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I can help you
explore the world!

At A Backpack and Passport, we’re passionate about helping people experience the world in a new way and encouraging them to get out of their comfort zone. We’re always on the lookout for unique experiences and places to share, and invite you to join us on our journey. If you’re looking for a way to explore the world and have fun at the same time, then A Backpack and Passport is the place for you. Come along and let’s make some memories!

Two people sitting by a window in the Basilica del Voto Nacional with a view of el Panecillo in Quito, Ecuador

TAKING A TRIP WITH US IS LIKE TAKING A TRIP WITH FRIENDS!

MEET THE TEAM

Pic of Melissa, the tour guide and operator

Arizona, United States

Melissa

Melissa is your point of contact, your trip organizer and your photographer.  She loves Ecuador & Costa Rica and has been all over both countries. She is excited to share her passion and love for exploring.

Pic of Santi, tour guide

Quito, Ecuador

"Santi" will be your guide in Quito and Northern Ecuador. Santi was was born and raised in Quito. He's a true chocolateer and will likely have some samples waiting for you! He loves his country and has a wealth of information to share as your main guide in Ecuador. You will also experience his passion for this beautiful place. 

Santiago

Pic of Jesus, there to help with tours.

Florida/Arizona, United States

"Junior" has had the opportunity to spend a month in Ecuador, Costa Rica & Panama. He's an easy-going, free-spirited young man that is easy to like.  He will assist you with all the little things that may come up or anywhere where help is needed.

Jesus

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