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Galapagos Experience

#22 of 125 Tours in Quito
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Av. 6 de Diciembre N 30-105 | esquina de Alpallana, Edificio Gayal II 5to Piso, Oficina 503, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-252-6220
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Columbus Travel and MV Natural Paradise

Natural Paradise is exceptional and the vessel only went into service in September 2016. We just... read more

Reviewed February 15, 2017
Airlie Beach, Australia
Machu Picchu , Sacred Valley with ideal south american tours

..The trip was fantastic and very well put together by Ideal South America...thanks. We were very... read more

Reviewed February 14, 2017
Hamilton, Canada
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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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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Av. 6 de Diciembre N 30-105 | esquina de Alpallana, Edificio Gayal II 5to Piso, Oficina 503, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-252-6220

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Reviewed February 15, 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...More

2  Thank croftonMelbourne
Reviewed February 14, 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...More

2  Thank FraL0g
Reviewed January 25, 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...More

1  Thank Justyna B
Reviewed December 16, 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.

2  Thank PhylHouston
Reviewed December 1, 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...More

5  Thank lorenmarcia
Reviewed November 30, 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...More

Thank WorldCruiserToronto
Reviewed October 25, 2016

Gosh, this was one of the very very best trips we have ever taken. If you are considering a Galapagos trip, this one is freaking amazing and I am pretty picky. They totally "get it." The food is very good, every meal had plenty of...More

2  Thank svega892
Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Just returned from a 12-day trip to the Galapagos. Spent 3 days in Puerto Ayora and 8 Days and 7 nights on the Nemo 2 catamaran. It was a wonderful experience to see the wildlife of the Galapagos. Just as you have read you are...More

8  Thank happitex
Reviewed August 28, 2016

There are many catamaran options available in the Galapagos - make sure you select the one best suited to your requirements. We chose this one because of the islands it went to - principally Genovesa. It didn't disappoint as Genovesa is a spectacular caldera with...More

Thank Arthur M
Reviewed August 27, 2016

Our experience with these two companies made cruising the Galapagos a special event in our lives. Small Ship Safaris made the arrangements for us in Quito and the Galapagos. Everything about the trip was done with skill and attention to detail, from the guide who...More

2  Thank Travln-Dawg
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October 8, 2017|
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Response from QuattroBurros | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay! I’m not sure about visiting the Galápagos in November, you’ll have to check some websites out for that info - I went in May and it was a perfect temperature. The tours are generally from 5-10 days long... More
February 2, 2017|
Response from RenNYC | Reviewed this property |
We had gone to Lhasa in June and we had altitude sickness, even my 11 y.o. daughter experienced it with all the walking up stairs. But we really did not have any problems in Quito. We did not go to Peru so I cannot answer... More
January 12, 2017|
Response from RenNYC | Reviewed this property |
I do not have experience with these ships. I would just contact them.