Galapagos Islands Travel Agents

Kimkim has selected the best Galapagos Islands travel agents so you'll have a worry-free trip.
With kimkim you will connect directly to a local specialist in Galapagos Islands who will personalize your trip to your specific tastes. Once we have a sense of who you are and what you're looking for, you'll be matched with the right local travel agent for you. Not everyone wants to get completely off the grid—but even if you want to hit the most popular sites and cities, kimkim ensures a customized experience, including lodging, guides, and transportation.
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Daniel Larrea

(16 reviews)
Galapagos Islands Travel Agent based in Quito, Ecuador
Daniel specializes in: Ecuador, Galapagos
Recent traveler reviews for Daniel:
"Daniel made our trip one of the best we have ever experienced!" - by Breann, May 16, 2022 · see review
"Our local specialist, Daniel, went above and beyond to ensure that our time in Ecuador was fun, safe, and packed with adventure." - by Stacy, Apr 16, 2022 · see review
"Daniel was in constant contact with us every step of the way." - by Uriel, Apr 11, 2022 · see review

Mathias Onisseit

(13 reviews)
Galapagos Islands Travel Agent based in Quito, Ecuador
Mathias specializes in: Hiking, off the beaten track, cloud forest, rain forest
Recent traveler reviews for Mathias:
"I was pleased with the work Mathias did on my travel plan, his response time, and how he kept in touch nearly daily." - by Cheri, Apr 25, 2022 · see review
"This was an absolutely amazing trip, Mathias and his team were excellent." - by Erin, Apr 18, 2022 · see review
"Mathias was excellent, very responsive, even to last minute changes, and met us in person when we checked in!" - by shilo, Mar 31, 2022 · see review

Nicholas Cino

(7 reviews)
Galapagos Islands Travel Agent based in Peru
Nicholas specializes in: Tailor-made trips, off-the-beaten-path routes, luxury trips, soft adventure, self-driving trips
Recent traveler reviews for Nicholas:
"Our accommodations were nice and Nicholas was so helpful and communicative from start to finish." - by MJ, Feb 25, 2022 · see review
"Nicholas and the entire team navigated the challenges of Covid in the most exceptional ways and took all the stress away to experience a dream vacation of a lifetime." - by Sean, Jul 9, 2021 · see review
"We visited Lima, Trujillo, Chiclayo, Chacapoyas, Tarapoto, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca, Cusco, Machu Picchu and Paracas, with excellent support from our local specialist, Nicholas, and each of our fantastic guides." - by Suzanne, May 31, 2019 · see review

Linda Schulz

(6 reviews)
Galapagos Islands Travel Agent based in Quito
Linda specializes in: Off-the-beaten-track; rainforest; Galápagos; active tours
Recent traveler reviews for Linda:
"I want to thank Linda and the whole local team for their help in organizing a family trip to Ecuador!" - by Arianna, May 3, 2022 · see review
"Linda, Sebastian, and Alejandro were all fantastic!" - by Alexandra, Apr 25, 2022 · see review
"Linda was receptive, warm, excited for us, and wanting nothing but the best experience in Ecuador we could possibly have!" - by Christopher, Feb 20, 2022 · see review

Alvaro Pereira

(1 review)
Galapagos Islands Travel Agent based in Ecuador
Alvaro specializes in: Island Hopping and Cruise Vacations in the Galapagos , Highlands, Coast, Cloud Forest, & Amazon. of Ecuador and Peru.
Traveling and getting to know new and exciting places have always been my biggest passion. I believe that Ecuador, Galapagos, and Peru are such vast locations filled with special sites, though we're so small, we're so rich in culture, breathtaking views, and wildlife which makes visiting us such... read more

Lucia Cazar

(1 review)
Galapagos Islands Travel Agent based in Ecuador
Lucia specializes in: Ecuador, Galapagos, Quito
I started to travel, camping, and go on excursions (especially in natural environments) since I was 10 years old - since then I have never stopped. Before I started my studies in Tourism and Hospitality I realized that traveling was something that enriched my soul and filled me with great... read more

