Thank you very much for organising one of the best holidays we have ever had. All your arrangements worked smoothly and both the Galapagos Master and Sea Star were great boats.
I have recommended (...)
you to several people already so hopefully they will be in contact in due course.
Sea Star Journey Yacht & Galapagos Master yacht
We just returned from our trip to Ecuador and Galapagos and I just had to e-mail you and let you know what an awesome time we had. A big part of that is because of all your help. Our tour guide in (...)
Quito and the people you sent to pick us up at hotels and airports were always on time and so wonderful. For being in the United States it took me a while to decide which travel company to use when booking our trip. I was really nervous but I definitely made the right decision. If you or Columbus Travel ever need a recommendation please do not hesitate to contact me.
I speak for our entire family when I send our 'thanks' to you. Every detail of the trip was wonderful. Your staff was always there to meet us and get us to and from airports and hotels. They were (...)
punctual and very kind.
The Odyssey was perfect for us. Crew and Naturalist were fabulous and our granddaughters loved having their own cabin.
I wish to thank you for recommending the Santa Cruz II. Everything was above expectations. The guides were superb, specially Marie Carmen. Although I had reservations about taking a large ship (...)
instead of a small one, it turned out to be great, as they divided us into small groups, so we had the benefit of a small group for sight seeing, and the benefit of a large and luxurious ship. The expeditions were great and we saw and learned a lot. It is truly a once in a life time experience. Feel free to use me for future recommendation.
Now for the important one, you were fantastic. Your prompt response and guidance helped us make this a most memorable experience.
Just a brief note to thank you and Columbus Travel for a wonderful trip to both the Galapagos and the Amazon. We arrived back in Toronto late last night from Quito after our third (...)
stay in the excellent Swissotel.
We were especially impressed with Columbus Travel's excellent choices of accommodations and itineraries, your transportation logistics and punctuality, and your overall quality of services. Thank you again for an excellent vacation.
We absolutely loved the Galapagos, everything that we saw was beautiful and personally my favourite thing was the snorkelling. I wish we had stayed longer!
One thing that we thought would (...)
make the trip nicer would be the opportunity to have meals at some of the restaurants, we really wanted to try local and traditional meals but didn't really get a chance. Although the food at the hotels was very nice.
Our tour guides were great, in particular Ricardo for Isabela and Ceasar for Santa Cruz - Ceasar was especially helpful when we couldn't go to the Highlands because of flooding he voluntarily helped us organise other activities, it was lovely.
I was wondering if it would be possible for you to give me Ricardo's full name or email address, I would like to keep in contact with him because I want to go back to the Galapagos one day and it would be nice to have a contact.
Thanks again for everything and for helping Philippa with her bag especially, you guys were great
Happy new year. We had a very nice time in Ecuador and thank you for all you did. I would be happy to recommend you to others.
Coral I and II Reviews
Thanks for the email – I am safely back in England now having had a great week on the Islands.
The organisation on your side was very efficient with all the transfers, flights, hotel and tour up (...)
to time – I would definitely recommend using you to anyone looking to visit the country!
As for the specifics:-
Hotel – well located for restaurants and the owner / staff very friendly and helpful. Only minor complaint is that noise travels easily which I probably only noticed because I had a 4.30 am transfer.
Transfers – very helpful at the airport checking in my bags etc. There were a couple of other travellers who stayed at the same hotel who also went on the Nemo who wondered how I got special treatment at the airport!
Nemo – the staff & chef were excellent and efficient. The boat itself travels smoothly so I didn’t feel sea sick. It is a younger persons ship because of getting in and out of the cabins but we had a great group of travellers so it was a lot of fun. The North West route had a couple of highlights in Bartolome and Genovesa. The far side of Isabela struggled a bit to follow this but was still interesting. The guide had great enthusiasm for the Islands but tended to only look at the big animals – we managed to encourage him to point out more!
Thanks for your help booking this and I wish you and your family a great Christmas!
I spent five days in the Galapagos then five days at La Selva in December 2015 ? both awesome experiences reflecting Columbus Ecuador?s deep expertise in both destinations. Previous guest (...)
feedback on the calibre of the guides used was key to my selection, given they are crucial to first seeing the wildlife then understanding its quirks and behavior. They were genuinely dedicated to a great guest experience and proved first class at locating animals, birds, insects and marine life. My jungle guides even occasionally lured animals and birds closer by mimicking their calls.
Superb accommodation aboard Ocean Spray and at La Selva, very experienced staff and a high staff-to guest ratio at both plus consistently fabulous food. The evidently uncompromising standards and environmental passion of the founder of Columbus Ecuador (also the private owner of La Selva) shine through.
Kind regards and I hope to get back to Ecuador one day!
The Albino's had a wonderful time. Mrs said, it was better then Africa and Australia.
They said the staff on the ship did a great job. They (...)
saw all the animals they were suppose to see. They were in the water twice a day. (i think there was some problem with the pool, but they didn't care).also, they had a very good driver for the stops in Quito. In all they were very happy.
Thank you for reaching out and following up on our trip. As you might imagine, my son and I had an amazing experience on the Seaman II throughout the Galapagos tour. The crew were exceptional in (...)
service and consideration. The boat was super, very clean, safe and comfortable. You were wonderful to work with as well, prompt and thorough, a real class act! I will recommend Columbus Tours to anyone interested in such an adventure!
Thank you for all of your help in making this trip a reality, sadly it is all over so quickly!
I wish you and your family the very best this Christmas season,
Estimado Sr. Jacome
Quiero decirle que todas las coordinaciones para mi familia fueron muy buenas. Pasamos un viaje muy bueno.
El barco muy bueno, todo el tema de Quito excelente, la guia Dulce, muy agradable (...)
al igual que Javier.
El único problema del tema de las islas y de donde partia el vuelo de regreso se pudo solucionar.
Si!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Muchas Gracias!!!! Nos encantó Quito y por supuesto las Galapagos, que bien organizado todo. . . . .los felicito!!!!!