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TESTIMONIALS

We endeavor to provide the best quality service to all our clients. Here are a few of the comments we have received:

 

Aida Maria, Galapagos & Napo Wildlife Center, Amazon
"Recently returned from above trip. You promised you would do this, that and the next thing when you gave us the itinerary. You did exactly what you promised and the service was excellent. We were treated like VIP's on an amazing unforgettable trip. I will definitely recommend your company to anyone who may be interested in traveling to Ecuador. Well done Inti Travel and all your associates in Ecuador with special mention to the staff and guide at the Napo Wildlife Centre and all aboard the Aida Maria. Everything was first class."

Drew & Linda Selkirk, Scotland

 

Finch Bay Resort, Galapagos
"We have just returned from our trip to the Galapagos islands and were completely and totally satisfied with the arrangements made through you. All phases of the trip went as planned and the agents were always waiting for us when we arrived and escorted us to hotels and airports with minimum effort and fuss. 

The accommodations at Finch Bay were great! The staff was courteous and knowledgeable and the food was good on the buffets. The naturalists really knew their information about the wildlife of the islands and were good at explaining everything. 

We were very pleased with our whole trip and can't wait for the next one.  Thank you for your help in the preparation."

Cindy and Terry Burleson, USA

 

Galapagos Legend, Galapagos
"Your service was excellent.  The Galapagos Legend was very good.  Your person stated they would see if an upgrade was possible.  Due to a large group that was shifted to the Legend that wanted our size cabin we were upgraded to a Jr. Suite at no cost.

The Galapagos Legend was excellent.  My son is 6’ 5” tall.  One day the ship’s Activity Director noticed that when my son was getting on board from the zodiac he hit his head coming through the opening.  On the final day she asked him his room number.  When they did the briefing for our departure she mentioned that if anyone needed special accommodations on the flight to let her know.  She point to him and said she had taken action already.  When we checked in we had bulkhead seat for the extra leg room.

Maria was our naturalist and she was great.  She kept the group moving while allowing everyone to get their pictures and views.  She made sure everyone was aware of how we must protect the island for the ecosystem and to allow others the same experience in the future.  I think because she felt that we were there to protect and explore she made a special effort to show us special things within the parameters of the ships outings.

Excellent, I wish we could have stayed for the 8 day trip. We had to laugh that we (in the USA) planned a side trip in Ecuador using a Banff firm.  The Canadians that work with my wife said that was the best and only way to do things."

Cliff Ridgway, USA

 

Galapagos Explorer II & Andes, Ecuador
"A friend of my wife's had encouraged us to go to Galapagos and recommended Linblad, and provided some brochures.  My wife checked Lindblad's website, thought they were quite expensive and didn't cover the all the places we wanted so she searched further. She came across Inti Travel and noticed that it was a Canadian company and seemed to offer lots of choices so we contacted you for information. We found you to be very responsive in answering all our questions.

The mainland guide to Cotopaxi was top notch. It was a marvelous experience taking the Chiva Express. The stop at Machachi for a breakfast treat was supberb. The Ecuadorian humitas and cinnamon drink in such beautiful surroundings was very enjoyable. Our guide was great in explaining the history of the railroad and Cotopaxi itself.

The ship in Galapagos was bigger and a bit fancier than we had expected. The boat crew were friendly and very helpful on the Zodiac. Special note should be made of the steward who arranged our towels in different bird shapes.

The naturalists guide both on board and on the tours were extremely knowledgeable and answered all our questions. You could tell that they really enjoyed what they were doing. We never felt rushed. One guide, Yvonne, had been doing this for 22 years and was by far the best.  She would notice something unusual along the path and would stop to talk to us about it."

Anonymous, USA

 

Spondylus, Galapagos

"Just a quick note to tell you what a fantastic trip we had.  I’m very impressed with how well you were able to coordinate everything using only e-mail.  We were not disappointed – the accommodations were great, the food was outstanding, the trip was extremely smooth and we had the time of our lives.  Thank you so much for putting together a great vacation!"

