Ecuador Tours - Adventure Life Testimonials and Reviews

Islands and Incas

Karen Gant (Machu Picchu and the Galapagos, May 2015)

Our guide in Peru was Mario and he was excellent!! Highly recommend him. The Millennium guides changed a couple of times, as the first guide hurt himself. We ended up with Robert, who was excellent.

Patricia Lewis (Machu Picchu and the Galapagos, May 2015)

This was by far my favorite vacation thanks to Adventure Life. I've traveled to many wonderful countries in my lifetime but never have I experienced so much in such a short period of time. The Adventure Life guides couldn't have been more knowledgeable and accommodating.

Galapagos Multisport

Susan Logue (Galapagos Multisport, Aug 2015)

Our guide, Pablo was excellent throughout the trip. Also, Sebastian, the guide in training was outstanding as well. Both did a great job of making sure everyone on our trip was having a great experience. They shared stories about their lives which was very nice as well. Sebastian, in particular, went out of his way to be sure I (as a solo traveler) had a wonderful time. All of the adventures we went on were extraordinary. Pablo did a wonderful job of modifying our daily itineraries with an eye on the weather conditions. I would highly recommend this trip to others.

Tara Hegarty (Galapagos Multisport, Aug 2015)

Adventure Life team did an excellent job of coordinating, communicating and planning the trip. Our guide was outstanding, he listened to the team, was flexible in all activities.

Eileen Lynch (Galapagos Multisport, Aug 2015)

Our guide was amazing. We got so much done in a day! His knowledge and ease with everything just made the trip! I have already told friends they need to consider Adventure-Life. I will be back!

Jackie Foxell (Galapagos Multisport, Apr 2014)

I thought the trip was excellent over all. I had a great time and really appreciate adventure life making sure our needs were met.

Machu Picchu by Train

Scott Hollenbeck (Machu Picchu by Train and Galapagos Cruise on the Legend, Nov 2015)

Great trip! Machu Picchu was fabulous as was the Galapagos boat tour. Travel arrangements were terrific, guides always on time as were transfers!

Cindy Chumrau (Machu Picchu by Train and Galapagos Cruise on the Legend, Nov 2015)

We did not have to worry about anything. All details were taking care of and it made for a very relaxing, educational, stress-free vacation. We had one snafu with a hotel reservation but our guide took care of it and it worked out just fine. In fact it was taken care of before we even knew it was a problem.

Karen Gant (Machu Picchu and the Galapagos, May 2015)

Our guide in Peru was Mario and he was excellent!! Highly recommend him. The Millennium guides changed a couple of times, as the first guide hurt himself. We ended up with Robert, who was excellent.

Patricia Lewis (Machu Picchu and the Galapagos, May 2015)

This was by far my favorite vacation thanks to Adventure Life. I've traveled to many wonderful countries in my lifetime but never have I experienced so much in such a short period of time. The Adventure Life guides couldn't have been more knowledgeable and accommodating.

Philip Delavan (Ecuador Adventure and Machu Picchu, May 2014)

Absolutely incredible. We had an amazing time and the staff and local guides were very supportive.

Ecuador Adventure

Evan Leibner (Ecuador Adventure and La Selva Lodge, Aug 2015)

Great trip. Adventure Life did a great job of adjusting our trip since our itinerary needed to change with the eruption of Cotopaxi. Our Naturalist guide and local guide were both great at La Selva lodge.

Sacha Lodge

Bobbie Thompson (Sacha Lodge, Sep 2015)

Just a wonderful experience..everything was exceptional. Guide, Fousto was the best..we will miss his smiling face!

Nancy Braun (Sacha Lodge, Nov 2014)

Everything was just great!!!! Eduardo was amazing!!!! Giovanni (Cotopaxi guide) was great and so was the hike. We were very lucky and had a clear day. Everyone made it so easy for us. We loved Sacha Lodge and the people were great. Thank you!!!!

Andes and Amazon

Jane Wright (Andes and Amazon, Ecuador, Oct 2014)

Well, we’ve arrived back in the UK after an absolutely fantastic holiday in Ecuador to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary.

It would be impossible to pick out our favourite parts of the trip – it’s all given us such a wonderful taste of Ecuador, but we’d love to go back to the Amazon, the Rainforest and have a go at the summit of Cotapaxi.

We were so touched by the celebrations that you and Betty organised for us at Papallacta. The wine, card and chocolate pudding were lovely, and the waiters made sure we had a wonderful evening – not difficult when you have 24 hour access to the fabulous hot springs! It was so thoughtful of you, knowing it was a celebratory adventure, thank you very much indeed.

The accommodation throughout the trip was superb, and we felt very spoilt! We did a lot of travelling, and this was a great opportunity for us to see Ecuador. The itinerary worked really well, and we can’t think of a single thing we would change – except to go for longer next time! Adventure Life is a really excellent company, but only because it has people like you and Betty in Ecuador, working together to organise fabulous adventures for people like us.

