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Reservation Process

If you are at this stage, then it seems you're ready to book!   CNH Tours thanks you for your confidence.

Step 1.

Please fill in one CNH Tours Booking Form for your party.  Each member of your party will be included in the same booking form.  A distinct email address must be provided for each member of the party. 

For our Active Galapagos on the Samba tours: /bookings/booking-on-our-active-cruise.aspx

For all other Galapagos cruises: /bookings/other-bookings/

Once your CNH Tours Booking Form has been received, CNH Tours will issue your detailed invoice.  Depending on the date of your reservations vis-a-vis the sailing date, you can expect to pay either your trip deposit or balance. 

It is critical that you take a moment to review each detail of your CNH Tours Invoice and advise us at your earliest convenience of any errors or omissions.

Your invoice will be accompanied by our:

  • CNH Tours payment instructions,
  • Voyage Guide, and
  • International flight recommendations.

NB. CNH Tours accepts wire transfers, US$ cheques, money orders and VISA & Mastercard payments.

For Canadian and US guests, cheques are the preferred form of payment.  

Once your deposit is received, CNH Tours will issue your receipt.    It is only at this point that  your reservation is confirmed.

Step 2.

Please scan and send a copy of your passport photo page and Covid-19 Vaccine Certificate. You will need to bring the originals of these documents with you when you travel. 

Step 3

Two important items you must now be attended to:

A - International Flights

Once your cruise reservations are confirmed, CNH Tours encourages you to purchase your international return flight to Ecuador at your earliest convenience.  To ensure a smooth and relaxing trip, we recommend:

ARRIVING IN ECUADOR:  CNH Tours recommends arriving in Ecuador 2 days prior to your expected cruise departure date.  Arriving a bit earlier will reduce the chances of problems due to unexpected travel problems (e.g. snowstorms in the north, fog bound airports in Quito, lost luggage etc.).

LEAVING ECUADOR:  Flights from Galapagos back to the continent typically have you arriving on the continent by mid to late afternoon.   Keep this in mind when booking your flight back home - we recommend that you consider planning to depart from Ecuador the day after your expected return from Galapagos.  This is for your peace of mind.


B - Final Payment

Your balance due date (for the cost of your cruise, national flight to Galapagos, as well as any other tour elements you may have asked us to arrange for you) will be clearly indicated on both your CNH Tours Invoice for your tour balance.

If you have any questions, comments, and/or concerns about this reservation process, please do not hesitate to let CNH Tours know.  It would be our pleasure to address your concerns.

As you prepare for your Galapagos cruise, please feel free to contact us with your questions, comments and or/concerns at any time, right up until the day of departure.  CNH Tours retains a logistics coordinator in Quito, Guayaquil and Galapagos and they will be available to help you if necessary once you are in Ecuador.


We cannot say enough good about CNH Tours, particularly Heather Blenkiron who handled our request. Throughout the whole process of planning our Galapagos island vacation, the personal attention that she paid us made us feel like we were her only clients, knowing full well that we weren't. We found out later that she was a Canadian consular officer on the Islands for several years. She was very knowledgeable and very open and honest in her suggestions. We felt like she was working for us, not for the boat companies.  Their pre-tour information book (44 pages!) covered every conceivable issue.

For the full trip report, on an independent website, click here

Gene McCullough, party of 4, on the Eric


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