Prestige Ecuador agency
After more than 15 years as adventure travel creators and organizers, Beto and Carole have decided to offer new experiences, exclusive trips inspired by your dreams and adapted to your wishes. A new concept has emerged: Prestige Ecuador.
“Travelling is giving meaning to your life, travelling is giving life to your senses”
Our travelling philosophy
Travel is an authentic and unique experience. Travelling allows us to open ourselves to the rest of the world and to the others, to discover the wealth of nature and the diversity of cultures, to take the time to live and to enjoy every single moment of life.
“Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.”
Prestige travel specialists
Ecuadorian guide for more than thirty years, Beto knows perfectly his country. Always seeking new adventures for our customers, he is responsible for the trips logistics and organization and for the guides training. His experience and passion for travel allow him to prepare meticulously each itinerary. As often as possible, Beto devotes his free time to outdoors sport activities,with his family or with friends.
Carole Avila Pelletier
Carole left France to move to Quito in 2001 with Beto. Since then, they explore the country together with their 3 children. Responsible for the agency’s administration, customer relations and management, Carole has always considered the customers’ satisfaction as a priority. Shew ill be in direct contact with you during all the preparation of the trip and during your stay.
Fascinated by the beauty of the landscapes and the cultural wealth of the country, Pénélope has chosen Ecuador to finish her studies in multilingual and international projects management. She is responsible for the agency’s production and marketing. Discovering the diversity of the country as often as possible, she is always on the lookout for new concepts and trends to satisfy the travelers’ wishes and to adapt to their evolution.
Prestige Ecuador guides
Playing a key role in the satisfaction of our customers, our guides are carefully trained. As members of Prestige Ecuador family, we pay particular attention to their well-being within the team.
Living in Quito for more than 15 years, Alain fell under the spell of Ecuador and decided to become a guide in this country. His favorite place? The Chimborazo region, for its authentic sceneries and its unique traditions. He likes the transmission of knowledge provided by his job and the moments of interaction he can share with respectful, open-minded and friendly customers. He also shares a lot with the people he hosts in his guesthouse. Cooking, hiking, biking or playing tennis, Alain has fun through a lot of activities during his free time.
Nature lover and guide, Carlos likes to share his passion for the Amazon and its varied fauna and flora. He especially loves the Lagarto Cocha reserve, a wild place in the middle of the Amazon forest. Carlos travels all around the country to photograph the impressive landscapes of Ecuador. One of his many anecdotes: during a night walk in the jungle, a traveler had a tarantula on his bald head but didn’t realize it. Luckily, a guide took it out of his head and he was safe!
Born at the foot of the Tungurahua volcano, Fausto grew up at the heart of the Ecuadorian nature. After a first ascent to the Tungurahua’s summit when he was 14, he has never stopped climbing mountains. For instance, he reached more than 200 times the summit of Cotopaxi. Nowadays, he shares his love for nature through his profession. His free time is devoted to photography, bird watching and agriculture. His favorite story: while on a dugout canoe in the Amazon, a snake fell on the head of two tourists. They jumped into the water which was full of caimans and piranhas!
For Jorge, becoming a guide was evident. His favorite trips are “extreme” ones with many activities such as zip lining, canyoning, trekking and biking among others. This is why he loves so much his home town, Baños, a little paradise for outdoors activities. This is where he likes to spend time with his family and to enjoy his hobbies: paragliding and rock climbing. Passionate about his job, he has great pleasure in guiding groups looking for adventure in the nature. Always paying close attention to the customers’ safety and satisfaction, Jorge knows how to deal with unexpected events to make their trip unforgettable.
Nathali decided to become a guide to combine her desire for freedom and her passion for sport. She has various leisure activities: rock climbing, traveling and visiting museums and Pre-Columbian archaeological sites. She likes to follow the road between Pujili and the Quilotoa lagoon to feel the greatness and power of nature. She likes to take travelers to the mountain while discovering at the same time the culture of the country through the meeting of communities living there. According to her, what makes the customers’ trip unique is the sharing moments with local people that complete the physical effort.
Our values and commitments
The customers’ satisfaction is our priority. We accompany them through the preparation process and all along their trip. We carefully choose the service providers we work with to guarantee a service of quality, a warm welcome and a safe trip. ATR (French label for responsible tourism) member since 2004, our activity is part of a responsible approach by minimizing our impact on the environment through our daily actions and our choice of partners. We maintain a respectful and ongoing relationship with our providers and various local communities. In this way, we allow a better distribution of resources generated by tourism and favor local products. Finally, whenever possible, we contribute to solidarity projects within the country.