ERIKA BERMEO

(1 review)
Galapagos Islands Travel Agent based in ECUADOR
ERIKA specializes in: Ecuador , Galapagos, Highlands, Amazon, Single Tours, Groups, Romantic Tours, Honey Moon, LGBTIQ+
From a very young age I traveled and after knowing many places I decided to specialize in Tourism to be able to show my country to more people, throughout my studies I understood the great treasure is our land of the four worlds and I feel very happy to share it to the world, besides that you can... read more

Isabel Pérez

(1 review)
Galapagos Islands Travel Agent based in Quito
I'm passionate about exploring incredible places and having unique experiences. It's been 3 years since I moved to Ecuador, my family's country of origin, and since then I've had the most amazing time of my life, surrounded by volcanoes, rainforests, and beautiful beaches with sand from pink to... read more

Trip Reviews for Galapagos Islands

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim
4.9
(30 reviews)
Katarzyna

'Last minute' solo trip of high expectations to GALÁPAGOS 🇸🇱 · Galapagos Islands - Feb 21 - Mar 2, 2022

Traveler: Katarzyna W. - Local specialist: Lucia Cazar

* It was a 'last minute' solo trip of high expectations - they have been meet in 99% .
1% missing for skipping few breakfasts ahead of several-hours long activities - overlooking timings of my breakfast VS my departure - accommodation places could have prepared take away breakfast.

* Quality level of the activities will depend on a random assignment of the available guide. I have had a luck to meet wonderful knowledgable Señor Wilson Rojas at San Cristóbal Island, who provided me with... read more

* It was a 'last minute' solo trip of high expectations - they have been meet in 99% .
1% missing for skipping few breakfasts ahead of several-hours long activities - overlooking timings of my breakfast VS my departure - accommodation places could have prepared take away breakfast.

* Quality level of the activities will depend on a random assignment of the available guide. I have had a luck to meet wonderful knowledgable Señor Wilson Rojas at San Cristóbal Island, who provided me with the knowledge for the whole trip in one go.

* Planning the trip conversation is very American-tourist oriented; you are flooded with overly merry and abundant in adjectives vocabulary, as if you haven't chosen the place yet and you need to be convinced (feels like advertising to sell) - unnecessary; you need to fish out from all the redundant content what actually is the essence that the place has to offer - bullet points KIKKIM Guys, no need to sell me, what I have chosen to buy already, lol.

* Reliable, fluid logistics, well-in-place communication and organisation (even though remote), all details, including most of petty expenses have been secured. Overall great experience with KIMKIM; and guides preparing my plan - Lucia and Dani - gracias!

Hotel Review

Hotel Deja vu

Pto. Ayora

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Overpriced for the value ($140 per night is outrageous); * Choice of young travellers (16+); very noisy, as adolescences are fun (not rest) oriented * Room comfort is low (old furnitures, bed sheets, no aesthetics) * Insufficient internet - almost not working when hotel has 50% of residents in place * Far from the main street

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Nothing... building is built already :) ...bit far from the main street, unpleasant too come back to at night
Cleanliness & Comfort

Not much comfort, noisy, practically no internet
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Standard, polite, informative staff
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Furniture, bed sheets, overall aesthetics and integrity of the place - all seemed of random choice
Activity Review

Snorkeling at Kicker Rock

San Cristobal Island

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Very interesting deep water spot, lots of wildlife to observe, long satisfying activity, rest on serene scenic island in vicinity. Enjoyable boat facilities.

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Excellent diversity available for customers on any type of diet.
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Great full-day-trip-equipped boat, unfortunately gasoline polluted water in a bathroom, they had it covered with extra water supply.
Guides, drivers and staff

Standard
Quality of Experience

Uninhabited island visited after the snorkelling, where you can observe marine iguanas.
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Lucia Cazar, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hola Katarzyna

Thank you so much for your kind words, Katarzyna. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us, I am glad you enjoyed The Galapagos Islands. We count ourselves lucky for travelers like you. Thank you so much for sharing those beautiful pictures with us! Also thank you for the feedback we will be working to improve those details! We look forward to welcoming you to Ecuador again!

Kind regards,

Lucía.

