Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Quito-Ecuador by Tour Guide David G. (Guide #23170)


Alan Bennett

United States
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Tour: Full day customized tour, Quito, Ecuador
Date: Feb 13/20

We had a wonderful Quito experience with David our tour guide. We customized a tour that met our time constraints and included a visit to a rose farm, a nearby national park, and a hummingbird reserve and lunch. David picked us up at our hotel with a van and driver that comfortably accommodated four people. David is an excellent English speaker; is current on American affairs; and can answer all questions related to Ecuadorian history, life, commerce, geology, plants, animals, etc.

James Jankoski

United States
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Tour: #545178, Cotopaxi Volcano Private Tour, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Jan 1/20

David is an exceptional guide and we had a great day at Cotopaxi on a private tour. He gave us multiple options for hikes in the national park, shared insights on the history and geology of the area, and was super accommodating throughout. Highly recommend!

Todd Gilmer

San Diego, CA, United States
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Tour: #337728, Cloud Forest. Hikes, hummingbirds and more, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Dec 8/19

Todd Gilmer

San Diego, CA, United States
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Tour: #337779, Quito city and Equator line Private Tour, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Dec 7/19

Thomas Helfrich

United States
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Tour: #337779, Full day Quito tour, teleferico and farmers market, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Dec 6/19

David was truly outstanding. His historical knowledge was impressive indeed and his flexibility throughout the day was appreciated. He went out of his was to make sure we were getting we we wanted. He was extremely friendly and the entire dY went by very quickly. The local restaurant he picked for lunch was perfect. Would highly recommend.

Gail Goldstein

United States
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Tour: #516565, The Local Cooking Tour. Quito like a local, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Nov 24/19

David was an excellent guide for our market tour and cooking class. He was very well versed in the history of Quito and the areas we went to see. He kept our group of 8 moving along throughout the day. We were treated to a deliciously prepared lunch by Millie and Victor in her beautiful restaurant kitchen. We shopped at 3 different markets to get what needed for the lunch preparations. Most importantly, I feel we were away from touristy typical things to do and got a chance to see local living.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Gail. It was really nice to meet you. I am really happy that you enjoyed the day and all the places we visited. Have some great time tomorrow and the following days in the Galapagos Islands. My best regards, David

Charly Wright

United Kingdom
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Tour: #516565, The Local Cooking Tour. Quito like a local, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Nov 10/19

We had a lovely and relaxing day with David and Sebastian. We learned lots about Ecuadorian cooking, ate extremely well, and learned a lot about Quito. Thanks for a lovely day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks to you Charly. It was really nice to meet you and again congratulations for your wedding. Enjoy all of Ecuador... Best regards David

Lawrence Chan

United States
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Tour: #337779, Quito city and Equator line Private Tour, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Oct 4/19

Sorry for being slow in posting the review. David is great! Good communication before the trip. He tried hard to show me as many place as he could in Quito given the protest and road closure around. Overall a very nice day trip. Thanks David.

Anita Harben

Malaysia
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Tour: #337779, Quito and Equator line, Condors and Indian Markets Private Tour, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Sep 30/19

We were really delighted to have had David as our guide. He was not just extremely efficient and helpful but made the whole trip come alive with his depth of knowledge and liberal doses of engaging humour. It couldn't have been easy managing a group of 8 women of diverse ages, opinions and interests but he kept us in great spirits and tried to cover all the angles we wanted. Many thanks David, we learned a lot and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Anita and thank you very much for your kind words. It was really nice to meet you and spend some time knowing you. I hope I could meet with you again and I wish you the best. David

Carolyn Cohen

United States
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Tour: #342307, Northern Markets Private Tour from Quito, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Sep 26/19

David is wonderful! Highly knowledgeable, thoughtful and one step ahead to address our desires. I cannot recommend him enough!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you very much Carolyn. It was really nice to meet you. Thank you for the recommendation. My best regards. David

Maria F.

