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Grace Hoover

After spending time in Galapagos we headed to Ecuador, and you would think it would be hard to meet such high expectations after the Galapagos but Ecuador was equally amazing. I remember waking up to view that overlooked the city and as we walked through the streets I could feel the life in the city of Quito. We visited “La calle de las siete cruces” or “the street of seven crosses” where we learned about Quito’s history and the construction of its churches. One church “The church of the society of Jesus” blew my mind with its abundant use of gold and intricate carvings as far as the eye could see. One of our days we hiked to the top of the volcano Ruku Pichinchu which stood at more than 15,000ft. And coming from Ohio I had never felt the impact of altitude until then! I wasn’t sure if I could make it but I did and the beautiful view at the top and sense of accomplishment made it worth every step. It was fun to ring in the new year with some local traditions. We made our own puppet to burn in the fire which symbolized burning all of the bad things that happened in 2015 and saw men dressed as women dancing in the streets asking for money in honor of their deceased mothers. We had the last dinner of the old year right before midnight and welcomed the new year by jumping through the fire symbolizing being reborn again. To perfect the night the new year was accompanied by a full moon which is a coincidence that only happens every six years. After new year we traveled with the local people to the waterfall to purify ourselves and also visited the leather and textile market places in Otavalo and Cotacachi.
Special thanks to Tour Guide Ecuador for an experience of a lifetime! I hope I can visit Ecuador again soon!!

Grace Hoover

January 9, 2016

Ruth Brown

Very good professional driving. Excellent knowledge + good people skills 10/10

Ruth Brown

January 20, 2016

Carol Clenchy

My husband and I just completed a trip to the highlands of Ecuador. Our itinerary was for two weeks and included Quito, Otavalo, Banos, Riobamba, as well as Cuenca. Our guide was Andres and he travelled with us for the entire time. The highlands of Ecuador are amazing! We come from the Rocky Mountains of Canada but the Andes are totally different. Andres made a huge difference on this trip for us. He was so knowledgeable about his country, the history and people. He was genuinely interested in us as well as our wellbeing. His easy going personality and sense of humour made it really fun for us. It was important to him that we experienced the local Ecuador, including the food and the people. We hiked, biked, rafted, as well as toured the countryside, ruins and the old cities. We definitely want to come back here and the experience we had with Andres is a big part of that.

Carol Clenchy

March 5, 2016

Bill Seaman

We hired Juan Carlos as a guide for a day in Quito after reading about him in the New York Times (Seth Kugel, February 3, 2016). We were very happy that we did. We covered a lot of ground in one day, from sites out side of Quito, to churches, to market, and to out-of-the way restaurants for tastings. And like the NYT writer, I was “cleansed” by thrashing with herbs ($5 plus the cost of an egg to pass over me!) Juan Carlos is very pleasant and has exceptional knowledge of many areas. A day with him makes Quito all the more memorable. And one more thing: After our trip, we were missing a coat, which we had left in one of the restaurants. Juan Carlos later recovered it and is helping us to get it sent back to us in the States.

Bill Seaman
San Francisco, CA

March 7, 2016

Sharti

This day couldn’t be better!! Than you so much for your great care & funny conversations! Thank you andres

Sharti

May 7, 2016

Mélisse Laatsch

Andre is very knowledgeable and friendly. We enjoyed his company very much and he always accompanied us for our needs. He is a good friend.

Mélisse Laatsch

May 7, 2016

Allan Mattheus

Great tour and company

 Allan Mattheus

May 7, 2016

Vicki Norton

Exceptional knowledge impartid, great english, very courteous thoroughly enjoyed our tour thank you

Vicki Norton

June 20, 2016

Jane Woodruff

Enjoyed our stay in Quito with you
Best Wishes

Jane Woodruff

June 20, 2016

Arthur MARIANI

I really appreciated my experience with Andrew. He was really avenant and did all to help us. More than all, he got hudge knowledges about Ecuador and speak very well English and French.
Thanks for all

Arthur MARIANI
France

July 18, 2016

BARBARA KOMOROSKEY

Andres is very knowledgeable. Answered all of our questions and was so interesting!!!

BARBARA KOMOROSKEY
USA

July 19, 2016

Sandra Mckisinies

Really enjoyed the Equator exhibits., We see condors + other birds day was very good. thank you tour guide ecuador

Sandra Mckisinies

July 19, 2016

Majella Murray

thank you for a fantastic day.
Best Wishes.

Majella Murray

July 20, 2016

Catherine Ortega

The day my husband and I took a tour to Antisana with Andres was among the best of my life. We went specifically to see highland birds. I figured we had about a 40% chance of seeing Andean condors. When Andres picked us up at our B&B in Quito (a nice service), he promised us that we would see condors. But he did not promise us what we actually saw: sightings of about ten condors, two flying low and directly over us! How magnificent and huge beyond belief! This, by itself, was worth every penny, but we enjoyed so much more: black-faced ibis, Andean lapwing, carunculated caracara, giant hummingbird, Andean hillstar, shining sunbeam, tawny antpitta, and so much more—25 species total, respectable for such high elevation.