Linda, Sebastian, and Alejandro were all fant... · Galapagos Islands - Apr 2 - Apr 9, 2022

Traveler: Alexandra S. - Local specialist: Linda Schulz

Linda, Sebastian, and Alejandro were all fantastic! Linda planned the perfect week for our family to enjoy activities and take in the beautiful country. We had so much fun and loved our accommodations and tours. Would absolutely recommend! read more

Linda, Sebastian, and Alejandro were all fantastic! Linda planned the perfect week for our family to enjoy activities and take in the beautiful country. We had so much fun and loved our accommodations and tours. Would absolutely recommend!

Hotel Review

Old Town Quito Suites

Quito

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Super comfortable, great rooms, and really nice kitchen set up.

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Cooking Class

Quito

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This was so fun and engaging for our kids! It ended up being quite tasty, too. A real highlight!

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Linda Schulz, local specialist, responded to this review:

Alexandra, I am more than happy to hear that you, Eric, and the boys have enjoyed your week here in Ecuador, with all your accommodations and activities (from cooking class to ziplining)!
It would be a pleasure to welcome you again in Ecuador one day, so that you and your family can explore other parts of the country that you haven't seen yet.
Take care & safe travels for the future!

Ravi

Really amazing experience, thanks to Daniel and Alvaro · Galapagos Islands - Mar 15 - Mar 22, 2022

Traveler: Ravi R. - Local specialist: Daniel Larrea

I had an INCREDIBLE trip to the Galapagos, with major MAJOR thanks to Daniel (and his colleague Alvaro). They took the time to understand me and what I wanted to do (they knew I liked to swim, wanted to see animals, and would be a solo traveler so would need support with logistics, etc) - and then organized an itinerary that solved for all of this. Daniel was always available to help me answer questions and ensure I was set for the next day, and really made me feel welcome. He even left a... read more

I had an INCREDIBLE trip to the Galapagos, with major MAJOR thanks to Daniel (and his colleague Alvaro). They took the time to understand me and what I wanted to do (they knew I liked to swim, wanted to see animals, and would be a solo traveler so would need support with logistics, etc) - and then organized an itinerary that solved for all of this. Daniel was always available to help me answer questions and ensure I was set for the next day, and really made me feel welcome. He even left a welcome package for me at the hotel the first night I arrived, with some gifts and a welcome message (and an incredible hand drawing he did himself). My final day I had a 6 hour layover in the airport, so Daniel and Alvaro actually came and picked me up and took me out to dinner as well. I even had an incident where clothes in my suitcase got wet in the rain one day in the Galapagos during transport, and a local person came and picked up my clothes, dried them, and brought them back the next morning. Overall the entire experience was so wonderful, hassle-free, and really nice - I always felt safe, taken care of, and relaxed when it came to thinking about the trip. I had a great time in both Puerto Ayora and Puerto Villamil (Isabel island was really amazing), and also on all the side trips where I benefitted from Daniel's recommendations (e.g., Bartolome Island). The best part is that Daniel made all of this happen on incredibly short notice - I asked to book the trip just one week before I traveled. I'm super SUPER grateful to Daniel, Alvaro, KimKim, and all of the local partner agencies, and I can't wait to meet Daniel and everyone again sometime in Ecuador. Thank you thank you :)

Hotel Review

La Casa de Marita

Puerto Villamil

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Really loved this hotel. The staff were INCREDIBLY nice, the food at the restaurant was amazing, and the location right on the beach was perfect to take a swim any time of day. Perhaps the only downside was that the roof had a leak so on a rainy night I had to put a towel on the floor where the roof was leaking, but I think this will be fixed. Overall, really happy to have stayed here.

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Day Trip to an Uninhabited Island

Puerto Ayora

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Day trip to Bartolome island was amazing, highly recommend!

