Going to The Galápagos Islands, Ecuador
1Lindblad Galapagos Cruises
96 Morton Street, New York, NY
Phone: 1-888-815-5428recommended Lindblad Galapagos Cruises.Comment.over 1 year ago. ReportArlo Hemphill
If you're willing to pay high end and your concern is simply that you want to get the quality you are paying for, take a look at Lindblad. They have a spectacular ship and coordinate their tours in partnership with National Geographic. In addition to luxurious accommodations, you'll have the benefit of traveling with world-class expert naturalists who'll provide daily lectures and be available around the clock for any questions you may have.2Avenida Amazonas
Norte de la ciudad, Quito Ecuador
Phone: +593 3 295 9632recommended Avenida AmazonasPopularized as Quito's main tourist street, the street is actually a bit crusty, crowded and the tourist venues along it lack the quality of even very nearby spots. On the southern end of Amazonas, ... read morehead off to the east (towards the Amazon) and you'll find Quito's Mariscal district. This is where, as as traveler set on dining or shopping, you should actually be. It's only a block away from the main Amazonas Street, so don't be fooled by the bright lights and noisy vendors. Just head up one of the quiet alleyways and you'll find a much more visitor-friendly neighborhood..Comment.over 1 year ago. ReportArlo Hemphill
If you have the flexibility to do so, you'll get the best deals by simply arriving in Quito and booking a last minute trip through one of the local agencies on Avenida Amazonas. As far as services, the primary differences are going to be with shipboard amenities. Routes tend to be predictable amongst charters and the quality of guides is fairly standardized. All tours are required to have park service-trained naturalist guides accompany you onto the islands, so all guides pretty much have the same training.