The Terra Ecuador team

Terra Ecuador is a receptive tourism company based in Cumbayá (Quito), Ecuador. We are recognized and registered with the state agency like Quito Turismo Travel Agency, under the certificate number and have a Civil Liability Insurance covering the agency’s activities.

Notre équipe

William Wadoux

General manager

Founder of an NGO working for over 12 years with indigenous people, particularly in the Amazon, he is rooted in these middle lands, this 4 worlds’ country, symbol of biodiversity and cultural multiplicity. His knowledge of the country gave him a special perspective on the country and a profound knowledge of realities that make his approach to tourism an unparalleled experience.

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To me, the modern kitchen revisiting grandma' recipes with ingredients from here, this is the best. One address: therefore I would say the Urko in Quito.

The Amazonia 3 times. This is the place that grought me to the biggest swift in my way of seeing the world. A place with a huge biodiversity, in most part descyphered by these ancestral groups.

The ceviche, already famous, but also the encocado, a recipe from the Coast with seafruits bathing in a coconut sauce.

The pure energy of this country: giant volcanoes able of strong reactions, the Amazonia that seems chaotic with a proper logic and rules, and the Galapagos, natural paradise that looks like never touched.

Laura Mauro

Deputy manager

French-Spanish citizen, who grew up in Morocco, Laura has crossed the Atlantic over several years and felt in love with Latin America. After a wonderful experience with Terra agency in Colombia, she has chosen Ecuador to continue the adventure. Travels lover, she will share with you and make you discover with pasion and enthusiasm her new country of adoption.

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Prepare a delicious breakfast and share a moment with the community of San Clemente.

The Hacienda Tierra del Volcan in the heart of Cotopaxi Park, a real authentic and charming place.

The classic “locro de papas”, a creamy soup of potatoes and cheese served with avocado. A real treat!

The imposing silence at more than 5000 m in altitude facing the volcano Chimborazo. An unforgettable moment!

Mélanie Olivo

Travels designer

Adventurer in the soul, big lover of travels and trekkings, Mélanie made of her passion her job. Having traveled Oceania, Europe and Latin America, it is under the spell of Ecuador where she fell. Specialist of the country of 4 worlds which she measured under all these facets, Ecuador has not secrets anymore for her.

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The restaurant called “de la llama” in the modern district of Quito, offers traditional Ecuadorian food with a mix of modernity.

My favorite moment in Ecuador was when I got the opportunity to swim with the marine turtles in Isabela in Galapagos Islands, it was a magic moment that give you the feeling that the time stops for a while .

My favorite dish in Ecuador is the Tigrillo. This typical breakfast is from the Pacific coast. With a fresh coffee, it is perfect.

I’m always amazed by the Majestic snowy caped Cotopaxi that is overlooking the city of Quito.

Alexandre Kistler

Travels designer

Also a former training engineer, Alexandre has been living in Ecuador for more than 2 years. He had the opportunity to travel from north to south, and from Galapagos to the Amazon. And it is this knowledge of the country that he proposes today to make you discover through his proposals of circuits.

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Follow the Pacific Coast with its big rollers which never stop, eat a fresh fish to Puerto Lopez, sunbathe to Los Frailes and to end by dancing to Montanita... The coast life is amazing !

The lagoon of Cuicocha: a magnificent stroll of 4-5h around a crater lake, with the guarantee of a new landscape almost at every step.

All the " Manabita " specialities. Take seafoods, mani (peanuts powder), bananas, coriander and rice, and you have the base for bolons, humitas, tigrio, hind, and famous ceviche Ecuadorian.

Without hesitation, the Amazonia. Because when we are there, we are taken by a feeling of humility and respect face to face for this wild nature and protected.

Anissa Baraka

Travels designer

Citizen of the world, Anissa has spent the last six years living between her native France and Senegal, Australia, the United States and Mexico. Recently, Latin America has conquered her heart and she decided to settle in Quito to join the Terra Ecuador adventure. For her, Ecuador is full of fantastic unknown treasures. From the snow-capped peaks of the Andes to the enchanted islands of the Galapagos, she will know how to concoct the most beautiful trips to latitude 0.

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Drink the famous canelazo in the Quito historic center and its oldest street, La Ronda.

The horseback riding of the slopes of the Cotopaxi volcanoe

My favorite dish is the Amazon Maito... This typical fish cooked in a banana leaf with yucca. A delighted for your buds !

Since I arrive in Ecuador, I am impressed by all the beauty and landscapes. Lovers of volcanoes with snow-capped peaks, historic city breaks or the Amazon jungle .. In a few hours of roads, Ecuador will surprise you with its 4 totally different worlds. Change of scenery guaranteed at latitude 0!

Viviana Gualavisi


She is our office manager; responsible for everything that makes our providers happy, especially regarding payments, always proper and on time. In short, she oils the wheels of our system and organizes every little paper.

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To cross the historical center of Quito, estimating his colonial architecture as the churches, convents, colonial houses, squares and the tradition of this beautiful city.

For me the mountains are the perfect places to feel freedom. One of my favorites is the Volcano of the Altar.

One of my favorites is the exquisite Encebollado, a plate of the region of the Coast based on fish (albacore), onion and yucca.

The colors and forms you can enjoy in a great biodiversity, mountains and seas. And the tradition of every etnia that is different one of other one.

A successful trip is also measured by the entire staff at your service, everyone in their right place in their particular role, from your travel adviser to the chief of operations, guides, drivers, porters during the treks … this passionate and professional human link… that builds up a satisfaction guaranteed chain.

Where are we?

Our strengths


Each agency spontaneously made several annual awards to new areas. These trips, juxtaposed to our active participation in media operations (TV reports, book publishing, newspapers, writing guidebooks) lead to a renewed knowledge of the countries that we operate, and a proven ability to offer new routes.


Terra Group has established a technological cell, Terrasoft, which develops software dedicated to the receptive business. The “Toogo” package is a solution qualitatively enhances our daily work and allows us to offer cross-country circuits combined with a presentation coherence, and logistics costs. It is also available for our corporate clients.


Our physical presence is now established almost continuously from Mexico to Tierra del Fuego. We wanted such a geographic expansion in order to have the ability to organize competitively transnational stays, handsets and great crossings of the continent.


Our concrete policy of responsible tourism ensures unfailing motivation of our field staff and local communities we work with


  •  Professional applications, excluding weekends are exceptions, treated within 24 hours by a trilingual speaker with a deep understanding of the costs, sites and operations .
  •  Our respective professional websites are updated constantly and contain most of the tours we offer. They allow customers to draw it TO ideas circuits / modules, descriptive text and pictures into their circuits sheets.
  •  Our agencies are in constant contact with each other and with our partners (via MSN Messenger, special phone number at the cost of a local call).