Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Quito Ecuador by Tour Guide David G. (Guide #23170)


Jackson Gainer

United States
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Tour: #400754, Full day Baños town, Baños, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Jul 10/18

David was the perfect guide for our trip to Banos. He has years of experience in the rainforest and Amazon, which helped us from missing things we would have otherwise overlooked. We are fairly active and wanted to do quite a bit of hiking- he was easily able to outpace us. As two young travelers, having him around was like taking a road trip with friends and made the drive to and from Quito comfortable and fun. Would highly recommend him- particularly for any rain forest or Amazon planning!

Sarah Levinski

Bloomington, MN, United States
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Tour: #337728, Cloud forest wildlife, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Jun 27/18

We are so glad we booked with Tours by Locals!! David G was a fantastic tour guide and would rate him 5 out of 5! We booked him for an overnight trip to Mindo. He was very knowledgeable, friendly, kind, patient and always had a positive attitude. He speaks English very well and provided great information about the country, area and birds/wildlife. He provided perfect recommendations about accommodations, restaurants and activities. We highly recommend him as a guide! Thanks David!

Steven Ough

United States
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Tour: #337728, Hummingbirds and Chocolate, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Jun 24/18

David was great and did an excellent job of showing us the sights around Quito and telling us all about the people, the country and the history. Learned a lot and had a very enjoyable day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Steve. I really enjoyed your company and I appreciate your words. Please if you decide to come back you know where to find me. Send my greetings to Linda. Regards, David

Paul Denenfeld

United States
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Tour: #342307, Northern Markets Private Tour from Quito, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Jun 19/18

David is an outstanding tour guide. He is extremely knowledgeable about Ecuador's history, it's people, and it's birds, cloud forests, animals, and all other nature subjects. He was punctual, gave options of things to see and do, and he also a very nice guy to spend time with. I had three different tours with him, Quito and two day trips to other parts of the country for markets, coffee and chocolate tours, bird and butterfly areas, and much more. Each of the three days was great.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the 5 stars Paul. I really appreciate the good comments. I hope one day you decide to travel back to Ecuador and maybe spend more time around. Good luck with all your trips this year. Regards David

Paul Denenfeld

United States
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Tour: #337728, Hummingbirds and Chocolate, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Jun 18/18

Paul Denenfeld

United States
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Tour: #337779, Quito city and Equator line Private Tour, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Jun 17/18

Dawn Lucrisia-Johnson

United States
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Tour: #342307, Northern Markets Private Tour from Quito, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: May 26/18

David was a wonderful guide. He met me at my hotel promptly and off we went on the Northern Markets tour. He has a warm, inviting personality, is easy going and has a great smile which instantly made me feel welcome. It's also very important when you're spending all day with someone. He has a great knack for speaking with the vendors/artisans, learning more about them and their products and sharing what he learned. If I come to Ecuador again, I am definitely going to book him.

Anne Sonley

Oshawa, ONTARIO, Canada
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Tour: #337728, Hummingbirds and Chocolate, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: May 21/18

David arrived promptly at the designated time for pick-up at our hotel looking very professional. His vehicle was clean and new and accommodated the four of us easily in comfort. His knowledge of everything Ecuadorian and beyond was truly amazing. Any questions we had were answered concisely and with understanding that we wanted to know as much as we could about his country. He truly made out last day in Ecuador wonderful. I would recommend him as a guide to anyone.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Anne. It was really nice to meet you. I am happy you enjoyed the tour. I appreciate the words. Regards David

Natasha MacKenzie

Switzerland
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Tour: #400754, Full day Baños town, Baños, Ecuador    view tour
Date: May 12/18

Very interesting and entertaining tour, thank you, David, for sharing with us the wonder of the local nature and amazing aspects of culture.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Natasha, It was really nice to meet you. I am really happy that you enjoyed the tour and my company. I hope to see you again in the future. Maybe to do the Amazon.

Richard Smith

United States
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Tour: #341373, Quito tour and Birdwatching Cloud Forest Adventure, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: May 3/18

David provided a wonderful 3 day visit to Quito and the Mindo Cloud Forest. He provided excellent transportation, driver and van, which allowed us to travel in comfort and safety. His knowledge of birds is second to none. He provided background on the history of the region, native people and Spanish arrival. He provided us with guidance as we explored the local foods and drinks. David made this a trip of a lifetime for us. His professionalism, knowledge and humor provided all we could ask for in a guide.

