CNH Tours - Cultural and Natural Heritage Tours Galapagos
I had an absolutely wonderful time, with the exception of the cruise went too fast and there was no space available for me to stay on a second week!!
This is to thank you again for the wonderful trip. Uli and I have decided that this was the best holiday we have ever had, and we will have wonderful memories of Galapagos for the rest of our lives...
We want to thank you most sincerely for arranging such a fantastic trip. Our on-board guide was outstanding. Having a small boat all to ourselves with such an experienced guide was absolutely ideal!
We had a wonderful time in the Galapagos so thank you so much for all of your assistance in organising it! Maja was a fantastic guide - we never felt rushed and really felt very happy with every visit we did.
Thanks once again - we look forward to recommending your services to other would be Ecuadorian adventurers!
All I want to say is that EVERYTHING was PERFECT! Honestly, nothing could have been better!! At the hotel the people, the pick-ups at the airport, the hotel,the rooms - simply perfect. Our guide, Angelika, was amazing - her knowledge of everything was astonishing. The crew on the boat was terrific. The only 'problem' I have now is: I want to go again !!! Thank you very, very much for your role in making this such a fantastic adventure.
The Galapagos Islands have been a place that I'd wanted to visit for a long time, but I had no idea where to start looking to make it happen. After a quick initial search I almost immediately stumbled upon CNH Tours, and despite my usual habits of over-researching every possible option, I stopped looking as I knew I'd found the right fit.
Many thanks to you for helping us plan and execute a truly marvelous trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. We had a great time, no mishaps, no drama. Everything went as planned. The accommodations, food and people everywhere were more than we expected. Certainly our time on the Samba was the highlight of our trip. The highlight of our stay on the Samba was that we were able to swim with a pod of dolphins, not only once, but twice.
Hi Heather - just chilling in Puerto Ayora but just wanted to let you know that we had the most wonderful trip on the Samba. One of our best trips ever. Great weather, great snorkelling and day trips. Juan is just amazing and the crew and boat were also great. It just could not have been better. All in all, a trip of a lifetime
We're back and had a simply extraordinary time. Thank you. Everything was quite wonderful. I expected to be wowed by the scenery and the animals. But what I didn't expect was how much we enjoyed "living" on the boat. The staff was terrific in every way. We can't imagine a nicer and so incredibly informed guide as Fausto. And all are fellow travelers were a delight.
Just wanted to say that we are having a wonderful time:) thanks so much for everything Heather - this is quite a phenomenal adventure!
Words cannot express my gratitude to you for organising such a wonderful trip. Every aspect has been pleasureable and memorable and if ever you or your company need a recommendation please let me know.
We can’t thank you enough for putting this package together for us - we thoroughly enjoyed the trip. If we make a return trip to Ecuador, we will certainly contact you again.
The trip was fabulous. I don’t think there was a part of it that could have been better. Our guide was awesome - he was well educated in Galapagos specific wildlife and geology was expected, but he was also able to compare and contrast what we see at home. He has a depth of experience/education that was not expected.
Hola Heather! Just to let you know that everything about our trip & time on the Samba (May 6-13) was better than perfect. First up, the roses in our hotel rooms was a lovely welcome surprise and everything went swimmngly well. Heather, the whole experience was second to none and your attention to detail really paid off. Thank you, & muchas gracias for your very big part in making this the trip of a lifetime. I am so glad I picked up on your name on Tripadvisor and in relation to the Samba. I wouldn't have wanted to be on a different boat that's for sure, she was beautiful. I also must praise the crew who were simply amazing. I did not expect or want to be spoilt, but we were, by every crew member.
Hi Heather: Thank you for organizing such a wonderful trip! In our credit card society, I was apprehensive about the cash policy, but once there, the trip couldn't have been better! Juan was such an excellent guide and we saw so much! At the Quito airport, I met a lady that had been working at the Darwin center. She asked what we saw on the Samba. She said she had never heard of a tour that saw everything we did. She had even worked on a National Geographic tour! Antonio, the guide you arranged for us in Quito, was very knowledgeable and an excellent host! The trip was perfect!
Feb 2016 Active Galapagos on the Samba
Our family holiday on the Samba rates as one of the very best we have ever had! We loved that every day was filled from before dawn to bedtime with a combination of activities that everyone enjoyed. Our guide Santiago Moran was exceptional and worked out very quickly what we all enjoyed. The crew were brilliant and made our stay on board really comfortable. I had thought the Galapagos would be a once in a lifetime experience but I am now inspired to go back and explore the NW having loved the SE itinerary.
