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David Torres

Galapagos Naturalist Guide. Jungle Expert & Andean Explorer

As a traveler, I'm interested in finding the unusual and authentic experiences in each destination. I love to try new and strange foods, communicate with the locals even if I cannot speak their language and dive head first into the culture and sights of each destination I go to.

I work as a Guide in the Galapaogs islands, and as Marketing Manager for EcoAndes Travel, one of the best South American tour operators, and I will be glad to help you out plan your best trip to Ecuador, my Homeland!

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Adventure Tourism through the Andes Mountains. I love indigenous communities, as well as the majestic stone and snow structures that cut my continent in half. There "Apus", or mountain gods really mean a lot to me, and my personal evolution. However I am also passionate about cultures, art, history and science.

Let me know how you want to travel to Ecuador, and with the help of EcoAndes we can make your dream a reality."

How did you get involved in travel?

"Hereditary Traveler Syndrome"

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"Spending 3 nights with the amazing Huaorani community of the deep Amazon Jungle, after 14 hours of grueling hike through the dense forest. "

Featured trips & expertise

Tiny Tortoises of the Santa Cruz Breeding Center, Galapagos

Quito & the Galapagos Islands - 8 Days

An 8-day adventure in Ecuador, starting and ending in Quito. During this trip, you'll get to explore Quito, the Otavalo indigenous market, and the beautiful Galapagos Islands, possibly the best-preserved national park in the world.

Cordillera Occidental Andes Central Ecuador

Ecuador: Amazon, Andes, and the Coast - 16 Days

Explore the best of Ecuador in this 16-day tour through the Amazon, Andes, and Coastal regions. You'll visit beautiful colonial towns, indigenous communities, and experience ways of life both ancient and modern in this diverse country.

Staying at a jungle lodge in Ecuador is a great way to experience the Amazon.

Top Wildlife Lodges in the Ecuadorian Amazon

Eco-lodges in the Ecuadorian rainforest offer excellent bird watching and wildlife spotting opportunities, guided tours, eco-adventures and surprising luxury. From exclusive boutiques to functional huts deep in the jungle, this article breaks down the best lodges in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

Green turtle swimming underwater in the Galapagos Islands

Best of The Galapagos Islands: Top Places To Visit

The Galapagos Islands are a diverse set of islands off the coast of Ecuador full of distinct wildlife, idyllic beaches, and incomparable visitor sites that offer a range of interesting activities—from hiking, to snorkeling, close-ups with pre-historic looking animals, kayaking and treks across volcanic islands—to name a few of the endless possibilities. This one-of-a-kind destination is a must when visiting Ecuador.

Recent trip reviews for David

Quito, ecuador, Ecuador - Dec 3 - Dec 4, 2017

Traveler: Teresa K. - Local specialist: David Torres

I was very happy with KimKim helping to arrange a city tour and then specialized weaving tour for me in Quito , Ecuador.

Family vacation, Ecuador - Mar 8 - Mar 18, 2017

Traveler: Tanya H. - Local specialist: David Torres

David was responsive, friendly and helped with his expertise of travel and the country. I felt like he completely understood the needs of my family and what it took to make our trip the best ever. He answered every single question I had and helped to make our trip even more memorable with his suggestions of where to stay, eat, and what areas of Ecuador we should see. He helped to make sure every little detail was thought of and taken care of. I didn't have to worry about anything. I would plan every trip I had with David.. he was great!

Quito & surroundings exploration, Ecuador - Jan 7 - Jan 15, 2017

Traveler: Timothy F. - Local specialist: David Torres

I've had the best travel experience with kimkim ever. The trip was extremely well planned and thoughtful, I'd definitely recommend this trip to everyone.

David, our local specialist, took great care of us and the attention to details were impeccable. I felt very safe and taken care of the entire trip.

David Torres, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Tim,
Thank you so much for your feedback!
We are very glad that as our first client through Kim Kim, you had such a great time and that your experience in Ecuador was as full and fun for you and your friend.

Please know that we loved to help you out, and that Ecuador will always have open doors for you!
It was fun to plan your trip, and I enjoyed giving you offers that I though you would enjoy, and I'm glad that in the end you had a great time.

Safe Travels my friend!
David