I was apprehensive before i went , fears of Delhi Belli, revolting toilet facilities, not being able to cope etc. i am in my early seventies. In the event my fears were unfounded and I feel younger for having made this trip and so very glad not to have missed the opportunity. 16 days of pleasant warm sunshine are a tonic anyway
A holiday of 2 different locations both equal in enjoyment. Napo lodge in the Amazon was a stunning location on the edge of a lagoon deep inside the rainforest run under true eco friendly community ideas. The array of birds & mammals seen was exceptional with loads of information from the excellent naturalist guide. But not to be beaten, the Cachalote, crew & guide Efrain showed us the amazing prolific & unique wildlife of the Galapagos with a full programme of island landings, snorkelling & forays along the coast in the dinghy. Even knowing beforehand how unperturbed the wildlife & birds are supposed to be did not prepare us for the reality of it. This really is a 'close encounters' trip.
Overall, the holiday followed the itinerary except where the weather (wind) prevented the trip to Magdelena Island from Punto Arenas. Issues with two flights causing delays (weather and technical) also prevented the itinerary being followed exactly.In the main, Hotels were as expected and adequate except Santiago where because of the itinerary the Hotel was used three times in total covering 4 nights. This has been reported as unacceptable and is being investigated.
My first trip with Exodus but I have travelled with similar companies although not including camping.I found the trip to be exactly what I was expecting and as described in the brochure. The camping wasn't arduous at all.
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