As professional ornithologists, the birds, of course, were most important to us, but EVERYTHING contributed to the joy of this day: (1) Antisana is breath-taking, the air was fresh and clean, and even at 13,000’ Antisana loomed above us at 18,714’, (2) the lunch at Tambo Condor (http://www.tambocondor.com/) was superb; this is where we also saw the hummingbirds and our first distant glimpse at the condors, and (3) Andres is a superior guide. He drove exceptionally well. He is well organized, so the tour was flawless. He is knowledgeable about many topics and encourages any questions about Ecuador…everything from chocolate to specifics about how the paramo functions. He is pleasant, good-natured, and professional. In summary, I HIGHLY recommend this company, Andres, and the Antisana tour.

Catherine Ortega
Durango, Colorado, USA

August 7, 2016

Tatiana Lopez

Le agradezco mucho el habernos sugerido el tour al Antisana, estuvo genial. También le agradezco el proporcionarnos como guía a Juan Carlos Guerra. Alguien muy profesional que tiene muy seguros sus conocimientos y muy buena persona.
Mi marido quedó fascinado y parte a Bélgica muy emocionado con el tour que realizó.
Mi hijito de igual manera muy contento con la información y la atención que le dió el “Monsieur” como el le decía al guía 🙂

Mis atentos saludos

Tatiana Lopez

August 24, 2016

Brunson & Hunter

Andres went above and beyond to make our short visit to Quito special. When he found out that I was on crutches due to a broken bone in my foot, he brought a wheelchair for the tour and then pushed me me around the old town. He was knowledgable, easy to understand, and added a lot of local flavor since he grew up here.

Brunson & Hunter
Atlanta, Georgia USA

August 26, 2016

Benjie Cherniak

Highest of praise for Tour Guide Ecuador and their staff. Myself and a friend were booking a last minute trip to Ecuador over the busy holiday season and while other tour companies were not able to accommodate us on such short notice, Andres and JC made it happen. They went above and beyond to make our visit special, both in Quito, surrounding region, and Galapagos. Andres and JC are super knowledgable and passionate about their country and its culture. If you are going to Ecuador, these are the guys to contact.

Benjie Cherniak,USA

January 23, 2017

Gary

We were very lucky on our first day in Quito to meet an Ecuadorian who recommended the best tour guide in the country. She put us in touch with Juan Carlos and we arranged three tours with him out of Quito. We worked out the itineraries with him. He asked us many questions about what we wanted to see and what our interests were and he tailored three fantastic days for us. We did not get just a “canned” or tired tour; we got the best and freshest.
Juan Carlos is very knowledgeable about Ecuador, its history, its ecosystems, its fauna and flora. We learned, saw and experienced so much on our crafted tours. Juan Carlos gave us a wonderful introduction to the beauty of Ecuador, the hospitality of its people, and the exquisite food. Our tours were an awesome and fun way to explore Ecuador.

We also visited Cuenca and Juan Carlos arranged for a colleague to take us on a day trip. Juan, our guide in Cuenca, was also very excellent.

I would highly recommend Juan Carlos and his tour company to anyone who is serious about learning and enjoying the wonderful country of Ecuador.

Gary

January 23, 2017

Sabino Di Paola

Andres led us on a wonderful full day tour of the Otavalo market, as well as surrounding markets in the area. As we were traveling with our two year old, he made special concessions to keep our toddler engaged and interested throughout the day (no easy feat)! We thoroughly enjoyed Andres extensive knowledge of the area and he had a ready response to every single one of our questions. The restaurant he took us to had excellent food for very good prices and we had a great time enjoying some of the local fare. After supper, he also took us to take a boat tour of a nearby crater lake, which was a really lovely way to end a great day. He was even so accommodating as to drop us off at Quito airport afterwards, as our flight was leaving that same night.

Highly recommended tour guide. Thank you Andres!

