Ecuador and Galapagos Travel

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Magic of Ecuador The very best of mainland Ecuador neatly packed into an unforgettable 12-day tour. Read more... Galapagos & Amazon The perfect Ecuador combo: Amazing wildlife, breath-taking scenery & non-stop adventure. Read more... Eden Yacht An affordable and comfortable yacht for a truly memorable Galapagos cruise. Read more... The Adventurer With rafting, biking, trekking & horse-riding this popular tour is an adrenalin rush from start to finish! Read more... Xavier Yacht Up to 32% off on all June & July Galapagos cruise departures. Read more... Ecuador & Galapagos Family Adventure Save $150 per person throughout 2014 on this fabulous Ecuador family tour. Read more...

Happy Gringo Experience: Traveling with a SmileWelcome to the home of Happy Gringo

It’s all about passion!

Happy Gringo is an Anglo-Dutch owned travel company run by passionate travelers for like-minded clients and offers an alternative to the typically frustrating Latin American travel agency experience.

We have over 10 years of experience during which time we have helped over 10,000 tourists from around the world to visit our paradise that is Ecuador & Galapagos, and have firmly established ourselves as one of the most respected travel companies in the country. Above all we pride ourselves on a very client-focused approach to service to take you beyond your wildest expectations! 

Our philosophy is simple: to provide the ultimate travel experience in Ecuador & Galapagos, and to bring fun and smiles to your trip here! No hassles, no worries!!!

Click here to meet our team and get to know a little more about us!

Standing out from the pack

What really makes us different from the rest is our market leadership in service:

  • 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!!!

Still not convinced? Why not test drive our service by contacting our sales team for a free quote!


Testimonials Happy Gringo

Reviews Happy Gringo

Testimonials Happy Gringo

Eva was absolutely brilliant - we met another couple on our boat who had also booked with Happy Gringo and they said exactly the same thing. Eva responded to emails within hours and answered hundreds of questions promptly and patiently!!! As we're travelling for 10 months we've booked many tours in different countries and Happy Gringo is by far the best tour operator we've used - a fantastic company!" (Deborah Everingham, UK)
Happy Gringo were excellent and exceeded all of our expectations. Thank you for your excellent service. I contacted 8 or 9 tour agencies about Galapagos tours and you were far and away the most helpful and responsive."
(Paul Chamberlain, USA)


I cannot recommend Happy Gringo highly enough – they have always gone above and beyond the call of duty taking excellent care of our clients. If only all of our ground handlers were as capable!”
(Natalie Morris from award winning tour company WILD FRONTIERS, UK)
One of the best places to go when planning a Galapagos trip! Happy Gringo is an excellent, professionally-run outfit that can help demystify the island experience”
(LONELY PLANET Ecuador Guide 2012 edition)

Read more feedback from our past clients here.

Committed to Ecuador

Operating responsibly and putting something back into Ecuador is at the heart of everything that we do. We actively participate in local community development projects, waste recycling and carbon offsetting, and carefully prepare all of our trips to fully respect local people and the environment.

Happy Gringo are proud to be the VERY FIRST Travel Agency in Ecuador to be awarded the prestigious SMART VOYAGER certificate for our continued efforts in responsible tourism – this is recognized as the highest merit in ecological practices in Ecuador.

We also support the Galapagos Conservation Trust - an excellent organisation raising awareness and funds for important conservation projects in the Galapagos National Park. We encourage you to become members or adopt a tortoise!

Read more details about our eco-commitments here.

Our services come highly recommended by the following prestigious guidebooks:


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