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“Informative Guide” 5 of 5 stars
Review of EQ Touring Company

EQ Touring Company
Checoslovaquia E9-95 y Suiza, Quito, Ecuador
347-721-9006
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Ranked #3 of 79 Activities in Quito
Type: Tours, Adventure
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Owner description: EQ TOURING is a Boutique Tour company that organizes unforgettable travel experiences in the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador. We specialize in putting together private yacht charters in Galapagos and customizing your travel adventure in Ecuador, always traveling with the company of our expert Naturalist guides who are the highlight of your trip. Our team of Destination Specialists will be your direct and personal contact for your adventure planning. Join the number of satisfied travelers that have visited this amazing destination with us and who are the best witnesses of what we have organized for them.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Owensboro, Kentucky
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
26 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Informative Guide”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Johanna was our guide for a day tour at the Intinan and Teleferico plus lunch at an Equadorian restaurant. She was informed and focused on us and our needs. While you could easily manage both of those sites on your own, it was nice to have her knowledge of the area. EQ Touring Company was easy to work with and a message was waiting for us when we got to the hotel to let us know the name of our guide and a reminder of the time she would pick us up.

Visited February 2013
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Calgary
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Thanks Isabel, for the best holiday ever.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013 via mobile

Took my family including 2 girls aged 7 & 9 on a private tour, including 4 days at Napo wildlife center (in the amazon), a week in the Galapagos on the Ocean Spray (amazing) , a tour of the city and a trip to The Hacienda Zuleta for a night.
All Isabel's suggestions were very helpful. Traveling was decadently easy. We were met from every flight and taken to our hotel.
Joanne (our guide) and Jorge (our driver) were both great. Joanne was a mine of interesting information.
What a lovely holiday. We won't be lying on a beach for our holiday next winter.
EQ touring are excellent. Definitely use them rather than a North American company. Take advantage of the local knowledge.

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Galapagos-Guru, Manager at EQ Touring Company, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
Thank you very much for your wonderful comments, it is heart filling to hear that you had a wonderful experience in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands and that Isabel was great help in organizing your exclusive travel package; thank you again for choosing our services and we look forward to see you with us again in a near future.

Jorge.
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Hong kong
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Excellent, thank you!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

It was our honeymoon and we wanted something special, Galapagos. After some research we realized a boat tour is the best way to see Galapagos and EQ Touring is amongst the best of the high end operators (they were the first to use catamarans at Galapagos, which provided a relatively stable ride for non-sea goers like ourselves).

The tour surpassed all expectations: the cabin we stayed in was newly furnished, the chef was excellent (no two meals were the same), the crew was sincere and helpful, and our tour guide with 30 years of experience took us to all the right spots.

We really enjoyed this once in a lifetime experience and really wanted to write these two lines to thank you EQ Touring =)

Visited December 2012
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Galapagos-Guru, Manager at EQ Touring Company, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
Dear Hiramip.

Thank you for your review and for letting us know that your honeymoon was for sure a once in a lifetime experience and something that you both will never forget. It was a real pleasure to get to meet you and to have you in our offices in Quito. We really hope that we can have you with us soon in another great adventure.

Jorge.
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Flexible, accommodating, and friendly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

My friend and I had some air miles and hotel reward points to use up so we took a spontaneous trip to Ecuador. It was my first visit and I had no idea what to expect. I read a little about the city of Quito and decided to try to find a company that could provide an authentic experience. I found EQ Touring and read some good reviews on Tripadvisor. I have come to really rely on the site for help in my travel planning.

The good reviews were accurate. Katie, who coordinated an Old Town and Equator tour for us, was very responsive. Even though we were 2,000 miles apart, I would usually get a response to my email within minutes. This was very last minute and the arrangements could not have gone smoother.

We asked for and received a private guide. His name was Andrew and he met us at our hotel exactly on time and then spent the next 8 hours driving us around town to all the popular spots in his personal vehicle. His English was flawless and his knowledge of the city’s history was obvious. It was sort of like visiting a friend and he was extremely polite. Andrew seemed to genuinely enjoy showing us his city. I have been on private tours in other countries and they don’t feel as personal as the one we had with Andrew and EQ Touring. The price for a private experience was extremely reasonable in my opinion.

We plan on returning with a larger group and EQ Touring has already offered to help us coordinate a week-long itinerary. I value responsive communications above all else – especially when dealing with a company in another country – and EQ Touring delivered. Thanks go out to Katie, Jorge and Andrew for making our first time in Ecuador a memorable one.

Visited February 2013
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Galapagos-Guru, Manager at EQ Touring Company, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
Dear kernman_nc

Thank you for your kind comments and for letting us know that you had a great time in Quito with Andrew. It is really inspiring to hear what you are doing and that you have chosen our company to come back to Ecuador for such a noble cause is an honor; be sure that we will organize an amazing climbing adventure for you and your team in the hopes that your noble cause keeps growing.
We really look forward to that.

Jorge.
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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Fabulous!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013 via mobile

Our trip to Ecuador was wonderful thanks to the planning and execution of EQ touring. We had a wonderful 3 days in Quito. Our guide was fun, very knowledgeable and gracious. We visited wonderful local spots and ate wonderful food. We followed this up with an amazing trip to the Galapagos Islands on the Explorer II. It was like one wonderful science class. The service on the boat was five star, the naturalists were great and the food excellent. It was a great vacation.

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