Mathias made excellent calls for us and we had a great time
Galapagos Islands | Dec 28 - Dec 31, 2023

Darryl C.
Canada | Reviewed on Jan 24, 2024

Mathias was super honest about the Galapagos and told us in all honesty that we would see more by boat than any land trip and he was right.
He set up a trip for us in the Amazon Rain Forest area. The place was absolutely lovely and we had an excellent time. We loved the walks to the waterfalls and also the night walk, the day trip to the Amazon to meet the animals and the indigenous people all were amazing. The guide from the hotel Leonardo was truly excellent and was extremely kind and helpful. The pet monkey at the resort "Ramona" was the star of the show. We had a great time with her and she came on the walk to the rain forest hanging on one of us the whole time. We thoroughly enjoyed it. The chocolate making class was fascinating and the chocolate was excellent that we made. The resort also had a lot of locals from Quito and we had an amazing time interacting with them. So all in all, a great choice of resort and just the right amount of activity for us. On the way back we stopped at a bird sanctuary and also the famous hot springs. We had an excellent time swimming between the very cold pool and the very hot pools. All in all the choices that Mathias made were totally on the money and the whole thing was effortless and was enjoyed by all of us.

Hotel Review
Kuyana Amazon Lodge

The lodge is amazing, the staff are attentive and they go out of their way to make sure you have a good time. I can't believe Leonardo, our guide. He worked tireless hours and showed us around and helped the servers and was all around amazing. Ramona (their adopted pet woolly monkey) is the star of the resort. She's extremely sweet and cuddly and so much fun. The guests were also quite wonderful. Many were locals and we had a great time with them. The activities they had were fun and the place was completely relaxed and laid back. Totally recommend for a lovely time.

Authenticity & Character
Nice lodges and great authentic food
Out of the way
Leonardo is amazing
Cleanliness & Comfort
Rooms were clean, hot water is slow and not much but being in the middle of the jungle that is what can be expected
Local specialist: Mathias Onisseit
Mathias Onisseit
Local specialist in Quito, Ecuador | Replied on Feb 27, 2024

Hi Darryl,

thanks again for choosing Kimkim and Authentic Ecuador for planning your trip to Ecuador!

I’m happy to hear that after evaluating the options together, you made the best decision and were able to spend a very special Christmas holiday in the Galapagos and the rainforest!

We are looking forward to welcoming you and your family again in Ecuador one day to explore the other amazing locations!

All the best,