Galapagos

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Marcy and Ron R.

Surf City, NJ
Mar 2014

Galapagos Classic + Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu

Land Based Adventures Private Journey

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We did have the “trip of a lifetime”! Everything went so smoothly that we just relaxed and enjoyed our fabulous trip. The hotels were perfect, and exploring Peru and Ecuador was fabulous. Thank you so much for all of your recommendations and the obvious coordination that went into planning our trip. If we can recommend your services, it would be our pleasure!

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Vera V.

New York, NY
Aug 2014

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Evolution

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For a family of 3 generations traveling together, an expedition to the Galapagos Islands seemed to be an ideal destination to celebrate a major anniversary while offering  excitement and enjoyment to a diverse party. Through the internet I was miraculously steered to your agency "Expedition Trips", specialized in travel adventures. I called up and speaking to you, I received helpful advice and encouragement which ended up in a successful and well orchestrated trip for all of us.

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Raquel H.

Forest Hills, NY
Jul 2014

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Galapagos Legend

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Experiencing the wildlife up-close and unbothered by human presence is truly amazing. The service on the Galapagos Legend was perfect and our Naturalist Guide, Cesar was highly knowledgable. Joshua Logan was very professional while also adding a personal comfort aspect to the planning experience. 

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Lydia J.

Dublin, CA
Jul 2014

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Eric / Flamingo / Letty

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Far, far, far more fabulous, more exciting, than I ever expected. The Naturalist guides we had were Awesome! Magdalena and Adrian were a good team! They spoke English very well; we had a briefing (regarding what to expect for the next day agenda) each night prior to having dinner. A wonderful experience, a trip of a life time! Awesome!

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Monica M.

Biddeford, ME
Jul 2014

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Galapagos Legend

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Everything was planned for me I didn't have to stress out at all.

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Peter and Susan J.

Grand Rapids, MI
Jun 2014

Galapagos In-Brief

Expedition Ship Galapagos Legend

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The trip was OUTSTANDING. We had a fantastic time and truly the trip of a lifetime. Our guide- Cesare was superb. I snorkeled with cormorants, Galapagos penguins, rays, turtles and numerous beautiful reef fish. The highlight was seeing an orca hunt in the Bolivar channel while sitting in our panga. We want to do it all over again!!!

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Joseph K.

Tamarac, FL
Jun 2014

Galapagos Classic

Luxury Expedition Ship Silver Galapagos

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The Galapagos Islands are one of the few sites in the world where the animals are unafraid and allow us to be close to them. The mixture of terrain from sand beaches to lava to rock to volcano is astounding. The naturalists are excellent, very friendly and helpful.

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Linda B.

Baltimore, MD
Jun 2014

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship La Pinta

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Our Galapagos trip  was truly amazing!  The comfort, food, and staff of La Pinta exceeded all expectations, and most importantly, the naturalists were absolutely incredible. Thank you so much for your help arranging the trip!

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James H.

Atlanta, GA
Jun 2014

Galapagos In-Brief

Expedition Ship Santa Cruz

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The service was courteous, friendly, helpful and laid back. It met me expectations which were high. My grandchildren were very wary and concerned about safety in Guayaquil. Your people met us at the airport and made sure we were buffered from unknown taxi drivers.

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Richard O.

St. Augustine, FL
May 2014

Galapagos Dive Expedition

Dive Boat Galapagos Sky

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The trip was fabulous in every way - supurb diving, great crew, wonderful meals. The boat was perfect for a live aboard dive adventure. The trip exceeded my expectations.

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Otto G.

Willowbrook, IL
May 2014

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Eric / Flamingo / Letty

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The trip was great. The Galapagos was pretty much as expected and the variety of geography and wildlife were wonderful. Seeing the animals uninhibited by humans allowed close up observations and photos, that was the best part. The guide and naturalist were great and very attentive and knowledgeable. Josh was a real asset to our planning. He went above and beyond to help coordinate our trip. Our experience with the Peru portion to Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Piccu was great.

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Carroll E.

Bedford, MA
May 2014

Galapagos Classic – Islander

Expedition Ship National Geographic Islander

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The trip went beyond our expectations! The whole package from the ease of planning the trip with Amanda and Jessica to the greeting at the airport in Guayaquil to the transfer to the National Geographic Islander was exceptional! The expertise of the staff, the activities offered, the friendly atmosphere on board, all contributed to our wonderful memories!

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Patricia P.

San Francisco, CA
Apr 2014

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Evolution

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If I knew anyone that was even thinking of going, I would make sure they use the Evolution. The space on this yacht was fantastic. I was constantly looking at other ships we saw on the water and we would talk about the overall space advantage the Evolution had. Our room was A3 and it was excellent. I did check out a C and D room and was surprised at how well they looked in size also. Decor was great. Service was excellent. The crew was fantastic! 

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Helen


Apr 2014

Galapagos In-Brief

Expedition Ship Santa Cruz

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The week in the Galapagos aboard the Santa Cruz was fantastic. The staff was outstanding. We were surprised that the rooms were cleaned 3 times a day. Pilar helped make our daughter's birthday special with an ice cream party and the pastry chef made a delicious cake. The guides were very knowledgeable and Ramiro the expedition leader terrific, very organized and great with the kids! We enjoyed the tours of Quito and Lima.

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Sheri S.


Apr 2014

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Coral I / Coral II

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The boat was kept very clean and the food was excellent.  I found the crew to be very helpful and polite.  The naturalists were so knowledgeable and kind and fun too!

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Chantal H.

North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Mar 2014

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Eric / Flamingo / Letty

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Every day was a new adventure, new landscapes, different animals to see, but with just the right amount of downtime to connect as a family. The staff aboard the Flamingo were gracious and accomodating, and the guides where great with us and the kids. Knowledgable, passionate (both were from San Cristobal) and lots of fun! ET was super responsive, helpful, reassuring and offered great suggestions. The way you set out the timelines and what to expect and how to prepare for the trip were very helpful and easy to follow.

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Marcia B.

San Diego CA
Mar 2014

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Eric / Flamingo / Letty

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Everything was so well handled , I wouldn't change a thing... I felt safe and looked after... Really liked the packet you sent with instructions itenary, tickets... Well done... You get an A+!!! I was so impressed with all the green ecology techniques being used in mainland Ecuador and the Galapagos. The size of the boat  was perfect in my mind... 20 passengers. The trip was well organized. Happy friendly captain and crew. Good food! The animals fascinating and scenery beautiful. Magical.

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Susan N.


Mar 2014

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Coral I / Coral II

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Everything was excellent. Our guide was full of knowledge making for memorable visits to shore, islands, and wildlife.

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Norm G.


Mar 2014

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Isabela II

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I will never forget the Galapagos tour on the Isabella II. The guides were perfect. They love the islands and their knowledge was limitless. What a great ship and incredible staff.

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Martin & Marion W.


Mar 2014

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Isabela II

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The Isabella II is a fantastic ship and the environment created the Captain and his crew was truly wonderful.

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R & J

Seattle, WA
Mar 2014

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship La Pinta

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We returned from our trip and we had a wonderful experience. We loved the La Pinta, its excellent service and amazing schedule. We loved visiting all the islands and seeing its natural inhabitants. Thank you for organizing our trip and accommodating our needs.

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Donald & Eda C.


Mar 2014

Galapagos In-Brief

Expedition Ship La Pinta

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The week in the Galapagos on the La Pinta was simply terrific. This trip exceeded our expectations. We thank you for enabling us to have had just the best trip to Peru and Ecuador.

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Connie N.

Bend, OR
Mar 2014

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Eric / Flamingo / Letty

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Excellent trip! Loved all of it, especially the proximity to the animals. Everything with ET went very smoothly and was expedited expertly.

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Mathias A.

Denmark
Mar 2014

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Galapagos Legend

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Excellent service!! I am very happy I chose the Galapagos Legend. It is the best way to see the Galapagos. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience. I will recommend the Galapagos Legend to all my friends in Denmark!!

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Lili M.


Mar 2014

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Grace

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Rafael was the best! We can't imagine there being any better guide. What we believe made him special was the enthusiasm he brought to our journey. He really loved showing us his islands and we learned so much from him. In fact, he even got my husband (he's not a great swimmer) to go snorkeling. He stayed right by his side in the water so he'd feel comfortable. He told him that he didn't want him to miss the magic below the water as was above the water and this was what convinced my husband to try it.

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Susan K.


Feb 2014

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Grace

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The Galapagos trip on the Grace was nothing short of fabulous. The crew was wonderful and the cruise director was thoughtful and meticulous. Everyone seemed to do more than one job. Our guide was articulate, extremely knowledgeable and went out of his way to make certain everyone was happy and satisfied.

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Ann W.

UK
Feb 2014

Galapagos In-Brief

Expedition Ship Santa Cruz

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Just wanted to thank you for all your help in organising our visit to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. The trip was fantastic and all your arrangements worked perfectly. The Galapagos Islands are very special. All the staff and guides on the Santa Cruz looked after us very well and we will remember our visit for a very long time.

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Daniella L.


Feb 2014

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Isabela II

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I want to tell you that our trip to the Galapagos was beyond fabulous. We had very high expectations, and our expectations were exceeded. It was simply perfect. From being picked up in the hotel, finding our luggage in the cabin, the size of the boat, the design of the rooms, the superb naturalists, the food, the crew, the logistical execution, choices, flexibility, everything. And then of course, the islands themselves and the rich waters provided a unique experience that is hard to describe. We had the most unusual, unbelievable sighting of 3 whales that came quite close to the pangas and even flipped in the air 3 times. I am recommending this trip to my friends.

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Linda H.


Feb 2014

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Galapagos Legend

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The tour of the islands was well planned, and included a good mixture of walking and snorkeling. The staff on the ship were wonderful, the crew were wonderful, from the panga drivers to the guides, everyone was professional, organized, and supportive.It is a trip we will never forget.

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Anthony M.


Feb 2014

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Galapagos Legend

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Just wanted to say thank you for our time aboard the Legend. We had an amazing time. Your staff were extremely professional and everything was absolutely perfect. Did I mention the wildlife was absolutely amazing too! It was a dream come true.

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Clara A.


Jan 2014

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Evolution

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I was surprised at the crew's attitude, always happy and helpful. Doing things that were not included in the schedule. Everyone in the crew makes you feel special.

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Shirley F.

