To anybody looking to do a tour of the Galapagos I would offer two pieces of advice. Firstly, do a land based tour. The Galapagos is a national park and you are very restricted in where you can go. Everybody visits the same places both on land and in the sea. The difference with a land based tour is that you get to stay in nice local owned hotels and can enjoy the small town and village atmosphere long after the boat people have returned to their ships. Secondly is go with Galakiwi. Superbly organised with brilliant guides (Pepo) and a nice "family owned" feel to the company.
It ended too soon. ALL the staff is awesome. Laura, Cristhian, Rodolfo. You make it so smooth in spite of the fact that things had to be juggled because of the uncontrollable weather. How can I come stay? :)
Our experience with GALAKIWI in the Galapagos Islands was a trip of a lifetime from start to finish. We learned so much from our amazing guide Pablo. The owners of the company added a wonderful personal touch to the trip that we loved. They made us feel like we were being hosted by family. Each and every member of our family absolutely loved this experience. We plan to look into booking another trip with GALAKIWI in New Zealand in the very near future!
My Galakiwi trip to the Galapgos far exceeded my expectations. The trip will stay in my memory as the trip of a lifetime!