Anyone out their also booked on this trip starting 30 Jul ?


Ken P

We went in May 2010 - you will really enjoy it - esp if you have Pablo as your leader  Beware being woken at 0500 on San Cristobel by the sea lions barking

Four things the trip notes don't yet cover well

a) Tipping - is around $80 per person rather than the $50 mentioned

b) Sierra Negre trek  Waterproofs - take both lightweight jacket and trousers in case it rains (we expereinced a lot at times though it did clear for the spectacular sights).  Also strong recommendation to take walking poles

c) for snorkelling - take own mask and snorkel - the boats have flippers so more room in kitbag unless particularly want to take own.  Underwater camera would be good.

d) At Floreana your kitbag stays on the boat so prepare an overnight bag (daypack) when packing on leaving San Cristobel

In terms of eating on the Sunday after your arrival - avoid Hotel Quito - stuffy, slow and expensive. 

 Trust this helps


We did this trip in Mar 11.

We had an great tour leader called Fabien.

I'd agree with nearly everything Steve mentioned.

Walking poles, I suppose that a personal choice.

If I did this trip again I'd bring my own flippers.

Any questions just ask. 


I´m on the trip 30th of July. Looking forward to it! Thanks for the advice Steve. See YOU (fairly) soon Ken!

Gudrun G Bjornsdottir

Snorkel, mask, flippers and walking sticks all packed already... We are flying out a few days before the trip starts so that we can explore Quito a little. See you soonish.


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