I wanted to drop you a note of thanks for all the efforts by you and the Columbus team on our recent trip to Quito/Galapagos.
Everyone was truly amazing - so organized, thorough and polite. (...)
You made our trip all the more special.
Thanks so much!
Thank you for coordinating an almost flawless trip to the Galapagos Islands. Our only problem occurred when a representative from Columbus did not meet us at the Guayaquil airport upon our return (...)
from Galapagos on Feb 28. That minor inconvenience was more than offset by the accommodations on the Ocean Spray, the crew service, the exquisite cuisine and our guide. Morris Garcia has to be the best guide on the Islands. His knowledge, communication skills, thoughtfulness and enthusiasm for Galapagos made each day memorable. Thanks again from the Miami airport on our way home.
We are only now back in Canada as we spent two weeks in Cuenca after our marvelous Galapagos adventure. We are very happy with our cruise. We found the pick-up prompt and our driver efficient so (...)
that all went smoothly from the beginning. The Eden was just right for us, the crew friendly and helpful, the meals and snacks very good. We have to say that David (Valdemar?), our guide, couldn't have been better. He was very knowledgeable, had a wonderful sense of humour and kept everyone happy. We have only good to say about our experience and thank you for all your help.
Thanks again for the wonderful days you arranged for us in Ecuador! Absolutely great and we're most definitely going to recommend you and your agency!
USA, January 2015
Galapagos Legend Testimonials
To my friend Margarita,
I just want to thank you for our wonderful trip to Ecuador. We had an amazing experience in Galapagos. The MC Anahi was really great. The crew was excellent. Our guide was a guy named (...)
To my friend Margarita,
I just want to thank you for our wonderful trip to Ecuador. We had an amazing experience in Galapagos. The MC Anahi was really great. The crew was excellent. Our guide was a guy named Andre Degel and he was really great. We learned so much. We snorkeled twice a day, hiked twice a day. We saw every kind of animal and bird and fish you can imagine. The next week we spent traveling around Ecuador and had so much fun. We went from Quayaquil to Salinas, Manta, Quevedo, Latacunga, Banos, and Quenca. What a diverse and beautiful country you have. From the jungle to the high mountains to the ocean it was all varied and so pretty. All the people we encountered were to friendly and helpful. We just got home yesterday. Thank you for your help planning our trip. I'll recommend Ecuador to everyone I know.
I spoke with the Naider's last night and they had a memorable trip. The highlight was definitely the Sea Star Journey. They said it was luxurious, large and well appointed. The suites were big and the (...)
food was excellent. They loved the wyndham in Guayaquil and you should know that I think it's the only spot to stay. You were terrific and very attentive. I appreciate that you were responsive to all the back and forth emails. I would like to know more about the destinations that you do really well besides Ecuador. I mean the spots that you guys operate in but already have experience running tours there. I hope to be calling on you for further business in the future.
Thank you for arranging my trip for me. I am very impressed by how organized everything was and how well I was taken care of the entire time. I want to thank you especially for giving me a (...)
double cabin without having to pay the single supplement. That extra space and the comfort of not having to share a cabin really made things so much more convenient. Galapagos is truly beautiful and I will come back some day. Maybe I will contact you again at that time for your services!
Travelled on Santa Cruz
Our trip was excellent! We were very satisfied by the transfer services and I'm told the Swissotel in Quito was very nice. (Due to my flight delays I really didn't get to spend much time (...)
there. ) My friends said that the hotel staff was friendly and helpful.
We really enjoyed the cruise on M/Y Grace. Every member of the crew was professional and attentive. The naturalists were knowledgeable and patient with the passengers and the itinerary was great. Overall, it was a relaxing and educational visit to the Galapagos Islands.
I told other passengers that I booked through Columbus Travel and that the service was great. I let them know that any communications were answered quickly, thoroughly and in a friendly but professional way.
Thank you for all you did to make our adventure wonderful!
Lee Ann Struthers
Great to hear from you! I have been wanting to write to thank you for your great service, and to tell you that our trip was truly superb. There were no bad experiences. Everything worked smoothly. All (...)
connections were great. Everyone was generous and helpful. La Casona was the perfect hotel, except next time we would get a room away from the street the accordion player played until after midnight!
Galapagos was a dream come true. Every day was filled with fascinating adventure and awesome experiences. There could not be a better ship and crew; guides were first class, and the service superb. Even the weather was perfect. Such a great trip!
Working with you was a pleasure. We are so very glad that we found you. Thanks for making all of this happen. Our only regret was that we did not get to meet you in person. Keep up the good work.
Thanks for your email - and yes we are home again now after a fabulous 5 weeks in Sth America!
Our time in Ecuador went really well. The hotel pick up was fine and he seemed to take us on an (...)
interesting route from the airport up narrow streets and up up to Quito town. The Marriot was exceptional, and a wonderful place to stay for Christmas. Our drop off back to the airport in Quito was fine. Our arrival in Galapagos went smoothly and we soon met up with our guide and the other customers on our Seaman Journey. The cruise was most enjoyable, and our guide Geoff was particularly knowledgeable and made the trip really enjoyable for all. The crew were so helpful too and everyone seemed very attentive to our needs, helping with wet suits or anything we needed, on and off the boat.
The actual visits we did were slightly different to the itinerary you sent us . Geoff explained that at the start of every year the Seaman is advised what snorkeling and land visits they are allowed to do - so it may vary from year to year.
The trip was very enjoyable. Thanks so much for all your organising Maria
Happy new year. Sorry for the time it has taken me to reply but life has been very busy since our return from South America.
Our time on La Pinta was wonderful. All arrangements were perfect. (...)
We loved the ship and
ll of the staff. We feel very privileged to have been able to witness the wonders of the Galapagos.
I would like to thank you once again for your wonderful arrangements - patient and thorough. Everything was excellent. My wife and I will certainly recommend you to any of our friends who are heading to Ecuador.
I hope that your travels also went well and that you learned plenty about other parts of South America.
I wanted to thank you for all your help with our Galapagos trip We had an unbelievable time. The boat trip was fantastic and we got to snorkel with sharks and turtles and see amazing wildlife on land (...)
as well. Yolita was a great recommendation and the people running it did a great job. The food was especially surprisingly good and we had the time of our lives. Finch Bay was good as well and very relaxing.
Cruise Yolita and Finch Bay Hotel