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Galapagos Alternative

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Avenida Charles Darwin S/N, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
+593 99 465 5018
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Great experience

Short trip but they picked great places. María was there every evening to tell us what we are going... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Krzysztof D
New York, New York, United States
Wonderful customer service!

We were very happy with the excellent customer service provided by Galapagos Alternative. From our... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Terri W
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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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  • Very good7%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“day trips” (33 reviews)
“local economy” (12 reviews)
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Avenida Charles Darwin S/N, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
+593 99 465 5018
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank Krzysztof D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Terri W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Elisa C
Reviewed 5 October 2017

My husband and I had already begun planning our trip to the Galapagos when our schedule just got too busy to complete the planning on our own. Lauren with Galapagos Alternative jumped right in and completed a full and AMAZING itinerary for our trip during...More

Thank Sarah P
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

I can't speak highly enough about the level of organization, planning, professionalism and resourcefulness of this outfit. I have no doubt that I'll visit the Galapagos Islands again and when I do I'll give these guys a call. Start to finish: perfection. To me It...More

Thank Omri M
Reviewed 27 August 2017

These guys saved our trip. We were a large group doing a service trip to the mainland of Ecuador and wanted to go to the Galapagos afterward. We started our planning late and were at a loss as to how to accommodate all of us....More

Thank Stephen B
jilapagos, Owner at Galapagos Alternative, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Thanks for the positive feedback, Stephen! We are glad we were able to help on such short notice for your group of 31. It was a challenge and we are pleased it all worked out. The positive energy of your group was a big help....More

Reviewed 19 August 2017

I started planning in January for my family trip to the Galapagos this August. Lorena at Galapagos Alternative was quick to respond to my every inquiry and more than patient and informative to all my questions. We customized a tour where we stayed in small...More

Thank buccij
jilapagos, Owner at Galapagos Alternative, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thanks you for the glowing review! We are very pleased to know how much you appreciate our service and that our team was able to make your time in Galapagos extra special :)

Reviewed 14 August 2017

Simply brilliant and amazing,,,highly recommended for anyone visiting the Galapagos! From snorkeling to scuba diving to animal observations...this place has it all and Galapagos Alternative will show it to you!

Thank Ryan S
jilapagos, Owner at Galapagos Alternative, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thanks, Ryan! There's so much more to see and do. Come back soon :)

Reviewed 5 August 2017

Galapagos Alternative was helpful in every way in planning our trip. I had to postpone it for almost two years for personal reasons and when I re-contacted them they were able to give me the same itinerary we had worked out two years before. The...More

Thank Ingrid C
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

My 19 year old daughter and I visited the Galápagos Islands together. This company was supportive during the planning process, scheduled all of the tours and accommodations, provided packing info, and took care of every detail along the way. It was priceless to have that...More

Thank Judi A
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emily b
6 February 2017|
Response from jilapagos | Property representative |
The best way to contact us is through our website or email us directly.
3 February 2017|
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Response from aj0reilly |
Thanks Jill, my husband is already in dialogue with Leone.
Henrik B
29 June 2016|
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Response from jilapagos | Property representative |
Thanks Sean! Yes we are happy to help. We recently had problems with our email but it is back up now. Info at galapagosalternative . com is the best way to get started with us for an itinerary catered to your travel style.