Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Quito-Ecuador by Tour Guide Santiago M. (Guide #15978)


Cheryl Reed

Ecuador
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Tour: #556677, City tour, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Mar 3/19

Santiago was very knowledgeable about Old Town Quito and helped us understand the history of Ecuador. He pointed out architecture we would have never noticed on our own. Don't hesitate to hire Santiago.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Regards

Bjørn Økland

Norway
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Tour: #361808, Full-day trip Otavalo Market, Otavalo, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Jan 12/19

Zachary Abrams

United States
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Tour: #361805, Quito City tour from the airport, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Jan 5/19

Santiago was great! We had about 5 hours at night on our layover in Quito. Very knowledgeable and great guy. He showed us some awesome views of the city and took us on a nice little walk around the beautiful Old Town. Highly recommended if you have a few hours in Quito!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. I hope you back to Ecuador

Janis Schnabel

United States
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Tour: 2 Half days tour, Quito, Ecuador
Date: Jan 1/19

Santiago was a fantastic tour guide! We got to see a lot of Quito in just the one day we had there. He was very knowledgeable about the sites we visited and his English is excellent. Highly recommend him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Gracias por su confianza

Sam Santhosh

United States
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Tour: #486363, City tour middle of the world, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Dec 24/18

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Judy J.

United States
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Tour: Otavalo long day, Otavalo, Ecuador
Date: Nov 17/18

We recently arranged a tour with Santiago and had a wonderful day! Santiago was prompt and arrived at our hotel on time. He went out of his way to make us feel comfortable and shared local information/history with us. He also stopped along the way to buy local fruit for us to try. We had a great day visiting the Otavalo market, local weavers, and musicians. It was really nice to have him as our private tour guide instead of going with a major tour company. I would highly recommend Santigao!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you

David Lugg

United Kingdom
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Tour: #361808, Full-day trip Otavalo Market, Otavalo, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Oct 20/18

Very pleasant guide and excellent trip

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you

David Detwiler

United States
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Tour: #361805, Quito City tour from the airport, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Oct 16/18

Santiago was great. He picked us up early, right from the airport and was very accommodating. We wanted to visit La Mitad del Mundo, that was not really on the scheduled itinerary, but Santiago made it happen.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Always welcome

Jacqueline Booth

United States
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Tour: #363590, Quito 3 Hours Private City tour, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Sep 24/18

This was my first experience with Tours by Locals and it won't be the last! Santiago was prompt, professional and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you

Michael DeVera

United States
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Tour: #486363, City tour cablecar, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Sep 7/18

Santiago was an awesome guide! Very accommodating and very mindful of our very short stop in Quito! His prepared itinerary not only took us to touristy spots but also beyond. And Santiago's historical grasp of places he took us to were spot on. Very highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Michael, glad.to.know you

Leonardo Duran

United States
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Tour: #363590, Quito 3 Hours Private City tour, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Sep 3/18

Santiago was superb! My girlfriend traveled alone. She needed an "emergency" booking of less than 24hrs. I thought it was hopeless with such short notice but emailed Santiago and in span of 4 hours, through efforts of his, managed to book a tour for her. Next day she spoke wonders of him!! He accompanied her through much of the tour, taught her much, went out of his way several times to accommodate her and made her feel very safe. Safety was huge for me. 25 STARS FOR HIM!! Thank you very much Santiago!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Leonardo, Lourdes is very nice person. Regards Santiago

Thomas Hamm

United States
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Tour: #361805, Quito City tour from the airport, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Jun 30/18

Santiago was wonderful! He was extremely flexible, and he arranged the tour within the time constraint to do the things that we wanted to do the most. He was extremely polite, very friendly, and very knowledgeable about the area. I would highly recommend him to other English speaking travelers!

Deborah Richardson

United States
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Tour: #361805, Quito City tour from the airport, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: May 28/18

Santiago met us at the Quito airport, took us on an evening city tour & to dinner, then back to the airport. It made our 6 hr layover MUCH nicer & he was super helpful plus informative.

Greg Yakim

United States
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Tour: #361805, Quito City tour from the airport, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: May 28/18

Santiago made our layover in Quito great. We got to see the city, enjoy the vibe, saw some great sites...and had a lot of fun visiting the great hotel for ice cream and coffee, explore some of the shops and a most beautiful church. He was totally flexible and used out time as good as it could have been used!

JoAnne Hoffman

United States
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Tour: #361808, Full-day trip Otavalo Market, Otavalo, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Nov 18/17

Santiago was a fascinating and considerate tour guide. He stopped at wonderful spots on the way to Otavalo and took care of me at the market -- helping me to negotiate a fair price because my Spanish sucks!