Sebastien is very knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and a great communicator. He offered the right amount of interesting information everywhere we visited.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow... that is so kind of you, thanks for honest and powerful comment. I hope you visit us again in the near future. Send my regards to your wife. Sebas.
We spend 11 days with Sebastian. Absolutely wonderful! He is a knowledgeable, well organised, flexible, passionate nature-lover, discrete and authentic man. Also very patient considering our family of 4 with two very lively children! He helped us to plan our journey, he suggested and reserved for us hotels and local activities. He found some truly amazing places to stay, including home-stays with indigenous people. He made our journey unforgettable. Also very skilled and safe driver on his 4x4 SUV.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Fue un gusto Fabrizio, sin duda un viaje memorable y lleno de aventura. Me alegra el corazón, haber contribuido a que sus vacaciones se vuelvan recuerdos memorables. Espero pronto vuelvan a visitar el país, o yo poder darme una vuelta por el suyo. Un abrazo a la familia.
Brooke SchonfeldUnited States
Sebastian is a friendly and knowledgeable tour guide. He was very accommodating in finding a great meeting spot, and taught us a lot about the history and architecture of Quito. Sebastian found a delicious lunch spot... one with cuy! We were able to visit all of the sites, and Sebastian kept the day flowing well with interesting information. You'd do well to book a tour with Sebastian!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So happy to hear you enjoyed our little tour. Weather definitely was on our side, it was perfect timing... I loved we could have that little bit of sunshine just at the end of the day. Hope to see you again. Farewell
Stephen SymondsUnited States
Sebastian is a very good guide. He is very knowledgeable about the history of Ecuador and Quito as well as the fauna and flora geological features of the region. I recommend him a guide if you come to Quito.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Stephen. Hope you have a wonderful time in the Galapagos islands. Keep enjoying life.
Eric McCaffreeUnited States
Truly a highlight of our vacation. I reached out to Sebastian shortly before our tour was scheduled, in hopes of deviating a little from the assigned itinerary. He was thoughtful and flexible in allowing us to do what we wanted. He arrived on time to pick us up at our Airbnb, despite admittedly poor directions and the lack of a specific address We found him knowledgeable, fluent in English, considerate, and fun to be around. As a bonus, he has a clear love for nature and basic human goodness. A+.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello there, Thanks a lot for your awesome review, I really appreciate it. I hope you all had a blast in the Galapagos. Remember to use the whole country code (+593999400816) then I an send you the videos. Keep enjoying life.
Can't recommend Sebastián highly enough!! We thoroughly enjoyed our day with him exploring the Otovalo Market and the surrounding area. Sebas was organized, knowledgeable and friendly, as well as excellent company. He offered a wide variety of activities, several of which were not included in the tour description. The day was a wonderful mix of educational activities, delicious snacks and lunch, natural/scenic wonders, and cultural experiences. Couldn't have asked for more!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Such a nice review... thank you so much for your kind words and review of the tour. I'm so happy to know you enjoyed our day tour. I hope you are having a great time in the Galapagos. Was a pleasure to show you around. Sebas.
Alan ThalingerCharlotte, NORTH CAROLINA, United States
Sebastian was prompt in meeting us and we had a great day in the Mindo area with all plans revolving around our 2 grandchildren ages 9 and 10. He was great with them and us. Lunch in a local restaurant was a real treat. I would recommend him as a guide with a great naturalist background.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you and your lovely family Alan. It is great to hear you enjoyed the tour with me. I hope you come back and see more of my beautiful country.
Vicky LawUnited States
We were very impressed with Sebastian from the first email (excellent English) to the goodbye at the end of the day. He took good care of us the entire day and catered to our every needs. He is extremely knowledgeable about everything Quito. We never felt hurried because that's how we like to do sightseeing: spending more time when things are interesting instead of trying to hit every tourist spots on the agenda. He took us to a local restaurant for lunch. It was so inexpensive and taste so good.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So very honored with you kind feedback Vicky, and definitely happy to know that you both had a nice day tour with me. Quito has lots to offer, but always better when you know what you like or not. I hope you come back to Ecuador, As this is a country full of beauty and places to explore.
David ZiserUnited States
Our day with Sebastián was fun and very informative. He wanted to be sure we visited all the best places in his beloved city and more. He went above and beyond our expectations and we couldn't have enjoyed the day more. Two thumbs way up. David and LaDawn
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello there guys, thanks for your review. It makes me happy to hear you truly enjoy our city shopping tour ; ) I hope you come back soon, there are lots of wonderful places to visit and photograph.
Shawna SchneiderUnited States
Sebastian put together a wonderful custom tour for us to accommodate our flight schedule. Our tour gave us a great one day overview of Quito, visiting all of the main points in old town and even venturing to the cloud forest and a hummingbird sanctuary. Sebastian is very knowledgable about history, architecture, and nature. I highly recommend Sebastian for a day tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: That is so kind of you, thanks for your wonderful feedback. It was a long interesting day, and I was so happy that worked out so well. Greetings to David and Gavin. Ps: studies are going quite well.
