Wlady Ortiz - Private Guide in Quito
Languages: English, French, Spanish, Others
My name is Wlady Ortiz. I guide based in Quito, Ecuador's capital. I offer day trips from Quito, as well as longer excursions to the jungle and the coast, and mountain summit treks to Cotopaxi and Chimborazo (Ecuador's highest peak). Guide in Quito.
Ecuador's size and diversity is its biggest draw. In the morning, you could plunge into the sparkling blue waters of the Galapagos Islands where playful sea lions will swim through your legs and hammerhead sharks will slither by without giving you a second glance.
By early afternoon you could be sipping a cappuccino in the capital's historic colonial center and taking in the beauty of Spanish cathedrals built over the ruins of the Inca Empire, set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Andes. At sunset, you could pull up to a remote jungle lodge in a dugout canoe, carved the same way Amazon tribes have been doing it for thousands of years, while listening to toucans, parrots, and howler monkeys making live the dense forest all around you.
You may imagine that this diversity, the low cost of living and the abundance of cheap travel services, along with luxury travel options, would make Ecuador one of the most popular destinations in South America for travelers of every sort.
However, perhaps due to its lack of superlatives (it doesn’t have the staggering Andean peaks of Peru, Brazil’s vast expanses of jungle or the clear Caribbean beaches of Colombia and Venezuela), the country has been relatively undiscovered and there are still plenty of opportunities for remote and adventure travel.
Some of the most popular activities in Ecuador are birdwatching, mountain biking, kayaking and hiking.