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Happy Gringo Travel

Catalina Aldaz N34-155 Office 509, Quito, Ecuador, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Train of Liberty, Traditional Market and Cuicocha
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It's all about passion. Happy Gringo is an Anglo-Dutch owned travel company run by passionate travellers for like-minded clients and offers an alternative to the typically frustrating Latin American travel agency experience. Our philosophy is simple: we aim to provide the ultimate travel experience in Ecuador and to bring an element of fun and smiles to your trip here! We offer trips to the Galapagos Islands, the Rainforest and tailor-made travel to all corners of mainland Ecuador. The most knowledgeable trip planners in the market* Personalised tour options and service that will really “wow” you* Quick answers when you most need them!* A simple and easy online booking process* International staff who speak your language (English, Dutch, French & Spanish)* Competitive prices to save your pennies* Full support from first point of contact up to the moment you finish your trip * 100% guaranteed satisfaction & fun!!! no hassles, no worries.
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Catalina Aldaz N34-155 Office 509, Quito, Ecuador, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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"like clockwork"
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Reviewed yesterday

HG organized our tour for 6 people and since the government of Ecuador has final control of tours and schedules one pays for the tour and hopes for the best-it's worth the risk. Our tour had a major change due to government influence several weeks...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of five spent seven days in Quito. We used Happy Gringo to book four day tours and we were extremely pleased with both the ease of booking our tours as well as the tours themeselves. Our tours were the Historic City, Quilotoa, Equator...More

Thank marieshannon
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HappyGringoTeam, Public Relations Manager at Happy Gringo Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Marie, thank you for posting this very nice review, we are glad you and your family were able to enjoy your time here in Ecuador! It is great to hear that you liked all of the day tours that we arranged. We love it...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Gina, who unfortunately doesn't work for HG any longer, was our representative, and she was wonderful. I can assume all of their employees are as great as she was. We bombarded her with questions for months and months before wire transferring our deposit. Sebastion, or...More

Thank sadavey1
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HappyGringoTeam, Public Relations Manager at Happy Gringo Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for posting this excellent review of our services. We are glad to know you had a great time on your cruise and it is also nice to hear you were pleased with our level of service, we love it when our clients are...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sebastian was our great tour organizer....all our transfers, drivers and guides went as smooth as clock work and the accommodations he picked for us were stellar. The Napo Wild Life Centre was an amazing experience and highly recommended.More

Thank Christine A
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HappyGringoTeam, Public Relations Manager at Happy Gringo Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Christine, thank you for this five-star review, we appreciate your comments towards our service. It is nice to hear you had an amazing experience in the Napo Wild Life Center and that Sebas help you with all of the arrangements to make your tour...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have booked a Galapagos cruise through Happy Gringo, and I was very satisfied with their service. I contacted them (along with several other agencies) via email, and they were among the fastest to respond. It did send a reminder email about 24 hours after...More

Thank dreistein81
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HappyGringoTeam, Public Relations Manager at Happy Gringo Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for this very informative 5-star review, we sincerely appreciate you taking the time to post this detailed feedback about our service. It is truly nice to know that you had a great time on your cruise and that you were satisfied with our...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cruised on the Cormorant which exceeded all expectations. Well organized travel arranged by Maria and Ana of Happy Gringo Travel. Wonderful accommodations in Sacred Valley and Aguas Calientes. All the normal stresses of travel were taken care of even when we had to change plans...More

Thank RJDRANEY
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HappyGringoTeam, Public Relations Manager at Happy Gringo Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments, we are glad to hear to you had a wonderful time in Galapagos and in Peru. I will make sure to pass your comments to Ana; we are happy to know she helped you arrange...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On recommendation from a friend we used Happy Gringo tours to organise a 6 day tour of Cusco, Sacred Valley and Lima. Sebas helped organise everything and was very patient with my number of changes to the tour. He responded to all my questions and...More

Thank melissalew08
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HappyGringoTeam, Public Relations Manager at Happy Gringo Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for posting your comments about our service, we really appreciate your 5-star review. We love to hear you had an awesome time in Peru and your overall trip was perfectly tailored to your needs. I will make sure to pass your kind words onto...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Priscilla Ospina of Happy Gringo went above and beyond to assure a smooth, carefree holiday for our family of 8 adults. Our ambitious itinerary included 3 nights in Quito, 2 nights in San Cristobal, 7 nights on board the Galaven and 3 nights at the...More

Thank vetmedhosp
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HappyGringoTeam, Public Relations Manager at Happy Gringo Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We fist we want to begin by telling you that we are truly sorry to hear about your lost, we can’t imagine how difficult this moment is for you and your family, please receive our most sincere condolences. We also want to thank you for...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just got back from a fabulous 2 week cruise in Galapagos on the Eden Yacht, organized by Sebas from Happy Gringo Travel. From the very beginning, Sebas was great at keeping in touch with us and answered my many questions promptly. Everything went smoothly...More

Thank chizzDubai_UAE
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HappyGringoTeam, Public Relations Manager at Happy Gringo Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for taking the time to review us, we sincerely appreciate it :) We are pleased to hear that you had a great time onboard the Eden Yacht and that you got to experience Galapagos to its fullest. I will pass your comments onto...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a few days in a jungle through Happy Gringo, and yeah, I'm a gringo and I was happy with the service. Our contact was Ana Maria Paez, and she is awesome - she took time to explain everything, timely replies, and took care...More

Thank Evgeni T
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HappyGringoTeam, Owner at Happy Gringo Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi evgeni, we're always happy when our clients are happy, so thanks for letting us know! Please accept our apologies for the flight delay, but I am glad everything else worked out as planned and that you were able to enjoy the Ecuadorian rainforest to...More

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MelissaCamel
We are a Los Angeles based running group who will be in town for the Guayaquil Marathon 42.2 km in Oct 2019. We are a group of around 40 and will be traveling for 14 days. Our group is 40 people and we typically travel for 14 days. Every year we visit a different country to run a marathon. We have been to Ghana, Italy, Vietnam, Israel and Jordan. What makes our running club unique is that we run with individuals struggling with drug addiction and homelessness. We believe running can be a tool which helps depression and one piece of the puzzle to help stay sober. Some points of interest would be (and open to many more suggestions)....... - Galapagos 4 nights (swim with whale sharks) - Banos thermal baths - Climbing volcanos or mountains (we are an active group:) - Waterfalls - Nature Reserve/Eco Lodge - Cloud Forest - Cooking Class or Handicraft Class - Meet and learn about the Indigenous People of Ecuador - Hands on monkey experience - Devils Nose Train Maybe some sight seeing here and there for down days but activities are way more fun I’m still doing some research so I’ll probably have some more specific ideas soon. Please check out a trailer from a documentary made about our team to give you a little bit more info on who we are. Google Skid row Marathon for more info. Thanks, Melissa
29 May 2018|
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Response from HappyGringoTeam | Property representative |
Hi Melissa, Thank you so much for your inquiry, we will love you give you a more personalized service. Please send us your contact details and someone for our sales team will be in touch with you as soon as possible. Have... More
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Shimajio
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Response from HappyGringoTeam | Property representative |
Dear Shimajio, Thanks for our message! Happy Gringo is offering different payment options and depending on several factors, we would recommend you the best way for your payment. In order to know what is best suitable for... More
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Shimajio
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Hi Shimajio, Thank you very much for your inquiry. Unfortunately we see it only now as we do not get a notification for posts made here. Have you inquired also via our webpage? Could one of our travel advisors help you... More
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