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About and Columbus Travel Ltd.

Columbus Travel Ecuador, one of the most prominent tourism companies in Ecuador, began as a simple dream — a visionary idea to share this small country’s beauty and the charm of its people with the rest of the world.

It all started back in 1994 when Norwegian-born Kjetil Haugan came to Ecuador. While in Ecuador, He discovered all the wonders of this country and wanted to share them with the rest of the world. This led to the creation of Columbus Travel Ecuador, a tour operator with a straightforward idea: to provide quality service on carefully designed tours to those who wanted to travel around Ecuador.

As pioneers in the world of online sales, Columbus Travel Ecuador was the first tour operator in Ecuador to use the Internet for online bookings while also taking advantage of the opportunity to offer travelers a faster reply and the best service possible.

With each passing year, this seed of a company grew into one of the most groundbreaking companies in Ecuador’s tourism industry. Today, Columbus Travel Ecuador holds its spot as one of the front-runners in travel, bringing its clients only the best service and unique journeys. The knowledge and passion that Columbus Travel’s Destination Experts have for Ecuador and its beauty combined with their experience in online sales, resulting in guaranteed client satisfaction.

Columbus Travel Staff

Our specialists are at the heart of Columbus Travel. They have all travelled extensively and documented it perfectly so you can enjoy your adventures.

Sofia Valdivieso

Destination Expert

I have been working in the tourism industry since I graduated from University. I always felt a sense of wanderlust, a feel for discovering other places, landscapes, cultures and customs. Travelling is one of the most amazing experiences for one’s lifetime which makes us increase our knowledge and be more sensitive as human beings, and it is available for all budgets and ages.  I have always felt very fortunate to live in a country that has it all, from the highest mountains in the Andes to the unique Galapagos Islands. It makes me happy to help people around the world have one of their best times in their lives.