Canada
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Tour: #337779, Quito city and Equator line Private Tour, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Sep 6/19

Rick Tracey

United Kingdom
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Tour: #338901, Condors in their Natural Habitat, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Sep 4/19

An amazing experience from a very knowledgeable guide David was excellent and this was a unique experience for me. Rick Tracey

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for the comment Rick. It was a really nice tour and I enjoyed it as well. My best regards, David

Harbinder Pabla

United Kingdom
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Tour: #598071, Quito city walking tour. Private, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Aug 20/19

Thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Old Town. Very knowledgeable guide who knows his history of the place. Highly recommended him for this tour.

Matthew Kenney

United States
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Tour: #337728, Cloud Forest. Hikes, hummingbirds and more, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Aug 10/19

David was absolutely fantastic! He was extremely knowledgeable and very personable. His ecological expertise made for a very enjoyable experience. His knowledge of Mindo, the surrounding climates, and relationships with several people there helped him arrange our itinerary in an optimal manner to make sure we could do as much as possible. He was also great with my 10 year old who peppered him with non-stop questions (at least when I wasn't doing the asking). I couldn't recommend him enough!!

Casey Bridges

United States
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Tour: #545178, Cotopaxi Volcano Private Tour, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Jul 14/19

David was a fantastic guide. It was a adventurous day. You never know what the weather will be like on that mountain. Today we were greeted with a snow storm. The hike was very enjoyable and David took the old route out of the preserve. Taking the back way out gives you a better perspective of the landscape to include driving through a part of the cloud forest. If your looking for a good knowledgeable guide, David is the man. Great tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for the comment and the recommendation. I really appreciate it. I was really great to meet you and I will be sending you the pictures I took. Take care Casey, Best regards, David

Caroline Hovdesven

United States
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Tour: #337779, Quito city and Equator line Private Tour, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Jun 24/19

A great tour! David was exceptionally knowledgeable on topics related to the culture, history, and natural history of Quito. He was enthusiastic and accomodating. David was fluent in English and well-versed on the stories and legends of old Quito, making for an entertaining tour. We would highly recommend it!

Jenn Sandercock

United States
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Tour: #342307, Northern Markets Private Tour from Quito, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Jun 6/19

David was an amazing tour guide. He had so many interesting facts to tell us about Ecuador, but he also knew when to not talk and leave our small group to exploring on our own. He listened to our needs and took us where we wanted and even stayed out longer so that we could try and hunt down that perfect leather jacket.

Richard L Doty

United States
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Tour: Mindo Cloud Forest Private Tour from Quito, Quito, Ecuador
Date: Apr 29/19

David was an excellent guide. He was knowledgeable and helpful, taking us places we wished to see and skipping those places not high on our "to-see" list. His command of English was very good. He was on time for pick-up and was a good driver to and from the Mindo area. Five (5) of five (5) stars.

Lindsay Watson

Australia
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Tour: #337728, Hummingbirds and Chocolate, Cloud Forest, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Apr 25/19

David is a very good driver, spoke perfect English. We headed north to the Cloud Forest, little town of Mindo, Mariposa butterfly farm. We also stopped at two amazing bird watching sanctuaries (no cages) paid our $5 and were treated to a hummingbird display, the little birds buzzed around our heads loving life. Our second stop was as good with too many birds to describe. He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of birds and the history of Ecuador. Great day the road to Cloud Forest is treacherous in parts.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Lindsay, Thank you for your comments. It was really nice to meet you and I am really happy you enjoyed the tour. The Cloudforest is for sure an amazing destination to visit.

Susan White

United States
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Tour: #545178, Cotopaxi Volcano Private Tour, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Apr 21/19

Excellent tour. David speaks wonderful English and knows everything about the area - history, culture, nature. He was accommodating with our change of plans (flights changes!!!) and efficient with park passes etc.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Susan. It was really great to be your guide and I am really glad you enjoyed the tour with me.

Kimberly F.

