Our trip with the Beluga was fantastic! We thought the boat was quite nice, the staff incredible and David Paez specifically set an extremely high bar.
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very kind, helpful and knowledgeable about the Galapagos. Everything went smoothly from the start to the finish and we felt so fortunate to be on the boat we landed on. Thank you so much for all of the help, we really appreciate it. You were also a fantastic agent - you provided prompt replies and were always very helpful. Plus, you got us on an exceptional boat with an amazing crew – all in a short time period.
We are planning on writing positive reviews for Columbus Travel and David's company on Trip Advisor, can you please remind us what that was called?
Thanks again Maria, the Galapagos portion of our trip was a real highlight!!
Just wanted to tell you that we had a fantastic time during our eight day adventure in the Amazon aboard the Anaconda as well as the eight days in the Galapagos aboard the Seaman Journey. Thank (...)
you for all your help and quick response in planning the trip of a lifetime! From the moment we were greeted by our driver at Quito airport until the time we were dropped off for our flight back home everything was smooth and worry free. I plan on writing a review on Tripadvisors and will highly recommend You and Columbus Travel.
Oh my god, Maria….the trip was amazing. Your planning was impeccable. We loved the Galaxy Two that we were changed to. We actually wished we had done a 7night instead of a 5 night…..but once we were in Puerto (...)
Ayora, we loved it and the Cucuve Suites, so it all worked out perfectly! What a fabulous hotel. And the tour of Quito with Danny that you gifted us was wonderful. We took all his advice and went back down to the Grand Plaza and watched the light show and had dinner at Mea Culpa and went to the Plaza hotel for sorbet for desert. I can’t thank you enough for everything….and I am much more enlightened as to the boat situation in the Galapagos.
I wanted to thank you for such a wonderfully memorable trip! My family and I had such an incredible experience and made some really good friends on the cruise too!
Thank you for making the arrangements!
Le Eiko Hockema
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It was a dream come true. That said, I was really missing taking the kids. there were a few who got tickets for $2500 and still the boat was half empty so they may have gone down further and i could have (...)
brought the kids. let me know if the price drops and you have a good deal for 3 people. i would be very interested in repeating the trip with my kids.
We had a very good time on our trip. Everything went smoothly, including the transfers to the airport. We were able to meet up with the naturalist from the Beluga without any problems. Also, we were (...)
very pleased with the Beluga. The naturalist and the whole crew did a great job. The food was good and abundant. I was concerned that the time in the Galapagos was really too short, but my husband and I agreed afterward it was a good length trip for us. We appreciated your help finding this particular cruise in the exact time frame we needed. And the itinerary -- although short -- was good. Every place we visited had something special to offer. During the snorkeling, I was able to see rays, sea stars, hammerhead sharks and lots of fish. The way the crew watched us from the small boats made me feel safe doing the snorkeling. Thank you for everything. I will click and link and write a review. If I have a chance to visit Ecuador again, I will certainly contact you.
Dear Mr. Vela,
we are pleased to let you know about our travel experiences to Galápagos and the Selva.
One thing to mention before all: Your tour guide, Mr. Harry Jiménez, is of very high value for your (...)
company. He is highly educated, speaks fluently English and most important, has a profound knowledge of all kind of local and global conditions. And what makes him more valuable: he is always very cool and pretty funny, too. We always had the impression that he didn't feel like doing a job, but more so that he felt like being on vacation for himself. Very relaxed!
In general this also counts for the first crew on the ship, who, without any exceptions, was like having fun all the time. Special thanks to Mr. Marvin, who was always trying to do his best possible for the passengers. (A very nice and helpful guy!)
Thanks also to your super well organized airport-hotel and vice versa services. No complaints at all!
Your tour guide, Mr. Edwin, in the Amazon Lodge, also was a special kick for us. We've had a lot of fun with him. (Despite rain and mud!)
All in all a very nice trip which we will keep in good memory.
However, to give you some recommendations: The food on the ship very often could be of better quality. Other passengers were very badly complaining about it. My wife and I do not want to spoil our vacation by complaining about the meals. Therefore we simply eat less or nothing, before fussing around and ruining our tour.
Again, thank you very much for letting us have this super nice vacation!
Not sure if there are too many photos here - but I will give it a go.
Well, we have been home one week - what a trip we had - the Galapagos are amazing I have to pinch myself to believe I was (...)
I cannot thank you enough for all your help and assistance - you went above and beyond helping me plan this trip of a lifetime. Your dedication and prompt responses to all my annoying emails was fantastic. I will definitely recommend your company to anyone I know traveling to South America. I hope your company knows what an asset you are to them.
It was great to meet you and I am glad I kept looking for your office for 45 minutes when you were just around the corner - I am such a dill.
I am heading out for lunch today with my poncho I bought in Quito - so many fond memories again.
It all went smoothly with a few adventures along the way - mostly in Argentina though!!
I apologize for the delay in responding to this email. Things got pretty crazy upon returning to work and life in St. Louis.
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the trip was fabulous. Everything you promised was delivered. I could not have imagined the trip going any better. The boat was great and you were right – Hansel was an unbelievable guide. The crew were also terrific.
I have shared your contact information with multiple people who have asked after we raved about our trip. We will definitely be in touch when we make other plans to be in the territory you cover with your agency. Not sure our timeline on this due to some health issues my husband is having since we returned.
Are there any websites where I can write a positive review for you?
Take care and again – I can't thank you enough for delivering this trip of a lifetime.
Our trip and services were very good as well as experience with you as our agent. All of your recommendations were reasonable. Thats why we chose you as (...)
our agent when we decided to visit Galapagos one more time. Now we are thinking about visiting Galapagos at the end of February - beginning of March 2017. Please let me know if you will have any promotions for Galapagos cruises for this period (especially for cruises visiting Floreana and Espanola islands).
We've had such a wonderful time in Ecuador - so many unforgettable memories! Your recommendations for the cruise and itinerary were right on, everything worked out perfectible for us with Legend (...)
cruise, the whole family was so happy! And the service we got from Columbus Travel both in terms of planning and local transfers was well above any expectations. Everything was flawless! We'd be happy to recommend your company to anyone and you'd like me do some online reviews, I'd happy to do that.