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Classic Inca Trail

Gretchen Helweg (Galapagos + Peru Adventure, Mar 2016)

Our guide, Rafael Arevalo, was superlative. We tried, but could not think of one single thing that he could have done to make our trip more enjoyable! He anticipated every need, accommodated every request and completely surpassed all expectations. When doing exotic travel in the future we would go first to Adventure Life due to this truly fabulous experience.

Islands and Incas

Sandy Bernstein (Islands & Incas, May 2016)

Guides were great, everything worked out quite smoothly. Trip was physically demanding but we always felt ok taking things at our pace and never felt rushed. In Peru, Jose became our personal trainer!!

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

Constance Block (Galapagos + Amazon, Apr 2016)

I could not be happier with my Adventure Life experience, from beginning to end. I travel a lot, and I think your company and personnel do an outstanding job. I truly appreciate your professionalism, attentiveness, and flexibility. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend your company and would be happy to serve as a reference.

Gretchen Helweg (Galapagos + Peru Adventure, Mar 2016)

Our guide, Rafael Arevalo, was superlative. We tried, but could not think of one single thing that he could have done to make our trip more enjoyable! He anticipated every need, accommodated every request and completely surpassed all expectations. When doing exotic travel in the future we would go first to Adventure Life due to this truly fabulous experience.

Gene Jarstad (Galapagos Multisport, Feb 2016)

The hotel and food in the Galapagos was unbelievably delicious, the accommodations were wonderful. Our guide, Juan, was a highlight in that he was super knowledgeable in the ways the creatures, but also of his country. He was caring and just "on top of everything." He was the best.

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.

Machu Picchu by Train

Sandy Bernstein (Islands & Incas, May 2016)

Guides were great, everything worked out quite smoothly. Trip was physically demanding but we always felt ok taking things at our pace and never felt rushed. In Peru, Jose became our personal trainer!!

Wendy Fletcher (Peru and Ecuador!, May 2016)

Excellent organization. Wonderful guide, Giovanni! He was very pleasant and very willing to accommodate any changes we wanted to make. We have had a great experience and we will certainly recommend Adventure Life.

Matt McMullen (South America - Trip of a lifetime!, Dec 2015)

Frankly put, everything about the trip was fantastic. It was truly the trip of a lifetime and Adventure Life's planning made all the difference in the world.

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.

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

Wendy Fletcher (Peru and Ecuador!, May 2016)

Excellent organization. Wonderful guide, Giovanni! He was very pleasant and very willing to accommodate any changes we wanted to make. We have had a great experience and we will certainly recommend Adventure Life.

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 :)

Galapagos Multisport

Christopher Austin (Galapagos Multisport, Jun 2016)

The planning and pre-departure went well despite some late planning on my part - Kate was particularly helpful with the latter. On the trip itself, each transfer and pick up was done flawlessly. Once in the Galapagos, the highlight of our trip was our guide, Juan Carlos Balda. I simply cannot say enough good things about him, from his country and historical knowledge, to outdoor abilities, to attention to detail and planning and informing us of what would happen on a given day, to good balance of activities and rest, to fun. In all, the trip was everything I hoped it would be for me and my family, and was just the graduation present I wanted for two of our daughters.

Patagonia Wildlife Safari

Matt McMullen (South America - Trip of a lifetime!, Dec 2015)

Frankly put, everything about the trip was fantastic. It was truly the trip of a lifetime and Adventure Life's planning made all the difference in the world.

Explore Santa Cruz & Isabela Islands

Joan Cayen (Cayen Family Adventure - Darwin's Islands, Jul 2016)

We had a fantastic trip! All the people we worked with were extremely professional, timely and informative. All the activities in which we participated were amazing! The Red Mangrove hotels were both lovely.

Richard Bejtlich (Darwin's Islands, Mar 2016)

We loved the trip. Excellent! We would book with you again.

Amy Bejtlich (Darwin's Islands, Mar 2016)

All of our guides were great, but Alvaro (who was our guide on Isabella Island) and Jobani (who was our guide in Quito) went above and beyond for us. They helped make our trip perfect.

Matt McMullen (South America - Trip of a lifetime!, Dec 2015)

Frankly put, everything about the trip was fantastic. It was truly the trip of a lifetime and Adventure Life's planning made all the difference in the world.

Nancy Ferguson (Darwin's Islands, Oct 2015)

Wonderful guides, great experience with the wildlife. We enjoyed it all!

Experience Buenos Aires

Matt McMullen (South America - Trip of a lifetime!, Dec 2015)

Frankly put, everything about the trip was fantastic. It was truly the trip of a lifetime and Adventure Life's planning made all the difference in the world.

Islands of Lake Titicaca

Wendy Fletcher (Peru and Ecuador!, May 2016)

Excellent organization. Wonderful guide, Giovanni! He was very pleasant and very willing to accommodate any changes we wanted to make. We have had a great experience and we will certainly recommend Adventure Life.

La Selva Lodge

Liz Sutherland (Ecuador Adventure!, Feb 2016)

It was a wonderful trip! The guides and local staff were always on time, knowledgeable, good company and flexible to our needs traveling with kids.

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!

