2 independent reviews for Galapagos family vacation

Reviews for Galapagos family vacation

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review 17 Apr 2007

Thank you - we had a wonderful time!

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The most memorable bits will be the birds & the animals of the Galapagos but the Guides were really well informed and made the geology and plant life of these unique islands fascinating too.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

There were 9 children in the party and our 2 very excited children, 8 & 6, and although they loved every minute, the equatorial sun was difficult to escape and we had to really keep on top of their hydration. Some of the other children in the group found the walks on the islands quite tiring and the geology less interesting! Need lots of sun-block, legionnaire hats and clothes to cover up. There was obviously a lot of traveling, on road, by boat and plane so it's a good idea for the kids to have books and things to play & make e.g. cards, drawing stuff, friendship bands etc.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

In Ecuador we were taken to local markets so were helping the local economy and in the Galapagos all attempts were made to minimise our impact but we were not the only ones there and some of the US boats were huge.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

***** We loved the vacation - it was the whole family's favourite to date and was made special because of the other families and the Guides, esp. in the Galapagos where Pedro, the local guide, was intelligent, fun and great with the children. Snorkelling amongst Green Sea Turtles, Eagle Rays and Black & White Tip Sharks just off the coast of some of the most stunning volcanic islands in the world will be hard to top! Many thanks again!

review 23 Aug 2005

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The unique wildlife, unafraid of humans - the seals especially.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Be prepared for a long journey, unpleasant American custom officials , and take a good camera, for loads of pics.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

The regulations were welcome , and needed. The local people were very friendly and worth spending money on to benefit their economy - children beautiful.

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