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Traveled on the Natural Paradise
Darwin

. Hola Verónica!

El viaje en el Natural Paradise fue absolutamente perfecto. El barco es fantástico y muy cómodo, la comida deliciosa, el personal tremendamente amable, la guía Malena preparadísima y encantadora, y las visitas a las islas enormemente interesantes.

Muchas gracias por sus servicios .

Leonardo y Manuela
November 2016

Traveled on the Natural Paradise
Darwin

. Dear Lilian,

TThank you very much for recommending Natural Paradise. The whole Galapagos experience was fantastic!

Marlena Cruz was an incredible guide. The crew and the services on the boat was excellent!

Best regards .

Mona Bopanna
November 2016

Traveled on the Natural Paradise
Darwin

. Hi Rosa,

The trip was wonderful.
Galapagos is an incredible place.
The involved people were very kind.
Everything was above my expected

Thank a lot your attention .

Vera Nonno
September 2016

Traveled on the Majestic
Darwin

. Good Morning Veronica,

As I am back from vacation this morning , I just wanted to thank you very much for your prompt follow up and perfect organization of our vacation in the Galapagos . The service on the Majestic , was really first class , everyone on board was always ready to please us , always a smile on their face , the guide “James” very knowledgeable and fun to be with , the quality of food and beverage was more than acceptable on such a short boat .we cannot wait to come back as four days was way too short . I will recommend strongly your company to however is interested to go to the Galapagos .

And as you can see below , Service is my business.
Best Regards .

Frederic Morineau
August 2016

Traveled on the Majestic
Darwin

. Lorena,

just returned from Equador and Galapagos and wanted to let you know it was fantastic and everything went smoothly with no problems at all!
Thanks again for all your help organizing the trip. I will gladlly recommend you to anyone I know wishing to visit your country. .

Tim Black
July 2016

Traveled on the Galaven
Darwin

. Olga,

The cruise was fabulous! I loved to activities, the crew and guides were very knowledgable and helpful. Wish I booked longer!
Thanks for checking! .

Britt Christiaansen
June 2016

Traveled on the Passion
Darwin

. Dear Elizabeth,

I am writing to tell you on behalf of both the Minters and the Billetts that the trip you planned for us was superb and and all the logistical arrangements you made were flawless. La Passion was the perfect boat - it's captain and crew were truly excellent. The guide, Colette Moine, was outstanding. The cabin upgrades were terrific and greatly appreciated by all of us, so many thanks for that extra perk. We would have no hesitation in recommending your services.

Best regards .

Michael Billett
May 2016

Traveled on the Ocean Spray
Darwin

. Veronica,

Our apologies for you having to ask, for we had intended to send message immediately upon our return. We could not say enough positive things about the trip. Our experience on the Ocean Spray and at La Selva were fantastic!! The quality of the boat and the lodge, the food and, most importantly, the people were beyond expectation. We made new friends and 'family' at both. In Quito, we loved the hotels and the restaurants (Nuema, Urko, Zazu, Gangotena).
As for GTC, we were extremely impressed with the level of service, warmth and concern delivered by all involved from your attention to detail and responsiveness to the service provided by the greeter and drivers. We recommended you to several people we met on the trip and will definitely recommend you as opportunities arise in the future. Our only regret was that we didn't plan more time for travel to others areas within Ecuador. We will be doing very positive postings on TripAdvisor for GTC and for all things at both areas visited.

With all best regards .

Grant Godwin
April 2016

Traveled on the Galapagos Legend
Darwin

. Lilian,

I just wanted to let you know that we had a great trip. Loved the Galapagos and the excursions were wonderful.

Thanks again for all of your help. .

Randy
March 2016

Traveled on the Seaman Journey
Darwin

. Hi Daniela,

We just finished the cruise and it was fantastic! Thank you so much for all of your help in planning this vacation. It was a trip of a life time. .

Bipasha Chiu
March 2016

Traveled on the Galaven
Darwin

. Hello Gabriela,

Want to thank you for all of your assistance in making our travel plans for Ecuador. It was a wonderful trip for all four of us. We especially enjoyed the Galapagos, and the Galaven -- it was really memorable. While in the highlands we took several tours, including Ingapirca, equator, etc. and the Amazon experience was really interesting.
Thank you again for all of your help .

​​Patty Mosqueda
February 2016

Traveled on the Galaven
Darwin

. Dear Veronica,

Our trip to Galapagos was superb. Our contact at the Quito airport found us, spoke perfect English and got all necessary paperwork done perfectly. We were very happy with the Galaven Expedition boat. The 2 guides were excellent, the boat very clean and the food amazingly high in both the quality and variety. We booked our trip at the last minute and were so pleased at how smoothly everything went. Thank you so much. .

Ludwig and Mary Mlynek
February 2016

Traveled on the Majestic
Darwin

. Hi Magus,

Now that we are home and I have just about caught up with all the urgent stuff that piled up while we were away, I wanted to thank you for organising the Galapagos trip for us. The Islands are wonderful and the ship was very good; we very much enjoyed it.

We spent a few days after the Galapagos bird watching from Casa Divina Lodge in Mindo. In case you are asked by other visitors, I can thoroughly recommend this lodge; great rooms, clean and good food, and Ephrain who is the birding guide there is the best I have come across anywhere.

The guide you supplied for our sightseeing on our last day in Quito was OK but his English could be better and he has quite an accent which made him hard to understand sometimes. However it's a fine city with some wonderful churches.

All the best for the future, .

Ron
January 2016

Traveled on the Darwin
Darwin

. Buenos días Olga,

Perdón que no contesté tu mail. Recien llego a Buenos Aires, y el celular no me funcionó con ninguna red en Ecuador, por lo cual no pude chequear los mails.

Quiero darte las gracias una vez mas por tu atención. El viaje fue excelente, asi como también lo fue el Crucero. Excelente atención de los tripulantes, y muy buen conocimiento del guia, super recomendable.

Saludos,.

Celeste
January 2016

Traveled on the Majestic
Majestic

. Rosa,

We pulled into port last night after an amazing week!

We had an incredible tour of Galapagos, of course. But, this trip would have been far less without the wonderful crew and guide. Please pass onto the appropriate people, our commendations for Captain Marcello and all his crew. They did not just do their jobs, they were part of a "family" with us together. They were all terrific people and we would go with them again in an instant - even in a row boat!

Our guide, Jose Valdivieso, was an inspiring young man. He taught us a lot, but his passion for his work, the Galapagos and his passengers will long be remembered.
Thank you as well for all your arranging and coordination of activities. Everything happened as was expected with no issues anywhere. We hope to have the opportunity to come to Ecuador again, and you will be the first call.

Muchos gracias,.

Barb, Joe, Rachel and Alyssa
December 2015

Traveled on the Beyond Evolution
Santa Cruz Yacht

. Merry Christmas, Grace!

Everything with the itinerary was straightened out and we had a very special time in The Galapagos! Every guide assigned to us was intelligent,engaging, & personable. The hotel was quite comfortable, well located to the town, and the people were accommodating.
The Galapagos is truly amazing! Thanks for your help arranging our tours and stay!

Warmest Christmas Greetings!.

Cathi Zanolli
December 2015

Traveled on the Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Yacht

.Lorena,

Thank you very much for the kind and professional work you did arranging our excursion to the Galapagos Islands.
You are welcome to use me as a reference.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. .

Carlos Ramirez  
​December 2015

Traveled on the Ocean Spray
Ocean Spray Catamaran

. Esteban,

Just wanted you to know that we thoroughly enjoyed our trip.  It was fantastic in all respects.  We sincerely appreciate your professionalism and efficiency in helping us put this together quickly.

Thanks .

Marvin E. Lesser 
​December 2015

. ​ Hi Veronica,

We arrived home Saturday late afternoon and are still recovering from the whirl-wind tour. Anyway, we had an excellent time. All of the plans you made for us worked exactly as expected. All pick-ups and drop-offs were on-time; all tour guides were excellent, and the tours themselves were wonderful. I don’t think Troy or I would change a thing in regards to our itinerary.

We especially liked Sa​c​ha L​odge and the program that they put together. This tour exceeded our expectations in many, many ways. Our tour guide was awesome (Jorge), the food was wonderful, the itinerary that they put together for us was excellent. If we are ever in the area again we will definitely go back to Sasha.

Thank you very much for putting together a wonderful trip for us and we will definitely recommend you and your company to our friends.

Sincerely, .

Chris and Troy ​
​November/December 2015

Traveled on the Darwin Footsteps
land tour galapagos

.Hi Tannya,

We’re back from our Galapagos trip and I just wanted to send you a quick email and let me know how great it was. Thanks you very much for putting such a great trip together for us!! Everything worked out really well, the tour guides were all very friendly and knowledgeable and we had a very pleasant time all in all!!! Thanks again.

Thank you .

Thomas R. Arnold ​
​November 2015

Traveled on the Majestic Motor Yacht

. ​ Dear Veronica,

The trip was amazing, the Majestic boat and the crew were perfect. The room was comfortable and the food great. Our guide Billy did a great job! And all the others too!
We had have a wondeful time on board, nice snorkeling trips, brid watching and beach time!

Thank you for recommending the Majestic ! .

Bettina Budde & Igor​ ​ .
​November 2015

Traveled on the Mary Ann
Mary Ann Yacht

. ​ Hi Veronica,

Our trip was fabulous - Mary Anne is the best boat we could have chosen. The boat is very special and nice and clean and comfortable, and the crew is extremely helpful and pleasant. We also lucked out with our group and guide. Last but not least, we loved Galapagos and what we saw and experienced. We had a perfect mix of activites and downtime. It was the best vacation ever!

Thanks very much for all your help with the booking! .

Riina Tohvert / Asa Hyvonen
​November 2015

Traveled on the Reina Silvia
Reina Silvia Yacht

. ​ Hi Olga,

All went well with trip and Denise and I wanted to thank you for organizing things so well.
Cabin 2 on the Reina Silvia was first class as were the Marriot and the transfers.
We will recommend you to any friends thinking of a trip to the Galapagos.

Regards .

Philip Orchard
​October - November, 2015

Traveled on the Reina Silvia & Sacha Lodge & Tren Crucero
Reina Silvia Yacht

. ​ Hi Lilian,

Stewart and I are back from our FABULOUS Ecuadorean vacation​. I​t was wonderful and we loved your country
S​orry we didn't have time to come and see you

Thanks for all
Cheers. .

Penny and Stewart
October 2015

Traveled on the Galaven

Veronica,

Our trip on Galaven was better than we could have hoped. The crew and guides were very helpful and good fun. Nothing was too hard for them. Franklin the younger guide was our favourite as he is widely read and passionate about the islands. The itinerary was busy but inclusive and we saw many lovely and interesting creatures and landscapes. Snorkeling gave more creatures to wonder at.

We will recommend this to our friends.

Ross ​ Flag
October 2015

Traveled on the Land Based Tour &  Isla Sol Hotel
land tour galapagos

Hi Tannya,

We would like to report that our Galapagos trip was awesome. Everything went as stated in the written itinerary, our guides were wonderful, there was always someone to meet us and direct us. In addition our accommodations were lovely and well situated.The tours were great too. Thank you for your planning and arranging. We would definitely recommend your travel services to others.

Thanks again for helping us make an exceptional family trip!!!

Peggy and Quince
October 2015

Traveled on the Beluga & Peru
Beluga Yacht

.   Daniela,

We really wanted to thank you for the Great Vacation you put together for us. We had fun and enjoyed everything we saw. The only problem we was the Hotel we stayed in Lima, Peru. They said they would provide us a take away breakfast since we had to leave very early to catch a plane. When we got there for the breakfast there was nothing there. ​W​ e complained to the front desk and they got us hard roll, coffee, and tea. Due to our religion we do not drink coffee or tea.
Other than that we took home great memories and lots of pictures. Thanks for making this a trip come true.

Sincerely .

Daniel T. Baker ​
July - August 2015

Traveled on the Eclipse
Eclipse Yacht

. ​ Frederick Che

Hi Veronica, it was a great trip. Thanks for all your help. The Eclipse was top notch. No complaints. Probably in a couple of years we will consider doing an Amazon trip.

Thanks .

​Frederick ​
July 2015

Traveled on the Eclipse
Eclipse Yacht

​ Grace,

I wanted to give you a great big THANK YOU!!!
For everything with this trip. What a truly spectacular place. I knew it would be beautiful, but the beaches far exceeded my expectations. The Eclipse was perfect. Large enough so that we didn’t feel every little swell yet small enough that we felt like we knew everyone on board. There were only 45 people on board from day 1 and we were 21 of them.

On Thursday 16 people got off the boat, so for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday we made up 21 of the 29 guests on board. All of the activities, naturalists, crew members and staff couldn’t have been better. Again, thank you very much. Everyone in our group said this was a top five trip for sure (and that is saying a lot. We’ve been fortunate enough to travel to some pretty amazing places)..

Thanks again

​Al Barrett and family ​
July 2015

​ Magus,

I wanted to thank you for all your hard work on our behalf.
We had a wonderful time in Ecuador and Peru and really enjoyed all the activities and arrangements.

The boat was fantastic w ​ith​ a great crew and Billy was an excellent guide. All the people we met .... drivers, guides, airport pick up and drop off were friendly, helpful, and professional. The hotels were magnificent ( especially Palacio Nazarenas ) and the staff could not do enough to make sure we were happy w ​ith​ everything. It really was a trip of a lifetime and we all have memories that will last for years.

As I said earlier, the trip far exceeded our expectations and we are most appreciative.

Thanks again

​Gary
July, 2015

Traveled on the Seaman II & Land Tour
Seaman Catamaran

. ​ Dear Esteban,

Our stay in Ecuador came to the end. We are waiting for our plane in the airport. I would like to say you Thanks a lot for the wonderful journey you organize for us. We felt it love in your country. It is really a nice land.

All the best

Elena and Victor .
July, 2015

Traveled on the Eclipse
Eclipse Yacht

. Hi Lorena,

Just a quick note to say thank you for the great organization of our trip to Galapagos. All the arrangements you have made worked out very well and we had a great trip and enjoyed ourselves tremendously. Michael was also a great guide in Quito and he picked the right places to visit. We have no hesitation to recommend you to our friends if they ever plan to travel to Galapagos or to ​ ​ your area of the world in general.

Thank you again & best regards​ .

Wolfgang Spillner ​ .
June 2015

Traveled on the Cormorant
Cormorant Yacht

.   Dear Magus,

Further to recent cruise to Galapagos of our clients family Carnelli, we hare happy to let you know that they have been greatly satisfied by their experience in Ecuador and have enjoyed everything of their cruise, also all services provided by your company were excellent. We do hope to have again clients to Galapagos in the future and will for sure use again your Company as a supplier.

With nice regards, have a pleasant day .

​Maria Pia Brivio
Leisure & Travel on Demand Supervisor ​ .
June 2015

Traveled on the Beluga & Ecuador Tour
Beluga Yacht

.   Hi Veronica!

Overall everything was great! The driver was on time or early, and extremely helpful! Even making sure we checked into our hotels and flights on time and without any difficulty. The guide gave us a great tour and history of Quito and was very receptive to our needs. And the Beluga was great! We really appreciated you getting us a full bed . The hotels were also wonderful and appreciated having wifi at the Marriott

Also we LOVED Tony our driver. He was extremely professional and very helpful! We loved having him drive us and we would have given him 6/5 stars if we could as he went way beyond our expected duties of him. We were delighted to find that he was our driver the entire time we were in Ecuador!

Everything was exceptional! .

.
June 2015

Traveled on the Traveled on the Darwin
Darwin Boat

.   Hi Olga,

Thank You very much for all your help booking this amazing trip. Everything went really well and we enjoyed so much! Darwin is a great boat with an excellent crew.

Thanks again, .

Carlo and Irene ​ .
May - June 2015

San Jose Boat

.   Dear Lilian,

Hope you are fine and everything goes well for you! Unfortunately our wonderful trip had come to an end and we are now back homes. It was pity that we missed a chance to visit your office in Quito because it was not far away from our hotel, we spotted your office accidentally while waited for the sightseeing bus at the FOCH plaza but it was on Sunday and the office was closed.
And we would like to say a BIG THANK YOU for all your help to make our trip so enjoyable, we really really loved everything you have organized. Also a BIG THANK YOU to your Peru partners, our trip to Machu Picchu was an incredible experience and our guide Mariella was the best one!! And of course the Galapagos islands were amazing, the best part of our journey and no words to express our feelings. We even decided to change our plans and cancelled our stay in Guayaquil to be able to spend 2 extra days in Santa Cruz and see the giant tortoises because they were not on the islands we visited. So after all we have seen them and were over the moon
Once again thank you so much for everything and we wish to get a chance to return to Ecuador again one day, we loved your country, there are so many things still to see and experience, so fingers are crossed we shall stay in touch again.

Regards, .

​Nazym Khamzina​ ​ .
May 2015

Traveled on the Aida Maria & Hotel Vieja Cuba
Aida Maria Cruise

.   Hi Veronica,

Our trip went very smoothly and we had an amazing time.  The Hotel Vieja Cuba was charming, staff attentive and breakfast delicious.  Also the Aida Maria and its crew were great, as well as the food.  Our nature guide Ruben was very knowledgeable and friendly.  Thank you for booking us this terrific trip.  We do hope to return to see more of the Galapagos and I will contact you.

Thanks again, .

Amanda Francin ​ .
May 2015

Traveled on the Ocean Spray
Ocean Spray Catamaran

.  Hi Grace,

We wanted to say thank you for all the hard work you did to make our Galapagos trip so perfect.  We had a great time.

Thank you, .

Debra Belgard ​ .
April 2015

Traveled on the Grand Odyssey
Grand Odyssey Yacht

. Hi Lorena,

I just wanted to say thank you so much!
All of the pieces of our trip worked out perfectly! Every driver was on time, we enjoyed all of our tours and the cruise, and I really appreciate all of your help!
We will write a tripadvisor review too!

Thanks again , .

Severin Randall ​ .
April 2015

Traveled on the Majestic Motor Yacht
Majestic Motor Yacht

.   Hello Daniela ,

All the arrangements that were made by you with regard to delivery of documents,meetings at Quito airport,airline bookings and yacht arrangements,werejust as you said they would be,and very impressive. Will certainly recommend your agency,and particularly yourself, to friends who wish to make the Galapagos trip (and possibly other tours to South America).Will also give your details to our usual travel agent who was at a bit of a loss as to how to arrange trips to Ecuador and Galapagos. Thank you for your help and professionalism.
Regards , .

​ Heather & Dr.Fraser Aitken ​ . .
March - April 2015

Traveled on the The Penguins persuit Tour
Galapagos island hopping Tours

. ​ Dear Lilian,

I want to sincerely thank you and your staff for putting together such a wonderful trip for me! I thoroughly enjoyed my trip and the beauty and uniqueness of the Galapagos Islands. Everything went well and all your guides were professional and knowledgeable. I liked my hotels as well. I've already been raving about the trip and your company to friends and family!

Regards , .

Thomas Lenihan ​ .
March 2015

Traveled on the Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Yacht
. ​Dear Grace,

We are back home after a remarkable time in your country of Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands.
Thank you for all of your help to secure our round trip flights to the Galápagos from Quito, our transfers to and from the airports and the cruise on the Santa Cruz. All of the arrangements were handled beautifully without incident. It was an exciting expedition and our naturalist guide, Lolita,
was so informative and charming. I would be happy to recommend your company to anyone.

Sincerely , .

James Ganser ​ .
March 2015

Traveled on the Treasure of Galapagos
Treasure of Galapagos
. ​ Dear Lorena​,

W​e just returned yesterday and had a wonderful time. the ship personnel were extremely helpful and took great care of us. the guide Harry was very good. we had the best time ever thank you thank you. The boat was excellent and we couldn't have asked for anything else. It was a grand time.
Fun Fun Fun!!!! We hope to come again sometime. The snorkeling was top notch, the food was great, the wildlife sightings were awesome. It worked out great the boat had balconies as my dad and another older gentleman on the second half the week stayed behind at times and could see lots of marine wildlife when the excursions were to hard for them. The crew made sure everyone had a great time.

Thanks a million.
kindest regards , .

Randy Voight  ​ .
March 2015

Traveled on the Land based tour
Ecuador Tours
. ​ Dear Veronica,

Greetings from Quito as well. :)

I'm in Quito for a week on invitation and staying at the JW Marriott.
Thanks to your patience and arrangement, I had a wonderful experience in my Galapagos Island land based tour. I was a little worried initially but that went away the moment i met your rep at the airport. Everything went smoothly per the itinerary. Special thanks to my main tour guide, Erika Jaramillo, who was very knowledgeable and patience.

I hope to bring my family to South America and Galapagos Islands for vacation in the near future and will recommend Galapagos Travel Center to my friends who are planning to Galapagos soon.

Best regards, .

Al Cheok ​
March 2015

Traveled on the Anahi
Anahi Catamaran

. ​ ​Hi Lillian,

Just wanted to let you know that we had a fantastic trip to the Galapagos and the ANAHI is to be recommended totally to future clients - the crew were marvelous, as was the guide and the ship was very comfortable. 16 was an ideal amount, particularly as despite our being the oldest ones on board we were all of a high similar fitness level!

Thanks much for all your help in making this such a tremendous week - ANAHI was definitely the perfect yacht for us.

With best regardss and renewed thanks .

Jocelyn Smith & Tom Schlum​ .
February 2015

Traveled on the Reina Silvia
Reina Silvia Yacht

. ​Lorena,

We are back home now from our trip and reflecting on our adventure you
planned for us.

It was way beyond anything I could have imagined. So many beautiful and interesting places in Ecuador. From the beginning pickup at the airport with
Jorge, to a wonderful, brilliant very professional guide, Marco, for our grand tour of the country. Our week aboard the Reina Silvia, the guide, Jose
and crew were top notch. The trip to the rain forest, lodge, and guide.

Rodrigo were totally amazing. The places we stayed were magnificent, the food outstanding, people so very friendly and accommodating and every city
had it's own charm. The history of your country is very interesting and I can see how you are growing and improving. I hope one day to return.

Thank you so very much for such a unique experience. .

Jo Selby .
February 2015

Traveled on the Corals
Coral Yachts

. ​ Hello Lilian,

We are back from our trip and back into our normal lives. Thank you very much for all your help with the trip. We were very pleased with everything. The Coral I boat was very nice, the guides were wonderful, and the food on the boat was totally amazing! Everything ran smoothly, and you were absolutely correct with everything you told me.

Thank you again for your invaluable help in making our trip a memorable experience. .

Mary Novak .
February 2015

Traveled on the Anahi
Anahi Catamaran

. ​ Dear Magus,

Tour was very good, Ship Exellent. Five Star, very good cabins and Lot of Spaces.

