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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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Enjoy the Thrill of a "Life Adventure" with Great Style and Care

Traveling to the Galapagos was a once -in-a-lifetime trip for us. We wanted to get the most out of... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2015
Matt M
Rochester, New York
Fantastic Tours!! Amazing experience!

We had an amazing time on the Galapagos islands, can only recommend it! We were there for one week... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2015
Maria S
London, United Kingdom
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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%
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Avenida Charles Darwin S/N, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
+593 99 465 5018
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Reviewed 28 January 2015

Traveling to the Galapagos was a once -in-a-lifetime trip for us. We wanted to get the most out of our adventure by seeing the islands up close and not from the deck of a cruise ship. Galapagos Alternative was exactly the right fit for our...More

11  Thank Matt M
Reviewed 27 January 2015

We had an amazing time on the Galapagos islands, can only recommend it! We were there for one week, all organized by Galapagos Alternative. They were very friendly, competent, organized and also caring, checking on us every day to make sure everything went well. We...More

Thank Maria S
Reviewed 23 January 2015

We booked an 8 day tour of the Galapagos Isles through Jill and Javier of Galapagos Alternative. Jill's assistance in the planning was consistently stellar though for reasons beyond anyone's control, we deviated slightly, and adventuresomely, from our itinerary. I'll detail that in a moment...More

3  Thank feinshmecker
Reviewed 17 January 2015

Galapagos Alternative organized our 6-day land-based tour of the Galapagos for our large family group over the recent Christmas-New Year's holidays. We were extremely happy with the results. We always felt that we were in competent, caring, attentive hands. They were very well-organized and paid...More

3  Thank Ken G
Reviewed 15 January 2015 via mobile

My husband & I reached out to Galápagos AlterNATIVE a little late in the game (only 3 months before our scheduled flights to the Galápagos). However, although our options were limited, Lauren accommodated our travel requests & planned an amazing tour of the Galápagos for...More

Thank Rhiana W
Reviewed 5 January 2015

My highest compliments to the team at Galapagos Alternative, who organized our hotels, airport transfers and daily guides on both Santa Cruz and Isabela. The guides - Andrea, Francisco, Consuela, Adam, and Daniella were all knowledgeable of the habitat, the island history as well as...More

1  Thank Mnperry
Reviewed 5 January 2015

Galapagos Alternative staff and day tours were excellent and well worth the money. The execution was flawless and the guides genuinely enjoyed being with us. I would highly recommend them.

Thank mom44003
Reviewed 14 December 2014

To explore the Galapagos islands, I decided to go with local agency called Galapagos Alternative to organize my day tours over a one week period. I preferred to be land-based than being on a boat, as I could not tolerate cruising on the sea for...More

2  Thank Andrewmags2014
Reviewed 10 December 2014

My son and I contacted them with a request for a program for 4/5 days. They responded promptly and correctly. They have an effective process for scoping out your interests and do's and dont's. We quickly received a few itinerary proposals and made our choices....More

1  Thank Efrater
Reviewed 8 December 2014

In October and November, I toured around much of Ecuador and Peru, and to be honest, the Galapagos Islands were my favourite spot. I booked a series of private day tours through this company, 'Galapagos Alternative,' and I had a wonderful time! From the early...More

2  Thank Jason S
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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.