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“Ideal South America is the way to go!”

Galapagos Experience
Ranked #23 of 129 Tours in Quito
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 8 May 2014

We booked a trip to the Galapagos Islands with another couple. We used Ideal South America and I cannot say enough good things about this company. Everyone was so professional, knowledgeable, responsive and just nice! Galapagos Islands are an incredible place and we enjoyed our stay on the Galapagos Legend. Ideal South America booked all aspects of our trip so all we had to do was to show up and enjoy! And we did!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We first arrived in Quito, Ecuador and had a city tour then off to the Galapagos. The islands we visited and wildlife we saw were fascinating. Giant tortoises, blue footed boobies, fergatas, penquins, mockingbirds, sea lions, OH MY! Snorkling was enchanting and refreshing. This was truly a trip of a lifetime and Ideal South America helped to make everlasting memories!

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Reviewed 24 April 2014

Just to let you know…. We have just returned from the best trip ever on your Anahi… we did the 11 day 10 night trip and was so happy that we did. The itinerary was absolutely spectacular …. The boat was fantastic … we found the rooms to be roomy and comfortable. The food was remarkable .. the chef was Carlos and he did not cook he created. The meals were consistently different and delicious. We could not figure out how he did what he did in the small galley area. And the fact that our beds were made twice a day. Whenever we got back from an excursion the room was completely cleaned and beds made. The crew was polite and courteous to each every passenger. They were always there to help and make us as comfortable as possible.

In answer to your questions on your comment card:

Guide …. We had two guides (Roberto and Angel)… Roberto had an emergency and had to leave … Roberto was extremely knowledgeable and personable. We really enjoyed his talks and information. He was fun loving and extremely enthusiastic.

Yacht…. Everything was excellent. Cabin, bathroom, dining area, social area, comfort and cleanliness

Food… as stated previously spectacular…

Activities … could not have asked for more diversified and interesting…. Snorkeling equipment was great… never wore a wet suit before… crew helpful in getting us “into” one…

Crew … as stated spectacular….. service and hospitality fantastic…

Would highly recommend the boat to anyone…. I am sure the crew changes from time to time… but the crew we had made the trip extremely fun, exciting and enjoyable.

Thank you

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Reviewed 10 April 2014

Booked at trip on a boat in Galapagos islands for 5 days and then a week in Cusco and Machu Picchu. I booked through Columbus Travel in Ecuador with Vladimir Cruz. He was awesome! I gave him dates and he figured everything out and even put up with alot of questions from me. I highly recommend them. We went middle road as far as expenses go and he did a great job. Stayed on Tip Top 3 boat ( 16 passengers, 7 crew). Clean,and up to date boat. Very nice. Vladimir booked a tour for us in Peru and was perfect. I thought we were going to be in a group tour but no, it was us and a guide and driver for 3-4 days. This was awesome. Columbus travel took care of everything, they met us at airports, all transportation was arranged, and great accommodations. These two places are a must see!!!!!

4  Thank David B
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

Imagine Latin America booked us an amazing cruise to the Galapagos Islands. We joined a Catamaran, Archipell 1 at Baltra and cruised via a number of islands to San Cristobal. The ship was very comfortable and the crew were fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble. All of the islands we visited were truloy amazing and the wildlife was truly fantastic. The islands included Genovesa, Bartolome, Santa Cruz, Floreana and Espanola. Each island had unique features which were really fascinating. The Charles Darwin Centre included a tortoise breeding centre. The islands were mostly uninhabited and it was required to have an official guide to show you around. A truly awesome experience which we will never forget.

4  Thank Sheila G
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Reviewed 16 March 2014

The tour that was planned for us was perfect. We took the 8 day Galapagos trip and the 5 day Amazon one at Jamu Lodge with three additional days for Quito, Otovalo and Cotopaxi. Although there was a lot of time spent on travel, it was worth it. We experienced so much in the two and a half weeks we were in Ecuador. There was always someone to meet us at our destinations, our rooms were ready and waiting and more than adequate. The guides were friendly and knowledgeable and the price was certainly right. We shopped around for agencies and found that Zenith offered a good deal. Although there was a slight glitch when our contact Liliana went on maternity leave, Marcos, the owner, stepped in and sent us everything we needed. I did not expect everything to run so smoothly but it did. Amazingly so. Would I recommend this agency and this trip. Yes!! Would I plan a trip with the agency again? Yes!!

5  Thank pachi073
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