996 Reviews of Ecuador Tours
I loved our ACIS trip May 20194.0
Trip was good also need some improvements September 20174.0
The good: them setting up the hotel, flights and transportation in Ecuador. Smooth and professional. The food was great! Every meal was delicious. My room (cabin 7) was large with a big bathroom and a balcony. They crew was great and accommodating.
Needs improvement: 1) cleanliness of my room. My first night there it was clear that someone had departed that morning..and I noticed the cabin wasn't cleaned as thoroughly as I would like. The towels were clean but had some stains on them. 2) the ship is new but there are broken items everywhere. There was a gap between the roof frame and my balcony. No blinds on the balcony door (which was a major issue with ship lights and sun rises). Floors were scuffed, deck boards faded. Looks like a lot of routine maintenance hasn't been done. 3) some of the excursions. Many times I felt the naturalist was taking his time (over) explaining a lot of things to fill the time. I do appreciate you changing the last day to include the tortoises!
The bad: the SUPER loud engine and generator. There was never a moment of silence on the ship. And when the motor turned on or the anchor went up or down, everyone on the ship wakes up. Read more
Operator Royal Galapagos
Highlights of Spain and Portugal November 20164.0
Andes to Amazon August 20164.0
Something not planned but since Tungurahua erupted while we were in Banos we were able to spend some time on the hillside opposite watching the show it put on, and listening / watching it from the hacienda that night.
Pablo is an enthusiastic ambassador for his country with a strong sense of humour and willing to encourage tour groups of all ages to retire to Ecuador.
There are parts of the tour where it is hot, and parts where it is cold - take layers (as many as four of five unless you don't feel the cold very much) and keep them with you on days outside the jungle and the coast.
Have a smaller, waterproof bag to take a couple of days clothing to the jungle lodge instead of your entire luggage.
Be aware that while it won't necessarily rain, it can - hard. Prepare accordingly.
Don't expect the same standard of accommodation everywhere, but all have character and some may surprise you.....
Operator Exodus Travels
Everything went smoothly, well organized. September 20154.0
Operator Intrepid Travel