We can’t talk about our wonderful experience without mentioning our guide in Ecuador – Giovanni. He’s a perfect guide – cheerful, endlessly helpful, informative and ... Read All

Hiking Galapagos

Marie Pientsch (Hiking Galapagaos, Feb 2015)

We thought we would lose weight because we were hiking everyday - not the case - the food was so good at each place we ate there was no chance of that happening :)

Lake Titicaca with Homestay

Philip Delavan (Ecuador Adventure and Machu Picchu, May 2014)

Absolutely incredible. We had an amazing time and the staff and local guides were very supportive.

La Selva Lodge

Jennifer Martin (La Selva Lodge in the Ecuadorian Amazon, Jul 2015)

Had a great time - our guide Andreas was very informative. enjoyed pirhana fishing at the lodge. The community visit was an interesting experience - we all ate the larvae and attempted the blow dart.

Amy Lam (The Galapagos Islands and La Selva Lodge, Feb 2015)

Erin was great in helping me plan the trip. Her suggestion of going to the Amazon PRIOR to the Galapagos was spot on. The local liaison was extremely helpful and everyone on the ground in Ecuador was wonderful.

Cynthia Doerr (La Selva Lodge, Nov 2014)

I wish I could give the La Selva food additional stars!!! Oh, and the grubs from the local village were awesome grilled!

Cotopaxi Multisport

Kim Wanner (Cotopaxi Multisport and Galapagos Cruise, Jul 2015)

Giovanni is wonderful. We were lucky enough to have him greet us at the airport when we arrived, then he picked us up the next morning for Otavalo and Cuicocha. Then he picked us up again at 4:30 am for our flight to Galapagos and saw us all the way through security. When we arrived back in Quito he was there waiting for us again and took us to the Quito historic district. He then took us back to the airport and saw us off for our flight back home. It was so comforting arriving to such a friendly person, and then having him be a part of our whole trip. Also, Carlos is a very safe driver. And we absolutely loved the Galápagos Legend. The staff and naturalist guides aré very professional and they run everything very efficiently! The trip was altogether amazing!!

Otavalo Market

Scott Hollenbeck (Machu Picchu by Train and Galapagos Cruise on the Legend, Nov 2015)

Great trip! Machu Picchu was fabulous as was the Galapagos boat tour. Travel arrangements were terrific, guides always on time as were transfers!

Cindy Chumrau (Machu Picchu by Train and Galapagos Cruise on the Legend, Nov 2015)

We did not have to worry about anything. All details were taking care of and it made for a very relaxing, educational, stress-free vacation. We had one snafu with a hotel reservation but our guide took care of it and it worked out just fine. In fact it was taken care of before we even knew it was a problem.

Cotopaxi Trekking

Susan Richardson (Galapagos Cruise on the Galaven + Amazon and Cotopaxi, Nov 2015)

Loved it, loved it, loved it. The ship in Galapagos, the Galaven, was perfect size (20 people), food was spectacular, and, of course, the scenery couldn't be better. The trip to the Amazon, with Roberto was life-changing. I've traveled all over the world, and he's the best guide ever! Also loved trekking in the Andes.

Aida Maria: Eastern Islands

Jennifer Brand (Galapagos Cruise on the Aida Maria, Jul 2015)

Everything went like clockwork. Most incredibly stress-free vacation ever! Exactly the right balance between nature and comfort.

Angelito: Eastern Islands

Jennifer Miller (Huaorani Lodge and Galapagos Cruise on the Angelito, Nov 2015)

If 'eco' is your thing, Then Huaorani Lodge is the one for you. I can not fault any aspect of this trip, the journey there is a trip in itself, (still grinning from the Cessna flight), our guides were wonderful, the accommodating is brilliant (considering you are in the depths of the rain forest), the food outstanding and you just have to keep pinching yourself because you are in the Rain Forest with the Huaorani. A humbling and wonderful experience, visit whilst you can....it might not be there for much longer! Galapagos is a must if you have the time/budget our stay aboard The Angelito was brilliant, immaculate boat, spacious cabins, hot showers, great food, lovely crew and our guide was a font of knowledge and twinkly humor. Highly recommended!

Millennium: Western Islands

Karen Gant (Machu Picchu and the Galapagos, May 2015)

Our guide in Peru was Mario and he was excellent!! Highly recommend him. The Millennium guides changed a couple of times, as the first guide hurt himself. We ended up with Robert, who was excellent.

Athala: Western Islands

Patricia Lewis (Machu Picchu and the Galapagos, May 2015)

This was by far my favorite vacation thanks to Adventure Life. I've traveled to many wonderful countries in my lifetime but never have I experienced so much in such a short period of time. The Adventure Life guides couldn't have been more knowledgeable and accommodating.