Gallo our Naturalist Guide exzeptionell. Best Guide ever had on Tours. Very good explanations of all we have Seen. Much more than we Expectet.
Thanks very much.

Food on Board just average, nothing Special, cuisine can be better.

Thanks also for your good Service und your helpness, .

Daniel y Bernhard .
February 2015

Traveled on the Queen of Galapagos
Queen of Galapagos Catamaran

. ​ Dear Paola,

We are now back from our Galapagos Trip and wanted to inform you, that we had a great time! The guide and the crew gave their best, the boat was great and we had a wonderful time. We can only recommend this tour!

Thanks and regards, .

Vincent​ .
January 2015

Traveled on the Athala & Quito
Athala Catamaran

. ​ Hi Esteban,

We got home today from our trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, after more than 24 hours en route. Nine of those hours were spent between flights at the Quito airport!

Our vacation was outstanding! We really enjoyed the Patio Andeluz hotel in Quito, and the four day tours were excellent. Ana and Gustavo were great tour guides. We were a little disappointed we didn't get to see the big changing of the guard ceremony at the Presidential Palace on the Monday that we toured the city, but other than that, the tours were very interesting and comprehensive, and the restaurants and haciendas where we had lunch were excellent. Your arrangements for our airport transfers worked very well.

Our cruise on the Athala was the highlight of our trip. The boat was lovely and comfortable, the meals were very good, and the crew did a great job. Our naturalist guide, Karina Lopez, was very knowledgeable and did a wonderful job of showing us the best of the Galapagos.

Thank you very much for arranging a great trip for us! We will gladly refer our friends to your company if they plan to visit Ecuador and the Galapagos.

Best regards, .

Shirley Gaufin & Tim Jackson  .
January 2015

Traveled on the Seaman II & Galapagos Suites Hotel
Seaman Catamaran

. ​ Veronica,

With regards to the services you have provided, everything was very OK. All on time and as per schedule. The trip was also very interesting. The Seaman was rocking a lot and my wife was seasick as well as various in the boat, but that is very little anyone could do about it. !

Thanks and regards,

Couto .
January, 2015

Traveled on the Isabela II & Galapagos Suites Hotel
Isabela II

. ​ Hello Vero!​

The Isabella II was wonderful! Exceeded our expectations. We think it needs a trip advisor review site as does your agency. Just fantastic!!!!

Also, the Galapagos Suites Hotel on Santa Cruz was outstanding as well. So clean, fresh and such wonderful service!

Lana .
December 2014

Traveled on the Grand Odyssey

. ​ Dear Lilian,

It's already more than a week ago that we are back again from Ecuador. We enjoyed our travel in your wonderful and interesting country very much and we would like to thank you for your great work. 

Everything worked fine, the drivers were competent and kind and the Galapagos trip was stupendous. So whenever we know anybody who wants to visit Ecuador we will let them know  your adress .

So once again thank you very much. We wish you a Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year. .

Christine and Thomas Buser .
November 2014

Traveled on the Majestic Motor Yacht

. ​ Hi Grace,

Thanks for your help planning our trip to the Galapagos. Everything was perfect. We loved the Hotel Plaza Grande in Quito, and the Majestic was a wonderful ship. All of the connections and transfers went smoothly.

Thanks, .

Andrew Ascher .
November 2014

Traveled on the Pingüino Explorador

. ​ Dear Magus!

Thanks for the great organization, everything went well. Now we have a crisis in the country as soon as Russian ruble stabilized, we will return to the Galapagos Islands.

Best regards. .

Тибелиус Светлана .
November 2014

Traveled on the Grand Odyssey

. Dear Verónica,

We just returned home from our wonderful vacation in the Galapagos.  We wanted to give a BIG thank you (gracias) to the entire crew aboard the Grand Odyssey - Dominica. 
They took excellent care of us and made our travels safe & comfortable.  We certainly would recommend the services of your agency as well as the cruise we took.

Thank you, .

Colleen y Ashok Mittal .
October 2014

Traveled on the Angelito

. ​ Hi Paola,

We are sending you a quick note to tell you how much we loved our cruise on the Angelito (28 September-5 October).
We have just arrived home after nearly 3 months travelling around South America, and definitely thought our Galapagos trip was a highlight.
The boat, the crew and the food were all wonderful and of course the amazing animals and scenery were so memorable.

We would recommend the trip to anyone.
Thank you again for your assistance with the organisation and booking- everything went according to plan and all of our transfers and connections were on time and without fuss!

Best wishes, .

Cherilyn and Barry Taylor .
September - October 2014

Traveled on the Beluga
Beluga yacht

. Dear Rosa,

I returned to Australia 2 days ago after my S.American holiday.

I just want to thank you for a wonderful experience. The Beluga is a terrific boat and the Galapagos Islands are just magical. They are even more beautiful than I ever expected. We were only 5 passengers for 2 days until 6 Swedish people joined us. This meant we had lots of time with our amazing guide who showed us so many animals ,birds and plants. I was able to snorkel every day and it was pretty exciting to watch sea lions , sharks and colourful fish passing beside us and underneath us in the water! The islands are all so different and the wildlife is unbelievably tame and varied.

The food on this boat was great too and the chef spoilt us every day with new recipes. The crew were also so helpful and caring. The Galapagos Isles were definitely the best part of my 4 weeks holiday!! 

So Rosa many, many thanks for everything you planned for me, it all went so smoothly with no problems at all. . Please feel free to use this email for your business as I am one very happy tourist!

My very Best Regards to you,.

Hazel Kuoni .
August - September 2014

Traveled on the Angelito
Angelito yacht

. Hi Grace,

I just wanted to let you know that the cruise in Galapagos was amazing.
We've had a great time.
Thanks!

I want to thank you very very much for all the work you did for us.
All the reasearch, 1000 (fast) reply's on e-mails, information,...
It was a pleasure to book with you!

Kind regards, .

Michiel y Julie Correwin .
September 2014

Traveled on the Treasure of Galapagos
Treasure of Galapagos

. Hello Lilian,

Greetings from Elke and Iris just to let you know that we had a wonderful time in 
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Galapagos. Everything was fine and we received the documents (Service voucher) on time at the Office like you assured us. 
The trip was good, the guide picked us up at Baltras airport - the Catamaran was the BEST. Better we could have imagined. We would love to go back, if possible today! Hopefully we have a second chance to visit Galapagos! 

 

Thank you for your help and assistance in all the preparation! Greetings to your Team!  .

Iris Rauscher y Elke Cyliax .
August 2014

Traveled on the Seaman II
CATAMARAN SEAMAN

. Dear Lilian,

I've just returned from my Galapagos trip and I wanted to let you know that it was wonderful. Thank you so much for helping me organise it. The Seaman was a fantastic choice of boat and the crew and guide were just great. I couldn't have asked for anything more.
Thank you again. This has been a real highlight of my whole time in South America.

All the best, .

Melanie Geelan .
June - July 2014

Traveled on the Fragata
Fragata Yacht

Hello Grace,

A quick note to say how much we enjoyed our time in The Galapagos. A place of such magic. The Fragata was a great boat with a crew that looked after us very well. Our naturalist, Myra, was also superb.
So thank you for the time and effort you put in to ensuring we had a wonderful experience.

Warm regards,

​Glynis Green
June 2014

Traveled on the Galaven

Hello Rosa,

We are on our way back to the USA. Just wanted to let you know we had a wonderful time on our Galapagos Trip. It was everything we had imagined. The Galaven was great also. Thank you so much for being such a big part in helping to make our trip work out perfectly. I will definitely contact you if I choose to return to Ecuador.

Thanks,

​Terry Keller
June 2014

Traveled on the Anahi

​ Dear Magus,

All your information reached us in good time and thank you. We are now back in New Zealand and what wonderful memories we have of the Galápagos Islands. Thank you so much for your part in making our arrangements, and we cannot speak more highly of the MV Anahi, it's crew and the guide, Galo. We feel that a week is an ideal length of time for this trip. We certainly saw plenty, and not a minute was wasted. Please feel free to use our recommendation at any time. I only wish that we had had an opportunity to meet you personally.

Regards

​Ian and Elizabeth Gorton
May - June 2014

Traveled on the Reina Silvia Yacht

Hi Dani,

Thanks again for everything. The trip to the Galapagos was perfect! That glitch with our missed connection in Miami was a bit stressful, but the concierge at the Hilton handled all the details of retrieving our luggage from the airport when it finally arrived on Friday night around midnight. The Reina Sylvia and it's crew were wonderful hosts, and our guide, Patricia, was very knowledgable and passionate about the islands. We even managed to squeeze in a 3 hour city tour of Guayaquil when we returned. All the drivers and agents that took us to and from the airport were very kind and helpful. So once again, thank you and all the others involved.

Thanks again.

​Denos and Debbie Schaffer
May 2014

Traveled on the Galaven

Hi Veronica,

We are back from our trip which was absolutely fantastic I can't believe we've done it. We had a lovely time and experienced some amazing things on our trip. Thank you so much for all your efforts in booking our dream trip everything went according g to plan and the whole experience was really good.

Regards, Thanks again.

​Nicki Hilton
May 2014

Traveled on the Eclipse

Hi Grace,

We have been back home a week now, and I can't tell you how wonderful our trip was. We loved our cruise of the Galapagos, and the Eclipse was excellent and comfortable in every way. Also, Claire got an upgrade in her cabin to a double, No. 3. It was a real treat for her to have a good size cabin and thank you, if you arranged it.

The crew was friendly and accommodating, the food creative with local flavors, the shrimp and fish especially, and the naturalist guides were great. It was nice rotating and having different guides. Also, there was a special photographer guide on board, Jonathan Green, who led photo tours, I didn't go on it, though I was tempted, and he gave a talk every night on how to shoot wildlife and scenery. There was so much room on the ship, loved the top deck with lounge chairs and jacuzzi. We snorkeled every day, and saw incredible fish, sea lions, green turtles, etc.
It was nonstop adventure, and everyone was enthusiastic and ready for everything. The passengers were very friendly, and quite a few were from England and Canada as well as the U.S. Claire found a lot of people to socialize with and talk about her research in biology, and just friendly conversations, as did Terry and I. The Captain and crew went out of their way to make this a most memorable trip. Every day was unique and we never got tired of viewing the walking among the animals. We also enjoyed Santa Cruz and the Darwin Center, the highlands with the giant tortoises and shopping in the town. The only sad thing is that now our trip is over. It was a trip of a lifetime, and nothing will ever match it.

Thanks for all your help, and I will definitely recommend your company and the Eclipse to my friends. And the itinerary that you recommended was excellent. Espanola Island was a highlight and amazing with the cliffs and giant albatross and the boobie nexts. Alyce I am attaching some pictures of us having fun.

Thanks again.

​Claire Richardson
May 2014

Traveled on the Majestic Motor Yacht

​ Hi Paola,

Just wanted you to know what a great adventure we had on our Galapagos trip 28 April – May 5 on the Majestic.

We couldn’t have been more pleased and I want you to know how much I appreciate working with you over the many months of planning. It was definitely the trip of a lifetime. Thanks for all you did.

Best regards,

​Rick Gould
April 2014

Traveled on the Treasure of Galapagos

Christina,

Just wanted to let you know we had a wonderful trip. Thank you. We stopped to see you while at Nu House, but you weren't there. All worked just great. We loved the 'Treasure" and its crew. The only thing we would skip next visit would be the noise at Nu House :)

Thanks again.

​Lynn Heller
April 2014

Traveled on the Majestic Motor Yacht

Hello Lilian,

I simply want to thank you again for your assistance in the last months. our cruise in the Galápagos was more than expected -everything was perfect! The boat, the food, the Guide & the staff -very good!

I was also very please with the private transfers -the drivers are incredible & the cars super clean! Our guide in Quito (Gloria) was great.

I will recommend your services to all that inquire about our trip to Equador - Simply the best!

Best regards,

​Marie
April 2014

Traveled on the Majestic-Galapagos

Hi Magus

I would just like to say thankyou for all your help with organizing our wonderful holiday. It was out of this world. I would thoroughly recommend all the places we stayed. The tour guides were excellent.

Inca Trail - the Enigma group and Edgar were the best. Obviously the scenery was stunning but the itinerary they did was far better than the others in that we set off earlier and walked longer on the first day - in essence we were on our own and didn't see the hordes of other walkers. Food was lovely - couldn't believe the standard ! Napo wildlife Centre- was a stunning location, loved every minute. Again great food.

Galapagos cruise on the Majestic lived up to all the expectations and was worth researching all the different boats. I think we chose the best . The guide was very knowledgeable and we had lots of snorkelling and land excursions. We saw sharks, sea turtles and penguins plus all the known land birds and animals. Food -yet again was delicious

We also loved Quito and Lima and the Galapagos hotel- a shame the holiday had to end. I have already mentioned you to a friend who is looking to go next year.

Best wishes Magus and hope you get many more bookings as you provide and excellent service,

Regards,

​Mary and Russel Sharp
March 2014

Traveled on the Tailor-made Program Ecuador ,Galapagos & Peru
ecuador tour

Hi, Peter.

We are now back in Sweden, tired but very happy with our trip. All expectations were met by a wide margin, and it was great to be pampered from landing in Quito to his departure from Lima.

A very big thank you to you and your colleagues in Ecuador and Peru. Thanks also for the nice weather, even though it is the rainy season, we had no interference from above.

With best regards .

Sincerely,

​Birgitta and Peter Kreutz Sweden
February, 2014

Traveled on the Grand Odyssey
Grand Odyssey

Hi, Paola.

I want to thank you for putting together such a wonderful Galapagos tour for me and my sister, Irene. The Grand Odyssey is truly a grand yacht. The crew was very professional and thoughtful. Our naturalist guide, Peter, was a lot of fun and could speak to plants, animals, birds, geology and geography of the islands. Whatever the Odyssey folks are paying him, they should double it. He was just OUTSTANDING!

We returned to cold Minnesota with many warm memories of Ecuador. That was due in part to you. Great job.

Sincerely,

​Irene Suddard Flag Sweden
January 28 to February 2, 2014

Traveled on the Land Tour
land tour galapagos

Dear Magus,

I thought you might like to know how we liked the island-hopping trip to Galapagos that you arranged for me. Here are my thoughts.

The hotels were excellent - large clean comfortable rooms, friendly and courteous staff, great locations. The guides were very pleasant company, always on time, and they gave us a lot of very good information, and helped us a lot with finding wildlife and fish. The meals you arranged were very good, and there was always enough food. And we really enjoyed the activities you chose for us. So I think you arranged our vacation very well, and we really enjoyed it.

If family and friends ask me about your service, I will tell them that you are trustworthy and reliable. I will only add that, when they reach the Islands, they should always ask their guides to confirm the plans shown on the voucher, and they should bring their own mask and snorkel.

Sincerely

Martin A. Farber Flag Sweden
January 2014

Traveled on the Seaman II

Lorena,

“Hello Olga. I was to email you last night.
The whole trip was absolutely amazing!!! Words can't describe how great it was. I loved the boat, the crew, our guide, the people on the trip. It was better than I could ever have imagined!!!
I am so glad that I found you thank you thank you thank you!!
I am still enroute, stuck in Bogota as my flight was delayed from Canada,bad weather. I should have stayed on santa cruz

Muchas gracias por todo!!!.
Feliz Navidad

Doris Klingbell

Traveled on the Land Tour and Diving Program
land tour galapagos

Hi Peter! I hope all is well with you and I want to say that my week in the Galapagos has been simply wonderful. I am super happy with everything.

Galapagos is my new paradise and it's definitely not the last time I'm here. Thanks for everything :)

Linda Levin Flag Sweden
January, 2014

Traveled on the Treasure of Galapagos

Sra. María Elena,

Mi nombre es Silvana Bonanno, estuve embarcada en el Treasure of Galápagos.
El motivo de este mail es felicitarla por el trato cordial y la eficiencia demostrada en el proceso de contratación por la Sra. Rosa Mena. Fue un placer tratar con Rosa y sobretodo, siempre encontró una solución a los problemas que se me presentaban.
Quiero expresar mi reconocimiento a la eficiencia y cordialidad de la Sra. Mena.
La felicito por contarla dentro de su staff.

Silvana Bonanno
Diciembre 2013

Traveled on the Galapagos: Land tour and Peru Tour

Paola,

As our trip draws to a close, I wanted to take a moment to thank you for the terrific service you and your team provided us. All the arrangements worked out very well for us and your colleagues who managed our airport transfers were all really great. I want to share particular praise for Gonzalo in Cusco who was the best guide anyone could ask for.

Felix Anno Nuevo, Paola! quote

Paul Winum, Ph.D., ABPP
RHR International LLP USA
December 2013

Traveled on the Galaxy

Hi Cristina,

Back home and back to work!!.

We had a great trip and really enjoyed our time in Quito and the Galapagos Islands - did not want to go home.
Thankyou very much for the all the work and help you provided for our trip to your great county - it was really appreciated specially when we are on the other side of the world.
We hope to get back you way and travel to the Amazon and explore more of Ecuador - will be contact for help again.

My daughter Cassie is traveling through South America and next week s fly to the Galapagos Island, she wants to see last-minute promotions
Are you Able to Provide any information for her? - I have copied so You have Cassie in her email.
Any help would be grateful.

Again many thanks for arranging our holiday, thanks.

Steve & Helen
August 2013

Traveled on the New Flamingo

Dear Cristina,

Our wonderful Galapagos cruise concluded last Tuesday, when we returned to Quito. We are now back home again, and I write to express our gratitude for all the assistance you gave during our preparation for going. The islands are beautiful, the guide Alfonso was excellent, and the crew members were attentive and helpful. It was a memorable experience.

Gratefully

Mary Martens
May 2013

Traveled on the Galaven

Hi Veronica,

Thanks for your email. Our trip on the Galaven was perfect. We had a wonderful time thanks to the great crew and guides. Billy and Enrique (our guides) were fantastic. We came home with over 1000 pictures of the birds and animals and made some great friends too.

Everything at the airport and with transfer to the boat went smoothly. Our cabin was very nice and quite spacious for a boat.

Meals were very good. The only thing that could be improved upon were the desserts - didn't always satisfy that "sweet tooth" after a meal.

All in all we were very pleased with our trip and I would highly recommend.
Thanks for all your help over the past few months. All the best

Sarah Flynn
May 2013

Traveled on the Athala and Angermeyer Hotel

Dear Maria Augusta,

I would like you to know that our Galapagos trip arranged by Magus was exceptional.
The Athala and her crew were so wonderful and everything went very smoothly.
The Angermeyer Hotel in Puerta Ayora was great! Magus was so helpful from the very beginning and did not miss a single detail.
We would like you to know what an excellent job she did, and that we will highly recommend your travel agency and Magus.
We would like to send a thank you gift to Magus and hope that you will advise us how to do so.

With kind regards and many thanks!

Urania Mahoney and Kathleen Nangle
May 2013

Traveled on the Eden

Hola Anita,

Ya de regreso en Córdoba, queremos agradecerte por tus amables y cordiales atenciones recibidas durante nuestra estancia en ecuador.

Todos nuestros recorridos, tanto en el Eden como en otros lugares resultaron excelentes, con una atención cordial y eficiente, que queremos hacer reconocer a través de tu persona.

Todos nuestros recorridos, tanto en el Eden como en otros lugares resultaron excelentes, con una atención cordial y eficiente, que queremos hacer reconocer a través de tu persona.

Alberto Roza y Liliana Lopez D.
May 2013

Traveled on the Odyssey, Mindo Tour and Peru Tour

Veronica,

We have been back a couple days form the trip and are still grinning on how excellent an experience it was.

The trip was absolutely terrific. Your recommendations and the execution of organizations on the ground was most excellent.
The cruise boat was well run, fun and the islands were amazing. Quito was a fun city to tour around in.

The Mindo Cloud Forest Tour was just a great day. The team at Peru Tours, Juan, Luis and Ronald treated us like were the Inca kings.
We have taken several very cool trips around the world but are hard pressed to not to consider the best we have done.

You excellent arranging of perfect weather was great as well :-) Thanks again and please feel free to use me a a reference.
Cheers

Steven Mahon
April 2013

Traveled on Ecuador - Rincon de Puembo

Hi Paola,

We all just want to thank you for the wonderful trip that you put together for us. It was magnificent and PERFECT.

Everything went so well! The driver you arranged for the airport transportation (Elias?) was so nice and helpful. The Rincon de Puembo was exceptional. It is really a beautiful, exceptional place and the staff was wonderful and beyond helpful.

The restaurant was also excellent. I would recommend it all to anyone! Of course the cruise itself was incredible, The Explorer ll was very nice, the crew all very pleasant and helpful, the guides knowledgeable and excited about sharing the Galapagos.
It could not have been better. This was a trip of a lifetime and we will remember Ecuador and the Galapagos fondly. Thankyou for all you did to make this a perfect experience!

Howard Dale
April 2013

Traveled on the New Flamingo

Estimada Olga,

Hoy terminamos el maravilloso crucero, ha sido INCREIBLE, lo pasamos fenomenal, tuvimos muchas emociones y nos trataron fenomenal en el barco.

Sonia Ferreras
March 2013

Traveled on the Wolf & Darwin

Dear Lorena,

After returning from my Galapagos diving I have to write my thanks to you and your staff!
The trip, stay and diving were wonderfull!

Hope someday I could return:-)

Thanks again.

Jiri Machalek
February 2013

Hi Lorena,

I just wanted to say Thanks again for a wonderful trip. We loved every minute of the trip. Quito was such a wonderful surprise and the trip to Otavalo was fantastic. Our guide Daniela could not have been nicer. She was terrific!

The Galapagos was amazing. Everything went smoothly and the boat was very nice. The staff were great too. The naturalists were excellent.(There were 3 of them and only 30 people on the ship)

I would absolutely recommend your company and services if any one needs to plan a trip to Ecuador.

Best wishes to you and your new baby.
Regards.

Avrille Copans
January 2013

Traveled on the Ecuador and Galapagos program

Hi Grace,

Just wanted to thank you for organizing our tour of the Galapagos. Everything went so well. We were picked up at the times that were promised. We went on exciting tours. The inn were we stayed was terrific. The guides we got we exceptional.

The restaurants all had very good food. Nice surprises were the lunches in special small quaint restaurants. What a trip and I will recommend your services here in Canada to all the travel agents I know. tThanks so much for making our holiday a memorable one and stress free.

Monique Gagnon
October 2012

Traveled on the New Flamingo

Dear Cristina,

First of all thanks very much for your part on organizing the tour; it was excellent, the guide, staff in a boat, tour plan, other visitors and even weather was great, no seasickness so all is great.

I arrived a couple of hours ago in Macaw hostel, I like this tiny little place very much.

Regards from very happy client of yours.

