Galapagos Best - Guayaquil Day Trips

Galapagos Best - Guayaquil Day Trips

Galapagos Best - Guayaquil Day Trips
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Scuba & SnorkellingBoat ToursDolphin & Whale WatchingPhotography ToursArchaeology Tours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Our Galapagos Expeditions are designed so people can have a trip of a life time by being highly educational, fun and flexible. We teach our guests about the Galapagos Natural and human history. Early walks, best light for photography, amazing snorkeling where you may swim with Galapagos Penguins and Galapagos Sea Lions and of course best experienced Galapagos Naturalists. Fausto Rodriguez, Galapagos Naturalist
Guayaquil, Ecuador
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Excursion19629538554
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
A trip to the Galapagos is something I wanted to do for decades but I had to wait for retirement to have the time and resources to do it. I loved every minute of this excursion and that includes the rough times at sea. Everyone involved in making this trip informative and delightful did a great job and my appreciation for all the assistance I received when needed is sky high. Thank you everybody.
Written December 1, 2018
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778lorari
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Solo
I had only one day in Guayaquil and chose Galapagos Best for a walking city tour. They were great in adjusting and accommodating me due to my later arrival and my needs. My guide Violeta was wonderful in sharing her love of her city as she taught me historical and cultural aspects of the city. I had a wonderful time as we walked along the river and park.
Written May 21, 2017
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Dear Lora I am glad you enjoyed your tour and we are here to make sure everything is great for our guests Best Fausto
Written November 6, 2017
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Freedom30572975077
Port Angeles, WA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
My wife and I took a day trip to do some birding in and around Guayaquil in conjunction with a trip to the Galapagos Islands. Our guides were fantastic. They were extraordinarily well informed, enthusiastic, and a pleasure know. We saw a huge number of birds and learned much about the area. I strongly recommend this company.
Written December 30, 2018
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Lucie L
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
We were lucky enough to have Fausto, the owner of the company, as our Galapagos guide recently, and he provided an unforgettable experience from early to late, literally, every day. His knowledge of the islands' flora and fauna, history and geology are simply without equal, but it is his exceptionally upbeat personality and his attention to detail and commitment to his clients that make him a standout among guides and provided a luxurious, fascinating and thoroughly enjoyable experience. I wouldn't consider going to the Galapagos without Fausto as your guide!
Written November 25, 2018
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Coeur d'Alene, ID27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
Fernando and his driver, Javier, treated us to a very special all-day overview of the Guayaquil area and countryside. The six of us enjoyed the comfort of an air-conditioned and spotless van while Fernando pointed out the highlights of Guayaquil before making our way to the Churute Mangrove and Reserve. En route he stopped at a local fruit stand to pick up some treats, such as finger bananas and pineapple to enjoy along the way. Once in the reserve we enjoyed an hour-long hike through the jungle terrain, successfully spotting Hauler monkeys. After the hike we boarded a dugout canoe and motored through the mangrove where several species of beautiful and interesting birds were identified. To wrap up our day, we visited a working cacoa plantation where we we served a delicious lunch and then proceeded to make our own chocolate from the cocoa beans grown on the plantation. Fernando is an experienced, expert and engaging guide. His driver, Javier, is delightful and also was a great complement to all of Fernando’s information, I would highly recommend booking a private tour with Galapagos Best!
Written April 21, 2018
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bettygene42
Guilford, CT1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Friends
This was the most wonderful trip I have ever taken. The expertise of Fausto and his staff coupled with the white glove treatment we received from the crew of the TipTopII allowed us to experience amazing adventures each day without pressure. Daily we were offered three or more special excursions that we somehow managed to fit in with only gentle persuasion. I’ll never forget it!
Written December 3, 2017
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johnlQ6651OA
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Friends
Had a great time birding with Fernando -- Horned Screamer was my favorite sighting, but there were many more birds plus howler monkeys and wonderful stops at a local farm for lunch. Highly recommended as a way to spend a layover day near Guayaquil (in my case, while on the way to the Galapagos).
Written November 29, 2017
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SusanUSA
USA25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
We took a half day walking and van tour of Guayaquil. Our guide was enthusiastic about her home city and very well informed.
Galapagos Best is absolutely a very reliable, well-run company. We subsequently spent 7 nights under the leadership of Fausto in the Galapagos archipelago. From picking us up at the airport, to guiding us to the islands, and dealing with every imaginable detail, Fausto and his employees were superb. Not only did Fernando pick us up at 4 AM from the hotel for our return flight home, but he went into the check-in kiosks with us and made sure that our bags were tagged correctly and we didn't get lost. These folks are the most professional tour guides and experienced naturalists that one could imagine.
Written November 29, 2017
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235meg
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Friends
Three friends and I booked a day-long excursion in Guayaquil with this tour company. We were on our way back from the Galapagos Islands and all agreed that this single day in Guayaquil was a trip highlight. Our guide, Fernando was the BEST. Honestly, I have been on a lot of tours in different countries and he is probably the best guide I've ever had.

The day trip was planned out very well and was a lot of fun. We stopped for fresh fruit on the way to the Churute Mangrove Ecological Reserve, went on a short hike in the mountains to look for monkeys and ended the day with the Cacao Experience. Incredible. Everyone we encountered was so incredibly kind, it was such a special day.
Fernando was incredibly knowledgeable about every and anything we encountered throughout the day. He made sure we were well hydrated, were having a good time and was sensitive to how everyone was feeling and our energy levels. He has a wealth of knowledge and we were so lucky to have been on this tour with him. Thank you again Fernando!!
Written July 18, 2017
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Dear Freinds I am glad you had a fantastic time and enjoyed your tour. Fernando is the best and we love him. Thank you for such a great review. Best Fausto
Written November 6, 2017
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dthunen
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
Fernando provided us with the perfect trip following the amazing time we spent in the Galapagos. He met us after we spent several days in Quito at the airport, had us buy boots because I am terrified of snakes and took us back to the Oro Verde Hotel. We spent several days traveling around to see the birds, culture and the beautiful sights of the southern areas of Ecuador. He is truly a perfect companion to spend time with on the road. He allowed us to set our pace and understood that we have traveled a lot so we know what is important to us. We are different than most, we love to experience people, culture and the wonders of a country. We aren't there to click off a list. We are there to take a lot of pictures though which does require patience. Compassionate travel is important to us. Anita our bird guide was truly in her element in the dry forrest. We enjoyed her too. Seeing the Umbrella bird was a very special gift. Frankly, I love the people of Ecuador and feel they are wonderful people. We will return...Fernando, I hope you are willing to spend more time with us. LaDonna and Richard...hugs. Fausto, we love you too:)
Written June 15, 2017
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Dear La Donna y Richard Thank you so much for such wonderful review and it was truly a pleasure to have hosted you both here. Please let me know if you ever come back Hugs Fausto
Written June 20, 2017
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