Rick H.United States
Another fabulous tour with David G. See my earlier review for our city tour for details. Again, David provided superb commentary and guidance is selecting activities and a restaurant for lunch. The vehicle for both trips was more than adequate for our group of 6 and very clean and comfortable. The driver for both trips was competent and made us feel secure and safe. David's experience, knowledge, and enthusiasm make him an excellent guide. Again, I highly recommend him for any tour.
Sarah LevinskiBloomington, MN, United States
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 OughUnited States
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 DenenfeldUnited States
Anne SonleyOshawa, ONTARIO, Canada
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
Jim StebbinsUnited States
David was great, flexible, knowledgeable, personable.
Charles NorthropUnited States
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
Joseph McAdamsUnited States
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 BigosUnited States
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.
Theodore KolvaUnited States
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.
Amanda SwansonUnited States
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.
Laura MurphyUnited States
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.
Elena PageUnited States
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!