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Address: Avenida Charles Darwin S/N, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
Phone Number: +593 59394655018
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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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Amazing and responsive team

This is the most responsive, attentive and professional tour company I have dealt with. Rita not only answered the many questions I had but she went out of her way to offer... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 June 2014
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Miami, Florida
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014 via mobile

This is the most responsive, attentive and professional tour company I have dealt with. Rita not only answered the many questions I had but she went out of her way to offer choices and reasonable prices, highly reccomend.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

Jill and GA were perfect! From a well traveled family, (and from a husband that complains a lot, ha!) we have NOTHING to complain about. Rita and Joseph were great, in Santa Cruz and Isabela. There was never an issue with pick ups and they were always on time -they were always right there and very flexible and helpful. From... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

For any marine biologist, visit Galápagos is a dream come true. With my girlfriend, decide to enjoy our holidays with a three island land based tour. Our interest was mostly to spend most of the time watching and photographying the fauna (above and underwater) and landscapes, so all the activities were perfectly organized to fulfill our goals. We read about... More 

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Breda, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

I was not the typical tourist on Galapagos but did my internship at Galapagos Alternative for 5 months. It was an unforgettable experience and I had the chance to get to know the island in an unique way. Jill and Javier are very nice, warm-hearted and open people with a lovely family! They try everything possible to compile a very... More 

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Gainesville, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014

My wife and I used GA for a three island, land based trip; everything was customized to our preference. From the beginning, email communication was easy and quick. Itineraries were made and sent with great detail. One of the nice perks for US tourists is that the bank where the money is wired to is in the US and therefore... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

A friend and I used Galapagos Altnerative to coordinate our limited time in the islands, and I am so glad that we did! They made suggestions based on our length of stay, found a great hotel, tours that targeted our interests, and made this portion of our trip truely a time of leisure. We had a hiccup with a tour,... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

I contacted Galapagos Alternative after reading so many wonderful reviews. Together we were able to put together an 11 day trip that made memories to last a lifetime! My husband and I went to Santa Cruz and stayed at Galapagos Suites, where we were treated like family. Each day a representative met us to review the itinerary. On Isabella, we... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

For those of you who want to visit the Galapagos Islands and stay on land rather be on a cruise-type visit, a land-based experience with the help of Galapagos Alternative is the way to go! Jill, Xavier, and their crew of local guides and organizers were wonderful at meeting our needs and making sure we had a varied experience each... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

With the recommendation of a friend I used Galapagos Alternative to plan my first trip to the Galapagos, they did a fabulous job. They planned it profectly. Every evening they came to the hotel to make sure the day went well and explained what would happen the next day, both Liz in Santa Cruz and Joseph in Isabela were wonderful.... More 

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Titusville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

Galapagos Alternatives gave us the most personal attention possible. Everything was planned and executed without a flaw. Our accommodations were beautiful and of course the wonderful Galapagos Islands were everything I had hoped.

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