Huaorani Lodge

Jennifer Miller (Huaorani Lodge and Galapagos Cruise on the Angelito, Nov 2015)

If 'eco' is your thing, Then Huaorani Lodge is the one for you. I can not fault any aspect of this trip, the journey there is a trip in itself, (still grinning from the Cessna flight), our guides were wonderful, the accommodating is brilliant (considering you are in the depths of the rain forest), the food outstanding and you just have to keep pinching yourself because you are in the Rain Forest with the Huaorani. A humbling and wonderful experience, visit whilst you can....it might not be there for much longer! Galapagos is a must if you have the time/budget our stay aboard The Angelito was brilliant, immaculate boat, spacious cabins, hot showers, great food, lovely crew and our guide was a font of knowledge and twinkly humor. Highly recommended!

Susan Richardson (Galapagos Cruise on the Galaven + Amazon and Cotopaxi, Nov 2015)

Loved it, loved it, loved it. The ship in Galapagos, the Galaven, was perfect size (20 people), food was spectacular, and, of course, the scenery couldn't be better. The trip to the Amazon, with Roberto was life-changing. I've traveled all over the world, and he's the best guide ever! Also loved trekking in the Andes.

Coral I: Southwestern Islands

Mark Greenbaum (Galapagos Cruise on the Corals, Jun 2015)

Everything worked liked clockwork. Out guides on land were great, horseback riding on Cotopaxi outstanding and the trip to Galapagos was amazing. Beyond expectations. The crew and guides aboard the Coral 1 were great.

Galapagos Legend: South-East Islands

Scott Hollenbeck (Machu Picchu by Train and Galapagos Cruise on the Legend, Nov 2015)

Great trip! Machu Picchu was fabulous as was the Galapagos boat tour. Travel arrangements were terrific, guides always on time as were transfers!

Cindy Chumrau (Machu Picchu by Train and Galapagos Cruise on the Legend, Nov 2015)

We did not have to worry about anything. All details were taking care of and it made for a very relaxing, educational, stress-free vacation. We had one snafu with a hotel reservation but our guide took care of it and it worked out just fine. In fact it was taken care of before we even knew it was a problem.

Galapagos Legend: Islands Circumnavigation II

Kim Wanner (Cotopaxi Multisport and Galapagos Cruise, Jul 2015)

Giovanni is wonderful. We were lucky enough to have him greet us at the airport when we arrived, then he picked us up the next morning for Otavalo and Cuicocha. Then he picked us up again at 4:30 am for our flight to Galapagos and saw us all the way through security. When we arrived back in Quito he was there waiting for us again and took us to the Quito historic district. He then took us back to the airport and saw us off for our flight back home. It was so comforting arriving to such a friendly person, and then having him be a part of our whole trip. Also, Carlos is a very safe driver. And we absolutely loved the Galápagos Legend. The staff and naturalist guides aré very professional and they run everything very efficiently! The trip was altogether amazing!!

Cormorant: Central Islands

Amy Lam (The Galapagos Islands and La Selva Lodge, Feb 2015)

Erin was great in helping me plan the trip. Her suggestion of going to the Amazon PRIOR to the Galapagos was spot on. The local liaison was extremely helpful and everyone on the ground in Ecuador was wonderful.

Galaven I: North and South Islands

Susan Richardson (Galapagos Cruise on the Galaven + Amazon and Cotopaxi, Nov 2015)

Loved it, loved it, loved it. The ship in Galapagos, the Galaven, was perfect size (20 people), food was spectacular, and, of course, the scenery couldn't be better. The trip to the Amazon, with Roberto was life-changing. I've traveled all over the world, and he's the best guide ever! Also loved trekking in the Andes.

Fragata: Central Islands II

Peter Margulis (Galapagos Cruise on the Fragata and Ecuador Highlights Tour, Jul 2015)

Giovanni was friendly and accommodating, as was Javier in Cuenca. We appreciated their local knowledge. The cruise was excelente. Julio was very knowledgeable. The water was a little rough but that's life.

Ecuador Highlights

Peter Margulis (Galapagos Cruise on the Fragata and Ecuador Highlights Tour, Jul 2015)

Giovanni was friendly and accommodating, as was Javier in Cuenca. We appreciated their local knowledge. The cruise was excelente. Julio was very knowledgeable. The water was a little rough but that's life.

Philip Delavan (Ecuador Adventure and Machu Picchu, May 2014)

Absolutely incredible. We had an amazing time and the staff and local guides were very supportive.

M/V Anakonda: Ultimate Amazon

Alice Friedenson (Ultimate Amazon on the MV Anakonda, Mar 2015)

Avel and Robby are the best guides we have ever experienced. Avel is Kichwa, grew up in the jungle and somehow made it out. He imparts with great pride the customs and knowledge of his people... They work well together as a team not only imparting their knowledge of flora and fauna, history, and science, but also catering to our individual desires. My husband and Avel fished and enjoyed photography from the motorized canoe while I paddled a kayak feeling I was a real explorer. Trips to a community, a school, and a home were wonderful giving us a better understanding of the indigenous people.