Colleen Schlosser, USA

 

Nemo II, Galapagos
"We had a fabulous trip! I would recommend the Nemo II to all of my friends. Inti Travel & Tours was fast and efficient in booking our voyage."

Kathleen Mantha, USA

 

Sacha Lodge, Amazon Rain Forest, Ecuador
"Ecuador is one of the most beautiful countries that we have ever visited and we have done a lot of international traveling.  The Amazon Rain Forest was truly breathtaking and of course we did the canopy walk. We saw many birds, monkeys, caimans and even an anaconda. Thank you for a memorable experience."

Corinne Fincham, Canada

 

Galapagos & Amazon Rain Forest, Ecuador
We have just returned home from our trip which which included Ecuador, the Amazon jungle and the Galapagos organized by yourselves. Thank you for this, we had a wonderful time.  All arrangements worked perfectly and your associates in Ecuador are to be congratulated for their ground handling arrangements.

Walter Clark, UK

 

Napo Wildlife Center, Amazon Rain Forest, Ecuador
Our experience at the Napo Wildlife Center was just as wonderful as the Galapagos. The whole idea of a native ethnic group rejecting oil exploration and creating a beautiful experience in the jungle greatly appealed to us. Our guide, Daniel and especially our native guide Javier, were uncanny in their ability to hear birds in the wild and pinpoint them for viewing.

Morrie and Annette Bode, Israel

 

Celebrity Xpedition, Galapagos
"I just wanted to drop you a somewhat belated note (sorry!) to thank you both most sincerely for all your assistance with our trip to the Galapagos, my wife will remember her 50th birthday surprise forever.

The experience surpassed our wildest dreams and has given us some great memories and pictures! The overall organisation and attention to detail, the cruise ship and celebrity staff, the stays and visits in Quito and of course everything the islands have to offer were all just a fantastic experience

It truly was a trip of a life time and one I would and will recommend to anyone.

Thank you again for organising everything. I hope you can be of assistance with our travel plans again in the future."

David Walker, UK

 

Coral I, Galapagos
"Many thanks for a great trip. The Coral 1 was a super experience with only 21 passengers aboard so lots of fun people ...and ..only 11 folks on board each zodiac excursion twice a day. Our guide Billy was very professional and knowledgeable so we felt appreciative of that, David being a Biologist and bird specialist."

Mary Scott, Canada

 

Nemo II, Galapagos
"I  just want to thank you guys for one of the most AMAZING trips of my life!!!  Having traveled to 6 of the continents ( Antarctica is still on the list), I would place the Galapagos tour on top!!!

Jesse Liem, Canada

 

Diamante, Galapagos
"This has been our second tour to the Galapagos Islands.  Once again,
Inti Travel came thru with all of our travel needs to the Galapagos in an efficient and timely manner. An agent met us at the Quito Airport to see us off and help us with check-in. The Diamante boat and crew were great.  The food was always presented in a very pleasant and artistic arrangement and was very appetizing.  The cabins were small but very efficiently laid out and comfortable. 

We would highly recommend Inti Travel and Tours.  We never felt rushed while on the islands and were given plenty of opportunity to go snorkeling and kayaking which added to the enjoyment of the tour. Sylvana, our naturalist was very knowledgeable and we enjoyed her company."

Marianne Kennel, USA

 

Eden, Galapagos & Andes, Ecuador
"Just a quick note to let you know that my daughter and I had a great trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos.  We were upgraded to the Eden and found it quite comfortable.  The crew were wonderful and so friendly and helpful.  The cook, working in his little kitchen, was nothing short of miraculous.  The itinerary was tight and they worked us very hard!  I had not expected so many swim and beach trips so that was a huge plus for me. 

We were also very impressed with the country of Ecuador, the Andes, the thermal spring spa at Papallacta that we spent two days at, and the wonderful people. 

All told, a real experience and one that I am already recommending to all of my friends."

