Did Celebrity Xpediton a year ago and cannot fault a single thing. 10day package includes 2nights in Quito pre and 1 night afterwards. Marriott Quito is excellant hotel,all city tours included and dinners. On board all drinks incl, the naturalists were excellant, and the choice of tours informative. Not a cent to spend your money on. There are several reviews of this trip out there and I have never read a bad one.
Thanks very much for your feedback. Could I ask at what time of year you did your trip and whether you know anything about what times of the year have advantages and disadvantages for travel around there?
We went early December. I don't believe there is a 'bad' season - you just get different wildlife. For example it was the end of the albatross season for us so we only saw a handful. On the plus side the warm water currents made it possible to swim without wet suits. I suggest you read the thorough web review by 'digimom' which covers every aspect possible.
Thank you for the tip. That web site has a wealth of helpful information!