Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Quito-Ecuador by Tour Guide Gustavo T. (Guide #19143)


Dennis Hermes

United States
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Tour: #764260, Equator and Mindo Cloud forest, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Mar 4/20

We had an absolutely great day at the Mindo Cloud Forest and on our trip to the equator. Gustavo was a great guide, and adjusted everything to our liking. He answered questions the whole time we were driving, and made sure that we were seeing everything possible. The birds, butterflies and hummingbirds were amazing. We would recommend Tours by Locals, and Gustavo, for anyone wanting a great guided trip in Quito and the surrounding areas.

Lisa Coppedge

United States
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Tour: #266390, Cable car, Basilica church and a local family day, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Jan 4/20

Gustavo was a fabulous guide and tailored our trip to everything we asked him to do. Since he is a local, it was so fun to learn about his family and how they live and how it is alike and different from our culture. He is awesome.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My dear friends You are welcome to visit my parents’s home again , my mom is always ready to open the doors to my friends . It was really a pleasure for me to meet you I hope to see you in USA any time

Jamie Lazzaro

United States
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Tour: #764136, Cotopaxi and Quilotoa in one day, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Jan 2/20

If I could give Gustavo 10 stars, I would do it. We had the best trip to Quilotoa and Cotopaxi, thanks to his planning. It is a difficult drive form Quito to Quilotoa, but Gustavo was a very competent driver and we were able to spend as much time there as we wanted. The drive up Cotopaxi is a challenge, but Gustavo knew a driver with a 4 wheel drive and arranged for him to meet us for our trip. Both guides scaled the volcano with us just incase one of us couldn't complete the journey. Best tour ever.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jamie I am glad hearing you liked the tour . It was really nice for me to share with your family . I hope you could come back again to my country . Best wishes from Ecuador

Jamie Lazzaro

United States
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Tour: #764260, Equator and Mindo Cloud forest , wildlife and extreme sports tour., Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Jan 1/20

Gustavo was the perfect guide for our family. He was flexible with our schedule, very knowledgeable about the sights, the country, the history, and the directions. We told him what we wanted to see, and he sent back a fabulous itinerary that was more than we could hope for. We had a wonderful day with his help. If we ever get back to Quito, he is the first person I would contact.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I can say Only “ thank you “ for visiting Ecuador . You and your family are great people . I hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip . I am sorry , because the last day we had to run to the hotel because the rain was very hard . Hahaha

Russ Wulfson

United States
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Tour: #266391, Route of the volcanoes ,the Devil's nose , Baños de Agua Santa and Cuenca Private Tour, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Dec 27/19

This was our second trip with Gustavo. It was wonderful, the tour of Cotapaxi was great, it's very majestic. Never been above 14,000 feet before. Gustavo is an excellent guide, with near perfect American English. He is well informed, flexible, very easy to get along with, and did a great job trying to match the activities to us. We were looking for a more active tour and provided that. And on top of all that, he's a good man.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Russ Thanks for taking your your time to write your comments . I enjoyed the trip with you and the adventures that we had . I hope to see you again when Steve comes to have a home in Mindo My best wishes for you and family this year

Russ Wulfson

United States
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Tour: #272002, Trnasfer in- Mindo Cloud forest and Quito, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Dec 20/19

Gustavo is a great guide! He is extremely knowledgeable about Ecuador, its culture and natural beauty. While he will propose a great itinerary, he is will adjust it to suit your needs. Even on a day to day basis. He English is very good and there will be no communication issue. Lastly he is very personable, easy to get a long with and a good human being. We couldn't have asked for anyone better.

Rick Glaser

United States
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Tour: #267169, Otavalo, Cotacachi beautiful villages tour, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Dec 4/19

A very nice tour with a very good guide. We enjoyed our time with Gustavo. He was very knowledgeable and knew when to talk to us. I would happily hire him again

Nikolaos Paschalakis

Englewood, NJ, United States
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Tour: #266390, Private Quito City Tour, Cable car and Middle of the world., Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Dec 3/19

Gustavo is an excellent professional guide. He organised our tour perfectly so we managed to see as many places as we could in our limited time. He gave us a lot of information and answered any question we had. We strongly recommend Gustavo if you like to have the best tour in Quito

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nikos For me was a pleasure to have meet you, I enjoyed showing you part of my city I hope some day you can come to visit us again, thank you for your comments I really appreciate it. Gustavo

