Written on: 21/03/2013
On returning home from our trip with Think Galapagos to Ecuador and the Galapagos islands I was asked by a friend how it had been. I answered in one word "Wow"!
This really was a very special trip. From initial enquiries, to making decisions about where to go and what to see, the staff in Think Galapagos were extremely knowledgeable and helpful. The attention to detail was extremely impressive and they went out of their way to ensure that our holiday suited our needs and requirements in every way.
The standard of accommodation throughout the trip - hotels, boat, rainforest lodge and mountain hacienda - was excellent.
Having a member of Think Galapagos staff with us on our boat trip around the Galapagos islands was definitely an added bonus, as in effect it meant that we had two naturalist guides in our group - the local guide and the Think Galapagos "guide". Having lived and worked in the islands his knowledge of all aspects of life there was excellent. He ensured that we all got as much out of the trip as possible - adapting aspects of it to suit people's needs, when appropriate. His local knowledge and his contacts within the islands meant that we got to see things other groups would have missed.
The second part of our holiday was spent between Quito, the Amazonian rainforest and the northern Andes. Once again this was all extremely well organised with knowledgeable and helpful guides and drivers.
All in all this was a wonderful trip from start to finish and I couldn't recommend Think Galapagos more highly.