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Daniel Larrea, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hola Ravi!
Planning an amazing trip with you was really fun, we are really happy that you could experience the Galapagos Islands and all of its natural wonders. I truly hope that you can come back, we will welcome you with open arms for a new and exciting adventure next time, remember we still have a lot of places to take you!
Even though it was last-minute I am glad you had an amazing time! Alvaro and I say that it was awesome to meet you on the final night and show you a little bit of the... read more

Hola Ravi!
Planning an amazing trip with you was really fun, we are really happy that you could experience the Galapagos Islands and all of its natural wonders. I truly hope that you can come back, we will welcome you with open arms for a new and exciting adventure next time, remember we still have a lot of places to take you!
Even though it was last-minute I am glad you had an amazing time! Alvaro and I say that it was awesome to meet you on the final night and show you a little bit of the local life :)
We hope to see you soon my friend! Best vibes in the future!!
Regards from the middle of the world,
Daniel

Honeymoon in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador · Galapagos Islands - Feb 17 - Feb 25, 2022

Traveler: Kara B. - Local specialist: Jackeline Valarezo

We had the best trip to the Galapagos Islands with Jackeline's help! She helped us decide between a few types of trips and was always available to answer questions. We picked an 8-day cruise through the Galapagos and it was definitely a once in a lifetime experience. Jackeline called ahead to let the crew know it was a special trip for us. Our cabin on the boat was upgraded and the chef baked us a surprise cake (no easy task on a small yacht!). We realized we needed a covid test to re-enter... read more

We had the best trip to the Galapagos Islands with Jackeline's help! She helped us decide between a few types of trips and was always available to answer questions. We picked an 8-day cruise through the Galapagos and it was definitely a once in a lifetime experience. Jackeline called ahead to let the crew know it was a special trip for us. Our cabin on the boat was upgraded and the chef baked us a surprise cake (no easy task on a small yacht!). We realized we needed a covid test to re-enter the states and Jackeline had someone meet us at the airport to administer. It was so easy and seamless - we had results within one hour. I highly recommend Jackeline, KimKim and the Galapagos Islands for future travel!!

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Jackeline Valarezo, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Kara and Harold,
Thank you for such sweet comments.
I am so happy that I could be part of the organization of your honeymoon. For me, it was nice to talk with you during those months, and preparing this experience for you was a pleasure. I truly hope I managed to forge unforgettable memories and hope to see you again in Ecuador.
I will let the cruise know that you are happy with the services, and the detail they could arrange for you.
I wish you future great tours together.
Jacky!

Alex

Great customized itinerary with frequent communication · Galapagos Islands - Dec 26 - Jan 9, 2022

Traveler: Alex L. - Local specialist: Mathias Onisseit

Planning my trip to Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands was a daunting task. Luckily I found kimkim and especially Mathias to guide me on a fantastic journey. Mathias worked closely with me to customize the perfect itinerary for all the things I wanted to do and see. Not only this, but Mathias gave me great advice ranging from packing lists to to restaurants to how to split up my time across locations. He also scheduled things like airport/hotel pickups, taxi boat fees and Covid testing which... read more

Planning my trip to Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands was a daunting task. Luckily I found kimkim and especially Mathias to guide me on a fantastic journey. Mathias worked closely with me to customize the perfect itinerary for all the things I wanted to do and see. Not only this, but Mathias gave me great advice ranging from packing lists to to restaurants to how to split up my time across locations. He also scheduled things like airport/hotel pickups, taxi boat fees and Covid testing which made my life so much simpler. It’s also great that kimkim has a chat tool that let us communicate throughout the whole process.

What put Mathias and this service beyond 5 stars is that after booking, the support didn’t stop. We had frequent communications each day of the trip, ensuring I had a good time on the excursion and was ready for the next day. And each event was top quality, often with private guides!

I was beyond impressed with Mathias and the kimkim service. I 100% recommend the use of the service for a complicated trip like Ecuador and the Galapagos.

Hotel Review

Tambopaxi Cotopaxi Lodge

Parque Nacional Cotopaxi

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Kayaking & Snorkeling at Las Tintoreras

Galapagos Islands

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So great to get some exercise in the kayak and explore where a boat cannot go. Swam with marine iguanas and sea lions, and saw penguins too!

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Mathias Onisseit, local specialist, responded to this review:

Alex, thank you so much for this flattering review! I'm glad that despite the seasoned and independent traveler you are, I could simplify the entire process for you and take some of that burden off your shoulders that always comes with going on a trip to an unknown country, both before and during the trip.
I think we enjoyed having you as our guest as much as you enjoyed Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, and needless to say that we are looking forward to welcome you again to explore all the other beautiful locations on your next trip to Ecuador!