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Premium Email Subscriber Aug 01, 2015 at 10:12 AM

My husband and I are considering this trip. would someone who took it care to comment about the accommodations such as train, ship, bus etc keeping in mind a 6'4" person?

Rebecca Evans May 29, 2015 at 08:17 AM

I made every mistake in the book when it came to packing. Separate out the clothing that you will need after the Galapagos and store them in those airtight plastic packing bags. Otherwise they will be damp in your suitcase even though you aren't using them. Use the same kind of bags to store the clothing you wear when you leave the Galapagos. For more info call me at 814-422-8025. I will be happy to talk to you.
Paul Haynes May 31, 2015 at 07:10 PM

Paul Haynes May 31, 2015 at 07:11 PM

Your comments/suggestions were oh, so helpful! Thanks a million, Rebecca. Janet was impressed with the observations and suggestions you made.
Paul Haynes May 31, 2015 at 07:11 PM

Paul Haynes May 28, 2015 at 09:25 PM

Janet and I are on the June 5 trip and are wondering about wearing apparal...what to bring?
Barbara Dennis May 28, 2015 at 11:59 PM

The guidlines in the information booklet are really very good. It is all very casual particularly on the boat. The guys all wore shorts, hiking pants and khakis for the city tours. I did yskr s skity but really found no occasion where slacks were not appropriate
Barbara Dennis May 29, 2015 at 12:01 AM

Trust you understood................... I took a skirt

Barbara Dennis May 15, 2015 at 12:12 AM

I was on Volita II and they had flippers to fit all.

They do provide biodegradable soap in a dispenser in the shower. Not Vidal Sassoon but trust me, you won't care!!

Linda Kennedy May 14, 2015 at 10:53 AM

We are going on the June 5 trip. Bringing my own snorkel but need size 6 flippers. Is any soap or shampoo provided on the boat? Trying to keep packing to a minimum.

Karen Luckring May 07, 2015 at 07:35 PM

Thanks, John and Ellen.

Ellen Marks May 07, 2015 at 06:50 PM

Yes, go to your bank and get clean crisp new singles, fives, and a few twenties. You can use ATMs in many places, and also the exchange rate at your hotels will be reasonable. Plan it right and you too can come home with zero soles! How much you bring depends on what you plan to buy souvenir-wise.
Rebecca Evans May 08, 2015 at 08:23 PM

Karen Luckring May 07, 2015 at 03:01 PM

I am on the May 22 trip. Can anyone recommend the amount of cash to take for tips, drinks, meals, souvenirs? Did you take small denomination US dollars or get nuevos soles from ATMs? I've read that Peruvian merchants are very particular about the appearance of USD bills- no tears, tape, or worn appearance. Is this accurate?
John Hultin May 07, 2015 at 03:28 PM

I'm kind of a credit card and ATM guy (use cards with no foreighn transaction fees). I probabaly spent $200 on the boat for drinks and tips (I like my wine). I think we took about $500 in cash (crisp $20s - nothing larger. A handful of singles is a good idea, too) and that was plenty, but used mostly credits cards for non-included meals. We're not big shoppers beyond a few souvinirs. Dollars were pretty well accepted.

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16 nights of accommodations
42 meals: 16 breakfasts, 15 lunches, 11 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
25 Field trips
4 Flights during the program


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