Galapagos Cruise & Ecuador

Quito, Ecuador

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Jan 8 - 17, 2020
Group size: 1 - 16
Galapagos Cruise & Ecuador
Quito, Ecuador

Globe Drifters
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5 reviews

$5700
Deposit: $1900
Jan 8 - 17, 2020
Group size: 1 - 16

About this trip

Galapagos...The mere mention of these islands conjures dreams of adventure, intrigue, and excitement. It’s a place of mystery that millions know about, but only a handful have explored. To visit is to live a moment like you never have before.


Our excursion of the islands begins on a first-class, luxury catamaran. With a limit of sixteen passengers, this state of the art vessel provides an intimate yet extravagant seafaring experience. Cabins built with relaxation in mind also offer spectacular views of the surrounding ocean as far as the eye can see. Have a drink while basking under the sun's rays on the sundeck or pop into the jacuzzi for a soak and sip on your drink of choice to unwind. The Alia is a ship built for a trip of maximum comfort on an adventure of a lifetime.

Available options

Single Supplement Cruise and Land
$1900
Single Supplement Land only
$400
Extra Night Pre -Tour
$180

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Reviews

Trip was way beyond my expectations. Incredible tour guide(s), went to non-traditional, non-touristy places in addition to covering all the basic basis. Lantern Festival was so well organized...we had received, great seats, and it truly was a once in a lifetime experience. Great group of other guests as well. Would add another star to review if I could
This was an amazing trip of a country that has an interesting history and diversity of cultures and landscapes. Our tour guides were excellent and knowledgable about each area we visited. The trip offered a variety of experiences from Myanmar’s most famous tourist areas to those in remote areas recently opened up to tourists.
A pretty deep dive into several diverse locales in western Cuba, travelling in a small group on a good 24 passenger Chinese built mini bus with a fabulous, knowledgeable, intelligent English speaking young guide named Mickel. Staying at B&B's, or Casas Particulares as they are known in Cuba, was OK if you're not expecting a Hilton Motel. Each one had good clean bedding, strong, but oddly inflexible A/C system, a room safe, and was situated in a good location. Plumbing was usually good but water pressure could pose a problem occasionally. , Water is a common problem in the 'worker's paradise' where everyone is equal, as in equally poor. The Cuban Convertible Peso, pegged to the USD rules; the regular peso of the people is dying a slow death. Rather than recommend this trip, I say that it should be MANDATORY for any American who has an unearned gov't entitlement, especially college grads who have Federally insured loans. I have neither but I still am digesting the experience two weeks later. Cuba is at a crossroads; it can stay the course and wind up like Venezuela, or veer toward private ownership, and prosper like China has done. I blew a kiss to the air when I landed home in FLL. Great trip, but I would like to understand why such an inexpensive location (casas were $20-$65 per night) was over $2500. That was the sole reason I gave it only four stars out of five. Terry G.
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While I would travel with Globe Drifters again and do recommend them, it was Mikel, our Cuba tour guide who really made this trip a cultural experience. It is extremely obvious that he has developed relationships with people in order to enhance travelers experience. And, I lost my passport and Mikel went out of his way to attempt to track it down at the airport where I believed it was lost. He did not have to do that and when he couldn’t find it, he stayed with me the entire 3 hours it took to get a new one. In that process, he remained calm and deciphered how to best get me a new passport. If you go to Cuba with an interest in learning about the country, you will have a great time. If you are interested in bringing items to share with people I’d recommend, bars of soap, toilet paper, tampons, baby wipes, and sunscreen.