In a nutshell, this trip was an experience of a lifetime: The itinary was thought trough, and very rich both in terms of locations visited and information provided. The naturalist (Christian Rueda) was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. The whole crew was sincerley service oriented, very warm and friendly, helpful, and proactivly responded to any customer request. The facilities (rooms, dining room, sundeck, video corner etc.) were superb, and last but not least, the food couldn’t have been any better - it was very rich and varied. Overall, we really felt that every detail of this trip has been thoroughly planned and was executed very carefully and in the best possible way.
I would also like to thank you for the great service of Midland travel: All your responses to our requests were quick, resourceful and very helpful - you always provided consise information and we felt you recommended us the best possible journey, which was greatly appreciated.
Wir waren mit der Archipel I sehr zufrieden, Galapagos hat uns absolut begeistert. Es gab jeden Tag ein oder mehrere Highlights, so dass wir mit der Wahl einer 8Tage-Tour richtig gelegen haben.
Wir haben alle erhofften Iguanas gesehen, sogar einen Santa-Fé Land-Iguana! Besonders beeindruckend fanden wir:
Schnorcheln vor allem mit den verspielten Seelöwen, aber auch Pinguinen, Marine Iguanas, kleinen Haien und Rochen hat extrem Spass gemacht. Und dazu die tollen, leeren Strände mit dem klaren Wasser.
Dein Service war Spitze: sorgfältige und sehr aufmerksame Beratung und zuverlässige Bearbeitung. Bei uns hat alles perfekt funktioniert, was nicht selbstverständlich ist.
Galapagos war einfach wow!!! Wir hätten nicht gedacht, dass Mensch und Tier so gut miteinander Leben können, diese Erfahrung war einfach nur unbeschreiblich schön.
Die Beratung im Vorfeld war aussergewöhnlich professionell und sehr herzlich. Alle unsere Fragen wurden innerhalb kürzester Zeit per Mail oder Skype beantwortet. Da wir uns nur Abends mit der Reiseplanung beschäftigen konnten, kam uns der Zeitunterschied zwischen Ecuador und der Schweiz sehr gelegen. Alle Infos welche wir erhalten haben waren komplett und gut verständlich. Wir hatten während der ganzen Reise das Gefühl sehr gut aufgehoben zu sein.
Unser Boot, die Treasure of Galapagos war auch eine super Wahl/Empfehlung! Die Crew war absolut fantastisch, der Naturalist nicht allzu aufdringlich, die Route super abwechslungsreich und der Passagiermix auch sehr angenehm…
Uns hat die Gardner Bay auf Espanola extrem gefallen und das Schnorcheln mit Seelöwen war auch einfach nur unglaublich!!!
We just wanted to let you know that our cruise on the Seaman II was delightful. We would recommend it to anyone. The crew and guide were wonderful, the boat was very comfortable, the food great and the islands incredible. Thank you so much for your help.
Eine deutsche Kreuzfahrt ist - bei all den Fachvokabularia auf Galapagos - eine tolle Sache. Valerie - und damit Midland Travel hat uns dahin gehend genau richtig beraten und wir waren von der Angelito und dem Team sehr angetan. Wir hatten Glück mit unserer Reisetruppe, die zwar altersmäßig divers, im Geiste aber einheitlich jung geblieben war. Am Ende ein tolle Erfahrung!
Zu der Galapagosreise gebe ich Ihnen gerne einen Kommentar, denn es war traumhaft. Das Boot die Yolita 2 war sehr toll, die Kabinen gut ausgestattet und das Boot selbst bietet genügend Platz für alle Mitreisenden und man findet auch mal ein ruhiges Plätzchen wenn man seine Ruhe haben will. Der Aufenthaltsraum bzw. Speiseraum war sehr toll und sauber. Die Crew an sich sensationell und wir haben uns jedes mal auf die Kochkünste des Koches gefreut, denn was uns der alles gezaubert hat in seiner kleinen Küche, toll. Essen einsame Spitze und die gesamte Mannschaft hat uns eine tolle Woche beschert. Der Guide selbst war auch sehr toll, gut verständlich und hat uns all unsere Fragen beantwortet und uns die Galapagpsinseln gezeigt. Im Ganzen ist zu sagen, dass ich die Reise nur weitempfehlen kann und wir sehr zufrieden waren. Auch die Buchung und Kommunikation im Vorfeld mit Ihnen hat toll funktioniert. Danke sehr.
Ich war mit Ihnen und Ihrer Dienstleistung sehr zufrieden und kann euch nur weiter empfehlen.
Wir sind wohlbehalten von Galapagos zurück. Die Kreuzfahrt auf der Angelito war wirklich wunderschön. Die Route ist super und die Mannschaft an Board sehr zuvorkommend. Das deutsche Guiding durch Maja Homberger sehr professionell und liebevoll. Wir haben jeden Tag genossen. Du kannst dieses Schiff wirklich weiterhin empfehlen.