San Rafael, CA
Jan 2014

Galapagos In-Brief

Expedition Ship Eclipse

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The Galapagos Islands have been on our "must see" list for a long time. Everything on this trip was close to ideal: perfect weather, festivities in Quito, the Saturday market in Otavalo, Sunday masses and festivities, and hiking and hot springs at Termas de Papallacta, and a cruise on the Eclipse—snorkeling and guided walks were the best!

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Colene D.

South Carolina
Jan 2014

Galapagos In-Brief

Expedition Ship Galapagos Legend

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We had a wonderful time in the Galapagos. It was seriously our dream trip and we are so happy to have had this experience.

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Peg and Peter S.


Dec 2013

Galapagos In-Brief

Expedition Ship Santa Cruz

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It was better than we ever dreamed... ...in more gushing detail: Our experience was smooth sailing from the naturalists to the shipboard staff... wow, what wonderful memories! There could not be a better expedition leader than Moreno, period. His corps of naturalists are superb, Maria Carmen and Grace stood out. Everyday was action (example: swimming with penguins!) packed, well planned, and as rigorous or laid back as one wanted. Night time was amazing as well, we will never forget the stars, and watching from the rail, under the ship's lights, the swimming sea lions chasing the flying flying fish at rocket speed. M. V. Santa Cruz was the perfect vessel for us; lovely cabins at a cost we could afford, a wonderful variety of delicious food, and a crew of the nicest folks. Did I mention happy hour every evening on the sun deck...? We have wanted to see Ecuador's exquisite islands since we were married forty years ago.

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Francis D.

Calgary, Canada
Dec 2013

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Eric / Flamingo / Letty

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Peru was the most memorable part of the expedition. The level of service of the staff and naturalists was great. ExpeditionTrips was superb at helping to plan my trip. I would definitely book future trips with ET.

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Margaret W.

Surrey, UK
Dec 2013

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Eric / Flamingo / Letty

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This trip was a lifelong dream. Snorkeling with sharks and turtles was the best. Everyone was helpful, knowledgeable, friendly. The people we were grouped with were great

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Brian K.

Oviedo, FL
Dec 2013

Galapagos In-Brief

Motor Yacht Coral I / Coral II

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The most memorable part of the trip was snorkeling with the sea lions. The sea lions were so interactive in the Galapagos and would essentially "play" with you. Unbelievable. It exceeded my expectations. ExpeditionTrips did a fantastic job throughout the transaction and always provided prompt responses to any questions that we had. Great job all around.

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Bill and Sandy B.

Brevard, NC
Nov 2013

Galapagos Classic + Peru

Expedition Ship National Geographic Islander

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Jessica did an outstanding job assisting us with our booking and many questions. Beth was a great help when Jessica was out of the office. We would definitely recommend ExpeditionTrips for our friends.

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Derrick B.

San Diego, CA
Oct 2013

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Eric / Flamingo / Letty

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We were inspired to go to the Galapagos after watching the BBC 3-disc series on the islands, about a year ago. The trip was truly amazing - probably the most memorable parts were (1) swimming with penguins and sea lions, (2) experiencing the wide range of wildlife on the islands, (3) getting to know all the great passengers & crew onboard the ship, and (4) learning so much from the very experienced naturalist guides. The trip exceeded our expectations overall.

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Elaine and Ward L.

Piedmont, CA
Oct 2013

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship National Geographic Endeavour

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We have always wanted to visit Galapagos and Mach Picchu. We had very high expectations for this trip and they were met. ExpeditionTrips was very responsive to questions, and I asked a lot! Joy is great. The guides were terrific and had excellent English, and the cruise operator is fantastic! So glad we went with them! The hotels were fantastic.

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Jim G.

Westwood, MA
Sep 2013

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Eric / Flamingo / Letty

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Always wanted to see the Galapagos. My son's reaction to snorkeling for the first time and seeing the extraordinary fish were the most memorable parts.

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Cathy and Jerry L.

West Chester, PA
Sep 2013

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship National Geographic Endeavour

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I was inspired to take this trip after I read Darwin's "Origin of the Species" many years ago and have had the desire to visit the Galalpagos Islands ever since. I wanted to see the endemic animal populations of each island in their natural habitats. So, observing the birth of a baby sea lion was a remarkable experience! Our naturalist guide identified a mother who was about to give birth; without him our group would have walked right by and missed the opportunity. We sat quietly watching in awe at this once in a lifetime event unfolding before us.

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Shauna V.

Elk Grove, CA
Aug 2013

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship La Pinta

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I had always wanted to visit the Galapagos Islands to take photos of the unique wildlife. The level of service was excellent. The naturalists were very knowledgeable and made sure that all our questions were answered. They were very patient and really had a love for the Galapagos that was noticeable. The Staff on the Ship was very attentive and provided excelled customer service. I have no complaints with the service, it was first class.

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Richard B.

St. Louis Park, MN
Aug 2013

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Eric / Flamingo / Letty

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I had been to the Galapagos previously and wanted to share the unique experience with my grandsons. Being able to get so near so many unique birds and animals was a special treat. I had high expectations and they were met in every way. Everything and everybody was superb. The boat crew was friendly, attentive and always helpful. The naturalists had a boundless passion and enthusiasm for their work. They conveyed that to the travelers every day.

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Dee M.

Arlington, VA
Jul 2013

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht G8 - Queen of Galapagos

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I loved everything about the Galapagos, but snorkeling around the islands was a highlight. The service was amazing—impeccable. The crew was incredibly helpful. The naturalist was very knowledgeable and responsive. The trip exceeded my expectations.

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Jan D. and Family

Guelph, ON, Canada
Jul 2013

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship National Geographic Endeavour

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Joshua quickly answered my emails and was very helpful. There was very little of the experience that wasn't spectacular. From the amazing wildlife and landscapes to the crew, guides and staff, there wasn't a moment that couldn't be written about in a story.

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Jill W.

New York, NY
Jul 2013

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht G8 - Queen of Galapagos

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I've traveled all over the world and this was one of the best trips I've done. From the second I contacted ExpeditionTrips to inquire about cruises to the Galapagos, the service was incredible.

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Robert G.

Boston, MA
Jun 2013

Galapagos In-Brief

Expedition Ship Santa Cruz

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The most memorable experience was snorkeling with the Sea Lions. Everyone was interesting and helpful. The naturalist, Denis, was so passionate about his job.

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Debbie B.

Abbeville, MS
Jun 2013

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Eric / Flamingo / Letty

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This trip has been on my bucket list for a decade. Seeing wildlife (land tortoises were the highlight), but all the wildlife was fabulous. Our guides, Pepe and Edwin, were so good at their job. I am pleased that they are helping preserve wildlife in the Galapagos. I thoroughly enjoyed snorkeling. Our guides and the staff on board the Eric were surely the best in the world – knowledgeable, helpful, informative, respectful, and funny. I was always made to feel very safe, in and out of the water, and the guides made sure the wildlife was safe from us! That means a lot to me.

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Carole G.

Tarrytown, NY
Jun 2013

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Eric / Flamingo / Letty

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I wanted to have a wonderful family vacation. The people on our ship (passengers and crew) were wonderful. It was a family voyage and there were 4 grandparents, parents, and kids (aged 11-17). We all got along wonderfully and we are in touch now.

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Cheryl I.

Eureka, CA
May 2013

Galapagos In-Brief

Expedition Ship La Pinta

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We saw a great deal in a short time. The daily schedules were very ambitious, which suited us well. The ship was also very comfortably outfitted, cabins were larger than expected and very quiet. Wildlife we saw was amazing - a memorable, once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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Allen G. and son

Fair Oaks, CA
May 2013

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Eclipse

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The Eclipse was great! The entire Galapagos experience was led by simply wonderful naturalists who were knowledgeable, passionate and enjoyable. The level of service was excellent and beyond expectations. ExpeditionTrips provided excellent communication and availability to address questions and concerns.

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Ilene M.

Petaluma, CA
May 2013

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Isabela II

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We had always wanted to go to the Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu. A lifelong dream! The Isabela II was a great small ship. Very comfortable rooms and excellent food. It met all of our expectations and then some. The naturalists on board were terrific! Machu Picchu was fabulous! Expedition Trips was accommodating to our needs and very responsive to our requests.

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Lauren B.

Santa Monica, CA
May 2013

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Eclipse

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We were inspired to take this trip because it was on my bucket list, it should be on everyone's! We felt like we were in a different world – the animal's world. Snorkeling with sea lions playing with us, seeing the mating rituals of birds like the albatross, boobies, and frigate birds, and the amazing sea life – penguins, marine iguanas, golden rays, eagle rays, sharks, and turtles. And of course, the tortoises! Fantastic!!!!

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Fred and Emily

Hong Kong
May 2013

Galapagos Classic - Diving Cruise

Dive Boat Galapagos Sky

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Fantastic Trip!! We saw the Whale Sharks everyday, also the hammerheads, eagle rays and marble rays!!! We saw everything we hoped to see in the Galapagos. THANK YOU!

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Linda U.

McHenry, IL
Apr 2013

Galapagos In-Brief

Motor Yacht Coral I / Coral II

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The sea lions just hanging out was awesome, to walk with them and the albatross nesting area was special too. Alejandro, one of our naturalists, knew his stuff and his passion for his Galapagos was obvious.  From currents, to weather to the animals, he understood it all and could relate it to you. ExpeditionTrips kept us posted on everything and the trip went smoothly. 

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Paul R.

London, England
Apr 2013

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Evolution

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Our Nature Guide was the great man Jorge Garcia. I have never met such a brilliant nature guide. He has an affinity to the ecosystems that would be hard to beat and combines his natural ability, university education, passion and love for his islands into a world class guiding and education style.

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Sarah W.


Mar 2013

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Grace

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I thought the Grace was a wonderful yacht. My husband and I probably had one of the smallest cabins and we found it very comfortable and well designed. The A class doubles looked wonderful! Our children were down below in C5 and loved their cabin!

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Christine L.

Surrey, BC, Canada
Mar 2013

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Eric / Flamingo / Letty

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Staff, guides and crew met and exceeded our expectations. All services provided by ET were excellant.

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William H.

Dallas, TX
Feb 2013

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Eric / Flamingo / Letty

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Everyone did a great job and treated us like family. Friends had told us about Galapagos, so the trip had been on our list. The most memorable part of the trip for me was how unafraid the animals are.