Ilkka Tuomela
October 2012

Traveled on the Ocean Spray

Verónica ,

Wow what a trip !!!!!

The Ocean Spray was a beautiful new comfortable boat great service, great food the tourists were from all over the world and we all enjoyed our trip of a lifetime, other then my safari in Kenya this was my best trip ever, primarily because I swam with sea turtles, dolphins, sting ray, sea lions and penguins thanks for all

I saw your office in New Town Quito and I will happily refer you any interest tourists

Nancy Noel
October 2012

Traveled on the Seaman II

Hi Peter,

We had a fantastic time in the Galapagos. It was a very special trip as we got engaged! Damien asked me while we were out snorkeling one day and had just seen a shark.

Crew on Seaman II was excellent. The food was delicious and plentiful. The itinerary was good, the snorkeling and land excursions were fun and interesting, and we felt 5 days on the boat was enough for us.

We thought the additional cost of the wetsuits should have been included in the trip, especially at that time of the year when it's known for the water to be cold. Also, it would have been helpful to have more assistance and instruction on our first snorkeling session, how to properly wear mask etc., and the types of animals we would see and how they would act around us (ie that sea lions will come blow bubbles in your face and this is just them being playful).

Another passenger on the boat had told us they may do this, so I wasn't nervous when it happened, but our guide did not tell us about any of that.

Overall it was an awesome trip and very unique. Thank you very much for helping us book this trip!

Melanie & Damien
October 2012

Traveled on the Cormorant

Apreciada Anita:

Muchas gracias por su correo e interés en nuestra experiencia.

El viaje estuvo en general excelente: organizado en todos sus aspectos, con personal: profesional, idóneo y amable. La alimentación , igualmente razonablemente buena para el tipo de crucero.

Le reitero que por demás la experiencia fue para nosotros muy interesante y placentera, las Islas son en verdad una vivencia única.

A nuestro regreso pudimos disfrutar un día y medio de Quito y le comento que nos sorprendió el formidable cambio en el centro histórico de la ciudad, nos dio mucho gusto constatarlo y me parece válido compartírselo a usted que está en este sector del turismo.
Reciba un cordial saludo

Alberto Jose Otoya
October 2012

Traveled on the Aida Maria

Jessica,

Cruise went perfect.

The guide Franklin was fabulous. Crew looked after us 24/7...really good. Food was varied and interesting. We couldn't have gone without the wetsuits and Franklin took all respoonsibility for mailing them back.

Thank you for all your help and direction. The only thing I didn't know was how rough the sea was and I had to up my doses of motion sickness meds to cover it.
Sincerely

Sandi
September 2012

Traveled on the Galapagos Explorer and Mindo Tour

Estimada Lilian,

Le quiero agradecer a nombre de mi familia y mío su ayuda en estas vacaciones. Todo salió excelente y recomendaremos sus servicios a nuestros familiares y amigos.
Atentos saludos.

Leonardo Estrada
August 2012

Traveled on the Galaxy

Dear Olga,

Our bag arrived successfully in Quito and also your representative did meet our plane that had been scheduled earlier than originally arranged.

As a result our trip to the Galapagos was just wonderful with no hitches. Much of that success is the result of your efforts, often above and beyond the call of duty and we thank you.

Our trip could not have been the success it was without your kind efforts on our behalf.

Peter Steele
August 2012

Traveled on the Galaven

Dear Magus,

Thank you for all.

The cruise on Galaven with the Italian guide and all the crew was wonderful and more.

For Galapagos I have no words it is a Paradise. I'll recommend at all my friends.
Thank you .

Paola Bonzano
August 2012

Salo,

Thank you from our group of six for all the work you did for our trip to Galagapos.

We had a wonderful trip. Everything was arranged so that we did not have any worries. Each guide and driver was helpful, our meals were great, we saw unbelievable sights, and we will always remember our trip.
Thanks again

James & Patsy Sugg
August 2012

Traveled on the Galaven

Hi Pablo,

The Galaven cruise to the Galapagos was wonderful! I enjoyed the daily activities, hikes and snorkeling.

The food was good, the staff were friendly and knowledgeable and the accommodations were very nice. I enjoyed the luxury and cleanliness of the boat along the people joining us on the cruise.

Thank you again for your kind assistance.
It is a trip my daughter and I will remember for a lifetime.

Mari Fong Burr
August 2012

Hi Pablo,

I hope you had a great holiday weekend.

Again I wanted to thank you for your help. You were wonderful setting something else up for us so quickly and you saved our holiday from being a disaster.

Peta & Brian Collins
August 2012

Traveled on the Galaven

Hi Veronica,

We loved our trip. It was even better than we had imagined.

The ship was great, as was the tour and staff. I definitely felt sea sick for several nights even with medicine but I imagine this would have been the same on any boat. Thank you again for all of your help. You were fantastic as well.

Good luck in the future and thanks again!

Alexis Wittkampf
August 2012

Traveled on the Cormorant - Peru Tour - City Tour Quito & Guayaquil

Hello Salome,

Our trip was a classic. my grandson and i enjoyed the entire experience from quito through lima. our guides and drivers were very knowledgeable and informative. The crew and accommodations of the cormorant exemplified how to tour the Galapagos Islands.

In total, the history and scenery were well worth the cost. my coulple of hundred photos taken paled to the 3000+ that jared took.

I would highly recommend your company and thank you for your help in putting the package together. and by the way, jared did have the kf kuy in cusco… me.
I just watched. Thank you again.

Barry Kramer
July 2012

Traveled on the Galaven

Dear Grace,

I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the work you put into making our trip to Galapagos go smoothly. Our family all enjoyed the trip and will talk about it for years to come. I wish you a wonderful life.

If we know anyone who wants to go on a trip like ours, I will recommend you, of course.
Fondly,

Estella Mendes
July 2012

Traveled on the Sagitta

I just wanted to thank Jessica Saltos and your staff for a wonderful trip.

My daughter and I were on the Sagitta, and we had such a wonderful trip. Great boat, staff. Unbelievable food! Jessica also helped set us up with the Galapagos Suites and a guide Rosemary for the day in Santa Cruz. She was a great guide and took care of us very well. The Galapagos Suites was like staying at a friend's house, so welcoming. Plus Jessica came out in the middle of the night when I thought my daughter had gotten lost in Santa Cruz and the lady at the Galapagos Suites called her for help. I didn't know if my daughter knew how to get back to the hotel, but luckily she found her way back, just as Jessica drove up.
Thank you for all your company did!

Jane Ellis
July 201

Traveled on the Eden

Dear Veronica,

am back after a magnificent trip to Galapagos.

Your organization, our guide Eduardo, and the crew of Eden were all outstanding. Also the program of visits was excellent. There is nothing I could suggest you should improve.

Galapagos is a unique experience worth a lot.
Thank you indeed!

Ioannis Filis
July 2012

Traveled on the Cormorant

Dear Marcia and GalapagosIslands.com,

We cannot say enough wonderful things about this trip!

The boat, The Cormorant, the crew and the naturalist, George Garcia were all excellent in their services, accommodations, and nature information.

I had requested this specific trip so that we could celebrate my husband's 50th birthday and the crew did not let us down.
On his birthday we arrived back to the boat after a morning of snorkeling and the entire room was decorated with balloons, streamers, and the towels were formed into a birthday cake!

This was so special. Beyond my expectations. The main dinning lounge was also decorated with balloons and streamers. All of the other guest were wonderful too, helping us celebrate all day long.

Galapagos Islands.com staff were efficient and available to answer any question. All of our special requests were provided. There was noting that was a problem.

Thank you for a wonderful trip. You are welcome to post this review on your new web site. I would also be happy to post something separately.
Sincerely,

Jan
July 2012

Traveled on the Eden

Dear Veronica,

I am back after a magnificent trip to Galapagos.

Your organization, our guide Eduardo, and the crew of Eden were all outstanding.

Also the program of visits was excellent. There is nothing I could suggest you should improve. Galapagos is a unique experience worth a lot.
Thank you indeed!

Yannis A. Phillis
July 2012

Traveled on the Coral

Dear Olga,

We just returned! ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL! AMAZING! Best vacation ever!

Thanks so much for all your help!!!

Dian Kelley
July 2012

Traveled on the Galaven

Anita,

Muchas gracias por toda su ayuda han sido unas maravillosas vacaciones se le agradece de todo corazon.

El servicio en el crucero fue excelente, la comida fue muy buena y a tiempo, la cabina todo el tiempo estuvo limpia y ordenada cuando salíamos a actividades, los guias fueron muy buenos referente con la flora y fauna y a la vez muy explicitos con las reglas de el parque, la tripulaciòn de el Galaven son excepcionales, los servicios de cada uno fueron excelentes fue un placer el convivir con ellos.

Dios los bendiga a todos, gracias una vez más.
Sinceramente

Familia Rodriguez
July 2012

Traveled on the Ocean Spary

Dear Lilian,

My friend and I are back in Australia now after a wonderful trip to Peru and the Galapagos Islands.

Thank you very much for organizing all of this for us, flights, hotels and the Ocean Spray were a big success and everything went off as planned.
We were picked up and helped all along the way.

I am happy to pass on glorious reports about you and your company and I am happy to get back onto Trip Advisor to recommend you and your company to anyone travelling to the Galapagos.
Many thanks and best wishes to you.

Judy Bartnicki and Margaret Fricker
June 2012

Traveled on the Beluga

Hi Lilian,

We have just got back from the most amazing experience on the Galapagos Islands.

It was everything I could have wished for and much much more as well.

The whole thing was simply stunning, the Beluga and its crew, the food, the service, and the animals birds and fish WOW WOW WOW!!!!! and then there was the landscape as well!! What a country.
Kindest regards.

Di Badham
June 2012

Traveled on the Mary Ann and Sacha Lodge

Dear Lilian,

Wendy and I returned from Ecuador to Helena this afternoon.

We had a great time and wanted to thank you for your help in arranging this trip in your very beautiful country.

Interestingly, we met the president of GalapagosIslands.com at Sacha Lodge – Jim Wilson, his wife and two children.
We told Mr. and Mrs. Wilson we booked our trip through you and were very pleased with your assistance.
Thanks again and best wishes.

Mike and Wendy
June 2012

Lilian,

Please know that I had a wonderful trip.

Everyone I encounter from the drivers to the airport guides to the tour guides (Vanessa and Alvaro) and the naturalist (Jorge/Christine) were incredible.

They were knowledgeable, kind and very attentive to my well-being. I followed their advice for eating and hydration and it went so well that I never got sick and managed the altitude changes without any problems.

I would recommend both of your companies to anyone traveling to your magnificent countries.
Thanks again for a truly memorable vacation.

Joan Kateiva
June 2012

Traveled on the Santa Cruz

Salo,

I just want you to know that our trip to the Galapagos was wonderful and you and your company were excellent!

Thank you very much!

Lance Lim
May 2012

Traveled on the Santa Cruz and Peru Tour

Lorena,

I thank you for organizing a fantastic tour for us.

The complete experience was positive: the hotels, the guides, the sites, the Santa Cruz ship, Machu Picchu, Lima.

We have learned much about Ecuador & Peru but realize there is much more to learn; so will need to return someday in the future.
Thanks again for your professionalism.

Rob McCammon
January 2011

Traveled on the Archipell

Hi Lilian,

We want to thank you for organizing an outstanding trip to the Galapagos aboard the Archipell I.

Everything went very smoothly and your representatives were always on time to meet us.

We certainly will return to Ecuador and one day will bring out grandchildren to the Galapagos.

Please convey to your employer how much we appreciated your service.

David Gilb
May 2012

Traveled on the Ocean Spray

Hello Magus!

Our holiday was excellent, thank you.

Everything was very well organized - our taxi collections were prompt, staff excellent, loved Ocean Spray and the itinerary.

Only thing I can think of, is that perhaps a bit more could have been arranged in the evening on the boat - perhaps cocktails one evening, films available, board games / cards etc.

I would certainly recommend the Galapagos and your website. Thank you very much for all your help.
Kind regards

Helen Louise Randall
April 2012

Traveled on the Galaven

Hi Salo,

I want to thank you very much for all your excellent planning for me and my itinerary.

All the arrangements were excellent, including the transfers and pick-ups. the whole trip was remarkable
Thanks to you.

Edward Berkovich
April 2012

Traveled on the Galapagos Journey I

Dear Lilian,

Thanks a lot for ALL your help.

We have wonderful memories about the Galapagos trip.

We talk a lot about it to family, friends and colleagues. We hope that several of them will find their way to beautiful Galapagos with your help!

Birgit and Manfred
March 2012

Traveled on the Cormorant

Lilian,

I just returned from the best trip of my life.....and I thank you for making everything run so smoothly and easily.

I would recommend GalapagosIslands.com - because of YOU - to everyone I know! From the pick-up at the airport to the drop-off at the end, and everything in-between,it all went efficiently, professionally and perfectly. Actually, the tremendous care I received started with my first encounter with you and continued right up to the end.

You were there for me 100% of the way - answering my questions quickly and arranging an idyllic vacation.

The Cormorant is an exceptional vessel and the staff and Byron (our naturalist) were caring, well trained and outstanding at their jobs!

Thank you, again, Lilian.
Sincerely.

Shelley Carp
March 2012

Traveled on the Galaven

Paola,

Thank you so much for all your help. It was a wonderful trip. You live in a truly beautiful country. I cannot wait to visit again.

Thanks again.

Kevin Kressner
March 2012

Traveled on the Galaven

Hi Veronica!

We had a wonderful trip on The Galaven I. The ship was perfect. It was very clean and comfortable.

The crew were very friendly and always happy to help.

The food was delicious and plentiful. The guides, Billy and Angel were very knowledgeable and always willing to answer questions.

We enjoyed the many excursions to the islands and saw so many interesting things, the snorkeling was fun.
Thanks for all your help - we will recommend you to our friends.

Judy and Lucy
March 2012

Traveled on the Cormorant

Magus,

We are having a wonderful time in the Galapagos Islands.

Our cruise was fantastic and we could not have been any happier with both the Cormorant and its professional staff.

Thank you for recommending such a fabulous boat!
Sincerely,

Tiffany Davis
March 2012

Traveled on the Coral

HI Paola,

Sylvain and I would like to thank you for all the work you did for us to create the perfect holiday for us. We got back home last Sunday and we loved our entire trip.

The weather was perfect- rained only once one afternoon.

Our guide in Quito was very good and we enjoyed our time there- there was a shooting across the street from Le Parc the first night though and even though it was a beautiful hotel. The Galapagos were amazing-we got to see all the animals we wanted to see ( including penguins which were at the top of our wish list) and thanks to you we saw all the islands that we wanted to see the most. We snorkelled twice a day and the snorkelling was awesome!

The cruise was great, the boat was nice and food was great and most importantly the naturalists on the boat were fantastic (especially Martin)!

Cusco was amazing-our guide was great there as well as all of them were-we did have some problems with the altitude however-Pam Kline was quite ill for much of the trip. Urubamba was wonderful too and the Sol Y Luna was the most beautiful hotel I've ever stayed in-wish he had more time there!

Machu Picchu was absolutely awesome-the train ride was spectacular-the scenery was breathtaking and the Sumaq hotel was wonderful too-fantastic food and service!

We had a wonderful holiday and will certainly recommend you and your company to friends and family!

Thank you once again for all the work you did in making this such a fantastic trip for us!

Jill and Sylvain Lepine
March 2012

Traveled on the Galaven

Hi Veronica!

We had a wonderful trip on The Galaven I. The ship was perfect. It was very clean and comfortable. The crew were very friendly and always happy to help. The food was delicious and plentiful.

The guides, Billy and Angel were very knowledgeable and always willing to answer questions.

We enjoyed the many excursions to the islands and saw so many interesting things. The snorkeling was fun.
Thanks for all your help - we will recommend you to our friends.

Lucille Horton
March 2012

Traveled on the Golondrina

Dear Olga,

Nirvana and I would just like to say a big thank you for making our trip to the Galapagos possible. It was an amazing experience and one we will always look back on with fond memories.

Thank you again for all your help. It is much appreciated!
Warm Regards

Katherine and Nirvana
March 2012

Traveled on the Cormorant Catamarant

Lillian,

The cruise was brilliant!

Harry Jimenez the guide was great and the crew were excellent.
The itinerary was extremely varied and interesting ,the food was very good and the Cormorant very spacious and practical in every way.

We also met two nieces of the Cormorant owner ,who were both delightful.

Could you pass on to their uncle how pleased we were with the cruise too,please.

Salud,

Keith Fisher
March 2012

Traveled on the Daphne

Apreciada Anita,

Sólo unas palabras para agradecerle su trabajo y profesionalidad con nosotros. El crucero por las Galapagos ha sido magnífico, nos ha encantado su pais.

Reciba un cordial saludo.

Jorge Pedrosa
February 2012

Traveled on the Cormorant Catamarant

Hola, Magus!

I just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed our trip to Galapagos. It was a wonderful experience!

From the minute we arrived in Quito until we left for home the following week, including our tour in Quito, everything went so smoothly, thanks to you.

We had no complaints at all.
Thanks again for making it such a memorable experience.

Sheila Leiss
February 2012

Traveled on the Angelito and stayed at Vieja Cuba

Hi Veronica,

The cruise in the Galapagos on the Angelito was wonderful. The accommodations, food, itinerary and crew were excellent. We would highly recommend the same trip to others.

The stay in the Vieja Cuba however was not as pleasant. The hotel is very cute and clean, and the staff was very polite. However, the hotel is very loud!

We recommend that the hotel post signs instructing guests and staff to "please be quiet - guests are sleeping" (maybe 11pm - 6am).
This would certainly help to make the hotel more enjoyable.

We unfortunately did not rest well either night at the hotel due to loud guests late in the evening (after 2am.), and loud staff in the morning. We would not recommend the Viejo Cuba hotel.

Thank you for all of the arrangements.
If we return to the Galapagos we will contact you again Smile.

Best Regards,

Wayne Irwin
February 2012

Buenas tardes Señorita Lilian,

Le escribo para agradecerle por la gestión del viaje. Todo salió a la mayor satisfacción posible.
Recomendaremos el viaje y la agencia en concreto.

Muchas Gracias, y un saludo.

Antonio Mata
January 2012

Traveled on the M/V Isabela & Land Tour in Highland

Dear Lilian,

Firstly, I must apologise for taking so long to write and thank you! We wanted to say a very big thank you to you for organising our holiday in Ecuador and the Galapagos in December.

It really was fantastic and everything worked out very smoothly - all the connections were good, the guides were brilliant, the hotels superb, the landscapes and fauna/flora absolutely amazing - it was just perfect [no complaints!].

We will tell all our friends to book through you, without hesitation!

Thank you again.
Kind regards

Drs David and Elizabeth Rollinson
December 2011

Traveled on the Queen Beatriz / JW Marriot (Quito)

Grace,

Happy New Year to you and your family.

We wanted to write to let you know that we had a fantastic time in Ecuador and in the Galapagos Islands. Really, from beginning to end it was an amazing trip and more than met our very high expectations. Quito was lovely and we really enjoyed the Patio Andaluz and the old city on Christmas Eve.

The cruise on the Queen Beatriz was also amazing - it could not have been better. Great weather, amazing scenery and wildlife.

Please let GAP know that the guide, Edgar Vargas, was excellent and made the trip even more enjoyable. The last day in Quito at the JW Marriot was also a nice way to end. A great hotel.

Again, we want to thank you for helping to arrange for an amazing trip.

Steven Schechter and Diane Winston
December 2011

Traveled on the Cormorant

Hi Paola,

We are back and I wanted to tell you we had a fantastic time. The boat was just great, the crew fantastic, and Fausto the tour guide was SUPERB. We will never forget the experience.

Our flight home was delayed by 5-7 hours from taking off due to fog in Quito, the only problem we had. We got home at 2:30 in the morning after being at the airport since 6 AM.

Thank you again, and HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Helen
December 2011

Traveled on the Darwin

Hi Olga,

Thanks you so much for helping us to book the trip. We had a fabulous time, and both the cruise and the islands more than exceeded our expectations.


It was amazing!

Emma Rusti and Jaimie
November 2011

Traveled on the Santa Cruz

Grace,

We had a great trip the santa cruz was excellent highly recommend Have already talked with friends about you.

Thanks.

Kevin Wheelan
November 2011

Traveled on the New Flamingo

Hi Grace,
 
We absolutely LOVED the Galapagos islands and have since recommended the trip to many travelers.
 
The staff and guide on New Flamingo were excellent, especially the knowledge of Alfonso the tour guide.
 
We had a fantastic time and will recommend your company and the New Flamingo boat in future
 
Regards

Dean and Kellie Fearnall
November 2011

Grace,

You did a wonderful job of setting up our vacation , it was just like we wanted.

Thanks for being so  flexible and understanding of our needs. The staff at all 3 hotels were very helpful and made us feel so welcome.

All local guides were so helpful. Nellie in Isabella knew so much about local plants, Pedro on San Cristobal  was a great source for snorkeling. 

The people of Ecuador were vary welcoming thanks again.

Anne, Becky and Kristan Charest
November 2011

Dear Grace

 We really enjoyed our Galapagos Adventure. Angie was a perfect guide for us. She is very knowledgeable, plants, animals and history of the area. She is enthusiastic, communicates well in many languages. She was flexible, willing to make changes to meet our needs.

We learned a lot and had a great time.

Thank you and have a good day.

Anne, Becky and Kristan Charest
November 2011

Traveled on the Encantada

Dear Cristina,
 
We just wanted to let you know that we had a great time at the Galapagos!

Great, charming boat with a nice crew, very nice food; a real recommendation!

Thank you,

Best regards,

Davy Rooseleers and Ilse Van den Berghe
November 2011

Traveled on the Fragata

Dear Pablo!

We had a great cruise on board Fragata! Ivan was our guide and he was excellent.

We are planning to return and we will most certainly call you to arrange our next cruise on the most beautiful islands in the world.

We were fully satisfied with your service!

Thank you!

Sincerely,

György K.B. Sándor
November 2011

Traveled on the Galaven I

Dear Anita,

I enjoyed my trip very much.

The guide was very knowledgeable and the ship was also nice. All the logistics, airport check-in, etc. went smoothly.

I will be recommending the trip to my friends.

Thank you very much for your assistance.

Best regards,

Elza Maharramova
November 2011

Dear Grace:

The  time in both the Galapagos and Ecuador has leapt to the the top of one of the most enjoyable times in my life (and I have traveled over much of this globe) and for that, I owe you my everlasting gratitude.

Not only was the switch to 'The Treasure of the Galapagos' an inspired recommendation of yours for both its comfort and excellent itinerary, but the other passengers have become memorable companions (a wonderful group) and the crew were outstanding and the guide was superb.

I absolutely loved every waking moment on that boat and every step I made on each of those fascinatingly bleak islands.  The awe and thrill of associating with all the placid wildlife has left me even more philosophical about the wonder of all life on this planet.