-Jenn, Sam & Grant

Ottawa, Canada

January 25, 2017

Hola a todos! En abril del 2017 viajamos con mi amiga Ana a Ecuador, país bello si lo hay y más bella aún su gente! Por suerte o por milagro tuvimos la suerte de conocer a Andres quien interpretó lo que queríamos y nos organizo 5 días en la selva, donde conocimos Tena ,Baños, aguas termales , comunidades indígenas, sus costumbres y cultura,anduvimos en bicicleta,hicimos rafting, caminamos , tomamos sus brebajes energéticos! ! ! ! ! ! ! Y después partimos a Galápagos! Lugar único en el mundo por su belleza , flora y fauna exótica! Tortugas gigantes, tiburones, rayas doradas, patos con patas azules , pinguinos!!!!!!cangrejos, centro Darwin. Todo lo que se nos ofreció fue cumplido al pie de la letra,con responsabilidad y competitividad. Saben lo que hacen y lo transmiten con simpleza y claridad. GRACIAS GRACIAS GRACIAS! Andres y Jorge

Graciela Nazar
Cordoba

August 29, 2017

Andrew and Sue Grasby

We visited Ecuador August 2016 and fortunately teamed up with Andrés for 3 days. His relaxed and professional approach, his local knowledge and passion was evident from the start of our 3 day adventure. Some of the highlights of our trip included downtown tour, cable car to top of the world, spending time at the middle of the world exhibition, farming community living inside a volcano, cloud Forrest tour including a visit to a hummingbird sanctuary and zip lining. We highly recommend Andrés to anyone seeking the services of a reliable, personable and obliging tour guide.

Andrew and Sue Grasby
Australia

September 6, 2017

Christian Bucher

We booked Galápagos Islands during high season. Andres made it possible to get a flight within minutes! Don’t be nervous when he asks you to send money by PayPal even though you have no vouchers or documents. He comes up with them later as promised. Everything worked out as he said. You can absolutely trust him. He is punctual, smart and has a good sense of humor! And he knows his job. He organized a great time for us (and our demands are not average), thank you Andres!

Christian Bucher
Austria

January 7, 2018

 DavIda

We booked a tour with Andres at short notice and after we realised we had allowed far too little time in this beautiful city and country. Andres provided us with a great day tour at a perfect pace, not only showing us important sights but also educating us on the Ecuadorian way of life and society as we travelled. Highly recommended, very professional and helpful. We will definitely return and definitely use Andres’ services again.

 DavIda
Quito, Ecuador

January 11, 2018

Juan José Cintrón

Amazing experience. Juan Carlos and his staff took really good care of us while showing us the vast natural diversities of Ecuador. Well equipped, solid fund of knowledge in history, geography and local wildlife. Willing to tailor the tour experience according to group allowed us to feel quickly integrated with the essence of local culture. Ideally this would be the kind of tour guide we would like to have traveling anywhere around the world. We absolutely recommend them.

Juan José Cintrón
San Juan, Puerto Rico

January 24, 2018

Владимир

Это была незабываемая поездка! Большое спасибо Андреасу за то, что помог открыть для меня не только столицу – город Кито, но и Галапагосы.

Очень профессионально все было организовано. Кроме знания исторических фактов, Андреас знает важные ньбансы с которыми ваша поездка станет незабываемой.

Владимир

March 7, 2018

Olivia Fisher

My husband and I booked Andres through our hotel and he is the best! We spent all day with him and he came up with a great itinerary for the day including a great place for a light lunch and then ice cream. The best part about having a private guide is the opportunity to ask all sorts of questions about the country and he added so much insight about the people and country of Ecuador. I highly recommend him!
Olivia from the USA

Olivia Fisher
Houston, Texas

March 11, 2018

Deborah & Terry

The hotel in Quito booked a day tour for us at the last minute and we ended up spending the day with Andres Espindola. He planned the day and took us to a great local place for Empanada’s (they were amazing). Andres was extremely knowledgeable, was very friendly and we had a great day. Best part was the activities at Equator museum 00 00 00. Would highly recommend Andreas for a tour guide!!!!

Deborah & Terry
Toronto, Canada

May 3, 2018

Neil & Lori Bryson

We would highly recommend this tour company. As we were heading to the Galapagos followed by a trip to the Amazon with stays in Quito in between, we required a number of rides back and forth to the airport. Between Juan Carlos and Freddy, we made all our flights, on time and stress-free. It was great being picked up at the airport each time, as well. We also booked two day trips with Juan Carlos – one around Quito and the other to Otavalo. His knowledge is amazing; his English is perfect; he’s just great company and loads of fun all around. If he recommends the empanadas and ice cream for lunch, go for it — fantastic and inexpensive local food! We truly enjoyed our time spent in Ecuador, made memorable and special in large part because of Tour Guide Ecuador.

Neil & Lori Bryson
Toronto, Canada

May 27, 2018

 Ian & Lesley Toynton

We were so fortunate to have found the delightful Juan Carlos to help us explore Quito. He was so knowledgeable and delightful, able to give us extensive history info on the old town and the beautiful churches. We were also there on the day there is Changing of the Guards at the presidential palace with the President talking to the crowds from his balcony. We would not have known about this without Juan Carlos. He was so amenable at accommodating the tour to suit us. We enjoyed the day so much that we promptly booked him again for the following day, this time out of the city initially, to the Equator and then up to the volcano, where he introduced us to the wonderful restaurant and small hotel up there. We spent the rest of the afternoon at the botanical gardens and again he was so knowledgable as a botanist, he could tell me the names of all the wonderful orchids & bromeliads in the incredible orchid houses in the gardens.
Thoroughly recommend Juan Carlos – you could not go wrong.

