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Galapagos Alternative

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Avenida Charles Darwin S/N, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
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A great way to see the Galapagos!

Galapagos Alternative was wonderful to work with! Maria came to our hotel every evening and went... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nancy K
I've Been Spoiled by Galapagos Travel by Setting the Bar

Oh. My. God. This is all I can say about my experience with this company. From the moment we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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At Galapagos Alternative we specialize in personalized land-based tour packages. We offer unique experiences of the islands the way we see them: as locals. Choose the sights and activities most interesting to you, stay at local places, eat at local restaurants, and of course, get up-close experiences with the amazing animals that make the Galapagos Islands so special. We can help you find the best options to fit your timeframe, budget and preferences. We can help with all aspects of your trip, from booking unique accommodations to daily activities and transport between the islands. We are Jill and Javier Moreno, and we'd like to welcome you to our home. We look forward to treating you like family, showing you our favorite places, and ensuring that you have the experience of a lifetime in the amazing and beautiful Galapagos!
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Avenida Charles Darwin S/N, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Galapagos Alternative was wonderful to work with! Maria came to our hotel every evening and went over what we could expect the following day. Everything was so well organized and high quality. We wouldn't use anyone else!!

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jilapagos, Owner at Galapagos Alternative, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks, Nancy! Our pleasure. :)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oh. My. God. This is all I can say about my experience with this company. From the moment we stepped off the plane in Baltra, to the time we headed back to the mainland, Galapagos Alternative provided us with the best travel experience I've ever...More

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jilapagos, Owner at Galapagos Alternative, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Oh my! I hope we didn't spoil you too much. ;) We do our best, the animals do the rest! We find that the positive and adventurous travelers attract the animals to them. I agree it's certainly difficult to do the regular tourist thing after...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment I sent a query on-line, to the moment we boarded the airplane to leave the islands, Galapagos Alternative was absolutely amazing! The booking process was informative and easy - Susanna walked us through lots of options, and worked with us to tailor...More

Thank Kim0429
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jilapagos, Owner at Galapagos Alternative, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Kim! What a lovely review. We are very pleased to know you found our team so helpful. Thank you for recommending us!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Im in my 50s and the Galapagos islands were my life dreams and Galapagos Alternative made it possible. The hotels they booked were impressive rooms large, locations amazing and staff very family like. The Alternative staff were so amazjng, they meet me and made sure...More

Thank Clarice F
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jilapagos, Owner at Galapagos Alternative, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Our absolute pleasure, Clarice! Thank you very much for the kind review. We knew you were a little nervous about the trip since you were traveling alone. We are pleased to know everything worked out so well. It was nice running into you in Guayaquil,...More

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Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

We were coming to the end of a 3 month trip around South America and really wanted to see the Galapagos but thought it may be too expensive on a budget. After getting in touch with Sabine we felt this was instantly possible with her...More

Thank Bradley C
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jilapagos, Owner at Galapagos Alternative, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2018

Our pleasure! Thanks for taking the time to share your positive experience with future travelers.

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Reviewed April 24, 2018

I never considered a land based trip when my son found Galapagos Alternative. I was the lucky beneficiary. The experiences of staying on the islands, interacting with the people, plentiful restaurants and trips into the highlands are impossible on a cruise. Susanna Saidi was my...More

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jilapagos, Owner at Galapagos Alternative, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2018

Thank you so very much for taking the time for so eloquently sharing your wonderful Galapagos experience with future travelers. This kind of feedback is what makes it all worthwhile. We are so pleased to know how much our team is appreciated and that Galapagos...More

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Reviewed April 4, 2018

I had a great experience with Galapagos alternative planning and booking my Galapagos vacation. I always plan my own trips out, and don't like using travel agencies, but the Galapagos is an exception. Due to the logistics of various modes of transportation between islands (travelling...More

3  Thank Nitesh B
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

We used Galapagos AlterNATIVE to plan the land-based portion of our trip, after we completed a cruise. Our contact, Sabine, was incredibly helpful and responsive, and she planned a perfect trip for our schedule. GA does more than book tours--they took care of every little...More

Thank William Z
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

Galapagos Alternative helped my family to plan what most would call a last minute trip to the Galapagos Islands, and it was nothing short of fantastic. With just three weeks before departure, Lauren had organized an itinerary to fit our group of five ranging from...More

Thank Candyce S
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Reviewed February 7, 2018

We chose Galapagos AlterNATIVE because it was a local organization with good reviews. By email, using a survey and back and forth discussions, they helped us decide on the best tours and activities for us, within our budget. We only had a week, and decided...More

3  Thank rjte4
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4acadia
June 6, 2018|
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Response from Kim0429 | Reviewed this property |
We spent 8 days, and felt like that was perfect, but you can certainly still do LOTS in 6-7 days. I would highly recommend splitting time between Santa Cruz and Isabela. And while on Isabela, definitely book the Los Tuneles... More
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Response from jilapagos | Property representative |
The best way to contact us is through our website or email us directly.
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aj0reilly
February 3, 2017|
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Thanks Jill, my husband is already in dialogue with Leone.
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