Michelle EngelmannUnited States
Vivian is an amazing, knowledgeable tour guide and we highly recommend her! She is one of the best guides we ever had. She is flexible, easy going and a joy to travel with. We enjoyed traveling with Vivian 3 days. We stopped enroute to have breakfast at a special place with hummingbirds, hiked to a waterfall,visited the Pululau volcano rim, and toured a charming chocolate factory. All were special places we never would have known about without Vivian to guide us on our amazing journey. Thank you, Vivian!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Michelle! It's Vivi. Being with you all was not work for me. We had a great time, didn't we? Best wishes always; you've got a friend for life here in Ecuador. I'm sure you will long remember your trip, and I will long remember you. One of the hard things for me about being a tour guide is meeting and then having to let go of people like you. Vivi
Karen BeardUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Karen! Each of your three days was fun for me, not like work although you were seven people. Vivi
Leslie SchaeferUnited States
Vivian was simply one of the best guides we have ever had. She was extremely well informed, incredibly generous & flexible with her time, her decision-making, & was an absolute delight to spend time with. We were lucky to have Vivian for 3 days. We would recommend Vivian to anyone traveling to Quito Ecuador & we make this recommendation with full confidence. In almost all cases we use private guides by Tours by Locals in our adventures.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Leslie. Your group was one of the best ever; so fun it really wasn't like work for me. Vivi
Larry LoweUnited States
Our Mindo trip with Vivian illustrated the value of using a guide with extensive experience and personal contacts. She got us into a hummingbird sanctuary that was closed to the public and arranged a personal tour of a chocolate-making facility because she is a friend of the owner. We also enjoyed a great hike to a waterfall in the cloud forest and visited a butterfly preserve. Vivian was wonderful throughout and was especially helpful and considerate when my wife had some difficulty during the hike.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Larry. I thoroughly enjoyed being with the four of you for three days. It really was not like work for me. I hope, hope, hope you see you all again in two years as you thought when we were last together. I miss you. Vivian
Robert RuckerUnited States
Great tour--Great guide! Exceeded our expectations!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Robert. Your family exceeded my expectations. I had so much fun with you all; it was not like work for me. Vivian
Jessica GreeneUnited States
What an incredible tour, with an incredible woman. Words cannot express the joy I felt while I was in Mindo with Vivian. Vivian is one of the most incredible women I have ever met- she is spot on with her English and her overall knowledge of her country is astounding. She is culturally aware and her accuracy of dates and facts is very impressive. And she is FUNNY, PASSIONATE and KIND! I loved my day with Vivian and would recommend her to anyone traveling to the country of Ecuador for any tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Oh Jessica! Thank you for your kind comment. You were also wonderful to be with. I will NEVER forget you, and you have a friend here for life in me. Great memories! Vivian