 Ian & Lesley Toynton
Los Angeles

June 7, 2018

Cristina Mc-Vignoli

Estuve por primera vez en Ecuador a pasar las fechas de fin del año! 2016 /2017.
Oportunamente, en Quito, conocimos Tour Guide Ecuador, con nuestro guia Andres, que nos llevó a conocer sítios arqueológicos, latitud zero, volcanes, la história de la cultura Inca, las artesanias, los animales como el condor, los colibris y otros pásaros, los descendientes de los Quechua! La comida típica, los chocolates, los sombreros…Andres nos explicó con mucha simpatia, sobre o funcionamiento de su tierra, sus valores, sus avances, su cultura!
En Ecuador, nasce la Amazônia!
És un país chico, pero con grandezas naturales imponentes, como los cerros, los volcanes, las frutas! Las aves!
También arregló guia para nosotros, en Cuenca, la otra ciudad que visitamos, con transfer desde el aeropuerto y otros paseos! Todo paso bárbaro!
Encontramos gente amabil!
Nos gustaria volver con Tour Guide, a Galápagos!
Recomendamos con confiança esta empresa!

January 31, 2019

BenG

Andres passion and energy level was amazing. He was great with kids as well
We learned so much in one day, had good laugh a d are meavidg Quito with so much knowñwdg
Rating 10/10

BenG
Quito

March 20, 2019

LESLYE NESBIT, USA

We spent 2 days with Andreas, first to the Mindo Cloud Forest & then to Ottovalo Market & Cotocachi. He was a fantastic guide & was also fun to spend a full day with. He is so knowledgeable & was eager to share both the history & culture of his beautiful country. He was also flexible & will adjust the days activities to fit your preferences. It would be hard to find a better guide, we started to feel like family & will miss him.

LESLYE NESBIT
USA

March 23, 2019

Lawrence Szabo

Our group recently hired Andres for guided tours in each of Quito and Guayacil. In each city, he elegantly programmed a tour combining art, architecture, food and fun neighborhoods. We loved how he balanced explanation of historical vignettes with walks through vibrant neighborhoods and markets. We felt that our time with him was highly personalized based on our interests (which were quite varied). Not your every day guide. A great guy with plenty of his country’s culture to share!

Lawrence Szabo
Los Angeles, CA

April 5, 2019

Peter Moore

Andreus was an excellent guide who knew a lot of the history of Quito. He was highly informative and tailored the tour to our needs. We would highly recommend him.

Peter Moore
New Zealand

April 10, 2019

Saumik doshi

Andreas was our guide to Cotopaxi and he was great! He was there to pick us up on time, arranged breakfast and lunch. He also ensured we don’t feel pressurized to hurry up and see things. He gave us ample time to do things at our pace. Really enjoyed our day with Andreas, who also gave us a lot of information on Quito.

Saumik doshi
India

April 16, 2019

 Liz Gross

I had the great pleasure of spending 2 days with Juan Carlos on a private tour last week in and around Quito. We covered quite a lot of ground in 2 days, including the Volcano, Equator line (did some cool experiments, balanced an egg on a nail and had a tour), stopped for AMAZING empanadas, Quito old city + chocolate tasting, saw the fruit/veggie market, got a cleansing from a Shaman (so cool!) Day 2: Otavalo market, amazing weavers and musicians, and capped off with a lunch at an incredible hacienda. He speaks amazing english and is so knowledgable.

I highly recommend JC and Tour Guide Ecuador. I can’t wait to plan my next trip back to Ecuador – they will most definitely be a part of it.

 Liz Gross
New York, NY

May 6, 2019

John Darby

Excellent tour. Highly recommended

John Darby

May 16, 2019

Linda Glaze

Verty knowledgeable. Safe driver.
Friendly and courteous. Definitely would hire again.

Linda Glaze
USA

May 18, 2019

Jim Traumiller

Super guided tour exceeding our expectations. Great local and regional information and excellent English language skills. We really enjoyed our day with Andreas.

We enjoyed the bonus information on countless birds and photography tips.

Thanks for being part of our adventure vacation in Ecuador.

Jim Traumiller
Healdsburg, CA

May 19, 2019

Ravi Ravishanker

Andris is the best guide anyone could have asked for. He was pleasant at the get go when he picked us up and while driving he provided so much information about the history and ecology of the place. He speaks good English. He was patient and allowed us to take the time we needed. We witnessed several condors and birds. It was a real treat. We HIGHLY recommend him.

