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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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Recent trip reviews for Iveth

Carolyn

Couldn't Have Been Better! · Galapagos Islands - Oct 10 - Oct 19, 2019

Traveler: Carolyn T. - Local specialist: Iveth Granda

I cannot say enough about Iveth and her team. They were absolutely phenomenal. Our trip to the Galapagos went off without a hitch. And given the fact that there was a countrywide shutdown of transportation and its providers, it was a miracle that none of our plans were changed. They were quick on their feet, responsive and- most of all- protective of us and of our experience. The tours that Iveth arranged in the islands were informative, fun and adventurous. A few times we had personal guides... read more

I cannot say enough about Iveth and her team. They were absolutely phenomenal. Our trip to the Galapagos went off without a hitch. And given the fact that there was a countrywide shutdown of transportation and its providers, it was a miracle that none of our plans were changed. They were quick on their feet, responsive and- most of all- protective of us and of our experience. The tours that Iveth arranged in the islands were informative, fun and adventurous. A few times we had personal guides that provided one-on-one insight into the Galapagos and its amazing inhabitants. We saw every animal we wanted to see! The hotels that we stayed in were all good to great with hot showers and comfortable beds (true necessities after a day of exploring!).
Iveth was truly lovely and she made sure that we were taken care of every step of the way. She knows her territory and she loves her country and its people. Her enthusiasm shows through in her attention to detail and her ability to put the right guide with the right people. When we return to Ecuador, which we have promised Iveth we would, we will definitely use her services again.

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Iveth Granda, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear, Carolyn, and Jonathon!

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review!
As I told you, your happiness is mine, I am really thrilled you had a wonderful in my beloved Ecuador!

For all my team is a commitment to make of your trip an amazing experience, I will pass on your kind words to all the Responsible Travel Team, they will be happy and grateful too for coming to our country and keep enjoying since the beginning to the end!

And, remember you promised to come back... read more

Dear, Carolyn, and Jonathon!

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review!
As I told you, your happiness is mine, I am really thrilled you had a wonderful in my beloved Ecuador!

For all my team is a commitment to make of your trip an amazing experience, I will pass on your kind words to all the Responsible Travel Team, they will be happy and grateful too for coming to our country and keep enjoying since the beginning to the end!

And, remember you promised to come back to this beautiful part of the world and explore even more of the country "The Country of four worlds", and for us, it will be a great pleasure to assist you again.

Thanks a lot again, and have an amazing day!
Warmest regards from your Ecuadorian friend,
Iveth