Brie Linkenhoker

United States
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Tour: #267169, Otavalo, Cotacachi beautiful villages, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Sep 21/19

Gustavo was an excellent guide: knowledgeable, friendly, flexible and engaging. He let us define our day, but provided many helpful suggestions. But the best part was his willingness to answer our endless questions about Ecuador, its people, and it's evolving culture. We highly recommend him as a guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Brie Thanks for visiting some of my Ecuador with me. I hope you could visit Ecuador again . My best wishes for both of you Gustavo

Abby Jennis

United States
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Tour: #266391, Cotopaxi- Ingapirka- Cuenca - Route of the Volcanoes, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Sep 17/19

Our tour was fabulous . Gustavo was knowledgeable about history , geography , Etc , and made our trip fascinating and very pleasant .,we very much enjoyed our time with him and would recommend him highly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello My friends It was really interesting to meet you. Thanks for helping Ecuador through Rebecca , she is doing a very important job here teaching English. I hope you enjoyed the days that you had in PAJAN. My best wishes for every one . Gustavo

Joyce Tessy G.

United States
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Tour: #272002, Mindo Cloud forest , wildlife and extreme sports tour., Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Sep 10/19

We had a day to spare as out flight left late at night, so we hired Gustavo to take us to the Cloud Forest in Mindo. Gustavo was wonderful and accommodated us in every way. Best of all we learned so much about Ecuador from him. He is very well informed, speaks good English and was a great guide. We recommend him strongly to you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Joyce Thank you for your words . My idea was that you enjoyed the day knowing the most of Mindo . Your husband , your friends and you are great people. Thanks for visiting Ecuador Your friend in Ecuador Gus

Ilana Westerman

United States
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Tour: #266391, Highlands in Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Aug 12/19

Gustavo was awesome. Very flexible and knowledgeable about Ecuador. Also was a very good and safe driver which I always appreciate.

Ilana Westerman

United States
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Tour: #272002, Mindo Cloud forest , wildlife and extreme sports tour., Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Aug 2/19

Kristl Kamm

United States
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Tour: #272002, Mindo Cloud forest , wildlife and extreme sports tour., Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Jul 27/19

Great tour- beautiful area of Ecuador and Gustavo was incredibly accommodating and nice! We had a fantastic day!

Mara Newman

United States
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Tour: #266390, Private Quito City Tour, Cable car and Middle of the world., Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Jul 19/19

Gustavo provided a flexible and comprehensive full day tour. He was informative and pleasant company. I mentioned that there were a few items I wanted to buy, but didn't want to go out of our way or lose touring time to do so. He knew exactly where to go in the neighborhoods we visited and helped me negotiate prices. The car was comfortable and he had water for us. Highly recommend!

Anne Kolber

United States
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Tour: #267169, Otavalo, Cotacachi beautiful villages, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Jul 16/19

We so enjoyed touring with Gustavo... He was extremely pleasant and we enjoyed spending time with him. Gustavo is very knowledgeable and was very accommodating . I highly recommend Gustavo as your tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Ann, Bob And Ruben Thanks for your review . I also enjoyed the tour with you . It was interesting to learn about your family . Regards Gustavo

Anne Kolber

United States
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Tour: #266390, Private Quito City Tour, Cable car and Middle of the world., Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Jul 15/19

We have spent two says touring with Gustavo T. Gustavo was an excellent guide. He was knowledgeable , flexible and we enjoyed his company. I would highly recommend him as a tour guide.

Heidi Sandiford

United States
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Tour: #272002, Mindo Cloud forest , wildlife and extreme sports tour., Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Jul 3/19

Our guide, Gustavo, was great and very knowledgeable. Our tour was totally customized to meet our needs. Our first stop in the Mindo Cloud Forest was a bird watching place were we saw hundred of hummingbirds. We got very close to them. We then took the cable car and saw one of the waterfalls. This was followed by ziplining and then a fascinating tour of the Yumbos chocolate factory. Lunch and then we stopped at the "Mitad del Mundo" site before returning to Quito. An action-packed fun day out.

Robert Schwenkler

United States
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Tour: #267083, Cotopaxi volcano Tour, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Jun 22/19

Gustavo was a great guide! I'd happily recommend him or take a tour from him again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks you Robert It was really a pleasure for me to meet your mother and you . You are great people . Best wishes from Ecuador

Daniel Roels

United States
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Tour: #267171, Cayambe or Quilotoa volcanoes, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Jun 10/19

Gustavo was a steady driver and solid guide, getting us to where we needed to go with a couple of his standard stops.