Ravi Ravishanker

May 20, 2019

Marco Antonio Solórzano

La Atención de Andrés como guía y tour manager, nos dio mucho gusto conocerlo personalmente y nos sentimos bien informados respecto a las rutas turísticas que visitamos, estamos muy agradecidos por su uen servicio y nos permitió conocer más de su país Ecuador.

Marco Antonio Solórzano
Germany
www.travel-to-peru.de

May 25, 2019

Mary gilbert

Very personable, knowledgable. Lunch spot was great local fare. Good driver nice ride. Very accommodating would recommend. Thanks for the day!

Mary gilbert
USA

May 27, 2019

Chris Lavoie

Amazing tour. Friendly, knowledgable guides who are happy to answer any and all questions. The hike up around Antisana was breathtaking, and included seeing several flying condors among other amazing birds. The food stops were delicious, and an example of amazing Ecuadorian cuisine. I will be recommending to my friends!

Chris Lavoie
Canada

May 31, 2019

Bob levy

Excellent

Bob levy
Quito

June 1, 2019

Sarah

My husband and I and our teenage daughters enjoyed 2 amazing experiences with Tour Guide Ecuador. The day with Juan Carlos in Otavalo and Cochasqui was AMAZING. Juan Carlos had an easygoing style that made it feel like we were hanging out with a super knowledgeable friend. He tailored the day ( and lunch) to our interests and requests and entertained us with stories of his experiences and facts about the areas that we visited. He was the PERFECT guide . I would heartily recommend any tour with him and would gladly return to enjoy other trips with him.

Additionally, our day in Mindo with Jimena was outstanding! She fit in everything that we hoped to see and exposed us to an amazing set of experiences and views.

We are forever grateful and basking in the happy memories of our time in Ecuador!

Sarah

July 24, 2019

Sarah

On our tour, my daughter requested that we go out for cuy. Juan Carlos asked the locals for recommendations, chatted at length with the restaurant staff about the preparation and the result was the most delicious meal that we had in Ecuador!

Sarah
Austin, TX

July 25, 2019

Ravi

We had a very nice experience in Ecuador and Galapagos Islands. This tour operator was very flexible and arranged all very well. We had a tour with many connections and was surprised that on all connections the reception was greatly arranged. Thank you for a life time experience!

Ravi
Amsterdam

September 13, 2019

John Tucson

We had a wonderful trip with Andre. Our destination was the Otavolo market, znd along the way he talked zbout the history, culture, and geography of Ecuador. We had an interesting demonstration of the Coriolis effect, a set of lovely songs from his native friend (lovely scarfs – we bought 4), a nice lunch. He is knowledgeable, accommodating, and pleasant. We recommend him highly.

John
Tucson, Arizona

September 14, 2019

Steve Robinson

We had 2 amazing private tours with Juan Carlos in the mountains of Quito. He was very enjoyable and we loved the experience.

Steve Robinson
North Carolina

September 19, 2019

Meghan & Tom

We booked a day tour with Juan Carlos (JC) at the very last minute after another tour operator cancelled on us. We made the request at 9am and by 9:40 JC had picked us up in his van and we were on our way. Twenty minutes later we asked if he was available for the next three days – it was immediately obvious how much knowledge and passion he has for the history, people and wildlife of Ecuador and we were already having fun. Over the next three days JC developed a customized itinerary to suit our interests. JC isn’t the type of guide to just point out a landmark, let you snap a few pictures and then move on. He will know the full history of the site, the names of all the plants and animals, and usually has an interesting story or two that you would never find in a guidebook. He also takes pictures of you (we rarely get pics together when travelling!) and makes sure you are satisfied before pointing out the next interesting landmark, plant or animal. He is also a foodie and the stops we made on our food tour were delicious, and included the BEST meal we had during our 3 week trip (pork 3 ways from Cosa Finas de La Florida with cooked plantains, potatoes, hominy and a sour salsa). During all our food sampling (street vendors to restaurants) he made sure the food was prepared in a way so we wouldn’t get sick (no contact with tap water) which let us worry less and enjoy more. We would strongly recommend booking JC for your next tour in Ecuador – you will enjoy your travels so much more with him as your guide!

Meghan & Tom
Canada

October 30, 2019

Andres has been a great

Andres has been a great guide who taught us to love Equador and its people. Wonderful experience.

Salomón Bahar
February 10, 2020

Wonderful tour!

We had a wonderful time – spent all day visiting interesting sites and the pace was ideal. We flew in the previous day and were afraid an all day tour would be too much but this was perfect. Great guide, great food, and great city!

Melisse Skelton
February 28, 2020

Foi Uma experiencia multó productiva e agradavel,

Minha experiencia foi excelente”Andre é um guía experimente, com conhecimento profundo da historia do Equador. Foi um tour nao apenas turístico más cultural. Voltando al Equador certamente utilizaré os servicios da agencia.Muito grata pela experiencia

Virginia Northrup
February 28, 2020

Simply Outstanding!!