David MusielakUnited States
We had a wonderful tour with Sebastian. He arrived early to our hotel in the morning and took extra special care with one of our companions who injured her leg the day before. We started the day out by taking in a beautiful view of a dormant volcano. We then proceeded to the hummingbird farm and listened as Sebastian explained the varying colors and subspecies. Afterward, we went on a chairlift for aerial views of Mindo Town and then had delicious seafood meal for lunch followed by some more activities!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the your feedback David. I really hope you come back to the country, so you can do and see the many other things my beautiful country has to offer.
Kimberly F.United States
We had a super fun day with Sebastian. He is a naturalist with deep knowledge of the history and culture of Ecuador. With only a day to tour Quito, Sebastian provided us a strong overview of all Quito and Ecuador has to offer.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your feedback Kimberly,... I hope you had a great time with David as well. If you ever come back to do some more exploring, we´ll be always happy to show you around. Enjoy the Galapagos.
We were fortunate to have Sebastien as a tour guide for the day in Quito. He was very informative and went out of his way to make sure the tour was catered to our wishes. He was very professional and spoke English very well. What really impressed us was his demeanour on the day of our tour, after experiencing a devastating mudslide on his street the previous day. It was devastating as many people lost their cars. He remained focused making sure our day would be memorable. He was fabulous!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words. Truly was an awful disaster and quite a short night for me before the tour, but luckily, despite people lost material things, no lifes were taken. I'm glad to know you enjoyed your day with me eventhough you had a different kind of tour in your mind, was a pleasure to show you my city.
Jack HosierLong Beach, CALIFORNIA, United States
Sebastian was a great tour guide and so very knowledgeable! We highly recommend using him for your Quito tours. We took the cloud forest tour which took us to an orchid farm, butterfly sanctuary, hummingbird sanctuary. We saw so much. Great day and weather was perfect!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So very kind of you, thanks for your comment and recommendations. I wish you both a great adventure in the Galapagos... keep enjoying of my beautiful country and its natural wonders.
Jason LillyUnited States
Sebas was a great guide. Very good English. Very good driver. He had some great stops along the way to Mindo and a very nice place for lunch (you pay yourself, bring some cash, not expensive but need cash). Highly recommend him for day trips from Quito to the cloudforest. Visitors should expect humid and rain (it is a rainforest). But a very good trip. He is very knowledgeable of the plant life and birds
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello John. So happy to hear you enjoy our day tour, the forest and my services. Thanks for your feedback, I shall describe the tour better for future travelers. Hope you made it safe back home.
Gill PalmerUnited Kingdom
Sebastián was an exceptional guide for our day trip to Mindo. He has a deep knowledge and understanding of all the wildlife and ecosystems of Equador and we learnt lots from him. He adapted the day to our requirements to ensure that we had the most amazing day and achieved everything we wanted to. We highly recommend Sebastian Many thanks Gill Palmer
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for your comment, Was a pleasure to show you around. I hope you keep enjoying of the country. You are a very nice couple .
Joyce ChapaUnited States
We had a wonderful day with Sebastian! The Cloud forest was amazing. We also saw the hummingbird garden, an orchid garden and learned about the process of making chocolate in Mindo. He was very knowledgeable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Despite the rainy day we had a good tour, nice to hear You enjoyed your little adventure with me. I hope you keep the best memories of my country. Thanks for your comment. Suerte... Sebas.
John TureckiUnited States
Sebastian was awesome and spoke English good, so communication was no problem. We actually decided to go to Cotopaxi, which was amazing and we had nice weather. He was very knowledgeable about the wildlife, fauna, geology, etc... It was quite obvious that Sebastian is passionate about his job and the Eco system of Ecuador. I highly recommend Sebastian for any tour in Ecuador and he was a pleasure to hang out with for our day trip to Cotopaxi. Good times!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Muchisimas gracias mi amigo. Was a beautiful and lucky day... clear view of the volcano and even a condor soaring nearby. Thanks a lot for your kindness and generosity. Hope to see you again.
Brian LordUnited States
Great guide. Knowlegable. Informative. Personable. I would certainly recommend Sebastián and use him again
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Brian. I hope you are enjoying the Galapagos islands. Hope to see you again.
Patricia Gail BellCanada
We six Canadians from the Toronto area took Sebastian's tour of Quito and we TOTALLY enjoyed our day. We all being well seasoned travellers not only having lived overseas but have managed to visit most and in some cases all continents. Speaking from that experience we all agree that Sebastián is a very sociable, extremely intelligent and a more than capable guide ! Thank You Sebastian !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So happy to have contributed to make your one day all together, enjoyable and interesting. I hope you keep enjoying of the country, and getting new adventures. Was a pleasure to meet you. Thanks for your review.
Thomas CoryUnited States
5 out of 5 stars. Excellent guide. Knowledgeable and patient. Stopped everywhere we asked, even if not on the schedule. Would definitely go with him if we're fortunate enough to return to Ecuador. Tom & Pat Cory
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for taking some time to comment our tour. I hope you both had a wonderful time in the cloud forest,... and tons of good pictures. If you ever come back, you know where to find me. Un abrazo desde la mitad del mundo.
Patricia FinsonUnited States
Sebastian was incredibly knowledgeable and made the tour the highlight of our stay in Quito. He gave us several options to pick from to make our excursion unique. Having a private guide is by far more interesting and intimate. I would highly recommend both Tours by Locals and of course, Sebastian!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words and making my first review possible. I love hearing that you enjoyed the city and the few hours we shared. Keep enjoying my beautiful country. My regards to Julia.