The trip at Galapagos went very well, the Catamaran has been fantastic. Food, facilities, excursions, islands visited... everything has been great! Thanks again for your suggestions and help.
Galapagos was amazing just way to short! didn't want to leave. Boat was basic (but that is what I paid for!) food and guides were fantastic and had the time of my life would definitely highly recommend to do. Memories for a lifetime definitely something I will cherish.
We have now landed in guyaquil after a wonderful stay in the galapagos. We wanted to thank you for an amazing trip. We couldn't have asked for anything better. The cruise was in very high standards- the staff, guides, ammenities were beyond out expectations. We will definetly recommend!! Thank you for all of your explinations and advice!
We have been back from our vacation. Here we want to thank you, your partner and your team for the great service and help when we really needed. Although we had ordeal at Quito airport, we had wonderful time in your country. We are very impressed by the natural beauty, culture and hospitality people. Certainly, we will come back and recommend you to all of our friends. Thanks again!
I had an absolutely fabulous time!! I would love to book a south loop with the same boat! Thank you so much for finding this itinerary for me. I loved the boat and the crew and the food and the cabin. :-)) I look forward to returning to ecuador and another trip in galapagos. Thank you for the last minute booking! I am glad you were open when everyone else was shut down. Thanks again for making my vacation so memorable.
Wir haben Galapagos und die Yachttour, erstens gut über standen und zweitens sind wir absolute Fans dieser Inseln geworden. Absolutes Highlight dieser Reise so far...
Ich wollte mich nochmal bedanken für deinen "brutalen" Einsatz und die tolle Recherche, die einen wunderschönen Aufenthalt in EC ermöglichte. DANKE!! Der Cuyabenotrip war aufregend und spannend zugleich, in der Nickylodge hat man wirklich ein spooky, adventurous and also funny Jungle-feeling. "Es war sehr schön, es hat mich sehr gefreut." um es auch noch kaiserlich zu interpretieren. Auch die Rückreise mit den knappen Flügen hat perfekt funktioniert. Todo bien!
Midland Travel were very helpful with us as we looked to book a Galapagos cruise. They weren't pushy or overbearing with their sales tactics, which other companies had been. We were given options and when we decided to commit it was very easy. Our cruise was on the Archipell and it was fantastic. The crew were brilliant and very attentive and friendly. Our guide was very knowledgable and spoke excellent English, which was important. Overall we had a once in a lifetime trip and would certainly recommend it to anyone.
Here it is March and my group of 12 is still talking about the wonderful trip you planned for us in early January to Ecuador and Peru.
I can't say enough good things about the Manatee Explorer trip on the Ecuadorian Amazon---fantastic. The guides on the day trips in Cuzco were great, and the trekkers are ready for the longer trek next time to Machu Picchu.
This is my 3rd trip in your beautiful country that I have planned through you, starting with the phenomenal Galapagos cruise----and it won't be my last. Thank you so much for all your help and recommendations.
You are definitely "my guy" in South America.
I just passed your office and realized I never let you know how amazing my Galapagos trip was. Everything was fantastic! Thanks so much! Your agency and service was excellent. I have passed on your number and name to several people and will continue to recommend you. Thanx again.
WOW...we had the most FANTASTIC time!!!! I cannot thank you enough for arranging this trip for us. It was better than I ever could have possibly imagined. We saw wonderful animals, places and had fantastic snorkel experiences. The boat/crew/itinerary was excellent. They really go out of their way to make things special for their guests. You were so right to suggest that cruise instead of the smaller boats. I LOVED the itinerary that you found for us as well. I really feel like we saw everything that I wanted to see. My son made a few friends, as well. A million thanks to you for making it possible. We will remember this trip for the rest of our lives.
Gracias por asesorarnos y proporcionarnos un maravilloso viaje a Galápagos, por vuestra gran profesionalidad, confiabilidad y buen hacer. El barco La Pinta es 100% recomendable.
Wir waren so happy, dass wir unsere Galapagos Kreuzfahrt bei Midland Travel in Quito gebucht haben. Wir haben nicht nur einen super Deal bekommen, sondern auch eine 1 A Beratung. Wir waren nicht nur von der bezaubernden Tierwelt beeindruckt, sondern auch vom Team der Santa Cruz. Alles war bestens organisiert, angefangen von der Einteilung der einzelnen Gruppen bis hin zu den Erklärungen der Guides und dem kulinarischen Genuss!
Ya estamos en suiza hace unos 4 dias... Queremos decirles muchisimas gracias a su ayuda con nuestro viaje a los Galapagos ! Fue increible! El barco, la habitación con ventana y vista al mar! Este servicio en el barco, woow! Increible! Todos super amable y ayudan y todo esta super limpio. La comida rica nos engordó fuuuull ;) Las islas... Esta naturaleza! Tambien vacanisimo:) este ruta fue super chevere, vimos tantas cosas differentes!
