. Just one guide did not speak adequate English ( on a boat tour )

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

Do not even clean teeth using local water. Sea water can be quite cold ( especially at Kicker Rock). Wet suit hire is cheap and advisable for some Good mosquito prophylaxis essential

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

Cannot really comment - I fear for the Galapagos with plans to increase tourism dramatically (200,000 -> 500,000 pa)

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

Excellent. Expensive but worth it

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