How it all started...

The idea of Galapagos Connoisseur came about while Andres (owner/founder) was working in tourism in Ecuador. He realized most "local" travel companies were owned and run by foreigners. This did not sit well with Andres and he decided to start a boutique travel company owned and run by a REAL local and connoisseur.

Owner photo Andres

Andrés Salazar - A TRUE LOCAL

My name is Andrés Salazar, owner and founder of Galapagos Connoisseur, and true local. 

I have years of experience working with tourism in Ecuador. I have worked with independent travelers, groups, B2Bs, Peace Corps volunteers and exclusive luxury travelers. 

Ever since I was a kid I traveled throughout Ecuador. One of my fondest memories to date is when my parents took me to the Galapagos Islands on a cruise. Since then I have always been on the lookout for unique destinations in Ecuador. 

Contact me for true local advice. I speak perfect English and am always happy to email or get on the phone and chat about anything that comes up. 

You can also join me for a bike ride or for the best cup of coffee in Quito at my favorite cafe in the Historic Center.

Andres Salazar 

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    What we do well

    Connoisseur Advice

    We are locals with tons of travel experience in Ecuador. We will guide you with our know how and will help create a perfect travel plan for you!

    24/7 Support

    We are here for you rain or shine! Ready to assist you during any emergency or snafu along the way.

    Hassle-Free Booking

    We offer various payment methods and make the booking process as hassle free and secure as possible .

    Fast Response

    We are but a phone call, email or chat away. A quick and elaborate response will help you when planning your trip.

    Tailor Made Tours

    Tell us about your trip requirement. We'll work together to customize your trip to meet your exact requirement so that you have a memorable trip.

    Competitive Prices

    Our goal is to provide the best experiences for you at the best possible price point