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Vivian V.

Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador

For 26 years I have guided, toured and helped people plan everything there is to do in Ecuador from a one day tour to a week or more.

I guide not just the Quito area but the entire Andes chain including Otavalo, Mindo, Papallacta, Banos, Cotopaxi, Quilotoa, Devil's Nose train, Ingapirca, Cuenca, Guayaquil and everything in between as well as the Galapagos and Amazon jungle.
The City of Quito hired me to tour Miami based, world syndicated radio and newspaper travel writer, expert on South America, Enrique Cordoba Rocha, who wrote I am the best Quito guide and sends referrals from his listeners and readers. I have never missed a tour, never even been late for one. I am 48 years old and was the 4th nationally licensed guide in the history of Ecuador and have toured thousands of travelers even for the Ecuador government (last year the Minister of Nepal, 17 person entourage and police escort - PHEW!) and top travel agencies in Ecuador and abroad. I am the "go to" guide the City of Quito asks to tour VIPs such as a PGA (U. S. golf) pro during the Quito tournament, a U. S. State Department official, an Arabian sheik, "Travel and Leisure" magazine personnel, foreign diplomats, the new U. S. ambassador. I was U. S. sales director for Klein Tours and traveled the world promoting Ecuador for it and Metropolitan Touring, the two largest Ecuador travel agencies and largest Galapagos yacht owners. I also designed tours for each. I have a U. S. (Florida) phone on my Quito desk to assist clients with trip planning. I can help you plan the perfect partial or total Ecuador vacation short or long. I am an Ecuador and a U. S. citizen. The tour guide you choose will be the difference in your day or trip. I have the guide maturity and vast contacts to make my clients secure. I speak, read and write perfect English (and French) because I lived and worked for Marriott in the U. S. , lived a year in France and traveled the world promoting Ecuador. With me there will be no canned or stilted speeches, talks. I am known for my flexibility while touring and can change itineraries even "on the fly" the day of a tour due to weather and other factors, even your whims. I have degrees in tourism and hotel management, and my avocation is Ecuador history. My English, knowledge, happy disposition, energy, experience, and reliability make me the perfect guide for Quito or the entire country including the Galapagos and Amazon jungle. I love my work and have more than two thousand letters of recommendation without a single bad review, all five stars.

A Recent Review of this guide

Vivian was wonderful. She is quite knowledgeable, easy going, always personable, and flexible. We recommend her highly. It was a pleasure having her and our good drivers for the two tours.
Marlene Mann

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Credentials

Ecuador National Tour Guide 004

Restrictions

Museums in Quito are closed on Mondays. If this is your only available day please send me your inquiry, and I will create a customized itinerary.

Guide Requirements for Ecuador

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Tours by Vivian V.

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Private tour guide Vivian

Best of Quito Private tour + Middle of,...

The best of the Unesco sites of Old Quito plus much, much more!

215 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

8 hours

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Otavalo Indian Market and more!

Full day north of Quito, GORGEOUS, extremely interesting!

230 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

8 hours

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Papallacta thermal SPA

Medicinal spring waters for your health

220 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

8 hours

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Best TWO DAYS tour to Mindo cloud forest

For birdwatchers and nature lovers and those who want to completely,...

333 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

2 days

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Banos de Agua Santa two days tour - That's,...

Enjoy many different activities in Banos and surroundings

436 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

2 days

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Antisana Ecological Reserve Tour

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A pristine reserve with wildlife

235 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

8 hours

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Two archeological sites and Middle of,...

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Pre-Columbian pyramids and mummy burial sites as well as Middle of,...

210 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

8 hours

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Profusion of hummingbirds and jungle,...

Dozens and dozens of hummingbirds, some landing on you!

230 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

8 hours

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Yunguilla - Heaven On Earth Is Found

Visit to Gorgeous Mountaintop Views, Indigenous Village, Middle of,...

210 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

7 hours 30 min.

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Day Trip to Cotopaxi

Trip for up to ten people to Cotopaxi can include hike to 16,000 feet,...

255 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

11 hours

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One Of The World's Great Trips! - Amazon,...

Amazingly Interesting, varied Amazon Jungle and High Andes Combination,...

1505 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

5 days

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Yanacocha Reserve, Middle of the World,...

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11,600 Feet High Walking/Birding Trail, Pululahua volcano and Middle,...

220 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

8 hours

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Unique Backroads of Otavalo - The REAL,...

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Get Lost With Vivian, Lakes, Coffee Plantations, Indigenous Indian,...

300 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

12 hours

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Quilotoa Volcano Lake Day Trip From Quito

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Beautiful volcanic lake - very scenic and popular road trip

360 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

12 hours

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Down or Up Andes Spine - Otavalo, Quito,Papallacta,Cotopaxi,Devil's,...

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GREAT Trip Down or Up the Andes Spine on Pan-American Highway. Get,...

2175 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

7 days

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AmazonPrimary or Secondary Rainforest,...

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The Adventure Dreamed From Childhood. What Are You Waiting For? A New,...

1275 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

4 days

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Private Tour of Newly Opened Spectacular,...

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A Day of Pre-Colombian Clay & Gold Artifacts and Spectacular Guayasamin,,...

210 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

7 hours 30 min.

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