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Gabor Csizmadia

I believe that learning about cultures, traditions, and languages are among the most amazing things our world has to offer. I like trying out new cuisines, and meeting the local people all around the world.

Originally, I am from Hungary, but I have spent time working at hotels in the UK and also did my studies in Tourism and Leisure Management for 3 years in Austria. I've spent my internship on the island of Gozo, in Malta. After graduation, I imagined myself staying in Austria, but, long story short, I ended up in Ecuador and fell in love with this beautiful and amazingly diverse country.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Both cultural programs and adventures throughout Ecuador. Day trips in and around Quito, local communities, indigenous markets, exploration of the jungle, adventures in the Andean Mountains, and the awesome Galápagos Islands. "

How did you get involved in travel?

"I always was curious about exploring the world and my passion for travelling grew with me as I graduated from high-school and left my country to start living an international life."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"One of the most amazing experiences I ever had was spending 3 days deep in the Amazonas Rainforest in Ecuador, where I met local communities, learned about flora and fauna being present in the area and tried local specialties."

Featured trips & expertise

The Real Ecuador: Quito, Otavalo, Amazon & Galapagos - 14 Days

Experience the cultural heritage and natural beauty of Ecuador over the course of two weeks. From the urban sprawl of Quito to the serene shores of the Galapagos and everything in between, this tour will span several diverse regions and truly open your eyes to one of South America's most fascinating countries.

Boy riding a horse at Quilotoa lake in Ecuador

10 Days in Ecuador: 5 Suggested Itineraries

Local people are fond of saying that Ecuador is four countries in one: coast, highlands, jungle, and the Galapagos. Whether you want to relax on the beach, climb volcanoes, hike around Andean lakes, go zip-lining in the cloud forest, canoe up an Amazon tributary or cruise the Galapagos, there is a perfect itinerary for everyone.

Tiny Tortoises of the Santa Cruz Breeding Center, Galapagos

Quito & the Galapagos Islands - 8-Day Itinerary

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.

Recent trip reviews for Gabor

Eccador volcanoes, Ecuador - Oct 22 - Oct 27, 2017

Traveler: ken n. - Local specialist: Gabor Csizmadia

Guide, transport and tours were excellent. Accommodation was not on good in couple of places.

Quito to cuenca, Ecuador - Sep 29 - Oct 13, 2017

Traveler: Paul T. - Local specialist: Gabor Csizmadia

Amazing tour, so fantastic. Lucky with the weather too. The guide (Dario) showed us new things we were not aware of from our pre trip research too. Highly recommend Dario / Gabor.

Lots of communication - great.

Gabor Csizmadia, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Paul!

Thanks so much for your feedback! I will also hand over your kind words to Dario. I hope to see some of the great photos you took on tour and of ’course, please count on me whenever you plan a trip to Ecuador, Bolivia, Chile or Peru!

Enjoy the rest of your South American adventures!

Quito, amazon & galapagos, Ecuador - Sep 29 - Oct 12, 2017

Traveler: Katrina H. - Local specialist: Gabor Csizmadia

This trip far outlived my expectations. It was amazing!

Gabor put together the perfect itinerary for me. I told him I had 2 weeks and wanted to see as much of Ecuador and Galápagos Islands as I could in that time. He made sure I did!

Gabor Csizmadia, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Katrina!

Thank you so much for your very kind feedbacks! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip and hope to be able to help you in case you return to Ecuador or plan a trip to Bolivia, Peru or Chile.

Keep in touch and take care!

Quito to iquitos, Ecuador - Aug 14 - Aug 18, 2017

Traveler: Fiona C. - Local specialist: Gabor Csizmadia

Gabor was very helpful and tolerated our many questions and changes to the itinerary including a change of flight times at short notice, He called us during our trip to check that everything was OK.

Gabor Csizmadia, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Fiona!

Thank you so much for your feedback! I'm happy that you enjoyed your stay in Ecuador and I hope I can help you again in the future if you consider returning here :)

All the best to You and Chris, take care!

Amazonia, andes galapagos , Ecuador - Jul 19 - Aug 4, 2017

Traveler: Fedro Z. - Local specialist: Gabor Csizmadia

A trip to Isabella for one day could have been included in the itinerary.

Gabor Csizmadia, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Fedro!

I'm glad you got back home safely! Thank you very much for your feedback in person and here as well, I'm happy you had a good time in Ecuador and thanks a lot for the suggestions.
We will revise the trip plan and see how we can fit a day tour to Isabela Island.
I wish you all the best and take care!

Evening in quito, Ecuador - Jul 4 - Jul 4, 2017

Traveler: Michael M. - Local specialist: Gabor Csizmadia

Driver was awesome. Great tour of Quito, saw and did everything I wanted!

Gabor is great!

Gabor Csizmadia, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Michael!

Thanks for the feedback! We're happy that you enjoyed those couple of hours with us! Thanks so much for booking, and we hope to be able to help you out in the future too!

All the best and take care!

Ecuador with brayden, Ecuador - May 16 - May 27, 2017

Traveler: Brandt R. - Local specialist: Gabor Csizmadia

KimKim did a great job customizing the trip for my son and I. I couldn't have put a trip like this together myself. It was more than I was promised and I highly recommend their services. Thanks again

Gabor did a great job coordinating all aspects of this trip!

Gabor Csizmadia, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Brandt,

first of all, thank you very much for your feedback!

We are very happy to hear that you had such a great time in Ecuador and hope to be able to help you again in the future whether you would like to return or plan a trip to Bolivia, Chile or Peru.

Until then, best wishes from Quito!