Then I followed on with the the plans you made for me in Quito and Ecuador, each of which consumed my interest and attention, particularly the tour of Old Town Quito and the market in Otavalo.

Though I got that rotten cold in Bellavista, it too left me with special memories;  particularly amazing was the density of the forest, almost jungle like, and the incredible steepness of the terrains wherever I went on those few days of mainland travel.

Also, the choice of the Marriott Hotel as a base was ideally comfortable.

Perhaps it was all more than my original budget parameters, but it was worth not only every penny but in fact the trip has left me with the kind of memories that simple money cannot buy.

The Galapagos experiences more than fulfilled  my childhood dream to tread where Charles Darwin roamed.

Thank you so much Grace for your weeks of devotion and attention to organizing such a life affirming adventure for me..

Warmest regards,

Roger Davey
October 2011

Traveled on the Queen of Galapagos

Apreciada Lilian: 

Hace ya una semana que regresamos a Bogotá después de nuestro viaje maravilloso a Galapagos, y no quiero dejar pasar más tiempo sin agradecerle su intervención y su ayuda con los detalles del viaje.

La atención de la agencia en los trayectos al aeropuerto en Quito y nuevamente a la llegada funcionó muy bien. Y nuestra travesía en el Queen of Galapagos fue una experiencia inolvidable, en gran parte debido a la pericia y amabilidad del Capitán y de toda la tripulación.  

También merece mención especial nuestro guía, Billy, del Servicio del Parque Nacional, que nos acompañó con entusiasmo en nuetro itinerario y compartió con nosotros su amplio conocimiento de las Islas.

Amalia y yo nos sentimos muy afortunadas de haber podido conocer Galapagos y sin duda regresaremos al Ecuador muy pronto,

Cordial saludo,

Beatriz Perilla
October 2011

Traveled on the Galaven I and did a Peru Tour

Hello Lilian,

 I just wanted to let you know that the entire trip was amazing and we had a great time and wanted to thank you for organizing the trip.

The cruise was very professional and the entire staff was very nice and went out of their way to make sure we were having a great time and didn't need anything.

Please also let your partners in Peru know that we were very happy with the service and everything exceeded our expectations.  I will recommend you to any of my friends and will seek your services in the future.

Thank You,

Mario Sandoval
October 2011

Traveled on the Odyssey and did a Peru Tour

Dear Veronica,

The organisation of our trip was simply out of this world. Everything was perfect.

Hotels, guides, itinerary, boat, food, a pure enchantment.

Since we came back home we did not stop a moment. First getting back in shape ouf!

We pronounced your name every day during this outstanding trip thinking how lucky we were.

We fullfill the entire program and were very proud to make every excursion.

Thanking you again and lets hope we will meet you one of those days.

Love,

Robert & Pierrete Walsh
October 2011

Traveled on the Beluga

Hi Pablo,

The trip was great. Everything from the service before the trip, during the trip, and after the trip were great!

As far as the hotel in Quito goes, the Holiday Inn Express was a great place to stay and the hotel staff was very good. The room was nice, the internet was fast, the wakeup call came on time, and the breakfast was a great way to start the day.

The guide at the Quito airport was on time and very helpful in getting me checked in for my flight and to the departure area. The flight was smooth and we arrive a few minutes early to Baltra.

We met the guide at Baltra and she took us around the Island of Santa Cruz. A wonderful introduction to the Galapagos.

The trip on MY Beluga was first class. The crew, staff, and naturalist were great. The itinerary was just what I was looking for. The biggest surprise for me was the snorkeling and underwater part of the trip. There was so much below the surface that would rival what was above.

The transfer back to Quito from Baltra also was very smooth and went perfectly.

Overall, one of the best trips I have taken in my life with great service from GalapagosIslands.com, the crew, staff, and naturalist in the Galapagos, and of course, it wouldn't have been possible without the help of Pablo setting it all up for me.

Many Thanks!

Jeff Lawrence
October 2011

Traveled on the Galaven I

Dear Grace,

The trip was absolutely wonderful--the Galapagos and Amazon were magical.  Thank you for taking care of the all the details, Tony and I could not have asked for a better trip. You were able to incorporate all of my requests into the itinerary perfectly.

I know I insisted on Tapir lodge, our guide was good but not great so perhaps next time I will take your advice and stay at a different place, maybe Cuyabeno  Lodge (which was booked for our dates).  I would recommend ensuring the lodge has canopy towers and a telescope for easier viewing of some of the wildlife.

On our last day in Cuyabeno VIP cancelled the flight to Quito due to maintenance issues so we had to take a mini-bus back to Quito but it was okay, we got there in 6 hours.

Thanks again!

Sincerely,

Ruby Kaur and Tony Froude
October 2011

Dear Veronica

Our trip to the Galapagos was fantastic.  All my family thought It was the best trip they had ever done. The multisport option was exactly right for us.

Our Guide Andreas was awesome, he added a lot of value to our trip with his knowledge and experience. The accommodation and the meals was also much better than we expected.

Thank you for arranging it all for us. The memories will always be with us.

Regards

Alan Pattle
October 2011

Traveled on the Cormorant

Dear Mrs Weiland,

We arrived back safely. Everything worked fine. Thank you very much for your patience and your competent consultancy.

Many regards from Germany, where it is pretty cold at the moment.

Beate Borchert
October 2011

Traveled on the Galapagos Journey I

Hi Veronica

We enjoyed our trip very much.

The crew was wonderful and kind. The guide - Enrique was amazing. Knows everything and try to fulfill all our wishes. The food was delicious.

Thank you

Barak Nir
October 2011

Traveled on the Darwin Yacht and did a Mindo Tour

Dear Cristina,  

Just got back from our holiday and wanted to thank you once again.

All the arrangements went smoothly and we had a lovely day in Mindo with Paul.  He is a very good guide.

We really enjoyed the Darwin cruise, the crew were great and so was the guide. We met a really nice group of people and the whole experience was wonderful.

The hotel was good too, and the reception so helpful. It would not have worked as well without your help.

Very best wishes,

Dianne and Gemma Ninnmey
October 2011

Traveled on the Archipel I and did an Otavalo Tour

Hi Salome,

I'm sorry I didn't write this immediately. My girlfriend and I had a wonderful trip on the Archipel I.

Thank you very much for helping us book the cruise and the side trip to Otavalo.  Feel free to use me as a reference should any future potential customer ask for references.

Brian Welsh
September 2011

Traveled on the Fragata

Dear Veronica,

Thank you very much for your mail. I had a great time on board the Fragata, the itinerary suited my wishes perfectly and crew and guide were excellent.

I will contact you again when I am heading to Galapagos in either 2012 or 2013.

With best wishes,

Oliver Krüger
September 2011

Traveled on the Cormorant

Dear Lilian,

We wanted to personally thank you for everything you did for our Galapagos vacation.  Everything was perfect and amazing.

The Galapagos Islands are truly a magical place.  The Hotels, the pick-ups, the Cormorant, the Crew, the flights, all went without any problems.

The equipment on the ship was in excellent shape.  We had no disappointments.  Only good memories.

Thanks again for everything,

Frank & Joy Fournier
September 2011

Traveled on the Queen of Galapagos

Lilian,

Le escribo para decirle que nuestro viaje a Galapagos no pudo ser mejor, bueno sí, si hubiéramos podido quedarnos más días para seguir disfrutando de semejante maravilla. El caso es que nos encantaron las islas, su gente, su fauna, sus paisajes...disfrutamos muchísimo!!

Todo estuvo perfectamente gestionado por su parte, con total profesionalidad y amabilidad, todo perfecto, y quería aprovechar este email para agradecérselo sinceramente. 

Muchísimas gracias de nuevo por todo Lilian y si volvemos a Ecuador, que es algo que me encantaría y no descarto en absoluto, no dudaré en volver a contratar sus servicios.

Un afectuoso saludo,

Esperanza Campo
September 2011

Traveled on the Archipel I and did an Ecuador Scenic Tour

Estimada Anita,

Quiero agradecerle muchísimo su valiosa colaboración en la organización del crucero y del tour Ecuador, todo fue simplemente perfecto, lo único que me desilusionó un poco fue la visita a Guayaquil, demasiado rápida.

El guía Alfredo Carreras, es una persona muy profesional, amable, disponible, me gustó mucho, como toda la tripulación del Catamarán y el Guía Darío Morales.

Ecuador es un país encantador, y las Islas Galapagos simplemente fantásticas!

Marinello Giusy
August 2011

Traveled on the Queen of Galapagos

Hello Lillian,

I would just like to thank you for organizing our trip in the Galapagos, we had a wonderful time and the Queen of Galapagos and her crew were all we could have hoped for.

Kind Regards,

Julie Sheather
August 2011

Traveled on the Cormorant and went to Machu Picchu

Dear Lily,

I just want to personally thank you for your assistance in planning my trip to Peru and the Galapagos Islands.

The trip was fantastic in every way.  Everything was planned better than I anticipated, and I am not the easiest person to please as all my acquaintances would readily agree.

The guides very terrific for both Peru and Galapagos.  In both instances, the guides lived and breathed the experience.  You could sense their every word was from the heart and just not memorized words for the purpose of a tour.

Additionally, you were great in following up on any and every request.  Again, thank you for a job well done.  You made our trip to your country a great experience.

Delmas & Patricia Humphreys
August 2011

Traveled on the Cormorant

Dear Salo,
 
I just wanted to thank you again for arranging such a fabulous trip for us to the Galapagos. It was an experiance of a lifetime. We loved our entire stay in Ecuador, but the Galapagos were the absolute highlight.
 
The Cormorant cruise was perfect. The crew could not have been more professional, always amiable and willing to assist. The chef made us some wonderful vegetarian food.

And our guide, Fausto, was superb. Not only was he extremely knowledgeable, but the fact that he is a photographer himself added an extra dimension to his enthusiasm. We felt he was participating as well as leading us. He took some wonderful photos of the wildlife which he shared with us.

We were lucky in that the other passengers on our cruise were very interesting people. Half the passengers were children, who because of their energy made the experience different from what I imagined. Since we were a small group, this made the trip even more enjoyable.

The airport transfers and Quito hotel were also perfectly arranged.

I have already told my friends and family that they should plan to take such a trip, and have given them your coordinates! You were always extremely friendly, helpful and informative throughout our email exchanges in preparation of the trip. Thanks to you we had an unforgettable experience!

With kind regards as always,

Maria Kundu
August 2011

Traveled on the Cormorant

Dear Veronica,

AWESOME!!!!!

Very good boat, fantastic crew, wonderful food, saw everything we wanted to see.

All of your scheduled transfers were right on time so there was never any worries about meeting the boat or airplanes. Our guide really knew his stuff and he went out of his way to answer all our questions.

I plan to send you another email in a few days with some photos attached.

Owe entire two weeks in Ecuador turned into a wonderful experience that we will treasure for a lifetime.

Thanks again for all your assistance in putting together our trip. It worked beautifully!

Best wishes to you

Daryl Bayle
August 2011

Traveled on the Athala

Dear Salo,

Thank you. Everything went smooth with the pick up and hotel. We have had a great trip to Ecuador and the Athala was a fantastic ship.

Many thanks for all your assistance.

Kind regards,

Mark Jared
August 2011

Traveled on the Cormorant

Hello Salo,

Sorry for the delayed message I find myself out of town again in Alaska. The trip was absolutely fabulous.

The boat was spectacular and I would imagine one of the best boats in the Galapagos. The crew was fabulous as was the experience.

Thank you for everything you did to help It made for a wonderful trip.

Thank you again

Weston Cowden
August 2011

Traveled on the Athala and did a Peru Tour

Hello Veronica

We are good thank you, trust this finds you well too.

Our trip was excellent. From boarding our flight in Cusco everything went to plan perfectly.

The Mansion Del Angel was a fantastic hotel. The furnishings in the public areas and our bedroom was just amazing.

The staff were so welcoming and were always prepared to go that extra mile to make your stay special. We also choose to dine in the hotel and the meals were delicious and of a very high standard.

The Athala was a fantastic experience too. The crew and guide (Monica) were also accommodating and worked really hard to make our holiday memorable. Monica's knowledge and enthusiasm was infectious.

The cabins were very comfortable and were always kept clean and tidy by the staff. The dining areas and buffet food again were of a very high standard.

We would certainly recommend you, your company, the Mansion Del Angel and the Athala. It is our intention to make an entry on Trip Advisor.

Thank you once again for your help and assistance in making our holiday to celebrate our 30th Wedding Anniversary such a special one.

Regards

Stephen & Dianne Halliday
August 2011

Traveled on the Millenium

Hi Veronica,

The Millenuim trip was great.

We liked Rissel, our guide, and found his English easy enough to understand. The ship and crew were very nice, and we liked the food too. One night was rough as we were moving on choppy seas, but the rest was fine. Of course the snorkeling was great.

We also liked the Hotel Continental in Guayaquil. For the price, the rooms and service were a real bargain, and the restaurants excellent.

Thanks for your help, our trip was safe, and memorable.

Kit Rosenlund
August 2011

Traveled on the Galaxy

Hello Mrs Weiland,

I wanted to thank you for the excellent organisation of my trip to Galapagos.

All my expectations have been exceeded.

Thank you very much.

Sebastian Vogel
August 2011

Traveled on the Galaven I

Hi Veronica,

My trip to the Galapagos was fantastic! I was so impressed with the quality of the yacht and food and how wonderful the crew catered to the passengers.

It really impressed me that after we went on a short snorkeling trip or after returning from an island trek, we were welcomed back on the boat with fresh juice and warm snacks.

Overall, the service was fantastic, the snorkeling, animals, and islands were magical, and my only regret is that I was not able to do the longer 8-day tour. It would have been totally worth it!

Thank you so much for all the information and assistance that you provided prior to my departure. It was truly helpful.

I have refereed your contact information and the company website to my friend Marie and Max Acree who should be in contact with you shortly about booking a trip in the near future.

Thanks so much!

Lori Encke
August 2011

Traveled on the Galaven I

Hi Grace,

Thanks for organizing everything for Galapagos. We are also glad since everything went very great. The tour and the boat was really great.

We wish to thank you for your service which was very professional and most important very efficient.

Thanks and best regards,

Roman Frelih & Urska Gale
July 2011

Traveled on the Nemo II

Lilian,

Thanks again for your wonderful, thoughtful service for my trip last July & August aboard Nemo II.

The boat was clean, well maintained and staffed by a friendly, hospitable crew.

Regards,

John Coye
July 2011

Traveled on the Cormorant

Salo,

Thank you for the present that you left at our hotel in Cuenca.  It was thoughtful and delicious.  We loved our entire trip.  Everyone was friendly and Ecuador is a beautiful country.

I was very happy with the decision to visit Cuenca.  It is a beautiful city.

Cindy Becker
July 2011

Traveled on the Grand Odyssey and did a Peru Tour

Dear Salome,

A great time in the Galapagos?.....that is definitely an understatement!

We have been very fortunate to have travelled a few trips of a lifetime but of all the trips, the Galapagos was definitely the best one we have ever travelled.  You have probably heard it all before from your previous clients...amazing sights and so many interesting animals...it is all so accurate and much more.  We would do it all again in a heartbeat. 

The M/Y Grand Odyssey was a comfortable vessel, and the crew was always friendly, helpful, accommodating, and ensuring our safety.  We are very thankful to have had such a wonderful captain and crew.

The food was abundant, delicious, and in good variety.  In our opinion, we would have liked a bit more Ecuadorian food served, but understand that other travellers may not appreciate the different flavours.

Our guide, Peter, definitely made our trip very enjoyable.  He was very skilled, knowledgeable, informative, patient, friendly, funny, and helpful.

Our Peruvian tour was absolutely amazing too, although it was far too short of time spent there.  We had the best guides, drivers, transportation, and accommodations - exactly what we wanted!

Salome, we are truly thankful for all your services - for taking care of all the details, big and small, on the Galapagos tour and the Peru tour.  MUCHAS GRACIAS, MANY THANKS, for taking such good care of us!!  It was a blessing to have had you as our trip advisor.

Take care and all the best wishes to you Salome,

Anthony & Jane Quan
July 2011

Traveled on the Beluga

Paola,

I don't know where to begin to thank you.  Our trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos was remarkable.  There was not a single problem, every part of your planning worked out perfectly.

The Galapagos are beyond description probably the most exciting, fascinating, and amazing trip my wife and I have ever experienced.  The Beluga was a wonderful ship, the crew, the food, and the accommodations.

We had the most wonderful shipmates also: a family of five from Spain, who ironically also booked their tour through Galapagosislands.com, a family of four from Hong Kong, two fantastic women from England, a father and his adult daughter from Boston also fantastic, and a young lawyer from New York.

Our guide, Juan Tapia was truly amazing in his knowledge of the wildlife, the plants, the geology, the culture, and the history of the islands.

Then on to our three day tour of the Andes, once again wonderful.  Our guide, Ruben Sylva, was great and the culture and history of this region fascinating.  Ruben also entertained us with numerous anecdotal and personnel stories to add to our enjoyment.

Our accommodation’s through the Andes were terrific especially the hacienda on the second night after our tour of the volcanoes.

Once again so many, many thanks.  We couldn't have done this without you!

PS- You and your company will always have our recomendations for anyone who wishes to visit Ecuador.

Don and Eileen Goodrich
July 2011

Traveled on the Queen

Hi Veronica,

The Queen of Galapagos was a wonderful ship, and we enjoyed the cruise immensely. The food was great, the staff attentive (especially the captain Jorge) and the cabin was very comfortable. The naturalist Ferisio was knowledgeable.

Marie Sohner
July 2011

Traveled on the Grand Oddysey

Hi Elli,

Thanks. Your country is beautiful. We had a wonderful time in the Galapagos and also enjoyed the Centro Historico, Otavalo, Mindo, and Cotapaxi while staying in Quito.

You were very helpful and I can honestly say that this was the best vacation our family has ever had.

Thank you again.

Gregg Lassen
July 2011

Traveled on the Galaven I
Galaven I - Galapagos Islands

Dear Salome,

Thank you so much for everything, we had an awesome time in Galapagos and a great honeymoon. The hotel was a nice touch.

We really appreciate your help.

Tim and Fernanda Conrad
July 2011

Traveled on the Treasure of Galapagos

Salo,

We had a wonderful trip to the Galapagos!

I would highly recommend Treasure of Galapagos! Everything went as planned and actually, even better!

Thank you for your assistance!

Judi Rose
June 2011

Traveled on the Queen

Dear Lilian,

We have just returned to the US following a wonderful 6 week stay in Ecuador. The Queen of the Galapagos cruise was magnificent. The service you provided during the planning, and especially during the implementation of our itinerary, was superb. Our guide and crew were great--and our fellow passengers delightful. We snorkelled each day (one of our hopes!) and thoroughly enjoyed it all. Thank you so much for your expertise and patience with all my questions along the way. We love your beautiful country.

Janis Martinez
June 2011

Traveled on the Galaven I

Dear Grace,

Along with Manu we wanted to express our immense gratitude and complete satisfaction with the tour you offered.

We truly lived some unforgettable days in The Encantadas, as many called these magic islands in times past. Sorry for bothering you constantly and thank you for all of your efforts and professionalism.

Hasta la próxima,

Felipe Valencia Manu Lohiya
June 2011

Traveled on the Galapagos Legend

Hello Grace,               

This is Stephen writing. This is just a short note to let you know that our trip the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador was a great success.  When my wife first suggested a trip to the Galapagos I could not have cared less, but this was on her dream list so I shrugged my shoulders and said, "Sure, whatever," and we went.

I loved it!

We will return to the Galapagos Islands. The Islands themselves are magical. The crew onboard the Galapagos Legend was also first class. As you know we were traveling with a six-year-old boy. The crew went out of their way on several occasions to ensure that we (the parents) and he enjoyed our voyage with them. Our guide, Valerio, was inspiring and motivating. He alone is probably one of the best ambassadors the Galapagos Islands has.

The second leg of our trip took us to Quito and the area surrounding. Again, we could not have asked for a better guide in Byron. His personable nature, his knowledge, and his assistance when we ran into a small hiccup, were as good as anyone would expect.

If you keep partnering with these service providers you are going to have a successful business. We are telling all our friends and I am certain that those who choose to come down to Ecuador will be booking their travels with you.

Stephen McDonnell 
June 2011

Traveled on the Odyssey

Hi Paola:

My husband and I just want to thank you for all the work you did to make our trip to Quito and the Galapagos such a memorable and enjoyable one. Everything went well. Our cruise with the Odyssey was superb. The food and crew were excellent.

We had two exceptional guides whose knowledge of the fauna and flora of the Galapagos went beyond our expectations. Every daily trip to the islands was a new adventure, full of excitement and packed with information. Our only regret was that our brains were not big enough to absorb everything that was told to us.

Thank you also for treating us to a wonderful dinner at the beautiful Theatrum Restaurant in Quito. It was a perfect way to end a perfect trip to your amazing country.

We hope we can visit Ecuador again in the future and spend time in other parts of the country.

Thanks again for everything and above all for helping us when we needed you.

God bless and muchas gracias.

Flora Chen
June 2011

Traveled on the Encantada

Paola,

Wow we just got back from our fantastic trip to the Galapagos Islands. We had a marvalous time. The boat was great as was the crew and the chef was out of sight good. Everything was done very professionally, very clean, and very very fun. I recommend the Encantada to anyone interesting in a trip to see it all without the crowds.

Thanks again for all your help in making this trip come true.

Kamama Sinasta
June 2011

Traveled on the Cachalote

Veronica,

We had a terrific time on the Cachalote sailing the Galapagos Islands.

The food was terrific and plentiful. All the crew was friendly and helpful. The accommodations were cramped but good.

David, our naturalist, was a great guide. He was very knowledgeable about the history and flora/fauna of the islands. The snorkeling at Devil's Crown the best of the trip so it made the stop worthwhile. We thought that Espanola was the best island to visit.

You did a good job providing us with the information about the trip prior to our arrival. Lastly, the assistance your company provided at the airport for travel between Quito and the Galapagos was very helpful. Thank you.

Best regards,

Gary Bakker
June 2011

Traveled on the M/V Legend

Dear Lilian,

I'm back to work after my amazing vacation. I'm writing to thank for all your best effort to organize my trip. Everything was so perfect and organized. I had no worries during all the circuit. I will have you as a reference for anybody that wants to know your country.

Thanks again for everything.

Kisses,

Fabrícia Pereira
May 2011

Traveled on the Golondrina

Dear Veronica,

The cruise was totally great! I enjoyed it very much. Especially our guide did a good job and the food on the boat was delicious! I'll never forget this trip. The Galapagos Island are really unique and the Golondrina was the perfect boat for me!

