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An amazing trip made even more incredible by this team!

Our trip to the Galapagos has gone down as one of our all-time favorite trips! The islands are... read more

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
The best tour experience ever

We traveled in the Galapagos with Guiding Galapagos Expeditions on a land tour in June & July 2018... read more

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

Guiding Galapagos was nothing short of AMAZING. This company coordinated our trip to complete perfection. My friend and I never had to lift a finger, all we had to do was show up and the rest was taken care of. The staff is truly kind, intelligent, helpful, and patient. Not only were they extremely hospitable and helpful, but we learned so much about the Galapagos. I definitely felt sad leaving because you feel attached to the staff. They're truly friendly and good people. Because of Guiding Galapagos, I am already planning my trip to return and explore more!

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Daya J
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

I could not recommend Guiding Galapagos more highly! The team at Guiding Galapagos is absolutely amazing and made every effort to ensure that our trip to the Galapagos was perfect! First, they create a custom itinerary for you based on your interests and the time you have in Galapagos. Yazmany's knowledge of the islands is second to none, and the itinerary he creates for you gives you the best possible chances to see everything that you want to see while you are there.

Second, once you arrive in Galapagos, the team at Guiding Galapagos takes care of EVERYTHING. They are there to greet you at the airport, and someone is there to guide you throughout your entire stay. They drop you off at each excursion, and pick you up after. Each day they give you the details of the following day, including timing, what to wear, answer any questions, etc.

Also, you are provided with top-of-the-line snorkeling equipment, which I didn't fully appreciate until i saw the equipment that was provided on the excursions. I was VERY glad to have the equipment that Guiding Galapagos provided.

We met many travelers while on the islands who spent a lot of (valuable) time deciding which tours would be best for the rest of their stay and it was so nice to know that this was all taken care of for us ahead of time. After we finished our excursion(s) for the day, we could just relax and enjoy the islands. We had a full schedule and didn't have to worry about a thing!

Finally, these guys know the islands and the timing of everything SO well that they are able to maximize your time on the islands. We could not have packed as much into our 4 days there without going through Guiding Galapagos.

Thank you so much to everyone at Guiding Galapagos for making our trip so incredible!

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Lindsay S
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

It’s been a year since we returned from our trip to Galapagos and the ONLY reason it’s taken so long to write this review is because I’m at a loss for words . . . because it was such a fantastic trip!

Guiding Galapagos did an exceptional job customizing our itinerary and organizing all the big and small stuff. So much so, that I’ve been at a loss for words (yes, for a year!) trying to figure out the best way to communicate this to others. But, I will try . . .

- Customized our itinerary to fit us and we wanted to see & do
- Greeted us at airport and took care of all transportation in and around the islands
- Made all hotel reservations
- Gave us a refund for taxes we paid in advance of a country-wide change in their tax rate. Yes. I’m serious! And, I’m listing this under “Big Stuff” because, though the dollar amount was not huge, the honesty factor is enormous!

SMALLER STUFF (but, so wonderful, it’s really “Big Stuff”)
- We were greeted by G.G. staff every day, transported / escorted to our tour starting points and returned to our hotel afterwards. This may seem like a small detail but, in a foreign country at a busy boat dock, for example, with everyone going in different directions, the G.G. staff made it all simple by telling us where to go and what to do.
- We were fitted with wetsuits upon arrival, kept them throughout our stay and returned them before leaving Galapagos. What a fantastic idea! On snorkel and SCUBA days, instead of scrambling around the boat, trying to find wetsuit gear that fit us, we sat back, relaxed and watched all the “non-G.G.” participants do this. Then, when it was time, we just slipped into our gear and jumped in the water.

There were other things G.G. did to make our visit to the islands truly incredible and memorable. But, bottom line, Yazmany has set up his company to make each person feel special and welcome. And, a big thanks goes to Steffi as well, who was quick to reply to our emails and really worked hard to make sure our visit to Galapagos would be unforgettable. And, it was!!

Thank you both again!!!

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank ceejotza
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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Can’t tell you how easy our visit to the Galapagos went thanks to GG who we found on TA. They were there at the start and deposited us back to the airport at the end and in between provided us with a custom itinerary which left us with lifelong memories of an incredible place. Manny and his team are a top notch customer orientated group of professionals. They take care of the details and make sure you’re where you need to be when you need to be there. We even moved in Manny’s newly opened rooms above the office-creative decor and you can’t beat the location so close to the wharf. Thanks for making such a perfect Galapagos experience for us.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank StevePeggy
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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Better than regular love, Super loved Guiding Galapagos! Very organized, attentive and kind staff. Made us feel special. Thank you, Bruce and Sandra

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank ShariS_13
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