TRAVEL AGENCY IN ECUADOR
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 17.01.50.7639 certificate number and have a Civil Liability Insurance covering the agency’s activities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After having lived in every part of Spain, Mathilde decided to cross the Atlantic Ocean to continue her exploration of the Spanish-speaking world. Nature lover and insatiable traveller, she will make you discover with passion her new adoptive country.
Discover the gastronomic specialities of the country by strolling around On the Santa Clara market. Here you can find many fresh fruits and fish, the merchants are proud of their products and allow us to test new things every day!
The Voclan Imbabura, a 4,609m giant that dominates the province of the same name and from which one cannot take one's eyes off when walking between Otavalo, Ibarra and Cotacachi.
All shrimp dishes: with a coconut sauce, ajillo sauce, in Ceviche... It is one of Ecuador's specialities, they come directly from the Pacific and are deliciously fresh. Accompanied by a fruit juice, another Ecuadorian tradition, to be savoured on the beach!
What impresses me the most here is the Biodiversity, I have the impression to discover every day a new plant, a new animal. It doesn't matter if you are on the coast, at an altitude of 2500m or in the heart of the Amazon, here nature is luxuriant and offers us its eccentricities wherever we are.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Marion always loved travelling and discovering new cultures and landscapes. She then decided to make her passion a job. Originally from France, She always been attracted to Latin America. After living in Mexico and Colombia, she wanted to discover Ecuador and felt in love in this beautiful country. She is now specialized in this destination and will give you all the tips in order to share her knowledge with you and make your stay in Ecuador a wonderful memory!
Going to Mompiche during a long week-end. This little wild western town is perfect if you need to relax, and maybe try to do some surf.
Fruits! There are so many! I am still discovering and testing some that were unknown to me before. I love to pass the door of little fruits and vegetables shops, get some information and experiment!
I love to take a good plate of "arroz con camarones" (rice with shrimps). It is still better when you are in the coast where shrimps are very affordable! A very simple food but very tasty!
I am always fascinated to see how much climate and vegetation can change in just a few kilometers away. We move from one ecosystem to another in a very short time.
After surveying the Equator for several months, Pierre decided to put his bags there. It is thanks to his knowledge of the country, that he will today make you travel in all Ecuadorian regions by finding the best deals. With a profile of adventurer, sporty and curious, he intends to bring all his energy to the team.
In one day,descend from the Andes to Costa. Pass from 4000 meters altitude and 0 degree up to sea level, 30 degrees and an exceptional sunset. Ecuador is one of the few countries in the world that can offer us that.
Ayampe beach, on the border between the province of Santa Elena and Manabí. The perfect place to relax with the waves and the chill atmosphere.
A tigrillo to recharge your batteries before a kayak session at Tena. Breakfast made from verde (green banana), accompanied by cheese and egg.
The elegance of the Cotopaxi volcano that every time you discover it leaves you speechless and makes you feel very small in front of its immensity.
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?
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).