Reviews

We had a great trip! Michael and Alex were terrific coordinators and helped us through some unforeseen issues that we had with our trip, making the process as stress free as possible! The Itinerary itself was great, the tour companies and guides used were fantastic, included food was great and the hotels were amazing. I would recommend Takiri to anyone traveling to the Galapagos.
By Sergio S for Galapagos on a Budget: 7 day experience for Sergio and Eddie on 29 Jan, 2023
What an adventure! Our tour guides and snorkel guides were so knowledgeable and it was clear that they enjoyed sharing it all with us. Alex at Takiri was diligent in communicating with us daily, even sharing recommendations for his favorite place to watch the sunset when I mentioned I was going to walk on the beach. Loved it ❤️
By Melody M for Galapagos on a Budget: 6 day experience 2022 on 16 Jan, 2023
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Overall a good vacation. I had an issue where I needed to change something I had added to the vacation. I had added the Sierra Negra Volcano hike but injured my knee and could not do it. Alex told me he would give me an alternative activity. Alex never communicated that to the hotel that was organizing the tours. I wasn’t made aware of that until I got to that island. It turns out no alternative was planned and I had pretty much done all the small island of Isabela had to offer. I emailed Alex immediately and asked to change the ferry ticket to go back to Santa Cruz to a different day since there were no activities planned for me. I barely got to see Santa Cruz on the trip and way too much time was planned in Isabela. I got no response from Alex. I sent a message on WhatsApp and again got no response. I had inquired on my own about ferry tickets and was told they were available. The next day I finally got in contact with Alex and he apologized and said he would try to change the ferry. It turns out he couldn’t change it that late, and again, didn’t communicate with me so I couldn’t either despite there having been tickets the day before when I asked him to do it. I had nothing to do on my final day. Apparently, a horseback trip up the mountain is very popular and that could have solved all this. Why did my own tour company not know about this? I asked Alex to inquire, he said he would have an answer in an hour. Never answered me. There were definitely some communication issues and next time I would have made sure everything was settled before leaving. It added a bit of stress to my trip overall. I was also told I would be refunded for that day but was not.  Ultimately, it’s a budget tour but it really did encompass everything. The hotels were basic but had everything you needed, were clean, and the people who worked there were very helpful. The tours were fantastic and we had great guides. I definitely enjoyed the trip.
By Noah S for Galapagos on a Budget: 8 day - 3 islands Exp 2023 on 16 Jan, 2023

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By Travel2South on 16 Jun, 2021