Galápagos Trip 2022
Galapagos Islands | Oct 12 - Oct 22, 2022

Susan
Susan H.
Canada | Reviewed on Oct 24, 2022

The trip was organized extremely well and each day transitioned seamlessly. Every guide was so pleasant an knowledgeable. Each activity was memorable from snorkelling, kayaking to hiking the volcanos. The animals, so unique to the Galapagos, are such a fabulous experience to see. The giant tortoises, sea turtles, ubiquitous sea lions, marine iguanas, and of course the blue footed boobies!

Daniel is such a great guy and was always readily available which was so reassuring. The guides,... read more

The trip was organized extremely well and each day transitioned seamlessly. Every guide was so pleasant an knowledgeable. Each activity was memorable from snorkelling, kayaking to hiking the volcanos. The animals, so unique to the Galapagos, are such a fabulous experience to see. The giant tortoises, sea turtles, ubiquitous sea lions, marine iguanas, and of course the blue footed boobies!

Daniel is such a great guy and was always readily available which was so reassuring. The guides, drivers, and contact escorts were all lovely, prompt and knowledgeable. We highly recommend using Kimkim. We did all the activities we had wanted to do.

Hotel Reviews
Vieja Cuba
Quito

Such a quaint hotel with friendly, helpful staff. Great location in walking distance to parks and restaurants. We walked to the Old Town which took about an hour.

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Galapagos Sunset Hotel
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
Authenticity & Character
The roof top breakfast nook was great.
Location
Right on the water front, with a beautiful view of the harbour.
Staff
Friendly and courteous.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very comfortable, it would have been nice to have a couple of comfortable chairs instead of 2 beds. The cupboard and drawers were a bit musty. Otherwise the room was very clean.
Hotel Deja vu
Pto. Ayora
Authenticity & Character
We stayed in two different rooms, each one very unique. The breakfast room was nicely laid out.
Location
Staff
Very helpful and accommodating.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Albemarle
Puerto Villamil
Authenticity & Character
A lovely court yard with swimming pool and eating area.
Location
Our room faced the beach which with a view of the palm trees, sand and turquoise water. Beautiful!
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
The room and bed were very comfortable. The only suggestion would be to have more comfortable chairs or cushions for the poolside area.
Activity Reviews
Welcome to San Cristóbal Island! Visit the Interpretation Center, Tijeretas Hill, or La Lobería
Galapagos Islands

Our tour guide, Solange was lovely and very knowledgeable. It was obvious she loves her work. The Interpretation Center provides a detailed history of the islands. It was the perfect place to start our arrival to the Galápagos. Tijeretas Hill gives you a great view and no shortages of sea lions!

Snorkeling at Kicker Rock
San Cristóbal Island

Great views of fish and tortoises. Spectacular view of Kicker Rock o the boat ride out. Impressive stop for lunch in a quiet bay and opportunity to walk a near by beach.

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Visit Highlands Tortoise Reserve & Charles Darwin Research Station
Puerto Ayora

The opportunity to learn so much about the tortoises and be able to get a couple of meters close to them. Who knew tortoises and cattle live side by side! The volcano lava tunnel was impressive and so educational. The conservation efforts for the tortoises is impressive and the guide was very knowledgeable.

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History and Nature: Full Day to Floreana Island
Puerto Ayora

We did not visits Floreana, but rather Bartolome.

Speedboat to Isabela Island - Las Tintoreras (Kayak)
Galapagos Islands

We really enjoyed the kayaking and seeing the sea turtles, sting rays, pelicans and blue footed boobies. The hotel accommodations we beautifully situated across from the beach with the view of the turquoise water. The walk up to the volcanos was one of my favourite activities.

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Local specialist: Daniel Larrea
Daniel
Daniel Larrea
Local specialist in Quito, Ecuador | Reviewed on Oct 25, 2022

Hola Susan!
Thank you so much for your kind words! I am so glad that after such a long wait you were finally able to enjoy Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands! Each and every one of us worked carefully and put our hearts into this trip to give you and William a truly fantastic and unforgettable experience!
I am so glad you got to adventure, relax, and learn from all activities, and of course, do everything you wanted to do!
I wish you two the best vibes ever, and once again a very special Happy Birthday!

Your local friend from the middle of the world,
Daniel :)