TipTop V yacht

Galapagos Islands

EG
Ecuador Green Travel
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23 reviews
Apr 15 - 22, 2022
Group size: 1 - 16
TipTop V yacht
Galapagos Islands

Ecuador Green Travel
  • Facebook verified
23 reviews

$NaN
Apr 15 - 22, 2022
Group size: 1 - 16

About this trip

Payment for tour on board the TipTop 5 yacht  from APRIL 15th to 22nd / 8 DAYS - Itinerary 2 - ROUTE EAST - 1 UPPER DECK TWIN CABIN / INCLUDE AIR TKTS QUITO - GALAPAGOS - QUITO 

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Ecuador Green Travel
23 reviews
Ecuador Green Travel is a tour operator based in Quito Ecuador. We are the perfect option to find the best Galapagos last minute deals. We offer a great gamma of trips, such as Galapagos yachts, island hopping tours, cruises and hotels, scuba diving. We are specialists to offer tailor made tours around Ecuador offering high quality, also our experienced bilingual staff will help you to plan your trip, our guides will show and explain you about our fascinating costumes and culture, and our agency will secure your best trip…

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We had a fantastic 8D/7N trip on the Tip Top V boat, eastern route. We found the trip through dealsgalapagos.com which are Ecuador Green Travel. Carlos Risueno did a fantastic job from start to finish booking our trip. His communication was spot on, everything was correct, his responses very prompt. I couldn’t fault him at all. The rep who met is in Quito airport was also spot on and helped us get through the 2 additional checks you need before boarding your flight to Galápagos. The trip itself was fantastic. The boat Tip Top V was definitely first class. The boat was modern and very clean, having been built in 2019. Our cabin was big enough and had everything we needed and a balcony. The food was brilliant; a huge selection for breakfast with something different every day. Every lunch and dinner consisted of 3 courses, all was tasty and well presented. Federico would keep trying to give you more. Then there were snacks after every morning and afternoon activity. I don’t think we had the same thing twice and definitely came away a couple of kilos heavier! The crew were very professional and everything was done with care and purpose. The whole boat ran like clockwork, everyone knew their role and couldn’t do enough for you. Our original guide unfortunately had a family emergency 2 hours into our trip but the company found a replacement before we’d started the first activity. Felipe did a great job, was informative and kept us on our toes with a busy schedule. And finally the activities; every day we did combinations of walking, kayaking, snorkelling and boat trips. The days started early at 6am but that just meant we packed more in and beat almost all the other groups to the islands. Everyday we were shattered and in bed by 9pm but that was just because we’d had a great day. I could write reams about the Galápagos itself but there isn’t space, it is truly a spectacular place and incredible how close you can get to unique wildlife. A personal highlight was swimming with sea-lions. All in all we couldn’t recommend Ecuador Green Travel and Tip Top V highly enough. If you’re undecided about which companies to go with you can’t go wrong with these.
By Mark P for TipTop V yacht on 04 May, 2022
We had a great experience on the day visiting an indigenous community, a local market, and of course hiking around the gorgeous Quilotoa. We had a great guide and there were about 8 people on our group. The reason I give 4 stars is because I don't think the preparation information was very good. For example, when booking the tour I was told we would be back in Quito at 4 or 5pm, so I had made plans for 7:30pm, but we got back at 7pm. When visiting the indigenous community, it would have been helpful to know that it's nice to bring gifts in advance, as we had little change for the market (and couldn't use $20). The difficulty of the hike also could have been mentioned. We did the climb (and enjoyed it), but if I'd know the downhill was so steep, I would have prepared my knees, which are not great and have been hurting since. I also didn't feel the service was overly friendly when booking.
By Julia S for Quilotoa Lagoon on 07 Mar, 2022
AA
GREAT!!!!!!
By Amos A for Fragata Yacht on 28 Feb, 2022
They ship(Klein tours) mandated we use them for air travel to the islands from the main land. If we did not they would charge $180($90 pp) to book our own. Even with the fee we could get a cheaper flight on our own, however, we wanted to comply to make it easy for them and booked through the Klein. They would not tell us our flights until a few weeks before hand. Finally, we received a confirmation code. I called the airline with the confirmation code I was given, the airline said we were not on the plane and had no record of us. I told the travel agency and they said its fine don't worry about that the Ship had it handled. The airline said we weren't on the plane and the agency said just don't worry about it. Think about that! We were able to get on our flights however, with alot more stress then is needed. Coral needs to communicate.
By John A for Flight ticktes on 12 Jan, 2022
This review is for Klein Tours and especially Coral 1. The communication process of booking and planning this trip was horrible. It is so hard to get answers to basic questions. We wanted to arrive a day before our ship left and it was like the end of the world, we were made to sign a document that says we forfeit all activities we missed. This took weeks to request, where they would not tell us a time or place until a week or so before the trip. Then the day before we meet up, we were told by our hotel, the boat had a different time and directions on how and where to meet. The itinerary they advertised was different then what we received where we missed destinations and activities. Was supposed to do 4 activities(hikes/snorkels)a day we got 3. We were told we would visit Kicker rock, the brochure in the ship on the table in the main lounge showed us going to Kicker Rock. The final day the guides told us, no we never go to Kicker rock, cruise boats can’t go there. More misleading information. Our room had holes in the roof, no AC, no water pressure. The wetsuits that we were forced to purchase had rips in them, they didn't have enough and didn't have the right sizes. The don’t clean the equipment. They don't help you with luggage, they don't accommodate passenger request. No consideration for guest with noise from the crew. We had to search the ship to find a bartender to get a drink on numerous occasions. My wife is a vegetarian and they would bring her meal out(the few time she got one) after everyone was done eating. They ship(Klein tours) mandated we use them for air travel to the islands from the main land. If we did not they would charge $180($90 pp) to book our own. Even with the fee we could get a cheaper flight on our own, however, we wanted to comply to make it easy for them and booked through the Klein. They would not tell us our flights until a few weeks before hand. Finally, we received a confirmation code. I called the airline with the confirmation code I was given, the airline said we were not on the plane and had no record of us. I told the travel agency and they said its fine don't worry about that the Ship had it handled. The airline said we weren't on the plane and the agency said just don't worry about it. Think about that! When we were in town everyone was told to meet at the bus to return to the ship at a certain time. Everyone was on time. The guide said we were missing 2 people. Everyone agreed everyone was there. The guide said we have to wait. A family then said to the guide, “our daughter and son n law, did not come and cancelled one day before the trip.” The guide said oh we are waiting for someone else, we just talked to corporate. 30 minutes later after waiting on the bus, the guide comes back and ask the family the names of the guest who did not come. Then the guide says oh we can go, corporate made a mistake, that’s who we were waiting on. The communication and poor execution was never ending. I can go on with examples of poor management, poor customer service, bad communication. But I will say, the Galapagos as a whole is beautiful and amazing. The guest we meet on the boat were great. The guide we had was really knowledgeable and nice. But I have no idea how Klein tours and these 3 boats are staying in business with the frustration they cause. Frustration that can easily be eliminated with simple communication. It was almost like they purposely did not tell us things so they could take shortcuts and save money.
By John A for Coral Yacht on 12 Jan, 2022
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