Just wanted to let you know that we had a great time in the Galapagos. The boat Golondrina was great as were the staff especially the guide enrique was excellent -his knowledge of the Galapagos and his (...)
English were superb. We had a brillient time - thanks for all your efforts. Helma
The trip was incredible. Everything from the boat to the cook to the guide was great. Thank you so much for a terrific experience.
Traveled on the Golondrina
USA, June 2018
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"Sofia Valdivieso, our agent at Columbus Travel, provided top rate assistance and advice from the very beginning. She responded to all my queries promptly, patiently and clearly, booked our (...)
spots on the Legend, and arranged for all ground transfers and accommodations that were part of the package. Everything worked as planned in spite of our rather complicated (and in part personalized) itinerary, a testimony to Sofia's high level of organization, responsiveness and attention to details. The local contacts (drivers etc) were punctual, very professional, and utterly reliable. So I want also to compliment the local staff (drivers) in Guayaquil. Our experience on the G. Legend (28 June to 2 July 2018) more than met our expectations. Crew, staff and guides on board bent over backwards to ensure a great experience for all. We will be back for more. We look forward to working with Columbus Travel and Sofia again. Thank you, Sofia!"
Happy New Year! Thank you so much for everything you and your office has done for me and my father. You helped us with creating a wonderful Galapagos Adventure and everything went exactly as you (...)
Happy New Year! Thank you so much for everything you and your office has done for me and my father. You helped us with creating a wonderful Galapagos Adventure and everything went exactly as you said it would. Thank you so much, and please know that I will always recommend you and your travel agency to others who want to travel to Ecuador and beyond.
Maria: Just wanted to let you know what a WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL trip we had and to thank you for ALL of your assistance in making this trip of a live time come true. My wife and I could not have asked for (...)
anything more and the Galapagos Islands were all that we were hoping for and much more. The "Anahi", and it's captain and crew were just fantastic and our naturalist "Galo" was second to no one, he was just superb. We were able to snorkel with everything I wanted to snorkel with and more and we were also able to see all of the wonderful wildlife that the islands have to offer. Such a great trip and you and Columbus Travel are to be commended for doing such a great job, so THANK YOU once again for working with us. And I look forward to working with you again on our next adventure and hopefully soon.
Ross, Janice, Diane and I have just finished a fabulous trip to Ecuador. Thank you so much for organising it for us. Everything went without a glitch. We enjoyed all of it, Cloud Forest, Amazon and (...)
Galapagos. We really liked the lodges, Casa Divina and La Selva and the boat, Origin.
I will be giving a very favourable review of your services on Trip Advisor so you might keep your eye out for that review.
Thank you so much for planning our trip. We had a wonderful time in the Galapagos on Archipel I. The islands were amazing, fantastic, awesome!! The accomodations and the crew and the guide on Archipel (...)
Thank you so much for planning our trip. We had a wonderful time in the Galapagos on Archipel I. The islands were amazing, fantastic, awesome!! The accomodations and the crew and the guide on Archipel I were outstanding. We had such an unbelievable visit.
Thank you too for helping with Anne who had her passport stolen. All went well and she got a temporary passport and made it back to Canada with no problems.
So thank you again for all your work in making our trip so great.
Brian and Evi Black
Thanks Maria for the follow up.
We have enjoyed the trip very much! It was the dream trip and we are recommending it to all our friends. The boat Darwin was nice, the Staff also very nice and the best was (...)
Thanks Maria for the follow up.
We have enjoyed the trip very much! It was the dream trip and we are recommending it to all our friends. The boat Darwin was nice, the Staff also very nice and the best was our nature Guide Tamara. Very environmentally aware, very Knowledgeable and passionate.
Thank you very much for your assistance again.
I just want to thankyou so very much for helping us organise our trip to The Galapagos.
It was such an amazing journey and couldn't have been possible without your assistance!
Best wishes to you in the future.
Mats and Ricci
Australia, April 2018
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Good morning Francisco.
My apologies in getting back to you regarding our travel experience with you and Columbus travel. After our cruise with the Seaman Journey we traveled thru Peru for 3 weeks and then (...)
after our arrival back in the US we have been busy traveling to numerous weddings and camping with our family.
We wanted to let you know the cruise with the Seaman Journey exceeded our expectations! The ship and the itinerary were wonderful. The crew and guide Camillo really made the experience a wonderful and unforgettable trip.
