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tour operators from the UK

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tour operators from the UK

I am currently in the early stages of planning our holiday of a lifetime to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.

I have currently found 2 operators that offer exactly what we are looking for. They are;

Llama travel and Pura Aventura.

I have found reference to Llama on here but not the other.

I would love to hear of any up to date reports on both companies as at the moment am very undecided.

Any help appreciated thank you.

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1. Re: tour operators from the UK

There are many UK operators to Latin America and most will offer some sort of Galapagos trip. I guess it depends on whether they meet your requirements but in my experience most will tailor to one degree or another. We travelled with Llama to Peru a few years ago and I can only say nice things about that trip. They don't allow much tailoring however. There's also http://www.imaginelatinamerica.co.uk who will.

I can't comment on Pura Aventura.

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2. Re: tour operators from the UK

Check out Active South America, based in New Zealand and Galikiwi, which is on the islands but founded by New Zealanders.

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Dear Timat,

just be sure that whoever you choose is a specialist for Galapagos. There are over 60 ships that sail the islands of all shapes and sizes and comfort levels. Most generalist agencies (e.g. offering trips all over the world) just work with 2-3 of the biggest ships, or with just a small selection. It's worth doing a bit of research before you take the plunge.

Warmest regards,

Heather Blenkiron

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4. Re: tour operators from the UK

Always, book trough Ecuadorian owned, runned and based companies, in this way you will be supporting the economy of a Developing Country such as Ecuador. We, the local people believe in our country so we re-invest our profits in Ecuador in order to provide more jobs and to consequently improve improve the life level of the Ecuadorian people.

When you buy locally you are supporting our economy, when buying overseas you are not.

Also when buying on line with a local operator you are saving your self a substantial amount of money which normall is taken by the Travel Agent in the UK.

Look for companies with good reputation on Trip Advisor Ecuador forums.

Saludos cordiales,

Denni Yepez

Edited: 30 June 2012, 04:44
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