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Galapagos Alternative

#1 of 22 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Puerto Ayora Features Animals
Avenida Charles Darwin S/N, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
+593 99 465 5018
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Wonderful vacation!!

I'll summarize my review upfront, then detail the specifics. My wife and I have wanted to visit... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2015
Bryan M
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Orlando, Florida
Smooth Experiences with GA!

We were a party of 6 adults and decided to have land-based tours to visit Galapagos islands for our... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2015
Robert L
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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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Avenida Charles Darwin S/N, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
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Reviewed 19 May 2015

I'll summarize my review upfront, then detail the specifics. My wife and I have wanted to visit the Galapagos forever but the cost was prohibitive for our income level. While researching the options, however, we came across a tour company called Galapagos Alternative. They customize...More

6  Thank Bryan M
Reviewed 4 May 2015

We were a party of 6 adults and decided to have land-based tours to visit Galapagos islands for our 8-day stay. I picked GA as our tour agency based on the reviews on Tripadvisor. Our experiences were pretty smooth with some minor glitches. GA now...More

2  Thank Robert L
Reviewed 28 April 2015

We just got back from the Galapagos and felt our decision to go with Galapagos Alternative was both affordable and rewarding. Their day trips were arranged with excellent professionals; each snorkeling trip was outstanding. The accommodations were clean and comfortable. Breakfasts (included) were the best...More

4  Thank Leslieloveswildlife
Reviewed 26 April 2015

We used Galapagos Alternative for our big family trip to the islands. We had a group of 7, 5 adults, two tweens. Working with this group was always easy; from the initial itinerary building, to payment, and especially working with the guides and coordinators on...More

2  Thank mkarver
Reviewed 9 April 2015

We were a group of 7 between the ages of 10 and 68 with 1 vegan and 1 vegetarian. 2 of us stayed 11 nights on 3 islands and the rest 6 on 2 islands. They met every one of our needs. We were happy...More

2  Thank Robert G
Reviewed 15 March 2015

Jill and Javier run a first rate enterprise: imaginative, professional and human. When airline snafus delayed our arrival, they reordered our itinerary efficiently, did their best to resell the pre-paid adventures we would miss and kindly refunded their commission on those adventures in cash. Hotels...More

3  Thank PKA43
Reviewed 11 March 2015

I had Galapagos Alternative plan my 8 days trip strictly land based with day trips to their suggested sights . I spent 3 days on San cristobal and 5 days on Santa Cruz .this was a great way to see the Galapagos instead of being...More

2  Thank Roger K
Reviewed 9 March 2015

We took various tours with Galapagos Alternative and they also organised the transfers between the islands Baltra, Sant Cruz and Isabella. Superfast response time upfront via email, perfect tours and people working for/owning the company that really take care of you. Galapagos is a great...More

4  Thank Simon K
Reviewed 24 February 2015

This was my second time using this company to visit the Galapagos and once again I was thrilled with the trip and the overall experience. I went with a good friend 4 years ago and returned home certain that I had to come back with...More

3  Thank Jeffrey A. H
Reviewed 19 February 2015

We were busy planning our wedding and only had over 3 weeks to plan our honeymoon. We knew we wanted to go to Galapagos but didn't have the time to plan all the details. We typically like to own our itinerary but this time we...More

5  Thank Felix_the_Cat_23
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emily b
7 February 2017|
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Response from jilapagos | Property representative |
The best way to contact us is through our website or email us directly.
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aj0reilly
3 February 2017|
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Thanks Jill, my husband is already in dialogue with Leone.
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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.
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