Reviews & Testimonials
From the words of our clients, learn more about the unique experiences that we at Pete Oxford Expeditions deliver
We’re excited to share with you the experiences and stories of the travelers who have accompanied us in our adventures around the world. We invite you to read these comments and reviews. If you have traveled with us, feel free to tell us about your experience. We would love to hear from you.
By Amanda P
We just finished an unbelievable two-week trip to the Galapagos with Pete and Renee; I cannot imagine better people to go with. Their enthusiasm and passion for the islands, wildlife, and conservation is unparalleled, and their years guiding here mean they know these islands better than anyone. We were first on/last off the islands every day (meaning we generally had them to ourselves), and had the time to truly immerse ourselves in the experience. Both Pete and Renee went above and beyond in every instance, making sure all the details were perfect and doing everything they could to add to the experience: constantly on the alert while on board to spot whales, ocean sunfish, swordfish, and dolphins; taking us on a superb hike around a volcano rim; offering so many fascinating details and information about the wildlife and plants we were seeing. They also dealt so well with our young kids, were flexible about needs, and made the trip fun for all.
Thank you thank you! We can't wait for our next adventure with you.
January 5, 2018
I cant imagine a better coordinated, orchestrated and executed Galapagos adventure than the one Pete & Renee just led our family on this past December.
Pete is truly a best-in-class guide and naturalist while Renee works tirelessly to see that every detail is covered and the trip is tailored to the group's liking and preferences.
I highly recommend Pete Oxford Expeditions. You wont find better hosts.
January 3, 2018
By CATH M
Pete and Renee put together the most fantastic two week tailor made trip for us. From mountain biking down Cotopaxi and through the beautiful Chimborazo province, to hummingbird paradise in the stunning Cloud forest and five days in the Amazon rainforest, every moment of the trip has left us with memories, experiences and plenty of laughs that we will cherish forever. Pete and Renee’s incredible knowledge and obvious love for the country, its culture and wildlife made travelling with them very insightful. Over their many years living in Ecuador they have built up a special rapport and connection with the local communities and we were welcomed like old friends everywhere we visited. Every aspect of the trip was superbly organised but their spontaneous and flexible approach to the itinerary also guaranteed we never missed a trick and we genuinely feel that we have experienced at least a part of the 'real' Ecuador. Thanks so much, we can't wait to travel with you again. Cath
November 27, 2017
By Sue C
Just coming to the end of an amazing bespoke trip to Ecuador with Pete and Renee. A two week trip which has taken us to the Amazon rainforest, the cloud forest, remote native communities, a Chagra festival, colorful markets, the old city of Quito and cycling down Cotopaxi and Chimborazo volcanos.
Pete and Renee's passion and knowledge about wildlife and the natural world is phenomenal and their energy boundless. Pete engages with people intuitively and has a huge sense of fun creating laughter and connections where ever he goes. It has been a privilege to be welcomed into people's homes in small remote communities - to see the close and trusting friendships which have developed over the years with Pete and Renee. Their commitment to us having a comprehensive and insightful experience has been 100% and a flexible approach has enabled us to be spontaneous as opportunities have arisen for example discovering and including a huge Chagra festival with around two thousand horses and riders.
After all this there is still more to experience - we hope to return!
November 23, 2017
By Jerry S.
The trip fulfilled and exceeded my wildest expectations. The tour leaders and crew were very well organized and attentive to our safety. The snorkeling sites were thrilling, and made more so by the guides in the water with us, pointing out creatures we might have otherwise missed. Special thanks to Andrew for assisting me with my camera. The hikes and other out-of-water adventures were also exceptional (red bird-of-paradise, children singing in church). And the food was terrific.
Pete's expertise and enthusiasm added a great deal to the experience. He has an amazing breadth of experience with the natural world, and I really appreciated his insights into the creatures he's worked with and photographed, and the impact that human society is having on their environment.
November 22, 2017