I found this company because they were recommended by the New York Times, so I had very high expectations of my day tour of Quito. And my expectations were more then met – I had an outstanding time! Andres is a marvelous guide and host. He is very knowledgeable and happily adapted to my interests and preferences. I can’t recommend him highly enough. And the next time I come to Quito I’m definitely hiring them again-this time to take me to the Cloud Forest. I can’t wait!!!

Elizabeth Strawn
February 28, 2020

Condor exploring

Had a wonderful day exploring the mountains and seeing the amazing wildlife

Ari covitz
March 2, 2020

Well worth the time and money

Luis was excelente. Very good tour all the rings was realy good the botanic garden was excelent And the tour was excelent thanks for the service is very recoment the tour. Is much better than any bus tour

Susan
March 10, 2020

Day tour of Quito

We enjoyed the flexibility of dong a private tour. Learned a lot about Quito and its history. Highly recommend.

Sharon Barnes
March 13, 2020

A Great and professional tour company

In March, My wife and I were thrilled with our friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating guide, Andres!
He customized an itinerary including a Quito City tour, an Equator tour and the second day a condor photography opportunity and horseback ride in the beautiful mountains in Antisana Reserve. All excellently done and so knowledgeable . He was an entertaining host and tour guide and now a friend👍🏻
We recommend him for any tour in Equador!
Simply the best👍🏻

Frank Carter3
March 26, 2020

Mindo tour

We booked a full-day tour with Andres Espindola, who was recommended by our hotel concierge and by The New York Times.  Andres is very knowledgeable about bird, hummingbird and butterfly species—we saw them all as well as orchids and tropical flowers. We went on a chocolate tour where all ingredients are grown onsite; e.g., cocoa beans, chili peppers, ginger.  Andres’ English is excellent and he entertained us on the ride (in a very comfortable SUV with an excellent driver) with cultural insights about Ecuador. I highly recommend Andres!

March 26, 2020

What an adventure!

I am so fortunate for having met Andreas! He truly made the time I spent in Quito a memory I will remember for a lifetime! Simply put – Andreas is the man and I will be recommending to all my friends who travel to Ecuador to meet with him!

On the first day, Andreas took me on a tour all around Quito – including the Plaza Grande and its surrounding area, the Virgin, the Teleferico, and the equator. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the history of the city – all the way from pre-colonial times through today. More importantly – Andreas really wanted to make sure that I enjoyed my time in Quito. This meant as he was showing me around he was continually trying to find out what I was was interested in and tailoring the experience as we went. As a part of this, one of my favorite memories was that he showed me amazing food places I would have never found on my own – thank you Andreas! In addition to this, he also did everything he could to ensure that the remaining time I had in Quito was worthwhile.

After some back and forth about different ideas including mountain climbing, we got to talking about motorcycles. Andreas offered to give me a tour by motorcycle out to visit the Cotacachi Volcano, Laguna Cuicocha, and a market run by indigenous members of the community in Quito. I took him up on this idea and I am smiling after this day! What a truly wonderful experience!! Not only was the ride truly memorable, but as before, Andreas did everything in his power to make sure I had a good time. Once again, he he was introducing me to local food I would have never have thought to try on my own. In addition to this, when I had come back form the market, it was clear I had purchased to much to easily put on the bike – so Andreas helped find a shop where we could find rope to tie everything down and get it back safely.

In addition to this great experience, I now gained back my confidence for riding on a motorcycle. And now I am now talking to friends of mine about going back – how about setting up another bike tour? Andreas, I cannot thank you enough for the wonderful time I had!! I have to go back!

Jonathan Micklos
March 27, 2020

What a great tour company

My wife and I were in Quito and Galapagos in Dec 2021. I found Andres by happy accident. My hotel booked him to pick me from Quito Airport. Andres is a real professional and very knowledgeable about Ecuador and Latin America. Joha dropped us to airport two days later for Galapagos, she such a big help in getting through all the official bureaucracy at the airport. We had a one day tour for Quito and had another trip to Antisana national park with this company. These people are Very professional, honest, knowledgeable and speak great English. I wish I knew about them before I booked all Galapagos places myself, I would have chosen this company and Andres.

Sharad maheshwari
January 19, 2022

Beyond phenomenal

Andres was an amazing tour guide. He took us time and talked about the history of Ecuador, plantation differences between high and low lands, where roses were cultivated. He navigated us along all of the Andes mountains, mists of the mountains and showed us different destinations such as the REAL mitad del Mundo, a beautiful hummingbird conservation, cacao factory where we got to taste and see the process in which it is grown, he advised us on restaurants there were beyond phenomenal and just provided an amazing care and service as a tour guide provider. Not only that but he also took us to papallucha ( a hot springs water resort ) which is a must check out spot if you are in Quito. Andres is your guy if you’re looking to learn, have a great time, be safe and learn real Ecuadorian culture and lifestyle.

