2 independent reviews for Ecuador vacations, Andes to Amazon

Reviews for Ecuador vacations, Andes to Amazon

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review 19 Aug 2006

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

Temples.

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

Take walking boots.

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

Yes.

review 26 Feb 2006

What a wonderful and memorable vacation in Ecuador. Many thanks for putting me in touch with this operator so that I could join their Andes to Amazon trip. Fabulous unspoiled country and with such differing altitudes such a variety of countryside and wildlife. The highlight of the trip had to be the few days in the jungle lodge el jardin aleman. A fabulous location, amazing tropical jungle surroundings, wonderful food and the adventure of walking through both primary and secondary jungle, not to mention the 2 hour trip downstream on the Napo River in a motorized canoe. It had to be the muddiest, wettest experience but such an experience. We stayed in some fabulous haciendas and lodges, walked in the high Andes and cloud forests, tropical forests and dry forests. It's not a vacation for the faint hearted, but if you like beautiful scenery, don't mind driving for many miles on unpaved and hair raising roads, and can cope with exploding volcanoes, local riots and so much more, this is a destination not to be missed. I did feel the vacation benefited local people - we stayed in locally owned accommodation, used local tour guides and spent money in local markets. So far as star rating is concerned I'd certainly give it 9 out of 10. The only drawback was that we were in each location for such a short time - it would have been better if the trip was slightly longer so we could have spent three days in each location rather than just two nights. I look forward to contacting you again when I am planning my next trip. Many thanks.

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