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Galapagos Alternative

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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...more
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Avenida Charles Darwin S/N, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
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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

Date of experience: January 2018
3  Thank rjte4
Reviewed February 3, 2018

Absolutely first class land-based service that arranges for any or all of your stay. A must for the islands. As seasoned world travelers, we were initially skeptical of the offer, but realized quickly how valuable, comprehensive, convenient this group is. Good guides, excellent local knowledge...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Try007
Reviewed January 28, 2018

I could not have had a better experience with Galapagos Alternative- the booking process was extremely smooth with them listening to my every want and need, answering any and all questions, and creating the perfect personalized itinerary for our group. They answered all e-mails in...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank 705lilyr
Reviewed January 7, 2018

It was my second trip to the Galapagos islands and once again I decided to go with Galapagos Adventure after enjoying their perfect arrangements the year before. I can only confirm my former review: The service before and during the trip was excellent, everything was...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank marceschenbach
Reviewed December 28, 2017

My husband and I do a great deal of traveling and rarely use tour companies as we like to schedule activities ourselves. This was a very pleasant experience with GA. Hotels were nice, activities were well organized and safe, food was great. Scenery of course...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank beccaTS
Reviewed December 22, 2017

We were very happy with the excellent customer service provided by Galapagos Alternative. I provided Maria with the islands we wanted to see during our 11 days Island Hopping, types of activities/ hotels and she booked everything for us. On each island we were in...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Ursula I
Reviewed December 19, 2017

They were awesome to work with - i provided Maria with the islands i wanted to see, types of activities, etc and she booked EVERYthing for us (hotels, reservations, transport, etc). She met us when we got to Santa Cruz, gave us a detailed overview...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank Ssagar7
Reviewed November 14, 2017

Short trip but they picked great places. María was there every evening to tell us what we are going to do next day. Galapagos alternative treats you like vip everyday. Luckily for us we went there in November so the sun was not so bad...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Krzysztof D
Reviewed October 23, 2017

We were very happy with the excellent customer service provided by Galapagos Alternative. From our initial planning with Maria who was very patient with multiple questions through the VIP treatment provided throughout our week of "Island Hopping". Every detail was managed without a snag. We...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 17, 2017 via mobile

My mom, sister and I recently came back from our week long visit to the Galapagos Islands. Galapagos Alternative did an excellent job is organizing this trip. This was truly VIP treatment from start to finish. Someone met us at the airport and we waited...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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February 19, 2019|
Response from 4acadia |
Hello again. Did anyone who went to Isabela w/ GA see the Flightless Cormorant? This is the bird my son most wants to see so I need to make sure it's possible on a land-based trip. Thank you!
September 2, 2018|
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Response from William Z | Reviewed this property |
GA is great. Worth the money to ensure quality. There are a lot of truly local guides that you probably wouldn't want to spend a day with.
June 6, 2018|
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Response from Ssagar7 | Reviewed this property |
You definitely can, but will have to pick and choose what you want to do - and may be a little rushed, but doable. We went for 8 nights total I think, and got a chance to go to 3 islands and see everything that was “top” on... More