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June 7, 2022

Our trip to Quito with Andres

This was our first time in Ecuador and we used Andres at the beginning of our trip to tour all of the spots of Quito. Andres made sure that our trip to Quito would be a memorable one! Our children are still talking about the tour of the food market where we tried all sorts of different foods! At the end of our trip we had several hours to kill before we flew back home. That morning, I emailed Andres to see if he could create another 5 hour tour for us. He had an itinerary for us within minutes! We highly recommend Andres. You will not be disappointed!

June 7, 2022

Andres was nice enough to personalize a tour for my husband and I last minute – he was incredibly knowledgable, had great recommendations and was an amazing guide. Can not recommend enough!

June 7, 2022

Andres took my family on a tour of Quito and the Equator. We travel frequently and this was one of the best tours we have ever taken. He shared his knowledge of the city and its history. We enjoyed all of the local food he shared with us too! We will definitely use Andres again!

June 7, 2022

Unforgettable Experience Quito City Tour and Equator

You MUST book with TourGuideEcuador! my family and I had the best experience with Mr. Andres.
He was able to help us not only book airport transportation but also curated a customized city tour of Quito. At the airport my family was greeted with a friendly smile and a sign with both the company name and our last name clearly visible. This made for a very safe efficient and easy experience for us. During the drive we actually got some amazing tips and also learned about various important sites and facts about Quito.
Mr Andres was able to help us book a personalized and custom city tour of Quito that fit all our needs. He went beyond anything we expected and was honestly one of the best Tour Guide‘s we have ever had! We were able to both see Quito and the equator monument.
Mr Andres was very knowledgeable, he really made the tour fun and informative. He included fun facts and tidbits about the various monuments and historical
sites we were able to see. This made the tour so much more personal and different from the typical historical
tours you find. Mr Andres is such a wonderful person and really made us fall in love with the culture and history of Quito. I hope that we have the opportunity to visit Quito Ecuador again and book more tours with TourGuideEcuador!!!

June 7, 2022

Best tour in Quito

This was my favorite part of traveling to Ecuador. Andres, the guide, will show you all the best things that you can’t find in guide books. His Knowledge of the culture and food can only be described as academic—you will learn a lot. You’ll feel safe the entire time, and the food you will eat is better than anything you will find in the tourist areas. Beyond the food and culture, Andres is a treat to be around. He is a wonderful person that will go out of his way to make sure you see the best, local side of this beautiful city. I can’t thank him enough for our tour. I will never forget it. I strongly recommend this experience.

June 7, 2022

Espectacular

Originally we came to Quito without any plans and we were picked up by chance from Andres at the airport and while driving to the hotel we worked out a tailor made three day trip with our wishes and his recommendations. Every trip was special. Not only did we see a lot of things, Andres also explained everything we asked and told us a lot of other important and interesting historical and cultural features of Quito and Ecuador. My dad and my self recommend him . 10/10 ✨

June 7, 2022

best tour company I have encountered in Latin America

Very professional company run by Andres and Joha. These people are knowledgeable and extremely professional, they know the place and things to do. I will pick them again if I visit that part of the world.

June 7, 2022

Excellent Tour Company in Quito

Andres and (Joha) run a very professional tour company. Trip to Antisana was fun. Antisana is really beautiful national park. We saw a lot of Candors. Andres was our guide. He is very professional, knowledgeable, and honest tour guide. Good communication skills. We enjoyed our day out with him. If we knew, we will keep them as guide for our entire trip to Ecuador.

June 7, 2022

Outstanding

The team has been absolutely outstanding! Originally I wanted to only book a Cotopaxi summit climb however, they not only helped me realise the climb but have assisted me throughout my entire stay in Ecuador with advice, tips, places to stay, pickups and drop offs, all of which have made my life much easier and greatly improved my stay! They are very knowledgeable and I can only recommend running any itinerary and ideas by them as they will have up to date knowledge to offer that is beyond readying any Lonely Planet/ Routard as well as any online research (particularly in a country like Ecuador which I found has often outdated information online).

June 7, 2022

Amazing team

Andres made our Ecuador adventure amazing!!! He took us on a 7 day adventure to Mindo, Banos, a hacienda to horseback ride and more! He was able to tell us about the history of Ecuador, the many plants and animals and all of the other amazing geographic features that we saw!!! He was very professional and it felt like we were visiting family! I highly recommend Andres for you Ecuador adventure!!!!