Thank you for your support!

Kind regards,

Alexandra Marti
May 2011

Traveled on the La Pinta and stayed at Oro Verde Hotel Guayaquil

Dear Olga,

The transfers to and from the airports were efficient and on time. The transfer from the hotel in Quito to the airport was particularly well organized.

The cruise was excellent, La Pinta was a very good choice for us. James particularly enjoyed the Young Pirates club and we were pleased he was able to have an early dinner with his Young Pirate friends. The Head Naturalist, Carlos, looked after James very well and even taught him to snorkel. By the end of the cruise he was an expert!

Thank you for your expert assistance through the booking process for the trip.
Very best regards,

Peter Mc Culloch, Elizabeth Ludick and James Mc Culloch
April 2011

Traveled on the Seaman II Catamaran

Hi Lilian - many thanks for all of the trip arrangements . We had a great time.

Best regards ...

Bryan Brooking
April 2011

Traveled on the Deep Blue

Lilian
Thanks!
You have been  helpful getting everything set up - thanks for all your help .

Please pass this e-mail to the head of your team, I could not have been more happy with your service.

Belen Chandler 
April 2011

Traveled on the Grand Odyssey

Hi Veronica,

Everything was beautiful.

All was very organized, the ship was lovely, and the guides very knowledgable.

Thank-you very much for facilitating such an enjoyable part of our vacation. We enjoyed Ecuador and wished we had spent more time on the mainland. We plan to return in the future to do just that. Thanks again.

Beverly Kasha
April 2011

Traveled on the Archipel II

Hello Miss Weiland

We are back home - unfortunately.
I’d like to say a big thank you. Everything went smoothly.
It was a marvelous adventure and the whole crew aboard the Archipell II was awesome.
Meals, cabins, the guys and the guide… for all a great compliment !

Thank you very much.
Margot Theurer and all the others that took part as well

Vielen Dank Margot
March 2011

Traveled on the Galapagos Legend
Galapagos Yacht Legend

Hi Lilian!

Just got back from our Legend cruise and just wanted to say how impressed we were with everything! So thanks for all you help in the booking and organizing process!

Emma Ashwell UK flag
March 2011

Traveled on the Millenium

Dear Magus, 
I want to take this opportunity to thank you for planning a perfect trip. Every single detail worked out perfectly as planned.
In the Galapagos, Sam and Byron, both guides were the best we could have hoped for. Millennium Yacht was the right choice for us, as was Napo and Otavalo.
I hope Haugan Cruises realizes what wonderful capable employees they have. I realize how lucky we were to have picked your company and will recommend them to anybody who will listen, when planning a trip to Ecuador. We do not have one complaint and could not be happier with the whole trip.

Thank you again for your help.

Tom, Ginger, Dennis, and C.M.
March 2011

Traveled on the Tip Top IV

Jim and Charles,

My wife and I just completed a wonderful week in the Galapagos Islands aboard the Tip Top IV. The arrangements made through GalapagosIslands.com with Lorena Alulema and aboard the Tip Top IV could not have been any better!
Of most importance were the last two days when, as a result of the Japanese earthquake, your whole team sprang to action in protecting us and providing shelter and food during a hectic day and evening.

Within our group of travelers, we were the only ones booked through Galapaosislands.com. Lorena, we were also the only travelers contacted by our travel company inquiring as to our safety and insuring us that all our flights and hotels had been rebooked. That is dedication over and above the call which we greatly appreciated!

We will be a very strong and positive reference for Galapagosislands.com and the entire Rolf Wittmer organization. You must be proud to have such competent and caring employees in your organization.

One really learns the quality of an organization and its people when things don’t go as planned. We could not have been more pleased with our entire experience.

Regards

Dan and Lynn O’Hara
March 2011

Traveled on the Archipel II
Galapagos Yacht Archipiel II

Dear Veronica,

The trip went really well.  The staff of the Archipel II were all very helpful, and the chef was EXCELLENT.  We loved the small group atmosphere on the ship and the excellent tour guide we had. 

Becky Leverington
March 2011

Traveled on the M/Y Galaxy
Yacht Galaxi

Hi Lilian

Just wanted to let you know I had a FANTASTIC vacation! The crew of the Galaxy was the absolute best, our naturalist Janet was WONDERFUL!!! Your organization was thorough and did a fantastic job once we departed the Hampton Inn Guayaquil and left for the Galapagos. Guayaquil was a fabulous city (friendly people).

You were great forwarding information and answering all of our questions!  Thank you again for a fabulous vacation!  I look forward to sending family and friends interested in visiting your way!

Susan Spurrell
March 2011

Traveled on the Angelito

Hi Salo

I just want to say that we had a super time on the Angelito! The guide, Maja and the crew were brilliant. Only downside from us is that our 4 days was not enough! Oh well, may have to come back now sometime in the future as we loved it there.

Thanks again for your help. Was also nice meeting you.

Regards

Ryan SudAfrica flag
March 2011

Traveled on the Evolution

Hello Salo,

Thanks for your E-mail.  The Galapagos trip far exceeded our expectations. The boat, the guides, the crew, and the food were all wonderful.  We will never forget the experience.

Also the San Jorge Ecolodge experience was great,

All the best,

Cindi and Jim Rudick
March 2011

Traveled on the Coral and Peru Tour

Dear Alin and Antonieta,

Unfortunately we didn't get around yet to thank you for the perfect trip planning. Everything ran smoothly, everywhere we went there was someone to pick us up, we never had to wait. The guides were great, well-trained and we always felt comfortable.

With the wisdom of hindsight we should have stayed more time in Cusco. One afternoon is definitely too short to get to know this charming city and its surroundings because you need at least half a day to become acclimated. The recommendation to stay one week in the Galapagos islands was a good one. So it was possible to skip an excursion without worries to miss something. That way it was quite relaxed. In case anyone asks us for a travel agency in Ecuador we will recommend your company anytime.

Once again, a big thanks to you for this wonderful trip
Yours

Monika and Dr. Eduard Koschade
February 2011

Traveled on the Galapagos Explorer

Salo,
I just wanted to thank you for your work in putting the trip together for Marilyn and myself.  We had a wonderful time in Quito and the Galapagos.  The plans were very smooth.  Thank you.
Regards,

Ron Kohn
February 2011

Traveled on the Beluga

Hola Lilian,

Muchas gracias por la excelente coordinación de nuestro viaje a Galapagos. El crucero en el Beluga fue espectacular. La tripulación, los otros pasajeros fueron nuestra mágica familia por una semana.
Muchas gracia nuevamente,

Cecilia Avila & Paul Desan
February 2011

Traveled on the Treasure of Galapagos

Hi Lilian,

Just a short note to say that we had a wonderful time onboard the Treasure of Galapagos. I want to thank you for your professionalism in helping us organize a trip that we will never forget.

Regards

Kevin Chang, Australian flag
February 2011

Traveled on the Queen of Galapagos

Dear Lily

First, I wanted to tell you just how much we enjoyed our recent trip on the Queen of Galapagos.  Michael and I loved every minute of it.  I've recommended it to many of our friends.

Thanks very much.

Dana Holmes, Australia flag
February 2011

Traveled on the Galaven I

Hi Antonieta,

I just wanted to let you know that we had an amazing time in the Galapagos Islands aboard on the Galaven I!!! Thank you so much for helping us organize our cruise! We thoroughly enjoyed exploring all the Islands and seeing all the unique animal species in their respective environments!!!

The crew and staff on the boat were very friendly and made us feel quite at home! And the food was splendid as well!!! I will definitely recommend you and your company to anyone wishing to travel to the Islands! Thanks again for all of your help!!!

Elisa Senior
January 2011

Traveled on the Eden stayed at Hotel Dann Carlton in Quito

Dear Olga,

Thank you for your help arranging our recent trip to the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador proper. We had a very enjoyable time and would be quick to recommend the trip to any of our friends. We thought the accomadations, the meals, the guides, the companions on the boat and especially the flora and fauna of the islands were all spectacular.

Our only problem was our luggage that did not catch up with us for 4 days. American Airlines was responsible for the delay, but I had your name on one of the forms and want to thank you if you were involved in getting it to us on the Eden.

Thank you again for your help,

William Hammer
January 2011

Traveled on the Galaxy

Hi Veronica,

We are home and had an absolutely wonderful time. The boat and the crew was fantastic. The guide (Pepe) was amazing and the food; other guests, activities, and whole environment could not be beat. We just had an amazing time and the Galaxy choice was perfect for us.

Danielle Forsyth Canada flag
February 2011

Traveled on the MV Explorer

Dear Lilian,

We have returned from our Galapagos Island holiday, and we had a fantastic trip. Your assistance with our trip planning was invaluable and your guidance made our trip perfect. Everything went flawlessly. It is a vacation that we will remember forever and we can not thank you enough for your part in it.

We loved Ecuador and we hope to return soon!

Sincerely,

Sandra, Robert and Lucas Janssen Netherlands flag
February 2011

Traveled on the Archipel I

Buenos días Lilian,

Quiero agradecerte por el servicio y la seriedad brindada, también agradecer a la empresa que representas. La impresión que nos llevamos mi pareja y yo, fue, y es, muy gratificante.
Saludos cordiales.

Oscar Diego Lago Pirez Uruguay flag
February 2011

Traveled on the Treasure of Galapagos

Hola Paola,

My husband and I want to thank you for all of the efforts that were made on our behalf in conjunction with our visit to the Galapagos. I was a very exciting eight days. 
We had a truly wonderful time and we were so pleased with the small deck/ terrace opening off our cabin it was an absolute delight having both air and privacy outside, that was just for us. 

Both my husband and I wish to convey our gratitude to the staff for their unfailing pleasantness and cooperation, this was also true of our experience with Galo, the naturalist guide.

Thank you,

Winnie Bendiner-Viani
January 2011

Traveled on the Treasure of Galapagos

Paola,

I thought I should give you a relatively brief report of our recent trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. We were impressed with the location, accommodations, dining room and staff at the Le Parc Hotel, Also our experience with the Treasure of the Galapagos, with the ship's crew and with the Naturalist Guide, Galo Herrera, was very positive. We were tired at the end of each day, but we were pleased with the experience.

I should note that Galo, whose command of English is very good, dealt with the whole group of sixteen very well, and I was pleased to have had Galo as our guide for the week.

Martha and I were pleased with the arrangements that we made through you -- and we thank you for your service.

Leo
January 2011

Traveled on the Odyssey and stayed at Napo Wildlife Center in Coca

Hello Paola,

My wife and I recently returned from our trip to Ecuador.  Everything went very well, and your arrangements were wonderful.
Your Quito guide - was also very helpful and knowledgeable.  We used him for extra excursions around the Quito area as well.
Thanks for your help.  I would be happy to visit with other people considering your services in the future.

Mark Hildahl
January 2011

Traveled on the Santa Cruz and Peru Tour

Lorena,

I thank you for organizing a fantastic tour for us.
The complete experience was positive: the hotels, the guides, the sites, the Santa Cruz ship, Machu Picchu, Lima.
We have learned much about Ecuador & Peru but realize there is much more to learn; so will need to return someday in the future.
Thanks again for your professionalism.

Rob McCammon
January 2011

Traveled on the Treasure of Galapagos

Hi Paola,

The Galapagos trip was very exciting, a once in a lifetime event. The weather was super the traveling companions wonderful and the animals were amazing. The boat was very nice and the crew was really excellent as was our naturalist guide. Sorry we did not get to meet you.

Ellen Rodney
January 2011

Traveled on the Samba

Dear Veronica,

We are still in Ecuador, enjoying your beautiful and so friendly country.
Our time in the Galapagos Islands was fantastic. The Samba was great in every aspect; clean, timely, friendly, professionell, excellent food. The guide ( Sylvia) couldn´t have been any better! We will recommend the Samba and your agency to any friend interested in a Galapagos trip!
Thank you for your help in getting us on the Samba!
Sincerely
Konrad Schaad, Gabriela Husmann, Simon Schaad

Konrad Schaad
January 2011

Traveled on the Seaman

Hi Lilian,
Cruise and, Crew and especially the Guide was more than we expected!
It was perfect, Thank You!

I warmly recommend to all for that boat and 8 days cruise.

Sincerely,

Sami Vaskola Finlandia flag
January 2011

Traveled on the Galapagos Voyager

Hi Washington,

Just a quick note to say how much we enjoyed the trip on the Galapagos Voyager. The boat and crew were excellent, the trip was absolutely fantastic.

Thanks for your help, all the arrangements were fine.

Regards

Eva María Schmail Germany flag
March 2010

Traveled on the Athala

Hi Paola,

Thanks for everything that you have done and helped me. My daughter and I had a really good time in the Galapagos Islands. All crews are so friendly and nice. The accommodation was so brilliant.
Thank you so much for your wonderful help. We might contact you again in a few years, my daughter still asking about to go back to Galapagos again; with the same cruise (Athala) and same captain.
Thank you so much for everything that you've done and helped us.
Thank you again.

Petch Lim Thailand flag
December 2010

Traveled on the Archipel II

Salome,

Just a note to thank you all for a great cruise last month. It was put together at the last moment by Lilian and Salome at Galapagos Islands.

The entire crew was very professional and helpful, but I would like to extend special thanks to Paul, the captain and Luis, our naturalist guide.
I have wanted to make a trip to the islands for a long time and, now that I have gone, I fully expect that I will return sometime in the future at a different time of the year.
Thanks again from a very satisfied customer.

John Myers
December 2010

Traveled on the Archipel I

Hi Paola,

The trip was fantastic ,! Thank you for all of your help. Our guide Dario, on the Archipel I, was fantastic. We felt very fortunate to have such an energetic and knowledgeable guide. Our daughters both said that this was the BEST VACATION that we have ever taken. So thank you again for helping us to have such an amazing time visiting these beautiful islands.

Happy New Year!!

Nancy Wittenberg
December 2010

Traveled on the Angelito

Veronica,
Please know we had an exceptional time!
Cruise on the Angelito, is was phenomenal - We loved Diego and he and the crew were extremely accommodating to my dietary issues, my mother and aunts mobility issues, and my father's interests in observing every bird species the islands had to offer.
Personally I loved Devils Crown and can't wait to come back and dive in the Galapagos. The snorkeling was excellent.

The food was great and I slept like a baby on the boat! Our boat mates were great too and we have kept in touch via email.

Thank you so much for all your help. We are happy to recommend you to anyone traveling to the Galapagos and to Ecuador - truly an exceptional trip!

Wendy Foster
November 2010

Traveled on the Guantanamera

Dear Cristina,
Please accept my sincere thanks for the itinerary you arranged for me.  I had a really fantastic holiday and everything went as planned.
May I wish you a very Happy New Year.
Kindest regards.

Chris Willis Inglaterra flag
December 2010

Traveled on the Cachalote

Hello Lilián,
I just wanted you to know that everything worked perfectly on our Galapagos holiday.
The cabins were the best two on the boat,
Juan, the naturalist, was absolutely excellent and Edouard Richard & José and the rest of the crew and boat were fantastic.
We were very pleased with our holiday and will recommend it to our friends. Please pass on our best wishes to those concerned.
Thanks and Happy New Year

Nick Hawker
December 2010

Traveled on the Archipel II stayed at JW Marriott in Quito

We are still in Quito.  We went to Otavalo, and Cotacachi yesterday.  Today we explored Old Town, the Teleferico, and Mitad del Mundo.  We love Equador!!  Yes our Galapos tour was amazing!  The ship, crew, and guide could not have been better.  Thank-you so much for making the arrangements.  We fly home tomorrow morning.

Florence Krokos
December 2010

Traveled on the Eclipse

Hi Paola!
I just wanted to thank you for all your help in planning our trip to the Galagagos.
Everything was great! 
It was a memorable trip that we won't soon forget.
Thanks again for all your help and patience.
Best,

Peggy Hoffman
December 2010

Traveled on the Queen of Galapagos

Dear All

How to describe a true trip of a lifetime? 7 days on a luxury catamaran, 16 people (all cool), 3 snorkels a day, 1 land trip, great food, wild life everywhere and so relaxed about human presence.
More details to come, this trip will forever be etched in my memory as a week of stunning views and not a worry in the world.

December 2010

Traveled on the Nina

Hola Washington!

We are BACK from the Galapagos and it was as wonderful of an experience as I could have imagined.

Allison Carlton
November 2010

Traveled on the Nemo II

Hi Olga

The Galapagos Cruise on the Nemo II was amazing.  The boat was fantastic - perfectly clean and very comfortable with plenty of space to relax while we travelled from island to island.  The crew were very welcoming and accommodating and the food was incredible.  The guide was informative (although she was ill for part of the week which meant she was probably not at her best). 

Altogether i cannot find fault with the whole experience!

Thanks very much for all your help.

Best regards

Alice Brooke Inglaterra flag
Oct 2010

Traveled on the Archipel II

Dear Lilian,

We're back and we had a great time! Thank you for all your help with the arrangements and for answering all our questions. Jess loved all the vegetables, and Jim was so happy to have coffee all day and evening.

Thank you again.

Patricia Kincaid
Oct 2010

Traveled on the Nina

Hi Salo,

We just arrived back in Quito after our wonderful Galapagos trip!  We can't thank you enough for handling everything in such a professional manner.  Lenny was a wonderful guide and we told him to  give you our greetings...then I saw I had saved your email address. Haugen Cruises ROCK and we will tell our friends about it and recommend they tour with you!

Fran & Neill Luebke
Sep 2010

Traveled on the Treasure of Galapagos

Hi Cristina,

We had the best vacation. The Treasure of the Galapagos was wonderful. It was perfect because my grandson is 23 and most of the passengers were about his age.  Esteban, our guide on board, was so good to me.  He made it possible for me to snorkle as that was something I really wanted to do.  It was rough water but he got in there with me and it was one of the the highlights of my trip.  The small number of passengers is just ideal for everyone's enjoyment.  We enjoyed Quito and Otavalo, nice ride as well the assortment of goods to buy. 

Thanks again,

Carolyn Malone
October 2010

Traveled on the Treasure of Galapagos

Hi Paola,

Just wanted to let you know we had a fantastic trip and the Treasure of Galapagos was terrific. Thanks for your assistance in setting everything up.

Thank you,

Sarah Schaare
October 2010

Traveled on the Grace

Hi Lorena,

Just a big THANK YOU for organizing a really great trip for me. Every aspect went very smoothly and I felt very well taken care of in Quito and getting me to/from the Grace cruise. Gloria was excellent and helped ensure that I moved smothly thru the process, in Quito, and assisted with some adjustments.
And of course the cruise Grace and Galapagos experience was unbelievable, surreal, amazing.....

Thank you,

Richard Bowerman
September 2010

Traveled on the Diving

Hi Olga,

Sorry for the slow reply. I very much enjoyed the Galapagos. The SCUBA diving in particular was spectacular.

Many Thanks for your help.

Craig Jones UK lfag
September 2010

Traveled on the New Flamingo

Hi Olga,

I actually meant to email you and thank you for all for you help because it was a dream come true. I loved it. The New Flamingo was so nice, the crew and our guide were perfect, and I was able to seeing so many amazing animals and places. Everything was so easy. So again thank you.I hope to be able to go again some day

Thank you,

Erin Hogshead
June 2010

Traveled on the Galapagos Explorer

Dear Lilian

We are back in the UK now and I just wanted to thank you for all your help in arranging our holiday in Galapagos on Explorer II. Everything worked out perfectly and we had a great time.

Thank you,

William Lowe UK lfag
September 2010

Traveled on the Galaxy

Hi Veronica

Let me just say - our trip was AWESOME!!! Absolutely everthying was fantastic. Obviously the islands are amazing, the yacht was fantastic. The crew on Galaxy was very friendly, helpful and the boat was very well maintained and clean. The food was fantastic and we very much enjoyed the itinerary for the activities.

Thanks so much for all your help and organizing an amazing trip for us. I will definitely recommend your services and the entire trip!!
Cheers!

April Stevens Canada flag
August 2010

Traveled on the Fragata

Hi Veronica,

My mom and I had such an amazing time on the Fragata Yacht! We both loved getting to see the Galapagos Islands and the itinerary was great! Thank you so much for all of your help in organizing a great trip. We are both hoping to come back some time soon and that you will be available to help us then with another great trip.

Thank you again,

Rachel Welt & Virginia Raymond
August 2010

Traveled on the Sagitta

Paola

Julie and I just wanted to say THANKS and that we had a great time on the Sagitta in August.  Pepe the captain and Alejandro (Alex) the guide were fantastic and the whole experience was very special - thanks for your help getting these plans in order for us!

Let us know if you need a picture or two!!

Mark and Julie, UK lfag
August 2010

Traveled on the Monserrat

Hi Lilian

Just a quick note to say we had a fantastic time on our trip…the boat was excellent (good food and crew) and everything worked out well…thanks also for trying to help us reorganize things when I got hurt in Quito…it turned out OK and we didn’t have to miss anything on the trip (though no snorkeling for me).

Thank you for all your help in organizing everything. I will be recommending you to anyone going to the Galapagos in the future as you were very helpful and incredibly prompt in your responses to all my inquiries.

Melanie Johnson Canada flag
August 2010

Traveled on the Golondrina

Thanks Veronica

The cruise was wonderful. I had a really great experience on the Golondrina. The crew, food and everything was really good. I had a fantastically sweet guide and overall really enjoyed it. Unfortunately, it's very very easy to get sea sick but I suppose when you are in rough seas that's possible anywhere. If you have clients that get motion sickness easily, they should definitely choose a larger boat! Aside from that, I was very happy with my choice. Thank you!

Thanks

Charina Cruz Canada flag
August 2010

Traveled on the Odyssey

Dear Veronica,

Our family had a great time on the Odyssey. Our guide (Tatiana) and crew were very professional and knowledgeable, and even adapted quickly when our flight to the islands was delayed by several hours. Everything went smoothly and our days on the boat were the highlight of our visit to Ecuador.

Thanks again for all your help organizing the trip.

Best regards,

Mather's Family
July- August 2010

Traveled on the Anahi

Hi Paola

Thank you so much for helping Kieran and I arrange a wonderful 5 day trip to Galapagos on Anahi.  On day 1, we were already wondering why we didn't book an 8 day trip.  It was truly amazing.

The purpose of my email is to ask if it's any possibility that you may have the email address of our guide, Roberto on Anahi?  He was a fantastic, fantastic guide, and he took a few pictures of Kieran and I that I'd really like to see if he would mind sending us.

Let me know if you can help!

Thanks so much,

Lesley Boze
June 2010

Traveled on the Athala

Hello Paola,

I wanted to send you a quick note to thank you so much for your assistance with our trip. We were so pleased with everything! Our accommodations were superb. The food was fabulous. The staff at the hotels, restaurants, and cruise ship were top notch. This trip was very special, as it was our honeymoon. We just couldn't be more happy with our experience. We were especially pleased to see our kind driver waiting for our arrival at the airport in Quito at 3:30am! We were so late we weren't sure if he'd be there, but he was.

