All of us thoroughly enjoyed the trip. You worked your hardest to help us stay in a variety of hotels, though I miscommunicated the dates. This was rapidly rectified however, and we loved every (...)
place we stayed. The Napo Wildlife Center couldn't have been better, the tours you arranged for us both to Odavallo, and the city tour were outstanding. The guides exceeded all expectations, as did your driver. It was great to meet you personally. The ship, and the Galapagos tours were also outstanding. Thank you so much. We will certainly recommend you and Columbus Travel.
A fantastic trip!!!! Everything went soooo well. . . .All our guides were excellent and cannot think of 1 thing I would have changed. . . .An experience I'll never forget!! Thank you for all your (...)
help and will recommend you to all I know! Hard being back in this cold weather!!!
USA, January 2010
Traveled on the Galapagos Legend
lot of thanks to guide FABRIZIO and CREW of Golondrina. We spent excellent week with them this November. Both Fabrizio and crew prepared for us (most of us were nature photographers) very individual (...)
conditions thanks them we were able to make lot of beautiful photos. I can recommend this smaller boat to all who expect more nature and need not so much luxury. Thank you once more and special thanks also to cook, excellent meal during all cruise.
Czech republic, November 2009
Traveled on the Golondrina
Just wanted to let you know that we really enjoyed our trip to Peru/Machu Pichu and Ecuador/Galapagos and appreciate your help in planning and arranging our trip. The hotels you chose for us were (...)
terrific especially the Casa Andina in Lima and the Peublo in Agua Calientes.
The Legend cruise ship was wonderful with a great total Galapagos experience. Very comfortable with great food and service. It was very nice to have drivers to tranfer us between airports and hotels. We really enjoyed our guide Natalie who was with us in Cusco and Machu Pichu; she was very well informed and personable.
Thanks again for you help and making our trip such a great experience.
Our trip was incredible!!!! our guide Ruben was very knowledgable (with great english) and it was nice to know that the islands were actually his home and where he grew up. the rest of the crew was (...)
also fantastic. the food was great (almost too great!) and i absolutely never went hungry as there were always snacks available. The cruise itself was also good, felt a little sea sick at times (but thats alwys going to happen i guess!) and i thought the boat was a fantastic size with the right number of passenger and crew.
I was also very happy with dealing with the columbus travel crew, given my late booking you were all very competent and everything ran smoothly.
And as such, my most sincere thank you. It was without doubt the trip of a lifetime.
Thanks again jorge, hope you have a lovely weekend and thanks again for the fantastic experience, kind regards and gratitude,
Australia, July 2008
Traveled on the Aida Maria
We would like to thank you and Columbus Travel for a wonderful visit to Ecuador.
We enjoyed the Dann Carlton and the location was good. The Millennium was a very good boat. The 2 naturalists we had (...)
were knowledgeable and the crew was great. The food was excellent.
The Sani Lodge was very nice. We enjoyed the location and there were a lot of tropical birds around. Seth Ames the guide was excellent and very helpful. Freddy the local guide was very good too.
We have told our friends and highly recommended Ecuador and your Travel agency. We may have a return trip to visit the Central highlands in the future. Harry Woods is a mountain climber and is considering returning for a climbing trip.
England, June 2008
Travelled on the Millenium
We are back home in Toronto now. Just wanted to thank you so much for booking us on the Santa Cruz. We had a fabulous time. The cabin was much bigger than expected, the boat and crew were fantastic (...)
and we loved the Galapagos! We both wanted to stay longer, maybe next time.
Canada, April 2008
My wife and I had the trip of a lifetime and we thankyou for putting this all together for us. The cruise was wonderful and the sights were unbeleivable at times. I also want to thank you and Mary (...)
for your help in tracking down our lost bag from American Airlines. We received the bag on Sunday in our room and it sure was nice to have it back! I am glad you received the flowers and thanks again for all your help! I will recomend Columbus travel to anyone traveling in South America.
Just wanted to let you know what a wonderful week we have just had touring the highlands of Ecuador - thank you!
Ivan was absolutely fantastic - he really made our vacation special. Besides being (...)
a wonderful knowledgable tour guide, Ivan really took time to understand us and what we wanted and was flexible enough to change things accordingly to ensure that we had a perfect vacation. Today we had a great day with Alfredo who was also an excellent guide and a lot of fun. Colombus Travel should be congratulated on having such first class Tour Guides.
Looking forward now to our week in The Galapagos.
All best wishes
Rosi + Jeff Ware
USA, April 2008
We are back in Australia after 6 weeks in Ecuador, including Galapagos and promised ourselves we would give you some feedback on a 6 day trip from 5 March this year ,through the (...)
avenue of the volcanoes to Cuenca with Ivan, which we arranged with your company. We found Ivan to be a delightful young man, with outstanding knowledge of the area, which he was able to communicate to us in his excellent English. His vehicle was extremely comfortable and he drove in a responsible and safe manner .He also seemed to tailor the trip to suit our interests and nothing was too much trouble. He was an excellent representative for you and we will have no hesitation in recommending him to anybody who shows interest in touring Ecuador.
Hi Elena -
We just wanted to thank you for aranging the most marvelous trip for us. We thoroughly enjoyed both our Galapagos adventure and our time in Quito and the Andes. Everything went like clockwork with (...)
the pickups, transfers, and tours. We couldn't have asked for anything better. Our guides were especially wonderful. Luis on the Legend was fabulous. Byron in the Quito are and the Andes really made the trip so unique and special for us. Cliff particularly liked Byron since they had a mutual interest in birding. Byron took us to some places that were off the beaten trail and that made the visit extra special. Thanks again for all you did. You were really on top of every detail and I never worried a bit. I will highly recommend you to others traveling to the Gallapagos and Ecuador!
We just got back from our outstanding trip. You did an EXCELLENT job and Susan and I really appreciate it! We had such a great time and our guides, hotels flights - everything was perfect! I cannot (...)
thank you enough. If you need me as a very positive reference please let me know. Thank you, thank you and thank you!
USA, February 2008
Thank you for everything. The trip was great. We really thought our guide Raul was incredible. We really appreciate all your hard work and will certainly refer people to your organization in the future. Good (...)
Back from our holiday in Ecuador, Galapagos (and Bonaire) I would like to thank you for the perfect organisation. No misunderstandings, everyone in time, everything as arranged. Everything worked (...)
out very well! We had a wonderful time in a very nice country and nothing to worry about. I will certainly recommend you to anyone planning a trip to Ecuador, Galapagos or any other country your organisation covers. And of course I will contact you myself if we consider another trip to South-America. Thanking you again for your help,
Ingrid M de Hosson-Vonk
The Netherlands , February 2008