Category Archives: Galapagos

We hate to brag, but…

We love our clients and work very hard to make sure all of their travel dreams come true.

As the majority of our business is from word of mouth referrals, it’s always great to get feedback to see how they enjoyed their vacations.

Here is some of our most recent feedback:

 “GetAway Travel Service is the company that we used for our recent trip to France and Italy. They spent a lot of time with us to help us decide where we wanted to go and what we wanted to see. They took care of all of the details and provided all of the information we needed to avoid stress when we were there. Everything went flawlessly. I highly recommend Sue Adams and Paul Adams at GetAway. Consider using them for your next trip!”

These clients took an amazing river cruise in France and then while they were already in Europe, we sent them on a luxury tour of Italy (Venice, Rome, Florence).

“We booked our 25th anniversary trip with them this summer. When the plans changed (beyond our control) just 5 days before our trip, Paul and Sue booked us an entirely new trip and took the stress away! We are already booked with them next year.” 

These clients had booked a Celebrity Galapagos cruise over 1 year in advance.  Literally days before departure, the cruise was cancelled (very rare circumstances).  We quickly scrambled and sent them on a dream cruise to Alaska.  We worked with the cruise lines to get them an upgrade on their Alaska cruise stateroom, and got full refunds on their air and cruise for Galapagos.   They have already rebooked their Galapagos cruise for next year.

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Cruise the Galapagos – add it to your list!

There is no place on Earth quite like the Galapagos Islands.  Lying some 600 miles off of the west coast of Ecuador, the Galapagos archipelago is world-renowned for its unique and fearless wildlife.  Giant tortoises, sea lions, penguins, marine iguanas and different bird species can all be seen up close in the wild.

The Islands were claimed by Ecuador in 1832, just 3 years before Charles Darwin visited on the Beagle.  During the 19th and 20th centuries, the islands were inhabited by very few settlers and used as a penal colony which closed in 1959 when the islands were made a national park.  In 1978 they were listed as a World Heritage Site.  The island group consists of 18 main islands, 3 smaller islands and 107 rocks and islets.

galapagosSeeing the sites and wildlife of the Galapagos is best done from the water with Cruises being the only option to see the majority of the remote islands.  All Galapagos Cruises have fixed itineraries that is set by the National Park in order to control the number of tourists arriving at each island.

One of the best cruises available is on the Celebrity Expedition.  This all-inclusive cruise includes:


  • All Beverages, including bottled water, beer, wine spirits, coffee, tea and specialty coffee drinks
  • All shore excursions
  • Gratuities
  • Pre and post hotels on 10 night and greater packages
  • Air to/from Quito and Baltra
  • Park entrance fees and Galapagos tourist cards
  • All meals, including room service
  • Snorkeling equipment, including masks, fins, snorkels, wet-suits
  • On board briefings and lectures

We have clients of ours going this year, and think you might enjoy going some time as well.  Be sure to bring a camera!