Thank you so much for making the planning process so easy. I will highly recommend your service to anyone that asks about traveling to the Galapagos.

All the best to you.

Amanda & Douglas Galuszka
July 2010

Traveled on the Athala

Hello Lilian,

We would like to thank and congratulate your service and cruise! Everything was very good! We are very happy! And, of course, will post here in Brazil! The tours, staff, accommodation, food, everything was great!

Thank you for everything!

Best regards,

Mariane Rodrigues & Luiz Falcone Brazil flag
July 2010

Traveled on the Archipel I

Hello again Olga,

I would like to thank you very much and let you know that we had a fabulous time in the Galapagos.

The Archipel was a fantastic catamaran and the crew were fabulous.The Galapagos islands are a true paradise, thank you again,

kind regards

Sandra Neimanis Australia flag
July 2010

Traveled on the Coral II

Hi Maria Elena,

Everything you organized in Ecuador and Peru worked out great!

We had a very nice and enthusiastic tour of Guayaquil and terrific service on the Coral II.  There were only 8 passengers, including us, all of whom got along very well together and our naturalist was both knowledgeable and took his job very seriously.   The captain and crew were also excellent. And all of this was combined with gentle seas and remarkable weather – it rained gently only as we returned to the airport to fly back to Guayaquil.  Perhaps the Galapagos Islands were shedding tears for our departure?  We will certainly recommend you to our friends whenever we have a chance.

Saludos Cordiales,

Neville Connell
Jun 2010

Traveled on the Beluga and stayed at Dann Carlton in Quito, Mainao Hotel in Galapagos  and Bellavista in Mindo

Hi Olga,

We have been back home for several weeks now and I just wanted to let you know how wonderful our trip to Ecuador was. The time we spent in the Galapagos Islands could not have been better! The hostel Mainao was was absolutely charming, we loved it, and the people at Scuba Iguana were so nice and helpful. The boat for our Galapagos cruise, the Beluga was perfect! I would highly recommend it to anyone. Our guide on the boat, named Darwin, was very knowledgable about the islands, the marine life and the wildlife. He really made the trip fun. The time we spent in the cloud forest was also a lot of fun.

Thank you for all your help in making arrangements and for your good suggestions. We all agreed it was the best family vacation we have ever taken!

Best regards,

Mary Kellogg
May 2010

Traveled on the La Pinta

Lorena,

We want to thank you for the perfect arrangements and our Excellent trip. All activities related to the Galapagos and La Pinta were perfect. The boat, the crew, the naturalists, the accommodations and food and especially all of the daily activities were great. We thoroughly enjoyed everything.

In Quito, Ivan was excellent. He was especially resourceful on the day that the access to Otavalo was blocked. We enjoyed the morning market and our trip to Cotapaxi, which also was difficult to access. A high point was our good fortune to see condors flying in the parkland.

Thanks for everything.

Richard Sobel and Leticia Mendoza-Sobel
May 2010

Traveled on the Odyssey and Peru

Good morning.

This was a fantastic trip. Both Peru and Galapagos were better than we anticipated.

We were greeted at each place by very accommodating people. In Peru: The hotel was a five star hotel in the middle of the city, close to all attractions, we did 3 days of visits, very good.

Galapagos: Also fantastic, great boat, just the right size, very kind and qualified tour guide. We visited 1 island per day and it was great. Plenty of snorkeling with fish, see lions, pinguins… Food was delicious. The crew was very discreet yet very courteous. We have great pictures, but I need to cleanup a few. I always take a lot.

Thank you very much for the help with the passports, it was a close call and it all worked out. We really appreciate your service and if you could recommend other destinations we would certainly consider doing business with you.

Thank you very much for all the organization, coordination and help.

Cindy Walsh & Claude Vigeant Canada flag
May 2010

Traveled on the Seaman II

Hi Paola,

We are back in Italy after our trip in Ecuador and Galapagos.

Everything was perfect and we enjoyed very much during our cruise on Seaman. This catamaran was really a good suggestion from your side , we thank you very much for all and we hope to hear you again in the future.

Many regards,

Ciao,

Mario Italy flag
May 2010

Traveled on the Seaman II

Dear Maria Elena,

Once again we want to thank you for your perfect organisation of our Galapagos trip. We enjoyed every minute, everything (transfer, accomodation, cruise) was perfect. We never expected to have such a wonderful time!

For sure we will recommend you to everyone we know who wants to go to Galapagos / Ecuador.

Kind regards

Doris + Gunter Austria flag
April 2010

Traveled on the Eden

Olga

I just thought I'd thank you for your help in booking our Galapagos trip.

We had a wonderful time and everything went very smoothly. We had a great time, and the boat and guide were very good.

We couldn't have done it without your help, so thanks again.

Kind regards

Anton Trixl New Zeland flag
April/May 2010

Traveled on the Galapagos Legend

Salo,

We had a great time. everything went off without a hitch!! it is not often you can write a letter that has NO items that can be improved!! thanks for all your help!

Harold and Vivian Hyman
April 2010

Traveled on the Athala

Hi Mr. Haugan,

We met briefly on board Athala last week. We enjoyed our trip immensely and wrote a highly favorable review for Tripadvisor.

Everyone on the boat were fantastic. Harry was the ultimate naturalist and guide. Great food, family atmosphere, etc.

What I didn't mention is how great your "on land" staff are. Lorena Alulema made our trip appear effortless on our part. She is a loyal employee and one you should be proud of. All questions were answered promptly and accurately. She is a fine representative for your services.

Richard, our driver, was a fine guide and an ambassador for Quito. We liked him very much.

You have a great company and we will recommend you to others unequivocally.

Best regards,

Jeff Carey
April 2010

Traveled on the Archipel II

Dear Lore,

I just wanted to thank you for all your help in planning our vacation to Quito & the Galapagos. All the arrangements were perfect. The Relicario del Carmen was an ideal place for us to stay. Pamela, our guide, was fantastic. I would highly recommend her services. When we return ( I hope next year) we will ask for her again. The Archipel II was everything we hoped for on our Galapagos portion of the trip. The room was comfortable, the food good & the crew very friendly. We only wish that we had taken the 8 day trip rather than the five day. You planned a PERFECT trip.

Lynn & Terry LaRue
April 2010

Traveled on the Athala

Hi Lilian

Been meaning to write - we had the most fantastic time in Ecuador! What a lovely country it is!

All your arrangements worked out beautifully. The guides (Jorge on Athala 2, Hairo at the Tapir Lodge and Evan on the drive to Cuenca) were absolutely excellent- extremely professional and very easy to get along with. Please pass our compliments on to those you know.

Athala 2 was fantastic - the food the cabins the crew (and of course the weather and the wildlife!)

Thank you so much for all your help arranging our holiday of a lifetime.

Heather McNamee Australia flag
March 2010

Traveled on the Archipel I

Hi Olga,

Our trip went very, very well. All the travel arrangements went smoothly and no connections were missed. The boat and the crew were exceptional, and the islands themselves were beyond words. Hopefully we can come back sometime. Thanks for your help with all the details. Do you also offer trips to the jungle or the mountains in Ecuador?

Thanks,

James Ebaugh
March 2010

Traveled on the Athala

Cristina,

My husband and I each thoroughly enjoyed our vacation in Ecuador (Mar 25 - Mar 31). The accommodations in Quito, at the Galapagos Safari Camp, and aboard the Athala were all excellent. The transfers and guides throughout our travels made everything work out perfectly.

Prior to our travel, we were very excited for our trip to the Galapagos Islands. But, the trip surpassed our expectations. We were continually impressed with the fine customer service, the attention to details, and everything else.

I would personally like to thank you for your assistance with the arrangements. I would highly recommend this trip and your assistance in arranging to others.

Thanks so much!

Sincerely,

Linda Burchell
March 2010

Traveled on the Galaxy

Dear Salo,

We just got back from Peru yesterday and I have to say the highlight of our trip was Galapagos. Everything was perfect. Our guide Janet was excellent. The boat and staff were wonderful. The food was great. We were well taken care of. I wouldn't change a thing. My girls loved it and so did my mother. She felt like she was well taken care of and she was.

Thanks you so much for all the work you did. It was a fabulous trip. I would highly recommend the Gallaxy boat and staff to anyone.

I would also recommend you as you were great getting back to me with all my questions.

Thanks so much.

Cicely Brown Canada flag
April 2010

Traveled on the Athala

Hey Maria,

Our Trip was absolutely wonderful and our guide Harry was absolutely amazing!!! I would recommend the trip and Harry to all our friends.

Cheers,

Gracias

Rosa
March 2010

Traveled on the Nina

Hi Maria,

Stacey and I are back in the States and already missing the Galapagos.

We just wanted to send you a note saying "muchas gracias" for all your help in making our honeymoon special! We both feel like it was picture-perfect, and we will have memories for a life time. Thank you for going above and beyond by checking in with us to make sure everything was OK during the trip. Also, thank you to you and your team for retrieving our lost bag before we could really miss it!

I am glad we arranged our honeymoon with you and we will not hesitate to recommend your company to everyone who will listen!

Muchas gracias!

Jeff
March /April 2010

Traveled on the Nina

Dear Maria Elena,

We couldn't have been more pleased with our Galapagos experience. From the moment we landed in Quito to our departure eight days later, everything was first rate. We appreciated the transfers from and to the airport. Our accommodations in the Swisshotel were lovely and the service was outstanding.

There aren't enough superlative in the English language to describe our Galapagos experience. Our naturalist guide, Juan Carlos was extremely well informed, very sociable, and a pleasure to be around. He has a detailed knowledge of the flora and fauna of the islands and enjoys sharing it. The entire crew on the Nina were accommodating, polite, efficient and worked hard to make out trip enjoyable. The food was superb and the staterooms were roomy and comfortable Of course, it goes without saying that the friendliness of the animals, birds, and fish helped to make our trip very special.

We appreciated the crew's attention to safety - we always had a panga nearby when we snorkeled, we always had our lifevests on when in the panga, helping hands assisted us when getting on and off the panga. Also, the captain purposely sailed earlier in the evening after hearing that many of us had trouble sleeping when the boat sailed through rougher seas at night.

Thank you, Maria Elena for setting everything up for us so beautifully.

Carolyn and Ben had a lovely stateroom with a king sized double bed for which they were most grateful. I apologize for the mix up about their room on April 4th. After you called I was not able to reach them, and they went ahead and made plans to stay at the Radisson.

We will recommend you to our friends and thank you again for a most memorable and enjoyable trip.

Ellie Brunner
March /April 2010

Traveled on the Athala and Safari Camp

Lorena,

I just wanted to thank you for all your hard work in making our trip to the Galapagos so great. To arrive in Quito to see our names being held up was a great comfort.and everything from then on went so well. Our Guide the first day was really great, she did a really good job of introducing us the islands and giving us a great deal of information to think about.

The Safari camp was a real suprise. The owners were so congenial When they said "Let's go to your tent" I thought to myself "I'm sleeping in a tent". But what a tent. It was lovely and what a different experience! The chef there is really superb and the meals were all first class. My grandson could not stop hugging me as we went from there to daily snorkeling and explorations. He and I both had the vacation of a lifetime. The Athala 11 was just marvelous, the crew the food and the guide all made it the best ever.

If I am ever coming to your area again, I will definitely call you to book it for me.

A grateful and exhilarated customer.

Sheila and Luke
March 2010

Traveled on the Angelito plus hotels Mainao and Opuntia plus plane flight

Hello Cristina,

We are back from our trip and it was awesome!

Thank you for all of your help – you did a wonderful job!!! No dramas, everything went very smooth. I appreciate all the time and effort you took to get us the trip of a lifetime

Yours truly,

Joan Letendre Canada
March 2010

Traveled on the Galapagos Explorer and Kapawi

Dear Lorena,

We had a great time at your country. The cruise was full of activities and enjoyed very much. It's a wonderful to be there with animals and birds and I am admiring how Ecuadorian try to keep them as natural as they are and it works very well.

Kapawi is also a great experience in nature. When we were there there were only 4 Guests (included us), so everything seemed private (trecking, birdwaching,conoeing and meals, excellent ). We could feel we were in Amazon( Rio Pastaza) this time( comparing Manaus ;Jungle Lodge and Liberoster last year)

The third trip to Cuenca we were lucky to have nice clear days, mauntains are so beautiful and we could have some walkings at high attitude. Each places are impressine for me.

I am talking to my friends to visit Ecuador ! I would love to visit again if possible.

Thank you very much for your work.

Sincerely

Hiroko Terai Japan
January 2010

Traveled on the Athala

Dear Maria Antonieta,

We would like to thank you for all your help and the great time that we had during our time in Ecuador. Especially the well organised cruise and Harry the guide was a real treat! We would also like to point out that the service at Santa Fé suites was outstanding!!

Otto unfortunately had an ear infection and Marie the owner of the Santa Fe Suites in Puerto Ayora was so kind to take as to the doctor and stay with us to help with translation. Excellent!

Kind regards,

Maribelle, Netherlands
March 2010

Traveled on the Eden

Hola e Yudo Bem!!

Olga, your services where EXCELLENT !!!  I am already think of a Jungle / Mountain tour in Ecuador and maybe a few days diving the Galapagoes !!!

Additionally I have been telling my friends about you and your services for a "worry free" Galapagoes tour !!!

I will always highly recommend you !!
Thcasu,

Steve
January 2010

Traveled on the Tip Top II

Andrea

Thank you, for all of your help in arranging my tour of the Galapagos Islands! I had great time. The people of the Tip Top Company were great.

I found myself visiting Ecuador on business. With just a few weeks of lead time I contacted the team at www.galapagosislands.com to make reservations. They came back with alternative cruises on ships that still had room. I selected the Tip Top II.  The team at www.galapagosislands.com delivered all of the information I needed to my hotel in Quito in a helpful package.  There was a contact person at the airport should someone have questions or need assistance. I did not. The English speaking tour guide was waiting at the airport in Baltra. Within a few minutes after landing at the airport I was aboard the Tip Top II and was given my cabin assignment.  The rest of the trip was touring the islands and snorkeling with all manor sea life. The Galapagos Islands are a magical place and the people of the Tip Top Company take you there in a most professional manor. It was the trip of a life time.

Again, thanks!

Stan
February 2010

Traveled on the Athala

Dear Salo,

Since Wednesday we are back home and are still dreaming about our trip to the Galàpagos. Thank you for all what you did for us. Everything was well arranged and we loved it very much.

Best regards.

Theo Smedts Belgium
February 2010

Traveled on the Athala

Dear Lilian,

Hola! Como estas?

I want to thank you for your help in organizing my trip to the Galapagos Islands.

Also the accommodations you arranged for me at the Swissotel, pick up service at the airport were great!!

Thank you again for all the help and hope all is well in Quito!!!

Mucho gracias!

Sincerely,

Inha Republic of Korea
February 2010

Traveled on the Rumba

Hola Veronica,

Los buceos en Galapagos han estado muy bien, y la gente del club nos parecio estupenda. Lastima que la visibilidad en algunos sitios no fuese mejor. Se nos quedo un poco corto.

Respecto a la Peregrina, reune todo lo necesario y nos encontramos bien.

Y en relacion al crucero en el Rumba por las islas, fue bastante bueno. hubo un cambio de Rabida y Puerto Eggas por Isabela que acogimos de muy buen grado. El barco en general, perfecto si bien algun camarote muy estrecho y las duchas no iban, pero esto no fue mortal. La tripulacion muy maja y la comida bastante aceptable. Para mi gusto alguna excursion se hace excesivamente temprano, lo que limitaba la luz de cara a hacer buenas fotos asi lo hice saber en el cuestionario que pasaron al final. En resumen, creo que las islas y sus animales, son increiblemente preciosos y que lo pasamos bastante bien. Quien sabe, talvez para reperir en un futuro.

Gracias por todo

Jose Seiquer
February 2010

Traveled on the Archipel II

Dear Lilian,

Only to inform you, that I am now back in Denmark. I want to thank you for the arrangements, which have been perfect in all respects.

I want to express, that both the guides at the Andes tours - Ivan and Alfredo - were very professional and gave a very good and friendly service.

Please give my best regards to both.

best regards

Kaj Aarup Denmark
January 2010

Traveled on the Athala

Hi Salome

Just wanted to thank you very much for all your tour arrangements for us. We had a wonderful time. The Galapagos cruise was amazing. Our Naturalist Guide on the Athala was Javier Cando & he was certainly a wonderful source of information.

In our group of 16 people, there was one couple slightly older than us & 3 other couples traveling together (early to mid 40s) from California, one couple from Florida,  two couples who stayed only 4 days each and of course, Matt & Shiv Wolton (the newly-wed couple on their honeymoon from England). All in all, it was an extremely compatible group, who were game for anything.

The Sacha Lodge trip was also very good, with an excellent Naturalist as well as a Native guide. We were in a group of 5 - the other 3 people being slightly younger than us & all from England.

The accommodations @ the Swissotel, on the Athala & @ Sacha Lodge were all more than we expected.

If we find anyone interested in traveling to the Galapagos, we will be sure to give them your e-mail address.

Thanks again

Murray & Merlyn Christian
January 2010

Hi Salo,

I think it's me who should be thanking you.  If not for you I may have not been able to go to the Galapagos at all.

The trip turned out to be fantastic and my favorite part of Equador..  The amount of things I got to see and experience in 5 days was amazing.  Thanks again for all your help and I will be sure to recommen Galapagosislands.com to my friends and other travelers.

Best,

Stan Rodos
January 2010

Traveled on the Evolution

Maria,

Check in was fast and we are now waiting for the plane to arrive from Madrid. Thank you again for your generous hospitality today and also for your impeccable organisation of our visit to Ecuador.

Best wishes .

Roger Wingate uk
December/January 2010

Traveled on the Odyssey

Muy buenos dias Olga,

I have arrived back home, and I just wanted you to know, how much I enjoyed this (very short) trip.

I had a little scare when the Miami-Quito flight had to divert to GYE because of rain/winds at Quito, but after 2 hours in GYE, we left again for Quito and landed safely.

The hotel was fine, and the Odyssey was a lovely ship with a good crew and excellent guide!

My only regret is that I took 4d/3n everybody else on the ship was on the 8d/7n tour, and consequently I missed out on seeing the huge land-turtles so maybe I have to come back another time.

I am also writing a full report to CAAQuebec who are planning a big group for 2011, and will also make for them a CD with all my pictures.

Thanks again for all your help and for making a dream come true !

Saludos muy cordiales desde Montreal

Wim Bless Canada flag
April 2009

Traveled on the Coral I

Hi Paola,

I just wanted to say Thank you so much for all of your help with planning our Galapagos vacation! What a great, amazing time we had, and we got engaged!!! I am so happy, I was so impressed with the service that was provided to us. Can not thank you enough!!!

Thanks again we will be sure to recommend you to all of our friends.

Wishing you all the best!

Kind regards,

Wendy
March 2009

Traveled on the Eden

Hi Veronica

The trip was wonderful. The eden yacht was very comfortable, the crew very friendly and courteous, the guide very knowledgable.

It was a wonderful vacation!

thanks !

Vera
March 2009

Traveled on the Eden

Hi Veronica

I arrived back today and have completed the form for you. Thank you once again for all of your help and support. We really appreciate it and will definitely recommend you to our friends that would like to visit Galapagos.

Thanks

Matt Callaghan England Australia
Januray 10th-14th

Traveled on the Seaman II

Maria Elena,

Te mando unas fotos de la familia y te deseo todo lo mejor para el ano 2010.
Tambien queria agradecerte para la organizacion del viaje en las Galapagos, fue todo perfecto !

Aseguramente te mandare unos amigos en el futuro que van a querer hacer el mismo.

Un abrazo,

Alexis France
December 2009

Traveled on the Nina

Dear Lilian,

I wish you a very HAPPY NEW YEAR ! !

Thank you for your help in organizing my trip to Galapagos Islands. I enjoyed my trip very much. The catamaran NINA was excellent choice. The captain and the crew was very friendly and helpful to me and other guest.

Gabriela Salgado did excellent job organizing social happenings. She is very nice person, and very professional and able at her job. I think she is an asset to your company.

Estaban Chavez (Naturalist Guide) did very good job in explaining all about the nature on the Islands. Specially on the subject of the Darwin finches that is of great interest to me.

Please give my regards to them and all the crew.

Sincerely

Antonio Bucci
November 2009

Traveled on the Beagle

Maria Antonieta:

Thank you for all your support of the Diver/Wentz party who traveled on the Beagle from January 5th to January 12th and then had hotel stays in the Galapagos and Quito. They had an absolutely wonderful time. I really appreciate all your efforts on behalf of these clients. I hope I will have an opportunity to work with you again in the future.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Again, many thanks.

Debbie Chapman
Uniglobe Travel Partners LLC
January 5th to January 12th

Traveled on the Evolution

Maria Elena

Happy New Year!  Thanks for a wonderful trip.  Everything that you planned was perfectly scheduled and timed like clock-work.  Every single driver, tour guide, etc... was great and on time.  The cruise was terrific, the food great, the size of the boat was just right.  The sights were obviously spectacular- but I can't give you credit for that!  If you want any very specific feedback on any aspect of the trip please let me know.

I will be sure to give your info to anyone interested in a trip to the Galapagos, Ecuador or South America.

Best regards,

Rob
December 2009

Traveled on the Evolution

Dear Juan

We got back safely on Sunday: 20 hours from door to door.  You made our experience in Ecuador an extremely enjoyable one and we have 1000s of vivid memories that will live with us forever. We had and have a wonderful impression of your country which you are largely responsible for. We learned a great deal from you and feel we did a lot without being overwhelmed by too much: just right.

So - thanks again and have a wonderful year 2010!

With all best wishes

Jennifer and Roger United Kingdom
December 2009

Traveled on the Nina

Hi Olga,

We hope you had a good Christmas with your family and are looking forward to the New Year.

The trip was great and went without a hitch, thank you. The Nina was lovely, just the right mix of relaxation and activity, good food and company. We especially liked the snorkeling.

We would recommend Ivan to anybody, he is reliable, friendly and very knowledgeable, we were sorry to be leaving him at the end of the trip.

Thanks for all your help in organising it all, we will recommend you to anyone we know planning a trip to Ecuador

Best Regards,

Deborah and Shane United Kingdom
December 2009

Traveled on the Nina

Hi Cristina,

We are back home and I wanted to write and thank you for arranging our wonderful trip.  All of the connections went smoothly and the service could not have been better.  The cruise was fantastic and I will recommend this trip to everyone.  Juan conducted our city tour of Quito and he was excellent.  Thanks again and I hope to work with you in the future.

