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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 is a super guide and we highly recommend her! She is funny, upbeat and very knowledgeable about local history and culture. She took very good care of us and is fluent in English and Spanish, a big help since we only speak English. She catered our excursion to those things that mattered most to us. We had a busy, fun, educational and exciting full day with her!
Karen White

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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.

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