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Joanna D.

Manchester, England
Feb 2013

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Evolution

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The Evolution crew was outstanding. The boat was the perfect size and accommodations were beyond expectations. I don't know how they were able to make us feel like we were the only ones traveling in the Galapagos. The Evolution crew was outstanding. They were so attentive to our special needs.

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Judith F.

Marion, MA
Jan 2013

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship National Geographic Islander

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The Galapagos on the Islander was the best one could expect. We missed nothing! The trip exceeded my expectations. Antonio was a great guide and very kind to guests who had difficulties on the hikes. He was helpful with the camera; I came hope a better photographer.  If it weren't for Expedition Trips, I would NOT have known about the Nazca Lines trip that I added on. Paracas and the Nazca Lines were amazing. Thank you Expedition Trips — 9.99! All materials were received in a timely fashion and were perfectly clear. Jennifer and Joy were most helpful finding the perfect boats and trips for us.

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Deb K.

Westford, MA
Jan 2013

Galapagos In-Brief

Luxury Expedition Ship Galapagos Explorer II

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Most memorable part was the fabulous wildlife, and being able to get so close to it! ExpeditionTrips' staff is exceptionally responsive, knowledgeable, and if they don't immediately know the answer to one of my questions they tell me they'll find it out asap, and they do. I would absolutely book again with you.

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June G.

Ludmilla, Australia
Dec 2012

Galapagos In-Brief

Motor Yacht Coral I / Coral II

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The most memorable part of the expedition were the animals. The trip more than meet my expectations - I was blown away by the wonderful service that I experienced at every point of the week. The Coral II is a wonderful ship to travel on - staff, guides and crew were impeccable and my food requests were all met. I count the week in Ecuador as one of the best weeks ever.  Everything was superb and wonderfully organized.

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Steven J.


Dec 2012

Galapagos In-Brief

Expedition Ship Santa Cruz

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It was my mom's dream cruise, and the hike we went on was my favorite part. I was very thankful and pleased with your level of customer service.

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Richard H.

Houston, TX
Oct 2012

Galapagos Classic

Luxury Expedition Ship Galapagos Explorer II

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The Galapagos Explorer was a very comfortable way to see the Galapagos. The accommodations were excellent, the trip was well organized and the service and food were beyond expectations. The staff was nothing short of fabulous. They were friendly and did all they could to be of service. Our guide was very knowledgable and very personable. The food preparation and service in the dining room was five star.

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Roberto D.

Italy
Oct 2012

Galapagos Classic - Diving Cruise

Dive Boat Galapagos Sky

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My wife and I would like to thank all the people working on Galapagos Sky for the exceptional week we had early in October on board! We have dived a lot, and in many places. At the end of each day, after 4 daily dives, we realized that each one was better than the one before!   We saw hundreds of hammerheaded sharks, dozens of eagle rays, turtles, jackfishes and much much more, and immediatley understood that we were having the best dives of our life, definitely exceeding all our best expectations!

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Lyn A.

Chicago, IL
Oct 2012

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Evolution

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Alex, our tour guide and naturalist was very, very good at his job. He is very knowledgeable, very personable, and has a very good sense of how to adjust the experience to meet the characteristics and needs of the (inevitable) variety of people who sign on for the tour.

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Chong-Yin C.

Freesia Woods, Singapore
Sep 2012

Galapagos In-Brief

Expedition Ship La Pinta

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The trip exceeded our expectations as being in the Galapagos is a totally different experience from watching documentaries. The crew and guides were great and always concerned about our safety. It was wonderful working with the ExpeditionTrips team and we’d definitely book future trips with you. All the travel arrangements were great.

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Marie M.

Centralia, WA
Aug 2012

Galapagos In-Brief

Expedition Ship Galapagos Legend

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The Galapagos Islands was one of the trips on my "bucket list" and I decided to share the experience with my children and grandchildren. The trip was fabulous and met all my expectations. I would definitely book future trips with ExpeditionTrips!! The staff and guides and crew were awesome!!! The Legend was a perfect fit for my family and the food was excellent and crew service was beyond that of any other cruise I have been on.    ALL the guides were knowledgeable, well trained, and extremely helpful.  I highly recommend the Legend!

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Mary T.

Edmonds, WA
Jul 2012

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Eric / Flamingo / Letty

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My son phoned to say they were going to the Galapagos, and I asked, Do you mind if we went with you? We loved every minute. The transfer people were excellent, prompt, efficient. The boat was above all expectations, especially the guides.We definitely plan on going back to the Galapagos two years from now, and we want to book a side trip to the Amazon. We want to see the northern islands and a bit more of Ecuador. Of course we are going to book with you.

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Susan G.

New York, NY
Jul 2012

Galapagos In-Brief

Expedition Ship Galapagos Legend

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I have always wanted to see the Galapagos – most memorable was the hike on Sanitago Island – Albatross, marine iguanas, blue footed boobies – all were there! I thought the crew, staff and guides were terrific – very nice, very professional, very helpful.  Our guide was very knowledgeable   Our cabins beds were made when we returned from breakfast and the laundry service was very fast. 

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Susan B.

Austin, TX
Jul 2012

Galapagos In-Brief

Expedition Ship La Pinta

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I always wanted to go and I brought my niece with me who wants to be a marine biologist. The trip far exceeded expectations – knowledgeable guides with fantastic personable service.  ExpeditionTrips service was great.  They excelled at putting together a last minute trip without leaving anything for me to worry about.  I would book future trips with you.  

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Minh L.

Miami, FL
Jul 2012

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Celebrity Xpedition

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Our family had an absolutely wonderful time in the Galapagos!!!  It was simply the best cruise we've ever taken.  Everyone on board was so attentive and nice.  The experience on the islands was amazing (we would definitely do this cruise again). ExpeditionTrips was amazing in helping to plan this trip.

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Liz W.

Des Moines, IA
Jun 2012

Galapagos Classic

Luxury Expedition Ship Galapagos Explorer II

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We enjoyed our time in the Galapagos and have some very nice memories and pictures. The coordination from the airport to the hotel and back to the airport worked well.  The coordination from the Baltra airport to the ship and all the trips during the week was very smooth.

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Steve W.

Cornelius, NC
Jun 2012

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Celebrity Xpedition

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In all of our travels over the past decade, there are a very limited number of days that you never, ever forget.  Our day hiking on North Seymour Island is one of those rare, cherished days.  The Blue Footed Boobies and the Frigates were so amazing and am I fortunate to have caught it on camera! 

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Drew P.

Saratoga, CA
Jun 2012

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Coral I / Coral II

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Terrific experience working with ExpeditionTrips!  Your staff went above and beyond to answer all our (thousands! it seemed) questions and to make sure from start to finish our trip was seamless. A trip to the Galapagos Islands was something we wanted to do for some time, always considering it to be one of those "trips of a lifetime", a trip that would be truly unique and unlike anything we had ever done.  It was! The crew, staff, and guides were all fantastic.  Several of the guides snorkeled with us and that was very helpful since they were familiar with the waters and also the animals and knew how to interact with them.

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Linda G.

Santiago, Chile
Jun 2012

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Galapagos Legend

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ExpeditionTrips made life very easy with friendly and timely responses to emails and booking enquiries. Our guide was exceptional.  His knowledge of the area was excellent.  We saw a lot of wildlife and when we went to find giant tortoise, we spent a lot of time and saw 8 magnificent creatures, compared to other groups who spent minimal time and saw 2. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We are travelling to Antarctica next, and after that, would like to go to Easter Island and Machu Picchu next year.

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Stacey and Manny S.

New York, NY
Jun 2012

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Galapagos Legend

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Once I started researching the Galapagos, I knew I had to visit. The idea of a prehistoric world and "the air of a land that time forgot" really interested me. It was everything that I expected. I would not only book a future trip with ExpeditionTrips but would strongly recommend others do so as well! I appreciated your expertise and responsiveness. 

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DJ J.

Meadow Vista, CA
May 2012

Galapagos Classic + Kapawi Ecolodge

Motor Yacht Eric / Flamingo / Letty

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These were two destinations on our "bucket list".  We retired a couple of years back and decided it was time. Great decision. It exceeded all expectations. Everything was on schedule, timely. All personnel involved in this trip were excellent. Tours, guides, and transport systems were on time and provided superb service. Working with ExpeditionTrips was a pleasure. When questions came up, they were answered in a timely manner. We absolutely would book again with ExpeditionTrips.  

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Richard L.

St. Petersburg, FL
May 2012

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship La Pinta

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We loved the animals!  A once-in-a-lifetime trip.  Most memorable -- swimming with sea lions; seeing frigate birds courtship ritual. Excellent level of service -- everyone was timely and courteous.  We particularly enjoyed our tour guide -- she was pleasant, unhurried, knowledgeable. ExpeditionTrips’ service was excellent.  No complaints; no suggestions.

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Cindy and Dave D.

Halifax, Canada
May 2012

Galapagos In-Brief

Expedition Ship Isabela II

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There were a number of memorable experiences, all related to the wildlife - first sighting of a blue-footed booby sitting on a rock next to a pelican; sea lions playing with us in the water; night light show of flying fish - with sharks and turtles swimming around them; kayaking next to a penguin; watching the red footed booby with her baby; capturing a photo of a magnificent red-breasted frigate up on the cliff.... 

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Chuck M.

Athens, GA
May 2012

Galapagos - 11 Day

Motor Yacht Eric / Flamingo / Letty

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Biggest surprise moment: After cruising around for 20 minutes on one of the snorkel trips looking at the pretty little fish, all of a sudden a sea lion swam right to me and we were nose-to-nose at about 10”. After that, he swam right under me so close I could have hugged him, and then swam playfully around me for a few minutes more. It was a very positive experience and would use Expedition Trips again. I’ve already recommended you to a friend of a friend who is shopping for a Galapagos tour.

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Jan S.

Nederland, TX
Mar 2012

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Coral I / Coral II

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Absolutely, top of the line service. We were impressed that from the airport to the ship, all our needs were taken care of - very well organized. ExpeditionTrips did a wonderful job.

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Mark M.

Calgary, AB, Canada
Jan 2012

Galapagos In-Brief

Motor Yacht Coral I / Coral II

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Abby at ExpeditionTrips was awesome to work with. We were a group of 13 that was not easy to manage. She did a wonderful job. Everyone said they would definitely use you again. Everything was amazing on this trip. The staff on the boat was awesome and very helpful.  No request was too big or small.

