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Galapagos Tours - Adventure Life Testimonials and Reviews

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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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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!

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!

Beluga: Western Islands

Lisa Olson (Galapagos Cruise, Jul 2016)

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

Eden: Northeastern Islands

Patsy Jackson (Galapagos Cruise on the Eden, Aug 2015)

Wonderful trip, wonderful guide and crew, really good food, well-prepared and served.

Millennium: Northwestern Islands

Dick Hitchcock (Galapagos Islands, Nov 2014)

Both Remi and I were very pleased with the service provided by Adventure Life. We recommend them without any reservations.

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: 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.

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.

Galapagos Odyssey: Western Islands

Lisa La Rue (Galapagos Islands, Apr 2015)

Loved the crew and the boat. Very enjoyable. Veronika was very helpful in the days leading up to the trip.

Ocean Spray: Islands Circumnavigation - West

Heidi Kinkartz (Galapagos Island Circumnavigation on the Ocean Spray, Jan 2016)

Fantastic excursion to the Galapagos! Beautiful scenery, special experiences with the animals and indulgent luxury on the cruise.

Eric & Letty: Southern Islands

Linda Brown (Galapagos Islands, Jan 2015)

My husband and I really enjoyed our trip to the Galapagos. Travel and transfers were efficient and easy, leaving us with no concerns. Working with Mindy and Veronica was a pleasure. They responded to my many questions promptly adding several suggestions. The meals and snacks were excellent. There were so many activities that I felt a little guilty taking an afternoon off. All crew members were friendly and worked hard to make this trip an outstanding experience.

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.

Maria Beck (Galapagos Islands, Jan 2015)

Second amazing trip with you. Already thinking about our next trip. Thank you!

Ned Hallick (Galapagos Islands, Jan 2015)

my wife handled most (all) of the arrangements, so I can't speak to Veronika's & Mindy's work - but from what I understand they too were excellent - it was excellent - frankly, far better than I expected.

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: South East Islands

Jan Roth (The Galapagos Islands, Mar 2015)

everything went very smoothly!! We were very excited that all aspects of travel were taken care of for us so we didn't have any worries while we enjoyed the amazing adventure!!!

Julia Spencer (Machu Picchu and the Galapagos, Nov 2014)

We loved everything about the Galapagos. Peru was fun. Our hotel at MP was amazing! We loved our guide Teddy - fun, knowledgeable, and very helpful. The trip was easy and it was so nice to have everything under control and handled by others. We were just very impressed. Thank you for taking such great care of us!

Corals: Western Islands

Gary Deakins (Western Islands on the Corals, Apr 2016)

Excellent crew, good guide, good food (and lots of it), enjoyed the smaller Coral II.

Corals: North East and South East Islands

Patti Talbot (Galapagos Cruise on the Corals, Jul 2015)

The support and timeliness of responses from the Adventure Life staff prior to the staff was exceptional. The trip was a dream come true and met our expectations beautifully. Thank you!

Lynda Navratil (The Galapagos Islands, Mar 2015)

Amazing trip, everything worked out exactly as planned, saw almost all the wildlife I had hoped to see, guides and staff were all wonderful, as well as the enjoyment of meeting other travelers on the Corals 1, we really enjoyed their company as well, couldn't ask for more!

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: North-Central Islands

Evan Pelz (North-Central Islands on the Galapagos Legend, Jan 2016)

Erin and Kate as well as the staffer in Ecuador (Betty?) were all incredible. Every e-mail was answered in literally two minutes, and it was always such a pleasure to work with them. Will for sure use this service again! Thank you!!!

Galapagos Legend: Western Islands

Chris Monk (Your Upcoming Trip, Jun 2016)

A trip of a lifetime! Would recommend to anyone thinking about seeing the Galapogos!

Stephen Hade (Western Islands on the Galapagos Legend, Mar 2016)

Our guide Giovannai was outstanding, very informative and patient. He really added value to the time we spent in Ecuador. We were very happy he was our guide both before and after the Galapagos.

Margaret Blecha (The Galapagos Islands, Mar 2015)

It was an adventure of a lifetime! A dream come true! Thank you!

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!!

Galapagos Legend: West & Central Islands

Darlene Page (West & Central Islands on the Galapagos Legend, Dec 2015)

Giovanni is an awesome guide and took us on a great Quito city tour.

Darlene Page (West & Central Islands on the Galapagos Legend, Dec 2015)

The trip to the Galapagos was everything we were told and hoped it would be. Truly the trip of a lifetime. The wonderful people that were part of our tour experience in Ecuador really made the difference.

Cormorant: Western Islands

Declan Baharini (Galapagos Islands, Dec 2014)

The crew on The Cormorant were brilliant, the service was excellent and the nature guide Ze Carlo Malo was outstanding. We could not have asked for a better trip. Thank you.

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.

Darwin: Northern Islands

Ashley Talmadge (The Galapagos Islands, Mar 2015)

We had a grieat Galápagos adventure thanks to Adventure Life. Our two boys Willl never forget this experiencia!

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.

Grace: Following Darwin's Footsteps

Linda D'Urso (Galapagos Cruise, Jul 2016)

This trip was awesome and beyond all our expectations!

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.

Galapagos Custom

Tiffany Bilderback (Galapagos!, Dec 2015)

Such a wonderful trip! I couldn't have asked for it to go any better than it did!

Eric & Letty: Western Islands

Mary Lyons (Machu Picchu and the Galapagos, Nov 2014)

Both the Peru and Ecuadorian parts of our 16 day trip were excellent. We loved our guide and driver in Peru; so well organized, accommodating and friendly. The Galapagos segment was busy, fun and educational. I loved the scuba diving and the close proximity to amazing wildlife. Adventure Life helped us pull a very busy schedule together without a single mishap.

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.

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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