Monte Horne

United States
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Tour: #266390, Private Quito City Tour, Cable car and Middle of the world., Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: May 31/19

Outstanding tour. Gustavo did a wonderful job. This is a great way to see the highlights of the city. Gustavo is a very knowledgeable guide and is very flexible. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see the city of Quito.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello my friends I am glad to know you enjoyed the tour . I hope you are fine Best wishes for you and your family Gustavo

Jacquelyn Mitchell

United States
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Tour: #266390, Quito full day tour and Mindo, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: May 22/19

Gustavo was amazing. He planned a very efficient city tour, took us to an incredible restaurant for lunch, was warm and personable, very knowledgeable. The second day we went to Mindo -- highly recommended -- and it happened to be the anniversary of Quito independence, so the drive was very crowded. He did as amazing a job driving as he did guiding. He also had booked in advance our dinner reservations in Quito since you cannot book some of them online. Gustavo's English is excellent as is his dedication.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your words . It was really nice to share some of my Country with you . I am really glad knowing you enjoyed your tour Regards Gustavo

Tracy Stevens

United Kingdom
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Tour: #272002, Mindo Cloud forest , wildlife and extreme sports tour., Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: May 19/19

Can highly recommend a day exploring Mindo with Gustavo. The hummingbirds were definitely the highlight but we also enjoyed the chocolate tour, cloud forest walk& zip lines. Lunch was great too. Also impressed with the booking process with ToursByLocals. 5 stars!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello My friend Thanks for your comments. I enjoyed the day with you and Max. He is a really nice guy. You were really good walkers . Enjoy Galapagos Best wishes Gustavo

Joel Richards

United States
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Tour: #267169, Otavalo, Cotacachi beautiful villages, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Apr 29/19

Joel Richards

United States
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Tour: #266390, Private Quito City Tour, Cable car and Middle of the world., Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Apr 28/19

Gustavo was a great tour guide. We all really enjoyed the time we spent with Gustavo. We felt like our time was well spent.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello my friends Thanks for your rating . It helps me a lot. It was really nice to share some information about my city with all of you .

David Scharf

United States
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Tour: #267083, Cotopaxi volcano and middle of the world Tour, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Apr 27/19

We had a great day with Gustavo. He covered everything we asked for and then he did some bonus guiding for us. Highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi David It was good to walk with you and your wife in Cotopaxi . You are really good walkers . I hope you are fine. Regards Gustavo

Lilian Leong

Singapore
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Tour: #266390, Private Quito City Tour,, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Apr 21/19

Gustavo is an excellent guide. Punctual and accommodating. He has a good command of English and made the tour of colonial Quito informative and interesting. My husband dropped his phone in Gustavo's car and he made the trip back to the hotel to return the phone as soon as he found it. His honesty was much appreciated too.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Lilian Thanks for you comments . I hope everything is fine there . Thanks for visiting my city . I hope you can come back again to visit my city .

Chad Henderson

United States
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Tour: #266390, Private Quito City Tour, Cable car and Middle of the world., Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Apr 18/19

Gustavo was amazing. We spent a long layover with him and our flight was delayed coming in and delayed going out and he accommodated the changed schedule. His English was great and his knowledge of the city was awesome. I plan to spend some more time with him on my next visit. I highly recommend Gustavo!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Chad I enjoyed the tour with you and your friends . Thanks for rating my service . It was really nice to share the dinner time with you

Lindsay Watson

Australia
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Tour: Quito city and Equator line Private Tour, Quito, Ecuador
Date: Apr 15/19

Gustavo was punctual, a good driver and a very informative guide. We spent a lovely, long day with him touring through the Old Town of Quito, up the mountain overlooking the city with the Virgin Mary and we shared a delicious lunch with him at Pimms Restaurant which is under the sculpture. Time was not a problem for Gustavo, we visited the Middle of the World (an absolute must) both sites, took our time, lingered over souvenirs. Fabulous photos of the many churches and points of interest around Quito ����

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Lindsay Thanks for you comments . It is always a pleasure for me to share some of the information with all of you. I am glad that you enjoyed this trip .

Dana (Mr.) Aswad

United States
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Tour: #266390, Private Quito City Tour, Cable car and Middle of the world., Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Apr 5/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dana Thanks for rating my service . Thanks for visiting my country