Queremos agradecerles para sus trabajo competente y buenas informaciones.
Siguen asi! Saludas de Suiza, macheds guedd ;)
Now that we are home from our vacation, we wanted to thank you once again for coming to our rescue during our recent trip to Quito. As you may recall, our cruise to the Galapagos was cancelled the day after we had arrived in Quito from the US. We found you on the internet and discovered that you were conveniently located within walking distance of the Marriott where we were staying.
Everything about our interactions with your agency was top-notch. Your store looked professional and gave us an initial feeling of confidence. You, Roberto, Valeria, Priscilla, and Francisco confirmed our confidence with your excellent service. In only four hours on a Friday afternoon, you created a customized, private trip to Machu Picchu that met our specific requirements. You stayed late to complete the deal, and you continued to search for appropriate and affordable hotel and airplane options for us at the last minute. Your diligent and dedicated service enabled us to relax by Friday night, knowing that our vacation was saved.
The package that you arranged with Nilo Viajes tour company was wonderful! All hotels were comfortable and spacious. Our favorite, by far, was the Libertador in Cusco. What a beautiful hotel with fantastic service! The tour guides were knowledgeable, personable, and helpful, especially Liset in Machu Picchu and Roger in Cusco. We had no problems with any of the transfers, with most arriving early to pick us up. All the representatives from the tour company and from your agency were welcoming, friendly, knowledgeable, accommodating, helpful, and patient. We were especially impressed that Nilo himself took the time to call us twice, meet us at the hotel in Lima, and get us checked in to the hotel early. Such service is a wonderful and rare find!
We also appreciated the transfers to and from the hotel to your agency when we were making the final plans, and especially the transfers to and from the airport. We enjoyed getting to know your father when he picked us up at 3:00 AM both for leaving and returning to Quito. He is a kind man.
We will gladly recommend your agency to anyone who is thinking of traveling in Ecuador or Peru. In fact, we already have! After Peru, we went to the Hacienda Cusin in Otavalo. While there, we sang your praises to the owner of the hacienda, and even gave him your card so he could contact you directly. I hope you are able to work out something with him for future business.
Once again, thank you for your excellent service. I hope you will share this letter with Nilo, as he and his team also made it so wonderful. Also, feel free to use any of the content of this letter for any promotional material or references you need. We are happy to recommend you.
We enjoyed our trip a lot! Everything was arranged perfectly, the boat and crew were attentive and the flora and fauna were beautiful (both on the islands and under water!). This surely was one of the highlights of our world trip! We also had a really nice group, with lots of young people. So thank you for this nice trip!
We had a wonderful stay in the Sani lodge. We had a free upgrade to a nice house. Probably cause it was quiet and easy. We loved it. We saw monkeys, parrots, crocodiles and a lot of insects. The guides were really nice. Thank you!
Was a very nice tour. All was great from i stepped in to your office and until the trip finished. Again thank you for helping me to get one of the best tours in my life.
Thank you for your email. It was very nice of you to follow up. We have excellent memories from Ecuador and also Peru as really enjoyed Machu Puchu and the Floating Islands. We were also lucky with the weather. I have kept your info on file and certainly will recommend your company to our friends that will visit your fine country. Again, thank you for coming to our rescue when we wanted to visit Quito it was much appreciated.
We had a wonderful time in the Galapagos and the kids still talk about it as one of the highlights of our 9 month trip to Central and South America. The Santa Cruz boat was excellent and perfect for families - the girls loved the hot tub and the free hot chocolate and our two cabins were great. The islands themselves are wonderful and a place everyone should visit if they get the chance. We really had to stretch our budget to afford it but are so glad we did. There were so many highlights from the cruise but the wildlife is unforgettable, both on land and in the sea - we hadn't realised how fantastic the snorkelling was in the Galapagos. The cruise itself was very well organised, with two or three excursions or activities a day, and first class staff and guides.
We would also like to thank you and Midland Travel for the excellent service you provided. You were very helpful throughout and we have recommended you to any other travellers we met who were thinking about booking a trip to the Galapagos.
Thanks once again.
I had a great trip on La Pienta and enjoyed the Galapagos Islands very much.
P.S. I hope to reserve another Galapagos trip through your agency.
Alejandro went above and beyond our expectations for our trip to Ecuador. My three friends and I had originally hired Francisco, to drive us from Quito to our lodge in the Amazon Rainforest. The trip with Francisco was very pleasant as he was a safe and reliable driver. Arriving back in Quito, we met up with Alejandro who not only pointed out the main city attractions but provided a real insight to the culture of Ecuador, answering even the toughest questions on topics such as politics and family life. This greatly enhanced our understanding of the country, and although he remains disappointed that we did not get to Galapagos, I am confident that because of meeting Alejandro and Francisco, I will return to Ecuador.