ABOUT US

Polylepis Tours Cía.Ltda.; was established by a team of enthusiastic professionals in 2011. After years of training and working as local guides, we came together to share their passion for their beautiful country of Ecuador with travelers from around the world. Polylepis Tours is committed to preserving and respecting the local cultures and natural environment and offers you an exceptional opportunity to explore the diversity and beauty that is Ecuador. “Whether you join us for a short walking tour or a two week adventure, our goal is to exceed your expectations by providing an authentic experience with attention to comfort and safety. “ Our company name comes from a distinctive tree of the Ecuadorian Andes, commonly known as “Polylepis” or “Paper Tree”. This species is characterized by its unique structure and for being a home for various fauna such as hummingbirds and an endangered bird known as “The Giant Conebill”. In Ecuador, there are a great variety of these magical trees, however they are considered endangered due to deforestation. By choosing to give our company this name, we highlight our dedication to preserving the natural environment of Ecuador.

MISSION

Polylepis Tours is a Tour Operator dedicated to delivering the best of Ecuador’s four regions to our clients. Bringing together the finest of our local providers, to showcase the amazing diversity that this wonderful country has to offer. Our knowledgeable team is driven to ensuring the satisfaction of our clients, whilst at the same time endeavouring to involve the local communities of the tour destinations, making for an unforgettable experience and a happy traveller..

VISION

Our purpose as a tour operator is to meet and exceed the expectations of our clients, delivering a high level of quality with each product that is sold. Of equal importance to us is the aim to represent the cultural and natural wealth that our communities have to offer. The accomplishment of providing outstanding products to our clients goes hand in hand with our motivation to share these successes with the wider communities.
It is our vision to continue with this work ethic, with the aspiration to broaden community, educational and environmental projects to benefit future generations of both travellers and Ecuadorians.

Our Team

EDISON JUCA

Product Manager

FLAVIO MUÑOZ

Operations Manager

JESS SHUTTLEWORTH

International Sales

DIEGO PARRA

Operations & Sales

SONIA NEGRETE

Accountant

Our Guides

LUIS ANDRES PEREZ

Languages: French, English, Spanish

DANIEL ARIAS

Languages: English, French, German, Spanish

WILSON GALARZA

Languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish

DAVID ANDINO

Languages: English, German, Spanish

CRISTIAN ENCALADA

Languages: English, Spanish

EDISON JUCA

Languages: English, Spanish