United States
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Tour: #342307, Northern Markets Private Tour from Quito, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Mar 27/19

My daughter and I had a fabulous day with David. He took us North outside of Quito for the day. Not only were our experiences amazing (do not miss Parque Condor), David's knowledge of Ecuador's nature, culture and history is unsurpassed. He was super fun to spend the day with and we will definitely arrange for David to take us to the Amazon on our next trip to Ecuador.

Shona Carruthers

New Zealand
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Tour: #337728, Hummingbirds and Chocolate, Cloud Forest, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Mar 26/19

David was an excellent guide who knew the area well and adjusted the day to meet our needs. The pace was good and he knew a great place for us all to enjoy a typical Ecuadorian lunch. We'd highly recommend David for this tour, we all thoroughly enjoyed our day

Edison Fowler

United States
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Tour: #337728, Hummingbirds and Chocolate, Cloud Forest, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Feb 21/19

David is very personable and easy going. We had a small glitch with pickup address & he accommodated that nicely. We were able to fine tune the location options based on his time to drive there & our highest priorities to visit. The routing was great and lunch recommendation was special in Mindo. His knowledge of the history, geog- raphy and culture blended together nicely. We would highly recommend him to our friends & if we visit here again.

James Davis

United States
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Tour: #337824, From Quito to Baños and Back, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Feb 4/19

Excellent and Awesome. David is an excellent guide with wonderful english. He is so very knowledgeable about the country, the history and flora/fauna. We loved learning about Ecuador from him and truly enjoyed our time with him. He really made our time in Ecuador very special with wonderful memories. He also helped me to get some wonderful photos and took many of my wife and I for us. Best of all, we parted as friends. I hope to return and have him take us to the Amazon. I would highly recommend him.

Dominique DeWitt

United States
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Tour: #516565, Quito Like a local. Markets, Cooking and the city Tour, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Jan 19/19

Truly could not have been better. David was an excellent tour guide! Sebastian was our chef. We had a great day with both. Shopping for the food was a great experience to see how locals live. I felt like a celebrity in the place we cooked - the view was incredible. The walking tour was informative and excellent as well. Highly recommend!

Bonita Tharp

United States
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Tour: #400754, Full day Baños town, Baños, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Jan 11/19

David was prompt to pick us up at our B&B close to Quito airport. I understand it was almost an hour drive for him. We did the full day Banos tour with several interesting stops along the way. Our highlights of course were Devil's Cauldron and Swing at the End of the World. It was a long day but David and driver made plenty of stops for snacks, lunch, bathroom breaks and to stretch. It was a long day but well worth the trip. I would absolutely book David again.

Tammy Clark

United States
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Tour: #545178, Cotopaxi Volcano Private Tour, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Jan 7/19

Spent an incredible day with David touring Cotopaxi. His knowledge of the history,ecology and culture as well as his passion for photography enabled him to tailor the day so that i got so much more out if it than I'd hoped. I highly recommend David as your guide for your next adventure in Ecuador.

William Shook

United States
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Tour: #516565, Quito Like a local. Markets, Cooking and the city Tour, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Dec 26/18

A great tour and a fabulous guide with extremely good English. Very knowledgeable about the country, local markets and food. We have taken several similar tours on our travels and this one was one of the very best thanks to David.

Mark Argo

Tulsa, OK, United States
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Tour: #337779, Quito city and Equator line Private Tour, Quito, Ecuador    view tour
Date: Dec 24/18

David is an excellent guide!! He is locally raised, knows the area very well, and is well educated on the history of Ecuador. There were two in our party, his car was clean and comfortable, he speaks English very well, and of course his native Spanish. As US citizens and our first trip to Ecuador - we were so thankful we had this tour early in our trip, to give us a broad overview of Quito, the 'Center of the World', and Ecuador history/topography. His advice was very practical & I'd recommend David.

Joshua Staheli

United States
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Tour: Quito 3 Hours Private City tour, Quito, Ecuador
Date: Dec 1/18

David was great and very knowledgable. We only had a couple of hours and he tailored the tour to our time constraints and interests. David's knowledge of the history of Ecuador and his language skills are excellent.