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Mariha K.

Vancouver, WA
Dec 2011

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Eric / Flamingo / Letty

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My experience working with ExpeditionTrips was absolutely positive. Everything went very smoothly; it was a tremendous stress reliever to have everything taken care of including shuttling to and from the airport in Quito.

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Linda W.

Calistoga, CA
Dec 2011

Classic Galapagos

Expedition Ship National Geographic Endeavour

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My experience working with ExpeditionTrips was absolutely positive. You answered my questions in a timely manner, gave good information, and made it all work. I felt taken care of—you thought of everything!

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Nancy R.

Petaluma, CA
Dec 2011

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Eric / Flamingo / Letty

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I was very pleased with ExpeditionTrips. The trip exceeded expectations! I expected good service and guides and they exceeded expectations.  The Flamingo staff, crew and guides were top-notch! One guide had 30+ years of experience and the other had 15 years of experience.

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Ayesha R.

Washington, DC
Nov 2011

Galapagos Land Based Adventure

Small Group Land Based Adventure

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We had a very positive experience working with ExpeditionTrips. I would certainly consider using you guys again. The trip was amazing. The tour was very professionally managed and very well run. Every aspect was well thought-out.

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Cora L.

Lehighton, PA
Nov 2011

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship La Pinta

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My experience working with ExpeditionTrips was a positive one. They made international travel convenient and safe. I was interested in traveling to an exotic place—and exotic it was, in so many ways! It went above and beyond my expectations! It was an unforgettable experience with plenty of once in a lifetime opportunities.

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Tania O.

Houston, TX
Oct 2011

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Celebrity Xpedition

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I think ExpeditionTrips did a fantastic job. They were always responsive and really knew the ins and outs of this trip. I would definitely book future trips with ExpeditionTrips. The trip was exactly what I expected. All went beyond expectations to insure that we had a wonderful trip.

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Jeanne J.

New York, NY
Aug 2011

Galapagos Land Based Adventure

Small Group Land Based Adventure

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Working with ExpeditionTrips was very positive. From the outset, our Program Manager and Travel Coordinator were most helpful, and their frequent email contact made me feel welcome and at ease. You're the best!

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Gareth and Sarah M.

England, UK
Aug 2011

Galapagos Classic - Diving Cruise

Dive Boat Galapagos Sky

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Beyond our Expectations! Galapagos Diving-We came to see the “Big Stuff” & we weren’t disappointed. Excellent Experience & Superb Service!

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Dorsi F.

Mount Prospect, IL
Jul 2011

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship National Geographic Endeavour

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We had an absolutely fabulous Galapagos vacation on the National Geographic Endeavour! Working with Shelley was delightful. She thoroughly explained all my options and answered my questions in a timely manner. Thank you for recommending this trip…my granddaughter and I have unforgettable memories. It was literally a trip of a life time.

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Gray S.

Raleigh, NC
Jun 2011

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Isabela II

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You excelled in your responsiveness, ease of reservations and payment, friendliness, understanding of our needs and preferences and knowledge of tour options and itineraries. I had high expectations for the trip (in part because of its high cost) but those expectations were met (or exceeded) in every respect.

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Jay Y.

New York, NY
Jun 2011

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship La Pinta

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ExpeditionTrips became a great resource. The entire staff was extremely helpful and efficient. My decision to go to the Galapagos was a last-minute one and ExpeditionTrips made planning it practically effortless. The recommendations of the several staff members I spoke with (especially Lori Gifford) were spot on.

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Nicolle O.

Sunny Isles Beach, FL
May 2011

Galapagos In-Brief

Expedition Ship Santa Cruz

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My experience with ExpeditionTrips was great. I would definitely book future trips with your company. Booking this trip seemed effortless for me. Everything was taken care of, which is what I wanted. I'm too busy to do a lot of the work in booking a trip.

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Frederick A.

Midlothian, VA
Apr 2011

Galapagos In-Brief

Expedition Ship Galapagos Legend

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ExpeditionTrips did a SUPER job for us and you can tell anybody I said so! Every single thing happened just as advertised without a single glitch. The service on the Legend was outstanding. The food was great. The ship is in splendid condition. Our dining-room-table friends scored a tour of the bridge and invited us to go with them - very special.

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Lynn L.

West Chester, PA
Apr 2011

Galapagos In-Brief

Motor Yacht Coral I / Coral II

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Everything was very well organized by ExpeditionTrips. The trip was better than expected, which surprised me since I had high expectations. The staff, guides and crew were wonderful! The captain was very congenial. Our guide was knowledgeable, patient, and very interesting. The crew on board was great -- everyone very helpful. The most memorable part of the expedition to the Galapagos was the teeming wildlife, and the feeling of traveling back in time to a paradise not-yet-touched by humans.

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Maria D.

Wyckoff, NJ
Mar 2011

Galapagos Land Based Adventure

Land Based Adventure Small Group

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The trip and experience were exceptional. We would consider booking future trips with ExpeditionTrips and will recommend your agency to our friends. In fact, we recommended your agency to a colleague this morning. The trip well met all of our hopes and expectations.

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Jan B.

San Diego, CA
Mar 2011

Galapagos Classic

Luxury Expedition Ship Galapagos Explorer II

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My experience working with ExpeditionTrips was uber positive and the trip far exceeded my expectations. It was a dream come true. The service on the Galapagos Explorer II was 5+ star. I was never treated with so much kindness and courtesy. The guides were very professional and safety conscious in a very subtle way.

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Jane G.

Franklin Lakes, NJ
Mar 2011

Galapagos Land Based Adventure

Small Group Land Based Adventure

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My interaction with ExpeditionTrips went very smoothly. You were easy to work with and well organized. The trip was great. The wildlife was amazing! The flora and fauna were special.

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Johanna H.

Aliquippa, PA
Jan 2011

Galapagos Land Based Adventure

Land Based Adventure Small Group

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This was one of the best vacations ever!! You excelled in organizing everything for us, but with enough wiggle room so that we didn’t feel like we were being herded from one sight to the next. I would definitely consider booking future trips with you and have already recommended this particular trip to about 10 people so far.

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Ron S.

Port Aransas, TX
Jan 2011

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Evolution

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ExpeditionTrips made it happen on short notice. Every aspect of the trip was delivered as promised. The trip fulfilled my every expectation. The guides were well informed and enthusiastic. The ship’s staff was friendly and efficient.  Every need was met, with courtesy and respect. The ship was in excellent condition.

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Siew-Wan N.

Albertson, NY
Jan 2011

Galapagos Classic

Luxury Expedition Ship Galapagos Explorer II

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It was a pleasure working with ExpeditionTrips! We will definitely book future trips with you. Your responses to our questions and concerns were prompt and complete.  We can't think of any area for improvement. We highly recommend the Galapagos Explorer II. The level of service exceeded our expectations.

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Marney and Peter B.

Salt Lake City, UT
Jan 2011

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship National Geographic Endeavour

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We have gone on three ExpeditionTrips adventures and will use your services again if another trip fits our needs. The trip was great!! The trip exceeded expectations in how it was run—like clockwork.

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Debbi W.

Kensington, CT
Jan 2011

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Grace

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The service provided by ExpeditionTrips was absolutely outstanding, first rate, top shelf, couldn’t have been better. Emily and April (and Joy the brief time I worked with her) were outstanding on every front. April and Emily buckled down and solved a rescheduled flight problem with my air travel agent when I couldn’t get it resolved after two days of telephone work. They were absolutely awesome. I might not have made the trip at all without their help. 

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Ron T.

Calabasas, CA
Dec 2010

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship La Pinta

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ExpeditionTrips was terrific. There was plenty of communication. Your documentation was accurate and you did everything as promised. I was very pleased and would have no qualms about using your services again in the future.

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Sue M.

Loveland, OH
Jul 2010

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Isabela II

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ExpeditionTrips provided a high level of service. They helped me make choices that were consistent with my travel preferences. The trip surpassed my expectations. My husband, who wasn't especially enthusiastic about going, came back enchanted.

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Lilei H.

San Francisco, CA
May 2010

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Eric / Flamingo / Letty

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Abby gave me a good summary of the options available to me within my budget and I was lucky that the trip I was looking at was on promotion. I am really happy with the boat I decided on. Quite a few of my friends now want to travel to the Galapagos after hearing about my trip, so I would recommend your services to them.

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Frances C.

Avon, CT
May 2010

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Isabela II

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Thank you so much for the most wonderful trip experience of my life. I wish there were a better way to express my gratitude. Your company was so easy to work with and took such care with all the details that I would love to travel through you again…I WILL!!

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Ildiko D.

Avon, CT
May 2010

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Isabela II

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I was very pleased with every aspect of dealing with ExpeditionTrips. I would be happy to book trips with you in the future, and I have been recommending you to many people who are interested in travel to the Galapagos Islands. For me, the entire trip, every minute of it, was most memorable—the best trip in my life.

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Monica and David A.

Bethesda, MD
May 2010

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship La Pinta

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Our experience working with ExpeditionTrips was great. The trip was everything we thought it would be! Joy was extremely responsive to any requests we made and she always answered very promptly.

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Lynne F.

Upper Saddle River, NJ
May 2010

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship National Geographic Endeavour

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I would definitely plan a trip with your group again. I've mentioned how great Shelley was, and I hope you tell her that I reserve her for special praise.  It was a joy to work with all of you.  I would definitely plan a trip with your group again.

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Jessie P.

Peterborough, NH
Mar 2010

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship La Pinta

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Our experience working with ExpeditionTrips was very positive. As for customer service, I would give you a 10. All calls to the office were extremely well attended. The entire trip was so well managed. We were both so impressed.

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Stephen and Vickie F.

West Hartford, CT
Dec 2009

Galapagos Classic + Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu

Expedition Ship Eclipse

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I saw your website, was impressed, asked some questions, was more impressed with the answers and booked it; so glad we did! The whole trip was a dream come true! The Galapagos has been a place we have long dreamed of going to and it exceeded all our expectations. The animals were amazing. The ships staff was all wonderful. 

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Ruth B.

Madison, WI
Dec 2009

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Grace

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I liked using ExpeditionTrips because they were able to help me narrow down what boats would be good for me to consider given my interests. My Program Manager always got back to me quickly regarding any question I had and when he didn't know the answer, he was happy to find out. I appreciated his help on travel insurance, transfers and hotel accommodations.

