Our Vision

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FIRST, OUR ASSUMPTIONS…

CNH Tours assumes that you are drawn to Galapagos by its fabled reputation as a place "beyond time", where landscapes, and their inhabitants hark from a world and an era with few or no reference points common to our daily experiences.

In this regard, we are assuming that you want to be put into close contact, as much as possible, with the wild landscapes and seascapes of the islands, and to have the chance to observe their inhabitants close up, as they go about their usual life cycles.   We also assume that you're expecting to have the services of an exceptional naturalist guide, who is at once knowledgeable, engaged, passionate and has both a good sense of humour and the sensitivity to know when it's time to stand back and let you get on with the revival of your sense of wonder....

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NOW, OUR VISION FOR A ONCE IN A LIFETIME TRIP

Galapagos should be a "mind trip" nurtured by all of your senses.   We feel that the best way to attain this experience is by reducing the distractions of day-to-day life and giving all of your senses the chance to tune into both the subtle and the not-so-subtle stimuli of the islands.   For this reason, we focus on the cruise-ship experience.   On a cruise-ship, you're not delivered back to the noise and lights of town every night, nor do you spend half the day cruising to and from your destination.  You spend more time being among the islands, on and in the sea.   You have more opportunities to develop a sense of place, and to engage with the island's natural inhabitants.   You can tune into the spirit of Galapagos.

 

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Heather,

We returned home Friday from our trip that was arranged through your company.

Everything was wonderful, an experience of a lifetime. From the time we stepped off the plane in Quito, everything was perfect. Our guide in Quito was excellent, and we enjoyed our hotel and the city tour. From the minute  we arrived in Galápagos and was met by our guide Jimmie, things got even better. We loved the Samba. The crew was amazing, especially Captain Jose. Enough cannot be said about Jimmie, he was just exceptional. Our guide in Puerto Ayora, Sandi was excellent as well, very nice and extremely knowledgeable.

Our travel mates were all very nice people that were similar in age and interests. Friendships were made.

I especially want to thank you for accommodating our last minute request for lodging closer to the airport, on our return to Quito. Staying next to the airport made our early morning departure much easier.

Jeff (USA) on the Active Galapagos Samba trip

Jeff Boyd
Illinois, USA

 

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