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Galapagos Alternative

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Address: Avenida Charles Darwin S/N, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
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+593 59394655018
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00

At Galapagos Alternative, we offer a unique experience of the islands the...

At Galapagos Alternative, we offer a unique experience 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 local animals that make the Galapagos Islands so special. Please browse our site to learn more about the many different activities that are available on your trip to Galapagos. Then contact us so that 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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Superb company and the trip of a lifetime

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... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2015
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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 my husband. Unbelievably, the second trip was even better than the first. This company really... More 

3 Thank Jeffrey A. H
Mason, Ohio
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Reviewed 18 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 went with Galapagos Alternative based on the reviews in TA. We are so glad we... More 

5 Thank Felix_the_Cat_23
Berkeley, California
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Reviewed 10 February 2015

I wanted to visit the Galapagos without being bound to a ship my entire trip. I considered just getting there and figuring it out as I went, but I found Galapagos Alternative website and sent them an email They sent me a questionnaire and built an itinerary around my answers. It looked just like what I wanted to do and... More 

3 Thank Terri W
Rochester, New York
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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 - and probably your - needs to live on the islands, enjoy the wildlife and... More 

11 Thank Matt M
London, United Kingdom
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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 cannot wait to go back and when we do, we will definitely ask Galapagos Alternative... More 

Thank Maria S
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3 reviews
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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 but want to make the point early on that Jill and Javier are reachable and... More 

3 Thank feinshmecker
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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 attention to detail, and all logistics, which included numerous day trips and ocean ferries between... More 

3 Thank Ken G
Denver, Colorado, United States
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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 our honeymoon. From the minute we stepped off the plane we new we made the... More 

Thank Rhiana W
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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 provided insights about the culture. Our most notable day was with Daniella-a real naturalist- in... More 

1 Thank Mnperry
Cleveland, Ohio
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3 reviews
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.

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