Ken
December 2009

Traveled on the Anahi

Dear Lilian

I am writing to say how much I enjoyed the the Galapagos cruise I booked through your company. It was exactly as described, well actually more was included than expected! All arrangement went smoothly, staff were extemely professional and friendly, and the ship, Anahi, was better than described.

The Galapagos Islands really dont need comment, they speak for themselves! I would also like to thank you personally. I know I changed my plans a number of times but you were more than happy to accomodate each change, and answer my many questions promptly (even from the airport on the morning of the cruise!) Anyway, you were a great help to make my trip extremely pleasant and memorable. You, your company and the cruise will be highly recommended.

Many thanks again

Best regards

James Prideaux United Kingdom
December 2009

Traveled on the Galaxy

Hi Veronica,

I have just got back to Australia after my wanderings.

The Galapagos trip was fantastic and the Galaxy yacht and crew wonderful. I loved every minute of the trip and had to be prised off at the end of my 8 days! I recommend the trip and the yacht thoroughly. I learnt a lot about the flora and fauna of the islands and about the formation of the islands, sea currents etc. The guides were knowledgable, fluent in English and fun. A great trip and your services also were excellent through the booking process and the information provided. Thank you!

Anne Jeffery New Zeland
October 2009

Traveled on the Galaxy

Hi Veronica,

Just wanted to thank you so much for a fantastic trip. Our time on Galapagos was incredible. Thank you so much for your amazing service. I would highly recommend the Galaxy Yacht to anyone. The crew and boat were definitely first class. Our flight to Lima was on tme and it was our first time flying LAN and we were very impressed.

Thanks again for making all our bookings. I will be highly recommending you to anyone I know interested in Galapagos.

Natalie Australia
December 2009

Traveled on the Archipel II

Hey Veronica.

The trip to Galapagos was very exciting and a memory for life.  Everything worked more then 100%, services, in both Guayaquil and Quito. We are specially fond of Archipell II and her staff and guide. We are very pleased with your work and help and we will glady recommend you to other swedish traveller.

Thank you fore everything

Monica and Ove Carlenskog Sweden Flag
November 2009

Traveled on the Rumba

Hi Paola!

Robyn and I are finally back from our month long stay in South America, and just wanted to let you know that we had an AMAZING time in the Galapagos Islands!!! Thank you so much for helping us organize our cruise! We thoroughly enjoyed exploring all the islands and seeing all the unique animal species in their respective environments!!! Not to mention, the crew and staff on the boat were very friendly and made us feel quite at home! And the food was splendid as well!!! I will definitely send you a couple of photos of us once I get them organized!!! Thanks again for all of your help and hope all is well in Quito!!!

Best Regards,

Nicole
October 2009

Traveled on the Explorer II

Maria Elena,

Many thanks for the effort that you put into our Quito-Galapagos trip.  It was superb in every aspect.  The first two full days in Quito, one spent with really excellent and charming driver-guide Fausto, couldn’t have been better, and the post-Galapagos Saturday night and full Sunday before the post-midnight Delta return flight, spent shopping, seeing churches and the stratospheric top of Telefonico, proved gratifying.  Explorer II with its very good accommodations, food, and absolutely superb and appropriately friendly guides made the island visits memorable.

The Hotel Patio Andaluz was perfectly located, beautiful, historically colorful, and with fine and extremely friendly and efficient service.

Dr. Burton L. Karson, Ms. Kay Poggi
November 2009

Traveled on the Santa Cruz

Veronica,

Our trip was fantastic.  I would recommend the Santa Cruz and your travel agency to anyone.

Thank you,

Constance Massey
November 2009

Traveled on the Galaxy

Hello Veronica,

The boat tour on the Galaxy was very good indeed!! All the crew was very nice and attentive, specially our guide Roberto.

We thank you very much for all and who knows someday we may visit Ecuador again!!

Best regards,

Sofia and Jan & Portugal flag

October 2009

Traveled on the Odyssey

Paola

First of all I would like to say thank you for all your efforts in making our Galapago's trip so successful. Our guide Walter was fantastic, the Odyssey boat was beautiful and the crew of that boat was so incredibly nice to all of us. On behalf of myself, Linda, Michelle, and Natalie - we thank everyone involved. It was one of the highlights of our trip to Ecuador!

Take care

Dawn Baker
October 2009

Traveled on the Nina

Cristina,

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!!

We had a wonderful trip!!! From the minute we walked into The Plaza Grande to the time we left we had an amazing time.

The Plaza Grande was a wonderful hotel and the staff was very friendly and Helpful.  The Nina was fantastic! The crew was great and our naturalist, Javier was the best. We saw and did so much! We really hated to see it end.

Our special dinner was a great way to end our vacation.

Michelle and I appreciate all you did for us. Everything was well planned and organized. We had a vacation we will never forget!

Muchos Gracias,

Linda
September - October 2009

Traveled on the Nina

Veronica,

My trip was perfect!!!  I enjoyed the Nina and the crew sooooo much!  I would highly recommend this trip to anyone.  Quito was fine and the driver was particularily helpful and informative.

Thanks again for all the last minute help!!!

Cheers,

Christie
August 2009

Traveled on the Amigo

Veronica,

The islands were great, certainly a once in a lifetime experience. I 
have taken many photos and saw sone amazing things. The boat Amigo was 
also a very nice experience with a very professional and friendly 
guide and crew.

Thanks again for your help.

Fabian
September 2009

Traveled on the Athala

Olga, we just returned from our 2+ weeks in Galapagos/Peru and wanted to send you a thank you for a trip well planned and organized.  We really enjoyed both destinations, but I think the Galapagos was my favorite. Both of the guides (George in Galapagos and Mariella in Peru) were fabulous.

Thanks again, and I would certainly recommend Columbus Travel to anyone interested in a journey south of the border.

Sincerely,

Jeff and Deborah Martin
September 2009

Traveled on the Archipel II

Hello Paola...just a quick note to say how much we enjoyed our trip.  The Archipell II worked out really well for us.  We enjoyed Javier our guide and were pleasantly surprised on the amount of snorkelling we did.  We have great pictures.

Mr. Freddy Nasevilla gave us a great tour for the remainder of the trip.  We appreciated his knowledge on so many topics, which helped us to learn so much more about the country.  The haciendas where we stayed were beautiful and really added to our overall experience.

Please pass along our thanks to both the Archipell owners and Freddy, and finally thanks to you for your overall organization and coordination of this successful family vacation.

Sincerely,

The Rossall Family
August 2009

Traveled on the Eden Yacht

Dear Belen,

I wanted to thank you on behalf of my girlfriend and myself for the beautiful cruise we had on board of the yacht Eden a two weeks ago.

We expected a lot from this trip to the Galapagos Islands, and our expectations were exceeded! The crew was very very nice, and the service was great. The nature guide Morris was very knowledgeable!

Thanks to the flight changes we were able to fly to Guayaquil as we wanted, and thanks to your service, we got picked up again by a representative from your company. Thanks for that!

We will certainly recommend the "Eden" and your travel agency to friends and colleagues who want to travel to Ecuador.

Have a nice weekend and best regards,

Niels Batke & Kerstin Wieser
August 2009

Ivonne,

We returned earlier this week from Galapagos, and I wanted to thank you for making all the arrangements. More importantly your kind courtesy in taking my phone call that night and arranging to send your man the next day to help us quickly take the Galapagos flight was very much appreciated. My entire family had a very good time. I have already sung your praises to many friends and family members. Hopefully you’ll hear from them shortly.

Best wishes

Regards,

Vijay Rangan
August 2009

Traveled on the Athala

Dear Maria Elena,

HELLO! We all had a fabulous time, thanks to a perfectly planned , well thought out itinerary. i just wanted to thank you for all your help and endless emails! We appreciate it very much and will keep you in mind for friends who may be interested in traveling there in the future!

Gratefully,

Karen
August 2009

Traveled on the Ecuador Tour

Dear Maria Antonieta,

Just another word of thanks for arranging our wonderful trip to Ecuador. You understood just what I wanted in a trip and made perfect arrangements. I thought you might enjoy a few photos of our trip (the ones I just sent Juan).

With deep appreciation,

Marjorie Relin
September 2009

Traveled on the Nina

Elena,

Thank you so much for all the arrangements you made on our behalf.  The trip was great, and all the connections went smoothly.  The drivers were on time, helpful and courteous, and the staff on the boat was great.  Thanks again.

Regards,

Michael
August 2009

Traveled on the Archipell II

Hola Christian,

Ahora que hemos regresado a Francia, quisiera agradecerle para su ayuda a lo largo de nuestro viaje a Galapagos.

Lo pasamos realmente muy bien, la tripulacion del Princess of Galapagos fue muy calida y nuestro guia nos enseno muchas cosas sobre la islas.
Tambien, su ayuda ha sido muy importante, gracias por disponibilidad y por haber contestado tan rapidamente a todas nuestras preguntas antes del viaje.
Recomendare sin duda Colombus a cualquiera persona deseosa de descubrir Ecuador o Galapagos aqui en Francia.

Linda Huff (and Scott)
August 2009

Traveled on the Nina and the Galaxy

Hi Paola

Now that we - unfortunately - have left Ecuador behind us, I wanted to thank you again for the complete service provided by you and your company! I want to let you know personally. I have already forwarded your email address to a friend of mine who will visit Ecuador at the beginning of September.

And by the way: we very much enjoyed the hotel and diner invitation - the restaurant was absolutely beautiful and food and service excellent!

Thank you very much again
best regards,

Michael
July 2009

Traveled on the Golondrina

Hi Veronica,

The trip went very well. The staff and guide of the Golondrina were spectacular. The food was also great. The ship was smaller thanI thought it would be, but it was very clean and comfortable. I'm glad that everything about the trip went very smoothly!

Thanks,

Geoff
July 2009

Travelled on the Nina

Hi Marie Elena,

I just wanted to share with you a post that we put on tripadvisor regarding our recent tour on the Nina. We had the best time on the tour and I wanted to thank you for making the trip possible. Below is a response to another traveler's inquiry about the Nina. You can find it on tripadvisor.com. Thank you again for a wonderful trip.

My husband and I just got back from a an 8 day cruise on the Nina and it was amazing. We are in our early 30s and about half of the people on the tour were as well. The other half were couples in their mid 50s-60s. I can't say enough great things about the tour. The service was great, the cabin was luxury and the crew was beyond helpful. We did ALOT of snorkeling (like twice a day). Some of it was in deep water and some beach snorkeling but totally safe as zodiacs follow you along the whole way. The wildlife was accessible through the land walks we did everyday. It was a tour for active people but you also had plenty of time to rest and enjoy the beautiful boat. The food on board was delicious with the chef cooking up gourmet 3 course meals for every meal. Our guide Gabriel was knowledgable and also very entertaining. I highly recommend this tour. The days start early, so there wasn't much partying on the boat but I guess it depends on who is on the tour the week you are going. It was a once in a lifetime trip!.

Jen O'Brien
July 2009

Travelled on the Redmangrove, Adventure

Hi Elena

Thank you for your help in organizing our trip. We were impressed with the service at the Red Mangroove and we all felt that this was a once in-life-time trip.

thanks again

Dr. Mann
July, 2009

Travelled on the Nina

Hello Veronica,

we were going to send you an email. The cruise on Nina was FANTASTIC!! Everything was excellent. Harry, the guide, and Gabi the hostess were terrific.

The food was sensational, in fact there was nothing bad about it.

Thank you so much, everything was so professional and we would definitely recommend you to any of our friends.

Roz & Roger Australia
July 2009

Travelled on the Galaxy

Cristina,

I wanted to thank you for putting together my Galapagos trip. It was absolutely wonderful. The tour of Quito was excellent. We loved the Galaxy. The crew was excellent and our guide, Pepe, was very knowledgeable. Also, the drivers who provided transportation to and from the airports were very professional and courteous. Thank you so much for everything you did for me. I have already recommended your agency to several of my friends.

Best regards,

Lea Nesbit
July 2009

Travelled on the Galaxy and Manatee

Olga,

the trip was great and you guys did a great job. And it was nice being met by the same driver each time. Nice guy.

I had a great experience with Columbus and would recommend you all to anyone.
Cliff

Clifford Friedman
July 2009

Travelled on the Seaman II

Hola, Veronica,

Our trip was estupendo!  Everything went the way it was supposed to.
The Seaman II was great!  We were delighted to get Cabin 1, because it had great front windows.  The boat was terrific in every way, food, crew, accommodations, cleanliness, comfort.  Good snorkeling equipment and wetsuits, too.
And the other passengers were very congenial.

Our guide Daniel seemed to know everything.  He was pleasant, informative and helpful on everything.

Of course, the islands themselves were incredible, as I hope you know.  We found each stop full of great things to see and do.  The sea cooperated too, not too rough.

It would have been fun to see the land turtles, Lonesome George and the Darwin Center, but everything we did was great. I wish it could have been longer!

Thank you so much for all your help.  We feel very lucky to have gone on this trip, especially as a last minute event. (Since the Peruvian government closed schools early, I got some extra vacation time.)

My husband says thanks very much, it was a great trip!

Mil gracias,

Teri Coppedge
July 2009

Travelled on the Nina

Hi Christian,

Thank you for your follow up email.

We too are sorry we didn't get to see you after our cruise. And like you, we were both ill with a cold on our return from the cruise. It didn't stop us from visiting any of the islands and seeing the wildlife, but it did stop us from snorkling a few times.

We had a great time with Santiago during the tour to Otavalo and the Quito cultural center tour.

Please keep Melanie's and my email to contact us if you are visiting the US. Melanie was serious about you visiting her in Palm Springs during the Grand Champions tennis tournament. You and your wife would have a wonderful visit with her.

Thank you again my friend for all you did for us to make our visit to Ecuador and the Galapagos so memorable. We all had a wonderful time.

Our best,

Bill, Melanie, John and Mary
June /July 2009

Travelled on the Angelito

Hi Christian

your service was PERFECT! Colombus travel, very good

Thanks Christian

Kristine Norway
June 2009

Travelled on the Samba and Mindo

Dear Belen and Marie Antoinetta

Our family had an incredible time in the Galapagos, thoroughly enjoying our week on the Samba. The crew was friendly, the guide was very knowledgeable, the food was great, but the star of the show is truly the islands and the wildlife.

I would also like to thank you once again for all your efforts on our behalf regarding the last minute changes we had to make to our trip. I was a little hesitant booking with a non-North American travel company, but after our recent experience I would recommend Columbus Travel without hesitation to anyone planning a trip to Ecuador, Peru or the Galapagos.

Nori Frape
June 2009

Travelled on the Eden Yacht

Olga

We're back from the Galapagos - it is magnificent! Everything was great, the boat, crew and guide, the islands are spectacular.

We had dinner at the Theatre restaurant, it was marvellous, unexpected and delicious!

We're now going to the jungle with high expectations.

Thank you very much

Ash & Gill UK
June /July 2009

Travelled on the Nina

Sr. Washington del Pino

Con un fuerte abrazo y agradecimiento a todo el personal que han hecho posible mi viaje a Galapagos en compañía de mi padre así haciendo su sueño realidad.

Le comento que ya lo hicimos en la fecha del 19 al 26 de Mayo en el yate “catamarán” NINA.

Lo pasamos de maravilla, todo el personal era muy amable, la atención personalizada. Mi padre se sintió mimado en todo el grupo, les felicito de manera personal

Con el barco ni que decir estábamos tan cómodos, felices y defino en esta palabra que ese viaje fue ¡inolvidable!

Mil gracias, y estaremos en contacto.

Magaly Moscoso Ecuador
Mayo 2009

Travelled on the Nina

Hello Ivonne,

First of all, I want to tell you what a fabulous trip we had to Ecuador.  Your country and people are wonderful and Pat and I enjoyed ourselves greatly.

Evan's guiding was also great.  He really helped us to understand the country and culture and was a great help.

Thank you again for all your help!

Laura
June 2009

Travelled on the Seaman

Hi Fernanda,

We had the most wonderful time in your country! Everything was perfect, and it was definitely our most favorite trip yet. Your company and everyone on the Seaman was wonderful, friendly, helpful and professional.

I am considering a volunteer excursion next spring in the Ecuadorian Amazon. If I end up being able to go, I will likely be in touch with Columbus Travel for a Machu Picchu extension. Hopefully I will be able to work it out next year; I would love to return to Ecuador.

Warmest regards,

Jenn Stone
June 2009

Travelled on the Golondrina

Veronica,

The trip was incredible. Everything from the boat to the cook to the guide was great. Thank you so much for a terrific experience.

Much thanks,

Ben
June 2009

Travelled on the Princess of Galapagos

Hello Ivonne,

It seems like so long ago that we were in your beautiful country and the Galapagos, but it has only been about a month. How time flies!

This note is long overdue. For that, I truly apologize. Lynn and I want to extend out most sincere gratitude for creating what was a spectacular trip to Quito and the Galapagos Islands. From start to finish, we all had an absolutely terrific experience! Juan in Quito and Enrique in the Galapagos were superb guides.

The Hotel Dann Carlton was exceptional; thank you so much for suggesting we stay there. Everyone loved it. We were also very pleased with the boat. The crew on the Princess of the Galapagos was wonderful, as was the food they served—every meal and snack was delicious.

In short, there really aren’t enough superlatives we can use to describe how wonderful everything was. In fact, it was such an overwhelmingly positive experience, that we hope to offer the trip again. That being the case, we will definitely call upon you again to work with us. We have nothing but praise for you and Columbus Travel.

Best regards,

Anne L. Bizub & Lynn Gillie
May 2009

Travelled on the Sagitta

Dear Elena,

It was nice to meet you in Quito. We are now back in Norway after a wonderful trip to Ecuador. The highlight was of course Galapagos. The boat, the crew, the guide, the food, everything was great. Thank you very much for all the help.

Best regards,

Geir Norway
June 2009

Travelled on the Odyssey

Paola,

I just want to thank you for the excellent job you did in booking my trip on the Galapagos Odyssey - June 13 through June 22. All the arrangements went perfectly, with someone to meet me at every stop and no trouble with tickets or hotel rooms. The ship was outstanding.

I have recommended Columbus Travel to everyone on our cruise. Again thank you for arranging such a wonderful trip for me.

Renata Perlove
June 2009

Travelled on the Nina

Hi Cristina,

About the nina:

It was a great ship. Nice staff. Large clean cabins. Good beds We had a knowlegdable guide and every day we went hiking or snorkling. So well arranged. For dinner we had soup, maincourse in buffet and dessert. So we got big!

We enjoyed every minute on the island ...in paradise.

Warm greetings

Henk and Claudia Netherlands
June 2009

Travelled on the Eclipse

Hi Fernanda,

Thank you very much for all your help in planning our honeymoon - and also thanks for handling our change of plans so quickly. I'm feeling much better and we had a spectacular time in the galapagos!

All the best to you,

Marina
June 2009

Travelled on the Archipel

Olga;

My trip to Ecuador was fantastic and I really enjoyed all of the adventure. It was planned very well and I want to thank you for all your hard work and help to make this trip so wonderful for me. I hope to someday return to Ecuador to see more of the country and experience some more of this very beautiful and diverse country.

Thanks again for all your assisstance in planning and making this trip a reality.

Best regards.

Robby
January 2009

Travelled on the Nina

Ivonne,

We had a wonderful time. Everyone was friendly. Food and Boat were great. Islands beautiful.

Scott White
June 2009

Travelled on the Coral

Ivonne,

I've returned to Reno and dug through the paperwork that had accumulated. I wanted to take this opportunity to make a few comments.

First, you and Columbus travel did a great job. Thank you.

So you know, the Swissotel was magnificent. The staff was great, the accommodations wonderful - all in all a credit to Ecuador and a very good way to start and end the trip. I'll send you a copy of my letter to the general manager.

The Coral 1 also did a good job. I would be happy to recommend it to others considering a trip to the islands. We were also fortunate to have been assigned some really great guides. I came to understand the Park Service itself assigns the guides. We were lucky to have gotten a couple of their more senior people both of whom were assigned at the last minute - Victor Hugo and Jonathan Aguas S.

Thanks again.

Jerry
May 2009

Travelled on the Millenium

Hi Elena!

Thanks so much for organizing a great trip for my friends and I - we had a wonderful time and were very pleased with our experience on the Millenium!

Thanks!

Evelyne
May 2009

Travelled on the Athala

I am home safe and sound and I wanted to thank you for your help in planning our trip. It was absolutely incredible and everything went without any problems. Thanks again.

Christine Thompson
May 2009

Travelled on the Nina

Dear Olga,

I want to thank you for the most wonderful week - as the fabulous Guide Harry would say - "You are in Paradise---- The Galapagos Islands." The "Nina" was a beautiful boat, the crew were delightful pleasant and efficient. I might just have to steal your chef from you - the food was delicious fresh and far too tempting.

I had read a lot about the Islands but I was amazed delighted and surprised by the diversity, and also the difference from Island to Island. Harry was so knowledgesable about the marine and land animals, the birds and the volcanoes we were very lucky to have him. My son had the best time also and thank you for giving him five young girls to entertain!!! It was a very happy week and the rest of the passengers delightful I had a great time.

The hotel in Quito was delightful and tres chic, and the wonderful meal at Theatrum was an unexpected surprise Thank you for everything I will tell everybody

With kind regards

Susie and Dan Toomey Australia
May 2009

Travelled on the Encantada

Moi, moi!

Finally back home, but not for very long...since I'll be heading for Greece in a few days time. In between I've been working quite a lot, so I haven't got time to thank you and your collegues for your help and guidance on my trip to Galapagos.- It was truly amazing experience, thank you for making it true.

The ship/vessel Encantada was also a great choose, I really enjoyed my time there. Special thanks to crew and guide Juan, who took with a good humour care of our trip...it was a real blast. As my whole trip to south-America was very good experience, I've given your e-mail address to my collegues, should they be interested to come over. Summer has finally came over here, it's nice and warm, for few days atleast.

All my best to you and take care, yours Arwi.

Ari Rankinen flag Finland
May 2009

Travelled on the Nina

Hola Antonieta,

I wanted to send you a note earlier, but hustle and bustle of travelling and getting back into work was taking the time. I do apologise for that.

Main thing is we had a wonderful time going round Quito and of cause Galapagos. We want to turn round and go back. The boat 'Nina' was vary comfortable and all crew and guide were excellent. Also the group of travellers was nice and friendly and that made for good time. We were taken around some beautiful place with magic scenery and loveable animals. There were four snorkelling sessions, which gave us chance to admire underwater life - full of colourful fish, playful sea lions, even sharks and feeding iguanas. All will be lasting memory.

I want to thank you very much for arranging it for us, having patience with payments and all the questioning from me. You made it very friendly and comfortable for us. It also made us to yearn to return to Ecuador and explore more of its countryside.

