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Number of Reviews: 30 Overall score: *****
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Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Cachalote tour

5
The reality of this tour far exceeded my expectations. I elected to fly with KLM from UK. No great shakes but it was OK. The representatives who dealt with my Quito arrangements were helpful, knowledgeable and on time, greeting me on arrival and handling all arrangements of my transfer to the hotel and eventually to the Galapagos. Monserrat even obtained my TAME boarding pass for me. Gloria was a mine of information on my visit to Quito which I extended by one day. The new road from airport to hotel allows a 45 minute transfer time. The hotel Viejacuba was quaint and clean. Helpful staff always on hand, however, the promised early breakfast on the morning of my Galapagos departure did not materialise. Christina, my guide met me at Baltra airport. What a gem. At 24yrs she was an encyclopedia of local knowledge on all aspects. Fauna, flora, geology. Couple this with her customer care and enthusiasm, take my tip, tip her well. The Cachalote although not luxury, is first class. Helpful crew and good wholesome and plentiful food.(How did Pedro, the chef, perform so well?) The cabins are miniscule and, although I was lucky enough not to share, two people sharing would have to be very considerate to one another and arrange a dressing, washing and toiletry rota. Again, the crew were well worth a generous tip. The weather was hot without being unpleasantly so and, apart from a T shirt to protect from the sun, only shorts were required to swim in. Now, about the wildlife. Well, this is why I went. It is so fearless you have to take great not to bump into it, tread on it or disturb it. It is in abundance and Christina's information was boundless. Resist the temptation to touch. I came home tired but feeling totally satisfied that what I had done could not be bettered.
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Galapagos and Napo Wildlife Centre

5
This trip was unbelievable and hard to put into words to give it justice. I went with no expectations although the reviews I read were good. From the moment we arrived it was an adventure with experiences that can only be described as amazing. From the wildlife to climbing the volcano every moment is one which I will treasure. There is not one thing I can say that is negative.
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Galápagos Islands aboard the Cachalote yacht

5
This is a most amazing trip for wildlife enthusiasts. I had never been so close to wildlife that was so indifferent to our presence. We were merely another non threatening species and as such were not to be feared or shunned, simply accepted. To see the bird and animal life living and behaving so naturally was a real privilege.
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Galapagos WAG

5
Just back from this trip. Wish we were still on board the Cachalote. What an amazing experience! The time in Quito is limited but we managed to pack in lots, the Teleferico, Old Town, La Bascilica, Botanical Gardens, Quito is easy to get around, taxis are cheap. All transfers were very well managed by the local agents Enchanted Expeditions. The boat, Cachalote 1 was fantastic. Great crew, all friendly. El Capitan ran the ship well. Pedro made exceptional food both quality and amounts from his little galley. Safety was taken seriously. The Galapagos Islands were all and much more than expected. Every day was different, packed full of activities and experiences.
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GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

5
This holiday was outstanding in so many ways - it was a truly fantastic trip. If you are thinking about it, my advice is just get on and book it - you won't be disappointed!
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GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

5
Holiday seemed to get off to a bad star , i paid £200 plus for the pleasure of travelling Americian Airlines, certainly was not a pleasure, Luggage was lost some where in Maimi and couldnt be found, ground rep for Exodus could have helped me more . if it hadnt been for the excellant hotel staff i would have came home at that point. Was advised by rep at 5pm to go and buy cothes etc as luggage wouldnt arrive before my 7 night cruise, she failed to tell me shops closed at 6pm. I had a knock at my door at 4.30am porter with my luggage . just an hour before i was leaving for air port to fly to Galapagos Isles. At that point i felt my holiday began ! Marks out of 10. Exadus reps 4 out of 10. hotel staff 11 out of 10.
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GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

5
A fantastic trip that exceeded all my expectations. The wildlife is every bit as amazing as it's reputation, the snorkelling was out of this world, the Cachalote was a lovely little home on the sea and the guide and my fellow travellers were great company. What's not to like?
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GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

5
I had heard that the Galapagos were amazing but I had no idea I would see so many animals and they would be so close. I travel extensively but this was my first group trip and I loved it.
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