Fantastic time in Ecuador thanks to kimkim - Apr 3 - Apr 12, 2022

Traveler: Stacy A. - Local specialist: Daniel Larrea

Our local specialist, Daniel, went above and beyond to ensure that our time in Ecuador was fun, safe, and packed with adventure. All of the guides we interacted with were knowledgeable about the area and were very friendly and fun to be around. Danny was our guide for the first two days of our time in Quito. We felt like he was our friend showing us around the city.
We really enjoyed our day trip and hike at Quilato Crater. This is a definite must for people making plans. I would also... read more

Our local specialist, Daniel, went above and beyond to ensure that our time in Ecuador was fun, safe, and packed with adventure. All of the guides we interacted with were knowledgeable about the area and were very friendly and fun to be around. Danny was our guide for the first two days of our time in Quito. We felt like he was our friend showing us around the city.
We really enjoyed our day trip and hike at Quilato Crater. This is a definite must for people making plans. I would also recommend going to the Mindo cloud forest.
And of course our time in the Galapagos was epic. I would like to have had more time to spend there. I'm sure someday we'll go back.

Hotel Review

Hotel Casa Sakiwa

Machachi

Overall Rating
Hotel Review

This hotel is modern, clean, and very comfortable.

Location

Close to mountain adventures
Cleanliness & Comfort

Extremely clean
Staff

Friendly
Authenticity & Character

Very beautiful design/architecture
Activity Reviews

Exploring an Uninhabited Island

Puerto Ayora

Overall Rating
Activity Review

You start the day early with a dingy ride to the sailboat you will be spending the next three hours on to get to the destination. It's worth it! The snorkeling was fantastic. We saw many white tipped sharks and so much other wildlife.

Food

Couldn't believe the cook could make such unbelievable dishes in such a small kitchen!
Transport

The boat could use a bit more shade and comfortable seating for such a long trip
Guides, drivers and staff

The boat crew were on top of it!
Quality of Experience

Biking from Cotopaxi to Quilotoa Day 1

Ecuador

Overall Rating
Activity Review

This is a perfect way to get up close and personal with Cotopaxi volcano. But be ready for very high altitude hiking. The guides help keep the pace slow.

Food

Transport

Guides, drivers and staff

Quality of Experience

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Daniel Larrea, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hola Stacey!
I am so glad to read these amazing words about your trip! Thank you once again for choosing us and I must say I am insanely happy to have worked with you two to give you an unforgettable experience! It was pretty fun to meet up in short moments but they were truly a blast. I hope you two returned home filled with the best vibes and that unique energy you get by visiting our tiny yet lovely country. Hope to see you soon :)
Best regards from the middle of the world,
Daniel