Best vacation I’ve ever had!
Ecuador | Feb 5 - Feb 17, 2023

Lynn H.
Germantown, MD | Reviewed on Feb 18, 2023

This was the first time I’ve ever used a Travel Agency and the first time I’ve ever been on a small-group guided tour. It was a fantastic experience. The itinerary that Mathias put together was well coordinated and thought out. The activities varied from the active to the intellectual. Milton was a fantastic guide who was knowledgeable about Ecuador in general and the Andes in particular. He was helpful, patient, and flexible changing plans to accommodate our needs. He went out of his way to make sure everyone had an enjoyable experience. I particularly enjoyed our hike to Catopaxi. I also greatly appreciated his role as translator when he accompanied our group on a hike in the Amazon jungle and an exploration of a cave. His presence made me feel safe and comfortable. Galapagos snorkeling was my favorite part of the entire trip. I had the chance to Galapagos penguins, rays, octopus, sharks.. even two hammerheads, turtles, a large blue spiny lobster, and too many fish to name. Our Galapagos guide, David, and the crew aboard the Galaxy were fantastic. They all were friendly, competent, knowledgeable, patient, and accommodating. I would love to do this again!

Hotel Reviews
Boutique Hotel Casona de Alameda

Excellent location; near historic downtown and easy access to other things to do. The staff was friendly and helpful. The rooms and hotel were clean, comfortable, and inviting. The breakfast was lovely. Would stay here again.

Authenticity & Character
Cleanliness & Comfort
Kuyana Amazon Lodge

Wonderfully comfortable and relaxing in a beautiful and exotic setting. Literally the best of both worlds.

Authenticity & Character
There were many unique aspects to the lodge that made it a one of a kind experience.
The staff were friendly, helpful, and accommodating.
Cleanliness & Comfort
The rooms and surrounding areas were clean, comfortable, and inviting.
Local specialist: Mathias Onisseit
Mathias Onisseit
Local specialist in Quito, Ecuador | Replied on Mar 25, 2023

Dear Lynn,

Thank you so much for sharing your experiences from your trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos! I'm happy to hear that the first time using a travel agency to plan a trip was a success and that you recognized the benefits.

I also want to thank you for your kind words about Milton, your private guide on Ecuador's mainland, and the Galapagos cruise staff. I will make sure to pass it along!

Maybe see you again, too, in 2024 to explore the rest of the country!

Take care,