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Javier V.

Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador

I am Javier and I am VERY, VERY LOCAL tour guide.

I WAS BORN AND RAISED in Cuenca , one of the most beautiful cities in this country.

Since I was a little boy I have been attracted and interested in traveling and getting to know different places and people, so, after I finished high school I took the decision to study tourism. I did three years of Tourism and Hospitality Management and then I decided to travel and explore outside Ecuador in order to grow and discover myself. So, I went to Belgium for a year and I can assure it was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I was also able to travel around Europe (One of my deems) and It opened my mind. I was able to learn about a different cultures, a different language, but it also make me realize that there's no place like my country "Ecuador". Thus I came back to continue my career and also I managed my time in order to work as a tour guide on my free time. It's been more than seven years of incredible experiences. I've been almost everywhere in Ecuador and pretty much around South America, helping myself to learn how to Love Life! I've met people from many countries and all five continents. I can't imagine myself in an office for 8 hours a day. Therefore, being a tour guide is perfect for me.

I love spending time outdoors, in nature, hiking mountains or just exploring markets, museums and historical places. Now, more than ever, I am sure I was born to be a tour guide.

My mission is to make people's visit a wonderful experience and to draw smiles on their faces by showing the beautiful diversity and contrast of my country.

Please note that I can arrange transportation for every kind of tour and group, if you need and it's not yet included.

A Recent Review of this guide

Javier was a great guide! His English is very good. We worked with him before our trip to arrange a four-day custom tour. He was very helpful setting this up. Part of our trip required driving from Guayaquil to Cuenca. Most of this trip is on curvy mountain roads. There is often fog. Javier was a super-careful driver and negotiated these roads in the fog and part of the trip was in the dark after sunset. He did a very good job. Javier was always on time. He is very knowledgeable. Everything went well!!
David Cotlove

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Credentials

Hospitality and Tourism Manager
Licensed Tour Guide and Tour Operator
Cajas NP Naturalist Guide
Professional Driver's License

Restrictions

Please inquiry if you have any special request, I can customize the tour according to your needs.

Guide Requirements for Ecuador

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Tours by Javier V.

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Private tour guide Javier

Cuenca half day city tour

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Explore the most beautiful city in Ecuador

100 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

4 hours

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Cuenca to Guayaquil via Cajas National,...

Enjoy a convenient transfer between Cuenca and Guayaquil with a visit,...

280 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

6 hours

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Gualaceo and Chordeleg Craft-Making Villages

Experience the local life by visiting the families workshops of Gualaceo,...

250 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

6 hours

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Devil's Nose Train including Ingapirca,...

One of the most important attractions in Cuenca area

280 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

10 hours

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Cuenca Bike Tour including Pumapungo,...

Explore the UNESCO world heritage city of Cuenca by bike

107 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

3 hours

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Cuenca to Quito via Avenue of the Volcanoes

Explore the highlights of the Ecuadorian Andes on the one-way Cuenca,...

650 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

4 days

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Ingapirca Archaeological Site

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Explore the most important Inca site in Ecuador

210 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

6 hours

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Ingapirca + Gualaceo and Chordeleg

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Explore the most important Inca site in Ecuador and two craft-making,...

270 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

9 hours

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