October 31st - Galapogos Wildlife Cruise


My name is Chris and I'm of on the Galapogos wildlife cruise on Oct 31st. If your reading this and are also on the trip please drop a line.

I'e arranged my own flights as I have found in the past that itinerarys can be changed at the last minute and people who have arrive on the compay flights sometimes go straight from the airport into a full days travel or sightseeing. I also wanted to avoid going via the USA as a number of friends who have done this recently have been held up for long periods with security checks and missed their connection flights. I'm flying via Madrid with Iberia. From previous experience I would say they are an average company - not on par with Virgin, Quatar or Singapore Airlines but far better than American or Continental Airlines which I gather could be used by Exodus.

Last time I was in S.America it was with Naturetrek in Peru and that was very special so I'm hoping this trip will live up to its billing. Anyway drop a line and I look forward to meeting you soon.

Hi Chris,

Myself and my partner Paul are also booked on this trip.  I'm Alison, by the way.  We too booked our own flights (with KLM via Amsterdam); we arrive in Quito early on the morning of October 31st.  We live in Cumbria, so it was easier and cheaper for us to book our own flights and it also means that we can check our luggage all the way through to Quito on departure in the North west.  Like you, we also wanted to avoid going via the US.

We did the East Indies Seatrek last year with Exodus which was wonderful; a couple of years ago we also did Peru (including an Amazon extension), albeit independently.  I'm assured by Paul that this will be a pretty special trip - he has been before, although it was 13 years ago.

Exodus agreed to confirm the trip on receipt of our booking (mid March).  At the time, there were 5 of us in total, so there are at least two more people to meet.

Best wishes.



I am flying with KLM and arrive a day early be great to meet.looking forward to the trip
see you soon

Hi Marion,

I see I made a mistake in my last post - our East Indies Sea Trek was with Explore, although we have done an Exodus trip. It was the Finnish Activity Week, which was fantastic.

Will look out for you in Amsterdam - are you flying out from London?

We've not decided on our itinerary for Quito yet - what about you?




Hi n- can't seem to get to grips with the Exodus website so bit delayed!

Departing from Heathrow on 30th Oct, how about you? If so perhaps we can have a chat about sharing transport from airport to the hotel, if it suits. Will look forward to a response, if you ca, my email address is [email protected].

Hopefully hear.

Regards Marion

Hi all of you - I'm Ruth and my husband's Ken. We're on the Exodus Lan Airlines flight departing Heathrow 5.20 am (!) Sunday 31st. We live in Shropshire and are senior citizens though hopefully not old fogeys yet! See you in Quito.


Hi Ruth and Ken good to hear I am not the only O.A.P. Marion

Hi Marion

Look froward to meeting you.


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