If you CAN do this trip.....DO IT! It was everything it promised to be....and more!There was a lot of time for snorkelling.....MOST enjoyable! March is a wonderful month to go if you enjoy the sun....although it is the rainy season we had very little rain and PLENTY of sun! A very FULL-ON holiday....NOT a chill-out one....so, if you want to put your feet up, don't chose this trip!.....but, why would you want to put your feet up when there is SO much to see and experience?!
- What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
There was such a lovely feeling of "basic" around! The hotels....on the Islands...were wonderfully rustic with no pretention BUT excellent care was offered everywhere!
I, for one, lost track of what day it was....how FABULOUS! Someone else was looking after my food requirements (and they did that beautifully!) my well-being, my travel arrangements, my safety etc etc....all I needed to do was ENJOY MYSELF!
The trip was EXCELLENTLY put together with daily variation....and HEAPS of snorkelling in the most amazing waters! Some calm....some not so calm but there was always the knowledge that our Group Leader was ever-vigilant with regard to our safety!
- What did you think of your group leader?
FABIAN was, in my opinion THE BEST! He was professional, knowlegeable, well informed, humerous, connected with the group very quickly and we could not have been in safer hands! This last point is particularly relevant as he had to deal with our group having to be evacuated to higher ground as a result of the Tsunami in Japan! This he did in a calm and organised manner.......an event that was NOT in our/his Trip Notes!
WELL DONE Exodus for employing THIS Leader!
- Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
ENJOY! It is all over way too quickly!
On a more serious note I would say that this IS a FULL-ON 100 mile an hour holiday...so, don't chose it if you want to put your feet up or sit for a few hours in the sun/shade reading etc!
Take the equipment as the guidelines outlined.....I was lacking in the suitable SANDAL department!
The trip, as advertised in Exodus brochure, UNDER-SELLS the holiday....it could take a brochure all of it's own and still not allow one to conjure up the gloriousness of THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS...Exodus style!
- Is there anything else you would like to add?
I think I have said it all above! It was EVERYTHING it promised to be....and some!
We were cared for beautifully on some of the most exquisite Islands one can (usually) only dream of!
At times I pinched myself to remind me that it was ME who was experiencing ALL this nature and beauty
NOT David Attenbourgh!