"Galapagos and mainland Ecuador was incredible, even better than I expected -- and I had had high expectations. Kevin Loughlin, the president of Wildside Nature Tours, is an expert birder, naturalist, and photographer as well as being helpful and a genuinely nice guy. A great tour leader, he smoothly led us through complicated logistics that would have been formidable for a single traveler. The tour was so well done in fact that one of the first things I did upon returning home was to sign up for his tour of Costa Rica. I will be going there next April." -- David M, Boulder, CO*Note that if private tour does not fill by December 31, 2017 it will be opened up to the public so that we can fill the remaining spaces.