Reviews

Hearing from our guests after they return from Galapagos is probably our favourite part of the job. Here are the reviews from previous guests, which you may find helpful to read. 

A truly amazing and most memorable trip!

Thanks again for all your help putting this trip together. It was a great combination of structured and unstructured activities. Not only were we excited about all the different places we got to see but we were also impressed by the quality of the guides. Everybody was on time, super friendly and helpful, and very knowledgeable. It felt very luxurious to never have to worry about how to get from A to B, figuring out where/how to buy tickets, etc. All in all, it was a truly amazing and most memorable trip! Thank you!!!!

Claudia Roeder and Family, Cloud forest, Galaxy and Peru

Highly recommended

I cannot rate highly enough the service and attention we were given by Think Galápagos and the team they work with. Our trip to the Napo wildlife centre in the Amazon was fantastic. The Galapagos was stunning and brilliant. The best moment of the trip was playing and swimming in the sea with 9 sea lions. It was a moment I will treasure forever. We are a well-travelled family and this vacation is up there as one of the best. The whole thing was seamless. We were so well taken care of by every guide and driver we came into contact with. Rachel and the team at Think Galápagos are great at what they do. Highly recommended.

Joanne Demirkazik, Beluga & Napo Wildlife Centre

Simply fantastic!

It was simply fantastic, every single day was brilliant! All was superbly planned and happened as planned, the information received for all the different journeys was always accurate and all people involved were helpful and nice. The stay on the Beagle – well, I can’t say any more than that it was outstanding! Our guide (Xavier) was great, able to infect everyone with his enthusiasm and knowledge, so was the crew and the others on the boat. Napo Wildlife Centre was of course also amazing, not just the lodge itself and the stunning wildlife, but the whole experience. It has been a magical experience all round.

Corrina Matt, Beagle and Napo Wildlife Centre,

Vacation of a lifetime!

…an absolutely wonderful, amazing, brilliant (etc.!) vacation we had, and to thank you for everything which came together to make the vacation so perfect. The arrangements were flawless in every respect, with guides to meet and look after us from the moment we stepped off the airport in Quito, until we said goodbye. What was so special was how personal the service was from all the guides and drivers and everyone we met. I have already been, and will continue to recommend Think Galapagos to anyone and everyone who might even consider a vacation in Ecuador and the Galapagos. Definitely a vacation of a lifetime!

Sharron Abbott, Cachalote & Napo Wildlife Centre

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Galapagos was stunning

Thank you for organising such a fantastic trip for us. Everything worked really well and we loved it all but the final week in the Galapagos was stunning. We knew the land animals were going to be impressive but hadn’t quite registered how good the snorkelling bit was going to be. We really thought we’d only ever go to the Galapagos once, but you might well see us back!
Colin and Sue Semple
Peru, Ecuador and Cachalote Explorer, Dec 2019

You came through on all guides, accommodations, transportation and lovely experiences!

“Thank you for such a wonderful trip to Ecuador. You came through on all guides, accommodations, transportation and lovely experiences! Everyone involved was on time, cordial and allowed us to really enjoy this magical country. The cloud forest was a truly wonderful experience - the birds, the walk with Tom on his property, and the food got us really excited for the remainder of our journey. The Galapagos islands were everything we envisioned and more. The crew of the Passion and our guide were accommodating, knowledgeable and fun. The Amazon and Napo Wildlife Center are second to none and it was such an honor to be part of the Kichwa community for a few days. We were absolutely in awe by whole experience. Overall, we loved our trip and have recommended you to several people. Thank you for helping us make this anniversary special and memorable.”
Gloria Davidson
Passion, Napo Wildlife Centre and El Monte, November 2019

