4 star rating: Recommended 14 Reviews

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  • Location: Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
  • Duration:  Varies

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

I really enjoyed it. Most of the time when people say things like "oh the rare so and so lives in these parts and if your lucky you may see it." I take little notice of it as I assume I will not see it... In the Galapagos someone will say that and when you arrive you see 12 of them immediately.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2012

Not a moment was wasted! We saw so much wildlife! Great hotel too! kNOWLEDGEABLE guiides.

4 star rating: Recommended
August 2014

value for money! good guides! and good lunches!

4 star rating: Recommended
August 2014

value for money! good guides! and good lunches!

4 star rating: Recommended
January 2014

Amazing way to see a lot of the Galápagos Islands, but you actually can't choose the islands as it says in the itinerary, it's what's available at that day, plus everyday is with different guides

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2013

I had a great time and Viator really takes care of you! I booked the trip about 6 weeks in advance for the week of Christmas and while I couldn't go on a yacht tour, Viator got me a land-based tour (staying in a hotel) and taking boats out to the islands. Everything was well taken care of including someone with my name on a card upon arrival to the airport. The guides were great, I met great people and the wildlife viewing was amazing. I saw the giant tortoises each day, snorkeled and swam with sea turtles two of the days, saw booby birds up close, tons of iguanas, etc. It was great! The hotel was nice and included breakfast, probably a 3.5 star quality and a block from Charles Darwin Avenue, a cute touristy town. I'd recommend Viator! The only downside was the 2 hour speedboats to the other islands. Luckily I didn't get sick but others on the boat did. It's a rough ride, so just be aware of that. All in all, a great trip! Thanks, Viator!

4 star rating: Recommended
July 2013

This tour was amazing. The Galapagos are stunningly beautiful, and I regret that I couldn't stay longer. We were there during mating season for the Blue-Footed Booby, and saw the males dance up close and personal. It does not get better than that. The Grey Line Ecuador team were friendly and knowledgeable, and the Red Booby Hotel was simple, but neat and clean. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is thinking of making the trip.

4 star rating: Recommended
April 2013

excellent accommodation, and informative guides

4 star rating: Recommended
September 2012

We loved it with the exception of trip to Isabella. It s/b booked for only for seaworthy travellers. Also, the itinerary in English would be better for English Speaking travellers.

4 star rating: Recommended
August 2012

nicely paced trip, saw some great location, guides were knowledgeable and helpful

3 star rating: Worth doing
March 2013

We enjoyed the Galapagos and met many wonderful people from South America. The unique animals were very special. If we had it to do over I would choose to stay on a boat rather than return to a hotel each afternoon. There was too much time spent going from hotel to an island and then back again.

3 star rating: Worth doing
February 2013

Yacht was smaller than expected.Some of the tours were repeation though on different islands.Creatures were same.we could have skipped 1-2 days of 5day tour.Hotel was below standard.Guides were well informed.Pick up drop off was punctual.

3 star rating: Worth doing
August 2011

We were disappointed as we did not see many animals.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
September 2014

The tour included the visit of Isabella island they cancelled that tour. I do not trust what I bought is not real. When we arrived with my husband at the airport in Baltra we felt we were in abandon because nobody came to receive us we had to wait for over an hour until met the tour guide!

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