Quito and the Galapagos - with Daniel This w...
Galapagos Islands | Jul 13 - Jul 27, 2022

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Leslie D.
Woodburn, OR | Reviewed on Jul 29, 2022

Quito and the Galapagos - with Daniel
This was our first time using Kimkim and we were so impressed. Our local specialist was so helpful from the beginning to the very end of our vacation. His recommendations provided us with all of the highlights and were perfect for our adventurous and nature-loving family of 5 (kids 9, 12, 15). We enjoyed snorkeling daily with playful sea lions and sea turtles. One of our best days was visiting the beautiful uninhabited island of Española were we saw... read more

Quito and the Galapagos - with Daniel
This was our first time using Kimkim and we were so impressed. Our local specialist was so helpful from the beginning to the very end of our vacation. His recommendations provided us with all of the highlights and were perfect for our adventurous and nature-loving family of 5 (kids 9, 12, 15). We enjoyed snorkeling daily with playful sea lions and sea turtles. One of our best days was visiting the beautiful uninhabited island of Española were we saw newborn sea lion pups and blue footed booby chicks and families of Albatross.
During our stay in Quito, we did day trips to Mindo which was one of our favorite places with the butterfly garden, bird watching and ziplining.
Daniel was quickly responsive with any questions we had and regularly checked in to make sure everything was going smoothly. The airport and boat transfers were seamless. We always had a guide waiting for us when disembarking, insuring we had no moments of feeling lost in a foreign country.
I would absolutely use Kimkim again to plan our next adventure.

Hotel Review
Kitu Hotel
Quito

The staff at Kitu were so welcoming and kind. Our room was comfortable and clean. Breakfast was conveniently located in the attached restaurant , and on days we had early pick ups, they were kind enough to provide a bagged meal for us. We would definitely stay there again when visiting Quito

Authenticity & Character
Location
Close to town, markets and restaurants
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Activity Reviews
Colonial Quito City Tour & Mitad del Mundo - Middle of the World
Quito

Our guide Cristian was absolutely amazing. He was so knowledgeable and accommodating.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Expedition to Mindo Cloud Forest
Quito

We fell in love with Mindo! The variety of birds and butterflies were phenomenal. We also loved being able to see every stage of butterfly development from egg to hatching from their cocoons.

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Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Excursion to Los Tuneles
Galapagos Islands

Our guide Darwin was phenomenal. He was so knowledgeable and great with our kids (ages 9, 12 and 15). We loved seeing all of the animals while snorkeling and on land

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Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Wildlife Encounter in San Cristobal: Española Island
San Cristobal Island

This was the highlight of our trip to the Galapagos! We felt like we were right in an episode of National Geographic. We arrived to the beach to see newborn sea lion pups. We saw nesting blue footed boobies and albatrosses. We snorkeled with playful sea lions. Absolutely incredible experience

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Local specialist: Daniel Larrea
Daniel
Daniel Larrea
Local specialist in Quito, Ecuador | Reviewed on Jul 29, 2022

Hola Leslie!!!
Aaah thank you all for such amazing comments and great vibes!
I am so glad that everything went well for you and that you were able to encounter so many amazing things. Sea Lion Pups are just too much!
Thank you for trusting me for the planning of such an important trip! I really with you and your family the best vibes ever. And if you ever wish to come back to Ecuador, hit me up!
As always, I will be more than happy to help you out!
Best regards from your local friend at the middle of the world,
Daniel :)