We at Gulliver value the preservation of our beautiful environment. For the organization of our tours we work together with local indigenous communities. Furthermore, we are supporting agricultural projects, such as ecological market gardening and fruit growing. Additionally, since 2013 we have been committed to supporting children in difficult conditions.
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 Expeditions and to amplify the services.
Ricky Almog is the manager of Gulliver’s office. Ricky has graduated with a 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 for 14 years in the tourism sector, that has given her good knowledge of all areas in Ecuador and Galapagos Islands. She is a specialist for tailor-made tours. 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 spend time with her family.
Marilyn is our latest incorporation in our team in 2017 and holds a degree in ecoturismo from Catolica University in Quito. She is also qualified as national Ecuador guide in both English and French. Having completed an internship in Crater Lake National Park in USA she returned to Ecuador to concentrate on Operations in local tourism. Marilyn loves to travel, especially extreme sports such as rafting / bungee /rapel.
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 for Gulliver and she loves to help people with tours around Ecuador.
Tania is a graduated 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. Nowadays she has worked for 21 years in the tourism industry and has recently become 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 joined our team at the begining of 2017. 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 places in Ecuador.
Johana joined the Gulliver Team in december 2017. She studied Eco-tourism at the Catholic University of Ecuador. Before she came to strenghten the operations department at Gulliver Expeditions she worked as a guide at the Midle of the World Museum. She loves the Ecuadorian culture and its beautiful landscapes and therefore wants every one to see what an amazing country Ecuador is. In her free time she enjoys dancing, riding a bike with her friends and reading a good book.