"Better than Gorillas!" says mother-daughter team

Every once in a while we publish a note we receive from very happy guests.  Evelyn travelled with her daughter Jenny on our Samba "Active Galapagos" Flamingo departure (13-24 February) and recently returned home to Brockville, Ontario.   Here's her 100% unabridged email to Heather, her CNH Tours "travel advisor":

From: Evelyn 
Sent: February 28, 2022 3:45 PM
To: Heather Blenkiron <hblenkiron@cnhtours.com>
Cc: Jenny 
Subject: Thank you so much

Hi Heather, 

I’m very tired & this thank you won’t do you justice but I know you’re interested in how all your efforts went. 

We absolutely loved our amazing trip. Nothing can beat this one. Nothing. We’ve trekked gorillas, gone on safari, volunteered with elephants, walked the Inca trail to Machu Picchu, & roamed Guatemala. Our Samba trip in the Galapagos surpassed them all. It was the most amazing, superbly planned, interesting, exciting, beyond all expectations trip! And we thank you, Heather, for all your work to make it happen for us. 

Your meticulous planning was immensely appreciated. Oh boy did we ever feel out of our element! We had tried to learn enough Spanish to get by but we’re lost most of the time. Then a lovely person would appear, grab our arm, set us on the right track, and stay with us as long as they could, until they knew we were OK. Amazing! You, Heather, are a miracle worker. We are so grateful to you & we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. 

The Samba was unbelievable. We loved every minute. Oh the good times we had! The staff was amazing, so kind & gracious & talented. The food was outstanding. OMG we loved it all. Our guide, Harry was funny, clever, dedicated, & we adored him. It was such fun to have a varied group of people, all interested in the same thing & uninterested in any drama or concerned about any age differences. It makes me cry just thinking about how much I loved them all. 

All our guides were wonderful! Everyone was so kind & interested & knowledgeable. 

Our hotels were soooo lovely & comfy & plush & yummy! Mama Cuchara especially. OMG that’s a wonderful spot, & Ikala was gorgeous too. Loved the little pool. Loved the restaurants & service & gracious people at both hotels.  We were disappointed with San Hose de Puembo but that’s OK. 

I could keep on gushing, Heather, but you get the idea. We are VERY grateful to you & your fabulous team. 

Please let me know how I can best share our gratitude & let me know if you’d like a more detailed or specific review of anything. I’ll do it next week when I’m a bit recovered. 

Most sincerely, 


Sent from my iPad

Evelyn and Jenny at Tagus Cove, Isabela Island.