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Galapagos Unbound - ROW Day Tours and Adventures

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Address: Lugo Centre N24-255, Ecuador
Phone Number: 866.836.9335
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The only tour in the world that allows you to camp on the beaches inside of...

The only tour in the world that allows you to camp on the beaches inside of the Galapagos National Park! You'll swim with sea lions, hike up volcanoes, explore the local culture, kayak around the islands, watch Blue Footed Boobies, Galapagos Tortoises, iguanas and more in their natural habitat. A truly unforgettable adventure perfect for all ages!

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The tour guide and the activities exceeded all expectations. They were very organized and handled all logistics flawlessly!

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5 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2015
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Berthoud, Colorado
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We used ROW Adventures for our Galapagos trip (Darwin's Triangle). For the price paid, there was a shocking variation in the services provided, especially when their cost is considered. Our Quito transfer and hotel were great. Once on the islands thing got strange. Our ROW representative had never done the trip we were on! As we asked questions about how... More 

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Peter G, Owner at Galapagos Unbound - ROW Day Tours and Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. I'm sorry to hear about your experience. I'm not sure which guide you're referring to, but we don't use our groups to train new guides on their own. She may have been a guide for one of our U.S.-based trips that was visiting the Galapagos on her off-season; it would have... More 

Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

The tour guide and the activities exceeded all expectations. They were very organized and handled all logistics flawlessly!

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Peter G, Owner at Galapagos Unbound - ROW Day Tours and Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Glad to hear you enjoyed the trip experience with us! The guides are so important, as is the execution of all of the various activities. There is so much to see and do on the islands! I hope you will join us again for another adventure. Cheers! More 

Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Our 3rd ROW trip in the last 3 years. Croatia sailing trip and Namibia, Africa Safari were the other two in 2013 and 2014. Great trips. Superb staff everywhere. Be prepared for lots of hiking on any ROW Adventure. Outstanding value on all 3 trips, even though all are expensive. I recommend ROW to people all the time.

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Peter G, Owner at Galapagos Unbound - ROW Day Tours and Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks for writing a review. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed all of your travels with us, including your recent Galapagos trip! We do keep you active on most of our tours! I hope you'll join us again for another adventure. Cheers! More 

Houston, Texas
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80 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

We have always wanted to go to Galapagos but didn't think this was the place to do it on boat so we went for land excursion which was great. We were able to go to very remote area that were the Galapagoans private fishing areas. Trip was well organized, the guide was excellent and it was one of our favorite... More 

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Peter G, Owner at Galapagos Unbound - ROW Day Tours and Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks for writing a review. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the trip! The guides are so important in sharing a deeper understanding of the islands. I hope you'll join us again sometime. More 

Palm Coast, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The title may sound like an exaggeration, but in a phrase that's it. Would be virtually impossible to plan a trip like this without an outfitter. Usually we travel on our own but in this case with permits and transportation needs it would be a disaster in time lost and sites unseen. Highly recommend this land based trip. Staying in... More 

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Peter G, Owner at Galapagos Unbound - ROW Day Tours and Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks for writing a review! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the trip experience. The Galapagos are such an incredible place, and it would be a shame to miss anything special. Thanks for choosing to travel with us. I hope you can join us again sometime for another adventure! More 

Guelph
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We were looking for something "different". At the same time, we were concerned with being an eco-tourist in such a fragile environment. ROW Adventures gave us an incredibly "different" experience and at the same time were extremely cautious to protect these beautiful islands and the many species that live there. This tour was grass roots .... ROW has partnerships with... More 

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Peter G, Owner at Galapagos Unbound - ROW Day Tours and Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the trip, and the way we operate our tours. The islands are so incredible, and preserving them while sharing them is of utmost importance to us. Hope you will join us again sometime! More 

Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

This is a fabulous land-based tour of the Galapagos Islands with three different experiences/locations - camping on San Cristobal and hotel stays on Isabela and Santa Cruz. Each day included opportunities to view and experience the animal and bird life via hiking, snorkeling, or kayaking. Our tour guide was marvelous and orchestrated the timing of events to maximize the experiences... More 

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Peter G, Owner at Galapagos Unbound - ROW Day Tours and Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! Your feedback is important to us. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your tour with us in the Galapagos. It is a special and unique place. I hope you can join us again sometime! More 

New York City, New York
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44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

This group tour was amazing. Our guide, Tomas, was simply fantastic and helped make this trip one of the best experiences I've had. Everyone we encountered from the naturalist guides on each island to the boat captains and camping crew helped make sure our trip was the best it could be. I would highly recommend this excursion to anyone who... More 

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Peter G, Owner at Galapagos Unbound - ROW Day Tours and Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review! It is great to hear you enjoyed your Galapagos Islands tour with us. It is an incredible place with so many different activities and so much wildlife. I hope you will join us again sometime! More 

Dubuque, Iowa
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Booked Galapagos Unbound trip through ROW. We were drawn to this as this was the only trip that spent nights on land as opposed to a boat going between islands. Camped on the beach with nearby surf for 2 nights, then stayed in nice hotels the rest of the trip. Guides were knowledgeable and very accommodating. Overall cost was pricey... More 

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Peter G, Owner at Galapagos Unbound - ROW Day Tours and Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review! I am glad to hear you enjoyed your Galapagos Islands experience with us, including the many activities, beach camping inside of the park, and more. I hope you will join us again sometime for another great adventure! More 

New York, NY
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Excellent outfit, a very knowledgeable and passionate guide. My daughter is a vegetarian and at every occasion the outfit took care of her without issues. Always a good option was made available for her. The organization, from the moment we landed to the time we got on the plane to come back was immaculate. The amount of activities were just... More 

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Peter G, Owner at Galapagos Unbound - ROW Day Tours and Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! It is great to hear how much you enjoyed the experience, and that we were able to accommodate your daughter with vegetarian options. Looking forward to having you join us again for another adventure. Cheers! More 

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