Any help or advice would be gratefully received. We want to just book a 4 night/5 day cruise which includes a trip to the highlands of Santa Cruz to see the giant tortoises in May 2012. It may be that we are trying to do this too early!
We have tried several agencies (including Columbus Travel Equador and Select Latin America who are UK based and were recommended) but no-one answers our questions direclty, even the UK operator and everyone wants to sell us the 8 day trip! How do we pin them down?
Boat wise we have looked at the Galaxy and the MV Santa Cruz. Can anyone offer any advice on either of these?
How early do the flights from Quito book up and should be book these through an agent or on our own? We hear that even if you reconfirm you can still get 'bumped' and that is a bit worrying!
Am now toying with giving up and going somewhere else as cannot seem to do this independently. So any help would be appreciated.