Paul Lawrence

Canada
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Tour: #340648, Avenue of the volcanoes, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Mar 31/18

David was a terrific guide and driver. Felt safe and comfortable the whole trip. Spent 5 days travelling together and it was a really memorable event for us. Really good value. Loved it.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Paul, It was a really nice trip. I am happy that you enjoyed it. This country has lots to offer and it is always nice to be able to travel for a few days knowing the country. Have a good day, David

Jim Stebbins

United States
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Tour: #338901, Condors in their Natural Habitat, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Mar 26/18

Our condor experience with David was exciting and full of surprises - sun , cold wind , rain, and a massive hail storm Views of Astania were magnificent The various birds were right next to the road and at our first stop we spotted a pair of wonderful condors soaring the cliff side!!!! Lunch with the hummingbirds Doesn't get any better

Jim Stebbins

United States
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Tour: #342307, Northern Markets Private Tour from Quito, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Mar 24/18

David was great again Personal touch to markets tour Great restaurant choice

Jim Stebbins

United States
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Tour: #337728, Hummingbirds and Chocolate, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Mar 23/18

David was great, flexible, knowledgeable, personable.

Susan Carlslund

Denmark
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Tour: #337779, Quito city and Equator line Private Tour, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Mar 17/18

We spend a day with David in Quito and the Equator line. Great program and all we could ask for. David is a pleasure to be around, great personality and knowledge. We would love to travel with him again and gives him our best recommendations.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Susan, I really appreciate the recommendation. I hope we can travel again together on another occasion. Take care, David

Charles Northrop

United States
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Tour: #337728, Hummingbirds and Chocolate, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Mar 15/18

There should be a 10 star rating for David! It was Intellectually stimulating and offered options that he adjusted to our needs and more than met our expectations. His English and knowledge was exceptional and his awareness of world events and local information made the trip all more worthwhile. We highly recommend his services to any of your other clients

Aileen Cheatham

United States
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Tour: #337779, Quito city and Equator line Private Tour, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Mar 12/18

My husband and I spent a delightful day visiting Quito with David yesterday. David made learning about the city and his wonderful country a lot of fun. He is extremely knowledgeable in a variety of subjects, like history, current events, geography. He shares many anecdotes and stories that made the day very engaging, but most importantly, he is nice to be around. He was flexible with schedule and he tailored the visit to our specific interests. His English is outstanding. I strongly recommend David.

Joseph McAdams

United States
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Tour: #337728, Hummingbirds and Chocolate, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Feb 18/18

David was very friendly and informative. Was happy to talk about anything from bird species to local customs to politics. He gave us a better understanding of Ecuador. His English is very good. No downsides to our experience. He is very flexible with schedules. A lot of fun to spend the day with.

John Bigos

United States
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Tour: #337728, Hummingbirds and Chocolate, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Feb 13/18

David is a very knowledgeable,friendly,and courteous guide. He inquires initially your desires and adjusts accordingly. If running ahead of schedule he offers additional stops if you would like. We highly recommend David when in Quito.

Michael Stevens

United States
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Tour: #342307, Archaeological sites, Indigenous Markets and private transfer in Quito, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Feb 4/18

David spoke fluent English, is extremely pleasant, very knowledgeable and a pleasure to spend time with. He is very current on events in Ecuador and expert in the history of his country. We could not have been more pleased.

Theodore Kolva

United States
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Tour: #337728, Hummingbirds and Chocolate, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Feb 3/18

We enjoyed traveling outside of Quito to the surrounding countryside. Driving thru the region to Mindo was very enjoyable in itself. Visits to a hummingbird research station, and butterfly research station were interesting side events. We chose to also visit the chocolate factory but would not recommend that visit. David was interested in helping us enjoy our day, and made the day enjoyable for us.

Theodore Kolva

United States
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Tour: #337779, Quito city and Equator line Private Tour, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Feb 2/18

David was most helpful in providing a well rounded tour of Downtown Quito and surrounding environs. He adjusted to our requests and was very knowledgeable of the history, culture and habitats of the area. I would recommend David to anyone in the area.

Alex Novielli

United States
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Tour: #337779, Quito city, Private Full Day Tour, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Jan 15/18

David was extremely accommodating in customizing a Quito day tour based on what we wanted to see. As our time was limited, we had to fill a lot in one day and spent nearly 10 hours with him. As a native, it was interesting to gain knowledge and insight based on his life there. David was punctual, intelligent, engaging, humorous and was certainly proud of what he was showing us. We would highly recommend David as a guide for a Quito (or any Ecuadorian destination) tour.

Amanda Swanson

United States
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Tour: #337728, Hummingbirds and Chocolate, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Jan 4/18

David was an excellent and exceptionally knowledgeable guide. He allowed us to tailor our visit to the cloud forest to what we wanted to see and gave us as much time as we wanted at each of the sites. We never felt rushed, yet we managed to see quite a bit of the area. I highly recommend David to anyone looking for an incredible tour of Ecuador!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Amanda. I am really happy that you enjoyed the tour. It was really nice to meet you.