Look after yourself and many regards.

Jaro and Majka Kolarik
May 2009

Travelled on the Nina

Hello,

This letter is in response to the trip scheduled with your company on April 19, 2009. Please accept my sincere thanks for making the trip all that I expected and more! Our trip started with our departing flight being canceled which threw the whole schedule off immediately. Your company took charge of the situation and even though we arrived 12 hours later, we didn't miss a thing. You scheduled our tour of Quito at a convenient time regardless of our late arrival, we enjoyed a lovely late lunch and a wonderful dinner when we returned to Quito.

Your group made sure that we got what we paid for. The tour guide in Quito was excellent and tried very hard to get all the sightseeing in even though we got a late start. The person meeting us at the airport was punctual and efficient, and the Nina and all her staff were top of the line. Please pass this email along to everyone involved with my heartfelt thanks for making this such a wonderful trip.

Regards,

Susan Fox
April 2009

Travelled on the Anahi

Hi Christian,

The trip was great, the Swiss Hotel was super and the boat was good. The food was only fair on the boat, but the guide was excellent and a fun group of younger people. The transfer driver was great as well.

Thanks for your help, it went well!!

Nanci and Larry Steiner
April 2009

Travelled on the Nina

Elena:

Don't know if Helen was in touch with you, but I wanted you to know that we all loved out trip to Galapagos. Everything was great. The Nina and its crew, the guide and the food was superb. (I've tried cooking Ecudorian food since returning home, but not having much success.)

Also, I wanted you to know that we we were very happy with the service that your agency gave us. The arrangements you made for us at the the Finch Bay hotel, transport from the Nina and then later to the plane, were excellent. We wouldn't have changed anything. Also, of course, thanks for all the prompt communication prior to our trip and also when I was alone in Quito, during Helen's hectic time in Houston.

Elizabeth Phillips
April 2009

Travelled on the Coral

Elena,

Just a short note to thank you very, very much for one of the most wonderful experiences. Everything was just perfect, professional and totally satisfying.

Three days, was just to short. What with swimming with dolphins, sealions and sharks and rays and massive schools of sardines and seeing the iguanas, finches, tortoises, seabirds and the very unique vegetation, it couldn't have been better. The crew and guides were great and the people on our cruise were a great mix.

Again, muchisimo gracias por un viaje extraordinario!!

Randy
May 2009

Travelled on the Nina

Fernanda,

“The boat tour itself was excellent. The Nina is an excellent ship and the accommodations were fully satisfactory. The naturalist Javier was excellent for the group we had--a rather active group. So we had a lovely 7 days on the boat.

Seymour Spilerman
May 2009

Travelled on the Coral II

Fernanda,

This is a long overdue note!

I wanted to let you know that we had a fantastic trip and that I was very impressed with how smoothly all the details worked out. You had everyone organized very well and there was always someone to meet us and take care of the details for us.

The hotels were great and the Coral II excellent as well. I particularly wanted to single out the lead naturalist on board, Lobo, who was just amazing. His knowledge and passion for sharing his knowledge was truly remarkable. We met some others later on the trip who had followed the same itinerary in a different boat, and in comparing notes, found that our experience was a superior one entirely due to the efforts of Lobo.

Also, I have to say that the Royal Palm hotel was just amazing and comparable to hotels costing much much more. Truly great value as well as an outstanding facility.

Thank you again and my aplolgies for waiting so long to send this.

Best regards,

Peter
April 2009

Travelled on the Nina

Dear Maria,

I just got back to London yesterday. It was the most memorable experience in my life during the cruise on Nina. Everything was superb!! Also it was lovely to see you at your office the other day.

Just wanted to thank you again to arrange my fantastic time in Ecuador. Probably I should start thinking about next holiday to Amazon forest next then!

Hope you are well,

Regards,

Masashi
May 2009

Ivonne,

“Excellent service, we were very impressed with everybody, punctuality and attention to detail. We had more time to visit the other villages and cities in the excursion”

Dina & Patrick Flag Sweden
May 2009

Olga,

The trip was great. The lodging was everything we expected, the food was better than we expected, and the guides were outstanding. The guide (Edwin) accompanied us to Coca, and when it appeared that our flight might be canceled, he arranged (bribed?) seats for us on a charter flight for oil company employees (we were the only non-oil company employees on the flight). Clearly this was more than expected and certainly appreciated!

Thanks for all of your help.

Paul Toom
April 2009

Travelled on the Athala

Dear Christian,

We would like to say a big Thank you for a superbly organized trip to the Gallapagos. From the moment that we touched down in Quito until the end of our Galapagos trip, everything was excellent, The hotels were extremely comfortable and the guides excellent.

We would like to make a special commendation to the Athala which we found wonderful. Nothing was too much trouble for the crew and our guide (Yvonne) was fantastic with a wide knowledge of the islands and an amazing enthusiasm for the environment there. We cannot recommend Athala enough and feel we were extremely fortunate to have experienced a week on such a beautiful boat. We would be very happy to be a reference for any future holiday makers and thank you again for your excellent professional organization.

Anthony & Lorna Hamilton UK
April 2009

Travelled on the Samba

Dear Elena,

We have just returned to Hong Kong after the most amazing trip to South America. The Galapagos in particular was most memorable. Many thanks for all the arrangements you made on our behalf. We shall recommend you to all our friends. All the best to you and your colleagues.

Warm regards,

James and Heather UK
April 2009

Travelled on the Nemo

Hi Ivonne,

I just wanted to write to thank you for everything you did for us. We had a wonderful time on our vacation and everything went very smoothly. Jorge, our guide in Quito was very good as well. We will definitely recommend you and Columbus travel to our friends.

Thanks again,

Lori
April 2009

Travelled on the Legend

Dear Christian,

Thank you for your email.

We had a wonderful time in the Galapagos. The boat was very pleasant and the crew very friendly and professional. We really enjoy every minute and our guide, Jose Luis, was excellent.

Thank you very much for your services and help and for the delicious dinner in Quito.

Warm regards,

Esmeralda de Belgique
April 2009

Travelled on the Sulidae

Hi,

I'm back from my trip to the Galapagos and we both had a GREAT time. All went really well, the boat was nice, the people even nicer. We had a great time and all was arranged perfectly. So thanks for all your work and help. I'm already thinking of taking the rest of the family :-).

Thanks and bye,

Guy Israel
April 2009

Travelled on the Nina

Hi, Maria Elena.

I´m sorry we never got a chance to meet. I just wanted to say thank you for an absolutely wonderful trip! The Nina was amazing and the crew absolutely superb. And thank you so much for arranging the trip to the museum yesterday. That was wonderful too. The kids had a great time and it was really very interesting!

Kind regards,

Joey
April 2009

Travelled on the Galapagos Explorer II

Maria,

We are back in Israel now and I just wanted to thank you once again for being very responsive and helpful throughout the entire process, in addition to being so professional.

We enjoyed the Galapagos cruise very much and all the pickup arrangements were very accurate !

Thanks

Giora Bitan Israel
April 2009

Travelled on the Galaxy

Hello Olga

We are both doing great. The Galapagos trip was absolutely fantastic. I dont think my words could do it justice. It surpassed all expectations. The Galaxy staff were excellent, we enjoyed delicious food and great service. Roberto our guide was excellent very knowledgable and good company. We met lots of other great people on board which added to the excellent time.

The snorkeling and wildlife was out of this world, I truly felt like I was in paradise. Thank you for your great service and quick responces when we were making the booking. I will be recommending Columbus to others.

Thank you so much, we enjoyed one of the best weeks of our lives there.

Kind Regards

Neil and Shona Ferguson UK
April 2009

Travelled on the Galaxy

Good morning Elena, buenos dias,

Peter and I want to tell you how very, very much we appreciate everything you did to give us this wonderful vacation. It was better than our greatest hopes !!!!

Everything went perfectly, all the tour guides and people from Travel Group Peru were very good, and even the extra night in Cuzco was a bonus as we got to see more of that historic city.

We think you must be the best travel agent in Ecuador !! And what a joy the Galapagos was. The Galaxy is a beautiful yacht so don't hesitate to recommend it to other people.

Again, many, many thanks,

Fondly,

Glenna Canada
March 2009

Travelled on the Galaxy

Hi Elena,

I just wanted to thank you for all your help organizing the Galapagos trip. We had a fantastic time on the Galaxy -- and the trip exceeded my expectations. The boat was great, the food was outstanding, and the crew terrific. We had a great guide, saw a lot, learned a lot, snorkeled, hiked, and enjoyed everything.

Two thumbs up, and I would highly recommend this experience.

Cheers,

Luella Canada
March 2009

Elena,

I wanted to thank you for the arrangements that you made for me and to let you know how everything went. The Swissotel was just the right place for me because my very limited Spanish, and it had the best breakfasts that I've ever had in my life. Everyone at the hotel was very nice.

My trip to Mindo was wonderful and it was thanks to Alfredo. He was so knowledgeable about the history but particularly about the cloud forest birds, plants and animals. I also appreciated how nice and low-key he was especially when I needed to take breaks on my hike. This was a beautiful area but without a guide like Alfredo, I would not have enjoyed it so much.

My son did pick me up at the airport and I am VERY glad because I had no idea there would be so many people waiting to meet other passengers. I will keep your email contact in case another trip comes up in the future.

Sincerely,

Lenelle Morse
March 2009

Travelled on the Galaxy

Hi Olga,

Thank you for the follow-up email. The trip to the Galapagos was amazing. You did an excellent job organizing the transfers, the boat, and the hotel after the boat trip. David and I appreciated all of your work and were very impressed with the service.

I will definitely recommend you to my family and friends. You did a great job!

Thanks again,

Christi
March 2009

Travelled on the La Pinta

Cristina:

A short note to "Thank you" very much for planning and executing our trip,on such short notice.

Michael and I had a wonderful adventurous time. Enjoyed every minute of it, along with feeling safe, which is a high priority when travelling with a "special grandson"...

The La Pinta was a great way to travel, the Captain, Crew and Naturalists were excellent hosts. Always looking out for everyone and making sure our needs were met at all times...

Needless to say we will be recommending you to our friends who want to travel to the Ecuador and the Galapagos.

You are an excellent travel consultant. We need more like you. All your work and planning are truly appreciated. We had a "Once in a lifetime vacation." Thanks to all your efforts and arrangements.

Sincere regards,

Illa Maher Canada
March 2009

Travelled on the Golondrina

Dear Maria Elena,

We just got back from our trip to the Galapagos. It was fantastic, a trip to remember. Everything went very smoothly and there was no problems. Thank you very much for organizing and arranging the trip. I appreciate all the work you did to make our trip a pleasurable one.

Again thank you,

Wayne Jarvis
March 2009

Travelled on the Galaxy

Hi Urs,

We had an AMAAAAZING trip!!! Thank you so much for all of your help; everything went smoothly and was really well organized! We loved the Galaxy; the boat itself was in wonderful condition and really luxurious than we expected! In terms of the boat, the cabins were nicer and more spacious than that on a Royal Carribbean luxury cruise...

Thanks again! We will definitely be recommending you and Columbus Travels to friends travelling to Ecuador/The Galapagos!

Upasana Krishnadev Canada
March 2009

Travelled on the Galaxy

Dear Fernanda,

I want to thank you for arranging our trip on the Galaxy. It was a wonderful boat and guide and crew. Also, after talking with others on the boat, I discovered that we had gotten a very good price.

I appreciate your help and will gladly recommend you to my friends.

Marsha
March 2009

Travelled on the Angelito

Hi Washington,

We loved the cruise. Angelito was great. More than expected.

Thank you,

Rich Macy
March 2009

Travelled on the Eric, Letty & Flamingo

Dear Elena,

We have been back at home for two weeks now, and very pleased with our trip to South America. From the time of our first arrival in Quito, we were so happy that all the arrangements went smoothly. Our trip to the Galapagos was outstanding: I highly recommend the boat and the guides we had there, making our stay in the Islands very memorable.

Our visit to Peru went very well too. The tours were well organized, and the guides were very knowledgeable and helpful. Everything went exactly as planned, and we only had one day of rain (pretty good for the rainy season!). Many thank to Columbus Travel, and especially to you for the careful attention to detail and the outstanding arrangements that made our first trip to this area so full of memories. We are happy to recommend this experience to our friends.

Thanks again and all the best in the future,

John & Anne Leech Canada
February 2009

Travelled on the Eric, Letty & Flamingo

Hi Diego,

We just returned from our vacation and we had a wonderful time. Your country is beautiful. Thank you for arranging everything and making everything happen so smoothly. We will definitely recommend you and your agency to any of our family and friends who would like the information.

Diane
February 2009

Travelled on the Millenium

Diego!

I just want to take a moment to thank you for arranging the most amazing trip for my mother!! She had a fantastic time and will always treasure the memories of this experience. She took so many pictures of the islands and I can't even describe the incredible beauty we saw. She said the yacht was immaculate and the crew was pleasant and helpful. The food!!! She said she ate so much shrimp that she started to feel like she was turning into one.

She said the guide was very protective of her and would not let her out of his sight. She really appreciated that since there was a lot of rugged terrain to cover.

She said she met some wonderful people that soon became good friends and have invited her back to Quito to stay with them for a vacation. Maybe next time, I will be able to join her.

Thank you Diego, together my mother's dream was fulfilled!

Sincerely,

Sandy Mowers
February 2009

Travelled on the Athala

Dear Ivonne,

Thank you very much for arranging our Ecuadorian trip. We had a wonderful time. Swissotel was good and we adored Patio Andaluz. Everyone at Columbus Travel had been very helpful. Ivan was a great guide and Javier was a solid professional.

Warmest regards,

Henry Chan & Lina Lee
February 2009

Travelled on the Eclipse

Dear Ivonne,

We have returned home safely after our holiday and I would like to thank you for the arrangements which you put place to ensure such a wonderful experience of Ecuador, including the amazing Galapagos. Everything went like clockwork. We hope to return to Ecuador in the future and in any event will certainly recommend the services of Columbus Travel to others, as we were originally recommended to you. Kind regards,

Janet Gaymer UK
February 2009

Travelled on the Eclipse

Ivonne,

I just wanted to thank you for all the arrangements you made for our recent trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos. Everything went smoothly and we had a fabulous vacation. We enjoyed the Le Parc Hotel in Quito and the city tour with an excellent guide.The ECLIPSE was a wonderful ship and all the staff and crew and naturalists were amazingly good to us – we really enjoyed ourselves. My single cabin was perfect!

Your country is beautiful and we would like to come back sometime and see more!

Thanks,

Virginia Canada

February 2009

Travelled on the Floreana

Hi Washington

Just a quick note to say how much we enjoyed the trip. The boat and crew were excellent and can be recomended.

Thanks for your help and all the arrangements were fine.

Best regards

Howard and Maggie UK
February 2009

Travelled on the Athala

Hi Elena,

Hope all is well. My wife, Emily and I wanted to share our appreciation and thank you and the team at Columbus Travel. We had such an amazing and unforgettable time. We truly were unexpected at the level of service and value we received.

The Athala II is a wonderful yacht. Clean, spacious and very friendly staff. Not to mention, the food was delicious and plentiful. Our Naturalist, Enrique was fun, energetic and very knowledgable. He was very passionate about his job and the well being of the islands. We saw so many animals and marine life. We will always remember.

Thank you for a wonderful vacation and I will definately recommend Columbus Travel to any of my friends and family. Please share this email with Xavier Proano and the rest of the team that served us.

Sincere Regards,

Greg & Emily Wong Canada
February 2009

Travelled on the Odyssey

Dear Elena,

we are already back from our very enjoyable trip to beautiful Ecuador - it was really phantastic!! Thank you again for the great organisation of everything!! We were very happy to swim with sharks, turtles, penguins and other gorgeous animals. The discovery of those islands will always remain in our memory as an outstanding trip!

All the very best from

Claudia Christl Germany
February 2009

Travelled on the Galapagos Voyager

Hi Elena,

I wanted to take a minute to tell you how great a time we had in Ecuador. Your country is beautiful and we enjoyed it very much. Santi was a very good guide and a nice guy. Thank you for helping us plan a very good trip.

Thank you again. Take care,

Sue Mulvihill
January 2009

Travelled on the Beluga

Elena,

Sorry, for the late message to you. Lise and I wanted to thank you for the wonderful trip. Lise usually sends the e-mails out but she has been very busy and yesterday she left for Qatar to do a presentation to the ministry of collages. The Beluga Boat was fine . I have left several posts on Trip Advisor recommending you and your company.

Thanks again for your effort,

Michael Telson
January 2009

Travelled on the Galaxy

Hello Diego

Am near the end of my first trip to Ecuador. Thank you for the help in Booking my Galapagos tour on the Galaxy. I would recommend it to anyone. This has been a special month and trip for me I know I will be returning to your wonderful country. The Galapagos was special and I have many pictures to remember it by and share with my family and friends.

Regards

Mark Walz
January 2009

Travelled on the Princess of Galapagos

Hi Ivonne,

I am back to Porto Alegre, Brazil. This msg is just to say:

  • the cruise went on nicely. All services were provided well within the expectations.
  • Galapagos is amazing, incredible, unforgettable. Expectations were high but were superseded. I will return, for sure.
  • thank you very much for all your help. You will certainly be contacted again in my next trip to Ecuador.
  • All the best,

    Basílio Santiago Brasil flag
    January 2009

    Travelled on the Eden

    Dear Washington,

    Greetings from Sweden with cold and grey weather! Thank you for helping me with the last journey. The family was very pleased with the "Eden"-cruise!
    Please keep in touch!

    Warmest Regards

    Josefine Tolunay Sweden
    January 2009

    Travelled on the Explorer II

    Daniela and Jessica,

    I want to thank you and all those who worked with you to make our trip to Quito and the Galapagos such a complete pleasure. I can think of nothing else you could have done to improve our experience....It was a memorable trip that the grandchildren enjoyed and appreciated as I had hoped they would. And of course, I enjoyed it for myself as well as for them.

    I know I need make no critique of the Galapagos Islands; everyone knows how unique that experience is! I do want to tell you that the Explorer II was everything we had hoped for and more...Once again, we found the food to be very good, the staff friendly and helpful. The accommodations were perfect (I couldn't believe the size of the cabins! Actually spacious, more like a hotel room than the average ship cabin).

    Obviously, it is the work behind the scenes that make a trip like this one turn out so satisfactorily; I did already know what I wanted, but you knew how to make it happen, and you succeeded wonderfully! It was an unforgettable trip, a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I don't know where my next holiday travel with the four grandchildren will take us (how long will those young men, or the teenage girl, be willing to travel with an 80+ year old grandmother?!) but should we or anyone we know want to travel in your part of the world, you are the experts to turn to, to work that magic again! Thank you for the parts you each played in this success story.

    Gratefully,

    Evelyn Ward
    January 2009

    Travelled on the Estrella de Mar

    Hello Christian,

    Thanks again for your wonderful arrangements and guide services. Our entire group had a terrific time. All are still talking about it and wishing we were still in your beautiful country. I will be sure to contact you again when bringing a group to Ecuador.

    Russ McClain
    January 2009

    Travelled on the Galapagos Voyager

    Dear Kjetil,

    I'd like to congratulate you for having such a wonderful staff! I must tell you about the outstanding customer service I received while booking my Galapagos trip with Elena. Although it was a last minute vacation she made it extremely easy to accommodate me and family; including grandparents. I had contacted several other agencies but Elena's attention to detail, quick response and genuine concern for my requests to be met made Columbus Travel unmistakably the right choice.

    During the booking process, Elena was very knowledgeable, answering all my questions clearly and quickly. A true pleasure to work with! She is an asset to your organization and should be recognized for her commitment to excellence. I will ensure to recommend her and your services to all my friends and family. Thank you for a wonderful experience from the minute I got in touch with your office!

    I wish you and your company much success!!

    Johanna Abarca Ecuador
    January 2009

    Travelled on the Estrella de Mar

    Fernanda,

    The trip was succesfull. All the arrangements functioned well and the crew in the boat ( estrella de mar II ) was extremely friendly and helpful. So, thanks for all that.

    Yours

    Markku Pispa Finland
    January 2009

    Travelled on the Coral

    Hi Fernanda!

    A belated note to say THANK YOU for all of your help in organizing what was a fabulous trip. everyone had a great time, but better than that, everything was so well organized, the assistance we received was superb, it was like nothing we ever planned, and all thanks to you. the accomodations were nearly perfect, the boat was the best, the crew super, our guides outstanding, our day trips excellent, what more to say than thank you thank you. if you need a reference or anything like that, let me know, and again, thank you!

    .Sincerely!

    Ted Sears UK
    January 2009

    Travelled on the Angelique

    Elena,

    On behalf of the whole group I wanted to thank you and your colleagues for an amazing experience. All your help and organization leading up to the trip was invaluable and we enjoyed it immensely. I hope to have the opportunity to work with you or for my friends to come to Ecuador in the future.

    Many thanks,

    Kindest regards,

    Merilee UK
    January 2009

    Travelled on the Eclipse

    Christian,

    The trip was perfect. We loved it beginning to end. Javier was a good and timely pickup...the hotel was nice...the boat was great, the trips interesting, the staff helpful, the food good. Really perfect. Thanks so much for putting it all together for us. We will recommend you and the travel company and the boat to anyone interested in Ecuador.
    Cheers,

    Jim McGinnis
    January 2009

    Travelled on the Queen of Galapagos

    Thanks so much for following up and arranging such a spectacular trip! We thoroughly enjoyed our cruise and have already started recommending it to friends. The Queen is a wonderful boat and the crew and service were excellent. The hotels in Quito and Guayaquil were also very nice (the club floor at the Hilton Colon was well worth it) and the folks from Columbus Travel who met us at various points were very helpful.

    We also enjoyed our day-trip to Otavalo. It was a bit hectic at the end of the Galapagos trip getting to the airport in time for the plane to Ecuador and it turned out that unbeknownst to us our plane had been rescheduled, but this was only a minor hassle. Overall, it was truly a trip to remember!

    Thank you again and I hope you had a great New Years as well.

    Best Regards

    Michael Gross
    January 2009

    Traveled on the Beluga

    Ivonne,

    Carrie and I want to thank you for organizing the trip for us. We really had a great time. The staffs that met us at the airports and handed us off to the Beluga staff were excellent. The boat and crew worked out great.

    Thanks again,

    Ron Butler
    January 2009

    Traveled on the Fragata

    Hi Ivonne,

    Happy New Year! Thank you so much for everything you and your office has done for me and my father. You helped us with creating a wonderful Galapagos Adventure and everything went exactly as you said it would. Thank you so much, and please know that I will always recommend you and your travel agency to others who want to travel to Ecuador and beyond.
    Thank you so much for everything!

    Windi Bowditch
    January 2009

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