We wanted to let you know what a wonderful trip we had to Machu Picchu and the Galapagos. Everything was planned perfectly and we really enjoyed it. Thank you for all your help. If you would like (...)
to use us as a reference for other clients, please do so.
Susan and David Werner
P.S. Ivan, the guide in Quito, was outstanding.
USA, February 2008
We are safely home and wanted to let you know how grateful we are for all your hard work and attention. It was so lovely to meet you in Quito!!
The trip was amazing-so much better than any of (...)
us could have imagined. Everything you had organised went without a hitch. The Beluga was wonderful. The guide, Monica, was exceptional and we soon realised how lucky we were to have her when we overheard some of the other guides talking to their groups. The crew were fun and so kind to everybody. We enjoyed Fernandina best-well worth the long sail. Every day was a new and exciting adventure. We were exhausted!!! My broken toe just about survived and is glad to be home.
The only bad thing in the whole experience was flying with Iberia and none of us will ever use them again. We have been home for 30 hours now and still haven't got any luggage! It all went missing in Madrid. Everything about them was terrible. Next time we head your way it will be BA to Buenos Aires and then Lan. Lan were excellent.
You might like to know that Matthew proposed to Katie in Ecuador on a bridge over a huge waterfall and she said yes! The wedding will be next summer. They told us at dinner on the night we were at the Dann. Of course this made the whole trip even more exciting for us. They will always hold Ecuador close to their hearts.
If you are ever in the UK do get in touch. We owe you a meal!!
I just wanted to thank you for all your help in arranging our trip. It was amazing. Thanks again, I will recommend you and Columbus Travels to everyone!
USA, January 2008
Galapagos Tour (Other)
Just want to thank you for all the work you put into our trip. It truly was a fantastic experience. The staff was super, Georgi and Yvonne were wonderful. There is absolutely nothing one could (...)
complain about - Jean's luggage showed up after all -. It was a trip of a life time and thanks to you and all the people involved it became the perfect trip. Thank you again.
Now we are safely back to the northern winter in Sweden. We found Ecuador being a fantastic country with friendly people and a rich diversity of environments. We bring home lots of memories that (...)
will stay with us for ever. I just want to say thank you for helping us to make our travel very enjoyable.
Best regards Anders Wånge
(of the Fransson/Wånge-families)
Sweden, December 2007
I have been meaning to e-mail my thanks to you for doing such an excellent job of organizing the land part of our trip to Ecuador. Everything went so smoothly. The hotel was lovely, and the (...)
guides and other arrangements were all excellent. Xavier was so patient when he had to wait for our flights to arrive. I had expected him to take us to the airport on our last day, but you sent a bus instead. So unfortunately we were unable to thank him personally or to give him a tip for all he did for us. I am sorry about that. All I can do now is to ask you to thank him for us, and to say that we were very pleased to have him drive us.
We found Ecuador very interesting, and we greatly enjoyed our visit. Many thanks for your part.
I just wanted to thank you for your excellent service in helping me arrange a cruise in the Galapagos. Everything worked out perfect, and I had a great experience. I will definetly recommend (...)
Columbus Travels to other travellers. So once again thank you very much for your help and service - I am very happy with everything. Have a nice long weekend.
I'm happy to give you a few comments regarding our trip.
The Hotel Fuente de Piedra 1 was a good place to stay in Quito, and the reception staff were helpful - given it was the first place (...)
we'd been to and my Spanish/Castellano wasn't great it was also good that they spoke English. Generally the hotel was clean and welcoming.
Aside from the mix-up at la Peregrina (they didn't seem to have a record of our booking, and tried to get us to pay again when we checked out) it was a pretty good if basic hostel with clean rooms.
Everything about the cruise on board the M/Y Sulidae was superb. The staff were excellent, especially the guide David - nothing was too much trouble for them. The food was also excellent, it's amasing what they could prepare in such a small kitchen. The cabins were cramped as you'd expect, but that didn't matter as you spent every waking moment on-deck as you didn't want to miss a minute's scenery. The amount of time spent on land vs on sea was about right, they didn't try to fit too much in so we didn't feel rushed. It was all perfect really. I've never been somewhere before where I truly didn't want to leave, but I could have spent the rest of my life on the Galapagos. We had an unbelievable time.
After the Galapagos we traveled to Riomamba, Banos and Guayaquil before heading onto Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Brasil - we're now back in England for a few days before flying out to Australia.
Have a great 2008 - thanks for your help booking that amasing trip.
I'm back from my holidays. I had a brilliant time and the Galapagos Islands were fantastic. Ecuador is wonderful country with such friendly people. Thank you so much for all your help in getting us there. (...)
If any of my friends are thinking of going to the Islands I will certainly recommend you to them. Please feel free to forward this email on to your Manager so that he/she knows what a great job you do. Kindest regards and thanks again, Marcus.
We have returned from a most enjoyable trip. Thank you very much for your contributions to its success. We love Quito and the Hotel Patio Andaluz. The driver who met us at the airport was very (...)
nice and the guide for our last day in Quito, Mauricio, was perfect. The Galapagos portion of the trip went without any problems. The size of the cruise ship was just right for us, and the islands were great. The very best thing about Ecuador was the people. Very warm and friendly. We received smiles wherever we went. We will be back.
Thanks again for your help.
Ecuador was great! We had so much fun!
Thank you for everything!
- Amy Jones West Hollywood, CA
Travel on Sulidae yacht the 19th October 2006
West Hollywood, CA , 2006
Galapagos Tour (Other)
Hi Fernanda, Well we are just about to leave Quito to go to Peru. I would like to thank you again for all your help with organising Galapagos. We have some very special memories that will last us a life time. (...)
Ivan was also a great guide yesterday and we had a very enjoyable time with him.
Thanks again and i will most definatly recommend you guys to anyone thinking of going to the Galapagos over the next few years.
Take Care Miriam and Michael
Hi Elena, My husband & I want to say a big "Thank You" to you for helping us book the 4-day Galapagos cruise on the Legend. We had a fantastic time and met many nice people onboard. Your service was excellent - (...)
you gave us good information and prompt responses. We will definitely recommend your company to our friends. Thank you once again! Regards
Buenos Noches Seniorita Margarita Just got back from our trip to Ecuador and Peru.
I'm always nervous sending $$$ to people in another country that I met on a website - but our trip was fantastic.
went very smoothly. Galapagos and Quito are amazing places. The Legend was a great boat, with a great crew. We were also impressed with the Quito guide you organised (Ivan) who seemed amazingly versed and knowlegable in everything Ecuadorian! Muchos Gracias
We just got back yesterday from Quito. Thank you very much for all you help and your co-workers when we forgot the boys snorkel suits. We had a wonderful trip!! The crew of the Fragata Yacht were (...)
very nice and Ivan the guide was very informative and friendly. Again, thank you very much !! Amparo Clarkson
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