Abigail Church, Nairobi
Active Galapagos on the Samba, March 2016
(Abigail and her husband run a high end safari outfit in Eastern Africa - please contact if you would like to be put in touch!)
Trip of a lifetime for our family. It was amazing, perfectly planned, expertly guided, every need and desire met. Would definitely recommend it to anyone.
Active Galapagos, Dec 2016
Best trip ever! Heather is amazing ! Trip of a lifetime for my son & I. Thank you CNH.
This was a once in a lifetime trip and I can't compare it to anything as it is an experience that stands alone.
An absolutely magical experience.
I want to thank you so much for the amazing trip to the Galapagos. It was everything you promised. Truly an amazing experience that was special special in so many ways. I would give it a 9.9 out of 10. The boat and crew and of course the tour sightseeing in the islands was beyond all we imagined.
Thanks again, I will highly recommend both you and this tour to everybody
Dr. Andrew B from New York, on the Grace
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
Just a quick email, can’t type much on my mobile. The trip was beyond tremendous, stupendous, fantabulous—&certainly one of the highest of the highs was Juan!!! Everyone from the old man (me), to the youngest, our daughter Jacquie, loved him. We could not imagine a better guide, but I guess I’m not telling u anything u don’t already know.
Thanks so much for getting him for us!!
We have to comment on what a wonderful trip it was. The hotel in Quito took our breath away and the Samba crew and guide couldn’t have been better. We also enjoyed the 2 days of down time in Puerto Ayorra.
I wanted to mention that we were surprised at the very small number of people we would run into on our tours. We thought it would be crowded everywhere we went. We think the Ecuadorian Government has done an amazing job on handling the tourists so that it feels like you are alone in the Galapagos. We thought we would be surrounded by people and instead found ourselves surrounded by Sea Lions and other wonderful creatures. We were able to view these amazing animals very close without (it appears) any bother to them but amazing for us. I can only say it blew us away!!!
Thank you so much!!!
The trip of a lifetime. We are very experienced travellers and would not have changed a thing. The Samba was always in immaculate condition. We especially appreciated the crew's efforts to make our son's wedding a magical event. We hope to do the NW itinerary in the future on the Samba with the same naturalist-- and the same crew, if possible!
Best trip of our lives and we've traveled extensively! This trip was a lifelong dream of mine and it far exceeded anything I could have imagined!
On the Samba 23-30 April 2019
Without question the trip of a lifetime. We will be forever grateful to Morris (our naturalist guide) and to Captain Jose, Ricardo, Arnie, Freddy, Alfredo and Cifredo (or wonderful crew) for opening our eyes, our minds . . . and our hearts to the most beautiful, remarkable place on our planet.
Active Galapagos on the Samba, early June 2019
This was truly a trip of a lifetime. One our family will never forget - from hanging out with sealions, snorkeling with marine iguanas, to hiking through boobies and flamingoes - we never knew what we were going to experience. Of course the moments we will remember forever were the moments in the water with the orcas. I’m still giddy. (on the Samba)
Magical! To see, be close to, and interact with so many animals in their natural settings was a gift we will always cherish. AND WE SWAM WITH ORCAS!!
Samba - July 2019
If you're wavering about visiting the Galapagos on the Samba with CNH, just say YES! We got used to getting up very early after being rewarded with the pre-dawn quiet, spectacular sunrises, and stirring creatures. Every aspect of the trip was seamless, from Heather's pre-trip information and responsiveness to the Samba's guide and crew to the pre- and post-land tours in Quito and Puerto Ayora. So glad we choose the intimacy of the Samba over a larger boat. Worth every dollar for the daily experiences that fed my soul. July 2019
Very happy with the service from CNH Tours! All the information provided about the trip was accurate and response from the CNH team was quick. We were also taken care of with the sudden protests that arose in Quito. CNH proactively rerouted us from our pre-booked Hotel downtown to another hotel in a safer area, prepared transportation to and from the airport all complimentary for our group of four. We really appreciated this gesture in such a moment of uncertainty in the city.
On the Odyssey, October 2019
Our itinerary was organized in a way that made it feel like we were having our own private expedition through the Galapagos. Our guide was absolutely terrific. Harry added immeasurable to our enjoyment of the adventure. Everyone on the crew has extremely friendly and helpful. Special praise to Jose the captain who was enthusiastic in looking out for us, both on the boat and in the water.
On the Samba - February 2020