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Beth B.

Stanwood, WA
Dec 2009

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Evolution

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My experience with ExpeditionTrips was excellent. They were informative and responsive to all my needs and guided me properly to make the right decisions about the ship I chose and the hotel in Quito. I really appreciated their guidance. Our trip was fabulous; it exceeded our expectations.

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Howard and Sydnee A.

North Bethesda, MD
Nov 2009

Galapagos Classic + Machu Picchu + Tambopata

Expedition Ship National Geographic Islander

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There is no question; working with ExpeditionTrips certainly was a positive experience. The entire trip was extremely well-planned and covered everything that we wanted! It met, if not, exceeded our expectations and throughout our guides were terrific! Our ship in the Galapagos, the Islander was great!

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MS and FS

White Plains, NY
Oct 2009

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship La Pinta

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Weve wanted to go to the Galapagos for a long time and finally did it! It was perfect could not have wished for more! Seeing so many creatures up-close and personal was awesome; and, as a first-time snorkeler, it was amazing to see the great diversity of life below the surface of the water.

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Benjamin C.

Chicago, IL
Sep 2009

Galapagos Classic + Napo Wildlife Center

Motor Yacht Eric / Flamingo / Letty

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My experience working with ExpeditionTrips was very positive. Your group pulled together an excellent trip in about 1 week's time. You managed all of the details based on a significant amount of professional experience, so I never had to worry about anything! The Galapagos was great with so many animals so close!

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Gary and Susan J.

Phoenix, AZ
Sep 2009

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Celebrity Xpedition

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Thank you for all your help Abby, Emily and Ashton! You were all very pleasant to deal with during this booking. The Xpedition is a nice ship and is well maintained. The staff was very helpful, friendly and responsive to our needs. Thank you for arranging the J.W. Marriott in Quito for us, it was very nice.

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Michele and David K.

Belmont, MA
Aug 2009

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship National Geographic Endeavour

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ExpeditionTrips was referred to me by a friend and I can understand why she felt good about suggesting that I, too, use ExpeditionTrips for my trip planning. The trip exceeded my expectations.  I was very pleased with all aspects - food, room, service, the ship, it wall all good!!

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Michael and Leslie D.

Reno, NV
Jul 2009

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Isabela II

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Every step of the way I felt that the staff at ExpeditionTrips was there for us; we will definitely use ExpeditionTrips again! We took this trip because my wife and I were celebrating our retirement and it exceeded any expectations we had! Each and every day in the Galapagos was a wonderful surprise! The service on board the Isabela II was great.

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Ken T.

Seattle, WA
Jul 2009

Galapagos Classic and Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu

Motor Yacht Eric / Flamingo / Letty

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ExpeditionTrips did a great job helping us plan for our trip. We especially liked how you responded to emails right away. The staff was excellent at every step, from the staff at ExpeditionTrips here in Seattle to the entire crew aboard the Flamingo. The trip met or exceeded our expectations. We loved every moment of it.

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David D.

Bogota, Colombia
Jul 2009

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Isabela II

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I have no reservations in rating the service from ExpeditionTrips as a solid 10 out of 10. Congratulations on being part of a world-class company! Your performance shows this well. I have had only positive experiences working with ExpeditionTrips.

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Christie M.

DPO, AA, United States
Jun 2009

Galapagos Classic

Sailing Vessel Beagle

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This trip exceeded expectations! The guide was especially wonderful, and the crew was great. I have always wanted to see the Galapagos and this was the last chance I would have to do it for at least 3 years. The only thing I regret is not making better plans to spend my time in Quito.

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Mark C. and Family

Fresno, CA
May 2009

Galapagos In-Brief

Expedition Ship Santa Cruz

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We just returned from our trip. Everything was great! Thank you for all the help! I would strongly recommend this trip to anyone. The tour staff people were all excellent. I can’t say enough good things about them. They helped us through all phases of the trip, from the time we first arrived in Quito to the time we left for the US.

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Brian and Kimber G.

Long Beach, CA
May 2009

Galapagos Classic

Luxury Expedition Ship Galapagos Explorer II

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Thank you again; you guys were great! Our trip was outstanding! The crew onboard the Galapagos Explorer II was awesome!! The guides were very tolerant and extremely knowledgeable! We have wanted to visit the Galapagos Islands for about 10 years to see the marine iguanas and land iguanas (inspired by our own green iguana)!

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Steven R.

San Diego, CA
May 2009

Galapagos In-Brief

Sailing Vessel Sagitta

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My experience with ExpeditionTrips was very positive. From the beginning, I worked with Shelley to figure out what would be best. She was very friendly and was very accommodating to my travel preferences. I would definitely book a trip with you in the futureyou did an excellent job of making my trip truly hassle-free.

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Jim D.

Cary, NC
May 2009

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship National Geographic Endeavour

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You excelled in every way. I had a long standing desire to go to the Galapagos Islands and the trip met all my expectations. The staff, guides and crew on the ship were all fantastic. They loved their jobs and they were excellent communicators. The most memorable aspect of the expedition was the animals.

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Dave and Karen F.

Toronto, ON, Canada
May 2009

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Eclipse

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Firstly, Ill say without hesitation, that the trip was fantastic. It was the experience of a lifetime; one we will be reliving for a very long time! We were highly impressed with the service provided by ExpeditionTrips. When we plan another major vacation, ExpeditionTrips will be the place I will look first. Onboard the Eclipse, we were well taken care of.

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Edward M.

Warren, RI
May 2009

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Eric / Flamingo / Letty

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You excelled in finding the right package and ship for us. We were unsure if we wanted a very small ship or a larger ship. During our search for a tour company you responded to all questions promptly and efficiently. You were able to help us plan a trip that fit our wants, and in the end it was exactly what we wanted.

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Nancy A.

Maple Valley, WA
Mar 2009

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Eric / Flamingo / Letty

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ExpeditionTrips was professional and sent quick responses. You were able to meet the need for a truly last minute trip! The trip met my most optimistic expectations. Our guide provided knowledge, humor and energy. The housekeeper on the boat checked our room almost anytime we left it and kept it lovely.

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Laura B.

Elbert, CO
Dec 2008

Galapagos In-Brief

Sailing Vessel Sagitta

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We have booked with ExpeditionTrips in the past and will again--outstanding! Since we have done this type of travel before, we had certain "expectations" and I can truly say these folks were the best. The guides had a true passion for the Galapagos.

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Ian and Elizabeth M.

Austin, TX
Dec 2008

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Eric / Flamingo / Letty

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The trip was magical and memorable. I appreciated the personal attention from your company as well as the quick responses to questions and concerns. Ours was a group booking with individuals traveling at different times and from different countries.

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Denise and Jason F.

Arlington, VA
Sep 2008

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Eric / Flamingo / Letty

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The trip was amazing, the only thing I would change is having more time on the islands or on excursions, I felt we were at times rushed from enjoying the wildlife.

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Debbie and Mark H.

Boonton, NJ
Sep 2008

Galapagos Classic

Luxury Expedition Ship Galapagos Explorer II

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It was a pleasure working with ExpeditionTrips. My questions were answered promptly and professionally and you offered excellent suggestions and made all the arrangements necessary for a very 'easy' vacation. The trip surpassed my expectations and no improvements were needed. Snorkeling with the sea turtles and sea lions was the highlight.

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Johanna S.

Hafnarfjordur, Iceland
Sep 2008

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Eric / Flamingo / Letty

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Thanks a lot for your help organizing our trip, I will for sure recommend ExpeditionTrips to my friends! The trip was above all my expectations; it was all such a great experience! I really enjoyed when we were on each island, it was like we were all alone with our group; no tourism of other groups. It was also nice to be on a small yacht, not a big boat.

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Katherine B.

Draper, Utah
Aug 2008

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Eclipse

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My experience with ExpeditionTrips was exceptionally positive and I would go through you again without hesitation. I appreciated all the hand-holding that you provided every step of the way.

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Beata A.

Budapest, Hungary
Aug 2008

Galapagos Classic + Napo Wildlife Center

Expedition Ship Isabela II

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Thank you so much for all your help in arranging everything for us. It was really a trip of a lifetime and we are happy to book more trips with you. We loved Galapagos, my children did not want to come home at all. We enjoyed Napo as well. Naturalists amazed us with their knowledge and staff was always helpful everywhere.

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Alison M.

Bedford, MA
Jul 2008

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship National Geographic Islander

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Everyone at ExpeditionTrips is wonderful. We felt very cared for and you all were able to answer all last minute queries and worries without missing a beat. We are thrilled that we found you! Our trip expectations were far surpassed by the excellence of each and every bit of the adventure. After snorkeling, fresh towels waited for us on the zodiacs.

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Gene and Mary R.

McLean, VA
Jul 2008

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Isabela II

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ExpeditionTrips excelled in personal information and contact. The trip was beyond our expectations- both in terms of seeing nature and in terms of the human side-the ship, the food, the guides, etc. 2 nights of motoring to the next island were rougher than were used to. Some mild nausea in our group then.

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Kathy P.

Skokie, IL
Jun 2008

Galapagos Classic + Napo Wildlife Center

Polaris Polaris

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Your website offered a wealth of information. I am so glad that we did both legs (plus Napo) of the trip. They are different experiences and I would recommend both to everyone who is able to take the time. Then I consistently spoke with Shelley. She is great. So encouraging and helpful in answering questions and making suggestions.

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Sophie S.

Calabasas, CA
Jun 2008

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship La Pinta

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Thanks for helping us to organize one of the most memorable trips of our life! Even before you sent me this questionnaire I was going to write and say that if the quality of the experience that you provide for other parts of the world is comparable to the cruise on La Pinta - we are in! This trip exceeded our expectations!

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Elaine and Steve S.

Madison, AL
Jun 2008

Galapagos In-Brief

Luxury Expedition Ship Galapagos Explorer II

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I just want to thank you and all those involved in making our trip a total success. The islands were AMAZING!!! We couldn't wait to see what animals awaited us each morning and afternoon. It was the experience of a lifetime!! The transfers went very smoothly.

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Harvey A.

Schnectady, NY
May 2008

Galapagos Classic

Polaris Polaris

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This was the trip of a lifetime!!!! I wasn't sure what to expect but everything was totally awesome. All the passengers seemed to be very interested in everything that was going on. Not like the cruise I went on to Alaska where when they announced that whales had been spotted and only 30 passengers out of 2000 showed up on the bow!!!!!

