The ITK Ecuador travel agency is committed to providing you with the best tailor-made service possible. For this, we have selected those who we consider to be the best English-speaking local guides to accompany you during your trip to Ecuador. Our guides will be an integral part of your Ecuadorian experience, and you will live alongside them moments of exchange and memorable encounters during each stage of your trip to Ecuador.

We provide you with a short presentation of the main trusted guides with whom we work, so that you can make your choice. This will allow you to design your tailor-made program in Ecuador from start to finish.

Vanessa

guides team - ITK Voyage Ecuador

Vanessa Introduction...

Introduction...

Hola ! My name is Vanessa and I was born in the north part of the country, in San Gabriel (Carchi province), located 40 km from the border with Colombia. I lived in San Gabriel until I was 7. My parents decided to move to a bigger city to get a job so we moved to Ibarra (Imbabura province).

So I grew up in Ibarra and studied “tourism business administration and national guide” there. Furthermore, I took advantage of a great opportunity to travel to Swiss where I lived for 5 years and learned French. For 9 years I have been living in Quito, the capital.

Your specialization as a guide...
I am a French speaking-guide. I love the particularly the archeology, trekking, and adventurous community stays.
Why did you start in this profession...?

I like to feel like an ambassador of my beautiful country. And what could be better than transmitting the wonders of Ecuador!

Your daily motivation...

The most rewarding feeling for me is to see my travelers happy to enjoy every moment (landscapes, food, volcanoes, ethnic groups, etc…) and when they tell me “Vanessa, thank you. We fell in love with your country”

Your passions...?

I like to run, walk and read.

Your visit, trek, or favorite ascent...?

I love to visit Quito, Cuenca, and its “Aboriginal Culture” museums. I love the Quilotoa-Tigua trek and hike to the Cotopaxi and Chimborazo refuges.

Your favorite of Ecuador…

The peace and tranquility brought to us by the Indian community of San Clemente is unique. The Amazon for its mysteries and the Galapagos to enjoy the sunsets.

Do you have something you haven't done yet that you dream of doing in Ecuador...?

Yes, many things ;). The Piñan trek, the Condor trek, the Sangay volcano which is difficult to access but must be a wonderful experience, and “Los Tayos” cave. I would enchanted return to the Yasuní National Park and the Cuyabeno Reserve.

A word about the ITK agency...?

I have been working with ITK for a few years now. I had the pleasure of knowing Antoine and, the difference is that I have a friend who allows me to supervise stays with a lot of confidence and professionalism. Each request from our travelers, once there, is handled in the best possible way.

I like the friendly atmosphere at the agency and we guides are well rewarded for our efforts. Many thanks ITK!

David

Guides team, david, itk, voyage

David Introduction...

Introduction... ?
I was born in Quito and currently I am living in the north part of this beautiful city!

Your specialization as a guide...

I am a licensed National Tour Guide and I can work in any field the tourist needs. I have knowledge in both natural and cultural fields in Ecuador. In the other hand I very much enjoy the high mountain hikes, treks and nature.

How long have you been working as a guide...?

It has been 20 years now that I have been involved in tourism-related activities. Within this time I started as a tour guide 15 years ago dedicating myself with more emphasis to this profession.

Why did you start in this profession...?

I started in this profession because I always wanted to know my country, socialize with people from different parts of the world and show them the wonders Ecuador has. A country with so many touristic resources that everyone should know.

Your daily motivation...

Among my motivations I would say that I find satisfaction by sharing my knowledge with a foreigner who visits my country.

Your passions...?

I’m passionate about visiting new places, learning new things and, above all, serving my passengers. May they enjoy it as much as I do.

Your visit, trek, or favorite ascent...?

I think one of my favorite climbs is Cotopaxi. Its cold climate is sensational, the view while ascending is incomparable and the sensation of reaching higher and higher, and being close to the ice that covers its summit. It is a unique experience.

Your favorite of this Ecuador...

Each of the regions of Ecuador has its particular charm. The coast with its beaches, the east with its culture and nature, however my favorite region is the mountains. It has several mountains to climb, lagoons and incredible animals.

Do you have something you haven't done yet that you dream of doing in Ecuador...?

I think that what I haven’t done yet in Ecuador is to visit the Galapagos Islands.

Jorge Núñez

Itk Voyage specialized guides team

Jorge Introduction...

Introduction... ?
I am 40 years old and I live in Baños, Tungurahua region. My whole professional life I have been involved with the tourism industry. I am a national tour guide & international high mountain guide (UIAGM)

Your specialization as a guide...

I particularly love mountain ascents, treks and climbs. Aside from being a National Tour Guide, I am an international high mountain guide (UIAGM), and tandem paragliding guide.

Why did you start in this profession...?

As a child, my dream was to touch the snow. So I started to work with that objective in mind. And I helped the guides of the time to translate into English.

Your daily motivation...

Meet new people and now I would like to guide in other countries, in particular, in Europe and Tibet.

Your passions...?

The mountain and the paragliding “hike and fly”

Your visit, trek, or favorite ascent...?

The Antisana volcano ascent, Baños (where I live), and the Banco Central museum in Cuenca.

Your favorite of this Ecuador...

My region ….Baños!

A word about the ITK agency...?

ITK is an innovative and creative agency, with a lot of desire to grow… like me!