Originally from Austria, I've been traveling for 11 years and found myself coming back to South America again and again. These days Quito is home and I get to help travelers experience this incredible place with its astonishing nature, culture and welcoming people who make every visit an adventure, unique and special. For me traveling is about creating memories, new experiences, broadening your horizons and perspectives. It’s the time when you step away from the norm and start to reflect, and maybe even make choices about the future.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"We specialize in trips to Ecuador and the Galapagos Island, Peru, Chile, Argentina, and Bolivia. Adventure trekking tours, nature, and cultural tours, as well as luxury stays and cruises in the Galapagos, which are our specialty. As part of our commitment, we create tours and experiences to support the local community and help to protect the environment."
How did you get involved in travel?
"Traveling the world has always been a passion of mine! Having explored more than 40 countries with longer “stops” in Switzerland, Spain, Mexico, Lithuania, Colombia, the US, and the Czech Republic I consider myself a travel addict from the first minute on.
In Austria, I studied tourism and leisure management and after a quick detour to the IT industry, I find myself back in my dream destination in South America. 3 years after my first visit to Ecuador I returned with 2 gigantic bags and the intention to stay and help other travelers to have the time of their lives.
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"Strangely enough, my most memorable travel experience was at home. When I was a kid I sometimes spent hours in front of a map, looking at all the places that there are to explore. I read everything that I could find about other countries, habitats, and cultures. One summer I even tried to learn all the capital cities of the world and I – almost – succeeded. Now, years later I could already fill some pages in a book with all the experiences I made along the way - and there is definitely more to come."
Featured trips & expertise
This short but extensive itinerary brings you into the very heart of the Ecuadorian capital and its surroundings. You will tour Quito's beautifully preserved historic center to see fine examples of colonial architecture, learn about history and culture at the Ethnographic Museum, and enjoy the best panoramic view of the city. The adventure continues north of Quito in Otavalo and Cotacachi, renowned for their local crafts. Finally, take a day-trip to Cotopaxi National Park—its namesake volcano is one of Ecuador's most famous natural landmarks.
This 10-day trip will take you to the best the Galapagos has to offer. Immerse yourself in the wildlife, culture and unique ecosystem of the archipelago as you see the sights by bike, by foot and in the water. This extraordinary week includes snorkeling with sea lions, tropical fish, and beautiful manta rays. On land, there will be numerous chances to observe giant tortoises and other amazing creatures in this one-of-a-kind destination.
Spend a week in Ecuador exploring the country's diversity, from volcanoes to the rainforest. Each trip starts in Quito, with tours of the UNESCO-designated historic city and a visit to the equator site. From here, choose to stay on the mainland and explore the highlands, cloud forest, and national parks, or fly to the Galapagos for a quick highlights tour of the biodiverse archipelago.
Land-based tours are a more economical and comfortable alternative to cruising the Galapagos. This 6-day itinerary takes in the highlights of the three main inhabited islands — from watching giant tortoises to hiking around an active volcanic crater and snorkeling with penguins and sharks.
Experience the cultural heritage and natural beauty of Ecuador over the course of two weeks. From the urban sprawl of Quito to the serene shores of the Galapagos and everything in between, this tour will span several diverse regions and truly open your eyes to one of South America's most fascinating countries.
An 8-day adventure in Ecuador, starting and ending in Quito. During this trip, you'll get to explore Quito, the Otavalo indigenous market, and the beautiful Galapagos Islands, possibly the best-preserved national park in the world.