Jacqueline Granda

Jacqueline is an Ecuadorian who loves each and every corner of her country. She proudly shares travel experiences with adventurers who want to explore new places. Her trips always include interactions with locals and tasting traditional foods. Her tours are genuinely personalized and will make a special, custom-designed travel memory.
Jacqueline Granda Marcillo; called Jacquie by her friends and favorite clients


English, French, Spanish

Lives In:

Quito, Ecuador

In Jacquie’s own words:

“I specialize in thematic trips in which immersion is fundamental. Sometimes these tours are thematic such as Easter, or when the main interest is rural folklore and culture, like the festivals of Corpus Christi and Inti Raymi.

As a tour guide, I focus on the design of the itinerary, professional and friendly guiding, and facilitated encounters with residents and hosts in cities, small towns, and rural villages.

The special thing about my work as a tour guide is that I integrate a measure of awareness for the visitor as well as for the local host, achieving a unique and special encounter for all involved.”

Tours by Jacqueline Granda

¡Qué Viva La Tola!

Stroll a not-oft visited neighborhood in Quito’s historic center, visit with local entrepreneurs, taste delicious and traditional foods, try different kinds of chicha.

Personalized Tour

Jackie is available for a wide-variety of trips including those that celebrate local culture and traditions.

Testimonials for Jacqueline Granda

We are so grateful for such a unique experience with Jacquie! She is an excellent tour guide, full of knowledge and enthusiasm for her city and her country. She is also a fun person, someone everyone enjoys being around. We appreciated her reliability and willingness to adjust to what we wanted to do. She was also very concerned with our safety, always. ~via WeTravel.com

Beth C.

I have been collaborating with Jacquie since 2016. Her love for her profession and for her country make her one of the best tour guides I have ever worked with. If Jacquie second guesses my plans, I know I better rethink my itinerary. Best yet, when she recommends a place, I am never disappointed!

Angie Drake

Founder, Not Your Average American, LLC