Haciendas of Ecuador

Peggy Christie (Haciendas of Ecuador, Mar 2016)

Our guide (Xaviar) was absolutely wonderful. There wasn't a topic or question that he couldn't answer, and he was so congenial and gave excellent customer service to us.

Cotopaxi National Park and Horseback Riding

Liz Sutherland (Ecuador Adventure!, Feb 2016)

It was a wonderful trip! The guides and local staff were always on time, knowledgeable, good company and flexible to our needs traveling with kids.

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!!

El Calafate - Perito Moreno Glacier

Matt McMullen (South America - Trip of a lifetime!, Dec 2015)

Frankly put, everything about the trip was fantastic. It was truly the trip of a lifetime and Adventure Life's planning made all the difference in the world.

Sacha Lodge Extension

Ian Charman (Galapagos + Ecuador Adventure!, Jan 2016)

I have to say, everything was perfect! From the initial work by Shanna to the final airport drop off at the end of the trip. Brilliant!! Thank you so much.

Matt McMullen (South America - Trip of a lifetime!, Dec 2015)

Frankly put, everything about the trip was fantastic. It was truly the trip of a lifetime and Adventure Life's planning made all the difference in the world.

Otavalo Market

Wendy Fletcher (Peru and Ecuador!, May 2016)

Excellent organization. Wonderful guide, Giovanni! He was very pleasant and very willing to accommodate any changes we wanted to make. We have had a great experience and we will certainly recommend Adventure Life.

Liz Sutherland (Ecuador Adventure!, Feb 2016)

It was a wonderful trip! The guides and local staff were always on time, knowledgeable, good company and flexible to our needs traveling with kids.

Ian Charman (Galapagos + Ecuador Adventure!, Jan 2016)

I have to say, everything was perfect! From the initial work by Shanna to the final airport drop off at the end of the trip. Brilliant!! Thank you so much.

Matt McMullen (South America - Trip of a lifetime!, Dec 2015)

Frankly put, everything about the trip was fantastic. It was truly the trip of a lifetime and Adventure Life's planning made all the difference in the world.

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!

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!

Beluga: Western Islands

Lisa Olson (Galapagos Cruise, Jul 2016)

We had a phenomenal vacation. Everything was just perfect. Awesome.

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.

Celebrity Xploration: Southern Islands

Ian Charman (Galapagos + Ecuador Adventure!, Jan 2016)

I have to say, everything was perfect! From the initial work by Shanna to the final airport drop off at the end of the trip. Brilliant!! Thank you so much.

Celebrity Xploration: 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.

Ocean Spray: Northern Islands

Ruth Gorman (Galapagos Adventure, May 2016)

The Ocean Spray was a beautiful boat. The cabin was very large, bathroom new and spacious--would have thought we were in a hotel room, not an eight cabin cat! The staff was outstanding and being sick on board, they went out of their way to make sure I was being attended to.

Eric & Letty: Western Islands Cruise

Abby Dallmann (Galapagos - Eastern Islands, Jul 2016)

I thought the local staff in Quito were amazing. I especially want to mention Giovanni--our tour guide. He was lovely and flexible and shared so much information. I also want to thank Adventure Life staff for the recommendation for the language school in Quito. The school was fantastic--please recommend it to others.

Sandy Bernstein (Islands & Incas, May 2016)

Guides were great, everything worked out quite smoothly. Trip was physically demanding but we always felt ok taking things at our pace and never felt rushed. In Peru, Jose became our personal trainer!!

Karen Kantor (Western Islands on Eric & Letty, Feb 2016)

It could not have been more perfect. From start to finish, everyone we met was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Our visit to Quito and the Galapagos was one of the top five travel experiences.

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.

Corals: Western Islands

Georgia Garnsey (Islands & Incas, May 2016)

Giovanni was excellent - friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. He couldn't have done more to make our trip top notch.

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.

Machu Picchu by Train with 4 Star Hotels

Georgia Garnsey (Islands & Incas, May 2016)

Giovanni was excellent - friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. He couldn't have done more to make our trip top notch.

Mary Anne: Western Islands

Wendy Fletcher (Peru and Ecuador!, May 2016)

Excellent organization. Wonderful guide, Giovanni! He was very pleasant and very willing to accommodate any changes we wanted to make. We have had a great experience and we will certainly recommend Adventure 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.

Amazon Custom

Constance Block (Galapagos + Amazon, Apr 2016)

I could not be happier with my Adventure Life experience, from beginning to end. I travel a lot, and I think your company and personnel do an outstanding job. I truly appreciate your professionalism, attentiveness, and flexibility. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend your company and would be happy to serve as a reference.

Highlights of Rio

Matt McMullen (South America - Trip of a lifetime!, Dec 2015)

Frankly put, everything about the trip was fantastic. It was truly the trip of a lifetime and Adventure Life's planning made all the difference in the world.

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.

Iguazu Falls: Brazil and Argentina

Matt McMullen (South America - Trip of a lifetime!, Dec 2015)

Frankly put, everything about the trip was fantastic. It was truly the trip of a lifetime and Adventure Life's planning made all the difference in the world.

South America Grand

Matt McMullen (South America - Trip of a lifetime!, Dec 2015)

Frankly put, everything about the trip was fantastic. It was truly the trip of a lifetime and Adventure Life's planning made all the difference in the world.

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