Frances Henry, Canada

 

Coral I, Galapagos
"The Galapagos trip was terrific. First class guides, good food, and very good accommodations and genial companionship on board the Coral 1. For us the four day package was perfect, but in a perfect world we would have liked to extend to a fifth day.
 
Jeff is very familiar with Ecuador and I would now trust him explicitly to set anything up for us within that country or the Amazon basin. Everything he promised, he delivered.
 
Wish we were going back to the Amazon and will likely do so using Inti Travel in the next year or so."

Taylor Roberts, USA

 

Eden, Galapagos & Napo Wildlife Center, Amazon Rain Forest
"I just wanted to let you know that my trip to Ecuador was fantastic. For your information (and the benefit of other clients), Eden was fantastic. The boat and crew were excellent and our guide (Diego), was very very good.  In addition, the Napo Wildlife Centre was great.  The guide (Paul) was very very good. Thanks again for all your help in making this such a fabulous
vacation."

Janet Glendenning, Canada

 

Beluga, Galapagos
"Just thought I would give you some feedback on the trip.....It was amazing!! I was very impressed with how smoothly it ran, and well coordinated all your local hosts and guides were.  You did a great job and I would be more than happy to recommend Inti Travel to others. Thanks again!"

Karen Lang, Canada

 

Galapagos Legend & Napo Wildlife Center
"Returned from our trip late last night and wanted you to know the everything went very smoothly and we couldn't be more satisfied with the trip.  The accommodations, excursions, guides, and transfers were all top notch and handled professionally. 
 
Thanks again for planning and booking a very nice trip.  I'll have no hesitations referring you to any friends who may be contemplating a similar trip in the future."

Jerry Merksamer, USA

 

Aida Maria, Galapagos

"Our trip was awesome! We had a great time and the other people on the Aida Maria were really fun to travel with—we couldn’t have asked for better companions. Loved the crew and our naturalist. New Year’s Eve in Ecuador is really something—maybe we’ll start burning the bad parts of the old year in our backyard! Thanks for all your help and happy new year. P.S. I’m missing the sea lion pups."

Chris and Tim Finnegan, USA

 

Tip Top II, Galapagos
"We would like to let you know that our recent trip to the Galapagos was a complete success. We had a wonderful time. The Tip Top II exceeded our expectations. We would recommend it highly to anyone wanting a pleasant environment, accommodating crew, knowledgeable guides and good food. 
Thanks again for all your help in setting this trip up."

Angus and Joan MacKenzie, Canada

 

Coral I, Galapagos
"We just returned from Ecuador last night. After sight-seeing for two weeks with my daughter who is living and studying in Quito, we ended our stay with the trip to the Galapagos. I wanted to let you know how wonderful it was! The Coral I was a beautiful boat and we enjoyed the smaller size; everything was more intimate and enjoyable for us. The crew was very professional and accommodating, the food was delicious and of course the islands were magnificent. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone wishing to travel to the Galapagos Islands." 

Cheryl Hauslein, USA

 

Santa Cruz, Galapagos
"The tour that you arranged for my daughter and I was truly terrific... the naturalists and boat crews were all excellent and the land excursions were fine as well.  Also, the Marriott turned out to be perfect for our needs. I am hoping to return one day."


Eric Eilen, USA

 

Galapagos & Amazon, Ecuador
We have just returned home from our trip which which included Ecuador, the Amazon jungle and the Galapagos organized by yourselves. Thank you for this, we had a wonderful time.  All arrangements worked perfectly and your associates in Ecuador are to be congratulated for their ground handling arrangements.

Walter Clark, UK

 

Hotel Silberstein, Galapagos
"Our guides were excellent. The young man who met our plane, took us on the tour of the Darwin station and, later, to the National Park was knowledgeable, pleasant, relaxed and professional. Our boat guides were equally well versed. The staff was friendly and professional, the food was great and the sleeping accommodations were comfortable and clean. Thanks for a great job. Should we need some support in future trips we certainly will consider your services."

