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Galapagos Experience

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Address: Av. 6 de Diciembre N 30-105 | esquina de Alpallana, Edificio Gayal II 5to Piso, Oficina 503, Quito 170135, Ecuador
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Galapagos Experience specializes in top quality, established and...

Galapagos Experience specializes in top quality, established and tailor-made travel programs, combining high standard accommodation and personalized service with great natural, historical and cultural destinations. Our portfolio includes Galapagos cruises, diving, jungle tours, highlands and bird watching tours. We are the exclusive representatives of the M/Y Samba Galapagos which is a Tourist Superior Class yacht.

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A week on Ecoventura's M/Y Letty

This was, for us, pretty well the trip of a lifetime! If you have ANY interest in natural history it is fascinating. Most days consisted of a 'hike' in the morning (not... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Fullerton, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best Price Guarantee - Celebrity Cruises offers a “Best Price Guarantee” but pay attention to the fine print. In my case, this was nothing but an empty gesture. In December 2016, I booked a May 14 sailing. I made the full payment in January as this was the due date. In March, I noticed that they were advertising a cabin... More 

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was, for us, pretty well the trip of a lifetime! If you have ANY interest in natural history it is fascinating. Most days consisted of a 'hike' in the morning (not demanding although some of the ground is a little rough) viewing birds, iguanas, turtles and sealions - none of which have the slightest fear of humans. This is... More 

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Redmond, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved our week-long cruise in the Galapagos! The boat (Eric), crew (Ecoventura), guides, organization, activities, creatures, information, food, company were all really great. No complaints at all. The biggest downsides were getting there and home (the islands are kind of out of the way), the price, and it was fairly hot in February - great for snorkeling, but not... More 

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Airlie Beach, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Natural Paradise is exceptional and the vessel only went into service in September 2016. We just returned from a 7 night Route B cruise. The vessel is great, with not many flaws (see Natural Paradise forum) and I have no hesitation in recommending, but be aware that the itinerary on their website says little on snorkelling but there is probably... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

..The trip was fantastic and very well put together by Ideal South America...thanks. We were very impressed how we were picked up and taken everywhere without any worries. The drivers and guides were all very good. We did have one problem...Our guide took us to a market in Ollanyaytambo in the Sacred Valley. He took me to a vendor to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

We booked this trip last minute with Ideal South America. They were amazing and put everything together for us in a timely manner customized to our preferences. Upon arrival to each location (airport, train station etc...), we had a local guide waiting for us ensuring smooth transitions from location to location. The tour guides themselves were great, the Galapagos cruise... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

First, I knew going in that my ship was labeled 1st class, not deluxe. I chose to go cheap cabin, 11 nights, to see as much as possible. My travel agent, Pablo at Columbus Travel assured me that he would get me with the best guide, since guides make all the difference. The guide he put me with, got moved... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

For animal and adventure lovers this is a not to be missed trip. Took Silver Seas Galapagos Expedition cruise ship and wow what an amazing experience. Very strenuous with hikes daily over rough lava rocks and zodiac trips to view animals endemic to the Galapagos.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We booked the 11 day trip with Celebrity. A day to fly in, a day to explore Quito, 7 days onboard the Xpedition, a day back to Quito, a day to explore Quito on our own until we flew out the day after. Celebrity was waiting for us and quickly got us on a bus to the hotel (about an... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We found Ideal South America very accommodating and pleasant to work with as we planned our 17 day adventure. We encountered one problem on day one..and they quickly made sure everything was corrected immediately. It was smooth passage going forward. We chose a land package on the Islands and it was a great experience. Machu Pichu was superb, and the... More 

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