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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 3 days ago

I am not sure where to start. In one word, it was an amazing experience. I travel with different tour groups, and this was the best experience by far. The level of organization by Galapagos Alternative is impressive. My flight from Guayaquil was delayed, but...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank anindya07
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to have a worry free vacation and be babysat throughout your time there and just focus on having good experience and enjoying your vacation, Galapagos alternative is the way to go. First step: Contact them from their website, they ask your basic...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GL0r1aK
jilapagos, Owner at Galapagos Alternative, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your positive review. We are very pleased to know you had such a lovely experience. We do our best to make sure our guests have an easy and enjoyable experience from start to finish. We really appreciate you taking the time to share...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I decided to book my Galápagos trip with Galápagos Alternative and I am glad that I chose this company. Their service is just excellent. My contact person Sabine took care of everything and paid attention to all the details. Everything was really well organised and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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jilapagos, Owner at Galapagos Alternative, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so pleased to know that you had such a lovely time! Thank you for the kind recongnition. We hope you come back some day soon!

Reviewed 9 September 2018

I choose Galapagos AlterNative through a friend I knew from my work with UNESCO. We were two families, 8 in total, and we debated whether to go via cruise or via land. We could not be happier to via land with Galapagos AlterNative! Through them...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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jilapagos, Owner at Galapagos Alternative, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2018

We are very pleased to know that you thoroughly enjoyed your time in Galapagos. We have found that people with positive attitudes attract the best animal encounters. Thanks for your glowing review of our team and service. Javier is looking forward to surfing in Rome!

Reviewed 24 August 2018

I chose to book plans through the Galapagos Alternative and Husband and kids can't stop thanking me!

Date of experience: August 2018
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jilapagos, Owner at Galapagos Alternative, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2018

We love this! Thanks for trusting us with your dream vacation.

Reviewed 9 August 2018

We found Galapagos Alternative (and their very high ratings) on TripAdvisor. As we did not want to tour the Galapagos via ship, their land based tours were the perfect solution. We stayed 7 nights in the Galapagos (2 at Santa Cruz, 3 at Isabela and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
5  Thank KitchenerJoey
Reviewed 20 July 2018

I chose Galapagos Alternative after shopping around a couple more companies that are similar in nature (i.e. arranging itineraries and tours, etc.). As a big traveler, I never use this type of service and always plan things on my own, but I chose to go...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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jilapagos, Owner at Galapagos Alternative, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

We are VERY pleased to see this kind review. We know things got off to a rough start so thank you for giving us a chance to come through with a great overall experience. Casa Lago is under very new administration which we are excited...More

Reviewed 20 July 2018

After researching a few agencies I decided to go with Galapagos Alternative based on the positive reviews on Tripadvisor, and I am so glad I did. From the I time I emailed them I always got prompt responses. I worked with Clara on my itinerary....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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jilapagos, Owner at Galapagos Alternative, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2018

Thanks for the glowing review, Sinchan! You really made an impression here with our team :). Positive, easy going, adventurous people like you are our favorite kind of travelers. The animals feel it too and you get the full experience because they don´t shy away....More

Reviewed 9 July 2018

We spent 8 days in the Galapagos which was arranged by Maria at Galapagos Alternatives. Maria responded promptly to our emails and arranged the trip within our budget and time frame. We arrived to Baltra after two weeks on the mainland so it was a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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jilapagos, Owner at Galapagos Alternative, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review. We are pleased to know you had a lovely time and that our team was able to make it extra special. And thanks for sharing the tips about how to beat the motion...More

Reviewed 1 July 2018

We couldn't have imagined a better trip to the Galapagos! 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,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank jschwab91
jilapagos, Owner at Galapagos Alternative, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Thank you for the glowing review! We certainly have a wonderful team that goes above and beyond. Your enjoyment and wellbeing are our priority during your visit. We are pleased to know you enjoyed it!

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3 September 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.
7 June 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
emily b
7 February 2017|
Response from jilapagos | Property representative |
The best way to contact us is through our website or email us directly.