June 7, 2022

Great tour guide

Andres did a walking tour of old town Quito with me. His knowledge about history is amazing and he has a way of explaining things which really connected the dots for me with the scraps of history I remember from school. I suddenly saw the big picture! I was sorry I did not have more time to visit different places with him, but next time I come I will contact him way beforehand to book tours. Very recommendable

June 7, 2022

Amazing tour

We had a wonderful time with our Tour guide, He is an expert from Quito. We celebrated our Honeymoon in Quito and he made it even more special with all the places that he showed us. He has a drone that he flights to show you the views from the most important sides from Quito. Highly recommended!!!

June 7, 2022

Amazing experience!

We spent 9 days with Andres and it went in a blink that should summarize our trip how lovely he made it. He is very knowledgeable about so many things such as Photography, dogs, car etc. we never had a dull moment with him. He knows his country very well and is open to give us more ideas where we should visit and all. We got to see little bit of everything in 10 days from Andes to coast. Would highly recommend him!

June 7, 2022

The best and most knowledgeable tour.

My wife and I wrapped up our cruise around the Galápagos Islands and spent 4 days in Quito. We booked Andres for our second day. He met us right on time in a very clean car eager and excited to start our day. Andres is very knowledgeable and we learned a lot about Ecuadorian culture. He brought us to the cloud forest and we were able to see the sunken caldera of a old volcano. From there to the equator line. Ending our day tasting chocolate and sipping coffee. We spent a full day with Andres and had a wonderful experience. We would highly recommend his tour company.

June 7, 2022

Cotopaxi – Quilotoa

Andes was great! Very responsive to all our questions before we even arrived. We arranged a very busy day with pick up at Quito, Cotopaxi hiking, Quilotoa hiking, and drop off in Banos. It was very busy day, but Andres was very helpful. Punctual, very informative about the places we were visiting. We were thinking to rent a car, but after reading posts about how dangerous driving in Ecuador off roads is, we were glad that we decided to go with Andres. Highly recommend!

June 7, 2022

Concierge Unforgettable travel experience

I just returned from Ecuador after it opened its borders a few weeks ago. I had the pleasure of spending a number of days with Andres and his company. We toured Quito and the Cuenca area. He is super knowledgeable, kind and speaks excellent English. I strongly recommend his company and all they have to offer

June 7, 2022

What an incredible experience – thank you Andreas!

I am so fortunate for having met Andreas! He truly made the time I spent in Quito a memory I will remember for a lifetime! Simply put – Andreas is the man and I will be recommending to all my friends who travel to Ecuador to meet with him!

On the first day, Andreas took me on a tour all around Quito – including the Plaza Grande and its surrounding area, the Virgin, the Teleferico, and the equator. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the history of the city – all the way from pre-colonial times through today. More importantly – Andreas really wanted to make sure that I enjoyed my time in Quito. This meant as he was showing me around he was continually trying to find out what I was was interested in and tailoring the experience as we went. As a part of this, one of my favorite memories was that he showed me amazing food places I would have never found on my own – thank you Andreas! In addition to this, he also did everything he could to ensure that the remaining time I had in Quito was worthwhile.

After some back and forth about different ideas including mountain climbing, we got to talking about motorcycles. Andreas offered to give me a tour by motorcycle out to visit the Cotacachi Volcano, Laguna Cuicocha, and a market run by indigenous members of the community in Quito. I took him up on this idea and I am smiling after this day! What a truly wonderful experience!! Not only was the ride truly memorable, but as before, Andreas did everything in his power to make sure I had a good time. Once again, he he was introducing me to local food I would have never have thought to try on my own. In addition to this, when I had come back form the market, it was clear I had purchased to much to easily put on the bike – so Andreas helped find a shop where we could find rope to tie everything down and get it back safely.

In addition to this great experience, I now gained back my confidence for riding on a motorcycle. And now I am now talking to friends of mine about going back – how about setting up another bike tour? Andreas, I cannot thank you enough for the wonderful time I had!! I have to go back!

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June 7, 2022

Outstanding high-quality tour!

Outstanding tour! Andres showed me around the highlights of Quito. Knowledgeable and a great person to be around. I learned a lot (including fun, quirky info, not just the must-know historical facts). The next time I go to Quito I’m definitely hiring them again to take me to the Cloud Forest and Amazon forest. Highly recommended.

June 7, 2022

Awesome Quito and around

Out tour and personal guided trips with TourGuideEcuador was absolutely stunning. Andres Esteban was always very kind, always in time, with a wide spreaded and deep knowledge of the culture, history and all about the beautiful places and spots we visited. He took care about our safety and was a handsome driver as well. Absolutely worthy to book your trip with him. Just a great experience and all after all 5star plus! Good job and for sure we will encounter the rest of the lovely Ecuador 🇪🇨 only with Andres and TourGuideEcuador. Adelante, adelante 👍🏾

June 7, 2022
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