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Susan G.

Longwood, FL
May 2008

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Eric / Flamingo / Letty

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We had the most wonderful time in Quito and then onto the Galapagos Islands. I like to say that we flew into Jurassic Park and then spent a week in Paradise. We were met at the airport as planned. The Hotel Patio Andaluz was absolutely beautiful. We had a two story suite (room #201). I do not know how you arranged that, but thank you!!

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Jeffrey G.

Malvern, PA
May 2008

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Eric / Flamingo / Letty

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I would absolutely rate ExpeditionTrips a perfect 10. My Program Manager was great. My emails and calls were answered so quickly EVERY time I could hardly believe it. Other companies take days to return calls sometimes. This trip exceeded my expectations in every way. The guides knew the island flora and fauna inside and out.

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Eileen M.

Staten Island, NY
Apr 2008

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship National Geographic Islander

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The remoteness, uniqueness, and purity inspired me to visit. The most memorable part was the dolphins swimming in the wake of the ship's bow. I could pick a hundred most memorable moments tho' :) The trip exceeded my expectations, it really and truly did. I would definitely travel with you again. My experience was nothing but positive.

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Joanne L.

Lee, MA
Apr 2008

Galapagos Classic + Napo Wildlife Center

Expedition Ship National Geographic Islander

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ExpeditionTrips was great. It was wonderful to have the add-on suggestions (i.e., NAPO and day tours in Quito) and then have it all knit together with the Metropolitan Tours folks in Ecuador (we wished we could bring them home with us to organize our lives). My expectations were very high, and the trip surpassed them!

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Rada I.

River Forest, IL
Apr 2008

Galapagos In-Brief

Expedition Ship Santa Cruz

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This was my son's present for his 10th birthday, he chose Galapagos as a destination. The animals were wonderful, we particularly liked the blue-footed boobies. Everyone was wonderful; our guide paid special attention to my son. While snorkeling, my son's flippers fell off - another guide went out of her way to help him.

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Mari K.

Brooklyn, NY
Apr 2008

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship National Geographic Islander

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Working with ExpeditionTrips was a very positive experience and I would like the opportunity to travel with you again. I was especially impressed with the way we were connected with tour guides who gave us plenty of time to experience our surroundings. The staff was over and above any expectations I had - the naturalists were extremely knowledgeable.

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Jeff B.

Lake Oswego, OR
Mar 2008

Galapagos Classic

Polaris Polaris

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Everything went smoothly on our trip including flights and transfers. We will certainly use ExpeditionTrips for future vacations. No specific suggestions for improvement. We were interested in the Galapagos and the opportunity to take more of an adventure vacation.

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Louise S.

Miami, Florida
Mar 2008

Galapagos Classic

Polaris Polaris

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Lori Gifford and everyone else we happened to talk to at ExpeditionTrips were knowledgeable, helpful, and most important, patient with our questions, emails etc. We would most definitely book future trips with you and recommend your company to others.

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Valerie and Anthony T.

Scarsdale, NY
Feb 2008

Galapagos Classic + Machu Picchu and Posada Amazonas

Expedition Ship National Geographic Islander

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There was a strike at the Cusco airport which began while we were at Posadas Amazonas - with no communication with the outside world. We were told to get to the airpost in Puerto Maldonado early to try to change our flight to Cusco to Lima - so we could make the transfer to Quito on time.

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David D.

Somers, CT
Jan 2008

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Eric / Flamingo / Letty

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ExpeditionTrips did a 'bang up' job in prepping us for this trip -thanks to Lori for the help. She steered us to the right size vessel - just the size to make close friends with 18 other people - some of whom we will visit in the UK. I would certainly book with you again - not sure where yet but we will take a look. You were a '10' for service.

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Samuel and Sandra I.

Lakewood, WA
Jan 2008

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Santa Cruz

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I'm spreading the word to my friends about ExpeditionTrips. The trip was better than we both expected. The Santa Cruz is one terrific boat. My wife and I have traveled all over the world but the trip to the Galapagos exceeded all of our prior experiences.

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Lynda H.

Stuart, FL
Jul 2007

Galapagos Classic

Luxury Expedition Ship Galapagos Explorer II

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Everything happened on schedule and as expected. Shelley, our agent, had been to the Galapagos and helped us with little extra tips like wet suits for the snorkeling and restaurants in Quito. However, we did not feel controlled like some trips make you feel.

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Alfred and Marilyn H.

St Louis, MO
Jul 2007

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship National Geographic Islander

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My Program Manager is outstanding in the level of service she provides, and when she was out of the office others helped as well. All staff, crew and guides were knowledgeable, helpful, and competent. Lynn is a great expedition leader. The talks could have been more geared to evolutionary theory and a little less taxonomically descriptive.

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Julia and Paul C.

Jacksonville, FL
Jun 2007

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Eric / Flamingo / Letty

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ExpeditionTrips was great. My Program Manager was extremely knowledgeable, helpful, professional and very easy to work with. She didn't steer us wrong with any of her suggestions. Thank you! We would definitely book with ExpeditionTrips again. The trip fulfilled all expectations. Everyone on the ship was wonderful!

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Sharon C.

Burbank, CA
Mar 2007

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Eric / Flamingo / Letty

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I would book future trips with you. I have no complaints about your servicefrom the first contact to the last, your service was impeccable. I had very high expectations and the trip was so much more than thatI still cant get my head back here in the US, after being home 2 weeks! I can see NOTHING to improve the trip.

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Marie V.

Los Angeles, CA
Mar 2007

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Eric / Flamingo / Letty

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Our Program Manager was great to work with. She planned and helped us with all of our travel arrangements. The trip exceeded my expectations. The ship’s staff, guides and crew were all informative and extremely helpful.

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Barbara and Dale C.

Raynham, MA
Mar 2007

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Eric / Flamingo / Letty

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Working with Joy was a pleasure.  She was very helpful, answering all of our questions both on the phone and in her prompt responses to our emails.  The customer service we received from you was excellent.  We have no complaints.  Would we book again?  Definitely! The trip surpassed our expectations.  On improving it, you can't.  It was perfect.

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Ian M.

Greenbushes, Western Australia
Jan 2007

Galapagos Classic

Lammer Law Lammer Law

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The service I received form ExpeditionTrips was excellent. ExpeditionTrips helped me over many months and was always quick to respond to my queries. The guides and crew were outstanding. Our guide was a videographer and we have a personalized DVD to remember our experience by. The boat crew were friendly and very attentive to detail.

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Ellen B.

Overland Park, KS
Dec 2006

Galapagos Classic

Polaris Polaris

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My Program Manager was greatvery helpful and patient with my various questions! She takes very good notes. I called once when I was just sort of feeling things out, well before I was ready to book anything. About six months later, when I called back, she asked if my grandchild had been born yet! The trip was everything I had hoped it would be.

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Dinah and Lawrence W.

New York, NY
Dec 2006

Galapagos In-Depth

Expedition Ship Santa Cruz

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Our experience with ExpeditionTrips was extremely positive. Lori was quick to respond, always helpful (no question was too dumb) and provided excellent advice and guidance keyed to our requests. Thank you, Lori, for holding our hands. The guides, staff, crew were friendly, remarkably efficient and extraordinarily flexible.

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Thomas W.

Fall River, MA
Nov 2006

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Eclipse

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My expectations were fully met and in some cases exceeded. The services provided me by ExpeditionTrips met my expectations and I cannot cite any improvements necessary. And, I would highly recommend the Eclipse as the boat of choice to anyone considering a trip to the Galapagos. The staff, guides and crews on the Eclipse were exceptional. Their attention to detail in ensuring that the guests had a memorable experience was highly commendable.

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Sally and Derek R.

Strongville, OH
Oct 2006

Galapagos In-Brief + Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu

Expedition Ship Santa Cruz

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Lori was very helpful in setting up the trip and gave us a great itinerary. The trip was beyond my expectations....everything went according to schedule--the hotels and guides were brilliant, and the cruise ship, the Santa Cruz, was wonderful. It was our first time on a cruise ship and it was a great experience!

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Carol J.

Bellevue, WA
Sep 2006

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship National Geographic Islander

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Joy was patient, accommodating, as excited about our trip as we were, and when the trip was changed by the shipping company, she got us a great deal. I would most definitely work with this company again. I have never been on a 'tour' so I was a bit skeptical, but the shipping company and Joy made a real impression on me.

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Ricky and Don S.

Englewood, CO
Sep 2006

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Celebrity Xpedition

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We worked with Lori Gifford, and she was always enthusiastic, patient, and full of useful information. Thanks to Lori, every detail of our trip worked out famously. Not only do we plan to book another trip through her, but we have already recommended ExpeditionTrips to our friends. The trip was way above our expectations!

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Joyce and Barry B.

Milford, CT
Sep 2006

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship National Geographic Islander

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Working with ExpeditionTrips was great. It's the only way to book a trip like this. Your attention to detail was appreciated. Spending this much money on trip is a little nerve-wrecking, so knowing you've done it for many other people was very reassuring.

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Clarissa and Paul K.

Boulder, CO
Aug 2006

Galapagos Classic + Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu

Expedition Ship Eclipse

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The trip met and surpassed our expectations. I also appreciated working with ExpeditionTrips on adding the Peru extension to our Galapagos cruise. It was an excellent compliment to the whole trip! The Eclipse staff was terrific. It was our first cruise experience and everything seemed to go smoothly.

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Ilene and Dean S.

Tuscon, AZ
Jul 2006

Galapagos In-Brief

Expedition Ship Santa Cruz

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I absolutely LOVED this trip! The entire expedition was extraordinary. I truly can't think of any way it could have been improved. Many thanks to all of you who had anything to do with this, especially Lori who helped me pick the boat and the hotels and told us to bring wet suits.

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Steve and Mary G.

Flushing, MI
Jul 2006

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Eclipse

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It was great working with ExpeditionTrips! This trip was in the top 3 of all vacations I have taken and I have been to 44 countries. The trip was perfectly done. The staff, guides, and crew were great.

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Howie and Roslyn J.

