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Iveth Granda

I am an Ecuadorian woman, born and raised in Quito, totally proud of my cultural background. I was really fortunate to grow up in a green valley surrounded by mountains, snow-capped volcanoes, thermal springs, crystal-clear creeks, and the characteristic charm of the cold wind sweeping down from the Andean highlands. Whenever I wanted to feel a different climate or discover new, diverse places, I would just travel to the rainforest, to the warm waters of the Pacific Coast or to any place in Ecuador, always easy to reach within a day’s travel or less (with that feeling of discovery oneself

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"The richness of the Ecuadorian landscapes is awesome, my beautiful country is a paradise everywhere you look, that’s why my country has received the name of the country of the four worlds. Thanks to my personal trips, I have gained profound insights into all of these regions, however, I would say that I specialize in ecological, adventure, and cultural experiences. "

How did you get involved in travel?

"My first steps in travel I took while working at a specialized High Mountain Tour Operator when I was seventeen years old during the pre-professional practices to finish High School. Since that moment I wanted to be involved in tourism which, in addition, was combining perfectly with the languages I was studying at that moment, English and French. As a consequence, it was the starting point to be involved in different areas of tourism, such as: Hospitality, translations, tour leader, migratory control, trip advisor, always with the main focus, friendly customer service and the best advice in order for all the visitors to get the best experience in my country. It has been nearly 20 years since I started in tourism and I am excited that my passion for this profession remains as strong as in the beginning."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"In 2013, I decided to move to Israel to volunteer in a Kibbutz for ten months. In the beginning, I didn’t know what to expect about that experience, I just wanted to support inside of the Kibbutz community in what they needed. Now, when I look back at that time outside of my country, far away from my family, my friends, my everything I could say, that period is one of the most memorable in my life. I found a new family there, new friends and I was so surprised about amazing places I could visit, like Jerusalem, Akko, Nazareth, Bet Shean, Cesarea, Dead Sea, Red Sea, Eilat, and many more places. Not to mention the kindness of people from different cultures like the Jewish, the Muslims, the Christians, the Armenians and the enrichment of having this mixture in one and the same place. I felt at home always there, this is a unique travel experience I will never forget."

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