a family business
SOLEQ.travel is an Ecuadorian travel agency located in Quito, founded by the Arias-León family in 2007. After a long experience in tourist transportation, guidance, tour agencies and airlines, Dayana and her brother Diego decided to start their own business and share their experience with everyone who wants to visit Ecuador. Thanks to their decades of experience, they basically have Ecuador’s map printed in mind, as they visited almost every corner of the country. Their goal is to work as a family in order to offer a personalized service to travelers who want to explore Ecuador.
Xavier, Dayana’s and Diego’s brother, met his wife Dorit on one of his tours as a guide and followed her to Germany, where the two of them now successfully own and run our German partner agency, Solecu Tours.
Solidarity, ecology and culture
SOLEQ.travel means solidarity, ecology, and culture. These three concepts are the basis for our company: solidarity with the hosts of the visited country, ecology in the conservation of the environment and the culture and traditions of the people living in this land. All our tours support a responsible, sustainable and ecological tourism.
We offer a vision of tourism with a meaning. Every tour is not only a new experience, but also a contribution to the protection of the Ecuadorian environment. And when we say it, we mean it: we devote parts of our revenues to different ecological and social projects in the areas we promote as travel destination.
The Ecuadorian people and their culture are very important for SOLEQ.travel. As the staff is usually made up of people from different countries, sometimes we try to mix Ecuadorian food with recipes from all over the world for an intercultural exchange in our daily office life. We also created a page where we share some of these Ecuadorian recipes, check that out!
Travelers: We offer an excellent and personalized service with the highest standards of professionalism, responsibility and reliability. We continuously work to exceed our clients’ expectations in every way.
Ecuador: We are committed to work responsibly with all the people involved in and affected by our tours. Our goal is to share the Ecuadorian tourism’s benefits with as many people as possible. We want to minimize tourism’s impact on local life and culture as much as possible and we strongly encourage our clients to respect local cultures, traditions and beliefs. Our team consists of motivated members aligned with the company’s values and goals.
Pachamama – Mother Earth: Our tours should have the least negative effect possible on the environment. We aim to conduct all of our tours in a sustainable way, working with local partners and service providers that share our same approach and philosophy. We ask of our clients to behave in such a way as to not cause harm to the environment in any way. Coherently, we apply the best practices for an eco-friendly work place in our office.
We have set ourselves fairly high targets for our growth in the medium and long term, which we want to pursue with humility and conscience. We truly believe that a sustainable way of traveling is possible, even in first class boutique hotels, spectacular mountain lodges, beautifully restored haciendas, amazon eco-lodges and luxury yachts. In our own small way, we want to challenge the current paradigm, achieving an inclusive way of making tourism. And we will never give up.