Wayne, NJ
Jun 2006

Galapagos Classic + Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu

Luxury Expedition Ship Galapagos Explorer II

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Thank you, thank you and thank you! We returned home last evening from our best vacation ever. Every minute of the trip was exceptional. We can't imagine that any other tour operator could offer the personal service and excellent arrangements that we received from you and your associates. The Explorer II was outstanding!

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Leaf E. and Gregg M.

Ventura, CA
Jun 2006

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship National Geographic Islander

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Due to the high cost of the trip, my expectations were high. The service from ExpeditionTrips.com exceeded my expectations. Joy was extremely helpful and I would like to thank her for doing an excellent job! The most memorable part of the expedition was the close proximity with wildlife that was experienced throughout the voyage.

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Larry and Diane R.

Wheaton, MD
Jun 2006

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Eclipse

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Working with ExpeditionTrips.com was an excellent experience! We would absolutely book future trips with you. The trip and expedition both met our expectations.

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Miranda H. and Family

La Canada, CA
Jun 2006

Galapagos Classic

Polaris Polaris

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ExpeditionTrips.com was great - very responsive and very patient in answering all my questions. I would definitely book future trips with ExpeditionTrips. For me the most memorable part of the Galapagos was seeing the fun my children had -- that, and the marine iguanas!

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Nancy A. and Stephen F.

Chester, CT
May 2006

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Eclipse

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Our experience with ExpeditionTrips.com was excellent! Lori did a very good job. The most memorable part of the trip the snorkeling and swimming with the sea lions and penguins. We specifically picked this time of year in order to get the best water and land temperature/clarity.

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Elaine M.

Austin, TX
May 2006

Galapagos In-Brief

Motor Yacht Samba

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My experience working with ExpeditionTrips.com has been a positive one. I would book future trips with you. You excelled in providing us with tons of information prior to the trip. I felt very informed before departing for the trip. I had high expectations and the trip went well beyond every one of those expectations.

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Cynthia and Thomas S.

Columbus, OH
May 2006

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship National Geographic Islander

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We LOVED our trip to the Galapagos Islands! I don't know how anyone could have improved it. Everything was perfect. Joy was a pleasure to work with. She gave me some very valuable advice when choosing a ship. I'm glad she voiced her opinions. We could have been on a very small sailing vessel with a dud as a naturalist if it weren't for Joy.

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Nicholas N.

Taunton, UK
Apr 2006

Galapagos Classic

Polaris Polaris

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ExpeditionTrips.com provides a very useful and friendly personal service for customers who are based outside the U.S. The independent advice you give is very valuable and by undertaking the booking arrangements you take a lot of the hassle out of planning a vacation of this sort.

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Johann and Chris P., MD

Miami, FL
Feb 2006

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship National Geographic Islander

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Everything was positive and we would book through you again! All the staff was brilliant, and the natural history staff was above and beyond anything we had hoped for and all the crew found that no detail was too small for them. The enthusiasm of everyone for both their jobs and their environment was unbounded.

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Dale and Bernadine O.

Toledo, OH
Feb 2006

Galapagos Classic

Polaris Polaris

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Our trip was definitely a positive experience and exceeded our expectations. We would certainly book another trip with your service. I have always wanted to go to the Galapagos Islands and loved seeing the different birds and the tranquility of the area. The staff and the guides were well informed and offered excellent service.

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Ron and Claire M.

Pekin, IL
Feb 2006

Galapagos In-Brief

Luxury Expedition Ship Galapagos Explorer II

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The trip was a very positive one! Lori gave us good advice on lots of things and made the arrangements go perfectly. The company in Peru was particularly helpful and nice to work with. Good advice to go to Peru first and then more relaxed in the Galapagos. We all felt that five days in the islands was enough after a week in Peru.

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Jill and Jeff P.

Pekin, IL
Feb 2006

Galapagos In-Brief + Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu

Luxury Expedition Ship Galapagos Explorer II

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Working with ExpeditionTrips was very positive and we will highly recommend you to our friends and family. Lori did a perfectly fine job in making this one of the best trips we've had the pleasure to experience. She out sourced us to some of the best guides and facilities in Peru and Ecuador.

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Pat L.

Seattle, WA
Feb 2006

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Eric / Flamingo / Letty

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I found working with your company a very positive experience. I received good help with selecting options - your people had personal experience with the particular region and vessels we were going to be on. The best part was having lots of trips to each island that involved hiking and snorkeling and getting up close and personal with all the wildlife.

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Judge Stuart and Nancy N.

Hampstead, NC
Jan 2006

Galapagos Classic

Lammer Law Lammer Law

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I had a very positive experience with ExpeditionTrips.com. You did everything that we expected of a travel agency, especially the recommendation of the Lammer Law and Hotel Patio Andzaluz, as well as the ground transfers provided by Metropolitan (especially Giovanni our guide at each transfer).

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Kathryn and Thomas A.

Middleton, ID
Dec 2005

Galapagos Classic

Polaris Polaris

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Lori was excellent, educational, responsive, and helpful. We would definitely use Lori and ExpeditionTrips.com. We always wanted to travel to the Galapagos. The trip was incredible, we did not know what to expect, but were not disappointed. Incredibly incredible.

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Seymour K. and Family

New York, NY
Dec 2005

Galapagos In-Brief

Expedition Ship Santa Cruz

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A simple note of appreciation for helping my wife and I celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary (and my 75th birthday) through your continuing efforts. The trip was fantastic in all respects and the present bestowed upon our children and grandchildren will never be forgotten (their words). Again, thank you for making it happen.

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Dr. Larry N. and Blanca D.

La Port, TX
Dec 2005

Galapagos In-Brief

Luxury Expedition Ship Galapagos Explorer II

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ExpeditionTrips.com For the ones that want more than a trip, but a great adventure, experience, service and excellence all the way! Everything was great. Marriage in Machu Picchu an adventure. You are not allowed to marry there so with the help of the guide we changed behind the rocks!

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Ken B. & Suzanne R.

Chandler, AZ
Dec 2005

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship National Geographic Islander

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I found you online and had very little knowledge about what I was looking for. I believe you steered us to the perfect trip! The trip exceeded our expectations in all respects. I re-read the 'Top Ten Reasons' on back of the expedition cruise company's catalog and found that they met each of them exactly as written.

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Marilyn and Scott C.

South Lake Tahoe, CA
Dec 2005

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Eclipse

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Working with ExpeditionTrips was definitely a positive experience. Not only would we book future trips (especially 2 for 1s), but we have also recommended ExpeditionTrips to our friends. Our Program Manager answered all of my questions. The fact that she had actually been on the Eclipse and had spent time in Ecuador herself made a big difference to me.

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Carol and Richard N.

Aptos, CA
Nov 2005

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship National Geographic Islander

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Not only will we work with you for future trips, we are telling everyone what a great job you (Lori) did for us! Friends had taken the trip earlier this year and raved so about it that we decided this would be a truly memorable way to celebrate our 40th anniversary. And it was! The whole experience was memorable. I can't think of one improvement.

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Scott L.

Ambler, PA
May 2005

Galapagos Classic

Polaris Polaris

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This trip greatly EXCEEDED my expectations. The fantastic crew, food, and cabin service all exceeded 5 star hotels. The staffs efficiency, knowledge, courtesy, and helpfulness were all exemplary. Each moment was so memorable. I took the trip because of my interest in wildlife and photography.

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Nelson and Melissa J.

Bridgeport, CT
Jan 2005

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Eric / Flamingo / Letty

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ExpeditionTrips was helpful, efficient and personable. I would certainly recommend them and book with them again! The ship was comfortable, clean and well designed. The entire crew and staff were helpful and much more than courteous. Our naturalist (Daniel) was superb!

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Sue and Larry B.

Santa Barbara, CA
Jan 2005

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Eclipse

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I would certainly work with ExpeditionTrips again. I really appreciated your help, Lori. Booking through you gave us more flexibility before and after the trip, and saved us money. The ship was excellent, just as promised. Very clean, nice sized cabins and bathrooms with good storage space.

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Karen S.

San Diego, CA
Jul 2004

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Eclipse

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Working with ExpeditionTrips.com was great! We would use them again, mainly because of their knowledge about the specifics of the different ships and their honestly in giving us the pros and cons of the different options (especially the cons). This was the best vacation we have ever had. The whole experience was really amazing.

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Merryl H.

New York, NY
Jun 2004

Galapagos In-Brief

Luxury Expedition Ship Galapagos Explorer II

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Bravo to ExpeditionTrips.com! Everything was seamless--all local pick-up, tours, arrangements were on time. The guides were warm and friendly and the hotel in Quito was great! The Galapagos Islands, of course, was amazing, as was the ship. We had the best time! A big thank you to the land tour company in Ecuador/Quito--they were great!

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Marcelo R. and Family

Ramona, CA
Apr 2004

Galapagos Classic

Sailing Vessel Sea Cloud

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Lori Gifford was outstanding. She was able to organize everything quickly and well. I would book future trips with ExpeditionTrips.com. The ship was nice and comfortable, the crew was outstanding, and there were no problems. The islands were marvelous and the Ecuadorian people are great!

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Chris and Don M.

Kinnelon, NJ
Apr 2004

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Eclipse

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Definitely would recommend ExpeditionTrips.com -- I felt very lucky to have worked with someone who could steer us in the right direction after listening to what type of trip we were trying to do. Ashton was EXCELLENT in doing that, whereas most travel agents don't take the time to sort through. I would definitely book with you again!

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Dian D. and Family

Atlanta, GA
Mar 2004

Galapagos In-Brief

Luxury Expedition Ship Galapagos Explorer II

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I just wanted you and everyone at ExpeditionTrips.com to know that we had the most wonderful, magical/spiritual, and significant experience on our recent trip to the Galapagos. It was just magnificent. The ship, crew, guides, program, food, fellow passengers all exceeded our expectations.

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Jami G. and Sven J.

Raleigh, NC
Mar 2004

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Isabela II

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This was absolutely the most amazing experience of my life. It's the best trip we have ever taken. Everything was perfect. Your patience with me asking so many detailed questions, the amount of time you spent with me, and your honesty helping us pick just the right boat was fantastic. The price was right too!

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Maxine A. and Zoe M.

New York, NY
Feb 2004

Galapagos Classic

Luxury Expedition Ship Galapagos Explorer II

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ExpeditionTrips.com was wonderful! Flawless, really. I have nothing to suggest. You are pros. This trip was very organized and the transfers worked seamlessly. I would book future trips with you but to where? Overall, the trip really exceeded my expectations.