Robert McCarthy, USA

 

Beluga, Galapagos
" The trip was fantastic! Every day was special, and the animals were even more spectacular than we could have guessed. As an evolutionary biologist and conservationist, this trip was like being in heaven. Thank you for organizing it for us.

Your info on the web page was more useful than most, and appeared very professional and very helpful. You also responded more quickly than did other travel agents when we inquired about possible tours and boats. Pre-trip planning and services were very good. You responded quickly to our complex needs and changing plans.

The boat was more comfortable, well equipped, and had more space than we expected based on travels elsewhere. Our guide was excellent. Highly knowledgeable, fluent in at least 3 languages, attentive to the needs and interests of the guests, and careful to make sure that we did not damage the environment in any way.

Many thanks for your help. We will definitely recommend you to others, and will contact you again if we decide to go to another place where you book tours."

Anonymous, USA

 

Isabela II, Galapagos
"The boat was quite acceptable in all aspects. Food and accommodations were good. All crew was very friendly and accommodating.  Excellent service. First class naturalist/guide service - very knowledgeable and helpful."

Mark Lombardi

 

Galapagos Explorer II, Galapagos
"I just wanted to let you know , we had an absolutely fabulous time on the Explorer II but was pleased to discover about I   late in the trip! I was extremely grateful for the continual quick responses to my questions and the way the organisation worked.  We also met Alan and Sue  who booked with you and were equally happy. Thank you."

Brian Glenville, UK

 

Santa Cruz, Galapagos
"Excellent. Our guide was very well organized and knowledgeable yet we did not feel 'herded', despite being allergic to package tours. There was a very good choice of food, well prepared. Our cabin (on the outside) had a huge window so we could see where we were and what was going on. The bars were well stocked and nothing was too much trouble."

Georgina Baines, UK

 

Sky Dancer, Galapagos
"Have just returned from an amazing trip of a lifetime on the Sky Dancer and will be flying direct to Quito in a few days time.  Thank you to you and Inti for arranging this all for me over the internet at short notice."

Sarah Nolan, UK

 

Eclipse, Galapagos
"We had a great time and loved the boat and the guides and the food and the people!"

Jenepher Lingelbach, USA

 

Angelique, Galapagos
"The efficiency that the email queries were returned and attended stood out.  The service and thoroughness in the answers and the attention to detail, adding more (at times) than what was requested showed excellent customer service.  The fact that calls initiated and returned from your end was great.  The payment options were perfect and there were not hidden costs or add ons.

The Angelique was excellent, the service and the crew. The food was excellent. Our guide Guillermo was excellent.  His knowledge and presentation of the facts was beyond belief.  He certainly made learning interesting and fun! Seeing the Galapagos in a small and intimate group made the world of difference.  The crew and passengers seemed to get along famously, like we were all old friends. If I could return tomorrow, I would!!!

Melissa D'Souza, Canada

 

Galapagos Explorer II, Galapagos
"Just to let you know we had a terrific vacation with no problems. Everything was well coordinated and done as explained in the itinerary. We're looking forward to use your services in the future when we return with the kids this time to Peru. Thanks!"

Jose Arbona, USA

 

Coral I & Hotel Silberstein, Galapagos
"We had a wonderful trip throughout Ecuador and everything went along as planned.  The arrangements you made were flawless with the right people meeting use at the right time.  The trip on the Coral was outstanding: good food, good accommodations, good guides and most of all nice passengers."

Dennis DeBrandt, USA

 

Santa Cruz, Galapagos
"We just wanted to write and let you know that we had a great trip aboard the Santa Cruz.  The Dann Carlton Hotel was wonderful and their restaurant is excellent.  We were glad we had stayed there. Thanks so much."

Lisa and Patrick Fevery, USA

 

Eden, Galapagos
"We loved the Galapagos and saw tonnes of animals.  We couldn't get over how close you could get to the animals.  The best part was swimming with the sea lions and seeing new born sea lion pups on the beach.  Our guide Raphael was excellent. "

Jennifer Peters, Canada

 

 

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