Fantastic experience in the highlands, jungle and Galápagos Islands.

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Rachel, from Ecuador and Galapagos

Visited Galapagos Islands and Ecuador in

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What was good about our local partner based in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands?

Always helpful and quick to respond.

What could our local partner based in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands improve on?

Dinner at Kaysant Ecolodge on first night not available as booked, nor any wine! Changed to Hacienda Jiminita (also near Quito airport) for the last night which was a much better place and experience.

What did you think about the guides or drivers on your trip?

All excellent and friendly. Beetor (my spelling) at Sani Lodge and Santiago (driver from Quito) particularly good. Also Carlos on Isabela.

What advice would you give to other travellers planning a trip to Galapagos Islands or Ecuador?

Give yourself some downtime! We did without our planned volcano walk on Isabela in favour of a day relaxing at the lovely Casa de Marita hotel on the beach. We had already walked round the volcano at Cotocachi on the mainland and as our schedule was a full one we needed a day off! We were a little underwhelmed by Quito which is very polluted. Missable.

What was the most memorable part of your trip?

Chelita and Rosendo at Hacienda San Isidro, especially her cooking and warm personality. The whole Sani Lodge/jungle/Galapagos experience, especially snorkelling with giant turtles, manta rays and a sea lion!

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