Words cannot do justice to what we saw and our experiences

"We would like to say an enormous thank you to you for organising our recent wonderful vacation to Ecuador and Galapagos. Words cannot do justice to what we saw and our experiences. First of all the accommodations. They were all very different, and each of them was great. The service we received was fantastic. At El Monte after the exciting arrival across the river, we were amazed by the whole set up. Tom and Mariela are so welcoming and knowledgeable. How interesting to hear their story, and be shown around the place by Tom. The 2 days there were great fun, the food was lovely, and our packed lunch on the day we left was wrapped in a banana leaf! Zuleta was, as you said, the most amazing place. we met several family members, and it really did feel as though we were staying in their home, rather than a hotel. We were driven and guided by Pedro. From the moment we met him he was extremely helpful, polite and friendly. He certainly made our stay in Ecuador memorable. He took us to lots of different places to make sure we saw the highlights of his country. He quite clearly loves his job, and takes great delight in passing on his knowledge. Our week spent in the Galapagos was beyond expectation! The Angelito is a lovely boats and ALL the staff are so friendly, welcoming and helpful, but yet completely unobtrusive. We cannot praise the whole experience highly enough. Their attention to detail is amazing. They made the whole vacation unforgettable. The food is fantastical and the snacks available on return to the boat are just great, and very welcome, along with the lovely warm soft towel after snorkelling. Rocio, our naturalist, was great, and so knowledgeable and enthusiastic. She must have seen so much, but made it seem as though it was the first time she had seen whatever she was showing us. Her explanations were clear, she answered all questions and gave great recaps and presentations in the evenings. The days were full. We had little spare time, but did not feel rushed. The pace felt relaxed, but we packed a lot into the day, and were happy to fall into bed by 9pm! We couldn’t fault any aspect of this vacation, and would readily recommend to others, in fact we already have! "
Judy and David Holmes
Quito, El Monte, Zuleta and Angelito, November 2019

A long-held dream and ambition fulfilled

“ I had a most marvellous time in Ecuador and the Galapagos, thank you. All your advice and experience is very much appreciated. Thank you so much for all your patient and professional advice, Rachel. It has been a pleasure dealing with you, and travelling to the Galapagos, knowing that you were always looking after my best interests. A long-held dream and ambition fulfilled. I would have no hesitation in recommending you to others.”
Anne Mitchell
Mary Anne and Cloud forest, November 2019

An unforgettable time

“We had an unforgettable time. The hotels were a great mix of charm, stunning views and personal service. The guides were really knowledgeable, friendly and helpful, fine tuning things on the day depending on the weather, what was open and our preferences. The extent of wildlife on both the mainland and Galapagos (on land and underwater) was greater than we anticipated.”
Ian and Louise Dewhurst
Angelito, Cloud forest and Avenue of Volcanoes, Nov 2019

Far exceeded my expectations

“We had a fantastic time. The yacht accommodation far exceeded my expectations as I have sailed before. The cabins were well appointed with ensuite toilets/showers. The public areas looked immaculate and were well maintained. Between two daughters, 12,500 photos taken in 14 days plus 600 underwater photos, plus films taken of courting dance of Blue Footed Boobies, Nazca Boobies, Flightless Cormorants, Albatrosses, Flamingos, etc. Great experience and well worth the effort of travelling to the Pacific.”
Family group
15 day cruise Angelito, November 2019

An excellent and friendly service

"I know I can speak for us both, but I had a fantastic time. All your organising and planning made the entire trip seamless. I didn't have to worry the whole trip as I knew it would already be covered, whether that be a guide to meet us, our hotel booked, entrance tickets or travel details. You were so helpful if we ever had a query. The time and effort to put together our packpage must have been huge. We were looked after every step, even whilst on the vacation. I would highly recommend yourselves to people. An excellent and friendly service was provided."
Two Friends
Peru, Sept 2019

A truly amazing and most memorable trip!

Thanks again for all your help putting this trip together. It was a great combination of structured and unstructured activities. Not only were we excited about all the different places we got to see but we were also impressed by the quality of the guides. Everybody was on time, super friendly and helpful, and very knowledgeable. It felt very luxurious to never have to worry about how to get from A to B, figuring out where/how to buy tickets, etc. All in all, it was a truly amazing and most memorable trip! Thank you!!!!
Claudia Roeder and Family
Cloud forest, Galaxy and Peru

Feels like a dream

“ We had an amazing time! Feels like a dream now. From a logistics point of view - it could not have been smoother and more stress-free, which was absolutely wonderful. Hotel in Quito was perfect and very lux and just what we needed on that first day. Pedro our guy was incredible - so knowledgeable and lovely and helpful. Cloud forest and that whole trip was incredible. Kids both want to go back and do summer jobs there. They were very kind and helpful and the light trap was set up two nights running. The boat was other-worldly and really indescribable. Incredible luxury and service and just a totally amazing experience all round. Yvonee and Peter were so much more than tour guides. All in all extremely well organised by you guys and just fantastic all round.”
Dominique Evans and Family
Origin, Cloud forest and Quito, July 2019

What an adventure

“We had a fantastic time, what an adventure. Santiago was brilliant, so knowledgeable and Daniel too. I’m sure we will be vacationing with you again thank you so much for your help with arranging the vacation your company is so good.”
John and Carol Cope
Group Trip, May 2019

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