We recently went to Quito for a wedding and wanted to take a few day trips -- one to Otavalo, and one to el Mitad del Mundo. We were staying at the Hotel Sebastian and had Victor Alban recommended to us as a great tour guide...and he is!
Victor is so kind, speaks flawless English, is smart, knowledgeable, and thoughtful. He's unbelievable. The guy works 3 jobs to allow his kids to go to private schools so they can improve their lives and is still so lively and positive, it's unreal.
Along the way, unprompted, he stopped to buy us local fruit and cookies that you can only get on the way to Otavalo (they were both delicious). He stopped at scenic vistas and took photos of us and gave us information about the area.
He is a real class act. If we go back to Quito, I'm going to pre-arrange everything through him. He's fabulous. His email: email@example.com.