Happy Gringo
The Ecuador & Galapagos experts

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Prefer to blaze your own trail?
Looking for more freedom and flexibility in your itinerary?
Then you’ve come to the right place! Happy Gringo is renowned at designing custom-made Ecuador and Galapagos itineraries just for you! You can count on our trusted expert guidance and advice to put the pieces together into YOUR dream trip.


Why Choose Us?

At Happy Gringo we like to do things differently!

We are passionate and frequent travelers ourselves, so we understand the quality of service that you deserve when booking a trip. Get in touch with us and you’ll quickly see that we literally stand head and shoulders above the rest of the pack

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Personalized tour options and service that will really “wow” you.

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International staff who speak your language (English, Dutch, French & Spanish).

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Competitive prices to save your pennies.

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100% guaranteed satisfaction & fun!!!

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A simple and easy online booking process.

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The most knowledgeable trip planners in the market.

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Full support from first point of contact up to the moment you finish your trip.

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Quick answers when you most need them!

Our Best Selling Tours

Looking for inspiration? Check out these tours that our past clients loved

The Adventurer

With rafting, biking, trekking & horse-riding, this popular tour is an adrenalin rush from start to finish!
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Galapagos & Amazon

The perfect Ecuador combo: Amazing wildlife, breath-taking scenery, & non-stop adventure.
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Magic of Ecuador

The very best of mainland Ecuador neatly packed into an unforgettable 12-day tour.
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Galapagos & Mainland

Combine the magical Galapagos Islands with the very best highlights from mainland Ecuador.
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Amazon Kayaking

A unique adventure paddling through the back-waters of the Amazon rainforest.
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Island hopping packages are becoming increasingly popular as an alternative to Galapagos cruises; are you curious to know why?

• Fantastic guided day tours to National Park sites
• Overnight stays on different islands (Santa Cruz, San Cristobal, Isabela)
• More free time to explore towns by yourselves, or for souvenir shopping
• Quality rest & relaxation time at beautiful beaches
• Freedom to sample local night-life, and dine out at restaurants in the evenings
• The comfort of a hotel bed waiting for you each night

Happy Gringo offers standard recommended itineraries, or we can custom-make a trip especially for you!

Charter a Galapagos Cruise

Are you traveling with a large family, or maybe with a group of friends or co-workers? Looking for more privacy, and personalized attention?

Then chartering a small cruise is the right option for your Galapagos vacation, and Happy Gringo is your go-to agency, we are experts in personalized cruise trips.

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On our blog

Fernandina Island – Galapagos Visitor Guide

Fernandina island is right up there at the top of the list of best sites to visit at the Galapagos Islands. Fernandina is born of fire, and today is one of the most volcanically active spots on the planet.

Galapagos Fish to See While Snorkeling or Diving

The Galapagos Islands are one of the largest marine reserves on the planet, offering protection to an incredible diversity of colourful Galapagos

Galapagos Racer Snake – Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Racer Snake leapt to instant fame in 2016, when BBC Planet Earth footage of them chasing a Marine Iguana went viral on the internet

What Our Clients Say
Happy Gringos



Tailor-made tours throughout Ecuador, Quito city tours, Otavalo, sell Galapagos, jungle and other destinations, good service. Recommended


Lonely Planet

A British and Dutch–owned company catering to a midrange market, Happy Gringo can organize- week to month – long customized itineraries throughout the country, from the Galapagos to the Amazon. Professionally run with English-speaking guides and private drivers available, it´s one of the best all-round tour companies in the city.


Rough Guide

A well-run Anglo-Dutch tour operator that offers everything from day-trips showcasing the “real” side of Quito life to Amazon and Galapagos trips. Staff are helpful and the agency gets consistently good reports from travelers.

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