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About us

Happy Gringo is an Anglo-Dutch owned travel company run by passionate travelers for like-minded clients.

We have 14 years of experience, during which time we have established ourselves as one of the leading and most respected travel agencies/tour operators in Ecuador.

Above all, we pride ourselves on a personalized approach to service, and a team of local travel experts, who know the country like the back of their hands.

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Meet the HG team

We consider one of our real strengths to be the dedicated team of travel experts that we have assembled.

We have an excellent mix of Westerners and Ecuadorians who complement each other perfectly to assist our clients, and we consider ourselves incredibly fortunate to have our current group of staff together.

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Why choose us

Why do we think that you should choose to book your trip through Happy Gringo? Well it’s really very simple.

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Responsible tourism

We believe that it is the responsibility of all tour operators and agencies to promote and encourage eco-friendly practices amongst their clients and employees.

Happy Gringo is proud to directly contribute:

  • The first agency to be awarded the prestigious Smart Voyager award, recognised as the highest merit in ecological practices in Ecuador.
  • Recycling of office waste (paper, plastic and tetra-pack) on a weekly basis.
  • Supporting local charities with donated clothes, school supplies & funding of the annual Christmas party for kids in the poor community of Techo Propio.
  • Over 90% of our office staff are Ecuadorians, giving them an opportunity for fair employment, and the benefit of afiliation to the Social Security system.
  • Happy Gringo is an Ecuadorian registered company, so our taxes are 100% paid in Ecuador, supporting the local economy.

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