Michelle BobowickUnited States
We had a wonderful time as a family with two children 8 and 10 years old. Javier was excellent and adjusted things as needed. He was able to accommodate our different requests seamlessly. He is very knowledgeable on many different topics (geology, history (past and present), culture) , as well as has a great sense of humor. We would highly recommend him for adults and or families.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michelle, Thank you very much for your feedback. I am glad you enjoyed the Cuenca to Quito via Avenue of the Volcanos tour. I always try give my best to make my guests visits the best experience possible. If you are ever back, I will be very happy to arrange other tours and activities for you :)
David CotloveUnited States
Javier was a great guide! His English is very good. We worked with him before our trip to arrange a four-day custom tour. He was very helpful setting this up. Part of our trip required driving from Guayaquil to Cuenca. Most of this trip is on curvy mountain roads. There is often fog. Javier was a super-careful driver and negotiated these roads in the fog and part of the trip was in the dark after sunset. He did a very good job. Javier was always on time. He is very knowledgeable. Everything went well!!
Jennifer H.United States
Javier was an exceptional tour guide. He is kind, knowledgeable, friendly, easy to be with, and created an amazing experience for us as we traveled between Cuenca and Quito. I appreciate everything he did for us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jennifer, thank you so much for your kind review. I really appreciate it! I try to give my best to create unique experiences for my guest and I am very happy to know that you are satisfied with my service. If you ever back make sure you contact me :)
Amy EdneyUnited States
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.
Jeffrey M.Oak Park, IL, United States
Pleasant. Knowledgeable. Accommodating. Flexible. Great introduction to Cuenca. Thanks, Javier !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jeffrey, thank you for your kind review. I am glad you enjoyed the Cuenca city tour. Javier V
Lisa StottUnited States
We were so fortunate to have Javier for a guide two days in a row. We spent the entire day with Javier. He picked us up at 7 and we drove through the country to the Devils Nose ��. Along the way we stopped for beautiful pictures. After the train ride Javier had a great sack lunch prepared for each of us. We then Went to Ingapirca. After a 10 hr day with Javier we didn't know where to eat so he made reservations for us at the "Tiestos Cafe Resturant" couldn't have asked for a more perfect day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lisa, Thank you so much for your feedback. I am so glad you enjoyed the Devil's Nose Train and Ingapirca Tour. Javier V
Lisa StottUnited States
Amazing tour!! Awesome guide!!! Javier was so informative about the area and culture. I would recommend this tour to everyone!! The river was fabulous and the area is beautiful!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lisa, thank you for your review! The Cuenca biking tour is truly a good way to explore the Cuenca and I am glad you had fun and enjoyed Javier V
Michelle DunningUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michelle, thank you for rating me! I am glad you enjoyed the tour.
Barbara HartsfieldUnited States
We booked Javier for a full day tour with pick up at the airport as we flew in at 7:30 AM. We were scheduled for a half-day city bike tour and half-day city overview tour. He checked the weather and switched things around so that we were doing the biking when there was no rain expected and everything worked perfectly the whole day. The bikes were great quality and we covered a lot of the city, including the Inca ruins within the city limits and lots of biking on paths along the rivers in the city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Barbara, thank you so much for your feedback. I am glad you enjoyed your the Biking Tour. If you are ever back in Cuenca let me know! Javier
Denise WeissUnited States
We wish we could give ten stars! Javier worked with us to design a tour that catered to our needs. We were worried about high altitude, so Javier designed a tour that still was the highlight of our trip. He has so many connections to excellent resources. We took a hike, rode a canoe in the beautiful mangrove swamp to see an amazing array of birds, with no other people! Javier is the best guide we had in Ecuador.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Denise, thank you again for your review! I am so glad you had a good time in Cuenca area.
Denise WeissUnited States
We could not have had a better time or a better guide! Javier adjusted the time to fit our schedule.He took us to two villages and introduced us to artisans that have worked in their communities for generations. We saw hand dyed and woven textiles that were stunning. Even Selma Hayek shopped there! We visited a family jewelry workshop and watched the multiple steps and intricate craftsmanship in making exquisite silver jewelry. We cant thank Javier enough for this unique tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Denise, thank you so much for your feedback. I am glad you enjoyed our Gualaceo and Chordeleg craft-making villages tour. Hope to see you again in Cuenca!
We were so impressed with Javier's ability to adjust our tour when the bicycle company didn't come through with the bikes (in no way way that his fault). We spent a lovely and informative morning with him walking along the Rio Tomebamba learning about Educadorean culture, history, geography, and so much more! He took us in the Panama Hat Museum, which we'd visited before, but it was a whole new experience with his knowledge. We had a thorough guided visit to the Pumapongo Museum, which was a highlight!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mary, Thank you so much for your review. I am glad you enjoyed our day tour in Cuenca in spite we could not do the biking activity.