As for your services we are very thankful we found you and Columbus travel. Booking last minute was stressful and we are so grateful that you were able to get us onboard the Seaman Journey.
We will certainly recommend you and Columbus Travel.
Thank you for helping us to have the cruise of a lifetime to the Galápagos Islands!
Maddy and I have settled back into life in Connecticut after our wonderful visit to Ecuador and the Galapagos.
The big surprise for us was how truly remarkable the Galapagos islands are. We are (...)
glad we got to see both the Eastern and Western islands and, if we were again planning a visit to the islands, we would do nothing different.
Certainly we would not change our travel agent! Everything went smoothly, with only minor disruptions: A bus that wouldn't start, a ferry that slowed to a crawl. Thanks very much for all of your careful and thoughtful arrangements.
I have shared our experiences with two friends so far (Cabot Jaffee and Grant and Audrey MacDonald) and informed them of the quality of your work. I hope something positive comes of that for you.
I want to thank you again for the remarkable service you provided myself and my group of 6 before and throughout our 18-day travels across Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. You handled our (...)
I want to thank you again for the remarkable service you provided myself and my group of 6 before and throughout our 18-day travels across Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. You handled our pre-travel arrangements and fielded our many questions promptly and courteously. Flight, hotel, transfers and ship transport all were well coordinated and the arrangements worked out perfectly.
A special thanks, however, is reserved for your service after I fell ill and had to stay overnight at a hospital in Guayquil. You were able to get us a top-notch hotel room the night I was released from the hospital and to rebook us on the next flight to the Galapagos where you had arranged for airport pickup and a fastboat to get us to our cruise and our friends as quickly as possible. Once again, all those arrangements worked out perfectly. Great Job!
The Hotel Carvallo in Cuenca was great! The Millennium Cruise was a wonderful experience! The staff and guide were top-notch and always available!
Thanks again, Ivonne. I will not hesitate to recommend you to anyone looking
for travel services in and around Ecuador.
DEAR CHRISIAN ,JUST A NOTE TO TELL YOU THAT WE TRULY ENJOYED OUR TIME IN THE GALAPADOS ISLANDS. IT IS LIKE ANOTHER WORLD. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND CARE PLANNING OUR TRIP GOD BLESS DEBBIE
Debbie & Daniel
Debbie & Daniel
Canada, March 2018
I wanted to write to let you know what a fantastic tour my husband, Stefaan, and I had in the Galapagos. We just returned last night to Quito. The crew and guide on the Golondrina took great care of (...)
I wanted to write to let you know what a fantastic tour my husband, Stefaan, and I had in the Galapagos. We just returned last night to Quito. The crew and guide on the Golondrina took great care of us. The tour covering both the northern and southern islands was perfect.
We appreciate all your assistance in the planning of our tour (making arrangements, answering our many questions, etc).
I will recommend Columbus Travel and the Golondrina in the future.
Thank you so very much. Everything worked according to plan and it all exceeded our expectations!! We had a wonderful time, the ship was excellent with exceptional staff and guides. Even our fellow (...)
guests were better than we could hope for! We had so much fun!!
Our only issue now is to figure out when we can go back to do another cruise.
Cristina, We had a fantastic time. Thank you for all your help. I'll never forget it. Fabulous!!! Thanks again.
Anne & Beatrice
Anne & Beatrice
THANK you for everything. The trip was exceptional. I loved it and hope I can go back. I learned so much and it was breathtaking.
That itinerary, boat, crew, and naturalist were all amazing. (...)
For your part, you and everything your organized were perfect. You made everything so easy for us. The entire trip went off without a hitch. We never had to worry about anything because there was always someone there to meet us/help us/guide us/drive us. We enjoyed both of the Quito tours. Catherine, our guide, was terrific and very knowledgeable. Also, the Cumbaya day, during our layover, was lovely and I appreciate that wonderful suggestion. We went for a walk in the ecological park and then had a delicious farewell dinner.
My heartfelt thanks again. Everyone appreciated all you did for us. I look forward to working with you again.
Hi Maria, we are back in Florida now. Thank you so much for your kind and professional assistance throughout this trip. Please feel free to use us as a reference for anyone who is considering booking a trip (...)
through you. We would be happy to describe our experience to them via email, and we have nothing but wonderful things to say about your service.