Eran Hayoun is the manager and owner of Gulliver Expeditions Company. In 2001 Eran was 26 years old and came to Ecuador from Israel with the dream of establishing a self-sustained, organic farm in the western highlands. After searching for six months for a farm he found the “Hacienda Bolivia” and started working to establish a Hosteria (farm house). On March 27, 2002, Eran opened “Hosteria PapaGayo” for those who want to enjoy the nature and the charm of this land. After three years Eran created Gulliver Agency to amplify the services he provides to tourists. Eran goes on all types of tours operated by Gulliver.
Ricky Almog is the manager of Gulliver’s office. Ricky has graduated with laws and administration master degree. She knows all the provinces in Ecuador—their hotels, their communities, their unique ecosystems, their tourist facilities, their culture, and much, much more. Ricky possesses a very advanced sense of humor and relates well with every client. She is friendly and a good leader, also she has travelled to more than 20 different countries in America and, therefore, will be happy to help you with multi country programs.
Supervisor of Gulliver’s central office and the French member of our team. He came to Ecuador nine years ago and fell in love with the country. He has travelled to many destinations and knows the country as if it were his own. During his studies of “Tourism” in France, he started working in the tourism industry as a guide. In the early 2010, he joined Gulliver. He either works in the office in Quito or guides tours in the region. Jeremy is fluent in French, English and Spanish and with a little help of his Parisian charm he can handle nearly every customer’s wishes.
Elízabeth graduated from the University in Quito with a major in Engineering Management Tourism Marketing Companies. She has been working 14 years in the tourism sector that has given her good knowledge of all areas in Ecuador and Galapagos Islands. She is specialist on taylor made programs. Elizabeth manages Ecuadorian guides, hotels, transportation and reservations of services for our tours and she worries about a personal assistance for her passengers. She loves to share time with her family.
Marianne was born in Quito. She discovered her passion for tourism very early fed by the travelling habit of her family. She studied International tourism in France, lived for a while in Italy and came back to Ecuador to apply all that knowledge and passion on her own country. She loves lenguages and to meet people from all over the world, so she speaks French, English, Italian and Portuguese besides her native Spanish. Her interest in other cultures and her experience travelling makes her meet our clients’ specific interests and needs.
Paola studied tourism and she loves to show people how amazing Ecuador is. She enjoys outdoor activities and adventure sports as cycling, climbing but she also enjoys the beaches. It is more than 2 years since Paola started working in Gulliver and she loves to help people with the tours around Ecuador.
Tania is a graduat guide but she has never worked as one. During an internship at a prestigious travel agency they proposed her to stay and work in the Operations sector. Therefore she recognized working in an office suits her better and she accepted the placement. Meanwhile she has worked for 21 years in the tourism industry and is recently part of the Gulliver team. In her leisure time she enjoys spending time with her family, doing sports and going to the cinema.
Janina is our German member of the sales department and the newest part of our team. She studied International Tourism and earned a Master Degree in International Management in Germany. During her Master studies she came to Ecuador for an internship and traveled through the country to get to know the ecuadorian culture and the most beautiful places. After finishing her studies she came back to Ecuador. She speaks German, English, and Spanish fluently and always tries to help the clients with all her experience and knowledge about the country. In her free time, she loves to climb and to visit her favourite place in Ecuador, the small native village of Zumbahua.
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