Marc Blakeman

Emeryville, CA, United States
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Tour: #342307, Northern Markets Private Tour from Quito, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Dec 15/17

David provided an excellent tour of the northern markets. I appreciated that he was very flexible and we were able to change some of the items we did on the tour. We had visited on of the sites on another tour and he was able to find some great alternatives to fill the time. Excellent English and a great guy!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mark. I appreciate the words and I am glad you enjoyed the tour. Take care. David

Laura Murphy

United States
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Tour: #342307, Northern Markets Private Tour from Quito, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Dec 1/17

This was another great tour with David. The markets are colorful and people very friendly. Each one is very different and David knew just where to go to see the things I was interested in.

Laura Murphy

United States
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Tour: #337824, Quilotoa private tour, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Nov 30/17

Laura Murphy

United States
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Tour: #337728, Hummingbirds and Chocolate, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Nov 29/17

Both of these destinations are worth taking time to do. David added a lot to the experience as a guide. The hummingbirds were in abundance and great photo opportunities. The chocolate factory is fascinating to go through and of course, excellent chocolate.

Laura Murphy

United States
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Tour: #337779, Quito city and Equator line Private Tour, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Nov 25/17

This was a great tour with David. He had so many interesting stories about the history of the city and the trip to the Equator. He also picked fantastic places to eat lunch as I am vegetarian. This was one of four tours I went on with him. I highly recommend David, you won't be disappointed.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Laura. It was really nice to meet you and travel around the different destinations we have around Quito. I am glad you enjoy all the tours. Have a great day, David

Jeffrey M.

Oak Park, IL, United States
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Tour: #337779, Quito city and Equator line Private Tour, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Nov 8/17

Our Quito city tour with David G was AWESOME. The guided tour experience is 80% about the personality of the guide. David is a fresh, personable, amazingly well-informed young man with a lively spirit. As a guide, he must tell the same stories a thousand times, and yet his delivery was charged with ENERGY and ENTHUSIASM on every single topic -- as if it were the first time. His fund of knowledge regarding every topic was astounding. His English is excellent. David is a TEN STARS guide !

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jeffrey. I really enjoyed the tour with you guys. I hope I could meet you again and show you more of this country

Nona Mohamed ali

Singapore
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Tour: Full day Baños town, Baños, Ecuador
Date: Nov 7/17

David has such a warm personality & a motivated guide with exceptional knowledge and generosity in sharing them with me. And for that, a special thanks to him. The tour itself was breathtaking and miraculously outstanding. The journey towards Banõs was filled with beautiful landscapes of Volcanoes, greens, cloud forests, waterfalls; was extraordinary. It has been one of the best trips of my life. And that was only possible because of David's exceptional professionalism in guiding. Glad to have found him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Nona. Thanks for everything I hope I could see you again in the near future. Plan that trip back to Ecuador!!!

Susan Nesselroth

United States
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Tour: #337779, Quito city and Equator line Private Tour, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Nov 3/17

David provided a very good and thorough tour of Quito. He arrived at our hotel on time. His car was clean and odor-free, and he drove very well. Most importantly, he speaks English fluently and is easy to understand. He is very knowledgeable of Quito - it's geography, history, and ecology, and he provided interesting anecdotes throughout the tour. I would highly recommend him to any first time visitor of this beautiful city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the words Susan. I am glad that you enjoyed the tour. It was really nice to meet you. I wish you the best for the rest of your trip in Ecuador.

Matthew Fulton

United States
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Tour: #337779, Quito city and Equator line Private Tour, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Oct 23/17

Very good tour and tour guide. Would highly recommend both! We are very happy with our decision to have a tour and pick David.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Matt. It was really nice to meet you guys. I appreciate the words of recommendation. Have a great time in Galapagos.

Elena Page

United States
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Tour: #337728, Cloud Forest: Hummingbirds, Waterfalls and Chocolate, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Sep 16/17

Knowledgeable, professional, friendly, and patient. He even took us to the airport! This made for about 4 hours of total drive time during which my 17 year old son talked his ear off about music and David managed to be interested and engaged with him all that time! A real gem!

Alissa Kouriatova

United States
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Tour: #342307, Northern Markets Private Tour from Quito, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Aug 26/17

Alissa Kouriatova

United States
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Tour: #337824, Quilotoa Crater Lake, private tour from Quito, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Aug 25/17

We went on 2 tours with David, and enjoyed both tremendously. He was very attentive to our needs and physical abilities on the first day at high altitude, very knowledgeable about history, culture and traditions of the region-always had a story about something. We felt very safe driving in his car and liked his selection of places to eat lunch. Overall experience was like be shown around by a friend, and I totally recommend his services.