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Karen and Alfred A.

Toledo, OH
Feb 2004

Galapagos In-Brief

Luxury Expedition Ship Galapagos Explorer II

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We are back from our trip and wanted to thank ExpeditionTrips.com for the BEST week of our trip. We also went to Costa Rica The Galapagos are magical. It was quite unbelievable. We want to go to Peru next year in March and I look forward to working with you on planning the trip.

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Winnie and Woodie W.

Seneca, SC
Feb 2004

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Eric / Flamingo / Letty

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Thanks for all your help! You made the trip more enjoyable through pulling everything together for us. It was a wonderful experience working with ExpeditionTrips.com; even though we only had 4 weeks lead-time, there were no problems. The trip more than met our expectations.

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Christi B.

Westminster, CO
Nov 2003

Galapagos Classic

Polaris Polaris

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This was my second trip with ExpeditionTrips and it was once again an absolute pleasure. I'm amazed at everything that you were able to accomplish, it's a joy to work with your staff, and you have trips that go to all of the destinations we want to visit.

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Nancy C.

Houston TX
Nov 2003

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Isabela II

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ExpeditionTrips was extremely helpful and attentive, especially considering the craziness of our last minute travel. Our Program Manager did a great job with follow-up and keeping in touch and worked with our hectic schedules. The customer service from start to end sells me on ExpeditionTrips. I started with you, researched others, and came back to you.

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Linda B.

San Diego, CA
Nov 2003

Galapagos Classic + Kapawi Ecolodge and Reserve

Parranda Parranda

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Our Program Manager put together a fine trip which then had to be completely changed at the last minute. Her quick thinking and knowledge of the areas we would travel to not only salvaged the trip but vastly improved the itinerary. We appreciate all the extra efforts, and her expertise in the area and contacts for re-arranging everything were invaluable.

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Doug and Phyllis M.

Folsom, CA
Nov 2003

Galapagos Classic

Parranda Parranda

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The trip was great. I was very pleased. I thought the boat was great, the food was outstanding and our guide seemed to know everything about plants and animals and provided very interesting commentary. The crew was very accommodating and helpful.

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Chinworth Y.

San Francisco, CA
Sep 2003

Galapagos Classic with Diving

Mistral

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I just wanted to send you a quick note. Thank you for your assistance in helping us with a great honeymoon trip to the Galapagos. It was certainly a once-in-a-lifetime experience that we won't ever forget.

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Elmy B. and Gary M.

Houston, TX
Aug 2003

Galapagos Cruise - 10 Days

Expedition Ship National Geographic Endeavour

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Your service was very honest. You gave us good information yet did not try to press us to take this cruise. The staff we were in contact with all had experience on this cruise ship and in Galapagos and therefore could provide first hand information. The trip exceeded our expectations in many ways. The entire service was excellent.

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Debbie B. and Family

Aiken, SC
Jul 2003

Galapagos In-Brief

Expedition Ship Santa Cruz

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We had such a fantastic trip to the Galapagos. Thank you for all that you did to make it such a wonderful adventure. It was a perfect mix of education, relaxation, exercise and awe. The ship was great - I will never again sail on a huge cruise liner. And the kids had lots of things to do, even without computers and video games.

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Karen B. and Todd F.

Tucson, AZ
May 2003

Galapagos Classic

Polaris Polaris

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We are BACK... What an absolutely AWESOME vacation in the Galapagos! And, it was FABULOUS working with ExpeditionTrips.com! We'd definitely book future trips. Thank you SO much for helping something wonderful to happen for us! Although I couldn't do everything because of my back, I did as much as I could.

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Bruce S.

Wilson, WY
Apr 2003

Galapagos In-Brief

Luxury Expedition Ship Galapagos Explorer II

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I have returned from my trip to Galapagos and I wanted to let you know I had a great time on the Explorer II. I had always wanted to go to the Galapagos. Booking it by email made it very easy. ExpeditionTrips.com was very helpful, and I would book another trip. Thanks for your help in organizing my trip!

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John and Marie G.

Westport, CT
Mar 2003

Galapagos Classic

Polaris Polaris

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ExpeditionTrips was great and very helpful. Although they are on the other end of the country, we felt we were right next door! We would definitely book again with ExpeditionTrips. They gave us the right advice about traveling aboard the Polaris and we were thrilled with our experience!

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Lisa C. and Family

Miami, FL
Mar 2003

Galapagos In-Brief

Luxury Expedition Ship Galapagos Explorer II

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Our trip to the Galapagos is the best vacation our family has ever experienced. I was looking for a trip that my kids would always remember and truly enjoy. Our favorite vacations have always been active, outdoor trips. This was perfect! The animals really are right next to you and just doing their own thing.

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Carolyn and Robert C.

Hilton Head Island, SC
Nov 2002

Galapagos Classic

Polaris Polaris

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We've just returned from a fabulous week aboard the Polaris sailing around the Galapagos Islands. ExpeditionTrips did a great job advising us; we were on the perfect trip for us! With a crew of 60 and only 65 passengers, you can imagine how wonderful the service was.

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Michael S.

London, England
Aug 2002

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Eclipse

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From the start to the end, ExpeditionTrips was so helpful a pleasure to deal with. Thanks again! It was a fantastic trip with great people and an incredibly welcoming, friendly crew. La Mirage was also brilliant - a welcome relief from the hustle and bustle of Quito and the people of Cotacacci made us feel at ease as tourists.

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Margaret M.

Chico, CA
Jun 2002

Galapagos In-Brief

Luxury Expedition Ship Galapagos Explorer II

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We just returned last night from our absolutely wonderful trip. Thank you so much for a well thought out and planned trip to Ecuador and Peru. The Explorer II was a treat and the land tours all worked out well. Much appreciation for everything you did to make this trip so memorable! Thank you!

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Wally R.

Buda, TX
Jul 2001

Galapagos Classic + Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu

Motor Yacht Eric / Flamingo / Letty

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My wife and I just got back last week from the trip that ExpeditionTrips.com had prepared for us to the Galapagos and Peru. We had a wonderful time, and everything went without a hitch. Our accommodations on the ship and the food in the Galapagos were excellent, the Machu Picchu hotel was wonderful, and our guide in Manu knowledgeable.

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Nancy S.

New Milford, CT
Apr 2001

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Eric / Flamingo / Letty

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Everything went exactly as ExpeditionsTrips.com planned and we had a perfectly wonderful time. We will certainly keep your company in mind for our next adventure! The ship and guides were absolutely great. I think we were lucky to have the smaller ship.

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David and Pat B.

Tampa, FL

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Polaris

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I would definitely recommend this trip to others this has been our favorite trip to date. The unparalleled access to diverse wildlife is not to be missed! It will set the standard for small, expedition cruising. It did for us!

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Roland D.

Hayward, WI

Galapagos Classic + Peru

Polaris Polaris

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I had a great time and a great adventure! This was not just a neat, sightseeing adventure, but also a truly educational experience. The ship met my expectations in every way. As usual the food was excellent and varied.

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Marty and Jeffery D.

Carlsbad, CA

Luxury Expedition Ship Silver Galapagos

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Working with ExpeditionTrips was very easy and very enjoyable. I'm not sure how I'd improve it. We had a fantastic time. The ship’s staff, guides and crew were fantastic - knowledgeable, approachable and always smiling and friendly. It was even better than we imagined. The luxury of the ship and staff were over the top for us. We would have been happy with even half the attention because of the grandeur of the destination.

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Ronald O.

Honolulu, HI

Luxury Expedition Ship Silver Galapagos

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ExpeditionTrips has been wonderful, helpful and very easy to work with via the internet. You've got a great formula. Your timely response and information exchange was great. I cannot think of an area for improvement.  I will definitely consider utilizing your services again should the opportunity arise.

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Mary (Terri) L.

Arlington, VA

Galapagos Classic + Peru

Polaris Polaris

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Definitely a positive experience working with ExpeditionTrips. My Program Manager was wonderful to work with. I appreciated that everything was done for us and that she provided plenty of information concerning what to do and how to handle things. We were better prepared than other passengers, especially for the Machu Picchu extension.

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Terry D.

Vancouver, BC

Galapagos Classic + Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu

Motor Yacht Beluga

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I found that Expedition staff returned e-mails in a timely manner, always answering questions posed, and behaved in a very businesslike manner. We would use ExpeditionTrips again for a future trip. Beluga ship was very clean, well maintained, and had a well trained helpful crew. The Sacred Valley / Machu Picchu trip was first class and exceeded our expectations.

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Paul and Jan M.

Sarasota, FL

Motor Yacht Integrity

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We have traveled quite a bit — to Europe, Africa, Mexico, S.E. Asia, Russia multiple times — plus throughout the states and elsewhere. We rate this trip among our very best. It was way beyond our expectations!

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Fred and Joy

Florida

Motor Yacht Reina Silvia

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We have enjoyed our journey, met new friends and been greatly enriched by this experience.

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Stephen M.

Lafayette, CO

Galapagos Classic

My trip was a complete success and it was an entirely positive experience working with ExpeditionTrips. Everything seemed to be carefully planned out. I was very impressed. You should be proud that you and your whole organization did a wonderful job. It was a perfect trip. I always wanted the opportunity to travel and explore the Galapagos. I think the choice of a smaller group and motor yacht was the right move.

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Deborah M.

Herndon, VA

Galapagos Classic

My experience with ExpeditionTrips was terrific and I would book future trips with you. The trip was terrific.  It exceeded my expectations. The level of service on the ship was terrific. The guides provided great information and lead some great tours. I especially liked when the guides snorkeled with us and pointed out the animals in the water. We loved seeing the wild animals both on the islands and in the water.

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Tara M.

Hallandale, FL

Galapagos Classic

I am so grateful to ExpeditionTrips!  We had such a great experience before and during our trip. We were really happy to have the full service that ExpeditionTrips provided. Planning the details ourselves would have been daunting having never been to Ecuador before. The whole trip was absolutely overwhelming and PERFECT.

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David M.

Bellingham, WA

Motor Yacht Integrity

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The entire trip was outstanding. We appreciated the quality of all aspects- hotels, boats and people. We paid for a great experience and received full value.

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Kendall P.

Chapel Hill, NC

Motor Yacht Reina Silvia

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We have traveled abroad many times but cannot say we have learned as much on those trips as on the Galapagos trip.