we had a very nice trip, very much enjoying ourselves and the experience. Your help and advice was greatly appreciated. Casa Gardenia is a lovely place, it was a very good choice, and would stay there again if we were in Quito. It is an old building yet modern inside, just the 9 rooms.
The Calypso cruise was great, the guide was very knowledgeable and personable, as was the rest of the crew. We were always busy doing something. Overall, we had a great time on the cruise and enjoyed being one-on-one with the animals. The other passengers were also very nice.