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“Thanks to his suggestions, we did several amazing activities at a great cost, are the best food we could have, and even modified our itinerary to include an additional stop, and we are so grateful for all of it!”
“We stopped at some very picturesque viewpoints along the drives where Fredy always knew the best place for us to stand to get amazing photos – he is an awesome photographer, we were so impressed with the pictures...”
“We spent five wonderful days touring with Angela and Jamie, including the Otavalo Market and surrounding areas, Mindo Cloud Forest, the city of Quito and a two day trip through the Avenue of the Volcanoes with sto...”
“Day 3 was Cotopaxi National Park and Avenue of the Volcanoes - the drive with mountain views and the hike up to the Refuge station at 15,900 ft. with guide Maria was one of the trip highlights - spectacular!.”
“With knowledgeable local guides, incredible tours in motor canoes, hikes through the dense rainforest at day and night, clean and mosquito-proof lodges with delicious local food and an astonishing variety in flora...”
“That included a Lek of the Andean Cock of the Rock and a feeding place for Antpittas on the first day plus a few amazing sites for excellent birding.”
“We were pleased with our daily tours and we saw pretty much everything we had hoped to see (maybe more!): land and sea iguanas, crabs, tortoises, Darwin finches, sea birds, blue-footed boobies, sea lions, sharks,...”
“During the various snorkeling opportunities in the tranquil bay beaches and reefs, one of the naturalist (Gino in Isabela) swam with us, and we were lucky to swim very close to marine iguanas, turtles, penguins, b...”
“He chose the perfect place for us in the Amazon (the Napo Wildlife Center), a wonderful day tour in Quito and then a week in the Galapagos complete with amazing snorkel tours and a visit to 2 islands.”
“Everything about the adventure was perfection: incredible accommodations, crew that attended to every detail, great food, and an engaged and knowledgeable guide.”
“Thanks Javier & Sebastien for making this a really memorable trip and a very positive introduction to Ecuador, Berni & Nhi p.s. to anyone reading this who worries about the cost of a private driver think again abo...”
“Javier was kind enough to upgrade us from the boxed lunch that comes with the tour price to a delicious fresh cooked two-course Almuerzo at a picturesque restaurant in the mountains overlooking the valley below Ca...”
“Satisfaction from the cruise itself exceeded my high expectations: volcanic landscape; wildlife – land, sea and air; daily snorkeling; Leo the guide; attentiveness of crew – comfort and safety; food – quality and...”
“He created the perfect vacation for us - one that included accommodations in Quito, an amazing stay on the Tip Top 3 for eight days, and a four day adventure birding in the Cloud Forest.”
“Lois made the process easy and enjoyable: personable, flexible, always prompt and ready with suggestions for hiking destinations, accommodations, transport and local restaurants.”
“I have done 5 tours with Ecuatraveling (Cotopaxi mountain biking, Cotopaxi sumit hike, stand up paddle boarding in the Amazon, Quilotoa crater lake and Mindo cloud forrest) they were all amazing bar 1.”
“The experience was great, Ecuador is a good place ~~ Our guide – Wilson is knowledgeable and takes good care of us The tour for cochasqui pyramids and rose plantation is excellent experience~ I wish I have more ti...”
“We ziplined, traversed a terrifying Tibetan bridge, learned about the local culture, spent some time in the town exploring, ate a delicious meal where Luís knew the owners and we felt like VIP guests, and culminat...”
“GA recommended the perfect hotel for us, arranged a wonderful guide (Emilie) for our volcano hike, booked us on the fastest and most reliable boat between islands, and accompanied us all the way to the water taxi...”
“The staff at Galapagos Alternative was all wonderful - Karina was fantastic to communicate with over email and help us plan the perfect trip, Maria was super helpful when we first arrived to Santa Cruz, and Sabine...”
“As a long time equestrian and a 7-year resident of Cuenca I highly recommend Sebastian Donoso's Bellavista Equestrian Center for anyone who wants to experience the natural beauty of Ecuador's countryside on horseb...”
“The stables were about 15-20 minutes from Cuenca, and we would highly recommend this place if you are considering riding while living in or visiting Cuenca (like us)! Thanks for a great day, Sebastian!”
“We had a really lovely day walking in the Cajas National Park - it is absolutely beautiful and we felt as if we had stepped into the film set of The Hobbit! Wilson shared his extensive knowledge on the history of...”
“One was Quito walking tour with visit to Mitad del Mundo and Intinan and the other tour was visit to Pichincha vulcano, cerro Panecillo and Quito's basilica.”
“Four of us spent 5 days touring...arranged by Dante, Alfonso guide, Gabriel driver...thorough, informative, great visit...hiking, touring, markets, excellent all around from food, sites, haciendas, commentary...co...”
“The best part of the tour was the climb to the Refuge which was challenging given the elevation (hiked from around 14,500ft to about 16,000ft), but also rewarding.”
“There are a wide variety of tours and activities to choose from but we ended up visiting a wildlife refuge, a chocolate farm, the home of a Kichwa family, a small lake, and of course, walking through the Amazon to...”
“The tour downstream was fun, saw/did many things as jungle boat, tubing in the river , amazonico, cacaofarm, quichui tribe, night walk in the jungle, jungle walk, monkey forest, seeing kaaymans and even more.”
“... and everything was arranged perfectly, we went on a beautiful sailboat with a small crew, excellent guides and equipment, and saw sharks, stingrays, penguins and tons of wildlife, like swimming in an aquarium!”
“Then we went for a 2 day coffee and cacao tour where we visited a conservation area, an organic coffee plantation and the cacao organic farm, which made us feel amazing as we were always the only ones doing this k...”
“All in all the tour was excellent, George Cruz and his staff are professional guiders, excellent accommodations, delicious cuisine, about 700 species of birds registered and birding and photo opportunities at all...”
“We saw Condors, Cara Cara, Ibis, Giant Hummingbirds, White tail deers, Andean cock of the rock, Antpittas, Woodstars, lots of hummingbirds and tanagers, orchids, butterflies, Hoatzins and occasionally monkeys in t...”
“We had a wonderful roundtrip by car for 7 days.The organisation was excellent.Perfect guide and driver.We learned very much about ecuadorian people an culture.Best choice of hotels and restaurants.We highly recome...”
“He was very knowledgeable and provided some great information on both tours I went on with him.”
“... of Manta & Montecrist" (which we selected from an interesting variety of tour options on the excellent and beautifully crafted Narwell website) for our private tour from our cruise port-call at Manta, Ecuador.”
“Johnathon and the driver gave 6 of us a most excellent tour out of Manta including the Pacoche rainforest, a visit to the home of the best (and most expensive!)”
“Richard and Andrea are very kind and helpful people speaking English and Spanish and they do everything in their ability to book you the tours to make your stay personalised and amazing!”
“I met the Galapagosliving owner Richard while I was searching for a few tours with agencies along Baltra Ave.Galapagosliving shop has a simple layout but Richard was able to met all the best price from other shops.”